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By Martin Slack

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A15 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A15 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between A1500 Horncastle Lane and A631.

    A15 Lincolnshire - A15 Caenby Corner Roundabout blocked and queuing traffic in both directions between the A1500 Horncastle Lane junction in Scampton and Caenby Corner, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A52 Lincolnshire both ways

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    A52 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from Ideal Bungalows to Seaholme Road.

    A52 Lincolnshire - A52 Seaholme Road in Trusthorpe closed and heavy traffic in both directions from the Ideal Bungalows junction to the Seaholme Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

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    Severe accident: A52 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A52 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from Mill Lane to B1394 Swaton Lane.

    A52 Lincolnshire - A52 Holland Road in Horbling closed and very slow traffic in both directions from the Mill Lane junction to the B1394 Swaton Lane junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

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    Severe accident: A16 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A16 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from A16 to B1520 London Road.

    A16 Lincolnshire - A16 Kenwick Top Roundabout closed and slow traffic in both directions from the A16 junction in Louth to Kenwick Roundabout in Burwell Louth, because of an accident involving 2 vehicles.

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

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    Severe disruption: A158 Lincolnshire both ways

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    A158 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, between North Lane and Scothern Lane.

    A158 Lincolnshire - A158 Chamberlains Close in Sudbrooke closed in both directions between the North Lane junction and the Scothern Lane junction, because of a fallen tree.

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

  6. Lincolnshire's top stories

    These are the top stories from across Lincolnshire so far today:

  7. Donkey owner abused for offering donkey rides

    A donkey owner in Skegness says he's had abuse and threats from the public, after offering donkey rides on the beach during the recent hot weather.

    Chris epton

    One social media post, which complained about the rides, has had more than 30,000 shares.

    Animal experts say the donkeys are well adapted for the heat, and animal welfare officers have checked the conditions for Skegness donkeys are appropriate.

    Chris Epton, a donkey owner in Skegness, says he's been criticised for keeping rides going, despite providing donkeys with parasols and water.

    Quote Message: It's just upset me completely, because we take great pride in our donkeys and we think that we maintain our donkeys very well. Donkey's are a hot climate animal, they can cope with it and they can carry the weight. We don't put large children on, we keep it down to under 7 stone. from Chris Epton Donkey Owner
    Chris EptonDonkey Owner
    donkeys
  8. Woman jailed after stealing necklace from man in his bed

    A woman who burgled the home of a vulnerable elderly man in Gainsborough, and stole the jewellery he was wearing while he was in bed, has been jailed.

    Samantha Davies

    Using a key she'd stolen earlier in the day, 31-year-old Samantha Davies (pictured), of no fixed address, went into the man's house on Lea Road in the early hours of the morning on 17 June.

    She walked into the 65-year-old's bedroom and called out his name to wake him.

    Davies then asked the victim to sit up, before removing a gold necklace from round his neck and then taking a gold bracelet.

    The two pieces were both worth over £2000.

    The 31-year-old admitted two charges of burglary and of fraudulently using the man's bank card at Lincoln Crown Court.

    She was jailed for three years and four months.

  9. Picture: Lightning captured on camera

    We were all woken up by it this morning and it's caused chaos on the railways, but did you catch the lightning on camera?

    lightning

    There have been amber weather warnings across the county for thunder storms, but Weather Watcher Chris King wasn't put off.

    He caught this amazing shot of the lightning mid-strike on the Lincolnshire coast.

    If you have any photos of the storms today you can email us.

  10. Boston paediatric crisis to cost £4m

    Dealing with the ongoing crisis at Boston's paediatric service is estimated to cost the trust which runs Lincolnshire's hospitals between £1m and £4m.

    Pilgrim hospital

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust is changing services at Pilgrim Hospital after putting it under review because of serious staffing shortages.

    The plan includes a temporary model to keep the children's ward open from August, and contingency plans to provide additional space at Lincoln County Hospital if that idea fails.

    Much of the extra money will go towards funding extra locum doctors, who'll fill gaps in the rota, more short-term agency staff on occasional shifts and, in the future, private ambulances.

    Members of the ULHT's executive met to discuss the situation at Pilgrim Hospital today.

    Boston MP, Matt Warman, said "money is not the issue" when it comes to managing the situation at Pilgrim.

    "If we need additional resources, then those resources will be found," he said.

    Quote Message: It's ultimately about children and mother's lives and we have to make sure that those comes first. We don't know yet how much that cost will be, but we are also very clear that whatever the cost is closing the unit would have a greater cost implication." from Matt Warman MP
    Matt Warman MP
  11. Man in 70s seriously injured after being hit by car

    A man in his 70s is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Boston this morning.

    boston crash

    The crash happened at the entrance to Boston West Business Park at 08:45.

    He was taken to Pilgrim Hospital with serious injuries.

    They're appealing for anyone who may have seen the collision or who might have dashcam footage of the incident.

  12. Market plans on show

    Traders and the general public have been given the opportunity to take a look at the plans for Scunthorpe's new market today.

    Market

    North Lincolnshire Council are spending over £4m, converting the old BHS building into a new indoor market.

    Visitors will be shown a 3D video of the proposals today at the building.

    There will also be a mock-up market stall, the opportunity to ask questions and find out how to go about applying for one or more stalls.

  13. Thousands sign petition over Scampton

    More than 3,500 people have signed a petition opposing the MoD's planned sale of RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire.

    RAF SCAMPTON

    Earlier this week, the Ministry of Defence announced that the home to the Red Arrows (pictured above Scampton) will close in 2022.

    3,677 people have signed the petition, which is urging the Ministry of Defence to 'Stop the sale and loss of 600 jobs at Historic RAF Scampton, Home of the Red Arrows'.

    The Royal Air Force says it is committed to investing and staying in the county despite the sale.

  14. Men charged over Lincoln police chase

    Two men are due to appear in court today after a police pursuit through Lincoln city centre earlier this week.

    Anthony Kimani, 23, of Honeysuckle Court, Woodston, Peterborough, has been charged with dangerous driving and failing to stop for police.

    Louis Holden, 20, of no fixed address, has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

  15. Pedestrian hit by car in Boston

    A man's been taken to hospital after being hit by a car on a major route in Boston.

    McDonalds

    The crash happened on the A52 near to McDonalds.

    The road's currently closed and is causing long tailbacks in the area.