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By David McKenna and Harry Parkhill

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  1. Today's top stories

  2. Watch: A dry and sunny weekend

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be a dry weekend with plenty of sunny spells.

    Watch my full forecast below:

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    Video caption: Abbie has your evening and weekend forecast.
  3. Watch: WW1 tank in Lincoln

    A replica of a World War One tank has arrived in Lincoln.

    The tank was made for a TV programme by the Grimsby-born TV personality Guy Martin:

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    Video caption: A tank made for a programme featuring Grimsby born Guy Martin has arrived in Lincoln

    The tank is a replica of a tank originally made in Lincoln and is spending the weekend at The Museum of Lincolnshire Life.

    The tank was refused the opportunity to drive up Lincoln's High Street last year because of safety concerns over the crowds it would attract.

  4. New group to tackle road death causes

    A squad of specially trained police officers has been established to tackle the four main causes of road deaths in the county.


    Speeding, using mobile phones at the wheel, drink or drug driving and not wearing a seatbelt are the fatal four causes of road deaths, the force said.

    A new group of 12 designated officers will patrol the county's roads in unmarked vehicles targeting people who break the rules.

    Quote Message: I think this will be an important step in tackling the injury and death toll on our roads. Every incident has a terrible, and sometimes tragic, impact on those involved and we must do everything in our power to reduce this problem." from Marc Jones Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire
    Marc JonesPolice and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire
  5. Police impersonation is latest fraud trick

    An urgent warning has been issued about people impersonating police in order to try and scam people out of money.

    Lincolnshire Police said it had received eight reports of phone calls asking people to buy high value goods or to withdraw large amounts of cash.

    They would be told a police officer would visit their home to collect the goods or cash.

    The force said it would never do this and urged people to report any similar calls to them.

  6. Scunthorpe steel considered for Heathrow expansion

    Steel from Scunthorpe could be used as part of a £15bn project to expand Britain's biggest airport.

    british steel

    Heathrow bosses have been taken on a tour of British Steel this afternoon.

    They're currently considering plans for a new runway at the London airport and to expand the capacity in its terminals.

  7. The prosecution rests - to watch Lancaster flypast

    Crowds gathered outside Lincoln Crown Court this morning to watch a WW2 Lancaster Bomber fly over the city.

    It seems that it may have even halted proceedings inside briefly...

    crown court

    It caused a stir whilst flying over the city on the way to celebrations in Holland.

    castle and lancaster bomber
  8. Mother of girl killed by flying wheel speaks out

    The mother of a schoolgirl who was killed in a freak accident has spoken about her decision to donate her daughter's organs and encouraged others to go on the donor list.

    amelia wood

    Amelia Wood was just 11 when she died after being hit by a wheel which had come off a passing Land Rover at Manby, near Louth. Police say an investigation into the circumstances of Amelia's death is still ongoing.

    Her mothrer, Hayley Hodson, says they had already been through tough times with Amelia as she'd had leukaemia when she was three.

    But that had also helped her make her decision about organ donation.

    Quote Message: I instantly said yes and realised that it was a decision we all needed to make as a family, but everyone supported me. When Amelia was ill she had platelets and blood transfusions. So many people helped us through that time that we just had to do it. from Hayley Hodson Amelia's Mum
    Hayley HodsonAmelia's Mum
  9. Boston driving instructor denies inappropriate hugs and kisses

    Gemma Dawson

    BBC Look North

    A jury at Lincoln Crown Court has been listening to transcripts of police interviews with a driving instructor from Boston.

    keith warner

    Keith Warner (pictured) is accused of inappropriately kissing, hugging and stroking five women during lessons between January 2015 and April last year.

    During the police interviews, the 61-year-old admitted he may have hugged a former student for reassurance but denied anything inappropriate had happened.

    Mr Warner denies 11 counts of sexual assault.

    The trial continues.

  10. Policing service 'moves forward' without Notts force

    Amy Woodfield

    BBC News

    The East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS) has relaunched with a new structure following a decision by Nottinghamshire Police to withdraw.

    Armed police officers

    EMOpSS was established three years ago and provided roads policing, armed policing, and dog support across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.

    Nottinghamshire Police has now removed its 150 officers from has service claiming it was costly and "fundamentally flawed".

    EMOpSS will now continue with the three police forces.

    Quote Message: Since the decision was taken by Nottinghamshire Police to leave EMOpSS earlier in the year, the project board has worked hard with officers and staff to ensure the delivery of a new three-force collaboration for Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. The turnaround times have been tight and while there are still areas which need fully resolving, the bulk of the new structure is largely embedded, the relevant risks assessed, and we are now in a strong position to move forward.” from Julia Debenham Chair of EMOpSS Project Board
    Julia DebenhamChair of EMOpSS Project Board
  11. This afternoon's weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon looks set to be dry with a fair amount of cloud, although with a few sunny intervals too.

    Some lengthier sunny spells towards the end of the day with a top temperature of about 18C (64F):

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  12. British Steel Scunthorpe bosses eye Heathrow role

    Heathrow Airport bosses are meeting with representatives of British Steel in Scunthorpe today.

    They're currently considering plans for a new runway at the London airport and to expand the capacity in its terminals.

    If Scunthorpe is chosen to be involved in the project, it's thought could bring more than 11,000 new jobs and bring £12bn to Yorkshire and the Humber.

    Paul Martin, deputy CEO of British Steel, says the firm wants to make an impact on both the local and national economies:

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    Video caption: Heathrow Airport are in talks with British Steel in Scunthorpe about airport expansion.