Under the care of social services, young Bronson’s life came to a tragic end, believed to have succumbed to starvation after his father, 60-year-old Kenneth Battersby, suffered a fatal heart attack.

Their bodies were discovered in a harrowing scene at their home on Prince Alfred Avenue in Skegness, with Bronson found lifeless, nestled at his father’s feet, on January 9, 2024.

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Lincolnshire County Council has yet to fully pay legally enforced damages for former pupils at Stubton Hall, who agreed settlements totalling £267,500, as the authority is accused of prolonging the suffering of abuse survivors.

Lincoln man David Taylor, who was the deputy headteacher at the school near Grantham, was jailed for over 19 years in 2021 after being convicted of several sexual offences. Head of Care Raymond Longley was also sentenced to four years in prison.

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As Lincolnshire steps into 2024, the landscape is set for a year of significant transformation and challenges

We asked Lincolnshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Economy and Environment, Councillor Colin Davie, for his insights and predictions for the upcoming year, touching on various aspects of the county’s economic and social fabric.

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