A man was rescued after becoming stuck in mud in a ditch in Bottesford just before 3am this morning.
He was four metres down banking at Orston Lane.
A fire crew from Bingham and Rescue Team from Newark used lighting and a short extension ladder used to help the man up the banking and left him in the care of Ambulance Service.
Forty markets in Lincolnshire have been praised for signing up to a nationwide consumer-friendly ‘Fake-Free Markets’ charter.
Run locally by Lincolnshire Trading Standards, the charter protects local shoppers and legitimate businesses by helping to stamp out rogue traders and counterfeit products.
By signing up and displaying the ‘Real Deal’ logo, markets, car boot sales or selling groups reassure consumers that they can expect to buy genuine brands and quality goods.
Angela Kane, senior trading standards officer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “In a bid to make Lincolnshire’s markets fake free, over the past 10 years, we’ve encouraged markets to sign up to the Real Deal Market charter: making a commitment to safe and fair trading at their markets.
“Local markets are at the heart of our communities, so we need to keep both the traders and shoppers safe.
“Visitors and shoppers can reassured that if they buy an item from one of the 40 markets across Lincolnshire, accredited with the Real Deal Charter, the item should not be counterfeit, illegal or dangerous.”
Louth market has been a member for the past seven years.
Esther Belton, operations support manager at East Lindsey District Council, who runs the market, commented: “The Real Deal campaign plays a vital role in ensuring our fantastic markets are free of counterfeit and illegal goods and help us provide our residents with a safe and reputable shopping environment.”
Although a large number of outlets have signed up to the scheme, the NMG is using this 10th anniversary milestone to urge more markets to join the initiative.
Patricia Lennon, national coordinator of the ‘Real Deal’ Campaign for the National Markets Group, said: “The Real Deal and ‘Fake Free Markets’ charter has proved to be a huge reassurance for shoppers. We cannot praise highly enough the commitment we have seen from markets in Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Trading Standards who have jointly signed up to the charter to protect their customers from buying untested, poor quality, potentially unsafe counterfeit products.
“In displaying the ‘Real Deal’ logo, a market gives reassurance to shoppers that it is a safe place to buy and sell. It also sends a strong ‘keep out’ message to any would-be traders in counterfeits who have no scruples when it comes to selling sub-standard products.”
Graham Mogg, chair of NMG, said: “Counterfeit products are not only bad news for consumers, but also for legitimate, hard-working local business owners who risk losing sales.
“When counterfeits find their way into a market environment, the revenue goes to the black market rather than the economy. The trade in fakes is frequently found to be linked to organised crime – something that would horrify most shoppers or traders if they knew.”
More information on the Real Deal campaign and its 10th anniversary celebrations can be found at www.realdealmarkets.co.uk.
For details of real deal markets in Lincolnshire visit www.realdealmarkets.co.uk/markets
A free event full of festive fun takes place in Grantham’s award-winning Wyndham Park on Sunday (8 December).
Christmas in the Park, from 10.30am to 3.30pm, features a seasonal market, Santa’s Grotto, fun-fair, inflatables, children’s craft activities, Christmas music and carols.
Wyndham Park Visitor Centre will be decorated with lights, while the on-site café will be serving festive food and drink.
Admission is free, although there is a small charge for the children’s crafts.
An SKDC spokesman said: “This is a great family day out that will get everyone in the mood for Christmas.”
Wyndham Park has been restored to its former glory as a World War One memorial park thanks to a £1m grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
A plaque to mark Wyndham’s Centenary Field status, will be unveiled at the Visitor Centre. The Centenary Fields programme protects green spaces as living memorials of the Great War.
Please be aware of people calling regarding PPI claims and requesting Amazon vouchers to release your PPI claim. The callers are claiming to be from a genuine company. They have been calling from the following number: 01618184995 and using the name Kevin and mention a courier called Mark White.
If you receive any calls requesting payment in gift vouchers such as Amazon, Steam or iTunes, please do not engage with them.
What can you do to stop these types of calls?
- Many telephone service providers now offer a free call blocking service which will stop many scam calls.
- You can buy telephones with a built in call blocker which will screen your calls, requesting that the callers announce themselves before they are connected to you.
- Call blocking devices that attach to your current phone are also available. These give the option to block ALL calls, other than the numbers you program in.
However, please be aware of companies cold calling you to offer call blocking services.
Kieran Wells has left Grantham Town and joined Ilkeston Town. He signed for the Gingerbreads from Hednesford last month.
The Derbyshire club’s Head coach Martin Carruthers said of the striker’s signing: “I’m absolutely delighted to have signed Kieran.
“Mark and I have worked with him in the past at Basford and he has always scored goals at every level he has played at.
“His energy, enthusiasm and personality will ensure he becomes a real crowd-pleaser and fans’ favourite I’m sure. I have followed him closely over the past few seasons and he has developed and improved as a player.
“He will become a real asset to the club. Welcome to Ilkeston, Kieran.”
|St. Andrews Church, Billingborough has had a substantial amount of lead stolen from its roof. This crime occurred overnight Tuesday 3rd to Wednesday 4th December. |
Police are asking villagers to be vigilant, as it it is extremely likely that the unknown offenders will return. There is also the possibility that other parish churches may be targeted.
Crime number 19000652897 relates.
Please call 101 if you can assist with Police enquiries into this despicable crime. Alternately call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
Please call 999 immediately if you see anything suspicious around our parish churches.
Friday 6 December-Sunday 8 December 2019, 10am-5pm
A Christmas Treats Food and Drink Fair at the Engine Yard shopping village this weekend offers the perfect opportunity to get preparations underway for the big day in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir.
Opening today (Friday 6 December), the three day fair is an opportunity to sample both local produce and the best seasonal food and to stock up the larder with traditional treats from local producers as well as sellers offering tasty rare and unusual world foods.
The event takes place in large marquees where professional chefs will be on hand at this event to provide recipe ideas, food demonstrations and tips and techniques.
Artisan stallholders will offer try-before-you-buy tastings of the succulent meats, game and charcuterie. There is an array of the finest cheeses while bakers and pastry chefs showcase perfect patisserie, cakes and puddings, all available to take home for the coming party season or to get delivered fresh ready for the Christmas and New Year Festivities or as hampers or a special treat to a friend or relative.
As well as the foodie delights on offer at the fair, the quality offer in the the Engine Yard offers the best of country living, fashion and shopping.
There’s also the opportunity to treat favourite small people with a visit to the magical Santa’s Grotto where they’ll meet Father Christmas (and a few friends!) and take away a special present. Each child can be accompanied by a maximum of two adults. More dates and times are now added and can be booked online in advance to avoid disappointment.
For further information go to https://www.engineyardbelvoir.com
Lincolnshire police say,
This is James COLE who is missing from the Grantham area he was last seen 12:30 today (5th December) Described 6ft 2″ – athletic build wearing a hooded blue jacket & dark trousers.
If you have any information or any sightings please call 101 quoting PID 106611. Many Thanks
If you’re looking for somewhere special to spend time with family and friends this Christmas, look no further than the National Trust’s places in Lincolnshire.
You can see historic houses decked out for the season, twinkling lights or even go on a wild adventure. Or you could make the most of crisp, frosty winter days with a stroll through one of your local National Trust countryside spaces before warming up with a hot drink and festive treat in the café.
After all that, warm yourself with the knowledge that each magical day out supports the National Trust’s work as a charity looking after special places for future generations to enjoy.
Tattershall Castle has announced the return of the unique ‘Christmas at the Castle’ event happening between 5 – 8 and 12 – 15 December (3pm-7pm). Those who celebrate at the castle this year can expect to be dazzled by a castle frozen in time during the night before Christmas – certain to bring back childhood memories and help youngsters make some merry memories of their own.
Exclusively designed for 2019, every floor of the Great Tower will have surprises in store as visitors will be transported through chambers bringing the night before Christmas to life, all on epic proportions where everything is greater in size. Expect to see massive mince pies and giant stockings in this quirky wonderland. Local artisan stalls will also be filling the grounds with handcrafted gifts and scrumptious Christmas treats to get the whole family feeling festive.
A star was born at Woolsthorpe Manor on Christmas Day 1642. Join us every weekend throughout December to mark the prophetic birth of Sir Isaac Newton, the hero of the Age of Reason. Discover how he became so widely known and has been commemorated through art, poetry and public monuments. The house will be dressed for the season, inspired by both our sense of wonder at the miraculous birth of a genius and 17th century twelve-day festivities from the time.
Open every Friday to Sunday 11am-3pm. throughout December. Last entry to the site 2.30pm. Last entry to the house 2.15pm.
Christmas has arrived at Belton, with the gardens aglow to welcome you on a truly magical, after-dark experience. Wrap up warm and enjoy hidden surprises, as the tree-tops shimmer and sparkle with over 1 million lights illuminating the gardens like never before.
During the day, join Belton’s Midwinter Mystery activities inspired by Kitty Brownlow’s love of amateur dramatics and 1920’s glamour, to release your inner Poirot this Christmas.
There are delays on Sankt Augustin Way at the junction with Barrowby Road, due to a stranded lorry.
The vehicle has burst its tyres on the studs designed to keep vehicles off the pavement.
A local Alternative Rock band got thousands of listeners and radio play during their first week on digital platforms.
They also play their hometown debut gig next month at the Castlegate venue in Grantham.
The band formed this year with local musicians Shaun Muffet (Drums/Vocals), Christopher Button (Vocals), Mark Watson (Bass/Vocals) and Stephen Gurd (Guitar).
They have four tracks on all major online audio streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, TikTok, Google Play/YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKBox, & MediaNet.
Here’s a link to their Spotify page
Two tractors stolen from South Witham last night.
One blue New Holland tractor with no markings on bonnet, loader attachment on front and weight on rear and a red Puma 155 tractor.
Please share far & wide.
If you have any information, however small please phone 101 and report.