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Police concerned for welfare of missing Donnington man

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who has gone missing from his home in Donnington.

John Beard

John Beard who is 54-years-old, has not been seen for the last two or three days. Police say he suffers from a number of medical conditions and may not have his medication with him.

John is described as being 6ft 2ins tall, of stocky build, with grey collar-length hair.

Anyone who has any information on John's whereabouts should call 101, quoting incident number 316 of 31st March.

Car crashes into hairdressing salon in Donnington

A car has crashed into a shop in Donnington after the driver is thought to have been taken ill at the wheel.

It happened at a hairdressing salon in Market Place around 10.15am this morning (Monday August 18).

The driver of the car, a local man in his 80s, has been taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital for treatment. The road has been closed while investigations take place.


Lincolnshire rower becomes youngest to conquer the Atlantic

A rower from Lincolnshire and his teammate have become the youngest people in the world to row the Atlantic.

The Guiness World Record came when Luke Birch and his partner Jamie Sparks came second in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge - completing it in 54 days, five hours, and 56 minutes.

The 21-year-old from Donnington faced 40 foot waves and giant storms as his team made the gruelling 3,000 mile crossing in aid of Breast Cancer Care: