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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 27 October 2016

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Goodbye: Five things we learned today

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That's it from us for Thursday. Lincolnshire live will be back from 08:00 BST tomorrow.

Until then I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

  1. A coroner ruled that a Spalding man committed suicide after unlawfully killing his wife and teenage daughter
  2. Jets from RAF Coningsby will be deployed to Romania in response to a 'more assertive Russia'
  3. Meanwhile 120 jobs at RAF Waddington are secure
  4. 25,000 free tickets are going up for grabs for a firework show over the Humber
  5. There's going to be a lot of mannequins in Fulbeck over the next few days

Have a good evening.

Traffic and travel: Congestion in Usselby

BBC Travel

There's very slow traffic on the A46 in both directions as it passes through Usselby.

Travel map

Injury for Grimsby Town midfielder Sean McAllister

BBC Humberside Sport

Man, 18, charged with firearms offence

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Idris Ali-Arowosekila, who was arrested on Tuesday for affray in Skegness, has been charged with a firearms offence.

The 18-year-old from De Beauvoir Estate, Hackney, London, is accused of possessing an imitation gun with intent to cause people to believe that unlawful violence would be used against them.

Mr Ali-Arowosekila will appear at Lincoln Magistrates' Court later.

Fright nights at Fulbeck

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Fulbeck is going to look positively terrifying for Hallowe'en. 

Thousands of mannequin parts will be staged to frighten visitors as part of the "Awful Hallowe'en Walk" which runs for three days and starts in a few hours.

All the (shudder) bits and pieces are being provided by Lincolnshire company Mannakin. They normally supply dummies for shops across the country.

This is what the damaged mannequins look like stored at their home "Dollywood". 


The organisers of the event say it's not going to be suitable for children. I can't say I'm surprised!

Controlling and selfish Lance Hart had 'last supper' before killings

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The coroner at the inquest of a double-murder and suicide in Spalding has said the killer "knew exactly what he was going to do".

Lance Hart, 57, shot his wife Claire, 50, and daughter Charlotte, 19, outside the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding on 19 July. 

Hart then turned the gun on himself.

Coroner Paul Cooper told the inquest that a memory stick was found in Hart's car detailing his plans and the "last supper" he had prepared. 

The inquest also heard how Claire Hart had recently left her husband after telling a colleague that he was a "controlling and selfish man".

Weather Watchers: Brilliant sun at Moulton

BBC Weather Watchers

Our weather watchers are really spoiling us today!

Another great shot, this one sent by Smartie999 from Moulton.


City of Culture celebrations to start with a firework spectacular

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

We now know that 25,000 free tickets will be available next week for the opening ceremony of Hull's City of Culture 2017. 

They'll be released in two batches, one on Wednesday 2 November and the second on Saturday 5 November. 

The launch of the celebrations will take place over the Humber on New Year's Day and feature musicians from Hull's pop history.

Martin Green is the chief executive and director of Hull 2017.

Traffic and travel: Congestion on the A15

BBC Travel

There is slow-moving traffic on Sleaford Road in Cranwell near the B1429 Sleaford Road junction.

Travel chart

Tick tock: Almost time to change the clocks

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

This weekend marks the end of British summer time as we turn back the clocks. 

It'll be dark before you leave work and most likely dark on the way in. 

But it's not all bad, you get that extra hour in bed on Sunday. 

And as always, few of us will believe it's that time of year again. Scarves at the ready!  

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Defence analyst John Skipper explains what Sentinel aircraft are used for
A defence analyst describes what Sentinel aircraft are used for as a deal is struck to secure 160 jobs.

Traffic and travel: Slow traffic on A607

BBC Travel

There's heavy traffic on Manthorpe Road as it approaches Grantham at the Longcliffe Road junction.

Travel map

Transport hub works won't disrupt Christmas market, say Council

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The City of Lincoln Council says the Christmas market will be able to cope - despite work on Lincoln's transport hub.

The £30 million project has closed some roads and disrupted traffic since construction work began back in August.

Kate Ellis from the authority says the parking spaces at the Showground will take the stress away from the city centre.

One of the beauties of the Christmas market is that we operate a park-and-ride out of the Showground which has got a regular bus service into the city. We're really stressing that to visitors to Lincoln this year.

Kate EllisAssistant director of planning & regeneration, City of Lincoln Council
Christmas market

Hoarding warning from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

You're being warned about the dangers of "hoarding" by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

It comes after a fatal fire in Liverpool at the beginning of the week, when two bodies were found in a burned out house


Matt King from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue says it's dangerous for everyone involved:

We're talking about small, tight passage ways through hallways with materials stacked to the ceiling... Obviously this makes it difficult for occupants to escape and also makes it very dangerous for fire and rescue services.

Matt KingStation manager, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

The weather this lunchtime

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It's another mostly dry day with bright spells at times though there could be a few showers in higher areas.

It's feeling quite mild as well - with highs of 14 degrees celcius.

Temp chart

Jobs safe after RAF announce new £131.5 million contract

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

120 jobs at RAF Waddington will be sustained by a new multi-million pound RAF contract to support surveillance aircraft.

The five year contract focuses on maintaining Sentinel aircraft, which are being used to gather intelligence against the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. 

This support contract demonstrates how we are working collaboratively with industry to sustain UK jobs and to ensure our equipment remains fit for purpose.

Tony DouglasChief Executive Officer of the MOD's Defence Equipment and Support organisation

RAF Coningsby jets to deploy to Romania

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, says Typhoon aircraft based at RAF Coningsby will be sent to Romania "in the face of a more assertive Russia".

They'll be based at Mihail Kogălniceanu Airbase for up to four months next year.

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This deployment of air, land and sea forces shows that we will continue to play a leading role in NATO, supporting the defence and security of our allies from the north to the south of the alliance."

Michael FallonDefence Secretary
A Sentinel

A £131m support contract for RAF Sentinel aircraft will protect about 160 jobs in Flintshire and Lincolnshire, the UK government says.

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Traffic and travel: A1 blocked at Newark

BBC Travel

The A1 is blocked at Newark with stationary traffic southbound between Newark Showground and Balderton. 

Travel map

Headlines across Lincolnshire this lunchtime

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • A coroner has ruled that a mother and daughter shot dead in Spalding were unlawfully killed
  • A Lincolnshire MP has been elected to Parliament's Brexit watchdog select committee
  • City of Lincoln Council says work on the transport hub won't disrupt the Christmas market

Right royal day out at the palace as Lincoln teens meet the Duke

Lincolnshire Echo

The first four students from the new Lincoln University Technical College to earn a top award with royal patronage have returned from a capital date.

Student meets Duke
Lincolnshire Echo
South Holland District Council in Spalding

Plans for a Mayoral Combined Authority for Greater Lincolnshire remain unclear after votes by all 10 councils involved.

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Spalding inquest: Family say 'Our world is a darker place'

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

The brothers of Charlotte Hart, Luke and Ryan, issued this statement after the coroner's verdicts this morning:

Charlotte and our mum were our inspiration and our purpose in life, they were the two most virtuous and beautiful people we have ever encountered. It is not possible to describe how unfairly and how cruelly they have been taken from us. Our world is a darker place because they have gone."

Luke and Ryan HartStatement

BreakingSpalding inquest: Mother and daughter unlawfully killed

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A coroner has said that a mother and daughter who were fatally shot in Spalding were unlawfully killed.

Lance Hart, 57, used a shotgun to kill his wife Claire Hart, 50, and daughter Charlotte Hart,19, (pictured) near the Castle Swimming Pool on Pinchbeck Road in July. 

Lance Hart then committed suicide using the gun.

Coroner Paul Cooper described Hart's actions as "cold and chilling".

Charlotte Hart (left) and Claire Hart

Lincoln MP elected to Parliament's Brexit watchdog

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The MP for Lincoln, Karl McCartney, has been elected by his fellow Conservative Members of Parliament to sit on the newly-created select committee to oversee the work of the Department for Exiting the European Union. 

Last week Labour's Hilary Benn was elected to chair the cross-party committee.

Weather Watchers: Another great sunrise

BBC Weather Watchers

We had some fantastic pictures of the sunrise sent to us from across the county yesterday and we've had some more stunners today. 

This picture was taken in Lincoln and sent to us by weather watcher RachelT44:

Lincoln sky

This comes from Binbrook. Thanks to weather watcher cloudybutnice:

Binbrook sky

Bus wrecked by blaze

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We told you yesterday that a double-decker bus had caught fire at Sutton Bridge. 

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This is what is left of the vehicle after the fire.

Destroyed bus
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Headlines across Lincolnshire this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines this morning from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

Traffic and travel: A clear start to Thursday

BBC Travel

Not much to report from the county's roads at the moment which is always a good thing. 

No doubt that will change as people head to work.

Travel map

Weather across Lincolnshire today

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Breezy, but mainly dry, although cloudy. 

Brighter spells are likely at times especially in the east. 

Some light drizzle over higher areas but staying fairly mild throughout.   

Temperature chart

Good morning, welcome to Lincolnshire live

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Hello from Lincoln, Alex here. I'm ready to bring you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the county. 

If you want to tell me what's happening you can reach me by email or through Facebook and Twitter.

Ready? Well then here we go.