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Flood warnings and alerts continue across Lincolnshire

A weather warning is in place for Thursday

Over 30 flood warnings and alerts affecting Lincolnshire remain in place on Tuesday morning, with heavy rain forecast in a number of areas of the county.

According to the Met Office, spells of heavy rain are forecast in areas including Alford, Wainfleet, Skegness, Grimsby and Scunthorpe on Tuesday.

The Met Office has also issued a yellow warning for rain, which will be in place between midnight and 11.45pm on Thursday, November 14 as a risk of further heavy rain may increase disruption from flooding.

Flood warnings & alerts

Ten flood warnings affecting Lincolnshire are currently in place at the time of writing.

This means flooding is expected and immediate action is required in the following areas:

  • Low Barlings and the Short Ferry Area
  • Patrington Haven on Winestead Drain
  • River Don at Moorends and Thorne
  • River Idle at Retford, Eaton and Gamston
  • River Idle at West Retford and Ordsall
  • River Trent at Carlton on Trent including Beck Cottage
  • River Witham and associated Fens from Chapel Hill to Boston
  • River Witham and associated Fens from Washingborough to Metheringham
  • River Witham and associated Fens from Woodhall Spa to Chapel Hill
  • Waithe Beck in the Hatcliffe Area

Hundreds of horses, donkeys, ponies, and mules are at risk at a rescue centre near Lincoln after they were hit by floods.

Several flood warnings and alerts are currently in place affecting Lincolnshire. Photo: Flood information service

The River Eau burst its banks flooding Short Ferry near Lincoln last week and the Environment Agency said it will be several days before water levels fall there.

23 flood alerts affecting Lincolnshire are also in place, meaning flooding is possible and to be prepared in the following areas:

  • Bain Catchment
  • Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater
  • Burstwick and Keyingham Drains
  • Fossdyke Canal and River Till
  • Groundwater flooding south of the Humber Estuary
  • Holderness Drain
  • Lincoln Watercourses
  • Louth Canal and Waithe Beck
  • Lower River Ancholme
  • Lower River Derwent
  • Lower River Witham
  • Minor Watercourses in North Kesteven
  • Rase and Upper Ancholme
  • River Foulness and Market Weighton catchment
  • River Idle in Nottinghamshire
  • River Maun in Nottinghamshire
  • River Steeping
  • River Trent from Cromwell Weir to Gainsborough
  • River Trent in Nottinghamshire
  • River Wreake in Leicestershire
  • South East Holderness
  • River Ouse, Don and the Dutch River catchment
  • Witham in North Kesteven

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There have been 1,837 cases of coronavirus and 16 COVID-19 related deaths across Greater Lincolnshire this week so far.

The latest UK coronavirus dashboard figures as of Friday showed a total of 385 new cases, with 208 in Lincolnshire, 78 in North Lincolnshire and 99 in North East Lincolnshire.

The government’s coronavirus dashboard, which includes deaths both in and out of hospitals and those of residents in hospitals outside the county, reported the deaths of two residents in Lincolnshire and one in North East Lincolnshire.

NHS figures confirmed two new COVID-related deaths at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust with another one at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Trust facilities.

The latest figures mean there have been now been 6,736 new COVID-19 cases in Greater Lincolnshire in October and 66 deaths.

In September there were 820 cases — an increase of 820% — while in August there were 204.

Nationally, cases increased by 24,405 to 989,745, while deaths jumped by 274 to 46,229.

Lincolnshire’s cases up to October 30.

North and North East Lincolnshire will go into tier 2 (high) lockdown from midnight on Saturday (October 31).

This comes as Grimsby has the highest infection rates in Greater Lincolnshire. The measures will be reviewed in 14 days.

Lincolnshire is currently still on the medium (tier 1) level for the the new three-tier lockdown system of COVID-19 risk, which means it has no extra restrictions on top of the nation-wide ones.

Health bosses have said the county “will be one of the last, if not the last” place in the Midlands to go into higher tier lockdown.

Lincolnshire is tier 1 – medium – lockdown.

The week saw a series of changes with Lincolnshire initially thought to be starting discussions for moving to tier 2 on Wednesday, however bosses chose to maintain the status quo.

Later in the day, however, Newark — which was thought to have avoided going into tier 3 — was included in Nottinghamshire’s lockdown, which suddenly encompassed the county as a whole rather than a few select areas.

Next day the news about North and North East Lincolnshire came through last minute — they were heading up the ranks to tier 2.

As long as other areas are also seeing rises, health bosses say Lincolnshire won’t reach the marker needed for higher tiers.

However, government chiefs could change their mind if numbers change rapidly.

The county could also be subject to a national lockdown if government decides to progress with one — but so far chiefs and ministers have resisted calls.

Lincolnshire is, however, bordered on all but the southern edges by higher restrictions with Nottinghamshire this week being put into Tier 3 (very high) – the toughest restrictions — alongside South Yorkshire last week.

Nearly a third of all coronavirus cases in Greater Lincolnshire have been in the under 30s, but a quarter have been over 60, according to the latest Public Health England data.

ALSO READ: What our neighbours’ tier 2 and 3 restrictions mean for them and for us. Also see the travel advice.

Coronavirus data for Greater Lincolnshire for Friday, October 30

11,328 cases (up up 385)

  • 7,146 in Lincolnshire (up 208)
  • 2,211 in North Lincolnshire (up 78)
  • 1,971 in North East Lincolnshire (up 99)

463 deaths (up three)

  • 320 from Lincolnshire (up two)
  • 95 from North Lincolnshire (no change)
  • 48 from North East Lincolnshire (up one)

of which 306 hospital deaths (up three)

  • 164 at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (up two)
  • 6 at Lincolnshire Community Health Service hospitals (no change)
  • 1 at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (no change)
  • 135 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (up one)

989,745 UK cases, 46,229 deaths

DATA SOURCE — FIGURES CORRECT AT THE TIME OF the latest update. postcode data includes deaths not in healthcare facilities or in hospitals outside authority boundaries.

A new pop-up simulation shooting range has opened at Home nightclub in Lincoln, with technology used by police and the military in USA and replicas of real guns.

Quickdraw was due to launch in the former home of Ruddocks on Lincoln High Street in September 2020 as part of the Carousel concept operated by Lindum Leisure, which has links to a group of businesses including Home, Curiosity Shop and Craft. Lindum Leisure is leasing the building from Ruddocks.

Coronavirus delayed those plans, but workers are now on site with Carousel now due to open in early 2021, but in the meantime people can enjoy a pop-up version of Quickdraw in Home’s recently transformed Loft room with a soft launch from 5pm on Saturday, October 31 and an official opening on November 6.

Quickdraw incorporates technology used by police and the military in USA. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Customers can enjoy a range of crafted cocktails, spirits, beers, wines and a selection of small plates and platters. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Groups of up to six people can test their skills in realistic competition ranges in a fully immersive entertainment experience, with varying levels of difficulty for all ages and abilities.

Bookings can be made through Home’s website or via the Quickdraw Lincoln Facebook page.

Prices are variable depending on group size and are bookable in one or two hour increments as follows:

  • 2 people = £30 (£15 per person)
  • 3 people = £35( £11.66 per person)
  • 4 people = £40 (£10 per person)
  • 5 people = £45 (£9 per person)
  • 6 people = £50 (£8.33 per person)

Pop-up simulation shooting range experience Quickdraw has launched at Home nightclub. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Three varieties of loaded fries are on the menu. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Or why not try the chicken wings? | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

In addition, customers can enjoy a range of crafted cocktails, spirits, beers, wines and a selection of small plates and platters, including gyros, loaded fries There are also vegetarian and vegan alternatives.

Quickdraw is open to the public this weekend and will be opening seven days a week from 12pm-10pm from November 6.

Reporter Joseph Verney had a go at the new shooting experience. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Ronnie Byrne was the quickest shooter. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Can you handle the toughest ranges at Quickdraw? | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Operations Manager David Nejrup told The Lincolnite: “We are really excited to bring this concept to Lincoln. It’s a really tough time for everyone in hospitality at the moment.

“For the past 10 years our company has always defined hospitality by engaging with our guests in a unique and insightful way, and now I we feel that with the current environment, that definition is more poignant than ever.”

Police named the 53-year-old man who died after an incident on Newark Road in Lincoln last weekend as Andrew Maguire from the Oldham area.

Two men, aged 25 and 31, were arrested on suspicion of murder after the incident during the evening of Saturday, October 24.

The 31-year-old man was named as Michael Lambert from Throckley in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and was charged with murder.

He appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court on Monday, October 26.

He then appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Tuesday and was remanded into custody until his next court appearance on December 17.

The 25-year-old man was released on bail as police investigations continued.

Part of Newark Road in Lincoln was closed by police after the incident. | Photo: The Lincolnite

Lincolnshire Police launched a dedicated public portal where people can report information about the death and upload dashcam footage.

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