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Laughing gas stolen from Lincoln Hospital

Empty nitrous oxide canisters Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information over the theft of laughing gas from Lincoln Hospital.

The canisters of nitrous oxide were stolen during a break-in the early hours of yesterday.

Inhaling the gas can cause a drop in oxygen levels in the body, unconsciousness and, in the worst cases, death.

Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police on 101.

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Veolia to hold public meeting over plans for waste processing plant

The company behind plans for a new waste processing plant in Lincoln will hold a public meeting tonight.

The proposed site Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Planners advised councillors to reject an application for the plant earlier this year, saying they had concerns about the company being able to operate 24 hours a day, as well as potential associated noise.

Veolia is appealing against the decision.

Four cyclists seriously injured in A15 crash in Lincolnshire

Four cyclists seriously injured during an organised bike ride Credit: Lincolnshire Police

A man has been arrested after four cyclists were seriously injured in a collision with a VW Scirocco on the A15 at Ashby De La Launde at 2.25am this morning.

The cyclists were part of a large organised bike ride travelling to Sleaford. The event involved riders from across the UK. Police say they cannot release further information about the injured cyclists until all relatives have been informed.

A 29 year-old local man was arrested a short time later and remains in custody.

Part of the A15 was closed with diversions in place for several hours.

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