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Severe delays warning after crash closes A1

Credit: Twitter / @CIPhilVickers

Motorists have been warned to expect long delays after the closure of the A1 following a crash involving two lorries this morning.

According to reports, both south lanes need 100m of resurfacing. Motorists have complained about sitting in standstill traffic for more than an hour.

A1 closed near Grantham after crash involving two lorries

The A1 has been closed in both direction following a crash involving two lorries near Grantham.

Fruit and veg clear-up after A1 collision Credit: Twitter / @CIPhilVickers

Dramatic pictures from the scene show significant damage to the road surface.

Motorists have been urged to avoid the area as crews deal with the aftermath.

Credit: Twitter / @CIPhilVickers

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Police appeal after Lincoln assault

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a man was assaulted in Lincoln yesterday (Tuesday 12th May).

Officers say the assault might have taken place in the Napier Street/Cannon Street area around 8pm last night.

A 45-year-old local man was injured and has been taken to hospital for treatment.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen him in the area and around the High Street last night.

He is believed to have been wearing a green army jumper with a t-shirt tied around his waist, and would have had a brindle coloured Staffordshire Bull Terrier with him.

Lincolnshire charity duo may return to Nepal earlier than planned

Two charity workers who raised more than £30,000 and travelled out to Nepal following the first earthquake there say they may return to the country a little earlier than planned - after the latest earthquake earlier today.

Garry Goddard and Leo Scott Smith are from Lincs2Nepal. They put the following post on Facebook earlier today.

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Time flies for Lincoln skyline's newest addition

There is a new addition to Lincoln's skyline - a 31 meter tall spire to commemorate the city's connection with bomber command during World War Two.

It will become the focus point of a peace garden - surrounded by memorial walls eventually bearing the names of more than 55,000 who lost their lives during the conflict.

Watch this time lapse footage - courtesy of Place Architecture/Epix Media -and see the spire go up.

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Going up: Lincoln's Bomber Command Memorial Spire

Police escort for the spire Credit: Kate Hemingway

The huge task of erecting Lincoln's Memorial Spire - to honour the thousands of aircrew who served with Bomber Command and didn't come home - is underway.

The 31-meter spire is the first significant and visible development in the building of the new International Bomber Command Centre in Canwick Hill. It arrived on site early this morning on the back of two low loaders with a full police escort - and waved on its way by the people of Lincoln.

Spire will stand 31 meters tall Credit: kate Hemingway

The Memorial Spire's design is based on two wing fragments, tapering as they rise towards the sky and echoes the Spires that form part of Lincolnshire's skyline. The height of the memorial is 102ft (31.09m), which is the wingspan of the Avro Lancaster; the width at the base is 16ft (5m), which is the overall width of a Lancaster wing. It will take the engineers approximately six hours to erect the Spire. The following weeks will be spent carrying out site welding and finessing, with the Spire due to be completed in late May.

Once finished, it will also be surrounded by memorial walls in a peace garden - which will bear the names of more than 55 thousand men who lost their lives in Bomber Command

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