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Post-mortem examination into death of Lincolnshire student

A post-mortem examination is to be held to establish the cause of death of a Lincolnshire student in which meningitis may have been a factor.

Craig White, 21, from Boston, was in his third year of a journalism degree at the University of Lincoln when he died on Wednesday.

It is believed doctors told his family that meningitis may have been a factor in his death.

A post-mortem examination is to be carried out today (Monday 17th December).

Top partners: University of Lincoln, University of Sheffield and Siemens engineering firm

Celebrations in London after the announcement of principal partnership status

The University of Lincoln, and the University of Sheffield have been named as two of Siemens' principal partner universities.

The status is to honour their working relationships and to acknowledge their goals to develop future engineering graduates and encourage research and innovation.


New science and business park for Lincoln

Lincoln is to get a new science and innovation park thanks to joint plans by the city's university and the Lincolnshire Co-operative. The two organisations are working together on an ambitious development to convert a ten-acre site in the centre of the city which is currently disused.

It is hoped the multi-million pound project on Green Lane near Tritton Road will become a world-class centre for science and technology expertise and will also house the university's proposed new School of Pharmacy which aims to address a shortfall in the number of pharmacists in the area.

Nagging can be good for you

If you are unfit and over-30, then you can benefit from being nagged by family and friends.

A study claims people who are inactive need regular reminders and pestering by spouses and children.

The media and GPs appear to play a similar role, providing 'alarm bells' to shock those who are unfit about the potential consequences ofa sedentary lifestyle.

The aim of this study was to help people examine their lifestyle as a whole and establish what the key factors are in influencing their activity levels. The good news is that the study suggests once you are active and healthy, you no longer need nagging. Most importantly, however, the suggestion that 'nagging is good' should only be applied to getting healthy and active!

– Richard Keegan, School of Sport, Coaching and Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln