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Summary

  1. Fire crews tackle big blaze at hotel in Ingoldmells
  2. Cash machine stolen in overnight digger raid
  3. Conservatives win Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election
  4. Frail patients 'most at risk' due to Skegness CP practice closure
  5. Live updates on Friday 9 December 2016

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    That's it from me today. I'll be back from 08:00 on Monday but for now I'll leave you with five things we've learned today: 

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Fire crews scaled back in Ingoldmells

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    More on the fire at the hotel in Sea Lane. Ingoldmells.

    At the height of the blaze eight fire engines were attending the property on Sea Lane, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue say four of those will be removed from the scene.

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    No injuries have been reported as a result of the fire. 

  3. New £350k cycle hub opens at Lincoln train station

    The Lincolnite

    A new £350,000 cycle hub has been officially opened at Lincoln railway station.  

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  4. Man who wrote apology to young abuse victim jailed

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A Gainsborough man who wrote a letter apologising to a young girl he sexually abused has been jailed for four years today at Lincoln Crown Court.

    Mathew Shanks, 28, of Morton Terrace, who wept in the dock throughout his 20-minute hearing, was told he caused "immeasurable harm" to his victim who was just six years old when he first abused her.

    In a statement read out in court, the victim said she felt disgusted by what Shanks had done to her and had received counselling.

    He admitted a string of offences and has been put on the sex offenders register for life.  

  5. Water problems affecting huge area in south of county

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    It's more than just Boston being affected by the water pressure problems. 

    A map on the Anglian Water website shows the full area with low pressure or no water at all.

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    The company have yet to pinpoint the exact problem but they believe one of the biggest water mains in the area has burst.

  6. BreakingNew manager for Boston United

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    The Pilgrims have announced they've found a replacement for Dennis Greene:

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    He's the former boss of Mansfield Town.

  7. Water disruption for 10,000 homes in Boston

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    There's a problem with the water supply in Boston.

    Anglian Water say there's a large scale problem affecting 10,000 homes in the area.

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  8. Grimsby man in hospital after 'legal high' overdose

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A 43-year-old man is fighting for his life at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital after he's believed to have overdosed on a so-called legal high known as Spice.

    Police said the man collapsed at a flat on Thorgam Court just before 18:00 on Monda,y and two men and two women were arrested in connection with the incident a short time later.

    Spice

    Police say there's evidence to suggest it's being mixed with harder drugs

    Quote Message: Intelligence held locally suggests unscrupulous dealers are mixing Spice with heroin to draw users into addiction. None of these drugs should be taken as they can be fatal. from Detective Inspector James Fairgrieve Humberside Police
    Detective Inspector James FairgrieveHumberside Police
  9. Traffic and travel: A15 closed in Waddingham

    BBC Travel

    The A15 is closed in both directions in Waddingham between the B1205 junction and the B1206 Redbourne Mere junction.

    Traffic is beginning to pile up as recovery work for an accident is carried out:

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  10. Clean-up under way at Kirton-in-Lindsey ram raid shop

    BBC Radio Humberside

    We told you earlier about the thieves who used a heavy vehicle to steal a cash machine from a store in Kirton-in-Lindsey.

    Staff there are now beginning the unenviable task of cleaning up the damage.

    Ram raid shop
  11. Former UKIP leadership candidate says party 'can't claim a win'

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Earlier we told you that the Leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall had described placing second in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election as a "great result" for his party.

    However it seems not everyone is convinced. Raheem Kassam, who briefly ran for the party's top job a few months ago, had this to say:

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    Video caption: Labour MP David Winnick on his party falling from second to fourth place in Sleaford seat.
  13. Hotel fire: Eight fire crews tackle blaze

    About 40 firefighters are continuing to tackle a blaze at the Sea Lane Hotel in Ingoldmells.

    Fire at hotel

    Eight fire crews, including some using breathing apparatus, are dealing with the fire, and an aerial ladder platform is also in attendance.

    It's not yet known if anyone has been injured in the blaze.

    Sea Lane remains closed at the Hurdman Way junction.

  14. Your headlines this afternoon

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom so far today include:

  15. Ex-Chancellor congratulates newest MP

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    It's fair to say that 2016 has been a turbulent year in British politics.

    One man who knows that better than most is former Chancellor George Osborne.

    He's welcomed Dr Caroline Johnson, the new Conservative MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, to the parliamentary fold after her by-election victory:

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  16. BreakingATM stolen in night-time digger raid

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A digger has been used to steal an ATM in Kirton-in-Lindsey in North Lincolnshire. 

    It happened in the early hours of this morning:

    Digger in road with hole in the wall

    Police received a call at about 02:00 reporting that a digger was being used to take the cash machine from the One Stop Shop in High Street. 

    Four men were said to have been involved and the machine was taken away in the back of a van. 

    Officers say they are encouraging businesses with cash machines outside their premises to ensure they have good security measures in place.

  17. More fire crews sent to Ingoldmells

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Here's the latest on the fire at the Sea Lane Hotel in Ingoldmells.

    We've now been told by the fire service that eight appliances are attending.

    That's about 40 firefighters currently tackling the blaze:

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  18. Traffic and travel: Sea Lane in Ingoldmells closed due to fire

    BBC Travel

    Sea Lane in Ingoldmells is currently closed in both directions at the Hurdman Way junction while emergency crews deal with a fire at the Sea Lane Hotel.

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