North Hykeham

A secondary school pupil is in hospital after he was hit by a car outside Sir Robert Pattinson Academy in Lincoln on Thursday morning.

Police were notified at 8.22am on Thursday of a car hitting a male pedestrian of secondary school age on Moor Lane, North Hykeham.

The victim has been taken to hospital for treatment of injuries, not believed to be serious.

Lincolnshire Police said he has a parent by his side.

The road has been reopened following previous restrictions.

Lincolnshire County Council has apologised after further delays to works at a busy North Hykeham junction.

The works began in July and were due to finish September 3, but an outbreak of COVID-19 meant several staff members had to self-isolate.

The traffic lights at the Newark Road, Station Road and Moor Lane junction were then due to be restored on September 15, however, engineers found a number of electrical problems.

Karen Cassar, assistant director for highways at LCC, said: “We’ve had a few issues wiring in the new controller for the lights at the Newark Road, Station Road junction in North Hykeham, meaning we can’t yet switch the new lights on.

“Crews are on site now rectifying these issues and we should be able to turn the new lights on on Wednesday.”

She said temporary measures will remain in place until then, but added Moor Lane was now open as normal.

“I’d like to apologise to residents for these further few days delay to the end of this project; thank you for bearing with us,” she said.

The road closure and its delays have caused frustration among locals including councillor Stephen Roe who has been posting updates.

One motorist Mark Noonan said: “Lincolnshire Council just don’t seem to be taking this seriously, despite the amount of disruption.

“Only time I’ve seen real effort was on the days they were supposed to have finished, meanwhile allowing and starting works elsewhere.

“Why would they not have prioritised such an important junction and taken people off less important jobs?”

A pub in North Hykeham has launched an audacious food challenge which tasks customers to eat a huge triple stacked burger with chicken, pulled pork and beef patties inside.

The Cathedral burger was set up by the Fox & Hounds pub in North Hykeham on August 6, and so far the eight people to try it have failed to complete the challenge.

The monstrous burger contains two beef patties, southern fried chicken, BBQ pulled pork, streaky bacon, fried onions, chilli jam and melted cheese. If that wasn’t enough, there are also five homemade onion rings on top of the burger, and it is surrounded by dirty fries and homemade coleslaw.

It is an absolute monster of a burger. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The idea came from chef Rob Turner watching popular competitive eater BeardMeatsFood on YouTube, and wanting to create something of a similar ilk to the challenges he takes on.

The Cathedral burger can be found at the Fox & Hounds in North Hykeham. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Rob and bar manager Jasmine Buttery told The Lincolnite: “We took over the pub in October and wanted to create something that allowed us to transform back into more of a food-serving pub again.

“Having been locked down for a year we needed something to encourage more people to come back here, and we saw the popularity of food challenges elsewhere so decided to try our luck with the Cathedral burger.”

You can take as long as you like, but you’ll need the time! | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

It costs £14.99 and if you can complete it, you will be given a free dessert voucher as well as a certificate of achievement, and the pub plans to introduce a time limit once people start to successfully finish.

Safe to say, we struggled to eat it all. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Lincolnite just had to try it out, and the taste was fantastic, but unsurprisingly the quantity was a step too far for us.

The onion rings form the height which prompted the name Cathedral Burger. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The kitchen at the Fox & Hounds is open at the following times:

  • Wednesday to Friday – 12-2pm and 5-8pm
  • Saturdays – 12-8pm
  • Sundays – 12-6pm

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