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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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Police appeal for help finding Lincoln boy's parents

Police are appealing for help finding a Lincoln boy's parents after finding him on a road this afternoon.
Police are appealing for help finding a Lincoln boy's parents after finding him on a road this afternoon. Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Police are appealing for help finding a Lincoln boy's parents after finding him on a road this afternoon.

Lincolnshire Police say he is around 2-3 years-old and cannot speak English.

He was found on Lake View Road at around 4.30pm.

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch on 101.

MPs call for debunked myths on aerial drones flown from Lincolnshire

A type of aerial drone Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

MPs say the Ministry of Defence needs to be more transparent about unmanned aerial drones to debunk myths and counter misinformation.

The remotely piloted air systems are operated from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire. Today's report says Britain's use of drones has fully complied with international law.

WW1 soldiers found in France in 2009 identified

Ten soldiers killed during the First World War who were found in France in 2009 have been named - with three of them coming from the Midlands.

The remains of the soldiers were found during construction work near Beaucamps-Ligny and were formally identified after relatives provided DNA samples.

They were serving with 2nd Battalion The York and Lancaster Regiment and were killed in battle on October 18, 1914.

The soldiers will be re-buried with full military honours at a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in October.

Three of the soldiers identified are:

  • Corporal Francis Carr Dyson, family now living in Derbyshire
  • Private John Richmond, born in Nottingham and family now living in Nottinghamshire;
  • Private William Alfred Singyard, family now living in Lincolnshire
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