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Live Reporting

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  1. More ambulances called in Lincolnshire this winter

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Local Live

    The ambulance service which covers Lincolnshire has reported an increase in call outs this Christmas.

    East Midlands Ambulance Service says it's had an extra 1,500 calls between last Friday and Boxing Day compared to last year.

    An ambulance outside and A&E department.

    It says many have been weather related and it's asking people to take extra care in the icy conditions.

    Meanwhile, The Yorkshire Ambulance service says it hasn't seen a rise in the number of incidents, but there has been an increase in call outs for people suffering with winter illnesses.

  2. Weather: a yellow warning of snow for parts of the region

    Owain Wyn Evans

    BBC Look East weather

    A cold and cloudy start to the day across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

    A band of sleet and snow will spread from the west with some heavier spells of snow likely. They could cause some disruption.

    Graphic showing area affected

    This will clear as we head through the day.

    A mixture of heavy wintry showers this afternoon along with bright spells.

    Blustery conditions at times, with highs today of 4 Deg C (39 Deg F).

  3. King George docks incident 'contained'

    Humberside Fire and Rescue have now said the incident at the King George Docks in Hull has been contained.

  4. Fire crews at docks leak in Hull

    Around 20 firefighters are at the scene of a "hazchem" leak at King George Docks in Hull.

    A spokeswoman for Humberside Fire and Rescue said there were four fire engines and a "specialist vehicle" at the scene but there were no casualties.

    There is no more information about the incident at present.

  5. A1 closed after two accidents

    Both lanes of the A1 are closed after two accidents this lunchtime.

    Two lorries and a car ollided on the southbound lane between the A607 (Harlaxton & Melton Mowbray turn off) and the A151 (Colsterworth Services Junction).

    It's causing significant delays in Grantham and the surrounding area.

    The northbound lane is also closed following a four-vehicle crash between the A606 (Rutland Water Turn Off) and the A151 (Colsterworth Services Junction)

  6. Woman, 77, targeted in distraction burglary

    A 77-year-old woman has had jewellery and her handbag stolen in a distraction burglary in East Yorkshire, it has emerged.

    She was distracted by two men who were searching through a skip, but it's believed that while she was telling them to go away, a third man got in to her home.


    One of the men is described as in his 20s, thin and clean shaven, with dark scruffy hair.

    Humberside Police have provided an e-Fit (above) for the other man she spoke to.

    It happened in Cottingham, East Yorkshire on 1 December at around 2:30 GMT.

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

  7. New wheelchair hope for Northern Soul fan

    A Northern Soul fan who was paralysed in a car accident plans to get back on the dance floor after the community donated thousands of pounds for a new wheelchair.

    Before the crash in August, John Silvester from Lincolnshire devoted much of his life to going to events across England.

    The 23-year-old said the hardest thing about being paralysed was thinking he would not be able to dance again.

    He hopes the new wheelchair will keep him active and help his recovery.

    John Silvester

    Mr Silvester hopes to leave hospital by the end of January.

    He has an NHS wheelchair but his new one will fit him better and can be put it in a car.

  8. Work to remove Hull woman from Egyptian prison

    Natalie Glanvill

    Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

    The Foreign Office is working to get a Hull woman moved from the Egyptian prison where she has been jailed for smuggling painkillers.

    Laura Plummer

    Laura Plummer (pictured) was sentenced on Boxing Day to three years for possession of illegal painkillers.

    She was found to be carrying almost 300 Tramadol tablets in her suitcase, a painkiller which is legal on prescription in the UK but banned in Egypt.

    She's been taken to what is claimed to be one of Egypt's worst prisons.

  9. Hare coursing gang smash vehicle through metal gates

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A car suspected of being used by people involved in illegal hare coursing was driven through metal gates as the occupants tried to avoid being caught by police.

    hare coursers

    The car was driven through three sets of metal gates at West Pinchbeck yesterday, before being abandoned.

    The suspects got away but they abandoned a dog at the scene.

    Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident.

  10. Three vehicle crash on A1 in Lincolnshire

    Emergency services are at the scene of a three-vehicle crash on the A1.

    It happened this lunchtime between the A52 and A151.

    The A1 is now closed between Grantham and Colsterworth.

    The crash is causing major delays in Grantham and surrounding area.

  11. Weather Watchers: Arty ice

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Our weather watchers have been out in force across the region, capturing these fantastic photos of the icy conditions.

    Dimple snapped this one, calling it "Nature's art! A beautiful icy puddle this morning at Barton upon Humber."

    swirly ice puddle

    A second one from The Jolly Jogger, captures the sun rising over a frozen puddle in Keelby.

    The jolly jogger in keelby

    Your photos could be featured here and on TV if you become a weather watcher.

  12. Large numbers of starfish wash up in Skegness

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Hundreds of starfish have washed up on a beach in Skegness.


    Although a rare sight on the coast, it's not unheard of for starfish to be beached after stormy conditions.

    The fish feed on molluscs in shallow waters and can end up on a beach if there are particularly rough seas.

  13. Hospital trusts see increase in parking charge income

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Hospital trusts in the region are making more money from charging patients, staff and visitors for parking.

    car parking sign

    Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust made £2.28m, an increase of £66,000 on the previous year.

    Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust made £1,575,998.

    That's almost £22,000 more than in 2015.

    Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust also charges for disabled parking.

    Half of trusts in England charge for disabled parking.

  14. Police want these men who stole food from shops

    Two men are wanted after thefts from two shops on the same day in east Lincolnshire.

    cctv thefts

    Police say they're searching for the two men (pictured), after a selection of food was stolen from a Co-Op store in Alford and meat and fish was stolen from a Co-Op in Mablethorpe.

    The thefts happened on 18 December.

  15. These youths snatched cash from man, 89, on Christmas Day

    Two youths on bikes snatched money from the hands of an 89-year-old man who had just used a cash machine outside a supermarket in Hull.


    The youths are described as being white men in their late teens.

    The incident happened on Christmas Day at 09:30 GMT at Sainsbury's on Greenwood Avenue in the city.Police are appealing for witnesses.

  16. Hull theatre supremo disappointed about theatre funding

    The Hull actor who set up a theatre company to stage Shakespeare in a Yorkshire accent says he's disappointed the company's failed to get funding for future work.

    Barry Rutter, who created Northern Broadsides 25 years ago, says the news has been a huge blow.

    He'll step down from the company at the end of March.

    Barrie Rutter
  17. Call for better care of young people diagnosed with MS

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A woman is continuing her call for better care for young disabled people two years after her sister had to share a care home with people more than twice her age.

    Joanne Head

    Joanne Head, aged 38, (pictured) from Boston, died in 2015 after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

    Her sister, Vicky Cook, said "it wasn't dignified" for her to be in a care home where most people were almost double her age.

    Quote Message: It was horrible to see your younger sister there with people with dementia and unsettling behaviour. from Vicky Cook
    Vicky Cook

    The MS Society says the social care system is "failing" thousands of younger disabled adults.

    Lincolnshire County Council, who provided Ms Head's care, said a wide range of factors were explored to ensure the appropriate placement was made and that some care homes specialise in specific types of care depending on an individual's needs.

  18. Man who suffered serious burns has died

    A man who suffered serious burns in Hull has died.

    Emergency services were called to Thanet Road around 20:00 GMT last night.

    No one else was injured but the man died at the scene after suffering serious burns.

    Police are now investigating the circumstances of the death.

  19. Road closure after police incident

    BBC News Travel

    The A153 near Belchford has been closed after a police incident.

    Avoid the area if possible.

    We'll bring you more on this story as we get it.

  20. Lost police helmet discovered

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A police helmet which went missing last week has been located by Lincolnshire Police.

    missing police helmet

    A police officer was dealing with an assault on Lincoln's High Street on Saturday 23 December when a member of the public picked up the helmet and tried it on.

    Police were appealing for information from the two people pictured.