A 17-year-old boy has died after his scooter was struck by a vehicle on the A1 at Barrowby in Lincolnshire last night.Read the full story ›
Bishop says he never hid sexuality while conservative group condemns "major error" as church faces internal debate over gay relationships.Read the full story ›
Thousands of people have taken part in a protest march in Lincolnshire against the temporary overnight closure of Grantham's A and E unit.Read the full story ›
Nicholas Chamberlain is the first Church of England bishop to come out as gay after a Sunday newspaper reportedly threatened to expose him.Read the full story ›
A Lincolnshire police officer has been sacked after admitting to stealing a kayak and a set of paddles before selling them on eBay.
Constable Andrew Hamilton, who was a detective based in Grantham CID, kept the money from the sale, despite knowing or believing he was not lawfully entitled to do so.
He was dismissed by the force for gross misconduct just months after being awarded a Chief Constable's commendation for saving a motorists life who passed out at the wheel at 60mph.
The public hearing was chaired by Chief Constable Neil Rhodes who said: "There is no place in the police service for an officer who demonstrated such unequivocal dishonesty."
A1 in both directions is closed and there is stationary traffic due to fuel spillage from an overturned chemical tanker, with the road likely to be closed till early evening.
Avoid the A1 both directions just south of Grantham. Tanker overturned. https://t.co/UuUnIsRztD
The incident took place between A607 (Harlaxton / Melton Mowbray Turn Off, Grantham) and Heath Lane (Hungerton Turn Off, Great Ponton).
There is congestion on A1 to B1174 Great North Road (Great Gonerby Turn Off) and on A1 to B6403 High Dike (Woolsthorpe / Easton Turn Off).
The tanker involved in the accident is carrying Sodium Hydrochloride. Traffic is Grantham town centre is heavily congested.
A woman from Grantham who was attacked by serial killer Beverley Allitt has won a long battle to have her benefits reinstated.
Kayley Asher, who was targeted by Allitt in Grantham Hospital in 1991, was awarded damages of £11,500 and later granted £120 a week in disability benefits.
The Department for Work and Pensions cut off those benefits 18 months ago and demanded she repay the money because they believed she had more than £16,000 in savings as a result of the compensation and interest paid on it.
But now the DWP has said Kayley’s benefits will be reinstated.
Her mum Sharon told ITV Calender that the last 18 months 'have been hell' and the family is relieved she will now get benefits reinstated.
Kayley hopes to buy a new CD player to play her One Direction CDs on and book a trip to Butlins with some of the money to celebrate.
"Decisions are based on the information provided. After we received further details about Ms Asher’s circumstances, she was found eligible for Employment and Support Allowance.”
She refuses to move from the window as she waits for her owner to come home.Read the full story ›
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Delays of up to one hour on Grand Central Trains between Grantham and Peterborough due to problem with the lineside equipment.
Trains running through these stations may be delayed, revised or cancelled at short notice.
Also affecting East Midlands Trains, Hull Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast services.