Joseph Verney

Local News Reporter

Joseph joined the team as a news reporter in February 2018. He has a keen interest in sport and also likes to insert puns into stories where appropriate. If it isn't punny, it's not funny!


A luxury four-bedroom barn conversion in a Lincolnshire village is on the market for £1 million and even has its own self-contained annexe and bar.

Bramble Barn is located at East End in Langtoft and also includes four bathrooms, three large reception rooms, sitting room with wood-burning stove, open-plan dining kitchen and entertaining area.

The self-contained one-bedroom annexe and home office with bar is one of the standout property’s features. Let’s take a look inside.

The contemporary kitchen. | Photo: Pelham James

Open-plan dining kitchen. | Photo: Pelham James

The sitting room. | Photo: Pelham James

Family room. | Photo: Pelham James

Guests, friends and family can relax in front of the wood-burning stove and the open plan living area extends into a contemporary fitted kitchen.

The fully fitted bar is described as having an authentic pub-vibe. A door from the bar leads onto a decked and enclosed garden for enjoying a drink or two in the sun.

The private fully fitted bar. | Photo: Pelham James

The principal bedroom. | Photo: Pelham James

The principal suite. | Photo: Pelham James

One of the four bedrooms at Bramble Barn. | Photo: Pelham James

Upstairs is the mezzanine level, a home office, studio or cinema room.

The south-west facing terrace and gardens provides a great space for hosting summer parties and barbecues.

The garden. | Photo: Pelham James

The Annexe Kitchen. | Photo: Pelham James

The Annexe private garden. | Photo: Pelham James

Bramble Barn in Langtoft. | Photo: Pelham James

The property is being marketed by Pelham James – see the full listing here.

A 32-year-old man has been charged by police after brandishing a knife and making threats demanding property during an aggravated burglary in Metheringham.

Nathan John Newman knocked on the front door of a property on Alfred Avenue at around 5.50pm on March 28. The man reportedly walked into the property uninvited after the occupants had answered the door.

After making threats he fled the scene on foot empty-handed. He also caused damage to the occupants’ vehicle, but fortunately there were no injuries reported during the incident.

He was described as wearing a black baseball cap and a black face covering with a white skull/skeleton pattern on it. He was also wearing a grey top, grey bottoms black trainers and a black glove on his right hand.

During the course of the police investigation, officers arrested a man in his 30s in relation to the incident. Newman, of The Furlongs, Market Rasen, has been charged with attempted robbery, criminal damage and possession of a knife in a public place.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have been in the area at the time, or those who saw what happened but are yet to make contact with the force.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident 273 of March 28.

Alternatively, it can be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested after a hit and run in Louth on Thursday night, when a motorbike was spotted riding on the wrong side of the road.

A black and grey 125cc motorbike was travelling along Newmarket towards Kenwick Road and rode through a red traffic light at speed at around 7.30pm on April 8.

It also failed to stop for officers in a marked police car. The motorbike continued onto Kenwick Road and rode on the wrong side of the road and around keep-left bollards.

It then mounted the pavement, continuing along Kenwick Road out of Louth. The rider then abandoned the motorbike and left the scene on foot.

Officers located and arrested a 17-year-old male in relation to the incident, who has since been released under investigation.

Police are appealing for witnesses and dascham footage. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident 391 of April 8.

Alternatively, it can be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.

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