Sunday, February 25, 2024

Ged Garner: Morecambe sign Barrow striker on loan

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 Morecambe sign Barrow striker Ged Garner on loan until the end of the season. Read More BBC News – Cumbria 

Lincolnshire Dad Raises Concerns Over Council House Safety

Disabled Holbeach resident Says His Council Property Is Not Safe The disabled dad of three said he "doesn't feel safe" in his own home after the kitchen ceiling collapsed.   A disabled dad who has asked his council for help has said he does not feel safe in his home after the kitchen ceiling collapsed. The 51-year-old disabled father of three who has a council house in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, which is 8 miles from Spalding; 17 miles from Boston claims the council property puts him and his family in danger. Last year, while Ian Miller was tidying up the kitchen with his son, a part of the ceiling suddenly collapsed. This alarming incident not only caused damage but also put the safety of Mr. Miller and his son at risk.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({});Recounting the incident, Mr. Miller described it as "an almighty great crash" that led to his son being hit by falling debris and him experiencing an asthma attack due to the dust. Ian Miller, who is registered disabled and suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), already faces multiple challenges in his daily life. COPD, a condition that causes breathing difficulties, requires a safe and healthy living environment. Unfortunately, Mr. Miller claims that the council house has additional issues that exacerbate his concerns. Prior to the ceiling collapse, Mr. Miller had already spent thousands of pounds of his own money to address damp and mould issues in the house. These problems can have serious health implications, especially for individuals with...

TV star Ross Kemp Visits Wolds Wildlife Park

Eastenders Star Ross Kemp Explores The Popular Horncastle Wildlife Park Ross Kemp who previously filmed at Wolds Wildlife Park as part of his documentary returned this month with his family for a private tour.   Ross Kemp who has previously visited Wolds Wildlife Park near Skegness and Boston as part of his ITV documentary ‘Britain’s Tiger Kings returned to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park for a private tour. During his visit, Ross Kemp had the opportunity to explore the wonders of the Horncastle Wildlife Park. Joined by his wife and three children, Kemp was left awe-inspired by the park's diverse array of animals and the progress it has made since his involvement in the documentary. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({});Tracy Walters and Andrew Riddel, the owners of Wolds Wildlife Park, graciously extended a warm welcome to the Kemp family, offering them a private tour of the premises before opening it to the public. One particular animal that captured Kemp's heart was the Indian leopard named Mowgli. This majestic creature left a lasting impression on the renowned actor. Ross Kemp commended the park's dedication to conservation efforts and the improvements made since his last visit. Since the airing of 'Britain's Tiger Kings', Wolds Wildlife Park has expanded its offerings, introducing new enclosures and welcoming tigers, hyenas, a snow leopard, and black Saki monkeys. Furthermore, the park has added an indoor seating area and an ice cream parlour, providing visitors with additional amenities.Tracy Walters, co-owner of Wolds Wildlife Park, expressed her admiration for Ross...

Lincolnshire Family Seeks Answers After Tragic Death of Mum-of-Three Laura Barlow

The family of Laura Barlow, 33, want answers after she died in her husband's arms on February 5 The tragic misdiagnosis and subsequent death of Laura Barlow have left the Barlow family devastated and searching for answers. They are determined to hold those responsible accountable and raise awareness to prevent others from facing similar circumstances.   A Lincolnshire family not only want answers after the death of "caring and beautiful" mum-of-three Laura Barlow, but they also demand the truth. The Barlow family of Lincolnshire is demanding answers after Laura Barlow passed away at the age of 33 after being misdiagnosed with endometriosis. It was only weeks later Laura Barlow who leaves behind her husband Mike, three young daughters aged one, two and nine was informed of her actual condition - liver and bowel cancer. The family is now left questioning why Laura's cancer was not detected earlier and whether more could have been done to save her life. Laura Barlow began experiencing severe stomach pains in October 2023, accompanied by blood in her stool. Seeking medical help, Laura visited Stickney Surgery, her local practice, where she was diagnosed with endometriosis.She was prescribed medication and scheduled for a doctor's appointment. However, her pain persisted, and she received a letter in December stating that she would have to wait until February to be seen. As the pain intensified, Laura fell ill after Christmas, prompting her husband, Mike, to take her to the local surgery. They were advised to go directly to urgent care. At Pilgrim Hospital in Boston,...

Households Urged to Act Now to Claim £150 Off Energy Bills

Don’t Miss Out On Money Off Energy Bills People in Lincolnshire including Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Lincoln, Skegness, and Boston are being warned to act fast to make sure they do not miss out on the cost   The cost-of-living crisis has left over six million households in the UK including in Lincolnshire struggling with fuel poverty. To help reduce the burden, the government has introduced the Warm Home Discount Scheme, which provides support to vulnerable households. However, time is running out, and households are urged to take action before the approaching deadline of February 29. In this article, we will discuss the eligibility criteria for the scheme, how to apply, and the benefits it offers.   What is the Warm Home Discount Scheme? Under the Warm Home Discount Scheme, eligible households can receive a £150 discount off their electricity bill for the winter season of 2023-2024. This discount is applied directly to the electricity bill between October 2023 and March 2024. While many eligible customers automatically receive this discount through their suppliers, some households may need to confirm their details to ensure they receive the support they are entitled to.   Eligibility Criteria for the Warm Home Discount Scheme To qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme in England and Wales, households must meet one of the following criteria:       Receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit     Have a low income and high energy costs   In Scotland, households are eligible if they receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit or meet their energy supplier's criteria for the scheme. It's worth noting that...

Government Signs New Deal To Stop Migrants Coming To The UK

UK Signs New Deal with EU to Tackle Small Boat Crossings A new deal has been signed to try and stop migrants crossing the channel to come to the UK.   In a bid to stop migrants crossing the channel in small boats, a new deal has been signed. But will it work or is it another waste of money and time? The deal with the European Union's border agency, Frontex, aims to enhance the collaboration and combat the issue of small boat crossings in the English Channel. This agreement aims to facilitate the sharing of information and expertise and also includes training programs, technological advancements, and coordinated efforts to prevent these crossings. Even though the UK has spent millions of pounds on similar schemes, there has been an increase in the number of small boat crossings from France.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({});Last year nearly 30,000 migrants made the perilous journey across the English Channel to the UK. This figure, although lower than the previous year, remains the second highest on record. The new deal with Frontex is part of a broader strategy to improve cooperation between the UK and EU in tackling illegal migration. It emphasizes the importance of sharing information and learning from successful tactics employed in other regions. Both the UK and EU border agencies will receive training to enhance their capabilities in dealing with these crossings. In addition to information sharing and training, the agreement also focuses on the development and implementation of new technologies. These technologies are expected to...