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Summary

  1. Firecrews tackle major blaze at premises in Grantham
  2. Crash leads to closure of A17
  3. Steampunk event comes to Lincoln
  4. Mobility scooter rider rescued from coastal mudflats
  5. Immingham residents want answers over flooding
  6. Flood sirens tested at Grimsby and Immingham
  7. Boston park to host two nights of films
  8. Updates on Friday 25 August 2017.

Live Reporting

By Martin Slack

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Here are five things we've learned today:

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Weather: Dry and warm for the bank holiday weekend

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    I don't want to jinx it, but the weather is looking pretty good for the weekend.

    There could be a few showers overnight tonight, but tomorrow should be mostly dry and bright.

    And it's looking dry and warm, with sunny spells for Sunday and Monday too.

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  3. WATCH: Video from scene of Grantham fire

    Firefighters are still at the scene of a major blaze at an industrial unit in Grantham this afternoon and roads in the area are closed.

    Here's a video from the scene taken earlier this afternoon:

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  4. Grantham fire: Road closed at scene of blaze

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Here's a picture from the road closure at the Grantham fire this afternoon - it's been sent in by Brittany Sparham who was in the area this afternoon:

    grantham fire
  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1 Lincolnshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Lincolnshire northbound severe accident, around A607 Harlaxton.

    A1 Lincolnshire - One lane blocked on A1 northbound around Harlaxton, because of an accident. Congestion to the Archers Way junction.

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

  6. Grantham fire: Eyewitness pictures from scene

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    These pictures have been sent into us by Ben - who is close to the scene of the fire in Grantham.

    He says he's heard large bangs from the blaze area - no more official updates from the fire brigade as yet.

    Grantham fire
    fire
  7. Grantham fire: Road closed

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    We've just heard from Lincolnshire Police that a road which runs alongside the fire in Grantham has been closed as a precaution.

    It's thought that the blaze involves gas cylinders and other chemicals, meaning officers want to keep motorists away.

    The closure's affecting the B1174 Spittlegate Level between the town centre and the A1.

  8. Grantham fire: More details

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue tell us 10 fire engines are in attendance at the fire in Tollemache Road in Grantham this afternoon.

    It started at around 15.00 according to the brigade.

    Eyewitnesses say the smoke can be seen from as far away as Newark. They also say they can hear "loud bangs" from inside the premises.

    Here's a picture sent in by Kirsty Reeves, who's at Belton, on the other side of Grantham. St Wulfram's Church can be seen in the centre of the picture.

    fire
  9. Major fire in Grantham

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    We're just getting reports of a major fire in Grantham - people in the area are being advised to keep windows and doors closed.

    Here's the latest from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue:

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    We'll bring you more as we get it.

  10. Catastrophe avoided for trapped pet

    Here's the latest tweet from firefighters in Scunthorpe.

    Although this cat looks uncomfortable, it was cut free:

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  11. Police take to all-terrain vehicles to tackle rural crime

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire's chief constable Bill Skelly has been testing his force's latest purchase today - two quad machines to fight rural crime.

    Here he is behind the wheel of one of the machines which have 800cc engines and four-wheel drive.

    quad bikes
    quadbikes

    The force says the bikes will help track and detain criminals as police officers use them to tackle even the most challenging terrains at speed.

  12. Steampunk on the streets of Lincoln: Here's how they look

    David McKenna

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    I've been out and about with my camera this morning capturing some of the sights of Lincoln's Steampunk Festival.

    Tens of thousands of people are expected over the weekend and nearly all of them will be dressed like this:

    steampunk
    steampunk
    steampunk
    steampunk
    steampunk
  13. Weather: Cloud building this afternoon

    Warm with light winds this afternoon but cloud is likely to develop. It should remain dry.

    weather
  14. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Corazon Garcia

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  15. A17 crash: More details

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire Police have now released a few more details on the crash on the A17 near Sutton Bridge - which is described as "very serious".

    Officers say the collision which happened just after 11:00 involved a motorcycle and another vehicle.

    A police spokesman said: "Further information will be released as it becomes available but we would advise motorists to prepare for significant disruption and to find an alternative route if possible."

  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A17 Lincolnshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A17 Lincolnshire westbound severe accident, between King John Bank and East Bank.

    A17 Lincolnshire - Slow traffic on A17 westbound in Walpole Cross Keys between the King John Bank junction and the East Bank junction, because of an accident involving a motorbike and a car earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion on B1359 Wisbech Road to the Bridge Road junction and to the Station Road junction.

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

  17. Flood victims in Immingham feel they had to 'beg for help'

    Gemma Dawson

    BBC Look North

    People living on a new housing estate in Immingham say they still haven't had an explanation about why their homes flooded.

    Eight homes on the Habrough Fields Development were flooded following heavy rain earlier this month.

    Residents say they are angry that nobody has taken responsibility for what happened.

    Hildy Badics' home was one of those flooded. She said: "No-one has been to see how we've got on or what kind of damage has been done. It has been left totally down to us.

    "Sometimes it felt like you had to beg for help."

    immingham

    In a statement Anglian Water said: "Our investigations show that our sewers were all working and although a foul water pumping station at Habrough Fields suffered a power outage that night, we do not believe this contributed to the flooding."