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Viral Facebook post warning about EU Referendum vote registration 'wrong' says Lincoln Council

The post has been shared more than 12,000 times on Facebook Credit: Facebook

Warnings that people will be ineligible to have their say in the EU Referendum unless they register to vote are misleading, a council has said.

A post on Facebook highlighting part of the Government-issued leaflet about the vote claims that "we need to register specifically for this referendum".

It has been shared more than 12,000 times.

But Lincoln Council said the suggestion was incorrect.

“It has come to our attention that a social media post, which has gone viral across the UK, has wrongly advised people they will have to re-register to vote in the EU Referendum. “This is not the case. “If you are already on the electoral roll, all you need to do is turn up at the polling station and vote on 23 June.”

– Lincoln Council


A46 closed due to tanker accident

The A46 southbound is closed due to accident involving a tanker between the A1434 Newark Road at Pennells Roundabout and South Scaffold Lane. The road has been closed since around 7:00am after a tanker left the road at Swinderby. At around 8:00am the closure was extended back to the Pennells roundabout. The closure will affect traffic between Lincoln and Newark.

Work on Lincoln mosque is well underway

Work on mosque is well underway

Fundraisers behind a mosque that is being built in Lincoln say they have almost raised the full £1.6 million pounds needed to complete the project.

Work is already well underway on Boultham Park Road in the city centre with more than £1.3 million having been raised. The chairman of the Islamic Association, Tanweer Ahmed, says he is hopeful the building could be completed by September with only £280,000 left to find.


Women on the pull in support of power-lifting gran

A grandmother from Lincoln has been invited to compete for her country as a power-lifter - despite only taking up the sport 14 months ago. Michelle Franklin needs to cover her own expenses so she and a group of friends decided to raise money by going on the pull, as Adam Fowler reports.

And anyone wanting to follow in Michelle's footsteps ... can find out more here #thisgrannycan

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.

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