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Paul Russell

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  1. Friday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    For those in Yorkshire it will be staying mostly dry today, but overcast skies will lead to a dull day overall.

    Tonight will remain largely dry with the cloud lingering throughout.

    Meanwhile in Lincolnshire clouds will move in from the west during the day but there will be sunny spells too and the slight chance of a shower later.

    This evening, there is still the slight chance of a shower but it should remain dry with a mix of clear and cloudy spells.

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  2. Lincolnshire animal rendering plant plans questioned

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    The demand for a £28m animal rendering factory in Lincolnshire has been questioned by council planners.

    Norton Disney sign

    Lincoln Proteins has resubmitted its planning application for the facility in Norton Disney after it was refused by the county council in February 2020.

    But at a meeting in Sleaford on Tuesday, planners from North Kesteven District Council said they did not believe there was a need for the plant.

    Rendering is the process of converting animal remains from the meat industry and turning them into tallow for cosmetics and protein feed for animals.

    The original proposals for the Norton Disney facility were rejected last year over location, heritage and wildlife concerns, with the county council receiving 1,105 letters of objection against the planned development on Villa Farm.

    The resubmitted proposals include one change, with the height of the chimney flue reduced from 115ft (35m) to 82ft (25m), complying with air quality and odour standards but reducing landscape impact.

    However, outlining their objections, North Kesteven District Council planners questioned the need for the factory amid concerns over its possible environmental impact.

    Campaigner Richard Parker, from the Witham Valley Park Preservation Group, said Lincoln Proteins had failed to address previous concerns and what he called the "mega-factory" was "simply not needed".

    Lincolnshire County Council has yet to reach a decision on the revised plans.

  3. Thursday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today, it will be a dry and mostly cloudy start to the day. In the afternoon, the cloud will break to reveal plenty of sunny spells. It will also become warmer than the previous day.

    Tonight will see mostly clear skies to start, with some patches of cloud in places. However, bands of high cloud are expected to drift in from the west towards the end of the night:

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  5. Lincolnshire builder closes books over materials shortage

    A builder in Lincolnshire says he's closed his order book for this year and is having to take deliveries at any time of the day or night due to a nationwide shortage of building materials.

    Builder using hammer

    The Construction Leadership Council has warned cement, some electrical components, timber, steel and paints are all in short supply. It blamed "unprecedented levels of demand" that are set to continue.

    The Federation of Master Builders says smaller builders, like Chris Carr in Grimsby, are being particularly hard hit:

    Speaking about the materials shortage on BBC Radio Lincolnshire, Mr Carr said: "We've had a delivery of blocks at 05:30 this morning and that's become a part of it now.

    "We have to take any materials we can when they're available, so if it means early mornings or weekends then we'll take the orders."

    He added: "We've closed our order book for this year because we can't guarantee price or timescales."

    Roland Glancy, managing director of design service Peek Home, advised people to delay home improvement projects until autumn.

    "The last thing you want is to knock through a wall and then struggle to get hold of a bag of plaster to complete your vision leaving you living in a building site, just when we should be enjoying our new freedoms," he said.

  6. Wednesday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    This morning, it will be cloudy and damp with some patchy rain.

    In the afternoon Yorkshire is expected to enjoy some sunny spells mixed with some heavy and thundery showers. Meanwhile Lincolnshire should remain overcast with further patchy rain.

    Overnight any showers should ease and it will be dry with mostly cloudy skies and only a few clear spells:

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  7. Chief's call for action on road danger after 200km run

    A police officer who completed a 200km run to raise money for a road safety charity is calling for more to be done to reduce death and injury on the roads.

    Det Ch Supt Andy Cox

    Det Ch Supt Andy Cox, head of crime at Lincolnshire Police, was joined en route between London and the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire by local runners and relatives of the victims of road crashes.

    He started on 15 May at the site of the first ever fatal road collision in the UK near Crystal Palace and finished his run on Sunday afternoon.

    Det Ch Supt Andy Cox runnng

    Following the run he posted a call to action. He has called for:

    • The names of those who have been killed in road crashes in the last year to be read in parliament
    • The length of mandatory driving bans for drivers convicted of causing death by dangerous or careless driving to be increased
    • A review of the exceptional hardship defence, which enables defendants to continue driving after having more than 12 points on their license
    • Introduction of mandatory dashcam, alco-locks, event-data recorders and speed limiters on vehicles

    Det Chief Supt Cox said: "Five people being killed and over 60 people seriously injured on the roads every day is not inevitable. Much more needs to be done to prevent the needless suffering caused by road danger."

  8. Tuesday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A cloudy start to the day with some showery outbreaks of rain.

    The afternoon will see a mix of sunshine and heavy and thundery showers, with hail mixed in.

    This evening and the first part of tonight will be mostly dry with clear spells developing.

    In the early hours, cloud and patchy rain will drift in from the north.

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  9. Monday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    This morning, there will be sunshine along with a few isolated showers. It will turn drier in the afternoon, with sunshine expected for the rest of the day in Yorkshire.

    Meanwhile, in Lincolnshire heavy and thundery showers will move in from the west this afternoon. Some hail will be mixed in, along with some gusty winds.

    Tonight, it will turn cloudier with a few patches of rain moving in from the north-west. Remaining mild overnight:

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