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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1 Lincolnshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Lincolnshire northbound severe disruption, after A607 Harlaxton.

    A1 Lincolnshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A1 northbound in Grantham after Harlaxton, because of an earlier trailor fire.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1 Lincolnshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Lincolnshire northbound severe disruption, from A607 Harlaxton to A52 Grantham North.

    A1 Lincolnshire - A1 closed northbound from Harlaxton to Grantham North, because of a vehicle fire.

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

  3. Anti-social behaviour fears in Gainsborough

    Concerns are being raised about an increase in anti-social behaviour in Gainsborough.

    It has been reported that gangs of young people are threatening local people with verbal and physical abuse.

    This shopkeeper, who didn't want to be identified, says some people are frightened:

    Quote Message: People are getting more worried about walking around at night and being on their own. Women are worried about being alone at night and men as well, which is unusual... People are trying not to go out as much." from Anonymous
    Anonymous

    Lincolnshire Police says it is working with local businesses to ensure they have a co-ordinated and consistent approach to tackling anti-social behaviour.

  4. From club to cafe

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    One of Scunthorpe's well-known nightclubs is set to transform into a shop, cafe and offices.

    Owner Scott Slingsby submitted the plan to change the use of the Britannia nightclub, Frodingham Road, to North Lincolnshire Council.

    Britannia

    Mr Slingsby said in his plans that the club has fallen victim to "widespread and acknowledged failing trade" in the nightclub scene.

    Now, the authority has given permission for the plans to go-ahead.

    The proposals will see the inside of the 111-year-old building transformed.

    It will include offices, shops, a cafe and a new mezzanine floor at first floor level.

  5. 2019 will be 'my year', says Lincolnshire racer

    Lincolnshire's Indy Car racing driver Jack Harvey says he's targeting wins in the championship in 2019.

    The 25 year old, from Bassingham near Lincoln, is now living in the US.

    Jack Harvey

    After missing out on the podium at the famous Indy 500, he says he's working harder than ever:

    Quote Message: I'm looking at my whole game right now. I believe I can compete at that level, I know I can do it." from Jack Harvey
    Jack Harvey
  6. Market Rasen volunteers asked to help others

    Officials from the Heritage Lottery Fund have asked the volunteers behind the transformation of Market Rasen's railway station to advise other community groups.

    Market Rasen rail

    The once derelict building is now a heritage centre following a three year restoration project.

    Princess Anne officially opened the building back in December.

  7. Big uptake for 'rural rangers' scheme

    Lincolnshire Police has had a lot of interest in its "rural rangers" scheme.

    It involves horse riders keeping an eye out for criminal activity while they're out and about in the county.

    Horses

    Obviously you have to provide your own horse and officers say they're not going to send riders anywhere specific.

    It's certainly appears to be attracting some interest:

    View more on twitter
  8. Creative arts fund set up for South Kesteven

    The private company set up by South Kesteven Council has launched a new funding programme for the arts in the area.

    The funding can be used towards tuition, equipment and travel costs, as well as accessing support such as training, mentoring and workshops with professional artists.

    Awards of up to £1,500 will be made to successful applicants.

    Quote Message: We’ve designed this funding programme to support a broad range of local talents so we’re keen to hear from people with a whole host of creative skills – from musical, artistic and theatrical, to poetic and dance." from Michael Cross Head of Arts, InvestSK
    Michael CrossHead of Arts, InvestSK
  9. Children's hospices targeted by thieves over Christmas

    Staff at a Lincolnshire charity say it's hard to comprehend why thieves broke into two of their shops over Christmas.

    Charity shop

    St Andrew's Children's Hospice stores in Gainsborough and Louth were targeted at the end of last month, with £700 stolen from the safe in the building at Gainsborough.

    Tom Ryan, from the charity, says his staff are determined to make the money back:

    Quote Message: Our volunteers do work incredibly hard. Despite the distress, they're resolved to generate enough income to cover the cost." from Tom Ryan St Andrew's Children's Hospice
    Tom RyanSt Andrew's Children's Hospice
  10. In pictures: Kingfisher on the Slea caught on camera

    Lincolnshire is great for a bit of bird-spotting. All you need is a bit of patience and - ideally - a long lens on your camera.

    Twitter user @LincolnInPhoto clearly has both and managed to capture this little chap, perched by the River Slea:

    Kingfisher

    The kingfisher wasn't planning on sticking around though:

    Kingfisher
  11. Cathedral works on track

    Lincoln Cathedral says work on its new visitor centre is progressing well, despite the discovery of Roman and Medieval remains.

    It's hoped it'll open next year.

    Cathedral

    Subdean Canon John Patrick says it's a busy time for the cathedral.

    Quote Message: There's always something going on at the moment... archaeologists have been discovering some really exciting things, finding out about this top part of Lincoln. Its history right from the Romans to the present day." from John Patrick Subdean, Lincoln Cathedral
    John PatrickSubdean, Lincoln Cathedral
  12. Council's multi-million tobacco firm investment

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Lincolnshire County Council has invested more than £45m of its pension fund in tobacco companies.

    Cigarettes

    Figures published for Lincolnshire County Council's pension committee next Thursday have revealed one company, British American Tobacco, is the pension fund's fifth highest investment.

    The council currently has £2.3 billion in the pension fund, up by £62.8 million in July when it sat at £2.1 billion.

    The current investment for British American Tobacco is £24.1 million - 1% of the total fund.

    BAT is not the only tobacco investment the council has made, with more than £21 million going to four others:

    • Phillip Morris - £11,147,705
    • Imperial Brands - £4,557,627
    • Altria Group - £5,543,507
    • Japan Tobacco - £411,943

    The council says it has "a legal duty to achieve the best rate of return for the 75,000 pension fund members and ensure its long-term future".

  13. Thousands of Imps fans prepare for FA Cup game

    About 5,500 Lincoln City fans will be making the trip to Merseyside as the Imps look set to pull off a shock victory against Premier League opposition.

    The Imps, who are currently at the the top of league two, will take on Everton in the third round of the FA cup.

    Extra "restricted view" tickets were sold yesterday after Lincoln's initial allocation sold out.

    If you were lucky enough to get one then don't forget to pick it up, eh?:

    View more on twitter
  14. Return of the Haxey Hood - despite pub closures

    An ancient North Lincolnshire tradition is going ahead this weekend, despite several of the pubs which play a key part in the event being closed.

    Hood

    Every year, hundreds of people take part in the marathon rugby scrum known as the Haxey Hood.

    It sees a leather tube being taken to one of four village pubs by pretty much any means necessary.

    Scrum

    Three of the pubs which play a central role in the tradition are now closed - but organisers say it will go ahead anyway.

  15. In pictures: Fire crews tackle Woodhall Spa tractor fire

    When you work in the emergency services there's no such thing as a "normal day"...

    Yesterday, members of the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Team were called to Woodhall Spa after a tractor caught fire on Monument Road:

    Tractor fire

    Mike Woodward, of MotoAero Photography, was in the area at the time and managed to capture the firefighters at work.

    Tractor fire

    It happened at about 15:10 and luckily no one was hurt:

    Tractor fire

    Mike says the farmer played his part too, managing to move the tractor onto open ground, away from a nearby barn and making it easier for firefighters to get to it.

    Tractor fire
  16. Plans for new £500k village hall submitted

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A village in the south of Lincolnshire is one step closer to getting a "much needed" hall.

    Site plans

    Plans for the building, off St Nicholas Way in Deeping St Nicholas, have been submitted to South Holland District Council.

    The project, which is estimated to cost about £500,000, would be run by the parish council and used by the whole community.

  17. Watch: Friday's weather forecast

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be fairly cloudy through this morning but it should remain dry throughout the day.

    Watch my full forecast here:

    Video content

    Video caption: It'll be fairly cloudy through this morning but it should remain dry throughout the day.