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2008-08-22 00:00:24

It Would not be a bank holiday without a rural show to attend. And Epworth Show, taking place on Monday at the Epworth Showground on Wroot Road, will be offering Shire horses, showjumping and horticulture as attractions, plus children's competitions and live entertainment. And TV star Titan - a robot which has appeared on the Paul O'Grady show - will be entertaining the crowds. Other attractions include a Battle of Britain fly-past at 2.45pm, and competitions featuring dogs and...

2008-08-21 00:00:46

A woman who fell out of bed and broke her neck was left undiagnosed for more than 28 hours, an inquest heard. The fall at the Woodview Care Centre in Branston left Dorothy Paterson, then aged 57, unable to move all four limbs. The mum-of-three died of pneumonia less than a year later, an illness likely to have been caused by her severe disability and the neck injury. And now Mrs Paterson's children want answers to a series of events which resulted in her broken neck being left...

2008-08-20 00:00:33

Parents and carers are invited to a talk from an expert in special education. Jenny Miller, from the Advisory Centre for Education, will give guidance on law, policy and its application when it comes to pupil exclusion. The event, on September 24, has been organised by Lincoln group Parents and Autistic Children Together. The talk starts at 6.30pm and people are asked to arrive for 6pm. Tickets are pounds10 and available from 147 Boultham Park Road, Lincoln, LN6 7SE. Concessionary...

2008-08-19 00:00:30

A Shocking trend for alcoholics to drink hospital handwash was predicted by North Lincolnshire hospital bosses more than two years ago. Hospitals across the country are removing a particular handwash from sites after two homeless men were found to have died in agony from drinking it. But a Scunthorpe General Hospital spokesman said Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS hospitals trust managers had realised there was a possibility the handwash might be targeted for its alcohol content and...

2008-08-18 00:00:00

The council's new health and social care feedback forum has received a boost. North East Lincolnshire Council has given a contract to Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire (Vanel). It will take on the "host" role for the NEL Local Involvement Network (Link), involving local people, groups and organisations. All will have a say on how health and social care services are planned and run. Coun Steve Hocknell, portfolio holder for healthier communities, said: "Vanel is a local organisation...

2008-08-08 00:00:00

North Lincolnshire's reputation as a recycling hot spot has spread as far as Malawi - and the council is hoping for a summer boost to its green credentials. A plaque has been placed in African country of Malawi to recognise the efforts of North Lincolnshire residents in recycling aluminum cans. Since last year, the council has been working with recycling firm Alupro to swap cans for trees in the country. Since it signed up to the Fruit Trees for Malawi initiative last year, North...

2008-08-07 00:00:30

Around 1,400 patients were helped in the community by Lincolnshire's St Barnabas team during the 2007/08 financial year. More than 400 people attended a St Barnabas day centre such as the centre in Hawthorn Road, Lincoln, in 2007/08. A total of 180 patients were admitted to the hospice's inpatient unit in Nettleham Road, Lincoln, in 2007/08. The NHS is increasing its funding for hospices, traditionally run purely by charities. This financial year Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust almost...

2008-08-06 00:00:19

Experts are trying to work out what killed scores of fish in a river. Around 200 mixed coarse fish are thought to have died in the Sincil Drain - an overflow of the Witham - in the Washingborough area of Lincoln. Environment Agency officers were taking samples from the water yesterday. Agency spokesman Rita Penman said about five miles of the Sincil Drain appeared to have been affected. "We've taken some measurements and it would appear that dissolved oxygen in the water is very low,"...

2008-08-05 00:00:32

A Cancer vaccination scheme will be rolled out to 3,000 North Lincolnshire schoolgirls. In June, the Government's Department of Health (DoH) announced the vaccine would be given to 1,000 North Lincolnshire girls aged 12 and 13 in September 2008. And now the scheme has been widened to include nearly 2,000 17 and 18-year-old girls. School nurses will offer the vaccination to all eligible girls, co-ordinated by North Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust (PCT). PCT spokesman Phil West said...

2008-08-03 00:00:21

Foxhills Technology College, Scunthorpe, will soon be at the forefront of innovation in teaching. Under the North Lincolnshire Council Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, the college will get a new 'home base' building, called Discover, where students will have their own working space and laptop computers to aid learning at home and at school. The pounds80-million BSF scheme will see seven secondary schools in Scunthorpe renovated or rebuilt. These include the transformation...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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