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By Richard Madden

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    Severe disruption: A1 Lincolnshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Lincolnshire northbound severe disruption, from B1174 Grantham South to A607 Harlaxton.

    A1 Lincolnshire - One lane closed and it's slow on A1 northbound from Grantham South to Harlaxton, because of a shed load and a spillage.

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

  2. Lincolnshire waterways project up for national award

    Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council has been named as a national finalist in the Canal and River Trust’s flagship Living Waterways Awards 2019.

    councillors at saxilby waterfront

    The nomination recognises the work between residents, local businesses and partner organisations to regenerate the Saxilby Waterfront area.

    Since 2017, groups have been working to install bird and bat boxes, clear overgrown areas and organise a waterfront festival.

    The project is also aiming to refurbish local toilets and boating facilities, establish new cycle connections and introduce improved walking/cycling routes.

    The winners will be announced in a ceremony being held in Birmingham on 10 October.

  3. Travel company boss denies fraud

    The boss of a travel company which specialised in organising sports trips for Lincolnshire schools has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges.

    Marcus Buckley Bennion, who ran Dukes Sports Travel, is alleged to have falsely claimed to have ATOL and ABTA protection in place to cover any financial loss in the event of the cancellation of a school trip.

    The charges relate to eight different schools including Bourne Grammar School and Stamford High School between October 2015 and April 2017.

    The 60-year-old has been granted bail and will appear back at Lincoln Crown Court for trial in March 2020.

  4. Seaside returns to Lincoln city centre

    Business leaders have confirmed a 'pop-up' beach will be returning to Lincoln on Monday 22 July.

    lincoln city centre beach

    Lincoln Business Improvement Group (BIG) say it will be created at the Cornhill area and will feature Punch & Judy, deckchairs and children's fairground rides.

    The project, called Lincoln By The Sea, will be open to visitors until 31 August.

    Quote Message: We are delighted to be bringing a taste of the seaside back to the city centre again this year. It’s going in a great location, just yards away for shops and kiosks selling those holiday essentials, ice creams, snacks, toys and magazines. from Sarah Loftus Lincoln BIG Chief Executive
    Sarah LoftusLincoln BIG Chief Executive
  5. Lincoln Prison report highlights areas of concern

    It's been revealed nearly a third of inmates released from HMP Lincoln have nowhere to live.

    Lincoln prison

    A report, by the Prisons Independent Monitoring Board, has also highlighted concerns about high rates of self-harm and problems with maintenance and repair at the Greetwell Road site.

    Overall, the report says the prison is well-managed, which it stays is down to increased officer numbers and fewer inmates.

  6. Council praise worker for spotting £1.5m fraud risk

    Lincolnshire County Council says one of its employees has managed to stop a potential £1.5m fraud after spotting a bank account scam.

    lincolnshire county council

    Finance staff received an email which asked the authority to change a contractor's bank account details.

    Officials say the message looked genuine and identical to an official letter from the supplier.

    But, after double checking the details, the IT worker discovered it was part of a 'sophisticated' scam.

    The authority says its IT systems blocked 7993 malicious emails during May alone, on top of 276,241 emails deemed to be spam.

    Quote Message: We take all fraud seriously and our staff receive specific training to pick up on anything that may not be genuine. We are not an easy target and continue to make every effort to protect public money. from Alex Maughan Lincolnshire County Council
    Alex MaughanLincolnshire County Council
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    Severe disruption: A52 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A52 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, between A17 and Fen Dyke Lane.

    A52 Lincolnshire - A52 Donington Road in Swineshead closed and it's slow in both directions between Bicker Bar Roundabout and the Fen Dyke Lane junction, because of a shed load of vegetables.

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

  8. Broadband boost for Lincolnshire holidaymakers

    Holidaymakers at caravan sites on the Lincolnshire coast are being promised superfast broadband as part of a new 5G network trial.

    butlins skegness

    The multi-million pound project is bring partly funded by the Government and is aimed at helping poorly-served communities be part of the future roll-out of the technology across the UK.

    Internet provider Quickline has confirmed it will be installing the new infrastructure in Ingoldmells as part of a trial, including the Butlins site.

    Quote Message: The whole demographic of caravan users has changed in recent years and tourists want to have superfast broadband so that they can take and use their various bits of technology on holiday. Our aim from this trial is to make high quality connectivity available to all holidaymakers staying in both mobile and static caravans." from Steve Davison Quickline Communications
    Steve DavisonQuickline Communications
  9. Splash the cash to buy Lincolnshire waterway

    An 11-mile stretch of a Lincolnshire canal is up for sale but it'll set you back an eye-watering £200,000 if you want to buy it.

    brayford pool looking towards fossdyke canal

    The section of the Fossdyke runs from Lincoln to Torksey and was dug by the Romans to provide a link between the Wash and the Humber.

    It's the oldest canal in the country and British Waterways currently pay £9,500 a year for the lease which still has 721 years left on it.

    Quote Message: There must be many people wanting to say they own the oldest canal in Britain. You'd be amazed at how many people are interested in this type of thing and we've some strong bidding for it. from Mike Testler Fossdyke Canal owner
    Mike TestlerFossdyke Canal owner
  10. Plans add up for Lincolnshire mathematician statue

    A statue dedicated to the Lincoln-born mathematician George Boole is expected to be unveiled in the city next Spring.

    proposed george boole statue

    Boole, who was born in 1815, identified a system of algebra, now known as Boolean logic, which became a key aspect of computer programming

    A seven-foot tall bronze sculpture of Boole teaching two children will be sited at Lincoln railway station after being commissioned by the Heslam Trust.

  11. Countryfile star swims Humber for lifeboat charity

    TV presenter Helen Skelton and other swimmers have completed a charity crossing of the Humber Estuary.

    Helen Skelton

    The BBC Countryfile presenter was one of a group raising money for the Humber Rescue lifeboat charity.

    The annual event sees swimmers battle against the strong currents to complete the 2.22km (1.36 mile) course.

    The TV presenter, who previously trekked to the South Pole and kayaked down the Amazon, said it was fun but tougher than expected.

    "I can't believe how quickly the current takes you away," she said.

  12. Watch: Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    After a fine start the day will turn hazy and cloudier with top temperatures of about 19C.

    Overnight we could see some outbreaks of rain:

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    Video caption: Watch: Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
  13. Man dies in hospital after A16 crash

    A man in his 70s has died after crashing on the A16 near Spilsby.

    A16 at Keel Coates

    The single-vehicle crash happened on Main Road, in Keal Cotes, at about 04:00 on Saturday.

    Lincolnshire Police said the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries but later died.

    The force has appealed for any witnesses to the incident to come forward.