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  1. Britain's oldest canal sells for above estimate

    Britain's oldest canal - The Fossdyke Navigation - has sold at auction for £255,000.

    Torksey Lock

    The 11-mile stretch between Lincoln and Torksey is believed to have been built by the Romans in AD120.

    It was expected to fetch £200,000.

  2. Shaun Lyall death: Police looking for suspect

    Humberside Police are looking for another person in connection with the murder of Shaun Lyall.

    Abdi Ali

    Mr Lyall, 47 was found dead at a house on Sidney Street on 17 July 2018.

    Humberside Police said extensive investigations have been ongoing to speak to Abdi Ali, 29.

    He is originally from Somalia and has links to the Grimsby area, Sheffield, London, Lancashire, South Yorkshire, Merseyside, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Lincolnshire, and Cleveland.

    Anyone who sees him should not approach him, but call the police in the first instance.

  3. Lincoln man with Alzheimer's says more support is needed

    A Lincoln man who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in his early 50s is calling for more support for younger people with the condition.

    Steve and Helen Swain

    Steve Swain says it can be very isolating, and would like to see more services in Lincolnshire for people of a similar age going through the same thing.

    It took three and a half years before he had a formal diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. Because he was so young, there was an assumption that he suffered with depression.

    Steve says: "That was the worst times. Because you just don't know until you've actually been diagnosed. It was causing problems at work, mistakes.

    "I can still play golf. That's really good, to be able to get out and meet people. I'm not just sitting at home doing nothing. That's what Helen was worried about."

  4. Hunt continues for convicted rapist on run from prison

    A convicted rapist still hasn't been found by police - eight days after disappearing from a Lincolnshire prison.

    Stephen Tierney

    Stephen Tierney hasn't been seen since last Wednesday, when he failed to return from North Sea Camp open prison near Boston.

    Lincolnshire Police say he shouldn't be approached.

  5. Man charged in connection with Cleethorpes death

    A 45-year-old Grimsby man will appear in court tomorrow after being charged in connection with the death of Shaun Lyall.

    Shaun Lyall

    Mr Lyall, 47, was found dead at a house on Sidney Street on 17 July 2018.

    Craig Whittle, 45, from Corporation Road in Grimsby, has today been charged with five offences including assisting an offender in relation to the death of Mr Lyall.

    He’s also been charged with affray, possession of a knife in a public place, and two counts of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.

    These are in relation to an incident in Blackpool on 13 July 2018.

    Mr Whittle is due before Grimsby Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

  6. Plastic-free campaigners unwrap Lincoln

    Shoppers in Lincoln are being encouraged to hand back packaging at supermarket tills to highlight how much of what we buy is unnecessarily wrapped in plastic.

    Fruit and veg in plastic packaging

    Plastic Free Lincoln is hosting a 'Mass Unwrap' on Saturday at Waitrose on Searby Road to allow shoppers to hand back unnecessary packaging in order for them to see for themselves where they can cut back.

    The aim is to visually show the high levels of plastic packaging on food and to use people power to call for change.

    It is one of a number of actions the group in Lincoln is taking as it tries to reduce the impact of single use plastic in the city such as working with local businesses, community groups and schools.

  7. Man arrested after Horncastle disturbance

    A man has been arrested in Horncastle town centre after a bus was attacked with what's thought to have been a gardening hoe.

    Police at the scene

    Eyewitnesses say dents were left in the side of the A6 Brylaine bus to Woodhall Spa, in the incident this lunch time.

    Horncastle resident Juliette Bretan was at one of the nearby market stalls. She said a half-dressed man ran towards the bus wielding a hoe and started hitting it.

    She said: "It was very quick, maybe about 10 seconds.

    "He left two big dents in the bus but he was also attacking the driver's window and the driver was in there at the time. It was quite scary."

    She said the police aimed at Taser at him and told him to get on his knees, which he did. He was then escorted away a police van.

    Lincolnshire Police said a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

  8. Bereavement support group needs more volunteers

    A bereavement support group in Lincolnshire is facing closure unless it can find more volunteers.

    Baby's hand in parent's hand

    The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death (SANDS) charity provides practical and emotional support to parents and families who have experienced the loss of a child.

    But it needs more volunteers to continue supporting people.

    Rose Abrehart, the east network coordinator for SANDS, said people could be left alone afterwards without much help and support if it wasn't for organisations like theirs.

    She said: "Anyone who loses a baby automatically feels isolated and alone. While most hospitals provide really good care and support for parents when they are in hospital, once they've left hospital there is very little support out there.

    "Counselling is not freely available on the NHS and certainly the hospital's don't have the capacity to continue the good support once parents have left and gone home."

  9. College of Policing defends new recruitment policy

    The College of Policing says a new policy which means all new recruits will have to have an academic degree will help prepare them "for the complexity of the job".

    Police officers

    From 2020, the College of Policing said prospective officers would either have to complete a degree or be prepared to study for one in work time.

    Earlier Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, Bill Skelly, announced plans for a legal challenge to the policy, arguing that it would leave his force with 40 fewer officers at any one time for front-line policing.

    Responding to Mr Skelly, the College of Policing's deputy chief constable Bernie O'Reilly said: "The training for new recruits seeks to prepare those entering the service for the complexity of the job and has been developed with colleagues from across policing.

    "We continue to work with Lincolnshire Police to enable them to join the other 30 police forces across England and Wales who are introducing the new training over the next year."

    Lincolnshire Police has defended spending £10,000 on the legal challenge, saying it will save them millions in the long run.

  10. Residents object to Cranwell road closure plan

    Residents in Cranwell have objected to plans which could lead to the closure of a main route into the village.

    RAF Cranwell

    The Ministry of Defence wants to shut a section of the B1429 because of security concerns at RAF Cranwell.

    Work is underway to monitor traffic on the road to see what effect shutting a section would have.

    But the plans have been criticised by some residents who say it’s a bad idea.

    One woman said: "I think it would be a headache and I think a lot of the villagers think it would.

    "They're saying you could use the lane at the side, which is a lane and also at the other end of that lane is a very busy cross roads on the A17 which would be an absolute nightmare."

    The RAF has refused to comment.

  11. Heavy rain and thunderstorms expected in Lincolnshire

    Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected today.

    The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning covering a large area of the country - including Lincolnshire:

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  12. Councillors to vote on £4m Sleaford regeneration plan

    Councillors will vote later on a £4m plan to renovate part of Sleaford town centre.

    Sleaford Town Centre

    A new cinema, foodcourt and pedestrian bridge connecting Money's Yard to Market Place could be built as part of 'The Heart of Sleaford' scheme.

    It's been recommended for approval by North Kesteven's planning committee.

  13. Man arrested after Grimsby disturbance

    A man has been arrested after an incident in Grimsby in which part of a street was cordoned off for safety reasons.

    Rutland Street

    Police were called to Rutland Street at about 21:15 last night to reports of a man causing a disturbance at a property.

    Emergency services attended and a cordon was put in around the area for the safety of the public.

    Humberside Police said the situation was brought to a safe conclusion and the man was arrested at about 23.50 on suspicion of common assault, assaulting a police officer and criminal damage.

    He remains in custody.

  14. Britain's oldest canal to be sold at auction

    Britain's oldest canal - The Fossdyke Navigation - will go under the hammer later today.

    Fossdyke Canal

    The 11-mile stretch between Lincoln and Torksey is believed to have been built by the Romans in AD120.

    It will be auctioned off and is expected to fetch at least £200,000.

    David Margolis, from the auctioneers who are selling the waterway, says it's an unusual lot.

    "It's unique and makes a change from the traditional bricks and mortar that we normally sell under the hammer, this is more mudbanks and water.

    "People these days do like alternative investments. We normally sell shops, offices and industrial properties - all investments of the odd vacant thing. But this is highly unusual."

  15. Further concerns about bullying at Lincoln hospital

    Lincolnshire's health watchdog says it's surprised there are more concerns about bullying at the county's hospitals as it had been assured by managers that the situation was improving.

    Lincoln County Hospital

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says an inspection at Lincoln County Hospital had found "concerns over culture" in the emergency department.

    Councillor Carl Macey, chairman of the health scrutiny panel, said: "We've always been assured it was moving in the right direction. Obviously having seen the CQC's letter, that doesn't seem to be the case. We have asked them to come forward with their whistle-blowing strategy and their bullying tactical policy so we can see that they are actually progressing this for the benefit of their staff."

    Health bosses say they take bullying very seriously.

  16. Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be fairly cloudy with heavy showers developing as the day goes on.

    By mid-afternoon we could have some very heavy, slow moving downpours, which may turn thundery in places.

    It will feel fairly muggy with temperatures up to 23C:

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    Video caption: Watch: Thursday's weather forecast