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Washed-up sperm whales to be removed from beach

East Lindsey District Council says three of four sperm whales, stranded on Skegness beach, are likely to be removed within the next 48 hours - as permission is now in place.

Three whales were discovered over the weekend. Credit: ITV News Calendar

Three whales were discovered over the weekend. A fourth was stranded at Wainfleet just down the coast from Skegness yesterday afternoon.

The Zoological Society has warned more whales could become stranded over the next few days as others have been discovered in recent weeks in places including Norfolk, Germany and the Netherlands.

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Probe launched after human remains found in garden

Police have launched an investigation after bones were found in a garden in Lincolnshire.

Forensic experts have confirmed the bones are human Credit: Christian Charisius / DPA/Press Association Images

The bones, which forensic experts have confirmed are human, were discovered by a homeowner who was digging a hole in their garden.

Police say more tests are needed to establish the age of the bones and determine if they are from an ancient burial.

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Ice warnings in place across the Midlands this weekend

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Temperatures will continue to plunge heading into the weekend with ice warnings in place across the Midlands.

The Met Officehas issued a number of yellow ice warnings across the Midlands.

Temperatures will fall sharply after dark Friday evening allowing icy patches to form on untreated surfaces, including footpaths and cycleways."

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Firefighters tackle 'major blaze' in Lincoln

Around 20 fire officers are tackling what's been described as a major fire in Lincoln.

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These pictures, posted on social media, show a plume of smoke over the city. Lincolnshire fire and rescue has confirmed that four engines were called just before half past four to industrial premises on Clayton Road. There have also been reports of explosions.

One man has been taken to Lincoln A&E with burns to his lower limbs and suffering from smoke inhalation. The A1434 Newark Road is closed both ways closed due to smoke billowing across the road.

Pictures: See how the 24-hour walk-out by junior doctors has started

Thousands of junior doctors in England are to begin strike action today, with patients being warned to expect major disruption.

Junior doctor strikes in Birmingham today Credit: BPM Media
Junior doctor strikes in Birmingham today Credit: BPM Media
Junior doctor strikes in Birmingham today Credit: BPM Media

Talks last week between the British Medical Association (BMA) and NHS Employers were "constructive" but did not reach a deal.

Junior doctor strikes in Birmingham today Credit: BPM Media
Junior doctor strikes in Birmingham today Credit: BPM Media

The strike is due to last for 24 hours, during which time the doctors will provide only emergency cover.

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