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  1. Two men arrested over Lincoln stab death

    Two more men have been arrested in connection with the death of a Lincoln man in May.

    Sam Davies

    Sam Davies, 23, was found with serious knife wounds in Coleridge Gardens, Lincoln, on Thursday and later died.

    Five men have already appeared in court charged with his murder

    Two males, aged 17 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of murder earlier today, according to Lincolnshire Police.

    Det Ch Insp Richard Myszczyszyn, said: "This is an ongoing investigation and I’d like to thank the local community for their support.

    "Our inquiries continue and we will continue to work diligently following Sam’s tragic death."

  2. Wednesday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    Today will be a dry and warm day with plenty of sunny spells. Cloud will become more widespread later in the evening.

    Tonight is set to become mostly cloudy throughout with the chance of the occasional shower:

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  3. Health boss backs four week delay in lifting restrictions

    Lincolnshire health bosses have said the government’s decision to delay the lifting of Covid restrictions was the "right decision".

    Professor Derek Ward

    The prime minister says he is determined the remaining coronavirus restrictions in England will be lifted on 19 July, despite concern that a rise in deaths could force a change of plan.

    Boris Johnson said the measures must remain in place until then because of the rapid spread of the Delta variant.

    Despite seeing an increase in Covid-19 rates, Lincolnshire remains "still far lower" than other areas of the country with an infection rate of 28.5 per 100,000 population, compared to the England average of 67.1.

    Prof Derek Ward, director of public health for Lincolnshire County Council said: "The key thing is by waiting for the four weeks we're giving ourselves a chance to roll out the vaccination programme.

    "In Lincolnshire about six out of 10 people have had two doses, that extra four weeks will give us the chance to get that figure over the two thirds the prime minister has announced.

    "It will also give us the chance to offer a first vaccination to every adult over the age of 18."

  4. Tuesday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A dry day throughout with some patchy cloud to start, but this should clear to give more sunshine later on.

    Winds will strengthen a little later.

    This evening should remain dry with some late sunshine. It should stay dry overnight too, with clear skies and a light southerly breeze:

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  5. Be 'vigilant' warning following indecent exposure incident

    Police are warning people to be "vigilant" after a man exposed himself to a woman in Lincolnshire.

    South Common, Lincoln

    The man was naked from the waist up when he approached the woman on Thursday 10 June, officers said.

    The offender is described as white, of medium build and about 5ft 8ins tall.

    A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: "At about 18:15 he was in the area not far from the children’s play park on South Park.

    "We want people to be vigilant and to dial 999 if they experience anything similar.

    "Or, if you have seen this man or know who he might be, please contact us."

  6. Monday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will start mostly cloudy in Yorkshire with a few spots of drizzle in places. However, Lincolnshire should start with plenty of sunshine.

    Through the afternoon the cloud will break to give some sunny spells in places in Yorkshire with Lincolnshire becoming more cloudy.

    It'll be dry this evening across both regions with some late sunny spells breaking through the cloud:

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  7. Friday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will start dry with sunny spells. Thicker cloud will soon build, bringing some occasional light rain.

    The cloud will clear later, giving way to afternoon spells of sunshine.

    This evening will see spells of late sunshine leading to a dry night, but cooler than of late:

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  8. Lincolnshire Police to recruit over 100 officers

    More police officers and quicker response times are some of the priorities for Lincolnshire Police, its chief constable has said.

    Chris Haward

    A five-year plan has been outlined by Chris Haward (pictured), with 108 officers set to join the force before March 2022.

    Their priority will be to target rural crime, online exploitation of children and boost neighbourhood policing.

    Mr Haward said the force would focus on re-establishing a roads policing unit, a new rural crime team, bringing in more officers for neighbourhood policing and more officers for the paedophile online investigation team.

    The chief constable has been in the role since December and said the last few months had been a "look, listen, learn and assess" period.

    The additional police officers are being recruited following a government announcement in 2019.

    Lincolnshire Police has 1,073 police officers - the fewest per 100,000 people in England, according to government data.

    Asking the community to be patient, Mr Haward said people should "see and feel" the difference in the next two years.

  9. Wednesday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forercast

    BBC Weather

    Today it will start dry, bright and sunny for most. However, in the afternoon, areas of cloud will form bringing the chance of some occasional showers.

    Tonight is expected to remain mostly dry under cloudy skies with gentle winds:

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