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Road: A158 Candlesby, Lincs, road closed due to barn fire

The A158 at Candlesby in Lincolnshire is closed in both directions between A1028 Baker's Lane/B1196 (Gunby Roundabout) and Chalk Pit Lane due to a large barn fire.

The blaze broke out at around 7.45am. Fire crews are at the scene. Police have advised the road will be closed for most of the day.

There are reports of delays and congestion. Traffic is being affected between Skegness and Horncastle.


19 cars damaged in Holderness wrecking spree

Police are appealing for witnesses after 19 cars were damaged whilst parked overnight at three separate commercial premises on Main Street in Coniston.

The incidents took place between 8pm on Monday December 22 and 8.15pm on Tuesday December 23.

"An instrument was used to break the glass of side windows and windscreens of 19 vehicles.

"If you witneseds this incident or know anything that would help us find those responsible please contact the police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting Crime Reference CY/2088018/2014. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

– Humberside Police spokesperson

Lobster ice cream, anyone?

The unusual flavours are being created to celebrate 110 years of the ice cream cone Credit: Press Association

Fresh crab and lobster harvested off the Holderness coast and landed at Withernsea is being used to create an ice cream dessert for The Shiver Me Timbers Ice Cream Festival to celebrate the 110th anniversary Of the ice cream cone patented in America in 1903.

The Party celebrations are being held today at The Patrington Haven Caravan And Leisure Park at Patrington in Holderness, East Yorkshire.

Over 60 flavours of ice cream will will be on offer at the event including some unusual ones such as old English trifle, brown bread, walnut and banana pudding, and for those over the age of eighteen alcoholic ices.

A special treat will be the 110th birthday toast when cones filled with artisan luxury flavoured strawberries and champagne ice cream will be served from an array of mobile ice cream parlours, retro American street carts and a restored 1950's Vindeck ice cream vending tricycle.

80 new jobs in caravan park expansion

Eighty new jobs are to be created in Holderness with a five million pound expansion at a caravan and leisure park in Holderness. The investment at the Patrington Haven park will take place over five years, and will double the current workforce.

It is on top of five million that the Sparkes family put into their leisure park last year to develop the Country Club with a gym, fitness rooms, beauty and treatment spa, virtual golf simulator and heated indoor swimming pool.

The new plans include the creation of a wet spa with salt and ice rooms and Turkish baths

Subject to planning approval a suite of function rooms will be will be built along with 25 lodges. Managing Director Guy Sparkes said:

"We have just be given permission to extend our season to eleven months we need to develop ways to attract more people to the area over a longer period. We can offer further full appointments so its good news for the local economy .... and enhances the tourism potential of Holderness”

One of the static caravans Credit: Patrington Caravan Park
Plans enhance tourism potential of Holderness Credit: Patrington Caravan Park