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Louth’s Victorian Market has been cancelled

The organisers of the annual Louth Victorian Market have said they are ‘extremely disappointed’ after being forced to cancel the event this year, due to a lack of stall-holders coming forward to participate.

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‘Not good enough’: Refuse collection van parks in disabled bay

A Louth man has blasted East Lindsey District Council after his disabled wife was unable to park in a disabled parking bay in town- because it was taken up by a council-owned refuse collection van.

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The Bakewell Pudding takes to the skies!

‘Lost in space’ Bakewell Pudding found in Donington on Bain

A Bakewell Pudding that went missing after being ‘lost in space’ above Lincolnshire has reportedly been found in Donington on Bain over the weekend.

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Police complete searches after Coningsby firearm concerns

Lincolnshire Police have revealed that they have completed their ‘inquiries and searches’ in Coningsby following reports this morning (Friday) that a man had been spotted with a firearm in Coningsby.

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UPDATE: School reassures parents after reports of ‘man seen with gun’ in Coningsby area

Update (11.30am) - Lincolnshire Police have released a new statement stating ‘there have been no sightings’ of a man with a gun, after reports to the contrary earlier this morning. A police spokesman said: “There have been no sightings and the reports are third-party ones. Residents should continue with their daily activities as usual and please engage with officers if you have any concerns.”

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Four-year-old Suki is in desperate need of an operation.

Stop Suki’s suffering! Owners appeal for help with ‘astronomical’ vet fees

The owners of a young rescue dog, who is in urgent need of an operation, are appealing for the public’s help to cover the ‘astronomical’ vets fees.

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‘Much loved family pets’ stolen in Authorpe burglary

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Authorpe, between Louth and Alford.

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Missing: Tony Pelton.

UPDATE: Missing man Tony Pelton has been found

UPDATE (Wednesday): Lincolnshire Police have confirmed that Tony Pelton has now been found, and their thanks go to those who shared the appeal.

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One of the stalls at the Louth Churches For Refugees event last month.

Churches unite in a bid to resettle a Syrian refugee family in Louth

Louth Churches for Refugees welcomed around 100 people to their community sponsorship launch last month, in a bid to welcome a vulnerable Syrian family to resettle and integrate in the Louth area.

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Seventy years of the NHS.

Update: Celebrate 70 years of the NHS in Louth

A celebration in Louth on Thursday evening (July 5) will mark exactly 70 years since the creation of the National Health Service.

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Some of the graffiti in Horncastle (Thursday).

Mayor condemns racist graffiti in Horncastle

The Mayor of Horncastle, Councillor Brian Burbidge, has condemned those responsible for racist graffiti in the town earlier this week.

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Phil Cantwell and Gill Hodgson.

Woodhall Spa woman leads the way to raise funds for cancer-stricken girl

Horncastle area businesses have rallied round to raise over £1,600 for a young girl who is battling brain cancer.

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Northamptonshire Police is warning over scam calls about missing pets.

Police ask for dashcam footage after girl is hit by car

Lincolnshire Police are appealing to the public for any information or dashcam footage after an eight-year-old girl was hit by a car in Martin, near Woodhall Spa, earlier this week.

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Jacob with the Mayor of Louth, Coun George Horton,  and the Mayor's Serjeant Glenn Darnell.

Jacob’s good deed to help save lives

A kind-hearted youngster, who was supported by the Louth community when he suffered a life-threatening illness as a baby, has now made a full recovery - and has given something back to the town.

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‘Hit-and-run’ collision in Woodhall Spa

PCSO Nicola Stuchfield is appealing for witnesses after a vehicle caused damage to parked car in Woodhall Spa at the weekend.

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Alf Ludlam, 77, died earlier this month following a short battle with cancer.

‘His passing will be a great loss’: Tributes to Alf Ludlam

Tributes have been paid to Alf Ludlam for his ‘terrific’ work in supporting the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, following his sad death earlier this month.

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A Lincolnshire beach (stock image)

Vets warning to dog walkers on Mablethorpe beach

A warning has been issued to dog walkers after two dogs - which had recently been walked on the beach in the Mablethorpe area - suffered gastro-intestinal problems, with one of the dogs sadly passing away.

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PICTURES: Zero Degrees Festival bursts into life with ‘Party In The Pews’

This year’s Zero Degrees Festival burst into life on Friday evening with a sell-out crowd at ‘Party in the Pews’ at St James’ Church.

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Contemporary Christian singer Lou Fellingham will perform at St Wilfrid's Church, Alford, in July.

One day left for ‘early bird’ tickets for Alford concert

Staging, lighting and large screens - it’s all part of the transformation, as St Wilfrid’s Church in Alford prepares for the visit of Lou Fellingham on her 2018 UK ‘This Changes Everything’ Tour.

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