All residents and staff at Lincolnshire care homes have now been given their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, it's been confirmed.Copyright: BBC
Health bosses said on Friday they hoped to meet the target in the next few days and have now officially confirmed they've achieved their goal.
Because of the government decision to delay the second dose from 21 days to 12 weeks, the second round of jabs is likely to be in April or May.
Coronavirus infection rates have started edging up again in Lincoln, Boston and South Kesteven, the latest figures show.Copyright: BBC
Infection levels in the county are still below the England average, however.
Tony McGinty, assistant director of public health in Lincolnshire, says now is not the time to be complacent.Quote Message: What we haven't seen particularly is that really obvious decline. We're holding our own. There are green shoots of improvement. We need to keep on with the precautions." from Tony McGinty Assistant director of public health, Lincolnshire
This morning will be dry with increasing hazy sunshine. In the afternoon, spells of rain will push in from the west. Moderate south-westerly winds. Staying cold.Copyright: BBC
It will be a cold night in Lincolnshire.
Here's the latest forecast:Copyright: BBC
Police are appealing for help to identify these three men seen in CCTV images in connection with a robbery in Grimsby:Copyright: Humberside Police
It happened at about 21:00 on Thursday 21 January as a man biked along Chantry Lane, according to Humberside Police.
The victim was attacked by three unknown men and suffered a serious injury to his face and head which required hospital treatment.
His injuries are not life-threatening, officers say.
Anyone with information about the incident, or who recognises the men pictured above, is being asked to get in touch with police.
The number of vicars in Lincolnshire could be cut due to financial challenges faced by the Diocese of Lincoln, including the coronavirus pandemic, the acting Bishop of Lincoln has warned.Copyright: BBC
The Rt Revd Dr David Court, who's also the Bishop of Grimsby, says the church needs to be "creative" in how it approaches the current situation.
The Diocese of Lincoln cannot continue to afford the number of vicars it currently has and the coronavirus pandemic has also hit its finances, he says
Job roles will also be under review, he adds.Quote Message: Like lots of organisations, we've taken quite a severe hit locally. Collections are down and churches have not been able to hold fetes and fairs over the last year. So that has - and will have - a big impact." from Rt Revd Dr David Court Acting Bishop of Lincoln
Lincolnshire's top scientist says he wants people to look at the huge rise in the numbers dying since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic started and remember it can be "a killer".Copyright: Reuters/Lee Smith/File Photo
Before the pandemic, around 23 deaths a week would be recorded in December in Lincolnshire.
But Professor Derek Ward, the county's director of public health, says that number has now gone up significantly:Quote Message: In that one week last month, we had 301 actual death registrations in Lincolnshire, so I come back to that point: Covid is a killer. Let's make sure we stick with our 'hands, face, space' message." from Professor Derek Ward Director of public health, Lincolnshire
A police van was among the vehicles involved in several collisions and other incidents caused by snow and ice in south Lincolnshire this weekend.
Motorists are still being warned of hazardous conditions in some parts of the county this morning:
Snow and ice is causing problems for parts of Lincolnshire.
Several schools have closed in the south of the county, online lessons will still go ahead.
Meanwhile motorists are being warned that roads are still dangerous in some parts following yesterday's bad weather.
After a frosty and clear start to the day, there will be crisp sunshine. It will stay dry and fine for the rest of the day but with a moderate westerly breeze.
This evening will be chilly, dry and clear. Into the night, it will stay dry but cloud cover will increase from the south-west. Staying breezy.Copyright: BBC
Lincolnshire's care home staff and residents should have all had their first Covid jab by this weekend, it's been confirmed.Copyright: Kirsty O'Connor/Pool via Reuters
Martin Fahy, the county's director of nursing, says three quarters of residents and staff have already had the jab.
Lincolnshire’s health services had been “at great guns” since the start of the vaccine roll-out, he added.
"We’re on track to complete all our care homes by this weekend, so we’re really excited about that," he told BBC Radio Lincolnshire.Quote Message: Lincolnshire is very much ahead of the game and we’re making really good progress." from Martin Fahy Director of nursing, Lincolnshire