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Whale found dead on Lincolnshire beach taken to landfill

A whale which was washed up on a beach in Lincolnshire has been taken to landfill.

The whale was found covered in sand Credit: Mablethorpe Coastguard

The four-metre long minke whale was spotted by RNLI north at Mablethorpe on Sunday morning.

Earlier this year three sperm whales washed up at Skegness, while a fouth was found at Wainfleet.

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Three arrested after man stabbed in leg in Lincolnshire

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of wounding after a man was stabbed in Mablethorpe.

Officers were called to George Street shortly before 3am this morning in response to a report that a fight was taking place in the street.

A 23-year-old local man was taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital for treatment to a stab injury to his leg.

The injury is not considered life-threatening.

Three local men, aged 17, 18 and 21, have been arrested on suspicion of wounding and remain in custody.

Hunt for mugger who stole phone from victim with learning difficulties

Police in Mablethorpe are hunting for a man who attacked and stole the phone of a man with learning difficulties.

Credit: Lincolnshire Police

The 35-year-old was waiting for a bus on Seacroft Road when he was approached by a man, who demanded his phone. The offender punched the victim and then stole the phone, a white Nokia Lumia 720, before running off along Seacroft Road towards the High Street.

Police say the only description available of the offender is that it was a white male in a black coat.

Closure of Mablethorpe school is the 'only option'

No future for school

Mablethorpe's only secondary school is to close, due to financial problems and falling pupil numbers.

Governors at Monks' Dyke Tennyson College voted for closure in October and now a formal decision has been taken for the school to shut. Students will instead be taught at the school's other campus in Louth.

It was an extremely difficult decision for governors to make proposing closure of the Mablethorpe site, but faced with financial pressures due to a significant decline in school numbers, there was really no other option. All school children deserve the best educational opportunities and this couldn't be guaranteed in these circumstances.

Based on all the evidence put before the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee, I have made the decision to close the school. However, I have listened to the views of the scrutiny committee and those of the local action group – we will not dispose of the Mablethorpe site or use it for other purposes for the next 12 months to allow time for alternative education proposals to be put together.

– Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children's Services
A demonstration outside the school in October

Governors push ahead with plans to close Monks' Dyke Tennyson College

Governors at Mablethorpe's only secondary school have voted in favour of pushing ahead with a formal consultation to close it.

A demonstration outside the school earlier in October Credit: ITV News

ITV Calendar has been told the closure plans for Monks' Dyke Tennyson College are due to a £1.4 million deficit and falling pupil numbers. Students will instead be taught at the school's other campus in Louth.

An action group has already held a protest, and it says there is growing support for the school to become a 'free school academy'.

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Petition to save only secondary school in Mablethorpe from closure

More than 1500 people have signed a petition to stop the only secondary school in a Lincolnshire town from closure.

Petition to save the school Credit: ITV News

The Mablethorpe campus of Monks' Dyke Tennyson College faces an uncertain future due to falling pupil numbers and mounting running costs.

Credit: ITV News

The school has 785 pupils across two sites - 554 at Louth and just 231 at Mablethorpe. Furthermore, more than 60 per cent of parents in Mablethorpe send their children to schools outside the town.

Mike Eyre, principal Credit: ITV News

The school's principal Mike Eyre says lack of numbers at the Mablethorpe campus are having an impact on the quality of education and he has been left with no option but to consider closing the school.

'Extensive structural damage' after house explosion

Lincolnshire Fire Service has reported 'extensive structural damage' to the house near Mablethorpe that has been damaged in an explosion:

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