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Skegness flooding forum

The Skegness Community Forum will meet today to discuss the risk posed by coastal flooding. The meeting will include speakers from local authorities and organisations such as the Environment Agency, so they can explain their work in protecting and preparing the coast for the future.

Pregnant cow's head stuck in wall for several hours

A pregnant cow, which became stuck in a wall in Skegness, has been freed by firefighters in Lincolnshire.

Credit: Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service
Crews had to use heavy breaking equipment Credit: Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service

The animal which was trapped for several hours had to be sedated before Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue service used heavy breaking equipment to get it out of the opening of a wartime pillbox.

Cow was assisted by Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Credit: Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service
Cow was trapped for several hours Credit: Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service

It is now said to have fully recovered from the ordeal.

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Burglar jailed for 5 years

A man who committed burglaries in Skegness and Winthorpe, as well as in the Barnsley area in July, has been jailed for five years at Lincoln Crown Court.

Craig Fellows has been jailed for 5 years for a string of burglaries Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Craig Fellows, 44, of Royston, Barnsley admitted burglary with intent to steal at a property in Queen's Drive, Skegness, and burglary of a caravan at Winthorpe.

The court heard that during the Skegness burglary, he walked into the home of a 75-year-old man. When he was discovered he asked for money, but the man managed to push him outside.

After this incident he went on to break into a caravan in Winthorpe, stealing a laptop and cash.

Fellows was identified on CCTV and was traced and arrested.

He admitted two charges of burglary and two charges of theft in the Barnsley area. He also admitted breach of a suspended sentence imposed by Barnsley Magistrates for theft.

Craig Fellows was a short stay visitor to the coast who blighted the local community of Winthorpe, preying on the elderly and vulnerable.

"He would find it acceptable to invite himself into people's home and help himself to their belongings. With the help of the local community Fellows was quickly identified and arrested, and this led to his immediate imprisonment.

"Whilst such offences are few and far between, these incidents act as a reminder for us all to think about our home security, and something as simple as keeping the door locked can be so effective".

– Det Sgt Lee St Quinton, Skegness CID

Firefighters tackle Skegness leisure park blaze

Seven fire crews are currently tackling a blaze at Southview Leisure Park in Skegness.

The complex has been evacuated but there is no reports of any casualties.

Crews from Mablethorpe, Skegness, Holbeach, Leverton, Alford, Spilsby and Horncastle are all in attendance.

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Police search for missing 14-year-old boy

Police are searching for a 14 year-old boy, who has been missing since yesterday evening.

Leroy Johnson Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Leroy Johnson, from the Wellington Way area of Skegness, left Lady Jane Franklin School in Spilsby on Tuesday morning, along with two other boys, and the three walked to Boston.

Leroy was last seen in Craythorne Lane in Boston around 6.30pm yesterday. The two boys he was with have returned home safely but there has been no further sighting of Leroy.

Background: Why bike ride to Skegness was so special

The family of Adi Green decided to organise a poignant bike ride from Lincoln to Skegness in his memory because it was a journey he enjoyed making himself. Around 60 riders set from Lincoln at around 9am arriving in Skegness shortly after 11am.

Adi Green Credit: Family photo

Adi was a keen biker and regularly made the journey to Skegness with his wife Paula to enjoy a bag of chips together. Today was the first time she had retraced those steps since Adi's death on 30 August 2013.

It was following a car accident in 2004 that Adi was first diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour. Defying doctors who told him he only had months to live he carried on fighting and survived for a further nine years after various round of treatment.

Adi Green's widow Paula has set up Adi's Mission Fund and has so far raised more than £5000 for The Brain Tumour Charity.

Bikers stage charity ride in memory of cancer victim

Around 60 motorbikers have staged a charity ride from Lincoln to Skegness in memory of a man from Lincoln who died last year from a brain tumour. Adi Green's family are now raising money through Adi's Mission Fund which supports The Brain Tumour Charity.

Bikers ride into Skegness in memory of Adi Green Credit: ITV News Calendar

Adi's wife estimates they have raised hundreds of pounds with their charity bike ride and are hoping more money will come in with other fundraising events.

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