The new head of tourism organisation Visit Lincolnshire says he's working with councils to look at reducing car parking charges in the centre of Lincoln.
Mike Timson has taken over the top job at the organisation which helps drive up visitor numbers and investment in the city and the surrounding area.
He says he'd like to see a park and ride service introduced in the south of Lincoln.
Lincolnshire's evening weather forecast
It should be a dry end to the day in Lincolnshire.
Here's the latest forecast:
Red Arrows arrive back in Lincolnshire
The Red Arrows arrived back in Lincolnshire this lunchtime from their tour of North America and Canada.
The aerial display team landed back at their base at RAF Scampton after an 11-week tour, which included displays in New York, San Francisco, Vancouver and Washington D.C.
Families and friends were waiting to greet the crew when the touched down.
Largely sunny afternoon ahead for Lincolnshire
It should be a dry afternoon in Lincolnshire, though there's the slight chance of a shower in places.
Here's the latest forecast:
Special constables needed as numbers fall
More special constables are needed to join Humberside Police after the force said it had seen a drop in numbers over the last three years.
Special constables are unpaid volunteers who have full police powers, uniforms and equipment.
Some of these trained volunteers have gone on to become full-time regular officers.
Assistant Chief Constable Paul Anderson said: "We have been actively recruiting over the past two years and I do not think it will be any surprise that of the pool of people that have joined the regulars, a large number have come from the specials."
Red Arrows due to arrive back in county after US tour
All eyes are on the skies this lunchtime to catch a glimpse of the Red Arrows coming back home to Lincolnshire.
They're returning from an eleven-week tour of North America and Canada, which included displays in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Families are waiting for the aerobatic team at the Reds home in RAF Scampton.
Hospital trust remains in special measures
A hospital trust will remain in special measures for a third year amid concerns about patient care.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) was given a "requires improvement" rating after visits to Boston and Lincoln hospitals.
A new 3G sports pitch and 75 homes could be built on Ravendale Sports Ground in Lincoln.
The plans, put forward by Lincoln College, would see the current facilities at the site enhanced, including laying three new football pitches.
The homes will include energy efficiency and low energy measures in a bid to reduce the impact on the environment.
Lincoln College says they would “respect the setting and character of the surrounding residential areas”.
Lincoln College Group Director of Finance and Commercial Tom Dannatt says the plans will bring great benefits to the area:
We are confident that this proposal would enhance sports facilities in the community; open up and improve an underused green space and provide new homes for young people and families."
Union boss attacks council over health visitor pay row
Unite leader Len McCluskey has accused Lincolnshire County Council of "failing its public duty" to resolve an ongoing dispute about health visitors' pay.
Since July more than 70 health workers have walked out on numerous occasions for a total of 32 days.
They argue that since the county council took over their contracts from NHS two years ago they haven't had a pay increase, meaning they've lost £2,000 a year.
Speaking at the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association, in Harrogate, earlier Mr McCluskey said the "cash-rich county council' was forcing through a "two-tier system to divide workers".
He said Lincolnshire families with young children are suffering the consequences of a reduced service.
Let me be clear to those council bosses sitting in Lincolnshire county hall. You are failing in your public duty to resolve the impasse and pay your health visitors what is theirs."
Lincolnshire County Council say they have always valued the work of health visitors, are committed to working collaboratively with the workforce and would welcome further constructive talks with Unite.
Train operator Northern's franchise under scrutiny
Train operator Northern, which runs services across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, has been asked by the government to submit proposals suggesting how it can improve its service for passengers, or it faces being removed from the franchise.
During a Transport Committee session, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said he had issued a “request for proposals” as Northern's service had been poor.
In a statement on Friday, Transport for the North said it believed the franchise should be taken into public hands, via what’s known as an Operator of Last Resort (OLR).
The OLR is, on behalf of the government, currently in charge of LNER, the East Coast Mainline intercity franchise.
Mr Shapps told MPs he has asked train operator Arriva and the OLR for a “list of proposals” because the franchise “cannot continue delivering in the current delivery method".
'Organised' lead thief gangs target Lincolnshire churches
At least 30 incidents of lead theft from church roofs have taken place in Lincolnshire so far this year.
Replacing stolen lead costs tens of thousands of pounds and historic buildings are often left without a proper roof for weeks following such thefts.
Police and insurers believe organised gangs are behind the attacks.
St Peter and St Paul’s in Gosberton had an estimated 12 tonnes of lead stripped from its roof in May - and, as this video shows, water is still coming into the building when it rains:
The Reverend Ian Walters, the vicar at St Peter and St Paul’s, says it's hit him and the congregation hard:
It has been very devastating and very depressing really, because every time it rains we go, 'Oh no'"
Ambulance service bosses say it's partly down to the level of abuse workers receive while doing their job.
The government say it's funding a number of initiatives for emergency workers to tackle stigma around mental health.
The Reverend Kev Charles, chaplain and staff support lead at EMAS, says support is in place:
We became the first ambulance service in the country to sign the 'Blue Light Pledge' which is to fight the stigma of mental health in the workplace. We also use a ambulance service charity which offers one-on-one counselling."
Severe disruption: Lincolnshire both ways
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Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from Spa Road to Waterside North.
Lincolnshire - Baggholme Road in Lincoln closed in both directions from the Spa Road junction to the Waterside North junction, because of flooding.
To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time
Bad weather delays Red Arrows return
The Red Arrows say they'll have to stay in Greenland for another 24 hours following bad weather.
The team are on their way back from Canada and North America where they've been on an 11- week tour.
Older children, children with disabilities, and those with brothers and sisters who need to be kept together, are struggling to find adoptive families in Lincolnshire, according to the county council.
These children often end up waiting the longest time to find a home, the council says.
As a result, the authority's now running information events in Lincoln - one today and one on Thursday - for anyone interested in adopting.
Anne Johnson, adoption team manager at the county council, says the authority's looking for all sorts of different people to be adoptive parents:
Nobody is too old. You can adopt if you're single, you can adopt if you're gay and we have some really successful same-sex couples in Lincolnshire."
Fraud costs county council £1.3m in lost council tax
£1.3m is being claimed incorrectly in single-person discount on council tax in Lincolnshire, it's been revealed.
It follows a review of 75,000 households across the county.
Lincolnshire County Council says it has a zero tolerance approach to council tax fraud, which it says "takes money away from local services and is unfair on the majority of people who pay the correct bill".
Lucy Pledge, head of internal audit and risk management, says the authority will now look into other types of fraud:
Over the coming months, our next focus will be on procurement fraud, financial mismanagement and identifying where business rates have not been paid."
Lincolnshire Police said no arrests had been made, but confirmed officers had interviewed a 55-year-old man at a police station in Essex on Friday relating to a suspected offence of malicious communication.
Lincoln's homeless to get more mental health support
Rough sleepers in Lincoln should soon get swifter access to mental health treatment.
NHS England says new funding has been used to hire specialist staff trained in dealing with trauma, including psychiatrists and nurses.
The funding, estimated to be worth about £60,000 per person, means homeless people can be given more face-to-face contact, the health service adds.
Lincoln is one of seven cities which will benefit once the services go live after Christmas.
New national ploughing champion crowned at Nocton
Over the weekend around 250 competitors battled it out to be named the British national ploughing champion in Lincolnshire.
The 69th British National Ploughing Championships took place in Nocton.
After two days of competing Evan Watkin was named Supreme Champion of Great Britain and awarded the Ken Chappell Trophy.
Watch: Monday's weather forecast for Lincolnshire
Weather Presenter, BBC Look North
After a chilly start we're going to see heavy and persistent rain pushing its way up from the south.
The RAF Service Panel found the pilot, Flt Lt David Stark, was almost certainly distracted and fatigued - factors which led to the crash.
But they said no blame could be attached to Cpl Bayliss.
Family solicitor Tom Spearpoint said the report also highlighted the need for more training for engineers before they travel in jets.
"Had Jonathan had more training and been more aware of the risks this manoeuvre entailed, it's possible he would have appreciated it at that critical movement and may well have have been able to eject," he said.
Flt Lt Stark suffered non-life threatening injuries after ejecting from the plane.
He said he was "horrified" when informed of his result.
But after saying he'd never taken recreational or performance enhancing drugs, he then refused to disclose further information.
Mr Dearden then failed to attend a hearing or respond to further requests which, according to the rules, is automatically considered to be an admission of the offence and that taking them was intentional.
A spokesperson for Lincoln Rugby Club said:
"Lincoln Rugby Club are thoroughly disappointed in the behaviour of this
"We do not condone substance abuse and have a zero tolerance
policy towards drug taking."
The headteacher of a school attended by a teenage boy who was injured in a crash in Lincolnshire yesterday has described the scene shortly after the collision.
A 15-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision in North Hykeham between a bike she was travelling on and a lorry shortly after 17:00 on Wednesday evening.
A 14-year-old boy who was also travelling on the bike remains in hospital with serious injuries.
Dale Hardy, the headteacher of the boy's school, Sir Robert Pattinson Academy, says he was at a parents' evening when he found out about the crash.
Teachers ran out to help provide support at the incident, he said:
We heard a helicopter circling. People coming onto site they were telling us there'd been a collision outside, potentially with youngsters involved. That's the most awful news to a headteacher - really, really difficult to face. But something had to be done."
School left 'heartbroken' over teenager's bicycle death
Students at a school in Lincolnshire have been left "heartbroken" after one of their fellow pupils was killed when the bike she was riding on collided with a lorry, the headteacher has said.
The 15-year-old girl, a pupil at North Kesteven Academy, was pronounced dead at the scene on Station Road in North Hykeham at about 17:10 yesterday.
The girl is believed to have been travelling on a bicycle with a 14-year-old boy when the collision happened.
The boy has been left with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.
A steady stream of school children has been laying flowers at the junction with Newark Road this morning.
Many of them have been in tears, with a member of school staff there to comfort children.
The school's headteacher, Jo Cunniliffe, says everyone was "heartbroken to hear of the death of one of our students".
The headteacher of Sir Robert Pattinson Academy, the boy's school, says staff and students' "thoughts and prayers are with both families at this awful time".
'Find a green space' for your mental health
People with anxiety, stress and depression should be prescribed contact with nature to ease the burden on the NHS, according to new research.
Lincolnshire's Wildlife Trust says that even "walking around your nearest green space" can be beneficial.
The University of Essex have released a study to mark World Mental Health day.
They found people reported feeling significantly better after taking part in outdoor projects.
It's just those little things like, in your lunch hour, going for a walk but not just walking around the shops and probably spending money. But finding your nearest green space, or if there's a river you can walk by.
Girl on bike dies in North Hykeham lorry crash
A 15-year-old girl has died after a bicycle she and another teenager were riding on collided with a lorry in North Hykeham.
It happened at about 17:10 yesterday evening on Station Road (pictured).
The girl was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 14-year-old boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries which aren't believed to be life-threatening.
Anyone who saw what happened is being asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101.
This devastating incident has not only had a major impact on the families of these teenagers, but it has shocked the community. It has been difficult for everyone involved and our thoughts are with the families."
Boating will return to Boultham Park in Lincoln after an improvements project was approved by city councillors.
City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee backed the scheme last night, which will see a 10-boat pontoon built and a series of fishing pegs installed around the lake.
A new viewing platform, seating area and five pieces of public art in the park are also included in the plan.
Tammy Smalley, head of conservation at Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, which supported the plan, said the project will help improve the biodiversity of the park.
Everything we are involved in is because we want to recover nature. The reason we are giving our time to this project is because we believe the city council is doing the right thing and the Boultham Park restoration is the way forward."
Two hurt as lorry and cycle collide in North Hykeham
Two people have been seriously injured in a collision involving a lorry and a cyclist in Lincolnshire.
It happened just after 17:00 yesterday afternoon on Station Road in North Hykeham, with two people taken to hospital for treatment as a result.
The road was closed for several hours following the crash as police carried out their investigations.
Officers are appealing for anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.
Severe accident: A1434 Lincolnshire both ways
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A1434 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, at Station Road.
A1434 Lincolnshire - A1434 Newark Road in North Hykeham closed and queues at the Station Road junction, because of an accident.
To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time
Rail routes reopen but disruption expected
Trains are now running between Lincoln and Newark after a person was hit by a train, but disruption is expected to continue into this evening: