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Lynsey Bradford

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  1. Watch: Tuesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    After a cloudy start and some showers this morning it should turn dry with temperatures up to about 9C or 10C.

    Overnight there could be a few more showers before turning dry in the early hours.

    Christmas Day itself looks set to be dry with plenty of sunshine:

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    Video caption: Watch: Tuesday's weather forecast
  2. Betty the cat safe after being found 170 miles from home

    A pet cat from Tetney has returned home after being found 170 miles away in Wales.

    Betty the cat

    Evie Holden believes Betty the cat hitched a lift in her dad's van for an overnight job and wandered into the hotel they were staying in.

    She was discovered sleeping in a linen cupboard by staff over a week later.

    After eight days of no word, veterinary nurse Evie was fearing the worst.

    She said: "We see so many animals come in in that sort of state and I was thinking, has someone been not so kind to her and not let anybody know? I wasn't sure what to do.

    "She is the loudest of my bunch of cats - I have five - and it was very quiet without her. To find out she was safe, I was over the moon."

  3. Millions will be spent on Lincoln's power supplies

    About £7m is to be invested in Lincoln's power supplies, an electricity distribution firm has pledged.


    Western Power Distribution says the investment will improve power supplies for 44,000 people in and around Lincoln and meet growing demand for electricity in the south of the city.

    Engineers will start laying about 11 miles of new cable next month in South Park, Moorland Avenue and Tritton Road in Lincoln, as well as the Bracebridge Heath and Waddington areas.

    Some road closures and traffic restrictions will be in place, the firm says.

  4. Police appeal over Boston burglary

    Police are keen to trace these three people following a burglary in Kirton.

    The suspects

    It happened at about 17:15 on 11 December when three people entered a property on Boston Road.

    After searching it, they left at about 17:20 having stolen several items of clothing.

    Anyone with information, or who recognises anyone in the picture above, is being asked to contact Lincolnshire Police.

  5. Swans on the mend after being covered in oil

    These swans from Lincoln look a little brighter after their first wash to remove oil and fuel from their feathers and feet.


    Yorkshire Swan and Wildlife Rescue Hospital said it received a number of swans into its care last week which were covered in the two substances.

    Oil-covered swan

    Some were taken to the sanctuary for treatment.

  6. Dazzling Christmas lights display raises cash for charity

    Three houses in Ruskington have been decorated with hundreds of Christmas lights to raise money for charity.

    Christmas lights at the house

    It's the 16th year that organiser Val Midgley and her husband have decorated their house to raise money.

    They've been fundraisers and volunteers for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance for over a quarter of a century.

    It all started because Val's husband is disabled and they wanted to give something back in return for the help they've had.

    The display is lit up from 15:30 to 21:00 and will be on show until 5 January.

    Donations will be split between four charities: St Barnabas, St Andrew's Children's Hospice, Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance and an animal rescue centre.

  7. Witness appeal after woman injured in Lincoln collision

    A woman pedestrian suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in Lincoln, police have revealed.


    The incident happened at the junction of Yarborough Road and Long Leyes Road at about 07:45 on 27 November and involved a black Vauxhall Corsa, police say.

    The woman's injuries are described as serious but they are not believed to be life-threatening.

    Officers are investigating the collision and are appealing for anyone with dash cam footage to come get in touch.

  8. Doctors 'swamped' across Lincolnshire, according to GP

    Doctors' surgeries in Lincolnshire are being "swamped", according to a GP in the county.


    Dr Keiran Sharrock, from the Lincolnshire Local Medical Committee, says doctors are seeing a huge increase in demand.

    He says while a shortage of GPs in the county isn't helping, people also need to take better care of themselves.

    Dr Sharrock says: "We have an ageing population, we have more patients with long-term conditions, we have younger people who aren't looking after themselves becoming more unwell with long-term conditions.

    "You also have a population of patients who are generally well, but when they become unwell, they feel they need to get their treatment or advice straight away," he added.

  9. Drugs, cash, stolen goods and motorbikes seized in raid

    Two men have been charged after over £40,000 worth of drugs, cash, vehicles and what are thought to be stolen goods were seized by police at a property in North Lincolnshire.

    The drugs, money and designer goods.

    About £15,000 in cash and £5,000 worth of class A, B, and C drugs were found at the address on Healey Road in Scunthorpe after officers executed a warrant on Friday.

    In an outside building, motorbikes believed to be worth about £15,000 were found, as well as a Ford van suspected to have been stolen following a burglary in Hedon.

    More than £6,000 worth of high value designer goods, also thought to be stolen, were seized, according to police.

    The motorbikes

    Damien Kirkman, 24, and Harley Wilson, 26, both of Healey Road, Scunthorpe, have both been charged with two charges of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply and one charge of possessing a class B drug with intent to supply.

    They’ve also been charged with possessing criminal property, namely money, clothing, drugs, and motorbikes, and handling stolen goods, namely a Ford Transit van, police say.

    The two men are due to appear at Grimsby Crown Court on 20 January.

  10. Restoration bringing new life to 16th Century inn

    Restoration work to transform an historic Lincolnshire pub into a community cafe and B&B is well under way.

    The restoration works

    Heritage Lincolnshire bought the 16th Century King's Head Inn at Kirton - which had been derelict for years - in 2016.

    Work started earlier this year after a huge fundraising drive and a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    The restoration works

    Business Manager Hannah Thompson says the work is progressing nicely on the Grade II-listed building.

    She said: "The actual main structure of the building and the roof are now fully completed."

    The restoration works

    The work is expected to be finished in the spring.

  11. Gainsborough MP seeks action on flooding

    Sir Edward Leigh, Conservative MP for Gainsborough, says he will be contacting Network Rail and Lincolnshire County Council about how to tackle flooding in Holton le Moor:

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  12. Woman, 88, dies in Alford house fire

    An 88-year-old woman has died in a house fire in Alford.


    Emergency services were called to Hamilton Road at about 20:00 on Saturday.

    The house was occupied by an elderly couple.

    The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 84-year-old husband was not seriously injured and after treatment is now staying with friends.

    Police and fire investigators will today carry out a forensic examination of the house, but there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

  13. Flood warnings in place in Lincolnshire after heavy rain

    The Environment Agency has one flood warning and 12 flood alerts in place across Lincolnshire this morning following heavy rain over the weekend.

    Flood sign

    The flood warning - meaning flooding is expected - has been issued for Low Barlings and the Short Ferry Area though the Environment Agency say river levels have been "falling steadily".

    Flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible - have been issued in the following places:

  14. Watch: Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It's going to be a mix of sunshine and showers today with temperatures getting up to about 8C or 9C.

    Overnight it will start off clear and dry but come the early hours of Tuesday a band of rain will sweep in from the south west:

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    Video caption: Watch: Monday's weather forecast
  15. Watch: Meet the man cooking Christmas dinner for thousands

    It can be the most stressful meal of the year, and for many people it is too daunting or expensive to cook for themselves.

    However, Glyn Ettridge has provided thousands of Christmas dinners to older people in Lincolnshire over the last six years.

    He provides them free of charge and one woman told him it was the first Christmas lunch she had had in 21 years:

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    Video caption: 'the first Christmas dinner I've had in 21 years'