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County showground gears up for festival

Thousands of people will be gathering at the Lincolnshire showground this weekend for the One Event.

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BBC

The Christian festival includes live music, speakers and seminars.

People will start to arrive tomorrow.

Lincolnshire's weather

It should be a dry end to the day in Lincolnshire. Here's the latest forecast:

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BBC

Fire service ask for your help in stopping rural blazes

Rural communities are being asked to help the fire service following a series of arson attacks in East Riding and North Lincolnshire.

A hay bale fire
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

As wheat crops are harvested and stored, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service says it needs help limiting deliberate fires.

This means farmers are asked to move hay and straw into secure buildings away from livestock and fuel.

It also asks for regular checks of firefighting equipment at farms and making sure rubbish is cleared away to stop the temptation for arsonists.

Man dies following East Yorkshire crash

A man has died following a car crash near Driffield last week.

A police jacket
BBC

It happened at about 18:20 last Thursday on the A164 between Hutton Cranswick and Driffield.

The man was a passenger in a Ford Fiesta, which collided with a Ford Ranger.

Initially, he was taken to hospital with minor injuries, but the 68-year-old died in hospital later that evening.

Witnesses to the crash are asked to get in touch with police.

Lincoln BIG’s 1940s awards

Lincoln Business Improvement Group's (BIG) 1940s celebrations saw the city decorated with patriotic bunting.

The group also encouraged shops and cafes to ask staff to dress 1940s style while shop windows were dressed in keeping with the event.

Lincoln BIG
Lincoln BIG
Best Dressed Window - F P Watson Ltd
Lincoln BIG
Lincoln BIG
Best Dressed Staff - Bells Tea Rooms in Steep Hill

Hundreds of people turned up to listen to favourite wartime songs, visit antique and craft stalls and meet up with old friends.

Lincoln BIG
Lincoln BIG
Best Dressed Couple - Daphne and Pete Melbourne of Morton, near Gainsborough

New plans for Lincoln's Central Market

Workshops and office spaces could be installed inside Lincoln's indoor market in a bid to secure its future.

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Google

The City Council says it's looking at how the Central Market building can be improved.

The authority has promised to keep a market on site as well and says it will be asking stallholders what can be done to attract more businesses and visitors.

Underwater search in Lincoln following stabbing

Underwater search teams are currently carrying out an operation at the Sincil Bank Drain in Lincoln.

BBC
BBC

It comes after a man in his 20s was stabbed in the area last night.

Police say he has non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone who saw what happened or who has any information about the incident is being asked to contact police.

Red Arrows take part in New York fly-past

Lincolnshire's Red Arrows are taking part in flight over the statue of Liberty in New York today.

It's part of the team's 11-week tour of North America:

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Have you seen missing Alisha?

A 13-year-old girl has gone missing in Leeds, police say.

Alisha Kavanagh
West Yorkshire Police

Officers say they are concerned for the welfare of Alisha Kavanagh who went missing from the Seacroft area at 11:00 yesterday.

The teenager is described as about 5ft tall, of medium build, with mousy brown shoulder-length hair.

Officers say she has links to Beeston, Holbeck, Wetherby and Pontefract.

The West Yorkshire force says there was a possible sighting of her with others in the Beeston area at about 13:30 today.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact the police.

D-Day for GCSE pupils as results are revealed

It's GCSE results day and pupils across Lincolnshire have been opening their envelopes, including at Skegness Academy:

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BBC
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BBC

Nationally, there's been a small increase in the GCSE pass rate, despite the introduction of harder exams.

The pass rate edged up to 67.3% in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - up 0.4 percentage points on last year.

The percentage of papers given a top grade (7 or A and above) rose 0.3 percentage points to 20.8% on 2018.

Lincolnshire's afternoon weather forecast

A mainly cloudy afternoon in Lincolnshire.

Here's the latest forecast:

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BBC

Libby Squire death: Arrested man is released

A 25-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Hull University student Libby Squire has been released under investigation.

Libby Squire
Squire Family

The man was arrested on Wednesday and has been released while inquiries continue, Humberside Police said.

Ms Squire's body was recovered from the Humber Estuary six weeks after she disappeared on 1 February following a night out.

Hundreds of police officers and members of the public were involved in an extensive search after the 21-year-old was reported missing.

Following the man's release, Det Supt Martin Smalley, from Humberside Police, said: “There are constant investigative developments and procedures ongoing.

“The majority of the additional analysis stage is now complete, with a small number still pending final results.

"A file is being prepared for the Crown Prosecution Service as the investigation progresses."

Mental health nurse to support farmers in Lincolnshire

A farming charity in Lincolnshire is recruiting a mental health nurse to help farmers in the county.

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BBC

The Lincolnshire Rural Support Network says it has seen a 30% rise in the number of agricultural workers seeking help for mental health issues in the past year.

The new team member will tackle the lack of mental health resources available in remote locations, the charity says.

Could Lincs farmers help reduce reliance on imports?

Lincolnshire could help the UK become more self-sufficient after Brexit, according to a farming expert.

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BBC

Consultant Martin Collison, from Lincolnshire, advises farmers and the government about agriculture and food.

He says: "I think there's real potential for Lincolnshire to produce more salads, vegetables, fruit, those types of crops.

"They are in demand. We import lots of those products at the moment," he adds.

Child care trainee pleads guilty over indecent images

A 19-year-old Lincolnshire school child care trainee has pleased guilty to nine offences of making indecent photographs of a child.

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Google

Lincolnshire Police say some images were taken at a primary school in the county between May and July this year.

Lewis Croft, of Cliff Road, Welton, was arrested after police were tipped off by an American law enforcement agency that illegal images were being downloaded at his address.

Appearing at Lincoln Magistrates' Court yesterday, he pleaded guilty to nine offences, three of which relate to taking indecent photographs at a Lincolnshire primary school.

Croft has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced at a later date.

According to Lincolnshire Police, Croft was on a school placement as part of a training course in child care.

Severe accident: A1105 East Yorkshire westbound

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A1105 East Yorkshire westbound severe accident, from Anlaby Road to Walliker Street.

A1105 East Yorkshire - A1105 Anlaby Road in Hull blocked and queues westbound from the Anlaby Road junction to the Walliker Street junction, because of an accident.

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

York boy gives biscuits to police in memory of PC Harper

The death of PC Andrew Harper in Berkshire has prompted a wave of support for police, with people across the UK turning up at their local stations with gifts - including a six-year-old boy from York.

Biscuits and card
North Yorkshire Police

PC Harper, 28, was killed last Thursday while responding to reports of a burglary in Sulhamstead.

In York, a boy who had previously had "bad experiences" with the emergency services because of his family's drug and domestic violence problems, has given a box of biscuits to officers at Fulford police station in the city after being moved by PC Harper's death.

Officers have written on social media saying they'd like to find out who left the biscuits so they can invite the family to the police station and give them a guided tour.

Barrow upon Humber fatal crash victims named

The victims of a fatal crash near Barrow upon Humber in North Lincolnshire last week have been named by police.

Jean Kay, 70, and Richard Kay, 44, both died after the car they were in collided with another vehicle on the B1206 near the junction of Thornton Street and Wold Road last Friday afternoon.

Specially trained officers are supporting their family, according to Humberside Police.

Severe accident: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, from J37 for A635 Barnsley Road to J36 for A630 Warmsworth Road Doncaster.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane blocked and queues on A1(M) Doncaster By Pass southbound from J37, A635 (Marr) to J36, A630 (Doncaster), because of an accident.

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

Hull children rap and write in bid to cut knife crime

School children in Hull are being encouraged to rap and write as part of a new initiative raising awareness of knife crime.

A child writing
Anthony ASAEL/Getty Images

It's one of several projects taking place in the city after the Knife Angel, a sculpture made from thousands of knives, was exhibited in Hull's Queens Gardens earlier this year.

Children's author Christina Gabbitas is working with the police and ex-gang members on the scheme.

Investigation launched after man is stabbed in Lincoln

A man's in hospital after being stabbed in Lincoln late last night.

Walnut Place
Google

Police say they were called to Walnut Place in the Sincil Bank area of the city at about 23:30.

The victim, who's in his 20s, was found with stab wounds, but his condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

Lincolnshire Police say several cordons are in place in the area and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Kittens saved after being found dumped in Lincoln bin

Three kittens are being treated by the Lincoln Cat Care Charity after being found dumped in a bin.

Lincoln Cat Care Charity
Lincoln Cat Care Charity

They were only about three weeks old, flea-ridden and anaemic when they were found inside a bin bag, the charity says.

Two of of the litter didn't survive but the rest are being given round-the-clock care and are responding well, it adds.

Lincolnshire's Thursday weather forecast

It will be a fairly cloudy day in Lincolnshire.

Here's the latest forecast:

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BBC

Stephen the hedgehog found safe and well

The owners of a blind hedgehog - who feared they would never see their prickly pal again - have hailed his return as a "miracle".

Hedgehog
Frank Tett

Frank and Veronica Tett, from Scunthorpe, made a desperate plea to trace Stephen after a van with him inside was stolen in Leeds at the weekend.

The couple, who run a hedgehog hospital in North Lincolnshire, had said their hopes of finding Stephen alive were fading.

But on Wednesday night they announced: "A miracle has happened. Stephen has been found fit and well."

They said the animal was now back home and was getting settled after five days away.

The couple had posted several updates on the Andrew's Hedgehog Hospital Facebook page asking people to look out for a light grey-coloured cat carrier.

It was inside the van taken from Albion Place in Leeds on Saturday morning.

Libby Squire death: Man held on suspicion of murder

A 25-year-old man remains in custody this morning after being arrested on suspicion of murdering Hull University student Libby Squire.

Libby Squire
Humberside Police

Her body was recovered from the Humber Estuary six weeks after she disappeared on 1 February following a night out.

Hundreds of police officers and members of the public were involved in an extensive search after 21-year-old Ms Squire was reported missing.

The man was arrested on Wednesday and is being questioned by detectives, Humberside Police said.

"Libby's family are being supported by specialist officers," a spokesperson added.

Red Arrows prepare for spectacular New York fly-past

Lincolnshire's Red Arrows are due to take part in a 24-jet flight over the statue of Liberty in New York later.

Red Arrows
Matthew Horwood/Getty Images

They'll fly down the Hudson River with the US Navy's Blue Angels, the US Air Force Thunderbirds and the F-35 Lightning II Demo Team.

It's part of the RAF Scampton-based team's 11 week tour of North America.

Red Three Squadron Leader Mike Bowden says it should be quite a sight.

He says: "We're going to bomb down the Hudson at low level, right the way down into Manhattan. Then a teardrop round Liberty Island - with some fantastic photo opportunities.

"It's fairly straightforward in terms of the profile we're going to fly, but the backdrop and the setting will be second to none."

Tonight's weather

BBC Weather

Further showers, along with some clear spells, as we head through this evening.

A weather front will bring outbreaks of rain, although these will be rather patchy.

The rain may begin to ease during the early hours. Minimum Temperature: 11 to 14°C (52 to 57°F)

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BBC

National call-up for Imps midfielder

Imps midfielder Joe Morrell has received his first call up to the senior Wales side.

Joe Morrell
Lincoln City FC

Ryan Giggs' team face Azerbaijan in a Euro 2020 qualifier, before a friendly with Belarus.

It means Morrell will miss Lincoln City's League One trip to Wycombe at the start of September.

Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J36 for A630 Warmsworth Road Doncaster to J35 for M18 J2.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) Doncaster By Pass southbound from J36, A630 (Doncaster) to J35 M18 J2, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Measles bus visits Scunthorpe supermarket

Parents in North Lincolnshire, whose children have missed out on their vaccinations, are being encouraged to bring them along to a mobile clinic.

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BBC

Nurses have been at Morrisons in Scunthorpe today, giving Year 8 and 9 students vaccinations against measles, diphtheria, tetanus and polio.

girl having injection
BBC

It comes a day after the UK lost its measles-free status.

Woman attacked as 'man tried to steal her dogs'

A woman was hit over the head as a man tried to steal her two dogs in Doncaster.

Brookfield Close, Thorne
Google

It happened on Saturday evening with the woman walked her dogs on Brookfield Close, Thorne.

She is thought to have been attacked from behind, pushed to the ground and hit over the back of the head.

A man is then said to have tried to steal her 14-week-old Cockapoo and her other dog, a Lhasa Apso.

The man fled empty handed and the female victim was left with cuts and bruises.

The suspect is described as being 5ft 4ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up.

Grimsby smokehouse to be demolished

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A former Grimsby fish smokehouse is to be demolished and replaced with business units.

smokehouse
North East Lincolnshire Council

North East Lincolnshire Council has approved plans by the E-factor Group to turn the former Fishwife Traditional Fishmongers on Cleethorpe Road into seven units for start-up and existing businesses.

plans
North East Lincolnshire Council

The 19th Century smokehouse has been vacant since May 2016, when it was damaged by fire.

In 2018, Historic England refused an application by the council to have the building listed as a heritage asset.

Renewed appeal following Hull armed robbery

Police officers in Hull are trying to find a man who was involved in a knifepoint robbery at a shop.

An e-fit of a man
Humberside Police

A man was arrested following the robbery, which happened on Sunday 4 August on Greenwood Avenue, and has been released under investigation.

An e-fit appeal has been issued to try and find the man pictured.

Anybody who recognises the man above is asked to get in touch with police.

Fountain plan for Lincoln city centre

A water fountain with pulsing jets could be built in Lincoln city centre.

fountain
BBC

City of Lincoln Council is considering installing something similar to the fountains in Queen Victoria Square in Hull (pictured).

It's part of the multi-million pound redevelopment of the Cornhill Quarter, withe the council also looking at what it can do to improve the Central Market building.

The plans are expected to be discussed by the authority's executive committee, next week.

M62 reopens after motorhome fire

A major West Yorkshire motorway has reopened following a motorhome fire.

The blaze was on the M62 eastbound from junction 33 to junction 34.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue crews dealt with the blaze, which closed the road for some time:

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Wainfleet floods a 'stark reminder' over defences

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Extensive flooding in Wainfleet serves as a "stark reminder" that there needs to be investment in flood defences, according to a senior Lincolnshire county councillor.

flooding
BBC

Almost 600 homes were evacuated in Wainfleet when the River Steeping to burst its banks on 12 June.

Conservative councillor Colin Davie says he's now determined to solve some of the infrastructure problems around rivers in Lincolnshire.

He also said the government needed "long-term solutions" to the challenges being caused by climate change.

An independent investigation is being led by Norfolk County Council into the flooding.

Fire crews tackle motorway blaze

A vehicle fire on the M62 has closed the motorway as emergency services deal with the blaze.

A fire on the M62
Highways England/Crown Copyright

It's happened on the eastbound carriageway between junction 33 for Ferrybridge and junction 34 for Selby.

The fire service is on scene, according to Highways England.

At least one lane is expected to be reopened by about 14:30.

Red Arrows prepare for historic New York flight

The world famous Lincolnshire-based Red Arrows are preparing to take part in a 24-jet flight over the Statue of Liberty in New York.

Red Arrows
RAF

The aerobatic team, which is based at RAF Scampton, will join the US Navy's Blue Angels, US Air Force Thunderbirds and the F-35 Lightning II Demo Team in a four-team flight down New York's Hudson River on 22 August.

The Red Arrows and Blue Angels will then headline the New York Air Show.

This is a truly historic opportunity. Never before have we had all these signature military demonstration teams in one place at one time to be able orchestrate something like this. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime event."

Brian LilleyChairman,New York International Air Show
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Meanwhile today, the Red Arrows are displaying in Atlantic City.

The events are all part of the Reds' 11-week tour of North America.

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J33 for A162 to J34 for A19 Selby.

M62 West Yorkshire - M62 partially blocked and queues eastbound from J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services) to J34, A19 (Selby), because of a vehicle on fire. In the roadworks area.

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

Class A drugs and cash seized in Doncaster raid

A "substantial" amount of class A drugs and thousands of pounds in cash have been seized by police during a police raid in Doncaster.

Hawthorne Crescent
Google

Police say a house on Hawthorne Crescent, Mexborough, was raided as a specialist team looks to disrupt suspected organised crime.

A 30-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and have since been released under investigation.