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This evening's forecast for Lincolnshire

Tonight will be mostly cloudy with spells of rain and drizzle moving in from the east:

Tomorrow, is expected to be largely dry with some bright or sunny spells.

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Flood damage 'can't be allowed to happened again' - NFU

The National Farmers Union has described the flooding of arable land in Lincolnshire as "absolutely devastating".

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More than 1,500 acres of farmland are underwater at Short Ferry, near Lincoln, and many other fields around the county are waterlogged.

The NFU says the issue must be taken seriously.

We have got to have a big discussion about how we deal with water, going forward. We cannot continue to try to do it on the cheap. We need to invest in infrastructure, we need to invest in maintenance because we cannot allow these things to continue to happen."

Stuart RhodesVice Chairman, National Farmers Union
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His comments came as the Environment Secretary, Theresa Villiers, visited a flood alleviation scheme in Lincoln. She said farmers will be able to apply for grants of up to £25,000 for uninsurable losses.

Roads remain closed due to flooding

Lincolnshire Police say a number of roads across the county remain closed due to flooding:

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Home visits for people at risk of flooding

Environment Agency officers are knocking on the doors of homes at risk of flooding in Lincolnshire.

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Officials says river levels remain extremely high on the Lower Witham, between Lincoln and Boston, and on the River Ancholme.

They say that although the situation appears to be improving, the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum remains ready to deliver a coordinated response, if needed.

Crops could be 'written off' due to Lincolnshire flooding

A Lincolnshire farmer says a national produce crisis is looming as thousands of acres of farmland is waterlogged or flooded following recent heavy rain.

flooded land
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The managing director of Lincolnshire Field Products, Robin Hancox, says hundreds of acres of potatoes and cabbages could be "written off" as farmers struggle to lift them.

The farmer, from Spalding, says he and many other, are unable to drill winter wheat, which will have serious consequences for the national wheat crop next summer.

Nine Environment Agency flood warnings remain in place in Lincolnshire.

Watch: Bridlington PCSO 'oldest in the country'

A Police Community Support Officer who is still working at the age of 71 says she keeps going because of job satisfaction.

Liz Smith joined Humberside Police when she was 58-years-old and is still going strong.

Liz patrols six villages around Bridlington on a moped and says she loves being out in the community and helping people.

Dozens of weapons taken off Lincolnshire's streets

A machete and an imitation firearm are among the 100 weapons seized or surrendered as part of a police operation in Lincolnshire.

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Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police said 64 of the weapons were confiscated during targeted raids or searches while a further 36 were handed in by members of the public.

They include a machete recovered in Sleaford, an imitation fire arm found on Lincoln's Ermine estate and a knife that had been taken into the Lindum Medical Practice in Lincoln.

The force said 67 people have been arrested so far as part of Operation Raptor.

New flood warning issued for Lincolnshire

A fresh flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency this morning.

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Environment Agency

The latest warning covers Car Dyke, Billinghay Skirth and tributaries in the Billinghay area.

Flood warnings mean flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

There are now eight flood warnings in place across Lincolnshire.

Thousands of homes to be built in flood zones

BBC Science and Environment

Almost 10,000 new homes could be built on some of the most flood-prone areas of England, a Greenpeace investigation has found.

A flooded house
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They include hundreds of new-builds in Sheffield and Doncaster, the towns hit hardest by the latest floods.

The Environment Agency told the BBC that virtually all planning applications last year followed its advice on flood risk.

The Greenpeace study comes as hundreds of flood-hit homes in South Yorkshire are still evacuated.

More than 5,000 homes have been proposed in high-risk zones of Lincolnshire, where roads and thousands of acres of farmland have been flooded in the last few days.

The research also highlighted a 3,100-home "new town" near Stainforth, less than two miles from Fishlake, the village where hundreds of people have been forced from their homes because of flooding.

'Record' river levels in Lincolnshire - Environment Agency

The Environment Agency says the River Ancholme and River Witham in Lincolnshire have reached record high levels.

Flood in Lincolnshire
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Officers say they've made maximum use of flood storage reservoirs upstream of Lincoln overnight, to protect the city.

Environment Agency Flood Risk Manager Ben Thorley told BBC Radio Lincolnshire it will take days for water levels to fall due to the slow drainage systems of the Ancholme and Witham.

He added that a meeting will be held with the emergency services and drainage boards later today to assess the risks to homes and land.

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire train services hit by flooding

BBC News Travel

There are several problems on Yorkshire and Lincolnshire's rail services just now due to flooding.

TransPennine Express services are currently suspended between Sheffield and Scunthorpe due to flooding in the Kirk Sandall area, near Doncaster.

Train operator Northern is also unable to run services between Doncaster and Goole due to the Kirk Sandall flooding.

Northern trains between Doncaster and Scunthorpe will run at a reduced speed, not calling at Kirk Sandall.

Passengers needing to stop at Kirk Sandall are being asked to use rail replacement buses between Doncaster and Goole.

Disruption on these routes are expected to continue for the rest of the day, according to National Rail Enquiries.

Meanwhile, rail services are also affected between Sheffield and Lincoln Central/Gainsborough Central/Retford/Worksop, and also between Leeds and Lincoln Central.

This is due to flooding near Kiveton Park, which means trains have to run at a reduced speed, with services delayed up to 30 minutes, cancelled or revised.

Further flood warnings in Lincolnshire after heavy rain

Following heavy rain over the last 24 hours, three more flood warnings have been issued for Lincolnshire.

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They cover the River Slea in Sleaford, Ruskington Beck and the River Glen at Surfleet Reservoir.

Several other flood warnings remain in place across the county, with an additional three for the River Trent on the Nottinghamshire border.

These warnings mean "flooding is expected and immediate action is required".

For the full list of current flood warnings, take a look at the government's Flood Information Service.

Flooding's also causing some travel problems this morning, with the A46 closed in both directions at Nettleton and the A156 closed between Lea and Marton.

Train services have also been suspended between Lincoln and Sheffield.

Fire service issues warning over driving through floodwater

Lincolnshire's weather

It's going to be a wet end to the day. Here's the latest forecast:

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BBC

Apology issued over A&E waiting times

Hospital bosses have apologised after new figures showed just 65% of A&E patients were seen within four hours last month.

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Google

In October, 15,139 people attended A&E at hospitals under United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust control.

However, just 9,723 (642%) were seen within the allotted four hours. The national target is set at 95%.

Simon Evans, director of operations at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "Our A&E performance is not where we want it to be and we would like to apologise for this.

"Over recent months we have seen a significant increase in the number of very poorly patients attending at our A&Es, as well as cases of the winter vomiting bug norovirus.

"This has coincided with a reduction in the number of patients being discharged from our hospitals, which has unfortunately resulted in long delays for some of our patients in A&E."

Concerns over Lincolnshire's weather forecast

Residents and farmers are being warned to brace themselves for more heavy rain in Lincolnshire:

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Some residents have been evacuated from Short Ferry Caravan Park near Bardney as a precaution:

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BBC

Canal boat owners on Lincoln's Fossdyke are also bracing themselves as water levels rise again.

Up to 45mm of rain is expected.

Flood warnings remain in place across Lincolnshire

There are still five flood warnings in place across Lincolnshire.

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Gov.uk

The Environment Agency warnings mean "flooding is expected, immediate action is required".

The Met Office is warning heavy rain could lead to more flooding and damage in the county.

Up to 45mm of rain is expected later.

Environment Agency criticised over farmland flooding

A Lincolnshire farmer has criticised the Environment Agency for not doing enough to stop his farmland from flooding.

Henry Ward
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Henry Ward's land surrounds the Barlings Eau, near Lincoln, which burst its banks over the weekend.

He said more than a 1,000 acres of his land has been covered with between six and 10ft of water and he says he's not heard anything from the Environment Agency.

He told BBC Radio Lincolnshire: "They've not even spoken to me or my family.

"We're not a flood plain, it's open arable land and we're being used as a flood plain free of charge and we're expected to take the cost of this on the chin."

He posted the following footage online:

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The Environment Agency has said it is making plans to repair the Eau "as soon as ground and weather conditions allow" and is liaising with the National Farmers Union to offer support and advice to farmers affected by flooding.

Humberside Police plea for dangerous driving footage

Humberside Police is asking for people to submit footage of alleged driving offences online in an effort to improve road safety.

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The force's new online portal will allow people to upload footage of inappropriate or dangerous behaviour for officers to review to see if any action needs to be taken.

The force says members of the public can help to help keep roads safe and the move won't replace traditional patrols.

Lincolnshire para-athlete Arnold wins fourth World title

Lincolnshire-born Hollie Arnold has won her fourth consecutive F46 javelin world title at the World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai.

Hollie Arnold at Dubai
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Arnold, 25, threw 44.73m - a new championship record - to hold off the challenge from New Zealand's Holly Robinson, who broke Arnold's world record earlier this year.

The reigning Paralympic, European and Commonwealth champion told BBC Sport: "Throwing a personal best and getting that fourth world title, it means so much to me after such an up and down year.

"To be able to go out there and just feel like old Hollie again, I can't wait for Tokyo now."

Over 100 horses moved at flood-hit charity's site

More than 100 horses at an equine welfare charity's site in Lincolnshire are having to be moved due to flooding.

Flooding at Bransby Horses.
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Staff at Bransby Horses say current conditions aren't safe for the animals and they're working to keep them out of contaminated water.

Deputy team leader Jess Hester says they've got their work cut out moving them to other fields:

Some of our fields are coming up to our knees in water. It's all damp, it's quite muddy, it's cold. But we're all pulling together to make sure we're giving these horses the best care we possibly can."

Jess HesterBransby Horses
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FA Cup second round draw

Boston United will either face Wrexham or Rochdale away in the second round of the FA Cup.

FA Cup
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It's the first time the Pilgrims have got to this stage of the competition as a non-league club in 22 years.

Meanwhile, Lincoln City could be up against Coventry City, but they have to beat Ipswich Town in a replay first after drawing 1-1 at the weekend.

Flood warnings continue for Lincolnshire

A total of five flood warnings remain in place for Lincolnshire this morning.

Flood sign
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The affected areas are the River Witham, Low Barlings and the Short Ferry areas.

The warnings mean flooding is expected and "immediate action" is required.

For all the latest information, take a look at the government's Flood Information Service.

Flood warnings remain in place this evening

A number of flood warnings and flood alerts remain in place across Lincolnshire this evening.

Here's the latest picture:

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Environment Agency

Lincolnshire's latest weather forecast

It will be a dry but cold night in Lincolnshire.

Here's the latest forecast:

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BBC

Several flood warnings still in place

A number of flood warnings and flood alerts are still in place in Lincolnshire this lunchtime.

The Environment Agency has 12 Flood Warnings - meaning flooding is expected - and 25 flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible - currently in place across the county.

Here's the latest picture:

Environment Agency
Environment Agency

Lincolnshire's latest weather forecast

There's the chance of a shower in Lincolnshire this afternoon. Here's the latest forecast:

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BBC

Lincolnshire's Monday weather forecast

Early cloud and outbreaks of rain will soon clear eastwards leaving a fine day for Lincolnshire.

Here's the county's all-important weather forecast:

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BBC

Warning of icy roads as temperatures plummet in Lincolnshire

As icy conditions are forecast tonight, highways officials say roads will be hazardous because of the amount of standing water.

Gritters will be treating every A and B road in Lincolnshire tonight and during the early hours:

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Lincolnshire County Council spokesman, Darrell Redford, said: "Please remember that even treated roads can be hazardous, so do take care and drive to the conditions."

Council calls for help to assess flooding on county roads

Lincolnshire County Council is asking motorists to update the authority on the state of the county's roads after yesterday's heavy rain brought flooding to the region

Writing on Twitter the council called on drivers to help identify roads that are no longer flooded:

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Villagers take steps to prevent flooding in Scotter

Villagers are taking steps to avoid flood water getting into their homes after the River Eau overtopped in Scotter, near Gainsborough.

The village is one of the worst affected in Lincolnshire, with reports coming in that one home has waist high water in the kitchen.

Sturton by Stow and Blyton near Gainsborough, Middle Rasen and Grimoldby near Louth have also been hit by flood water.

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Torrential rain causes flooding in Lincolnshire villages

This is the scene in the village of Blyton, near Gainsborough, this morning.

Firefighters have spent the night pumping water away from homes at risk of flooding.

They're also dealing with flooding incidents in Middle Rasen, Grimoldby and Sturton by Stow.

Blyton near Gainsborough
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Sturton by Stow and Middle Rasen Primary Schools are both shut today because of flood water on nearby roads.

The A46 between Market Rasen and the Laceby roundabout is also closed.

Watch: Friday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

After yesterday's downpours today we will see some sunny spells and just a few showers across the region.

Some of those showers will be heavy and bring a little cloud with them.

Overnight the showers should start to ease and it will be largely dry and clear with temperatures dropping to as low as -4C in places:

Rail services affected by flooding

BBC News Travel

Rail passengers are being advised not to travel after flooding across Yorkshire left several lines underwater.

Flooded railway
PA Media

Trains in the following areas have been affected:

  • Services are currently unable to run between Sheffield and Gainsborough Central/Lincoln Central;
  • All lines between Barnsley and Huddersfield are closed due to severe flooding at Shepley;
  • Trains are unable to run between Sheffield and Leeds via Moorthorpe because of severe flooding at Moorthorpe;
  • Trains are currently unable to run between Goole and Sheffield due to dangerously high river levels that are expected to peak throughout the morning;
  • Flooding in the South Elmsall and Adwick area means trains are currently unable to run between Leeds and Doncaster;
  • Due to severe flooding across the TransPennine Express network, trains are unable to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Cleethorpes;
  • Severe flooding at Rotherham Central, Moorthorpe and Conisbrough is resulting in services between Sheffield and Doncaster being suspended until further notice.

Train services continue to be affected by flooding

Rail services in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are still being affected by flooding.

Here's the last from train operators CrossCountry and Northern:

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Vehicles rescued from flood water

Lincolnshire Police are warning motorists to take care in flood water after two vehicles had to be rescued in the county this afternoon:

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Council kept busy with flooding calls

With reports of flooding across the county, Lincolnshire County Council says it's currently getting a "high volume" of calls:

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Wet weather hits Remembrance poppy sales

Poppy sellers in Lincolnshire say the wet weather is putting a dampener on collections for the Royal British Legion this year.

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BBC

It's claimed donations are down by 20%.

More rain is forecast over the coming days ahead of Remembrance Sunday this weekend.

I've been collecting in Lincoln in the High Street the last three days. The weather has been appalling and I'm afraid to say it is hitting the collection."

David MitchellVolunteer, War Widows' Association

Flooding prompts Sturton by Stow village school to shut

A primary school has been forced to close as a result of flooding caused by heavy rain across Lincolnshire.

Sturton by Stow primary
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Sturton by Stow Primary is closing, with Lincolnshire Police saying High Street, the main route through the village, is now "impassable".

Elsewhere, a flood warning has been issued for Ruskington Beck while police in Horncastle say river levels there are also rising:

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Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It's a very unsettled day today with a yellow weather waning in place across much of the region and an amber warning across parts of South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

The rain is gong to be around for much of the day and it will be very heavy at times.

Temperatures will reach about 9C or 10C but it will feel cooler with the breeze.

Yellow weather warning for rain in place for Lincolnshire

A yellow weather warning for rain has been put in place for Lincolnshire.

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MET Office

The Met Office has said "prolonged rain" can be expected through Thursday and overnight into Friday which may bring disruption from flooding.

The warning is in place from 06:00 today to 06:00 on Friday.

Flooding could cause delays or cancellations to train and bus services and difficult driving conditions, the forecaster said.