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By Paul Russell

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  1. Lincolnshire's weather

    BBC Weather

    A sunny end to the day and a dry night ahead for Lincolnshire.

    Here's the latest forecast:

  2. Village store damaged in ATM theft

    The picture below shows the damage done to a shop by thieves who stole the store's ATM machine in the early hours of this morning.


    Officers were called to the Co-Operative store on the High Street in Scotter at 02:34.

    It's believed a silver Ford Transit van and a telehandler were used to remove the machine from the wall.

    The digger was left behind at the scene and the van, including the ATM, was found abandoned in Burringham.

  3. Shortage of security staff

    There aren't enough security staff at Lincolnshire's hospitals and other staff are having to stand in, the BBC understands.


    The staff are expected to deal with all incidents, including violence, at sites in Boston, Lincoln and Grantham.

    Quote Message: Staff have had noses broken, grabbed, pulled, wrestled to the floor. What the county has sought to try to do is to engage with porters and get those people to be involved in security, but really they're not trained." from Steve Syson Regional Officer for the Unite Union
    Steve SysonRegional Officer for the Unite Union

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust says it is reviewing services and using agency staff to cover gaps.

    It also says it is bringing in more porters to support the sites.

  4. Inquest opens into teen crash deaths

    An inquest has opened into the deaths of three teenagers in a car crash at Welton Cliff, north of Lincoln.

    Lincolnshire Police
    Image caption: Aiden Sawyer

    The inquest heard 17-year-old Ricky Sharp and Joby John Scrimshaw, who was 14, died at the scene of the crash on Monday 25 March.

    A third boy, Aiden Sawyer, who was 17, was taken to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre, but died of head injuries two days later.

    Toxicology reports are due on all three of the victims.

    The coroner Tim Brennand was told the car the teenagers were travelling in lost control and went sideways into a field, on Heath Lane, near RAF Scampton.

    The inquest has been adjourned until 16 September.

  5. Sports injury affects the Red Arrows

    The Red Arrows have revealed why only eight of them have been practicing recently.

    Red 3 has injured his knee playing football and won't be able to take part in the 2019 display season.

    One of the display pilots from last year will return to the crew to replace him:

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  6. Former quarry to become tourist destination

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Plans to transform a former chalk quarry in Lincolnshire into a tourist destination have been approved.


    Stoneledge Holdings want to build 32 holiday lodges at Grasby.

    The plans also include a shop for basic supplies.

    According to the Local Democarcy Reporting Service, Lincolnshire County Council had no objection to the development.

    The proposals also includes measures to protect biodiversity and wildlife.

    West Lindsey District Council has approved the plans.

  7. ATM stolen in Lincolnshire

    Police are appealing for witnesses after an ATM was stolen in Lincolnshire.


    Officers were called to the Co-Operative store on the High Street in Scotter at 02.34 today.

    It's believed a silver Ford Transit van and a telehandler were used to remove the machine from the wall.

    The raid caused significant damage to the premises.

    The digger was left behind at the scene and the van, including the ATM, was found abandoned just over an hour later in Burringham.

  8. Footbridge moved into place

    A new footbridge, to help pedestrians cross the railway line, has been moved into place in Lincoln.


    The bridge at Brayford Wharf East has been delayed several times and won't open until May.

    Network Rail says it'll be safer for pedestrians.

  9. Lunar love in Lincoln as Museum of the Moon proves a hit

    More than 27,000 visitors have been to see the Museum of the Moon exhibition at the Collection in Lincoln since it opened, it's been revealed.

    Lincolnshire County Council

    The venue says it is the most successful exhibition it has ever held.

    The giant moon, measuring 6m in diameter, features detailed Nasa imagery of the lunar surface.

    It remains on show until Sunday 28 April.

  10. Lincolnshire's weather

    BBC Weather

    A dry and fairly warm afternoon in Lincolnshire.

    Here's the latest forecast:

  11. More churches to go contactless

    Contactless donations could soon be introduced into more churches in Lincolnshire.

    Getty Images

    The technology is already being used in six of the county's churches and a workshop is being held to explain how it works.

    The Diocese of Lincoln says it'll still accept cash, but it's about "moving with the times".

  12. Students plan sleep out event

    An event to highlight rough sleeping is being held in Lincoln tonight.


    About 25 students will spend the night outside a Lincoln College building on Monks Road.

    They're raising money for the homeless charity Framework.

  13. Farm to raise money to help young people

    It's hoped more young people will be able to get into agriculture in Lincolnshire after a farm was left to the county's agricultural society.


    Corner Farm at Carlton-le-Moorland was left to the organisation by farmer Sheila Trafford.

    It's now looking for a tenant and says the rent raised will be used to help young people get into the industry.

  14. Oliver! comes to Lincoln Cathedral

    Tickets for the latest theatre production at Lincoln Cathedral have gone on sale this morning.


    In previous years, performances of Jesus Christ Superstar and Jekyll and Hyde have sold out.

    This year, members of the Lincoln Theatre Company are staging Oliver!

    And they're already well under way with their rehearsals:

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  15. CCTV appeal after stolen bank card used in Louth

    Police are appealing for help after a stolen bank card was used at the Post office on Brackenborough Road in Louth.

    It happened on 29 March, with the purse containing the bank card being reported missing that morning.

    Officers are trying to identify the man in these CCTV images:

    Lincolnshire Police
  16. Lincolnshire Police support silent calls campaign

    A campaign to raise awareness of a system to help people alert officers if they're in danger but unable to speak is being supported by Lincolnshire Police.

    The Silent Solution system prompts the caller on a mobile to press "55" if they aren't in a position to make a noise.

    The system has been in place since 2002 but many people aren't aware of it, the force says:

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  17. Thousands take part in Lincoln 10K

    Lincoln runner Lucian Allison won the city's 10K road race at the weekend - and in record time:

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    He was one of more than 5,000 competitors taking part in the event on Sunday around uphill Lincoln.

    Allison finished the six-mile course in 29 minutes and 29 seconds.

  18. Watch: Monday's weather forecast

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    A grey start for many with low cloud, mist and fog but some sunshine later.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: A grey start for many with low cloud, mist and fog - but some sunshine later.