There has been a dramatic increase in the number of young people taking legal highs in Lincolnshire.
Thousands of privately rented homes in Yorkshire could have unsafe gas work.
Plans have been submitted for a bridge to allow pedestrians and cyclists free-flowing access along High Street in Lincoln 24-hours-a-day.
A group of Spanish nurses are arriving in Scunthorpe to begin training before starting work on the wards. 20 have been given a permanent job after a second recruitment drive across the Mediterranean.
Recently Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust recruited 22 Spanish nurses who have begun work at Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.
Like their colleagues in Grimsby, these new nurses will spend six weeks going through their mandatory training and induction courses.
They will also be placed together in accommodation close to the grounds of the hospital to help them settle in.
An increasing number of Trusts are now looking abroad for staff due to a national and local shortage of nurses in the UK.
– Dr Karen Dunderdale, chief nurse at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
We are delighted with our recruitment drive overseas.In addition to this we have new recruitment adverts out in various publications across the UK and vacancies are constantly advertised on our website.
We will continue to try to attract nurses in the UK through our local and national recruitment campaigns.
Councillors in Lincoln will consider whether to support a £250 million investment that could provide 2,700 homes along with new jobs in the city on land between Boultham and Birchwood.
A Lincolnshire UKIP councillor's denied making offensive and politically incorrect comments about immigrants. Victoria Ayling says a video of her saying she wants to "send the lot back" actually refers to people who are living in the country illegally. Michael Billington reports.
A Lincolnshire UKIP councillor's denied making offensive and politically incorrect comments about immigrants. Cllr Victoria Ayling appeared in a video discussing immigration in 2008 where she's heard to say "send the lot back". She told ITV News Calendar the comments were taken out of context.
Shadow immigration minister David Hanson called for an apology after comments made by Ukip councillor Victoria Ayling.
"This type of offensive language should have no place in modern Britain," he said.
"British people do not deserve to be 'sent back home' because this is their home.
"It has taken us years to defeat the ideology and language of the NF [National Front] and the views of the BNP [British National Party] and they should not be resurrected by someone calling themselves a serious politician.
"She needs to apologise and repudiate the use of this type of language and thinking."
Ukip says it will stand by Victoria Ayling and has dismissed allegations that she holds extreme views.
– Ukip spokesperson
"These comments were made 5 years ago when Ms Ayling was a Conservative candidate. Off the cuff remarks have been deliberately misconstrued. We believe, and she assures us, that these comments refer to the status of illegal entrants to the UK. We cannot comment on material made while she was a Conservative candidate but we believe her to be a good councillor and upstanding citizen and will support her through this."
Other remarks made by Ukip councillor Victoria Ayling in the Daily Mail video include:
...send them back.
[Rob Ayling] It's a bit National Front isn't it?
[Victoria Ayling] It's right though. But anyway...
Multiculturalism does not work - Britishness does.
[Away from camera] Multiculturalism is dead, I'm allowed to say that but maybe 'Britishness' is waving the National Front flag a bit.
I just want to send the lot back, but I can't say that.
[Rob Ayling] We'll nip that out in case...
[Victoria Ayling] Bribery, blackmail! We need the blackmail music, don't we!
Victoria Ayling told the BBC that her "send the lot back" comments were made in reference to illegal immigrants and that the Mail story was based only on "snippets" of the political video she made with her husband in 2008.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage told the Daily Mail that Victoria Ayling’s comments were "slightly odd", but added:
I have met her two or three times and I have discussed policy at length before accepting her into the party.
I had no reason to believe she held views that were extreme or inconsistent with ours.
While this comment looks odd and unpleasant there may be a context here that is slightly different to the way it appears.
Ukip politician Victoria Ayling has hit her party with a new racism row after footage was published in which she said all immigrants to Britain should be sent home.
In video filmed by her then-husband Rob Ayling in 2008, the councillor makes off-the-cuff remarks including: "I just want to send the lot back but I can’t say that."
The film, published by the Daily Mail, includes multiple takes of Ayling's attempts to explain her personal views on immigration - but also her comments to her husband behind the camera between takes.
The Ukip member defected from the Conservatives earlier this year.