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  1. Dogs are focus of research into effect of lockdown

    A Lincolnshire professor is examining the effect of the coronavirus lockdown on our four-legged friends.

    Dog on beach

    Professor Daniel Mills, from the University of Lincoln, wants to find out how dogs are behaving now - and whether that will change in the future when their owners are spending less time at home now lockdown restrictions are being eased.

    Prof Mills has launched a survey for owners to take part in around the globe.

    He says it's a unique opportunity to examine the impact on dogs of major changes to their routine.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from A52 Grantham North to B1174 Grantham South.

    A1 Lincolnshire - A1 closed, long delays and queues in both directions from Grantham North in Grantham to Grantham South in Lincolnshire, because of a police investigation.

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

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    Severe accident: M180 Lincolnshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M180 Lincolnshire eastbound severe accident, from J4 for A15 to J5 for A18.

    M180 Lincolnshire - M180 partially blocked and it's heavy eastbound from J4, A15 (Scawby) to J5, A18 (Barnetby Top), because of an accident.

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

  4. First boats pass through new Boston flood barrier

    The first vessels have travelled through the £100m Boston Flood Barrier project this afternoon:

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    A moveable gate has been built across the River Witham along with new flood defences on both banks of the River Haven.

    Boston flood barrier

    The scheme will help protect more than 14,000 properties in the area from tidal flooding, according to the Environment Agency.

    It also includes a new building to enable operation of the barrier.

  5. Multi-million pound beach replenishment to begin

    A £7m scheme to replenish Lincolnshire’s beaches with sand and reduce the risk of flooding begins today.


    The project will see sand dredged from the seabed and pumped onto beaches between Saltfleet and Gibraltar Point to replace sand lost over winter.

    Replenishing the sand means it takes the brunt of the waves’ energy, which helps prevent flooding.

    The work is expected to take six weeks to complete.

  6. Tributes paid to Lincolnshire councillor Lewis Strange

    Tributes have been paid to councillor Charles Lewis Strange following his death.

    Charles Lewis Strange

    Charles Lewis Strange, who was Conservative councillor on both West Lindsey District Council and Lincolnshire County Council, died on Thursday following a short illness.

    The Gainsborough Conservative group said he was "dedicated and passionate" and would be "sorely missed".

    Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh said he had been "deeply saddened" by Mr Strange's death, describing him as "a wonderful man".

    He said on Twitter: "The very best of Lincolnshire; kind and dedicated. As straight as an arrow and always ready with honest, sound advice. A superb councillor. Greatly loved and missed."

  7. Back to school for some pupils in Skegness after lockdown

    For thousands of children in Lincolnshire, today is the first day back at school after a 10-week absence.

    Primary pupils are back in some schools across England following the coronavirus lockdown, but there's a mixed picture in how they're reopening, with schools in some areas staying shut.

    At The Richmond School in Skegness this morning, all pupils in reception, Year 1 and Year 6 were able to return.

    It's only after hard work by staff, including headteacher Caroline Wellsted and deputy headteacher Jo Hazard, who've been busy getting things ready for the pupils' return:

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    Video caption: Some children at Richmond School in Skegness are finally back in class.

    Schools have remained open throughout the coronavirus restrictions for the children of key workers and vulnerable children - but from today many more pupils are able to return.

    But there have been fears about safety from teachers' unions and some local authorities and many schools are not yet taking back more pupils.

    However, Jo Stokes and Alison Clements, parents of children at The Richmond School, say they're happy for their children to go back into class:

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    Video caption: Some children at Richmond School in Skegness are finally back in class.

    Education Secretary Gavin Williamson says children need to catch up with missed lessons and at school they "will be with their teachers and friends again".

  8. 'We're not taking any chances' - Primary school head

    A Lincolnshire primary school says it's introduced strict safety measures so it is safe to welcome back some students today.

    St Georges Primary Academy

    Primary pupils are back in some schools in England - but surveys suggest half of parents might have kept their children at home.

    There is a very mixed local picture in how schools are reopening, and in some areas schools will remain shut. Children in Reception, Years 1 and 6 are able to return, with many having been out of school for 10 weeks.

    St George's Church of England Community Primary (pictured), in Gainsborough, is one of those that has reopened, with children being kept in "bubbles" of six, classrooms rearranged to allow for social distancing and many lessons to be taught outside.

    Quote Message: We're not going to take any chances with our children's safety or the parents and teachers as well, so we have an awful lot of safety measures in place. The classrooms look incredibly different and things are set further apart." from Katie Barry Headteacher, St George's Church of England Community Primary
    Katie BarryHeadteacher, St George's Church of England Community Primary
  9. Man arrested in connection with attack on Louth shop

    A man has been charged with attempted robbery in connection with an incident at a shop in Louth.

    Lincoln Magistrates Court

    Lincolnshire Police say a man carrying an axe walked into the Premier Express Store, in Newmarket, on Sunday and demanded cash but left empty handed after being challenged by staff.

    The force said a 44-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident and is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates' Court later today.

  10. Ammunition found in beach WW2 aircraft wreckage

    Ammunition has been found in a World War Two aircraft which was discovered on a beach 76 years after it crash landed.


    Graham Holden and his partner found the wreckage after shifting sands uncovered the site at Cleethorpes.

    A Royal Navy bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion to "safely dispose of the items" on Saturday.

    The aeroplane is believed to be an RAF Bristol Beaufighter which crashed soon after take-off in April 1944.

    Royal Navy Bomb Disposal team
  11. Lincolnshire's Monday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    It'll be a fine morning with plenty of sunshine, although some clouds may form in the afternoon.

    Things will stay fine through the evening with late sunshine.

    Overnight, areas of mist, fog and low cloud may spread west from the North Sea.

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  12. Axe-wielding robber attempts to steal cash from shop

    Police are appealing for information after a man armed with an axe attempted to steal money from a shop in Louth.

    Police car

    The man walked into the Premier Express Store, in Newmarket, at about 09.00 on Sunday before threatening staff with the axe and demanding they hand over any cash

    However, staff members challenged the suspect and he left the scene empty handed in a red Fiat Punto with another man.

    Lincolnshire Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.