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Summary

  1. Lives at risk if Boston Pilgrim children's ward closes - Ex-consultant
  2. Grimsby couple jailed for manslaughter of homeless man
  3. Fish larvae released into River Witham to help it recover from pollution incident
  4. Sprinklers installed in Scunthorpe's tower blocks
  5. Cleethorpes coastguard rescues bus stranded on beach
  6. Live updates on Friday 25 May 2018

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By Hope Bolger

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A180 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A180 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, between A160 and A1136.

    A180 Lincolnshire - A180 closed in both directions between Brocklesby Interchange in Habrough and the A1136 junction in Stallingborough, because of a police incident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A158 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A158 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, at Bond Hays Lane.

    A158 Lincolnshire - A158 High Street in Hagworthingham closed and slow traffic in both directions at the Bond Hays Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  3. Boston Pilgrim's children wards to stay as is until August

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has decided to retain children's services at Boston Pilgrim hospital as they are until 1 August.

    The short-term closure of the children's ward has been one option the trust has considered because of a shortage of medical staff:

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  4. This evening's weather

    Apart from the odd shower, tonight will be mostly dry with low cloud and mist or fog.

    Weather
  5. Pro-European group host debate in Brexit voting Spalding

    A pro-European group is hosting an event in Spalding tonight, where voters recorded one of the highest votes to leave the European Union.

    Poster

    The European Movement debate will be led by MP Ken Clarke the President of the European Movement East Midlands.

    Organisers say they hope it will give people who voted remain a chance to have their voices heard.

  6. In Pictures: Take a look at Boston Stump's latest guests

    It's a church that's never short of visitors but Boston Stump is welcoming six very important guests.

    A family of peregrine falcons, including four chicks, have settled in the tower:

    Falcon chicks
    Falcon chicks
  7. Watch: Fish swim back into River Witham

    Earlier today hundreds of thousands of roach and bream larvae were released into the River Witham as part of plans to restore the river to health.

    Here's the moment some of them were released:

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  8. CCTV of moments leading up to attack on homeless man

    CCTV footage of the moments leading up to a homeless man being fatally attacked have been released by Humberside Police.

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    Video caption: CCTV footage of the moments leading up to a homeless man being fatally attacked.

    Anthony Richardson, 45, was assaulted outside a bank in Grimsby's Old Market Place on 15 January. He died in hospital the next day.

    Marc Finnie, 44, carried out the revenge attack at the request of his security guard wife, Sarah Finnie, 36, who was upset about comments and gestures made towards her by Mr Richardson.

    The pair, of Sutcliffe Avenue, Grimsby, have been jailed for manslaughter at Sheffield Crown Court.

  9. Village pub reopens after two years

    It was a round of smiles rather than drinks when a village pub opened for the first time in two years.

    Sebastopol

    Villagers in Minting near Horncastle raised £180,000 to keep the Sebastopol Inn as a community asset when it was closed.

    The money wasn't enough for the villagers to purchase the pub - luckily at the last minute a couple from Cornwall bought it.

    Wendy and Steve Hughes said they wanted to be part of the community and have refurbished and reopened the inn.

    Pony
  10. Watch: Bus rescued from Cleethorpes beach

    A stolen bus was found abandoned in the sea - about 40 miles away from where it was taken.

    The single-decker was found with the engine still running in a metre of water.

    The RNLI managed to rescue the bus as the footage shows:

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    Video caption: RNLI footage of a stranded bus being rescue from Cleethorpes beach.
  11. This afternoon's weather

    This afternoon will turn drier, but skies will remain rather grey and there could still be the odd, potentially heavy, shower.

    Weather
  12. Food waste pilot begins in South Kesteven

    Food waste collections start in part of Lincolnshire today as part of a year-long trial.

    Food waste

    The scheme will see almost 4,700 homes across South Kesteven use special bins for food waste.

    They will then be collected and put into an anaerobic digester.

    The gases produced can be used for energy and the solid part which is left over can be used as a soil conditioner.

  13. Listen: Former consultant warns on Boston Pilgrim's future

    A retired paediatric consultant at Boston's Pilgrim Hospital is warning lives could be in danger if the children’s ward there is closed.

    Health bosses in Lincolnshire meet today to discuss the future of children's services at the hospital.

    The short-term closure of the ward is one option being considered because of a shortage of medical staff.

    But Doctor Surya Hanumara believes the impact of downgrades or closures would be immense:

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    Video caption: Ex-consultant speaks out over potential closure of Pilgrim's children's ward.