Jack Surfleet

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A new nitrogen-infused, chilled coffee is now being served in Lincoln.

The café at Giant bike shop at Doddington Hall is the first in the East Midlands to offer the cold brew.

The coffee is chilled and then infused with nitrogen from the air as it pours from the tap to make the newly popular cold drink. It’s targeted at cyclists and claims to be caffeine regulated, so every glass is the same.

Manager of Giant,  Mark Hollingworth said: “It’s nitrogen infused so it’s really smooth, frothy and creamy. It looks good and it tastes fantastic”.

The texture of the coffee is smooth and matches the consistency of an iced latte, only without the added calories. There is an option to add your favourite flavoured syrups to sweeten it up a bit too.

Nitrogen gas does not dissolve easily in liquids, so it gives the brew a thicker, more velvety texture.

TRUESTART claims its coffee is very clean and carefully sourced from Columbia and allows drinkers to get a long-lasting caffeine fix without the crash.

It’s on sale now at £3 making it slightly cheaper than some high street chains.

And if cold coffee doesn’t appeal to you, they also brew it hot too.

Meet Dexter. He’s not just your average Spaniel. In fact, he’s one of only 15 canine fire and rescue investigators in the UK.

Dexter and his handler David Coss made time in their busy work schedule to visit The Lincolnite, showing off their skills.

Dexter has been working for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service for over three years and investigates various fires and other incidents across the East Midlands.

He has been in rigorous training since he was a puppy.

Usually, he’s deployed to incidents to sniff out any suspicious substances. Any evidence he uncovers can be vital to the investigation process.

Dexter’s handler David Coss said: “His first job was a triple murder in Derbyshire in which three people were convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

“His standard equipment would include his harness which would tell him he’s in working mode and then he’d also have his boots on. His boots are there for two reasons.

“The first one is health and safety to protect the dog and secondly to help prevent him getting any contaminants on his paws and taking them to another scene.”

Although Dexter doesn’t attend any live fires, he begins his shift shortly after the fire has taken place to sniff out any accelerants such as petrol.

“It’s the best job in the world” David added.