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Nicola Irwin joined Iliffe Media as a digital news editor is 2021. She previously worked at MSN, the Press Association and Stoke-on-Trent daily The Sentinel. Nicola started her career as a trainee with the Chester Chronicle Group.

Drought declared after driest summer in 50 years

12 August 2022
Drought declared after driest summer in 50 years

Drought declared after driest summer in 50 years

12 August 2022

A drought has been declared for parts of England following the driest summer for 50 years which has deprived some areas of rainfall all summer.


Energy bills could hit £4,200 in January, say experts

09 August 2022
Energy bills could hit £4,200 in January, say experts

Energy bills could hit £4,200 in January, say experts

09 August 2022

Experts talk of 'fresh shock' as predictions for January's average energy bills rocket even higher.

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UK's high temperature record confirmed

28 July 2022
UK's high temperature record confirmed

UK's high temperature record confirmed

28 July 2022

The Met Office has verified the new UK temperature record seen on July 19 in Lincolnshire.


Why July's full Moon will be extra special

12 July 2022
Why July's full Moon will be extra special

Why July's full Moon will be extra special

12 July 2022

The full Moon will appear bigger and brighter in the nightsky as it occurs when it is near its closest point to the Earth.


Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

12 July 2022
Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

12 July 2022

Iliffe Media, owner of Lincs Free Press, Spalding Guardian and its sister titles, is opening its journalism apprentice scheme again.


Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

06 July 2022
Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

06 July 2022

Iliffe Media, owner of Lincs Free Press, Spalding Guardian and its sister titles, is opening its journalism apprentice scheme again.


Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

23 June 2022
Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

23 June 2022

Iliffe Media, owner of Lincs Free Press, Spalding Guardian and its sister titles, is opening its journalism apprentice scheme again.

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High street plans could bring thousands of shops back into use

14 June 2022
High street plans could bring thousands of shops back into use

High street plans could bring thousands of shops back into use

14 June 2022

Forcing landlords to rent out empty high street shops could bring thousands of properties back into use, a think tank has said.

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Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

24 May 2022
Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

Could you be our next apprentice journalist?

24 May 2022

Iliffe Media, owner of Lincs Free Press, Spalding Guardian and its sister titles, is opening its journalism apprentice scheme again.


See the coin to feature William's portrait to mark his 40th birthday

23 May 2022
See the coin to feature William's portrait to mark his 40th birthday

See the coin to feature William's portrait to mark his 40th birthday

23 May 2022

The Duke of Cambridge’s 40th birthday will be celebrated with a £5 coin featuring his portrait, the Royal Mint said.


Yellow weather warning as thunderstorms forecast

16 May 2022
Yellow weather warning as thunderstorms forecast

Yellow weather warning as thunderstorms forecast

16 May 2022

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with thunderstorms forecast.


EuroMillions jackpot reaches £184 million

09 May 2022
EuroMillions jackpot reaches £184 million

EuroMillions jackpot reaches £184 million

09 May 2022

One lucky winner could bank a staggering £184 million on Tuesday after nobody scooped the jackpot in Friday’s EuroMililons draw.


How will the National Insurance rise affect you?

06 April 2022
How will the National Insurance rise affect you?

How will the National Insurance rise affect you?

06 April 2022

The rise in National Insurance will be felt by people on their next payday, as they juggle rising living costs on a shrunken wage, experts have said.


No-fault divorce law comes in

06 April 2022
No-fault divorce law comes in

No-fault divorce law comes in

06 April 2022

Campaigners have heralded the biggest shake up of divorce law in half a century as a “hallelujah moment” for couples wishing to split amicably.


Heatwave threshold rises as climate warms

29 March 2022
Heatwave threshold rises as climate warms

Heatwave threshold rises as climate warms

29 March 2022

The Met Office has raised the temperature threshold for heatwaves in Lincolnshire in response to a warming climate.

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Water firms make river pledges

14 March 2022
Water firms make river pledges

Water firms make river pledges

14 March 2022

Anglian Water and Severn Trent have pledged to accelerate efforts to protect UK rivers.


Price of first and second class stamps to rise

04 March 2022
Price of first and second class stamps to rise

Price of first and second class stamps to rise

04 March 2022

Royal Mail has announced the price for both first and second class stamps will rise from April, as fewer people are sending letters.

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How to talk to children about the situation in Ukraine

02 March 2022
How to talk to children about the situation in Ukraine

How to talk to children about the situation in Ukraine

02 March 2022

As the crisis unfolds in Ukraine, experts explain how parents can help children understand the events in an age appropriate and empathetic way.


Why today is being nicknamed Twosday

22 February 2022
Why today is being nicknamed Twosday

Why today is being nicknamed Twosday

22 February 2022

Today's date is a special number which is both a palindrome and an ambigram.


What will the next storm to hit the UK be called?

22 February 2022
What will the next storm to hit the UK be called?

What will the next storm to hit the UK be called?

22 February 2022

Storm Franklin followed in the footsteps of Storm Eunice and Storm Dudley and the name of the next storm is already known by the Met Office.

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