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Boy critical after falling from moving coach

A nine-year-old boy from Stamford Rugby Club in Lincolnshire is in a critical condition after falling from a coach on the A47 near King’s Lynn.

It happened shortly before 3:45pm when a boy fell from a door towards the back of a double-decker coach as it travelled on the A47 at Tilney All Saints.

The boy suffered serious injuries as a result and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn where his condition is described as critical.

Thirty passengers, 20 children and 10 adults, were on board the 71-seater coach at the time of the incident although no one else was injured.

The youngsters from the rugby club were traveling home after playing in a tournament at Cromer in north Norfolk when the incident happened.

The road remains closed while police carry out investigations and the coach is recovered. Local diversions are in place.

This is a serious incident which has left a nine-year-old boy fighting for his life.

The circumstances of how the boy came to fall from the coach will form part of our investigation and it would be inappropriate to speculate further at this stage.

The boy’s parents, who were travelling with the teams, are being supported by specially trained officers.

– Superintendent Dave Marshall, Norfolk Constabulary

Stamford's turquoise shop divides town

A shoe shop on Stamford High Street has had its retrospective planning application to repaint it rejected because the colour isn't subtle enough.

Moshulu was painted a bright turquoise - but many of the Georgian buildings in the town are made from Lincolnshire limestone.

The issue has divided the town, as Rajiv Popat discovered:

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Council: Turquoise shop "too brash"

A shoe shop on Stamford High Street has had its retrospective planning application to repaint it rejected because the colour isn't subtle enough.

Moshulu was painted a bright turquoise - but many of the Georgian buildings in the town are made from Lincolnshire limestone.

Mark Williets, from South Kestevan District Council, says the colour is "too brash".

Turquoise shop causes a stir in Stamford

A shoe shop on Stamford High Street has had its retrospective planning application to repaint it rejected because the colour isn't subtle enough.

Moshulu has caused a stir in Stamford

Moshulu was painted a bright turquoise - but many of the Georgian buildings in the town are made from Lincolnshire limestone.

South Kestevan District Council say the colour is unduly prominent.

Shop criticised for turquoise colour

Moshulu had its retrospective planning application rejected

A shoe shop on Stamford High Street has had its retrospective planning application to repaint it rejected because the colour isn't subtle enough. 'Moshulu' was painted a bright turquoise, but the council said it was out of character with the listed building.

Two arrests after woman critically injured

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was injured in Stamford yesterday.

Officers were called out last night before 10pm last night to reports that a 56-year-old woman had been seriously injured. She is in hospital in a critical condition. At this stage the cause of her injuries is unexplained.

A 49-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman are currently being questioned.

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Lincolnshire man attacked in Sheffield

A man is being treated in hospital after an attack in Sheffield.

Police were called to Glossop Road outside the Harley Hotel following reports of an assault just after 2am.

A 23-year-old man from Stamford, Lincolnshire was found unconscious and taken to the Northern General Hospital, where he is described as being in a serious, but stable condition.

Two 31-year-old men and a 33-year-old man, all from Sheffield have been arrested on suspicion of assault and have all been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Plan agreed to keep Stamford Hospital open

A recovery plan has been agreed to keep Stamford Hospital open.

The Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust needs to save £40 million a year.

The problems at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are severe – it is only able to provide services to patients due to emergency funding from the Department of Health.

– Dr David Bennett, Chair and CEO of Monitor

The recovery plan will take five years to complete.

Yorkshire's Oliver Townend currently fifth after dressage at Burghley Horse Trials

Oliver Townend and Armada at last year's Burghley Horse Trials Credit: Press Association

30-year-old Yorkshireman Oliver Townend has risen to the challenge on Armada at Burghley Horse Trials, moving fifth at the halfway point on day two with a score of 43.7.

The combination, fourth at Burghley last year, will now look to push on in Saturday's cross-country phase. They jumped clear inside the time at Badminton earlier this year.

"He is not an easy horse, so every good result is exactly that. There were two blips, otherwise he would be closer to the lead.

"It takes a long time, especially with the older horses, to learn about their quirks, and I love riding him every day.

"Burghley has been a very lucky place for me - I've been in the top four three times during the past four years. It is an event I look forward to riding in.

"It is always a very serious cross-country course. In my opinion, it is the most difficult competition in the world to win, and it looks like another serious challenge."

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