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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 11 May 2016

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By Martin Slack

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Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire Live has finished for today. 

Thanks for joining us. We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. Join us then.

Appeal after assault outside Tesco

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police have appealed for witnesses to a street assault in Lincoln which left a 29-year-old woman with head injuries.

Officers say an altercation took place between three women in the area of the Tesco Express store on Newark Road, Lincoln, around 19.25 on Monday, 2 May. 

Tesco newark Road
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Two women aged 36 and 35 have been arrested and released on bail. Anyone who saw what happened should contact DC Andy McWatt at Lincoln CID on 101.  

A15 crash: Latest from scene

Businesses set for 'poppy boost'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It's hoped thousands of ceramic poppies going on display at Lincoln Castle will help boost local businesses this summer.

Firms in the city are finding out today how they can benefit from the surge in visitors expected while the poppies are on display.

Tower of London Poppies
BBC

The display was first installed at the Tower of London (above) to mark 100 years since the World War One from 28 May until 4 September.  

Traffic and travel: A15 crash delays

BBC Travel

A15 in Coleby blocked and stationary traffic in both directions at the B1202 Metheringham Heath Lane junction because of a serious multi-vehicle accident.  

Accident location
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Watch: Some showers this evening but dry tomorrow

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's Kay Crewdson with the forecast for this evening and tomorrow:

Sad face: Ice cream man melts away

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

This was spotted by my colleague Jono Brine in the grounds of Lincoln Castle earlier.

Looks like there's been a bit of a run of the vanilla (and other flavours).

Ice cream van
BBC

Chemical company admits health breaches after worker's death

BBC Radio Humberside

Chemical company Cristal has admitted health and safety breaches after one of its workers was killed in an explosion at a site in Stallingborough.

Paul Doyley, who was 48, died when a container at the factory ruptured - contaminating him with its highly toxic contents in 2010. 

Cristal plant
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The company also pleaded guilty to a separate incident in 2011 when chemicals were released at the site which produces titanium dioxide for paint, plaster and coverings. 

Sentencing will take place next month.  

Rotherham children's job affect 'will not county work'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The deputy leader of Lincolnshire County Council's told BBC Radio Lincolnshire her current job won’t be affected by taking on another major position.

Patricia Bradwell's been appointed the Commissioner for Children's Social Care at under-fire Rotherham Council.

Patricia Bradwell
BBC

The South Yorkshire authority that failed to protect many child victims of sex abuse is seeking advice from Lincolnshire.

As well as being Lincolnshire County Council’s deputy leader, Coun Bradwell is also in charge of the county’s children’s services.

Drinks on Pete after hole in one

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The tradition is that you buy a drink for everyone in the clubhouse after a hole in one - looks like it'll be an expensive afternoon for this man:

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Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Chemical company admits health and safety breaches over worker's death at Lincolnshire plant
  • Hundreds of people attend ceremony to remember Lincoln and Bradford football fans who died in Valley Parade fire 31 years ago
  • MP Martin Vickers calls for energy firm to honour promise of hundreds of jobs for North Lincolnshire

Butterflies to help hospice fundraiser

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A Lincolnshire hospice is inviting you to release a butterfly into the skies to help raise money for its future work.

The releases will be taking place across the county on Sunday, 3 July in aid of Boston's Butterfly Hospice. 

Butterfly Hospice
BBC

The first release will take place at Westwood Lakes in Boston and The Crown Hotel in Skegness at 11.30.

Then Springfield's Festival Gardens in Spalding will host a release at 14.00, before a second Boston event at the Butterfly Hospice itself at 15.00.

It'll cost £6 to take part - for more information call the hospice on 01205 311222.

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Bypass disruption

BBC Travel

One lane's closed and there's slow traffic on A46 Lincoln bypass between Doddington Roundabout and Skellingthorpe Roundabout because of a broken down lorry.  

Front page - Spilsby Standard

Skegness Standard

The Spilsby edition of the Skegness Standard is out today - here's how the front page was looking just before it went to press:

Spilsby Standard
Spilsby Standard

Boston's Greene 'delighted' with contract extension

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We've heard from Boston United manager Dennis Greene, who's been given a new two-year contract at York Street.

Dennis Greene
BBC

I am delighted to extend my time as Boston United manager and I am doubly determined to have another shot at promotion following two really disappointing play-off exits in the last 12 months."

Dennis GreeneBoston United manager

MP tells energy firm: Keep your promise on jobs

BBC Radio Humberside

There's concern this lunchtime that thousands of green energy jobs on the south bank of Humber could fail to materialise. 

The Cleethorpes MP Martin Vickers wants Dong Energy to keep its word and develop a base for the renewable industry at North Killingholme. 

Martin VIckers
BBC

It's almost a year since the Danish energy firm signed a memorandum of understanding with Able UK to build a construction hub and Mr Vickers says its about time work got under way.  

Football: Mariners boss is Magpies' target

BBC Humberside Sport

Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst is among the bookies' favourites for the Notts County managerial vacancy. 

They're looking for a fourth manager in just over a year following Mark Cooper's departure to the Mariners' National League play-off opponents Forest Green. 

Paul Hurst
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Traffic and travel: Stamford roadworks delays

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on B1443 Barnack Road in Stamford town centre at the Water Street junction. It's because of roadworks.

Weather: Some sunshine this afternoon

BBC Weather

Here's the forecast for this afternoon:

Weather graphic
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Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Cleethorpes MP calls on energy giant to keep its promise over hundreds of jobs for south bank of Humber
  • Victim of Spalding house fire earlier this month named by coroner - two other victims yet to be identified
  • Police patrols stepped up at former RAF airfield after complaints it's being used as a racetrack

Brave Sophie's fundraising work 'will continue'

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The family of a 12-year-old girl from Lincoln who raised more than £35,000 for pioneering cancer treatments says the fundraising continues despite their daughter's death.

Sophie Robinson
BBC

Sophie Robinson died at the beginning of the year from a brain tumour. 

The fund in her name now has £50,000 to pay for research and holidays for children with cancer. 

One victim of Spalding fire is named

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

One of three men who died in a house fire in Spalding earlier this month has been named.

Marian Marius Laczynski, 38, was one of three people killed in a blaze at a house in Tower Lane, on Sunday, 1 May.

House fire Tower Lane
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Mr Laczynski was a Polish national and his relatives nave been informed. 

A spokesman said the other two victims have yet to be formally identified and an inquest would then follow.

Pilgrims chairman praises manager but says ticket prices will rise

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

More now on that news that Boston United have given their manager a new contract.

Chairman David Newton (pictured) has told the club's website that Greene's "done a great job on a limited budget".

David Newton
BBC

Following on from that though Mr Newton announces the first ticket price rise for nine years.

He says: "I hope that fans will understand that costs have increased significantly over that time and there is a need to try to get extra money into the playing budget." 

Loneliness group makes friends with our Amanda

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

My colleague Amanda White's spending the morning in Immingham - it's fair to say she's quite taken with the people she's been talking to:

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Front pages: Boston Standard

Here's how the Boston Standard was looking just before it hit the press last night - it's on the streets today: 

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Football: Greene agrees new contract with Pilgrims

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Boston United manager Dennis Greene has been given a new two-year contract at York Street the club has announced.

Greene took his team to the play-offs but lost to North Ferriby last Sunday.

Dennis Greene
Boston united

Can you help police find this man?

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police have just issued this picture of Thomas Parr from Spalding as they want to find him.

Officers say there are warrants for his arrest.

If you know where he is contact PC Alastair Pullen on 101.

Thomas Parr
Lincolnshire Police

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Fears raised by Lincolnshire chemists that cuts could see a quarter of branches close
  • Appeal after 80-year-old woman left with serious injuries after car crash in North Lincolnshire
  • Family of 12-year-old cancer fundraiser Sophie Robinson say work will continue in her memory

Chris Kamara adds voice to Bradford fire commemorations

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

There's a memorial service in Bradford this morning to remember the Valley Parade fire in 1985 which killed 56 football fans - including two from Lincoln.

The service, which starts at 11.00 in the city's Centenary Square will be attended by Councillor Andrew Kerry, the mayor of Lincoln.

Former Bradford manager Chris Kamara is among those paying tribute on social media:

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Woman, 80, serious after car hits tree

An elderly woman suffered serious injuries when her car hit a tree in North Lincolnshire yesterday afternoon.

It happened at 15.40 on Walcot Road, Walcot, near Alkborough, when the woman's blue Ford Fiesta, which was travelling from Burton Upon Stather towards Alkborough, left the road.

The 80-year-old victim was taken by ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary where she is in a life-threatening condition.

Police would like to hear from witnesses.

Watch: Showers in the south but brightening up

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's Kay Crewdson with the details for today:

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Politicians and public clash in Boston as part of BBC Newsnight immigration debate
  • Police in Scunthorpe face hate crime accusations from traveller community in row over 'rogue trader' warnings
  • Traders told to prepare for boost as Tower of London poppies head for Lincoln Castle

Boston clashes as Newsnight debates immigration

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

There were clashes on the Newsnight programme last night on how Boston will be affected by EU immigration.

Politicians disagreed over the projections by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) during the debate from Boston Stump. 

Newsnight at Stump
BBC

The ONS figures claim Britain's population could grow to 80 million within the next 44 years - around half coming in from other countries. 

Boston's population could increase by 500 a year for the next 20 years.

Travellers make 'hate' crime complaint about Humberside Police

BBC Radio Humberside

Humberside Police has been accused of a hate incident after issuing warnings about "bogus tradesmen" in Scunthorpe when travellers moved into the area. 

The National Alliance of Gypsy Traveller and Roma Women has put in a complaint to the Independent Police Complaints Commission over the incident.

Humberside Police confirmed a complaint had been made.

Humberside Police badge
BBC

The force says it's aware of the complaint - but won't comment further.

Marking a dark day for football fans

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Front pages: Skegness Standard

Skegness Standard

The Skegness Standard is out today - here's how the front page was looking just before it went to press:

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Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Roadworks delays

BBC Travel

It's fairly quiet on the roads across Lincolnshire so far, but the roadworks on Croft Bank in Skegness are causing problems again.

There's slow traffic on A52 Wainfleet Road between the Warth Lane junction and the Low Road junction.

Watch: 'Boy racer' concerns on former RAF station

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's John Webber who lives close to Metheringham Airfield south of Lincoln.

He says "boy racers" are using the mile-long stretch of tarmac as a makeshift racetrack:

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Weather across Lincolnshire: Drying out this morning

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's how the weather's looking this Wednesday morning:

Weather graphic
BBC

Good morning: Welcome to today's Live coverage

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Morning, it's Martin here with BBC Lincolnshire Live on Wednesday 11 May 2016.

I’ll be here all day, bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across Lincolnshire.

If you've got a picture or a story about life in Lincolnshire you want to share with us, please get in touch via email, Facebook or Twitter.