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Two people stabbed in Lincoln

Police are investigating after two people were stabbed in Lincoln last night. It happened on Arboretum Avenue. A 36-year-old man suffered two stab wounds to his abdomen and is being treated in hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. A 22-year-old woman also sustained a puncture wound to her arm.

Chris Moyses appointed Lincoln City manager

Lincoln City has announced that Chris Moyses has been appointed as the club's new first team manager.

Chris Moyses appointed Lincoln City manager Credit: Lincoln City FC

Moyses has been appointed on a 12-month rolling contract and will be assisted by Grant Brown.

In a statement, the club's board said:

We urge all fans to back the management team, as they have done so admirably in the last few weeks, and support their ideas on how to take the Club forward.

– Lincoln City FC


Charity shop praises community following break-in

Tradesmen, businesses and locals have rallied to support a charity shop in Lincoln following a break-in.

Charity shop praises community following break-in

The St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice shop was broken in to between 20 and 21 November. The intruders got in through the roof, doused the shop in bleach and stole more than £400.

We were absolutely devastated when we learned of the burglary and in particular the mindless destruction they had caused to our premises. It was heart-breaking to see, particularly as our staff and volunteers put their heart and soul into ensuring the High Street store is of the highest quality. The support we have received since has been absolutely amazing and it really goes to show that senseless crimes such as this will not deter us from our dedication to provide end of life care.

– Caroline Peach, Assistant Retail Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

Since the burglary, donations have poured in and £2,000 of damage to the roof was repaired free of charge by a firm in the area. A new CCTV and alarm system has also been donated.

We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received and have been taken aback by the sheer generosity of the Lincolnshire community. We have seen donations to our shop increase and have received so many warm wishes. The help and assistance from local businesses has been second to none and the security firms we are working with will help to secure our shop from any future break-ins.

– Caroline Peach, Assistant Retail Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

Police search for missing Lincoln woman

Police in Lincolnshire are trying to track the movements of a woman who was last seen on Tuesday.

Emily Holloway has not been seen since Tuesday

Emily Holloway, 39, left an address in Yarborough Road, Lincoln at just after midnight on Tuesday 2nd December.

Officers believe that Emily took a taxi from Lincoln at about 00:30am on Tuesday 2nd December and was dropped off in Newark.

Emily is described as 5ft 9” tall, of medium build, with short dark hair and blue eyes. She was wearing dark jeans, a maroon jumper and a red mac coat.


Man jailed for targeting young girls over the internet

A man who targeted girls as young as 12 over the internet, pressurising them to send indecent images of themselves, has been jailed for eleven years.

James Frost from Lincoln jailed for 11 years

James Frost, 29, from Witham St Hughes, Lincoln, targeted 16 young girls aged between 12 and 17. Lincoln Crown Court was told he used flattery, coercion and insults in his contact with the youngsters.

He admitted 30 offences, including engaging in sexual activity with children and supplying them with drugs.

Terminally ill man's wedding wish granted with help of hospital

Terminally-ill patient Dave Brooks was granted his final wish after his family and staff at Lincoln County Hospital decided his wedding would go ahead, come what may!

Dave and Di with friends and family on the day of wedding at Lincoln County Hospital

The 54-year-old lorry driver from Lincoln and his long-term partner Di Hawkins, 51, had always planned to marry but only set a date in May after he was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.

David Brooks and his partner Di before being diagnosed with cancer

The big day was planned for December 4 but then Mr Books became ill and was admitted to Lincoln County Hospital and it looked like the couple's hopes would be dashed.

That was until staff rallied round and a wedding service was held at the hospital - just six days before Dave finally succumbed to his illness and died.

Although devastated by the death, family and friends say that at least they were given the chance to see Dave happy during his final days.

"We can't thank the hospital nurses and the staff enough. It was such an emotional day. Nan cried through the whole thing and I think a lot of the nurses were in tears too. It meant so much to dad that he had his whole family in one place at such an important time.

– Dave's daughter Samantha

"It was what Mr Brooks wanted and it was great to see so many family members help him and his bride make it so special"

– Nicola Richmond, Healthcare support worker
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Karl McCartney 'writing to Twitter over security concerns'

Tory MP Karl McCartney insists he has never favourited any tweets and says he will be writing to Twitter to express concern over the security of his account.

A political opponent earlier highlighted that his Twitter account had favourited an explicit pornographic image.

In a statement to ITV News, he said:

It was brought to my attention earlier today by a number of people that a Twitter post from Lincoln Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate showed a pornographic tweet and around 50 other random tweets had been ‘favourited’ on my Twitter account from the past four years.

I have removed all ‘favourites’ from my account, I have reset my password and those who follow me regularly on Twitter will know that I have never been into the practice of favouriting tweets or images in my 6-7 years on Twitter and stick to posting or retweeting in the main (25k+) including at times images of interesting cars I see whilst out campaigning.

I am writing today to Twitter to express my concern that six months from a General Election the security of Twitter accounts needs to be able to stand up to any malicious and salacious attempts to embarrass the account holder, I will await their reply with interest.

– Karl McCartney
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