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Power cut affects 999 and 101 calls in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police are unable to receive emergency calls because of a power outage.

The force says all 999 calls are being re-routed and dealt with by Nottinghamshire Police.

However, they are asking where possible for members of the public not to call the non-emergency number 101 until power is restored.

It is business as usual in terms of our 999 calls so please do not hesitate to ring in an emergency. We are however still having issues with our 101 service because of the outage so if your call can wait until we are back up and running again then please call us when full service has resumed.

As always, please do not use the 999 service for anything other than an emergency.

– Police spokesperson

Fire crews rescue dogs from rabbit hole

Firefighters from South Yorkshire have rescued two dogs who got stuck down a rabbit hole.

Crews from Parkway station were called out to Stone Lane in Sheffield by the dogs' owner who had been taking the terriers for a walk.

Firefighters were able to rescue one of the dogs straight away, but the other was further down the hole and they had to dig down to find it.

Both dogs were safe and well but went to the vets for a check-up as a precaution.


'Frock swap' to raise awareness of domestic violence

People travelling through Leeds Station today have their chance to start the Valentine's festivities early by taking part in a 'frock swap'.

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The charity, Women's Aid are running a scheme, along with the British Transport Police where commuters can donate a good as new dress, or two, make a donation of £5, get a voucher and take a dress away.

The campaign is aimed at raising money for the group who offer support to and raise awareness about domestic violence.

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Junior doctors return to work after 24-hour walkout

Demonstrators protest in Westminster during the latest 24-hour doctors' strike. Credit: Xinhua/SIPA USA/PA Images

Junior doctors have returned to work after a 24-hour walkout over proposed new contracts.

The deadlock has shown little sign of breaking - with the major sticking pointing remaining over weekend pay and whether Saturday should be classed as a normal working day.

Around 1,140 planned inpatient procedures were cancelled as a result of the latest walkout, alongside 1,734 day procedures, according to analysis by NHS England.

NHS England confirmed that 43% of junior doctors reported for duty on the day shift - a figure including doctors who had never intended to strike, such as those working in emergency care.


Dialysis patient to get benefits after Government reviews case

A man with kidney failure has been told he will receive a weekly benefit - despite the Government initially saying he would not be eligible.

Stephen Beet spends 15 hours on dialysis every week Credit: ITV News

Stephen Beet, from Hull, told ITV News last week that having to receive dialysis treatment for 15 hours every week should qualify him for a Personal Independence Payment.

It's a massive help, it's not a lot of money, but it's there for if I'm poorly - if I'm off, I'm off ill, or if I have to go a hospital appointment.

– Stephen Beet

The Government has now considered his appeal.

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Junior doctor contract talks reach 'end of the road'

A picket line outside Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol. Credit: PA

New contracts could be imposed on junior doctors by the Health Secretary after union leaders rejected his "best and final offer".

The Government's chief negotiator, Sir David Dalton, had warned talks were at "the end of the road" should the British Medical Association not endorse his latest offer by Wednesday afternoon.

Instead the BMA again called on the Health Secretary to accept its own proposed pay model and withdraw his threat to force through changes, even though the Government has refused to "remove that from the table".

A 24-hour strike by medics will end at 8am today.

Driver held up in Scunthorpe knife robbery

Humberside Police are investigating after a driver was held up and robbed by two men at knifepoint in Scunthorpe.

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Detectives say a black Ford Focus braked suddenly in front of the victim's car - causing them both to stop when a man opened the passenger door and produced the knife.

He told the victim to drive to a nearby access road where the second offender appeared.

The pair stole the victim’s wallet, before throwing his car keys away before escaping on a bicycle.

Police say the incident happened between 5:45pm and 6pm on Monday 8th February on Warren Road.

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