Toaster damaged after hob left on in house in Billinghay

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April 19, 2014
Toaster damaged after hob left on in house in Billinghay

A toaster caught fire after being left on a cooker hob in Billinghay. Fire crews from Metheringham were called at 1.39pm on Walcott Road after reports of a house fire. The fire was out when the crew arrived and there was fire damage to the toaster. ...
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Fire crews rescue child from tree in Alford

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April 19, 2014
Fire crews rescue child from tree in Alford

A child had to be rescued by fire crews after getting stuck up a tree in Alford. The crew from Alford were called to Farlesthorpe Road at 1.13pm. They used a short extension ladder to get the child down.
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Knife thrower Edward Pinder wins approval on Britain’s Got Talent despite hitting Simon Cowell

An 11-year-old knife thrower won approval from the Britain’s Got Talent judges on tonight’s show despite hitting Simon Cowell with a blade.


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500 tonnes of manure catches fire in Halton Holegate, near…

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April 19, 2014
500 tonnes of manure catches fire in Halton Holegate, near…

Fire crews had to be called to put out more than 500 tonnes of manure that had caught fire in Halton Holegate, near Spilsby. The incident, on Washdike Lane, was reported at 10.53am and two hose reel jets were used to put the fire out. Controlled burn...
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GALLERY: Lincoln City V Cambridge United

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April 19, 2014
GALLERY: Lincoln City V Cambridge United

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Good sense… and a bit of luck too!

On The Beat with Inspector Jim Tyner
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Trophy party after loss for Tulips as Rangers hit Holbeach for four

Spalding United lifted the UCL Premier Division trophy today and a 2-1 defeat to Huntingdon Town wasn’t going to spoil the day.


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Daffy about daffodils

Daffodil enthusiasts from around the county answered a trumpet call to attend the 105th Lincolnshire Daffodil Society Spring Flower Show.
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Jubilee Park friends mark successful year

The Friends of Jubilee Park held their AGM earlier this month and Chairman Kim Barr reported on major fundraising activities and the contributions made to the Park by FoJP members.
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Grantham Town defeat third-placed AFC Fylde

Northern Premier League
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Leamington 0 Boston United 0: Ratings

Boston United were held to a goalless draw at Leamington. How did the players rate.
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Leamington FC 0 Boston United 0: Pilgrims’ play-off hopes hanging…

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April 19, 2014
Leamington FC 0 Boston United 0: Pilgrims’ play-off hopes hanging…

Boston United's Skrill North play-off hopes have suffered a potentially fatal blow after they were held to a goal-less draw at Leamington. With play-off rivals Guiseley and Hednesford beating Colwyn Bay and Oxford City respectively, the Pilgrims are no...
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Leamington 0 Boston United 0: Stalemate sees Pilgrims slip further away from Skrill North play-off zone

If Boston United are to scrape into the Skrill North’s play-offs then they are going to have to do it the hard way.


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Ban for drink-driver who fetched his girlfriend

A man who was persuaded by his girlfriend to pick her up after a night out was given a fine for being just above the legal drink-drive limit.
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Nursery hailed as ‘outstanding’

A Billinghay nursery has for a third time received top marks from the Government’s education watchdog.


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Lincoln man in charity World Cup video with celebrities including…

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April 19, 2014
Lincoln man in charity World Cup video with celebrities including…

A Lincoln man has brushed shoulders with a host of celebrities while dressed as a dog all as part of a charity football song. Robert Lilley, 37, was born and bred in the city and lived on the Birchwood before moving to London for work. Along with a group of friends, they set about - over...
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Rejected solar farm near Claypole ‘like a POW camp’

Allegations of bribery and fierce defences of the countryside were made as a proposal to install a 28MW solar farm was rejected by SKDC.
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Foal found left for dead in a Lincolnshire ditch has new foster…

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April 19, 2014
Foal found left for dead in a Lincolnshire ditch has new foster…

A foal believed to have been left for dead in a ditch in Mablethorpe is continuing his recovery at Bransby Horses. The foal, named Moses, was found in the ditch of muddy water when he was just one-week-old. Now, several weeks later, he is making good...
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Spring walk takes in history of parish ripe with lawlessness and rioting

This month we are back in the Wolds for a great spring walk from Binbrook.
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Grantham Journal letter: Many thanks

We would like to thank the staff and customers of Morrisons supermarket for helping us raise £474.23 at our bag pack.


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COLUMN: How we spend your council tax in East Lindsey

This week’s guest column comes from Coun John Upsall, portfolio holder for finance at


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