The government has rejected calls for a new law on wearing helmets whilst riding bicycles despite thousands of signatures on an online petition.
The father of Ryan Smith from Skegness launched a campaign to make it compulsory for cyclists to wear helmets after his son suffered a brain injury from a riding accident. Mark Smith says he will continue his fight.
The father of Ryan Smith from Skegness says his fight for bicycle helmets to be made compulsory is not over. Ryan was left with a brain injury when he was knocked off his bike. He was not wearing a helmet. The Government has rejected calls for a new law on wearing them.
A seal sanctuary on the East Coast has been inundated over Christmas with new visitors in the wake of last month's tidal surge.
Natureland in Skegness has never been so busy. December's record breaking high tide swamped parts of Lincolnshire playing havoc with the grey seal population at the height of their breeding season. Gaynor Barnes reports.
A team of street pastors will take to the streets of Skegness tonight, offering support and supplies to homeless people who are most vulnerable at this time of year.
As well as a friendly face and a safe environment, the Street Pastors will hand out practical items such as foil blankets to those suffering the effects of the cold, flip flops to those wearing unsuitable footwear and bottles of water to help combat dehydration.
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.