A seven-year-old girl from Immingham has raised more than £2,500 to help rebuild her local park after it was severely damaged in an arson attack earlier this year.

Elysia Shakespeare was really upset by the irreparable damage caused to the main climbing frame at Pilgrim Park, which was set ablaze by youngsters in an arson attack in April.

The park is one of Elysia’s favourite places to play and after the shocking attack she decided to try to help.

She organised a sponsored walk across the Humber Bridge and enlisted support from local post office staff to raise the sum, which has now been presented to the council.

The blazing fire at Pilgrim Park in April this year which destroyed the main climbing frame. | Screenshot: BBC Look North/BBC News hub

Lee Shakespeare, Elysia’s step-dad, speaking to Look North. | Screenshot: BBC Look North/BBC News Hub

Lee Shakespeare, Elysia’s step-dad, told BBC Look North that the council plan to replace some of the smaller apparatus first.

He said: “I’ve asked Elysia to jump online and come up with some drawings of ideas for what she actually wants to replace the old climbing frame area with.”

Elysia has suggested that she wants a “big” climbing frame, to start with.

Pilgrim park holds a special place in children’s hearts in Immingham, and it is hoped, with Elysia’s money, and other grants, the council will be able to make improvements for her, her friends and for subsequent generations.

A Lincoln care home resident had a day she’ll never forget after celebrating her 106th birthday by being served lunch by a butler in the buff.

Norah Shaw received close to 200 birthday cards after an appeal from Tennyson Wharf Care Home in Burton Waters.

As well as being served lunch by a buff butler provided by Butlers in the Buff, Norah also enjoyed a performance from her favourite singer Eleanor Mattley, as well as cake and wine.

Norah enjoyed chatting to her buff butler Ed. | Photo: Zoe Sheridon and Christine Harding

The care home said: “Well, what an absolutely fantastic day for a truly special lady.

“We would just like to say a huge thank you to every single person who sent Norah birthday cards and presents. We are all so touched by the heartwarming kindness that has been shown. It really has been astonishing.

Norah even got a card from The Queen. | Photo: Zoe Sheridon and Christine Harding

“Norah was blown away with the generosity and kindness so thank you to each and and every single person for being so amazing. It was so lovely to all be a part of seeing Norah enjoy them all.

“As you can see, Norah thoroughly enjoyed her butler in the buff surprise. The amazing kitchen supplied a wonderful afternoon tea which Ed, the butler served to Norah. What an experience that was for everyone involved.

Norah celebrating a birthday she will never forget! | Photo: Zoe Sheridon and Christine Harding

Staff enjoyed celebrating Norah’s birthday with her. | Photo: Zoe Sheridon and Christine Harding

Norah also enjoyed a performance from her favourite singer – Eleanor Mattley. | Photo: Zoe Sheridon and Christine Harding

“We finished the day with a special performance from Norah’s all time favourite singer Eleanor Mattley Productions – Care Home Entertainment with prosecco and cake. The atmosphere was amazing as staff and residents joined together in song and dance for a truly magnificent afternoon.”

Miss Lincolnshire was crowned at the weekend in the glamorous surroundings of the ballroom of the Earl of Doncaster Hotel.

The supportive and enthusiastic audience cheered the girls on as the Lincolnshire title went to 23-year-old Paige Allen from Crowland, South Lincolnshire.

After studying A-levels in Philosophy and Ethics, Paige had been taking time out by working in Greece throughout the summer, and returned especially to enter the contest.

Runner up was Milly Everatt, who comes from a farming family in Eastoft, North Lincolnshire. As well as being a keen show-jumper, Milly has recently taken and passed her HGV licence.

Millie Hinchcliffe, 18, from Leeds, also won Miss Yorkshire. Millie, who loves anything sporty, was really in her element when it came to the sportswear round, choosing to wear a golfing outfit.

Leah-Marie Roberts, 21, from Louth (far left), Natalia Davis, 26, from Grantham (second from left), Gabby Murphy, 25, from Lincoln, Millie Everatt, 22, runner-up Miss Lincolnshire (second from right) and Paige Allen, 23, winner of Miss Lincolnshire (far right). | Photo: Bantam Photography

Millie is currently studying pharmacy at university, and hope to one day work as a pharmacist.

The Miss Yorkshire runner-up was the Jeniffer Carless from Gilberdyke, East Yorkshire. Jennifer who works tirelessly doing charitable work, was diagnosed recently with a medical problem, which means she has to wear a catheter, which she was more than happy to talk about during the show.

Both Miss Yorkshire and Miss Lincolnshire will now take their place in the Miss England Final in October, which then leads to Miss World.

Organisers of Miss England were so impressed with the ladies in the regional final that Miss England CEO, Angie Beasley, announced that both runners-up – Millie and Jennifer, would also qualify for the Miss England Final.

The contestants at the weekend all took part in 4 rounds of the contest – interviews with the judges, black dress round, sportswear and evening dress, including an interview with host, Phil Green.

Judges included the previous Miss Lincolnshire, Rebecca Jay Fearn from Skegness, Miss Yorkshire, Imani-Jayne Botham from Richmond and Miss England 2020 – Bhasha Bukherjee.

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