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By Alex Rhodes

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  1. Chapter 10 - Tug Of War

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    Video caption: James and Galaxon have their final showdown.

    James and Freya may be trapped on Galaxon's home planet with no way of escape, but their task is far from over. Facing Galaxon and his friends, will they be able to save the ring?

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    Severe disruption: A52 Lincolnshire both ways

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    A52 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from A158 Burgh Road to Scarbrough Avenue.

    A52 Lincolnshire - A52 Roman Bank in Skegness closed in both directions from the A158 Burgh Road junction to the Scarbrough Avenue junction, because of a fire at a building. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: A15 Lincolnshire both ways

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    A15 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from Hanthorpe Road to B1177 Main Road.

    A15 Lincolnshire - A15 in Morton closed in both directions from the Hanthorpe Road junction to the B1177 Main Road junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: Lincolnshire eastbound

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    Lincolnshire eastbound severe accident, from Brant Road to Hill Top.

    Lincolnshire - Station Road in Waddington closed eastbound from the Brant Road junction to the Hill Top junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Pub could lose licence over 'drug use on premises'

    A Spalding pub faces losing its licence following allegations from Lincolnshire Police about the “regular use of cocaine” and other controlled drugs in the premises.

    The force has asked South Holland District Council to revoke the licence of The Black Swan, on New Road, next Thursday.

    Black Swan

    In documents before the authority, Lincolnshire Police said it first intervened in 2011, after receiving intelligence of drug activity on the premises and has made repeated visits in relation to the issue over a number of years.

    A review in July 2018 allowed the pub to keep its licence but added a number of conditions.

    However, police say these have not been complied with. Traces of cocaine have been found in locations including the toilets, tables, the snooker table, the bar itself and on a games machine.

  6. Illegal Boston school was 'dangerous' - MP

    An illegal school in Freiston near Boston was "dangerous" and put children at "enormous personal risk", according to the Conservative MP for Boston and Skegness.


    Matt Warman said residents of the village were "being tormented by anti-social behaviour" because children with complex needs weren't being properly looked after.

    The three people who ran the school were successfully prosecuted after charging six local authorities £1,200 per week for every child at the school.

    Patricia Hodgkinson, from Hampstead, Dr Albert Okoye, from Middlesex, and Clement Earle, from Walcot near Sleaford, admitted at Lincoln Magistrates to failing to register the school.

    They were each given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £1,000 costs.

    Quote Message: The sentence isn’t as severe as I know many residents of Freiston would like, although I am hopeful that these convictions provide a degree of deterrent that we should all welcome." from Matt Warman Boston and Skegness MP
    Matt WarmanBoston and Skegness MP
  7. Top cop 'should consider position' after Grantham raid

    A former Tory MP whose home near Grantham was raided as part of an investigation into a hoax paedophile ring has called for the head of the Met to consider her position.

    Harvey Proctor said Operation Midland had "deliberately and unlawfully trashed" his life and reputation and criticised what he called "monstrous abuses of police power".

    Harvey Proctor

    Mr Proctor was reacting to a review - written by the retired judge, Sir Richard Henriques - which criticised the police for showing "poor judgement".

    The man whose allegations prompted the probe, Carl Beech, was later jailed for 18 years.

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    Video caption: A Cleethorpes resident takes action after a street is plagued by a series of car crashes
  9. Man in critical condition after Kirton in Lindsey crash

    A man has been left seriously injured after the car he was driving caught on fire after leaving the road and going into a ditch in Lincolnshire.

    The 20-year-old driver of the blue Volvo V40 is said to be in a critical but stable condition following the crash in Kirton in Lindsey.

    It happened on Grayingham Road at about 18:00 on Wednesday.

    Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash to get in touch.

  10. Social media 'frightens people' from visiting Boston

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    People are being frightened from going into Boston town centre because of misinformation on social media, according to the leader of the borough council.


    Photos posted online of drunk people urinating in the town's streets are scaring off visitors and sparking racist comments, according to council boss Aaron Spencer.

    Councillor Spencer and the authority's regulatory portfolio holder Paul Skinner have hit out at social media users who "frighten people from coming into the town" by posting pictures of anti-social behaviour.

    Councillors are due to hold an inquiry into Boston’s “night-time economy”, which will include street-drinking.

    Councillor Spencer says he's concerned the online conversation is becoming hysterical and seriously affecting people's view of the town:

    Quote Message: I'm aware of a lady who is housebound because she looks at social media all the time and just sees negativity. She thinks if she walks out of her house she's going to get stabbed." from Councillor Aaron Spencer Leader, Boston Borough Council
    Councillor Aaron SpencerLeader, Boston Borough Council
  11. Fire service focuses on those most at risk

    A new way of highlighting those people in communities who are most at risk of house fires has been identified by Lincolnshire Fire Service.

    Fire service

    Fire officers have created a list of what they say are the seven biggest risk factors which can lead to a blaze:

    They are...

    • Smoking
    • Hoarding
    • Elderly
    • Reduced mobility
    • Mental health issues
    • Alcohol or drug misuse
    • Needing care.

    ...all of which spells out the word "SHERMAN".

    Group manager Dan Moss says it's a useful way of identifying those who could benefit from home safety checks:

    Quote Message: It's about looking at those different elements and seeing what Fire and Rescue and other agencies can offer." from Dan Moss Group manager, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service
    Dan MossGroup manager, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service
  12. Former Lincoln student sets up digs review site

    A former University of Lincoln student has set up a website which lets students share reviews and warnings about rented accomodation in the city.


    Natasha Hopewell had a bad experience with a letting agency when she was studying - she was left without hot water for 10 weeks because of problems with the boiler.

    She says that reviews on show some of Lincoln's private student lets are not up to scratch.

    Quote Message: Something that we've found is that the standard of service for the student accommodation providers in Lincoln is unfortunately quite low. It's a thing that a lot of students are struggling with. from Natasha Hopewell Website owner
    Natasha HopewellWebsite owner