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Anti-fascist protestors gather in Lincoln for counter-demo

Supporters of Lincoln Against Racism and Fascism hold a demo in the city Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Lincoln Against Racism and Fascism members gathered in the city centre today to hold a counter demonstration against East Anglian Patriots. The far right group are holding a march against a new mosque on Boutlham Park Road this afternoon.

Police at the scene of the demonstrations in Lincoln city centre Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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Woman's appeal to find engagement ring owner

Sophie Reynolds found the ring after celebrating a friend's birthday the previous night
Sophie Reynolds found the ring after celebrating a friend's birthday the previous night Credit: News Team

A woman from Lincoln, who found an engagement ring in her handbag after a night out, has launched a world-wide appeal to find the mystery owner.

Sophie Reynolds, 23, found the antique gold and pearl band on 12 January after celebrating her friend's birthday the night before.

She says she remembers consoling a tearful blonde woman in a takeaway shop at around 4.30am who gave her the ring after revealing she had been cheated on by her fiancé.

Sophie's appeal has been retweeted tens of thousands of times around the world
Sophie's appeal has been retweeted tens of thousands of times around the world Credit: News Team

Sophie posted the appeal on Facebook and Twitter and has had her appeal retweeted tens of thousands of times around the world.

She did not manage to get the woman's name or number after speaking to her inside the Charcoal Grill takeaway in Lincoln.

Sophie has posted the appeal on Facebook and Twitter
Sophie has posted the appeal on Facebook and Twitter Credit: Facebook

The next evening she found the ring in her bag - which she believes may be a family heirloom.

The ring is an antique gold and pearl band
The ring is an antique gold and pearl band Credit: News Team
Sophie met the woman inside the Charcoal Grill takeaway in Lincoln
Sophie met the woman inside the Charcoal Grill takeaway in Lincoln Credit: News Team

Sophie says she has been trying to trace the woman since:

"All I know is that she had blonde hair, was wearing a black-and-red tartan top and spoke with a Yorkshire accent.

"I have looked on the club's website at pictures and haven’t found her, I don’t know if she was from the area, she might have been visiting."

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Police search for missing fourteen year-old boy

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for help in the search for missing fourteen year-old boy, Jamie Townhill, who has been missing since 20th December 2013.

Fourteen year-old Jamie Townhill has been missing since December 20th... Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Jamie is thought to be in the Monks Road or Tower East area of Lincoln.

He is white, approximately 5’6” tall, with black wavy hair and has a local accent. At the time he disappeared, he was wearing a black hooded tracksuit top and bottoms, black trainers with white laces.

He has now been missing over 13 days and is believed to be staying with friends. Police are urging anyone with details to contact them immediately.

Lincoln outdoor ice rink closed because of mild weather

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Unfortunately, due to the unexpected mild weather in Lincoln this morning, the rink will be closed today. @lincsecho @lincsfm @thelincolnite

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If you have prebooked a skate for today, please call us on 01522 717118 and we will be able to rearrange your skate for another day.

An outdoor Christmas ice rink in Lincoln has had to be closed because of the unseasonably mild weather.

With temperatures peaking at around 13 degrees in the city today, operators say they are unable to keep the attraction going.

Anyone who has pre-booked tickets will be able to rearrange their skate for another time.

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Pictures: Strong winds hit Lincoln Christmas markets

One of the stalls blown over at Lincoln markets Credit: Calendar

Lincoln is expecting winds of up to 75mph this morning - and one of the stalls has just blown over. The council said yesterday that stall holders have been told to "batten down the hatches". Around three hundred thousand people are expected to visit the market over the next few days.

The wind sweeps through Lincoln markets Credit: Calendar
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