Elections watchdog calls for plans to restrict postal voting and introduce ballot box identity checks to crack down on polling fraud.
Major banks and farming charities are holding a meeting at a landmark summit called by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson.
A detailed breakdown of the election results in Lincolnshire. The Tories lost overall control and UKIP made big gains.
Catch up with the latest edition of our political show, Last Orders. Under discussion is a report which says the benefits of first phase of the High Speed Rail network are "unclear" and the rise of UKIP after the recent county council elections.
A compromise deal to shake up Europe's controversial fisheries policy has been hailed as bringing real benefits for British fishermen - if it wins approval from MEPs.
Marathon talks between EU fisheries ministers ended at dawn with agreement on plans to correct decades of failed attempts to restore dwindling fish stocks.
But the proposals do not include the proposed blanket ban on "discards" - the dumping of some fish back in the sea, dead, to avoid breaching restrictions on the size of landed catches. Instead the deal bans from 2015 only the dumping of pelagic fish - those living near the surface.
A pensioner who feels nursing staff were waiting for him to die has welcomed a campaign to try to improve health services in Lincolnshire.
'Cure The NHS Lincolnshire' wants to hear from patients, ahead of a top-level review into high death rates at three of the county's hospitals. Kate Hemingway reports.
The campaign for more Government funding for Sheffield has today been taken directly to the Prime Minister's front door. Political, religious and community leaders have joined forces to form the Fair Deal For Sheffield group.
They say the City is being unfairly targeted and is bearing the brunt of the Government cuts. Today a petition was handed in to 10 Downing Street, signed by thousands of local residents. Calendar spoke to the Bishop of Sheffield Stephen Croft and Sheffield Council leader Julie Dore.
Jan Hanson, who had a bad experience with the NHS when a member of his family died says the Cure the NHS Lincolnshire group want people with good and bad experiences to come forward.
People living in parts of Hull will have their bins emptied fortnightly - instead of once a week - from today. Council bosses say they are changing the number of collections for 110,000 households.
It's hoped the move will lead to an increase in recycling and also save the authority around £1m a year. Residents will receive information packs in the next few days - which includes a calendar with new collection dates. Councillor Martin Mancey spoke to Calendar about the changes.
A new fostering shop's opened up in Doncaster aiming at encouraging more people to come forward and become carers. Doncaster Council hopes to recruit a minimum of thirty new foster carers this year.
And today they got their campaign started with a little help from Emmerdale star Chelsea Halfpenny. Here's Martin Fisher.
Bradford East MP David Ward has urged friends and family of elderly or vulnerable people to make sure that they are aware of a possible phone scam currently effecting thousands of people up and down the country and how to prevent them.
Police have warned Ofcom, the Communications watchdog, of a successful phone scam where fraudsters use courier firms to help defraud elderly and vulnerable victims of their life savings.
Over the past two years ‘Courier Fraud’ has claimed 2,229 victims, most of whom were elderly. Police estimate that consumers have been defrauded out of millions of pounds, with one victim alone losing £155,000.
“Thousands of vulnerable people are becoming victims of these abhorrent phone scams. We must all do our bit to ensure that our nearest and dearest are aware of these phone scams and have the tools and knowledge available to them to help avoid falling prey to them " said Mr Ward.**
“I would urge those that have information on phone scams to contact Bradford police on the non-emergency number 101 or call 999 if the crime is in action”.**
A Rotherham peer has resigned from the Labour Party claiming he's the victim of a conspiracy to discredit him. Lord Ahmed is accused of making anti Jewish statements, something he strenuously denies. He says he was not given the chance of a fair hearing. Paul Burland reports.
– United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust spokesperson
"The safety and quality of our care is our top priority. United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is currently on a journey of improvement, which has been evidenced by recent CQC reports on our hospitals.
"We welcome the Keogh review as an opportunity to improve further , and the more evidence that can be put in front of the review the better it will be for patients."