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By Harry Parkhill

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  1. Tonight's weather

    BBC Weather

    Further showers, along with some clear spells, as we head through this evening.

    A weather front will bring outbreaks of rain, although these will be rather patchy.

    The rain may begin to ease during the early hours. Minimum Temperature: 11 to 14°C (52 to 57°F)

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  2. National call-up for Imps midfielder

    Imps midfielder Joe Morrell has received his first call up to the senior Wales side.

    Joe Morrell

    Ryan Giggs' team face Azerbaijan in a Euro 2020 qualifier, before a friendly with Belarus.

    It means Morrell will miss Lincoln City's League One trip to Wycombe at the start of September.

  3. Measles bus visits Scunthorpe supermarket

    Parents in North Lincolnshire, whose children have missed out on their vaccinations, are being encouraged to bring them along to a mobile clinic.


    Nurses have been at Morrisons in Scunthorpe today, giving Year 8 and 9 students vaccinations against measles, diphtheria, tetanus and polio.

    girl having injection

    It comes a day after the UK lost its measles-free status.

  4. Grimsby smokehouse to be demolished

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A former Grimsby fish smokehouse is to be demolished and replaced with business units.


    North East Lincolnshire Council has approved plans by the E-factor Group to turn the former Fishwife Traditional Fishmongers on Cleethorpe Road into seven units for start-up and existing businesses.


    The 19th Century smokehouse has been vacant since May 2016, when it was damaged by fire.

    In 2018, Historic England refused an application by the council to have the building listed as a heritage asset.

  5. Fountain plan for Lincoln city centre

    A water fountain with pulsing jets could be built in Lincoln city centre.


    City of Lincoln Council is considering installing something similar to the fountains in Queen Victoria Square in Hull (pictured).

    It's part of the multi-million pound redevelopment of the Cornhill Quarter, withe the council also looking at what it can do to improve the Central Market building.

    The plans are expected to be discussed by the authority's executive committee, next week.

  6. Wainfleet floods a 'stark reminder' over defences

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Extensive flooding in Wainfleet serves as a "stark reminder" that there needs to be investment in flood defences, according to a senior Lincolnshire county councillor.


    Almost 600 homes were evacuated in Wainfleet when the River Steeping to burst its banks on 12 June.

    Conservative councillor Colin Davie says he's now determined to solve some of the infrastructure problems around rivers in Lincolnshire.

    He also said the government needed "long-term solutions" to the challenges being caused by climate change.

    An independent investigation is being led by Norfolk County Council into the flooding.

  7. Red Arrows prepare for historic New York flight

    The world famous Lincolnshire-based Red Arrows are preparing to take part in a 24-jet flight over the Statue of Liberty in New York.

    Red Arrows

    The aerobatic team, which is based at RAF Scampton, will join the US Navy's Blue Angels, US Air Force Thunderbirds and the F-35 Lightning II Demo Team in a four-team flight down New York's Hudson River on 22 August.

    The Red Arrows and Blue Angels will then headline the New York Air Show.

    Quote Message: This is a truly historic opportunity. Never before have we had all these signature military demonstration teams in one place at one time to be able orchestrate something like this. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime event." from Brian Lilley Chairman,New York International Air Show
    Brian LilleyChairman,New York International Air Show
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    Meanwhile today, the Red Arrows are displaying in Atlantic City.

    The events are all part of the Reds' 11-week tour of North America.

  8. Lincolnshire's afternoon weather forecast

    There'll be sunny spells and scattered showers in Lincolnshire this afternoon.

    A freshening southwest wind and a maximum temperature of 22C (72F):

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  9. Lincolnshire teenager aims to become youngest MP

    A 19-year-old from Lincolnshire says he hopes to become the country's youngest MP.

    Oliver Craven

    Oliver Craven, 19, will be the Liberal Democrat candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham at the next general election.

    He says he's prepared to drop out out of his engineering course at the University of Lincoln if a snap election is called in the next few months.

  10. Farmers 'lining up' to sell grain before Brexit

    A Lincolnshire company responsible for handling a fifth of the country's annual grain harvest says farmers are "lining up to sell" surplus product before Britain leaves the EU.


    Open Field Agriculture is a farmer-owned cooperative based in Colsterworth, near Grantham.

    It provides all of the grain for Warburtons, among other large contracts.

    The firm's chief operating officer, Mark Worrell, has told BBC Radio Lincolnshire that he's anticipating an extremely busy period as "people look to trade in the certainty of a European marketplace versus the uncertainly post 31 October".

  11. Three injured in crash near Sleaford

    BBC News Travel

    Emergency services are dealing with a serious collision on the A15 near Sleaford.

    Two cars were involved in the crash near Aswarby Park this morning, police say.

    Three people have been injured.

    The A15 is closed between between the A153 roundabout at Quarrington and the A52 roadabout at Osbournby.

  12. New location and no parade for Lincoln Pride 2019

    A new location has been announced for this year's Lincoln Pride - but it's emerged that the event's usual parade won't be taking place.


    The event, which is due to take place on Saturday 28 September, has been moved from The Brayford to the Arboretum off Monks Road.

    Organisers say the move is in an bid to accommodate an increase in the number of people attending.

    In a post on Facebook, they said: "Unfortunately, we are sad to announce there will be no parade this year, but we trust it will return in the coming years."

  13. Public meeting over Boston Central Park 'nuisance'

    There are calls for extra police patrols in Boston's Central Park following reports of crime and anti-social behaviour.

    Central Park, Boston

    Residents have organised a public meeting next week to look at what can be done to make the space a safe place for everyone.

    Local councillor Neill John Hastie says the behaviour of some people in the park is unacceptable.

    "There's broken glass and rubbish all over the play area and, according to local residents, it's not the first time," he says.

    "Literally every night, there are people setting up camp, having parties, drinking and making a nuisance of themselves."

  14. Anti-social behaviour fears in Gainsborough

    Concerns are being raised about an increase in anti-social behaviour in Gainsborough.

    It has been reported that gangs of young people are threatening local people with verbal and physical abuse.

    This shopkeeper, who didn't want to be identified, says some people are frightened:

    Quote Message: People are getting more worried about walking around at night and being on their own. Women are worried about being alone at night and men as well, which is unusual... People are trying not to go out as much." from Anonymous

    Lincolnshire Police says it is working with local businesses to ensure they have a co-ordinated and consistent approach to tackling anti-social behaviour.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A46 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between B1225 High Street and Limber Road.

    A46 Lincolnshire - A46 Caistor Road closed in both directions between Caistor Top in Caistor and Swallow Crossroads in Swallow, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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