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  1. Live updates have finished on Friday 14 October 2016

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By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Today's Live coverage

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Friday is finished and so is the working week, Lincolnshire Live will return on Monday from 8am. Until then I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

  2. Weather Watchers: Sun up in Grantham

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's gone a bit grey here in Lincoln but this is what it looked like in Grantham this morning:


    Thanks to weather watcher darrylb11 for the snap.

  3. 'No fuss' fall woman, 83, waits hours in rain in Grantham

    David McKenna

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    An 83-year-old woman with a broken hip waited for an ambulance for three hours in the rain, her son has told the BBC.  

  4. New home for box dog

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Now you may remember the rather sad story of the dog found in this box by the side of the road in Snitterby. 


    Well we asked the people who found him for an update on how he was doing. They say they've been inundated with offers to rehome him but... they've decided they're going to keep him.

    This is him after his bath and hair wash last night.    


    Who can blame them eh? They've also going to give him a new name, they havent fully decided yet but it looks like Teddy is going to be the winner.


    Very apt.

  5. Walk a million: Good turn out in Boston

    Melvyn Prior

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    We were telling you earlier about our stroll in Boston this morning, and I'm happy to report it was a success!


    We're slowly but surely closing the gap on that million mile target.

  6. Don't take chemists for granted says Lincolnshire Co-op

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The Government's underestimating how useful chemists are - that's according to Lincolnshire Co-op's Head of Pharmacy.

    Campaigners say proposed cuts in funding could force some to shut within weeks. The Department of Health says no final decision's been taken

    Lincolnshire Co-op

    Alastair Farquhar, from the Co-op, says chemists do so much more than people might think: 

    Quote Message: They range from dealing with people's minor ailments or queries about how they might access other NHS services... if that pharmacy is not there they're going to have to go somewhere else and that's going to put pressure on all ready overworked services. from Alastair Farquhar Lincolnshire Co-op
    Alastair FarquharLincolnshire Co-op
  7. Lorry driver jailed for trying to smuggle cocaine

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    A man has been jailed for 16 years after being found guilty of trying bring more than £3 million worth of cocaine into England through Immingham Dock. 

    45-year-old Philip Green, a lorry driver from near Blackpool, was stopped by Border Force officers as he arrived on a ferry from Denmark in April last year. 

    There were 30 packages of drugs concealed under a bunk bed in his cabin.

    Philip Green
  8. The ice rink... with no ice

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

    The nation's first Ice rink without ice opens in Lincolnshire today. 

    Sk8Z in Gainsborough is the first in the country to use a new technology which recreates the feeling of skating on ice.

    Take a look:

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    Video caption: Gainsborough has become home to the first iceless ice rink
  9. The weather with Keeley

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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    Video caption: Keeley Donovan with the forecast
  10. Man slapped his pregnant girlfriend round the face 'because she was trying to drink'

    Lincolnshire Echo

    A Lincoln man slapped his pregnant girlfriend and his excuse was he said she was trying to drink alcohol.

    Dylan Doran, 33, had a bail condition not to contact the woman but the pair arranged to meet because they wanted to celebrate the news of her pregnancy.

  11. The Battle of Hastings 2016

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    It's been two weeks since King Harold's men marched through Lincolnshire on their way to battle.

    Well now they've made it to Battle Abbey in East Sussex! Built on the site of the famous Battle of Hastings.

    The group of re-enactors have been following the route the real army took 950 years ago - to mark the battle of Hastings.

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    Our friends at BBC South East captured this rousing speech:

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  12. Grimsby man charged after knife incident

    Folarin Sagaya

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    Humberside Police have confirmed that a man's been charged in connection with a knife incident near a Grimsby school yesterday. 

    Woodlands School kept children inside for a while after reports of a man carrying a weapon near the school. 

  13. The headlines this lunchtime

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    • A Welton man has been jailed for "horrific" sexual attacks on a 12 and 13 year old girls.
    • Ambulance bosses have apologised to a Lincolnshire woman who had to wait 6 hours for hospital treatment - including 3 hours on the street in the rain - after falling and breaking her hip.
    • Late apple harvest causes delays to Lincolnshire cider production.
  14. Scunthorpe man jailed for deliberately 'mowing down' pedestrians

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Mohammad Abdullah, 30, of Mulgrave Street has been jailed for six years for deliberately hitting two people with his car.

    His victims, Mark Thompson and Kevin Morson, were left with life changing injuries as a result of the incident.  

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    It happened after Abdullah got into an argument with the two victims after swerving past them earlier.

    Quote Message: Without warning, he proceeded to accelerate at speed towards both men. They didn’t stand a chance. from Jeremy Evans Prosecutor
    Jeremy EvansProsecutor

    Abdullah was also banned from driving for eight years.  

  15. Welton man jailed for raping 12 and 13-year-old girls

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A man convicted of raping and sexually abusing two girls has been jailed for 24 years at Lincoln Crown Court.

    52-year old Stephen Boyd, of Rivehall Avenue, Welton, near Lincoln was found guilty by a jury of a total of 16 charges including rape and sexual activity with a child.

    Recorder Peter Cooke, passing sentence,  said there was an "horrific nature" to the offences committed by Boyd and described his behaviour as "grotesque and manipulative".

    Stephen Boyd

    The court heard how both victims had been deeply affected psychologically by what happened.

  16. Son of pensioner left in the rain says more funding needed for health services

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    More now on the woman left by the road in the rain with a broken hip for hours.

    Her son has been speaking to us and says something has to change:

    Quote Message: The funds just have to be there somehow, to provide the ambulance service and the emergency care that people deserve. from Nigel Baines Son of Hazel Baines
    Nigel BainesSon of Hazel Baines

    East Midlands Ambulance Service has apologised for the delay.

  17. Long-serving scaffolder immortalised in stone atop Lincoln Cathedral

    The Lincolnite

    A scaffolder whose years of experience have seen him scaling the turrets of Lincoln Cathedral has been honoured with a stone carving tribute.

    Stan Haw has been recognised as the longest serving employee of Lincoln construction company Simons – 43 years and counting.

  18. Ambulance boss aplogises for lengthy delay for pensioner who broke hip

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The medical director of East Midlands Ambulance Service has apologised after a woman with dementia had to wait hours for an ambulance after falling in Grantham.

    It's claimed Hazel Baines who has dementia - waited nearly three hours in the rain for an ambulance after breaking her hip. She then waited a further three hours in a queue of ambulances at A&E.


    Bob Winter says he's sorry it happened and the delay was down to high demand and lack of resources.

    Quote Message: At times of high demand we have to prioritise life threatening emergencies. So this unfortunate lady was put in a queue along with all the other 999 calls and as soon as a vehicle was available it was dispatched. from Medical director, EMAS Bob Winter
    Medical director, EMASBob Winter
  19. Appeal after Cleethorpes Shake Shack burglary

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Detectives have released CCTV stills of two women they would like to speak to following a burglary at the Shake Shack, St Peter’s Avenue, Cleethorpes between 1.20am and 1.30am on Friday 7 October.  


    During the incident it is believed that two women and a man broke into the business before taking a tip jar, chocolates and cans of drink.