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Live Reporting

By Harry Parkhill

All times stated are UK

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    Severe accident: A52 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A52 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between Common Road and Sea Dyke.

    A52 Lincolnshire - A52 in Wrangle closed in both directions between the Common Road junction and the Sea Dyke junction, because of a serious accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: A15 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A15 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, between A607 Grantham Road and St Catherine's Road.

    A15 Lincolnshire - A15 Sleaford Road in Bracebridge Heath blocked and queuing traffic in both directions between The Bull junction and the St Catherine's Road junction, because of a vehicle fire.

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

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    Severe disruption: A46 Lincolnshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Lincolnshire northbound severe disruption, at Holton Le Moor Turn Off.

    A46 Lincolnshire - A46 in Holton le Moor closed northbound at the Holton Le Moor Turn Off junction, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Lincolnshire's top stories

    The top stories from Lincolnshire so far today include:

  5. Tonight's weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    It'll be cold and frosty overnight with light winds.

    Most places remaining dry, however a few wintry showers may continue early evening in parts:

    Weather graphic
  6. Princess Diana's sister to open Boston car crash memorial

    Princess Diana's sister is to officially open a memorial to Lincolnshire road crash victims.

    Diana and Lady Sarah

    Lady Sarah McCorquodale (pictured right) will unveil the memorial in Boston's Westgate Woods on 21 April.

    A fundraising campaign has raised £20,000 for the memorial stone for the last two years.

  7. No charges after 60-year-old man seriously hurt

    An incident which saw a 60-year-old man left with serious head injuries on Lincoln High Street in the early hours of yesterday was an "unfortunate accident", police say.

    Three men had been arrested and released under suspicion of GBH after the incident which happened at about 02:30 on Thursday morning.

    But police now say the man fell over and no further action will be taken against the three men.

  8. Grimsby might be a bit safer tonight...

    Officers have been busy in Grimsby today, by the looks of it.

    This has been tweeted by Humberside Police's South Bank area commander:

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  9. Teenager sentenced over school stabbing

    A 16-year-old who stabbed a support worker at a school in North Lincolnshire has been detained for seven years.

    Winterton Community Academy

    Elisha Burkill attacked Joy Simon, 61, at Winterton Academy, near Scunthorpe, last September.

    Burkill was initially charged with attempted murder.

    At Hull Crown Court in December, she admitted wounding with intent and possessing a bladed article.

    Mrs Simon was seriously injured but has since recovered and was is in the court gallery today.

    Burkill will spend five years on licence following her release.

  10. James Fish death: Grandaughter charged with murder

    A woman charged with the murder of an 80-year-old man in a Lincolnshire village earlier this week is his granddaughter, it's been confirmed.

    Police tape at the house in Waltham

    The body of James Fish, who was also known as Eddy, was discovered at a house on Grimsby Road in Waltham on Monday.

    Rachael Flemington, 28, of Manor Drive, Waltham, has been remanded in custody to appear at Hull Crown Court on Monday.

  11. Curtain up: Volunteers spend 600 hours on theatre repairs

    Part of a 19th Century theatre in Lincolnshire is to open for the first time in nearly three years tonight thanks to the efforts of a team of volunteers.


    A new lounge will be officially opened at Spilsby Theatre later after volunteers spent about 600 hours working to plaster, decorate and fix the plumbing and roofs at the site.

    The group has been raising money and repairing the building since it was closed over safety fears in 2015.

    But substantial repairs are still needed for the main auditorium and other parts of the venue.

    The volunteer group has been given over £15,000 in grants to start repair work, but members hope for more to repair the former courthouse which was built in 1824.

    Quote Message: By keeping part of the building open we are ensuring that Spilsby Theatre is not just forgotten about and left to rot." from Bruce Knight Spokesman, Spilsby Theatre
    Bruce KnightSpokesman, Spilsby Theatre
  12. Police officer faked attack on himself, hearing told

    A Lincolnshire police officer claimed he'd been knifed while on duty after inflicting the injuries himself, a misconduct hearing has been told.


    The hearing was told that PC Anthony Colson cut himself on his head and hand before claiming an assailant ran into woods near Boston.

    PC Colson said he'd been investigating a torch shining in Beechwood (pictured), near Boston, when he was attacked.

    But a doctor disputed this, saying the injuries weren't deep enough and would have been more varied in shape if they were made by an attacker.

    The alleged attack caused a national manhunt for PC Colson's attacker, with national air support and dog handlers called in.

    The hearing is expected to last a week.

  13. Coningsby Typhoons in 'world's largest' exercise

    Lincolnshire-based aircraft are taking part in a training exercise which is said to be the largest one of its kind in the world.


    Typhoons from RAF Coningsby are currently in the American state of Nevada taking part in Exercise Red Flag.

    The RAF says it's to help strengthen relationships with allies.

    It's an opportunity for aircraft to practice tactics in complicated missions, and involves so called 'friendly' blue forces training against a hostile red team.

    Attack, fighter and bomber aircraft are taking part in the three week exercise, which continues for another fortnight.