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By Lynsey Bradford

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A15 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A15 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from B1429 Sleaford Road to B1191.

    A15 Lincolnshire - A15 in Cranwell Village closed and stationary in both directions from the B1429 Sleaford Road junction to the B1191 junction, because of an accident involving lorry.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A152 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A152 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from Town Drove to Cross Gate.

    A152 Lincolnshire - A152 Quadring Road in Quadring closed and queues in both directions from the Town Drove junction to the Cross Gate junction, because of an accident.

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

  3. Eighteen cars damaged at Louth showroom

    Police are investigating after 18 cars were scratched at a showroom in Louth.

    IJC Car Sales

    The vehicles were damaged on the forecourt of IJC Car Sales, on Legbourne Road.

    Police say they were damaged between about 03:00 and 03.15 on Sunday.

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

  4. Men arrested after break-in at Grantham church

    Two men have been arrested in connection with a break-in at a church in Grantham on Christmas Day.

    St Wulfram's Grantham

    Thieves smashed a stained glass window and stolen the safe after breaking-in to St Wulfram's.

    Lincolnshire Police said two men, aged 34 and 37, had been arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail.

    A safe containing about £800, a bank card and documents were taken.

    Father Stuart Cradduck said the damage caused would cost "thousands and thousands" to repair.

  5. Police appeal over house raid by knife-wielding gang

    Detectives are investigating after three men broke into a house in Lincoln last week and threatened the occupant with a knife.

    Dorset Street

    The three men entered the house in Dorset Street at about 21:00 on Friday 27 December before making off empty-handed a short time later.

    The men are are described as:

    • A black male, 20-25, about 6ft tall and of average build. He was wearing blue jeans, a dark jacket with a zipped up hood with patchy stubble on his face and brown eyes
    • A white male, 20-25, about 6ft 2ins tall, of average to stocky build and wearing dark bottoms and dark jacket, zipped up with a hood up
    • A white male, 20-25, about 5ft 9ins tall, of chubby build and round in the face. He was wearing grey joggers and a black jacket, zipped up with the hood up

    Anyone with information about what happened is being asked to contact police.

  6. Royal fan's delight at hug from Princess Charlotte

    A royal fan from Lincolnshire has spoken of her delight at receiving a hug from both Prince George and Princess Charlotte on Christmas Day.

    Princess Charlotte hugs Gemma Clark

    Wheelchair-user Gemma Clark, 39, from Long Sutton, embraced Charlotte outside St Mary Magdalene Church, in Sandringham, after waiting for two hours to give her an inflatable pink flamingo.

    Ms Clark said: "Princess Charlotte was amazed [by the present] and cuddled me and so did George.

    "It was amazing. I just thought 'Oh my God - I've had a cuddle from a princess and a prince'."

  7. Man injured as car driven off after 'altercation'

    A man suffered serious injuries after he was hit by a car being driven away from a property in Scunthorpe after what police describe as an "altercation".

    Warley Road

    The man was hit by the Peugeot car, which also hit two other vehicles on Warley Road, at about 21:30 on Sunday.

    A 46-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving and assault, according to Humberside Police.

    Officers said the man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries and has since been released.

  8. Lincoln City's New Year's Day clash sold out

    Tickets for Lincoln City's clash against Peterborough United on New Year's Day have sold out:

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  9. Major upgrade to East Coast Main Line in Lincolnshire

    More than two miles of track has been replaced on the East Coast Main Line near Grantham as part of a £1.2bn upgrade to the network.

    Track being replaced

    The work was carried out between Christmas Eve and Friday 27 December.

    Rachel Lowe from Network Rail: "Some of the stuff taken out of the ground over Christmas dates back to the 1970s. It's perfectly OK, but this will give us a much longer lifespan and be much more smooth and reliable for many years to come."

  10. 80-year-old man is named as tree crash victim

    A man who died two weeks after the car he was driving crashed into a tree near a village in North Lincolnshire has been named by police as 80-year-old Laurance Torn.

    Sandtoft Road

    Mr Torn, from North Lincolnshire, was hurt in the crash on Sandtoft Road in Belton at about 13:50 on 16 December.

    Mr Torn's silver Suzuki Grand Vitara left the road and collided with a tree, according to Humberside Police.

    He had been in a stable condition in hospital but died on Friday, police say.

    Anyone who saw what happened or has dash-cam footage which could help officers in their investigation is being asked to get in touch with police.

  11. Thieves smash stained glass window at landmark church

    A stained glass window was smashed and thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused by thieves who broke in to one of Lincolnshire's best known churches over Christmas.

    St Wulfram's Church

    It happened at St Wulfram's near Grantham, possibly in the early hours of Christmas Day.

    The church's rector, Fr Stuart Cradduck, said: "A stained glass window was smashed, someone climbed in and then ran amok in the building, smashing up lots of things and stole a safe.

    "What's happened is upsetting, it's caused a lot of work to make the building safe but no one was hurt.

    "It's the not the best thing to wake up to on Christmas morning, but it is what it is. Churches are vulnerable places, but we're not the worst. So many are having the lead removed."

    Fr Cradduck added that "brilliant and able'" volunteers had rallied around and the Christmas Day celebrations still went ahead.

  12. Man dies after Grimsby collision

    A pedestrian in his 70s has died after a collision with a car on a service road in Grimsby.


    The incident happened at about 23:40 on Saturday and involved a red Suzuki Swift car.

    The man became trapped underneath the car and was freed by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service crews and taken to hospital where he died this morning.

    His family is aware and is being supported by officers, according to police.

    Anyone who saw what happened is being asked to contact the Humberside force.

  13. Fears over flood-hit Lincolnshire road

    There are concerns a road in Lincolnshire could have suffered significant structural damage because of flooding.

    Flood sign

    Short Ferry Road at Fiskerton has been under water since mid-November.

    The area was submerged after the Barlings Eau burst its banks.

    An inspection is due to be carried out later this week to determine when it can re-open.

  14. Motorist dies after tree crash

    A man has died two weeks after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree near a village in North Lincolnshire.

    Sandtoft Road

    The man was injured in the crash on Sandtoft Road in Belton, between Doncaster and Scunthorpe, on 16 December.

    The driver was taken to hospital and was described as being in a stable condition, but died on Friday, Humberside Police has confirmed.

    Officers are appealing for information and want to hear from anyone who saw the man's silver Suzuki Grand Vitara before the crash.