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Harry Parkhill

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  1. Mustard gas site to be revisited by chemical weapons team

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Chemical weapon experts will return to Lincolnshire today as they begin work to reopen a site that had been contaminated with mustard gas.

    Mustard gas canisters

    The area's been cleared of contamination after canisters containing the gas were discovered in woods near Woodhall Spa last October.

    It's hoped the next stage of the clean up will make it safe for the public to visit again.

  2. North Lincolnshire comedy writer dies

    One of the country's most prolific comedy writers, Neil Shand, has died at the age of 84.

    Neil Shand

    Neil lived the latter part of his life in North Lincolnshire.

    During a career lasting 40 years, he worked on more a thousand shows with David Frost and wrote jokes for Spike Milligan, Kenny Everett and Bob Monkhouse among others.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe roadworks: A157 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A157 Lincolnshire both ways severe roadworks, between B1225 High Street and A631.

    A157 Lincolnshire - A157 closed in both directions between the B1225 High Street junction in Burgh on Bain and the A631 junction in Hallington, because of roadworks.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A16 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A16 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between Hurn Lane and Willows Lane.

    A16 Lincolnshire - A16 Boston Road in Hilldyke closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Hurn Lane junction and the Willows Lane junction, because of an accident involving a car and a van. Police directing traffic.

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

  5. Your headlines this evening

    The top stories from Lincolnshire today:

  6. Your weather forecast for this evening

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight will be largely cloudy with patches of mist, drizzle and hill fog, but some clear spells may develop later in the night.

    Weather graphic
  7. Plastic brick model of Boston Stump takes shape

    A plastic toy brick version of the Boston Stump has reached a major milestone after its East Window was fitted this afternoon.

    lego boston stump

    The miniature (or perhaps bigature, based on its size) is being slowly assembled to raise money to help towards the upkeep of St Botolph's Church.

    There are 100,000 bricks to assemble the model, and it costs £1 for you to place a brick in the model.

    lego boston stump
  8. Man jailed over kidnap lies

    A 32-year-old man has been jailed after inventing a story about him being kidnapped by a former girlfriend.

    Lincoln Crown Court heard that Craig Troop, from School Lane in Hainton, near Wragby, invented a story that he was abducted and bundled into a car.

    Police were contacted and Troop told them how he was attacked by a group of people who placed a bag over his head.

    He claimed he was punched in the ribs before being driven off and said he recognised the voice of a former girlfriend.

    The former girlfriend was then arrested and spent three months on bail before being fully cleared.

    Troop admitted to perverting the course of justice and was sentenced to 12 months in jail.

  9. Police dealing with two car accidents in Hykeham

    There's been two car crashes on Lincoln's bypass this afternoon; they're causing major disruption ahead of the Friday rush hour.


    A three-vehicle crash is causing problems near the hotel on the Hykeham Roundabout.

    Police say they're also on the scene at an accident just a few hundred yards up the road, at the junction with Moor Lane.

  10. New mosque opens doors in Lincoln

    Lincoln's first purpose-built mosque has opened its doors for Friday prayers for the first time today.

    lincoln mosque

    It's taken 10 years and numerous setbacks to bring the project to fruition.

    It's emerged that £2m has been raised to build the mosque, most of which has been donated by members of Lincoln's Muslim community.

    An original plan to build the religious building in the city ended after it burned down in 2008 (pictured), and then were further delayed after plans to rebuild it on the same site were rejected by the city council.

    mosque burning
    Quote Message: I'm very excited, people have taken today off just to come and enjoy it, it's very exciting moment for us... especially after a long and difficult journey" from Tanweer Ahmed Chairman of the Islamic Association of Lincoln
    Tanweer AhmedChairman of the Islamic Association of Lincoln
  11. Woman robbed by gang in broad daylight

    A woman was robbed by a gang of men in broad daylight in Skegness.

    The woman was walking along Wainfleet Road, opposite the town's Rugby Club, when around four or five men approached her.

    She wasn't injured but cash was taken from her pocket.

    Officers say it happened at around 16:00 on Tuesday last week - but officers have only released the details.

  12. Cute buses introduced for Skegness summer season

    If you're not a fan of saccharin sweet pink, teddy bears or smiling sunshines, look away now...


    Stagecoach has just introduced three new open-topped double decker buses to its fleet in Skegness.

    Sunny, Teddy and Sweetie are to join their existing batch of cartoon covered coaches to take families on a tour of the coastal town this summer.

  13. Your weather forecast this afternoon

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Remaining cloudy for much of the rest of the day with spells of rain and drizzle, although it should turn drier later in the day.

    Just a gentle easterly breeze.

    Weather graphic