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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 15 September 2016

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learned today

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    That's it for another day here at Lincolnshire Live, we'll be back tomorrow at 08:00. Until then I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

  2. Traffic and travel: Rush hour congestion in Lincoln

    BBC Travel

    They say there's only two things certain in this life of ours, death and taxes. 

    Well whoever came up with that obviously never tried to get out of Lincoln after work...

    Travel map

    Yes, there's some congestion on the way out of the city this evening, there's very slow traffic on the A15 on the Canwick Road junction.

  3. 'Tornado team' called to prison last night, BBC understands

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire understands that the specialist prison riot squad, the Tornado Team, was called to Lincoln Prison last night.

    However this was done only as a precaution. 

  4. Council say Premier Inn development 'shows confidence'

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    As we told you earlier the plans for a new hotel on the Pier Fields site in Skegness have been given the official approval by East Lindsey District Council. 

    Not everyone is happy about it, the plans had to be put on hold last year after a community campaign.

    But the council says it'll help the town:

    Quote Message: A major national hotel and restaurant chain investing in Skegness shows huge confidence in the economy of the area... we’re keen to ensure that Skegness and the wider coast is recognised as a good place to do business." from Steve Kirk Councillor responsible for Coastal Economy
    Steve KirkCouncillor responsible for Coastal Economy
  5. Weather warning for Lincolnshire

    BBC Weather

    Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop more widely across central, southern and eastern parts of England during Thursday night and Friday morning, whilst rain spreading from the west may also turn locally heavy and thundery. 

    This all moving eastwards during the course of the day, but not clearing until evening.  

  6. County's traffic problems brought up in the Commons

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The Minister for Transport has promised to hold a meeting to discuss what can be done to tackle traffic hold-ups in Lincolnshire. 

    John Hayes has promised to invite highways officers to London to talk about bottlenecks experienced in Horncastle and other coastal roads over the summer.

    John Hayes

    He made the promise in the Commons in response to Louth and Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins.

  7. Lincoln Prison disturbance: What we know

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Following reports of an incident at Lincoln Prison here's what we know so far:

    • Ministry of Justice say it is not a riot.
    • They have said they're dealing with "an ongoing incident" confined to one wing of the building.
    • Heavy police presence outside, vans on standby.
    • Ministry of Justice say rumours of hostage situation and fires are false.
    • Visitors have been turned away from the prison.
  8. Man bailed following death on A1

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A 52-year-old man arrested in connection with a fatal collision on the A1 near Grantham has been released on bail. 

     A 17-year-old scooter rider died in the crash. 

     It happened on Tuesday night near Barrowby. 

  9. World War One tank at TrafalgarSquare

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    It's been 100 years since the first tank - first built in Lincoln - was used in battle. 

    It's being marked across the country including in London, where they've got a replica World War One tank at Trafalgar Square, it's not just a fancy model though take a look...

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    This replica was used in Stephen Spielberg's adaptation of War Horse.

  10. Pier field development approved

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    East Lindsey District Council have approved controversial plans for a Premier Inn in Skegness.

    Skeg
  11. BreakingMinistry says no riot at Lincoln prison

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The Ministry of Justice says that the incident at Lincoln prison is not a riot and there have not been any hostages taken or fires started, as reported by some other media outlets.

    Quote Message: Staff are working to resolve an ongoing incident at HMP Lincoln. All prisoners are currently in their cells. from Spokesman Ministry of Justice
    SpokesmanMinistry of Justice
  12. Trapped in a lift on a £12m footbridge

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    More problems plaguing the Lincoln level crossing footbridge, there's been claims it's cost too much, no one is using it, it doesn't look nice and now three people have been stuck in the lift:

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  13. Scunthorpe steel to be used in London skyscrapers

    Katie O'Halloran

    Broadcast Journalist

    British Steel, the company created after Tata Steel was taken over in June, has agreed a partnership with a contractor responsible, in part, for the "Walkie Talkie" and the roof on the London Olympic Stadium Transformation project.

    Walkie Talkie

    The steelworks in Scunthorpe is one of the sites owned by British Steel, for months it's future hung in the balance as Tata Steel struggled with their finances.

    A thousand tonnes of steel made at the Scunthorpe plant has been earmarked for a new project on London's Lime Street known as the "The Scalpel".

  14. Ministry of Justice investigating disturbance reports at Lincoln prison

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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    There's also a heavier than normal police presence outside the prison.

  15. Commons trump the Lords on the Thames

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Did you know that every year for the last decade the House of Commons takes on the House of Lords in a boat race à la Oxford and Cambridge?

    Us neither! Apparently those in Upper House have had the upper hand for some time now but no longer, thanks, in part, to the efforts of two Lincolnshire MPs. 

    Karl McCartney and Sir Edward Leigh

    Lincoln MP Karl McCartney and Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh took to the water to help the Commons row to victory.

    However, they weren't just messing about on the river, the race helped to raise £10,000 for charity.