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  1. Freezing dyke crash PC nominated for bravery award

    A police officer who jumped into a freezing cold dyke to rescue a man who was trapped in his car has been nominated for a bravery award.

    PC Phil McAllister

    PC Phil McAllister came to the rescue after the man lost control of his vehicle in icy conditions and ended up trapped upside down in a water-filled dyke in Pinchbeck, in December.

    The man managed to call 999 and PC McAllister was alerted.

    The conditions were treacherous and without a thought for his own safety he entered the freezing cold water, Lincolnshire Police said.

    If he had waited for specialist units to arrive, the outcome could have been very different, it added.

    After entering the water, the officer was able to smash a window, allowing him to keep the man's head above the water until help arrived.

    The Police Bravery Awards are due to take place in London on 9 December.

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  3. Tributes paid to motorcyclist killed in Lissington crash

    The family of a motorcyclist who died in a crash have paid tribute to him, and his passion for motorbikes that started when he was just 12 years old.

    Keith Smith

    Keith Smith, 70, was riding on the B1202 at Lissington, Lincolnshire, on 6 October when he collided with a car towing a trailer.

    He died at the scene.

    His family said he was a "much-loved husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, granddad, uncle and friend," who was a well-loved member of the local karate, trials bike and Triumph owners' club communities.

    They said he had covered hundreds of thousands of miles over the years on his motorbike, mostly with his wife of almost 50 years as a pillion.

    In a statement they said: "Keith was our rock, the man who was always dependable, reliable and on time.

    "He was always busy with a project and always on the go. He was successful in whatever he turned his hand to, be it family life, work or hobbies.

    "Keith was our hero, such a quiet, loving, unassuming man and we’ll miss him forever."

    Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact them.

  4. Bin amnesty sees residents offered second chance

    Recycling bins that have not been emptied due to having the wrong items in them will now be collected as part of a council initiative to encourage people to get it right.

    Tagged recycling bin in Boston

    Boston Borough Council said a small number of residents were still putting non-recyclable items in the blue bin, meaning less waste was able to be recycled due to it being contaminated.

    The authority said it was offering residents a fresh start, but added that if bins continue to be tagged after this week enforcement action could be taken.

    Quote Message: It is down to each individual to take personal responsibility when it comes to recycling. It is important to ensure that the right materials go in the right bin. If we get it right, it gives the best opportunity for the materials to be recycled.” from Councillor Deborah Evans Boston Borough Council
    Councillor Deborah EvansBoston Borough Council
  5. Humberside Police say death of MP was "a despicable act"

    Natalie Glanvill

    Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

    Humberside Police says it's been asked by the Home Secretary to review security arrangements for MPs following the death of Conservative MP Sir David Amess, who was stabbed to death on Friday.

    Sir David Amess

    Sir David, 69, had been meeting constituents in Essex when he was stabbed multiple times. A 25-year-old British man is being held under the Terrorism Act.

    A spokesperson for Humberside Police said; “The fatal stabbing of MP Sir David Amess was a despicable act and quite rightly, has sent shockwaves across the UK."

    “The Home Secretary has asked all police forces to review security arrangements for MPs with immediate effect and we can confirm that we are underway with how we can do that for all MPs across the Humberside region.

    "We are working with other forces across the UK, along with the Home Office, to agree an approach on how best to ensure the safety of our MPs, and more widely, our communities at large.”

  6. Emiliano Sala: Man pleads guilty to flight charge

    An East Yorkshire man has pleaded guilty to a charge relating to the flight in which footballer Emiliano Sala died.

    A picture of Sala surrounded by flowers

    David Henderson admitted attempting to discharge a passenger without valid permission or authorisation.

    The plane carrying 28-year-old Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, from Lincolnshire, crashed into the English Channel in January 2019.

    Henderson, 66, will now go on trial on a separate charge, accused of endangering the safety of an aircraft.

    He entered the guilty plea when he asked to be rearraigned on the eve of his trial, as he appeared before High Court judge Mr Justice Foxton at Cardiff Crown Court.

    Read more here.

  7. Gold stolen while being unloaded in seaside car park

    Thieves have taken a quantify of gold after threatening staff while it was being unloaded in a car park in Ingoldmells, police have said.

    Fantast Island

    Lincolnshire Police said the gold was intended as stock for a trading stall at the Fantasy Island theme park, but was reportedly stolen by two men - who were in a Renault Scenic - on Thursday morning.

    The force has appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

  8. Our weather on Friday

    Katerina Christodoulou

    Look North weather presenter

    It's a chilly start for most of the region but will warm a little through the day.

    There will be sunny spells but some areas will see cloud and stronger winds.

    Find out more with my full forecast below:

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