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Lincoln Castle reopens after £22 million refit

Lincoln Castle reopens today following a £22 million refurbishment.

Lincoln Castle reopens after £22 million refit

It was closed in December last year to allow for the work to take place. A new specially built vault has been created to display the city's copy of the Magna Carta, while a new Medieval Wall Walk will give visitors the chance to explore the towers and dungeons.

In addition to the Castle reopening, a new shuttle bus launches which will make it easier for tourists to get around the city and see attractions like the castle and cathedral.

Man from Lincoln jailed for indecent images

A man from Lincoln has been jailed for making making and possessing indecent images.

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Noah Yabbacombe, 24, has been sentenced to one year imprisonment with a ten year sexual harm prevention order.

He appeared at Lincoln Crown Court and pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children, possession of 811 indecent images, possession of 21 extreme images (bestiality), possession of seven prohibited images, distribution of indecent images of children and two counts of attempting to incite a child into sexual activity.

Whilst on bail, he was arrested again and found to be in possession of indecent images of children. He was further charged with three counts of making, and possession of 717 indecent images of children.

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PM denies Lincolnshire Police is on 'verge of collapse'

Prime Minister David Cameron has dismissed a claim that Lincolnshire Police is on the "verge of collapse".

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The PM referred to Lincolnshire when he was asked a question about funding for police forces during a live TV interview ahead of May's General Election.

A member of the audience quoted Chief Constable Neil Rhodes who said the force was on the "verge of collapse."

In his reply, Mr Cameron said: "I do not accept that. I understand they are under pressure."

When it comes to Lincolnshire, crime has come down, the police are doing a great job but there is more we can do using modern technology to make sure crime continues to fall under this Government and if we do that we will be saving money as well.

– David Cameron

He was speaking during Cameron and Miliband: The battle for No 10 begins, on Channel 4 last night.

New shuttle bus to be launched in Lincoln

Lincolnshire County Council has announced plans to launch a new tourist shuttle bus.

The Lincoln Castle shuttle bus will start running from 1 April Credit: Lincolnshire County Council

The Lincoln Castle shuttle bus will start running from 1 April, with services planned every 15 to 20 minutes, seven days a week.

It will start each day at 9.25am at Whisby Garden Centre (gates open at 9am), with the last bus arriving back at the car park at 7pm. Gates close at 7.30pm.

The new-look castle will attract more visitors to the city than ever before, so it's important we have something in place to cope with that influx.

This new service will help visitors get around more easily, and also take some of the pressure off the city's roads and car parks.

– Cllr Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development
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