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'Dementia Friends' to visit schools in awareness campaign

The Alzheimer's Society are going into schools across our region to recruit so-called Dementia Friends. These are people who know about the condition and are able to offer help and support to those who are receiving treatment for the illness.

The campaign hopes to educate more young people about the signs and symptoms of dementia - as figures show more and more of us will be diagnosed with the condition over the next decade.

It comes as the government pledges to increase funding to research the condition. Jon Hill reports:

Disabled priority parking must be enforced says campaigner

A campaigner who lost her limbs to meningitis has visited Lincoln to demand better enforcement of parking spaces for people with disabilities.

Helen Dolphin was in her twenties when parts of her legs and arms had to be amputated. She now relies on her blue badge to help her park in city centres.

She has been explaining how more enforcement is needed to catch those using badges for priority parking, when they're not carrying someone who needs it:

Campaigners propose venue alternative to Skegness hotel

Campaigners who are fighting plans for a hotel development on Skegness seafront have now come up with an idea for a concert -style venue on the land.

Campaigners propose alternative to hotel development Credit: Artist's impression

A decision over whether to sell Pier Field to KCS Developments is expected to be made by East Lindsey District Council on Monday.

But campaigners say if they are successful in securing Pier Field for community use, they could then seek permission to build a venue called 'The Shell' on the land instead.

The drawings give an insight into what the stage could look like.

Campaigners propose alternative to hotel development Credit: Artist's impression

Former miners mark post-strike return to pits anniversary

Thirty years ago men and women from Shireoaks Colliery in north Nottinghamshire marched back to the pit head.

The same miners today made an emotional return to their pit site to mark the anniversary to the day they went back to work after the year long strike of 1984.

Little remains of the colliery but workers were determined to mark the anniversary marching under the same banners they did three decades ago. Martin Fisher reports:

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