Staff from NHS and care organisations across Lincolnshire will be on hand once again at a showcase event promoting the range of healthcare careers available to all.
The third, now annual, Lincolnshire Health and Care Careers Event takes place on Tuesday 26 November at the University of Lincoln’s Engine Shed and will feature the biggest gathering of NHS employers and other public and private sector organisations across the county.
Hosted by the NHS Lincolnshire Talent Academy, the free event is open to everyone, not just university or school students.
As in previous years, there will be a wide range of careers represented, with over 50 clinical and non-clinical stands, offering a great opportunity for anyone considering a career in health and care to come along and find out more.
Claire Flavell, Strategic Lead for the Lincolnshire Talent Academy said: “This year’s event is bigger and better than ever before, with over 600 pupils and students already booked in to come along.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity for everyone to learn more about the various careers in health and care, with talks from representatives from a wide range of roles, both clinical and non-clinical.
“We are also looking forward to seeing members of the public as well as students from schools, colleges, and universities at the event, so please feel free to pop along.”
There will be a host of interactive activities going on throughout the day, with staff available to offer guidance and advice for prospective candidates, in addition to details of current and upcoming vacancies along with information on the various pathways for people to start or progress their careers.
For more information, follow the Talent Academy on social media @LincsTALAC or visit their website for more information.
soundLINCS, the Lincolnshire community music charity, has beaten off intense UK competition and has been shortlisted for a major national award that recognises the ground breaking work that the charity has done in the area of Special Educational Needs and Disability.
The National Music & Drama Education Awards is an annual event which celebrates the best examples of innovation and exemplary work and contribution made by professionals, companies, charities, schools and other organisations to the lives of others through the medium of these two key performing arts. Considered by some to be the industry equivalent of the Oscars, to be a finalist is a huge achievement for the Company.
Speaking on behalf of the awards organisers, Valerie Amegatcher of the Mark Allen Group said: “This is a tremendous achievement against extremely tough competition.
“This year we received an astounding number of entries, so being shortlisted is an incredible feat.”
soundLINCS has been recognised as a finalist in the OUTSTANDING MUSIC EDUCATION RESOURCE category for its Good Vibrations toolkit. The Good Vibrations toolkit promotes an understanding of how people who are deaf and hearing impaired can experience music. People who are endeavouring to deliver musically inclusive activities can practically use this toolkit to find information, activities, advice and resources to support their music delivery.
The Good Vibrations toolkit is designed to be a colourful and dynamic booklet offering short, quick tips and advice for adults who need a time-effective information source when delivering music with deaf and hearing impaired children and young people.
Dame Evelyn Glennie, the world’s premiere solo percussionist, composer and speaker, profoundly deaf since the age of 12 remarks:
“This is such an excellent toolkit, hugely helpful, and will be a great resource”.
Dr Paul Whittaker OBE, founder of Music and the Deaf comments:
“Congratulations to soundLINCS on creating Good Vibrations. As a deaf musician with over 30 years’ experience of teaching and promoting the topic, I know there is a need for a guide explaining why music is important for deaf people, and that helps you find out more.
Nikki-Kate Heyes MBE, soundLINCS CEO explains:
“We are absolutely thrilled to be nominated for this fantastic award. It is a recognition of the tremendous efforts that have gone into creating this resource and a strong validation of the importance of soundLINCS and community music contributing to a thriving sector in the Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.”
Copies of the toolkit can be downloaded at http://www.soundlincs.org/resources/goodvibrationstoolkit/
The National Music & Drama Education Awards will be held in March 2020 in London.
|A popular carol service for county NHS workers and their families is taking place in the run up Christmas once again this year.|
The annual Lincolnshire NHS carol service will be held at Lincoln Cathedral on Monday 16 December starting at 7.30pm.
The event is free to attend although there will be a collection for NHS charitable funds during the service as usual.
Whilst primarily aimed at all NHS staff, volunteers and their families who work across Lincolnshire, the service is also open to all members of the public.
As is now tradition, music will be led by the Lincolnshire Hospitals Band – the only NHS brass band in the country – and for the second year running, the Waddington Military Wives Choir will also join the celebrations.
Reverend David Knight, Senior Chaplain at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) said it’s an occasion to bring all the family along to.
“As we head towards Christmas and the end of another challenging year, the annual service offers us an opportunity to come together as an NHS family to give thanks and to celebrate all the work that we do in Lincolnshire.
“The services are always extremely popular events and we are delighted to welcome all ages into our inclusive and family friendly celebrations.
“I look forward to meeting as many staff and their families as possible as we join together to celebrate another Christmas.”
Anyone who wishes to attend is invited to just turn up on the evening, or for any further information, contact Reverend David via email on email@example.com.
For more information contact the ULHT communications team on 01522 573986.
FOODIES will be able to get their fill of Lincolnshire’s best produce, from specially crafted rum – from the county’s largest and most unique rum distillery – to New York-inspired bakes at this year’s Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December.
Dozens of new, local and exciting exhibitors will be taking stands at the Lincolnshire Showground, including popular New York-inspired bakery 42nd East Bakehouse and The Unconventional Distillery Co., both exhibiting at the event for the first time.
The Unconventional Distillery Co. is one of Lincoln’s newest producers and is looking to lead the rum revolution with its expertly crafted creations already being stocked in bars and shops throughout the city.
The whole brewing process for the company’s various spirits is controlled in-house from start to finish, including the initial creation of cane neutral spirit. All of the products are crafted by owner Sam Owen and director Ryan Leighton who work together to create unique flavour blends for each product range.
Sam Owen said: “We’re passionate about Lincolnshire, which is why we’re thrilled to be part of the Food and Gift Fair this year. It’s a real celebration of Lincolnshire produce – food or otherwise. We make all of our products here in Lincolnshire, and make sure to use as many locally sourced products as possible. For example, our coffee rum – XO Coffee – is made using products from the Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company, keeping it completely Lincoln-led produce.
“We’ll have our range on offer to buy in both full and gift sizes, as well as plenty of samples for visitors to try, and we can’t wait to introduce our amazing blends to even more people.”
42nd East Bakehouse opened in Lincoln’s Central Market earlier this summer and has already built a strong presence in the city thanks to its delectable American inspired treats such as brownie slabs, gooey cookies, deep fried Oreos and birthday batter croissants. Visitors to the Fair will be able to shop the range of freshly baked treats across the two-day event.
Lee Edwards, owner of 42nd East Bakehouse, said: “We’re so thrilled with the welcome we’ve had since opening in Lincoln in the last few months, and are really looking forward to exhibiting at the Food and Gift Fair this year. It’s such a brilliant celebration of local producers and really brings the whole community together, so we can’t wait to meet everyone.
“We’ll have a special offer for visitors on our cookies and brownies – freshly made in our bakery every day, and we’ll also be holding cookery workshops for children to get involved in, making soft serve cookie dough with a choice of different flavours and chocolate bars.
As well as the cookery workshops hosted by 42nd East Bakehouse, there will be plenty of activities to keep little ones busy at one of the biggest festive fairs in the county. The popular Santa’s Workshop area will be returning for another year to provide hours of free entertainment, including a reindeer food bar, pet bandanas designing workshop with Zukie Style, Christmas pottery painting with The Little Pottery Studio, willow weaving with Lincolnshire Willow and storytelling from Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
Jayne Southall, CEO of the Lincolnshire Showground, said: “Being involved in the Fair can really help to increase brand awareness for exhibitors and allows them to access wider audiences. Our visitors are always really keen to get to know all about local producers and their products – people love to buy locally, and it is great that we can offer such a variety to suit all tastes.
“The Unconventional Distillery Co. and 42nd East Bakehouse have both really made their mark on the Lincolnshire community in the last few months, so we’re thrilled they will be joining us this year. They – along with 150 other exhibitors – will provide visitors with the biggest celebration of Lincolnshire produce this winter, and the perfect opportunity for some festive shopping too.”
The Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair is open from 9am to 4pm on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December 2019 and visitors will have access to free parking. Tickets for the Fair can be bought online or over the phone at £5 each (plus postage) in advance and will be £6 on the day, with under 5s going free.
Please visit www.lincolnshireshowground.co.uk or call 01522 522900 for further details.
Police are investigating an incident of theft by finding along with a subsequent incident of fraud.
They believe a wallet was found on 30 September at Morrisons on Uffington Road in Stamford. The cards were then used to make two contactless purchases.
They would like to speak to the man pictured in connection with the incident.
If you have information, please contact them in one of the following ways, with information for the attention of investigating officer PC Scott Boyce:
- By calling 101 quoting the reference number 19000524099 .
- By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – please remember to put the reference number 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
Thursday 28th November – Sunday 1st December
Our biggest ever Christmas Fair, with the special Angel Fair, will offer a unique opportunity to find perfect gifts in the beautiful Elizabethan surrounding of the Chestnut Courtyard and Brewhouse. Wander amongst the chalets, heated marquees and Fine Food Market and enjoy the perfect Christmas shopping opportunity in the festive surroundings of Burghley. The Fair runs from 9:30am – 4pm (3pm on Sunday).
During the Christmas Fair our Christmas Shop will once again pop-up offering Christmas bargains and the Orangery Restaurant will be open. (Please note that the Orangery will not be taking bookings for tables while the Fair is running. Guests are welcome to find a table but there may be extended waiting times due to higher visitor numbers.)
Admission is free. Parking is £10 per car.
This year the fair is being run in association with The Angel Fair to raise money for charity.
To see a full list of our exhibitors please click here.
Staff from Ward 5B at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston have received a prestigious award for the way they support unpaid carers.
The ward, which is part of the hospital’s innovative integrated surgical unit, looks after vascular patients and has received the Lincolnshire Carers Quality Award.
The award recognises organisations that place a high value on the identification, views and needs of carers and is given to those teams that meet the criteria for ensuring a high quality standard of service.
Lincolnshire charity ‘Every-One’, which is funded by Lincolnshire County Council, manages the award and worked closely with staff on 5B to gain their accreditation. Julie Goy, Quality Development Lead for ‘Every-One’, presented the award to the staff team, including ward Carer Champion Claire Games, at a presentation on the ward.
“It’s been a pleasure working with the staff to support them to achieve this award,” said Julie.
“It really demonstrates a commitment to the support of unpaid carers and we congratulate the ward staff team on their dedication and achievement.”
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) Patient Experience Manager, Sharon Kidd, added: “It’s really good to see another ward achieve their accreditation.
“I am so proud of the work we do to support carers and especially proud of the work that the Ward 5B team has done to raise awareness of the unpaid carers for our patients within their team.”
A vulnerable missing person is now safe thanks to a Lincolnshire Police dog.
The woman was stuck in marsh land near Sleaford until Police Dog Prince found her:
Within minutes, Prince located her in waist height marsh land, where he stood by her before being joined by his handler, and then taken to safety.
Police are investigating the theft of champagne and whisky from Doddington Hall farm shop.
They would like to speak to the person in the image who they believe can help with our investigation into the theft of champagne and whisky from Doddington Hall Farm shop.
Around 3pm on Tuesday 1 October a number of bottles of champagne and whisky were stolen from the farm shop and we are appealing for information that will assist our enquiry. If you can help please get in touch.
There are a number of ways you can contact police:
• By clicking on the email link email@example.com – please remember to put the reference Inc 79 of 2 October in the subject box.
• Via non-emergency number 101, quoting reference Inc 79 of 2 October
• Through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
Archaeologists have uncovered graffiti carved into a stable door in Lincolnshire, showing what life was like the day World War One started.
The graffiti showed the date of the start of the war on 4th August 1914, along with children’s drawings of horses, a bicycle, two ploughs and names and initials (picture attached).
The discovery was made by independent archaeologist Neville Hall whilst recording the historic buildings as part of a barn conversion in the Fens, near Quadring.
Ian Marshman, historic environment officer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “With help from the farm’s previous owner, we have been able identify the children who created the graffiti– William Bristow and John Leusley – and trace the poignant story of their families during the war.”
William was the youngest son of the family who then owned the farm, whilst John Leusley was the eldest son of the landlord of the pub next door. Both boys survived the war, but not unscathed.
It is believed that William stayed to help his widowed mother and elder brother Fred on the farm, producing vital food supplies exempting him from conscription. Meanwhile, John served with the Cheshire Regiment and was injured in France.
John’s brother Richard was not so lucky. He was shot in the arm whilst fighting in France with the Lincolnshire Regiment in August 1917. He recovered enough to return to the front line but was killed in action on the 1st January 1918, aged 21. His body was never found. His sacrifice is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial near Passchendale in Belgium, and on the village war memorial in St Margaret’s Church in Quadring.
On the same day as Richard’s death was reported in the local paper, and on the very same page, another article announced the good news that youngest Leusley, William, had been awarded the Military Medal for “gallantry and devotion to duty under fire”.
Ian added: “For us, this is an amazing discovery and a real reminder of what Lincolnshire childhoods – of horses, bicycles and making your own fun – on the eve of war.”
“The door will be preserved by the descendants of the Bristow family, but the research on the farm and graffiti will be added to the county council’s Historic Environment Record, where it will be available to future researchers.”
For more information or to search records from all the county’s war memorials, visit www.lincstothepast.com.
Police would like to speak to this man, who may have information about an incident in a bar last month
In the early hours of 7 September, a woman’s drink is believed to have been spiked. She became unwell and was taken to hospital.
This happened at Willoughby’s Bar, Stamford.
Anyone with information can contact us in one of the following ways:
- By calling 101, quoting the reference 137 of 30 October 2019;
- By emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – please remember to put the reference 137 of 30 October 2019 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
The Trustees of Heritage Lincolnshire are delighted to announce that they have appointed Greg Pickup as the charity’s new CEO.
Greg’s background is in funding, having worked for the National Lottery Heritage Fund for nearly six years, before going on to manage the £20m Derby Enterprise Growth Fund.
He has since had a successful career as an independent consultant, during which time he has raised funding towards and successfully managed a range of heritage and community projects.
Greg said, “I’m incredibly excited to join the fantastic team at Heritage Lincolnshire. The charity has over the course of its 30-year history become one of the country’s most active and respected building preservation trusts, counting more than 35 staff and over 300 volunteers and generating over £1 million annually in income.
“As the Trust’s new Chief Executive Officer, I’m proud to be heading up a charity at the forefront of championing Lincolnshire’s rich and diverse heritage.”
Simon Erskine Crum, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said, “The Trust are thrilled that Greg will be joining us. He is well known to us, having helped and advised us when he was at the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
“We also know him and through his membership of the Heritage Trust Network, an organisation of increasing national importance.
“Under Greg we look forward to continuing to deliver the benefits that the Trust has provided to the heritage and education of Lincolnshire and, more recently, beyond.”
Greg replaces Simon Johnson, who was at the Trust for six months as its Interim CEO and whose services were provided on a consultancy basis by Welton House Ltd.
He will remain involved in the business for the next few months as a commercial consultant on the Trust’s flagship project to restore The Old King’s Head and re-open it as a B&B, café and deli.
Simon Erskine Crum added, “I would also like to express the Trust’s thanks to Simon Johnson who kept us on a straight course for the six months, no easy task in the present volatile situation.”
Ten years ago on 21 October 2009, the victim of an unsolved murder was seen for the very last time.
Three days later the body of Alan Wood was found. He had been tortured and brutally murdered in his home in Edenham Road in Lound near Bourne.
The person or people responsible have never been identified and a decade later, officers are still investigating.
A £40,000 reward is being offered by Sainsbury’s where Alan worked for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.
The Senior Investigating Officer for this case Martin Holvey, who was a Detective Inspector in this investigation in 2009, said: “Forensic investigators did recover DNA from the scene which is believed to be from someone involved in this murder.
“Their DNA profile continues to be checked with databases throughout the world but currently we don’t have a match.
“As forensic technology has advanced considerably since this murder, we are now in the process of applying new forensic methods to the exhibits taken from Alan’s home. This will tell us whether anyone else was present at the time of Alan’s killing.”
Investigating officers remain in contact with Alan’s family who have never come to terms with his murder.
Alan’s mother, Maureen Wood said “I have tried to get on with my life but the last 10 years have been really difficult, losing such a loved son and not knowing why it happened or who was responsible.
“There is not a day that goes by without me thinking of Alan and why someone would have done this to such an innocent man. I don’t want to go to my grave without knowing why it happened.
“I appreciate that people have heard this before, but if there is anyone out there who has any information that can help the police identify the murderer and in doing so provide me with some closure before I have to leave this world, then please, please get in touch with the police.”
Alan’s sister, Sylvia Allet said: “I don’t think we will ever come to terms with what happened or why Alan was targeted in such a way. He was a genuine good guy and although he did not have a great deal of money or valuables, if someone was so desperate for help he would have given them what he had. There was no reason for him to have been treated as he was.”
The murder of Alan Wood
· He was 50-years-old and had a wife
· He led a quiet life – he worked at Sainsbury’s in Bourne, ran a small gardening business and enjoyed a drink at the Willoughby Arms in Little Bytham
· He was the victim of a sustained attack – bound and tortured for the PIN to his bank cards
· His throat was then slit and a deep wound to the back of his neck suggested an attempted decapitation
· The cards were used cashpoints in Bourne and Stamford to remove a small amount of cash from his account
· His body was found in his living room by work colleagues who were concerned that he hadn’t been at work
· There was no clear motive other than financial gain
· Officers have appealed for information across Europe and continue to do so today.
Senior Investigating Officer Martin Holvey said: “We never close a murder investigation and this is one of our force’s most serious and disturbing unresolved crimes.
“This must be tormenting someone’s conscience and it’s quite possible that others have information that could bring this person to justice.
“It is possible that the person or people responsible were visiting our country and are no longer here. This is just one hypothesis although we will investigate any lines of inquiry.”
If you have any information which could help us get closure for Alan’s family please contact us through one of the following ways:
· Call 101 quoting the reference 111 of 9 October 2019
· Give information online at www.lincs.police.uk/news-campaigns/alan-wood-murder/
· Email email@example.com – please remember to put the reference 111 of 9 October 2019 in the subject box
· You can also contact police through the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org
For more information including CCTV images which show someone using Alan’s bank cards and an E-Fit image of this man, please visit: https://www.lincs.police.uk/news-campaigns/alan-wood-murder/
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