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Lincoln turns out to 'Zoom the Flume'

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Thousands of people have been in Lincoln today to see a giant water slide on Flaxengate- which was brought to the city to boost tourism and raise money for charity. Hundreds who won a lottery style draw also got the chance to have a go on the so called Lincoln Flume. Among the thrill seekers was Sgt John fluck, three days before he retires from Lincolnshire police force.

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CCTV images released after Lincoln sex attack

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Lincolnshire Police have released CCTV images of a man they believe can help them with their investigations after a woman was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted in Lincoln.

The 19-year-old victim was attacked on Firth Road at around 7.30pm on June 30.

The attacker is described as being white, in his mid-20s, with short blonde hair and was wearing a blue t-shirt and orange coloured trousers.

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Lizzie Armitstead wins British Cycling Championship

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Otley's Lizzie Armitstead has won the Women's British Cycling Championship for a third time.

The 26-year-old was involved in a horror crash during the Tour of Britain earlier this month, but recovered in time to compete today in Lincoln.

Speaking to British Eurosport, she praised the crowds for their support saying she would head to Donegal, Ireland to celebrate with her boyfriend.

Lincoln road due to open after five months of repairs

The roadworks in Lincoln Credit: Calendar News

A road in Lincoln is officially opening today, after five months of repairs. The five-million pound project around Canwick Road aims to improve traffic flow - but some local traders say they've lost out on business because of the ongoing disruptions.

Drivers say they're still unsure if the improvements will help ease congestion in the area. Lincolnshire County Council admits it sympathises with those who have lost trade during the time of the roadworks, but says no compensation is available.

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Feeling Christmassy? Lincoln Christmas Market already taking bookings

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Nearly 100 applications for stalls at the 2015 Lincoln Christmas Market have already been received this week!

The applications are for the 33rd market, which is due to run from Thursday, December 3 until Sunday, December 6 and is expected to attract more than 250,000 visitors.

It brings in more than £13 million to the city.

Applications for stallholders opened on Monday, June 1. The first round of applications will close on July 13, with offers due to be sent out from August 3. The deadline for accepting offers will be September 11.

Lincoln Cathedral gets millions in Heritage Lottery funding

Lincoln Cathedral is to be restored with money from the Heritage Lottery Fund Credit: ITV News

More than £12 million has been awarded to Lincoln Cathedral by the Heritage Lottery Fund for redevelopment and restoration works.

It is the only cathedral on Historic England's buildings at-risk register and has a repair bill topping £1.5 million a year.

Staff hope to double school visit numbers and widen the range of visitors to the cathedral.

Better rail services promised for some East Midlands Trains passengers

East Midlands Trains has announced improved services Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Improved rail services between Nottingham, Newark Castle and Lincoln will start from today.

After a £2 million boost in government funding, passengers will be able to travel faster between stations on the new Castle Line, and East Midlands Trains has also promised more services.

Bosses at East Midlands Trains say passengers using Newark Castle will benefit from:

  • Most frequent ever service
  • A 41 per cent increase in weekday services
  • An extra 25 trains to and from Nottingham, providing two trains per hour for most of the day
  • Journey times reduced to just over 20 minutes on fast services to and from Nottingham
  • Fiskerton and Collingham will have more weekday services than they have ever had
  • Extra weekday morning peak service to Nottingham
  • Extra weekday evening service from Nottingham
  • More travel opportunities with an hourly service to Matlock via Derby
An East Midlands train passes through Nottingham station Credit: Martin Keene/PA Archive/Press Association Images

“I am absolutely delighted that we are introducing our new and much improved services for the communities and businesses along the Castle Line.

“The new services are a particular boost to the smaller, intermediate stations along the route as many of them will now have more services than they have ever had in more than a century.

"This is a real boost for the region and we are over the moon to have worked closely with so many partners and supporters to make this happen.

“However, we are far from complacent and know there is still more we can do to improve services for the Castle Line and we will continue to work hard, with our partners, to make further improvements.”

– Simon Taylor, Head of Network Development for East Midlands Trains
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