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Tourism campaign stepped up in Lincolnshire

Bus, newspaper and website advertising is to be used in a campaign to attract visitors to Skegness, Ingoldmells and the surrounding areas.

Tourism in the area is worth around five hundred million pounds a year and today the area's tourism board, Visit East Lincolnshire launched an ambitious programme to attract even more people to the mid-Lincolnshire coast:

Scarlet Fever advice issued to parents after rise in suspected cases

The number of potential scarlet fever cases so far this year in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire has risen by 80 per cent compared to last year.

The disease can cause a rash and high temperature and there have been 550 possible cases by April.

GPs are urging people with symptoms to visit their health centre.

Dr Wendy Phillips from Public Health England offers this advice:


Parents pay tribute to son killed in Good Friday crash

The parents of a teenager from Lincoln who died in a crash near Alford on Good Friday have paid tribute to their son.

Matthew Ellis was described as thoughtful and loyal by his devastated parents, who went on to thank the emergency services and hospital staff for trying to save their son's life.

The tribute came as police appealed for witnesses to come forward to a separate fatal crash in the county over the weekend, as Adam Fowler reports:

Motorcyclist killed in Lincolnshire named as Phillip Bolton

Police have named the motorcyclist killed on the A46 in Lincolnshire yesterday as Phillip Bolton. He was 53 and from Wigston in Leicester. A post mortem examination will be carried out to establish how he died.

A 54-year-old motorcyclist travelling as part of the same group was taken to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham with suspected injuries to his back, he has since been discharged from hospital.

The 36-year-old man who was also hurt was taken to Lincoln County Hospital with a serious leg injury. He remains in hospital but his condition is not thought to be life-threatening.


Parents' tribute to son killed in Good Friday crash

Matthew Ellis Credit: Lincolnshire Police

The parents of a teenager from Lincoln killed after a crash near Alford on Good Friday have paid tribute to their son.

16-year-old Matthew Ellis died on Saturday evening.

"We would like to thank everybody for the overwhelming support shown for Matt. We would also like to take this time to thank all the emergency services for their outstanding care; a special thank you to Hull Royal Infirmary for giving him the best possible chance.

Our sympathy also extends to all families involved in the accident.

From such a young age, Matty had shown incredible levels of kindness, love & care to every person that he touched. He had just started a new chapter into adulthood by achieving an apprenticeship with Soper BMW; already showing his high levels of independence by settling into his new role so quickly.

Matthew’s friends had described him as ‘one of the most generous guys that they knew’ and this generosity extended by him becoming an organ donor.

Matt will be remembered for his sociable, thoughtful & loyal character. His light will continue to shine & forever he will be in our hearts".

Three killed on Lincolnshire's roads over Easter weekend

Three people have been killed on Lincolnshire's roads over the Easter weekend.

An accident happened yesterday on the A46 near the Thorpe on the Hill fly-over when it seems three motorcyclists, who were in a group of nine, tried to overtake a tractor which had been travelling in the nearside lane.

One of the men, a 53-year-old from Leicester, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two others, a 54-year-old man and a 36-year-old man - both from Leicester, were airlifted to hospital.

The man's death follows a double fatal accident in Alford on Good Friday.

The main A46 was closed for most of the day.


Teenager killed in crash to be remembered at Lincoln City game

1 minute applause for Lincoln teenager at Lincoln City v Barnet on Saturday
1 minute applause for Lincoln teenager at Lincoln City v Barnet on Saturday Credit: Steve White/EMPICS Sport

A teenager who died after a three vehicle crash in Lincolnshire over Easter Weekend will be remembered at the Lincoln City game this Saturday.

A minute's applause will take place in the 16th minute to the 16-year-old who has not been officially named.

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