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By Lucy Parry

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  1. Man exposes himself to dog walker in Grantham

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man exposed himself to a woman in Grantham.

    Police jacket

    Lincolnshire Police said the woman was walking her dog on the green between Barrowby Gate and Durham Close at about 09:15 on Tuesday when the incident happened.

    The man is described as stocky, in his early 20s, with short cropped blonde hair. He was wearing a black tracksuit.

  2. 'Unprovoked attack' on teenager in Louth

    A 16-year-old boy has suffered multiple facial injuries in what police have described as an "unprovoked attack" in Louth.

    bus station

    It happened at the town's bus station on Church Road at around 16:00 yesterday.

    Lincolnshire Police say the teenager was waiting for his bus when three young males attacked him.

    Officers are asking anyone with information to come forward.

  3. Lincoln MP confirms plans to stand again

    Lincoln's Labour MP Karen Lee says she will stand again at the next General Election - and has published the paperwork on social media to prove it.

    It comes after the man she beat last time, Conservative Karl McCartney said he was ready to fight to get the seat back.

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  4. Drill Hall donations reach £20,000

    A fundraising campaign to save a Lincoln arts centre has raised £20,000 so far.

    The "Be a Brick" scheme asks people to sponsor at Lincoln Drill Hall and protect one of the building's 500,000 bricks.

    interior of Drill Hall

    Donors get to choose a virtual brick on the Drill Hall's website, and leave a short message.

    Organisers say, so far, there have been 100 "memorial" bricks, named in honour of loved ones.

    Lincoln Drill Hall needs to raise £130,000 this year to stay open, following funding cuts in recent years.

  5. Extremism event for women in Lincoln

    Lincolnshire Police have organised a conference for women on how they can help prevent extremism.


    The three-hour session will focus on the threat from the Extreme Right Wing.

    Lincolnshire Police say the focus on women follows a survey which showed young people would be most likely to speak to their mothers if they believed that they, or someone they knew, was heading down the path to extremism.

    Quote Message: This event will be a safe space for organisers, and those who attend, to talk about prejudice, discrimination and racism, and how that can create suspicion, division and hatred. from Pc Riz Chothia Prevent officer
    Pc Riz ChothiaPrevent officer
  6. Boy, 7, 'racially abused' and assaulted in Grimsby

    A seven-year-old boy has been racially abused and assaulted in Grimsby, according to police.


    The boy was elbowed in the face and spat on by three teenagers in Grant Thorold Park at about 17:30 on Sunday, police say.

    Racially abusive terms were also said to the boy, who is from eastern Europe, police believe.

    The victim suffered a bruised forehead in the attack.

    It's thought the suspects, who were riding bikes, were aged between 16 and 18 and wearing dark clothing.

  7. MPs told of the value of drones to Lincolnshire Police

    A senior officer with Linconshire Police has been telling a committee of MPs how drones are saving lives and fighting crime in the county.

    police drones

    Special Sergeant Kevin Taylor addressed the Commons Science and Technology Committee, which is looking at commercial and recreational use of the unmanned aircraft.

    He gave the example an of how thermal imaging on a drone had find a man who'd crashed his car.

    He was found suffering from hypothermia in a ditch and made a full recovery.

    Thermal image

    Special Sergeant Taylor said drones had also led to many arrests, particularly involving drugs and organised crime.

  8. Windmill produces flour for first time in 40 years

    After 40 years, a Lincolnshire windmill is able to grind wheat once again.

    Wrawby Mill

    The Wrawby Postmill near Brigg was built in the late 18th Century and is one of only 45 remaining postmills in the country.

    It was damaged by high winds in 1979, but thanks to a restoration project it's been returned to its former glory.


    The team hope that they'll be able to start milling more regularly and one day sell the flour.

    An open day is being held this Sunday.

  9. New 999 centre could lead to better response times

    Response times to 999 calls could be improved thanks to all three emergency services working under one roof in Lincolnshire, fire chiefs say.

    Fire engines and ambulances

    Fire and ambulance crews have begun moving into a £21m building on South Park in Lincoln, and police officers are due to move into the centre later this year.

    It's the first combined fire, ambulance and police station in the country.

    Quote Message: We've seen it already at Sleaford and Louth where the operational crews from fire and EMAS have been working together for sometime. You can see on the ground the improvement in operational procedures when we attend things like road traffic accidents, for example. from Tim Joyce Area Manager, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue
    Tim JoyceArea Manager, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue
  10. Wainfleet flooding: How to get rid of unwanted sandbags

    People in flood-hit Wainfleet needing to get rid of empty sandbags will be able to put them into a skip at the town's fire station, staff at East Lindsey District Council say:

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  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1077 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1077 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from B1218 Holydyke to Forkedale.

    A1077 Lincolnshire - A1077 Ferriby Road in Barton Upon Humber closed and it's heavy from the B1218 Holydyke junction to the Forkedale junction, because of an accident involving car and van.

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

  12. Appeal over prisoner missing from HMP North Sea Camp

    Have you seen Brian McBride? He's a prisoner at HMP North Sea Camp near Boston and hasn't been seen since Tuesday.

    Brian McBride

    The 52-year-old was on a work placement in the Boston area yesterday but failed to return to the prison at the end of the day, according to Lincolnshire Police.

    He is described as white, with grey short hair, an oval face, brown eyes and was clean shaven. He is of heavy build and about 5ft 10ins tall.

    Anyone who has seen him is being asked to contact Lincolnshire Police.

  13. Watch: Wednesday's weather forecast

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A grey start with patchy drizzle, but some sunny spells may develop in places later.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: A grey start with patchy drizzle, but some sunny spells may develop in places later.
  14. Lincoln's 999 crews lead the way with new £21m HQ

    Crews have begun moving into a new joint fire, ambulance and police station in Lincoln.

    Blue light

    The building, on South Park, is the first in the country to be shared by all three emergency services.

    The station is home to 45 firefighters and 72 ambulance staff and they'll be joined later in the year by colleagues from Lincolnshire Police.

    Work is continuing on the building and is expected to be finished in the autumn.

    The project has a £21m price tag, with £7.5m of that coming from the government.