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  1. School makes protective face masks to aid in virus fight

    Technology teachers at a Stamford school are manufacturing protective face masks for frontline NHS workers.

    Stamford Endowed Schools

    Staff at the Stamford Endowed Schools have worked to develop and refine a design for creating the face masks using laser cutters.

    The first delivery of 100 masks has been sent to the Intensive Care Unit team at Peterborough City Hospital.

  2. Policing social distancing in county

    Lincolnshire Police says officers haven't had to resort to strong measures so far when enforcing social distancing rules in the county.

    Lincolnshire Police Headquarters

    It comes as other forces in the country are being asked for consistency in enforcing the guidelines after claims some officers have been over-zealous.

    Assistant Chief Constable Kerrin Wilson says she doesn't want to be heavy-handed and that people here are taking the advice on board.

  3. Help needed to feed animals

    Staff at a Lincolnshire animal sanctuary say they need help feeding their animals during the coronavirus outbreak.

    Lincolnshire Wildlife Park

    Lincolnshire Wildlife Park at Friskney relies on money from visitors.

    The centre is home to more than a thousand animals, but is currently closed to the public during the lockdown.

  4. Wren Kitchens workers' concerns over coronavirus

    Workers at the UK's largest kitchen manufacturer have expressed concerns about their safety during the coronavirus outbreak, a union has said.

    Wren sign

    Unite said they had been contacted by several people working at Wren Kitchens in North Lincolnshire.

    Mike Wilkinson from the union said employees had told him there was "no minimum of two metres between people".

    Last week, Wren rejected calls to shut down and said that it was following "all government guidelines".

    The BBC has also received emails and phone messages from people claiming to work at the factory in Barton-upon-Humber in North Lincolnshire.

    The BBC has approached Wren Kitchens but has received no response.

  5. County will bounce back after virus, say tourism bosses

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Tourism bosses in Lincolnshire have been assured that the sector will “bounce back” from the Coronavirus crisis.

    Skegness Pier

    Officials from Visit Lincoln, Lincolnshire County Council and accountants Duncan and Toplis, said billions of pounds could be “wiped out” as a result of the virus.

    But Councillor Colin Davie, executive member for economy and place at the county council, said there was “no reason” why the county would not return better from the pandemic.

    In Greater Lincolnshire, tourism generated an estimated £2.4 billion last year with 2.1 million people visiting the county in the summer and spring.

    The lockdown restrictions will have a knock-on effect on overall visitor numbers and income for next year as a result of resorts shutting down.

    But Charlotte Goy, interim Chief Executive of Visit Lincoln, said, while sectors such as hospitality and tourism have been the hardest hit, things will get better.

    Quote Message: While business owners might be firefighting right now, I’d urge them to also think about the future and plan for their recovery. Lincolnshire has several attributes which should mean we’re well placed to capitalise when people start to go on holiday again when restrictions lift." from Charlotte Goy Interim Chief Executive of Visit Lincoln
    Charlotte GoyInterim Chief Executive of Visit Lincoln
  6. Lincolnshire's hospitals coping ahead of 'surge'

    Hospital bosses in Lincolnshire say the system is coping with the current coronavirus pandemic but they're expecting a "surge" in the coming weeks.

    Lincoln County Hospital

    This morning there were 78 confirmed cases in the county.

    The Chief Executive of the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Andrew Morgan, says protective equipment is getting through to the frontline.

  7. Latest coronavirus figures for Lincolnshire

    A total of 78 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Lincolnshire, according to the county's Director of Public Health.

    Pilgrim Hospital Boston

    Professor Derek Ward confirmed the latest figures speaking on BBC Radio Lincolnshire earlier this morning.

    To date, six people have died in the county after testing positive for the virus.

    However he said both figures are expected to rise in the coming days.

    As of 09:00 on Monday a total of 134,946 people have been tested in the UK, of which 112,805 were confirmed negative and 22,141 were confirmed positive.

    As of 29 March, 1,408 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus have died.

  8. Lincolnshire's weather

    It should be a fine day in Lincolnshire. Here's the latest forecast.....

    Weather Forecast
  9. Police to stop front desk services at majority of stations

    Lincolnshire Police is to close the front desks at all but two of its police stations in a bid to reduce social contact.

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    From Thursday the front counter service will be stopped until further notice at all stations except South Park, in Lincoln, and Boston.

    A police spokesperson said: "These are difficult decisions in difficult times but made with the upmost concern for the safety of the public and our staff whilst making sure we continue to deliver our service in the most effective way.

    "With two stations open, it means that there is an opportunity to attend if you absolutely need to."