Just some of the Lincolnshire land projected to be below annual flood level in 2050. Photo: Climate Central
Large parts of Lincolnshire land could be at risk of coastal flooding from climate-driven sea level rise by 2050, according to research.
A digital elevation model produced by Climate Central, called CoastalDEM, shows that many of the world’s coastlines are far lower than has been generally known. Sea level rise could affect hundreds of millions of more people in the coming decades than previously understood.
Areas in and around Lincoln, as well as in towns including Boston, Spalding and Holbeach, are among the places with land predicted to be at risk by 2050.
This is currently the most read story ever in Lincolnshire Reporter’s three-year history.
A mother from Scunthorpe was forced to turn off life support for her daughter and then her husband just years later. DIY SOS heard the tragic story and wanted to change her life, in what was the second most read story ever on Lincolnshire Reporter.
Caroline Blanchard lost her daughter in a tragic accident at home in 2007 before her husband died after a cardiac arrest in 2016.
BBC’s DIY SOS TV show went to help Caroline and her family to rebuild their lives.
A man in his 30s was hit by a train between Grantham and Newark North Gate during the morning of November 6, 2019.
The day before, British Transport Police officers went to Grantham station in the early hours to reports of a casualty on the tracks. Paramedics attended but they sadly pronounced a man in his 60s dead at the scene.
Grand Designs’ host Kevin McCloud with Lincolnshire couple Paul and Amy Wilkinson. Photo: Channel 4
A Lincolnshire couple who set out to build a £1.2million giant lakeside house on their 16-acre plot featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs.
Entrepreneur Paul Wilkinson gave himself just one year to complete the challenge in the village of Old Leake near Boston with his wife Amy.
However, it isn’t just an ordinary home, as it is five circular buildings made up of interlocking timber cylinders linked by raised wooden walkways hanging over a fishing lake. Inside there is also a swimming pool, a spa and a games room.
A police officer was caught on camera appearing to punch a man in the face at a caravan park on the Lincolnshire coast.
Smartphone video footage from Coral Beach Holiday Park in Ingoldmells shows how an officer appears to use excessive force on a man on Monday, August 19.
The man, who was punched, was only read his rights after he was struck by the officer three times, so technically was not resisting arrest, according to the video clip received by Lincolnshire Reporter.
More than 70 objections were sent to East Lindsey District Council over plans for nearly 90 homes set for approval in Hogsthorpe near Chapel St Leonards.
Officers recommended to East Lindsey District Council’s planning committee that developers Pridgeon Farms’ proposals for homes, along with a long walk way, open spaces and car park off land on West End, should be given the go ahead.
The 89 planned houses will circle land to the back of Hogsthorpe Primary School and neighbouring properties.
Nearby residents however, say the plans will create a strain on local infrastructure, increase traffic, noise and harm to wildlife.
The application was later approved in September 2019.
A man was caught on CCTV squatting over a bench having a poo outside an Ingoldmells bar before taking a photograph of it.
The man in the video wanders over and starts pulling his trousers down before squatting over a bench outside the bar. After appearing to defecate on the bench, he then wipes his backside and discards the paper towels.
After pulling his trousers up he still isn’t finished and decides to take a photograph on his phone before leaving the scene.
A man was caught on CCTV punching his dog in the body and head several times.
The man came out of the Coral betting shop on the High Street in Barton-Upon-Humber on Tuesday, August 13 at around 5pm before attacking the dog.
Cameras caught the man leaving the betting shop before attacking the dog and going back inside. The RSPCA did not release the video at the time but wants to speak to the man after he left with the white Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
The River Witham has breached and flooded farmland. Photo: Beeswax Dyson
Over 200 acres of farmland in Lincolnshire owned by billionaire inventor James Dyson flooded after the River Delph breached its banks.
Beeswax Dyson, which owns the land near Coningsby, first noticed a 35-feet breach on Friday, November 29 but the situation escalated quickly.
The company called on the Environment Agency to come up with a plan and send staff on-site to deal with the breach as soon as possible. It was the second time in as many months that farmland owned by Beeswax Dyson has been flooded.
A Skegness woman who involved her son in a cocaine and heroin drugs operation was jailed for four years and seven months.
Mary Jane Wilson, 39, was caught supplying heroin and cocaine onto the streets of Skegness by undercover police. The judge said that Mary Jane Wilson was at the heart of the drug dealing offering to supply customers on a 24/7 basis. She was jailed after admitting conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine.
Wilson’s partner Jack Mahl, 24, was jailed for three years. Her son, Mason Wilson, 19, of Sundial Way, Skegness, was given 16 months at a young offenders’ institution.
Matthew Parsley, 28, of Low Edges Crescent, Sheffield; and Steven Barnes, 43, of no fixed address, were each jailed for four years. Katy Murray, 25, of Firbeck Avenue, Skegness was given a 15 month jail sentence suspended for two years.
Tamara Lloyd speaks before a raid on her property. Photo: Channel 5
Lincolnshire Police and the RSPCA raided an animal sanctuary over concern for welfare.
People in the area said there is a large police presence at the Alternative Animal Sanctuary near Boston on Thursday, May 16. The sanctuary is home to over 400 animals, including dogs, cats and dogs all up for adoption.