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  1. Monday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be a dry and sunny day throughout Yorkshire, though it will still feel fairly chilly for this time of year.

    It should stay dry with plenty of sunshine in Lincolnshire too, although a few light showers may drift in from the north sea at times.

    Meanwhile tonight is expected to be dry with mostly clear skies across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

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  2. Be responsible, says PM as rules ease across England

    For the first time in months pub gardens, shops, hairdressers and restaurants can now reopen in England, as lockdown continues to ease.

    Felicity Bell

    Some pub gardens and hairdressers opened from midnight, while there were queues of people outside some shops.

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged everyone to "behave responsibly".

    The rule changes in England from Monday include:

    • All shops can reopen
    • Hairdressers, beauty salons and other close-contact services can open
    • Restaurants and pubs are allowed to serve food and alcohol to customers sitting outdoors
    • Gyms, spas, zoos, theme parks, libraries and community centres can all open
    • Members of the same household can take a holiday in England in self-contained accommodation
    • Up to 15 people can attend weddings and 30 can attend funerals
    • Children can attend any indoor children's activity
    • Care home visitors will increase to two per resident
    • Driving lessons can resume, with tests restarting on 22 April
    Felicity Bell

    Felicity Bell of The Boat Inn in Sprotbrough, Doncaster, has described the easing of lockdown as "fantastic" news for her pub, which has only managed one day of trading in 18 months due to coronavirus restrictions and flooding.

    "Bookings have been absolutely fantastic. We've been blown away with the response," she said.

    "We are pretty much fully booked for the first week entirely and every weekend going way into May is full."

  3. Friday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    It'll be a largely bright day for most of Yorkshire with lengthy spells of sunshine. Winds will be light so it may feel relatively warm in the sunshine.

    In Lincolnshire this morning will be dull with outbreaks of rain or drizzle in places. The day will then continue quite dreary with little chance of any sunshine.

    With largely clear skies and light winds likely tonight, it will turn quite cold across the whole Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region .

    A widespread frost is likely, but it should remain dry:

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  4. Suspected thieves dig up thousands of bluebell bulbs

    Two men and two women from Lincolnshire have been interviewed after about 8,000 bluebell bulbs were found dug up in a privately-owned wood in Norfolk, say police.

    Wood with bluebells

    Following a call about suspicious activity, officers found large sacks and mail bags filled with recently uprooted bulbs from the wood in the Fakenham area, according to police.

    A walker reported seeing people acting suspiciously in the wood on 23 March, police said.

    The men and women in their 20s and 30s have not been arrested.

    The landowner is in the process of replanting the bulbs and officers are appealing for witnesses.

    British bluebells are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act along with all other native wild plants and bulbs.

    It is an offence to intentionally uproot any wild plant unless authorised to do so, and police are encouraging people to report any suspicious behaviour.