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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Friday 29 April 2016

Live Reporting

By Martin Slack

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincolnshire Live has finished for today. Thanks for joining us. We're not here on Bank Holiday Monday, but will be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with more news from around the area. Join us then.    

  2. Watch: Reds' return - aerobatic display team come home to RAF Scampton

    It's been a bit of a secret what time they'd arrive - but the Red Arrows are back in Lincolnshire after a six-week training camp in Greece.

    Our reporter Harry Parkhill's there to welcome them, along with a lot of fans. 

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  3. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this evening:

    • Veteran speaks of anger over vandalism at Lincolnshire's Bomber Command Memorial
    • Council admits closing village primary school will be "devastating for community"
    • Red Arrows due to land back in county this evening after return from Greek training camp
  4. Watch: Warmer weather to come tomorrow

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's Keeley Donovan with the details for tonight and tomorrow:

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    Video caption: The details on the afternoon of Friday 29 April
  5. Speed crackdown after 21 deaths on county's roads this year

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Road safety officers at Lincolnshire Police have announced a major clampdown on speeding to take place from next week.

    It's after 21 people died on Lincolnshire's roads since January 1 - compared with just nine at the same time in 2015.

    Officers say operations will take place in the west of the county. They said it was about "education, and not to try and catch people out".

    Quote Message: We’ve had an unprecedented amount of accidents that have tragically resulted in loss of life so far this year and we are doing our utmost to try and stop that number from rising. from Supt Matthew Klewzyc Lincolnshire Police
    Supt Matthew KlewzycLincolnshire Police
  6. Two arrested over alleged 'rogue traders' offence

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Police say two men have been arrested after it was alleged they charged £3,000 to clean a pensioner's roof.

    The 24-year-old and 18-year-old from Hertfordshire were charged after the incident earlier this week in Forkedale, Barton-upon-Humber.


    Officers investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses who saw anyone or vehicles that seemed out of place on Forkedale on Tuesday or Wednesday to call 101.  

  7. Veteran's disgust over Bomber Command spire vandalism

    Jake Zuckerman

    BBC Look North

    Harry Parkins is a  former Bomber Command flight engineer who flew 39 operations during the Second World War.

    He says vandals who broke into site of the International Bomber Command Memorial near Lincoln are "mindless".

    Spire collage

    Mr Parkins, who lives near Lincoln, says those responsible for the damage at the site should be made to pay to put it right.

    He told me: "I think it was a disgraceful act and a lack of respect to the people who lost their lives."

  8. Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Deer delays on motorway

    BBC Travel

    One lane's blocked on the M180 eastbound between junction 3, for the M181 at Scunthorpe and J4 for the A15  at Scawby, because of deer on the road.  

  9. Can you help police track down this man?

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Do you recognise this man? Detectives want to talk to him about the theft of a handbag from a van in Burgh-le-Marsh near Skegness.

    The man was caught on CCTV which has now been released by Lincolnshire Police.


    The theft happened on 17 March. Credit cards in the bag were later used to withdraw money from cash machines in the resort. 

    If you can help, call police on 101.

  10. Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Fallen power cables in road

    BBC Travel

    Take care if you're in the Hogsthorpe area this afternoon. South Ings Lane is partially blocked in both directions between the Sloothby High Lane junction and the Orby Road junction, because of fallen power cables.  

  11. Paedophile jailed 25 years after raping girl

    A 62-year-old man has been jailed at Grimsby Crown Court after being found guilty of sex offences.

    The jury convicted Colin Bell, of Coulbeck Drive, Cleethorpes, of rape and indecent assault of a girl under 16. The charges related to incidents that took place about 25 years ago.

    Colin Bell

    Bell was sentenced to 14 years in prison and was told by a judge he must serve the "greater part" of the sentence before being considered for parole.

    A Sexual Harm Prevention Order was also imposed for life which prohibits Bell from having any unsupervised access to any girl under the age of 16.

  12. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon:

    • A tiny Lincolnshire school with just 16 pupils is to close - despite a campaign by parents to save it
    • Border Force officers seize almost nine million cigarettes at Port of Immingham
    • Hunt for van driver who knocked woman off mobility scooter in Lincoln city centre
  13. 'We just need to get the result' - Pilgrims boss

    BBC Sport

    Ahead of tomorrow's crunch fixture at Stalybridge, Boston United manager Dennis Greene says he won't be constantly checking how his play-off rivals are getting on.

    The Pilgrims, Nuneaton and Harrogate Town are fighting over two spots in the play-offs, but Greene has told BBC Radio Lincolnshire he doesn't see the point of checking too much.

    Dennis Greene

    He said: "We'll check the scores at half time. We just have to get ourselves in a winning position and get the result. It doesn't matter about the other scores."

  14. Border Force: 'Cigarette smugglers are cheating taxpayers'

    Here's one of the pallets of smuggled cigarettes which were seized at Immingham Docks last night.

    The UK Border Force says if the smuggling attempts had proved successful it could have cost the Treasury approximately £2.5m in unpaid duty and VAT.

    Illegal cigarettes
    Quote Message: The black market cheats honest traders and it is effectively stealing from the public purse. People tempted by cheap cigarettes and tobacco should think again." from Mark Robinson Border Force assistant director for the Humber Ports
    Mark RobinsonBorder Force assistant director for the Humber Ports
  15. Nine million illegal cigarettes seized at Lincolnshire port

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The Border Force has just told us it's seized almost nine million illegal cigarettes at the Port of Immingham.

    The seizure happened yesterday evening when officers searched an unaccompanied trailer that had arrived at the port on a ferry from Vlaardingen in the Netherlands.

    Cigarettes on lorry

    Officers discovered the trailer pictured above contained 8,960,000 cigarettes concealed inside 20 wooden pallets which were labelled as wooden flooring.

  16. Decision due next week on Immingham fire station merger

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The future of two fire stations in Immingham could be decided in just over a week. 

    Humberside Fire and Rescue is thinking of merging the town's two fire stations to save money.

    Immingham Fire Stations

    On Monday, they deferred a decision but it'll be looked at again a week on Monday.

  17. Everington turned down loan chance - City boss Moyses

    BBC Sport

    Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses says midfielder Kegan Everington turned down the chance to go out on loan earlier this season.

    Everington has only made two appearances in 2016 for the club and Moyses has told BBC Radio Lincolnshire he feels a loan move would have been beneficial.

    Kegan Everington

    Moyses said: "He's a great lad, he's had a good season training-wise but he didn't really want to go out on loan... So that maybe held him back a touch.

    "All the players who have gone on loan have come back better for it, but that was Kegan's choice."

  18. Lincolnshire's weather: A drier and brighter afternoon

    BBC Weather

    A few bright or sunny spells are likely this afternoon, but clouding over for a time with some heavy rain or wintry showers with a risk of hail.

    Turning drier and brighter later with the strong westerly winds easing and a top temperature of about 8C (46F).

    Weather forecast
  19. Falling pupil numbers behind Saltfleetby Primary closure

    More on the news that Saltfleetby Primary School is to close in the summer due to falling pupil numbers.

    Lincolnshire County Council has argued it doesn't make financial sense to keep it open.

    With capacity for 56 pupils, it has only 16 children across seven year groups - and that number's projected by the authority to fall even further.   

    Saltfleetby Primary School

    The council says it's considered federation and academy options, but no solution could be found. 

    Some parents have campaigned to keep the school and say small, rural schools should be protected.

  20. Saltfleetby school update: Closure confirmed

    Jono Brine

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    I've just been talking to Lincolnshire County Council about tiny Saltfleetby Primary School.

    Education chiefs have decided to close the school in the summer, despite a campaign to save it which has been staged by local people.

    I'll be talking to Patricia Bradwell, who's in charge of education and schools on the county council, on BBC Radio Lincolnshire after 17:00.