Friskney Show: Funnel cloud lifts inflatable slide

June 12, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

A funnel cloud lifted an inflatable slide into the air at a Lincolnshire country show. Eyewitnesses at the Friskney Show, near Skegness, reported the inflatable taking off at about 13:20 BST and sailing about 30ft up in the air before landing on a nearby road. No-one was on the slide at the time as it had already closed when the weather started to change. Several stalls were damaged and a car’s rear windscreen was smashed. […]

Neighbours fear zoo’s Bengal tigers could escape and attack them

April 14, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

A man living close to a wildlife sanctuary which has Bengal tigers fears the animals could escape and attack his family if the height of a fence is not increased. The Lincolnshire Wildlife Park at Friskney – formerly the Parrot Zoo – has applied to East Lindsey District Council to build a new animal house and enclosure for the centre’s Bengal tigers. The park took on larger animals in 2014 after completing a £75,000 animal […]

Skegness Man Critically Ill After Friskney Collision

November 16, 2011 Spilsby Online 0

A 42 year-old man from Skegness is critically ill after a collision on the A52. Emergency services were called to the A52 at Friskney, at the Sea Lane Barley Mow junction, at 6.45pm on Tuesday evening (15 November) following a collision between a black Volkswagen Caddy van and a Yamaha 125 motorcycle. The rider of the motorbike, a 42 year-old man from Skegness, was taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital suffering from serious head, chest and […]

Friskney School Girl Wins Cycle Safety Prize

May 23, 2011 Spilsby Online 0

A cycle safety competition organised by the Neighbourhood Policing Team officers in Spilsby and Wainfleet has been won by ten year-old Bethany from Friskney All Saints Primary School. Children in the area’s schools were asked to design a poster aimed at raising awareness of the importance of cycle safety. Beat Manager, PC Matt Dickinson, said, “The judges chose Bethany’s entry as it demonstrated a clear understanding of safety issues and it was very artistic in […]