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Former England manager Graham Taylor dies

Credit: Press Association

Former football manager Graham Taylor has died aged 72.

Taylor, who managed the England national football team, was born in Worksop, and grew up in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.

He played for Grimsby Town and Lincoln City - before starting his managerial career at Lincoln City.

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Recycle your Xmas tree and help hospice

Households across Lincoln are being encouraged to go green this Christmas and help to support their local hospice with their tree-cycle campaign.

St Barnabas Hospice will collect and recycle unwanted trees in return for a donation. Credit: St Barnabas Hospice

On Saturday 7th January, St Barnabas Hospice will collect and recycle unwanted trees in return for a donation.

The hospice will be collecting trees in parts of LN1, LN2, LN3, LN4, LN5 and LN6.

“This is the simplest, greenest and most charitable way to get rid of your Christmas tree after the festivities.

"Let the hospice take away the stress and mess of disposing of your tree and help us to raise vital funds for hospice care.

“Donations are crucial to the success of this event and to ensuring that we can continue to provide dedicated, compassionate hospice care every day of the year.”

– Laura Stones, Event Fundraiser for St BarnabasHospice

To arrange a collection and donate to the hospice book in at www.charityxmastreecollection.com

Lincoln teen told she won't walk again after falling from basket swing

The mother of a teenager from Lincoln who broke her neck after falling from a basket swing says the family has been told she will never walk again.

Georgia Rawlings, known as 'Gee' to her friends, was playing at a park when the accident happened. The 18 year old is now paralysed from the chest down. Her mum Michelle says they are trying to stay as positive as possible and are also looking at potential treatment abroad.

Georgia's friend Eve has also set up this fundraising page to help the family.

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Campaigners gather to fight plans for waste plant

Nearly 250 campaigners gathered in Lincoln last night to oppose plans for a new waste processing plant in the city.

The company Veolia has submitted a planning application to the county council for the waste transfer plant on Long Leys Road.

Veolia has told Calendar the facility would create fuel from commercial waste that could be used to generate electricity - a useful alternative to sending it to landfill.

But campaigners hope an alternative site can be found before a decision is made next year. Here's councillor Robert Parker from Lincolnshire County Council.

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