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Summary

  1. Live news ,sport, travel and weather updates resume at 8:00 on Monday
  2. Updates on Friday, 5 February

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day:

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    That's me done for the day, I'm punching my card and heading off to the nearest Public House for a couple of shandies.

    However Lincolnshire Live will return with a vengeance on Monday from 8 o'clock with all your news, travel, weather and sport from across the county.

    Join us then.  

  2. Travel: Problems around Lincoln and Grimsby

    BBC Travel

    General Friday rush hour traffic clamming up the roads in and out of Lincoln and Grimsby but there's a more serious incident causing issues north of Lincoln as well.

    The A15 between Horncastle lane Scampton Airfield and the A46 is blocked after an accident incolving three vehicles. Diversions are in place but it's slow going.

    Travel map
  3. Weekend weather round-up

    BBC Weather

    For Saturday we're looking at outbreaks of rain, heavy at times with a a strong southerly wind.

    It may become drier for a time in the afternoon but the rain will return in the evening.

    Weather Saturday

    Not much better on Sunday either. Frosty start with bright spells coming through but that wind and rain will be back.

    Weather Sunday
  4. Celebrations continue at Cranwell

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Our reporter Rod Whiting has been at RAF Cranwell covering the Founder's Day celebrations.

    You'll want to stick your headphones in for this:

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  5. Strike on the cards for teachers at Spalding Grammar

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Staff aren't happy after Spalding Grammar was the only school in the county not to get a 1 percent pay rise.

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  6. It's just a step to the left....

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    .... and a jump to the righ- hang on it's actually Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue training some new recruits.

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    Rest assured we have no idea what they're doing either all we know is one of our reporters is among them and we're never going to let him live this down.

    At the very least he has some new moves for the office Christmas party.

  7. Manhunt underway for Boston burglar who uses dating sites to hide from authorities

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    42-year-old Allan Campbell is wanted for recall to prison after he failed to complete his sentence for burglary.

    It's thought that Campbell, originally from Boston, has recently been in West Yorkshire but could have traveled to South Yorkshire and Northamptonshire.

    He's been known to use dating sites to meet women for the purpose of finding places to stay.

    Alan Campbell

    Ladies, you might want to swipe left on this one.

  8. Historical manuscript goes on display in Spalding

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A historical manuscript charting the details of Lincolnshire families over hundreds of years has gone on display at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum.

    The museum is currently displaying a range of items belonging to the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, focused on the recently acquired manuscript.

    The piece is an early 18th century manuscript titled ‘Armes and Memoires of Ffamilies in Lincolnshire’ compiled by Maurice Johnson.

    Manuscript

    And no that's not a typo, it really is spelled with two 'Fs'.

  9. Brigg man who attacked pensioners in their home has appeal dismissed

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A 'cruel' robber who left an elderly couple unconscious and bloodied has failed to convince top judges he is not 'dangerous'.

    Harley Newland, 23, of Mill Lane, Brigg, terrorised 90-year-old Eric Davey and his wife Joyce Davey, 86, two days before Christmas 2014.

    He left Mrs Davey in a 'pool of blood' with her husband fearing she was dead, Mrs Justice Thirlwall told London's Appeal Court today. The couple had to spend their first Christmas apart for 69 years in separate hospitals.

    Newland was initially jailed for the attack for ten years and eight months at Grimsby Crown Court on May 18 last year.

    Today the judge rejected his appeal against the extra sentence he received after being branded as a danger to the public.

  10. Trial by fire, new recruits put through their paces

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire fire and rescue are training up some of the county's future firefighters at their Waddington training site.

    Because we're cruel we've sent one of our reporters down to take part as well, we'll be hearing about how he got on next week.

    Fire training
  11. Pensioner injured in traffic collision in Spalding

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A woman in her 80s has been taken to Peterborough hospital after she was hit by a car at Springfields Outlet Centre, near Spalding.

    Police say it happened at about quarter past one this afternoon.

    At this stage details are still sketchy but visitors to the shopping centre are being asked to follow any diversions.

  12. Experts finish postmortem on Hunstanton whale

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    As we told you earlier the latest whale on Hunstanton beach sadly died last night at about 8 o'clock.

    It was the sixth sperm whale to meet its end on the East Coast.

    Hopefully the postmortem will shed some light on what brought them to our beaches.

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  13. Legal Highs: Your thoughts

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    You've been having your say on claims that banning legal highs in Lincoln has only pushed the problem underground.

    Quote Message: I can assure you the problem is still huge in our city, massively problematic and the fact there's no help for legal high addiction makes the issue even worse. They are more addictive than heroin and as cheap as a few pounds. I have witnessed nice people turn evil in minutes on the stuff. from Stephanie Whelan Facebook
    Stephanie WhelanFacebook
    Quote Message: Listening to the police officer being interviewed this morning only reinforces my opinion that they are somewhat detached from reality and completely inflexible in their approach to this problem. In banning the legal highs they have compounded the situation. from Stephen Minister Facebook
    Stephen MinisterFacebook

    Even Councillor Richard Davies from the County Council has been in touch, it's worth noting that the ban was a decision by the City of Lincoln Council.

    Quote Message: It would be hard to say the war on drugs has been a stunning success so banning yet more substances was never going to solve the problem. from Richard Davies Facebook
    Richard DaviesFacebook
  14. National retailer opens store in Grantham

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Home and garden retailer The Range has officially opened a new branch in Grantham today.

    The Mayor of Grantham Jacky Smith and the company's COO Paul Sherbrook did the honours and cut the metaphorical ribbon.

    Store opening

    They say around 80 part-time and full-time jobs have been created, one of those now on the payroll is Grantham resident Tim Ballaam.

    Quote Message: I had been unemployed for quite a while so it has given me a whole new lease of life. The sky is the limit now. from Tim Ballaam New Range employee
    Tim BallaamNew Range employee
  15. Police support rise in council tax

    Sharon Edwards

    Political reporter

    Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel has given its support to a 1.96% rise in the policing council tax precept putting £3.87 a year onto a Band D property 

    However the final decision rests with police commissioner Alan Hardwick, who earlier revealed he won't be standing for re-election at the end of his term.

    Chief Constable Neil Rhodes certainly thinks it's a good idea:

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  16. Sport: Cooney's off to Corby

    BBC Sport

    Boston United have confirmed that 20-year old Tommy Cooney has left the club to join their national League North rivals Corby Town.

    Tommy Cooney

    He only made one appearance for the Pilgrims, in their 3-1 victory over Hednesford on 23 January.

  17. The headlines so far today

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    • Fears that Lincoln ban on legal highs has forced the problem underground
    • Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick says he won't stand for re-election
    • 65 people arrested for harecoursing so far this season
    • ABP confirm talks over redundancies
  18. Fire near Spalding: Now under control

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    At it's height four crews were called to the scene and residents nearby were being told to keep their windows shut. 

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  19. 65 people arrested for harecoursing this season

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A big number feeling the ongoing wrath of Lincolnshire Police's Operation Galileo.

    Of those 26 have been convicted.

    These dogs were seized on Wednesday from suspected harecoursers:

    Seized dogs

    Oh and the police took their car as well.