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Live Reporting

By Paul Russell

All times stated are UK

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  1. What happened overnight?

    With the rain falling on South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire last night, there was some surface water flooding.

    Fishlake

    Roads remain closed as a result, but thankfully it wasn't as bad as last week despite the yellow rain warning being issued by the Met Office.

    Some homes remain flooded along the River Don.

    River levels did rise, but far below last week's record-breaking peak of 6.31m.

    We've seen roads flooded in East Yorkshire, including the A63, but that has since been cleared and reopened.

    A number of flood warnings remain in place for the region and they can be seen here.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A46 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from turning for Holten Le Moor to B1434.

    A46 Lincolnshire - A46 in Nettleton closed in both directions from the turning for Holten Le Moor junction to the B1434 junction, because of flooding.

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

  3. Railway lines blocked following flooding

    The railway line between Sheffield and Worksop will be closed until the end of the day because of heavy rain causing flooding near Kiveton Park.

    It's also expected to remain closed tomorrow with no replacement road transport being put on by train operator Northern. It says it tried to source transport, but couldn't.

    Flooding at Rotherham station

    Rotherham station (above) has reopened after it was closed because of flood damage to the track.

    Affected routes this morning include:

    • Sheffield - Gainsborough/Lincoln, no service on Friday, customers advised not to travel
    • Sheffield - Scarborough/Bridlington, services will terminate/start from Hull
    • Doncaster - Hull, services will terminate/start at Goole, road transport is being arranged between Doncaster and Goole.
    • Sheffield - Hull/Beverley, services will terminate/start at Doncaster
    • Doncaster - Scunthorpe, services will run via Skellow and will not call at Kirk Sandall
    • Doncaster - Sheffield, services will run as normal
    • Rotherham Central has opened as planned with services resuming from first thing this morning (Friday)
  4. Heavy rain disrupts train services

    Train services between Sheffield and Worksop are affected due to floodwater on the line, Northern rail says.

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  5. Lincolnshire's weather

    It's going to be a wet end to the day. Here's the latest forecast:

    BBC
  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1077 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1077 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from Falkland Way to B1402.

    A1077 Lincolnshire - A1077 Ferry Road in Barton Upon Humber closed in both directions from the Falkland Way junction to the B1402 junction, because of flooding.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1077 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1077 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from Falkland Way to B1402.

    A1077 Lincolnshire - A1077 Ferry Road in Barton Upon Humber closed in both directions from the Falkland Way junction to the B1402 junction, because of flooding.

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

  8. Apology issued over A&E waiting times

    Hospital bosses have apologised after new figures showed just 65% of A&E patients were seen within four hours last month.

    Google

    In October, 15,139 people attended A&E at hospitals under United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust control.

    However, just 9,723 (642%) were seen within the allotted four hours. The national target is set at 95%.

    Simon Evans, director of operations at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "Our A&E performance is not where we want it to be and we would like to apologise for this.

    "Over recent months we have seen a significant increase in the number of very poorly patients attending at our A&Es, as well as cases of the winter vomiting bug norovirus.

    "This has coincided with a reduction in the number of patients being discharged from our hospitals, which has unfortunately resulted in long delays for some of our patients in A&E."

  9. Food manufacturer 'disappointed' by strike plans

    Food manufacture Bakkavor says it is "disappointed" staff at its factory in Spalding have voted to go on strike.

    Bakkavor factory, Spalding

    Earlier, Unite announced that its members had voted in favour of industrial action by more than four to one in protest at a 1.5% pay offer.

    Responding to the news, a spokesman for Bakkavor said: "We have been in ongoing, extensive dialogue with employees and the Unite union regarding the 2019 pay proposal at Spalding.

    "We believe the pay proposal we have put forward delivers a competitive, above-inflation pay increase for all colleagues.

    "Under 30% of all colleagues at the site voted in favour of strike action and, as such, we are disappointed our proposal has been rejected and a ballot for strike action has been passed."

    The firm added that it's pay offer represented a "highly competitive" 3% total package, with a 1.5% pay increase and 1.5% lump sum.

  10. Concerns over Lincolnshire's weather forecast

    Residents and farmers are being warned to brace themselves for more heavy rain in Lincolnshire:

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    Some residents have been evacuated from Short Ferry Caravan Park near Bardney as a precaution:

    BBC

    Canal boat owners on Lincoln's Fossdyke are also bracing themselves as water levels rise again.

    Up to 45mm of rain is expected.

  11. Missing 14-year-old found 'safe and well'

    A 14-year-old girl who went missing from Grimsby has been found safe and well.

    Humberside Police said Scarlett Lewis, who was reported missing on Monday, is now back with her family.

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  12. Flood warnings remain in place across Lincolnshire

    There are still five flood warnings in place across Lincolnshire.

    Gov.uk

    The Environment Agency warnings mean "flooding is expected, immediate action is required".

    The Met Office is warning heavy rain could lead to more flooding and damage in the county.

    Up to 45mm of rain is expected later.

  13. Latest weather forecast for Lincolnshire

    With dark skies across Lincolnshire this lunchtime, here's the latest forecast:

    BBC
  14. Food factory workers vote to strike

    Workers in Lincolnshire who prepare food for supermarkets have voted to go on strike in a dispute over pay.

    Google

    Members of the Unite union employed by Bakkavor, in Spalding, backed industrial action by more than four to one.

    The union said its ballot was in protest at a 1.5% pay offer.

    Regional Officer Mick Orpin said a strike would cause "considerable disruption" to the supply of products including hummus and taramasalata.

    However he said there was "still time left to resolve the dispute" and called on managers to "get round the negotiating table".

  15. Technicians deal with sewage treatment plant leak

    It's thought flooding has caused a sewage treatment works in Lincoln to leak.

    Flood

    Anglian Water technicians are at the site on Washingborough Road.

    They say the clean-up will be completed soon.

  16. LNER apology over Leeds-Lincoln-London train delays

    Train operator LNER has apologised to commuters in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire facing major delays after a train derailed in Leeds.

    Train derailment

    Services between Leeds, Lincoln and Kings Cross are affected after an empty passenger service struck a stationary train at the Neville Hill depot last night (pictured above).

    In a statement, LNER said: "We apologise to any customers who may have their journeys disrupted."

    No-one was injured but disruption is expected on the network until about 18:30.

    A Network Rail spokesperson said the disruption was because access was restricted to the depot which is used by a number of train operators.

  17. Derailment sparks delays on Leeds-Lincoln-London route

    These pictures of a derailed train near Leeds show why passengers in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are facing delays this morning:

    Train damage

    LNER said in a statement: "There has been a low speed derailment of an empty passenger train within the depot near Leeds.

    "No one has been injured in this incident," it added.

    Derailed train

    The company has already cancelled several services between Leeds, Lincoln and London Kings Cross this morning and is advising commuters to check before they travel.

    Train wheel off rails

    Disruption on the route is expected to continue until about 18:30.