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Floods minister visits Immingham to assess defences

Robert Goodwill was at the port this morning

Earthquake in Rutland and South Lincs

People in Rutland and parts of Lincolnshire experienced an earth tremor this morning.

Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell to stand down

It's the end of an era for Grimsby's MP Austin Mitchell.

Louth man jailed for child sex offences

Man claims he committed offences because of his other personality

Lincoln's Lucy Tower car park reopens

It comes after extensive repair work is completed

Better facilities for disabled students

The building of new facilities at a Grimsby college will provide physically disabled students with key life skills.

Council to help people in poverty

Spiralling levels of poverty in Lincoln has led to the City council having to respond.

£2 million paid in parking tickets in Lincolnshire

High numbers of parking fines in Lincolnshire are being defended.

Skegness water quality needs to improve

The resort's been rated as mandatory - which means it has only just passed the legal minimum requirements.

Lincolnshire singer wows judges on Britain's Got Talent

Thomas J Redgrave is a former student at Monks Dyke Tech College

Claims 20mph signs make roads more dangerous

There are concerns that 20mph speed limit signs in Lincolnshire are making conditions more dangerous for everyone.

Boy from Stamford Rugby Club in fall from coach

Police say a nine year old boy is fighting for his life in hospital.

Suspected stabbing in Scunthorpe

It happened in the early hours of Saturday morning

Ex-offenders given support to find work

Company expansion means extra help for people with criminal records

Plans unveiled for foot-bridge in Sleaford

It could mean a level crossing will close in the town

Hopes Gainsborough Riverside festival will be back

The annual Riverside festival that takes place in Gainsborough has been cancelled.

Money taken from charity boxes at Boston Stump

Police are investigating after a theft from the iconic church.

Increase in people using homeless charity in Boston

A big increase in people using a homeless centre in Boston could be because immigrants don't want to claim benefits.

Blind charity want pavement parking ban

A blind charity in Scunthorpe is backing the national drive to ban cars parking on pavements.

New Skegness buses launched to bring in tourists

A bus named 'Rocky' is just one of six being launched by Stagecoach today in an attempt to promote Skegness.

UPDATE: Man's body found in Market Rasen

Police officers made the discovery at the property on Chapel Street on Friday night.

Farmers warn of hay bale risk

Farmers in Sleaford say children are putting their lives at risk by playing on stacks of hay bales.

New £1.3 mill fire and rescue equipment unveiled

The two new high lifting appliances can extend up to thirty two metres in the air.

Paralympic skier parades around Lincoln

Jade Etherington from Bourne showed the crowds that had gathered on the city's streets the four medals she picked up in Sochi earlier this year.

Lincolnshire and Newark will suffer from armed forces cuts

Newark's MP says it'll be bad for people in the region if cuts to the Armed Forces continue.

Criticisms made over review into patient mortality rates

Campaigners in Newark call it mis-leading

Plans for flood rescue centre in Grimsby

It would be the base to train emergency services from across the UK

Bid put in for £50 million of govt money for Lincolnshire

The county's Local Enterprise Partnership have put forward a business plan for twelve key projects which the money will fund.

Male Couple from Scunthorpe are first to wed

As new laws are passed, they tie the knot.

Man jailed for drink driving death

Paul Walken of Chapel Lane, Folkingham failed to see 27 year old Tim Osborn when he hit him on the A151 Bourne Road in September 2012.

Disability group criticise the council

They say the council aren't making public toilets enough of a priority.

Probation officers strike in Lincoln

Second day of industrial action

Lincoln man jailed for hammer attack

23 year old Kris James Bradley was found guilty of attempting to murder Matthew Probert outside a nightclub in the city last September.

Diving boards saved at Yarborough Leisure Centre

There had been talk of them being removed as Active Nation who manage the facility wanted to expand the gym and downsize the pool.

Winter paralympic medallist back in Bourne to receive honour

Jade Etherington's been on a tour of the town's schools.

Funding shortage for youth centre in Grimsby

They're meeting North East Lincolnshire Council to discuss cash that's available

Un-explained death in Grantham

44 year old man found dead on Saturday

Questions over single A&E for Lincolnshire

Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter has been in Lincolnshire, visiting hospitals put into special measures.

Siemens investment means a good future for TATA

With the continued investment in the renewables industry on the Humber - Tata steel in Scunthorpe say they're well placed to make the most of it.

Pregnancy rates rise in Skegness

Group launched to support people

Lincolnshire Police admit they have to do more to tackle domestic abuse

National report highlights areas that can be worked on

Teachers strike across Lincolnshire

Local members of the NUT join the rally to unite against the government

UPDATE: Missing Lincoln girl's found

A missing girl from Lincoln who prompted a widespread and urgent search operation has been found safe and well.

Schools affected by teacher walkout

Many teachers across the Lincs FM region have decided to walk out today - in a row over pensions, pay and working conditions.

Police search for missing 11 year old Cordelia

Police have spent the night searching for an 11 year old girl who's gone missing in Lincoln.

Crack-down on door step crime

Police working with local agencies

Siemen's confirm they're coming to the Humber

It's brilliant news for both banks of the Humber.

New bus station gets a mixed response

There's been criticism of the multi million pound regeneration scheme. Businesses have claimed they've lost revenue as a result of the disruption.

Cinema plans a 'win-win' for Grimsby

The owners of Freshney Place shopping centre say they want to buy neighbouring Riverhead Square to expand their leisure facilities.

Calls for more drone funding

There are claims that the controversial technology operated in Lincolnshire saves lives.

Joseph Banks Society may buy the Lawn complex

The Joseph Banks Society have said they'd like to take it over and upgrade the complex - including the conservatory by using grants.

Plans drawn up for multi-million pound cinema in Grimsby

Freshney Place shopping centre could expand

Cuts planned for NE Lincs Youth services

The council are looking at how they can make youth services more efficient.

Private companies could help run Stamford hospital

Stamford hospital could turn to private investors to save them from financial collapse.

North Sea fish stocks growing

After years of severe restrictions imposed on trawlermen like those in Grimsby it seems fish stocks are now seeing improvements.

Worries over zero hours contracts in North East Lincs

Councillors have voted for action on the matter which can leave workers asked to do long hours without getting the same rights as regular staff.

Public drinking in Boston could be banned

Boston Borough Council may introduce a complete ban on drinking in places like streets and parks.

Small traders in Lincolnshire feel neglected by budget

There are worries the Chancellor has overlooked small independent businesses in favour of chains and big industry.

Lincoln attractions could be budget winners

As part of the budget it was announced £20 million is being given to protect Britain's cathedrals and the Magna Carta Trust will also get some funding.

Judicial review into library closures

A high court judge approved the move which will see Lincolnshire County Council's decision to withdraw funding from 32 libraries challenged.

Armed robbery at Lincoln takeaway

Three men went into the shop at the Birchwood Centre early yesterday evening and threatened a staff member with a small knife.

Opposition against plans for nearly 200 homes near to Washingborough

Residents say the properties would be at risk of flooding and that the village's infrastructure's not good enough to support the extra houses.

Floating restaurant damaged by fire in Lincoln

Severe damage to the Barge on Brayford Pool

Man charged in connection with a serious crash in Grimsby

A 25 year old woman was left with potentially life changing injuries as a result of the crash and was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary.

Former Newark soldier demands answers from the MOD

Andy Hodgetts has survived bowl cancer which he says was a result of exposure to depleted uranium during the first Gulf War.

New rape crisis centre opens in Lincoln

Demand for support in the county

Two youth centres stay under council control

The centres in Wainfleet and Mablethorpe had faced uncertainty when no volunteers came forward to take over. But Lincolnshire County Council will continue to run them so youngsters don't miss out.

Birchwood residents asked how to spend £1million

If you were given a million pounds to improve your local community- what would you spend it on? That's the dilemma that faces people who live in the Birchwood area of Lincoln.

Makeover planned for Scunthorpe train station

Scunthorpe railway station is having a makeover in the hope that it will give people a better first impression of the town.

Developers may appeal decision over Louth homes

Campaigners in Louth say they'll fight developers if an appeal's lodged against a housing development in the town.

Fears over plans to store explosives near to Scunthorpe

The company PD Port Services want to store nearly five thousand tonnes of ammonium nitrate at their site near to Keadby.

Death crash Ambulance driver found guilty

An ambulance driver from Grimsby has been found guilty of driving without due care and attention which led to the death of a pensioner.

Immingham man gets the region's first parenting order

Parents in North East Lincolnshire are being told to take responsibility for their children's behaviour or face the consequences.

Council aims to raise greater awareness of child exploitation

North Lincolnshire Council are working with the local community to raise greater awareness.

Closure of public toilets in NE Lincolnshire

Public conveniences by the Market Hall in Grimsby and at Grant Street in Cleethorpes will shut as a result of cost saving measures.

Call for plans to build on flood plain to be put on hold

North Lincolnshire Council are asking for plans to build up to 6,000 new homes on a flood plain near to Scunthorpe be put on hold.

Second dog attack in Lincoln

A second woman is being treated in hospital following another dog attack in Lincoln.

Woman attacked by dog in Lincoln

A dog which mauled a woman in Lincoln has been tracked down following a search involving a police helicopter and firearms officers.

£35 million upgrade planned for RAF Waddington runway

The runway at RAF Waddington near to Lincoln's being upgraded to the tune of £35 million. The investment is expected to extend the life of the runway by an extra twenty five years.

Help to Buy scheme not being used by Lincolnshire residents

A Lincolnshire estate agent says that it makes it easier for people to get on the property ladder - but many are still relying on help from their families.

Plans for new houses in Louth scrutinised

Two hundred and forty homes have been earmarked for land on fields to the west of Grimsby Road. Construction firm Charterpoint Limited have submitted the proposals, claiming there's a need for additional housing and homes for the elderly.

Council tax rise for Lincoln residents

The city council took the decision last night that the amount due will raise by 1.8 per cent. However car parking prices are set to be frozen in a bid to attract more visitors to the city and boost business.

New cinema in Grantham could get the go ahead

Councillors will look into the plans to replace the old cinema on St Catherine's Road with a new building.

Scunthorpe conservation group secure £76,000 grant

Volunteers at Bottesford Beck have been given a £76,000 grant from Natural England to make improvements.

Anger over dog fouling in a Lincoln park

A Lincoln resident says the amount of dog fouling in Boultham Park is ruining it for everyone.

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