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  1. Live updates have finished on Monday 11 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Natasha Turney

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our Live coverage across the day

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    That's all for today, thanks for joining us.

    Lincolnshire Live will be back tomorrow with Martin.

    He'll have all your latest news, weather, travel and sport from 8:00 but for now I'll leave you with this fiery sky in Louth from Weather Watcher SkinnyAnnie.

    Fiery sky in Louth
  2. Headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the latest headlines from the Lincolnshire newsroom this evening:

    • David Cameron has said Theresa May will be appointed Prime Minister on Wednesday.
    • A 66 year old man's been charged with murder in Boston.
    • A Lincolnshire headteacher has contacted parents after being shocked and angered by his pupils latest SATs results.
    • Expect to see smoke and explosions tomorrow at RAF Waddington as its to host a major exercise for emergency services.
  3. Lincolnshire's weather

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Broken cloud and sunny spells this evening. Clear spells overnight with scattered showers persisting.  

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    Video caption: The afternoon weather forecast on Monday 11 July 2016
  4. Travel: Overturned lorry closes A16 at Burwell

    BBC Travel

    There's disruption to traffic at Dark Lane in Burwell as a lorry has overturned. 

    The road will be closed in both directions until 10pm whilst the vehicle is recovered.

  5. RAF Waddington to host major exercise tomorrow

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    You're being warned not to be alarmed by smoke and explosions coming from RAF Waddington near Lincoln tomorrow. 

    The station will be taking part in a major exercise from 9am until 3pm. It involves both military and civilian emergency services.   

    RAF Waddington
  6. Tickets for Lincoln 16 running out fast

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    More than 4,000 tickets have been snapped up for BBC Lincoln 16 - Green Fields Beyond event at Lincoln Castle.

    The team have been rehearsing hard over the weekend for the parade and performance in the castle grounds on Friday and Saturday.

    For the preview on Friday 1,123 tickets have gone with another 3,047 people with tickets for the main event on Saturday 16 July. 

    Don't worry though, there's still time to grab yours here.

    Lincoln Castle
  7. Weather watchers: A mixed bag for Lincolnshire's skies

    BBC Weather Watchers

    From the photos we've been getting in from our weather watchers it looks like Lincolnshire is experiencing quite a mix of weather.

    From blue, bright skies in Swineshead taken by Jason T...

    Swineshead blue skies

    To a wet looking Sleaford sent in by Popcat. At least the flowers brighten up this lovely picture.

    Rainy Sleaford

    And of course a spot of grey cloud in Billingborough from Bob3.

    You can't get much more mixed than that.

    Billingborough clouds
  8. Travel: Serious incident closes A180 at Immingham

    BBC Travel

    A collision on the A180 has closed the road between A1173 Immingham and the A1136 at Healing.

    Traffic is queuing in both directions between Stallingborough Interchange and the A1136 junction.

    The air ambulance has just left the scene.

  9. Lincolnshire Headteacher's fury at SATS results

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A Lincolnshire headteacher has written to parents after being angered by his pupils latest SATs results. 

    Around half of the children at Linchfield Primary School in Deeping St James failed to reach the new expected standard for reading, writing and mathematics. 

    Head Andy Fawkes says it's down to changes enforced by the Department of Education and he's devastated at the message the results give to the children.

    Linchfield Primary School
    Quote Message: I have to say to my children 50% of you have not passed your tests and what does that do to those children? How do they feel about being branded a failure at 11 years old. from Andy Fawkes Linchfield Primary School Headteacher
    Andy FawkesLinchfield Primary School Headteacher

    Lincolnshire County Council say they expect Key Stage 2 results to be in line with the national results where 53% reached the new standard. They say because government expectations have been raised the results don't compare with previous years.

  10. Travel: B1174 re-opened following earlier incident

    BBC Travel

    The B1174 has re-opened following an earlier collision at Spitalgate level and the A1 Little Ponton. 

    There is congestion though at Banks Street in Horncastle due to roadworks. 

    Slow traffic also between Boundary Street and St Catherine's Grove in Lincoln.

  11. Police concerned for missing Lincoln man

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Concern is growing for a missing man who was last seen in Lincoln more than a fortnight ago. 

    The police say 58 year old Phillip Dunn who lives on Burton Road was last seen in Lincoln on Sunday 26th June.

    Mr Dunn's motorhome has been found in Colchester, Essex. Since he is keen on motorcycling, officers are keen to hear from anyone in the biking community who knows Phillip. It's thought he could now be driving a white Peugeot Wayfinder motorhome.

    Phillip Dunn

    Anyone with information is urged to call Lincolnshire Police on 101.   

  12. Witness appeal following assault near Lincoln

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police are looking to speak to two girls who may have witnessed an assault in Hartsholme. 

    Its after a woman, having left the Hartsholme Family Centre, allegedly spat at a young child in a pushchair and had a verbal altercation with another woman on Carrington Drive.

    Officers say the girls, identified by their uniform as Priory Witham Academy pupils, may have witnessed the assault and have spoken to the woman accused.

    Quote Message: I would like to speak with them in case they saw this incident. If you are one of them, or know who they might have been, please contact us on 101. Anyone who was on Carrington Drive at the time is also encouraged to come forward. from PC Chloe Barnatt Lincolnshire Police
    PC Chloe BarnattLincolnshire Police
  13. Police charge man with murder in Boston

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

    Detectives investigating the death of a man in Boston have charged a man with his murder.

    Sixty-six year old Vidmantas Svedarauskas, of Porcher Way in Boston was formally charged with murder and will appear before Lincoln Magistrates this afternoon.

    It's after officers discovered a mans body at a house on Porcher Way on Friday afternoon.

    Police say the victim is 61 year-old Manfred Jaedke although a formal identification has not yet been completed. Officers are still tracing relatives outside the UK.

    Porcher Way in Boston
  14. Just 4 days to go until Lincoln 16

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    If you were visiting Lincoln Castle yesterday you were probably wondering why so may people were singing, acting and dancing in the grounds clutching some sort of script.

    Well its all part of Lincoln 16, a outdoor arts events in the city this weekend called Greenfields Beyond. It includes a pageant through the city's street and a special production at Lincoln Castle to tell the story of the city's role in the making of the first ever tank.

    If you weren't at the castle here's an idea of what was going on.

    View more on twitter
    View more on twitter

    If this has made you want to come along to see the spectacle, free tickets are still available online.

  15. Walking festival underway in Lincolnshire

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    People across Lincolnshire have been putting on their boots and getting muddy for this years NK Walking Festival. 

    The series of walks which takes place across North Kesteven started at the weekend and continues until Sunday 17th July exploring some of the little known walkways of our county.

    We're told you don't need to be fit but just fancy a stroll and a natter. You can see the walks available online.

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    View more on twitter
  16. Lincolnshire MP congratulates May after Leadsom quits race for PM

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Its not yet set in stone but with Andrea Leadsom now out of the picture having resigned from the Conservative leadership contest this lunchtime, it does look like Theresa May, being the only candidate, will be the next Prime Minister. 

    Even so, Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles, has been quick to congratulate Mrs May.

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  17. Police appeal after injured man found in Scunthorpe

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Officers are appealing for help in establishing how a man was injured in Scunthorpe. 

    The 30-year-old man was found with injuries to his back, legs, chest and face close to an alleyway to the rear of Sheffield Street, at around 8.45pm yesterday. 

    He was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital for treatment.

  18. Lincolnshire's weather this lunchtime

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    There will be some sunny intervals but staying mostly cloudy this afternoon with rain and the chance of thunder.

    Broken cloud, with sunny spells this evening.   

    Lincolnshire's weather
  19. "Seaside Tsar" for Skegness: Your views

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Let's take a look at what some of you have been saying about deprivation on the Lincolnshire coast. It after the British Hospitality Association announced their idea to appointment of a Seaside Tsar to help reverse the declining fortunes of places like Skegness, Ingoldmells and Mablethorpe.

    Quote Message: I don't think the places themselves are bad, I just think it's the infrastructure that lets it down. Getting to the coast can be a nightmare. No dual carriageways. If it was easier to in and out of then I think our coast would thrive more. from Barry in Conningsby
    Barry in Conningsby
    Quote Message: One end of Cleethorpes suffers from lack of investment. The problem is near the Wonderland side of the resort, it just needs smartening up a bit. from Paul in Grimsby
    Paul in Grimsby
    Quote Message: I think we have a lovely coastline in Lincolnshire. It's only spoiled by holiday makers leaving rubbish behind. Go to Chapel Six Marshes, Anderby Creek, all lovely. Mablethorpe has lovely sands. from Marilyn Rose Hannah
    Marilyn Rose Hannah
  20. Work has started to fix fault in Magna vault

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    If you visited Lincoln Castle last week, sadly you won't have seen the city's copy of the Magna Carta. 

    It's hoped work to fix the vault which houses the historic document will be completed this week after experts discovered a small leak in the drainage system. 

    The Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest have had to be moved because of high humidity.

    Magna Carta

    We'll let you know when you can see it back in the secure vault at Lincoln Castle.