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Health watchdog opposes plans to close Lincoln walk-in centre

Plans to close the NHS walk-in centre have been opposed Credit: ITV News

Controversial plans to close an NHS walk-in centre in Lincoln have been opposed by a health watchdog.

Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group says shutting the unit would lead to a bigger focus on increasing out-of-hours GP appointments - but the idea has sparked protests from patient groups.

The council's Health Scrutiny committee today unanimously opposed the proposal saying there are not enough alternatives in place. The committee argued that if it is to be closed, an alternative should be up and running beforehand.

If the CCG plan goes ahead, the centre could close in the Autumn. The proposals will be considered further after the consultation period ends in the middle of August.

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Work on York community stadium to begin in October

Artist impression of the new stadium Credit: City of York council

Work to build York's new community stadium is due to start in October, it's been announced.

Contractors will move onto the old Huntington stadium site at Monks Cross in the autumn, with the main construction expected to take 16 months.

The multi-million pound complex will also include a cinema, restaurants, shops and a swimming pool.

The 8,000, all-seater stadium will be home to York City Football Club and York City Knights Rugby League Club.

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Morning weather update

North, South and West Yorkshire

There will be some heavy thundery showers at times today.

These showers will push up from the south, possibly with some torrential downpours in places.

There will be some drier spells too though, and it will feel hot with a high of 25 Celsius, but always feeling that bit cooler along the coast.

South and East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire

There will be be some heavy thundery showers at times today.

These showers will push up from the south, possibly with some torrential downpours in places.

There will be some drier spells too though, particularly this afternoon, and it will feel hot with a high of 29 Celsius, but always feel a little cooler along the coast.

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