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By Lynsey Bradford

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A46 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, near B1434.

    A46 Lincolnshire - A46 in Claxby Moor closed in both directions near the B1434 junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: A155 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A155 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from Hagnaby Road to Hall Lane.

    A155 Lincolnshire - A155 Main Road in Hagnaby closed and slow traffic in both directions from the Hagnaby Road junction to the Hall Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A1434 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1434 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from A46 to Thorpe Lane.

    A1434 Lincolnshire - A1434 Newark Road in Thorpe On The Hill closed and heavy traffic in both directions from Hykeham roundabout to the Thorpe Lane junction, because of an accident. Congestion to Whisby Road Roundabout.

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

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    Severe accident: M180 Lincolnshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M180 Lincolnshire eastbound severe accident, between J4 for A15 and J5 for A18.

    M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 eastbound between J4, A15 (Scawby) and J5, A18 (Barnetby Top), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M180 Lincolnshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M180 Lincolnshire - An accident involving two vehicles on M180 eastbound from J4, A15 (Scawby) to J5, A18 (Barnetby Top). Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: A17 Lincolnshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A17 Lincolnshire westbound severe accident, from A17 to A15 Lincoln Road.

    A17 Lincolnshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A17 westbound in Kirkby La Thorpe from the A17 junction to Holdingham roundabout, because of an accident involving motorcyvle.

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

  7. Woman, 62, appears in court charged with attempted murder

    A 62-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed at a house in Thurlby

    Police

    Police were called to Obthorpe Lane, in Thurlby, on Wednesday evening and found a man with a stab wound.

    He was taken to Peterborough City Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. He remains stable in hospital.

    Susan Wheeler, of The Causeway, Thurlby, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates' Court earlier where she was remanded in to custody to appear at Lincoln Crown Court next month.

  8. Special sergeant resigns ahead of misconduct finding

    A sergeant with the Special Constabulary resigned from his post shortly before a disciplinary panel ruled he committed gross misconduct by being dishonest on a police application form.

    Lincolnshire Police logo

    Andrew Davies was found to have breached Lincolnshire Police's standards professional behaviour at a special case hearing held earlier.

    The Chair of the Panel, Chief Constable Bill Skelly, found the conduct amounted to gross misconduct and that the Special Constable would have been dismissed had he not quit.

    He said Mr Davies actions showed a "willful disregard for the honesty and integrity that his role as a member of Lincolnshire Police demanded".

  9. County lines number 'switched off' in force first

    A telephone number used by a suspected county lines gang has been blocked after officers applied for a court order.

    Drugs

    Humberside Police sy the number was being used by a gang operating from the Merseyside area to tip off drug users about where to buy crack cocaine and heroin in Grimsby

    As part of the force's Operation Hamilton, which aims to disrupt county lines and organised crime groups, a Drug Dealing Telecommunications Restriction Order has been granted to switch off the number so it can’t be used again.

    It’s the first time that such an order has been applied for by Humberside Police.

    Quote Message: Basically, this number was used as almost a ‘call centre’. Drug users would contact it to make arrangements to buy drugs and be directed where to attend and at what time, to meet with the dealer. This order stops that phone number being used or reactivated. Put simply if they can’t contact each other, they can’t deal drugs.” from Det Insp Phil Booker
    Det Insp Phil Booker
  10. Imps defender Bostwick named PFA fans' player of the year

    Imps defender Michael Bostwick has been voted the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year for League Two.

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    Bostwick secured 42% of the votes, followed by Tranmere's James Norwood was in second place, with 14%.

    It's his fourth accolade from the PFA this season, having won two Player of the Month awards and being named in the PFA Team of the Year, for his efforts in helping Lincoln to the League Two title.

  11. Man appears in court over caravan park death

    A 50-year-old man charged with the murder of a woman at a Lincolnshire caravan park has appeared in court.

    Lincoln Magistrates' Court

    Andrew Philip Highton, 50, of Highbury Road, Nottingham, is accused murdering Linda Treeby, 64, from Nottingham, at The Summerlands Caravan Park, in Ingoldmells, on Wednesday.

    Ms Treeby was found with serious injuries after emergency services were called to the site but died shortly afterwards.

    Mr Highton appeared at Lincoln Magistrates' Court this afternoon.

    He spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address, and was remanded in custody to appear at Lincoln Crown Court on later date.

  12. Food waste recycling trial may be expanded

    Talks are under way about the possible expansion of Lincolnshire's first ever food waste recycling scheme.

    Food waste

    Some 4,000 households took part in the trial, recycling 290 tonnes of food waste over the course of a year.

    It was introduced by South Kesteven District Council in a bid to divert rubbish away from the county's busy Energy from Waste facility.

    The council is now asking for feedback from those who took part to help decide what happens in other areas of South Kesteven and across the county.

    Quote Message: Food waste accounts for a significant proportion of black bin refuse and is less efficient to incinerate because it is so rich in moisture. Recycling food waste into soil conditioner and electricity is a greener and cleaner solution." from Councillor Dr Peter Moseley South Kesteven District Council
    Councillor Dr Peter MoseleySouth Kesteven District Council
  13. Lincolnshire Police in drone training exercise

    A specialist training event has been held in Lincolnshire to train police officers how to use drones to help find missing people.

    A drone

    It was held on the east coast of Leverton, where officers operated small, unmanned drones beyond visual range.

    The exercise was a land-based search for live casualties simulating a missing person, police say.

    Officers worked with the Maritime Coastguard Agency to plan and search a designated area.

    It was based on a real-life scenario involving police drone operators in Lincolnshire.

    Quote Message: We have seen occasions when our drones have made a significant impact on serious incidents. We are proud of our capability, and it's important our drone operators maintain their skills." from Insp Ed Delderfiel Lincolnshire Police
    Insp Ed DelderfielLincolnshire Police
  14. Man charged with murder after caravan death

    A 50-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a woman at a caravan park in Ingoldmells.

    The caravan park

    Emergency services were called to a caravan at The Summerlands Caravan Park at about 22:00 BST on Wednesday.

    The woman, who has been identified as 64-year-old Linda Treeby, from Nottingham, was found with serious injuries and died at the scene.

    Andrew Highton, of Highbury Road, Nottingham, has been charged with murder.

    He is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates' Court this afternoon.

  15. NHS fraudster ordered to repay £4m

    A convicted money launderer has been ordered to pay back more that £4m within three months or face an extra ten years in prison.

    Police

    Imtiaz Khoda, 46, was jailed in 2017 for his part in a £12m fraud which targeted NHS trusts, including Lincolnshire NHS Foundation Trust, councils and the government of Guernsey.

    Lincolnshire Police said it was considered Khoda played a pivotal role in the movement of money from the trust.

    At a proceeds of crime hearing, Khoda conceded he had benefited from criminal conduct and money laundering totaling more than £8m.

    He was given three months to pay £4,024,809 or face a further ten years in prison.

    Lincolnshire Police said this is the largest confiscation it's ever obtained.

  16. Woman charged with attempted murder after stabbing

    A 62-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Thurlby.

    Police

    Police were called to Obthorpe Lane at about 21:07 on Wednesday following a report that a man had been stabbed.

    He was taken to Peterborough City Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. He remains stable in hospital.

    Susan Wheeler, of The Causeway, Thurlby, is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates' Court later this morning charged with attempted murder.

  17. Tractor driver's John O'Groats to Land's End challenge

    A Lincolnshire man is planning to drive from John O'Groats to Land's End in his tractor - which has a top speed of 14mph.

    Land's End sign

    Kev Chambers, from Hubberts Bridge near Boston, is raising money for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.

    His slow-moving vehicle also has an open cab so Kev says he's preparing for whatever the weather throws his way.

    "Looking on the bright side, I hope it's going to be shorts and t-shirt, but somehow I think it could be oilskins and wellingtons and a good waterproof top coat," he says.

    Kev hopes to complete the challenge in seven days, and says he's confident he can do it on time.

    "We're not going to push it. We're going to stick to our 14mph. It'll be 10 hours a day, including a food stop."

  18. Council rejects its own plans for new football pitches

    North East Lincolnshire Council has rejected its own plans for new football pitches in Grimsby.

    The planning meeting

    The council wanted to build two new artificial grass pitches - one stadium and one community pitch - as well as floodlights at the Bradley Football Development Centre.

    A total of 120 extra car parking spaces were also planned for the site.

    More than 460 people had written in support of the plans according, but Bradley Parish Council, along with 147 objectors, had raised concerns over noise, traffic, light pollution, anti-social behaviour and over-intensification of the site.

    Quote Message: This should encompass many kinds of sports not just football. However welcome this might be by supporters, it is not welcome to residents." from Councillor David Hasthorpe
    Councillor David Hasthorpe
  19. Watch: Friday's weather forecast

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    There's the risk of an isolated light shower through the morning, but there'll be plenty of sunshine to follow this afternoon.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: Risk of an isolated light shower this morning, but there'll be plenty of sunshine later.