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Paralympic champion Jade sets another record

Jade's four medals made her the most successful British woman in Winter Paralympic history. Credit: PA

It's another record for Paralympian skiier Jade Etherington from Lincolnshire - she's become the first person to be granted the freedom of her home town.

The proposal was unanimously agreed by Bourne Town Council last night.


Police search for missing 11-year-old in Lincoln

Police in Lincoln are searching for 11 year old Cordelia Hookings - known as ‘Cordy’ - who has been missing from her home in Jellicoe Avenue near the Carlton Centre shopping area since 8pm on Tuesday evening when she left home after a family argument.

She has brown eyes, brown hair tied up and was wearing a black coat and her black school shoes and a grey hoodie. Cordy has not been reported missing before.

A helicopter worked through the night around the Carlton Centre/Wragby Road, Tesco area of the city. The last positive sighting of Cordy was at Tesco in Wragby Road at about 11pm.

Police are continuing ground searches in the area and are urging people to check their outbuildings this morning.


Lincoln budget protest planned

Trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners will hold a protest against cuts in Lincoln city centre as the Budget is announced in Parliament.

The protest has been called by a Lincoln & District TUC - a union federation whose affiliated branches represent thousands of workers in the public- and private-sector in the Lincoln area - and is also being supported by Lincoln Disabled People Against Cuts.**

Jade shows off medals to Prime Minister

After her record-breaking win in Sochi at the Winter Paralympics, Lincolnshire's Jade Etherington has been to Downing Street for a reception with David Cameron.

Jade and her skiing guide Caroline Powell had the opportunity to show off their medals - three silvers and a bronze - to the Prime Minister.

The four-medal win has made the pair the most successful British women in Winter Paralympic history.

Jade battles pain to carry the GB flag

Jade carries the GB flag Credit: PA

Lincoln's record-breaking skierJade Etherington, battled through the pain barrier to carry the flag at the closing ceremony of the Winter Paralympics in Sochi - but admitted her future in the sport was uncertain.

The proud 23-year-old refused to let illness deny her the chance to lead the team into the Fisht Stadium on Sunday night after it forced her out of her final race.

The athlete was laid low with an ovarian cyst rupture on Saturday night and spent much of the following day in a wheelchair due to the intense pain before managing to walk at the night's parade. She said:

"I am so honoured. I felt better in the evening for the ceremony, but I was taking pain killers. I was in a wheelchair for most of the day, but I knew I needed to stand to lift the flag."

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