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Jungle Cleared for Housing Development

`Jungle’ takes a tumble THE last section of the old Jungle, next to the police station, is falling to the bulldozers. Chapel St Leopards building con- tractors Nelson and Bartlett are planning to develop the site with 14 town houses in four blocks fronting Castleton Boulevard, eight maisonettes fronting North Parade and six maisonettes on Park…

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Death of Skegness Farmer John Olivant Smith

FORMER SKEGNESS FARMER Funeral of Mr. J. 0. Smith APPROPRIATE PPROPRIATE REFERENCE to the sterling work and worth of the deceased gentleman throughout his long and active association with the Methodist Connexion was made by the Rev. A, W. Hall, who conducted the tuneral service of the late Mr. John Olivant Smith, in the Roman Bank Methodist…

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UFO Drama Over Gibraltar Point

A SKEGNESS woman has been recounting her sighting of a UFO off the coast over the weekend. Dorothy Hinchliffe told the News: ”l was lying in bed looking out of the window and saw a very, very bright, sharp light going at quite a speed towards Gibraltar Point.” She added: ”It was about 3am. I…

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PG Tipps Chimps Love Skegness

SKEGGIE is tops with TVs famous Tipps family – and that’s official! The lovable chimps, whose antics have delighted millions as they plug that good old British beverage PG Tips tea, are just wild about Skegness and regularly come to the seaside for their summer hols, according to the Secret Diary of Kevin Tipps. Kevin’s…

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The Great Skegness Pipes Mystery

THE mystery pipe story featured in last week’s Skegness News certainly jogged a few memories amongst our readers. The pipe, which was exposed under Skegness’ pier by abating tides, was spotted by a resident walking her dogs. Its purpose even baffled the Environment Agency (formerly the National Rivers Authority). Several News readers have come forward…

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Controversy Over North Shore Golf Club Footpath

CONTROVERSY over public access along the sea defence and footpath at North Shore Golf Club in Skegness is continuing. Skegness man Alan Watkinson has urged the town council to ‘take up the cudgel’ and back his on-going campaign to find out whether Mitchell Leisure Investments Ltd, which owns North Shore Golf Club, is entitled to…