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By Lynsey Bradford

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  1. Lincoln Students' Union introduces reusable cups

    The University of Lincoln Students' Union is introducing reusable cups in an effort to reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste.

    The Engine Shed

    Discussions have been held regarding current environmental concerns, the union said.

    Following the move, a range of bespoke, reusable cups will instead be available for event-goers to use, the union says.

    The new reusable cup system will allow event-goers to pay a £2 deposit for a cup to use throughout the night.

    After they have finished their drink, they may then return the cup to the bar and claim their £2 refundable deposit.

    Quote Message: We know a lot of students want to make changes to protect the environment and this change is going to be a huge help towards them reducing their plastic waste." from Cassie Coakley President of the Students' Union
    Cassie CoakleyPresident of the Students' Union
  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A156 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A156 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from Foxby Hill to Lea Road West.

    A156 Lincolnshire - A156 Lea Road in Gainsborough closed and queues in both directions from the Foxby Hill junction to the Lea Road West junction, because of The lorry bridge has been hit and Involving a truck.

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

  3. Police investigate knife-point robbery in Boston

    A man was held at knife-point and had his wallet stolen in Boston in the early hours of yesterday morning, police have revealed.

    Police

    The victim was approached by a man on Wyberton Low Road at about 02:15 on Tuesday.

    He was threatened with a knife and the robber took his wallet which contained an unknown amount of cash.

    The suspect has been described as a white male with dark hair and stubble.

    He was wearing a dark blue hooded jacket with a high visibility jacket tied around his straps on a backpack.

    Anyone who witnessed the robbery is being asked to contact Lincolnshire Police.

  4. Woman sought by police for failing to attend court

    A Stamford woman is wanted by police after failing to attend Lincoln Magistrates' Court.

    Mary Jane Jones

    Mary Jane Jones, from Stamford, is wanted in connection with a common assault, being drunk and disorderly, handling stolen goods, shop theft, outraging public decency, a dangerous dog offence and begging.

    Anyone who has seen her, or knows her whereabouts, is being asked to contact Lincolnshire Police.

  5. Sala and pilot 'exposed to carbon monoxide in plane crash'

    Footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash over the English Channel, had been exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide, a report has revealed.

    Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson

    Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, from Crowle in North Lincolnshire, died in a crash on 21 January while flying to Cardiff from the French city of Nantes.

    Toxicology tests on Sala's body showed CO levels in his blood were so great it could have caused a seizure, unconsciousness or a heart attack.

    Mr Ibbotson has still not been found.

    But it is likely he would also have been exposed to carbon monoxide, the Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB) report said.

  6. Motorcyclist dies in Langrick collision

    A 30-year-old motorcyclist has died following a collision with a car in Langrick.

    Police

    Police were called to the incident on the B1192 Main Road at about 12:10 yesterday.

    The B1192 was closed from Hubberts Bridge to Langrick Bridge until about 18:00.

    Witnesses are being asked to contact Lincolnshire Police.

  7. Heritage railway pressing on with line extension

    The group which runs the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway is pressing ahead with the line extension southwards towards Louth.

    Rail track being laid

    The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway operates steam trains between Ludborough and North Thoresby.

    Its "Making Tracks for Louth" fundraising appeal has topped £50,000 which has enabled the group to buy 30 lengths of rail and another 300 sleepers at a cost of £25,000.

    Fulstow engine

    The restoration of the Grimsby to Louth railway was the long-term objective of the preservation group which was formed when the line was closed in 1980.

    Quote Message: We're making progress. We've been really busy since the school holidays started and it's great when you can see people going home with a smile on their face - it makes it all worth while." from Phil Eldridge Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
    Phil EldridgeLincolnshire Wolds Railway
  8. Students across Lincolnshire receive BTEC results

    Students across Lincolnshire are receiving their BTEC and vocational qualification results today.

    Pupils celebrate exam results

    Nationally, it's a record year for results.

    More than half of all the qualifications awarded to 16 to 18-year-olds in England are for vocational courses, like BTECs and City & Guilds.

    Boston College in Lincolnshire offers training in subjects like cookery, brick laying and hairdressing.

    Lydia Graves, who opened her results there this morning, says: "I got a triple distinction star in engineering, and I'm going to Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh to study architectural engineering.

    "I did a year of A-levels and I wasn't a fan of mixing between different subjects that didn't really line up together, whereas with engineering I can focus on what I'm really passionate about."

  9. Missing Wainfleet teenager found in London

    A teenager who went missing from the Wainfleet area last month has been found, police say.

    Diem Quynh Tran, 16, was last seen on 24 July at Skegness railway station.

    She has been found in the London area.

  10. Lincoln City to play Everton after 'heroic' cup win

    Lincoln City's assistant manager Nicky Cowley says the team put in an "heroic effort" as they overcame Huddersfield Town 1-0 in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

    Harry Anderson

    Harry Anderson (above centre) scored the only goal of the game to earn the Imps a second round clash against Everton.

    Cowley told the BBC: "It's a huge challenge going to a big club like Huddersfield - a Premier League team last year.

    "I though our players that came in were exceptional - particularly young Aaron Lewis playing his first game at right-back for us. I thought he fitted in really well. I thought for the first 25 minutes we were absolutely outstanding and should have taken some of the chances that we had and we didn't quite.

    "In the second half we were heroic in our effort. It was a fantastic result for us and another away performance full of commitment, desire and determination."

    The game against Everton will be played in the week starting 26 August.

  11. Next phase of Grantham Southern Relief Road to start

    Work on the second phase of the Grantham Southern Relief Road will start next month.

    The site

    It is expected to take two years to construct and will see a new junction built to connect the A1 with the B1174 relief road roundabout to the north of Little Ponton.

    Several traffic management plans will be in place, including lane closures on the A1, between the A607 and Little Ponton junctions, from 21:00 to 06:00 starting in early September for a month to allow for widening works.

    Quote Message: When building any piece of new infrastructure, there will inevitably be some disruption. But all of those involved in the project, including the county council, Highways England and Galliford Try, will be doing everything they can to keep it to an absolute minimum." from Councillor Richard Davies Lincolnshire County Council
    Councillor Richard DaviesLincolnshire County Council
  12. Apartments plan for well-known Boston music venue

    Boston’s well-known Axe and Cleaver music venue is to be divided into new homes, it's emerged.

    Axe and Cleaver

    Plans submitted to Boston Borough Council by Framework, on behalf of Activ Property Management owner Matthew Clark, seek permission to turn the upstairs flat and balcony into three separate apartments.

    A total of 11 extra apartments are also planned for the pub’s rear courtyard.

    Documents state the build is in an area “identified by the council as in need of regeneration” and that it will “complement the established commercial and business use in the area".

    Mexican restaurant Los Burritos recently moved into the premises after Mr Clark was given permission to split the lower floor in to two separate units in June.

    The Axe and Cleaver closed in October 2016.

  13. Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be a cloudy day with very heavy outbreaks of rain, especially in southern Lincolnshire.

    Temperatures will get up to about 18C:

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    Video caption: Watch: Wednesday's weather forecast
  14. Lincoln upset Huddersfield to reach second round

    BBC Sport

    Huddersfield's winless start to the season continued as they were beaten 1-0 by League One new boys Lincoln City in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

    Lincoln Town

    Town boss Jan Siewert made 10 changes and had seven debutants, and it showed as Danny Cowley's side impressed with their third successive win of the new season.

    Huddersfield were indebted to goalkeeper Ryan Schofield as he pulled off four fine saves to keep the score goalless at half-time.

    Harry Anderson gave the Imps the lead when he side-footed in unmarked at the back post from Harry Toffolo's cross.

    Lincoln - who have won two promotions in three seasons under Cowley and his brother Nicky to go from the National League to the third tier - will host Premier League Everton in the second round.