YEARLY REVIEW - OCTOBER: Seal number 700 released and Pride Awards

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A family holidaying in Skegness from Warwickshire were thankful for the quick actions of a Skegness café staff member and customer.

Nina-Pichel-Juan of the Tower Café, Lumley Road, and diner David Chamberlain jumped to action when baby Jayden Jones stopped breathing as Nina dialled 999 and David performed CPR.

Jayden’s grandmother Diane Jones said: “They definitely saved his life.”

l A major fire damaged the head office of business premises Seacroft Mobility in Croft.

l Mark Smith, whose son and cyclist Ryan Smith was involved in a collision with a vehicle while not wearing a cycling helmet, was honoured for his fundraising and promotion of cycle 

Mark received a Pride of Britain nomination and he then took the campaign to number 10 Downing 

l The Standard reported how a heavily pregnant cow had to be rescued after becoming stuck in a World War Two concrete pillbox.

l Work on a new Aquarium, replacing the former Panda’s Palace indoor play area was well under way for opening in April 

l Skegness’ Natureland Seal Sanctuary released seal number 700.

l Wainfleet’s Batemans Brewery won gold in the World Beer Awards for its Black Pepper Ale.