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Lincolnshire Life January 2016  - Digital Copy

I hope that the festive season has not left you scrambling to make resolutions which, if you are like me, last until, oh, at least the middle of this month.

I can identify, though, with Kate Chapman’s thoughts in her first piece as our new Last Word contributor this month. We said a sad farewell to long-time contributor Su Whale in our December issue but now Kate is definitely starting her 2016 with a promise to say ‘yes’ and make the most of every moment this year. I am sure we shall all enjoy following Kate’s life affirming year as the months progress.

Lincolnshire Life will still carry interview features from Kate and in this issue she talks to a young person whose future is really looking bright. Teddy Wilson is the county-based current Super One MSA British IAME Cadet Karting Champion, a title his own racing hero Lewis Hamilton won in 1996. Read more about Teddy’s sights being set on Formula One too.

Mike Webster has been talking to the publicity officer for the Lincolnshire Beekeepers’ Association. How would our agricultural economy, let alone our own gardens and vegetable plots, survive without these precious pollinators? John Brewer explains why apiary makes a fascinating hobby and outlines the threats bees of all species face.

For many, a new year also means beginning to look for a new school. It is never too soon to be considering the start or the next step in your child’s education. We are fortunate to have so many excellent schools accessible for our county’s young people. Our Education Supplement in this issue has a wide variety of options to help your child fulfil their potential.

Finally I would like to take the opportunity of welcoming this year’s new subscribers to the magazine. Our holiday break always includes a trip to the Post Office to dispatch January issues to arrive promptly after gift cards have been opened on Christmas Day.

We are here to entertain, inform and delight you about all things Lincolnshire so we hope you enjoy this first issue of 2016.