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Charlotte Wright

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    Severe accident: A15 Lincolnshire both ways

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    A15 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from High Street to King Street.

    A15 Lincolnshire - A15 in Thurlby closed and slow traffic in both directions from the High Street junction to the King Street junction, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

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    Video caption: A primary school in North East Lincolnshire has installed a virtual reality classroom.
  3. The school with a virtual reality classroom

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    Video caption: A primary school in North East Lincolnshire has installed a virtual reality classroom.
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    Severe accident: A1 Nottinghamshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Nottinghamshire southbound severe accident, from A46 Newark Showground to B6326 London Road Balderton.

    A1 Nottinghamshire - One lane closed on A1 southbound from Newark Showground to Balderton, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Coveted award for Lincoln landmark tour guides

    Volunteer guides working at Lincoln's Guildhall have been rewarded for "bringing the building to life" for tourists.

    The Guildhall Lincoln

    Staff at the 16th Century building have been recognised for the outstanding experience they offer to visitors, highlighting their enthusiasm for effective storytelling.

    Visit Lincoln chief executive officer, Lydia Rusling, said: "Lincoln Guildhall has been attracting visitors for almost a century...The award acknowledges the work of the staff who ensure all who pass through its doors have a truly memorable experience."

  6. 'No-one at risk' after Sleaford council staff threatened

    Lincolnshire Police has confirmed officers have been dealing with an incident at the offices of North Kesteven District Council in Sleaford this afternoon.

    Council office

    It's understood a man made threats over the telephone to hurt himself and others.

    Police were sent to the building when the man turned up at the council offices.

    A police spokeswoman says: "We have concluded our initial investigations and we do not believe anyone to be at risk of harm.

    "There were no specific threats to an individual, just general threats. No arrests or charges were made."

  7. Staff threats spark council office closure in Sleaford

    North Kesteven District Council has confirmed it's closed its reception in Sleaford as a precaution after receiving threats from an individual against members of staff.

    The police are aware and responding, according to a council spokesman.

    It added: "This proportional measure has been taken to ensure the safety of our staff and the public.

    "In the meantime customers can still contact the council and carry out business on the phone and via the website."

  8. Incident at council offices in Lincolnshire

    Parts of North Kesteven District Council's headquarters in Sleaford have been locked down.

    NKDC offices

    It follows an incident earlier this afternoon.

    The council's reception has been closed to the public.

    More details as we get them.

  9. Parkour playground for Lincolnshire school children

    Christmas has come early for daredevil parkour fans in Spilsby.

    Woodlands Academy, a specialist secondary school for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, has officially opened its new parkour circuit.

    Parkour, or free running, involves running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping and rolling.

    The school's executive headteacher, Chris Armond, says the children have had a great day learning new skills in a safe environment.

    Mr Armond added: "I've had a go and I'm now lying down in the medical room.":

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  10. Vigil for solidarity at Lincoln Mosque

    A solidarity vigil is taking place outside Lincoln Mosque to remember the victims of the New Zealand terror attacks.

    Photo of people attending the vigil

    University of Lincoln student Amber Marshall has organised the event to offer support to the city's Muslim community.

    The 19-year-old says: "I hope this event will achieve positivity and let the Muslim community know we're there for them."

  11. Teenager injured in unprovoked attack in Grantham

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was attacked in broad daylight in Grantham.

    Screen shot of Dysart Road

    The 15-year-old was hit in the face by a man wearing a balaclava, between Dysart Road and The Drive, at about 15:15 on Monday 11 March.

    The attacker is described as white, slim and was wearing a khaki green tracksuit and Nike trainers.

    Anyone with information is being asked to contact police.

  12. Young mum cleared of causing death of elderly pedestrian

    A young mum from Lincoln who ran over an elderly man as she reversed out of her drive has been cleared of causing death by careless driving.

    Lincoln Crown Court

    Sian Phelps, 25, of Lincoln Road in North Hykeham, near Lincoln, broke down in tears after a jury at Lincoln Crown Court took less than an hour to reach a not guilty verdict.

    Previousy, the jury had heard how Miss Phelps checked her mirrors and looked both ways before reversing.

    She didn't realise she had hit 89-year-old Donald Sharpe and driven over him as he lay on the pavement, the court was told.

    Miss Phelps told the court that when she realised she'd knocked him over she screamed and ran to help.

    As Mr Sharpe lay on the ground, he told her not to cry and to keep calm.

    Mr Sharpe died in hospital six days later, on Christmas Day 2017.

    Miss Phelps had denied causing death by driving without due care and attention.