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Confusion over future of surgery

There is confusion over the future of GP services for thousands of people in Lincoln. NHS England wrote to patients to tell them their surgery would be shut down later this year - but a week later sent another letter to tell them it could be saved.

The NHS says it is still talking to patients, but the local MP has described the consultation as a sham. Adam Fowler reports.


Ethan's legacy lives on

Ethan Maull from Torksey near Lincoln was just ten years old when he passed away last month after losing his fight against cancer.

He had already raised more than a hundred thousand pounds for a charitable foundation in his name. And the money keeps coming in after a group of fund raisers each swam twenty four miles in twenty four hours.Mark Witty has the story.

Police return to murder scene

Murder scene in Lincoln Credit: Calendar news

Police have returned to the scene of the murder of Chinese student Mingzi Yang in the Sincil Bank area of Lincoln today. They have been speaking to residents in a bid to build up a picture of Miss Yang's life and lifestyle.

They are also appealing for information about a pedal cyclist, wearing a blue helmet, who was seen in the area last Tuesday - the day the body of the 29-year-old mother was discovered.

Police want to build picture of Mingzi's life and lifestyle

The officer leading the investigation in Mingzi Yang's death in Lincoln says it is important they build up a picture of her life and lifestyle. DCI Martin Holvey is asking anyone who might have known her to contact Lincolnshire Police.

“We know that Mingzi, who had a young son, came to the UK in 2008 from China and had been living in Sincil Bank since 2012. She studied at Lincoln College and is widely described as a well-liked, friendly young lady who got on well with her tutors and peers. Her college friends, her friends in the community, people who knew her from the school gates – we would like to hear from anyone who knew her in any way.

Her immediate family are based in China and through work with the Chinese Embassy and local authorities in China I have managed to talk to her parents who are understandably distraught. Our thoughts are with them.

– DCI Martin Holvey, Lincolnshire Police


Appeal one week on from death of Chinese student

Mingzi Yang Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Detectives investigating the death of Chinese student Mingzi Yang are appealing for help in tracing a pedal cyclist seen in the Sincil Bank area of Lincoln where her body was found a week ago today. They are treating the death of Miss Yang, who was 29 and mother of a young son, as murder.

Anyone who was in Sincil Bank or the surrounding area last Tuesday and who saw anything suspicious - and in particular a man on a bike, wearing a blue safety helmet - between 7am and 1pm is asked to contact police.

They are also hoping to build up a detailed picture of Mingzi's life. It's known she came to the UK in 2008 from China and had been living in Sincil Bank since 2012. Also that she studied at Lincoln College. Her immediate family remain in China and are said to be "distraught".

Police officers will be in Sincil Bank today carrying out further enquiries and trying to jog people’s memories. A 33-year-old man has been charged with murder.

Final preparations underway for Magna Carta to leave Lincoln for America

The final preparations are being made to transport the Magna Carta from Lincoln to America.

The eight hundred year old document will be displayed in Boston in Massachusetts, then to Williamstown and finally the Law Library of Congress in Washington.

Meanwhile a new home for it is being built at Lincoln Castle where it will return next year, but not before an historic visit to London. Rev Philip Buckler explains all.

Man charged with murder of 29-year-old Lincoln woman

A 33-year-old man is due in court charged in connection with the death of a 29-year-old woman in Lincoln. The body of Mingzi Yang was found at a house in Sincil Bank in Lincoln on Tuesday June 17th, 2014. Wai Hong Tsang, from Grimsby, is charged with murder.

He is due to appear before magistrates in Lincoln this morning.

"Since the death of Mingzi we have spent a great deal of time trying to build up a picture of her life and we still greatly need the assistance of the public with that task. I would appeal to anyone who knew her, even if it was only casually to get in touch with officers to help us construct a greater understanding of the life she led since arriving in the UK in 2008"

– DCI Martin Hoyley, Lincolnshire Police
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