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Farewell to Canadian Lancaster bomber

One of only two surviving flying Lancaster bombers bade farewell to these shores today - after a visit which has thrilled thousands of aviation fans all over the country.

The aircraft, called "Vera" after the forces sweetheart Vera Lynn, had flown in from Canada earlier last month to meet up, and fly with, the last British Lancaster. And today Vera said goodbye, leaving special memories for those who witnessed the spectacle. Adam Fowler reports.

Lancaster Bomber Vera heads home

It has been an unforgettable summer for fans of the Lancaster Bomber, but all good things must come to an end - and today Lincoln said farewell to the Canadian Lancaster, known as Vera.

There was a final flypast over Lincoln Cathedral with Vera leading the way and backed up by her British counterpart Thumper, also known as the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The plane, which has been in the UK on a six-week tour is now on its way back to Canada, its first transit stop being Keflavik in Iceland.


Stab victim released from hospital

A 17-year-old girl stabbed at a bus stop in Gainsborough this morning has been released from hospital.

A 16-year-old boy is still being questioned by police who were called to Heaton Street just before 7am.

DI Suzanne Davies said:

“I am pleased to report that the victim is now at home with her family after being treated for a stab wound at hospital. Clearly the injuries could have been significantly worse."

Anyone who was at bus stop at around 6.50am is asked to contact police, whether or not they saw the incident

Six released after slavery operation arrests

Five people - four men and a woman - arrested following allegations of modern slavery have been released on police bail.

A 28-year-old man remains in custody. An 18-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of obstruction has been released with no further action.

A number of people have been cared for by teams from Adult Care at Lincolnshire County Council with support from staff from the NHS.


Chuckle Brothers get in the groove with Tinchy Stryder

Calendar's favourite children’s duo, The Chuckle Brothers, have been 'getting down with the kids' and playing around in the recording studio with the grime artist Tinchy Stryder.

This is how you do it boys
Is this OK Tinchy?

It's led to speculation there could be a Christmas single in the offing from the unlikely collaborators.

Police at scene of bus stop stabbing

Police remain at the scene of a stabbing at a bus stop in Gainsborough this morning.

A 17-year-old girl is hospital with serious injuries after being attacked at the bus stop in Heaton Street. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and is being questioned by police.

Forensic search at the scene Credit: Calendar news
Police appeal for witnesses Credit: Calendar news

Boy, 16 arrested after stabbing of girl in Gainsborough

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after a teenage girl was stabbed while standing at a bus stop in Gainsborough.

Police were called to Heaton Street just before 7am today and arrested a local teenager who remains in custody.

The victim, a 17-year-old local girl, was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment. Her injuries are thought to be serious but not life-threatening.

DI Suzanne Davies, who is investigating the incident, said:

“We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Heaton Street this morning and may have seen or heard anything to do with the incident. We have a number of officers in the area conducting enquiries and would like any witnesses to come forward with any information they might have to help us build a bigger picture of the circumstances."

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