Latest Lincolnshire Stories

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...

2008-08-31 00:00:27

New singers are needed by a troupe staging two nights of music from the movies next month. Gainsborough Amateur Operatic Society has gone straight into rehearsals for the two shows after the summer break. The next project is a concert weekend with the award-winning Barton Town Band. Entitled From Pinewood To Hollywood, the concert feature musical numbers from famous films. It is at the town's Trinity Arts Centre on Friday and Saturday, October 17-18. Meanwhile, GAOS is still...

2008-08-30 09:01:03

More Than 5,000 patients in North Lincolnshire remain on a waiting list for dental services. But local health officials claim they are making headway in clearing the backlog. Since March the North Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust has been allocating permanent places at dental practices at the rate of more than 300 a month. Of the 5,003 people on the current waiting list, a total of 1,250 have also been offered some temporary relief. A spokeswoman for the trust explained the relief...

2008-08-29 00:00:23

Barton residents can brace themselves for a huge community clean- up today. Respect Week's Huge Summer Holiday Clean Up kicks off at 9am, with skips placed all around Overton Court, and the North Lincolnshire Homes caretaking team out on patrol. Humberside Fire and Rescue will hunt down any fire risks, tenancy inspections will be carried out by NLH's antisocial behaviour officers and Humberside police will take action against nuisance behaviour. And meanwhile, residents will be able to...

2008-08-28 00:00:38

By Peter Craig Just under a year ago, this little boy was given a two per cent chance of survival - but he battled against the odds and has blown out the candle on his first birthday cake. Leon Cox is the first infant of his age to survive the potentially deadly virus whooping cough through a pioneering treatment, so the Cleethorpes boy's family of five generations never thought they would see this milestone in his young life. They were told by doctors he would die from the whooping...

2008-08-28 00:00:38

A Teenager accused of attempting to murder a 15-year-old girl has appeared in court. Jake Alexander Johnson (19), from Grimsby, is charged with attempting to kill the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons. Police said the victim is in a critical condition in hospital. She is being treated for severe burns to her face and body following an incident in a Ford Transit van near Brandy Wharf, Waddingham, in the early hours of Sunday. She is being cared for at Newcastle General...

2008-08-28 00:00:38

New rules on tobacco control would cause problems for North Lincolnshire newsagents and small retailers, it has been claimed. Government proposals including restricting the displaying of tobacco products and having a minimum pack size of 20 have led to doubts from the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN). A Department of Health document, entitled The Future of Tobacco Control, aims to start a debate around further measures that would stop people smoking and prevent young people...

2008-08-23 03:00:23

Cops are handing out cameras so women can catch a flasher in the act. Ladies in Louth, Lincolnshire, have been told to use them to snap the sex pest's face. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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. They were: The Priory LSST, Lincoln; Boston Grammar School; Caistor Grammar School; Kesteven and Grantham Girls', Grantham; and Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle. Many schools had significant improvements against national estimates for the 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. Planning permission has been granted for a three-storey leisure facility including entertainment area, an amusement arcade and a bowling alley. East Lindsey District Council approved plans submitted by applicant Bell Leisure, which owns half of the site. An application from owners of the other...

Word of the Day
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'