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  1. Live updates on Wednesday 19 October 2016

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  1. Council's expenses bill revealed

    Rod Whiting

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire's county councillors claimed more than £1.3m in allowances and expenses over the last financial year according to figures published today.

    This year's total includes basic allowances of just over £10,000 plus a special responsibility allowance for those with certain portfolios.

    The statistics show 30 councillors claimed more than £20,000 with six of those six claiming more than £30,000. 

    They were senior council members including the council leader Martin Hill who claimed just over £35,000 - however that's less than he was entitled to claim.  

  2. Weather: A dry night tonight with some sunshine tomorrow

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  3. Humberston Fitties on the market for £1.5m

    Andy Comfort

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Another large part of Cleethorpes has gone up for sale. 

    First the Pier went up for sale, then Pleasure Island and for the last month Humberston Fitties has been on the market. 

    North East Lincolnshire Council who own the Fitties have put it on the market for £1.5m.

    Chalets in the Humberston Fitties

    And you can hear more about this on Drive Time with me, Andy Comfort from 17:00.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A46 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A46 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, at B1225 High Street.

    A46 Lincolnshire - A46 Grimsby Road in Caistor blocked and slow traffic in both directions at the B1225 High Street junction, because of an accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  5. Your headlines this evening

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • Lincolnshire county councillors claimed £1.3m in expenses in the last financial year
    • Future of heart surgery hospital debated in Westminster
    • Warning issued over scam which is targeting elderly for large sums of money
  6. Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A158 roadworks problems

    BBC Travel

    There's slow traffic on the A158 Jubilee Way in Horncastle at the A153 South Street junction. In the roadworks area.  

  7. Family tribute to man who died in crag fall

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The family of a man from Cleethorpes who died in a fall in the Lake District last Saturday have described him as "an inspiration".

    Kevin Ryan, 50, had been walking near Patterdale and fell down the face of Dove Crag after setting camp with a group of others for the night.

    In a statement released through Cumbria Police his family said: “The group had a small fire and set down for bed at approximately 21.00 when it had nearly burnt out. Kev got up and tragically lost his footing and fell off the edge."

    Dove Crag
    Quote Message: The family and the group would like to reiterate that Kev and several members of the group were very experienced and all were very well equipped. What happened was a tragic accident." from Family statement
    Family statement
  8. Grimsby MP calls for BHS boss to be stripped of knighthood

    Tim Iredale

    Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    The collapse of BHS led to thousands of job losses and marked the end of an era on our high streets.

    Now, Grimsby's MP Melanie Onn has added her voice to calls for the former BHS boss Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood. 

    Melanie Onn

    A vote is due to take place in Parliament tomorrow. 

    Many BHS workers, including a former store manager from Lincoln, have campaigned for the billionaire retail boss to lose his title. 

    BHS in Hull before it closed
  9. Westminster debate on heart unit future

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    MPs have added their voices to calls to save a children's heart surgery unit that treats patients from Lincolnshire. 

    The ward at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester is to close because it doesn't meet NHS standards, but parents and staff have defended the quality of care.

    A debate has been held on the issue in Westminster.

    Glenfield Hospital
  10. Warning over cash withdrawal scam

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Fraudsters posing as officers from the Metropolitan Police are targeting people in Lincolnshire according to specialist cybercrime officers.

    The scam works by telling victims, usually the elderly, to withdraw large sums of money and then wait for a visit from officers.

    Det Insp Steve Knubley said he's had four reports of the crime in the last three days said vulnerable people were being picked on.

    Quote Message: Two of the people we have heard from have withdrawn funds from their banks but thankfully we have intervened before fraudsters could steal any money." from Det Insp Steve Knubley Lincolnshire Police
    Det Insp Steve KnubleyLincolnshire Police
  11. 'Augmented reality' cash to recreate cathedral spires

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Tourism bosses have been given a share of £250,000 to develop a so-called "augmented reality app" which will allow visitors to experience what Lincoln Cathedral looked like when it had spires.

    As the picture below shows, the two west towers had spires until the early 1800s, the central tower had a spire until 1549 when it blew down in a gale.

    The money from Visit England, will allow the city's tourist board, Visit Lincoln, to create an experience to recreate the spires in a "virtual" way.

    Lincoln Cathedral spires
    Cathedral west front
    Quote Message: We are often asked what did the spires look like, why did they collapse and are you going to rebuild them? Through augmented reality we hope to be able use the cutting edge technology of today to recreate what was cutting edge in 14th century Lincoln. from Jackie Croft Chapter Clerk, Lincoln Cathedral
    Jackie CroftChapter Clerk, Lincoln Cathedral
  12. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    These are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom: 

    • Teenager arrested over stabbing in Lincoln
    • Councillors approve doubling of dog mess fine in Boston - from £50 to £100
    • 'Augmented reality project' to bring back spires of Lincoln Cathedral
  13. Cats' tunes discussion prompts Kiss comparison

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire's been talking about music for cats this morning - our presenter Melvyn Prior's spoken to a cellist who's composed some tunes for felines.

    But judging by this picture sent in by Barbara on Twitter - her cat has more heavy metal tastes.

    Socks

    She's requested anything by Kiss, because she thinks her cat Socks looks like the band's frontman Gene Simmons... Socks is on the left above in case you couldn't tell.

    What do you reckon to the likeness?

  14. Golden girl Sophie at lights switch-on

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Lincoln's Paralaympic gold medallist Sophie Wells will be one of the guests of honour at the city's official festive celebrations it's just been announced.

    Sophie won two golds and one silver in Rio earlier this year. She'll appear at the switch on alongside Lincoln Theatre Royal's panto star Kerry Katona.

    Sophie Wells
  15. Teenager arrested over Lincoln stabbing

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A 17-year-old boy been arrested after an assault which left a man with a stab wound.

    The assault happened in Vernon Street, off Lincoln High Street on Monday.

    The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to  the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham for treatment.

    He is in a stable condition