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  1. Lincolnshire's evening weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    It will be a dry but cloudy end to the day in Lincolnshire.

    Here's the latest forecast:

    Weather forecast
  2. Man arrested over Friskney 'cannabis' find

    A 58-year-old man has been arrested after police carried out a warrant at an address in Friskney, near Skegness.

    Police Jacket

    Officers discovered at least 500 suspected cannabis plants at the Burgh Road address on Friday.

    The man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of cannabis and has since been released under investigation, according to Lincolnshire Police.

  3. Bypass workers test positive for Covid-19

    Four people working on Lincoln's new Eastern Bypass have tested positive for coronavirus, it's been confirmed.

    Bypass Works

    Construction company Galliford Try says a number of others have also been asked to isolate, but are not experiencing any symptoms.

    Lincolnshire County Council says it still expects the bypass to be opened by the end of the year.

    Quote Message: The site team continues to follow stringent procedures above and beyond the Construction Industry Leadership Council Site Operating Procedures, and we continue to engage with Public Health England." from Galliford Try Spokesperson
    Galliford TrySpokesperson
  4. Stranded student pleased to be home after Covid isolation

    A trainee teacher based in Lincoln says it's good to be home after he was stuck in Italy for nine weeks when he contracted coronavirus.

    Quinn Paczesny and friends

    Quinn Paczesny (above right), 20, a student at Bishop Grosseteste University, and friends had been teaching in northern Italy before they tested positive for Covid-19 in August.

    They were told they needed two negative tests before they could fly back.

    But they were allowed to leave as a result of changes to emergency legislation and he finally returned home the weekend.

    Quinn says it was hard to stay mentally strong:

    Quote Message: We sort of just tried to keep each other's spirits up - phone calls and FaceTimes when we could with each other. Yoga, meditation and workouts were a big part of trying to sort of keep ourselves active and have some form of routine." from Quinn Paczesny Student
    Quinn PaczesnyStudent
  5. Work on Grantham relief road passes halfway mark

    Work on the second phase of the Grantham Southern Relief Road has passed its midway stage.

    Roadworks sign

    The scheme aims to ease traffic congestion through the town.

    Since the start of the project:

    • Over 800 people have worked over 150,000 hours on the scheme
    • Nearly 130,000 tonnes of soil and earth have been moved
    • Over half a mile of drainage has been installed
    • 100 tonnes of steel and 1,000 tonnes of concrete have been used for the new A1 bridge

    Lincolnshire County Council says it's looking to have the entire relief road opened during 2023.

    Quote Message: Since starting work last October, the team has completed the first half of the new A1 bridge, including installing 16 massive 14-plus tonne beams – with 13 more to be installed early next year. We've also completed nearly all of the earthworks and half the drainage associated with the new roundabouts and slip roads that will connect the A1 to the B1174." from Councillor Richard Davies Executive member for highways, Lincolnshire County Council
    Councillor Richard DaviesExecutive member for highways, Lincolnshire County Council
  6. Cathedral turns yellow to highlight Modern Slavery

    Did you see Lincoln Cathedral lit up in yellow last night?

    It was to highlight the issue of Modern Slavery.

    A special exhibition was also held to highlight the issue:

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  7. Lincolnshire-based charity's pledge to plant more trees

    The Lincolnshire-based Woodland Trust is pledging to plant 50 million trees over the next five years.

    Trees

    The charity says tree planting is down by 30% due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    It's urging schools, businesses and individuals to get involved.

    Funding will also be available for local councils which want to plant more trees, it says.

    Quote Message: We can announce a £1m emergency tree fund for local authorities which will help towards planting trees, so for the next few months we're going to pilot it, see how well it works, with the possibility of opening it out further over the next few months too." from Andy Bond Woodland Trust
    Andy BondWoodland Trust
  8. National 'circuit break' could damage Lincolnshire - MP

    A national "circuit-breaking" lockdown would damage places like rural Lincolnshire where there are much lower Covid-19 infection rates than in other areas, one of the county's MPs has said.

    Testing Site

    Caroline Johnson, Conservative MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, is one of 20 MPs who've signed a letter urging Labour leader Keir Starmer to back regional control measures instead.

    It comes as the Welsh government could announce a short national lockdown as early as today in what is being described as a "firebreak" against rising coronavirus cases.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A151 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A151 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between Hockney Hole Lane and Moulton Dealer.

    A151 Lincolnshire - A151 High Or Main Road in Whaplode closed in both directions between the Hockney Hole Lane junction and the Moulton Dealer junction, because of accident investigation work. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  10. Firm favourite at horse charity passes away

    A 20-year-old Shetland pony, which spent most of its life being cared for at a Lincoln rescue centre, has been put to sleep because of ill health.

    Twiggy

    Twiggy had lived at Bransby Horses, near Lincoln, since 2002 after being found injured at the side of the road.

    The charity say she was a firm favourite, but her health deteriorated as she got older and she would have struggled to get through the winter.

    Quote Message: While it’s never easy to say goodbye to any animal, our founding principle as a charity is to do what is best for the horse every time, and sometimes, sadly, this means putting a horse to sleep in order to avoid it suffering any further pain or distress. It fills me with happiness, however, to know that, thanks to the public’s generosity, we were able to provide Twiggy with 18 years of love and care, ensuring she lived the most comfortable and happy life possible while she was with us. from Michelle Craven Bransby Horses
    Michelle CravenBransby Horses