North Kesteven

By Local Democracy Reporter

Protesting residents fear a planned solar farm across over 4,000 acres of farmland could spark “the end of Lincolnshire as we know it.”

Amid previous fears from Lincolnshire councillors that the county could become a “dumping ground” for Net Zero developments, residents in the North Kesteven district are fearing something very similar.


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April 11, 2023 2.55 pm This story is over 13 months old

Officers are on scene at a property in Nocton today (Tuesday 11 April) where a cannabis grow has been found following a house fire.

Officers were called to the property in Wegberg Road in the village at 7.54am after crews from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service, who had initially been called to tackle a fire, became suspicious about the use of the building.

A cannabis grow of more than 100 plants was discovered at the property, which was otherwise vacant, and no arrests have been made.

The building is being made safe today. The cause of the fire is still being determined, and fire investigators, forensics experts and detectives are now on scene and will remain in the local area for much of today while initial enquiries are carried out.

It is believed that several men had left the address shortly after the fire began, and efforts to identify and locate them are now ongoing.

We are appealing for anyone who has information to come forward, and we would also be keen to view any dashcam, doorbell, or CCTV footage of the property and surrounding streets this morning which may have captured the incident.

If you have information which could help, please contact DC Gstrein on [email protected] or call 101 and ask to speak with the duty DS at Lincoln CID. Please quote incident 56 of 11 April.


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By Local Democracy Reporter

A Lincolnshire village is mourning the loss of a popular GP who has been described as many people’s “best doctor” ever.

Dr Andrew Buffey, a former GP at Church Walk Surgery in Metheringham, passed away at home on Monday, March 20.

The surgery on Drury Lane announced his sad passing on Tuesday evening, saying he will be “missed by all”.

The Metheringham community has been moved by this loss, paying tribute to Dr Buffey, who retired from Church Walk Surgery in 2022.

Local Councillor Fran Pembery said it was “very sad news”.

Rhea Musgrove said “we literally owe our family to him” after Dr Buffey supported her referral to fertility services.

She commented: “How very sad. Such a good listener and kind man. Condolences and thoughts with his family at this sad time.”

Linda Ingram remembered the work Dr Buffey put in for her family after a difficult diagnosis.

“So shocked by this sad news, Dr Buffey was so wonderful after my husband was diagnosed with Dementia; I will always remember his kindness and support that he gave me,” she said.


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