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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Latest headlines on Wednesday 13 July 2016

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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.

Coming up on Look North tonight on BBC One

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The programme could be later this evening because of the new Prime Minister moving into Number 10 - expect Peter on air about 19.00.

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Weather: A few showers possible later

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's a look at the weather for tonight and tomorrow:

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles stepping down from ministerial role
  • Man, 21, dies after motorcycle incident in Boston last week
  • Seal pup rescued from Lincolnshire coast after being found more than a mile from the sea
Stocks in Woodstock

Bethan Bell

BBC News

As an English town considers bringing back the stocks, which other settlements have kept their instruments of medieval correction?

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Full council to rule on Humberston Fitties

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

You might remember we told you yesterday, people living at the Humberston Fitties were meeting the council to discuss closing the chalet park for another two months.

Well it emerges there will now be a full council debate before a decision is made.

Last month North East Lincolnshire Council decided to shut the park for longer because of the risk of flooding. 

But after concerns from people who live there the issue will now be debated in September.

Chalets at Humberston Fitties chalet park

The joint scrutiny panel decided to refer the issue back to full council. "

Matthew PatrickNorth East Lincolnshire Councillor

BreakingGrimsby Town striker injury scuppers deal

BBC Humberside Sport

We're told an injury to former Grimsby Town striker Lenell John-Lewis (pictured) has scuppered plans to bring him back to the club from Newport County, 

Sources close to both clubs say a deal had been agreed between the Mariners & the Welsh club for John-Lewis before he suffered a knee injury last Friday. 

The 27-year old, nicknamed "The Shop", spent two seasons with Town from 2013 to 2015 where he scored 26 goals in 101 games.

Lenell John-Lewis
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Poppies in bloom in time for World War One commemoration

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

You've got to hand it to Lincoln City Council's gardeners - look at the beautiful red poppies in this floral display outside Lincoln Castle.

They are in perfect time for BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Lincoln 16 events this weekend - including the Green Fields Beyond production.


The weekend aims to mark Lincoln's role in the invention of the tank and the lives of those who were changed by World War One.

The poppies are a brilliant reflection of that - and also reflect the skill of the gardening team at the council.

Boles heading to back benches

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles has announced he's heading for the back benches after giving up his ministerial post.

Mr Boles, who was a skills minister under David Cameron, has released a statement saying now was the "right time" for him to go.

Nick Boles

He was the chairman of Michael Gove's Tory leadership bid and courted controversy with a text calling on MPs not to vote for Andrea Leadsom - who later pulled out of the race anyway.

Motorcyclist dies after Boston crash

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A motorcyclist involved in a crash in Boston last Thursday has died.

The 21-year-old man suffered serious injuries after the incident in Tower Road at around 18.30 last Thursday.

Police say the death means 31 people have died on the county's roads since the start of this year.

Injured seal pup rescued from Lincolnshire coast

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A young seal pup found on the Lincolnshire coast with a stick through it's eyeball is said to be recovering well. 

It was rescued by the RSPCA after being found alone on salt marshes at Frieston Shore near Boston. The pup was two kilometres from the sea when it was found last Friday. 


It's now being cared for by the RSPCA wildlife centre in East Winch, Norfolk, and is expected to be released back into the wild when he has fully recovered.  

Appeal after boy, 11, attacked in park

BBC Radio Humberside

Police are looking for witnesses after reports an 11-year-old boy was assaulted in an Immingham park.

Officers say the incident happened off Pelham Road, at around 17.15 on Sunday, 3 July.

Any information should be passed to police on 101.

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A46 closed

BBC Travel

The A46 in Thorpe on the Hill is closed southbound at the Hykeham roundabout, because of an accident involving two vehicles and recovery work. 


Headlines across Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Boston house fire caused by an electrical fault say firefighters
  • Skegness police sergeant admits gross misconduct over treatment of detained woman
  • Council defends school CCTV van plan in face of criticism from headteacher

Watch: Rapper Professor Green talks about mental health

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

The rapper Professor Green, otherwise known as Stephen Manderson, is visiting Grimsby today to talk about mental health issues. 

He'll be speaking at Navigo's annual meeting. They provide health and care services across North East Lincolnshire. 

The rapper has previously highlighted the importance of addressing mental health issues.

WATCH: Assembly Rooms book Chuckles for the night

Scott Dalton

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

As if the excitement of Billy Ocean coming to Lincoln wasn't enough - news here from Boston's Assembly Rooms. 

The Chuckle Brothers will be in residence for one night only later this month:

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Police sergeant admits using 'inappropriate force'

Rod Whiting

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A Lincolnshire police sergeant has admitted gross misconduct at a disciplinary hearing. 

The hearing heard Sergeant Phillippa Rowson had used inappropriate force on a detainee at Skegness police station in April last year.

A panel, sitting at Lincolnshire Police headquarters, has been told Sergeant Rowson, 52, grabbed Samantha Taylor around the neck and pushed her against a wall.

The hearing continues later.

Victorious Gibraltarian team invited to Sincil Bank

Michael Hortin

Sports Editor, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

In the wake of their famous victory against Celtic the Lincoln Red Imps have been invited to Lincolnshire.

Here's a tweet from the team at Sincil Bank:

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The Lincoln Red Imps from Gibraltar were named after the original Imps after a former Sincil Bank director helped them with funding and kit.

They beat Celtic last night and face a second leg in Glasgow on Wednesday - we'll let you know if they agree to come to Lincolnshire.

Cameron's cuts will be his legacy says council boss

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

David Cameron's on his way out of Downing Street and the Tory leader of Lincolnshire County Council has admitted the last six years under a Conservative government has been a 'challenge'. 

Speaking on the day the Prime Minister will hand his resignation to the Queen, councillor Martin Hill said David Cameron's legacy will be local government cuts.

Martin Hill
Lincolnshire County Council

But Mr Hill said the county has also seen major investment and feels the trend of rural areas being at a disadvantage has been reversed.  

Council bosses defend school CCTV vans

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire County Council has defended a scheme to prevent irresponsible parking outside schools. 

It's after the head teacher at Bourne Grammar School called the project a 'terrible waste of money'. 

CCTV van

The pilot - due to start in January - will see CCTV cameras in vans parked outside eight schools. It will cost £70,000. 

Councillor Richard Davies, who's in charge of the idea, says the problem "blights residents and is extremely dangerous" and needs action.

Strictly shock: But could Lincolnshire provide the answer?

Suggestions that Grimsby's Keith Clifton who's the dad of Strictly pro's Kevin and Joanne could take over after Len Goodman hangs up his dancing shoes on Strictly:

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Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: City centre slow

BBC Travel

Here's a warning from Lincoln's bus operator Stagecoach - roadworks taking their toll again: 

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WATCH: Keira beating cancer

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Some good news from Keira Wrenn from Alford:

WATCH: Typhoon's loopy take-off

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The RAF Coningsby-based Typhoon display aircraft has been at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire over the last few days.

And the pilot took this amazing video from the cockpit - look away if taking off in a holiday jumbo makes you feel a bit queasy though:

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Boston house fire: Cause was electrical

We've now heard from firefighters at this bungalow fire in Monteith Crescent, Boston.

The flames are now out - and Station Manager Peter Wiles, who's carried out the investigation, says he's satisfied it was accidental.

Boston house fire

Crews were called to the blaze at around 07.00 this morning. 

Firefighters say the man who lives in the bungalow is unhurt and being helped by volunteers from the British Red Cross.

WATCH: Headteacher's criticism for school parking CCTV vans

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Fire crews at scene of house fire in Boston
  • David Cameron's Lincolnshire legacy 'will be cutbacks'
  • Lincolnshire firm tests drone ice cream delivery

Latest picture from house fire in Boston

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Our reporter Gemma Dawson is at Monteith Crescent in Boston where there's been a serious house fire:

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Horses champing at the bit for Lincoln 16 event

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

This weekend it's BBC Radio Lincolnshire's big event to mark the county's role in the First World War.

Lincoln 16 will take place on Saturday with a huge procession through the city during the day involving these amazing horse costumes.

Lincoln 16 horses

The the day ends with a spectacular outdoor performance in the grounds of the castle Lincoln16: Green Fields Beyond - which tells the story of the first tank, which was built in Lincoln.

Tickets are going fast - with only 180 left for the Saturday night. They're free so book yours here before it's a sell-out!

Red Imps beat Celtic 1-0

Yes you read the headline right, but the Red Imps we're talking about here are actually based in Gibraltar - not at Sincil Bank.

The Lincoln Red Imps were named after Lincoln City after their owner became friends with Reg Brealey a former Lincoln director.

Lincoln Red Imps

Now they're making the name famous across Europe after beating the Scottish titan in the Champions League second qualifying round.

Speaking to BBC Radio Lincolnshire Charlie Polson - a former club president - said the achievement was fantastic.

WOW...What a way to get your ice cream on the beach!

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

A drone delivers ice cream to Mablethorpe beachgoers.

An aerial photography firm says it has successfully completed what it claims to be the first ice cream delivery on a beach using a drone although it's still in the testing phase.

I'm hoping this idea catches on and I can get an ice cream delivered by drone to a beach near me.   

I think it might have melted by the time it arrives at Hornsea from Mablethorpe though.

Ocean set to voyage to Lincoln

Watch: Mostly dry and mild

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Four fire engines at house fire which broke out at 07.00 in Boston 
  • Headteacher criticises new mobile CCTV cameras for schools as 'waste of money'
  • Billy Ocean unveiled as next 1980s pop performer to play at Lincoln Castle after sell-out UB40 gig

Boston house fire: Red Cross crew on way

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The British Red Cross emergency response team is on the way to a house fire in Boston - the team's called when homeowners are left out of their homes after a fire.

We'll bring you more on this as we get it.

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House fire alert in Boston

Weather: Decent day to come

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Dry and bright for most of the day today so why not enjoy it:

weather graphic

Firefighters called to kitten crisis

One word needed here: Aaaaaaaaah!

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Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Morning, Martin here with BBC Lincolnshire Live on Wednesday July 13 2016.

Ice cream, unmanned drones, a football victory over the mighty Celtic, CCTV cameras outside schools and a kitten rescue. 

All to come here soon - along with all the other news, sport, weather and travel you'll  need throughout the day.

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