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We are urgently appealing for help to find Mark Turner, aged 54, who was reported missing from his home in Grantham earlier today.
He is described as white, approximately 5ft 6 inches tall and of a medium build. He may have also dyed his hair blue or pink.
UPDATE Following police inquiries, we believe that Mark Turner may have boarded a train from Grantham heading towards Peterborough.
We are releasing an image captured by CCTV of Mark, who can be seen wearing a grey fleece top, cream trousers, brown shoes and a red scarf.
Anyone with any information should call 101 quoting incident 309 of 6 March. Alternatively, contact the independent charity, Missing People, by calling or texting 116 000. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.lincs.police.uk/news-campaigns/news-and-campaigns/2021/missing-mark-turner/
If you have seen him or know of his whereabouts, please contact us in one of the following ways below:
By calling 101 quoting incident 309 of 06/03/2021.
By emailing email@example.com – don’t forget to include incident 309 of today’s date on the subject line.
Walton Academy has received 5 new laptops courtesy of Network Rail’s computers for school project. They were presented to the school on Thursday by Network Rail employee Clare Fritz.
Employees were able to nominate a school so Claire put a post on Facebook asking if any school in the Grantham area needed laptops, Becca Clayton was the first to come back to her so she nominated Walton Academy.
Network Rail’s computers for schools project aims to send out 30,000 laptops to around 900 schools nation wide.
From Monday 8 March, Household Waste Recycling Centres in Lincolnshire will change – with residents being able to take recycling, garden waste and general waste on any opening day.
Cllr Eddy Poll, executive member for waste and recycling at Lincolnshire County Council, explains: “I’d like to thank residents for their patience. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make sure the system can operate safely with all waste types being brought on the same day. This, together with the progress being made by the vaccination programme, means that from 8 March, residents will be able to bring their recycling, garden waste and general waste on any day we are open.
“We would however ask residents to separate their waste types and load their vehicle accordingly – so we can ensure as much is recycled as possible.”
Residents can bring, on any day:
· Scrap metal
· Electricals (such as washing machines and TVs)
· Household chemicals
· Mineral and cooking oil
· Gas cylinders
· Garden waste
· Black-bagged general waste, plastic and mattresses
· Soil and hardcore (limited to one dustbin full per vehicle per day)
· Plasterboard (limited to one dustbin full per vehicle per day)
· Bulky waste, such as carpets and sofas
“To manage the number of people on site and to prevent queues, the booking system will remain, so residents will still need to visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/clickandtip, or call 01522 782070, to book their time slot.
“Vans and larger trailers will still need to have a permit to access the sites, which can be accessed via www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/clickandtip “
The body of a woman was discovered by British Transport Police on the East Coast Main Line near Aldi, South Parade on Saturday. called to the railway track near Grantham station on Saturday.
She wwas pronounced dead at the scene.
A BTP spokesperson said: “British Transport Police were called to the line near Grantham railway station at 3.01am on Saturday, 20 February, following reports of a casualty on the tracks.
“Paramedics also attended, however sadly a woman was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The spokesperson said the incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.
Ian Parker filmed this on Cold Harbour Lane, Grantham
The fire broke out at the Centrebus depot off Spittlegate Level before 4pm this afternoon.
Newark firefighters joined collegues from Grantham, Sleaford and Stamford at the blaze on Tollemache Road South, Grantham.
Crews used breathing apparatus and hose reels to extinguish a number of buses that are on fire.
Residents were advised to keep doors and windows closed.
Six buses were destroyed.
The cause is being investigated.
Photos by R.S. Mortiss
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Warnings of heavy rain for Lincolnshire over three consecutive days next week have been issued by the Met Office..
People are being warned to expect prolonged and heavy rain may lead to flooding and travel chaos from the early hours of Tuesday (19 ) until noon on Thursday (21)..
The Yellow Weather Warnings say homes and businesses could be flooded, buildings damaged, trains and buses cancelled or delayed and communities cut off by flooding
Motorists could also face treacherous driving conditions from spray and flooding, and homes and businesses could be affected by power cuts.
The Met Office says:: “Several days of persistent and occasional heavy rain are expected to affect the region.
“The heaviest and most persistent rain is likely to be across Wales and the high ground of northern England (Pennines).
“By early Thursday, 30-60 mm of rain is expected to fall widely across the warning area, with 100-150 mm over the high ground of Wales and northern England.
“Up to 200 mm is possible across parts of north Wales. Melting snow across higher parts of the Pennines may exacerbate the potential for flooding.
“Strong winds will also accompany the rainfall and may add to travelling difficulties across areas higher and more exposed routes.”
The outlook for the East Midlands on Monday is a mainly fine but cloudy day, with rain and increasing winds later in the afternoon and temperatures reaching 7C.
Tuesday to Thursday is forecast to be much more unsettled with a wet and windy Tuesday, some rain and hill snow on Wednesday, and a cold and windy Thursday with some snow.
Our little baby cockatiel has just flown away near our house on Lytham Close. His name is Phillip and is quite tame. He can wolf whistle and stand on your finger for cuddles. Please let us know if you see him ASAP. We are devastated xxx
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Dee Farrell says
Facebook’s gone crackers..!
The selling page took my listing down for christmas crackers…
My children now think I’m an arms dealer..!
Seems the total failure of heating and hot water yet again is driving people to desperate measures. There is no heating or hot water in the riverside homes and people are becoming ill.
This is the first run on air after a complete rebuild and the first time running since the early 1960s.
There were a few little knocks but they were sorted during the subsequent week. It took a while to get her running as everything was so tight, but we got there.
She’s on blocks still so static, but all the main components have been completed, the air was to test if I’ve built her correctly. She’s been hydraulically tested to over working pressure. The steam test is needed as the steam will produce the heat necessary for the motion work to expand so we can ensure the valve timing is correct.
The next process is to bend the copper pipes into place, then we can put the rear wheels on. The front end is being shot blasted and so I’ll start painting the front rolls in the next few weeks. There’s still a lot to do before she’s ready.
A big thank you to one and all that have helped with her rebuild, that’s taken nearly 8 years of work to get her to this stage. She’ll be on the road next year.