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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Monday
  2. Live updates on Friday 5 August 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Local Live has finished for today. We're back from 08:00 on Monday with more news from around the area.

    In the meantime, here are five things we learnt today:

    • A 6-year-old boy has been rescued from a lake in Skegness
    • A former Lincoln MP has criticised Jeremy Corbyn's decision to nominate the head of Labour's Anti-Semitism inquiry for a peerage.
    • Lincolnshire's copy of the Magna Carta is back in its secure vault at Lincoln Castle.
    • Whether you believe it or not, Lincolnshire is one of few places in England where renting a house is still affordable.
    • Parents-to-be in Lincolnshire can now access free antenatal classes as part of a new pilot programme.
  2. Here's the forecast for this evening

    BBC Weather

    The afternoon was at its warmest at about 16:00, with plenty of sunshine until about 20:00.

    weather map
  3. BreakingDad says 'thank you' to man who saved his son's life

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    The parents of a six-year-old who fell into a lake in Skegness have thanked the man who saved their son's life.

    Richard and Julie Weston were enjoying a family day out at Fairy Dell when their son Tommy fell into the old boating lake.

    Hearing his screams, council worker, Jack Layton, ran over and jumped in the water, dragging the little boy out.

    Dad, Richard, from Skegness, said: "We only turned our backs for a second and Tommy had fallen in.

    "We could hear his brother screaming, and started running towards him, but before we knew it a man had jumped in a dragged him out.

    "He was terrified, really distressed, and had got quite cold in the water. We just want to say thank you to the guy and make sure he is recognised for what he did."

    Jack Layton, a street scene operative at East Lyndsey Council, said he only did what anyone else would do.

    He added: "He was very shocked and I understand why his parents are so relieved, but I only reacted in the way anyone else would do."

  4. Evie dreams of Paralympic success in the future

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    A Skegness horse rider says she's looking forward to a competition in the county this weekend which will pit disabled competitors against their able-bodied rivals. 

    The ES UK Championships are taking place at Allington, near Grantham and Evie Toombes, who's 14, will be taking part. 

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    And with the Rio Olympics on the horizon Evie, who has spina bifida, says she's hopeful para-showjumping will become part of the paralympics in future. 

  5. Dark clouds gather over Boston

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    This picture reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds'...

    Thanks to Peter for submitting this to BBC Weather Watchers

    clouds
  6. Lincolnshire MP honoured

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Transport Minister and South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes has been given a CBE in David Cameron's resignation honours.

    John Hayes
  7. Your views: Councillors turn down plans for Humber Bridge attraction

    Hessle Town Council has rejected plans which include a new glass elevator and tourist centre at the Humber Bridge.

    Councillors raised concerns about traffic chaos and a threat to the nearby Country Park.

    You've been contacting BBC Look North about this story

    Quote Message: Surely investment on an iconic attraction would bring in tourists and extra money for the local economy. Hessle Councillors are turning money away. from Linda
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    Quote Message: Humber bridge is a road, not a theme park. from Geoff
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    Quote Message: Bring the Humber bridge development to Barton. The Bridge has two sides and Barton has a developing cultural centre around the Ropewalk. It would be fab! from Jayne
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    Humber Bridge plans
  8. This afternoon's headlines

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from the newsroom:

    • A former Lincoln MP has criticised Jeremy Corbyn's decision to nominate the head of Labour's Anti-Semitism inquiry for a peerage.
    • After problems with humidity, Lincoln's Magna Carta has returned to its vault at Lincoln Castle.
    • Parents-to-be in Lincolnshire can now access free antenatal classes as part of a new pilot programme
  9. Watch: Here's Keeley with the weekend's forecast

    BBC Weather

    Mostly dry and bright this afternoon.

    Tomorrow will be very pleasant with highs of 23 degrees and should stay warm but breezy on Sunday.

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    Video caption: Summer weather on its way
  10. Cleethorpes paddling pool re-opens

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Holidaymakers will be able to use the paddling pool at Cleethorpes again from today. 

    It was closed during the hottest week of the year almost two weeks ago, while the plant room underwent repair works to bring it in line with health and safety standards. 

    Cleethorpes

    Some questioned why the work hadn't been carried out before the summer season began.

    But the council said it had to ensure it meets standards and is now in full working order in time for most of the school holidays.

  11. Thousands spent on fly-tipping at Grantham wood

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    The Woodland Trust says it's spent thousands of pounds over the last five years on fly-tipping at one of its Lincolnshire sites.

    It's after the latest spate which has seen a burnt out car, waste timber, carpet and lino at Londonthorpe Wood in Grantham.

    burnt out car
  12. Magna Carta returns to Lincoln Castle

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    The historic Magna Carta will be returned to its vault at Lincoln Castle later today.

    The 800 year old document was removed earlier this year following a rise in humidity because of a small leak in the roof.

    Magna Carta

    Will Brown, county heritage manager, said: "Thank you to our visitors who have been patient and to everyone who has played a part in getting Magna Carta home."

    Charter of the Forest is now in a 'rest period' before celebrations begin next year to celebrate its 800th anniversary. 

    Meanwhile, Henry VIII's 1225 Charter is on display alongside Magna Carta in the vault.

  13. Former Lincoln MP criticises Corbyn's honours

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A former Lincoln MP has criticised Jeremy Corbyn's decision to nominate the head of Labour's Anti-Semitism inquiry for a peerage. 

    Shami Chakrabarti's inquiry reported in June that the party was not "overrun" by anti-Semitism. 

    Gillian Merron

    Gillian Merron, the chief executive of The Board of Deputies of British Jews says she's unhappy about the appointment:   

    She said: "It's beyond disappointing. This is an award of a peerage for a delivery of a report which was something of a whitewash."

  14. The latest headlines from Lincolnshire

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from the newsroom this lunchtime:

    • A former Lincoln MP has criticised Jeremy Corbyn's decision to nominate the head of Labour's Anti-Semitism inquiry for a peerage.
    • Lincolnshire's copy of the Magna Carta will return to its secure vault at Lincoln Castle today.
    • Lincolnshire is one of few places in England where renting a house is still affordable.  
  15. Watch: Children decorate their ward at Lincoln County Hospital in time for Rio

    David Sykes

    Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Children getting into the spirit of things at Lincoln County Hospital in time for the Rio Olympics!

    Some beautiful collages...have a look...

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    Video caption: Beautiful collages made in celebration of Olympics in the Children's ward
  16. Campaign to stop parents smoking in playgrounds

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Children in Boston are urging adults not to smoke in their play parks. 

    Some posters created by two local schoolchildren have been put up in St John's and Garfits Lane play areas. 

    smoking in playground

    It's part of a national project which is being piloted in Boston. 

    Headteacher of St George's Prep school, Sarah Whelan, says they're also strict with parents smoking in the playground.