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By Charlotte Wright

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M180 Lincolnshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M180 Lincolnshire westbound severe disruption, from J5 for A18 to J4 for A15.

    M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 westbound from J5, A18 (Barnetby Top) to J4, A15 (Scawby), because of a vehicle fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: A46 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from A158 to A46.

    A46 Lincolnshire - A46 Welton Road in Nettleham closed in both directions from the A158 junction to Nettleham Police Hq, because of resurfacing work. Diversion in operation - local diversions in place.

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

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    Severe disruption: A157 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A157 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, between B1225 High Street and the Biscathorpe turn-off.

    A157 Lincolnshire - A157 in Burgh On Bain closed in both directions between the B1225 High Street junction and the the Biscathorpe turn-off junction, because of snow and a jackknifed lorry.

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

  4. Police appeal over missing man

    Do you recognise this man? Police are appealing for help to find him:

    Photo of John Holmes

    John Holmes was last seen at South Kesteven District Council offices in Grantham on Monday 21 January at about 16:15.

    Mr Holmes, who's 48, was wearing a woolly jumper, navy blue jogging bottoms with white stripes, a black coat, beige woolly hat and blue and white trainers.

    If you have seen him, please call 101.

  5. Lincolnshire charity worker detained in Italy

    A Lincoln man who's on board a migrant rescue ship is being detained in Italy.

    Photo of the Sea Watch Three

    Jon Stone is part of the crew of The Sea Watch 3, a charity ship which has rescued about 50 migrants between North Africa and Europe.

    The Italian authorities allege the ship has broken environmental laws, which the crew denies.

  6. Stags v Imps to be screened live

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Mansfield Town's home match against Lincoln City has been put back two days to allow for live TV coverage.

    The fixture was originally due to take place on Saturday 16 March but will now kick off at 19:45 on Monday 18 March.

    Field Mill
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    Severe disruption: M180 Lincolnshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M180 Lincolnshire eastbound severe disruption, from J4 for A15 to J5 for A18.

    M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 eastbound from J4, A15 (Scawby) to J5, A18 (Barnetby Top), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Another barmy invention from Lincolnshire's Colin Furze

    Lincolnshire's YouTube stuntman and inventor Colin Furze has unveiled his latest wacky creation.

    The 39 year old, from Stamford, has designed a staircase treadmill - called the Travelator:

    Photo of Colin Furze

    YouTuber Colin, who has more than seven million subscribers, is renowned for his extraordinary inventions, which include a homemade hoverbike and the world's fastest bumper car.

  9. Masked robber targets Lincoln corner shop

    A masked man has threatened staff with a knife in a Lincoln corner shop.

    Photo of West End Food Store

    The robber went into the West End Food Store on West Parade at about 15:30 yesterday.

    No-one was hurt and the thief escaped with a small amount of money, police say.

    The suspect is described as being slim and was wearing a grey balaclava and jacket.

  10. Appeal to trace man following football violence at Sincil Bank

    Detectives have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with violence which broke out after a Lincoln City home match.

    CCTV image of man

    Rival supporters threw coins and bottles at each other within the grounds of Sincil Bank following the Imps game against Mansfield Town, on Saturday 24th November.

    One Lincoln City fan, a 51-year-old man, was hit in the eye by an object and seriously hurt.

    Detectives say they're working closely with Lincoln City Football Club.

  11. Siemens boss says a no-deal Brexit will 'threaten' the business

    The man in charge of Lincoln's largest private employer says a no-deal Brexit will "make businesses think carefully about investment in this country."

    A photo of Siemens UK boss Juergen Maier

    Chief executive of Siemens UK, Juergen Maier, was speaking on the BBC's Question Time which was broadcast from Lincoln, last night.

    Mr Maier said he wanted "a brexit which brings us more certainty than we've currently got."

    More than 1,500 people work for the engineering giant in Lincoln.

  12. Appeal over 'road rage' incident in Spalding

    Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses to what they're calling a "road rage" incident in Spalding.

    Photo of Wygate Park in Spalding

    A motorist racially abused another driver on Wygate Park in Spalding, just after 20:30 on Tuesday night.

    Officers would like anyone with dash cam or CCTV footage to get in touch.

  13. Lincoln's £21m medical school plans under scrutiny

    Plans for a medical school on Brayford in Lincoln are being considered by City of Lincoln Council.

    Design of Lincoln's proposed medical school

    The designs, which were revealed last summer, include lecture theatres and laboratories in a five-storey £21m building on the university campus.

    Speaking last summer, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, Professor Mary Stuart, said: "The medical school will make a huge difference to the people of Lincolnshire who will benefit from the establishment of this hub of medical expertise, training hundreds of young people, many of them local, to become doctors and encouraging them to stay in the county."

  14. Hospital car park stress prompts petition

    A petition's been started in protest over a new car parking system at Lincolnshire's hospitals which it's claimed is proving stressful for patients and visitors.

    Photos of Lincoln, Boston and Grantham hospitals.

    Sue McQuinn, who regularly visits Lincoln, Boston and Grantham hospitals, says the new system's not fit for purpose.

    The new automatic number plate recognition system and pay machines went online at the end of last year, but initially there were a number of technical problems.

    Now Ms McQuinn is calling for barriers to be reintroduced instead.

    Hospital managers say they're confident the system is now working well.

    The previous barrier system caused delays, didn't always work and was expensive to maintain, they add.