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Winter paralympian Jade honoured by her old university

Lincolnshire's Jade Etherington, who became Britain's most successful winter paralympian when she won 3 silvers and a bronze at this year's Sochi Games. is to receive a new honour later today.

Jade will get an honoray fellowship from Lincoln's Bishop Grosseteste University, where she graduated two years ago with a degree in Education Studies and Geography.

Britain's number one visually impaired alpine speed event ski racer will join around 850 students receiving their degrees today from the university

Winter Paralympian Jade Etherington will be honoured by her former university today
Winter Paralympian Jade Etherington will be honoured by her former university today Credit: Press Association

Piggy bank among items stolen from Lincoln home

Police in Lincolnshire are searching for several items stolen from a house in Lincoln, including a piggy bank.

A piggy bank similar to this was stolen
A piggy bank similar to this was stolen Credit: Lincolnshire Police

The distinctive black ceramic piggy bank, similar to that pictures, was filled mostly with silver coins. It was taken along with a laptop and an iPad from a house on Hewson Road overnight on July 14.


Teenager charged over smoke bomb at football match

A 16-year-old boy from Barnsley has been charged after a smoke bomb was let off during Lincoln City's home game against Doncaster yesterday.

Aditionally, four men in their 20s and an 18 year-old man from Lincoln, together with a 20 year-old man from Billinghay, were arrested on suspicion of affray. All six have been released on police bail until 18th and 19th of August.

The teenager, meanwhile, will appear before Lincoln Youth Court on 28 July.

A 21-year-old from Bracebridge Heath, was charged with failing to comply with a banning order, while a 39-year-old from Doncaster, was charged with a public order offence.

Charity warns of prison riots because of warder reductions

Lincoln Prison Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The number of prison officers at Lincoln prison was cut by 37 per cent in three years.

Figures from the Howard League for Penal Reform show that there were 207 officers working there in September 2010, but three years later that number had dropped to 130.

North Sea Camp open prison

At North Sea Camp, near Boston, numbers reduced 29 per cent from 56 to 40. The charity warns that it could mean riots and attacks in prisons become more common as a result.

Hospitals boss speaks over care standards concerns

Adam Fowler has been speaking to Jane Lewington, Chief Executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, after the Trust was told it will remain special measures.

The Trust, which runs Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Grantham and District Hospital, Lincoln County Hospital and Louth Hospital, was placed in special measures six months ago after concerns were raised about mortality rates and standards of care.

In a recent visit, inspectors found evidence of improvement, but said the Trust still has some way to go before it reaches the required standard.


Fresh appeal over Lincoln man's death

Police investigating the robbery and death of 69-year-old Michael Broxholme in the Sincil Bank area of Lincoln have made a fresh appeal for anyone with information to contact them. Police divers have searched Sincil Dyke in connection with the inquiry.

Michael Broxholme
Michael Broxholme

Police divers have searched Sincil Dyke in connection with the inquiry.

Mr Broxholme was pushed to the ground on June 27 and and robbed of his wallet. He died in Lincoln County Hospital the following day.

Two men, aged 20 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of robbery shortly after the incident.

They have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area of the garages leading to Hermit Street, near to Chaplin Street in Lincoln, during the early evening of Friday 27th June and who saw anything that might help the with investigation to contact them.

Council issue warning over 'tick' bites

A tick on a table in a garden in Sieversdorf, Germany, 28 April 2014. Credit: Patrick Pleul/DPA/Press Association Images

Council chiefs in Lincoln are warning visitors to the city's award-winning Hartsholme Country Park to keep their legs and arms covered up after reports of people falling ill after being bitten by ticks.

The blood-sucking parasites can, in extreme cases, cause facial paralysis if the Lyme Disease they can pass on is not treated.

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