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By Lynsey Bradford

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1243 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1243 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from A46 Laceby Road to A1243 Bargate.

    A1243 Lincolnshire - A1243 Bargate in Grimsby closed in both directions from Nuns Corner to the A1243 Bargate junction, because of a serious accident.

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

  2. First phase of Lincolnshire Lakes plans approved

    The first phase of the £1.2bn Lincolnshire Lakes project which could eventually see 6,000 homes built near Scunthorpe has been approved by North Lincolnshire Council.

    Artist Impression

    The plans, which include new homes in Burringham and a £13.5m roundabout junction off the M181.

    The first phase will feature up to 2,500 new homes including a village centre, a health care facility, community facilities, a primary school, new roads and footpaths.

    Councillors gave the project the green light in June 2016, but needed agreement over developer contributions. This resulted in a delay of more than three years and a request by the authority to extend the deadline to September. The M181 junction was also given initial backing by councillors in January.

  3. Sainsbury’s removes plastic bags for fruit and veg

    A supermarket in Lincoln is one of the first in the UK to be experimenting with reusable plastic bags for fruit and vegetables.

    Sainsbury's Lincoln

    Sainsbury’s has launched a trial at its Lincoln superstore which removes plastic produce bags for loose fruit and veg.

    The company says it's the first step in its commitment to removing the bags from stores entirely by September, cutting a further 1,284 tonnes of plastic this year.Customers will have the option of bringing their own containers in to store or purchasing a reusable drawstring bag made from 100% recycled materials for 30p.

    The trial will run into August.

  4. More than a million soldiers remembered

    A giant poppy featuring the names of every British and Commonwealth serviceman and woman lost in World War One has been unveiled.

    Poppy of Honour

    The striking 8.5ft Poppy of Honour has 1,117,635 individual remembrance poppies inside it.

    Each smaller poppy bears the name of a soldier, along with their rank and the date they were killed or went missing.

    Poppy of Honour

    The memorial is at The International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln today and tomorrow as part of a tour around the country.

    Quote Message: What we wanted to create was a visual memorial that would remind us of the sacrifice, but also that we can reconnect with the generation that was lost. By seeing the names, the ranks and the dates we can now reconnect with that generation and at the same time when people come to see the poppy they will feel that this generation which fought in World War One are not lost. They've just been forgotten. This memorial reinforces that so they will never be forgotten." from Terry WIlliams Poppy of Honour
    Terry WIlliamsPoppy of Honour
  5. GP surgery rated as inadequate by health watchdog

    A GP surgery in Gainsborough has been rated as "inadequate" by the health watchdog which has released a damming inspection report.

    The surgery

    The surgery at Cleveland Street has previously been classed as "good" in 2018.

    But during a visit in May, inspectors from the Care Quality Commission found that a GP had claimed to have reviewed 99 cases of patients with depression in less than five hours on a single day.

    The watchdog found none of the patients had been contacted.

    It also highlighted a week in which no outgoing mail, including patient referrals and appointment cancellations, had been sent out because no one had topped up the credit for the surgery's franking machine.

    A spokesman for Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group said it was recognised that additional clinical and managerial support was required.

    He added Dr James Thompson and colleagues from The Welby Group will be joining Cleveland Surgery on a permanent basis.

    Dr Thompson said he was excited to start working with the practice team to bring about the changes needed to ensure patients registered with the practice receive good patient care.

  6. Road improvements in Laughterton set for next week

    The A1133 in Laughterton will be closed on three evenings next week as work to repair the carriageway is carried out.

    Roadworks

    From Wednesday, a full road closure will be in place between Broom Hills and the A156 for three evenings from 19:00 to 06:00.

    The signed diversion route will be via A156/A57/A1133 and vice versa.

    A spokesman for Lincolnshire County Council said: “Immediately following the improvement works still under way in Sturton-by-Stow, the contractor will be moving on to Laughterton to reconstruct a section of the A1133.

    “Three evenings will be needed to carry out the repairs. They remain subject to suitable weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

    “We’ll do our absolute best to keep disruption to a minimum during the works.”

  7. Three due in court over £4m Scunthorpe cannabis haul

    Three men are due in court later after cannabis with an estimated street value of £4m was found in Scunthorpe.

    The cannabis

    More than 15,000 cannabis plants were found at an industrial unit on Park Farm Road.

    The three men have been charged with being concerned in the production of a controlled drug, namely cannabis.

    They are due before Grimsby Magistrates Court today.

  8. Man seriously hurt in Cleethorpes assault

    A 24-year-old man from Lincolnshire is in hospital being treated for serious head injuries following a serious assault in Cleethorpes.

    St Peter's Avenue

    The incident happened on St Peter’s Avenue just after 03:00 on Sunday.

    The victim was knocked unconscious and suffered a bleed on the brain, a blood clot, and a fractured skull but his injuries are not said to be life-threatening.

    The suspect is described as a skinny white man in his mid-20s, with brown hair, about 5ft 10ins.

    He was wearing blue jeans and a white top with grey shoulders.

    He could have been riding a bicycle, police say.

    Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact Lincolnshire Police.

  9. Harry Anderson signs long-term contract with Imps

    Lincoln City FC winger Harry Anderson has signed a new long-term contract at Sincil Bank Stadium.

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    The 22-year-old winger joined in August 2016 and has made more than 120 appearances, scoring more than 20 times for the Imps, with winners’ medals in the National League, EFL Trophy and League Two.

    He said: “The amount of change around here at the club is phenomenal, and it’s been really good to play a part in that.

    “I made the move from League One down to the National League when I came here. It’s nice now to be back in League One, a better player than I was last time I was there. So now it’s time for me to prove that I can compete at this level.”

    Quote Message: Harry’s been with us for a long time now and he’s certainly lived the Lincoln City journey. He’s a young player who’s got an unbelievable work ethic and attitude, combined with natural ability and that’s the type of player we want in the building." from Danny Cowley Manager, Lincoln City FC
    Danny CowleyManager, Lincoln City FC
  10. Escaped rapist arrested in London

    A convicted rapist who absconded from a Lincolnshire Prison has been re-arrested in London.

    Lincolnshire Police Logo

    Stephen Tierney, 39, walked out of HMP North Sea Camp, near Boston, on 3 July.

    Lincolnshire Polcie said he was arrested in the Haverstock Hill area of the capital on Tuesday.

    The force said a 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and released on bail pending further investigations.

  11. District’s favourite market traders crowned

    Horncastle market traders who sell speciality low-fat sausages have been named the district's favourite.

    Councillor Craig Leyland, meets Mick and Mark at their Horncastle Market Stall.

    The Favourite Market Trader Award for 2019 went to Mick and Mark, who regularly have their stall at Horncastle and Louth.

    The pair (pictured above with Councillor Craig Leyland, centre) triumphed in a hotly-contested public vote, beating competition from traders across East Lindsey’s markets.

    Voters said the pair’s friendly, welcoming nature was just as important to customers as their sausages, and said they were always greeted with a smile.

    Quote Message: Mick and Mark have been coming to our markets at Louth and Horncastle for years now. They're fantastic traders and clearly the public think so too." from Adam Grist East Lindsey District Council
    Adam GristEast Lindsey District Council
  12. 36,000 government-funded trees planted in North Kesteven in eight years

    There have been 36,000 government-funded trees planted in North Kesteven between 2010 and 2018, Forestry Commission data shows.

    This works out at 312 trees per 1,000 people.

    Between 2010 and 2018 the government funded about 15 million trees in England. Figures for trees planted with private funds or by local councils are not included and the data only covers new trees, not replacements for any that were cut down.

    Overall tree planting rates across the UK would need to more than double to combat rising temperatures and climate change, according to official figures.

    Last year 13,400 hectares of new trees were planted across the UK, most of them in Scotland, but the Committee on Climate Change says this should rise to at least 30,000 hectares a year.

    Campaign group The Woodland Trust said more trees were needed to provide summer shade, reduce air pollution, improve water quality and manage flooding.

    The government said it had made it "much easier" to apply for planting grants.

    Find out about tree planting across the UK here.

    This story has been generated using Forestry Commission data, BBC analysis and some automation.

  13. Teenagers released on bail over Holbeach sexual assault

    Two teenagers who were arrested in connection with a sexual assault in Holbeach have been released on bail.

    Police

    The two boys are 13 and 16 years old.

    Lincolnshire Police received a report of a sexual assault in the Stukeley Hall Park area of the town at about 20:30 on Monday.

    Anyone who was in the Stukeley Hall Park area between 19:00 and 20:30 and who thinks they may be able to help with the investigation is being asked to contact Lincolnshire Police.