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  1. Tonight's weather

    BBC Weather

    Becoming mainly dry with lengthy clear spells and lighter winds at first this evening.

    Through the night, skies will cloud over with rain arriving from the west, by dawn, accompanied by fresher winds.

  2. Do you recognise this man?

    Lincolnshire Police are looking to speak to a man in connection with a theft from a Gainsborough supermarket.

    tesco suspect

    It happened last month when a man, said to be in his early 40s, walked away from Tesco in Beaumont Street without paying.

    It's thought the man had placed his card into a self-service checkout to pay but removed his card before payment was taken.

  3. Former Lincolnshire MP given permanent honour

    A blue plaque has been unveiled in Louth to honour the first British-born woman to take her seat in the House of Commons.

    blue plaque

    Margaret Winteringham was elected as the town's MP in 1921 and served until 1924.

    The town's current MP, Victoria Atkins, unveiled the plaque at Louth Town Hall this afternoon.

  4. Like a swan out of water

    Officers from Humberside Police have had a feathered friend join them on patrol.

    The new recruit was a swan they rescued from the A160 at South Killingholme:

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  5. Woman dies after A52 crash

    Lincolnshire Police has confirmed a 40-year old woman from the Spalding area has died following a three-vehicle crash near Boston earlier this week.

    lincolnshire police officer

    It involved a double decker bus, a van and a car on the A52 at Leverton on Monday afternoon.

  6. Lincolnshire weather

    A breezy, sunny afternoon in store for Lincolnshire and there is a chance of the odd shower.

    Tonight should be mostly dry and clear, but cloud will build up bringing a rain and fresh winds by dawn

    lincolnshire weather friday
  7. Arrests made in Lincolnshire school investigation

    Three people have been arrested in connection with an investigation into a Lincolnshire special needs school over safeguarding concerns.

    kisimul school

    Ofsted inspectors shut the boarding school part of Kisimul School in Swinderby earlier this month.

    One man, 56, and two women, 52 and 57, all from Lincoln, have been bailed to return at a later date.

    Police say the investigation is ongoing.

  8. Witty and gritty names needed for county's gritters

    Lincolnshire County Council has been persuaded by the BBC to name its gritters.

    Following in the footsteps of Boaty McBoatface, the authority says it will be naming four of its "beast gritters" and are looking for the public to offer their suggestions.

    In a bid to be different, they're also looking for names with a Lincolnshire connection, so Mar-Grit Thatcher and Al-Spread Lord Tennyson are among the contenders:

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  9. EU migrant numbers rise in Lincolnshire

    The estimated number of EU migrants living in Lincolnshire has risen to 45,000, according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics.


    The number was 43,000 in 2017 and 38,000 in 2016.

    The county is also home to an estimated 24,000 people from Asia and 6,000 from Africa.

    Boston remains the area with the most EU migrants, at 15,000.

  10. Misconduct hearing for police officer who admitted drink-driving

    A police officer, who admitted drink-driving and carrying a knife, is to face a disciplinary hearing.

    Goole Magistrates Court

    PC Jamie Tyler-Jones, 42, drove a Ford Mondeo, in Aylesby, North East Lincolnshire, while over the drink-drive limit.

    He also had a lock knife on him.

    The Humberside Police officer entered a guilty plea when he appeared at Grimsby Magistrates' Court.

    He was banned from driving for 20 month and ordered to pay fines and costs of almost £500.

    The knife was forfeited and destroyed.

    PC Tyler-Jones, of Sanctuary Way, Grimsby, is now accused of breaching professional standards.

    A misconduct hearing will be held in Goole on Monday.

  11. Free hospital parking after technical problems

    The trust that runs Lincolnshire's hospitals says it will give free parking to anyone who faced problems with a new system this week.

    ulht parking

    New number plate recognition cameras and pay and display machines were introduced at hospitals in Lincoln, Grantham and Boston this week.

    Technical problems meant the systems "weren't talking to each other," resulting in major delays for patients and visitors.

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust said the problems are now sorted.

    It said people wouldn't be fined for parking without making a payment when the machines weren't working.

  12. High-rise apartments "out of character" for Cleethorpes

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Plans to build three high-rise apartment blocks in Cleethorpes have been described as "totally out of character" and would have a "massive negative impact".

    cleethorpes one

    London-based Cielo Realty Ltd want to build the One Cleethorpes development on Grant Street in the town.

    Each block would be up to 13 storeys high and include commercial space and parking.

    But local residents say the plans are not in keeping with the town's heritage.

    Quote Message: The main impact is visible, being totally out of character and scale with the rest of the area. All would be dwarfed by the buildings and the skyline from any direction will be changed radically and impact the setting of the historic area. from Brian Sherrif Local resident
    Brian SherrifLocal resident

    The developer says it's "acutely" aware that the development would be in a sensitive area.

    Planners at North East Lincolnshire Council will discuss the proposals on Wednesday 5 December.