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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 3 November 2016

Live Reporting

By Martin Slack

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learned today

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Thanks for joining us today, that's it for now but we'll be back from 08.00 tomorrow.

    Before we go, let's look back at five things we didn't know when we started out today:

  2. Boston flood barrier plan faces public inquiry

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The £100m scheme to build a flood barrier for Boston will go to a public inquiry it's been announced this evening.

    A six-week public consultation over the project took place in the summer and now the Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has ruled an inquiry will be held in the new year.

    The Haven

    The barrier would aim to reduce the risk of tidal flooding to approximately 900 commercial properties and 14,300 residential properties in Boston.    

    Boston suffered major flooding during a tidal surge in late 2013 - and since then community leaders have been pressing for the barrier to be built.

  3. Force rated 'good' by police watchdog

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire Police is an efficient force which keeps people safe and reduces crime, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary says in a report. 

    The watchdog has given Lincolnshire Police an overall rating of good. 

    But, the report says, services could be lost if further there were more cuts to the workforce. 

    Lincolnshire's Chief Constable, Neil Rhodes, welcomes the report which shows improvement from last year's result of requiring improvement. 

    Lincolnshire Police's result comes as Humberside Police, which covers North and North East Lincolnshire, was given a "requires improvement" rating.

  4. MP Matt Warman: View on High Court Brexit ruling

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman's been speaking about today's High Court ruling that Parliament must be consulted before the formal Brexit process begins.

    Mr Warman's told the BBC he would be "deeply disappointed if other MPs sought to use this as an opportunity to delay".

    Matt Warman

    Boston returned the highest pro-Brexit vote in the country in the June referendum with 75.6 per cent voting leave.  

  5. Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Broken down lorry

    BBC Travel

    The B1188 Canwick Road in Lincoln is partly blocked and there's very slow traffic outbound at the B1190 Washingborough Road junction because of a broken down lorry.    

    Canwick map
  6. Ancient documents on display for one day only

    Katie O'Halloran

    Broadcast Journalist

    All of these documents describe the rights you should enjoy if you are a citizen of Lincoln.

    And today they've been brought together, all at Lincoln's Guildhall, for the first time in more than a century.

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    They're dated from 1227 to 1549 and give the city's residents the right to choose a mayor and each document bears the seal of the monarch of the day.

    The documents have been brought together for medieval studies students. 

    They will be returned to the protective atmosphere of the Lincolnshire Archives later.

  7. Accident on B1203 Grimsby

    BBC Travel

    The B1203 is closed in both directions because of an accident involving two cars.

    There are delays in the area.

    Map of area
  8. Police name man who died in crash on A180

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Police tape

    It's been confirmed that the man who died in a crash on the A180 in North Lincolnshire was James Cole, 79, from Immingham. 

    Mr Cole died at the scene, near South Killingholme, on Tuesday night. 

    The 36-year-old driver of the other car who was seriously injured, remains in a stable condition in hospital.

  9. LISTEN: Red Arrows pilot talks about Chinese fans

    Scott Dalton

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Red 10 Squadron Leader Mike Ling talks to Scott live from China:

    Video content

    Video caption: Red 10 Squadron Leader Mike Ling talks to Scott live from China
  10. Blowing in the wind: Search for washing line suspects

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police are trying to find this man and woman over the thefts of clothing from a washing line on Berkeley Street, Scunthorpe, on Tuesday, 25 October. 

    The pair or anyone who knows them should call Humberside Police on 101.

    washing line
  11. Bags of baubles flood in for new campaign

    Paul Russell

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire's appealing for you to knit a bauble for the radio station's carol service next month.

    Here's the latest consignment being delivered to reception. 

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    The service is being held at St Botolph's Church and the campaign has been named Baubles for Botolphs.

    If you want to join in or know somebody who might like to be part of it you can find the patterns here.  

  12. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  13. Teen's fire death blamed on 3D printer and hairspray

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    An inquest took place this morning into the death of Thomas Taylor in Lincoln just before Christmas last year.

    The 17-year-old was killed in a huge blaze at his family's business premises, which were attached to their home on the city's De Wint Avenue on December 21.

    Tom Taylor
    De Wint Avenue shop

    The hearing was told he was using hairspray to stick a product onto a hot plate on a 3D printer when the fire broke out. 

    We will have more on this story later.

  14. Hospitals working to clear cyber attack backlog

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Hospital managers in Scunthorpe and Grimsby say they're are working to clear a backlog of hundreds of cancelled operations. 

    It's after three days of disruption caused by a cyber attack on computer systems. Today the computers are back to business as usual.

    The attack also affected hospitals in Lincoln, Boston and Grantham - but managers there say the alert is now over.

  15. The ambulance service for Lincolnshire: Your views

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones thinks it's time Lincolnshire took back control of the ambulance service.

    He says being part of the East Midlands regional service is not working for the county. Here's what you've said on BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Facebook page:

    EMAS
    Quote Message: If we had a Lincolnshire Ambulance service we would at least be sure that our taxes are going to a service that is for Lincolnshire." from Wilf Watson Facebook
    Wilf WatsonFacebook
    Quote Message: How would it be funded? The NHS budget can't cope with what it has (Grantham A&E for example). Lincolnshire County Council would have to increase the council tax significantly to co-fund the idea." from Sean Burton Facebook
    Sean BurtonFacebook
    Quote Message: Local people understand local needs - and roads - so let us control our own service again." from Jennifer Ennis Facebook
    Jennifer EnnisFacebook
  16. Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A57 delays

    BBC Travel

    There are jams because of a broken down lorry on the A57 Saxilby Road southbound in Lincoln at the Carholme Roundabout.    

  17. Activist to take legal action over Thai court case

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A human rights activist from Spalding says he's going to take legal action against the authorities in Thailand after the country's Supreme Court cleared him of defamation. 

    Andy Hall has faced a series of legal battles after writing a report for a charity in 2013 which alleged a Thai fruit company was mistreating workers.

    Andy Hall

    Mr Hall was given a suspended jail sentence in September on a separate defamation charge on the report - a verdict he now plans to appeal against.

    Quote Message: I feel very happy about the verdict as this case was an injustice to me." from Andy Hall Human Rights activist
    Andy HallHuman Rights activist