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County campaign for its own flag
Lincolnshire flag entry
One of the six yellow and green entries to represent Lincolnshire
A campaign to give Lincolnshire its own flag gets under way on Thursday.

BBC Radio Lincolnshire and the Lincolnshire Life magazine are teaming up for the project.

The county currently has no flag of its own, unlike others such as Yorkshire and Cornwall. But the campaign is looking to change this.

Six designs have been commissioned and residents are to vote for the best. The designs are mainly yellow and green - two colours linked to the county.

Lincolnshire residents are often called Yellowbellies, and the colour is said to reflects the sunshine, crops and the beach, while green shows off its agriculture.

Other designs include the fleur-de-lys design associated with the city of Lincoln, plus others include blue for the sea.

Five of the six designs are made up of a cross, and the other has three vertical stripes.

The winning design will be professionally made and officially unveiled next month.

Devon picked a green and white cross after a similar contest in the south west.

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