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A section of metal fencing has been stolen from St Augustine School, in Stamford
The fence is of a metal 2ins square construction and has been removed from the walkway at the side of the school.
This has occurred over the weekend of 7/11/15—9/11/15
If you saw or heard anything suspicious please call Lincolnshire police on 101 and quoting Incident 120 09/11/15
NFIB is aware of a new variant of ransomware named “Chimera” that is targeting SMEs in Europe.
The ransomware is delivered via an email sent to employees offering either a business offer or a false job application.
Attached to the email is a link to a dropbox, claiming that additional information can be found there.
The user is asked to download these files; however, the download of the ransomware automatically starts after clicking on the link. Simultaneously, Chimera immediately starts to encrypt the data, but not only on the local drive- It also starts to encrypt connected network drives by changing all files to the extension .crypt.
After rebooting the computer and logging on again, a warning message shows on the desktop and no further action can be taken by the user.
The warning message asks for a payment in Bitcoins to have the data released. Unlike other ransomware, the message also goes on to threaten the user that personal data and pictures will be published on the internet if payment is not made.
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With more than 200 house fires in Lincolnshire being caused by electrical items, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging householders to turn off their tumble dryers, dishwashers and washing machines before they go to bed at night.
New figures show that over the past year the Brigade attended 240 electrical fires in the county.
Faulty products or faulty wiring caused 87 fires, through things such as faulty motors, faulty circuit boards, damaged wires, trailing cables, and overloaded sockets.
Dishwashers and washing machines caused 15 fires. As these appliances combine heat, electrics and moisture, there is often a danger that a fault can occur. Sometimes, these products are faulty, and as such are subject to a recall. You can check if yours has been recalled at www.electricalsafetyfirst.co.uk/recall
Electric heaters caused a number of blazes, often caused by clothes being placed too close to the heat, and not resting the heaters on a stable surface.
Phone chargers, electric lighting and electric blankets were amongst the other causes of house fires.
Steve Screaton, deputy community safety manager, said: “Every year we have a number of fires caused by dishwashers, washing machines and tumble driers. Many people put their appliances on overnight – which is not advisable. Statistically, we know that families are almost three times more likely to die in fires which start in the night – if they don’t have working smoke alarms, they breathe in the poisonous smoke and never wake up. To avoid this and to keep your family safe, we would strongly suggest using your electrical items in the daytime when you are in your property.”
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The Metroplitan Police in Hackney are appealing for information to trace a prolific burglar who has absconded from the care of a mental health centre in Homerton.
Peter Kerrigan (28), was on escorted leave from the John Howard Centre when he absconded in Narroway, E8 at approximately 16:45hrs on Sunday, 29 March.
Kerrigan, who is from the Irish travelling community, is currently serving a six-year sentence for a series of artifice burglaries, where he preyed on the elderly and vulnerable by impersonating a police officer.
He has links across the country including, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Leicester.
Detective Inspector Paul Ridley, from Hackney CID, who is leading the investigation, said: “It has been eight months since Kerrigan absconded. He was jailed for committing crimes against the vulnerable and elderly and they still have to live with his actions.
“He needs to be returned to custody to serve the remainder of his prison sentence.
“I am convinced somebody knows of his whereabouts and would urge them to contact me or a member of my team. I can personally assure you that all information received will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”
Officers advise anyone who sees Peter Kerrigan, or knows of his whereabouts, to call 999 immediately.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. The charity will provide a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest of Kerrigan.
Victor Wood Kia of Grantham has announced their sponsorship of the U18 team at Grantham Town Football Club. This exciting new relationship follows the dealership’s continued support of the U13 team.
Grantham Town FC youth division aims to provide youngsters with quality coaching in a safe and fun environment to allow them to better themselves and progress through the set up and aim to push players through into the first team squad within the club.
It’s been an exciting season so far, including seeing three talented players from the U18’s making first team appearances in addition to their continuing aim to progress to new levels in the 2016 FA Youth Cup tournament. Victor Wood Kia has loaned both teams a Kia Sorento to ensure the team can travel from match to match with minimum hassle.
“I’m a huge football fan so it’s brilliant to be able to support the local talent,” said Andy Doyle, Dealer Principle of Victor Wood. “It’s exciting to be able to watch both teams progress and continue working hard to achieve their goals and bring the best out in everyone.
“There are certainly some great players to keep an eye on, and we’ll continue to cheer the boys on!”
Under the careful guidance of manager Russell Cousins, who was recently voted Head of Youth Development by the Youth Club Committee, both teams are expected to improve and become forces to be reckoned with.
Additionally, the U18 team will be working alongside the Pink Ribbon Foundation breast cancer charity, which will appear on their shirts, alongside the Victor Wood Kia logo which features on the shirts of both teams.
Andrew Lambley, U13’s Coach ,GTFC commented, “The Youth Division teams of Grantham Town FC are delighted and privileged with the sponsorship, help and encouragement given by Victor Wood of Grantham. Brand new kits and a Kia Sorento for away games to travel all over the Midlands are a dream come true for the youngsters!”
Russell Cousins, head of Youth development, GTFC added: “I can’t thank Emma and Andy at Kia enough for all their kindness and help in supporting us. We look forward to working closely with Kia throughout the season and hopefully in the future too.”
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Do you know someone brilliant working in Lincolnshire’s hospitals? Then make their day and nominate them in the ULHT Staff Awards.
The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s 2016 Staff Awards have already attracted more than 140 nominations, but there is always room for more.
The awards are a chance to recognise great care and compassion, team work or innovation within Lincolnshire’s hospitals, either from individual staff members or teams.
So far, there have been 78 nominations for staff at Lincoln County Hospital, but only 30 nominations for Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, 26 for Grantham and District Hospital and seven for County Hospital, Louth. So if you think your local hospital deserves a push, submit a nomination today.
This month, there is a push for nominations in the ‘Fantastic Customer Service’ category which recognises staff who have shown excellence in customer service and demonstrable and sustainable improvements in patient care.
Last year’s winners in this category were the colorectal team at Lincoln County Hospital. Team member Jocelyn Fitzgerald, a senior colorectal clinical nurse specialist, said: “It was a real boost to the whole team to be nominated, especially in such a personalised way. Sometimes it feels like we are always swimming against the tide and it great to know actually it’s all worth it.”
We can also now confirm that the awards ceremony for the 2016 award will be taking place on Thursday 14 April 2016 at the Princess Royal Sports Arena in Boston.
If you know someone who deserves to be there on the night, fill in a nomination form on the front page of the Trust website at www.ulh.nhs.uk or pick up a form at hospital reception desks and departments.
Aired on Monday night, ‘The Rise of Female Violence’ investigated the changing behaviour of young women in the UK, challenging the social perceptions of domestic abuse against men.
Documenting the story of a male domestic abuse survivor who nearly died at the hands of his partner, the show also highlighted how people react differently to domestic abuse, depending on the gender of the perpetrator.
Accounting for one in every three victims of domestic abuse in the UK, those working for the Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service know all too well the impact that it can have on the lives of male victims.
Domestic abuse project officer,Natalie White, said: “Documentaries like these are really important in raising awareness of dom estic abuse against men, and breaking down preconceived perceptions of women as the only victims.
“From an early age, men are taught to hide their vulnerability and encouraged instead to be strong and domineering. For many people, suffering domestic abuse at the hands of women just doesn’t happen.
“Unfortunately, due to these stereotypes many men never seek help leading to a severe underreporting of domestic abuse committed by women against men.
“Despite the perceptions, men suffer from domestic abuse in the same ways as women. They often feel ashamed, frightened and guilty, believing that they are to blame for the situation. Many will suffer a loss of self-worth and confidence, and become isolated as a result of the abuse.
“We want men to know that it’s not okay and that they don’t have to put up with it. Abuse is abuse, regardless of the sex of the victim and that’s why, in Lincolnshire, all domestic abuse services can be accessed by both women and men.”
For more information on domestic abuse and the services available in Lincolnshire, please go to www.domesticabuselincolnshire.com
Confidential help, advice and support is also available on the Men’s Advice Line on 0808 801 0327.
Watch the documentary in full on the BBC iPlayer
A Grantham-based software developer is taking on four new starters to meet rapid growth in demand for its innovative products.
Firefly Online Ltd has developed intelligent software that captures, records and shares data in businesses from care homes to construction companies.
A surge in business has resulted in Jade Norsworthy joining the company as a personal assistant, Terry Wingfield taking on the role of developer, while Charlotte Lesser and Jade Wilson are both responsible for providing administrative support.
The team grew in 2014, following major investment by parent company Totemic and now stands at 16 staff.
Richard Ratcliffe, managing director at Firefly Online Ltd, said: “Our reputation is growing, as word of our offering spreads and users discuss the benefits. The arrival of these new experienced, skilled people will help maintain our high service levels and aid our drive towards further improvement in software capability. We’re delighted to be strengthening the Firefly team.”
Increasing numbers of public and private sector organisations are benefiting from the advances in software technology developed by Firefly Online Ltd.
Local authorities have used the software across areas including the care home sector, to enable the speedy evaluation of the available care provision in their area. In addition it provides an overview of the suitability and quality of the health and social care services at their disposal and is also accessible to external partners.
The software developer’s platform is also helping some of the country’s biggest construction companies manage regional and national frameworks, engage with clients, partners and numerous sub-contractors, while also detailing project information and key performance indicators across many sites.
Richard Ratcliffe added: “Our software allows all parties to filter the information that’s relevant to them in real time, so they can see exactly how their projects are performing. This makes it easier to manage projects efficiently and delivers wider benefits.
“Supporting frameworks where our software is able to seamlessly synchronise with an existing system has proved particularly beneficial to the public sector and demand for our software continues to rise.
“We are excited about our growth and look forward to welcoming our new team members on board.”
For more information on Firefly Online Ltd, visit www.firefly-online.net
VISITORS to Lincoln are warned that due to persistent and ongoing Anti-Social Behaviour being caused around the Carlton Centre shopping area, and specifically McDonalds, a dispersal order has been authorised for the area.
The order has been authorised from 1700hrs Friday 13th November until 1700hrs Sunday 15th November 2015 under S 34 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.
This means any individual found in the area can be given a direction to leave immediately.
If the individual then returns, they would be committing a criminal offence, and will be arrested.
The order also gives a power to take any person under 16, who has been given a direction to leave, to their home address or a place of safety.
Insp Pat Coates explained the need for the dispersal order. “This action has been taken due to the complaints of Anti-Social Behaviour from the businesses at the Carlton Centre.
“We are specifically asking parents to question where there sons and daughters are going in the evening and talk to them about their behaviour. Whilst we do not want to interfere with young people socialising, we expect their behaviour to be acceptable.
“We will not tolerate Anti-Social Behaviour towards other members of the public and businesses from this minority who have been attending the Carlton Centre. We need to send them a clear message that they cannot continue to behave in this way.”
Insp Coates continued, “We will have Officers patrolling the Carlton Centre this weekend and if necessary, enforcing the dispersal order.
“If it is necessary to disperse any individuals then we will be taking further action in partnership with City Council Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour team.”
Police are appealling for witnesses and information after a report of a child being bitten by a dog at Mareham Lane Nature Reserve in Sleaford.
It was reported to Police that at around 4.30pm on Thursday 27th August the eight-year-old boy was with his family in the Nature Reserve when he was approached by a dog that was off its lead and he was bitten on the back.
The dog is described as large and black and is thought could have been a German Shepherd that was with a woman at the time.
The young boy was not seriously injured but was taken to see a doctor for assessment and treatment. He has been left very afraid of dogs since the incident.
The female owner did not leave her details with the child’s family at the time, nor has she contacted the police in relation to this since.
Investigating officers would like to speak to the owner in connection with the investigation and have asked for them to get in touch with the force, and indeed anyone who may have seen the incident or seen a woman walking a dog as described in the Nature Reserve around the time. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 270 of 27/08/2015.