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  1. Motorists caught doing double the speed limit

    Motorists have been caught driving at more than double the speed limit on roads which are clearer than usual due to the coronavirus lockdown.

    One driver was seen doing 70mph in the 30mph section of Beverley Road in Hull, while another was clocked at 80mph in a 40mph stretch of the city's Roger Millward Way.

    A speed camera sign

    Safer Roads Humber said it had detected a number of drivers doing 100mph or more on the region's motorways, with top speeds of 130mph and 114mph.

    The organisation said it was particularly concerned about the A63 and A15, where average speeds were around 10mph more than the national speed limit.

  2. Covid-19 'could lead to parts shortages for farmers'

    Farmers have been warned that there could be a shortage of parts for the machinery they use due to the coronavirus crisis.

    Many of the spare parts for agricultural machinery are sourced from China and India, which have both been affected by the pandemic.

    A tractor surrounded by seagulls

    Andrew Beckingham, of farming co-operative Labour Machinery Resources, based in Gainsborough, said they were monitoring the situation.

    He said: "There might be an issue with wearing parts, some stock could well be short, there is a red flag on that one."

  3. Engineer makes face masks for local hopsital

    A Lincolnshire engineer is using his workshop to produce face masks for his local hospital.

    Jamie Clare

    Jamie Clare, who runsGrantham's Iconic Engineering Solutions, says in the past few days he has designed and produced 50y face shields.

    He plans to make more, but is appealing for small donations to help pay for the materials.

    Mr Clare says he's more used to designing and testing parts for big engineering firms, having recently helped develop a new solar-powered challenge vehicle, tested tipper truck parts and designed a large lifting platform.

    He said: "It would be good to get some small donations from local people to help cover the costs. For example, I can buy 40 plastic head bands for £40. I'd also like to join up with another local business so we can work on these together."

  4. Man due in court after coronavirus threat

    A 29-year-old Lincolnshire man has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker following a coronavirus-related incident.

    It's alleged that Luke Courtney, from Snaith Avenue in Fosdyke near Boston, told a police officer he had Covid-19 and then deliberately breathed in his face in the early hours of Friday morning.

    Mr Courtney is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates' Court, via video link, tomorrow.

  5. Eight more coronavirus deaths in county

    The number of people who have died after contracting coronavirus in Lincolnshire, has risen to nineteen.

    This is an increase of eight on yesterday's figure.


    United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: "The patients were three women aged between 79 and 80, and five men aged between 49 and 89. All had underlying health conditions."

    The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Lincolnshire stands at 153.

  6. Coronavirus: Queen to address country over outbreak

    The Queen will speak to the nation on Sunday about the coronavirus outbreak - only her fourth special address at a time of crisis during her 68-year reign.

    HM The Queen

    Buckingham Palace said the message, recorded at Windsor Castle, will be broadcast on TV and radio at 20:00 BST.

    The Queen records annual Christmas messages but other addresses are rare.

    It comes as the number of people who died with coronavirus in the UK rose by 684 in 24 hours, latest figures show.

    The Department of Health said that as of 17:00 BST on 2 April, the total number of deaths is now 3,605, up from 2,921. There are 38,168 confirmed cases.

  7. Car parking charges suspended in East Lindsey

    Charges have been temporarily scrapped in all council car parks in East Lindsey in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.

    A pay and display machine

    The district council, which owns and maintains more than fifty car parks, has made the decision to ensure motorists don't touch pay and display machines.

    The authority also hopes the suspension of charging will help support town centre businesses which are allowed to open to sell essential items.

    East Lindsey councillor Adam Grist said: “By temporarily making these car parks free we can reduce the number of shared surfaces that people might come into contact with."

    Earlier this week, the council announced it would be closing all of its foreshore car parks until further notice.

  8. Police chief urges people not to become 'complacent'

    The Chief Constable of Humberside Police is asking people not to become complacent and to stick to the strict rules put in place amid the coronavirus crisis:

    Two police officers

    Lee Freeman said the majority of people have been "fantastic" and thanked them for "doing the right thing".

    But, with warmer weather forecast for this weekend, he asked people not to "become complacent".

    He said: "These rules are in place to save lives and protect the NHS and we must all ensure that we continue to play our part in this.

    "My officers and staff have been out, as always, in communities across the whole force area and I’m pleased to say that overall, people have responded really well and we have seen a huge difference in people’s actions since the regulations came into force."

    He added that officers used enforcement once after a person "persistently flouted the regulations or refused to co-operate with requests to comply".

  9. Emergency supplies sent from Lincolnshire charity workers

    Church volunteers from Lincolnshire are distributing food and essential supplies to some of the most deprived areas in the UK during the coronavirus crisis.

    Warehouse in Lincolnshire used by His Church.

    The organisation 'His Church' operates from a redundant aircraft hangar in the county.

    Workers are today driving four lorries full of meals to charities in Birkenhead. They'll then be taken to elderly people living alone, and families on low incomes whose children aren't getting school meals

  10. Watch: Drone footage captures Cathedral's NHS tribute

    Lincolnshire Police have released drone footage showing Lincoln Cathedral bathed in blue light in tribute to NHS staff and key workers battling against coronavirus.

    The Cathedral was among a number of landmarks across the UK lit up for a second week.

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    Video caption: Footage courtesy of Lincolnshire Police Drones
  11. St Barnabas Hospice in Lincolnshire teams up with 90s icon

    St Barnabas Hospice in Lincolnshire is teaming up with 1990s TV fitness star Mr Motivator to keep the county active during the coronavirus crisis.

    Mr Motivator

    Mr Motivator is hosting a daily work-out on Facebook for the charity. St Barnabas is asking supporters to donate £2 per session.

  12. 999 services join in second 'Clap for Carers' tribute

    Members of the emergency services in Lincolnshire took part in last night's "Clap for Carers" tribute.

    Clap for carers

    For a second week running people across the UK stepped out of their homes to salute NHS staff and other key workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

    Lincolnshire Police shared pictures on Twitter of firefighters, police officers and ambulance staff in Lincoln (above) and Elsea Park, near Bourne, (below) joining in.

    Clap for Carers
  13. Coronavirus: NHS consultant says 'it's time to step up'

    A newly appointed medical consultant has said it's time for NHS staff "to shine" as they work to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

    Dr Asif Munaf

    Dr Asif Munaf, 31, is based at Lincoln County Hospital, where has been working as a registrar for the past three years before being fast-tracked into his new role, which began on Wednesday.

    He said: "It's going to be quite intense, but I'm looking forward to the challenge.

    "It's a postman's job to deliver... it's a doctor's job to fight whatever [disease] is in front of them."

    Daily tasks for Dr Munaf as a consultant will include assessing and carrying out procedures on patients in the Covid-19 isolation wards, as well as communicating with their family members.

    Dr Munaf said even before he was made a consultant the amount of patients being treated with the virus had been "relentless" and he was shocked by how many adults, usually fit and healthy, had been "very unwell".

    After his first shift in his new role, Dr Munaf told the BBC he had treated 28 patients, all with confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19.

    He said: "It's once in a generation, it's something we can tell our kids about. We were there.

    "It's time to step up. It's our time to shine."

  14. Wayward seal released back into the wild

    A seal pup found about 15 miles away from its North Sea home on Boxing Day has been released back into the wild.

    Zodiac the seal pup

    The RSPCA said the pup - named Zodiac - was found by a family walking their dogs along the River Bain at Tattershall Castle in Lincolnshire.

    The pup, which was severely underweight, is thought to have swum upstream in search of food.

    It has spent the past three months recovering at the East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk.