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By Hope Bolger

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Severe disruption: A180 Lincolnshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A180 Lincolnshire westbound severe disruption, from Freeman Street to A16 Victoria Street North.

A180 Lincolnshire - A180 in Grimsby closed, long delays and queuing traffic westbound from the Freeman Street junction to Lockhill Roundabout, because of a police incident. Congestion to Isaac's Hill Roundabout.

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

Severe disruption: A631 Lincolnshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A631 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from A1103 to Forge Lane.

A631 Lincolnshire - A631 in Bishopbridge closed in both directions from the A1103 junction to West Rasen Roundabout, because of grass fire.

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

Severe accident: A180 Lincolnshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A180 Lincolnshire eastbound severe accident, from Foreman Street to Kesgrave Street.

A180 Lincolnshire - A180 Cleethorpe Road in Grimsby blocked and slow traffic eastbound from the Foreman Street junction to the Kesgrave Street junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A46 Lincolnshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A46 Lincolnshire southbound severe accident, from A15 to A57 Saxilby Road.

A46 Lincolnshire - A46 in Lincoln closed and heavy traffic southbound from Riseholme Roundabout to Carholme Roundabout, because of an accident.

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


Andy Dales' late winner helps Scunthorpe come from behind to win at newly-promoted Coventry City.

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Post-Match: Northampton Town 0 - 1 Lincoln City

Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley reflects on the team's first game of the season.

Severe accident: A52 Lincolnshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A52 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, at Jenkins' Lane.

A52 Lincolnshire - A52 Main Road in Leverton closed and queuing traffic in both directions at the Jenkins' Lane junction, because of an accident and police in attendance. Diversion in operation.

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


Christian Doidge's double helps Forest Green begin the new League Two season with a comfortable win at Grimsby.

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Matt Green scores the only goal of the game as Lincoln make a winning start to the League Two season with victory at Northampton.

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Butlin's staff deliver baby at swimming pool

Many mothers will remember exactly where they were when they went into labour - and that's certainly the case for one woman in Skegness who went into labour six weeks early at the pool in Butlins!


Rachel Chedgzoy was enjoying a holiday in the resort with her family and had to ask the staff for help when the pain started.

The resort's nursery nurse, Claire Berry, was called into action and was guided by a paramedic on the phone to deliver the baby girl safely.

She's been named Evie Claire Elizabeth - her middle name, a nod to the woman who brought her into the world.

Today, Claire and Roy, who also helped out, have been reunited with Rachel and baby Evie:

Claire and Roy with baby Evie

This evening's weather: Dry and clear

Tonight in Lincolnshire will be dry with clear spells and patchy cloud.

Another humid or even muggy night with just a light breeze:


Man seriously hurt in Gainsborough attack

A man's been left with a serious head injury after being attacked in Gainsborough.

It happened at about 13:30 today on Theaker Avenue

Three men assaulted the victim, who is now in hospital, police say.

Anyone with information about the attack is being asked to contact police.

Rinks Lane closed after serious crash

BBC News Travel

A man has been seriously injured after the vehicle he was in hit a tree in Bassingham.

It happened on Rinks Lane.

Police officers are on the scene and the road is currently closed.

Grass fire near M180 in North Lincolnshire

If you're on the M180 at the moment, be aware of a fire near Barnetby Top - and take care:

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Picture released of Lintin's recovery

Pictures of a Lincolnshire motorbike racer who was badly injured in a race last month have been released by his team showing him recovering in hospital.

Ivan Lintin, from Bardney, crashed at the Southern 100 road races in the Isle of Man, in which another racer died.

Lintin's condition is slowly improving and he is expected to be moved to a Lincolnshire hospital soon:

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Pilgrim hospital, Boston

Crews are not able to use equipment safely, a leaked email says, but the service is expected to launch on Monday.

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Louth couple's 'absolute shock' at big lottery win

A retired couple from Louth have scooped £1m on the lottery.

Barry and Brenda

It took a full week for Barry and Brenda Coupland to realise the winning ticket was lying unchecked on the kitchen counter.

I wish I could have captured the moment I found out we were millionaires. I think the colour must have drained from my face, I was just in absolute shock. I had £1m on my kitchen table for over a week and I didn't even realise!"

Brenda Coupland

Barry and Brenda say the first item on their shopping list is a brand new Mercedes Benz C200 and the couple say they're also looking at holidays.

Fancy becoming a nurse cadet in Lincolnshire?

Lincolnshire's hospitals are looking to recruit new nurse cadets.


It's part of ongoing work to fill staff shortages at Boston, Grantham and Lincoln hospitals.

A total of 22 cadets are wanted for 13-month-long placements working within different wards and departments.

Students getting their GCSE and A Level results this month are being encouraged to consider applying.

The programme provides the first step onto our nursing development pathway, offering fully supported training from cadet through to registered nurse and beyond."

Claire FlavellStrategic lead, Lincolnshire Talent Academy
George Thomas

Scunthorpe sign midfielder Matthew Lund from Burton and forward George Thomas from Leicester on a season-long loan.

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Council committee defies local plan

East Lindsey District Council's planning committee has gone against advice in its new local plan, just two weeks after it was adopted, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

East Lindsey District Council

The plan sets out the district council's response to increasing population, housing, employment, land, schools and shops.

When it was passed, issues raised by councillors included the banning of development in coastal flood risk areas.

However, councillors have now approved the building of homes in a flood zone.

Councillors circumvented the local plan, saying there was "a local need for low-cost market housing and with the planning history on the site of the types already being built, the application will fulfill the need".

New app to get Lincolnshire up and moving

Active Lincolnshire have launched a new app to get us walking over the summer break.

Active Lincolnshire app
Active Lincolnshire

Go Explore Lincolnshire was developed to encourage families to do more exercise.

The organisation says almost 25% of people in Lincolnshire admit to doing less than 30 minutes of exercise a week.

Watch: International water skiers take to lakes

One of the biggest water skiing competitions in the world is happening at Hazelwood Ski World in Thorpe on the Hill, near Lincoln, today.

Here's some of the action:

Weather: Dry afternoon ahead

BBC Weather

Much of this afternoon will be dry with sunny spells and patchy cloud.

The amount of cloud is likely to increase, bringing the chance of the odd shower.

Another very warm and humid day.


Boston hospital bosses left red-faced over ambulance plan

Just days after changes to services at Boston Pilgrim Hospital's children's ward were announced, it's emerged that there are now delays in implementing them.

Pilgrim Hospital

The changes to childrens services at the Pilgrim, which were caused by staff shortages, should have come into force on Wednesday.

They would have involved transporting serious cases in two dedicated ambulances to other hospitals for treatment.

But BBC Radio Lincolnshire's seen a leaked email from a senior nurse which suggests staff are unable to use the vehicles and children can't be transferred safely.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, has now confirmed a number of issues were discovered relating to the equipment on the ambulances.

The trust says patient safety is its priority and the issues should be resolved by Monday.

Nature centre in Skegness buzzing over new insect 'hotel'

An eco centre in Skegness is trying to break a world record for the largest bug "hotel".

Bee Hotel
Seagull Recycling

The hotel, at Seagull Recycling, will include a habitat for insects made of wooden pallets filled with dirt, dried leaves and biodegradable materials to create a cosy home for creepy crawlies.

Staff there are aiming for a size of 25 cu m - which would beat the current record of 18.5 cu m.

Teenager charged over Grimsby vandalism

A 16-year-old boy has been charged following vandalism in Grimsby earlier this week.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due to appear at Grimsby Youth Court next month charged with a public order offence relating to an incident in Birchin Way on 2 August and two counts of assault.

Humberside Police says it's looking over CCTV footage as part of its investigation.

Det Supt Jo Roe says: "We are continuing to work to identify the individuals involved in the incidents and are dedicating officers to follow up all lines of inquiry to make sure we exhaust every opportunity available to us.

It’s also important if you have any information about this, or you know who was involved in the disorder, that you get in touch with us."

Det Supt Jo RoeHumberside Police

PCC backs bill to protect emergency service workers

Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Marc Jones, says there must be harsher punishments for people who assault emergency service workers:

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He's backing a bill, which passed its third reading in the House of Lords last week and is awaiting Royal Assent, which will double the sentences courts can impose on offenders.

Lincolnshire's Chief Constable Bill Skelly pledged his support to the bill yesterday, saying assaults on officers on duty are unacceptable.

He said such attacks have both a mental and physical impact.

90 police officers have been assaulted in Lincolnshire so far this year.

Local TV service to be taken over

Grimsby-based Estuary TV, which covers northern Lincolnshire, is being taken over by the UK's largest operator of local TV licences.

Estuary TV logo
Estuary TV

The announcement was made yesterday evening on the station by the executive producer, Lia Nici.

Yesterday afternoon, Estuary released a statement saying it was closing down because it wasn't commercially viable, but it now says That's TV will be running the service from 1 September.

Scunthorpe in top ten places for day trips

Scunthorpe has made it onto a list of the most popular summer destinations in the country.

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The train operator, Trainline has used their data to work out the most sought after locations for day trips this summer.

Scunthorpe is sixth on the list along with St Ives, Southend-on-Sea and the New Forest.

Alley closure plans consultation

The City of Lincoln Council wants your views on the possibility of closing St Peter's Passage.

City of Lincoln Council

It comes after an increase in the number of complaints about the lane, with people reporting drug use and finding discarded drug paraphernalia.

The passage connects Mint Lane with the High Street.

It seems that the passage is being used as a toilet, smelling particularly strong of urine and traces of human faeces which pose a health and safety risk to the public."

Francesca BellPublic Protection Service Manager, City of Lincoln Council

An online consultation is open for the rest of the month for you to have your say on the proposal.

Weather: Mostly dry

BBC Weather

Much of today will be dry with sunny spells and patchy cloud.

The amount of cloud is likely to increase later on bringing the chance of the odd shower.

Another very warm and humid day.


Lincoln to host BBC Proms

This Saturday the BBC Proms are coming to Lincoln.

Drill Hall
Lincoln Drill Hall

It's only the second time the event has been held outside of London, but after a successful trip to Hull last year, organisers decided to come to Lincoln Drill Hall.

A performance of Stravinsky's First World War music-theatre piece The Soldier's Tale will be staged.

The Drill Hall was chosen to host the BBC Prom due to its strong connections to the World War One.

The building was originally the home to the Fourth Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment, which was deployed to the Western Front in 1914.

Advance tickets are sold out, but there are a limited number of ‘promming’ tickets available on the day.

This evening's weather

Some spells of evening sunshine are expected.

Thereafter, a dry and partly cloudy night is anticipated, with some clear spells.

Cloud may start to thicken again from the north towards dawn.


Grimsby fish receives exquisite taste award

Alfred Enderby traditionally smoked salmon in Grimsby has been given 3 stars in the 2018 Great Taste Awards.

The gable end of Alfred Enderby's smoke house in Grimsby

It means it tastes exquisite and it's a pretty big deal since less than 3% of products are awarded 3-stars each year. Their smoked haddock was awarded 2 stars.

The Guild Of Fine Food has recognised several East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire products.

Great Newsome Brewery received awards for three of its beers whilst Wold Top Brewery received two awards.

St Helen's Farm at Seatson Ross gained six awards for their goats milk products.

And north Lincolnshire's Piper's Crisps received awards for five of its flavours.

For a full list of winners visit the Great Taste Awards website.

Chief Constable wants tougher sentences on people who attack police officers

Lincolnshire Police's Chief Constable is calling on tougher sentences for people who attack officers who are on duty.

Bill Skelly

So far this year 90 officers have been assaulted whilst at work.

Officers have been bitten, kicked and spat at.

Bill Skelly says this has a big impact mentally as well as physically for the officer and people close to him or her.

He told BBC Radio Lincolnshire that whilst he understands policing involves attending incidents where there could be violence it's never acceptable to find oneself subject to that violence.

One of my PCSOs had blood smeared on them when they were trying to assist an individual.

Bill SkellyChief Constable

Mr Skelly he wants to see a change in law to treat assault on a member of the emergency services as a more serious offence which would get a harsher penalty.

He hopes the public will then understand this is not acceptable and this will lead to fewer assaults on officers in the county.