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New designs revealed for Lincoln's transport hub

Artist's impression of travel hub

New artists’ impressions have been revealed of the revised Lincoln Transport Hub scheme, which will go before councillors later this month.

The £30 million scheme, led by the city council, will provide a new bus station, a 1,000-space multi-storey car park, along with improvements to Lincoln Central railway station and the creation of a pedestrianised plaza in St Mary’s Street, connecting the bus and rail stations.

Construction could be complete by the end of next year, and the council’s Executive will be asked on March 14th to approve the scheme submitted for planning permission, with the aim of starting on site in August this year.

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Shropshire mother 'unlawfully killed' in Tunisia attack

Sally Adey died in the shooting at the Bardo National Museum in March 2015. Credit: PA

A mother from Shropshire who was shot dead by terrorists in a museum in Tunisia was "unlawfully killed", a coroner has ruled.

Sally Adey, of Caynton, near Shifnal, died in the shooting at the Bardo National Museum in Tunis on 18 March last year.

The 57-year-old, who was originally from Lincoln, had been on a Mediterranean cruise with her husband Robert, who survived the attack.

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Lincoln Hospital 'norovirus-free'

The norovirus outbreak at Lincoln County Hospital has now been officially declared as over.

Although it is now over, norovirus continues to circulate in the community and the hospital is still experiencing a number of cases of patients admitted to the hospital who are incubating the infection.

The number of visitors per patient is limited to a maximum of two per bed, in all but exceptional circumstances. Children aged 5 years and under should not visit the hospital.

If you have norovirus symptoms or have had them in the past 72 hours, do not attend A&E or visit the hospital.

“It is testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff that we are able to declare this outbreak over. Many of them have gone above and beyond what is normally required of them to ensure disruption to the hospital is minimised and ensuring patient safety and care is not compromised.

“I’d like to thank the public too. In staying away from our wards and A&E they have helped us cope and keep disruptions to a minimum. But we still need their support. Visiting restrictions remain in place in order to limit the spread of the virus and to protect our vulnerable patients and our staff.”

– Michelle Rhodes, Director of Nursing for ULHT

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One dead, two hurt after fire at shop following 'blast'

The fire broke out at about 4.30pm on Monday afternoon Credit: Jordan Challis

One person has died after a fire engulfed a shop and storage area following reports of an explosion.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said crews from seven separate stations tackled the blaze in De Wint Avenue, Lincoln, after it broke out at about 4.30pm on Monday.

Police said they believe the person killed was a man but his identity is yet to be confirmed.

At least two other casualties were taken to hospital, although they were not seriously injured.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said:

We are sad to report that one person has died following the fire.

Work is ongoing to establish the identity of this person.

We are working closely with the fire service as the investigation continues to establish the exact circumstances involved.

– spokesman, Lincolnshire Police
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Police searching for missing Lincoln schoolgirl

Police in Lincoln are searching for a missing schoolgirl.

Have you seen Katie? Credit: Lincolnshire Police

15-year-old Katie Hughen was last seen on Sunday in the south of the city. Police say she is of slim build, about 5ft 6in in height, with long, straight, light-brown hair. She is believed to be wearing jeans, black Nike Air trainers, and a burgundy Nike hooded top with a grey Lacoste hooded top over that.

Her family are growing increasingly worried about her and are asking anyone with information to get in touch.

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