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By Lynsey Bradford

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A180 Lincolnshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A180 Lincolnshire westbound severe accident, from A1136 to A1173 Mathew Ford Way.

    A180 Lincolnshire - A180 in Great Coates closed westbound from the A1136 junction to Stallingborough Interchange, because of an accident involving two cars.

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

  2. Number of deaths in Lincolnshire hospitals at all-time low

    The number of deaths in Lincolnshire's hospitals is now at an all-time low, according to hospital bosses.

    Lincoln Hospital

    Bosses at the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) say in the last year there have been 208 fewer deaths in the county's hospitals than expected - putting them in the top quarter of trusts nationally.

    It comes just six years after it was placed in special measures because of higher-than-expected mortality rates.

    ULHT says the improvement is down to a range of measures, including improved cleanliness, lower infection rates and the improved use of care bundles. Staff also spend more time reviewing deaths and sharing learning.

    Dr Neill Hepburn, Medical Director at ULHT, said achieving the reduction is a testament to the hard work of staff and commitment to improve patient care.

    Quote Message: Every member of staff has contributed to this improvement journey. We won’t sit on our laurels. There is still more work to be done and we are working hard to get out of special measures and continue to make long-term changes to the quality of our services.” from Dr Neill Hepburn Medical Director at ULHT
    Dr Neill HepburnMedical Director at ULHT
  3. No criminal proceedings after children's home probe

    Police say there will be no criminal proceedings following a safeguarding investigation at a children's home in Lincolnshire.

    Lincolnshire Police logo

    Lincolnshire Police said officers have carried out a meticulous investigation over six months into Kisimul Children's Home in Swinderby - which is run by the Kisimul group.

    No criminal charges could be brought against any of those arrested - and released - during the investigation.

    A spokesman for Kisimul Children's Home said the safety of pupils was 'an absolute priority'.

    Quote Message: It was right these allegations were thoroughly investigated and we fully supported the police and Ofsted throughout this process. Alongside this, we are undertaking a detailed, independently-led, internal review to ensure all our procedures and protocols are as robust as possible." from Kisimul Children's Home Spokesperson
    Kisimul Children's HomeSpokesperson
  4. Player shortage forces cricket club withdrawal

    A Lincolnshire cricket club has had to pull out of the county's ECB Premier League because of a lack of players.

    The first team

    The men's first team at Alford and District Cricket Club will no longer compete at the top level.

    The second team, ladies and juniors will continue to function as normal.

    Darrell Crow, who has been chairman of the club for 10 years, said: "Our stability was quite fragile in that we needed a core of players larger than the one we had to maintain that status. We suffered losses by people leaving the area and by three close season injuries, it decimated our side really."

  5. Can you help police identify this man?

    Police need help identifying this man after he reportedly tried to push past a woman in order to gain entry to her house.

    The man

    Humberside Police say the man shown in the e-fit above tried to get in to the house on Trinity Road in Cleethorpes at about 22:00 on 13 June.

    The woman shouted at him, forcing him out of the house and preventing any theft.

    Anyone who recognises him should contact 101.

  6. Train conductors to strike on Saturdays

    Senior conductors on East Midlands Trains - which serves Lincolnshire - will go on strike next Saturday.

    An East Midlands Train.

    The RMT union is in dispute with the company over what it describes as "pay discrimination and contract issues".

    The union says the firm has refused to engage in talks, but East Midlands Trains said those claims are untrue.

    As well as next Saturday, senior conductors will walk out for the following two Saturdays.

    East Midlands Trains' Adam Piddington,said: "The RMT's claims are simply untrue. We agreed a time we would meet with union representatives to discuss the points they wanted to raise, so it is disappointing they seem intent on going ahead with strike action regardless.

    "The fact is the union have raised issues about contracts which have been in place for six years, and which were introduced with their full agreement."

    Mr Piddington said the company would be able to run a service on the dates affected by industrial action and would be publishing timetables in the coming days.

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    Video caption: Derek and June Driver are residing in the caravan while their home is renovated.
  8. Flood-hit couple thankful for caravan donation

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    Video caption: Derek and June Driver are residing in the caravan while their home is renovated.
  9. Volunteer vets treat animals belonging to the homeless

    A group of vets in Lincoln are volunteering their spare time to treat animals belonging to people who are homeless.

    Vets with a dog.

    'Streetvet' runs every Sunday near the YMCA shelter off Monks Road.

    The initiative was founded in London in 2016 and has just launched in Lincoln, offering services including vaccinations and microchipping

    The vets also give out food and toys that have been donated.

    Team lead Miri Prior says it has been a great success so far.

    Quote Message: [A pet] gives that companionship that you need, it gives a source of comfort and it also gives a sense of purpose as there is someone else to look after, and that is a huge driving force for a lot of people." from Miri Prior Team lead
    Miri PriorTeam lead
  10. New sign at Lincoln's Cornhill Quarter could nod to the past

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A vintage-style hand-painted sign could greet visitors to Lincoln's Cornhill Quarter.

    Cornhill sign

    Under plans lodged with City of Lincoln Council, the sign would adorn the space above 9-12 Cornhill at roof level, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    The plan follows a similar signage design to the recently completed car park walkway. But, it would not be the first nod to retro painted advertising in the newly regenerated Cornhill Quarter.

    The 1930s themed bar and restaurant Cosy Club features a selection of quaint signs, a throwback to the city’s old indoor market.

    Adverts were often painted by hand onto the sides of buildings in the 1920s and 30s. The painted advertisements, known as 'ghost signs', can still be found across the country, albeit faded and offering services that no longer exist.

  11. All aboard the library bus!

    A double decker bus has been converted in to a school library in a move teachers hope will help children "fall in love with reading".

    Councillor Robert Reid with Baston school pupils

    The bus was donated to Baston Primary School by Stagecoach and has been transformed as part of a £28,000 project by the school’s Parent Teacher Association.

    Councillor Robert Reid with Baston pupils.

    The work was helped by a £2,000 Community Fund grant from South Kesteven District Council.

    Quote Message: When we talked about a new library, our children made it very clear that they wanted something interesting, where they would fall in love with reading. We are so very lucky that this is exactly what we have got and I am grateful to everyone who has made it possible.” from Rebecca Mills Headteacher, Baston Primary School
    Rebecca MillsHeadteacher, Baston Primary School
  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1 Lincolnshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Lincolnshire northbound severe disruption, between B1174 Grantham South and A607 Harlaxton.

    A1 Lincolnshire - One lane closed and queues on A1 northbound in Grantham between Grantham South and Harlaxton, because of a spillage.

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

  13. Teenager charged with assault after Grimsby incident

    A teenage boy has been charged with assault following an incident in Grimsby.

    Police

    The 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named due to his age, has been charged in connection with the alleged assault of a man on Alexandra Road at about 22:00 on 5 July.

    Humberside Police said the man was walking along the road with a woman when they passed a group of teenagers, one of whom is said to have assaulted him.

    The teenager has been bailed to appear at Grimsby Youth Court next month.

  14. Optimism over future of British Steel

    There's growing optimism over the future of British Steel in Scunthorpe.

    Unions say a meeting with the Business Secretary, Greg Clark, yesterday went well.

    British Steel was placed into liquidation after rescue talks broke down between the government and the company's owner, Greybull.

    About 4,000 people work at the plant in Scunthorpe.

    British Steel
    Quote Message: We don't care how long this thing takes. As long as we've got a real credible bid in the ring then we've got the current business trading as it is and Scunthorpe and Redcar and everybody else seems to have a future - that's what we want. I'd rather take a long time and get the right deal than make any hasty decisions." from Sean Scorer Union Community national secretary
    Sean ScorerUnion Community national secretary
  15. Have you seen missing Scott Taylor?

    Police are appealing for help to find a 36-year-old man who has been missing from the Wrangle area since Saturday.

    Scott Taylor

    Scott Taylor is described as 5ft 11ins tall, of stocky build, with light brown, short hair and a beard.

    He has the word “Louise” tattooed on one of his hands and the word “Joshua” tattooed on his back.

    He also has connections to Boston, Kirton, Spalding, Holbeach, Skegness and Ingoldmells.

    Anyone with information should contact 101.

  16. Boston is blooming as town looks to impress judges

    Boston was blooming as judges from the annual East Midlands in Bloom competition were shown around the town.

    Judges looking at sunflowers

    Judges, Richard Stephen and Jenni Oliver, were shown around by Alison Fairman, chairman of Boston in Bloom, and marketing co-ordinator Nathan Bryant.

    They visited several areas, including Market Place and St Botolph’s Church grounds and met with volunteer gardeners, business owners, and school pupils.

    Judges giving a speech

    So could it be gold for Boston again? The team will have to wait until September when the winners are announced at the East Midlands in Bloom awards ceremony.

  17. Watch: Tuesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    There's going to be a lot of cloud around with outbreaks of rain throughout the day.

    Overnight we may see some clear spells but further showers will spread in from the west:

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    Video caption: Watch: Tuesday's weather forecast