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  1. Man banned from all North East Lincolnshire Tescos

    Humberside Police say they've secured a "landmark" Criminal Behaviour Order against one of Grimsby's most "prolific offenders".

    22-year-old Jae Hurst from St Ann’s Avenue in the town has been given an order for two years.

    Jae Hurst

    As a result he’s now banned from:

    • Entering, attempting to enter or remaining in Freshney Place Shopping Centre, including the Market Hall, car parks, Victoria Street, Grimsby or any land owned by Freshney Place
    • Remaining in any premises – retail or otherwise – if asked to leave by the owner, tenant, an employee or any other authorised person in North East Lincolnshire
    • Entering any Tesco or Tesco Extra in North East Lincolnshire
    • Entering Today’s Local, Carr Lane, Cleethorpes
    Quote Message: We are keeping up the pressure on those who think it’s acceptable to steal from shops or behave antisocially in our town centre and the surrounding area. “Our message to them is it’s not acceptable and we will continue to target them from Sergeant Lorraine Paterson Neighbourhood Policing Team
    Sergeant Lorraine PatersonNeighbourhood Policing Team
  2. Extinction Rebellion claim responsibility for 'council' signs

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The Lincolnshire chapter of the climate protest group, Extinction Rebellion, have claimed responsibility for putting a number of signs warning about an increased risk of "premature death" from pollution in certain parts of Lincoln.

    The posters have the logo the City of Lincoln Council on them - who, earlier this week, insisted the signs had nothing to do with them.


    Around six signs were put up at the bottom of Lindum Road and down Broadgate at traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.

    The Extinction Rebellion group has accused the council of failing in its duty of care to protect residents.

    The council says that's not true but have admitted that one area has a pollution level above national guidelines.

    Quote Message: Extinction Rebellion’s comments are simply untrue, but we believe they may have misinterpreted the figures rather than intentionally spreading misleading information. Part of Broadgate does exceed one of the national guidance limits, but every other road in the city is within the nationally agreed limits for air quality. from Simon Colburn Assistant director for health and environment services
    Simon ColburnAssistant director for health and environment services
  3. Councillor apologises after calling Corbyn a 'traitor'

    The President of the Gainsborough Conservative Association has apologised for a now deleted Tweet where he called the Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, a "traitor" and said he "should be swinging from the gallows like Saddam Hussein."


    Councillor Roger Patterson sits on West Lindsey District Council and represents the Scampton Ward. He sits on the Planning Committee, the Licensing and Regulatory Committee and - according to the Gainsborough Conservatives website - is the authority' "champion for democracy".

    Councillor Patterson has since apologised for his Tweet, saying he "would never condone using violence against anyone".


    The BBC has attempted to contact Councillor Patterson for comment but, so far, he has not responded.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M180 Lincolnshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M180 Lincolnshire eastbound severe disruption, from J4 for A15 to J5 for A18.

    M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 eastbound from J4, A15 (Scawby) to J5, A18 (Barnetby Top), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Wanted man dislikes police mugshot so sends better selfie

    Lincolnshire Reporter

    A former Mr Boston model, who is wanted by police after failing to attend court, does not like his custody mugshot, so he sent a more flattering selfie to Lincolnshire Reporter instead:

  6. Riseholm's Raccoon dog Ralph keeps cool in the heatwave

    Lincolnshire's Riseholme College is home to all sorts of creatures and critters - most of whom are looking to keep cool today.

    Perhaps the cutest, though, is Ralph the Raccoon Dog. Here he is basking in a private pool:


    Raccoon Dogs, or Tanuki as they're sometimes known, are native to East Asia - so they are used to it being on the hotter side.

    Try telling Ralph that though...

  7. Lincs inflatables rescue: What to do if you're stuck

    We told you earlier about the three people who had to be rescued by the RNLI at Skegness earlier this week.

    It took the volunteer crew around two hours to save them and investigate drifting objects that turned out to be inflatables:


    The RNLI's advice is you should never really use an inflatable at sea, especially when it's windy, but if you do find yourself stuck out there here's what you should do:

    Quote Message: If it happens, never try and swim for the shore. You should stay with it and somebody will come and fetch you." from Adam Holmes Skegness RNLI
    Adam HolmesSkegness RNLI
  8. Graduating on the hottest day of the year

    A gown and mortarboard are probably not ideal for the scorching temperatures we're experiencing around Lincolnshire today.

    But you haven't got much of a choice when you're graduating...:


    More Bishop Grosseteste University students have been accepting their degrees today.

    Luckily they're out of the heat during the ceremony and inside the much cooler Lincoln Cathedral.

  9. Anti-social behaviour complaints in Lincoln top 3,000

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    More than 3,000 complaints related to anti-social behaviour, including littering, fly-tipping and noise, were made across Lincoln this past year.

    The City of Lincoln Council’s anti-social behaviour team recorded 3,181 reports in the city between April 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019.

    It's a slight dip from the year before, the authority received 3,205 complaints in the previous year.

    Quote Message: Generally the complaints are spread evenly across the year, although we do often see an increase in complaints over the summer months. It’s reassuring that with a growing population we are seeing a marginal reduction in reports however we are seeing a rise in enforcement action taken. from Francesca Bell Public protection, anti-social behaviour and licensing service manager
    Francesca BellPublic protection, anti-social behaviour and licensing service manager
  10. Grants available for Lincolnshire flood victims

    Victims of the flooding in Lincolnshire last month are being encouraged to apply for funding to help them repair their homes.


    East Lindsey District Council says it's continuing to support the people who live in the 60 homes in Wainfleet which were flooded when a nearby river burst its banks.


    The council says there are grants of £500 available to support those affected.

  11. Inflatable warning after three swept out to sea

    A Lincolnshire RNLI crew saved two people from being swept out to sea on inflatables yesterday - before having to go back out and save a young child.


    The volunteer crew found the pair more than a quarter of a mile off the coast in an offshore wind and an outgoing tide. They were taken back and required medical attention.

    The crew was then directed by the Skegness Coastguard team to an object two miles out from Anderby Creek, which turned out to be a large, inflatable beach ball.

    When returning to Ingoldmells, the crew came across a young child drifting out to sea, again on an inflatable, and took him back to shore.

    During the two-hour operation a total of seven inflatables were recovered.

    The RNLI says it wants to remind beachgoers that inflatables shouldn't be used in the sea, especially when it's windy.

  12. Tories 'taken over by hard right' - Lincolnshire MP

    An Independent Lincolnshire MP who left the Conservative Party in protest earlier this year, says the cabinet reshuffle shows the party is in the grip of "the hard right".

    Nick Boles

    Nick Boles, MP for Grantham and Stamford, quit the Conservatives in April accusing it of being unwilling to compromise on Brexit.

    The new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has appointed a number of Brexiteers to his cabinet.

    Mr Boles says the party has changed:

    Quote Message: What it establishes beyond all doubt is that the Conservative Party has been fully taken over, top to bottom, by the hard right. They're basically turning themselves into the Brexit Party to hold off Nigel Farage." from Nick Boles Grantham and Stamford Independent MP
    Nick BolesGrantham and Stamford Independent MP
  13. Teenager charged over Lincoln city centre stabbing

    A 17-year-old male has been charged with wounding with intent, after a man was found with stab wounds in Lincoln at the weekend.

    St Benedict's Square

    The victim was discovered at St Benedict's Square in the early hours of Sunday morning.

    He was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

    The teenager is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates' Court later.

  14. Missing dog found after crash

    Earlier this week, we told you about Lola, a Staffordshire/French Bulldog cross, who bolted from the scene of a crash between Whisby and Donnington.

    Her owner, Lily Hardin, said she was "absolutely heartbroken" and the police had even used a drone to try to find the missing canine.

    There's now some good news, because Lola has been found safe and well by a member of the public and reunited with her family:

  15. Lincolnshire hospitals face 'unprecedented' demand

    Hospital bosses in Lincolnshire say the county's emergency departments experienced unprecedented demand earlier this week.

    Lincoln A&E

    On Monday, 109 patients arrived at Lincoln A&E by ambulance, compared to a daily average of 80, according to United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT).

    Attendances are now returning closer to the levels the trust would expect at this time of year, but with temperatures set to soar today it could be another busy day, ULHT adds.

  16. 'Extreme weather' prompts train warning

    Train passengers in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are being warned not travel "unless absolutely necessary" as rail operators warn the hot weather will mean slower trains.

    The "extreme temperatures" lead to buckling rails, with emergency speed restrictions in place on some stretches of track.

    London North Eastern Railway has asked passengers to consider if they need to travel, with a reduced service being offered across the region:

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