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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 23 August 2016

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learned today

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Thanks for being with us today. We will be back from 08:00 tomorrow when BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Breakfast Show will be coming live from Skegness beach. 

    In the meantime let's look at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning: 

    1. If you have a Land Rover Discovery or Defender in Lincolnshire you need to keep your eye on it.
    2. Lincolnshire teachers have a challenge on their hands as they forget A to E. From next year GCSEs will be graded 1 to 9.
    3. The amount of recycling being sent to landfill in Lincolnshire has gone up.   
    4. Harecoursing is a problem and the CLA is urging Lincolnshire's PCC to take action.
    5. Lincolnshire's chief constable thinks there should be more public support for the force.
  2. Weather Watchers: Warm and sunny in Lincolnshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The forcasters promised us scorching sunshine and a beautiful day and they didn't disappoint. 

    A few clouds and a little breeze lowering the temperatures a little but with a warm 25C reported in Nettleham by weather watcher Daviation, I don't think we can complain.

    Nettleham blue skies

    A little cooler at 24C in Friskney with this lovely picture of artistic whispy clouds by Niwi.

    What temperature has it reached where you are? Let us know by emailFacebook or Twitter.

    Friskney
  3. Chief Constable wants more public support for force

    Katie O'Halloran

    Broadcast Journalist

    When was the last time you had to call the police in Lincolnshire? 

    And did you feel like they did a good job? A recent crime survey has shown that 58% of people rate the force as good to excellent.

    However, Lincolnshire's Chief Constable says he's disappointed public support for the force isn't higher. 

    Lincolnshire's Chief Constable, Neil Rhodes
    Quote Message: The officers of this county have driven crime down over recent years quite significantly and now Lincolnshire's a safer place. Its a real problem for us that we can't get the public to quite appreciate that." from Neil Rhodes Lincolnshire's Chief Constable
    Neil RhodesLincolnshire's Chief Constable
  4. Masked gang attack motorist

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A masked gang wearing balaclavas attacked a man in Scunthorpe on Friday 19 August.

    The group launched their attack on the victim's car at the junction of Teale and Berkeley Street at around 19:00 BST.

    As the victim got out of his car one of the group and attacked him with a knife.

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  5. Call for action over harecoursing

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    With harecoursing yet again causing a problem in rural Lincolnshire, the Country Landowners' Association (CLA) has urged the county's Police and Crime Commisioner to take action. 

    They say the police should treat the crime as a high priority ahead of the conclusion of this year’s harvest. 

    It comes as the Lincolnshire force reports dealing with several incidents in East Lindsey and South Holland and the Deepings areas last weekend.

    Harecoursing
    Quote Message: Hare coursers are hardened criminals, who are engaged in illegal betting involving large sums of money, and they are prepared to use violence if disturbed – and many of our members have been victims." from Ben Underwood CLA East Regional Director
    Ben UnderwoodCLA East Regional Director
  6. Witness appeal after pedestrian hit by bus

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police want witnesses to an accident involving a bus and a pedestrian in Spalding. 

    It happened in the town's bus station just before 10:30 BST. A local man's been airlifted to hospital in Nottingham.  

  7. Spate of Landrover thefts in Lincolnshire

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire Police are warning Land Rover owners to be vigilant after eight thefts of Defenders and Discoverys across the county in the last three months.

    Two were found stripped of parts and another had been burned out. The remaining five have not yet been found.  

    Land Rover Defender

    There has also been 14 cases where thieves have stolen parts or attempted to steal parts from a Land Rover Defender.  

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  8. Viking Way walk preserved for the future

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    If you go out walking on the Viking Way in Lincolnshire you'll be glad to know that its going to be revitalised. 

    Several groups including the County Council and the local Wildlife Trust are working together to protect a site of special scientific interest near Grantham. 

    They're repairing wear and tear at the Drift near Denton.

    Walking Viking Way
  9. Challenging times for Lincolnshire schools as GCSE grading is changed

    Nicola Gilroy

    Presenter

    With results day on Thursday for GCSE exams it's a tense time in many households. 

    Well the wait will be over soon, and students will be having that butterfly feeling as they get ready to open the envelope. 

    From next year the grading system of A to E will be replaced by 1 to 9, bringing the UK in line with other countries.

    School exams
    Quote Message: There's no doubt about it, it has caused some difficulty for school and teachers to begin to change the courses that they teach and the way they teach those courses... so teachers have had to redesign their schemes of work. from Matt Spoors Education Adviser LCC
    Matt SpoorsEducation Adviser LCC
  10. Rise in recycling sent to landfill in Lincolnshire

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The amount of recycling being sent to landfill in Lincolnshire has gone up. 

    A BBC Freedom of Information request has found a 4.4% rise in the past year in the county. That's the same as the national picture. 

    Recycling
  11. Your headlines this afternoon

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon:

    • Lincolnshire's Olympic hockey stars back from Rio
    • Lincolnshire is to get new services for mental health care following a successful bid for government money.
    • A 73-year-old woman involved in a crash near Caistor at the weekend has died of her injuries.
    • Schools in Lincolnshire are preparing for changes in GCSEs.
  12. Lincoln City midfielder off to Southport

    Michael Hortin

    Assistant Editor, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Lincoln City midfielder Craig Stanley has joined Southport on a month-long loan deal. 

    Stanley hasn't started a competitive game this season under the Imps new manager Danny Cowley.

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  13. Traffic and travel: Heavy traffic on coastal routes

    BBC Travel

    If you're heading to the coast to enjoy the sunshine today you might want to leave a bit of extra time to get there. 

    There's queuing traffic on the A158 Burgh Road towards Skegness at the A52 Roman Bank junction.

    Its also looking slow on the A15 between Canwick Avenue and Grantham Road due to the roadworks.  

  14. Pedestrian suffers serious injury after being hit by bus

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A pedestrian has suffered serious head injuries after being hit by a bus in Spalding

    The man, who police believe is local, has now been flown to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. 

    The incident happened just before 10:30 at Spalding Bus Station.

  15. Woman, 73, dies after crash at Fonaby Top

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A 73-year-old woman involved in a crash near Caistor at the weekend has died of her injuries. Five people were hurt in the collision at Fonaby Top on Sunday. 

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  16. Your headlines this afternoon

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the latest headlines from the Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • Work on Boston's long awaited flood barrier could start by the end of next year.
    • Lincolnshire is to get new services for mental health care.
    • A Lancaster and a Vulcan have arrived at RAF Waddington - as part of a sculpture to mark the station's Centenary.
  17. Watch: Queues form in Grimsby for selfie with Look North's Peter Levy

    Gemma Dawson

    BBC Look North

    After splashing down the log flume in Ingoldmells yesterday for the start of his selfie tour, Peter Levy's popularity has picked up in Grimsby. 

    Many queued to have a selfie with the news presenter at Freeman Street Market from 10:00 till 12:00.

    One at a time ladies...

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