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Free advice for potential home buyers in Lincoln

There will be free advice for potential first time home buyers in Lincoln today as a Help to Buy roadshow visits.

Free advice for potential home buyers in Lincoln Credit: Press Association

The scheme has already helped thousands of people become home owners and anyone considering buying a house will be able to get expert tips and pointers at the City Hall.

Line to 'remain closed for some time' after train derailment

Trains between Lincoln and Grimsby will remain severely disrupted for the rest of the week after the derailment of a freight train yesterday.

Services remain suspended on East Midlands Trains between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town and the line will 'remain closed for some time'.

Once the on-site investigation is completed and we are given permission to remove the wagons from the site, the area will be cleared and the track will be repaired and tested before the line reopens. This process is likely to take some time and we cannot yet give accurate timescales as to when the line will reopen, although we expect it to remain closed for at least the rest of the week and we will update passengers as soon as we have more information.

– Network Rail spokesperson

East Midlands Trains services cannot run between Lincoln and Grimsby Town, because of a derailed freight train at Welton.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch are currently investigating the cause of the incident and then Network Rail and the freight operator will work to remove the train and reopen the line as quickly as possible.

However, we have been advised the line may remain closed for some time.

– East Midlands Trains spokesperson

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Serious accident - A158 Lincoln Bypass

A serious accident on the A158 Lincoln bypass has closed the road between Bunkers Hill and Nettleham Road roundabout.

A collision took place at about 4.5pm today involving a motorcyclist and three cars. The motorcyclist, believed to be male, is expected to be flown to the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham by Air Ambulance. All of the vehicles were travelling west, from Bunkers Hill towards Nettleham Road.

The road is presently closed and is expected to be so for the next few hours. Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police quoting incident number 337 of 30/6/15.

Freight train derailed in Lincolnshire

Services have been suspended on East Midlands Trains between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town due to a derailed freight train between Lincoln Central and Market Rasen.

Trains are not currently running between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town and disruption is expected for the remainder of today.

Road transport will replace trains.

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Kennaugh defends British Cycling Championship crown

Peter Kennaugh of Team Sky successfully defended his British Championship title in Lincoln.

Team Sky's Peter Kennaugh Credit: Press Association

The Manx rider was pushed close by his countryman, Mark Cavendish but pulled away on the final climb to hold on to the title.

Elsewhere, Burley in Wharfedale's Scott Thwaites came home in 5th, followed by Sheffield's Adam Blythe in 6th.

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Crowds gather in Lincoln for cycling championships

Exhibitions celebrate 800th birthday of Magna Carta

A series of exhibitions to celebrate the eight-hundredth anniversary of Magna Carta began in Lincoln today.

Magna Carta exhibition Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Running until the end of September, "The Great Exhibition" will display copies of the document in five venues across the city, and for the first time in four hundred years, two copies of the Chapter Bible will be on display side by side.

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