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REVIEW OF THE YEAR: December

Cowbit Road, Spalding
Tracey Hughes with partner Simon Lamb. Tracey has just won compensation claim

Cowbit Road, Spalding Tracey Hughes with partner Simon Lamb. Tracey has just won compensation claim

Homes and businesses in South Holland had a lucky escape from serious flooding after the east coast experienced its worst tidal surge in 60 years.

Fallen trees, power cables and some flooding led to road closures across the area, and the high winds caused a double-decker bus to topple over in Crowland.

Spalding couple Tracey Hughes and Simon Lamb were awarded £1.2 million in compensation after a catalogue of hospital errors. Tracey was taken to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital with a broken leg following a fall in 2006, but the mistakes that followed left her husband jobless and her family homeless. They won the payout from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust in December following a seven-year battle for compensation. Picture: Tracey Hughes and Simon Lamb were awarded £1.2 million in compensation following a catalogue of hospital errors. SG021213-112NG

Neil Rhodes becomes the new permanent Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police almost ten months after his suspension over an unproven misconduct allegation. He said he was “delighted” to take on the £131,000 per year role after what has been a “difficult year”. Picture: New permanent Police Chief Constable Neil Rhodes with Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick. MGJP-18-7-2013-255D

 

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