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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

'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

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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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Car park charges to rise in three Lincolnshire hospitals

Car park charges will go up at Lincoln County Hospital Credit: ITV News Central

Parking charges are to go up at hospitals in Lincoln, Grantham and Boston for the first time in five years.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust's board voted on the price rises - which will take effect from 1 June.

A daily £1.50 charge will be implemented for Blue Badge holders at Lincoln County, Boston Pilgrim and Grantham District hospitals - it is not known when this will begin.

Prices will go up from £1.20 to £1.40 for a one-hour stay, from £3 to £3.40 for up to four hours and from £3.50 to £4 for up to six hours.

The trust says it has financial challenges to meet and the cost of providing car parks increases year on year.

Thatcher sculpture unveiled in Grantham today

Margaret Thatcher sculpture goes on display at Grantham Museum today. Credit: Grantham Museum

A new sculpture goes on display today as the first anniversary of the death of Margaret Thatcher approaches.

The bronze bust by artist and sculptor Lisa Hawker will be on display at Grantham Museum from today until 30th April.

Since her death Grantham Museum has seen a big increase in the number of visitors and now have an extensive exhibition on the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain.

The Museum will be open on Tuesday 8th April, the first anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's death, to allow visitors to read condolence books signed last year.

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