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Public health officials from Derbyshire County Council are warning parents to look out for the symptoms of scarlet fever in their children.

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Teenager becomes second to die following Lincolnshire crash

A Lincoln teenager has become the second person to die following a crash on Good Friday on the A1104 at Snape Hill, in Saleby near Alford. The 16 yr old boy who was a passenger in the black Vauxhall Corsa died at Hull Royal Infirmary on Saturday evening.

A 70 year old woman from Mablethorpe was killed in the crash. Another 6 people remain in serious condition in hospital.

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Woman injured in multiple casualty car crash dies in hospital

A 70-year-old woman injured, along with seven others, in a serious car crash in Lincolnshire has died in hospital. The accident happened on the A1104 at Snape Hill at Saleby near Alford yesterday (Good Friday) involving two cars and a van.

Four air ambulances and four land ambulances took the casualties to four different hospitals. The woman, who died was from Mablethorpe, and was a front seat passenger in a Ford C-Max car being driven by a 72-year-old man, who is seriously ill at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Two other passengers in the car including an 11-year-old boy are also in hospital seriously injured. Four people travelling in a Corsa are also seriously injured in hospital. The driver of the van a 50-year-old man from Boston was not injured. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Eight injured in serious Lincolnshire crash

Three people have been airlifted to hospital with potentially serious injuries after a crash near Alford in Lincolnshire, in which a total of eight people were hurt. Four air ambulances and four land ambulances have taken the casualties to four different hospitals.

The accident, which is thought to have involved two vehicles, happened at 4.30pm on Good Friday on the A1104 at Snape Hill at Saleby, near Alford. The East Midlands Ambulance Service says air ambulances took two patients to hospital in Hull and one to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Four patients have been taken to hospital by East Midlands Ambulance Service crews; two to Boston's Pilgrim Hospital, one to hospital in Hull, and one to Grimsby. Air ambulances from as far away as Yorkshire and Warwickshire were despatched as well the helicopters from Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

Lincolnshire library campaigners call on David Cameron to help save services

Supporters of the Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaign marched through Lincoln in September 2013
Supporters of the Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaign marched through Lincoln in September 2013 Credit: ITV News Central

Campaigners who want to save Lincolnshire's libraries have asked Prime Minister David Cameron to step in.

They travelled to Downing Street to raise the issue.

Lincolnshire County Council is proposing to hand over control of 32 of its 47 library services to community groups under moves to save £2 million.

In September 2013, supporters of the Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaign marched through Lincoln to raise awareness of their concerns.

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Lincolnshire Archives to hold World War One exhibition

WW1 propaganda
WW1 propaganda Credit: Lincolnshire Archives

An exhibition exploring the start of the First World War will go on display at Lincolnshire Archives.

Original posters, trench maps, photographs and letters will illustrate local events from 1914.

Among the displays there will be accounts of how Boultham Park and Brocklesbury Park were used as military hospitals and instructions for local communities in the event of an invasion.

Collections Officer Adrian Wilkinson says the exhibition also reveals the lengths people went to, to join the war effort.

Margaret Thatcher’s father tried to enlist in the army six times, but was rejected because of his poor eyesight.

The exhibition will be held Saturday 12th April 10.30am until 3pm.

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'Esso tiger' Tango saved from death by wildlife park

A former "Esso tiger" has been rescued by a wildlife park in Lincolnshire.

Tango featured in the Esso adverts with the slogan 'Put a tiger in your tank'.
Tango featured in the Esso adverts with the slogan 'Put a tiger in your tank'. Credit: Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park/PA Wire

Eighteen-year-old Tango had been earmarked for destruction in Belgium along with his partner Julia after the two tigers were seized from a German circus last year.

The eighteen-year-old tiger went straight to bed when he arrived at the park. Credit: Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park

The pair were rescued following a campaign by Neil Mumby and his team of keepers at Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park in Lincolnshire.

The tiger roars for the camera.
Tango and his partner Julia have settled in to their new home and are ready to take on the park's visitors. Credit: Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park

"They are doing really well. They've had a long journey and just like us humans, they get tired, so they went straight to bed when they got here", Mr Mumby said.

Find out more about Tango and Julia and their upkeep here

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Red Arrows video gets almost 30,000 views in three days

A video posted online showing what it's like to fly with the red arrows has been viewed almost 30,000 times in three days.

The film shows the inside of the cockpit as the team fly over the Lincolnshire countryside for a practice session including dips, dives and manoeuvres. The Red Arrows, which are in their 50th year, fly out to Cyprus tomorrow for a training session ahead of a new display season.

You can see the full video here.

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