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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A16 Lincolnshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A16 Lincolnshire northbound severe accident, from A16 to Bluestone Heath Road.

    A16 Lincolnshire - A16 in Calceby blocked and it's slow northbound from the A16 junction to the Bluestone Heath Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  2. Lincolnshire MPs vote against divorce laws change

    Three Lincolnshire MPs have voted against changing the UK's divorce laws.

    Wedding rings

    The government says the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill will take some pain out of marital break-ups by ending "the blame game".

    The bill introducing "no-fault" divorces in England and Wales has been backed by MPs, passing its first hurdle in the Commons by 231 votes to 16 against, following a debate.

    Currently, in order to start divorce proceedings immediately, one spouse has to allege adultery, unreasonable behaviour or desertion has taken place.

    Under the proposed law, they will only have to state that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.

    However, the MP for Lincoln Karl McCartney, the MP for South Holland the Deepings Sir John Hayes and the Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh - all Conservatives - voted against the second reading.

  3. 'At risk' Grimsby Ice Factory to get vital examination

    Grimsby's derelict Ice Factory, which two years ago was added to a list of European buildings most at risk of being lost, is to get a vital examination to see what repairs need to be carried out.

    Grimsby Ice Factory

    The assessment of the roof of the factory, on Grimsby Docks, will go ahead thanks to a £40,000 award from Heritage England.

    The Grade-II listed building, which was built in 1900 to provide crushed ice for the town's trawlers and has been empty since it closed in 1990, is on Heritage England's "at risk" register.

    The survey is due to be carried out over the summer.

    The council, along with Associated British Ports, which operates Grimsby Docks, and the Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust, will then look for more investment to carry out the necessary repairs

    Those repairs are expected to be extensive, with a condition survey carried out last year suggesting total building repair costs would run to £11.5m, with urgent works set to cost £5.2m.

  4. League One & Two vote to end seasons early

    The League One and League Two seasons have both been ended early after a formal vote by clubs on Tuesday.

    Lincoln City

    It means Lincoln City, who have not played since 7 March, will finish their season in League One in 16th after all 71 clubs agreed to settle the tables on a points-per-game format.

    In League Two, Grimsby finish the season in 15th with Scunthorpe 20th.

    Stevenage are currently bottom of the EFL, but they could yet be reprieved after Macclesfield Town were handed a fresh EFL misconduct charge on 1 June.

  5. CCTV appeal over attempted robbery in Gainsborough

    Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in Gainsborough this lunchtime.

    Do you know the identity of the man in the image?

    A man walked into the HSBC bank in the town just before 13:00 this afternoon and threatened staff before leaving empty-handed and heading along Curtis Walk.

    No weapon was seen and no-one in the bank was injured, police say.

    Officers have released the image above of a man they're trying to trace in connection with the incident.

  6. Hospital campaigners' fears over future of Grantham A&E

    Plans to temporarily replace A&E services in Grantham with an Urgent Care Centre have been met with alarm by campaigners who fear the move will become permanent.

    Grantham Hospital

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust is considering changing the A&E to a 24-hour Urgent Care Centre so the hospital can become a Covid-free "green" site for surgery and chemotherapy.

    The trust says the change from an A&E to an Urgent Care Centre would be a temporary measure during the coronavirus emergency.

    Grantham Hospital's A&E department is currently open between 08:00 and 18:30 every day.

    Melissa Darcy, a campaigner from the Fighting 4 Life group, says: "We're not getting our A&E back, but we're getting a further downgrading."

    Quote Message: They are just using the coronavirus situation to their advantage, which I think is just disgraceful." from Melissa Darcy Fighting 4 Life campaign
    Melissa DarcyFighting 4 Life campaign
  7. Businesses worried over one-way system for seaside resort

    Traders in Cleethorpes have raised concerns about new parking restrictions and a one-way system being introduced so visitors can social distance as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

    St Peter's Avenue, Cleethorpes

    St Peter's Avenue is being made one-way and there'll be no on-street parking, which will also apply in Sea View Street and the Market place, according to North East Lincolnshire Council.

    There will be one hour free parking in the resort's car parks, the authority adds.

    Nic Till, who owns the Riverhead Coffee in St Peter's Avenue, says: "I understand the idea behind it. I've run it by a few of our customers and the concern for them is that it's not going to be easy to nip and get a cup of coffee.

    "A lot of people are driving by on their way to work, and just stop by. Going out of their way to park and then walk to us, get the coffee and then walk back - are they going to do that?"

    North East Lincolnshire Council says it needs to make sure it's helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19 while still encouraging people to shop.

    The council says it didn't have time to fully engage with businesses but adds that it's talked through the plans with businesses and will review any feedback.

  8. Decision day for fate of Lincoln City's 2019-20 season

    Lincoln City players - and the club's fans - are expected to find out the fate of their League 1 season today.

    Sincil Bank

    A final decision about whether there will be any more matches played in League 1's regular season is due later.

    It is almost three months since elite football in England was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    A number of resolutions have been put forward, with the likelihood that the season will be ended and league positions decided on a points-per-game basis.

    This would leave the Imps as they are now in a mid-table position.

    Clubs will also vote on whether to maintain the promotion, play-offs and relegation in each division.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A153 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A153 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, around Causeway Road.

    A153 Lincolnshire - A153 Main Street in North Kyme blocked in both directions around the Causeway Road junction, because of a lorry that's broken down.

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

  10. Woman seriously injured in Grimsby collision

    Police are appealing for information after a woman pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision involving a car in Grimsby.

    Police jacket

    It happened on Laceby Road at about 19:20 on Monday 1 June, according to Humberside Police.

    Officers say they are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened, as well as anyone who has CCTV or dash cam footage from the time of the incident.

  11. Lincolnshire's Tuesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    It'll be a mostly dry day with variable cloud mixed with some longer sunny spells in places.

    It will feel a bit cool for early June, and there is a chance of the odd shower in the late afternoon.

    Any afternoon showers will ease around sunset with mostly cloudy skies persisting overnight.

    A few patches of rain may drift in towards dawn, but most places will stay dry:

    Weather graphic
  12. Two Lincolnshire school staff test positive for Covid-19

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A total of 10 schools in Lincolnshire have had confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus infections since some children returned last week, it's emerged.

    Keep your distance sign

    Years One, Six and Reception classes returned to the classroom on Monday 1 June.

    Since then two school staff have been confirmed positive, while two results have come back negative and eight are still waiting, according to Lincolnshire County Council.

    The affected schools are in Lincoln, Boston, Gainsborough and Grantham.

    Two Lincoln schools have already confirmed cases, with one closing completely and the other sending a "bubble" of classmates and teachers home.

    On Friday, Bishop King Church of England primary school closed after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

    On Monday, St Faith & St Martin Church of England Junior School sent one of its "bubbles" of six pupils home after the parent of one of its students tested positive.

    Derek Ward, director of public health at Lincolnshire County Council, said the authority had been supporting head teachers with infectious diseases “for a long time”.

    He explained that schools do not have to close if they treat a class as a "bubble" or "family unit".