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Locals 'can't believe' Lincoln parking proposals

Free on-street parking in Lincoln could be scrapped and parking meters brought in under new proposals by both the City of Lincoln Council and County Council.

It is just one option that is under consideration to help cope with the growth of the city. Another is a new park and ride scheme.

Calendar's Sarah Clark has been to speak to residents and businesses about how the changes could effect them and local trade:

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On-street parking charges to be considered in Lincoln

On-street parking charges could be introduced in Lincoln as the council begins to introduce a new parking strategy for the city.

On-street parking charges to be considered in Lincoln Credit: Press Association

Currently parking in many areas of the city is free but the council believe this is reducing the money collected by council operated paid car parks.

Previous proposals to implement on-street car parking charges in Lincoln were rejected by the City Council Executive Committee in 2011.

The council believe the recent plans are more likely to be approved as the increased revenue could lead to the introduction of a park-and-ride scheme as well as two new multi-storey car parks.

The plans will be discussed at a council meeting on 22 September.

Background: Why bike ride to Skegness was so special

The family of Adi Green decided to organise a poignant bike ride from Lincoln to Skegness in his memory because it was a journey he enjoyed making himself. Around 60 riders set from Lincoln at around 9am arriving in Skegness shortly after 11am.

Adi Green Credit: Family photo

Adi was a keen biker and regularly made the journey to Skegness with his wife Paula to enjoy a bag of chips together. Today was the first time she had retraced those steps since Adi's death on 30 August 2013.

It was following a car accident in 2004 that Adi was first diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour. Defying doctors who told him he only had months to live he carried on fighting and survived for a further nine years after various round of treatment.

Adi Green's widow Paula has set up Adi's Mission Fund and has so far raised more than £5000 for The Brain Tumour Charity.

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Bikers stage charity ride in memory of cancer victim

Around 60 motorbikers have staged a charity ride from Lincoln to Skegness in memory of a man from Lincoln who died last year from a brain tumour. Adi Green's family are now raising money through Adi's Mission Fund which supports The Brain Tumour Charity.

Bikers ride into Skegness in memory of Adi Green Credit: ITV News Calendar

Adi's wife estimates they have raised hundreds of pounds with their charity bike ride and are hoping more money will come in with other fundraising events.

Honorary doctorate a 'privilege' for Downton creator

The creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes, was in Lincoln today to receive an honorary doctorate in recognition of his contribution to the arts.

Despite being an Oscar-winning writer and director and a member of the House of Lords, Fellowes - The Lord of the Manor of Tattershall - told Calendar reporter Adam Fowler, it was privilege to get the honour:

Three arrested after football steward assault

A match steward had to be taken away on a stretcher during last night's Lincoln City vs Grimsby Town game after he was assaulted.

Steward stretchered from game after alleged assault Credit: Press Association

It happened when the Imps scored their third goal during the match at Lincoln's Sincil Bank stadium.

The 41-year-old was knocked to the ground after a chair was thrown. He suffered a head injury but did not require hospital treatment.

Three men from Lincoln were arrested, including 22-year-old man for assaulting a police officer, a 20-year-old for breaching S5 of the Public Oder Act and a 49-year-old for affray. A fourth man, a 26-year-old from Louth was arrested for affray.

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