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Modern slavery probe launched after police officers find two men in cannabis farms worth over £360k

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Paul Gibson Appointed as New Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police

The New Chief Constable Of Lincolnshire Announced With crime increasing, Lincolnshire residents are hoping the new Chief Inspector of Lincolnshire Police will make some drastic changes to reduce crime.   Lincolnshire Police who cover areas including Skegness, Louth, Lincoln, and Boston, has announced the appointment of Paul Gibson as its new Chief Constable. This appointment comes after the departure of Chris Haward, who has taken up a position with the National Police Chiefs' Council. With a career spanning over two decades in law enforcement, Paul Gibson brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role. 50-year-old Paul Gibson began his career in Lincolnshire in 1998. Gibson later assumed the role of Assistant Chief Constable at Derbyshire Police, and temporarily served as Chief Constable at Northamptonshire Police. In 2020, Gibson was initially shortlisted as the preferred candidate for the role of Chief Constable in Lincolnshire. However, on that occasion, Chris Haward was selected for the position. Nevertheless, this time around, Gibson was chosen as the deserving candidate, filling him "with a great sense of pride." The decision was made after a thorough evaluation process, including stakeholder panels and interviews. The Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Marc Jones, accompanied Gibson during the announcement and expressed his utmost confidence in the selection process, assuring that Gibson is indeed the right candidate for the position. Paul Gibson's extensive experience and qualifications make him an ideal choice for the role of Chief Constable. With his deep understanding of the Lincolnshire region, having been born and raised there, he possesses a unique perspective...

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,...

Independent Review of Tragic Death of Two-Year-Old Bronson Battersby in Skegness

An independent review will take place into the deaths of a two-year-old boy and his father in Skegness. The independent review into the death of two-year-old Bronson Battersby and his father, Kenneth Battersby, in Skegness is a crucial step towards understanding the circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking incident   The Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership has announced an independent review into the heartbreaking death of two-year-old Bronson Battersby and his father, Kenneth Battersby. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({});Bronson was found deceased alongside his father in their home in Skegness on 9th January. The review, which involves the county council, Lincolnshire Police, and health organizations, aims to investigate the circumstances leading to this tragedy and identify ways to prevent similar incidents in the future. Bronson Battersby's untimely death has raised concerns about the effectiveness of safeguarding measures and the need for improvements. The family was known to children's services, and a social worker had contact with Mr. Battersby on 27th December, arranging a home visit for 2nd January. However, when the appointment was missed, the police were contacted, and subsequent attempts to make contact were made on 4th and 9th January. The Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership, led by independent chair Chris Cook, is undertaking a comprehensive review of the circumstances surrounding Bronson and Kenneth Battersby's deaths. The review will focus on safeguarding improvements and measures that can prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. It is expected to take up to six months to complete, and the findings will be made public once all related...

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...

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...