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Campaigners come together for first #ProtestLincs gathering

A new activist group, known as ProtestLincs, gathered by the Cornhill on Saturday (16 May) to protest against the continued commitment to austerity by the newly-elected Conservative government.

Acupunture – The benefits

Photo: Acid Pix, Flickr

Written by Kelly Pyart Sitting in an immaculate front room, it would seem like any normal interview. However, there is no mistaking the very fine needle stuck into my interviewee’s hand.

Tomlinson among players released by Imps

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Ben Tomlinson is one of a number of players to leave Lincoln City after it was today announced that the striker would not be offered a new contract.

Restaurant Review: Bell’s Tea and Coffee Shop

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Caitlin Lyth and Olivia Peace reviews a delightful little cafe which is tucked away somewhere on Steep Hill.

Candidate interview: Lucy Rigby (Labour)

Lucy Rigby campaining with Labour activists at the university.

Over the last few decades, the race for the Lincoln seat has been close. In this General Election, Labour candidate Lucy Rigby is the bookies favourite, but not with any huge margin.

Review: BBC1’s “The C-Word”

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Becky Lancashire reviews “The C-Word” – a moving documentary featuring actress Sheridan Smith portraying one woman’s journey with cancer.

LIVEBLOG: Lincoln elections count

If your name is not on the list, you will have no say. Register to vote before midnight!

Asmund and Gregor, our news editors, are both at the Lincoln count for the parliamentary and local elections. They’ll update you via this liveblog and on Twitter.

Candidate interview: Ross Pepper (Lib Dem)

Ross Pepper

The Liberal Democrats are in for a beating, if the polls are to be believed. However they are likely to hold several seats and might be part of a new coalition after the General Election. Their candidate in Lincoln, Ross Pepper, says liberal politics still have an important role to play.

Candidate interview: Elaine Smith (TUSC)

Elaine Smith (on the right) stands for the Trade Unionists and Socialists Coalition in Lincoln.

Standing for the radical left party TUSC (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition), Elaine Smith’s number one mission is to end austerity, and secondly, to bring about socialism.

Candidate interview: Helen Powell

Helen Powell (Lincolnshire Independents)

The candidate from Lincolnshire Independents might shun traditional and “tribal” party politics, but she is crystal clear on the values shaping her views.

LIVEBLOG: The Lincoln Debate

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We will be live blogging from tonight’s big debate here at the Lincoln Performing Arts Center. Starting in 30 min.