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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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 email@example.com – 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