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'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:

House badly damaged in suspected gas explosion

A house in Theddlethorpe has been badly damaged in what is suspected to be a gas explosion. These pictures from a viewer who lives nearby show the damage to the property:

House damaged by explosion Credit: Viewer's photograph

The building is badly damaged though it is not yet clear how severe the damage is.

House damaged by explosion Credit: ITV News Calendar

Emergency crews remain at the property assessing the damage. Nobody was hurt in the blast.

Emergency crews at the house Credit: ITV News Calendar

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No-one hurt in Lincolnshire gas explosion

Lincolnshire Police say no-one was hurt in the gas explosion at a house in Kent Avenue at Theddlethrope this afternoon - and no-one unaccounted for.

A spokesman said all three emergency services were at the scene, the fire was out and the building had been left unstable. An eye-witness said there is considerable damage to the house with several walls blown out.

Fire crews dealing with possible gas explosion in Lincolnshire

Fire crews have been called out to reports of a possible large gas explosion in Lincolnshire. Emergency crews are at Kent Avenue in Theddlethorpe.

Story time on children's ward

Over 100 books are expected to be real page-turners for children in hospital. Kate Lomas, from Mablethorpe, has made a donation worth £600 in Usborne books to the Rainforest ward at Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales hospital.

By making a ‘book pledge’ to local businesses, Kate was able to raise money and buy a range of literature from touchy-feely books for babies to detective novels for teenagers.

She said: “I am an independent Usborne book rep and wanted to do something which would help out the hospital.

“I am very passionate about reading, my children love books and I believe it helps broaden the imagination. I want to thank all the local businesses who supported my cause.”

Paula Staines, play specialist at the hospital, said: “We will be handing out the books to children over the Christmas period both on the Rainforest ward and in our assessment department.

“It is never an easy time for a family to have a child in hospital, but with kind donations like this it helps to make the experience less daunting.

“We are extremely grateful for Kate’s donation as we would not be able to provide these things on our own.”

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Coastal overnight car parking row

A group of mobile home owners are facing legal action to stop them camping on a car park on the East Coast.

Lincolnshire County Council says it's taking the steps after four years of complaints from local people and businesses near to the Huttoft Car Terrace between Mablethorpe and Ingoldmells.

A barrier to stop large mobile homes using the site has been cut down several times costing taxpayers thousands of pounds. Adam Fowler reports.

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