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  1. Live updates have finished on Friday 9 September 2016

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  1. Today's live coverage

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    That's it for another week everybody. We'll be back on Monday from 8am. Until then I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Weather watchers: Member of police staff captures amazing photo

    BBC Weather Watchers

    An incredible photo from Claire Hartley, a Controller in the Force Control Room at Nettleham, who captured the Avro Lancaster Bomber flying over Tattershall Castle.

    It's so good it's been published in The Times and The Telegraph!

  3. Traffic and travel: Crash closes the B1190

    BBC Travel

    The B1190 is closed at Thimbleby Hill with delays between the A158 junction in Horncastle and the Moor Lane junction in Horsington.

    There's been a motor vehicle accident.

    Travel map
  4. Walk a Million: Weekly total

    Walk a Million

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire Campaign

    Our campaign to get the county to walk a million miles continues and it's time for the weekly total... Drum roll please...

    16,005 miles! 

    The pace is picking up as well, almost 5,500 miles were logged this week.

    Keep sending your mileage whether it's one mile or one hundred to this email address.

  5. Traffic and Travel: Overturned vehicle on the A46

    BBC Travel

    There's very slow traffic heading into the city on the A46 as we get into rush hour. 

    There's been an accident and a vehicle has overturned between the A1434 Newark Road junction and the Carholme Roundabout.

    Travel map
  6. A nice way to relax on a Friday...

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    If you're stuck in the office today then take a breather, watch this and get your zen on:

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  7. Lincoln United's assistant boss determined to play again

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    He became the assistant manager to the squad in June but Chris Hall is desperate to get back on that pitch: 

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    He suffered the injury that put him on the sidelines last year but only time will tell if he'll be able to lace the boots up once again. 

  8. Police search for man after attack on 70-year-old

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police are urgently seeking William Morris Gray in connection with an assault on a 70 year old man.    

    William Morris Gray
  9. Haphazard parking blocks fire engines in Lincolnshire

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincolnshire fire and rescue say people's parking is causing issues "on a daily basis" in the county.

    They say they've come across double parking, parking at an angle or even parking on double yellow lines and it means they're struggling to get to the scenes of emergencies. 

    Lincolnshire fire and rescue
    Lincolnshire fire and rescue
    Lincolnshire fire and rescue
  10. Stubble burning: 'The arguments are there'

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    We've been telling you about the Lincolnshire farmer who's defied the ban on stubble burning

    It's been outlawed since 1993 over health and safety concerns but now there are growing calls to bring it back.

    Even the National Farmers Union has been considering it according to one representative.

    Quote Message: I think the arguments for bringing it back are getting stronger... at the moment the NFU is not campaigning to bring it back. I think we're looking at it as we're starting to see resistance against chemicals, we're also seeing more of these chemicals getting banned. The farmer's toolbox is getting smaller and smaller. from Andrew Wilson NFU
    Andrew WilsonNFU
  11. Traffic and travel: Police incident blocks road in Grimsby

    BBC Travel

    Wellington Street is closed in both directions between the Rutland Street junction and the Stanley Street junction.

    Authorities are saying a police incident is ongoing in the area.

  12. Stubble burning: More views

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Some more of your views now about one farmer's desire to bring back stubble burning:

    Quote Message: Bring it back to control weeds and slugs, an hour of smoke saves wrecking environment with ineffective sprays and lethal slug control. from Mark Sharp Facebook
    Mark SharpFacebook
    Quote Message: The stubble burning ban is a major factor why pests and diseases have spiraled.... stubble burning released valuable nutrients back into the ground, now it's been replaced by chemicals! from Adam Rollin Facebook
    Adam RollinFacebook
    Quote Message: When it was allowed was generally badly controlled. Surely the smoke affects the environment? A lot of farmers show little regard for others, thinking they can do as they please. from Frank Slater Facebook
    Frank SlaterFacebook
    Quote Message: What nasty emissions will this produce or health problems will it create? from Barry Brackenbury Facebook
    Barry BrackenburyFacebook
  13. Jobs fair coming to Louth

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Louth is hosting it's first ever jobs fair today. 

    Various companies will be looking for staff and apprentices - including plastics manufacturer and recycler, Luxus. 

    It's at the Meridian Leisure Centre until 3:30 this afternoon.

  14. Police want to trace man in connection with attempted abduction

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Police want to speak to this man after an attempted child abduction in Grimsby on Sunday.


    A woman was walking along Cromwell Road, Grimsby, pushing her one-year-old child in a pram with her two-year-old son walking behind her at around 2.50pm.

    Her son said a man had tried to grab his hand and pointed at a man who was walking away.  

  15. Stubble burning: Your views

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Quote Message: Surely there was a reason it was banned in the first place? My Uncle was riding his motorbike home from work years ago, he rode past a field that's was burning the smoke was so bad a tractor pulled out in front of him and he died on impact. from Gemma Stewart Facebook
    Gemma StewartFacebook
    Quote Message: There were many times during stubble burning in the past, when smoke completely blocked the sun out! from Janet Mackey Facebook
    Janet MackeyFacebook
    Quote Message: Very mixed feelings on this. I think you have to weigh up the often unseen dangers of chemical use (cancer, asthma etc) with the sometimes unpleasant effects of stubble burning. from Elaine Hare Facebook
    Elaine HareFacebook
    Quote Message: It cleanses and feeds the soil and is far cheaper and better for the enviroment than loads of chemicals from Judy Welbourn Facebook
    Judy WelbournFacebook
  16. The headlines this lunchtime

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    • A junior football club has been ransacked by vandals.
    • A Grantham school left angry over late or wrong staff payments has finally had the problems fixed. 
    • A Lincolnshire farmer is leading a campaign to bring back stubble burning. 
    • A Boston school has been closed by a burst water main.
  17. Business as usual despite Brexit, says Siemens boss

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Juergen Maier publicly campaigned for the Remain camp during the Referendum period but isn't deterred by the result it seems.

    He was in Lincoln opening a new engineering hub at the University of Lincoln yesterday, this is what he had to say.

    Juergen Maier
    Quote Message: We believe it's going to be quite some time before we really find out and work out what this relationship with Europe is going to be and it is very important to us at Siemens. But we are just taking that attitude that something positive will emerge at the end of it and in the meantime it's just business as usual and we carry on investing and do the right things for our business here. from Juergen Maier Siemens CEO
    Juergen MaierSiemens CEO
  18. 'They've just gone berserk', chairman talks about damage to clubhouse

    Melvyn Prior

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    I've been chatting to the chairman of the East Coast Juniors Football club, Paul Smith, about the carnage left behind by vandals on Tuesday night.

    Take a listen:

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    Video caption: The chairman talks about the smashed walls, smeared excrement and spayed swastikas
  19. Six men bailed after fight in Grantham

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The incident happened on Wednesday night, armed police and a helicopter were deployed after a fight broke out in a property .

    Three of the men arrested at the scene were from Nottingham, two from Grantham and one from Derbyshire.  

    Quote Message: We need to know if you spotted a silver Vauxhall Corsa which is a mark 2. We also want to hear from anyone who saw a Black Vauxhall Zafira, a white Kia, a silver Peugeot 307 in these streets or anything suspicious. from Detective Inspector Claire Hammond Grantham CID
    Detective Inspector Claire HammondGrantham CID