Aidan Watkinson


Aidan Watkinson is an aspiring journalist and has joined The Lincolnite newsroom on a work experience placement.

September 20, 2018 4.42 pm This story is over 66 months old

Today Theresa May attended the Salzburg summit to further discuss the details of Brexit. With less than six months until the deadline for a deal tolls, we asked people in Lincoln how they were feeling about the progress made.

Lewis Littlehales, a remain supporter said he believes there needs to be a second referendum due to changes since the country originally voted.

Meanwhile, Christine Hoyle, a leave-voter, said she believes that no matter what the people think now, the results are going to be out of the people’s hands.

“We need the right person to negotiate the deal” says Margaret Luke who doesn’t feel Theresa May is up to the task.

No matter which way people voted in the 2016 referendum, a question that seems to be on many minds is: “Is this Brexit the one we voted for?”

Watch the video above to find out what the people of Lincoln have to say.

What do you think? Let us know your opinions on how you think our leave from the EU is going in the comments.

Lincoln has been bustling over the past few days as more than 16,000 students return to the city’s two universities.

Events are happening all over and both new and returning students are getting stuck into the Lincoln life, turning the city into a hive of activity.

The Lincolnite spoke to University of Lincoln students to see what they’ve been up to in their first days in the term calendar.

Plenty of the new students are excited about the club nights they’re planning to go to. Some returning students said how they’re taking it “a little slower” this year.

One thing they all agree on however, is how they’re enjoying seeing the city come back to life. Eloise James, a first year student, describes Lincoln as “a family city.” Whilst Oli Cox, a third year, said “it’s nice to see the city buzzing again.”

One big event happening this week is Lincoln student union’s societies fayre. Over 5,000 of Lincoln’s students got involved in societies last year and students this year seem to be keeping that enthusiasm going. With their interests ranging from women’s rugby union all the way to musical theatre.

If you’re a new student and looking for things to get up to, The Lincolnite has got you covered with our ‘New students guide to Lincoln’.

Check out the video in full to see what students are saying about their first week back.