East Lindsey District Council has approved £173,000 to secure lifeguard services in Skegness, Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea for the next three years.
“The RNLI has provided a high quality and respected beach lifeguard service in East Lindsey for a number of years now and I’m pleased we’re able to extend that agreement. Not only do the lifeguards provide a visible reassuring presence to beach users, they also offer advice on water safety and the need to respect the sea.”
– Councillor Adam Grist, Portfolio Holder covering Beach Safety and tourism
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man had part of his ear bitten off during an attack in Ingoldmells. The 28-year-old from Doncaster was verbally abused and assaulted before part of one of his ear lobes was bitten off in the early hours of this morning.
This was a nasty incident, a man has lost part of his ear and is scarred for life. We have a suspect in custody but I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened. The area was quite busy at the time and it is likely that someone saw something that my assist the investigation.”
Rail services linking Skegness with Nottingham have started getting back to normal.
Nottingham station has undergone a £100 million revamp, with buses replacing trains over the last month. It re-opened yesterday but today officials will see how staff and commuters cope with the changes as people return to work following the Bank Holiday.
Network Rail area manager Justin Page says they've have thousands of people working on the project.
A father's call for the wearing of helmets by all cyclists to be compulsory has been backed by superstar rider Mark Cavendish. Teenager Ryan Smith, from Lincolnshire, remains in a coma after his accident while riding to work for a summer job near Skegness. Here's Martin Fisher.
Councillors in Skegness have attacked a government report that branded the resort as the most deprived in the UK. In a report based on poverty figures, the Lincolnshire seaside town - famous for the Jolly Fisherman and Butlins - came out with the worst record.
At the resort today, they were testing out a ferry service as one way of bringing in tourists from other areas. Calendar spoke to Cllr. Dick Edginton of east Lindsay District Council
Protesters from the far-right English Defence League have staged a demonstration against halal slaughter in Skegness. The method of preparing meat according to the rituals of Islam is legal - but the EDL say it is barbaric. From Skegness, Martin Fisher reports.
The English Defence League have gathered in Skegness to demonstrate against Halal slaughter. The protest was originally planned by the East Anglian Patriots, who demonstrated last month against the planned mosque in Lincoln.
One of the country's best known resorts is hoping for a prehistoric pay day as part of its bid to boost tourism. Skegness is doing all it can to bring in the visitors and create dozens of jobs.
There's been a £16m investment at a holiday park and now a developer is ploughing hundreds of thousand of pounds into dinosaurs. It's all happening on the sea front and it's hoped that it'll bring more investment as Kate Hemingway reports.