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Call for ban on cars dropping off or picking up pupils at school gates

A charity has called for cars to be banned from the school gates at drop off and pick up times in a bid to improve pupils’ health.

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VIDEO: It's gone viral - man swims round Clock Tower

It may be still too cold to go in the sea but one man decided to take the plunge anyway by swimming around the Clock Tower in Skegness - and a video of him has gone viral.
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Help on how to spot a Grand National winner

The Grand National, on Saturday, is a Great British sporting tradition, with millions of bets being placed and hundreds of thousands of office sweepstakes taking place across the UK.

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A photo of a sea mouse washed up near Gibraltar Point NNR - photo by Rob Watson.

PHOTO GALLERY: Sea creatures wash up in their thousands in Skegness

Thousands of sea creatures have washed up along the Skegness coast due to the high tide and strong winds.

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Lincolnshire man Gary Drayton, second from left, pictured in the trailer for the new History Channel show The Curse of Civil War Gold.

Oak Island treasure hunter joins TV search for ‘cursed’ Civil War gold

A TV treasure hunter from Lincolnshire is to appear in the new History Channel show airing tomorrow (March 6).

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VIDEO: Flash that lit up sky over Skegness at midnight

As if snow, gale force winds and a flood warning were not enough for the residents of Skegness area to deal with, a flash of light at midnight left many wondering what on earth was going on.
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Keep burst pipes at bay

These eight tips will protect your home from the ‘Beast From The East’

A viciously-cold weather front is set to sweep in from Siberia over the coming weekend, bringing freezing conditions and bitter winds with it.

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Azaleas can cause serious problems for cats and dogs

10 common plants and flowers that are dangerous to pets

The nation’s pet owners are being warned about the hidden dangers of common plants and flowers that may deal fatal blows to furry companions.

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What are the legal tender amounts acceptable for the UK coins?

Do shops have to accept 1p and 2p coins?

A man walks into a bar (no joke this time). He asks for a pint of beer. The barman pours it and asks him to pay the £3.58 bill. The customer takes a huge pile of bronze from a plastic bag and tries to settle up paying only in 1p and 2p coins.

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An action is being held of football memorabilia belonging to the late Mr Michael French  of Skegness. ANL-171113-172957001

Football memorabilia goes under hammer in Skegness

An auction is to be held of the collection of football memorabilia belonging to the late Mr Michael French of Skegness – a regular player and supporter of Skegness Town Football Club and more latterly a football historian and avid collector of memorabilia.

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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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Stephen Briggs who claims to have seen numerous ghosts and other entities in Skegness and Horncastle. Photo by Nick Johnson.

Man claims he was ‘punched’ by a ghost in Skegness

A man who claims to have seen dozens of ghosts and entities in the Skegness area is hoping to write a book about his terrifying experiences.

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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.

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The interior of Skidbrooke Church. Photo by Pete Creasy

Lincolnshire’s Top 8 terrifying and bizarre paranormal cases

From ghost sightings and ‘demonic’ hauntings to UFOs caught on military radar - Lincolnshire has been a hotbed of all things paranormal over the years.

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VIDEO: Costa unveils ‘coffee-copter’ to deliver drinks by drone

Caffeine-lovers will be blown away by this new ‘coffee-copter’ - which delivers drinks to them by DRONE.

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Zombie Zumba is coming to the Hildreds Centre in Skegness. ANL-170921-131348001

Zombie zumba record attempt at shopping centre in Skegness

The Hildreds Centre in Skegness is inviting wannabe zombies to join in a Guinness World Record attempt in time for Halloween.

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Testing life-hacks: Do copper coins really make flowers live longer?

Testing life-hacks: Do copper coins really make flowers live longer?

How often does someone suggest a new hint, tip or hack that will supposedly make your life a whole lot easier? And which ones can you trust?

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Dr Caitlin Green's map of the Skegness area coastline as it would have looked in medieval times - before the old town of Skegness was swallowed by the sea. Inset: A gold Early Anglo-Saxon pendant recently unearthed in the resort..

Old Skegness lost to the sea could be hiding ancient treasures

Experts are hoping ancient artefacts washing up on Skegness beach will reveal the location of a mysterious submerged Roman town.

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On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

Today, Wednesday September 13, is Cycle to Work Day, which encourages adults across the UK to get on their bike and give cycle commuting a go for one day.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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