Firefighters were called to Hamilton Road to a car on fire.
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LEADING MENINGITIS CHARITY Meningitis Now has today (Tuesday) declared ‘a perfect storm’ of ignorance, risk and confusion around a lifesaving vaccine for young people that will, unless checked, lead to young people losing their lives to meningitis in the coming year.
The warning follows the publication of new data that shows that over 80 per cent of those aged 16 to 24 do not consider themselves at risk from the killer disease. Moreover, only one in four of this age group knows the signs and symptoms of meningitis and a third think the disease is not preventable.
The research, undertaken by Populus, highlights a cause for concern for all parents as their youngsters prepare for the next stage of their adult lives as A-level exam results are announced.
Whilst recognising that legal responsibility for healthcare of children aged 18 and over is down to the young person, Dr Tom Nutt, chief executive at Meningitis Now, says: “Parents really need to take control of the MenACWY vaccination process and ensure that their child has received this lifesaving vaccination and in doing so ensure that they do not become one of the million young people who have so far missed out.”
Eligibility for the MenACWY vaccination, which is free from GPs for most young people aged up to 25, is confusing confirms Dr Nutt, but he goes on to say: ‘This should not be a barrier to checking if your son or daughter has received the vaccine and where necessary that an appointment is booked to get it done as soon as possible.
“If teenagers are going to university, I’d strongly urge parents to get it done at least two weeks before their child leaves home.”
Whilst meningitis remains a rare disease in the UK, there are good reasons the government introduced this vaccine in 2015 – namely an increase in cases of MenW, which was targeting young people. Knowing that one in four people of this age carry the bacteria that can cause meningitis then the risk becomes all too clear.
Dr Nutt concludes: “Our research sheds new light on the issue of poor vaccine uptake and in doing so highlights a perfect storm where deaths, as a direct result of not being vaccinated, will sadly occur.”
Parents Fiona and Gavin Mason know only too well the agony missing this vaccination can cause, after losing their 21-year-old son Tim to meningococcal group W in March 2018.
They believe Tim paid the ultimate price for professional and systems failures in the MenACWY vaccination system.
“Now we want to make sure none of those we can save by the simple administration of a vaccine are missed, as Tim was missed,” Fiona said.
Gavin and Fiona, from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, are supporting Meningitis Now in urging parents to take control of the vaccination process.
Tim Mason was attending college and working as an apprentice electrical engineer when he became ill. In just over 21 hours from the first visible symptoms he had lost his life to MenW.
An inquest heard how several opportunities to diagnose and treat Tim had been missed.
“Tim’s death should never have happened”, Fiona said. “He paid the price of professional and systems failures.
“Tim, like many others, was never offered the MenACWY vaccine in spite of being in the priority vaccination group.
“Our fight is to understand how our kind, fun-loving, bright boy could have suffered this catastrophic systems and professional failure under the National Health system we are all so proud of.
“We’re determined to expose the failure of the vaccination system in the hope that we might do some good and stop another family from suffering the same loss.
“If we spread the word and encourage all those unvaccinated young people to ask for the vaccine yet more lives might be saved. Make sure your family and friends know about the vaccine – tell them Tim’s story and spread the word.
“We would then feel Tim’s approval. His mantra was ‘get your s**t together, so that is what we are now trying to do for others.”
To help drive home their message the family has recorded a moving video, which can be seen on the charity’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/Meningitistrust
In addition to checking and getting the MenACWY vaccine Meningitis Now is also reminding parents to ensure that their children know the signs and symptoms of meningitis. Knowing these, irrespective of vaccine status, and knowing to take immediate action if meningitis is suspected, will save lives and reduce the impact of the disease.
For more information and advice visit the Meningitis Now website at www.meningitisnow.org or call the helpline on 0808 80 10 388.
Research carried out by strategy consultancy Populus. They surveyed 1,100 adults across the UK to understand their attitudes towards meningitis and the level of risk they think the disease poses to them. They also asked about levels of confidence in knowing about the signs and symptoms of the disease.
A MenACWY vaccine has been offered since autumn 2015 for children in school at around 14 years of age. To ensure older children also received this vaccine, it was offered to those aged between 15 and 18-year-olds in a three-year “catch-up” programme delivered through schools and GP surgeries. Teens who missed the MenACWY vaccine during the catch-up programme remain eligible for the vaccine up to the age of 25
Take up of the vaccine delivered as part of the GP catch-up programme remains low at an estimated 40 per cent. Uptake in the school-based programme is 85 per cent.
Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal. cord. There are about 2,000 cases each year of bacterial meningitis.
Meningitis and Septicaemia Facts
- Meningitis is inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord; usually caused by bacteria or viruses.
- Some bacteria that cause meningitis can also cause septicaemia.
- We estimate that there are currently around 2,000 cases of bacterial meningitis in the UK and 6,000 cases of viral meningitis each year – equivalent to 22 a day.
- Certain age groups are more susceptible – the under 5s are most at risk, particularly those under the age of one; teenagers and young adults and older adults, particularly those over 65.
- Many people who contract meningitis and septicaemia will make a good recovery, but some will suffer physical, neurological and psychological after-effects.
For more information visit www.MeningitisNow.org. Freephone helpline 0808 80 10 388.
Registered between 12 – 16 August 2019
You can click on the following link to view the forms and plans of any planning application.
S19/1189 Barrowby Erection of single storey rear extension; Applicant: Mr Wayne Desmond 28 Reedings Road Barrowby NG32 1AT
S19/1292 Long Bennington Change of Use of part of an existing dwelling to a Proposed Satellite Veterinary Centre ( Use Class D1) with single storey rear extension at 59 Main Road Long Bennington NG23 5DJ; Applicant: Mr D. Sparks MInster Veterinary Centre Limited Malt Park Maltklin Lane Newark NG24 1HN
S19/1301 Haconby Change of use of paddock to domestic gardens on land To Rear Of 42 – 48 Chapel Street Haconby; Applicant: Mr J Goodman 38 Chapel Street Haconby PE10 0UL
S19/1342 Grantham Change of Use of 22 Bridge End Road Grantham NG31 6JQ from office use (B1(a)) to residential use (C3); Applicant: Next Step Investments C/O Agents Mr R Cole Origin Design Studio Ltd Holly House Meadow Lane South Hykeham Lincoln LN6 9PF
S19/1318 Grantham Change of Use from Residential to Institutional Residence Class C2 to165 Manthorpe Road Grantham NG31 8DH; Applicant:Mr Paul Platt, Acorn Care and Education 1 Merchants Place River Street Bolton BL2 1BX
S19/1325 Grantham Change of use of industrial units (5&6) Chandlers Yard Greyfriars Grantham NG31 6PG to Use Class D2 dance club.; Applicant: Miss Michelle Bates 129 Manthorpe Road Grantham NG31 8DQ
S19/1349 Dunsby Installation of a Ventilation unit with an external vent to front elevation. The vent to be metal and painted black.Applicant: Mr L Todd Smithy Cottage Church Street Dunsaby PE10 0UB
S19/1371 Osgodby Erection of steel framed portal open-fronted building; Applicant: Mr I Hart Osgodby Farm, Hall Lane Osgodby NG33 4JH
S19/1382 Grantham Erection of single storey extension; Applicant: Mr & Mrs C Walker 44 Dryden Close Grantham NG31 9QS
S19/1385 & S19/1395 Grantham Erection of single storey extension, new garage and summerhouse, following demolition of prefabricated garage and outbuildings; Applicant: Mr & Mrs Edwards 17, Dudley Road Grantham NG31 9AA
S19/1439 Grantham Install two rapid electric vehicle charging stations with associated equipment within the grounds of Discovery Retail Park, London Road, Grantham NG31 6HR; applicant Mr Paul Hicks InstaVolt Ltd 6 Cedarwood Crockford Lane Chineham Park Basingstoke RG24 8WD
The A1 is shut in both directions north of Grantham, due to a lorry fire.
The lorry, at Long Bennington, is carrying fertilizer and according to police, could take some time to extinguish.
Motorists are being urged to stay in their vehicles.
The northbound carriageway could soon reopen, but the southbound is expected to remain closed for a considerable time.
Road closed and queueing traffic due to accident involving a van and two cars on the A1 northbound between A43 Kettering Road (Wothorpe / Easton On The Hill Turn Off) and A1 (Rutland Water Turn Off).
This is affecting traffic between Wittering and Great Casterton.
Police would like to speak to these men, who may have information about a shop theft in Grantham.
At 8.55am on Monday, August 12, an offender walked into the Sainsbury’s store on London Road. He was then followed by another male offender, who had a trolley.
The second offender then put alcohol to the value of £732 in his trolley before leaving the store without making any effort to pay for it. The first offender then exited the store, too.
If you recognise these people or have any information that may assist with our investigation, there are a number of ways you can contact us:
- By calling 101 quoting the reference 437 of August 12;
- By e-mailing email@example.com – please remember to put the reference 437 of August 12 in the subject box;
- You can also contact us through the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
28 November – 30 December 2019
A magical mile-long trail, featuring incredible light installations and enchanting visitors with classical Christmas tunes, will transform the gardens at the National Trust’s Belton House.
Brought to you by events promoter Raymond Gubbay Limited, a division of Sony Music, and creative producer Culture Creative, this Christmas the tree-tops at Belton will glisten and the gardens will shimmer and sparkle for the very first time with this mesmerizing new illuminated trail.
It’s definitely the most wonderful time of the year to wander beneath historic tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour and dripping with shards of light, frosty snowflakes, stars and baubles.
As you walk through a towering Tunnel of Light festooned with over 100,000 pea-lights, the melodious voices of the Singing Trees can be heard in the distance. Step into the Laser Garden where dancing lines of light playfully bounce across the branches.
There are hidden surprises too – pause alongside the moonpool reflections and glimpse the sculptural Fire Garden as it flickers and crackles. The formal gardens spring to life with topiary trees lavishly draped in pea-lights that flicker in time to much-loved festive classics.
For the young ones in all of us there are traditional Victorian fairground rides* in the Estate Yard and don’t forget to catch a glimpse of Father Christmas and his elves.
Have a holly, jolly Christmas and complete your walk under the stars with spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate. Gather around the fire-pit with family and friends to toast marshmallows*. Why not end the evening browsing Belton’s well-stocked National Trust gift shop and pick up some treats for the journey home?
What: Christmas at Belton – the magical, after-dark, illuminated trail
When: From 28 November – 30 December 2019
The festive trail is open on selected dates. For full details visit: christmasatbelton.com
Why Visit: Discover a new Christmas illuminated trail, set within the beautiful gardens of Belton House, created for all the family to enjoy.
Admission: Advanced from: Adult £17.50, Child £12, Family £56, Under 3’s & carers free
Lincolnshire County Council has confirmed a career progression scheme for health visitors will be implemented in October, while robust plans remain in place to support local people in the event of further strikes called by Unite union.
“We remain committed to moving ahead with career progression plans for our health visitor workforce”, said Heather Sandy, Interim Director of Education. “We have written to staff explaining how the scheme will work and how it offers salaries beyond those available in the NHS.. All health visitors who successfully progress through the scheme will benefit in this way.
“With regard to the current industrial action, the council were disappointed that Unite, who represent about a third of the health visiting workforce, continually failed to engage with our Collective Disputes Procedure and took the step of balloting for industrial action. We have engaged with constructive dialogue with representatives from Unite with the assistance of ACAS in an attempt to resolve their dispute.
“We wish to reassure the public that if further strikes go ahead, we have plans in place to cover absences, particularly in the most vulnerable areas such as safeguarding and primary birth visits.
“Of the 116 Health Visitors employed by the Council, 58 are members of Unite. Whilst 45 of the 58 Unite members voted for industrial action, on average only 12 Health Visitors per day have taken industrial action. The vast majority of our valued workforce have continued to work as normal and are providing care for Lincolnshire’s families.
We’ve made this video to explain some basic facts for using a drone.
We’d like you to watch the attached video if you are thinking about buying or using a drone. It’s not very long and covers all of the important things to know. The video provides information on how high you can fly your drone, where and some other basic facts.
Inspector Ed Delderfied, Drone Lead for Lincolnshire Police, said: “We’ve made the video to help anyone who is either thinking of getting a drone or already has one. It’s a great piece of equipment to have and use but there are regulations around the use and for everyone’s safety these must be respected and observed.”
For more information visit the Drone Safe website at dronesafe.uk.
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