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Resurfacing closes Lincoln crossroads for five nights

Haddington crossroads over-bridge at Thorpe on the Hill, near Lincoln, will be closed for five nights while resurfacing is carried out.

Haddington crossroads over-bridge at Thorpe on the Hill, near Lincoln, will be closed for five nights while resurfacing is carried out.

The closure will be in place from 1 November between 7pm and 7am. Traffic will be diverted via Boundary Lane, Bridge Road, Bassingham Road, Lincoln Road, Moor Lane and Camp Road.

We've scheduled this work overnight to minimise disruption to road users. Resurfacing the junctions now means we won't have to return again for further repairs for many years.

– Project Leader Tim Mawson said:

Lincoln Cathedral gets cash boost to help fund repairs

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney has welcomed the government's decision to put forward £300,000 to help fund renovation work at the city's Cathedral. It is one of several buildings across England that will receive a share of over £8million for urgent repairs.

Repair work is taking place at Lincoln Cathedral Credit: PA

The fund was announced in Budget 2014, and set up in April this year in recognition of the powerful symbol our cathedrals are of Britain’s shared history, as well as the significant role they will play throughout the commemorations of the centenary of the First World War.

“These announcements are fantastic news for our English cathedrals and will ensure we repair and preserve them appropriately across the Country. I am, of course, particularly delighted that our own beautiful and historic Cathedral in Lincoln will now receive a grant of £300,000 for repairs to its north west transept triforium roof."

"Lincoln Cathedral is an important part of our community and brings people to our historic City now as it has done for many centuries. I will carry on working with Lincoln Cathedral and the local community in my Constituency to ensure that we continue to maximise our influence within our Conservative-led Government and benefit from funding streams such as these.”

– Karl McCartney MP

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Man assaulted in Lincoln nightclub

An 18 year old man from Lincoln has been assaulted at the 'Home' nightclub on Park Street in Lincoln. The teenager was dancing at around 2am on Wednesday 22 October when he was punched in the face in what police describe as an unprovoked attack.

Lincolnshire Police want anybody who saw what happened to come forward.

Mobility scooter pensioner left to die in hit and run

A pensioner was knocked off his mobility scooter and left to die in the road.

82-year old Jim Dakin was riding legally along a cycle lane in Lincoln a week ago when he was the victim of a hit and run driver who struck his scooter from behind.

He fought for his life in hospital for four days but died on Tuesday. )olice have staged road blocks to try and find the driver.

Kate Hemingway reports.

Police question drivers after mobility scooter collision

Police are stopping drivers on Newark Road in Lincoln, to ask them if they witnessed a collision which killed a mobility scooter driver.

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses after the collision

Officers began questioning drivers at 11.30 this morning and will continue to do so for the next 15 minutes.

82-year-old Jim Dakin was driving along the cycle lane when he was knocked off the scooter at around 11.50am last Friday. He died in hospital on Tuesday.

Police appeal for witnesses after mobility scooter death

A man who was hit by a car while driving his mobility scooter in Lincoln has died.

Jim Dakin died in hospital on Tuesday

82-year-old Jim Dakin was driving along the cycle lane of Newark Road when he was hit by a car last Friday. The driver did not stop at the scene.

He was thrown from the mobility scooter and was seriously injured. He died on Tuesday.

“I am appealing for the driver or any other occupants, of the vehicle that struck the mobility scooter, to come forward.

"I know Mr Dakin spoke to a cyclist at the junction of Tritton Road and Newark Road and I would ask that cyclist to contact us as a witness.

"I would also ask fleet managers or vehicle maintenance staff to report any suspicious or unexplained damage to the vehicles, including trailers, they are involved with.

"I would also appeal for anyone who might have footage of any part of Newark Road between 11:30 am and 12:15pm from a dashboard camera (dash-cam) or any other camera system to get in touch."

– Insp Simon Heads, Serious Collision Investigation Unit, Lincolnshire Police

Anyone with any information should contact Lincolnshire police on 101, quoting incident number 194 of October 17th, or the witness hotline on 01522 558855.

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Plans to build Lincolnshire wind farm well on the way

A massive wind farm off the coast of Lincolnshire is set to be one of the biggest in the world.

The company behind the Triton Knoll scheme has already been given planning permission for just under three hundred massive turbines.

Today it revealed details of how it will bring the power that's generated back to land and where it will build a new electricity sub-station. Kate Hemingway reports.

NHS workers strike over pay

Thousands of staff working for the NHS across the region today joined a four hour strike in a protest over pay. There were pickets and rallys outside hospitals in Hull, Lincoln and Sheffield.

The action followed a government decision not to award a one per cent pay rise to all NHS workers which was recommended by an independent body.

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the government needs to ensure any future decision on pay wouldn't lead to nurses being laid off.

Design of new Lincoln footbridge revealed

The new footbridge for Lincoln Credit: Network Rail

The design of a new footbridge over Lincoln High Street level crossing has been released. The plans, which involve re-modelling the property at 179 High Street, will allow pedestrians and cyclists free-flowing access along the street 24-hours-a-day.

A lift will be provided at each side of the bridge, capable of carrying mobility scooters and pushchairs. Work starts on the bridge today and it is hoped it will be open to the public by this time next year.

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