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  1. Updates on Tuesday 2 August 2016

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learned today

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    That's it for Tuesday everyone, thanks for following along. I'll be back from tomorrow at 8pm with all the latest.

    Until then I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

    Have a good evening. 

  2. The weather with Abbie

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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    Video caption: Abbie Dewhurst has the afternoon forecast.
  3. A look round the Conservatory

    Nicola Gilroy


    We told you earlier about the Sir Joseph Banks Conservatory and how it's being taken down and moved to the Woodside Wildlife Park.

    They want to take everything inside it as well but, as you can see, that may turn out to be quite a task!

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  4. Traffic and travel: Slow traffic remains in Benniworth

    BBC Travel

    As we told you earlier the B1225 in Benniworth has reopened but traffic is far from back to normal.

    Recovery work is still ongoing and there are delays in the area.

  5. A Grumpy Old Man in the post office

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Back now to the story that has captivated the county, the revelation that prog rocker Rick Wakeman apparently ships most of his merchandise out of Coningsby Post Office.

    He turned up in person yesterday much to the staff's surprise. Nicola Gilroy has been speaking to postmistress Sharon Beamish. Take a listen:

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    Video caption: Nic talks to Sharon Beamish after Rick Wakeman popped into her post office
  6. Two officers dismissed from Humberside Police

    Caroline Brockelbank

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Two Police Constables have been dismissed without notice from Humberside Police, which is responsible for areas in North Lincolnshire, following a misconduct hearing.

    The first officer punched a man while detained which was deemed to be gross misconduct. The officer also lied about the location of an arrest and didn't tell supervisors when he was going home.

    The second officer was present and didn't report the incident when a detainee was punched and also fell asleep whilst carrying out cell watch on a vulnerable detainee. 

    Quote Message: The majority of our workforce are hard-working, dedicated and committed professionals and it is important that those who let down the force are held to account..." from Chief Superintendent Judi Heaton Head of Professional Standards Branch
    Chief Superintendent Judi HeatonHead of Professional Standards Branch
  7. Teens warned not to climb on 'structurally unsafe' Boston roof

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Teenagers have been spotted climbing on the roof of the Old Court House in Boston's town centre prompting authorities to warn of safety fears.

    The roof structure and brickwork has become loose. This is a CCTV image of the teens captured in the street below.

    Quote Message: I can understand youngsters during the long summer break wanting to find somewhere to chill with their friends – I was young myself once! But rooftops are not the right places for several reasons. For one they may be trespassing and could be in trouble if inadvertently damage was caused. But I am much more concerned about the potential risk they place themselves in. from Inspecrtor Andy Morrice Boston’s Community Inspector
    Inspecrtor Andy MorriceBoston’s Community Inspector
  8. Not Lovin' it: Drink drive charge for Skegness scooter man who blocked drive thru

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Back now to the coast where a man has been charged with drink driving under unusual circumstances to say the least. 

    The police have told us that 62 year-old Michael Ernest Green, of Clifford Road, was arrested yesterday afternoon at around 3:30pm.


    They were called following a report that a man in a mobility scooter was blocking the drive-thru and refusing to leave.

  9. Collapsed bridge: More pictures

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    This is what Network Rail were faced with when they were called about the Leicestershire bridge last night. 


    And this rather unnerving photo was taken from the bridge itself after the sun came up.

  10. Man arrested for drink driving mobility scooter... in a drive thru

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A 62 year old man's been charged with being drunk in charge of a mobility scooter in Lincolnshire. 

    The police say he was arrested after blocking the McDonalds drive thru in Skegness. 


    Michael Green from Clifford Road in the town will appear before Skegness Magistrates at the end of the month.    

  11. The headlines this afternoon

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The latest from the Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • Attempts continue to repair collapsed rail bridge causing disruption on the East Coast Mainline. 
    • B1225 closed in Benniworth after crash involving car and lorry.
    • Iconic Conservatory to be moved piece by piece to Woodside Wildlife Park.
    • Rick Wakeman sighted in Coningsby Post Office like rare bird or bigfoot. 
  12. Iconic conservatory saved

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Lincoln's Sir Joseph Banks conservatory, which was earmarked for demolition, has been saved but not in the way you'd expect.

    The plan is for it to be taken down and moved piece by piece to Woodside Wildlife Park along with the fish and plants that are currently inside it.

    Work is going to start today.

  13. All well and good

    Work has started to improve the visibility into the Roman well in the churchyard at St Paul in the Bail in Lincoln.

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    The see-through cover has been looking a bit grubby as of late so this will hopefully allow tourists and locals to look into it unobstructed once again.

  14. Weather watchers: Flash of yellow in Skegness

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's a bit grey and miserable today so let's take a look at this photo yesterday, taken in a brief sunny patch!

    Thanks to user brodie for the snap: 

  15. Homeless support centres future in doubt

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Centres offering support to homeless people in part of Lincolnshire could face closure. 

    East Lindsey District Council is looking at plans to shut or reduce opening hours at Customer Access Points. 

    It's where you can get advice on any council related issues such as housing and council tax.

  16. Rick Wakeman sighting prompts Rick Wakeman stories

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    You may remember today's most bizarre story, that Yes-man Rick Wakeman appeared in Coningsby Post Office. 

    This seems to have struck a chord with some of you, for one it's now featured on the BBC England page and some of you have been in touch on social media to tell me about the time you met the prog-rock-god.

    Quote Message: Saw him at a hotel bar on the outskirts of Sheffield, he was selling memorabilia, big guy! from Chris Schubert Facebook
    Chris SchubertFacebook
    Quote Message: Met him on the North Norfolk Railway when he was filming for Watchdog. Great bloke. from Timothy Webster Facebook
    Timothy WebsterFacebook
    Quote Message: I was his his PA for nearly 2 years! from Vicky Lehkyj Facebook
    Vicky LehkyjFacebook

    Alright you win this round Vicky, ya showoff! 

  17. B1225 crash casualty airlifted to hospital

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincolnshire Police have told us the closure at Benniworth is because of an crash involving a car and a lorry. 

    It happened just before 11am and a man is being airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary.

    Road closures are in place at the B1225/A157 crossroads and further South on the B1225.