YEARLY REVIEW - SEPTEMBER: Blaze rips through Southview and Lanc flys by

The two Lanaster bombers fly over East Kirkby. EMN-141223-125313001
The two Lanaster bombers fly over East Kirkby. EMN-141223-125313001
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The Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby received a special fly-past from Canadian plane Vera on her tour of the UK.

Joined by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster Thumper, the two flew over grounded counterpart Just Jane.

l Ambitious plans for the new Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve Visitor Centre were announced. It would be built on stilts to protect from flooding.

l The Standard ran a story on 104-year-old visitor to Skegness, Sydney Pope.

Sydney was given a special welcome by the Mayor and Mayoress of Skegness and Skegness’ Carnival queens. “Skegness is absolutely marvellous. I have been coming for 90 years,” said Syd. He added: “I think the secret of a long life has been a lot of scotch and Skegness air.”

l At the end of September, the news was dominated by a blaze that devastated the Southview Leisure Complex in Skegness. Fire ripped through 75 per cent of the complex.

No-one was hurt.

l The family of 17-year-old Ryan Smith who was seriously injured in a cycling accident welcomed him home. Ryan suffered severe brain injuries following a collision with a van the previous July.

He was not wearing a cycle helmet at the time.