A house on Hillside Drive, Grantham was broken into between 11:30pm and 4am this morning (13th September) A blue Golf R was taken.
Anyone with any information please contact police on 101 quoting ref: 39 13 09 2019. Alternatively you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously, either by calling 0800 555 111 or by passing information Crimestoppers online.
Harlaxton Road bridge has been closed for work to be carried out by Anglian Water.
The remainder of the junction remains open.
Pedestrian access is not affected
Didn’t see any notice 607 Harlaxton Road closed today at railway bridge, or is emergency works , lots of hi-vis working could be a fun rush hour.
Just a reminder of what is proposed under the Healthy Conversations for Grantham and that a full A&E needs full paediatrics and maternity services, which we have not had for 20 years.
At this point, as we have been told numerous times that we will not get our A&E reinstated so the priority has to be, reinstating our 24/7, doors open, service. This will enable most patients to be seen locally and save many of our community from having to travel.
I still believe that we deserve state of the art facilities of a new build hospital, for us and for our staff and will continue to push for them to #BuildUsANewHospital while also continuing to fight to #SaveGranthamHospital now.
I personally think it is important to learn from the information over the last 3 years, to be in the best position to retain as much of our services as possible. By using this information to our benefit.
Our efforts have raised awareness to the country, shaped the Healthy Conversations so far (the keeping of medical beds, which makes us much more than just an Urgent Treatment Centre)
We have kept the minor injuries service and addressed triage issues for patients coming outside of Lincoln or Boston.
They are small changes but all to improve our access.
If we continue to say bad things about the providers, no one will want to work for them and we won’t improve the staffing issues and it will reduce the moral of our current staff.
As frustrating as this has been, we need to keep focussed on restoring safe services in Grantham 24/7.
I believe that is the priority of most of our community? Please correct me if I am wrong? (And Please don’t just repeat “we want 24/7 level 1 A&E” as its not going to help us find solutions )
I will #KeepFighting (even if I am doing it alone – its not about who is right, it is about doing what is right)
I thank you all for continuing to be a part of our group, together we continue to #Fight4GranthamHospital
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Delays of ten minutes and delays easing on A1 Northbound between A151 (Colsterworth Services Junction) and Washdike Lane (Boothby Pagnell / Hungerton Turn Off). Average speed 15 mph
Police have confirmed that Stephen Tierney, aged 39, who absconded from North Sea Camp in Lincolnshire on Wednesday 3 July has been arrested this afternoon in the Haverstock Hill area in London. He has been arrested for breaching his prison licence conditions under the Prison Act and will be returned to a secure prison.
His arrest follows an extensive investigation driven by Lincolnshire Police and assisted by colleagues in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, British Transport Police, Essex and the Metropolitan Police.
We continue our investigation into offences of assisting an offender, one man, aged 33, has been arrested and released on police bail in connection with this enquiry.
We would like to thank the great response by the public and media in sharing our appeals and helping with information during our search for this man.
London Road is currently closed (as of 24th July – 10am) due to an accident involving several vehicles outside Vets4Pets. Emergency services are at the scene.
New longer-lasting materials will be used to replace worn out sections of St Bernards Avenue, Louth, later this month.
The council will be trialling a range of modified road-building materials during the £200,000 project, which is due to begin on Monday 22 July and is expected to be completed on Friday 2 August.
The cutting-edge materials should be significantly longer-lasting than the existing surfacing over the concrete carriageway, meaning potholes are less likely to form. If the trial is successful, this process could be used to replace the surfacing on other concrete roads across the county as they come to the end of their lives.
Because of the nature of the works, the road will need to be closed while the improvements are carried out, with traffic diverted via Eastgate, Church Street, Newmarket, Stewton Lane, Wood Lane and vice versa.
Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Over the last few years we’ve successfully experimented with a range of new-and-improved road-building techniques, helping us do more with less.
“Of course, this new surfacing won’t last forever, but we predict it will be much more resilient that the existing surfacing on concrete roads, meaning less maintenance is required in future.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the works. We ask that motorists be patient and would encourage people to use alternative routes where possible.”
For the latest news on roadworks across the county, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/roadworks
Lincolnshire Police is providing an opportunity for county residents to give up their guns by taking part in a national campaign run by the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS).
Residents can surrender their unlicensed or unwanted firearms, ammunition, war memorabilia and imitation weapons between the 20th July and 4th August 2019.
The surrender period will serve as a reminder and an opportunity for people to relieve their homes and their consciences of unlicensed and unwanted weapons.
Detective Inspector Mark Seage said: “This is a chance for people to really think about whether they want to hold on to their weapons, and as a reminder to check that they still have the legal right to do so.
“One less firearm means one less opportunity for it to fall into the wrong hands.
“While crimes involving firearms in Lincolnshire are extremely rare, we understand that every weapon poses a potential threat if not licensed and stored safely. That’s why we’re offering people this opportunity to safely dispose of any unwanted weapons.”
The last firearms surrender in 2017 proved successful with 142 firearms handed in.
The surrender will also invite imitation and replica weapons to be handed in.
Detective Inspector Mark Seage explained: “The fear and intimidation they cause is real even if they are not. Anything that looks like a firearm will be accepted as part of the surrender week.”
During the surrender period, those surrendering firearms will not face prosecution for illegal possession of a firearm at the point of surrender of the firearm to the police, and they can remain anonymous.
However, this surrender does not mean police will not investigate firearms offences, should any come to light, once the operation has concluded.
This is a firearms surrender and not a firearms amnesty.
Under the hashtag #FirearmsSurrender Lincolnshire Police will be promoting the event across social media.
You should contact police immediately if you know that someone else has a firearm illegally or are concerned about someone in possession of any firearm, even if they have a licence.
In an emergency dial 999, and if you don’t want to give your name you can ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
How to hand in your weapon
You can take your item to Boston, Skegness, Lincoln and Grantham Police Stations providing it is packaged and bagged safely and appropriately. Check our website for opening times here https://www.lincs.police.uk/contact/police-stations/
There is no need to call ahead unless you have queries or concerns about your weapon or the process of handing it in.
If you are elderly, infirm or without transport, police will attend your home. Please call on 101.
Do not attempt to bring items that might be unstable, e.g. a hand grenade. Call 101 for advice.
Why are you running a firearms surrender now?
NABIS is running a national two week event and all forces have been invited to take part. We have taken up the opportunity to take part in this campaign to encourage communities to dispose of unwanted firearms safely.
We hope the public will support the initiative and get behind the campaign in 2019.
What is the main purpose of the firearms surrender?
To reduce the volume of guns in circulation in the UK which could get into the wrong hands.
How long will the firearms surrender last?
Monday 20th July to Sunday 4th August.
How effective are these campaigns for targeting real criminals?
During the national firearms surrender in 2014 more than 6,000 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition were recovered by police forces across the UK. In 2017, the total figure for firearms and ammunition combined was around 9,500. Any reduction in the volume of illegally held firearms in the UK reduces the opportunity for these weapons to fall into the wrong hands.
How many firearms and ammunition were surrendered in Lincolnshire in 2017?
142 firearms, none linked to previous criminality
What items do you think will be handed in?
In previous surrender campaigns there have been various weapons handed in including antique guns, air weapons, rifles, shotguns. We hope many weapons will be surrendered across Lincolnshire and Nationally If you want to safely dispose of a firearm or ammunition you can contact your local police force for advice by dialling 101.
What is the difference between a firearms surrender and a firearms amnesty?
Firearms surrenders allow law enforcement to examine the history and use of a firearm prior to its surrender. Any possession or use of the gun prior to its surrender may therefore legitimately be considered for investigation or prosecution.
A firearms amnesty may be considered by some to represent immunity from prosecution for the lifetime of the firearm, this is not the case a with firearm surrender; with a surrender any criminal use of that firearm will be examined and acted upon.
Any amnesty applies only at the point of surrender, not for any offences committed prior to the surrender.
What will happen to all the guns handed in?
A proportion of the firearms will be destroyed but some may be retained by NABIS or museums if they are of significant interest or unusual. Any guns which can be proved to be linked to a crime will be kept as evidence and retained for any future proceedings.
Will I get into trouble for surrendering my firearms?
During the two-week campaign, those surrendering firearms will not face prosecution for the illegal possession and they can remain anonymous. However, a prosecution may be sought if individuals are found in illegal possession of firearms after this period.
When and where can I hand in firearms?
Weapons can be handed to police station front counter staff at Boston, Sleaford, Grantham and Lincoln.
If someone is unable to travel to a police station they should contact police via 101 and arrange for the firearm to be collected.
Alex Knowles delighted to qualify after RAF career
The newest Engineering lecturer at Grantham College has become the first Armed Forces service leader to graduate through the Further Forces programme.
Alex Knowles, who served in the Royal Air Force, will begin his new role teaching Anglian Water apprentices in September.
The Further Forces programme, an Education and Training Foundation initiative, helps create paths for service leaders to retrain as further education lecturers.
Alex began work at Grantham College in September of last year while gaining his PGCE at Nottingham Trent University.
The newly-qualified teacher hopes to pass on his vast experience as an engineer to all of his future students.
He said: “After leaving the Royal Air Force I knew I always wanted to have a career that had the opportunity to make a difference and inspire others to get into engineering.
“Engineering has taken me to some fantastic places and seen incredible things. I hope that my students get the same memories throughout their careers.”
The NHS trust which provides mental health and learning disability services to the people of Lincolnshire is looking for members of the public to sit on its Council of Governors.
Public governor elections for Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) are taking place this summer, with nominations open until Tuesday 30 July 2019.
LPFT governors gain invaluable skills that can help with future employment. By becoming a governor they can build their CV and enhance their listening, decision making and influencing skills.
Governors take part in a number of activities throughout the year promoting mental health and learning disability services and encouraging people to talk openly about emotional wellbeing. They also play a vital role in ensuring that people’s views are heard and that the trust’s services continually improve.
Following the election, governors will carry out a number of important statutory duties, representing the public and holding the Board of Directors to account.
Samantha Swindell, Governor and Membership Officer said: “Many of our current governors take great pleasure from knowing that they’re influencing services for their community. Being a governor helped them to grow their self-esteem, learn how to challenge constructively and be a team player.
“I’d like to encourage anyone who would like to support the Trust to volunteer and put their name down for elections. We are looking for nominations for the following seats: service user, carer, young people carer, City of Lincoln, West Lindsay and surrounding areas.”
Trust Chair, Paul Devlin said he hoped people passionate about improving mental health and learning disability services would put themselves forward for nomination this time around.
“Our governors play an important role in holding our Board to account, ensuring we do the very best for our patients and maintaining a strong link to our local communities.
“Being elected as a governor is a privilege that can bring real personal reward, and we’d like people to come forward who want to drive forward service improvements to ensure the Trust continues to deliver the highest standard of care.
“We’re looking for people with fresh ideas who can bring their passion and expertise to the Trust for the benefit of everyone who uses our services.”
Nominations will remain open until 5pm Tuesday 30 July, with voting taking place throughout August.
A reward of up to £1,000 is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of Stephen Tierney (39).
The information is to be given through the anonymous charity, CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111, or report online at crimestoppers-uk.org
Convicted rapist, Stephen Tierney absconded from North Sea Camp on Wednesday 3 July and officers are investigating potential sightings in the Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire areas – Tierney has links to all of these areas.
Tierney poses a risk to the public who are advised not to approach him. He also poses a high risk to anyone who enters into a relationship with him.
Officers urge Tierney to hand himself in immediately and advise that anyone found to be assisting Tierney to evade capture will be subject to prosecution. This carries a maximum sentence of 14 years imprisonment.
Police would like to thank the excellent response from the public so far and encourage anyone with information to contact CrimeStoppers without delay.
Gianni Angeloni asks,
Could anyone tell me when Trent road crossed the canal, thanks