BBC news for Lincolnshire

Alex Masters death: Godmother told nurse 'I killed baby'

An inquest hears how baby Alex died after she fell asleep while he was being bottle-fed.

Home needed for 6ft soft toy Happy Feet penguin

Mumble the penguin is six-foot tall with a "great big head", and loves being cuddled.

Lincolnshire hare coursing: Seized dogs to be rehomed

The lurchers Lucky and Spencer will not be returned to their owners, police say.

Air Ambulance is to start operating 24 hours a day

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance to double its flying hours.

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Kabul: Afghan forces end Intercontinental Hotel siege

More than 150 people are rescued after militants stormed the Kabul hotel and killed at least five.

Deadly unrest over Honduras election

Police fire tear gas at protesters across the country, with one death in the northern town of Saba.

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

He is said to have passed away in his famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant near Lyon.

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Recriminations start after the US Senate fails to pass a new budget, leading to a shutdown of services.