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Paul Russell

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1500 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1500 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from B1241 Saxilby Road to Mill Lane.

    A1500 Lincolnshire - A1500 Marton Road in Sturton By Stow closed in both directions from the B1241 Saxilby Road junction to the Mill Lane junction, because of a burst water pipe.

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

  2. Lincolnshire's evening weather forecast

    It will be a dry end to the day in Lincolnshire.

    Here's the latest forecast:

    Weather Forecast
  3. Coronavirus: Lincoln Grand Prix cancelled

    The Lincoln Grand Prix has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Lincoln Grand Prix

    The cycle race which attracts some of the sport's top riders had been due to take place in August, having been postponed from its original date in May, but has now been called off.

    In a statement organisers said: While we had hoped to move from May to the alternative date of 15th-16th August, we have decided to cancel this year’s race following discussions with British Cycling.

    "Suspension of international and national racing in Britain was this week extended to September 1 as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and that means we must now look forward to next year."

    The men's race has been running continuously since 1956 - longer than any other race in the UK, organisers claim.

    It was feared the 2020 race would not take place due to lack of sponsorship before a two-year deal was been agreed with British cycling clothing firm Rapha.

  4. Plans put forward to revamp Horncastle town centre

    A proposal has been put forward to create extra seating in the centre of Horncastle in the style of a Mediterranean plaza.


    The idea's being put forward by town councillor, Al Lockwood, in an effort to revitalise struggling cafes and businesses.

    He says there are obstacles to be overcome, but it could be made to work.

  5. Woman robbed of 'large amount' of cash in Skegness

    A woman has been left shaken after she was robbed of a "large amount of cash", say police.


    The incident happened at about 11:00 on Wednesday on Algitha Road shortly after the woman had visited the NatWest Bank on Grand Parade.

    Officers say after taking the cash the male suspect jumped over a fence and ran through a garden into a car park behind some houses before getting in to a silver car.

    Lincolnshire Police say they believe the suspect may have also visited the bank.

    The woman was left shaken and received minor injuries.

    Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police.

  6. Imps players on the move

    Michael Hortin

    Assistant Editor, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Lincoln City have confirmed that several of their promotion and Wembley heroes are set to leave the club.

    Sincil BanK

    Overnight the Imps have released their retained list for next season.

    The most eye catching of those not offered new terms are fans' favourite Michael Bostwick, full back Neal Eardley, club captain Lee Frecklington, goalkeeper Josh Vickers, Tom Pett and Jason Shackell.

    In fact only one out of contract player has been offered a new deal, 17-year-old Ellis Chapman.

    The news means the Imps will have 13 first team players on their books at the end of the season

  7. Need for homemade scrubs 'not going away'

    A group of volunteers will continue producing scrubs for health workers in Lincolnshire despite a fall in the number of coronavirus cases in Lincolnshire, they say.


    About 500 volunteers in Horncastle have so far made over 1,500 sets of scrubs during lockdown - and not all in traditional colours (pictured).

    Cases of the virus, and the number of deaths of people who've tested positive for Covid-19, have tailed off in Lincolnshire.

    But the volunteers say despite that, workers in care homes and hospitals are telling them they still need them.

    Quote Message: The need is just not going away. It's not just the hospitals, we're making for care homes, for families who've got a loved one who's needing care at home, for people in the funeral industry. There are so many people at the moment who need to wear scrubs who wouldn't normally." from Shelly Wills Volunteer
    Shelly WillsVolunteer
  8. Firefighters battle woodland blaze near Gainsborough.

    Firefighters have spent the night battling a fire in woodland near Gainsborough.

    Woodland Fire, Gainsborough

    Six fire engines were deployed to Laughton Wood yesterday evening after the fire broke out.

    At its height, people living nearby were urged to keep their doors and windows shut.

    Earlier today Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service said firefighters were "dampening down and steady progress is being made".

  9. Lincolnshire's Wednesday weather forecast

    We're in for a dry, fine and warm day with lengthy sunny spells, though a few areas of patchy cloud may develop this afternoon.

    It will stay dry overnight with clear spells, but also a few areas of cloud moving in from the coast.

    weather graphic
  10. Wrecked WW2 aircraft discovered on Cleethorpes beach

    The remains of a crashed World War Two aircraft have been discovered on a beach by dog walkers.

    Wreckage on beach

    Graham Holden and his partner found the wreckage after shifting sands uncovered the site at Cleethorpes.

    According to the Grimsby Telegraph, the aeroplane is believed to be an RAF Bristol Beaufighter which crashed soon after take-off from nearby North Coates in Lincolnshire in April 1944.

    Mr Holden said he was "amazed" to have found the wreck.

    The Coastguard has asked people to stop searching for the wreck as mud and fast incoming tides make the area dangerous.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M180 Lincolnshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M180 Lincolnshire westbound severe disruption, from J5 for A18 to J4 for A15.

    M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 westbound from J5, A18 (Barnetby Top) to J4, A15 (Scawby), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Work restarts on WWII Lancaster Bomber sculpture

    Work on a memorial to Lincolnshire's aviation heritage has restarted after coronavirus restrictions were eased.

    Sculpture plan

    Plans to build a sculpture of a Lancaster Bomber near Newark were approved in 2018.

    The sculpture will have a wingspan of 31m and will be mounted on a 10-12m stand. The Bomber County Gateway Trust said it will reach a height of 30m (98ft) above ground.

    This week, a team of volunteers have been busy painting the frame of the structure.

    It's been painted in shades of blue so it will blends into the sky when the Lancaster Bomber replica (pictured above) is added to the top.

    Workers on scultpture
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    Severe accident: M180 Lincolnshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M180 Lincolnshire westbound severe accident, from J5 for A18 to J4 for A15.

    M180 Lincolnshire - M180 partially blocked westbound from J5, A18 (Barnetby Top) to J4, A15 (Scawby), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Tonight's 'clap for carers' should be the last - Organiser

    Tonight's weekly applause for front-line workers tackling the coronavirus outbreak should be the last, the woman behind it has said.

    People clapping in Harrogate

    It would be "beautiful" to end Clap for Carers after its 10th week, and make it an annual event, Annemarie Plas said.

    She said the public had "shown our appreciation" and it was now up to ministers to "reward" key workers.

    The event originally began as a one-off to support NHS staff on 26 March - three days after the UK went into lockdown.

    However, after proving very popular, it was expanded to cover all key workers and has continued every Thursday at 20:00, with people peering out of their windows or standing on their doorsteps to show their appreciation by clapping, cheering, banging saucepans and playing instruments.

  15. RSPCA fears "cat crisis" over unneutered pets

    An animal charity is warning about a potential increase in abandoned litters of kittens because of the difficulty of getting cats neutered during lockdown.


    The RSPCA say as a result of vets needing to prioritise emergencies during the lockdown it has been harder for owners to have their pets spayed.

    The charity says it is currently caring for more than 1,000 cats and has dealt with 104 incidents relating to cats in Lincolnshire since the end of March

    Dr Samantha Gaines, head of the RSPCA’s companion animal department, said: “We are currently caring for more cats than any other pet throughout the Coronavirus crisis.

    "Every year, the scale of the cat overpopulation problem becomes even more apparent from May to September when most cats are born as the RSPCA is often overwhelmed with kittens.

    "The kitten season this year will continue despite COVID-19 and so the charity is bracing itself for even more cats.”

  16. Woman 'coughed at' over social distancing request

    A woman had a can thrown at her and was coughed at after asking a woman to keep her distance on a train due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's been revealed.


    British Transport Police have released footage of a potential suspect in the incident which happened at Grimsby railway station on Tuesday 28 April.

    The victim was left with minor injuries after the incident, during which she was also verbally abused, officers say.

    Anyone who saw what happened, or who recognises the woman in the picture, is being asked to contact police.

  17. Latest Lincolnshire coronavirus figures issued

    One more person has died in a Lincolnshire hospital after testing positive for Covid-19, it's been confirmed.

    That brings the number of people who've died in hospitals run by United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust and several smaller trusts after testing positive for coronavirus to 135.

    A total of 102 people have so far died in hospitals run by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust after testing positive for Covid-19.