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Most debated Lincolnshire Talks of 2017

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This year has definitely been one to remember, and the Lincolnshire Reporter team has had a lot to talk about over the last 12 months.

We have now put together our top 10 talking points of the year, looking into relevant topics such as what brought Lincolnshire murderers to kill, drone safety and the public sector pay cap.

Take a look at our top 10 talking points of 2016:


What can we do to help homeless people in the county?

When most people see a homeless person on the street, they want to help out, especially at this time of the year – but we are often unsure of how to assist the person.

Here, Lincolnshire Reporter discussed homelessness in the county and found out what we can do to help.

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What drove the UK’s youngest double murderers to kill?

Spalding teenagers Lucas Markham and Kim Edwards were just 14 when they brutally murdered Kim’s mum Elizabeth, 49 and her younger sister Katie, 13, in April last year.

Following the release of their names this year, Lincolnshire Reporter looked into what could bring a child to do such a vicious crime.

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Should we bring back fox hunting?

With the possibility of the return of fox hunting being suggested during the general election campaign, Lincolnshire Reporter looked into whether it should be brought back.

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Inside the hidden suffering of thousands of women living with endometriosis

Approximately one in 10 women in the country live with a condition called endometriosis.

In the last five years there have been almost 1,500 admissions to Lincolnshire hospitals with the condition – but is there enough awareness of it in the county?

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Why did health bosses decide to close the Lincoln Walk-In-Centre?

Earlier this year, NHS bosses made the controversial and deeply unpopular decision to close the Lincoln Walk-In-Centre after the winter period.

So despite all the negative publicity, campaigns and demonstrations, what actually drove them to close the popular and well-used service?

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Will tougher new drone laws improve safety?

Some lucky Lincolnshire residents will have opened brand new drones delivered by Santa on December 25.

However, new laws coming just around the corner will mean that users will have to quickly get a grasp of their flashy equipment.

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How can we stop terrorist attacks in our own country?

The UK has suffered three appalling terrorist atrocities in as many months, with many people now feeling nervous and unsafe.

But how can we stop terrorist attacks happening here and are we at risk in Lincolnshire?

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How can we help the 18k people living with PTSD in the county?

Over 18,000 people in the county are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, which can be caused by a number of things, be it military based, a terrifying family experience or a road accident.

Lincolnshire Reporter took a deeper look into the condition, looking at the symptoms and the help available within the county.

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Should parents be more educated on sexting terms?

As social media continues to grow, children are becoming more tech savvy, and have created their own online language.

But should parents be more clued up on what it is their children are saying online?

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Is it acceptable to go to the supermarket in pyjamas?

We’ve all been there, it’s a Sunday morning, you’ve just got up and there’s nothing in the fridge.

But would you pop to your local supermarket in your pyjamas to pick up some brekkie?

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