Skegness

Police are appealing to help identify a man who is alleged to have stolen a cash register drawer from Domino’s Pizza in Skegness before being chased away.

A man is reported to have entered the premises on Lumley Road at around 1.30am on October 1 and is believed to have removed a cash register drawer from underneath the serving counter.

The incident is believed to have happened while staff were receiving a delivery.

He has been described as white with tanned complexion, aged in his mid to late 20s, of slim to medium build with light coloured hair.

He was wearing a dark tracksuit with three white stripes on the shoulder and a white band around the middle.

A staff member tried to chase him, but they were threatened by the suspect before he made off with the cash.

If you recognise this man, or may have information about the incident, contact police by calling 101 and quoting incident 14 of October 1.

Alternatively, you can email [email protected] and use the same incident number as reference in the subject box.

One of the most iconic steam locomotives of all time, the Flying Scotsman, will be making an appearance in Lincolnshire this weekend as it tours from London on Saturday.

The steam train, built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), is among the most recognisable rail vehicles in history, covering more than two million miles when it was in service.

Steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman will be hauling the Jolly Fisherman railtour, departing from London King’s Cross at 7.17am on Saturday, September 25.

Flying Scotsman in Saxilby. | Photo: Gary Hunt

It will stop off at a number of places before arriving at Skegness at 12.19pm, including a few visits to Lincolnshire stations such as Sleaford, Spalding, Boston and Wainfleet.

The train will then set off on its return journey from 4.27pm, scheduled to arrive back at King’s Cross at 9.35pm.

The Flying Scotsman will pass through Lincolnshire this weekend.

It often attracts quite a crowd when pulling into any of the county’s stations, though unlike back in 2018, the train will not be steaming through Lincoln on this trip.

This is the full estimated timetable for the Flying Scotsman’s journey:

Departure

  • London King’s Cross – 7.17am
  • Finsbury Park – 7.25am
  • Potters Bar – 7.51am
  • Welwyn Garden City – 8.02am
  • Stevenage – 8.17am
  • Hitchin – 8.24am
  • Sandy – 8.38am
  • Huntingdon – 8.55am
  • Peterborough – 9.31am
  • Spalding – 10.05am
  • Sleaford – 10.31am
  • Boston – 11.23am
  • Wainfleet – 12.01am
  • Skegness – 12.19am

Return

  • Skegness – 4.27pm
  • Wainfleet – 4.39pm
  • Boston – 5.15pm
  • Heckington – 5.42pm
  • Ancaster – 6.01pm
  • Grantham – 6.20pm
  • Peterborough – 7.23pm
  • Sandy – 8.14pm
  • Biggleswade – 8.19pm
  • Hitchin – 8.30pm
  • Stevenage – 8.34pm
  • Welwyn Garden City – 9pm
  • Potters Bar – 9.12pm
  • Finsbury Park – 9.29pm
  • London King’s Cross – 9.35pm

Major improvement works on one of Skegness’ busiest roads are due to continue next week after halting construction and reopening the road for the summer.

It has been over a year since work began on Roman Bank in Skegness, as Lincolnshire County Council set out to completely resurface the carriageway and footpaths.

A 24/7 road closure was put in place on the 550m stretch of road, but it temporarily reopened for Christmas to allow for easier access through the town during the holiday season.

Work restarted in the new year but was again paused in April and reopened to the public during the summer months in line with lockdown restrictions easing.

Construction will restart on Roman Bank on Monday, September 27. | Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

The site shutdown over summer is now coming to an end, and the road will once again be closed for work to restart on Monday, September 27.

The official diversion route will again be via the A52 / C541 / A158 at the Gunby dual carriageway, and vice versa.

The entire scheme is expected to be finished in Spring 2022, and it is hoped that the improvements will help keep the coastal town’s road network running smoothly.

County Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Now that summer’s come to an end and schools are back in session, Breheny will be setting back up on Roman Bank this week, ahead closing the road and re-starting work here on Monday, September 27.

“From that date, we’ll be excavating the carriageway between Muirfield Drive and Brancaster Drive ahead of Cadent Gas returning in October to finish their gas main diversion.

“We’ll then be focussing our efforts on completely rebuilding the carriageway from just south of Brancaster Drive to just north of the junction with Elmhirst Avenue, along with the footways just south of Muirfield Drive to the junction with North Shore Road.”

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