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Toy bears donated for children after trauma

Lincolnshire Police say the response to an appeal for knitted bears has been tremendous.

PCSO Dave Bunker with donated bears
PCSO Dave Bunker with donated bears

Groups across the county have answered the call to provide toy bears to be given free to children involved in road traffic accidents to help console them while emergency services deal with the incident.

Sue Bain, the Federation Secretary for the Lincolnshire North Federation of WIs contacted PCSO Dave Bunker to tell him that the WI ladies had been 'knitting like demons' and she arranged for him to collect hundreds of bears from them at their Annual Council Meeting held in Skegness.

Meawhile, in Winthorpe, the local 'Knit & Natter' group have knitted over 500 bears and a Teddy Bear Egg Hunt is being organised by PCSO Dee Phillips on April 22.


Ambulance service criticised for emergency response times

Inspectors have criticised East Midlands Ambulance Service for failing to respond to emergency calls on time. It follows an unannounced visit earlier this year by the Care Quality Commission.

The report, which was published today, also said there was a lack of ambulances and not enough paramedics. But the ambulance service says improvements have already been made. Victoria Davies reports.

Lincoln police investigate stabbing

A man has been taken to hospital after being found stabbed in Lincoln.

At 1:00am patrolling officers found a 37-year-old local man collapsed in High Street, Lincoln with what appeared to be knife wounds to his abdomen.

He is currently receiving treatment at Lincoln County Hospital.

A 35-year-old local woman was arrested and is in custody at Lincoln Police Station.

While the matter is under investigation, the High Street between Tentercroft Street and the level crossing has been closed.

Flood devastation still felt four months on

The residents of a north Lincolnshire village who say they're still no closer to knowing when they can move back into their homes following last December's tidal surge.

Four months ago 120 homes in South Ferriby were devastated after several feet of water swamped the village, wrecking homes and businesses.

Our reporter James Webster has been to speak to some of the residents whose lives remain on hold - including one man who now admits the trauma of what happened was almost too much for him.

Family, friends and colleagues remember Dr Ravikumar who drowned on holiday in Tenerife

People who know the Lincoln GP who lost her life while trying to rescue two children from the sea off the coast of Tenerife have been remembering her fondly today.

Dr Barathi Ravikumar died while trying to save two young children who'd been swept away by a wave on Sunday. Those who knew her said it was totally in her character to try and help others, as Sarah Clark reports.


Still homeless four months after floods

Residents of South Ferriby say they're still no closer to knowing when they can move back home after December's tidal surge.

Around 120 homes are needing repairs after ending up under several feet of water. Lives for many have had to be put on hold.

One man whose house was badly damaged now admits the immediate aftermath was so hard to deal with he considered ending his life.

Lincoln doctor wonderful to work with say colleagues

A GP from Lincoln who died on the holiday island of Tenerife has been described by her colleagues as a wonderful person to work with.

Doctor Barathi Ravikumar worked at the Bracebridge Heath centre and died trying to rescue a 14-year-old girl and a relative's 10-year-old son from the sea.

The children were swept away by waves when Dr Ravikumar and her relative, who was also a doctor, went in after them. Both children, and another woman were pulled from the water, but the doctors lost their lives.

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