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Summary

  1. Live updates on Friday 15 April 2016 have now finished for the day. We're back from 08:00 on Monday.

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By Carla George

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Local Live has finished for today. We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. Join us then.

  2. Here's a look at tonight's main headlines for East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's a preview of what's in store with Peter tonight on Look North tonight at 6.30pm on BBC One .

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  3. Bakery staff walk out in protest over pay

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Staff at a Lincoln bakery have walked out in protest because they're not receiving their wages in full. 

    Cooplands on the Carlton Centre shut yesterday. The bakery chain admits it's in arrears and says it hopes to resolve the matter within two months.

    But staff say they've been treated badly. 

    Cooplands

    Katie Simpson, who worked at the Carlton Centre store, said everything was fine until around Christmas 2014.

    She added:"They started struggling getting products in, then they went into administration, it just seems to have got worse really.

    "We were getting paid 50% of our wages, then 25% and now it's 20% of our wages every week."

    Cooplands went into administration in February last year with the loss of 303 jobs and the closure of 39 retail stores, together with the bakery and head office in Doncaster.

    However, 41 retail stores stayed open following a buyout by restructuring firm ReSolve.

    A spokesman for Cooplands said it "massively regrets" the situation and apologised for any hardship caused to any of its staff

  4. Here is the latest news for Lincolnshire this evening

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the main stories from the newsroom:

    • An investigation's underway into the suspicious deaths of 2 people in south Lincolnshire.
    • A distraction thief who targeted an elderly Lincolnshire war veteran has been sentenced to three years in prison.
    • A major Lincolnshire road remains closed after two people were airlifted to hospital following a collision near Swineshead.
  5. Fears grow for missing teenager

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police in Scunthorpe are appealing for help to find a teenage boy who's been missing for four days. 

    Sixteen-year-old Leon Bulmer was last seen at around 06:00 in the morning on Monday 11 April when he left his home in Highcliff Gardens.

    They're asking anyone who knows where he is to contact them.

    Leon Bulmer

     They're asking anyone who knows where he is to contact them.  

  6. Traffic and Travel: Boston crash update

    BBC Travel

    A major Lincolnshire road remains closed following a serious collision earlier today.

    Police were called to the A52 near Swineshead following the incident believed to have involved a lorry and at least two cars.

    Two people had to be airlifted to hospital.

    map of crash scene

    The road is blocked and traffic is queuing in both directions near Bicker Bar roundabout.

    There is also congestion on the A17 to Wigtoft.

  7. BreakingTwo bodies discovered in Spalding

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    An investigation is underway after two bodies were discovered at a property in Spalding, early this afternoon.

    The deaths are being treated as suspicious and two people have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

    The property is on Dawson Avenue in the town.

    Dawson Avenue
  8. Vulnerable victim 'deliberately targeted' says Judge

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The judge sentencing a man who stole £23,000 from a Lincolnshire veteran said he had 'deliberately targeted a vulnerable victim'.

    Ion Anghel, 48, originally from Romania, distracted the 93-year-old before taking his cash card at a Natwest bank in Grantham.

    Anghel, who has convictions for similar offences in Italy and Denmark, had admitted the theft at an earlier hearing Lincoln Crown Court.

    There is also an arrest warrant in place for him in France.

    CCTV of incident

    Sentencing Anghel to three years in prison, His Honour Judge Simon Hirst said: "You deliberately targeted a vulnerable victim. You found the most vulnerable person you could in Grantham that day."

    "This was a sophisticated offence. The way you acted as a team must inevitably  mean you and your associates practiced what you were going to do."

  9. Watch: chilly overnight and risk of snow

    BBC Weather

    Weather forecast for Lincolnshire with Keeley Donovan.

    Sorry folks, it doesn't look great.

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    Video caption: A full weather forecast from Keeley
  10. Here are the headlines for Lincolnshire this afternoon

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the main stories from the newsroom

    • A man who distracted a 93 year old war veteran at a cash point so he could steal his card has been jailed for three years.
    •  A 36-year-old man's been arrested in connection with a string of knife point robberies in Lincoln.
    • Two people have been airlifted to hospital after a serious road collision on the A52 near Boston.  
  11. Traffic and travel: Boston crash update

    BBC Travel

    Two people have been airlifted to hospital ‘very seriously injured’ in a collision on the A52 at Swineshead near Boston.

    A force spokesman said they had been called to the collision involving ‘a lorry and at least two cars’ at about 12:30 this afternoon.

    The road remains closed.

    map of accident spot
  12. Man jailed for £23k distraction theft

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A man who stole £23,000 from a 93-year-old after taking his card at a Lincolnshire cash machine has been jailed for three years.  

    Ion Anghel, 48, originally from Romania, admitted the theft at an earlier hearing at Lincoln Crown Court.

    Ion Anghel

    The victim had his card stolen after being distracted by three men while withdrawing cash from a NatWest bank in Grantham on 14 December.

    The man's details were later used to transfer the money from his account.

    Lincolnshire Police said "inquiries were ongoing in relation to any other individuals suspected of being involved."

    CCTV footage of the incident
  13. Autism care in Lincolnshire 'failing'

    Some children in Lincolnshire with ADHD and autism are having to wait up to 8 months to get specialist help. 

    Figures uncovered by BBC Radio Lincolnshire - show an average ten-week wait for a first appointment.  

    Jodi Hinchlifee from Folkingham, waited four years for her son to be diagnosed with autism. 

    She said: "Every body is in the same boat, we're all waiting for appointments and don't know what to do next.

    children with autism

    The hospitals trust, which provides the service, and the Lincolnshire East CCG say it provides quality community paediatric service in line with national guidelines.

    In a joint statement it said: “The average wait from a patient being referred by their GP to being seen by the community paediatrics service is 69 days, well within the national standard of a maximum wait of 18 weeks. 

    "The vast majority of referrals are seen within this time. ULHT accepts 70% of all referrals. Of those not accepted, the parents are sent letters explaining the reason why and also signposted to other services who are better able to help."

  14. Weather forecast for Lincolnshire this afternoon

    BBC Weather

    Looks like rain is coming in earlier than expected.

    Scheduled for around 15:00 now.

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  15. BreakingTraffic and Travel: Reports of accident near Boston

    BBC Travel

    Reports are coming in of a serious accident on the A52 at Swineshead near Boston. There are no further details at the moment. 

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  16. Here's the news in Lincolnshire this lunch time

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the main stories from the newsroom this lunch time:

    • A 36-year-old man's been arrested in connection with a string of knife point robberies in Lincoln.
    • Scunthorpe General Hospital has been rated as "inadequate overall" by the Care Quality Commission.
    • Three people have been told to pay more than £500 each - after dropping cigarette butts in Lincoln city centre.