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Police appeal after nursery graffiti

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a sign at a children’s nursery was spray painted.

The Children First nursery was daubed with red spray paint Credit: Lincolnshire Police

The window graphic at Children First on Monks Road, Lincoln, was daubed with red spray paint sometime during the evening or night of Thursday 21 August or Friday 22 August.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the graffiti being carried out or who may have seen anyone suspicious in the area of the nursery around the time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police.

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Road works planned for busy Lincoln route

Work will be carried out on a stretch of Newark Road in Lincoln next week causing diversions and closures.

Lincolnshire Council spent £1.7million on repairing the road last year, but since then "surface defects" have developed.

The council say the contractors who completed the original work will pay for the repairs.

The following road closures and traffic measures will be in place:

  • On 1 and 2 September, temporary traffic lights will be in place between Hykeham Road and Doddington Road.
  • On 3 September, the Brant Road/ Newark Road junction will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am.
  • On 4 September, the Rookery Lane/ Newark Road junction will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am.

We have identified some minor issues with the road surface on sections of Newark Road, which were caused by a problem with the material. The contractor who completed the work is returning to repair the defects at no cost to the council. We have scheduled the work to take place before the school holiday ends in order to minimise disruption, but I apologise for any inconvenience it may cause.

– Dave Underwood, Principal Highways Officer at Lincolnshire County Council

Flypast to honour Bomber Command fallen

Today saw a flypast in honour of the thousands of airmen from Bomber Command who lost their lives in World War Two.

More than a dozen veterans joined hundreds of aircraft enthusiasts as the only two airworthy Lancaster bombers and a Vulcan took to the skies above Lincolnshire.

The iconic aircraft were taking part to mark the turf-cutting ceremony at the site of the planned £5 million International Bomber Command Centre near Lincoln. Adam Fowler reports.

Bomber Command survivor's tale preserved for future generations

Work will begin tomorrow on the home of a new memorial in Lincoln to more than 25,000 airmen from Bomber Command who lost their lives in World War Two.

Veterans will be at a ceremony on Canwick Hill - as building work gets underway. Among them will be a 95-year-old veteran, who not only swam the channel to escape occupied France, but who also survived his Lancaster Bomber being blown up. Michael Billington's been to meet him.

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Drainage channel where cat was 'dumped'

This is the drainage channel at Hermit Street Bridge in Lincoln where police rescued a cat following reports that it had been thrown into the water. The animal was cold and distressed by its ordeal but is now recovering after being taken in by a local cat rescue charity.

Sincil Drain in Lincoln Credit: ITV News Calendar

Cat recovering well after being found 'dumped' in water

A cat that was rescued from a waterway in Lincoln is recovering well. A foster carer from Lincoln Cat Care is taking care of the animal which they say was distressed by her ordeal when she was brought in.

Cat rescued from Sincil Drain in Lincoln Credit: ITV News Calendar

Police found her in Sincil Drain in Lincoln following reports that a cat or cats had been dumped in the water. Efforts are now being made to trace her owner.

Police trying to trace owner of cat found in water

Police are trying to trace the owner of a cat that was rescued from a drain in Lincoln following reports of someone throwing either one or more cats into Sincil Drain near to the Hermit Street bridge.

Location of Sincil Drain Credit: ITV News Calendar

A 34-year-old local man who was arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has been released without charge.

Woman claimed almost £8,000 to care for dead father

A woman from Lincoln has been ordered to repay £7,786 and undertake 200 hours of unpaid community service after claiming money to care for her dead father.

Joanne Heyward pleaded guilty to fraud at Lincoln Magistrate's Court after an investigation by Lincolnshire Police found she had ignored letters and phone calls about the account after her father's death in October 2011.

Lincolnshire County Council are warning people to be vigilant against fraud in their communities:

This sends a strong message that we will not tolerate Direct Payment fraud and will seek prosecution for anyone who abuses the system. If you know that this is happening in your community, I would urge you to contact the county council so that we can investigate and reclaim funds for people who should rightfully receive them.

– Pete Sidgwick, assistant director of Adult Care at Lincolnshire County Council
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