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By Alex Rhodes

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learned today

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

     Local Live has finished for today. 

    We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. 

    Until then...here's five things we've learnt today:

    1. As one road opens, another closes in Lincoln as the High Street is pedestrianised in the city
    2. A candlelit vigil is to be held outside Grantham hospital - to protest against the overnight closure of its A&E
    3. A man's being treated for a serious head injury following an incident in Skegness
    4. The Lincoln City striker Matt Rhead could be fit for tomorrow's trip to Dagenham and Redbridge
    5. Chart topper Jess Glynne outsold Sir Tom Jones at this year's Rasen Rocks with an audience of 14,000
  2. Appeal after seaside attack

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Police are appealing for information after a man was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries.

    The incident took place in or near the Summerlands Pub on Roman Bank, Winthorpe at around 12:30 am BST in the early hours of Sunday morning.

    The man in his 40 is receiving treatment for his injuries in hospital.

    Summerlands
  3. Football: Imp's boss hopes Rhead will be fit ahead of tomorrow's trip to East London

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Lincoln City's Danny Cowley says he's hopeful striker Matt Rhead will be fit for tomorrow's clash against Dagenham and Redbridge FC.

    The Imps' leading scorer limped off holding the back of his leg just 18 minutes into Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Sutton United.

    Danny Cowley and Matt Rhead

    The Imps will definitely be without Bradley Wood for the next three games following his straight red card for violent conduct.

  4. BreakingGainsborough tradesmen urged to lock their tools

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Police in Gainsborough are warning tradesmen to lock up their tools.

    It's after a series of thefts from vans in the area in recent weeks.

    Sergeant for Gainsborough, Mark Talbot, is also asking van owners to report groups acting suspiciously in the area.

  5. Man jailed after kebab shop assault

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A 22-year-old man who punched and kicked a man outside a takeaway in Lincoln has been jailed. 

    Lincoln Crown Court heard that Jordan Holt of Cherry Willingham was drunk when the incident happened on Clasketgate. 

    Claskengate Charcoal Grill

    The victim was left with serious injuries. Holt admitted grievous bodily harm and has been jailed for 16 months.    

  6. Curing tractor rage in the county

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    We've been talking about tractors on the roads in Lincolnshire....

    The subject caused much debate on the Breakfast Show this morning...

    Now there's further advice from Lincolnshire Police....

    View more on twitter
  7. Your headlines across Lincolnshire this afternoon

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from the newsroom:

    • A 66-year-old Lithuanian man will face trial in December accused of killing his neighbour in Boston
    • Campaigners are planning a candle lit vigil to mark the first overnight closure of Grantham A & E  
    • More of Lincoln's High Street is being pedestrianised - traffic will be banned along the stretch from St Mary's Street to Tentercroft Street
  8. Watch: Here's Keeley with the weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Warm and sunny spells this afternoon with further good weather expected tomorrow. Highs of 24 degrees.

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    Video caption: A dry and sunny day ahead
  9. From the newsroom: Alex has a go on the rings

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    So London 2012 gave us "Super Saturday"...now Rio 2016 has delivered a "Sensational Sunday" - five Gold medals for Team GB, on Britain's best day at an overseas Olympics. 

    And in gymnastics, Max Whitlock struck Gold twice in two hours - in the men's floor competition and on the pommel horse, where team-mate Louis Smith took Silver. 

    No British gymnast has ever won an Olympic Gold medal, till now.....

    But could our Alex Rhodes be the next to make history....here he is preparing for Tokyo 2020......

    Alex Rhodes
  10. Fly past over Mablethorpe

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Poppies on the Prom took place in Mablethorpe for the first time this weekend. 

    The event took place on Mablethorpe’s Central Promenade and included this fly past of a Spitfire. 

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    Video caption: Fly past of a lone Spitfire over Mablethorpe's promenade

    Money was raised for Mablethorpe and District Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.  

  11. Late sunshine expected

    BBC Weather

    Here's the weather forecast this afternoon.

    Bright sunshine expected at around 18:00 and fairly mild overnight.

    weather map
  12. Beauty duo leave den empty handed despite positive reaction

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Two businesswomen from Lincoln say they're determined they will succeed despite being knocked back by the panel on Dragon's Den. 

    Beauticians Paula Short and Rachel De Caux appeared on last night's show to ask for investment in their glitter lipstick. 

    Glitter Lips duo Paula and Rachel and Dragon Den's Peter Jones

    Rachel said: "It's really intimidating when you walk in - they're just sitting there looking at you."

  13. Farmers asked for views after Brexit

    Mike Kemp

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    Hundreds of farmers in East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire are being asked for their views on the future of agriculture after Brexit.

    Thousands of farmers are expected to share their views on how the industry should progress after the referendum. 

    Farmer in field

    Its senior officers will be chairing more than 50 meetings up and down the country as part of this consultation which ends on 14 September.

  14. Football: BBC Sport gaffe puts Pilgrims ahead of Trinity

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Despite picking up no points so far this season, BBC Sport has given the Pilgrims one point, putting them "ahead" of Trinity in the league table.

    Both teams lost this weekend, Boston United losing 4-1 away at Darlington and Gainsborough 4-1 away at Gloucester.

    Football table
  15. Tractor debate rumbles on

    Scott Dalton

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Motorists in Lincolnshire are being told to drive with extra caution on rural roads as more tractors are out for harvest. 

    The National Farmers' Union (NFU) says increased numbers of farm machinery will be on the move in the coming weeks. 

    Here's what you thought.

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    Video caption: The debate rages about getting stuck behind a tractor in Lincolnshire
  16. Here are the main stories from Lincolnshire this lunch time

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here's the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • A Lithuanian man accused of the murder of his German neighbour in Boston appears by video link in court
    • A candlelit vigil will be held outside Grantham Hospital later this week
    • The £22m project has joined the city's High Street to Pelham Bridge and Canwick Road  
  17. Arrests after stolen car recovered in Skegness car park

    Two men have been charged after a stolen vehicle was found in Skegness.

    The Ford Ranger was recovered in the Festival Car Park on Thursday last week.

    Stephen Jones, 35, of, St James Court, Lansdwone Road, Leicester, was charged with handling stolen property, dangerous driving, disqualified driving and driving with no insurance.

    Scott Crooks, 37, of Gleneagles Avenue, Leicester, was charged with handling stolen property and making off without payment for fuel from a filling station in Skegness.

  18. Boston man accused of murder is remanded

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A man accused of the murder of his neighbour in Boston has appeared at Lincoln Crown Court. 

    Vidmantas Svendarauskas, 60, of Porcher Way is accused of killing Manfred Jaedke in July. 

    Porcher Way

    He's been remanded in custody until his next court appearance. A provisional trial date has been set for December.