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A1 southbound now reopened but delays continue

The A1 southbound has now been reopened but delays are still there at A46 / B6166 Lincoln Road (Newark Showground / Air Museum Turn Off), affecting traffic between Newark and Grantham.

Following an accident involving a car and lorry at Long Bennington at around 09:00 the southbound side was closed. It re-opened shortly before 16:00.

Two people airlifted to hospital after serious accident on A1

Two people have been airlifted to hospital after an accident involving a car and a lorry on the A1 at Dry Doddington in Lincolnshire.

Traffic between Newark and Grantham is affected.

There are delays on A1 southbound. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The collision happened around 8.50am. Both the carriageways were closed to allow the air ambulance to land.

There are delays, road closures and queueing traffic due to accident investigation work on A1 Southbound between A46 / B6166 Lincoln Road (Newark Showground / Air Museum Turn Off) and Valley Lane (Long Bennington / Cotham Turn Off), congestion on A1 to Vicarage Lane / Main Street (North Muskham / Bathley Turn Off).

Diversion are now via A46 south Newark by pass, down the Saxondale Island and then East along A52 to rejoin A1 at Grantham.

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Massive smoke plumes visible after substation fire

Giant smoke plumes are filling the skyline close to the site of a fire in Grantham.

Emergency crews are still dealing with the blaze at an EON electrical plant in Spring Gardens, just miles from the city's East Coast rail line.

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Train services disrupted after sub station fire

Train services have been disrupted after a fire at an electrical sub station in Grantham.

Services are currently suspended on East Midlands Trains at Grantham. The firm says the disruption is expected to continue until at least 8pm this evening.

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Other lines impacted by the fire include Hull Trains (between London Kings Cross and Hull) and Virgin Trains East Coast ( between London Kings Cross and Leeds, Harrogate, Skipton, Hull, Newcastle and Edinburgh)

Thousands of homes without power after fire at Grantham electrical sub station

Thousands of homes in Grantham have been left without power after a fire at an electrical sub station in the town.

Emergency crews are still thought to be tackling the blaze which broke out at the sub station at Spring Hill Gardens this evening.

Fire crews say homes have been evacuated nearby as a precaution.

There are not thought to be any casualties.

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Peter's suitcase returns .... but medals are still missing

Peter and his wife, Kinga

Veteran Peter Bennett from Grantham, who lost his beret and medals while attending a service in London, has now got his suitcase back - but is still hoping for the return of his precious belongings inside.

Peter, from Grantham, has dementia and lost his beret and medals while attending opening of the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey last Thursday.

He believes he may have left them in a taxi in London or at Kings Cross Station. Social media users as far as America and Australia have been sharing the appeal in the hope the medals may be returned to Peter.

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Peter says he has had the beret ever since serving in Malaya.

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