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FEATURE: Chimney fire safety advice

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has issued the following chimney fire safety advice:

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Paul and Gail Sanders in the Bag a Bargain shop, which is supporting the mental health charity MIND EMN-170116-083456001

Couple help support MIND with Rasen shop sales

Owners of a Market Rasen shop are hoping townsfolk will help them support a charity that has supported them over the years.

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FEATURE: Make sure you get your chimney swept - it could save your life

Firefighters and chimney sweeps in Lincolnshire have issued a fresh appeal to warn people of the dangers of chimney fires, following a recent rise in incidents across the county as the winter nights continue to bite.

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East Midlands Air Ambulance in demand

Magpas Air Ambulance saw its busiest year to date in 2016, with almost 1,500 callouts for the charity’s advanced care, across 12 different counties.

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Children are working longer hours than their parents, study shows. Photos: Center Parcs

Children are ‘working’ longer hours than their parents, study shows

The ‘Cult of Busy’ has now infiltrated to our children as research shows primary school kids are ‘working’ – either in school or scheduled activities for up to 46 hours a week

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Assassin's Creed.

FILM REVIEW: Assassin’s Creed

Why so serious Michael?

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Rabbit with cider and mustard.

RECIPE: Rabbit dish is fresh and zingy

In 1936, my grandmother’s School Certificate examination in Domestic Science involved the skinning, butchering and cooking of a rabbit. No one ran screaming from the exam kitchen and a couple of nips, tugs and cuts, and the rabbits were swiftly turned from animal to meat, writes James Waller-Davies.

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Blow away the cobwebs with the Three Peaks Challenge for charity

Blow away the cobwebs with the Three Peaks Challenge for charity

Meningitis Now, the country’s biggest meningitis charity, is looking for outdoor enthusiasts to join it for its Three Peaks Challenge in June, raising funds to fight back against the killer disease.

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Lincolnshire court register

Latest news from Lincolnshire’s Magistrates Courts

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Emma Dix, right, and Freddie receiving the cheque from Debbie McKitton with Rachel Pettifer, Anna (1) and Oustin (3) at Caistor Co-op EMN-171001-162745001

Community cash for Caistor children’s groups

Two children’s groups have been the latest beneficiaries of Caistor Co-op’s Community Champions scheme.

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BREAKING: Ultrafast broadband boost for 4,500 Louth homes and business

Thousands of homes and businesses in Louth will soon have access to ‘the fastest available broadband in the country’ as part of Virgin Media’s £3 billion ultrafast broadband expansion in the UK.

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Privacy scare over selfie app Meitu

Privacy scare over selfie app Meitu

The latest photo editing app to go viral, Meitu, has sparked serious security and privacy concerns as Android users are allegedly giving away huge amounts of information to the Chinese tech company in order to download the selfie taking app.

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Thimbleby man (53) faces multiple rape charges

Thimbleby man (53) faces multiple rape charges

A Thimbleby man is due to appear at Lincoln Crown Court next month after being charged with four counts of rape.

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Hunted is returning to our screens

Lincolnshire ‘fugitives’ wanted for Channel 4’s new Hunted series

Channel 4 is looking for people from the Lincolnshire area to participate in its new Hunted series.

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UPDATE: Skegness couple ‘back on British soil’ after state of emergency call in Gambia

A Skegness couple who were holidaying in The Gambia as political unrest hit the country have arrived home safely.

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Successful year gets Rasen’s Festival Hall on right road for funding bids

Wrestling, live music, theatre productions and tea dances - the past year has seen Market Rasen’s Festival Hall come alive once more.

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New approach to reducing crime launched in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police data shows that just 2% of offenders in Lincolnshire commit 13% of all offences, and the top 2% in Lincoln itself were responsible for more than a quarter (27%) of all offences.

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Free Link ATMs could start charging for withdrawals

Thousands of Link cash machines could start charging for cash withdrawals because of a row among banks about paying fees to the ATM provider.

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WATCH: From twerking builders to Scottish football fans: 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

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Campaign launched to get Lincolnshire’s Red Arrows immortalised in LEGO

Campaign launched to get Lincolnshire’s Red Arrows immortalised in LEGO

A campaign has been launched to get Britain’s iconic Red Arrows, based in Lincolnshire, made into the next LEGO model.

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