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Lincoln pensioner jailed over historic child sex offences

A pensioner in Lincoln has been jailed for a string of historic sex offences against children.

Arthur Baddiley has been jailed for 15 years Credit: Lincolnshire Police

85-year-old Arthur Baddiley was found guilty of 12 charges of gross indecency, incitement to commit acts of gross indecency and indecent assaults on children.

He was jailed for 15 years following a trial. The offences happened between 1986 and 1994 in the Cornwall and Lincoln areas.

We will always pursue offenders no matter how old or how historic the offences are, where we can. Baddiley has not shown any remorse for the offences he has committed.

These offences have had a massive effect throughout the lives of the victims. I hope they are able to start rebuilding their trust and relationships with others.

– DC David Stelfox


Designs of Lincoln's transport hub to be put to council

Council chiefs in Lincoln will be asked to approve new designs for the city's £30 million transport hub today.

Artist's impression of travel hub Credit: Artist's impression

The proposals include the creation of a state-of-the-art bus station along with 1,000 space multi-storey car park in the city centre.

There will also be improvements to Lincoln Central railway station and the creation of a pedestrianised plaza in St Mary's Street, connecting the bus and rail stations.

WW2 veteran Donald Nicholson dies

A WW2 veteran who was treated to a special flypast at the Lancaster Bomber Memorial in Lincoln after losing his war medals has died.

Donald Nicholson Credit: ITV News

Donald Nicholson, 93, was reunited with his medals when a dogwalker found the them 10 yards from the veterans home in the north-east.

He'd lost them while on his way to the unveiling of the Bomber Memorial spire on October 2 leading to a frantic search with metal detectors on Canwick Hill.

After he was given his medals back, he attended a special event in Lincoln to see the aircraft.

Mr Nicholson flew 31 operations whilst serving on 44 Sqn as a flight engineer. His Lancaster was shot down and Donald’s crew were killed and he had been unable to find the graves of any of them, except the pilot, in Germany. He was finally able to mark their passing by placing poppies at the IBCC Memorial in Lincoln last year.

MP campaigns for medical school in Lincolnshire

A Lincolnshire MP is joining a campaign to establish a medical school in the county.

Credit: Press Association

A letter has been signed by Karl McCartney and other figures including former MP's for Lincolnshire and representatives from the United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust.

There are currently significant gaps in both the general practice and hospital medical work-force, which leads to long waits for patients to access doctors, and increasing waiting times for investigations and treatments.

– Karl McCartney, MP for Lincolnshire

The letter has been written to the Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt urging him, the General Medical Council and Health Education England to commit to a plan to establish a Medical School in the county.


New designs revealed for Lincoln's transport hub

Artist's impression of travel hub

New artists’ impressions have been revealed of the revised Lincoln Transport Hub scheme, which will go before councillors later this month.

The £30 million scheme, led by the city council, will provide a new bus station, a 1,000-space multi-storey car park, along with improvements to Lincoln Central railway station and the creation of a pedestrianised plaza in St Mary’s Street, connecting the bus and rail stations.

Construction could be complete by the end of next year, and the council’s Executive will be asked on March 14th to approve the scheme submitted for planning permission, with the aim of starting on site in August this year.

Vision for Lincoln
Aerial view or transport hub

Doctors call for medical school in Lincolnshire

Doctors in Lincolnshire are calling on the Government to create a medical school in the county.

In favour: Doctor Kieran Sharrock

They believe it would help in recruiting and keeping staff in the area, where there is currently a shortage. Doctor Kieran Sharrock, below, is one of those in favour. He says there's a real problem with GP shortages and eventually patients will face very real risk.

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