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  1. Lincolnshire's evening weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    There'll be some snow and rain around in Lincolnshire this evening.

    Here's the latest forecast:

    Weather Forecast
  2. Preferred candidate for Lincolnshire top cop role revealed

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    East Midlands Deputy Chief Constable Chris Haward has been chosen as Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Marc Jones’ preferred candidate for the county’s new chief constable.

    Police officers

    If the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel approve the choice next Thursday, Mr Haward will be offered a £161,115 yearly salary - 12.7% higher than the advertised £142,896.

    The decision is a change from Mr Jones’ previous preferred candidate, Assistant Chief Constable of Derbyshire Police Paul Gibson.

    The process of searching for a new chief constable was restarted in October following “procedural complications”.

    The previously chosen replacement for Bill Skelly, who retires this month, was blocked due to “issues relating to the probable disclosure of candidates’ information” to the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel, which was meant to approve the new chief.

    After taking legal advice it became clear it would be complicated, costly and potentially lengthy to address, the PCC said.

    In a report before councillors set to meet next week, Mr Jones outlines how he and his chief executive worked with independent members to choose Mr Haward.

    A spokesman for Marc Jones said he would not comment until after the panel make their decision.

  3. Gritters head out onto Lincolnshire's roads

    Gritting teams will be heading out across Lincolnshire this afternoon, it's been confirmed.

    The Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning for snow for the county until 21:00.

    Meanwhile, 381 properties in one of the worst affected parts, Grantham, currently have no power:

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  4. Snow warning for motorists in Lincolnshire

    Police are warning motorists to be careful on Lincolnshire's roads because of snow.

    The force says it has received numerous calls because of problems.

    The council's highways department is working to get roads clear:

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  5. Lincolnshire's weather

    With some snow falling in parts of Lincolnshire this morning, here's the latest forecast:

    Weather Forecast
  6. Lincolnshire hospitals to get Covid-19 jab next week

    The trust which runs NHS hospitals in Lincolnshire says it's expecting to start offering the new coronavirus vaccine from next week.

    Pilgrim Hospital

    The first doses of the Covid vaccine are on their way to the UK after the medicines regulator approved the Pfizer/BioNTech jab on Wednesday.

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) says it's currently treating 249 patients with Covid-19 at its sites.

    Trust chief executive Andrew Morgan says the pressure has been on this week.

    Quote Message: We have had to cancel some care and treatment which we always regret. The number of Covid patients we've got and the number of staff who are absent at the moment has created some really difficult operational pressures for us." from Andrew Morgan ULHT chief executive
    Andrew MorganULHT chief executive
  7. Lincolnshire's evening weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    There'll be some rain around to end the day in Lincolnshire.

    Here's the latest forecast:

    Weather Forecast
  8. Lincolnshire's top cop vacancy finally set to be filled

    The person taking over as Lincolnshire's new top police officer should finally be named next week, it's been confirmed.

    Lincolnshire Police HQ

    Derbyshire's Assistant Chief Constable Paul Gibson was originally named by Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner as the preferred candidate to be the new Chief Constable.

    However, the process was halted because of "procedural problems" and the £143,000-a-year job was advertised again.

  9. Taxi drivers urged to be on alert over child exploitation

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    All Lincolnshire's taxi drivers are being trained to watch out for signs of child exploitation.

    Taxi sign on car

    Lincolnshire County Council says it is “committed to protecting” children from exploitation despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Chris Cook, chairman of Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership, said: “Exploitation is developing nationwide and we need to be ahead of the game”.

    Mr Cook added: "Children can be moved from place to place by taxi, so it is important that drivers have this type of training.

    "All taxi drivers across Lincolnshire are provided with training to spot signs of child exploitation."

    Between March 2019 and March 2020, Lincolnshire Police recorded 1,150 offences of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

    Within those offences, there were 1,014 victims and 716 offenders. The most reported offences were in Lincoln and West Lindsey.

  10. Man arrested for drug offences in police raid

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug offences as part of a police raid in Grimsby following reports from the local community about drug dealing activity.


    The 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs after police raided a property in Rutland Street on Tuesday.

    Officers seized a quantity of wraps believed to be Class A drugs, drug paraphernalia, a number of mobile phones and tablets, plus a number of weapons such as knives and a sword.

    Four high value bikes suspected of being stolen were also discovered inside the address, police say.

    Inquiries are ongoing to determine where the bikes have come from and who their rightful owners are, according to Humberside Police.

    The arrested man remains in custody, the force adds.

  11. Lincolnshire's Hollie Arnold reflects on I'm a Celebrity

    Lincolnshire Paralympic gold medalist Hollie Arnold has shared her experience of being a contestant on this year's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here.

    Hollie Arnold

    Hollie, from Holton le Clay, near Grimsby, is now back in her home county after becoming the first contestant to be voted out.

    She told the BBC: "I had no idea or expectations of what it was going to be like. I said to myself, ‘this is an amazing opportunity and you’ll get to meet some incredible people and just go there and enjoy it and face some fears'.

    "Instantly, I fell in love with everybody and had the best time ever. And I did face a lot of fears – I feel like I’ve learned a lot about myself and I still wish I was there because I miss the guys.

    "It’s such an intense moment and you’re like, ‘please don’t be me’ - but unfortunately it was.

    “It was very strange waking up the next day and not being there. It’s very odd how quickly you get used to it and to the people."

    Despite being the first out, she says she hopes her family and friends are proud of her.

  12. Grimsby tip waste transformed into Christmas wonderland

    Rubbish discarded at a recycling centre in Grimsby has become a visitor attraction after being transformed by workers into a Christmas winter wonderland.

    The scene at the tip

    Staff at the Community Recycling Centre on Estuary Way created a festive scene at the site using old tyres, traffic cones and other waste.

    Employee Matty Harlow said people were visiting to "look at what we've done, they say it's like a day out".

    Among the festive scenes are Minions, characters from the Despicable Me films, made out of old tyres stacked together and painted in a Christmas theme wearing Santa hats.

    There are also snowmen, elves, Christmas trees and Father Christmas pulling a sledge.

    Will Wooliss, one of the workers who helped create the scene, said: "It's all just recycling stuff that's been brought onto the site by members of the public.

    "We've wrapped them in lights and baubles and also painted them up."