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Woman arrested in connection with attempted child abductions

A 48-year-old local woman has been arrested in connection with two attempted child abductions in Market Rasen yesterday.

An incident was reported to Lincolnshire Police just after 3.45pm yesterday after a woman was reported to have tried to grab a nine-year-old girl outside a Boots chemist on Queen Street.

During that investigation it was found that a similar incident believed to involve the same woman and a four-year-old boy had occurred minutes earlier in McColl’s newsagents on Queen Street.

Nobody was injured in either incident but the children were left shaken up.

These incidents will understandably be of great concern to the local community, to parents and to families, and I would like to make it clear that they are isolated and one-off occurrences; we have had no further reports of anything of this nature having taken place. We have a suspect in custody and are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation.

– DI Pete Grayson

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Sir Tom Jones to perform at Market Rasen Racecourse

Sir Tom Jones will be performing at Market Rasen Racecourse this summer. He will be bringing his huge repertoire of hits from across genres and generations including ‘Kiss’, ‘Delilah’, ‘She’s A Lady’ and ‘It’s Not Unusual’.

I’m really looking forward to appearing at ‘An Evening At The Races’ this summer. I always have a fantastic time performing to the audiences at the Racecourses so it’s my pleasure to be asked to return for another year.

– Sir Tom Jones

'An Evening at the Races' is happening on 15th August.

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.

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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.

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