This is Lincolnshire: Lincoln BIG launches Shopwatch scheme to combat retail crime in city centre
The group which represents Lincoln city centre businesses is preparing to launch a new scheme to tackle retail crime and anti-social behaviour.
Lincoln BIG is including technology in the fight against retail crime with a special app to help its members report incidents.
Shopwatch, which is being launched on Friday, May 24, is an exclusion
It has been devised by Lincoln BIG in partnership with its
security group members, Lincolnshire Police and the City of Lincoln Council.
The Shopwatch launch is taking place at Lincoln BIG's St Swithin's
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This is Lincolnshire: Lincolnshire market town will lose commmunity hall
A MARKET town looks set to lose another of its assets after a decision was made to close a community hall.
The committee of the Wainfleet Community Hall on Rumbold Lane, also known as the OAP Hall, made the difficult decision at their Annual General Meeting earlier this month.
The hall has been in need of significant repairs and fundraising efforts have been ongoing for the last two years in a bid to raise £100,000 to rebuild it completely on the existing site.
But despite determined efforts, the committee felt it was no longer viable to keep the building open.
This is Lincolnshire: £5k grant for community football club in Sleaford
A GRANT of £5,000 has been given to a community football club in Sleaford.
The Grow the Game grant from the Football Foundation – the country's largest sports charity, was awarded to Northgate Olympic enabling them to develop more playing opportunities for footballers in local primary schools.
There will be a new girls only programme, aimed at those currently in school years four and five, in addition to a mixed footballing opportunity for children currently in school years one to four.
This is Lincolnshire: Staffing at Skegness Ambulance station to increase by 50-60 per cent
RESOURCES and staffing levels at a coastal ambulance station are to increase by 50-60 per cent to help give a better service to the public.
Steve Kennedy, locality equality manager for East Midlands Ambulance Service, has announced some changes to Skegness Ambulance Station following the Being the Best consultation which sought to change the way services are delivered in the region.
This is Lincolnshire: Bonner House complex approved on former Sleaford care home site
PLANS to turn a former Sleaford care home into 26 affordable residential units have been approved.
The site at Bonner House, Mareham Lane, which has stood empty since it was closed down by the county council last year will be transformed into a complex of 13 houses, seven bungalows and six flats.
The decision to approve the application was made at a meeting of the Planning Committee at North Kesteven District Council on Tuesday.
This is Lincolnshire: Advice sought on Louth Cattle Market sale
EAST Lindsey District Council is seeking independent advice which could influence their decision to sell Louth Cattle Market.
The council has stressed that if the present livestock market in Louth is eventually sold, a new cattle market will be provided elsewhere in the town in accordance with the town's Royal Charter.
But critics still feel if it is eventually sold to a supermarket, it could effect the viability of the whole town.
Councillor John Upsall, portfolio holder for finance held a briefing with key stakeholders, tenants and councillors on Friday.
This is Lincolnshire: Spalding man, 26, charged with Winsover Road handbag robbery
A 26-year-old Spalding man has been charged with a handbag robbery in the town.
Shane Osbourne, of St Thomas Road in Spalding, is due in court over the robbery.
It happened at just after midnight on May 16 near Gibbons' cycle shop on Winsover Road, Spalding.
Osbourne will be appearing at Grantham Magistrates' Court today.
This is Lincolnshire: East Lindsey District Council may lose five members
THE number of coun- cillors serving on East Lindsey District Council could reduce to 55.
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has now launched a public consultation, asking people across East Lindsey to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.
The consultation is open to anyone in East Lindsey who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across the district.
This is Lincolnshire: Boston United's Carl Piergianni dreams of a conference return
CARL Piergianni says organisation will be key to curing Boston United's defensive woes as he targets a place in the Conference with the Pilgrims.
The former Stockport County centre-back became United's third signing of the summer last week following the arrivals of goalkeeper Ashley Timms and midfielder Gary Mills.
Despite having just turned 21, Piergianni has some solid experience behind him.
This is Lincolnshire: Company director and daughter-in-law believed to be victims of Newark gas explosion
A 71-year-old Newark man and his daughter-in-law aged 40 are believed to be the victims of a gas explosion in the town.
Nottinghamshire Police have confirmed that they believe the bodies of Leslie Rourke, pictured, and Jeanette Rourke were retrieved from the wreckage yesterday.
Mr Rourke's 42-year-old son Nick, who is Mrs Rourke's husband, was pulled from the debris of the house in Wright Street in Newark after the blast at 5.15pm on Sunday.
He is seriously ill in a Nottingham hospital.
Although Mr Rourke senior's body was recovered by the emergency services in the early hours of