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  1. Latest flooding information

    For the latest updates on the flooding situation in Lincolnshire on Thursday 13 June 2019, click here.

  2. WW1 soldiers buried after 'emotional' DNA match

    Two young British privates killed in World War One have been buried more than 100 years later.

    Military funeral

    Pte Henry Wallington and Pte Frank Mead, of the 23rd (County of London) Battalion, were identified using DNA samples from relatives.

    Their bodies and a body of another unidentified British soldier were found in a back garden in France when the owner dug a trench for a drainpipe.

    The three were buried with full military honours.

    The families of Ptes Wallington and Mead paid their respects at a service at Hermies Hill British Cemetery near Albert, northern France, on Wednesday morning.

    Margot Baind

    Margot Bains (above right), from Lincolnshire, was traced as a relative of Pte Wallington and attended the ceremony.

    She told the Press Association: "It's been beautiful, very moving.

    "We didn't know about Henry, we didn't know he existed at all."

  3. Caravan park evacuated due to flooding

    A caravan park in Ingoldmells has been evacuated due to flooding and firefighters are pumping water out of a nearby electrical substation.

    Kingfisher Caravan Site

    East Lindsey District Council said people at the Kingfisher Caravan site have been advised to leave after 89 caravans were affected.

    Quote Message: “Following the large amount of rainfall over the past two days, we have had an issue with water pooling in an area of Kingfisher Caravan site in Ingoldmells. We have made the site safe and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue are on site with a high volume pump to reduce the water level. Until the water level has been reduced, we have advised those on site to make alternative arrangements.” from Neil Cucksey East Lindsey District Council
    Neil CuckseyEast Lindsey District Council
  4. Collingham fire: Fatal blaze 'caused by electrical fault'

    A mother and her two children were killed in a house fire which was "likely" caused by an electrical fault, an inquest has heard.

    Justine, Isabella, Harvey and Gavin Collison

    Justine Collison, 32, died in the blaze in Woodhill Road in Collingham, near Lincoln, on 15 December.

    Isabella, eight, and Harvey, five, died in hospital. Mrs Collison's husband Gavin also sustained serious injuries.

    A coroner recorded a conclusion of accidental death for Mrs Collison and her children.

  5. Stay alert plea as county braced for further rain

    People are being urged to stay up to date with flood warnings in the region as more heavy rain is forecast for this afternoon.

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    The Environment Agency said Lincolnshire has seen twice the average monthly rainfall in the space of two days.

    The current warnings in Lincolnshire are for:

    • The River Steeping in Wainfleet
    • Poulton Drain in Covenham St Marys
    • Villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain
  6. Police say 'suspected grenade' was agricultural item

    A "suspected grenade" unearthed in Lincoln during an archaeological dig has turned out to be an agricultural item, say Lincolnshire Police.

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    Bishop Grosseteste University's Lincolnshire Open Research and Innovation Centre, in Newport, Lincoln, was evacuated earlier after the object was uncovered at about 11:00.

    Lincolnshire Police, however, said the item posed no risk to the public and officers are now leaving the scene.

  7. University site evacuated as 'suspected grenade' unearthed

    A university building in Lincoln has been evacuated after a discovery made during an archaeological dig.

    Police in Newport

    The item was unearthed at Bishop Grosseteste University's Lincolnshire Open Research and Innovation Centre, in Newport, Lincoln.

    In a statement, the university said the item was a "suspected World War 2 grenade" but Lincolnshire Police said that had not been confirmed.

    Staff and students have been evacuated from the centre but the rest of the campus is unaffected.

    The university said: "Thank you to all our students and staff for reacting swiftly to this incident.

    "Official updates will be sent out via our website and social media channels as soon as more information is available."

    Police said the item was being investigated and there was no risk to the public.

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  8. Watch: Flood scheme handles 'huge quantities' of water

    Paul Murphy

    BBC Look North

    Horncastle's £8.1m flood alleviation scheme has sprung into action for the first time since it was completed two years ago.

    The scheme, which was built in the wake of major flooding in 2007, helps to protect scores of properties in the town:

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  9. Force puts scams in the spotlight

    Humberside Police is running a series of roadshows to try and cut the number of people falling victim to fraudsters.

    Police uniform

    People across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire are said to have lost about £8.6m to criminals as a result of fraud and scams last year.

    Det Sgt Ben Robinson says the force wants the scheme to highlight some of the ways scammers can catch people out.

    He said: "We're taking this campaign out into the community so people can talk to specialists in the field and we can give them tools they can take home to prevent them becoming a victim."

    The first of 12 roadshows around the force area is due to be held at St Stephen's Shopping Centre in Hull on 10 July.

  10. Flood water pumping continues at Pilgrim Hospital

    Fire crews are still pumping out water from a plant room at Boston Pilgrim Hospital - over 24 hours after flooding first occurred there.

    Pilgrim Hospital

    The flooding happened in the early hours of yesterday morning and Lincolnshire Fire Service Area Manager Sean Taylor says the operation's continuing to ensure the site remains "fully functional".

    "Crews will be there for a number of hours. We just need a little assessment to see how long they're going to be," says Mr Taylor.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A52 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A52 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from Church Street to Northorpe Road.

    A52 Lincolnshire - A52 Bicker Road in Donington blocked and queues in both directions from the Church Street junction to the Northorpe Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  12. Three flood warnings in Lincolnshire

    Three flood warnings remain in place in Lincolnshire this morning.

    Flood warnings mean "immediate action is required" by people living and working in the area.

    The current warnings in Lincolnshire are for:

    • The River Steeping in Wainfleet
    • Poulton Drain in Covenham St Marys
    • Villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain
  13. Flooding affects Boston and Skegness rail route

    Flooding is affecting rail services between Boston and Skegness at the moment, disrupting trains on the Nottingham-Skegness route:

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  14. Flooding hits homes in Wainfleet

    Several properties have been flooded in a village near Wainfleet following heavy rain.

    Flood sign

    Floodwater in the properties in Great Steeping has been pumped out overnight.

    Parish councillor Henry Wright says it's been an ongoing battle.

    "One of my neighbours sadly got flooded yesterday. There are a number of other properties that are pumping out," says Mr Wright.

    "A couple had to be evacuated yesterday, including an elderly gentleman who I believe is safe this morning."

    The B1195 through the village is also closed due to flooding.

  15. Lincolnshire's wet Wednesday weather forecast

    Some places in Lincolnshire will have a dry start to the day, but there will be the chance of showers or longer spells of rain during the morning:

    Weather graphic

    The afternoon and evening will have showers and rain, some heavy.

    There are currently four flood warnings in place for Lincolnshire.

    A yellow "be aware" aware warning for rain is also currently in place.

    The top temperature will be about 12 to 15C (54 to 59F).

  16. Fire service gets 100-plus flood calls in 24 hours

    With heavy rain over the past 24 hours, Lincolnshire's Fire and Rescue Service crews have been kept very busy - with more rain forecast for later, too:

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  17. Flood warnings continue in Lincolnshire

    Four flood warnings remain in place in Lincolnshire this morning.


    Flood warnings mean "immediate action is required" by people living and working in the area.

    The warnings for Lincolnshire cover these areas:

    • Properties near the Great Eau river in the Wolds
    • Poulton Drain in Covenham St Marys
    • The River Steeping in Wainfleet
    • The River Waring in the centre of Horncastle immediately upstream from Stanhope Road (pictured).

    Meanwhile, Skegness Grammar School will be closed to all pupils today, except those taking GCSE AND A-level exams.

    The rain eased slightly overnight, however forecasters say we can expect more later on.