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Shop owners call for action over anti-social behaviour

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East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Litter, needles and human excrement are some of the things workers say they're often having to clean-up from their shop fronts in Lincoln.

They say it's damaging the High Street and they're now calling for action to be taken to stop it from happening.

Look North's Jessica Lane examines the issue:

Lincolnshire MP tables amendment to Brexit bill

The Independent MP for Grantham and Stamford Nick Boles has tabled an amendment to the government's Brexit bill.

It would lengthen the transition period by two years - ending in December 2022 instead of December 2020.

Mr Boles says he wants to avoid a no-deal Brexit next year.

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Claims roadside workers have been threatened with guns

Council officials say some roadside workers in Lincolnshire have been threatened with what appear to be guns by people waiting in their cars.

It comes following the news that a glass bottle was thrown at contractors at Sutton Bridge last week.

The £100,000 works to upgrade the swing bridge there have led to two-mile tailbacks in recent weeks but it's now been completed.

Sutton bridge swing bridge

Lincolnshire County Council's Richard Waters says staff regularly have abuse and objects hurled at them and it isn't acceptable:

We've had incidents where people have poked guns or what appear to be guns out of car windows - it's just becoming increasingly disturbing really."

Richard WatersLincolnshire County Council