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Lincoln charity taking bags of clothes and money to Nepal

A Lincoln based charity is taking bags of clothes and money to help with the aid efforts after the Nepal earthquake.

Founder of Lincs2Nepal Garry Goddard is heading to Nepal with his colleague Leo Scott Smith later tonight.

The charity has received an anonymous donation of £10,000.

Lincoln charity heading to Nepal to help

A Lincoln based charity is heading to Nepal tonight to help with the aid effort.

Credit: Lincs2Nepal

Lincs2Nepal have been out to the country several times before - where they currently educate children and adults in a school.

They've now raised more than £4000 on their just giving page towards tonight's trip and say they've also had an anonymous donation of £10,000.

Credit: Lincs2Nepal

The charity plans to take food, water and clothes with them and also plan to help with the rescue effort there.

It comes as we're told the death toll could rise to as high as 10,000 people.

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Lincoln tourism bosses unveil national campaign to encourage visitors

Tourism bosses in Lincoln have unveiled a national marketing campaign to increase visitor numbers during 2015.

Marketing campaign unveiled to encourage visitors to Lincoln Credit: Visit Lincoln

They said that events celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the opening of Lincoln Castle and the forthcoming National Road race championship all offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise the profile of the city.

The so-called 800 Campaign will see adverts being placed in national media over the next two months.

Visit Lincoln campaign to coincide with 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta

Tourism bosses in Lincoln have unveiled a national marketing campaign to increase visitor numbers during 2015.

Credit: Visit Lincoln

They say that celebrations around the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the opening of Lincoln Castle and the impending National Road race championship all offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise the profile of the city.

The so-called 800 Campaign will see adverts being placed in national media over the next two months.

Tourism is a cornerstone of the Lincolnshire economy, bringing in Millions of pounds to the county. 2015 is a special year for us, with the re-opening of the new-look Lincoln Castle and the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, and it's important we make the most of it.

– Mary Powell, Lincolnshire County Council tourism and development manager

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Homeless charity threatened with closure after funding cuts

Users of a homeless charity in Lincoln say it has saved their lives but now it's at risk of closing because of a funding cut.

Framework, which has flats at The Cornerhouse, helps people who have alcohol and substance abuse issues. It only opened its doors six months ago with the aim of reducing the number of street drinkers in the city.

Lincolnshire County Council originally provided the centre with funding, but now say that will end early next month and Framework should look elsewhere to keep going. But people who have spent time at the centre have said they will end up back on the streets without the help. Kate Hemingway reports.

Future of homeless charity in question after funding cuts

A homeless charity in Lincoln which users say has saved their lives says it is now at risk of closing because of a funding cut.

Framework, which has flats at The Cornerhouse, helps people who have alcohol and substance abuse issues. It only opened its doors six months ago with the aim of reducing the number of street drinkers in the city.

Lincolnshire County Council originally provided the centre with funding, but now say that will end early next month and Framework should look elsewhere to keep going. But people who have spent time at the centre have told Calendar others will end up back on the streets without the help. Kate Hemingway reports.

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