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    Nearly 100 student nurses are being deployed across Lincolnshire to help support the NHS front line response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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    The final year students from the University of Lincoln will be supporting various services across the county, with about 60 being placed at hospitals in Lincoln, Grantham and Boston.

    Others will work to support community, mental health and learning disability services.

    Speaking on behalf of all the county's health services, Anita Lewin, Director of Nursing at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said they were "enormously grateful".

    She said the NHS in Lincolnshire is facing "an unprecedented challenge", and it was "no means an easy way to start their career".

    "We obviously have staff that are contracting Covid-19 too - so we have to make sure that we have a good supply of staff that can help us, and work with us, to look after our patients," she said.

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  6. Gang jailed for couriering cocaine into Lincolnshire

    Members of a gang responsible for bringing cocaine with a street value of more than £1m into Lincolnshire have been jailed.

    Clockwise from top left: Martin Murphy, Daniel Beeken, Paul Wilkinson, Timothy Fisher, Luke Culpin, Darren Palmer, Neil Dodd, Scott Hurford and Heidi Murphy

    The Class A drugs was couriered into the county from Sheffield and Essex, Lincoln Crown Court heard.

    It was then sold on the streets of Boston, Spalding and Skegness.

    Some was of such high purity that it was thought to have come "straight off the boat" from South America, the court was told.

    Thirteen members of the gang were jailed on Thursday for up to 18 years. A further 12 members are due to be sentenced later today.

    John Hallissey, prosecuting, said between January 2017 and June 2018 cocaine was brought in from Sheffield on at least 17 occasions.

    A kilo of the drug, with a street value of about £50,000, was believed to have been delivered on each journey.

    Smaller amounts were supplied from Essex.

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