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Castle Bytham’s Midsummer Festival proceeds presented to good causes

Huge numbers of visitors from near and far enjoyed Castle Bytham’s Midsummer Festival in June and thousands of pounds was raised for good causes despite parking and entrance being free.

At a wine and nibbles event in Castle Bytham Village Hall on Tuesday, August 9, the outgoing chairman of the festival committee, Peter Hinton, presented cheques totalling £5,000 to eight community projects. This money was raised by the tombola, raffle, duck race and the profits of the sale of food and drink.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

Review of school transport in Lincolnshire takes shape

Councillors have approved the first step in a review of part of a free school transport policy.

A proposal to review the grammar school section of Lincolnshire County Council’s policy came before the authority’s children and young people’s scrutiny committee yesterday (Friday).

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

Hopes that TV documentary could shed light on Alan Wood’s murder

Why was an ordinary man tortured, murdered and mutilated?

That question has haunted Alan Wood’s family, friends and Lincolnshire Police ever since the 50-year-old was found dead in a pool of blood at his home in the tiny hamlet of Lound, near Bourne, on October 24, 2009.

Read more from the Stamford Mercury website.

Global TV audience for unsolved murder of Alan Wood

Police hope a worldwide audience for a new TV documentary on the horrific murder of supermarket worker Alan Wood could help solve the case.

Alan, 50, last seen alive at The Willoughby Arms, in Little Bytham, was tortured over some hours – repeatedly stabbed in the head – and had his throat slit, the fatal wound that saw him bleed to death at home in Lound, near Bourne, in October 2009.

Read more from the Grantham Journal website.

Lincolnshire County Council to review school transport

Campaigners have been fighting for a review of Lincolnshire County Council’s policy for several months.

Members of the Glenside School Transport Campaign argue that in some areas, such as Castle Bytham, Little Bytham and Creeton, the free transport provided to secondary schools is not as comprehensive as in other areas of the county.

Read more from the Bourne Local website.

Wind a factor in light aircraft bungalow crash, AAIB report finds

A pilot who smashed a light aircraft into a bungalow had been trying to abort a landing because of a sudden change in the wind, a report has found.

The 73-year-old suffered a serious back injury in the accident near Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire, in November.

Read more from the BBC News website.

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