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Revisiting the town Mary Portas hired to 'turn around'

Kate Hemingway revisits a town in Lincolnshire which had its High Street thrown into the spotlight two years ago after the Queen of Shops Mary Portas, was hired by the Government to turn it around.

A regeneration team in Market Rasen is now putting plans in place to carry on the work - but some residents say the Portas scheme has failed to deliver.



WWII auction raises less than hoped

Rare items from a German World War Two bomber that crashed over Lincolnshire have found a new owner - but raised less than expected.

The pilot's pocket watch and a pair of binoculars went for £320 at an auction in Market Rasen today - which was less than expected considering their good condition - and the history behind them. Their owner was on his way to bomb Hull in 1944 when he was shot down.

Items salvaged from German bomber to be auctioned off

Rare items salvaged from a crashed German World War Two bomber in Lincolnshire are to be auctioned off. Among the lots are a pilot's pocket watch and a pair of binoculars in a pig skin case which were retrieved from a Luftwaffe Dornier 217-M1 which came down at Legbourne near Louth in 1944.

The items are among 850 to go under the hammer at Perkins George Mawer in Market Rasen on Thursday 21 March. People interested in bidding can preview what is due to be sold on Wednesday afternoon at the firm's saleroom. Also there are charts from a U.S. lifeboat that washed up at Theddlethorpe.

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