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  1. Lincolnshire's top stories

    These are the top stories from across Lincolnshire so far today:

  2. Yorkshire's top stories

    These are the top stories from across Yorkshire so far today:

    Updates on breaking news will continue across the weekend.

  3. Watch: Hull 2017 up for arts award

    It's the final day of voting for Hull's year as UK City of Culture in the National Lottery Awards.

    The programme, which attracted an audience of 5.3 million people over 2,800 events, is competing in the Best Arts category.

    Voting closes at midnight and James Throwsdale from Absolutely Cultured says winning the award would be an honour:

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    Video caption: James Throwsdale, from Absolutely Cultured, says winning the award would be an honour.
  4. A64 disruption warning near York

    Police are warning of an ongoing incident on the A64, between Fulford and Askham Bar in York, leading to heavy congestion:

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  5. Donkey owner abused for offering donkey rides

    A donkey owner in Skegness says he's had abuse and threats from the public, after offering donkey rides on the beach during the recent hot weather.

    Chris epton

    One social media post, which complained about the rides, has had more than 30,000 shares.

    Animal experts say the donkeys are well adapted for the heat, and animal welfare officers have checked the conditions for Skegness donkeys are appropriate.

    Chris Epton, a donkey owner in Skegness, says he's been criticised for keeping rides going, despite providing donkeys with parasols and water.

    Quote Message: It's just upset me completely, because we take great pride in our donkeys and we think that we maintain our donkeys very well. Donkey's are a hot climate animal, they can cope with it and they can carry the weight. We don't put large children on, we keep it down to under 7 stone. from Chris Epton Donkey Owner
    Chris EptonDonkey Owner
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  6. Commissioner announces candidate to be Chief Constable

    The woman who could be North Yorkshire's next Chief Constable has been revealed.

    Lisa Winward

    Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire Julia Mulligan has announced her preferred candidate for the job is Lisa Winward.

    She is currently North Yorkshire’s Temporary Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable and was chosen following a two-day interview process.

    She also had to take questions from the public in a Question Time style event.

    The law requires she have a confirmation hearing before the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel, which will take place on 15 August.

  7. Woman jailed after stealing necklace from man in his bed

    A woman who burgled the home of a vulnerable elderly man in Gainsborough, and stole the jewellery he was wearing while he was in bed, has been jailed.

    Samantha Davies

    Using a key she'd stolen earlier in the day, 31-year-old Samantha Davies (pictured), of no fixed address, went into the man's house on Lea Road in the early hours of the morning on 17 June.

    She walked into the 65-year-old's bedroom and called out his name to wake him.

    Davies then asked the victim to sit up, before removing a gold necklace from round his neck and then taking a gold bracelet.

    The two pieces were both worth over £2000.

    The 31-year-old admitted two charges of burglary and of fraudulently using the man's bank card at Lincoln Crown Court.

    She was jailed for three years and four months.

  8. Man admits to killing Hull woman

    A man has admitted killing a woman found dead at a house in Hull.

    Luara Huteson

    Laura Huteson, 21, died when she was attacked and seriously injured at a property in Milldane in the Orchard Park area of the city on 27 February.

    Jason Gaskell, who's 24, denied murdering Miss Huteson but pleaded guilty at Sheffield Crown Court to a charge of manslaughter.

    Gaskell, of Milldane, has been remanded into custody ahead of his sentencing on 10 August.

  9. Watch: Red Arrows spotted over York

    Did you see the Red Arrows over York this afternoon?

    The famous RAF aerobatic team were on their way to the Sunderland Airshow, but decided to give the good people of Yorkshire a cheeky display.

    The were spotted at the train station and above York Minster.

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    Video caption: The Red Arrows were spotted over York today on their way to the Sunderland Airshow
  10. Picture: Lightning captured on camera

    We were all woken up by it this morning and it's caused chaos on the railways, but did you catch the lightning on camera?

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    There have been amber weather warnings across the county for thunder storms, but Weather Watcher Chris King wasn't put off.

    He caught this amazing shot of the lightning mid-strike on the Lincolnshire coast.

    If you have any photos of the storms today you can email us.

  11. How to see the 'blood moon' over Yorkshire

    If you find yourself gazing into the stars tonight you could be treated to a rare blood moon.

    The lunar eclipse will be the longest of the 21st Century.

    The Earth will come between the Sun and the Moon, covering the Moon with the Earth's shadow, turning it a striking shade of red.

    Blood Moon

    But how can you see it? Here's how you can get the best view in Yorkshire:

    • Make sure you have a clear view of the south-eastern horizon as the Moon comes up.
    • You need to be in position to see it from around 21:00 to 22:15. The eclipse will have already begun by the time the Moon rises over the UK.
    • The forecast is looking stormy tonight, so you should try and go somewhere where the skies are clear of cloud.
    Places where the lunar eclipse will be visible

    Mars will also appear as a bright red star where skies are clear, because the planet will be at its closest point to Earth since 2003.

    It will also coincide with a "procession of planets", according to Prof Tim O'Brien, an astrophysicist at University of Manchester.

    So if you're planning to spend a while looking up at the stars you could get a good view of Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn too.

    Blood moon

    One area with very low light pollution is Nidderdale.

    The are of Outstanding Natural Beauty is putting on a Lunar Eclipse Night with astronomers at Lime Tree observatory.

    If you get a good snap of the eclipse we'd love to see your photos.

    You can send them in to us here.

  12. Travel update: All lanes reopen on M62

    BBC News Travel

    Good news on the M62 this afternoon, the broken down lorry which had closed two lanes westbound at juntction 23 has been cleared.

    M62

    However, there are still more than eight miles of start/stop traffic which will add 90 minutes to your journey.

  13. Boston paediatric crisis to cost £4m

    Dealing with the ongoing crisis at Boston's paediatric service is estimated to cost the trust which runs Lincolnshire's hospitals between £1m and £4m.

    Pilgrim hospital

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust is changing services at Pilgrim Hospital after putting it under review because of serious staffing shortages.

    The plan includes a temporary model to keep the children's ward open from August, and contingency plans to provide additional space at Lincoln County Hospital if that idea fails.

    Much of the extra money will go towards funding extra locum doctors, who'll fill gaps in the rota, more short-term agency staff on occasional shifts and, in the future, private ambulances.

    Members of the ULHT's executive met to discuss the situation at Pilgrim Hospital today.

    Boston MP, Matt Warman, said "money is not the issue" when it comes to managing the situation at Pilgrim.

    "If we need additional resources, then those resources will be found," he said.

    Quote Message: It's ultimately about children and mother's lives and we have to make sure that those comes first. We don't know yet how much that cost will be, but we are also very clear that whatever the cost is closing the unit would have a greater cost implication." from Matt Warman MP
    Matt Warman MP
  14. Man in 70s seriously injured after being hit by car

    A man in his 70s is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Boston this morning.

    boston crash

    The crash happened at the entrance to Boston West Business Park at 08:45.

    He was taken to Pilgrim Hospital with serious injuries.

    They're appealing for anyone who may have seen the collision or who might have dashcam footage of the incident.

  15. Travel update: Long delays on M62 westbound

    BBC News Travel

    Taking a break from the situation on the rail network for a minute, there's now big problems on the M62 westbound after junction 23.

    There are almost nine miles of tailbacks up to where a lorry has broken down:

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  16. Picture released of Stanley Metcalf

    Leanne Brown

    BBC Look North

    Humberside Police have released a picture of six-year-old Stanley Metcalf, who died in what is believed to have been a tragic accident involving a pellet gun, yesterday afternoon.

    Stanley Metcalf

    At a new conference this afternoon, Det Ch Insp Mark Goulding confirmed no arrests had been made.

    He said they were speaking to family members, who were at the house at the time of the incident.

    Here's an extract of what was said at the news conference:

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    Video caption: Police believe incident was "tragic accident"
  17. Market plans on show

    Traders and the general public have been given the opportunity to take a look at the plans for Scunthorpe's new market today.

    Market

    North Lincolnshire Council are spending over £4m, converting the old BHS building into a new indoor market.

    Visitors will be shown a 3D video of the proposals today at the building.

    There will also be a mock-up market stall, the opportunity to ask questions and find out how to go about applying for one or more stalls.

  18. Shot six-year-old named by police

    A six-year-old boy who died in Sproatley, East Yorkshire, yesterday afternoon, has been named as Stanley Metcalf.

    Boy death

    During a news conference in the village, Det Ch Insp Mark Goulding said they believed the case was a tragic accident.

    The boy was injured after being shot by a pellet gun and died later in hospital.

    No arrests have been made, but police are speaking to family members who were at the house at the time of the incident.