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By Clare Crooks

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A17 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A17 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between B1429 Cranwell Avenue and South Heath Lane.

    A17 Lincolnshire - A17 in Cranwell closed in both directions between the B1429 Cranwell Avenue junction and the South Heath Lane junction, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. Lincolnshire's top stories today

    Lincolnshire's top stories today include:

    Live news for Lincolnshire will return from 08:00 on Monday.

  3. East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire's top stories

    The day's top stories include:

    Live news for East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire will return from 08:00 on Monday.

  4. Fire service reveals number of hoax calls

    Crews from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue spent around 180 hours dealing with hoax 999 calls between April and December last year.


    Figures from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue show they attended 45 hoax calls in the five months between April and December.

    They say the number of prank calls increases around school holidays.

  5. Friday afternoon cloud appreciation

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We're forming our own cloud appreciation society today.


    The cloudy sky with sunny intervals has certainly created some dramatic backdrops across the region.


    We're loving your weather pics, keep them coming in!

  6. Poppy Girls author at scene of her novel

    An author has taken part in a book signing and question and answer session at the Lincolnshire setting of her newest novel.

    Margaret dickinson

    Margaret Dickinson, who is from Gainsborough, has been signing copies of her newest novel The Poppy Girls which is set at Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire.

    It follows two families struggling to cope with the aftermath of the First World War.

  7. Five jailed for kidnapping and torturing teenager

    Four men and a woman have been jailed for the kidnap, imprisonment and torture of a 17-year-old boy from Grantham.


    The gang, all from Peterborough, tricked the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, by luring him to a bar to meet Danielle Corrigan, 27, (pictured above) and another girl.

    Instead, two of the gang chased and caught the boy, beating and stabbing him before handcuffing him and driving him to a house.

    While there he had a bag placed over his head, he was cut with a knife and tortured by the group.

    The offenders (pictured above and below) were dealt with at Lincoln Crown Court.

    Kane Stone, 25, (top left) was sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to GBH and conspiracy to kidnap.

    Adam Couzens, 25, (bottom left) was given 14 years in jail for the same charges.

    Mohammed Nazir, 26, (top right) was sentenced to six years in jail for pleading guilty conspiracy to kidnap.

    Danielle Corrigan, 27, (above middle) denied conspiracy to kidnap but was found guilty during the trial and was jailed for four years.

    Alan Stokes, 36, (bottom right) was jailed for two years and three months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to falsely imprison.


    A further man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kidnap and will be sentenced in March.

    A 22-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were found not guilty for conspiracy to kidnap at a previous court appearance.

  8. End to high street newspaper kiosk

    Today is the final day you can buy Lincolnshire's local newspaper from a kiosk on a high street.


    The Lincolnshire Echo has been sold on Lincoln's High Street for over a century but their only salesperson is packing the job in to work "somewhere warmer".

    Jill Herrick has been in the kiosk come rain or shine for the best part of a decade.

    Jill said that she'll miss the job, remarking that those who buy papers from her "aren't just my customers, they're my friends".

  9. Weather: Cloudy afternoon

    Often cloudy in the afternoon with showers, especially the further north you are.

    Some brighter skies spreading east later. Highs of 6C (43F).

    Weather graphic
  10. Van owners warned about thieves targeting vehicles

    Van owners are being urged to be vigilant after 20 vehicles were targeted by thieves in one day.

    van theft

    Police recommend securely locking vans and tools away in garages, or protecting the vehicles with pedal boxes or steering wheel locks.

  11. Hull Trains affected by damage to overhead wires

    BBC News Travel

    Following on from our earlier story about delays on the East Coast main line because of damage to power lines, we've just been made aware of this:

    The 11:48 London King's Cross to Hull, due 14:16, will no longer call at Retford.

    This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.

  12. Delays after power switch off on East Coast Mainline

    There have been delays of up to an hour on the East Coast mainline between Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and London after a safety problem with overhead electrical wires.


    The train company turned the power off for two hours, causing delays at Retford, affecting trains to and from Grantham.

    Delays are expected to continue throughout the afternoon.