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    Severe accident: A1 Lincolnshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Lincolnshire southbound severe accident, from Broadgate Road South Witham to Casterton Lane.

    A1 Lincolnshire - A1 Great North Road closed southbound from South Witham to Rutland Water Turn Off, because of an accident and animals on the road. Traffic is coping well. Diversion in operation - folllow the hollow diamond symbol via the A606.

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

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    Severe accident: A1104 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1104 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from Millers Way to Spendluffe Avenue.

    A1104 Lincolnshire - A1104 East Street in Alford blocked in both directions from the Millers Way junction to the Spendluffe Avenue junction, because of an accident involving overturned car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. HMV 'on brink' just weeks after county opening

    Last month, entertainment giant HMV reopened in Boston - after abandoning its store in the town centre (below) when it was losing money.


    But now the firm is on the brink of collapsing into administration for the second time in six years.

    The BBC understands the firm filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators last week. It currently operates 120 stores in the UK - including Lincoln and Grimsby.

  4. Fire crews called to house blaze

    Three fire engines have been dealing with a fire in Grimsby this morning.

    Humberside Fire and Rescue were called to the property in the Broadway area at around 07.45 this morning.

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  5. £1m bill for high-rise safety scheme

    Housing bosses in Lincoln say a huge project to replace fire doors and door frames in the city's tower blocks is worth the price tag to put residents at ease.

    Trent View Lincoln

    City of Lincoln Council's spending a million pounds on improving fire safety in its three high-rise blocks - Trent View (above) Shuttleworth House and Jarvis House.

    Although the current doors meet regulations, the authority says it wants the very best protection for residents in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster in London.

    Quote Message: Whilst we did receive some messages from residents, within two days we'd communicated with all of them that the fire service were happy that our high-rise blocks were safe from Andrew McNeil Assistant Director of Housing, City of Lincoln Council
    Andrew McNeilAssistant Director of Housing, City of Lincoln Council
  6. Work on second footbridge 'progressing well'

    A new footbridge over Lincoln's Brayford Wharf East level crossing should be open by the spring.

    Lincoln Footbridge

    Network Rail say engineers started work in October, and the project is "progressing well".

    There have been repeated problems with pedestrians and motorists trying to beat the automatic barriers at the crossing in the city centre.

    Network Rail says the footbridge will make the crossing safer. It's the second footbridge in the city after the High Street bridge was completed two years ago.

  7. Police issue new appeal after three-vehicle crash on A52

    Police have issued a new appeal for witnesses after a three-vehicle crash in Lincolnshire which left two people with serious injuries.

    Police uniform

    Lincolnshire Police want to speak to witnesses following the collision between a white Mercedes-Benz lorry, a white DAF box van and a beige Fiat 500.

    The driver and the passenger of the Fiat suffered serious injuries in the incident on the A52 at Bicker on December 14.

  8. Police investigating hare coursing seize uninsured vehicle

    Police investigating hare coursing have seized a vehicle from two men trying to get into Lincolnshire with lurcher dogs.

    Officers from Operation Galileo, which targets hare coursing, stopped the uninsured car in West Lindsey this morning.

    Lincolnshire Police Rural Crime Team previously asked for information about hare coursing planned for over the Christmas period:

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  9. Arrests after Christmas Eve fight at Grimsby takeaway

    Police investigating a fight at a Chinese takeaway in Grimsby on Christmas Eve have arrested four people.

    A police uniform

    A pair of men were reportedly assaulted by a group of people after an "altercation" inside the shop on St Nicholas Drive at about 20:00.

    Humberside Police say two men and two women who were arrested have been released under investigation while investigations continue.

  10. Lincolnshire firefighter's baby is born on Christmas day

    A firefighter from Lincolnshire had a little baby girl, born on Christmas Day.

    Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service said he "possibly had the best Christmas" and shared a photo of the pair on Twitter:

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    Severe accident: A1 Lincolnshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Lincolnshire southbound severe accident, at Great North Road.

    A1 Lincolnshire - Queuing traffic on A1 southbound in Long Bennington at Long Bennington South Junction, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  12. 'Don't be alone' event promises cuppa and natter

    An event is taking place in Alford tomorrow for anyone who may be lonely at Christmas:


    From 11:00 to 13:00, people can go along to the Alford Corn Exchange for a cup of tea and a natter.

    Organisers say "a very warm welcome" will be waiting for all.