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Weekend Picks: Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

East Kirkby, Lincolnshire: Saturday January 21st - 10.00am-4pm

Credit: Lincolnshire Aviation Centre.

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is a family run museum set up over 20 years ago.

It is now widely seen as a living memorial to the 55 and a half thousand men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during World War Two and holds one of the rarest aircraft, an Avro Lancaster Bomber, in its collection.

It also features many rare models of wartime vehicles which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

"If one person goes away with a better knowledge of Bomber Command, their losses and what they gave for our country, we are one step closer to repaying our debt to them."

– Lincs Aviation Heritage Centre.

The sky is the limit for a fun-filled, educational, family day out at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre this weekend. Under 5s are free and you can even bring the dog!

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Ejector seat manufacturer in court over death of Red Arrows pilot

Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham

An ejector seat manufacturer has appeared in court charged with breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act over the death of a Red Arrows pilot.

The charge relates to the death of Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, in 2011.

Martin Baker Aircraft Company Ltd, of Lower Road, Higher Denham, near Uxbridge, Buckinghamshire, made no indication of plea at Lincoln Magistrates' Court.

The case will be next heard at Lincoln Crown Court in February.

Members of Flt Lt Cunningham's family were in attendance at court during the brief hearing.

The experienced pilot and Iraq war veteran died after his ejector seat initiated during the pre-flight checks of his Hawk XX177 jet while on the ground and stationary at the Lincolnshire airbase, the Health and Safety Executive said.

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Severe weather on Lincolnshire's East Coast low

The Strategic Command Group convened to oversee the State of Emergency in Lincolnshire, which was declared on Wednesday (11th January), have decided that the threat is now low and have made the decision that all agencies can return to business as usual.

Neil Rhodes, chief constable of Lincolnshire Police and chair of the Lincolnshire Resilience forum, said:

The Lincolnshire Resilience Forum has tonight (13 January) taken the decision to close the 24-hour emergency control centre. We have today seen the tidal surge.

It was massively reassuring to have support from the military.

– Lincolnshire Police, Neil Rhodes

Storm surge threat passes in Mablethorpe - for now

There were fears of a potential storm surge on the on the Lincolnshire East coast in Mablethorpe this morning. That risk has now passed. But there are warnings of a possible storm surge this evening.

Soldiers deployed to Skegness after flood warnings issued

Flood warnings are in place for parts of Lincolnshire. People are being told to prepare for large waves and possible flooding.

Around 100 soldiers from the Catterick army base have been deployed to Skegness, where about 3,000 residents have been urged to leave their homes or move upstairs.

Lincolnshire County Council is tweeting travel advice:

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