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World's last flying Vulcan bomber embarks on farewell tour

The world's last flying Vulcan bomber has begun a two day tour of the country as part of its farewell tour.

The former RAF Bomber is on a final farewell tour before she is to retire from flying later this year. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The plane, which is based at Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, will take off for a tour of the north of the country today before jetting off for a tour of the south of England tomorrow.

It will finally be grounded forever at the end of this month.


Minute's silence for Jodie Rogers

A minute's silence will be held today at the spot where an 11-year-old girl was knocked off her bike in Grimsby a fortnight ago. Jodie Rogers died from head injuries after being hit by a car on Park Street on September 25th.

Since her death, members of the community, where Jodie had lived for just five weeks, have raised thousands of pounds to help pay for her funeral. This morning, fundraisers wearing pink will gather at Cleethorpes Pier before walking to the spot where the schoolgirl died, where they plan to stop traffic, and fall silent for a minute.


Charity fears not enough is known about dyslexia

It's a condition which is thought to affect around 10% of the population - and can have a major impact on a child's future prospects.

But it is feared that still not enough is known about dyslexia - even among teachers - many of whom it's claimed don't know how to spot it, or how to support those children who have it.

Michael Billington met a student from Scunthorpe - and the teacher who's helping him to improve his reading and writing skills:

Veteran to be reunited with lost medals

Dozens of volunteers with metal detectors have been out searching a field in Lincolnshire for the lost medals of a Bomber Command veteran. Donald Nicholson's medals went missing last week at the unveiling of the Spire Memorial at Canwick Hill. Despite, the search of the field not turning anything up, there has been good news as Donald's medals have been turned into a police station and will be reunited with him.

Girl, 14, missing from Lincoln

Police in Lincoln are appealing for information about a 14-year-old girl who has gone missing.

Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Gabreale Sommerford was reported missing yesterday (Thursday 8th October) from the Monks Road area of Lincoln. She was last seen around 14.30 hrs.

She is described as having blonde hair with blue streaks in it, around 5ft 3in in height, wearing a cream top, cream jeans and a black leather jacket. She may have a skateboard with her.

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