We take a quick look at some of the week’s stories that didn’t make our front page.
City MP Twitter backlash
- Lincoln MP Karl McCartney (pictured) criticised those who opposed plans to bring back horse racing on the West Common. His two tweets follow the Commons Advisory Panel’s recommendations against the racecourse and invoke “Labour activists” and “sensationalist spin”.
Speakers Corner has High Street home
- Following the soapbox hustings in the run-up to the General Election, the Speakers’ Corner Trust brings freedom of speech on the High Street with the Speakers Corner in Cornhill, which now has its own sign.
Cement mixer lorry went missing
- A white DAF concrete mixer lorry has gone missing from the Great Northern Terrace in Lincoln on July 23, as offenders forced entry to a secure compound by ramming the gates, possibly using a HGV.
Electoral registration kicks off
- Residents of Lincoln will receive in August a piece of paper through their door, to ensure they are included on the new electoral register and are able to vote in any forthcoming elections. By law, residents must provide the information asked for on the form. Properties that don’t respond will be followed up with a reminder.
Performing arts workshops for teenagers
- The Buzz Club is a programme of performing arts workshops for young people with additional needs aged 11 to 18, including their brothers and sisters who fall into this age range. Four-day workshops will take place at the Lincoln College Performing Arts Faculty, Knight’s Building (old Tradex centre) and Monks Road from 2-5 August, or the Terry O’Toole Theatre, station Road, North Hykeham from 9-12 August.