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Lincoln City apologises to fans who travelled to Eastleigh match

Lincoln City Football Club has apologised to fans who travelled down south to watch their game against Eastleigh - which was cancelled when a fire at the team hotel meant they couldn't retrieve their kit before the game.

No-one was hurt in the fire at the Hilton Hotel in Chilwell which 55 firefighters attended.

Extra cash boost for Lincoln Cathedral renovations

Lincoln Cathedral will receive another round of extra funding from the First World War Centenary fund Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Lincoln Cathedral will receive another round of extra funding from the First World War Centenary fund.

The grant forms part of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's pledge of £20million towards the cost of repairs to Cathedral buildings in the UK.

The £300,000 cash boost will go towards restoring the leaking North West Transept Triforium Roof.

Despite recent renovations, Lincoln Cathedral is still on English Heritage's 'at risk' register.

"We are most grateful to have secured an additional £300,000 from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Grant. There is still much work ahead, to build on this funding and support the work of maintaining this magnificent building.

"We are, as ever, grateful to all our benefactors who support the Cathedral"

– The Very Reverend Philip Buckler, Dean of Lincoln


Witnesses sought after serious Lincoln assault

Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Lincoln Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Swan Street, Lincoln on Monday.

The incident happened at around 3am, when the 19-year-old victim fell to the floor, banging his head.

He was checked over at Lincoln County Hospital but returned the following day complaining of a headache and was transferred to Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield for treatment. He is currently in a stable condition and recovering from his injuries.

A 21-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.


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Cat recovering well after being found 'dumped' in water

A cat that was rescued from a waterway in Lincoln is recovering well. A foster carer from Lincoln Cat Care is taking care of the animal which they say was distressed by her ordeal when she was brought in.

Cat rescued from Sincil Drain in Lincoln Credit: ITV News Calendar

Police found her in Sincil Drain in Lincoln following reports that a cat or cats had been dumped in the water. Efforts are now being made to trace her owner.

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Police trying to trace owner of cat found in water

Police are trying to trace the owner of a cat that was rescued from a drain in Lincoln following reports of someone throwing either one or more cats into Sincil Drain near to the Hermit Street bridge.

Location of Sincil Drain Credit: ITV News Calendar

A 34-year-old local man who was arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has been released without charge.

Man arrested after cat found dumped in waterway

A man's been arrested after a cat was found dumped in drainage ditch in Lincoln.

Police were called at 1:00am on Friday to reports of someone throwing a cat or cats into the Sincil drain near to the Hermit Street bridge.

A black and white female cat wearing a blue collar was rescued from the water.

It was very cold but otherwise unharmed and is now in the care of a local cat charity.

A 34-year-old local man was arrested nearby on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. He was later released without charge.

Police are hoping to reunite the cat with its owner, and are appealing for them to come forward.

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Woman claimed almost £8,000 to care for dead father

A woman from Lincoln has been ordered to repay £7,786 and undertake 200 hours of unpaid community service after claiming money to care for her dead father.

Joanne Heyward pleaded guilty to fraud at Lincoln Magistrate's Court after an investigation by Lincolnshire Police found she had ignored letters and phone calls about the account after her father's death in October 2011.

Lincolnshire County Council are warning people to be vigilant against fraud in their communities:

This sends a strong message that we will not tolerate Direct Payment fraud and will seek prosecution for anyone who abuses the system. If you know that this is happening in your community, I would urge you to contact the county council so that we can investigate and reclaim funds for people who should rightfully receive them.

– Pete Sidgwick, assistant director of Adult Care at Lincolnshire County Council
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