While No 10 said Mark Simmonds' departure was agreed at the reshuffle, it means the Foreign Office has lost two ministers in one week.
Skegness is getting a new lifeboat earlier than planned thanks to a large donation by a volunteer who spent 45 years working for the RNLI.
UKIP members are holding their Spring Conference at Skegness' Embassy Theatre
Police are searching for a missing woman who has not been seen since she left home to go to work on Wednesday.
Diane Tytheridge, 60, left her home in Bicker at around 6am to go to work at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston. Before she got there she contacted colleagues to say she would not be in and has not been heard from since.
Diane is 5' 4" tall, of slim build, and has long fair hair. She drives a black Ford Fiesta, registration DT03 GPT.
Police are increasingly concerned for Diane's welfare and are appealing to her to contact them to let them know she is safe.
The opening games of the national Volleyball England Beach Tour (VEBT) start in Skegness today.
The event, hosted by East Lindsey District Council for the fifth year running, includes the opening games which are free to watch in a purpose built grandstand situated on Central Beach, to the South of the Pier. Visitors will be able to see more than 100 players compete over the two days.
For those wanting to try their hand at volleyball themselves, a series of free to use Go-Spike courts will be set up nearby. A team of volunteers will join representatives from Volleyball England.
A man from Skegness has been jailed for his role in a drugs ring based in Kent.
Jamie Ryan Haigh, 31, was sentenced to six years and six months imprisonment after being found guilty of conspiracy with others to supply MDPV and possession with intent to supply in relation to 975 diazepam tablets.
Four men, including another from Skegness, were also jailed for their role.
A Skegness teenager, who stole from his grandmother and others, has been sentenced to 18 months in a young offenders institution after pleading guilty to a number of theft offences.
Adrian Martin Frazer,19, of Queens Road, appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on 12 May, where he pleaded guilty to four counts of theft.
– PC Dave Mills,
How much lower can a thief sink than to steal and sell his granny's mobility scooter? Frazer betrayed his family and friends by stealing from them and refused to face up to his actions, pleading not guilty at each court appearance. It was only when presented with overwhelming evidence that he finally changed his plea to guilty at Crown Court, and I am pleased that he was not given another chance and was handed the sentence he deserves.
Bus, newspaper and website advertising is to be used in a campaign to attract visitors to Skegness, Ingoldmells and the surrounding areas.
Tourism in the area is worth around five hundred million pounds a year and today the area's tourism board, Visit East Lincolnshire launched an ambitious programme to attract even more people to the mid-Lincolnshire coast:
An investigation has started into a series of burglaries that have been reported in Skegness in the past week.
Homes have been targetted in Beresford Avenue, Kingsthorpe Avenue, Briar Way, Huckles Way and Finisterre Avenue.
In each case, the burglars appear to have been able to get in by forcing a rear door or window whilst the homes were unoccupied.
– DC Emily Wooll-Rivers, Skegness CID
Make it more difficult for potential burglaries to access the rear of your house by ensuring you keep any side access gates securely locked. Consider motion-sensor lighting or installing a burglar alarm if your home is unoccupied for longer periods of time.
Anyone with information about the burglaries should contact Lincolnshire Police by dialling 101 and quoting the incident number. Report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Both RNLI lifeboats stationed at Skegness were called out this afternoon to a kayaker in trouble off the Lincolnshire coast.
The volunteer crew were called when one of two kayakers was unable to get back into his canoe having fallen into the sea half a mile off Anderby Creek.
The man’s teenage grandson was in the other kayak but was unable to help him back into his canoe. In an offshore wind, the pair were making very slow progress back to the shore when help arrived.
A grieving widower says a six-year bankruptcy order made against a Lincolnshire stonemason who ran up huge debts does not go far enough.
David Hurley was one of scores of people whose loved ones were left in unmarked graves when a monumental mason based in Skegness failed to carry out the work they'd paid for. Grace Melody Gardner reports.
A father is continuing fight to change the law after his son was left in a coma after a cycling accident.
Ryan Smith was knocked off his bike last July, and spent four months in hospital before opening his eyes. Six months after the accident he's showing slow signs of progress.
His father has organised a petition to try to get the wearing of cycle helmets made compulsory - but the Government has already said it won't change its legislation. Matt Price reports.