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BREAKING NEWS: A1028 near Ulceby Cross closed after serious accident

Reports are coming in of a serious accident which has closed a main road near Ulceby Cross. The AA is warning of heavy traffic on A1028 in both ways between A158 and A16 Bluestone Heath Road, near Welton Aggregates. The air ambulance has been called...

today, 14:14 in Regional East

Quad bike and van stolen in Wragby

PCSO Nigel Wass is appealing for witnesses after the theft of a quad bike and a Ford Transit Van from a yard in Louth Road, Wragby, overnight on January 15-16. On the same evening, there was also suspicious activity around a Land Rover parked in...

today, 12:01 in Regional East

Nigerian businessman sentenced for his part in £1.28m Lincolnshire NHS trust fraud

Following a trial at Leicester Crown Court a thirteenth defendant has been convicted of conspiracy to launder money in an international fraud and money laundering investigation. Detectives of the Lincolnshire Police Economic Crime Unit carried out the...

today, 11:43 in Regional East

Chase Tate’s brother charged with fraud over ‘memorial plaque’

The brother of Chase Tate, who tragically died following a hit-and-run collision near Alford last year, has been charged with fraud after he allegedly raised money for a memorial plaque in Chase’s memory - while intending to keep the money for...

today, 11:07 in Regional East

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance to become operational ‘24 hours a day’

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance have announced today (Thursday) that they are extending their life-saving service to become operational 24 hours a day, working through the day and night. A Lincs & Notts spokesman said: “We are extremely proud and...

today, 10:53 in Regional East

A52 closed after high winds bring down power cables and trees during the night

The A52 at Wainfleet is one of a number of roads reported closed because of fallen trees or uprooted power cables following high winds during the night. Police received 33 reports of trees down, fully obstructing or partially obstructing roads across...

today, 09:00 in Regional East

Longwool arrivals

Spring is certainly around the corner as lambing is under way. These two little balls of fluff were the first lambs to be born into the Risby flock of Lincoln Longwools this year. The picture, provided by owner Louise Fairburn, shows the oldest and...

today, 08:31 in Regional East

Reminder to buy medicine over the counter

With winter halfway through and spring on the horizon, people across Lincolnshire are being reminded they can buy a wide range of medicines over the counter from their local pharmacy or supermarket, without the need for a prescription. “There are a...

today, 07:28 in Regional East

Alford walk raises £430 for cancer causes

A walk held last month in Alford has raised £430.28 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK. The walk was organised by local resident David Mellars and saw a total of 54 people take part as well as some of their beloved four-legged...

yesterday, 17:15 in Regional East

Serious collision on the A46 at Nettleham

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a collision near the Brown Cow pub on the A46 at Nettleham. Two vehicles are involved in a collision which happened at 3.25pm this afternoon (Wednesday). The A46 has been closed at the roundabout with...

yesterday, 16:47 in Regional East

Sheep killed after suspected dog attack near Market Rasen

Police are investigating what is believed to be a dog attack on sheep in a field in Croxby, Market Rasen. The owner had 17 pedigree Hampshire and Blue Texel rams that were savagely attacked overnight on Thursday January 11 / Friday January 12. It is...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional East

‘Improvements are required’ at Huttoft School

The head teacher at Huttoft Primary has defended the school following a recent Ofsted report that said it ‘requires improvement’. Ofsted published the report in December 2017 after visiting the primary school in November. Inspectors concluded that...

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional East

RAF Association calls for volunteers in Mablethorpe to tackle loneliness.

The RAF Association is looking to recruit volunteers across Mablethorpe for its befriending service, which pairs volunteers with members of the RAF community who are struggling with feeling lonely or isolated. With 170,000 RAF veterans dealing with...

yesterday, 11:38 in Regional East

Teenager assaulted at Wetherspoons in Louth

Witnesses are being sought to an attack on a teenage man in ‘The Joseph Morton’ Wetherspoons in Louth on Saturday (January 13). The victim is believed to have been hit with a glass or a bottle and sustained a facial injury. A man in his 20s was...

yesterday, 11:06 in Regional East

Trust’s £90m payout due to patient errors

The trust which runs Lincolnshire’s hospitals has paid out more than £90 million in costs incurred due to errors over the past five years. New research by the BBC Local News Partnership says that United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust paid out the...

yesterday, 10:22 in Regional East

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