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By Lynsey Bradford

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  1. Job losses at British Steel?

    steel worker surrounded by metal

    The soon-to-be new Turkish owner of British Steel has been speaking to the Financial Times.

    The Turkish Armed Forces Assistance Fund (known as Oyak) reached a tentative deal to buy British Steel out of insolvency on Friday and plans to take over British Steel, which employs 5,000 people, by the end of the year.

    The FT reports that it plans a productivity drive that could lead to several hundred job losses.

    Toker Ozcan, head of the mining metallurgy group at Oyak, said the immediate focus would be to boost output.

    He declined to comment on the scale of possible job cuts but said that productivity at the company’s main plant in Scunthorpe was “very low” compared with other European steel producers.

    “I am not focused on headcount but on productivity,” he said, adding: “We will take productivity to where it needs to be.”

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    Severe accident: A43 Northamptonshire both ways

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    A43 Northamptonshire both ways severe accident, from Racecourse Road to A1.

    A43 Northamptonshire - A43 Stamford Road in Easton On The Hill closed and it's slow in both directions from the Racecourse Road junction to the A1 junction, because of a serious accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A1 Nottinghamshire southbound

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    A1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe accident, from A46 Newark Showground to A52 Barrowby Road Grantham North.

    A1 Nottinghamshire - A1 closed and it's slow southbound from Newark Showground to Grantham North, because of an accident.

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

  4. Chapter 5 - The Riddle Tree

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    Video caption: James and the gang find themselves in a brand new dimension!

    Having saved Frank the badger from the evil Galaxon, the gang follow ARAGH's best tracker to a brand new dimension in search of the final missing ring.

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    Severe accident: A606 Rutland both ways

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    A606 Rutland both ways severe accident, from Main Street to A606.

    A606 Rutland - A606 Stamford Road closed in both directions from the Main Street junction in Empingham to Rutland Water Turn Off in Stamford, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Video caption: Doctors thought Oliver Aisthorpe, from Cleethorpes, would not survive the illness.
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    Severe accident: A1 Rutland northbound

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    A1 Rutland northbound severe accident, from Casterton Lane to A151.

    A1 Rutland - A1 Great North Road in Lincolnshire closed northbound from the Casterton Lane junction to Colsterworth Services Junction, because of an accident earlier on and emergency repairs. Diversion in operation - Exit at Stamford on to A606 westbound to Melton Mowbray and then take the A607 northbound to rejoin A1 at Grantham.

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

  8. Stained glass window fund to mark RAF Scampton connection

    A fundraising campaign to create a stained glass window dedicated to RAF Scampton has been launched.

    Scampton Church

    Work on the window, which will be constructed at Scampton Church, is expected to start next year, but £23,000 is needed to pay for its creation and installation.

    The Revd Sue Deacon said the window commemorates 100 years of the church's connection to RAF Scampton.

    She said: "The design is absolutely amazing. It's modern because we wanted to represent this generation. The sky is mainly blue but there are lots of panels with different colours which represents the crops that we grow in the Springline Parish which Scampton is part of.

    "Scampton runway goes right through the middle, and then we've got the three iconic planes that flew from Scampton - the Lancaster, the Vulcan and, of course, the Red Arrows. They are on there together with the RAF badges. It's beautiful."

  9. GCSE results students affected by road closure

    Pupils collecting their GCSE results from a Lincolnshire School next week will need to use alternative access because of a road closure.

    Lincoln Road street sign

    Repairs will start on Lincoln Road, Welton, on Tuesday 20 August.

    It means William Farr School, on Lincoln Road, is offering alternative access arrangements for pupils collecting results on Thursday 22 August.

    Works will then pause over the bank holiday weekend, followed by two evenings of night-time works, running from 19:30 to 06:30, on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 August.

    The diversion route for the road closures will be via Lincoln Road/Honeyholes Lane/Ryland Road, and vice versa.

    Quote Message: Sections of the route are nearing the end of their life and it’s important they are replaced to ensure the road remains safe to use. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the works, and would encourage people to use alternative routes where possible." from Mark Heaton Lincolnshire County Council
    Mark HeatonLincolnshire County Council
  10. Quad driver seriously hurt in collision

    A quad driver has been seriously injured in a collision in Moulton Marsh.


    Police are appealing for dash-cam footage after the incident on 20 July when an orange quad bike entered a ditch in the Red Cow Drive area between 18:00 and 18:30.

    The driver of the quad, a man in his 20s, received serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

    Lincolnshire Police wants to hear from anyone who was in the area and who saw the quad to get in touch.

  11. Last support session for flood-hit Wainfleet residents

    The last drop-in support session to help people in flood-hit Wainfleet is due to be held this weekend.

    Flood-hit Wainfleet

    It's been two months since heavy rain devastated the town and regular sessions have been held to give people a place to get help and advice.

    Flood recovery link worker Lauren Marshall says she'll still be working in the community to help in any way she can as many local residents are still struggling.

    "It's devastating to see the trauma. It's affected a lot of people. Some are quite positive about it and some are traumatised so it's really difficult to see," she says.

    East Lindsey District Council say it's also looking at running further sessions with partners on an appointment basis.

  12. Grantham A&E overnight closure remains in place

    Almost three years after the introduction of an overnight closure at Grantham A&E, campaigners say the service needs reinstating.

    Grantham Hospital sign

    The move was originally brought in on a temporary basis because of severe staff shortages across the county.

    Amanda Brunton, from Grantham, has told the BBC she called 111 in severe pain and and ambulance arrived at 19:00.

    But Grantham A&E closed at 18:30 and she was instead taken to QMC at Nottingham, where there was a 12-hour wait to be seen.

    She says: "I had no money with me. I was on my own and at 05:00 I was eventually seen and given pain relief. We really need our A&E back at Grantham."

    The trust says it still has significant emergency care staffing issues and can't just reverse the decision.

    A consultation is under way to help inform how the service will operate in the future, including options to downgrade the unit and turn it into a 24/7 Urgent Treatment Centre instead.

  13. Stamford woman wanted by police is found

    A woman who was wanted by police for failing to attend court has been found.

    Mary Jane Jones, from Stamford, was arrested in Grantham at about 23.30 last night.

    She will appear before Lincoln Magistrates' Court later, police say.

  14. 'Cream of the crop' take part in Superbike Championships

    Thousands of motorbike fans are expected to head to Lincolnshire this weekend for the British Superbike Championships.

    Bikes at Cadwell Park

    Action on the track at Cadwell Park near Louth gets under way today, with riders taking part in the opening practice sessions.

    Bikes at Cadwell Park

    Cherry, a volunteer track marshall at the events, say it's always a great atmosphere: "The racing is phenomenally fast. With the manoeuvres and the overtaking it's probably one of the most exciting sports you could possibly watch."

    Quote Message: This is the cream of the crop in the UK when it comes to bike racing. We've got all the stars here and the show they put on, the theatre that comes with the British Superbike Championship is incredible. For it to come to Cadwell Park and for us to turn this parkland setting in to a mecca for tens of thousands of people, it's a spectacle." from Paul Woodford Circuit manager
    Paul WoodfordCircuit manager