Latest Lincolnshire Stories

2008-08-23 00:00:30

The overall five A* to C pass rate for GCSEs in Lincolnshire has increased by more than six per cent this year to an outstanding 72 per cent against a national increase of 2.4 per cent. Five schools gained 100 per cent 5 A* to C.

2008-08-23 00:00:17

New life will be breathed into a seaside site destroyed by fire. The Grand Parade in Skegness, where several buildings were reduced to shells during a huge blaze last August, is to be rejuvenated.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.