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Harry Parkhill

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  1. Video content

    Video caption: Charity football match held in memory of Red Arrows engineer

    Cpl Jonathan Bayliss was killed when a Hawk aircraft crashed in North Wales on 20 March.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A15 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A15 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between B1429 Sleaford Road and B1191.

    A15 Lincolnshire - A15 in Cranwell closed between the B1429 Sleaford Road junction and the B1191 junction, because of an accident.

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

  3. Lincolnshire's top stories

    The top stories from across Lincolnshire so far today include:

  4. 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
  5. 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.

  6. '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
  7. 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
  8. Warning over fraudsters targeting elderly people

    Fraudsters impersonating police officers have been targeting elderly people across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

    Woman with head in hands

    This scam involves victims being told to purchase high value goods or withdraw large amounts of cash and to hand it over to a police officer, who will visit their address to collect it.

    The fraudsters then allege the goods or the money are counterfeit, according to police.

    The force has reiterated its officers would never ask people to do this and is asking the families of elderly people to make them aware of this scam.

  9. Appeal over missing boy with Lincolnshire links

    Have you seen Shaquille Rose? The 16-year-old has links to Holbeach and hasn't been seen since 06:00 on 6 April.

    Shaquille Rose

    He is described as being of slim build, 5ft 8ins tall, and was last known to be wearing a blue t-shirt, black and white tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

    Anyone with information about his whereabouts is being asked to contact Lincolnshire Police.

  10. Dawson celebrates like it's gold

    Women's 100m backstroke

    Nick Hope

    BBC Sport on the Gold Coast

    Scotland’s Kathleen Dawson celebrates like she’s won gold, but that swim-off success over England’s Lizzie Simmonds is an important one for her.

    Yes it puts her into tomorrow’s final, but it should confirm her place in the British team for the European championships in the Summer.

    Simmonds - a former European and Commonwealth medallist, who raced at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics - was written off by many in the sport after having her funding axed and being controversially overlooked for selection for Rio 2016.

    She’ll now have to hope for a big performance in the 200m event later in the Gold Coast Games if she’s to extend her career to another major event.

  11. X-Factor singer's father jailed for fraud

    The father of X-Factor singer Ella Henderson has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for being part of a £900,000 fraud.

    Sean Henderson, 51, was involved in a scheme to convince investors to part with their money by promising returns of up to 20%, but the cash was never returned.

    Sean Henderson

    Judge Paul Watson said the scheme was a "deliberate and pre-planned fraud".

    Henderson, of Tetney, Lincolnshire, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to defraud.

    He was convicted of the charge after a trial in May 2016 but sentencing was delayed while two further trials were held.

  12. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Here's the latest headlines for East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire:

  13. Nightclub site to be converted into hotel

    The site of a former Boston nightclub is to be converted into a 23 bedroom hotel.


    Revellers have danced the nights away at the club in its various guises over the years including Bluu (pictured in 2011), Cactus Jacks & Havanas.

    But the building has been criticised for being "unattractive" by the borough council in recent months.

    At a planning meeting at Boston Borough Council plans (below) were given the go-ahead.

    Plans for the hotel
  14. Weather forecast: A dry afternoon ahead

    This afternoon will continue to be dry with further spells of hazy sunshine.

    There will also be some cloudy interludes.

    Weather Forecast
  15. Boston Council calls for 'loudest message' over roads cash

    Boston Borough Council is appealing for people to sign a petition calling for the town to be given more money to be spent on roads.

    John Adams Way

    Local residents have campaigned for decades for the town to have a bypass built.

    It became such a contentious issue that a party called the Boston Bypass Independents was elected to the Borough Council in 2007.

    Now, the council is asking for public support to bid for a share of the government's National Roads Fund, which will give millions to road schemes around the country.

    Quote Message: It is vital that we send the biggest, loudest message we can to government that we deserve a share of this new money...It's my ambition that every single resident makes their voice heard and signs this petition." from Councillor Michael Cooper Leader of Boston Borough Council
    Councillor Michael CooperLeader of Boston Borough Council