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By Charlotte Wright

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A52 Lincolnshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A52 Lincolnshire westbound severe disruption, from A1 Grantham North to Denton Lane.

    A52 Lincolnshire - A52 in Barrowby closed and it's very slow westbound from Grantham North to the Denton Lane junction, because of an overturned tractor.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A52 Lincolnshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A52 Lincolnshire westbound severe disruption, from A1 Grantham North to Denton Lane.

    A52 Lincolnshire - A52 in Barrowby closed westbound from Grantham North to the Denton Lane junction, because of an overturned tractor.

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

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    Severe disruption: A52 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A52 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from A1 Grantham North to Denton Lane.

    A52 Lincolnshire - A52 in Barrowby partially blocked in both directions from Grantham North to the Denton Lane junction, because of an overturned tractor. Police directing traffic.

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

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    Severe accident: A15 Lincolnshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A15 Lincolnshire southbound severe accident, from B1205 Kirton Road to Blyborough Grange Turn-off.

    A15 Lincolnshire - A15 in Waddingham partially blocked southbound from the B1205 Kirton Road junction to the Blyborough Grange Turn-off junction, because of an accident.

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

  5. CCTV appeal over North Hykeham burglary and car theft

    Do you recognise these men? Detectives want to speak to them in connection with a burglary and car theft in North Hykeham, near Lincoln, earlier this year:

    CCTV of men

    The appeal comes after a house on Glenbank Close was broken into during the early hours of Sunday 23 June.

    While the occupant was asleep, the burglars took his bank card, car keys and then drove off in the stolen vehicle.

    The burglars then drove off and used the stolen bank card before returning to the victim's house to take other items.

    The car was later found burnt out in Lincoln.

    Anyone who recognises the men in the picture is being asked to contact police.

  6. Row continues over Louth's plastic Christmas tree

    Three councillors have called for a new vote on a decision to spend £7,500 on a 6m-high plastic Christmas tree for Louth.

    A Christmas tree

    The councillors claim new information has come to light, saying there are add-on costs which weren't considered, including hiring machinery to erect the tree and storage costs.

    The spend created controversy after East Lindsey District and Louth Town Councillor Jill Makinson-Sanders said in her newsletter the tree would be imported from China, raising concerns over the environmental impact.

    Despite this, the decision to buy it was approved by a vote of 10-8 at a recent town council meeting.

    The issue of a re-vote will be discussed at another meeting on Tuesday.

  7. RAF Waddington prepares for arrival of 'Protector'

    The MOD has signed a £100m contract to test an unpiloted aircraft which will be based at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire.

    MOD sign

    The remotely controlled "Protector" aircraft, which is capable of flying in civilian airspace, is expected to be delivered to Waddington in 2021 and in service by 2024.

    A total of £93m is being spent on constructing a new purpose-built hangar at RAF Waddington for the Protector, as well new facilities and accommodation.

    Defence Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said: "This contract represents a welcome step towards our world-beating Protector aircraft reaching the frontline, giving us the upper-hand against our adversaries.

    "Protector will be able to fly consistently for up to 40 hours and will be deployed across the full spectrum of operations, including search and rescue, flood prevention or disaster response missions."

  8. Hundreds travelling out of county for A&E treatment

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    An increasing number of patients from Lincolnshire are using Peterborough's A&E following the overnight closure of the emergency unit in Grantham three years ago.

    Grantham Hospital

    The trust which runs Peterborough City Hospital says its staff are seeing a significant rise in the number of emergency patients in the evenings.

    However, managers say measures are in place to cope with demand.

    In 2017-18 a total of 385 patients arrived at Peterborough by ambulance from the Grantham area, but in 2018-19 that number rose to 475.

    Grantham Hospital restricted its A&E opening hours in August 2016 due to a shortage of doctors.

  9. Lincolnshire Police investigate Skegness post office fraud

    Do you know these men? Lincolnshire Police want to trace them in connection with an alleged fraud on the Lincolnshire coast:

    Two men on CCTV

    Officers say the pair went into the Post Office in Ingoldmells, near Skegness, on Thursday 29 August at about 15:00 and asked to convert about £800 cash to Euros.

    They asked for the money back to re-count, sliding some of the notes out as they counted, before handing them back.

    The cashier handed over the Euros and later discovered £460 had been stolen.

    Anyone who knows these men, or has information about the incident, is being asked to contact police.

  10. Man in court over armed incident near Lincoln

    A 42-year-old man's appeared in court charged with a string of offences following an armed incident near Lincoln, earlier this week.

    Firearms officers were sent to Tiber Road in North Hykeham at about 06:30 on Tuesday morning.

    The police have praised a group of men for their "brave intervention" during the incident.

    Thomas Smith, from Caesar Road in North Hykeham, has been charged with robbery, attempted robbery, two counts of being in possession of a firearm, two counts of assaulting an emergency worker, possession of a class B drug and common assault.

    He's been remanded in custody and is due in court next month.

  11. 'Pop-up' bridge built in Grantham town centre

    A "pop-up" bridge has been built in Grantham's Market Place ahead of three days of live performances.

    The bridge being erected in Grantham

    Starting later today, the bridge will be used as a stage for local schools and theatre groups to perform.

    On Saturday night, a gala show is being staged which will include dance, drama and circus acrobatics.

    Artistic director Orit Azaz, from Coventry-based Imagineer Productions, said: "'Bridge' has been imagined by artists, created by designers and engineers and inspired by people’s stories.

    "It really is a project for our time and will, and already has, brought people together in unexpected and joyful ways."

  12. Man in hospital after robbery in Skegness

    A man has been taken to hospital with a head injury after being robbed in Skegness.

    Police jacket

    Lincolnshire Police said the man, who is in his 50s, was found injured near a bus shelter on North Parade at about 02:30.

    It is believed he was assaulted by two men who then took his money.

    A police cordon has been put in place around the bus shelter while inquires are carried out.

    The force has appealed for anyone with any information about the incident to come forward.

  13. Sir Isaac Newton tree cutting to be planted in Lincoln

    A cutting from Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree at Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire will be planted at the University of Lincoln today.

    Apple tree at Woolsthorpe Manor

    An apple falling from the tree in 1666 is thought to have inspired Newton to speculate on the nature of gravity.

    The university was gifted the cutting from the 400 year old tree more than three years ago.

    Since then it's been nurtured by experts and will be planted in front of the Sir Isaac Newton Building this afternoon.

    Newton was born at Woolsthorpe Manor near Grantham in 1642.

  14. Firefighters to begin training on new fire engines

    Firefighters in Lincolnshire are getting their first taste of the county's fleet of new fire engines this morning.

    A new fire engine

    Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is spending £8m on 33 new appliances over the next three years.

    The vehicles include new equipment including portable winches to recover damaged cars and LED lighting to help at the scene of road collisions when there are no street lights.

    Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue spokesman, Dave Hopkinson, said: "We're not just a fire service, we're Fire and Rescue. It's right for us to have the right equipment."

    Crews are being introduced to the new engines at a training centre in Waddington, near Lincoln.

  15. Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    There should be some decent sunny spells today for most of us though there may be a few showers on higher ground.

    Temperatures could get up to about 23C in places:

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    Video caption: Watch: Thursday's weather forecast
  16. Skegness town centre set for £400,00 makeover

    Skegness town centre is set to get a £400,000 facelift, with new colour-changing street lights, seating, footpaths and bins.

    Skegness town centre

    East Lindsey District Council says it wants to improve the look of the area, which it describes as "the gateway to the foreshore".

    Councillor Steve Kirk, said: “The whole project is very exciting for Skegness and will revolutionise the look of our foreshore.

    "We are committed to ensuring that Skegness remains one of the country’s leading seaside resorts.”