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Roads closed following Lincoln gas leak

People in Lincoln have been advised to stay indoors following a gas leak in the city.

Roads have been closed and buildings evacuated in Lincoln following a gas leak Credit: ITV News

The bus station is closed, along with roads near the East West Link Road near to Pelham Bridge.

Buildings were evacuated and train services disrupted when a digger damaged a gas main.

Man charged with Newark rapes

A man has been charged with rape against two women at the same location nearly a year apart.

28-year-old Dwane Smith from Lincoln appeared before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with two counts of rape.

He was remanded into custody until his appearance at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday 3 May 2016.

The charges relate to incidents in a room above The White Hart pub, in Market Place, Newark, on Thursday 9 April 2015 and Friday 1 April 2016 respectively.


Update expected on Cornhill Quarter scheme

More details are expected to be revealed today about the regeneration of Lincoln's Cornhill Market.

Plans to spent around £12 million on the grade II listed Corn Exchange building were approved by the council in October.

The Market has remained open to tenants for trade since the council approval - but last month some of the traders were relocated as work on the project got underway.

Missing Jean is 'very trusting and easily led'

Police say they're growing increasingly concerned for a woman who's gone missing from Lincoln.

Jean Parker got on a train to Newark from Lincoln on Easter Friday and hasn't been seen since. She takes medication but it's not thought she has any with her. Officers describe her as very trusting and easily led.

She is of medium build, 4' 11" tall with short grey hair, blue eyes and usually wearing glasses. Jean normally wears the beige/cream coat she is wearing in the photograph and normally has a black trolley and brown hand bag with her.

We are growing increasingly worried for Jean, if anyone has seen or heard from her since Easter Friday then I'd ask them to call us.

– Sgt Guy Farmer

Lincolnshire air ambulance urges public for donations

An appeal is going out urging the public to make donations to keep the air ambulance in the air.

Credit: Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance Service

Each journey costs the ambulance service around £2,000 per mission and it flys an average of 3 times day.

The Ambucopter responds to local emergencies 365 days a year and needs to raise £1.9 million.

The service receives no funding from the government and is based at a purpose-built facility at RAF Waddington with one pilot, two paramedics and one doctor.


Lincoln Castle celebrates 1st anniversary of £22m refurb

Lincoln Castle is celebrating the first anniversary of its £22m refurbishment.

Lincoln Castle Credit: ITV Yorkshire

250,000 people have visited the attraction over the past year.

It was crowned the UK's best tourist attraction in November 2015, beating off stiff competition from across the country including the Harry Potter studio tour and the Tower Bridge glass floor attraction in London.

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