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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M180 Lincolnshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 westbound from J5, A18 (Barnetby Top) to J4, A15 (Scawby), 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

  2. Resort 'busy' putting measures in place for re-opening

    Pre-booked only tickets for rides and a one-way system for visitors are part of plans being outlined for the re-opening of Lincolnshire's Fantasy Island holiday resort when coronavirus restrictions are finally eased, it's been confirmed.

    Fantasy Island

    The owners of the well-known resort, at Ingoldmells, near Skegness, say they're "busy putting measures in place" for the site's reopening, once the government go-ahead is given.

    Only visitors who've booked rides online will be permitted on the site and a "free entry, one-way walk-through system" will be in place for the resort's Market Town when the resort is open once again.

    The measures will be aimed at ensuring social distancing and "keeping our employees, visitors and the wider community safe", the resort's owners say.

    "We will do our all to keep you safe and therefore, we are looking to make some changes to the way that we operate our resort," they add.

  3. Delay to garden centres re-opening

    Garden centres are allowed to reopen from today following some easing of the coronavirus restrictions, but some in Lincolnshire say they're not yet ready to open.

    Scothern nurseries sign

    Owners of Scothern Nurseries, near Lincoln, say there's still plenty of work to do before they can be sure customers and staff are safe.

    They are also warning customers that stock will be limited because their suppliers don't have everything available following the lockdown.

    Quote Message: We are having to create a new entrance to get people in, so they are not passing people who are coming out. There is a lot of logistical work to do so there is no way we can re-open until Saturday." from Paul Maxey Owner, Scothern Nurseries
    Paul MaxeyOwner, Scothern Nurseries
  4. Dozens try to book at Lincolnshire golf course

    A Lincolnshire golf course had 60 bookings within 10 minutes when it was announced people could play the sport again as coronavirus restrictions are eased.

    Seacroft Golf Club

    Golf, tennis, angling and basketball are among the sports taking tentative steps in allowing the general public to return to participation.

    Seacroft Golf Club in Skegness is allowing members to play in pairs and has implemented measures to make sure people can play safely.

    Staff say they aren't surprised by the response, as people are keen to get out, and the nature of the sport means it's easier for people to socially distance.

  5. 'Common sense' approach for police as lockdown eases

    Police say they will continue to use a "common sense" approach to dealing with potential coronavirus breaches as the lockdown eases in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

    Two police officers

    Humberside Police said the pandemic had been a challenging time for police officers who have had to "balance" dealing with new legislation with day-to-day policing.

    The government announced that from today, people can take unlimited exercise, as well as new rules about meeting people outside of their household.

    Ch Con Lee Freeman said adhering to social distancing guidelines isn't something police can deal with, but gatherings of three people or more from outside their household aren't allowed.

    He said: "Our policing approach at Humberside Police will continue to use common sense and discretion.

    "We will continue to deliver day-to-day policing and where we see potential breaches, we will engage, explain and encourage members of the public to comply with the new rules.

    "As before, we will only use enforcement where we feel we have no other option," he added.

  6. Funeral held for Boston Pilgrim nurse with Covid-19

    NHS colleagues at Boston Pilgrim Hospital have paid tribute to their colleague Anuj Kumar at his funeral today following his death after testing positive for coronavirus.

    Funeral procession

    Staff nurse Anujkumar Kuttikkottu Pavithran, 44, died last month at the hospital where he worked.

    He was the first front-line health worker in Lincolnshire to die after contracting the virus.

    He leaves behind a wife and two children.

    Neighbours stood at the end of their drives to pay their respects.

    His funeral was held at Boston crematorium and the ceremony was streamed online.

  7. National praise for Lincolnshire health workers

    The head of NHS England has praised the way Lincolnshire's health and social workers have been handling the coronavirus pandemic.

    During Tuesday's government briefing, Professor Stephen Powis, medical director of NHS England, highlighted the work being done in the county:

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    Quote Message: Finally, to pay tribute to all the health and social care staff in Lincolnshire, who I know have been doing a magnificent job in that particular setting of a mainly rural part of the country." from Professor Stephen Powis Medical director, NHS England
    Professor Stephen PowisMedical director, NHS England
  8. Three arrested after discovery of class A drugs

    Three men have been arrested after police found a quantity of what they believe are class A drugs at a property in Scunthorpe.

    Scene of raid

    Officers from Humberside Police's Op Galaxy team carried out a warrant at an address on Cole Street shortly before midday on Tuesday.

    They carried out a search of the property and three men were arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply, police say.

    All three remain in custody while inquiries continue.

  9. Lincolnshire's Wednesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Cold and windy with a mixture of sunny spells, variable amounts of cloud and scattered showers at times, fed by brisk northerly winds.

    This evening, the showers will fade away to leave it dry.

    Overnight, it will be fine with clear spells, although areas of cloud may drift in from the North Sea too.

    Winds will ease in the small hours:

    Weather graphic
  10. Flood prevention work gets under way in Grimsby

    Work is to be carried out on two streets in Grimsby to reduce the risk of flooding, it's been confirmed.

    Flood sign

    The improvements, which will start this month, will take place on Peaksfield Avenue and Willingham Street.

    Owners of a number of properties on Willingham Street will also be contacted to arrange surveys to measure for the installation of flood doors, air brick covers and openings for gas and electricity points for further protection.

    The works, costing just under £500,000, are being fully funded by the Environment Agency and Anglian Water.

    Quote Message: I’m pleased we’ve been able to work with our partners at the Environment Agency and Anglian Water to fund and deliver these improvements which will directly benefit residents of Willingham Street and Peaksfield Avenue." from Councillor Stewart Swinburn North East Lincolnshire Council
    Councillor Stewart SwinburnNorth East Lincolnshire Council