Lincolnshire

Seven schools in Lincolnshire are closed on Monday as a result of the bad weather in the county.

The schools are mainly found in the south of Lincolnshire, an area badly affected by snow and ice overnight.

The schools were open to key worker children and pupils of primary school age, but will now be closed for the day.

Online lessons will still go ahead and pupils will be expected to do their work from home.

In terms of all schools returning to class, the government has said it is “too soon” to say, due to fears of coronavirus cases spiking.

The full list of closures on Monday, January 25 in Lincolnshire is:

  • Ingoldsby Academy
  • Great Ponton C of E Primary
  • Bourne Abbey C of E Primary
  • The Deepings School
  • Kesteven and Grantham Girls School
  • Charles Reed Academy
  • Springwell Spalding

The moment 30 dogs in Skegness were rescued from neglect by the RSPCA has been captured on video, showcasing their much-needed makeover.

The RSPCA were made aware of the dogs last week, as they were found with matted fur and covered in faeces in kennels outside a property in Skegness.

The animal welfare charity took them in after agreeing to sign the pets over with the owner, and immediately gave them veterinary attention and some TLC.

Some love and affection for this dog at long last. | Photo: RSPCA

Some of the dogs’ fur was so matted that their breeds were unrecognisable, while others had rotten teeth and were struggling to eat food.

A video uploaded by the RSPCA shows the charity pampering the pooches and helping to improve their neglected appearance.

Monty, a cross poodle aged around 7, before and after his makeover. | Photo: RSPCA

The dogs are seen wagging their tails with delight as they receive the love and affection they have been starved of for so long.

They will remain in care at Radcliffe Animal Centre, where staff will continue to rehabilitate them and prepare them for a future owner.

Say hello to a new-look Sebastian, who is a Daxi-cross aged about 4. | Photo: RSPCA

The centre has said it is being overwhelmed with interest from people wanting to adopt the rescued dogs, and are now advising people to look at the RSPCA’s Find a Pet webpage.

To help support the dogs care at Radcliffe Animal Centre, you can donate here.

Meet Tink the Terrier cross after her spruce up. | Photo: RSPCA

 

 

Over a tonne of food and essential items, as well as more than £16,000, have been donated to local food banks through a Lincolnshire Co-op campaign.

The donations came after Lincolnshire Co-op launched its food bank advent calendar campaign throughout December.

An estimated 1,350kg of food and essentials, the equivalent of around 3,213 meals, and £16,675 of store dividend and cash was donated to over 40 larders and food banks in Lincolnshire.

Customers could also donate store dividend as well as cash and items. | Photo: Lincolnshire Co-op

Customers were encouraged to donate one item each day during their shopping, dropping them in collection bins at local stores.

A full collection bin at the Queen Elizabeth Road store in Lincoln. | Photo: Lincolnshire Co-op

Each day a new item was suggested by Lincolnshire Co-op, ranging from tinned goods to cleaning products, providing an advent calendar format for the scheme.

Items were suggested for donations with campaign labels in stores. | Photo: Lincolnshire Co-op

Sam Turner, Community Manager at Lincolnshire Co-op said: “We’re so grateful to everyone who donated to our Food Bank Advent Calendar campaign.

“Thanks to the generosity of our shoppers, members, and colleagues, we’ve been able to support the important work of local food banks in our area and help feed families at Christmas and beyond.”

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