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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 29 September 2016

Live Reporting

By Martin Slack

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learned today

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    That's it for another day everyone, thanks for joining us. Lincolnshire Live will return from tomorrow at 08:00 but for now I'll leave you with five things we've learned today.

    1. Ram raiders in Donington attempt to steal a hole in a wall and leave an even bigger one.
    2. Grantham residents aren't happy about the closure of their A&E.
    3. British Steel are forging ahead in Scunthorpe.
    4. The Red Arrows go East
    5. It's Question Time for Boston as David Dimbleby heads to Lincolnshire.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Preparations under way for Lincolnshire Day

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    It's Lincolnshire Day this Saturday, flags are already fluttering all over the county. 

    Newton Newton is one of only five traditional flag manufacturers in the country, based at Burgh-le-Marsh.

    Clearly they've got some last minute orders!

    View more on twitter

    Interesting fact about that fine flag, the design came out of a competition back in 2005 run by... well... us!  

  3. Traffic and travel: Congestion on the A158

    BBC Travel

    There's very slow traffic on the A158 Jubilee way in Horncastle.

    It's stemming from the South Street junction in both directions 

    Traffic and travel
  4. New life for East Coast beach huts

    Jono Brine

    Beach huts at Mablethorpe and Sutton On Sea are to be revitalised. 

    East Lindsey District Council has agreed a programme of refurbishment and redevelopment - with the cost match-funded by local groups. 

    Mablethorpe
  5. Donington ram raid recap

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The story that's really captured your imagination today is the scene of destruction left behind after a botched ram raid.

    Donington ram raid

    Here's what we know so far:

    • Police believe it happened at about 03:20 this morning 
    • Thieves were attempting to rip out an ATM machine but failed to make off with any cash
    • The offenders left the scene in a dark 4x4 flat bed vehicle and a dark blue saloon car 
    • The Co-Op are planning to bring a pop up store to the village tomorrow
    • 18 staff worked there, they'll either work at the pop up store or at other branches temporarily
  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A15 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A15 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, at Atterby Lane.

    A15 Lincolnshire - A15 in Bishop Norton blocked in both directions at the Atterby Lane junction, because of an accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  7. Ram raid: Remains of ATM removed from Co-Op

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Even though the raiders didn't make of with any cash, you can see they had a pretty good go of it.

    This is what the ATM looks like now:

    ram raid
  8. Whitlock wants your Unsung Heroes

    #BBCUnsungHero

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    Video caption: Whitlock wants your Unsung Heroes

    Make sure you get your nominations in for your local Unsung Hero before the deadline of 23 October!

    Find out how to here.

  9. Ram raid: Tractor being moved from damaged store

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    This is what it looks like at Donington at the moment, as you can see the heavy vehicle is almost entrenched in what remains of the building.

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  10. Traffic and travel: Humber bridge reopens to high-sided vehicles

    BBC Travel

    The Humber Bridge is now open to high sided vehicles but the speed limit is 30mph while there are still high winds.

  11. Sport: Scunthorpe United midfielder hopes to keep place for Saturday's game

    Mike White

    Sports Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

    Scunthorpe United midfielder Sam Mantom's hoping to keep his place in the side at Bury on Saturday, having helped them beat his old club Walsall on Tuesday. 

    It was only his second league start since moving to The Iron but having got into the team, he wants to stay there. 

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  12. Listen: Cleethorpes man starts business after 5p bag tax

    BBC Radio Humberside

    James Piekos finds out about The Net Bag Company.

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    Video caption: James Piekos finds out about The Net Bag Company.
  13. New member wanted on Police and Crime panel

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

    You have an opportunity to join the group which oversees the work of Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner. 

    There's a vacancy for an independent member of the Police and Crime Panel.  

    If you fancy your chances you can apply here.

  14. Your headlines this afternoon

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Your headlines across Lincolnshire this afternoon:

    • CCTV footage of Dodington ram raid emerges
    • Public meeting held about overnight closure of A&E in Grantham
    • British Steel 'on track' to make a profit by the end of the financial year
  15. Scunthorpe steelworks: Some facts

    Caroline Brockelbank

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The company British Steel that launched 100 days ago says it's on track to return to profit for the financial year ending 31 March 2017.   

    Scunthorpe Steel works

    Did you know:

    • 4.5m tonnes - the annual capacity of Scunthorpe - is enough to build 615 Eiffel Towers or 80 Empire State Buildings.
    • The Scunthorpe site is more than 2,200 acres and has more than 100 miles of its own rail network.
    • The lengths of rail they make for Network Rail are up to 216 metres long.
    • The four blast furnaces on site are named after past queens, Mary, Bess, Anne and Victoria.