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By Harry Parkhill

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Severe accident: A180 Lincolnshire both ways

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A180 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between A1173 and A1136.

A180 Lincolnshire - A180 in Stallingborough closed in both directions between Stallingborough Interchange and the A1136 junction, because of a serious accident. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe disruption: A52 Lincolnshire both ways

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A52 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, between Church Lane and B1195 Boston Road.

A52 Lincolnshire - A52 Croft Bank in Croft closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Church Lane junction and the B1195 Boston Road junction.

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


Sub Gary Roberts rescues a point for Wigan in a six-goal thriller against Scunthorpe with a late equaliser.

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A last-gasp goal from James Berrett rescues a point for Grimsby as they draw with fellow strugglers Port Vale.

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Promotion-chasing Lincoln beat lowly Chesterfield in a game halted when an air ambulance takes a supporter to hospital.

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Severe accident: A17 Lincolnshire both ways

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A17 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between B6403 and Pottergate Road.

A17 Lincolnshire - A17 in Byards Leap closed in both directions between the B6403 junction and the Pottergate Road junction, because of an accident involving four vehicles.

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

Amelia Wood

Hundreds hold a vigil for Amelia Wood who died after a wheel came off a passing car and struck her.

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Andrew Fox in action for Peterborough

Former Peterborough United left-back Andrew Fox joins League Two strugglers Grimsby Town until the end of the season.

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Lincolnshire's top stories

The top stories from across Lincolnshire so far today include:

Weather: A mild night, but rain on the way

It'll be a cloudy and milder night to come with spells of rain.

Weather chart

Looking ahead to tomorrow, it's going to be cloudy, wet, and windy for much of the day, with the occasional sunny spell.

It'll feel very warm though, with temperatures reaching 14C (57F) in places.

Headteacher thanks police after school evacuation

A headteacher has thanked police for their help evacuating a school after an armed response to an incident nearby on Thursday.


A school play was being staged at Bourne Academy when a "domestic incident" sparked the armed response next to the school on Thursday.

Headteacher Laurence Riley passed on the school's thanks and said the police "escorted people from the site and ensured everyone at the production stayed calm".

There's still a police presence on Edinburgh Crescent in the town.

Pothole repairs take priority in North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire Council says its crews will be out in force over the next few weeks fixing potholes on the area's roads.

Pothole before and after it has been repaired
North Lincolnshire Council

The authority says it's part of a £49m investment in improving roads over the next four years.

It says fixing potholes is being prioritised:

We have seen an increase in number of potholes due to the recent bad weather and motorists will see crews out repairing the roads in the coming weeks."

Councillor Richard HanniganNorth Lincolnshire Council

Shop owner 'mortified' over windows fine

A business owner who was landed with fine for installing plastic windows says she's "mortified" to have broken the law.


Julia Simmons, who owns and runs Katmandu in Boston's West Street, has been fined £300 for illegally installing the PVC windows.

She was also ordered to pay £1,119.07 costs for "failing to comply with a legal notice" which told her to remove the windows.

Ms Simmons says she installed the first of two windows 16 years ago and the second just over five years ago, but has only just been fined for breaching planning laws.

Boston Borough Council says the windows "harmed the character of the building".

The council said it "had tried all avenues to resolve the matter without the need to take legal proceedings, but Ms Simmons' failure to properly engage with the council left them with no other option".

I've never broken the law in my life. It's the first prosecution I've had and I'm mortified...I think they've got a duty of care to explain these things to lay-persons like myself, which they did not do."

Julie SimmonsBusiness owner

In pictures: The first signs of spring

It may be officially spring (meteorologically speaking at least), but it certainly hasn't felt like it in recent weeks.

However, if these photos sent in by our BBC Weather Watchers are anything to go by, it's starting to look a little bit more like spring out there.

Thanks to Weather Watcher Ar for sending this snap of spring blooms in Grimsby:

Flowers blooming

This shot of blue skies and snowdrops in Kellington are a clear sign that spring has sprung:

Snowdrops in front of a church
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MoD delays final mustard gas clean-up

The final stage of a clean-up operation to rid a Lincolnshire woodland of deadly mustard gas has been delayed, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

mustard gas
Lincolnshire Police

Roughton Moor Woods, near Woodhall Spa, has been the centre of a major operation since the discovery of the chemical weapon in October last year.

Two people suffered minor burns after unearthing several canisters on 1 October.

This led to a major search and decontamination exercise, involving specialist military personnel and police.

MoD work was due to be finished in the woodland this weekend, but it's been delayed because the expert team is "currently required elsewhere in the country".

The woodland will remain cordoned off until the team returns, which is predicted to be in a fortnight's time.

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Calvin Robinson

BBC Local Democracy Reporter

NHS trusts blame "pressure" on services for their failure to meet national treatment targets.

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Elderly woman robbed in Cleethorpes

An elderly woman was pushed to the ground and robbed as she walked to work in Cleethorpes this morning, say police.

Officers say the 70-year-old was left very shaken and she injured her wrist in the incident on Grant Street at about 05:10.

Police say they are looking for two men aged 20 to 25 who were clean shaven and of average build and wearing black.

If you live in the area we'd be very grateful if you could check your gardens and bins to see if any items have been thrown away."

Det Insp James FairgrieveHumberside Police