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2008-10-07 00:00:26

Any celebration is always an occasion to remember and this was no exception. The Band Of The Royal Air Force Regiment Grimsby Central Hall This year marks the 90th anniversary of the RAF as well as the 65th anniversary of the Dambusters (617 Squadron) and we in Lincolnshire have always been proud of the fact that the county played host to a huge number of RAF operations in the Second World War and to this day is still known as Bomber County. So it was particularly fitting that the...

2008-10-04 00:00:19

Pom Flying Club, based at Humberside Airport has trained the UK's youngest pilot. Sally Cluley (17) , from Leicester, trained at the airport and attracted national media interest for her achievements. Sally started an intensive training course over a five-week continuous period during July and August. And, aged just 16, she passed her general flight and skills test on August 28, with flight examiner Tim Darby. It is quite a feat for the Humberside flying club, which has only been...

2008-10-03 00:00:22

Charity fund- raisers are about to set off on an 85-mile round trip in memory of a friend who died from cancer. Michael Dobbs (44), his son Ben (17), from Beckside Village in Lincoln, and friends Tracey and Rob Armstrong, from Heighington, are setting off on their journey at 7am on Saturday. The plan is to cycle from Lincoln Cathedral to Anderby Creek on the Lincolnshire coast - and back again, in aid of St Barnabas Hospice. Sue Dobbs, who will be driving the support vehicle, said: "We...

2008-10-02 00:00:14

A rib-tickling selection of stand-up will be staged this week as Lincoln holds its first comedy festival. The week-long event will be celebrating some of the major names in British comedy. The festival will be held from today until Tuesday, October 7, with gigs being staged at the Drill Hall and the Engine Shed. The BBC's Mock the Week regulars Frankie Boyle and Russell Howard have both got sold out shows for the festival. Organiser Shaun Almey said: "It is a huge thing to for a...

2008-10-01 00:14:13

Hospitals in the county were facing closure and cuts on October 3, 1996. But Lincoln County was to get extra services out of the shake- up, it was revealed. Lincolnshire Health unveiled its long-awaited plans for the future of health care in the county. It said it planned to concentrate services at Lincoln, Boston and Grantham hospitals. Smaller sites including Gainsborough and Louth would see departments close and transferred and Honcastle Memorial Hospital was to close. The...

2008-09-30 00:00:23

A Lincolnshire talent show has been given a re-vamp to include undiscovered acts such as jugglers, magicians and comediennes. The Theatre Royal in Lincoln has opened up this year's Echo- backed Wow Factor competition to include any act the public can throw at it. The previous shows have focused on finding the county's undiscovered singing sensations but this year organisers have decided to take on the same mantle as Britain's Got Talent. The national ITV competition launched the career...

2008-09-30 00:00:22

North Lincolnshire-born award winning folk singer and guitarist Martin Simpson entertained crowds at Barton-Upon-Humber's Ropewalk Gallery. Martin, who collected two national folk awards last year, made a return visit to the area on Friday. Now based in Leeds, the musician grew up in the area and made a recent return to old haunts for a documentary about his life. "Some of the documentary was filmed in Scunthorpe, driving around the area, meeting people and speaking to them," he said....

2008-09-28 00:00:29

A Question that comes to my mind is when and why was the pathology laboratory service at Lincoln County Hospital put out to contract in the first place and not kept in house? The general public and I know to our cost that when some services are privatised that profits come first before patients. The managers responsible for this decision should be sacked for putting patients at risk at the county hospital. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in his speech at the Labour Party conference in...

2008-09-28 00:00:22

By laura stuart-cook The Wolds Words Festival Of Reading, Writing And Performance is back! This year's event - from Monday, October 13 to Friday, October 31 - will see stars such as Robert Powell, most famous for his role as Jesus of Nazareth, and currently staring in BBC Drama Holby City as Nurse Mark Williams, attend. Powell is set to perform an evening of readings and music inspired by the genius of Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Mrs Beeton, Thomas Hardy, Edward Lear at the...

2008-09-26 00:00:12

Free health checks are on offer to visitors at a gym opening this weekend. Health club Harpers, in East Road, Sleaford, is opening its doors during its Get Active Family Fun Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Activities include squash sessions, five-a-side football and spinning classes for adults to try. Every visitor will be entered into a free prize draw to win two adult mountain bikes. Sessions in the sauna, steam room, spa and relaxation pool will also be available. Fitness...