Community Info for Toynton Hall Specialist Residential College

The Who, Where, What, Why and When in your area. Local news, events and services at your fingertips. Advertise locally, regionally or nationally!

BBC News: Leaders grilled in election special
Friday 27th March 2015
Click for our Sunday Link. Great photo by Chris Spracklen.


Welcome to the Toynton Hall Specialist Residential College Portal - with in-depth local information, news, sport, everything on around PE23 and Lincolnshire!

First some super useful links! Historic Photos, Maps & Jigsaws of Toynton Hall Specialist Residential College!
Why not click below for some amazing old photos or maps of Toynton Hall Specialist Residential College or the Spilsby area in days gone by!


BBC news for Lincolnshire

Police selfie man given jail warning

A man who taunted police on Facebook by posting "selfies" during a hunt for him is warned to expect a jail sentence after admitting two offences.

Tributes paid to bus death teacher

Tributes are paid to a rugby teacher who was fatally struck by a bus while cycling near the school where he worked.

Giant water slide event planned

People will have the chance to shoot down a giant water slide in Lincoln as part of a fundraising event.

Last Dambusters pilot's medals sold

The medals of the last surviving Dambusters pilot are sold to a British peer and gifted to a museum the day before they are due to be auctioned.

Burger chomping Romans dropped cash

"Worthless" Roman coins found during a dig in Lincolnshire support a theory there was a McDonald's-style eatery on the site, archaeologists believe.

Where does my personality fit in?

Is your personality suited to Lincolnshire?

Why do people blow the whistle?

The background behind whistle-blowing

Lincoln City sign Wallace and Keane

Lincoln City sign Sheffield United midfielder Kieran Wallace and Alfreton defender Jordan Keane on loan until the end of the season.

Live BBC World News

Co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'

The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight, named as Andreas Lubitz, intentionally started the plane's descent before it crashed into the French Alps, officials say.

Yemen leader Hadi gets Saudi refuge

Yemen's President Hadi arrives in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, as a Saudi-led coalition continues air strikes against Shia Houthi rebels.

Buildings collapse in New York blast

At least 19 people are injured after an explosion causes two buildings to collapse in New York's East Village.

Argentine president's case dismissed

A court of appeals in Argentina has upheld a decision to throw out controversial allegations against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Shia militias 'in Tikrit pullback'

A US general says Iranian-backed Shia militias in Iraq are no longer leading the battle to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State.

Italy court to rule on Kercher death

Italy's top court is to rule whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.

Polar ice shelf thinning speeds up

Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves.

North Korea 'arrests South spies'

North Korea says it has arrested two South Korean men for spying, amid ongoing tensions between the two Koreas.

BBC Sports News

Hamilton hits trouble in practice

Nico Rosberg sets the pace in first practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton hits car trouble.

Rooney wary of building up Kane

Captain Wayne Rooney warns against putting too much pressure on striker Harry Kane ahead of what could be his England debut.

Premier League to share £1bn

Premier League clubs have agreed to share at least £1bn of their record TV rights deal with English football.

Kane is similar to me - Shearer

There is a "bit of everything" to Harry Kane's game and he can be "very, very good", says ex-England striker Alan Shearer.

Bedene to represent Great Britain

Great Britain will have two men in the world's top 100 as Aljaz Bedene's passport application is successful.

Bahrain 0-6 Colombia

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao scores twice as Colombia thrash Bahrain in an international friendly.

Police selfie man given jail warning

A man who taunted police on Facebook by posting "selfies" during a hunt for him is warned to expect a jail sentence after admitting two offences.

Tributes paid to bus death teacher

Tributes are paid to a rugby teacher who was fatally struck by a bus while cycling near the school where he worked.

Giant water slide event planned

People will have the chance to shoot down a giant water slide in Lincoln as part of a fundraising event.

Last Dambusters pilot's medals sold

The medals of the last surviving Dambusters pilot are sold to a British peer and gifted to a museum the day before they are due to be auctioned.

Burger chomping Romans dropped cash

"Worthless" Roman coins found during a dig in Lincolnshire support a theory there was a McDonald's-style eatery on the site, archaeologists believe.

Where does my personality fit in?

Is your personality suited to Lincolnshire?

Why do people blow the whistle?

The background behind whistle-blowing

Lincoln City sign Wallace and Keane

Lincoln City sign Sheffield United midfielder Kieran Wallace and Alfreton defender Jordan Keane on loan until the end of the season.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
http://askten.co.uk


1. Bill Gates has been named the richest man in the world for the 16th time. In the annual ranking of global billionaires, the Microsoft founder beat Mexican businessman Carlos Slim to the top spot. Gates’ net worth rose by just over $3bn (£1.94bn) in the year to 13 February, to $79bn. There are now a record 1,826 billionaires in the world - an increase of 181 in the past 12 months. Forbes Magazine

2. British Airways has retained its title as the UK’s leading consumer ‘superbrand’. In an eye-catching installment of the annual ranking, several household names including Cadbury, Heinz and Marks & Spencer dropped out of the list of favourite brands. Meanwhile, the likes of John Lewis, Lego and Häagen-Dazs featured in the upper reaches of the grouping. The Guardian

3. The number of zero-hours contracts has increased from 1.4 million to 1.8 million, new figures have revealed. The new total for last August is 400,000 more than a previously published estimate in January 2014. The number of people saying they were employed on zero-hours contracts in their main job was 697,000 in the quarter to December, up from 586,000 in the same period in 2013. The figures mean some people are on more than one contract with no guarantee of a minimum number of hours. Office for National Statistics
4. Drinking up to five cups of coffee a day could help prevent heart disease, new research has found. A team of experts studied a group of more than 25,000 Korean men and women with an average age of 41. They had no previous signs of heart disease. Their coffee consumption was listed as none, less than one cup a day, one to three cups a day, three to five cups a day and five or more every day. The researchers discovered those who drank between three and five cups were less likely to show signs of heart disease. Daily Express

5. Drivers are to get ten minutes’ grace before being given a ticket if they stay too long on council parking spots. The changes in the law in England are expected to come in within weeks and will apply to all on-street and off-street council parking spots. Other measures in the Deregulation Bill include a right for residents and local firms to demand their council reviews parking in their area. CCTV camera cars that automatically issue parking fines are to be made illegal - apart from in areas near schools and in bus lanes. New York Times

6. More than half a million people are believed to have come to England from abroad over the past three years, according to Oxford University research. And two-thirds of the 565,000 migrants believed to have arrived between 2011 and 2014 are EU citizens, the study by the university’s Migration Observatory said. The estimated numbers were put together to provide an up-to-date idea of the migrant populations across England. They come in advance of official estimates from the Office for National Statistics, due in June. Daily Mail

7. Large firms will be forced to reveal details of the gap between how much they pay male and female employees after the government agreed to implement the measure. The Liberal Democrats had been pushing for the policy in the face of Tory opposition, and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson said it was “fantastic news” that her party had won the “argument in government”. The measure will be added to legislation currently going through Parliament and will come into force within the next 12 months. Financial Times

8. Apple, Sony and HTC are among the most female-friendly employers in the technology industry, a report on gender equality has found. The study, published on the eve of International Women’s Day, saw Apple come out on top, with 28% of female staff holding senior positions. Among them are former Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts and Sue Wagner, founding partner and director of asset manager BlackRock. Daily Mail

9. As The U.S. puts its clocks forward - two weeks ahead of the UK - potentially dangerous consequences have been revealed by scientists. Sleep scientists say effects of the time shift can include a pernicious phenomenon known as “microsleeps,” or momentary losses of concentration at critical times. Susceptibility to “microsleeps” increases after the clocks change, resulting in a spike in car crashes, including fatal ones where alcohol is involved, as well an increase in workplace injuries. The Guardian

10. The very first Apple logo featured Sir Isaac Newton sitting under a tree, with an apple about to hit his head. It was ditched as its high level of detail didn't really show up when shrunk down on products. Metro

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Clarkson: 'Leave the producer alone'

Jeremy Clarkson has said that he wants people to stop blaming the producer he hit for his departure from Top Gear.

VIDEO: Leaders questioned - in 90 seconds

BBC News looks back at the highlights of David Cameron and Ed Miliband being questioned ahead of the general election.

VIDEO: Europe's first non-beating heart swap

Surgeons in Cambridgeshire perform the first heart transplant in Europe using a non-beating heart.

VIDEO: 'Out of control' Dartmoor gorse fire

Firefighters spend more than six hours dealing with a large gorse fire which was burning out of control on Dartmoor.

VIDEO: Quad bike teen 'lucky to be alive'

A teenage boy who rode a quad bike the wrong way into oncoming traffic in Liverpool is "lucky to be alive", police say.

VIDEO: How do you track UK jihadists?

BBC launches a database tracking British jihadists in Syria and Iraq, showing that hundreds have followed the UK jihadist trail, as Gordon Corera reports.

VIDEO: King Richard III laid to rest

King Richard III's body is laid to rest at Leicester Cathedral, marked by a service presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

VIDEO: Bradford vote's 'cult of personality'

The BBC's Matthew Price visited Bradford to see whether local issues were being obscured by the cult of personality.