Lincoln Central Library celebrates Harry Potter

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/secole/HARRYPOTTER.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:47 — 3.5MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSA Harry Potter themed event will be taking place at Lincoln Library this Thursday. Members of the public will be encouraged to dress as their favourite characters and can take part in activities including wand making, potion making and attendees will be sorted into one of the four…

Improvements to Lincolnshire’s schools

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/www.media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/secole/ltsa.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 9:07 — 8.3MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSA bright future could be in store for the county’s teachers and pupils, following the announcement of a new teacher training scheme that is being launched across 17 schools. With a ‘By Lincolnshire For Lincolnshire’ approach, 30 places will be available from September through a more school…

The good thing about robots is everyone has an opinion about it

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/www.media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/secole/hanheide.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 12:44 — 11.7MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSRobots are increasingly becoming a backbone of the modern world. We’ve seen them in films like Terminator, RoboCop and I, Robot. It could even be said that a very small one lives inside our mobile phones. One day they may even drive our cars and help us…

Lincolnshire Police appeals to Home Secretary

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/www.media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/POLICELETTER.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 12:57 — 11.9MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSFollowing cuts to funding that may continue in the future, senior members of Lincolnshire Police have written letters to the Home Secretary, the Right Honourable Theresa May MP. Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Neil Rhodes wrote the original letter, and to back it up the Lincolnshire Police and…

Top marks for first term of new college

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/www.media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/lutc.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 5:28 — 5.0MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSThe Lincoln University Technical College has had a very succesful first term since it opened in September. Students at the new college, who wear suits rather than uniforms, have had visits from people in the industry varying from RAF pilots to BMW staff, as part of their everyday…

Make sure your house is safe around Christmas when you’re not in

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/www.media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/burglary.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 4:10 — 3.8MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSFollowing a string of burglaries in the Castle and Minster wards of Lincoln over last month, Lincolnshire Police are urging residents to keep their homes safe, especially when they’re not in, through simple actions like locking all doors and windows. Throughout November, the number of thefts from…

Is the world getting fatter?

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/www.media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/obesity.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:39 — 2.4MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSA recent damning report by the McKinsey Global Institute claims that 2 billion people, or almost 30% of the global population, are now in the obese category. Obesity now accounts for nearly 3% of annual economic activity and has cost the UK £47 billion. It suggests that it’s now…

More than 40% of jobseekers in the East Midlands could face sanctions

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/www.media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/emjs.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 5:39 — 5.2MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSNot enough jobseekers in the East Midlands are attending work placements and training. This comes after new figures that show over forty percent of referalls haven’t been completed in the region for nearly four years. If claimants do not complete training or a work placement they could…

Unemployment is falling in the East Midlands

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/www.media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/stevewebb.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 4:18 — 3.9MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSFigures recently released by the Office of National Statistics have revealed that the level of unemployment is falling in the county. Around 5% of over 16 year olds in the region were unemployed during the July to September period of 2014. Siren News reporter Kate Parker spoke to…

The Last Post: a play about a Lincolnshire family in WW1

http://media.blubrry.com/sirenfm/p/media.sirenonline.co.uk/audio/news/drillhallplay.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 4:26 — 4.1MB)Subscribe: Android | RSSThis play taking place at Lincoln Drill Hall and looks at the Beechey family, of which only three out of eight men survived the Great War. Using 300 letters they sent home, the show remembers the courage and sacrifice of a Lincoln family that lost five sons in the…