Investigations are underway to find out the cause of a fire at the iconic Bass Maltings buildings in Sleaford. Fire crews believe it may have been caused deliberately. Eye witness, John Homer, says the fire is 'bad news'.
Mark Baxter from Lincolnshire Fire Service reveals the cause of the fire.
Fire & Rescue say the fire at the Sleaford Maltings is likely to have been started deliberately. Investigations will continue into the night
19:34 - Derelict building fire, Mareham Lane, Sleaford. Aerial ladder platform from Lincoln & 7 fire appliances on scene from Sleaford (1/3)
(2/3) Billinghay, Lincoln, Brant Broughton, Billingborough, Metheringham & Donington. Plus Command Support Unit from Market Rasen.
(3/3) 2 main jets in use at this time. Look out for further details later...
Fire fighters in Sleaford have been battling a large fire at the town's Bass Maltings building.
Several crews have been sent to tackle the blaze which broke out earlier this evening at the derelict industrial site.
It was a trial of nerves in Lincolnshire on Sunday as the World Championships got underway. Competitors travelled from as far afield as Germany, Slovenia, Hong Kong and Brazil to the small village of Swaton near Sleaford.
But after months of training, only one team could walk away as the World Egg Throwing Champions. Helen Steel reports.
Head teachers from schools in Hull, Lincoln and Sleaford are meeting with the Education Select Committee today as it visits Hull to take evidence on academies and free schools as they want to see if the model would raise primary school standards.
Lincolnshire police have commenced an investigation after a 13-year-old girl was indecently assaulted woodland between St Edmunds Road and Ancaster Drive in Sleaford.
The girl was with her bicycle on the afternoon of May 4 when she was approached by a man who carried out the assault.
It was not reported to the police until 7th May.
The offender is described as white, possibly aged in his late 50’s, 5’6” tall. He was of slim, possibly athletic, build. His hair was short at the sides and slightly longer on top. It was grey and combed forward with a fringe.
He was clean shaven. He wore black knee length shorts and a plain grey tee shirt.
Detective Inspector Pete Grayson, leading the investigation, said, “I am keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the woods last Sunday between 2:00pm and 3:00pm in the afternoon. They may have seen the victim or the offender and in any event may have information for us.
We are told that two young women aged between 18 and 25, walking a golden Labrador,were seen close to the woods at around the relevant time. I would very much like to speak to them as they may have seen something useful to this investigation.”
A charity shop in Sleaford got an unexpected delivery last week when they received a dress worn by Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh.
Julie's character, Hayley Cropper, left the show after a controversial storyline earlier this year.
The skirt is a purple, floral, Birketex skirt, in size 16, with sequins and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
It is being sold for £45 at Sleaford’s British Red Cross shop.