The next couple of days look bright and sunny but there is some rain in the forecast, click here to find out when!Read the full story ›
A teenager who was badly injured in a cycling accident has taken his first steps.
Ryan Smith from Skegness suffered a serious brain injury after the accident in July 2013. He was not wearing a cycling helmet. Since then his family has campaigned to make it compulsory for children to wear them.
This weekend, Ryan took his first steps, without the help of a frame to support him, progress the teenager says he is proud of.
The Business Action Group have said 135 shops are closed in Lincoln leaving the city below the national average.Read the full story ›
Service is suspended on East Midlands Trains between Skegness and Sleaford due to over running engineering work.
Tickets being accepted on West Coast Rail as far as Grantham services.
Very limited replacement road transport is running between Skegness.
There is no estimate for when a normal service will resume.
Investigators have been put on high alert following an alleged sighting of a Bigfoot creature in Staffordshire woodland.Read the full story ›
1/2 - We have 5 pumps in attendance at Main Street, West Ashby dealing with a large fire. Be aware this may cause traffic problems
2/2 - Anyone in the local area is advised to keep doors & windows closed, to avoid smoke from the incident entering properties
This weekend will be a useable weekend if you plan on being outdoors. You will need to be prepared for anything as it will also be unsettledRead the full story ›
Three men who were found guilty of raping a woman in Lincoln despite a judge trying to stop their trial because he did not think there was enough evidence for a conviction have all been jailed for six years.
Pawel Chudzicki, 49, Michael Armitage, 44, and Rafal Segiet, 40, raped a 23-year-old woman at a flat in the city in 2012.
Judge John Pini QC, who jailed the men at Lincoln Crown Court, ordered their trial to be halted halfway through due to lack of evidence but this decision was overturned by the Court of Appeal in an unusual move.
The jury went on to convict the three men earlier this week.
A Lincolnshire dog charity has launched an emergency appeal to fund surgery for an 18-month-old black Labrador pup.
Akeira’s previous owner passed away before she was brought to the charity’s North Lincolnshire centre in Brigg with a severely deformed front leg owing to a car accident a year earlier.
The resulting injury fused part of her bones together causing a painful and debilitating bow in her leg as the remaining bones continued to grow. This resulted in emergency surgery to remove the leg and improve her quality of life.
Rebecca Issott, Centre Manager at Jerry Green Dog Rescue, explained why amputation was the best option:
Sadly Akeira hasn’t had the best start in life. After being injured in a car accident last year she never fully recovered and developed a very painful bow in her leg which stopped her from running freely and would have needed ongoing medication and surgery.
After seeking expert veterinary advice we felt amputation would be the best option to give her a pain-free quality of life. It has cost our charity £600 to fund the operation and aftercare, so we’re asking for people to help by donating what they can to support Akeira’s care costs.
She has already adapted quickly to a life with three legs and is recovering well with one of our dedicated foster carers. Once fully recovered she’ll be available for adoption and looking for her perfect partner to start her new life.
A man has been handed a suspended sentence for stealing tens of thousands of pounds from his own mother, who was suffering from dementia.
Eileen Tozer's son Michael had spent six years withdrawing money from her bank accounts and using it to pay off his debts.
The thefts were investigated in January last year, when relatives of 90-year-old Eileen told police that they were worried that her 62-year-old son was taking money from her accounts.
While Eileen suffered with the late stages of dementia in a care home, police discovered that her son - a plumber from Tattershall Road in Kirkstead, Lincolnshire - had withdrawn about £55,000 in cash over the years.
The defendant made admissions during police interviews and he entered a guilty plea in court.
On Febraury 9, Tozer was handed a two year suspended sentence and a requirement to work 250 hours.
Police say he had been suffering with mental illness and depression for many years, and that he showed great remorse for what he had done. He has agreed to make sure that the money is repaid.
Tozer's mother died just before Christmas, and was never aware of the investigation or of the fact that her son had stolen money from her.
“This tragic story just shows how responsibility and temptation can end up tearing a family apart.
"Dementia and similar illnesses need families to seek advice about the future and make sure that measures are put in place to safeguard a vulnerable person's financial affairs.
"This has been a deeply emotional time for the whole family and clearly shows the potential dangers and the repercussions for people who are left in positions of trust and choose to cross the line.
"It was only because of the exceptional circumstances of this particular case that the defendant was not sent to prison and this needs to be seen as a warning to other families who find themselves in a similar position.
"Do not avoid the issue - seek advice and use the powers available to protect those vulnerable people in our families."