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  1. Lincolnshire's weather

    It will be a wet end to the day in Lincolnshire. Here's the latest forecast:

  2. Transport minister visits Lincolnshire

    Transport minister George Freeman is in south Lincolnshire this afternoon inspecting the A1 to see how it needs to improve.


    There have been more than 20 serious or fatal crashes between Stamford and Great Ponton during the past three years.

    Mr Freeman says it's clear junctions and slip roads need upgrading.

    Quote Message: We're trying to make sure that the regional roads....that are the arteries of local economies are properly maintained after a few years where they weren't. from George Freeman Transport minister
    George FreemanTransport minister
  3. Road blocked due to flooding

    BBC News Travel

    Flooding has closed Potterhanworth Road between Metheringham and Branston.

    Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue says it's blocked under the railway bridge and is likely to be closed over the weekend.

  4. Plans in place for new lighting

    The team at Lincoln Cathedral have confirmed they plan to use the new LED coloured outdoor lighting to mark important occasions such as Remembrance Day.


    The cathedral has been in the dark since March while they've been putting the new lights in place.

    The original lights were installed in 1977 and were expensive to run.

    It's hoped the new LED system will be officially switched on 26 November.

  5. Light show for Lincoln

    Lincoln's festival of digital art, which takes works into the bus station, churches and shopping centres, will light up the city tonight.


    The Frequency Festival features more than 40 interactive art installations and shows.

    This evening special light shows will run until 21:00.

  6. Better mobile coverage on the way?

    Rural parts of Lincolnshire could soon benefit from a £1bn plan to tackle mobile phone blackspots.


    The four biggest mobile phone companies aim to get 4G coverage across 95% of the UK by 2025.

    The deal is expected to be finalised next year with the government.

    People living in Sibsey near Boston struggled to get a signal for years, but have recently seen improvement after a new mast was switched on.

  7. Lincolnshire's weather

    It's going to be a wet afternoon in Lincolnshire. Here's the latest forecast:

  8. Thousands handed out to hospital staff

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    More than £250,000 has been handed out to hospital staff in Lincolnshire as part of so-called settlement agreements.


    The payments can be a way of settling disputes and outstanding contractual obligations including redundancy payments.

    According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, a Freedom of Information request showed the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has given a total of £275,000 to sixteen former employees since 2011.

  9. County Council seeks new chief

    Lincolnshire County Council has begun looking for a new chief executive - it's almost a year since the previous one quit.


    Keith Ireland left the authority in November after only six month in the job.

    He received a pay-off of almost £300,000 following a "difference of opinion" with the council's leader Martin Hill.

  10. Conservatives retain Torksey ward

    The Conservatives have retained the seat for the Torksey ward on West Lindsey District Council following a by-election.


    Sarah Jane Ellis was elected to represent the ward on the council.

    Turnout was just under 43.5%.

  11. Call for more support for mental health issues

    A mother from Lincolnshire whose daughter took her own life wants universities to do more to support students with mental health issues.

    Carole Fowkes

    Carole Fowkes only found out her 21-year-old daughter Alexandra Wilshaw, who was studying maths at Durham University, had attempted suicide before at the inquest into her death.

    She now wants universities to make sure parents are aware if their child is struggling, and is encouraging other families to start up the conversation about mental health.

    Quote Message: I know it’s difficult if your children are at university, but just keep making sure or asking them if they’re ok." from Carole Fowkes Mother
    Carole FowkesMother
  12. Government cash to transform communities

    Residents in Lincoln, Boston, Skegness or Mablethorpe are being urged to back a government campaign which aims to transform them.


    They're getting a share of £3.6 billion and communities are being asked to pitch ideas on how the money should be spent.

    One hundred places across the country have been included in the initiative - each town could get up to £25m.

  13. Lincolnshire's weather

    BBC Weather

    There'll be some rain around in Lincolnshire later.

    Here's the forecast: