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By Lizzie Musham

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A16 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A16 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, at High Ferry Lane.

    A16 Lincolnshire - A16 Boston Road in Sibsey closed at the High Ferry Lane junction, because of an accident involving one vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: M180 Lincolnshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M180 Lincolnshire eastbound severe disruption, from J4 for A15 to J5 for A15.

    M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 eastbound from J4, A15 (Scawby) to J5, A15 (Barnetby Top), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Shop due to close after 50 years on Lincoln High Street

    It's been a fixture on Lincoln's high street for nearly 50 years, but Bang & Olufsen is set to close in the next few months.

    Bang & Olufsen

    The luxury electronics company says it's struggled to attract new customers to the store over the last three years.

    Quote Message: People are happy to buy online now, but what's struck me as remarkable is we've announced we're having a sale and we've had people from Kuwait, Bangladesh and Zurich wanting to buy things for us to ship out." from Gavin Sykes Owner, Bang & Olufsen, Lincoln
    Gavin SykesOwner, Bang & Olufsen, Lincoln
  4. Former officer challenges transphobia guidelines

    How police record "non-crime hate incidents" against transgender people has "a chilling effect" on freedom of expression, the High Court has heard.

    Harry Miller

    Former police officer Harry Miller (pictured) was contacted by Humberside Police in January following a complaint over alleged transphobic tweets.

    The court heard he was told he had not committed a crime, but his post was being recorded as a "hate incident".

    He is taking action against the College of Policing and Humberside Police.

    Mr Miller, from Lincolnshire, claims the guidelines breached his human rights to freedom of expression.

    In response, officials said the guidance was lawful and caused no interference with his rights.

    The hearing is expected to last for two days.

  5. Gig-goer's 'scarred for life' fear after flare incident

    A Liam Gallagher fan from Lincolnshire says she fears she has been "scarred for life" after being hit by a flare at a gig in Sheffield.

    Ms Andrew injured

    Stacey Andrew, 27, from Boston, was taken to hospital after suffering burns to her chest as a result of the incident at the FlyDSA Arena on Monday.

    She said it looked like "someone has let a firework off on my chest.

    "The flare hit my head and fell down my top. At first I didn't realise what had happened until people shouted," she added.

    "My shirt was in flames and a man in the crowd ripped my top off to put out the fire. I'm just scared I'm going to be scarred for life"

    The BBC has approached the venue for a comment.

    South Yorkshire Police says it is aware of the incident.

  6. Council to seek city-wide injunction against travellers

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A council in Lincolnshire is set to apply to the High Court for a city-wide injunction against unlawful travellers' camps.

    Traveller camp

    The injunction would grant City of Lincoln Council power to move along encampments more quickly and prohibit them on certain areas of land.

    Executive councillors voted in November 2018 to apply to the High Court and now a spokesperson for the authority has confirmed it is compiling its application with “an expectation it will be submitted to the courts in the New Year”.

    According to the council reports, between 2015-18 the authority spent £44,160.47 clearing up sites such as Skellingthorpe playing fields, South Common and Yarborough Leisure Centre.

    The injunction has the backing of Lincolnshire Police and Lincolnshire County Council.

  7. Woman injured by flare at Liam Gallagher gig

    A woman was taken to hospital after being burned by a flare thrown into the crowd at a Liam Gallagher gig in Sheffield on Monday.

    Liam Gallagher

    Stacey Andrew, 27, from Boston, was injured after the flare, which was thrown from behind her, set her clothing alight and burned her chest during the event at the FlyDSA Arena.

    South Yorkshire Police said a 21-year-old man who was with her was also injured and went to hospital for treatment.

  8. CCTV footage released following suspected arson attack

    Officers investigating a suspected arson attack on the site of a planned mosque have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to.

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    Dozens of firefighters tackled a blaze at a building on Roman Bank, in Skegness, which had been earmarked for the town's first mosque.

    Lincolnshire Police say they are treating the incident on 6 October as a hate crime.

    Anyone who recognises the man in the footage is asked to contact police.

  9. Highways teams tackle flooding on main Lincolnshire road

    Highways staff are working to clear a section of the A46 which has flooded following the recent heavy rain.

    A46

    Lincolnshire County Council says the issue at Holton Le Moor is being made worse by a culvert under the railway nearby which could be blocked or damaged.

    A diversion is in place until the road can re-open.

    County highways manager Richard Fenwick says: "We realise this is a frustrating experience for motorists and can assure them we're working hard to get the road re-opened."

  10. Two men charged following Boston stabbing

    Two men have been charged following an incident in Boston where a man was stabbed.

    Tunnard Street

    Police were called to Tunnard Street in the early hours of Monday where they found a 24-year-old man with a serious stab wound to his abdomen. He remains in hospital.

    Eduard Atanansov, 26 of Tunnard Street, Boston has been charged with wounding with intent.

    Andrejs Nikitins, 44, also of Tunnard Street, Boston, has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

    Both men are due to appear before Lincoln Magistrates' Court later, police say.

    Another man who was arrested following the incident has been released without charge.

    Lincolnshire Police say they still want to hear from anyone who has any information.

  11. Witness describes seeing fatal caravan park attack

    A woman has described to jurors the moment she saw a woman being attacked at a caravan park in Ingoldmells.

    Linda Treeby

    Linda Treeby (pictured above) died after she was found seriously injured in a caravan at Summerlands Caravan Park at Igoldmells, near Skegness, in May.

    Prosecutors allege she was attacked by her partner, 51-year-old Andrew Highton, in a "vicious, sustained and ultimately fatal assault" on her 64th birthday.

    Mr Highton, of Highbury Road, Nottingham, denies murder and an alternative charge of manslaughter.

    Giving evidence at Lincoln Crown Court, Zoe Ellis said: "As I got closer [to the caravan] I could hear shouting. I could hear, 'Bang, bang, bang'. I could hear a woman shouting, 'Help me, please help me'."

    She said when she looked through the window and saw a man punching a woman she went to get help.

    Another witness told the court she heard what sounded like "a child kicking a football against the wall" coming from the caravan.

    The trial continues.

  12. NHS dentist access: "Lincolnshire's not faring well"

    More than two million adults in England are unable to see an NHS dentist, BBC analysis suggests.

    Dentist

    They include an estimated 1.45 million who have tried and failed to get an NHS appointment in two years with the rest on waiting lists or put off by cost.

    Another two million assume they cannot get care where they live, suggesting nearly one in 10 miss out overall.

    Dental leaders said the findings - based on official NHS data - showed access was a problem in every region.

    Lincoln-based dentist and British Dental Association spokesperson Shaun Charlwood, said: "Lincolnshire is not faring very well. [In both] south and north Lincolnshire approximately 13% of the total population have an unmet need so the picture is serious and I think unless something is done about this it will continue to deteriorate."

    NHS England say they are working with areas like Lincolnshire to identify the cause of the problems and how they can improve access.

  13. Imps to face Ipswich in FA Cup first round replay

    Lincoln City will be hoping to book their place in the second round of the FA Cup tonight when they face Ipswich Town at Sincil Bank.

    FA Cup

    Michael Appleton's men drew 1-1 with the Tractor Boys at Portman Road after Andre Dozzell cancelled out Tyler Walker's 37th minute strike.

    The winner of the tie will meet Coventry in the second round.

    Meanwhile managerless Grimsby Town will travel to Newport County for a replay after the sides drew after 1-1 earlier in the month.

    The winner will face a trip to Essex to play non-league club Maldon & Tiptree.

  14. Man arrested in connection with shopping centre incident

    A man has been arrested in connection with an incident at a shopping centre in Skegness during which a noxious substance was discharged.

    Hildreds Centre

    Emergency services were called to the Hildreds Centre, in Skegness, at about 16:30 yesterday after what police have described as an "unknown substance" was discharged forcing the centre to be evacuated.

    Lincolnshire Police said a 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence in connection with the incident.

    The force said the man has been released on bail and investigations are ongoing.

  15. Grace Millane murder trial: Defence case closes

    The defence case has closed in the trial of a man accused of murdering a British backpacker whose body was found in a suitcase.

    Grace Millane

    University of Lincoln graduate Grace Millane, 21, from Wickford in Essex, died on 1 December in a hotel room in Auckland, New Zealand.

    A man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has admitted burying her body in an area of bushland outside Auckland, but denies murdering her.

    He claims Ms Millane died accidentally during consensual sex.

    The prosecution had previously told jurors at Auckland High Court the 27-year-old strangled her before disposing of her body and cleaning the scene.

    The trial continues.

  16. Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Once the cloud has lifted there will be some sunny spells and it'll stay dry for most with temperatures up to 9C in places.

    Overnight it will stay clear and dry meaning we're in for another ground frost tomorrow morning.

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    Video caption: Watch: Wednesday's weather forecast
  17. Shopping centre evacuated after 'unknown substance' found

    A shopping centre which had to be evacuated after an "unknown substance" was discovered will be open as normal today.

    Hildreds shopping centre

    Shoppers were asked to leave The Hildreds Centre, in Skegness, at about 16:30 yesterday after the substance was found.

    Lincolnshire Police said no one was injured and there were no long lasting effects of the substance.

    The force said investigations are ongoing and has appealed for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

    Charles Spooner, Director at NewRiver, the owners of Hildreds Shopping Centre said: “Our security team acted swiftly to secure the centre contacted the police and emergency services immediately, who attended the centre.

    "The safety and security of everyone in our centre is always our first priority and we are supporting the police with their investigation."

    He said the centre would be open as normal today.