Weekly extra: Beautiful castle pride

Once again we take a quick look over a handful of stories from the past week that didn’t quite make our front page:

Free admission to Lincoln Castle at upcoming heritage day

  • Lincoln Castle will be opening its doors for free at an upcoming heritage day. The 11th century castle, which usually carries an entry fee of up to £5, will be free to enter on both  September 11 and 12. The castle will be open from 10am to 5pm, and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pride Awards to celebrate City Of Lincoln Council staff achievements

  • The Pride awards are designed to allow residents the opportunity to have their say about good experiences with City of Lincoln Council staff. You can nominate any employee or team for an award, with the winners receiving recognition for their services along with some prizes. The nomination process is open now, and runs until the end of October. Winners will be announced at a November 29 event.

Two Theatre Royal shows canceled

  • Performances from singer-songwriter Mim Grey and radio chef Nigel Brown at the city’s Theatre Royal have been canceled. The theatre said the cancellations are due to unforeseen circumstances. Mim Grey was due to perform on September 2, with Nigel Brown due to perform the next night on September 3. All ticket holders for the events have been refunded.

Lincoln residents to compete in Mr & Miss England contest

  • Kyle Rolfe and Victoria Smith will both be competing for the crown of the best-looking man and woman in the UK. The pair won the regional contests, being declared Mr & Miss Lincolnshire. The two will now take on country-wide competition. Mr. Lincolnshire, Kyle Rolfe, faces 11 other men, and Miss Lincolnshire, Victoria Smith, will take on 57 other finalists.