Around 20 firefighters have tackled a blaze in Lincolnshire which left a house badly damaged. A neighbour captured on camera the moment the fire took hold in the roof of the semi-detached property in Mablethorpe. It then quickly spread and destroyed the rest of the roof.
It was soon brought under control and no-one was hurt.
Extra sand, dumped on beaches to increase sea defences on the east coast, is being blown inland and causing problems according to residents. Many who live in Sutton-on-Sea and Mablethorpe are calling for more to be done by the Environment Agency who put the sand there in the first place.
A 22-year-old man from the Chesterfield area has died at the scene of a crash in Mablethorpe. The man was the driver and only person in a silver VW Polo car when it left the road on Gibraltar Road and collided with a wall.
Local diversions are being set up and the road will be closed for a prolonged period while police examine the scene and remove the vehicle.
No-one else was injured in the crash.
Anyone who saw what happened is encouraged to get in touch with the Collision Witness Hotline 01522 558855.
Specially trained officers will be interviewing the victim of an alleged sexual assault that took place at a property in Theddlethorpe, near Mablethorpe.
The offender, who is not believed to be known to the victim, left the scene and police are currently searching the area with trained dog handlers and with the support of the Humberside Police helicopter.
The suspect is described as white, in his late 20s, around 5ft 9/10 with cropped dark hair and dark eyebrows. He is of a stocky build with a round face and there is a possibility that he speaks with a soft irish accent.
A young brother and sister were rescued by RNLI lifeguards on Saturday after they got into difficulty in the sea at Mablethorpe. The children were playing when they were spotted drifting towards an outfall pipe where there is often a rip current running which can be dangerous for swimmers.
When lifeguards reached the 9-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl, the boy was struggling and starting to go under the water.
Both children, who could not swim, were taken back to the safety of the lifeguard unit on the beach to recover and to be reunited with their parents.
They were outside the safe swim area and were starting to struggle in the water when the lifeguards reached them. Another few seconds and it could have been a very different story. Fortunately the children seemed to be ok, although the boy was badly shocked. The area patrolled by lifeguards on the beach is clearly marked by red and yellow flags and we advise anyone who wants to swim in the sea to stay in that area. It is particularly important that anyone who can’t swim well should stick to the shallow water and not get out of their depth."
– Mark Hargreaves, RNLI lifeguard supervisor
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Hundreds of people are expected to turn out as Mablethorpe's annual illuminations are switched on today. A host of events are planned including street theatre as well as a variety of beach sports, including beach cricket.