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Summary

  1. Counter terror police arrest man in Lincolnshire
  2. 'No threat' to community following Lincoln terror arrest
  3. Ejector seat firm to be sentenced over pilot's death
  4. Extra money to fix potholes in Lincolnshire
  5. Citizens Advice centres dealing with mental health clients

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By Paul Russell

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Severe accident: A1 Lincolnshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1 Lincolnshire southbound severe accident, between B6403 Stamford Road and Morkery Lane.

A1 Lincolnshire - A1 in Colsterworth closed southbound between Colsterworth South Turn Off and South Witham, because of an accident.

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

A man who crashed his car in freezing temperatures has been found by a police drone
Man was taken to hospital suffering from hypothermia after crashing his car in freezing conditions.

Drone finds 'freezing' driver in ditch

A man who crashed his car in freezing temperatures has been found by a police drone
Hare coursing: Lincolnshire Police's fight with blood sport
Hare coursers often travel hundreds of miles to take part in illegal contests.
Football

Lincoln slip to a rare home defeat as Crewe eased their relegation fears with an emphatic win at Sincil Bank.

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Football

Exeter maintain their League Two promotion push with victory over lowly hosts Grimsby Town.

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Ellis Harrison scores in added time as Bristol Rovers rescue a point in their home League One game against Scunthorpe.

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Sol Campbell

Grimsby would be interested in speaking to former England defender Sol Campbell about their vacant managerial position.

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Lincolnshire's top stories today

Grantham petrol station robbery appeal

An investigation's under way after a garage in Grantham was robbed earlier this week.

Jet Garage
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A man entered the Jet Garage on Manthorpe Road at about 20:50 on Tuesday and made demands of staff, police say.

Anyone with information about the robbery or who witnessed what happened is being urged to come forward.

Weather: A cold weekend

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Get your thick coat ready - it's going to be a cold weekend!

Here's the latest forecast:

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BBC

RNLI rescue fisherman with a broken leg

A fisherman with a broken leg has been rescued by a crew from the RNLI in Skegness.

RNLI
RNLI

The UK Coastguard requested the launch of the stations Shannon class all-weather lifeboat shortly after midnight along with its own rescue helicopter to assist in evacuating the injured man from the 40ft vessel.

The boat, with three people on board, was operating in the Wash when an incident on board left the skipper with a broken leg.

He was taken to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital for treatment.

Watch: Red Arrows pilot's death was 'preventable' - Father

The father of a Red Arrows pilot who died when his ejection seat activated during pre-flight checks has been speaking after the sentencing of the manufacturer.

Flt Lt Sean Cunningham, 35, was ejected while conducting pre-flight safety checks at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire in 2011.

The parachute on the seat did not then deploy and the airman was fatally injured.

Martin-Baker Aircraft Ltd previously admitted to breaching safety laws at Lincoln Crown Court and has now been fined £1.1m.

Following the sentencing, Jim Cunningham said his son's death could have been avoided:

Saving lives in Lincolnshire

The message of BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Save a Life campaign continues to spread.

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LIVES/BBC

Last year, the radio station worked with St John Ambulance and the LIVES charity to train more than 20,000 people in lifesaving CPR skills.

Although the campaign was wrapped up last year, LIVES is continuing and has now trained almost 1,000 people in just eight weeks.

Uncertain future for Louth hospital

The future of Louth Hospital remains uncertain despite it getting a cut of nearly £4m for improvement works.

Louth Hospital
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The money is being spent on safety improvements and dementia friendly areas.

But BBC Radio Lincolnshire has been told the future of the hospital site is still being discussed, and the work has no bearing on any decision.

Commissioners will be working to look at decisions for future planning for care services across Lincolnshire, but I think for us we're really focused on what we're delivering now."

Lisa Staley-GreenDirector of Nursing and Operations at the Lincolnshire Community Health Trust

Cloudy Cleethorpes

We love the dramatic contrast in this photo of a cloudy Cleethorpes beach today.

Cleethorpes beach
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There's still a chance of some sunny spells this afternoon though!

A15 reopens in Lincolnshire

BBC News Travel

The A15 north of Lincoln has reopened.

It was closed in both directions between Caenby Corner and Kirton in Lindsey after a lorry carrying potatoes overturned.

BreakingEjection seat maker fined after Red Arrows pilot dies

The company which makes ejection seats for the RAF has been fined £1.1m following the death of a Red Arrows pilot.

Ministry Of Defence
Ministry Of Defence

35-year-old Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham died in 2011 when his ejection seat activated during pre-flight checks at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.

Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Limited admitted a breach of health and safety legislation and were sentenced today in Lincoln.

Lincolnshire's top stories this lunchtime

Here are the top stories from the Lincolnshire newsroom so far today:

Conservatives win Lincolnshire by-election

The Conservatives have won a by-election in North Kesteven.

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Peter Rothwell won the Eagle, Swinderby and Witham St Hugh's ward with 57% of the vote.

The by-election was called following the death of a long-standing independent councillor.

Barbara Wells died last year at the age of 83.

Council tax rise for Lincolnshire

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire County Council is raising its share of council tax bills by 4.95%.

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BBC

That adds £58 a year to a Band D property taking the levy to £1,231 from April.

Weather: turning colder

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be a cold afternoon across Lincolnshire, so wrap up warm!

Here's the latest forecast:

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BBC

No threat to community following Lincoln terror arrest

Police say there's no threat to the local community following the arrest of a 46-year-old man who's being held on suspicion of being a member of a banned neo-Nazi group.

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PA

Counter Terrorism officers raided an address in Lincoln earlier this morning, as part of an operation led by Greater Manchester Police.

The man remains in custody.

Extra money to fix potholes in Lincolnshire

There are plans to spend an extra £9m on fixing potholes and road repairs in Lincolnshire.

PA
PA

The County Council says it will dip into its reserves to help improve the state of the roads, with the rest of the money coming from business rates and government grants.

Lincolnshire has about 5,500 miles of roads to maintain.

Council budget confusion

North East Lincolnshire Council's budget plans were thrown into disarray last night.

Money
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The proposal, including an increase to council tax of almost 5%, was rejected by opposition Tory councillors.

They've been been criticised by some Labour councillors who've accused them of having no alternative to their budget proposals.

The budget will have to be looked at again at another meeting next week.

Citizens Advice centres dealing with mental health clients

The number of people in Yorkshire and the Humber with mental health problems who use Citizens Advice reached 10,000 last year, the service says.

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Their research has also found that mental health workers are spending more time on non-health related issues such as debt or housing.

Some debt groups want people with mental health problems to be given breathing space when it comes to debts.

Mental health service Open Minds, in Grimsby, has helped 20,000 people in the past decade:

Make it open access, provide something for the community to knock the stigmas out of the way. You can look around here now, we normally have tea and coffee on, there's nothing clinical about it."

Mark SylvesterOpen Minds

Lincoln terror arrest over 'proscribed organisation'

Police have now confirmed that counter terrorism officers have raided an address in Lincoln this morning.

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They arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of membership of the banned far-right group National Action.

Officers say the arrest forms part of a wider operation.

The man is in custody and will be questioned by specialist officers.

Counter terrorism officers say that inquiries are "ongoing".

Those involved in proscribed organisations have a detrimental effect on the communities others work so hard to build, so it is essential people contact us with information so we can put a stop to those who support extremist ideologies. Any information that people have can be dealt with in the strictest of confidence by calling the police on 0800 789 321."

Det Ch Supt Dominic ScallyHead of Counter Terrorism Policing for the North West

Counter terror police arrest man in Lincolnshire

Counter terrorism officers have arrested a man in Lincolnshire on suspicion of being a member of a proscribed organisation.

The 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being a member of a banned organisation and of malicious communications.

Counter terrorism officers have not revealed where the man lived in the county.

He is in custody and being questioned by specialist officers.

Here's Abbie Dewhurst with the weather forecast

After a cold but mostly sunny start, cloud will increase bringing a risk of light showers.

Here's my full forecast:

Ejector seat firm to be sentenced over pilot's death

The company that makes ejector seats for the RAF is due to be sentenced by a court today following the death of a Red Arrows pilot.

Ministry Of Defence
Ministry Of Defence

Flt Lt Sean Cunningham, aged 35, died in 2011 when an ejector seat activated during pre-flight checks at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.

Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Limited has admitted a breach of health and safety legislation.

A15 closed near Lincoln after lorry accident

BBC News Travel

The A15 is closed in both directions between Caenby Corner and Kirton in Lindsey.

A lorry overturned last night shedding a load of potatoes on to the carriageway.

Severe disruption: A15 Lincolnshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A15 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, between A631 and B1205.

A15 Lincolnshire - A15 closed in both directions between Caenby Corner and the B1205 junction in Redbourne, because of an overturned lorry, recovery work and debris on the road. Diversion in operation - via the B1205, B1398, A631 toward the A15.

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

Lincolnshire's top stories

The top stories from across Lincolnshire so far today include:

Government to consider new law on 'upskirting'

The government is considering a new law making so-called "upskirting" a criminal offence, according to Louth and Horncastle MP and Minister for Women Victoria Atkins.

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Upskirting is the act of secretly photographing underneath a skirt, but at the moment police say it's often difficult to investigate and prosecute those responsible.

Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is among those backing calls for it to be made a crime in its own right.

It's fair to say the law has not kept up with this modern phenomenon. It's an issue of which I am very aware of. It's something the government is considering."

Victoria Atkins MPMinister for Women and Louth and Horncastle MP

Aspiration that no-one will die of breast cancer

Debate on NHS cancer strategy

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HoC

Labour MP Karen Lee speaks about how her daughter Lynsey died in 2011 from breast cancer at the age of 35 - when her children were two, four and seven.

Lindsay had chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a mastectomy. She survived for 13 months after being diagnosed with cancer.

Karen Lee is an ambassador for the charity Breast Cancer Now, which stresses the important role played by a clinical nurse specialist (CNS).

"We know that access to a CNS can make a big difference to the way people with cancer experience their care, providing people with support, and helping them manage their systems.

"This is especially important for people with incurable - like my Lindsay - secondary breast cancer who have particularly complex needs."

She says the aspiration of Breast Cancer Now is that, by 2050, everyone with breast cancer will live.

"As parliamentarians we've got the power to influence this and change it," Mrs Lee says.

Cars targeted in Grimsby arson attacks

Four cars and several recycling bins on a Grimsby estate were deliberately set on fire during the early hours of this morning.

Victor Street
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The fires took place on the East Marsh estate between 12:55 and 01:30.

Three parked cars were damaged on Bedford Street and another one on Victor Street (pictured), along with recycling bins nearby Garibaldi Street.

The vehicles, a black Kia Carens, a blue Kia Picanto, a black Nissan Qashqai and a white Ford Fiesta, suffered varying degrees of damage before the fires were extinguished.

Humberside Police are keen to speak to a woman with blonde hair who was seen in the area at the time.