Monthly Archives: May 2015

Campaigners come together for first #ProtestLincs gathering

"war against the poor" #ProtestLincs banner

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.

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NUS VP Welfare: “we need to make it impossible for government to ignore us”

Shelly Asquith, NUS VP Welfare 2015/16

Gregor Smith speaks to Shelly Asquith, newly elected NUS Vice President Welfare, about how she plans to tackle the various emerging crises in student welfare under a majority Conservative government.

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Meet next year’s SU President

Hayley Jayne Wilkinson, SU President

The Linc sat down with the new University of Lincoln Students’ Union President for the next academic year, Hayley Jayne Wilkinson, for a chat about her plans, her dreams and aspirations for the Union, and what she’s most looking forward to being the President of the SU.

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Opinion: Five reasons Karl McCartney won Lincoln

Karl McCartney speaks into various microphones and cameras

Adam Allcroft provides the Linc with the closest thing we’ve ever had to a ‘listicle’, analysing why Karl beat the pundits to stay MP for Lincoln.

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Acupunture – The benefits

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.

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LIVEBLOG: Lincoln elections count

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.

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Tomlinson among players released by Imps

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.

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Candidate interview: Ross Pepper (Lib Dem)

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.

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Restaurant Review: Bell’s Tea and Coffee Shop

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

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Candidate interview: Elaine Smith (TUSC)

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.

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