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EDL set to march through Lincoln

A Lincolnshire English Defence League group is planning an anti-Islam demonstration in Lincoln later today.

Organisers say the 'no to Islam' demonstration is in protest against the construction of a £1.5million Lincoln mosque.

A similar protest happened in Sheffield earlier this month.

Lincoln Against Racism and Fascism is planning to hold a counter-demonstration.

Three men jailed for supplying teenager with ecstasy

Three men have been jailed for a total of six years for being involved in supplying drugs - after a student in Lincoln died having taken MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasy.

Ashley Hughes, who was 19, died in December last year.

Today his family described him as a promising student who had his whole life ahead of him and say he was a victim of peer pressure.

From Lincoln Crown Court, Kate Hemingway reports.


Tourism on the up in Lincolnshire according to new figures

Tourism is on the up in Lincolnshire, bringing billion-pound benefits to the county's economy, according to new figures.

The value of tourism increased by six percent from £1.2 billion to £1.3 billion. One of the most succesful areas was Lincoln.

Last year more than one and a half million people visited the City, which Lydia Rusling from the City's Council says shows its potential.


Mental health experts call for change in attitudes

Mental health experts in Lincoln are calling for a change of attitudes on Disability Awareness Day. Representatives from SHINE say mental health issues should receive "parity of esteem" with physical health and that people who have severe depression, or who are bipolar or suffer psychosis, are as "disabled" as people who have a physical condition.

When someone talks about disability, people tend to think of them having a broken arm or leg, or having suffered a stroke or a life-changing heart attack. They don't see someone who is trying to recover from a nervous breakdown, coping with long-term depression, schizophrenia or psychosis in the same way, yet these conditions often last longer than a physical illness and they may require life-long medication.

– SHINE Director Charles Cooke

Mobile phones stolen at Game store in Lincoln

A large quantity of mobile phones were stolen in a commercial burglary at Game stores on Cornhill, Lincoln.

Officers were alerted at just after 2am this morning (Wednesday 15th July) after the central alarm was sounded at the store.

Police believe that offender/s forced the door at Game to gain entry.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything or anyone suspicious in the area or local vicinity at the time, or anyone who has any information about the stolen phones.

Construction work on £6.65m new college complete

Construction work on a £6.65m specialist engineering and science college in Lincoln has been completed.

Lincoln University Technical College Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The project has seen a brand new bespoke facility built and the Grade II listed Greenstone Building refurbished to create a new home for the Lincoln University Technical College.

Located on Lindum Hill in the city the college will include new classroom facilities, science labs, workshops and office space and other features preserved throughout the building. The college will open its doors to students from early September.

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