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2008-09-09 00:00:26

Patients at Scunthorpe General Hospital could be dished up self- service carvery food if plans go-ahead. The news comes, after a series of improvements to healthy eating were introduced to the hospital in August last year, when the trust took control of catering services. At the top of the healthy meals menu plan was to look at ways to improve people's diets. As part of improving food for patients, the hospital organised a pilot of a carvery scheme. This took place at Scunthorpe...

2008-09-07 00:00:21

Suspected cancer patients were all seen by a specialist at Scunthorpe General Hospital within two weeks, it has been revealed. Urgent referrals by doctors were all seen in the Government timeframe of 14 days, the latest Department of Health figures show. Lisa Webster, a spokeswoman for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust (NLAG), praised the cancer teams for their hard work. Mrs Webster said: "To be able to achieve these targets is testament to the hard work and...

2008-09-07 00:00:17

By Sharon Baker Go organic and get loved-up this month, with the help of some all- natural treats from Cleethorpes. The Soil Association's Organic Fortnight begins on Saturday, and a Cleethorpes beauty shop is already getting in the eco-friendly spirit. Organic skincare and cosmetics shop Passionately Pure, in the resort's College Street, is offering a range of promotions to celebrate all things natural and additive-free. On Saturday, store owner Charmelle Dixon, who runs the business...

2008-09-07 00:00:10

When they moved in, Witham St Hugh's residents probably thought they would enjoy all the benefits of country living - open fields, rural tracks and woodlands. But now they could be forced to endure a decade of heavy industrial quarrying too. And this will be followed by the creation of lots of small lakes - where the empty pits have been filled in with water. Quarrying on land between Witham St Hugh's, south of Lincoln, just off the A46, and Norton Disney to the south has already...

2008-09-06 00:00:27

By Sharon Baker Hospital chiefs have refuted claims support workers are being used as a "cheap labour" alternative to nursing staff. This comes in response to accusations mounted in an anonymous letter from a nurse at Grimsby's, Diana Princess of Wales Hospital. In it, the nurse with 30 years experience said: "The public should be warned that support workers are being used all over the hospital now as cheap labour and are now being used to fill nursing vacancies." The letter also...

2008-09-06 00:00:18

By Conrad Emmett The coolest music for miles around was heard last night as part of the warm up to the Cleethorpes Jazz festival. Playing at the Grimsby Jazz Pre Festival Special was the John Horter Trio, along with Pat McCarthy and Barry Whitfield. Between them they were celebrating the work of pianist Bill Evans at the Stamford club, strumming ground for the Grimsby Jazz club. Roy Norton is the programme consultant for the five day Cleethorpes Jazz Festival. He said: "The aim of it is...

2008-09-03 00:00:21

By laura stuart-cook Pupils at Tollbar were the first to head back to school after the summer holidays. Following a summer break, students at the New Waltham business and enterprise college returned to lessons on Thursday morning. And for year seven pupils at the school, it has been a nerve- wracking few days adjusting to life at secondary school. Samuel Sykes Drinkell (11), from Cleethorpes, said it was "brill" to be back at school. "I was really nervous about coming to secondary...

2008-09-03 00:00:16

Actors from ITV drama The Royal have begun three days of filming in Lincoln. Lincoln Castle was considered "perfect" by the medical drama's production team and the prison building will be featured in the show as someone falls from the castle prison. The film crew and actors arrived at the historic landmark on Sunday to begin three days of work at the location. Producer, Ken Horn, said: "This is one of the more dramatic episodes of the Royal the prison in the castle is a great location....

2008-09-03 00:00:13

A landlord has been ordered to pay almost pounds5,000 for failing to correct electrical hazards and cold temperatures at his property in Lincolnshire. Edward Sanders of High Street, Wainfleet, near Skegness, failed to comply with a notice ordering him to address the issues. East Lindsey District Council issued an enforcement notice over the property at Whitegates, Vicarage Lane, Wainfleet, which is occupied by tenants. Appearing before a Skegness Magistrates' Court he was fined...

2008-08-31 00:00:27

A Lincoln theatre ensemble has returned from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to perform in the city. The Acting About Theatre Company performed Meltdown: The Ultimate Gameshow for a month at the world-famous festival where they received rave reviews. And they are now getting ready to perform the show at Lincoln's Drill Hall in Free School Lane tonight. The show is a comedy/murder mystery set on a gameshow where divorcing couples compete for all of their marital...