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Lincolnshire leaders and faith groups pay tribute to Tunisia victim Carly Lovett

Religious leaders of different faiths, Lincoln Council and Lincoln university have united to offer their condolences to those who knew Tunisia victim Carly Lovett and have called for unity in the face of the attacks.

The 24-year-old University of Lincoln graduate and fashion blogger was on holiday with her finance in Tunisia when she was killed in Friday's attack.

Carly Lovett was killed in the Tunisia beach attacks Credit: ITV Central

We send our condolences to the family and friends of Carly Lovett and also those affected by Friday’s atrocities.

“We must not let the perpetrators achieve their goal of striking fear into communities and dividing them."

“By being united we are showing that we will defeat the terrorists in their aim to divide us."

“Modern societies should be respectful of all religions and beliefs, showing understanding and solidarity."

“We must continue our opposition to these acts of violence and show that the diversity is something to be celebrated, not targeted.”

– Joint Statement

The response was on behalf of several religious and non-religious organisations from Lincoln:

  • City of Lincoln Council
  • Islamic Association of Lincoln
  • House of Clergy Diocese of Lincoln
  • University of Lincoln
  • Lincoln Interfaith Forum
  • Lincoln Baha’i Spiritual Assembly
  • Lincoln Balagokulam (Hindu Faith Group)
  • Lincolnshire Jewish Community
  • Sikh Community
  • Roman Catholic Church
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Freight train derailed in Lincolnshire

Services have been suspended on East Midlands Trains between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town due to a derailed freight train between Lincoln Central and Market Rasen.

Trains are not currently running between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town and disruption is expected for the remainder of today.

Road transport will replace trains.

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Family of young woman killed in Tunisia attack pay tribute

The family of 24-year-old Carly Lovett from Lincolnshire, who was killed in the Tunisia beach attack, have paid tribute to her.

The fashion blogger who studied at the University of Lincoln was on holiday with her fiancee.

Carly Lovett Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Carly was and always will be our beautiful shining light; she was funny, clever, artistic and radiated love and happiness around her. Carly recently got engaged to Liam, her childhood sweetheart of 10 years. Both were excited and looking forward to a bright future together filled with love and happiness. This has now been cruelly taken away. To move forward through this we will try to do what we believe Carly would want and that is to love, cherish and support each other. The support received from family, friends and people we don’t know has been overwhelming and has been a great comfort to us all. Carly, may you soar with the angels and we pray with all our hearts that this evil, and such disregard for human life, will end so no other family will feel the pain that we do today and always will."

– Carly Lovett's family
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Lizzie Armitstead wins British Cycling Championship

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Otley's Lizzie Armitstead has won the Women's British Cycling Championship for a third time.

The 26-year-old was involved in a horror crash during the Tour of Britain earlier this month, but recovered in time to compete today in Lincoln.

Speaking to British Eurosport, she praised the crowds for their support saying she would head to Donegal, Ireland to celebrate with her boyfriend.

Police appeal to find missing teenagers from Sleaford

Police are appealing to find two girls from Sleaford, who have not been seen since Wednesday 24 June.

Kaitlyn is described as 5ft 6in in height Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Kaitlyn Murray is described as 5ft 6in in height, with long straight brown hair, wearing denim shorts, a white cropped top, and a navy cropped bomber style jacket.

She was last seen wearing pink trainers and carrying a floral design handbag.

Alex is described as 5ft 6in in height, with long black curled hair, and wearing black leggings,a short white top, with a pink silk kimono with white and black tassels. She was last seen wearing grey and black trainers.

Alex is described as 5ft 6in in height Credit: Lincolnshire Police


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Council promotes Magna Carta at Lincolnshire Show

Lincolnshire County Council is promoting its campaign to raise awareness of the Magna Carta at the Lincolnshire Show today.

An original copy of the historic legal document is housed at Lincoln Castle and celebrations were held recently to mark 800 years since the Magna Carta was signed.

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