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Summary

  1. Train fire causes delays on East Coast trains
  2. Investigation into care patient death closed
  3. Car parks in Lincoln close as transport hub work starts
  4. Floodlit T20 cricket tournament first for Lincolnshire
  5. Live updates on Tuesday 30 August 2016

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Goodbye: Five things we learned today

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That's it for another day everyone, hopefully your day wasn't too much of a grind after that lovely three day weekend.

We'll be back from tomorrow from 8:00am but for now I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

  1. New research shows one in five people in Boston were born elsewhere in the EU
  2. A man who was hit by a bus last week in Spalding has died in hospital.
  3. Lincolnshire band Mowbeck rocked Leeds and Reading festival. 
  4. Lincoln City Radio need a new home.
  5. Apparently you can still be charged with a law from 1872 originally designed to stop people riding cows drunk.  

Coming up on Look North tonight

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East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Man charged with Grimsby jewellery robbery

BBC Radio Humberside

A 26-year-old man from Manchester has been charged after a robbery at a Grimsby jewellers earlier this year. 

Joshua James O’Dea of Honister Road is charged with the robbery at the shop on Victoria Street on 15 March.

Police said a "significant amount of high value merchandise" was stolen in the incident.

'No pattern' linking EU citizen numbers to Brexit vote size

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

One in five people living in Boston has a non-British EU nationality - the highest proportion anywhere in England and Wales.

Stats
BBC

The figures from the Office for National Statistics come months after the town made history by being the most pro-Brexit area of the country.

They estimate the town's current population of 66,000 includes about 14,000 citizens of other EU countries.

Research by the Press Association however says the two things aren't linked. 

It claims other areas with a similar proportion of EU citizens voted to remain and places with far fewer voted to leave.

Traffic and travel: A46 approaching Lincoln blocked

BBC Travel

Two lorries have crashed on the A46, meaning it is partially blocked with queuing traffic at the Skellingthorpe roundabout stretching back to the Doddington roundabout.

More from BBC Travel.

Scunthorpe men wanted over bail offences

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live, East Yorkshire and Humber

Police want to trace two men from Scunthorpe over bail offences. 

They've already checked addresses in Scunthorpe and Winteringham in their search for 25-year old Liam Taylor, pictured below.

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Humberside police

They are also looking for 27-year old Anthony Bardsley on warrant and bail offences.

Police say both men should hand themselves in to a local police station.

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Humberside police

If you know where either of the men are, call police on 101.

Man, 93, hit by bus in Spalding dies

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A 93-year-old man who was hit by a bus in Spalding last week has now died.

The incident happened at the bus station at about 10:30 on 23 August. Police said the man was airlifted to hospital but suffered serious head injuries and died yesterday.

Traffic and travel: Rail update

BBC Travel

East Coast train line has now re-opened after a train fire.

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Cop Gear

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

If you've been near the Cathedral today then you may have noticed the coppers showing off this beast.

You'd struggle to outrun this bad boy if you drove through a red light!

It isn't Lincolnshire branded however so you're unlikely to spot it on our roads just yet. 

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BBC

Missing bank card used to take more than £750

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police want to speak with two men seen withdrawing more than £750 in cash using a card that had been reported missing.

The card was used in the Post Office in Princess Drive, Grantham, on 11 and 12 August. 

Officers believe these men seen on CCTV can help with their enquiries.

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Lincs Police
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Lincs Police

Traffic and travel: Train fire causes East Coast delays

BBC Travel

There are no trains running between Retford and Doncaster until approximately 18:00.

A freight train has caught fire and is blocking the route, causing some delays further up the track in Lincoln. 

More from BBC Travel.

Watch: Lincolnshire band rocks Leeds and Reading Festival

Jono Brine

Presenter, BBC Introducing

Grantham band Mowbeck played Leeds and Reading Festival over the long weekend, I was lucky enough to go along and I can tell you they were incredible. 

Here they were in Reading, take a look:

Performing live on the BBC Introducing Stage on Sunday

I remember back when they were the house band for our sports programme on BBC Radio Lincolnshire. 

Weather watchers: Slow day at Bicker wind farm

BBC Weather Watchers

It's a pretty great day weather-wise for us today but not so great if you own a windfarm near Swineshead.

Wind farm
BBC

If this was a video you'd be able to see that they're not going round very fast but it's a picture so you'll just have to take our word for it!

Thanks to Weather Watchers user Jason T for the snap:

Investigation into care patient death closed

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A police investigation into the death of an NHS patient in Lincolnshire has been closed. 

Police have today said that no charges will be brought into the case of the 69-year-old patient who died at Long Leys Court in Lincoln, a centre which cared for people with learning and mental health difficulties. 

The incident happened in June last year. A file will now be passed to the coroner.

Local radio station's search for new home

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A community radio station in Lincolnshire has only a matter of weeks to find a new home - or it could be forced to go off air. 

Lincoln City Radio is run completely by volunteers and was set up in 2010. 

At the moment it broadcasts from Commerce House on Outer Circle Road in the city but now needs to move.

Lincoln City Radio
Lincoln City Radio

Old care centre 'an eyesore'

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We told you earlier about the decision to shelve plans for new specialist dementia care centres in the county. 

Several were closed with the hope of opening new dementia sites but now the county council says it's going to be too expensive.

Linelands in Nettleham was one of the centres closed and locals say it's left an ugly building behind.

Linelands
BBC

It was boarded up about four years ago when the county took the decision to clear out of adult social care. Now it's covered in steel shutters and has overgrown plants and weeds almost the size of the building.

Giles McNeillNettleham district councillor

Lincoln Cathedral as you've never seen it before

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

We're taking a bird's eye view of some of the most notable buildings and features across our region, starting off with the cathedral.

Traffic and travel: Slow traffic through Horncastle

BBC Travel

The school holidays aren't quite over yet and the sun's out so that means traffic is pretty slow heading towards the coast. 

There's a lot of congestion heading east on the A158 at the South Street junction.

Travel map
BBC

Case dropped against McDonald's sit-in man charged with breaking Victorian law

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A mobility scooter driver who staged a 40-minute sit-in at a Skegness McDonald's drive-through has had the case against him dropped after prosecutors said there was no public interest in continuing.

Michael Green, 62, was charged under a Victorian drink-driving law after he was turned away from the drive-through lane of the fast food chain in Grand Parade on 1 August.  

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Jack Solomon

The former HGV driver, who is registered disabled after a head injury in 1997, was pictured being breathalysed by a police officer who attended the scene after he refused to leave.

He was arrested and charged with being drunk in charge of a carriage under the 1872 Licensing Act. 

But Mr Green, who refused to give a breath specimen, insisted he was not drunk and that his vehicle was roadworthy.

It is not often somebody appears before the court contravening a section of the 1872 [Licensing] Act. I do not intend to have a trial on this matter and do not think it is in the public interest. The average cost of a trial in magistrates' court is £3,000.

Nick ToddProsecution

Mr Todd was referring to a sub-section of law which was originally brought in to crack down on anyone caught drunk in charge of a carriage, steam engine, bicycle, a horse, or a cow.

Bird strike forces Red Arrow to divert

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

If you got stuck in bank holiday traffic yesterday, well it could have been worse:

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I don't think the bird was so lucky...

Floodlit T20 comes to Lincolnshire

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The first ever floodlit Lincolnshire T20 cricket tournament takes place this week – it kicked off with an exciting game between Lindum and Hartsholme last night.   

There’s more tonight from 7pm: Woodhall Spa v Bracebridge Heath at The Lindum ground on St Giles Avenue in Lincoln.  

The tournament continues on Thursday with the week's’ finale on Friday evening.       

Cricket
BBC

Lights! Camera! Extra!

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A Lincolnshire film company wants more people to star as extras in an upcoming film set during the Second World War. 

Our Shining Sword focuses on a Lancaster bomber crew and is being made by Sleaford-based Tin Hat Productions.

Check out the trailer:

View more on youtube

They're looking for young men aged between 18 and 30. If you're interested you can get in touch with them here.

The headlines this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The top stories from around Lincolnshire so far this morning include:

  • Plans for three dementia specialist care centres in Lincolnshire have been shelved
  • Some car parks in Lincoln to close as work on Transport Hub gets under way
  • More extras are needed for a film being made by a Lincolnshire production company

Specialist care centres axed because of cost fears

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Plans for three dementia specialist care centres in Lincolnshire have been shelved. 

The county council had hopes to create dementia hubs - but the plans were too expensive. It's after several were closed down four years ago. 

Linelands in Nettleham near Lincoln was one of eight affected.

Linelands
BBC

 Now the authority wants a housing provider to come in and build supported living flats.  

Weather: What's in store for the next couple of days?

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Watch my forecast here...

City centre car parks to close temporarily

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Three city centre car parks in Lincoln have been closed - as work on a new transport hub gets under way. 

The multi-million pound plans include a new bus station, multi-storey car park and plaza area. 

The bus station has also been relocated while the work is carried out.

Hub
City of Lincoln Council

The council says there'll be some unavoidable disruption, but it's working to bring more spaces into use while the works take place.

The car park closures are:

  • Thornbridge 
  • Sincil Street 
  • St Mary's Street 

The weather this morning

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Any early patchy mist or fog, mainly across the south of the region, will soon clear to leave a dry day with long sunny periods. 

Generally becoming very warm, except along the Lincolnshire coast where a cooler breeze will develop.  

Temp chart
BBC

Traffic and travel: Traffic light failure on A1434

BBC Travel

There's disruption on the A1434 as it heads through Bracebridge. 

It's at the Brant Road junction and it's because the lights have stopped working.

Close by on the A15 there's some slow traffic heading south at the Bull junction, work is being carried out on the gas line there. 

Travel map
BBC

Good morning: Welcome to today's live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Hello from Lincoln, Alex here, ready to bring you all the latest news, travel sport and weather until,18:00. 

The bank holiday is over and it's time once again for business as usual so let's get to it shall we?

As always I want to know what's happening where you are, you can get in touch through emailFacebook or Twitter.