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Grantham coffee shop described as an ‘oasis’ celebrates five years in business

A Lincolnshire cafe described as being “an oasis in the centre of town” has recently celebrated five years of business. Known for it’s delicious cakes and unique atmosphere, The Garden Yard in Grantham is a beloved business run by husband and wife duo, Tony and Sarah Gibson. The pair initially set up the space on […]

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‘Dangerous and reckless’ off-road bikers causing nuisance in Birchwood

Police say they have been receiving daily reports of youths illegally riding off-road bikes in a suburb of the city. Lincolnshire Police are now investigating the use of off-road bikes being driven in the Birchwood area of Lincoln, and are asking the local community to help them catch the culprits. It has been reported that

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Breakthrough in 40-year-old Cleethorpes murder case as man arrested

Officers have arrested a 63-year-old man on suspicion of murder for a crime committed in the 1980s. On Friday, June 10, 1983, Olive Wilkinson was found dead inside her family home on Montague Street, Cleethorpes. Following the 36-year-old’s death, a murder investigation was launched, but the case was never solved. In 2023 detectives received fresh

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AD FEATURE: New ownership, same trusted name: dynamic team forges ahead at Paul Riddel Skips

A popular recycling and skip-hire business specialising in scrap metal and waste management has announced its transition to new ownership after 40 years. Despite the change, Paul and Sue Riddel and their daughter Trudi, the previous owners, remain integral to the company’s operations, ensuring continuity and maintaining the exceptional customer relationships the business is known

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I checked out Skegness Butlin’s new ‘posh’ lodges and the holiday park has really upped its game

If you thought Butlin’s was all Hi-De-Hi flats and chalets you couldn’t be more wrong. The famous Skegness resort – where it all started in 1936 – has seriously changed its offering recently, investing a huge £20 million into some very posh facilities on site in the last year alone. I was invited over to

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Butlin’s Skegness swimming pool closure: Boss issues update after major leak

The resort director of Butlin’s Skegness has provided an update on the main swimming pool closure after a major leak was found last year. The resort’s Splash Waterworld venue was put out of use by a burst pipe in November 2023 and the main pool has remained closed since. Other attractions in the waterpark are

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Man is stabbed outside Grantham gym after ‘altercation’ as police search the area

Police are investigating and a person has been arrested after a man was stabbed in the leg following an altercation in Grantham. The victim, who reported his injuries to officers at Grantham Police Station, said he sustained the injury in an incident outside of a gym on Earlesfield Lane at around 7.40pm on Monday, May

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Lincolnshire infected blood scandal victim feels ‘great relief’ after damning inquiry report

A Lincolnshire man who was a victim of the infected blood scandal hopes to “draw a line” under the situation and “move on” with his life after a damning inquiry report was published. Jonathan Colam-French from Hagworthingham, near Spilsby, was infected with hepatitis C after being given an infected Factor VIII blood clotting product when

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