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Lizzie Musham

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A46 Lincolnshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Lincolnshire southbound severe disruption, from B1378 Lincoln Road to B1190 Lincoln Road.

    A46 Lincolnshire - A46 in Birchwood closed and it's slow southbound from Skellingthorpe Roundabout to Doddington Roundabout, because of a police investigation.

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

  2. Yorks and Humber second worst area for firefighter attacks

    The Chief Fire Officer of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service says he's "appalled and disheartened" by the number of attacks on his firefighters.

    Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive Chris Blacksell

    Chris Blacksell spoke out after an investigation by the JPIMedia Data Unit found Humberside Fire and Rescue recorded 12 attacks on firefighters during 2018-19.

    The probe also found the Yorkshire and Humber area is the second worst in the country for the number of attacks, behind West Midlands.

    Mr Blacksell said staff have had to deal with a range of assaults:

    Quote Message: We've had everything from verbal assaults to people being seriously assaulted and hospitalised sadly from attacks on fire crews. It's really disheartening. We spend all our working lives trying to keep people safe and to end up under attack by people like that is really bad for crews." from Chief Fire Officer Chris Blacksell Humberside Fire and Rescue
    Chief Fire Officer Chris BlacksellHumberside Fire and Rescue
  3. Grimsby man out of coma following Bali accident

    A man from Grimsby who had an accident in Bali last month is now out of a coma, his family says.

    Reuben Armstrong

    Reuben Armstrong came off his motorbike a week after moving to the Indonesian island.

    Tens of thousands of pounds has been raised so far to help pay his medical costs.

    However, his family says it will cost more to bring him home and maintain the specialist care he will need.

  4. Gainsborough MP knocked out of Commons Speaker vote

    Sir Edward Leigh, Conservative MP for Gainsborough, has been eliminated from the election for John Bercow's successor as Speaker of the House of Commons:

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    Sir Edward only managed to secure 12 votes in the first ballot.

    No one has secured more than half the votes, so there will have to be a second ballot.

    Labour's Sir Lindsay Hoyle is the current front runner and favourite with 211 votes.

  5. Lincolnshire health visitors to take further strike action

    At least 70 health visitors in Lincolnshire are to hold a month-long strike in their ongoing row with Lincolnshire County Council over pay and working conditions.

    Health visitor strike

    The walkout is due to take place from Monday 18 November, according to the Unite union.

    The strike is the latest to take place in the county, with workers claiming they've lost £2,000 a year since their contracts were transferred over to the county council from the NHS.

    In a statement, Heather Sandy, interim director of education at Lincolnshire County Council, said it was "disappointing" the walkout was to go ahead.

    "Unite's suggestion that all health visitors should have a starting salary £3,500 above their colleagues in the health service is financially unsustainable and would have serious implications for bordering NHS service recruitment," she said.

  6. CCTV appeal after man punched in Lincoln robbery

    Police investigating a robbery in Lincoln have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to in connection with the incident.


    The robbery happened in Beevor Street at about 05:15 on 19 October.

    Lincolnshire Police said the victim was treated for minor injuries after being punched during the incident. His cash and rings were stolen.

    Police want anyone with any information to come forward.

  7. Three arrested in Lincoln weapons raids

    Three people have been arrested in Lincoln this morning as part of a campaign to tackle weapons offences, Lincolnshire Police has confirmed.

    House raid

    A man in his 30s and two women, one aged in her 20s and another aged in her 50s, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs and a number of weapons were also seized.

    As part of a wider campaign, more than 30 arrests have been made in the county and weapons including knives, guns and baseball bats have been seized, police say.

    Machetes seized

    Officers will be taking further action to tackle offenders over the coming weeks while also educating school children and communities about the danger of possessing weapons, according to Lincolnshire Police.

  8. Watch: Flood barrier arrives in Boston

    Work is due to begin today on installing a 300-tonne barrier gate in Boston as part of a major flood prevention scheme.

    The £100m project will help protect the town against tidal surges.

    The barrier, which was shipped to the UK from Rotterdam by barge, should be fully operational by next spring:

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    Video caption: Boston's flood barrier was brought into the town by boat yesterday
  9. Police divers in action in Lincoln

    If you've seen police divers in the River Witham in the centre of Lincoln today, then don't worry...

    Lincolnshire Police say they're currently taking part in a training exercise.

    Here they are in action a little earlier:

    Lincolnshire Police underwater divers
  10. Jury sworn in for backpacker murder trial

    A jury has been sworn in for the trial of a man accused of murdering a British backpacker.

    Grace Millane

    University of Lincoln graduate Grace Millane, 22, was last seen in central Auckland, New Zealand, on 1 December last year, before her body was found in bushland a week later.

    A 27-year-old local man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has denied her murder.

    The Auckland High Court trial is scheduled to last up to five weeks.

    Miss Millane's death prompted an outpouring of public grief in New Zealand with the country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologising to her family.

    She had been travelling alone in New Zealand for two weeks, following a six-week group trip through South America.

    The family of Miss Millane, from Wickford, Essex, became concerned after she failed to respond to birthday messages on 2 December.

  11. Lincoln boxer claims WBF and WBU world titles

    Lincolnshire’s Nathan Decastro is now the WBF and WBU world title holder after he claimed a fifth-round victory against Mexico’s Fernando Castaneda at the Engine Shed in Lincoln.

    Nathan Decastro

    Decastro dominated for the majority of the fight and the referee decided to stop the contest in the fifth-round after a heavy punch saw Castaneda drop to the canvas.

    He is already targeting the IBF world title and fancies a fight at Sincil Bank in Lincoln next year.

    Decastro, who trains at Bracebridge Heath Boxing Club, described the atmosphere as "electric", saying it was "a night I’ll never forget".

  12. Lincolnshire MP in the running to be next Commons Speaker

    The MP for Gainsborough Sir Edward Leigh is hoping he will be elected as the new Speaker of the House of Commons later today.

    Sir Edward Leigh

    He is one of eight candidates in the running to replace John Bercow, who resigned last week.

    The other names on the list are, Chris Bryant, Harriet Harman, Meg Hillier, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Dame Eleanor Laing, Shailesh Vara and Dame Rosie Winterton

    At 14:30 GMT the candidates will make short speeches in the Commons after which MPs will cast their votes.

  13. Police at scene of two-vehicle crash on A52

    Lincolnshire Police are advising motorists to avoid the A52 at Kirton Holme, near Swineshead, following a collision involving two vehicles:

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  14. Watch: Monday's weather forecast for Lincolnshire

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It's going to be an unsettled day with plenty of showery outbreaks about this morning, some of which could be heavy.

    The showers will ease as the day goes on and we may see a few brighter spells in places.

    Temperatures will get up to about 10C.

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    Video caption: Watch: Monday's weather forecast
  15. Man killed and teenage girl seriously injured in crash

    A man, in his 20s, has died after the car he was in collided with another near Gainsborough on Friday.


    The collision, between a black Audi A3 and a grey Jaguar XF, took place at Grayingham, on the B1398/B1205 crossroads, at about 22:30 GMT .

    The Audi driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, a teenage girl, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary.

    Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.