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A17 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between B1429 Cranwell Avenue and South Heath Lane.
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Lincolnshire's top stories today include:
- Five people have been jailed for their involvement in the kidnap and torture of a teenager from Grantham
- 20 vans in South Lincolnshire have been broken into in just one 24 hour period
- A shop in Boston has been stopped from selling alcohol
- Plans for a swimming pool in Sleaford have been rejected
- It's the "end of an era" for the Lincolnshire Echo newspaper, from today on, it'll no longer be sold from a street kiosk
Live news for Lincolnshire will return from 08:00 on Monday.
The day's top stories include:
- Hull councillor 'posted porn on twitter account'
- Allam cancels meeting over protest 'threat'
- Hornsea residents not ready to lose Minor Injury Unit
- North East Lincolnshire's dog owners warned to clean up their act
- Mammoth fail to sell tusk at auction
Live news for East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire will return from 08:00 on Monday.
Crews from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue spent around 180 hours dealing with hoax 999 calls between April and December last year.Copyright: BBC
Figures from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue show they attended 45 hoax calls in the five months between April and December.
They say the number of prank calls increases around school holidays.
BBC Weather Watchers
We're forming our own cloud appreciation society today.Copyright: BBC/susiesunshine
The cloudy sky with sunny intervals has certainly created some dramatic backdrops across the region.Copyright: BBC/Marvozzy
We're loving your weather pics, keep them coming in!
An author has taken part in a book signing and question and answer session at the Lincolnshire setting of her newest novel.Copyright: Doddington Hall
Margaret Dickinson, who is from Gainsborough, has been signing copies of her newest novel The Poppy Girls which is set at Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire.
It follows two families struggling to cope with the aftermath of the First World War.
Four men and a woman have been jailed for the kidnap, imprisonment and torture of a 17-year-old boy from Grantham.Copyright: Lincs Police
The gang, all from Peterborough, tricked the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, by luring him to a bar to meet Danielle Corrigan, 27, (pictured above) and another girl.
Instead, two of the gang chased and caught the boy, beating and stabbing him before handcuffing him and driving him to a house.
While there he had a bag placed over his head, he was cut with a knife and tortured by the group.
The offenders (pictured above and below) were dealt with at Lincoln Crown Court.
Kane Stone, 25, (top left) was sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to GBH and conspiracy to kidnap.
Adam Couzens, 25, (bottom left) was given 14 years in jail for the same charges.
Mohammed Nazir, 26, (top right) was sentenced to six years in jail for pleading guilty conspiracy to kidnap.
Danielle Corrigan, 27, (above middle) denied conspiracy to kidnap but was found guilty during the trial and was jailed for four years.
Alan Stokes, 36, (bottom right) was jailed for two years and three months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to falsely imprison.Copyright: Lincs Police
A further man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kidnap and will be sentenced in March.
A 22-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were found not guilty for conspiracy to kidnap at a previous court appearance.
Today is the final day you can buy Lincolnshire's local newspaper from a kiosk on a high street.Copyright: BBC
The Lincolnshire Echo has been sold on Lincoln's High Street for over a century but their only salesperson is packing the job in to work "somewhere warmer".
Jill Herrick has been in the kiosk come rain or shine for the best part of a decade.
Jill said that she'll miss the job, remarking that those who buy papers from her "aren't just my customers, they're my friends".Copyright: BBC
Often cloudy in the afternoon with showers, especially the further north you are.
Some brighter skies spreading east later. Highs of 6C (43F).Copyright: BBC
Van owners are being urged to be vigilant after 20 vehicles were targeted by thieves in one day.Copyright: Lee Watts
Police recommend securely locking vans and tools away in garages, or protecting the vehicles with pedal boxes or steering wheel locks.
BBC News Travel
Following on from our earlier story about delays on the East Coast main line because of damage to power lines, we've just been made aware of this:
The 11:48 London King's Cross to Hull, due 14:16, will no longer call at Retford.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.
There have been delays of up to an hour on the East Coast mainline between Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and London after a safety problem with overhead electrical wires.Copyright: Virgin Trains East Coast
The train company turned the power off for two hours, causing delays at Retford, affecting trains to and from Grantham.
Delays are expected to continue throughout the afternoon.