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By Lizzie Musham

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A46 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from B1205 Moortown Road to B1434.

    A46 Lincolnshire - A46 in Nettleton closed in both directions from the B1205 Moortown Road junction to the B1434 junction, because of flooding.

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

  2. Sir Rod Stewart made honorary member of model railway club

    Sir Rod Stewart is to be made an honorary member of a Lincolnshire model railway club, it has been revealed.

    Rod Stewart

    Market Deeping Model Railway Club is honouring Sir Rod after he donated £10,000 to the club when vandals destroyed their display at Welland Academy in Stamford on 18 May.

    Following the attack, more than £107,000 was raised through a crowdfunding appeal to repair the exhibitions.

    Sir Rod is a keen model railway enthusiast and earlier this month unveiled his own intricate model which he has been working on for over the past 23 years.

    Model railway layout
  3. Wheelchair Sports Programme celebrates 10th anniversary

    A scheme aimed at getting less able people in Lincolnshire into sport is celebrating its 10th anniversary today.

    Wheelchair Sports Programme

    Since 2009, 40,000 people have taken part in sessions as part of the county's Wheelchair Sports Programme which is thought to be the biggest scheme of its kind in the country.

    Lynn Chauntry, a member of the programme, says playing wheelchair basketball has helped to turn her life around:

    Quote Message: Mentally and physically I am just so much better. You can cope with everything if you've got something you really enjoy." from Lynn Chauntry Wheelchair Sports Programme
    Lynn ChauntryWheelchair Sports Programme
  4. Record lantern parade kicks off Mayflower 400 year

    More than 300 people turned out at the weekend to see the streets of Gainsborough lit up with homemade lanterns.

    Lantern parade

    The Illuminate Parade was the first of six taking place across the country ahead of the start of the commemorative year of Mayflower 400.

    The year 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the historic voyage of the Mayflower ship from the UK to the ‘New World’ of America.

    Lantern parade

    Starting at the United Reformed Church in Gainsborough, community groups, young people and families paraded through the town with an array of lanterns, before watching a spectacular light projection show onto the walls of Gainsborough Old Hall.

    West Lindsey District Council got a grant of £100,000 from Arts Council England for the parade this year and the authority says it was the biggest and best yet.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A15 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A15 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, at A631.

    A15 Lincolnshire - A15 closed and it's slow in both directions at Caenby Corner, because of debris on the road.

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

  6. Officers search Boston street following stabbing

    Investigations are continuing after a man was stabbed in Boston in the early hours of this morning.

    Police on Tumnnard Street in Boston

    Police were called to Tunnard Street just after midnight after reports of a fight involving a number of people.

    A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the incident.

    Meanwhile, house-to-house inquiries have been taking place and officers remain in the Red Lion Street and Tunnard Street areas today.

    A 25-year-old man and a 44-year-old man have also been arrested on suspicion of affray.

    Detectives say it was an isolated incident in which the people involved were known to each other.

  7. Property flooded and roads still closed in Binbrook

    One property has been flooded and two roads remain closed in a Lincolnshire village following recent heavy rain.

    Binbrook flooding

    Fire crews have worked overnight to pump water from Louth Road and St Mary's Lane in Binbrook, which are both still closed.

    Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service says crews will remain in Binbrook for the next 24 hours.

  8. Bare-knuckle boxer becomes World Lightweight Champion

    A man from Gainsborough has become a World Lightweight Champion in bare-knuckle boxing.

    Ricardo Franco

    Ricardo Franco beat world champion Jimmy Sweeney in London over the weekend.

    Franco has fought all over the world in mixed martial arts and was scouted to be a bare-knuckle fighter.

  9. Police chief blames staff shortage for low morale

    The Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has blamed a lack of staff for low staff morale.

    Chief Constable Bill Skelly

    A Police Federation survey ranked Lincolnshire second only to the Metropolitan Police, with more than 60% of officers reporting low personal morale.

    Chief Constable Bill Skelly says there simply aren't enough officers to do the job:

    Quote Message: We certainly believe that a lot of the reason why the workforce is feeling as anxious and is feeling as low as it is in many areas is because of the poor numbers that we have." from Chief Constable Bill Skelly Lincolnshire Police
    Chief Constable Bill SkellyLincolnshire Police
  10. Business park plans rejected for second time

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A plan to expand a business park in a village near Lincoln has been refused for a second time.

    Highcliffe Business Park

    West Lindsey District Council rejected plans to build three new buildings at the Highcliffe Business Park in Ingham.

    Under the plans resubmitted by Globe Consultants, a total of 10 units would have been used for industrial and business use.

    But the authority said the the countryside location of the development was “not justified”.

    The district council rejected a previous plan for the site in August.

  11. Inmate handed life sentences for three attempted murders

    An inmate found guilty of attempting to kill prison officers and another prisoner has been given three life sentences.

    Aklakur Rahman

    Aklakur Rahman, 32, carried out the attacks at prisons in Norfolk, Lincoln and Wakefield.

    Rahman,originally from Ipswich, used makeshift weapons, including razor blades and a piece of masonry to carry out the attacks.

    Passing sentence at Birmingham Crown Court, Mr Justice Pepperall said Rahman had prepared "the most dangerous weapons he could fashion from the limited materials available to him".

    Rahman was jailed on Friday for a minimum of 13 years

    Detective Inspector Kevin Brown, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “It really is a blessing that no one was killed during what were extremely determined and violent attacks.”

  12. Attempted murder arrest over Boston stabbing

    Firearms officers were deployed to a street in Boston in the early hours of this morning following reports of a fight, police have confirmed.

    Tunnard Street

    When officers arrived at the scene on Tunnard Street, they found a 24-year-old man who had suffered a serious stab wound.

    A man, 26, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, while two other men, aged 25 and 44, were arrested on suspicion of affray.

    Police have since been carrying out house-to-house inquiries and officers remain in the Red Lion Street and Tunnard Street areas.

  13. Three killed in car crash on A1077

    Three people have died in a two-car crash on the A1077 in North Lincolnshire.

    Police tape

    Humberside Police said three men died when the black Toyota Celica they were travelling in collided with a white Peugeot 3008 on the A1077 between South Ferriby and Barton interchange at about 11:00 on Sunday.

    A woman and a man who were in the Peugeot both sustained serious injuries and are still receiving treatment in hospital.

    Sgt Rob Mazingham said: “This was a very serious collision which has very sadly resulted in the deaths of three men, and left a woman and another man in a serious condition.

    "I am appealing to anyone who might have seen anything around the time of the collision, or the vehicles beforehand, to contact us."

  14. Morale among police officers ranked second lowest

    Police in Lincolnshire have among the lowest morale in the country, according to a survey of officers.

    Police officers

    The Police Federation study put Lincolnshire second only to the Metropolitan Police, with more than 60% of officers reporting low personal morale.

    Meanwhile, Humberside Police have been rated as the happiest force and has seen the largest improvement.

    Graph of police morale

    Chief Constable Lee Freeman says the recruitment of new officers has helped turn things around:

    Quote Message: It's brilliant, Humberside Police has got nearly 2,000 police officers and we've probably got another 300 on top of that coming in the next two or three years. That's great news for our communities and I think the force will go from strength to strength." from Chief Constable Lee Freeman Humberside Police
    Chief Constable Lee FreemanHumberside Police
  15. Flooding still affecting parts of Lincolnshire

    Fire crews have been dealing with flooding in Binbrook overnight.

    Crews from the village and Louth have been pumping water from Louth Road, which is closed.

    A flood alert is currently in place for the Waithe Beck and Louth Canal after Sunday's heavy showers:

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

    BBC Weather

    After a cold and frosty morning we're in for a bright, sunny day.

    But, it's going to be fell chilly with top temperatures not getting much above 8C.

    Overnight it will stay clear but that will see temperatures drop to -4C in places:

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    Video caption: Watch: Monday's weather forecast