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By Alex Rhodes

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    Video caption: The UK's first female police officer has been commemorated.

    The UK's first female police officer has been commemorated.

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    Severe accident: A1 Lincolnshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Lincolnshire northbound severe accident, from A151 to A607 Harlaxton.

    A1 Lincolnshire - A1 blocked and queuing traffic northbound from Colsterworth Services Junction in Colsterworth to Harlaxton, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

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    Severe disruption: A52 Nottinghamshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A52 Nottinghamshire eastbound severe disruption, from A46 to A1 Grantham North.

    A52 Nottinghamshire - A52 blocked and stationary traffic eastbound from the A46 junction in Saxondale to Grantham North in Barrowby, because of a vehicle fire.

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

  4. National award for Lincoln brain injury survivor

    A Lincoln man who suffered a brain injury after falling 20ft down a stairwell has won a national award for helping others in need.

    Andy Nicholson winning award

    Andy Nicholson was left partially blind and with severe coordination issues after the incident.

    Under the moniker of the "Brain Damaged Baron" he built an online community to talk about his disability.

    In July, he was joined by friends and supporters around the world in a sponsored walk to raise awareness.

    Today, he's been presented with the Alex Richardson Achiever of the Year Award from charity Headway.

  5. New headstone for trailblazing officer Edith Smith

    Take a look at the new headstone for the country's first female police officer with the power of arrest:


    Edith Smith, who died in 1923, walked the beat in Grantham but was buried in Runcorn in Cheshire.

    Thanks to fundraising efforts from three police forces, including Lincolnshire's, her once unmarked grave is now looking pretty splendid:

  6. Wanted man found hiding in sofa

    Usually you can find the odd pound coin or maybe your house keys hidden in your sofa, but Humberside Police have instead found a wanted man.

    Officers visited an address on Newborn Avenue in Scunthorpe on Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation.

    After an "extensive" search they managed to find the man hiding in a settee.

    He's been arrested in connection with a breach of bail.

  7. Turkeys take a turn on the xylophone. Yes, really...

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    It's rapidly approaching that time of year when we're all suddenly VERY interested in turkeys.

    It seems it's important to keep turkeys entertained and stimulated to keep up their health and welfare.

    So one Lincolnshire farmer has decided to do that with the help of musical instruments.

    We sent a reporter down to Totally Turkeys at West Ashby, near Horncastle, with a couple of toy xylophones to see what the birds made of them.

    Take a look for yourself:

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  8. Britain's first warranted police woman remembered

    Officers from three police forces, including Lincolnshire's, are coming together today to celebrate the life of the country's first warranted police woman.

    Edith Smith

    Edith Smith, who walked the beat in Grantham, died in 1923 but recently it emerged that she was buried in an unmarked grave in Runcorn, Cheshire.

    Edith, who was born in Birkenhead, was given the power of arrest after being posted to Grantham to assist with "drunkenness, the widespread use of cocaine, prostitution and the consequent spread of venereal disease".

    Officers and staff have raised £2,500 for a new headstone for her grave and a service is being held at St Mary's Church in Runcorn, attended by her granddaughter who's now in her 80s.

  9. Bloodhound supersonic car project axed

    A supersonic car, the nosecap of which was built in Lincolnshire, has been scrapped.


    Bloodhound failed to secure a £25m investment needed to sustain the project.

    It was hoped it would reach speeds of 1,000mph at an 18km track in South Africa.

    Sleaford-based manufacturers SHD Composites constructed the nose cone attached to the front of the car.

  10. This afternoon's Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A dry and bright afternoon with spells of sunshine.

    Most places will be dry, but there'll still be a scattering of showers with a brisk westerly wind.

    The top temperature will be about 8C (46F):

  11. Police warning over fake cop scammers

    Three reports of people impersonating officers were received in the space of an hour by Lincolnshire Police yesterday.

    In one case, a "vulnerable" victim from Grantham withdrew thousands of pounds which, luckily, was not handed over to the scammer.

    Lincolnshire Police have reminded people to stay vigilant.

    Quote Message: Police will never ask you to ever buy anything or hand over cash to an officer, so if you are asked to do that you are likely to be talking to a criminal. Please do not do as they ask and report that to us immediately." from Nick Bates Lincolnshire Police
    Nick BatesLincolnshire Police
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    Severe accident: A153 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A153 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from Billinghay to Billinghay.

    A153 Lincolnshire - A153 in Billinghay closed and very slow traffic in both directions from the Billinghay junction to the Billinghay junction, because of an accident.

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