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Computer systems of dozens of public bodies from hospitals to councils breached by cyber criminals

The computer systems of dozens of public bodies from hospitals and councils to museums and watchdogs have been breached more than 400 times in the last three years by cyber criminals seeking to extort money, cause disruption or extract data, Johnston Press Investigations can reveal.

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Managing Director of Mid UK Recycling, Chris Mountain, with a heap of shredded textiles destined for recycling as fuel. EMN-170724-154804001

Recycling company admits environmental regulation breaches at Barkston Heath site

A recycling company today (Monday) admitted breach of environmental regulations when it appeared before Lincoln Crown Court.

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The original announcement by Boots. ABCDE EMN-170407-111645001

Needle exchange to stay until end of July

A needle exchange service for drug-users is to be reinstated at a Sleaford pharmacy - at least until the end of the month.

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The University of Northampton is a prime target for cyber hackers, a study by Johnston Press investigations has found.

Cybercrime - the UK’s rising and most prevalent crime

Cyber crime is rapidly rising and experts warn it is reaching epidemic levels as criminals use the Internet as a tool for a multitude of fraudulent activities.

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The wheel nuts were left dangerously loose on Stu Mercer's Toyota MR2 outside his Ruskington home. EMN-170721-134744001

Sports car driver from Ruskington horrified after driving around without realising someone had dangerously loosened his wheel nuts

A horrified Ruskington dad claims he took his 14-month-old son out in his car only to discover someone had dangerously loosened his wheel nuts.

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A section of chain has been stolen from the town's war memorial in Sleaford Market Place. EMN-170721-134755001

Theft from town war memorial

The Town Council has said it is “disappointed” to discover that a part of the chain around Sleaford’s war memorial in the Market Place has been removed.

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VIDEO: North Kesteven is safest area for a fourth year

North Kesteven has retained its title as the safest place to live in England and Wales for a fourth year running - but numbers of thefts and assaults have risen.

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UPDATE: Louth police officer admits drink-driving

A Louth police officer has been fined and banned from driving after she admitted drink-driving.

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Scrap metal collectors caught in Billinghay fined for not having right papers

Two scrap metal collectors caught operating in Billinghay without the correct paperwork have been fined at Lincoln Magistrates Court.

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More Lincolnshire Police officers to undergo taser training. EMN-170718-090914001

Lincolnshire Police aim to equip and train more officers on the beat with Tasers

Lincolnshire Police is to train more officers to use Tasers.

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Lincoln Crown Court.

Metheringham restaurant brothers jailed for tax fraud ordered to repay £95,000

A former parish councillor and his brother, who were jailed for tax fraud after they lied about the takings from their Metheringham restaurant, have been ordered to repay more than £95,000.

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Police warning after sighting of suspicious van in Ewerby

Police warning after sighting of suspicious van in Ewerby

Lincolnshire Police are warning householders to be vigilant after a report of a suspicious vehicle sighted in Ewerby today (Monday).

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Acting Chief Insp Colin Haigh. ANL-170717-111832001

New top cops leading force in East Lindsey.

East Lindsey has a new acting chief inspector – resulting in a change of coast inspector based in Skegness.

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Police appeal after parish church damaged in Metheringham

Police appeal after parish church damaged in Metheringham

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident where church door was damaged in Metheringham.

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Caught on CCTV camera at Speedway Corner Garage. EMN-171007-160536001

Garage owner catches vandal on CCTV camera

Lincolnshire Police say they are investigating after a motor dealer caught a man on CCTV ripping the trim off one of his cars before making off with it.

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Lincoln Crown Court.

Former Sleaford Wheelers treasurer admits stealing almost £8,000 from the club

A former treasurer of Sleaford Wheelers Cycling Club has admitted stealing thousands of pounds from the organisation.

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Tractor driver spared jail after causing ‘life-changing injuries’ to 70-year-old woman driver

A former soldier turned tractor driver from Ruskington drove an unlit wide load on a dark country road causing a collision that left the other driver with life-changing injuries, Lincoln Crown Court was told today (Friday).

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William Andrew Wright.

UPDATED: Former Lincolnshire police officer jailed for life

A former Lincolnshire police officer has been sentenced to life imprisonment today (July 13) after being found guilty of raping and sexual assaulting a young boy.

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The KTM dirt bike stolen from a shed in Folkingham. EMN-170713-094401001

Dirt bike stolen in Folkingham shed burglary

Police are appealing for information about a burglary in Folkingham in which a dirt bike was stolen.

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Marc Jones - Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner. EMN-171107-180542001

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner backs council fair funding campaign

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, Marc Jones has backed the Coun Martin HIll, Leader of the County Council in his renewed appeal for fairer funding of the authority.

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