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Lorry pair arrested after fatal A1 crash

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Two people travelling in a lorry have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal crash on the northbound A1.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Colsterworth, near Grantham, in Lincolnshire shortly after 1am on Wednesday following a collision between a carand the lorry.

Lincolnshire Police said the crash was believed to have caused fatal injuries to those travelling in the car. The force said in a statement giving details of the arrests: "The investigation into this incident is in its early stages and the number of people who were travelling inside the car and their identities are still being established.

"The A1 has been closed in both directions from the Oakham turning and at Colsterworth. It is believed the road will be closed for some time as investigations take place and vehicle recovery is carried out."


RAF Freedom parade postponed

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An RAF freedom parade through the streets of Stamford in has been postponed on the advice of police following the Manchester terror attack.

Personnel from RAF Wittering were due to exercise their freedom of the Lincolnshire town on Thursday May 25th.

Station spokesman Ed Palmer said: "In consultation with Lincolnshire Police and in line with national police guidelines, RAF wittering has reluctantly decided to postpone the parade marking the freedom of Stamford tomorrow.

“Although we are not aware of any specific threat to Stamford or RAF Wittering, we believe it would be more appropriate to hold the parade at a later date.

"RAF Wittering apologises for any disappointment and thanks the people of Stamford and all the nearby communities for their continuing support."

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