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  1. Today's top stories

    Today's top stories from Lincolnshire so far today include:

  2. Today's top stories

    Today's top stories from East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire so far include:

    Updates on breaking news will continue over the weekend.

  3. Weather forecast: Low cloud and mist

    Low cloud and mist will become widespread through tonight.

    The cloud may even thicken enough to give a spot or two of drizzle.

    Remaining fairly mild.

    Weather
  4. Weather: Sunshine all the way

    Feeling hot, hot, hot!

    This weekend's weather is looking lovely in Lincolnshire:

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  5. Warning after barbecue sets homes alight

    Two people had to jump from a first floor window after a disposable barbecue, which had been put in a wheelie bin, set fire to their home.

    The burnt out flats in Holmewood.

    Fire crews from Bradford and Stanningley were called at 22:56 yesterday to the house on Wenborough Lane, Holmewood.

    The disposable barbecue had been thrown away before being completely extinguished.

    It set fire to the bin, which then engulfed the porch of a nearby building.

    The two-storey building was divided into flats.

    The two residents in the upstairs flat managed to jump from the first floor living room window and neighbours rescued a person from the bottom floor.

    The burned out flats in Holmewood.
    Quote Message: This incident shows how vital it is to ensure that your BBQ is completely out before putting it away or disposing of it. Luckily the fire didn’t spread to neighbouring properties and all the occupants managed to escape with their lives. Never place barbecues in a bin even if they appear cold. Always give them a thorough soak in water before disposal.” from Jamie Lister Fire Investigation Officer
    Jamie ListerFire Investigation Officer
  6. Cars banned from park due to sex trysts

    Councillors have voted to close a country park to traffic in a bid to stop fly-tipping, anti-social behaviour, and public sex acts, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    Horton Bank Country Park.

    Horton Bank Country Park, off Great Horton Road, has been plagued by drug-taking, people driving to the site to dump rubbish and engaging in sex acts.

    The issue was discussed by members of Bradford Council's Bradford South Area Committee last year.

    Councillors agreed the best course of action was to close the park to traffic by installing a permanently locked gate.

    Pedestrians would still be able to access the park.

    But before they went ahead with the plan, they decided to ask park users what their thoughts were.

    Although many of those surveyed agreed with it being closed to traffic, only 11 people responded.

    At the latest meeting of the committee last night, members voted unanimously to go ahead with the plan.

    Quote Message: You hear about drug-dealing, sex acts, fly-tipping here. I support locking the gates because of this. "It is a shame it has to happen, but at the end of the day you have to allow people to feel safe." from Councillor Andrew Senior Bradford Council
    Councillor Andrew SeniorBradford Council
  7. Care home food was 'mediocre'

    A care home has been placed in special measures after residents were found to be left in bed for most of the day and not helped enough at mealtimes.

    Elderly person

    Riverside Court in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after a visit by inspectors in April.

    In the report, the CQC said patients' privacy and dignity were not respected and the food was "mediocre".

    A spokesman for the home said it was "disappointed" with the findings.

  8. A63 to remain shut for 'several hours'

    Highways England say the A63 is expected to remain closed for several hours following a serious crash between a motorbike and a lorry near South Cave:

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  9. Concern for welfare of missing Bourne man

    There's concern for the welfare of a 47-year-old man who went missing from Bourne yesterday.

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    His family say they're concerned for the welfare of Matthew Hobson.

    He's 6ft 4in and of an average build.

    Police want him, or anyone who's seen him to contact them.

  10. Youth music festival starts in Sheffield

    Hundreds of young performers will take over a Sheffield music venue next month, when a youth music festival returns to the city.

    Four girls, from one of the groups, pose for photos

    Hubfest will see 150 performers play a diverse range of music from rock to rap and from singer-songwriters to spoken word.

    It's happening at Yellow Arch Studios next weekend, with performing acts being given a bespoke mentoring programme with a professional musician.

  11. Barbecue fire risk warning

    The North Yorkshire Wildlife Group is warning using a barbecue during the current heatwave could be a fire risk and have devastating consequences for wildlife.

    Yorkshire moorland

    Wildfires that have broken on the moorland in Calderdale within the past ten years have damaged 3,000 hectares of land - that's the same as 4,000 football pitches.

    It is illegal to have barbecues on moorland.

    The group say they're working with North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue to make sure they have a plan in place in case a fire does break out.

    Quote Message: Wildfires are not only dangerous but devastate local ecosystems in many ways. For instance, the summer wildfires can destroy peat soils formed over thousands of years, which results in loss of valuable habitat and wildlife such as birds, reptiles and insects." from Lisa Harrowsmith North Yorkshire Wildlife Group
    Lisa HarrowsmithNorth Yorkshire Wildlife Group
  12. Boston near the top in terms of solving crime

    Boston has the second best figures for solving crime in the country, an in-depth five-year survey by The Times has revealed.

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    The paper reports that 20.1% of the town's crimes result in a conviction, the national average is 9%.

    Boston Borough Councillor Paul Skinner says it shows "the perception of crime in Boston is not matched by the reality".

    This is despite a number of high profile violent crimes in the town in the last year.

    Including the death of a man who was allegedly tied up in a chair and beaten up, and the murder of a disabled man by his neighbour last summer.

    A recent survey by Lincolnshire's Police and Crime commissioner showed perception of crime is much higher in Boston than other areas of the county, despite the level of crime being similar across Lincolnshire.

  13. A63 closed after motorcycle and lorry crash

    The A63 has been closed after a crash involving a motorbike and a lorry.

    Humberside Police said it was called to the "serious collision" on the eastbound carriageway between North Cave and Brough, shortly after 13:00.

    Emergency services are currently at the scene, and the eastbound carriage has been closed between South Cave and Brough.

    Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

  14. On your bike! Police to cycle more to meet the public

    Police in Rotherham are getting on their bikes to try and see more of the communities they serve.

    Cops on bikes

    Six officers passed a training course and it's hoped they'll use their wheels to gain as much face-to-face time as possible with members of the public.

    Quote Message: Rotherham’s geography is quite dispersed and sometimes there are several miles between the villages and communities we serve. Cycling allows the officers to get around quickly, while at the same time encouraging conversation between residents and our team." from Ch Insp Paul Ferguson South Yorkshire Police
    Ch Insp Paul FergusonSouth Yorkshire Police
  15. Police seize 10kg of 'spice' and thousands of pills in raid

    More than 10kg of the spice drug and thousands of pills have been seized during a raid at a house in Hull.

    Coleridge Street

    Humberside Police said the drugs were found in sports holdalls at a property on Coleridge Street, along with Diazepam, Valium and Viagra, and a huge amount of amphetamines.

    Officers say they also found stolen goods, which they think are linked to a number of burglaries and thefts in the city.

    The discovery has also led to a second raid at a different property in another part of the city where more than £1,000 worth of a class A drug, thought to be cocaine, was seized.

    Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs with intent to supply.

    Quote Message: The sheer amount we’ve seized will take some time to process. We are confident we have disrupted the supply of a large amount of controlled drugs that could have seen their way onto our streets and further afield." from Insp Paul Bennett Humberside Police
    Insp Paul BennettHumberside Police
  16. Watch: Fire breaks out at restaurant

    Four fire crews have been tackling a blaze at an Indian restaurant in Coningsby.

    Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue say no-one was injured in the fire as the building was empty at the time.

    The smoke could be seen from the nearby RAF base and RAF Police and Lincolnshire Police secured the scene.

    An investigation into the cause is underway:

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    Video caption: Four fire crews were at the lunchtime blaze in a Coningsby curryhouse