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Lincolnshire Educational Leaders – Shaping Lincolnshire Together!
The LLP’s all new annual two-day residential conference is coming in February 2018: Leadership Conference 2018 – Leading in Austerity, Succeeding in Adversity
Much work has gone on behind the scenes to reboot this conference and make it an exciting experience for all. With incessant change in the educational landscape and ever-increasing financial constraints, schools are facing an unprecedented level of challenge and uncertainty.
The conference aims to give national level inspiration to senior school leaders across Lincolnshire’s using high-profile speakers from a variety of backgrounds.
There will be thought-provoking and game-changing input from Michael Pain – a speaker, researcher, education thought-leader, and adviser to schools and academy trusts across the country.
Also one of the most entertaining, inspiring and sought-after speakers on the global educational stage, Sir John Jones, along with guest speaker, Paralympian and Broadcaster – Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE.
Anthony Partington, Chair of the LLP, “In putting this conference together, we have drawn national figures from within and outside education to inspire Lincolnshire schools to work together to meet the current challenges of school leadership. The calibre of speakers reflects our belief that innovative approaches to school improvement in Lincolnshire are of national interest and show what can be done when school leaders take ownership of the system in which they operate.”
The conference will review the achievements and progress made throughout Lincolnshire during the last academic year, sharing real stories and reflecting on what schools can achieve if they work together.
There will be opportunities to learn more about funding, workload, recruitment and retention, inspections, and harnessing technology to improve classroom practice.
There will also be performances from the acclaimed Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra.
The 2018 Annual LLP Conference is heavily subsidised by the Lincolnshire Learning Partnership.
A joint operation between Lincolnshire Trading Standards and Lincolnshire Police has led to the discovery and seizure of a large quantity of unsafe cigarettes and tobacco.
A search of a premises in Lincoln led to the discovery of illicit cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco. Initial indications are that the items recovered are both counterfeit and unsafe for consumption.
The discovery was made with the help of Nico, the tobacco detection dog, funded by Quit 51 Stop Smoking Service and supplied by Wagtail UK.
The items were discovered at the bottom of a refuse bin, hidden by a bag of rubbish on top. The items were covered in liquid which had seeped out of the refuse bag but were still intended for sale.
Senior Trading Standards Officer Kirsty Herbertson said: “The information we get from the public is vital in helping Trading Standards get these unsafe and counterfeit items off the streets.
“This is not a victimless crime. We know that money made from these items can often go towards funding more organised crime and possibly even people-trafficking.
“You never know what is going into these cigarettes and tobacco or what people are breathing into their lungs. It is clear these people have no regard for the wellbeing of the people who buy these products.
“There have been two deaths in the county that we know of from fires started by illegal cigarettes, which were found to not be self-extinguishing.
“Whenever we discover and seize a quantity like this it means we have been successful in preventing harmful products being sold in our communities.”
Principal Trading Standards officer Andy Wright said: “It is especially disappointing that a large quantity of cigarettes and tobacco was seized from one particular retail premises in Lincoln. Counterfeit, unsafe, and non-duty paid cigarettes have been seized from this premises on a number of previous occasions and criminal investigations instigated as a result.
“We had sought to enlist the assistance of the owner of the building in order to prevent further sales. It is unfortunate that this has not been successful and we have now found it necessary to include the owner in our investigations.”
If you have any concerns contact Trading Standards on 03454040506 or Crime Stoppers on 0800555111
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Police are continuing to appeal for information after 54 year old Peter Sullivan absconded from North Sea Camp on the 29 November.
He was convicted previously of manslaughter and had been released a number of times but recalled for further offences such as burglary.
His original conviction for manslaughter was over 30 years ago and he is not currently thought to pose a risk to the general public.
Officers investigating this case suspect that he may have remained in Lincoln.
Sullivan is described as white, 5’11”, slim build, with a grey beard and receding hair.
Sullivan spent time in America and talks with a slight accent which has been described as sounding Australian.
He is missing the top of his third finger on his left hand and has an interest in computer science and further educating himself.
He originates from the Kent area but has no ties in the area any longer.
Sullivan is generally well spoken and may portray himself to be an educated man and can be manipulative and convincing.
The CCTV image of Sullivan has been uncovered from Lincoln centre on the day he absconded.
Please call 101 with incident reference number 323 of 29 November if you have any information.
Reference: Incident 323 of 29 November
As reports continue to come in regarding the Police Officer impostor scam, one brave woman speaks out in the hope of warning others against falling victim to this cruel and convincing crime.
As reported last week, this is a complicated scam in which fraudsters call their target on the phone and claim to be a Police Officer (the name DC Smith of Hammersmith Police has been repeatedly used in Lincolnshire).
Jackie is 80 and lives in a village near Lincoln and was last week targeted by fraudsters. She said, “I just want to assist the Police to make everyone aware of how professional these scams can be. I’m now concerned for all the other people out there who may succumb to this or any other scam.
“They have no conscience or care about the effect they have on the lives of their targets, who are mainly elderly and on their own. They need punishing – so let’s get this message across clearly. They will not win. We have all worked hard for a living, what makes them feel they can make their living from others hard earned cash?”
In Jackie’s case the man kept her talking for over an hour. He told her that they had arrested some individuals in connection with credit card fraud. 25 cards had been recovered and Jackie’s card was amongst them.
The man claiming to be an officer went on to say that staff in the bank had been corrupted and that they were part of this fraud. He said that Jackie’s help would be key to helping them disrupt this fraud and arrest those responsible.
Jackie was told to go to the bank to withdraw five thousand pounds. He said this would ensure a block was put on her account. He told her that the corrupt staff in the bank would give her fake notes and that they would then be able to get the fingerprints of those responsible. If Jackie didn’t do this, the fraudster told her, then her money would be at risk and the Police would not be able to disrupt this gang.
Jackie explained that the panic she felt prevented her from thinking clearly but she knew that something was not quite right with the story.
Jackie was coached in what to say in the bank and told to take her phone with her, keeping the line open so he could hear everything that happened.
The alarm bells that had been ringing since Jackie picked up her phone to this man could no longer be ignored. She dialled 999. The fraudster, still on the other line, asked Jackie what she was doing and why she was not trusting him now. Jackie told him she wanted to verify the crime number.
Within seconds of that 999 call, Jackie was told by the call taker “this is a scam, hang up immediately.”
Lincolnshire Police are asking everyone to help spread this message and to report any incidents, Tel 101 so a clear picture can be drawn of the scale of the problem.
Officers in Mablethorpe are appealing for information into an incident at Springwell Academy, Seaholme Road, Mablethorpe.
When staff arrived on the morning of 6 December, a pig’s head had been placed, or thrown, into the playground.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact 101 and state that this is under incident 226 of 6 December.