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Kris Johnston is a trainee reporter who joined the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian in May 2021. Kris has a first class honours degree in Journalism from the University of Stirling.

‘One in a million chance’ of finding King John’s treasure with new search to get under way

17 April 2024
‘One in a million chance’ of finding King John’s treasure with new search to get under way

‘One in a million chance’ of finding King John’s treasure with new search to get under way

17 April 2024

There are doubts over whether a fresh hunt for King John’s lost treasure will reveal any riches - but some hopes for a “surprise” remain.


Two employees repeatedly stole from their own company - and then blamed each other

13 April 2024
Two employees repeatedly stole from their own company - and then blamed each other

Two employees repeatedly stole from their own company - and then blamed each other

13 April 2024

Two men have attempted to blame each other following a series of thefts from their own business which resulted in a loss of around £2,000.


19-year-old with autism banned from driving after repeatedly failing to take breath test

26 February 2024
19-year-old with autism banned from driving after repeatedly failing to take breath test

19-year-old with autism banned from driving after repeatedly failing to take breath test

26 February 2024

A 19-year-old has been disqualified from driving after repeatedly refusing to complete a breath test until he was allowed to make a phone call.

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59-year-old man to face trial after being charged with numerous sex offences against children

07 February 2024
59-year-old man to face trial after being charged with numerous sex offences against children

59-year-old man to face trial after being charged with numerous sex offences against children

07 February 2024

A 59-year-old is set to face a trial after being accused of committing a number of sexual offences against children.


Thief jailed after stealing products worth hundreds of pounds just months after prison release

28 January 2024
Thief jailed after stealing products worth hundreds of pounds just months after prison release

Thief jailed after stealing products worth hundreds of pounds just months after prison release

28 January 2024

A thief has been jailed after stealing hundreds of pounds worth of products just months after her release from prison.


25-year-old drove mother’s car while disqualified in bid to help friend after accident

17 January 2024
25-year-old drove mother’s car while disqualified in bid to help friend after accident

25-year-old drove mother’s car while disqualified in bid to help friend after accident

17 January 2024

A 25-year-old who drove his mother’s car while disqualified in a bid to help a friend has been fined nearly £1,000.

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‘The sentence was inadequate’: MP vows to keep fighting for increase to killer’s jail term

12 January 2024
‘The sentence was inadequate’: MP vows to keep fighting for increase to killer’s jail term

‘The sentence was inadequate’: MP vows to keep fighting for increase to killer’s jail term

12 January 2024

An MP has called for more answers after learning the perpetrator of an “appalling crime” will not be subjected to an increased prison sentence.

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‘We have been wronged’: Meeting with Attorney General fails to bring about appeal over killer’s sentencing

11 January 2024
‘We have been wronged’: Meeting with Attorney General fails to bring about appeal over killer’s sentencing

‘We have been wronged’: Meeting with Attorney General fails to bring about appeal over killer’s sentencing

11 January 2024

A meeting with the Attorney General has failed to bring about an appeal over the sentencing of a drug-driver who killed a family of three.

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‘We want a punishment that fits the crime’: UK’s top lawyer agrees to meet with family of crash victims

10 November 2023
‘We want a punishment that fits the crime’: UK’s top lawyer agrees to meet with family of crash victims

‘We want a punishment that fits the crime’: UK’s top lawyer agrees to meet with family of crash victims

10 November 2023

The UK’s Solicitor General has agreed to meet with the heartbroken woman whose family were killed by a drug-driver last year.


Mum’s crash injuries were like ‘nightmare stuff, says heartbroken daughter

04 October 2023
Mum’s crash injuries were like ‘nightmare stuff, says heartbroken daughter

Mum’s crash injuries were like ‘nightmare stuff, says heartbroken daughter

04 October 2023

A grieving family has spoken of their heartbreak after losing three members in a horrific crash.

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‘What more for life imprisonment?’: Petition launched to extend jail time of family’s killer

29 September 2023
‘What more for life imprisonment?’: Petition launched to extend jail time of family’s killer

‘What more for life imprisonment?’: Petition launched to extend jail time of family’s killer

29 September 2023

A petition to change the justice system has been launched after the drug-driver who killed a family was “let off” with less than a decade behind bars.


Man accused of attempting to incite 14-year-old girl in sexual activity

25 September 2023
Man accused of attempting to incite 14-year-old girl in sexual activity

Man accused of attempting to incite 14-year-old girl in sexual activity

25 September 2023

A 21-year-old accused of trying to incite a 14-year-old girl in sexual activity will return to court next month.


Man with ‘tendency to put the foot down’ insisted to police he didn’t know he was banned from driving

19 September 2023
Man with ‘tendency to put the foot down’ insisted to police he didn’t know he was banned from driving

Man with ‘tendency to put the foot down’ insisted to police he didn’t know he was banned from driving

19 September 2023

A man with “a tendency to put his foot down” insisted he did not know he was banned from driving when police caught him on a village road.

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Bid to extend jail term of family’s killer is turned down

26 July 2023
Bid to extend jail term of family’s killer is turned down

Bid to extend jail term of family’s killer is turned down

26 July 2023

An MP’s bid to have the jail term of a drug-driver who killed a family of three extended has failed.


Is a decade in prison enough for killing a family of three?

27 June 2023
Is a decade in prison enough for killing a family of three?

Is a decade in prison enough for killing a family of three?

27 June 2023

How much is a human life worth? Surely, if you are reckless enough to take three in one go, you should spend more than a decade behind bars?

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39-year-old jailed for killing family of three while on ‘cocktail’ of drugs

20 June 2023
39-year-old jailed for killing family of three while on ‘cocktail’ of drugs

39-year-old jailed for killing family of three while on ‘cocktail’ of drugs

20 June 2023

A 39-year-old who took a cocktail of drugs before killing a family of three in a horror crash will spend more than a decade in prison.

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‘Horrendous’ fire extinguished – but crews to return for inspection

03 May 2023
‘Horrendous’ fire extinguished – but crews to return for inspection

‘Horrendous’ fire extinguished – but crews to return for inspection

03 May 2023

Fire crews have extinguished a “horrendous” blaze which started at a village port yesterday.


Man fined after 'foul and abusive language' in town centre

14 April 2023
Man fined after 'foul and abusive language' in town centre

Man fined after 'foul and abusive language' in town centre

14 April 2023

A man has been fined after shouting "foul and abusive" language in a town centre.

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Man who caused deaths of family of three will wait for punishment

03 April 2023
Man who caused deaths of family of three will wait for punishment

Man who caused deaths of family of three will wait for punishment

03 April 2023

A man who caused the deaths of a family of three in a horror crash will wait longer for his punishment.


Plans for new pavilion hindered by vote of no confidence

23 March 2023
Plans for new pavilion hindered by vote of no confidence

Plans for new pavilion hindered by vote of no confidence

23 March 2023

A vote of no confidence in plans for a new village pavilion was triggered on a night when a key figure in the project failed to turn up.


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