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Skegness Christmas Market and Santa Fun Run made for a festive weekend in Skegness

Thousands of shoppers and hundreds of hardy Santas hit the streets of Skegness this weekend as two Yuletide traditions made their return.

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Turning back the clock to the Stone Age at Richmond Primary School.

Stone Age brought back to present day at school in Skegness

Youngsters at a primary school in Skegness transported parents back to the Stone Age last week as part of their studies into the prehistoric time period.

Education
Shane Swan (centre) with team members Stephen McCullagh and Anthony Murney. Picture: Alan Peebles.

TV Robot Wars veteran Shane suffers defeat

Seasoned Robot Wars competitor Shane Swan, from the East Kirkby-area, says he is “still thinking about calling it a day” after disappointment in this year’s competition.

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Ex-Skegness Standard editor spreading news of debut novel

A former editor of the Skegness Standard will be signing copies of his debut novel at an event in the resort next week.

Arts
The pumpkin cannon in action.

Smashing sum from pumpkins for Skegness area charity

A donation of £1,000 has been made to the Skegness and Burgh le Marsh branch of the NSPCC as proceeds from a pumpkin cannon-based fundraiser.

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Where the letter in the bottle was found, near by the southernmost lighthouse on mainland, Lindesnes.

Message in a bottle sender now traced

A 10-year-old girl has been revealed as the person behind a message in a bottle that washed up in Norway from her former home in Skegness.

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What a way to (rain)bow out for 2017 (although Christmas openings are to come) ... Gunby Hall. Picture: Astrid Gatenby/National Trust

PICTURE OF THE WEEK: Gunby, under the rainbow

Here we see Gunby Hall, near Spilsby, beneath the arc of a rainbow.

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Children in Skegness take part in a Spooky Pebble Paint workshop at The Hildreds shopping centre. Megan and Mason Greevy, nine

Picture: Sarah Washbourn - www.yellowbellyphotos.com

GALLERY: Pebble power brings out young artists in Skegness

There were plenty of stony faces at a children’s Halloween-themed arts session in Skegness this week, but not from those taking part!

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A young visitor to the Hedgehog Day at Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve.

Hedgehog Day attracts hundreds to Skegness reserve

Hundreds of people turned out at Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, in Skegness, last week for a chance to meet some prickly individuals.

Environment
Where the letter in the bottle was found.

Appeal after message in bottle from Skegness washes up in Norway

An appeal has been made to trace the former Skegness resident behind a message in a bottle which washed up on a Norwegian coastline.

Offbeat
Some members of Churchills netball team in 2007.

RECENT NOSTALGIA: New kit for netball team

Here we turn back the clock 10 years to a new kit presentation.

Lifestyle
Spilsby Youth Centre in 2007.

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Awards at Spilsby Youth Centre

A presentation evening was held at Spilsby Youth Centre to honour the achievements of its members, 10 years ago.

Lifestyle
Seathorne Primary School in 2007.

RECENT NOSTALGIA: New starters at Seathorne school

Here we see a group of new starters at Seathorne Primary School, in Skegness, in 2007.

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Birthday girl Marjorie (Madge) Hands.

Happy 100th birthday Madge! See how former teacher from near Skegness celebrated

A former teacher in Burgh le Marsh, who was still helping young people with their studies into her mid-90s, has celebrated her 100th birthday

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