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'Ongoing' police incident on street in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police have cordoned off a road in Barrowby, near Grantham, to deal with an 'ongoing incident' Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Lincolnshire Police have cordoned off a road in Barrowby, near Grantham, to deal with an 'ongoing incident'.

Officers have been dealing with a 21-year-old local man in a house on Reedings Road since 4pm today.

The force will not release further details, but they say that the general public is not in danger and that the area will remain cordoned off until the situation is resolved.

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Major development in Grantham gets boost from council

Plans for a new £5 million development in Grantham - including a multiplex cinema and a food court -have been given a major boost after South Kesteven District Council's cabinet recommended the project go ahead as part of the town's regeneration.

Artist's impressions of the new development Credit: South Kesteven District Council
Artist's impressions of the new development Credit: South Kesteven District Council

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Family heartened by determination of boy in coma for four months

The family of a teenager from Lincolnshire who suffered head injuries after being knocked off his bike say they are heartened by his continued determination.

Ryan Smith was in a coma for four months after the accident last summer, which happened while he was riding to his summer job in Grantham.

He is currently being rehabilitated at a centre in Surrey.

Video courtesy of the Ryan Smith Foundation

Pictures from the scene of Grantham factory fire

Ten fire engines tackled the fire at the Environcom recycling plant on the Great North Road in Grantham on Saturday evening.

Environcom recycling plant Credit: ITV Central News
The fire caused noticeable damages to the recycling plant Credit: ITV Central News
The fire broke out at Environcom recycling plant in Spittlegate Level Credit: ITV Central News
Ten fire engines attended the scene Credit: ITV Central News

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'No casualties' after large factory fire in Grantham

A large fire in Grantham broke out at the Environcom recycling plant in Spittlegate Level yesterday evening.

Machinery and a large quantity of recycling materials were lost in the blaze and the factory badly affected by smoke damage.

There was a fire at the Grantham Environcom site last night, which was contained quickly thanks to the Lincolnshire Fire Brigade. Having assessed the situation this morning I can confirm there are no casualties and limited damage to plant and machinery.

Further to a meeting with the Fire Brigade this morning, Environcom will be operating business as usual next week. I can also reassure local Grantham residents that there is no environmental concern.

– Sean Feeney, CEO of Environcom

Investigation into blaze at Grantham recycling plant

Investigations are underway into the cause of a large factory fire in Grantham.

It broke out at the Environcom recycling plant in Spittlegate Level yesterday evening and plumes of black smoke could be seen for miles around.

People living near the plant were advised to keep their doors and windows closed.

Machinery and a large quantity of recycling materials were lost in the blaze and the factory badly affected by smoke damage.

Residents told to keep windows and doors closed

Lincolnshire police are advising people living near to a fire at the Environcom recycling plant in Grantham to keep their windows and doors closed.

People have reported seeing black plumes of smoke for miles.

Picture shows plumes of black smoke from factory

People in the area are tweeting about being able to see black plumes of smoke for miles.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service say they have now reduced the number of fire engines at the scene.

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