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  1. Lincolnshire's top stories

    The top stories from across Lincolnshire so far today include:

  2. East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire's top stories

    The top stories from across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire so far today include:

  3. Watch: Sheffield Half Marathon winner reveals top tips

    Oli Constable

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    This Sunday, thousands of people will be running in the Sheffield Half Marathon.

    With that in mind, I got some tips from Steven Bayton, the first to cross the finish line last year with a time of 69 minutes and 23 seconds.

    Here's what he had to say:

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  4. Bradford student scoops top medical award

    A student from Bradford has been given a top award after completing one of the biggest healthcare projects in the world.

    Chloe Lockwood

    St James's University Hospital biomedical scientist Chloe Lockwood was awarded the Rising Star Award at the Chief Scientific Officer’s Healthcare Science Awards

    The ceremony, attended by HRH The Princess Royal, celebrates the contributions of healthcare scientists to the NHS and the broader healthcare system.

    Ms Lockwood lead one of the biggest laboratory digitisation projects in the world and is a member of the Institute of Biomedical Science.

    Quote Message: It was an honour to be invited to the ceremony, share the evening with brilliant people - and an even bigger honour to receive the award." from Chloe Lockwood
    Chloe Lockwood
  5. A cloudy weekend with outbreaks of rain likely

    Tonight may see cloud thicken for a time but it should stay mostly dry.

    Tomorrow will be a dry and bright start but cloud will thicken into the afternoon with a risk of some showery rain spreading up from the south.

    A mainly cloudy day on Sunday with an increasing chance of rain through the day:

    Weather Forecast
  6. Housework? No thanks we're from Leeds

    When it comes to getting the house work done, it appears Leeds is happy to bring in the hired help...


    New research suggests that nearly two out of five people in the city now pay for hired help.

    But they only spend an average of £20 a month compared to residents in Nottingham who shell out the most in Britain - £150.

    A leading insurance firm found the most popular forms of hired help were window cleaners followed by gardeners, decorators and then house cleaners.

  7. BreakingSeven candidates in South Yorkshire mayoral election race

    Seven candidates have been announced as in the running for the post of Sheffield City Region mayor.

    Sheffield City region

    Polling will take place on the same day as the local elections, Thursday 3 May.

    The candidates are:

    • David Stewart Allen - English Democrats
    • Mick Bower - The Yorkshire Party
    • Dan Jarvis - Labour and Co-operative Party
    • Naveen Judah - South Yorkshire Save Our NHS
    • Hannah Ruth Kitching - Liberal Democrats
    • Robert Murphy - Green Party
    • Ian Geoffrey Walker - Conservative Party
  8. E-fit appeal after Leeds knife-point robberies

    Police have issued an e-fit image of a man they want to speak to following a series of knife-point muggings in two areas of Leeds.


    Officers say on 9 February there were four robberies in and around the Burley and Headingley areas.

    In one incident, a 19-year-old man was walking home when he was grabbed by another man who then threatened him and showed him a knife.

    The teenager managed to get away from the man unharmed and nothing was stolen.

    Anyone with information about the identity of the man in the e-fit image is being asked to contact police.

  9. East Yorkshire actor in running for Olivier award

    An actor from East Yorkshire and two University of Hull graduates are in the running for Olivier awards, British theatre's equivalent of the Oscars.

    Michael Jibson

    Michael Jibson (left), from Hessle, is nominated for best supporting actor in a musical for his role in Hamilton.

    Ink, written by James Graham is up for best new play. Another of his works, Labour of Love is shortlisted for best new comedy.

    Meanwhile, Marianne Elliott is nominated for best director for Angels in America.

    The awards ceremony is due to take place in London on Sunday evening.

  10. Woman jailed over drink-driving in stolen car

    A woman has been jailed for stealing a car and drink-driving in Grantham

    Sarah Dixon, 35, from Nottingham Road, Eastwood, in Nottinghamshire, shunted a van and caused two police officers to jump out of her path while she tried to escape on 9 March.

    She was pulled over by police in Grantham after nearly hitting a moped and another car.

    Officers tried to smash through the car window in order to retrieve Dixon, who was "drowsy" and slumped over the wheel, Lincoln Crown Court heard.

    The abandoned car was found later and she was tracked down by a police dog.

    The court heard that she appeared drunk but couldn't provide a specimen when asked.

    Dixon pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving without insurance or a licence, and for failing to provide a specimen.

    She was jailed for 10 months, given a 12-month driving ban and ordered to take an extended driving test on her release.

  11. Listen: Yorkshire's gold-winning cyclist targets Olympics

    North Yorkshire's Charlie Tanfield has more than made up for his agonising fourth place finish at last month's World Championships.

    He's taken gold for England in the men's 4000m individual pursuit final at the Commonwealth Games, beating Scotland's John Archibald.

    Tanfield, originally from Great Ayton, is an amateur looking to break into Great Britain's elite programme.

    Earlier, both riders broke the Commonwealth Games record.

    He has been telling the BBC's Jill Douglas he was ready for the challenge.

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    Video caption: Cyclist Charlie Tanfield wins Gold at the Commonwealth Games and wants to do the Olympics
  12. Man jailed after sub-machine gun and pistols found in car

    A man's been jailed after he was caught carrying a sub-machine gun in a car in Dewsbury.

    Faisal Younis

    Faisal Younis, 31, of Tanhouse Street, Dewsbury, was a passenger in a car stopped by police last year.

    Two pistols were also found in a rucksack belonging to him, alongside ammunition which could have been used in the three weapons.

    A sawn-off shotgun was later found under a bed in a flat he'd been renting in Dewsbury, as well as heroin and crack cocaine with a total street value of about £90,000.

    Younis was jailed for 14 years at Bradford Crown Court.

  13. New recycling scheme to be launched in Barnsley

    A new recycling scheme in Barnsley will be introduced in the summer.

    Recycling logo

    It means the current white paper recycling sack will be phased out, allowing residents to recycle paper and cardboard together in a blue bin.

    The new proposal was approved by Barnsley Council's cabinet last month after it received feedback that recycling in the town had declined.

    The new scheme will be rolled out from August, say councillors.

    Matt Gladstone, from the council, said: "We know that the paper sacks were quite unpopular and it’s time to move on from them. We hope that this decision will be welcomed."

  14. Hull Freedom Festival dates announced

    It's been announced that this year's Freedom festival in Hull will be held on the weekend of 31 August.

    Freedom Festival

    The event will feature 200 performers and artists from over 25 countries.

    The full line-up for the festival is expected to be announced later this year.

  15. 'Get a grip, or get out' - Mayor's warning to council boss

    The Mayor of Skegness has told the Leader of Lincolnshire County Council to "get a grip or get out" after becoming frustrated with the state of his town's roads.

    skegness road

    Danny Brookes questioned whether the Kennedy Avenue in Skegness (pictured above) is the worst road in the county.

    He complained that leadership by Martin Hill is "lacking" and that he is "letting Lincolnshire down".

    Councillor Richard Davies, county councillor in charge of roads, says it's been "one of the most challenging winters we've faced in terms of potholes".

    He says the council has invested "millions more in road repairs this year" to tackle the problem.

    Quote Message: We ensure that all our county councillors have the opportunity to meet or speak with their local highways officer on a monthly basis, so they can raise any issues that are of concern locally and get an update on the work we are doing." from Councillor Richard Davies Councillor in Charge of Highways at Lincolnshire County Council
    Councillor Richard DaviesCouncillor in Charge of Highways at Lincolnshire County Council
  16. Moment trapped man is freed from Harrogate trench

    This is the moment a workman who was trapped in a collapsed trench in North Yorkshire for six hours was freed.

    Buried man

    He reportedly became stuck under clay and tarmac at the housing development in Rossett Green Lane, Harrogate, just before 09:00.

    An air ambulance took him to Leeds General Infirmary.

    Insp Chris Galley, from North Yorkshire Police, said the recovery mission had been "a massive effort" from North Yorkshire Fire Service and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

  17. Wakefield river's 'disgusting' plastic bottle problem

    A section of river near Wakefield which has accumulated thousands of plastic bottles and other rubbish has been the subject of debate on social media today.


    Many took to commenting on the pictures which were posted on Facebook last night and show a part of the river Calder at Stanley Ferry.

    A screen in the water appears to have collected thousands of discarded bottles, other waste and even dead animals.

    Plastic waste in our water seems to be the issue of the moment after the BBC's Blue Planet 2 series in which Sir David Attenborough highlighted the threat of plastic waste in our oceans.


    Among the comments on the Leedsface post read: "Saw that whilst walking there a few days ago. Really shocking"

    And "Absolutely disgusting. Take your litter home or find a bin, simples. Some people are just bone idle."

  18. Emergency dam 'holding up'

    A temporary dam installed by the Environment Agency at North Frodingham, near Driffield, is holding up, according to Environment Agency officials.

    Environment Agency

    The dam was installed at the start of the week after part of a flood bank on the upper reaches of the River Hull failed, flooding farmland.

    The Environment Agency says the dam is doing its job despite further rain and it will continue to monitor the situation in the days ahead.

  19. Boston Stump prepares to welcome rare newcomers

    Several new arrivals are expected in the rafters of the Boston Stump in the next few weeks.

    peregrine chicks

    Rare peregrine falcons began nesting in the church intermittently in 2011, but after an absence of three years from 2014 onwards it was thought the birds of prey wouldn't return.

    But more peregrines have began nesting at the top of the landmark Stump in the last few weeks.

    The last time they nested, four chicks (pictured) hatched.

    Quote Message: The eggs should hatch around the end of the first week of May. The nest is safely out of the way of any disturbance and a screen has been set up in the church coffee shop to to enable visitors to view live footage of the birds." from St Botolph's Church Spokesperson
    St Botolph's ChurchSpokesperson