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Book of condolence to open for student Euan Coulthard

The Mayor of Grantham has opened a book of condolence for those wishing to leave messages for Euan Coulthard who tragically died in Durham earlier this month.

The 19 year old University student from the East Midlands went missing after a night out, sparking a huge search operation.

His body was formally identified yesterday after it was discovered in the River Wear.

Euan Coulthard's body was discovered in the River Wear last week. Credit: ITV News

Euan's sister left this tribute earlier today.

"Hi, I'm speaking on behalf of Euan's close family, first and foremost we would like to thank you for creating the page that has been so helpful during this difficult time. The support has been truly overwhelming and we can't thank everyone enough. The Mayor of Grantham Ian Selby has kindly agreed to open a Book of Condolence for Euan to allow friends and members of the community to share their memories of Euan at this sad time.

The Book of Condolence is available for signing at the Mayor's Parlour in the Lobby of the Guildhall Arts Centre, St Peter's Green, Grantham from 9:30 to 4:30 weekdays and 9:30 to 2:00 Saturday with extra availability during evening performances.

For anyone that would like to have a message in the book but cannot get to Grantham you can email a message to and it will get transcribed.

Thank you."

– Sister of Euan Coulthard.


Two arrested on suspicion of murder after unexplained death

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the unexplained death of a man in Lincolnshire this morning.

Police were called to reports of a man, aged in his 40s, who had collapsed Credit: PA

Police were called to reports of a man, aged in his 40s, who had collapsed at Inner Street in Grantham in the early hours.

He was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

A 20-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, both from Grantham, are being questioned by police.


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Spectacular star trail photograph taken in Leicestershire

Star trail in Leicestershire Credit: Mark Humpage

We've received an amazing photograph taken by ITV News Central viewer Mark Humpage at Lutterworth in Leicestershire. It was taken over 1500 exposures combined for a 7 hour star trail from the clear sky weekend.

Winter is good for these photos which show the effect of Earths rotation, as seen through the stars.

– Mark Humpage

This is how Mark did it! Click here

Firefighters to protest against planned cuts in Lincoln

Firefighters in Lincolnshire are calling on members of the public to support them in campaigning to oppose proposed cuts to their service.

Firefighters are protesting in Lincoln city centre today Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Members of the Fire Brigades Union are protesting in Lincoln city centre later, and they are asking the public to join them.

It's taking place at 11am by the war memorial on the corner of St Benedict's Square and the High Street.

The jobs of dozens of firefighters are threatened by these cuts proposals, and the FBU are absolutely right in organising this protest to defend their members' livelihoods.

But these cuts will have a serious effect on the public too and the services that our communities receive. Under the proposed cuts plans, Lincolnshire residents will have to wait longer for a fire engine after they've called 999, and when one shows up, there'll be less firefighters on board.

We're calling on members of the public to unite together with the FBU to stop these cuts proposals and defend our fire services.

– Elaine Smith, Defend Our Fire Services spokesperson
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