A drop-in session will be held at St Giles Community Centre in Lincoln this afternoon, where anyone can take along their debt letters, opened or unopened, and get free, confidential advice from a debt coach.
The initiative is being run by Christians Against Poverty.
"The debt letter amnesty is for you if you are worried about any letters you've received about debts. Perhaps you are not sure what you need to do about them, or maybe you haven't been able to face opening them yet. This is an opportunity to do something positive in a confidential way, with a trained debt coach at no cost. You just need to drop in to the session and one of the team will be able to meet with you privately and discreetly, without any pressure."
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Baron statues that were brought to Lincoln to celebrate the Magna Carta's 800th anniversary sold for £167,000 at an auction last night.
The money raised from selling the sculptures of the 25 Barons is going to the foodbank charity, The Trussell Trust.
The shocking scale of domestic abuse in Lincolnshire has been revealed at a conference, where delegates heard that police responded to 10,000 call outs last year.
Safeguarding professionals met in Lincoln to discuss what more can be done to tackle the problem and help those affected. A number of victims have also been speaking out, including a man who suffered serious domestic abuse. WARNING: you may find some of the details and pictures in Kate Hemingway's report distressing from the start.
The shocking scale of domestic abuse in Lincolnshire has been highlighted at a conference - as it's revealed police dealt with 10,000 call outs last year.
Ian McNicholl, himself a victim of male domestic abuse gave a powerful account to professionals at the event in Lincoln.
Mr McNicholl was attacked by his former partner in Lincolnshire with lit cigarettes and burnt with an iron. They went on to be jailed for the abuse which happened over an 18 month period.
Ian now offers support as an ambassador of the charity 'The Mankind Initiative'- he also helped the storywriters of Coronation Street research their male domestic abuse storyline involving the character Tyrone.
A man has been treated in hospital after being stabbed in the leg in the lift of a block of flats in Lincoln.
Officers were called to William House on Picton Street on Friday evening. Police say the 35 year old's injuries are not life threatening.
Three people were arrested but have since been released with no further action.
Lincolnshire Police executed a number of warrants today in the Lincoln area in connection with an investigation into child sexual exploitation and child trafficking offences.
It was part of a joint operation with officers from Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
Five men have been arrested and are currently in police custody.
Enquiries are continuing.
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Two people from Lincoln have become the first in the country to be fined under new laws around the use of legal highs.
Lincoln was the first authority in the UK which banned the use of legal highs in the city centre, following health warnings. The ban is part of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).
The two men, prosecuted separately, had to pay a total of £720 in fines after being found in possession of the substances in the city centre.
We continually enforce the PSPO as we go about day-to-day business in the city centre but we wanted to again raise some awareness around the Order and ‘legal highs’ by having these enforcement days. It’s possible we might not identify anyone in breach of the Order but that’s actually a positive because it shows that people are taking notice and listening to advice about the dangers of these untested and unregulated new psychoactive substances.
“Lincolnshire Police has been working closely with the City of Lincoln Council and other agencies; and we are all committed to tackling this emerging problem and any issues of ASB that are associated with it so our businesses continue to flourish and our city centre is a safe and welcoming place, as well as getting any users of these ‘legal highs’ the help they might need.”
Nationally there is an increasing awareness of these so-called ‘legal highs’ and the damage they can cause to people and communities.
“We have evidence from the police, residents and businesses to show these substances are having a persistent, detrimental impact on local communities.
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.