Lincon council chiefs are to consider whether to support a £250million development that could provide over 2,700 homes in the city.
Supporters of the 'Save Lincolnshire Libraries 'campaign will march through Lincoln city centre today.
A rare sighting of an adder has been confirmed in the Swanholme Lakes area on the outskirts of Lincoln.
#UPDATE Ministry of Justice have confirmed incident at Lincoln Prison is NOT a fire. More at 10.
2 appliances and 4 officers currently remain in attendance at Lincoln Prison assisting the police. We'll update you when we can.
The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that it is investigating an "ongoing incident" at Lincoln Prison, the Lincolnshire Echo has reported.
According to the newspaper, there were reports of a fire breaking out this morning, with a number of fire engines currently outside the prison.
An inspection by the Care Quality Commission has found that national standards have not been met by Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, and Lincoln County Hospital in Lincoln. The report looked at:
- The care welfare of people who use services
- Management of medicines
- Supporting workers
- Assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision and records
Andrea Gordon, regional director of the Care Quality Commission said concerns over the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust were "not acceptable". She said:
Our inspectors found caring and dedicated people working at the hospitals but they were being let down by low staff numbers, a lack of training and systems in place to ensure they could carry out their work effectively. Far worse is the fact this resulted in patients being let down.
The trust and performance managers, such as the Trust Development Authority (TDA), must make sure long lasting improvements happen so people entering these hospitals receive the standards of care they should be able to expect.
The Care Quality Commission has demanded urgent action from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust to improve standards.
Following visits to Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, inspectors found patients were being let down by low staff numbers and a lack of staff training.
The Trust was recently placed in special measures by the NHS Trust Development Authority after the release of Sir Bruce Keogh's review of hospitals with high mortality rates.
The review found a number of concerns prompting CQC to carry out its own unannounced and unscheduled inspection.
The final phase of improvement works at Lincoln Castle are underway, the works are aimed at building a vault to display the Magna Carta.
The refurbishment is due to be completed in time to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the document in 2015.
A man armed with a knife stormed into a Lincolnshire bookies and threatened staff before escaping with cash from the till.
The robber targeted the Ladbrokes Bookmakers in Sincil Street, Lincoln, at around 6.30pm on Friday (August 30), and threatened a member of staff with the knife before emptying the cash register.
He then ran off towards St Mary's Street.
The man, who was white and around 5ft 10ins tall, was wearing a black hooded coat with the hood pulled up and a scarf covering the lower part of his face.
Witnesses say he spoke with an English accent.
The railway line between Nottingham and Newark is likely to remain closed for the rest of the week following the derailment of a freight train on Tuesday in the Carlton area.
A bus replacement service is in operation.
Trains will run between Lincoln and Newark but buses will be in place between Lincoln and Nottingham and Nottingham and Newark Northgate.
People should check service updates here before travelling.
Pupils from Priory City of Lincoln Academy have paid tribute to Sian Marshall-Plewes on a Facebook page.
One tribute read: "A lovely lady that gave all her time to the students and will never be forgotten - thoughts are with your family."