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A road closure has been put in place for around 10 weeks as the Environment Agency starts work on Sincil Dyke outside Lincoln City Football Club’s LNER Stadium.

The works are part of the Environment Agency’s £6 million Lincoln flood defence project and its team will be on site until December. However, work will not take place on Lincoln City match days.

The works will involve a series of improvements to flood defences up to the Spencer Street footbridge.

The works will include strengthening the flood wall running outside the football stadium. | Photo: Environment Agency

This will include strengthening the flood wall running outside the football stadium, installing erosion protection, rock armour and steel sheet piling in specific locations along the river bank.

The scheme will help reduce the risk of flooding to local homes and businesses.

The works are part of the Environment Agency’s £6 million Lincoln flood defence project. | Photo: Environment Agency

The £6 million Lincoln Defences Project, led by the Environment Agency, began in June 2019 and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2021, subject to reasonable weather conditions.

More than 2km of riverside walls and three sluices will have been renovated including at Stamp End, as well as environmental improvements. This will generate economic benefits valued at almost £33 million.

The University of Lincoln has delivered over 300 food boxes to students who are self-isolating due to coronavirus.

Staff have been delivering the cupboards essentials box from Morrisons, which costs £20, to students at their doorsteps in Lincoln completely free of charge.

Inside the parcel are key cooking ingredients such as pasta, meal kits, sauces, soups and beans, as well as household goods such as milk and toilet paper.

The boxes are designed to be easy to cook from. | Photo: Alexandra Foxley-Johnson

Any student who is isolating can apply for one of the boxes and have it delivered to their door within 24 hours by emailing [email protected].

The boxes have been chosen to last up until students finish their self-isolation period and can access food shopping themselves again.

All food boxes also cater for any individual dietary requirements or allergies that students may have.

Harvey Dowdy, the University’s Director of Estates, said: “Our dedicated team of staff have been out delivering food boxes seven days a week to any of our students who require them.

“The feedback we’ve received has been overwhelmingly positive – the students really appreciate the food boxes and have been impressed by the high-quality and healthy items we provide.

“We are part of a wonderful community here in Lincoln and we do all we can to support one another.”

Police are looking for a 44-year-old man to get him back in prison.

Stephen Sacre has links to Sleaford, Billinghay and Lincoln.

He was charged in 2018 after stealing a car in Sleaford before being stopped by police in a pursuit through Ruskington.

If you have seen him or know his whereabouts, call 101.

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