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Lincolnshire Police to recruit more than 100 officers in new strategy

More than 100 new officers will join Lincolnshire Police, allocated to roads, neighbourhood policing and paedophile online investigation teams, among other priority areas. The force’s new Chief Constable Chris Haward said he will re-establish the Road Policing Team and also steer a focus on rural crime when he unveiled his Force Strategy on Thursday, June 10. Funding announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson will create 108 new posts for the areas of highest need in the force. They will be re

Chief Constable praises "amazing response" from people and police over Louth stabbings

Lincolnshire Police’s Chief Constable has praised the “amazing response” shown by officers and local people following the devastating murder of a mother and son in Louth last month. In an interview with local democracy reporters, the police chief added to fears that domestic violence had increased behind closed doors as a result of lockdown. Daniel Boulton, 29, was charged with the murders of Bethany Vincent, 26, and her son, Darren Henson, nine. Both were found with stab wounds at their hous

Delta COVID variant causes North East Lincolnshire infection rate to triple in a week

North East Lincolnshire’s infection rate has tripled over the last week and has been put down to a number of cases being the COVID-19 Delta variant, previously known as the Indian mutation. From tests taken in the last 10 days, three cases of the Delta variant have been confirmed in North East Lincolnshire with a further 25 cases likely to be the Delta variant. Some 22 cases were in people 40 years old or under. On June 2, North East Lincolnshire’s infection rate was 11.9, this has more than t

COVID-19 cases triple in a week as 46 cases and one death reported in Greater Lincolnshire on Tuesday

In local news, young people have been urged to get their COVID-19 jab to protect themselves and others in response to reports of vaccine hesitancy. There are worries the last stages of the vaccine could be impacted by a view that younger people feel they do not need it due to being fit and healthy, as well as concerns over side-effects. Thousands of young adults hit a brick wall when they tried to book their coronavirus vaccines this morning. Local and national health bosses appealed to under

Small weekly rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths in Lincolnshire

Lincoln taxi firms are desperately searching for more drivers as they’re struggling to keep up with the high levels of demand while lockdown restrictions continue to ease. Several people contacted The Lincolnite in the past fortnight complaining about long wait times for taxis in the city, for some over four hours at times. Even national radio star Chris Moyles said how he struggled to book a taxi in Lincoln when visiting this weekend, and described the lack of Uber in the city as ‘weird and u

Cashino to replace 'soulless' former gift shop on Lincoln High Street

Lincoln taxi firms are desperately searching for more drivers as they’re struggling to keep up with the high levels of demand while lockdown restrictions continue to ease. Several people contacted The Lincolnite in the past fortnight complaining about long wait times for taxis in the city, for some over four hours at times. Even national radio star Chris Moyles said how he struggled to book a taxi in Lincoln when visiting this weekend, and described the lack of Uber in the city as ‘weird and u

Week starts with 63 COVID cases and no deaths in Greater Lincolnshire

Lincoln taxi firms are desperately searching for more drivers as they’re struggling to keep up with the high levels of demand while lockdown restrictions continue to ease. Several people contacted The Lincolnite in the past fortnight complaining about long wait times for taxis in the city, for some over four hours at times. Even national radio star Chris Moyles said how he struggled to book a taxi in Lincoln when visiting this weekend, and described the lack of Uber in the city as ‘weird and u

Final phase of new Waltham housing gets go ahead

Each month in 2021, The Lincolnite and publishers Stonebow Media offer our support to a local charity, with free advertising and promotion across our website and social media channels, to help them raise funds and awareness. During the pandemic lockdown countywide charities have suffered with fewer donations and not being able to host valuable events that help them raise more money throughout the year. This month is the turn of mental health charity Bearded Fishermen, which covers the whole of

Slight drop in COVID cases so far this week and one death in Greater Lincolnshire

Each month in 2021, The Lincolnite and publishers Stonebow Media offer our support to a local charity, with free advertising and promotion across our website and social media channels, to help them raise funds and awareness. During the pandemic lockdown countywide charities have suffered with fewer donations and not being able to host valuable events that help them raise more money throughout the year. This month is the turn of mental health charity Bearded Fishermen, which covers the whole of

65,000 people waiting for treatment in Lincolnshire's hospitals

Around 65,000 people are waiting for treatment in Lincolnshire’s hospitals, with more than 3,800 in the queue for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a comparison, in March 2020, just seven people waited more than 52 weeks for treatment. The figure is now at 3,856. Of this total, approximately 1,800 are waiting for treatment in United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT), and the remainder are waiting out of the county or from other providers. The number of people waiting in tota

110 sexual offences reported in Lincolnshire secondary schools

Most reports between pupils were in Lincoln New data shows there have been 110 reports of Lincolnshire pupils at secondary schools being sexually harassed, abused and assaulted in the last five years by their peers. Lincoln schools reported the most (25) sexual offence reports between March 2016 and March 2021, followed by Boston (14) and Spalding (11), according to a Freedom of Information request (FOI) by The Lincolnite to Lincolnshire Police. Both the victim and offender/suspect were aged

36 new COVID cases on Thursday but no deaths for 11 days in Lincolnshire

There have been 36 coronavirus cases on Thursday but no COVID-related deaths for 11 days in Greater Lincolnshire. The government’s COVID-19 dashboard recorded 15 new cases in Lincolnshire, 13 in North East Lincolnshire and eight in North Lincolnshire. No deaths were reported in Lincolnshire on June 3 for the 11th day in a row. These include deaths both in and out of hospitals, as well as residents in hospitals outside the county. NHS England also registered no new local hospital deaths at its

Lincoln Usher Gallery’s future back in frame as County Council calls for mixed-use solution

The future of the Usher Gallery in Lincoln is back in the frame as Lincolnshire County Council said it was the “last chance saloon” for the city council to decide on the next course of action. The county council is waiting for City of Lincoln Council to make a decision on whether it supports the county’s plans to diversify the use of the building it rents and manages, or take control over the Usher entirely as the city owns the building. Lincolnshire County Council want to broaden the gallery’

Wednesday sees 22 new COVID cases but no deaths in Greater Lincolnshire

There have been 22 coronavirus cases and no COVID-related deaths recorded in Greater Lincolnshire on Wednesday – compared to 29 cases and zero deaths last Wednesday. The government’s COVID-19 dashboard recorded 13 new cases in Lincolnshire, eight in North East Lincolnshire and one in North Lincolnshire. No further coronavirus deaths were registered on Wednesday. These figures include deaths both in and out of hospitals, as well as residents in hospitals outside the county. NHS England has als

COVID infection rate falls in Lincolnshire, remaining below rising England average

The local community in Louth is mourning the shocking deaths of a 26-year-old mum and her nine-year-old son, after they were found stabbed to death in their home. Bethany Vincent, 26, and her son Darren Henson, 9, were tragically found dead at their home by police on High Holme Road in the town, at around 8.29pm on Monday. Officers were informed by the ambulance service of the bodies and when they attended the scene, found the victims to have multiple stab wounds. Unconfirmed reports suggest

June starts with 15 COVID-19 cases and no deaths in Greater Lincolnshire

The local community in Louth is mourning the shocking deaths of a 26-year-old mum and her nine-year-old son, after they were found stabbed to death in their home. Bethany Vincent, 26, and her son Darren Henson, 9, were tragically found dead at their home by police on High Holme Road in the town, at around 8.29pm on Monday. Officers were informed by the ambulance service of the bodies and when they attended the scene, found the victims to have multiple stab wounds. Unconfirmed reports suggest

30% rise in children needing free school meals in Lincolnshire since pandemic started

A video has emerged of a Lincolnshire Police officer allegedly assaulting a man at the roadside on the A46, with the incident being investigated by the force. The incident happened on the A46 between Newark and Lincoln around 8pm-9pm on Wednesday, May 26, and it was captured on a phone camera by a vehicle passenger. The video shows tree surgeon Shane, who wishes to keep his surname anonymous while legal proceedings are ongoing, after he saw a man driving in a black Ford allegedly obstructing t

Third Lincoln McDonald's goes green with plans for electric car chargers

A video has emerged of a Lincolnshire Police officer allegedly assaulting a man at the roadside on the A46, with the incident being investigated by the force. The incident happened on the A46 between Newark and Lincoln around 8pm-9pm on Wednesday, May 26, and it was captured on a phone camera by a vehicle passenger. The video shows tree surgeon Shane, who wishes to keep his surname anonymous while legal proceedings are ongoing, after he saw a man driving in a black Ford allegedly obstructing t

"Pandemic not yet over" as England COVID Indian variant cases double in a week

A video has emerged of a Lincolnshire Police officer allegedly assaulting a man at the roadside on the A46, with the incident being investigated by the force. The incident happened on the A46 between Newark and Lincoln around 8pm-9pm on Wednesday, May 26, and it was captured on a phone camera by a vehicle passenger. The video shows tree surgeon Shane, who wishes to keep his surname anonymous while legal proceedings are ongoing, after he saw a man driving in a black Ford allegedly obstructing t

Still shortages of Pfizer COVID vaccine for under 40s in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is still waiting for more COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines as under 40s have been forced to travel outside the county to get their jab. Last week, Lincolnshire’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) apologised after a Lincoln resident under the age of 40 was turned away at the Showground vaccination site due to the unavailability of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. Bosses have now confirmed the site is focusing on Oxford-AstraZeneca (AZ) second doses and would need to expand to accommoda
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