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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 10 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 another day everyone, Lincolnshire Live will be back tomorrow at 08:00 ready to bring you all the latest news, travel, sport and weather from across the county. 

    But for now I'll leave you with five things we've learned today: 

    1. Grantham Hospital A&E to trial night closures after staffing levels reach 'crisis point'. 

    2. Family re-united with relatives medal after it was discovered in a Wragby field.

    3. 10K sweet burglar sits outside in a police car naked during his sentencing.

    4. Lincolnshire County Councillor reveals she is staying on UKIP's executive after announcing she was resigning last week. 

    5. Construction begins on Lego replica of Boston's St Botolphs Church. 

  2. 500th fine issued for littering and dog fouling in Lincoln

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A City of Lincoln Council Enforcement Officer has hit a bit of a career milestone today. 

    He's given his 500th on-the-spot fine in the scheme launched to crack down on litter louts last October.

    Most people pay the fine straight away but judges have issued £7000 in fines from those who failed to pay in the time allowed.

  3. Tickets for Burghley going fast out of the gate

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The organisers of the Burghley Horse Trials say tickets are going fast - thanks in part to the Rio Olympics.

    A number of Olympians are expected to compete at the event next month. Captain Mark Phillips has designed the course once again. 

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    Mark Phillips' daughter Zara will be competing this year 

    Quote Message: When she didn't get selected for Rio then Burghley became the main target for her. Her horse High Kingdom has always done well here so I'm sure she's looking forward to that from Captain Mark Phillips
    Captain Mark Phillips
  4. The weather this evening

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Cloudy conditions becoming established overnight, with outbreaks of rain spreading from the northwest. 

    A westerly breeze developing, becoming gusty by daybreak.  

    Temp chart
  5. Man arrested in connection with Grimsby attack

    BBC Radio Humberside

    We told you earlier about the 28-year-old man who was attacked in the early hours of this morning on Humber Street. 

    Police believe a group of three men known to the victim were responsible and have told us they've arrested a 25-year-old man in connection.

    The victim was taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries although they are not believed to be life-threatening. 

  6. Traffic and travel: All clear heading into rush-hour

    BBC Travel

    Nothing to report, enjoy your journey!

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  7. Cleaner on the Cathedral

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

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    Let's hope he's up there cleaning it and not just looking for a new challenge after mastering the climbing wall, eh?

  8. WW1 medal reunited with soldier's family

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

    A Wragby metal detector user has tracked down a soldier's family to give them a Victory Medal he found in a field.

    Charlie Atkinson made the find and discovered it belonged to Charles William Baggaley, who was with the Lincolnshire Regiment between 1914 and 1919.

    With help from the County Council's Finds Liaison Officer, Charlie was able to locate Mr Baggaley's great nephew Basil Bruntlett (pictured):

    Basil Bruntlett (left) and Charlie Atkinson
    Quote Message: When I found the medal, I didn't realise exactly what it was. It was only after I cleaned it that I found out it was indeed a WW1 Victory medal. I'm really happy that we all did a good job to get the medal back to where it belonged." from Charlie Atkinson Metal detector user
    Charlie AtkinsonMetal detector user
  9. Grimsby Town lose cup match

    BBC Humberside Sport

    Richard Keogh's second-half header edged Derby into the EFL Cup second round with victory over Grimsby.

    The Mariners, back in League Two after a six-year absence, looked nervy early on and former England striker Darren Bent twice went close for the Rams.

    Derby made the breakthrough when captain Keogh stooped at the far post to head home Craig Bryson's cross.

  10. Burghely Horse Trials: Some of the jumps this year

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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  11. Scunthorpe United progress in cup after Notts County win

    BBC Humberside Sport

    Kevin Van Veen scored twice in extra time to help League One Scunthorpe beat League Two club Notts County in the first round of the EFL Cup.

    Alex Rodman and Matt Tootle both drew saves from Iron keeper Luke Daniels as they started the stronger of the sides.

    Van Veen missed from six yards out in the second half, but made amends by poking in the opener from close range in the first period of extra time.

    The Dutchman sealed the win soon after, firing in from the edge of the area.

  12. Burglar who stole £10k worth of sweets strips off outside court

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A burglar who went on the run during his trial in Lincolnshire has been sent to prison for four years. 

    Shane Boyton from Holbeach went on trial last month accused of two charges of burglary but the 37-year-old, who'd denied the charges, went missing after the jury retired to consider their verdicts. 

    Today he refused to go into Lincoln Crown Court for his sentencing. Instead he stripped naked in a police car outside the building. 

    He's been jailed for four years for stealing £10,000 worth of confectionery and a pressure washer.

    Shane Boyton
  13. Grantham A&E overnight closures: Your views

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    You've been having your say on the trial closure of Grantham A&E overnight:

    Quote Message: If the positions aren't attracting the talent required then you make an incentive to attract the talent. from Hugh Greenaway Facebook
    Hugh GreenawayFacebook
    Quote Message: Grantham A&E is a brilliant hospital and the decision makers should be ashamed of themselves!" from Tracey Scarfe Facebook
    Tracey ScarfeFacebook
    Quote Message: Absolutely stupid. Grantham is expanding. More houses more people yet our hospital is getting cut." from Sharan Drummond-Kidd Facebook
    Sharan Drummond-KiddFacebook
    Quote Message: You're all moaning about it shutting at night because it's unsafe to be open, YET if people started to die due to neglect of an under-staffed hospital, guess what? You'd all moan about that too." from Mark Clegg Facebook
    Mark CleggFacebook

    Don't forget you can share your views with me by sending me an email.

  14. A&E closure 'disappointing but unsurprising'

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Grantham Hospital

    The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has given its reaction to the news that the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust could shut Grantham and District Hospital's A&E department at night in order to combat a staffing crisis:

    Quote Message: The news that another emergency department is having to close at night due to staffing difficulties is disappointing, yet unsurprising. Grantham Hospital is the latest A&E to find itself in what could be an increasingly common situation. The wider picture is there is a real crisis in emergency medicine as our workforce numbers are not growing fast enough to keep pace with rising numbers of patients attending A&E Departments. from Doctor Clifford Mann President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine
    Doctor Clifford MannPresident, Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  15. Ayling 'reluctantly' stays on UKIP top table

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    You may remember that a week ago today UKIP was in turmoil after leadership hopeful Steven Woolfe was deemed ineligible for the upcoming contest by the party's National Executive Committee.

    Three members immediately resigned in protest, including Lincolnshire County Councillor Victoria Ayling, saying in a letter that the governing body was "no longer fit for purpose". 

    It's expected those unhappy with the decision to exclude Mr Woolfe, who was accused of submitting his application late, will now call an Extraordinary General Meeting to disband the NEC.

    Victoria Ayling certainly thinks it's on the cards, and has decided to stay on until then:

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  16. ULHT release 'FAQs' about staffing crisis

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Since the announcement about A&E at Grantham there's been a lot of questions being asked (and not just by us!). 

    United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust has released this Frequently Asked Questions page in response.

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