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  1. Lincolnshire's top stories

    Here are today's top stories for Lincolnshire:

    Updates on breaking news will continue through the weekend.

  2. Yorkshire's top stories

    The top stories from across Yorkshire today include:

    Updates on breaking news will continue through the weekend.

  3. Today's top stories

    Here are today's top stories for East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire

    Updates on breaking news will continue through the weekend.

  4. Weather: Mixed forecast for the weekend

    BBC Weather

    Any showers will die away to leave a dry night.

    Tomorrow morning will see showery rain move in from the west.

    In the afternoon there's a risk of heavy showers and possible thunderstorms.

    Sunday will be largely dry and settled.

    Weather Forecast
  5. Rotherham 'no longer needs' commissioners

    The government has been told Rotherham Council has improved and no longer needs the three external commissioners who were drafted in following the child sex abuse scandal in the town, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    A generic close-up of a woman

    Minister are to now make a decision on whether to allow the council to take control of its own affairs again.

    Mary Ney, the lead commissioner, has written to the secretaries of state for local government and education following the latest in a series of 'health checks' to monitor the council's progress.

    Commissioners were called in during 2015 after a number of reports spotlighted serious failings in aspects of the council's work.

    Some functions have been returned to the direct control of the council recently following improvements.

    A report published in 2014 estimated 1,400 children were abused in the South Yorkshire town between 1997 and 2013.

    Quote Message: The health check report confirms our view that the council is on the right track, we have seen significant improvements over the last three years, and whilst we continue to face the same challenges as many other local authorities we are now in a strong position to move on from commissioner intervention." from Councillor Chris Read Leader of the council
    Councillor Chris ReadLeader of the council
  6. Sheffield Sharks announce return of Chris Alexander

    They say he's wowed audiences with his speed and agility, and the Sheffield Sharks have snapped up the chance to have Chris Alexander among their number once again.

    Chris Alexander

    He came to the sharks after playing in Germany for seven years.

    Quote Message: We are delighted to see the return of Chris, he had so many games where he really took apart the opposition offensively and he demonstrated why he was so consistent in Germany, because he has a strong work ethic and a professional approach to his job." from Sarah Backovic Sharks General Manager
    Sarah BackovicSharks General Manager
  7. Shoplifter wanted in Skegness

    Police are searching for a woman after several items were stolen from a shop in Skegness.


    Police say they want help identifying the woman pictured to help with their investigation.

    The woman was photographed at Home Bargains in Hildred's Shopping Centre after several items were stolen on 5 June.

  8. Beverley hosts alternative folk festival

    Local folk musicians will perform in pubs and clubs around Beverley this weekend, as they look to replace the defunct Beverley folk festival.

    Beverley Fringe Festival

    The Beverley folk festival was called off in April, after the firm which ran it went bust.

    The festival started in 1984 and was to be held for the sixth time at Beverley Racecourse in June.

    This evening's Beverley fringe festival will see acts perform at a number of local pubs and the East Riding Theatre.

  9. Eng-ger-land! On the big screen from Russia

    With only days to go to England's first World Cup game against Tunisia on Monday evening, here's some details on watching the big game on a big screen in Leeds.

    Big screen in Millennium Square

    Every second of England's quest for World Cup glory in 2018 will be screened live on the screen in Millennium Square.

    Here's the dates for the group games:

    • England v Tunisia Monday 18 June KO 19:00
    • England v Panama Sunday 24 June KO 13:00
    • England v Belgium Thursday 28 June KO 19:00

    If England qualify for the sudden death, knock-out stages these games are also to be shown.

    The gates for each England match will open about 90 minutes before kick-off.

    Admission is on a first-come first-served basis until the square is full.

    No tickets are needed.

    A strict no alcohol policy will be in effect during the screenings.

  10. Crime commissioner 'ashamed to be a man' over upskirting law block

    The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire says he's "ashamed to be a man" after a Conservative MP prevented an attempt to make upskirting a specific criminal offence.

    marc jones

    The campaign for the law against upskirting - where photos are secretly taken under a skirt - has been supported by Lincolnshire Police.

    Marc Jones criticised MP Sir Christopher Chope for objecting to the law in the House of Common today.

    Quote Message: I think it's very shocking. It makes me ashamed to be a man in some respects to think that any man would think it's ok to object to a law that stops women having photographs taken up their clothing. How can he go home to his wife, his daughter, his granddaughter and say 'what i did today was for you'?" from Marc Jones Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire
    Marc JonesPolice and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire
  11. Police test facial recognition technology

    Humberside Police are testing facial recognition technology at Humber ports to try and identify wanted people.

    Facial Recognition

    The two day trial, which was done in partnership with the Metropolitan Police, was carried out at King George Docks earlier this week.

    The forces say initial tests indicate using the technology was a success.

  12. Eid road closures in Bradford

    To help people in Bradford enjoy the Eid festivities here are details of some road closures from West Yorkshire Police.

    Eid Mubaruk graphic

    Eid al-Fitr is "the feast of the breaking of the fast" that begins when the moon rises on the final day of Ramadan.

    It attracts large numbers of people to the Great Horton Road area to enjoy the restaurants.

    For safety the following road closures will be in place this evening:

    • From 1700: Summerville Road, from the junction with Great Horton Road to the junction with Woodhead Road
    • From Midnight: Great Horton Road, from the junction with Woodhead Road to the junction with All Saints Road

    Pedestrian access will be permitted.

    Quote Message: We welcome all visitors to the Great Horton Road area for the Eid celebrations and hope these will be enjoyed safely. We would ask people travelling by car to remember to park safely and sensibly." from InspTom Casey Bradford West Neighbourhood Team
    InspTom CaseyBradford West Neighbourhood Team
  13. Woman indefinitely detained over toddler plunge

    A Bradford woman who threw her baby boy to his death from a sixth floor flat has been given an indefinite hospital order.

    Gemma Procter

    Gemma Procter, 23, admitted the manslaughter of her 18-month-old son, who fell from the sixth floor flat window.

    Elliot Procter fell from the Newcastle House block of flats in Bradford in October 2017.

    She was said to be suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and had been hearing voices from God telling her to sacrifice 18-month-old Elliot.

    Ms Procter was given an indefinite hospital order at Bradford Crown Court.

    She admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility.

    Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC described it as a "tragic" case

  14. 'Rusty' cyclists offered confidence raising course

    Cyclists who are a bit "rusty" are being offered the chance to take a free court to help them regain their confidence on two wheels:

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  15. Appeal after 'terrified' deer became entangled in netting

    The RSPCA have issued a warning after a deer became entangled in some plastic netting in Lincolnshire.


    The charity says they had to rush to the roadside in Swayfield, near Grantham, to help the young buck escape from the net.

    The netting had been left behind from when the land was used to house pens for rearing game birds, the RSPCA said.

    It said the incident highlighted the importance of clearing rubbish away because of the danger it poses to wildlife.

    Quote Message: The deer was very distressed and panicking. He was able to run in circles but was getting very stressed and stress can kill deers." from Andy Bostock RSPCA Inspector
    Andy BostockRSPCA Inspector
  16. Investigation starts into York blaze

    An investigation has started into the cause of a fire at a North Yorkshire retirement complex last night.

    Care home fire

    About 40 firefighters were called out to Jubilee Court in Haxby near York.

    All the residents got out safely.

    The blaze broke out in one of the 28 flats in the complex.

    Quote Message: There is some damage to the building and to the roof and there is some water damage." from Kelly Sowden Yorkshire Housing
    Kelly SowdenYorkshire Housing
  17. Train industry boss says it 'let down' passengers

    The boss of Network Rail in West Yorkshire is apologising for the chaos on the trains after the introduction of a new timetable.

    A train in Leeds

    Rob McIntosh was speaking to the BBC just weeks after Transport Secretary Chris Grayling described Northern rail's performance as "unacceptable".

    Quote Message: I think the industry has let down the passengers and we acknowledge that and our teams, whether they are the train operators or my team at Network Rail, are working at the moment 24/7 round the clock to put right the situation." from Rob Mcintosh Network Rail
    Rob McintoshNetwork Rail
  18. Elderly man knocked over during Hessle shop theft

    An 80-year-old man has been left with injuries to his head and elbow after he was knocked to the floor by two men during a shop theft in Hessle.

    CCTV footage

    CCTV images have been released of the suspects.

    The incident happened at the Co-op supermarket on Hessle Square just before 10:00 on 21 April.