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  1. Police witness appeal after lorry and car collision

    Police are investigating a collision between an HGV and a BMW on the A15 in Lincolnshire in the early hours of this morning.

    Police Tape

    It happened at about 04:45 at Dunsby Hollow, near Cranwell.

    The road remains closed while investigations continue at the scene.

    Officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage to get in touch.

  2. This evening's forecast for Lincolnshire

    It will be a dry night in Lincolnshire.

    Here's the latest forecast:

    Weather Forecast
  3. Giant rainbow painted on Lincoln house celebrates NHS

    This house with a giant rainbow painted on it is creating quite a stir in Lincoln:

    Rainbow house

    It's been painted onto the front of the house as a thank you to NHS staff for their care during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The man behind it, Peter Spaczynski, says it's been cheering people up during their daily exercise.

    Quote Message: I'd seen lots of other people do it. Lots of kids putting rainbows in the windows and on the pavements. I thought I could do that on my house. It needs a bit of a paint. It might put a smile on a few people's faces." from Peter Spaczynski
    Peter Spaczynski
  4. 'What is it they don't understand? - Police speed warning

    Lincolnshire Police are warning drivers not to speed during the coronavirus lockdown.

    Speed camera sign

    The force says while most are following government guidance to make only essential journeys, they are seeing some irresponsible drivers and riders taking advantage of the emptier roads.

    Specialist operations officers are on patrol, both in cars and motorbikes, marked and unmarked, to enforce speed limits, according to the Lincolnshire force.

    Quote Message: I find it deeply frustrating that at times when it’s crucial to protect our NHS and those working long and very difficult hours, there are drivers and riders flouting basic laws. What is it they don’t understand? Our officers are enforcing speed limits and we will continue to do so." from Insp Jason Baxter Specialist Operations, Lincolnshire Police
    Insp Jason BaxterSpecialist Operations, Lincolnshire Police
  5. Flowers for NHS staff tackling coronavirus outbreak

    Hundreds of bouquets of flowers are expected to be delivered to hospital staff in Lincolnshire today as they continue to battle with the coronavirus pandemic.


    Dutch flower business Green Partners, which has a site at Moulton near Spalding, says it wants to show support for their efforts.

    About 500 bouquets are due to be delivered today and it comes after the company also delivered another 500 to a care provider in Boston last week.

  6. Cyclist involved in crash with lorry

    Police are dealing with what's described as a "serious" collision at Deeping Common.

    Police Jacket

    Emergency services were called to the A1175 with the junction of Cross Road just after 11:30.

    The collision involves a green and yellow DAF drop-sided lorry and a pedal cyclist.

    Officers are appealing for witnesses.

  7. Latest Lincolnshire coronavirus hospital deaths confirmed

    A total of four more people have died at hospitals in Lincolnshire after testing positive for Coronavirus, according to the latest figures.

    The patients were two men aged 89 and 90 and two women aged 82 and 90, all of whom had underlying health conditions, United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) said.

    That brings the total number of people who've died at hospitals run by ULHT after having tested positive for Covid-19 to 69.

    A spokesman said: "Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

  8. Virtual council meetings in the pipeline

    Virtual council meetings are due to begin within weeks as authorities across Lincolnshire explore new ways of working due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Planning applications and spending decisions still need to be made in public meetings, despite the rules on social distancing.

    Councils say they have ways of meeting virtually but are still working on electronic voting systems and ways of including the public.

    Quote Message: As we get more confident in the technology being there to sustain a greater number of people, and people being disciplined enough to take it in turns properly to ask questions, we'll widen the access as this goes on." from Lord Gary Porter Leader, South Holland District Council
    Lord Gary PorterLeader, South Holland District Council
  9. Major Grantham science and arts festival cancelled

    This year’s Gravity Fields Festival in Grantham has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

    Gravity Fields Festival 2018

    The biennial festival, combining science, arts, heritage, music and drama, is organised by South Kesteven District Council and celebrates the legacy of, and local links to, Sir Isaac Newton.

    The authority says the festival usually attracts funding from Arts Council England for the event’s traditional Saturday night outdoor spectacular.

    However, this year those funds have been redirected to a creative arts crisis funding package as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Kelham Cooke, leader of South Kesteven District Council, says: "This was not a decision taken lightly, but, as with all our decisions at present, public health and the continuing delivery of our critical services must come first."

    Quote Message: As with any event of this kind, much of the planning and decision-making about allocation of resource have to be made months in advance. It would not be right to make such commitments in the current situation." from Councillor Kelham Cooke Leader, South Kesteven District Council
    Councillor Kelham CookeLeader, South Kesteven District Council
  10. Emergency crews deal with 'serious' crash on A17

    Police are dealing with what's described as a "serious" crash on the A17 at East Heckington.

    Jet garage at Heckington

    Emergency services were called to the scene, near the Jet garage, just before 10:15 this morning.

    A grey Ford Kuga and a blue HGV which has pigs on board are involved, according to police.

    Arrangements are in hand to transfer the animals to another vehicle, officers say.

    The road will be closed for at least the next three to four hours, police add.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1175 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1175 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between Littleworth Drove and A15.

    A1175 Lincolnshire - A1175 in Market Deeping closed in both directions between the Littleworth Drove junction and the A15 junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Fire services warning over sky lanterns blaze risk

    Fire services in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are reminding people not to set off sky lanterns tonight warning they could cause huge fires.

    A person setting off a fire lantern

    According to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, people are being asked to buy the lanterns and then set them off tonight at 20:00 in support of carers working during the coronavirus pandemic.

    It coincides with the weekly nationwide clap for key workers.

    However, the fire service is asking people not to do this as the lanterns could land and "cause a significant fire".

    It said a better, safer way to show support at the moment was to "stay at home".

    The message has been echoed by fire services in North and West Yorkshire - as well as in Lincolnshire, where releasing sky lanterns was recently banned on public land.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A17 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A17 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between B1395 Side Bar Lane and Shell Petrol Station.

    A17 Lincolnshire - A17 in East Heckington closed in both directions between the B1395 Side Bar Lane junction and the Shell Petrol Station junction, because of an accident.

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

  14. Helpline sees increase in calls over relationship problems

    Staff working on a Lincolnshire helpline say they've seen an increase in calls about relationship breakdowns during the coronavirus lockdown.

    Man with phone

    The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) in Lincoln says it could be down to couples spending more time confined together as a result of having to stay indoors during the pandemic.

    The service says it's also been helping people struggling to make ends meet because of the impact of the virus.

    Quote Message: We cover seven areas predominantly and that one's not normally at the forefront. Just recently there've certainly been more inquiries coming through to do with relationship and family, but not just necessarily relationship breakdown. It could be contact with children, issues over payments between people for children, along with things like separation, divorce and so on." from Laurence Waylett CAB advisor, Lincolnshire
    Laurence WaylettCAB advisor, Lincolnshire
  15. Lincolnshire's Thursday weather forecast

    It will be another dry day in Lincolnshire.

    Here's the latest forecast:

    Weather Forecast
  16. Care homes' PPE concerns amid coronavirus pandemic

    A group which represents care homes says low stocks of protective equipment (PPE) are an increasing concern as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

    The Lincolnshire Care Association says staff are reportedly running low on equipment such as scrubs and face masks.

    A total of 17 care homes out of 270 in Lincolnshire are currently in isolation due to coronavirus.

    The Director of Public Health Lincolnshire, Professor Derek Ward, says ways of increasing supplies are being looked at

    Quote Message: With some of the PPE, there are some other options we're exploring working with our local businesses as well to try to see what they can do." from Professor Derek Ward Director of Public Health Lincolnshire
    Professor Derek WardDirector of Public Health Lincolnshire