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Police officers attend less than half of calls in Lincolnshire

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Lincolnshire Police have confirmed they send an officer out to less than half the calls for help they receive.

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) inspector Roger Baker said criminal damage and car crime were "on the verge of being decriminalised" because some police forces had "almost given up".

Source: Boston Target

Make a clean sweep for safety

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Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is reminding residents to have their chimneys swept ready for the winter ahead.Last year firefighters were called out to 189 incidents caused by blocked chimneys. The fire service says that these figures are up by 16% and that chimney fires are easily avoidable.Joanne Hussey, Community Fire Safety Advocate, said:

"Many residents keep their homes cosy over the winter w...

Seventy years on and Tong still going strong in Spilsby

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One of the oldest businesses in Spilsby has been run by the same owner for 70 years.

Geoffrey Tong, of EJ Tong and Sons, has celebrated 70 years in business with a celebration event for staff past and present.

Source: East Lindsey Target

One of Sir John Franklin's missing ships is found in the Canadian Arctic

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One of Lincolnshire explorer Sir John Franklin's two ships which vanished in the Arctic more than 160 years ago has been found, Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper has announced.

Sir John, from Spilsby, disappeared along with 129 men aboard HMS Erebus and HMS Terror while trying to find the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

Source: East Lindsey Target

East Kirkby museum enjoys Lancasters flypast over Just Jane

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Two airworthy Lancaster bombers have united with a grounded model for the first time in 50 years.

The Canadian Vera and the UK-based Thumper flew over as Just Jane ran its engines at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.

Source: BBC Lincolnshire

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