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Summary

  1. Live updates have finished on Friday 15 July 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 1pm on Saturday

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Today's Live coverage

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    That's another week done and dusted everybody.

    Lincolnshire Live will be back from 1pm tomorrow for special coverage of Lincoln16 and Green Fields Beyond, join us then because trust me, you won't want to miss it. 

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  2. The weather with Keeley

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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    Video caption: Here's the weather with Keeley
  3. The headlines

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    • Two teens charged with Spalding murders appear in Lincoln Crown Court.
    • Lincolnshire County Councillor 'very tempted' to run for vacant UKIP leadership.
    • Boston golfer playing in The Open.
    • Preview performance of Green Fields Beyond taking place in the Castle this evening.
  4. Victoria Ayling 'keeping options open'

    Rod Whiting

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A Lincolnshire County Councillor is mulling over a decision to stand for the leadership of UKIP.

    I've been chatting to Victoria Ayling about leadership ambitions as well as the future of her party, take a listen:

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    Video caption: A Lincolnshire County Councillor says she's very tempted' to enter the leadership race
  5. Traffic and Travel: A158 re-opens

    BBC Travel

    The A158 has re-opened in Gunby after a crash earlier today.

  6. Have you seen Elsie?

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

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    Yes, I know it's the twitter handle for Dog Lost but I'm sure they'll be able to lend a hand if you spot her.

  7. Lincolnshire PCC eggs on Ayling for UKIP leadership

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Earlier we told you about County Councillor Victoria Ayling's leadership ambitions. 

    Marc Jones succesfully ran against her for the role of Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commisioner but it looks like he was impressed by what he saw...

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  8. The Mongol rally

    Melvyn Prior

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    I've been chatting with a team of students about to head to Russia in an old banger, with an anvil (yes, really) on the roof.

    Joe and Jan joined me in the studio but their partner Jake was missing...

    Take a listen:

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    Video caption: Thousands of miles, three students and an anvil
  9. Boston golfer continues Open campaign

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    Boston's Dave Coupland is playing in The Open again today.

    He got off too a roaring start yesterday, shooting a one-over-par 72 better than the world number one Jason Day 

    He starts at just after 4 o'clock this afternoon. A round of even par today should see him make the cut for the weekend. 

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  10. Cops call for kettle back

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    I was going for a "pot calling kettle black" thing, gettit? No? Nevermind.

    Police want to speak to this man after a kettle was stolen from an electrical store in Sheep Market, Spalding.

    kettle man
  11. Grantham man jailed for rapes

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Rapist Darren Blackley has been jailed for 16 years.

    Blackley, 36, pleaded guilty to eight counts of rape and two other charges, involving children, at Lincoln Crown Court today.

    His crimes took place across 2015 and 2016.

    Darren Blackley
    Quote Message: This is a significant sentence which reflects the abhorrence of the offences. I would like to thank the victim and family for their bravery in coming forward. from DC Trisha Wells Grantham Public Protection Unit
    DC Trisha WellsGrantham Public Protection Unit
  12. Traffic and Travel: Crash on the A158

    BBC Travel

    A diversion is in place on the A158 in Gunby with queuing traffic in both directions. 

    There's been a crash between Baker's Lane junction and the Greengate Road junction.

  13. Superstar sell out

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    If you were hoping to get a ticket for an extra performance of Jesus Christ Superstar today then I'm afraid you're too late

    They've sold out in just SEVEN minutes this morning.  

    The extra date was added when tickets sold out for the original run of performances in August in five and a half hours.

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  14. The weather with Clare Nasir

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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    Video caption: Here's the weather with Clare
  15. UKIP County Councillor considering a leadership bid

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    In a shocking event in a week of shocking events, Nigel Farage stepped down as the leader of UKIP at the beginning of last week. 

    Obviously he's left some big shoes to fill as well as questions about the party's future now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union.

    One of those looking to fill them is Lincolnshire County Councillor Victoria Ayling, we're going to speak to her about her leadership ambitions a bit later on.

  16. Memorial service to be held for hero dog

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A heroic military dog who saved more than 1,000 lives during five tours of duty will be remembered at a service tomorrow. 

    The Springer spaniel Buster earned a row of campaign medals for his service of duty to Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

    Buster

    Buster retired in 2011 and died last year at the the home of his handler, Flight Sergeant Will Barrow in Lincolnshire. The service will be held at RAF Waddington.