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2008-09-17 00:00:00

More pupils in North Lincolnshire have taken up the challenge to make visitors to our website laugh. We visited Althorpe and Keadby Primary School to film pupils telling their favourite jokes. The video can be seen on our website www.thisisscunthorpe.co.uk Any school wanting to take part should contact the newsdesk on (01724) 273131 or email newsdesk@scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk (c) 2008 Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-16 00:00:30

Riverside Surgery in Brigg has become the first doctors' surgery in North Lincolnshire to provide extended opening hours. The surgery is now open an extra 90 minutes from 6.30pm to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. There will be three hours from 9am to noon on Saturday mornings. GPs there hope to make appointments more accessible and convenient for those patients that work weekdays, in particular, those that work away during the week or commute long distances to work. Brian...

2008-09-16 00:00:30

Patients can find out more about hospital services on a new- look website. Introduced by United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, it lists which services are available at each of its sites in Lincoln, Louth, Grantham and Boston. Details of visiting times have also been posted as well as car parking charges and the average waiting time to see consultants. Trust chief executive Gary Walker said the website was improved last year and currently receives nearly 12,000 hits a month. "It is...

2008-09-16 00:00:30

Heart patients in Lincolnshire are being left to rehabilitate themselves, according to a charity. The British Heart Foundation says it has failed to find a single cardiac rehabilitation programme anywhere in the county which meets minimum requirements. And it claims that this is depriving patients of life-saving nursing care, dietary support and physiotherapy. The correct rehabilitation gives heart patients a 25 per cent greater chance of surviving five years. Instead county patients,...

2008-09-16 00:00:30

Heart patients in Lincolnshire are being left to rehabilitate themselves, according to a charity. The British Heart Foundation says it has failed to find a single cardiac rehabilitation programme anywhere in the county which meets minimum requirements. And it claims that this is depriving patients of life-saving nursing care, dietary support and physiotherapy. The report suggests that just 39 per cent of cardiac patients in Lincolnshire are receiving adequate aftercare. Bill Lawton...

2008-09-16 00:00:21

Youngsters from Lincolnshire are being asked to make a short video about Christmas. The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, wants young people to reveal their thoughts on the true meaning of Christmas. They could then win up to pounds3,000 for their church or faith group. The competition has been launched by Ecclesiastical Insurance, one of the UK's main insurers of religious buildings. Aspiring directors have until Friday, October 10 to post a video clip up to one minute in...

2008-09-16 00:00:20

Live theatre and pop music will lighten the mood at a conference with a serious agenda next month. Nationally renowned theatre groups Moveable Feast Arts and MIXIT, the world's first 'inclusive' pop group, will be participating in 'It's Your Life', a conference which focuses on self-directed support for family carers and people with learning difficulties. The Lincoln event will showcase sessions from national experts on getting into paid employment, social schemes and modernisation of...

2008-09-13 00:00:23

The demise of an airline flying out of Humberside Airport has disrupted the holidays of North Lincolnshire tourists. Around 100 holiday bookings to Spain with Thomson and Thomas Cook are likely to be affected. Futura Airlines flew three flights a week from Humberside Airport before it collapsed on Monday. Althams Travel Services, in Brigg, said at least two of its customers were being transferred to a different airport in Spain. Many small independent travel agents book package...

2008-09-13 00:00:23

By GARETH PARRY-JONES Hundreds of holidaymakers have been left up in the air after another airline went bust. Futura Airlines, which operates three routes from Humberside Airport, has folded due to rising fuel costs. This could leave hundreds of holidaymakers stranded abroad and at home as flights dry up. The news comes just weeks after UK-Canadian outfit Zoom suspended all flights after going in administration. Futura flies passengers between Humberside and Los Palmos, Tenerife and...

2008-09-13 00:00:21

By laura stuart-cook Boundless energy, an exuberant spectacle and beautiful music executed with kindness. The New Ropestring Band promise all these things when they play at Cleethorpes Memorial Hall tonight. The four-piece band perform an assortment of folk music styles from hoe-down pan-Celtic to old-time up-beat pieces, all mixed with a comical style. The New Ropestring Band is made up of the remaining members of the Old Ropestring Band, Pete Challoner and Tim Dalling, who have...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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