Review of the Year Part Seven: Concerns over plans for more Rasen houses

This new look for Sarah Clark and Evie Bainbridge raised ?3,505.48 for charity EMN-141218-163924001
This new look for Sarah Clark and Evie Bainbridge raised ?3,505.48 for charity EMN-141218-163924001

July saw two kind-hearted teenagers have a hair-raising time when they ‘Braved the Shave’ to raise money for two charities.

Sarah Clark and Evie Bainbridge raised a total of £3,505.48 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Iris Global.

And their luscious locks weren’t wasted as they went to another charity, the Little Princess Trust.

Also on the fundraising trail was Tealby teenager Beth Tyson, after she became one of the first casualties airlifted to hospital on a ‘night flight’ by the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance seven months earlier.

And to thank her lifesavers, she celebrated her birthday with a fundraising bash and handed over £1,405 to help them help others.

UK Tetrathlon team member Alex Bowman was on top of the world down under after he won the Individual International Championship.

He also helped the boys GB team to second place.

Reactions to plans for more new housing in Market Rasen resulted in the town council calling a public forum.

Concerns of flooding and traffic were cited by those who had attended an exhibition on the 150-house plan for land south of Linwood Chase.

Two controversial wind farm projects were dealt fresh blows amid growing opposition against them.

The turbine proposal at Hemswell Cliff was ‘called in’ by Minister of Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles, meaning he would decide on it, and West Lindsey District Council admitted there may be a three-month delay for the decision on the South Kelsey plan.

And the fuel fraud gang were sentenced to a total of 19 years between them.

Among them was former town councillor David Strachan, who received two years for his part in the £5 million scam.