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Fire service warning over preventable blazes in heatwave

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued fire warnings after several preventable blazes caused by naked flames during the current heatwave.


Last year, dry weather caused a number of fires in fields and on grassy areas across the county (pictured).

So far this week, the fire service has already dealt with two incidents caused by members of the public using naked flames to deal with household issues.

One man accidentally set his wall insulation on fire while using an improvised flamethrower to try and destroy a wasps' nest in Lincoln.

In another incident, near Louth, a resident suffered burns to their legs when a petrol can exploded after being used to clear weeds.

In hot dry weather, any kind of naked flames can easily spread. Weedburners should be used with extreme caution anyway, but please don’t try and make your own, and we’d advise not to use them around dry grass in the current conditions."

Karen GardnerCommunity Fire Safety Manager, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

Five things you didn't know about Lincolnshire's flag

Lincolnshire's flag is flying in Parliament square today to celebrate Historic County Flag Day.

Lincolnshire flag

But, it may surprise you to know that the flag (pictured centre) isn't actually that old.

Lincolnshire's flag was designed as part of a campaign by BBC Radio Lincolnshire just 14 years ago.

The red cross in the centre of the flag is a nod to St George's flag, and the yellow trim around the cross represents the "Yellowbelly" nickname given to people from Lincolnshire.

The green and blue quarters represent the rich farmland of the fens and the coastline of the county respectively, while the fleur de lys in the centre is a symbol of the city of Lincoln.

Lincolnshire heritage building changes approved

Changes to the future of some of Lincolnshire's most historic buildings look set to go ahead after a council committee unanimously recommended approval of the proposals.


Under the plans, Lincolnshire County Council will no longer run The Usher Gallery in Lincoln, Gainsborough Old Hall, Discover Stamford, Ellis Windmill, Burgh le Marsh Windmill and Alford Windmill.

The County Council says it expects to save £750,000 from the move, and will retain control of Heckington Windmill, The Museum of Lincolnshire Life and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in Coningsby.

A scrutiny committee, which is established to pick holes in council plans, recommended them for approval this morning.

Protesters gathered outside the meeting and were heavily critical of the idea to relinquish control of The Usher Gallery in Lincoln.

Catherine Wilson, who spent 27 years working for the council's museum section, told councillors she was "dismayed" by the latest plans.

These are not just things to be discarded, they are important to what they can tell us about this county."

Catherine Wilson OBEFormer head of Heritage Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire reacts to PM Boris Johnson

Lincolnshire's politicians have been reacting to news that Boris Johnson will be the UK's next prime minister.

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Mr Johnson was elected leader of the Conservative Party at lunchtime and will take over when Theresa May steps down tomorrow.

MP for Grantham and Stamford Nick Boles, who resigned as a Conservative MP because of the government's Brexit policy, congratulated Mr Johnson, but gave him a stark warning:

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Meanwhile, Sleaford and North Hykeham's Conservative MP described it as a "fantastic result":

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Meanwhile, MP for Gainsborough, Sir Edward Leigh said he was pleased with the result.

His acceptance speech was amusing, to the point, and I think that's what we need in the country at the moment. We need cheering up."

Sir Edward LeighGainsborough MP

Lincoln's Labour MP Karen Lee, though, said neither Boris Johnson nor runner-up Jeremy Hunt would be a good choice to run the country:

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BreakingBoris Johnson elected new Conservative leader

Boris Johnson is the new Conservative leader and is set to be the UK's next prime minister following the contest to succeed Theresa May.

Boris Johnson
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Mr Johnson will officially become prime minister on Wednesday.

A former mayor of London, Mr Johnson was seen as the clear favourite, although a number of senior figures have said they will not serve under him.

Mrs May will officially tender her resignation to the Queen on Wednesday afternoon after taking part in her final Prime Minister's Questions.

Mr Johnson is expected to take office shortly afterwards, following an audience at Buckingham Palace.

Round-the-clock ambition for air ambulance

Running a 24/7 air ambulance in the county could mean hundreds more patients are treated every year, Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance says.

air ambulance
Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance

The charity, which currently attends emergencies only between 07:00 and 19:00, is hoping to extend its operating hours by the end of the year.

In its 25 years working in the county, the charity has helped at over 20,000 emergencies.

The charity will begin operating 24 hours a day four days a week from 1 August.

The cost of the service will increase from £2.5m per year to £4m if the service does run 24 hours a day throughout the year.

If we are able to help over 400 more people who are suffering from the most serious illnesses and traumatic injuries, then this proves to be an incredible development for our charity. But we can only make this remarkable step forward with the help of our local communities, and we cannot thank them enough for their incredible support."

Karen JoblingChief executive officer, Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance

Man jailed for 13 years for abusing baby daughter

A man from Lincolnshire who filmed himself abusing his own baby daughter has been jailed for 13 years.

Police discovered a phone showing a male adult abusing a baby, after raiding a home in Lincolnshire.

The man was identified by a distinctive tattoo.

Following his arrest, the man disclosed that he had also abused his step-daughter.

The girl later told police that this had happened a number of times and that her step-father had told her to keep it secret.

The man, who can't be identified in order to protect the children's identities, has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a baby.

He also admitted two charges of rape relating to the older girl.

Passing the 13 year sentence at Lincoln Crown Court today, Recorder Paul Mann QC said this was a "truly appalling" case.

Summer anti-domestic abuse campaign launched by police

Lincolnshire Police have launched a campaign to highlight an increase in reports of domestic abuse during the summer months.

Domestic abuse campaign
Lincolnshire Police

The force says it gets 10,000 reports of domestic abuse per year in the county.

Because of the tourist season, reports increase during the summer, it adds.

Police say the holiday period can increases stress and pressure on less stable family units.

Lincolnshire Police has erected boards in coastal communities highlighting the issue.

For those in unhealthy, abusive relationships it can be a time where violence, abuse and controlling behaviour increases."

Ch Supt Chris DavisonLincolnshire Police

Warning over breast implant side effects

A group of women from Lincolnshire say they'd never have had breast implants if they had been warned about all the potential side effects.

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Janey Byrne

Leading surgeons are now calling for all patients to be told about breast implant illness before going under the knife.

That's despite little scientific evidence that it's connected to things like headaches, fatigue, joint ache and hair loss.

Janey Bryne, pictured, from Lincoln has had seven operations on her breasts and two uplifts.

She says if she'd have had more information she would never have gone ahead with the surgery.

Once you've started, it's an addiction. You're just after that perfection.

Janey Byrne

Seaside towns where young may disappear

There are concerns for the future of Lincolnshire's coastal communities because of a decline in the number of younger people living in them.


Analysis of population projections has shown that half of towns on the English coast could see declines.

Data shows that the population in North East Lincolnshire could decrease by thousands.

It's thought that almost every coastal local authority in the north of England could see a decrease in young people by 2039.

The analysis comes after a report from the House of Lords which said coastal communities had been "neglected for far too long".

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Lincolnshire health visitors hold fresh strike in pay row

Health visitors in Lincolnshire are planning another day of strike action today.


The staff, employed by Lincolnshire County Council, are taking industrial action in a row over pay.

Unite union members walked out last week because they have not received a pay increase for two years.

Workers lost more than £2,000 a year compared with NHS staff after their contracts were switched from the NHS to the council in 2017, the union said.

The authority said it had a "competitive pay structure in place" and valued the health visitors' work.

Another day of action is planned for Thursday.

Man bailed over Grimsby 'stolen motorbike' crash

A man arrested in connection with a crash in which three teenagers were seriously injured has been released on bail.

Scene of crash

An 18-year-old man and two boys, aged 16, and 17, were taken to hospital after the collision in Little Coates Road, Grimsby, at about 01:30 BST on Thursday.

Humberside Police said the three teenagers were riding on a suspected stolen motorbike without helmets when it collided with a red Vauxhall Corsa.

A 22-year-old man arrested on suspicion of seven offences, including dangerous driving and failing to stop, has been released on bail.

The force said all three teenagers remain in hospital and has issued an appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

Reward offered in hunt for escaped rapist

A £1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a convicted rapist who absconded from an open prison.

Stephen Tierney
Lincolnshire Police

Stephen Tierney, 39, has not been seen since 3 July when he walked out of HMP North Sea Camp, near Boston.

Lincolnshire Police say they are investigating possible sightings in Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.

The force say Tierney poses a risk to the public and has advised people not to approach him.

A police spokesman said he also poses a "high risk" to anyone who enters in to a relationship with him.

Anyone with any information about Tierney's whereabouts is asked to contact CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or report online at

Watch: Friday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

There's gong to be some very heavy and persistent today with the chance of a few rumbles of thunder.

Temperatures will reach 21C in places:

Commercial burglaries in North East Lincolnshire down by 62%

The number of commercial burglaries in North East Lincolnshire has fallen by 62% following a number of "key arrests and convictions" in the area, say police.


Humberside Police said six men have been sentenced in connection with a string of break-ins at premises in Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham, including DIY stores, pubs and shops, and three more men have been charged.

Det Sgt Tom Kelly said: “When you run a business you put your heart and soul into it, as well as your time and money, so when someone breaks in and steals from you or causes damage, it can have a real impact.

“We know that and that’s why we’re so pleased to have caught so many of those responsible for these kind of offences and put them before the courts."

Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

There's a risk of some isolated showers today but it will stay dry for most with temperatures of up to 23C.

New emergency services attack law 'not a deterrent'

A total of 146 people have been arrested for attacking emergency service workers in Lincolnshire in the last six months, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

Police officers
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Last November a new law was introduced which doubled the maximum possible sentence for offenders from six months to 12 months.

Across England and Wales police have made more than 6,500 arrests for attacks on emergency service workers.

However, Halifax MP Holly Lynch, who campaigned for the law, believes it is not providing enough of a deterrent.

Sgt Lee Johnson from Lincolnshire Police was attacked while on duty in Grantham.

He said: "[The man] turned back towards myself and my colleague and started wheeling punches at us and we ended up having a fight with him on a busy road in Grantham.

"I was very shaken up by it. I had a cut to my lip. It was quite a frightening experience."

Bank closure 'will affect vulnerable'

People in Spilsby fear the closure of the last remaining bank in the town will have a big impact on tourism, businesses and the vulnerable people in the community.

Lloyds Bank in Spilsby

Lloyds Bank today confirmed its Spilsby branch - the only bank in the town - will close on 12 November.

It's being blamed on the changing way people bank, which means the branch is being used less often.

Keziah Wood, deputy mayor of Spilsby, said a mobile branch would visit the town every two weeks but the nearest bank is now in Skegness.

She said: "It's very disappointing. There's a lot of older people in Spilsby who don't do internet banking. It's just another thing that we have got less of.

"They want to build more houses here and the infrastructure is just not there to support it. Two times a week for a mobile bank to come - people need to cash their money from businesses every day.

"It has a knock on effect for everyone - not just businesses and banking."

Hundreds of jobs at risk at Spalding bakery

A bakery in Spalding is at risk of closure, putting 405 jobs at risk.


Addo Food Group, which makes a range of baked goods including sausage rolls and various types of pastry, has revealed plans to close its Spalding site next year.

Following a business review, the firm want to divert production to bakeries in Poole and Palethorpes.

The company said the proposed closure, which would impact 405 employees, is required to ensure it is profitable, maintains its market leading position and meets customer expectations in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

“We fully understand the disappointment of this announcement for all of our employees, and we are committed to doing everything possible to support them over the coming weeks, especially those who would be directly affected. In order to maintain our market leading position and meet customer expectations as efficiently as possible, we need to optimise our manufacturing sites to enable a continued investment in quality, service and product and packaging innovation. This proposal will allow us to achieve this.”

Deborah BoltonCEO, Addo Food Group

Councillors say 'I do' to People's Park wedding venue plan

Blushing brides could soon be having a very green wedding in a 19th century Grimsby park, but objectors claim the venue is not fit-for-purpose.

Floral Hall

Health and care service provider Navigo has been given permission to turn the North East Lincolnshire Council-owned Floral Hall and Aviary garden centre in People's Park into an events venue and bridal house, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

A spokesman for Navigo, which helps people from disadvantaged backgrounds get back into work, told planning bosses today: “People’s Park is an important community asset and we want to continue to transform this Grimsby gem into an attractive, accessible community centre by regenerating and refurbishing it.”

Navigo believe the regeneration of the centre would help reduce anti-social behaviour, though objectors were concerned that use of alcohol during events would have the opposite effect.

They said the building is essentially a greenhouse – meaning it will be warm at all times – and questioned how noise can be limited if windows had to be opened to cool guests down.

Concern growing for missing woman

Police are searching for a woman who was last seen in Market Deeping this morning.

Michelle Prentice
Lincolnshire Police

Michelle Prentice, 37, was last seen at 08:45 today in the Market Deeping area.

Police have said they are concerned for her welfare.

Anyone who has seen her or knows where she is should contact Lincolnshire Police.

Police appeal for sex assault victims to come forward

Lincolnshire Police is appealing for two victims of separate sex attacks which took place in Lincoln to come forward.

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Lincolnshire Police

The first incident was reported on 5 July at 19:40 by a dog walker who said she had come across a young distressed girl in South Common who claimed to have been sexually assaulted by a man.

The second incident was of a similar nature and was reported at 19:00 on 16 July. A dog walker reported seeing a man sexually assaulting a woman on South Common.

In both instances the young girl and the woman left the scene.

'No brainer' fuel change to cut transport carbon

Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin says introducing the biofuel E10 could cut carbon emissions in the UK by as much as taking 700,000 cars off the roads.

Petrol pump
Press Association

A study by the all-party parliamentary group for British bioethanol looked at the impact of introducing E10 - a fuel blended with 10% ethanol.

Chairman Mr Dakin says it's a no brainer.

"We need action on climate change," he said.

"Introducing E10, as many other countries have done, would immediately take 700,000 cars off the road in terms of emissions, improve our air quality, support our farmers, support the high-tech billion-pound bioethanol industry - it's a no brainer. They just need to get on with it."

No decision on second series of Wild Bill

The final episode of Wild Bill will air tonight, but ITV says no decision has been made and whether there will be a second series of the Boston-based drama.

Rob Lowe
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The series stars the Hollywood actor Rob Lowe as the chief constable for a fictional East Lincolnshire police force. A number of Lincolnshire locations have featured in the six-part series.

Insp Fran Harrod, who works in Boston, said: "You get stopped by people who say 'You're not that Wild Bill are you?' but obviously being a lady you get 'You're not that Wild Jill are you?!' But everybody seems to be talking about it and be enjoying it."

Lincolnshire parks keep green flag flying high

Four Lincolnshire parks have been awarded Green Flag status this year.

Cllr Dr Peter Moseley with members of the award-winning Wyndham Park team.
South Kesteven District Council

Wyndham Park in Grantham, along with the Arboretum, Boultham and Harstholme country parks in Lincoln, are among this year's winners.

Almost 2,000 UK parks and green spaces have achieved a Green Flag Award which is the recognised benchmark for quality in 14 countries.

We know how much green spaces matter to residents and visitors and this award is a tribute to the hard work and dedication that goes into maintaining the park to such a high standard."

Dr Peter MoseleySouth Kesteven District Council

Young dancers to perform at Disneyland Paris

A group of young dancers from Lincolnshire have won the chance to perform at Disneyland in Paris.

The dancers

The team of 24 girls, aged between six and 16-years-old, from Passion2Dance have been given a 20 minute slot in the park after entering a competition.

They will perform their 'Wizard of Oz' routine in October and later take part in a workshop with some of the Disney team cast.

Last remaining bank in Spilsby to close

The last remaining bank in Spilsby will close in November, it has been announced.

Lloyds bank sign
Press Association

Following an "in-depth review" Lloyds has confirmed its branch on The Terrace will close on 12 November.

The company said the way people bank is changing, which means the branch is being used less often.

It says counters at Spilsby are 3% quieter than a year ago, with 325 customers using the branch on a regular monthly basis.

Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be another warm and sunny day with temperatures up to 24C, though we may see a scattering of showers in places.

Overnight it will turn cloudy with showery outbreaks.

Ambulance trust makes 'significant improvements'

A previously-troubled ambulance service has made significant improvements, a regulator has found.


East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust has been rated "good" by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), after being told in 2017 changes were needed.

Inspectors found the service had new ways of call handling, which helped staff better deal with major incidents.

The trust was rated as outstanding for being "caring", one of the CQC's key grading areas.

The ambulance service, which serves about 4.8 million people across six counties, has faced financial problems in recent years - with an £11.9m deficit in 2016 - and had some of the worst response times in England.

The latest inspection, between April and May, found a "significant number of improvements" had been made and "highlighted areas of outstanding practice".

Boston council leader is second youngest in UK

He's previously worked as a car salesman, a band frontman and a Youtuber - and now heads one of Lincolnshire's councils.

Aaron Spencer
Boston Borough Council

At 27, Aaron Spencer - the leader of Boston Borough Council - is the second youngest council leader in the UK.

Mr Spencer has been officially voted in as the new leader and has hit back at those who say he doesn't have the experience.

He replaces Michael Cooper who stepped down to concentrate on his business.

It doesn't matter how experienced you are, if you're open with the decisions that you are making and you say 'This is my position on it, what's yours?' that doesn't come with experience. That is a fundamental attitude towards tackling problems and that doesn't come with experience. In actuality, with experience you get more closed-mindedness and less desire to work with people."

Aaron SpencerLeader of Boston Borough Council

Businesses could suffer if major road is not upgraded

Businesses in Lincolnshire will suffer if the A46 isn't upgraded, it has been warned.

The A46

The route connects Grimsby with Lincoln and on to the M1.

Appearing before the Commons Business Committee, Chris Hobson of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce said transport links are crucial, especially to the freight industry.

He said: "The A46 which runs from Grimsby/Immingham all the way down to Bristol is incredibly important. The A5 which goes the opposite direction from the south east going up to the north west is also incredibly important. There are key sites, key manufacturers and key hubs of freight that are there an are developing there."

Lincolnshire Police investigate £3,500 fraud

Lincolnshire Police are investigating after a stolen cash card was used to withdraw £3,500 from the victim's bank account.

The man
Lincolnshire Police

Officers said the card was stolen from Kirton near Boston on April 15.

The same card was then used at foreign currency exchanges and cash machines in the Skegness area, later on the same day.

Police want to speak to this man, who they believe may have information about the fraud.

Imps fans snap up all 6,300 season tickets

Lincoln City FC has sold out of season tickets ahead of their new campaign in League One, with 6,300 fans snapping up seats.

The Imps won the League Two title in May to secure their promotion to the third tier of English football.

Danny Cowley with the League Two trophy
Action Images/John Clifton

It means we can plan for the year with some certainty. The thing to stress is that we've still got some match by match tickets available because it's important that we are as accessible to the as many people in the city and beyond. But for us, we set ourselves a target of 6,300 sales and we have achieved that, ultimately setting a modern era record."

Liam ScullyLincoln City FC chief executive

Lincolnshire MP backs new domestic abuse laws

New laws to protect survivors of domestic abuse in England and Wales have been introduced in Parliament.

Victoria Atkins
UK Parliament

The Domestic Abuse Bill would place a legal duty on councils to offer secure homes for those fleeing violence and their children, and proposes creating a dedicated domestic abuse commissioner.

Victims Minister Victoria Atkins said it addressed "an injustice that has long needed to be tackled".

But Women's Aid said victims' services were operating "on a shoestring".

It is estimated that almost two million adults in England and Wales are victims of domestic abuse every year.

Ms Atkins, MP for Louth and Horncastle, told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire: "Domestic abuse takes many forms, including emotional, economic and sexual abuse, and we're reflecting that in the definition.

"And that's important because that then has repercussion in terms of how services are commissioned locally to support victims and survivors."

Unauthorised travellers' site made 'lawful' after 20 years

Local Democracy Reporting Service

An unauthorised travellers' site set up in Saxilby in 1999 has been declared lawful after 20 years.

The site

West Lindsey District Council has approved an application for a certificate of lawful development for the Odder Bridge Yard land on Broxholme Lane.

According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service permission has now been granted for a maximum of 10 caravans on the land.

For a site to be declared lawful, there must not have been any enforcement action there for 10 years.

Homeless welcome new washing and showering facilities

Homeless people in Lincoln have welcomed the opening of a new place where they will be able to have a shower and wash their clothes.

A rough sleeper
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The facility has been opened at Mint Lane Cafe by Let Them Eat Cake, an organisation which helps homeless people.

Richard was a heroin user and homeless, but now volunteers at Mint Lane Cafe - a social eating space which uses retail surplus food to create healthy and affordable meals.

He said: "I could go without a shower for two or three weeks at a time. To have no clean clothes and to be a bit smelly, it is degrading and dehumanises people.

In the 12 months from October 2017, more than 250 people accessed the Nomad Shelter in Lincoln and this month it is estimated there are 39 rough sleepers in the city.

New resurfacing materials should mean fewer pot holes

New longer-lasting materials will be used to replace worn out sections of St Bernards Avenue in Louth, which should mean fewer potholes.

Stop sign
Lincolnshire County Council

Lincolnshire County Council will trial a range of modified road-building materials during the £200,000 project, which is due to begin on 22 July and is expected to be completed on 2 August.

The materials should be significantly longer-lasting than the existing surfacing over the concrete carriageway, meaning potholes are less likely to form.

The road will need to be closed while the improvements are carried out, with traffic diverted via Eastgate, Church Street, Newmarket, Stewton Lane, Wood Lane and vice versa.

If successful, the process could be used to replace the surfacing on other concrete roads across the county as they come to the end of their lives.

Police issue CCTV image following attempted break-in

Police investigating an attempted break-in at a shop in Lincoln have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.

The man
Lincolnshire Police

Between 04:00 and 04:30 on 9 July, a man tried to use a small tool to force the lock at the Game store in St Benedict’s Square. He did not gain entry but did cause damage.

Officers believe the man pictured may have information about the event.

Police appeal after collision leaves man seriously injured

A 24-year-old man has suffered potentially life threatening injuries in a collision in Cleethorpes, police say.

Police accident sign

The man was riding a red Diamond Back pedal cycle on Clee Road when he collided with a silver Hyundai Accent at the junction with Woollaston Road at around 11:30 on Monday.

Anyone who saw what happened should contact Humberside Police.

Motorist clocked doing 151mph on Lincolnshire road

Lincolnshire is one of the worst areas in the country for motorists caught doing more than 100mph, according to figures obtained by road safety charity Brake.

Speed cameras
Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

In total 178 motorists were caught travelling at more than 100mph on the county's roads in 2018 - the 11th highest in the UK.

In one case a driver was caught on the A17 at Little Sutton doing 151mph in a 60mph zone.

Brake obtained figures from 40 of the 45 police forces across the UK, following a Freedom of Information request.

Anyone caught travelling at such speed should always face a ban – we have to make sure these dangerous, selfish drivers are taken off our roads. The government must invest in national roads policing as a priority to provide the police with the resources they need to get out on the roads and act as a true deterrent to dangerous driving."

Joshua Harrisdirector of campaigns for Brake

Watch: Tuesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be a dry and fine day with plenty of sunshine.

Temperatures could reach as high as 25C in places.

Overnight it'll stay dry with temperatures dropping to about 13C.

Art student hopes to break stigma around mental health

A student from Alford is using her A-Level art project to encourage people to start talking about mental health in the farming community.

The boiler suit
Amy Hancock

Amy Hancock, 18, has grown up in the agricultural community and says she understands the pressures in the industry.

She's spent two years creating the piece which shows a boiler suit in a large frame and compares the profits between farmers and supermarkets.

Amy is hoping to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.

She said it can be quite difficult when things go wrong after dedicating your life to something.

She added: "There are lots of statistics to show there are rising problems within farming and agricultural industries with mental health."

Coast Light Railway marks 10th anniversary

Volunteers and supporters who rebuilt and now operate the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway have marked the 10th anniversary of its re-opening in Skegness.

Mayor of Skegness, Councillor Mark Dannatt and Jolly Fisherman with the anniversary train.
Dave Enefer/LCLR

To mark the occasion an iced "cake" - which was actually a piece of old railway sleeper - was fed into the steam locomotive 'Jurassic' at the Walls Lane Station by the Mayor of Skegness, Councillor Mark Dannatt.

Mayor of Skegness Councillor Mark Dannatt with fireman Peter Balderston.
Dave Enefer/LCLR

When we reopened the railway here 10 years ago, it was a dream come true. A dream – because in 1985 when the original line at Humberston closed, no-one dared believe it would one day run again. No wonder the railway press called us 'The Lazarus Line' and 'The Phoenix Railway' when we did reopen. Truly, it rose from the dead”.

Richard ShepherdChairman of the Railway's Historic Vehicles Trust