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  1. Updates on Friday 6 January 2017

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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Lincoln City striker Theo Robinson

Championship club Ipswich twice come from behind to draw with National League side Lincoln in the FA Cup third round.

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Five things we've learned today

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That's all from me today, we'll be back from Monday at 08:00 with all the latest from across the county. Until then I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

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Have a good evening and best of luck to the Imps!

Imps match: Now that's dedication

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

We've had tales of people coming from all over the country to see their beloved Lincoln City attempt a bit of giant-killing this weekend but you'll struggle to top this: 

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The weather this evening

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, this occasionally heavy at first.

Becoming drier through the early hours, with one or two spots of rain lingering through to dawn, especially across higher ground.  

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Cash and jewellery stolen from Spalding home

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A thief smashed a window to take cash and jewellery from a property on Lowfields Avenue yesterday.

It happened sometime between 08:45 and 19:45. 

Police want anyone who may have seen something suspicious to come forward.

Imps: It's beginning to look a lot like... Christmas?

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We've spotted a bit of a theme from Lincoln City supporters who are getting rather excited about the game away at Ipswich tomorrow:

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Hare coursers 'becoming increasingly violent'

Paul Murphy

BBC Look North

Farmers in parts of Lincolnshire have said they fear for their safety after an escalation in the level of violence used by people setting dogs on hares.  

The National Farmers Union said the problem had got "out of control", with one incident before Christmas involving 50 men and children.  

Hares
Facebook

One farmer, who did not want to be identified for fear of reprisal, said it's dangerous to confront them:

They would kill us if they could - they have got no scruples, or respect for anybody

Farmer

Appeal launched for new bereavement suite

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

The Health Tree Foundation has launched an appeal to raise £150,000 to create a new bereavement suite at Scunthorpe General Hospital's maternity ward.

It's to help support women who give birth to babies they have miscarried, are stillborn or die within a few hours.

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They've already raised more than £10,000 thanks to local people who have made donations.  

Nearly 50 workers could lose their jobs at Lincolnshire bakery

Lincolnshire Echo

Almost 50 jobs could be axed at a Lincolnshire bakery.

Dozens of workers at Addo Food Group face an uncertain future after they entered into a 45-day consultation with the company earlier this week.

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Lincolnshire Echo

Severe roadworks: A151 Lincolnshire both ways

BBC Travel

A151 Lincolnshire both ways severe roadworks, between Quaker Lane and Carrington Road.

A151 Lincolnshire - A151 Bourne Road in Spalding closed in both directions between the Quaker Lane junction and the Carrington Road junction, because of sewer works. Diversion in operation - Signed diversion of around 30 miles in place via A16 Spalding Bypass. A1175 to Market Deeping and A15 to Bourne before rejoining A151.

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The headlines this afternoon

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

Traffic and travel: A17 partially blocked in North Rauceby

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic westbound on the A17 between the Main Street junction and the B6403 junction.

A lorry's broken down there.

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Jail for disgraced former semi-professional footballer

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A Lincoln man who used to play for Brigg Town has been jailed for 18 months for stealing from Sunday League players after breaking into changing rooms.

Luke Cadman, 36, of Beaumont Fee, was caught on CCTV taking cash, mobile phones and keys to a transit van - which he subsequently used to steal the vehicle - from the facilities at Lincoln Christ Hospital School.

The court heard how Cadman had committed the crimes to fuel his drug habit and had a large number of previous convictions.

You have a desperate record for dishonesty. This case is aggravated by your utterly appalling record.

Judge Simon Hirst

Weather Watchers: Sunrise at Mablethorpe

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to Terry Trickett who sent this beautiful photo in: 

Mablethorpe
Terry Trickett

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue practice on the Brayford

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

If you've ventured outside today then you'll know that it's rather bitter. 

Exactly the type of weather you don't want when you have to take a dip in Lincoln's Brayford Pool:

Firemen
Karl Turrill

Lincoln South Red Watch are doing a bit of water training today. 

Rather you than me, gents.

Firemen
Karl Turrill
Firemen
Karl Turrill

Lincoln residents invited to mosque open day to promote understanding

The Lincolnite

Residents of all faiths in Lincoln are being invited by the Islamic Association of Lincoln to the city’s mosque for an annual open day.  

Mosque
The Lincolnite

Views wanted on flood defence scheme

Lara King

North East Lincolnshire reporter

Your views are wanted on £13.3m flood defence plans in North Lincolnshire.

The council has been given government money to protect land earmarked for six new villages near the Trent, as well as existing places such as Burringham.

feedback event is being held there this afternoon.

North Lincolnshire Council
North Lincolnshire Council

Louts trash historic Cleethorpes shelters

Lincolnshire Reporter

North East Lincolnshire Council has spent thousands of pounds cleaning up "mindless" vandalism from historic shelters in Cleethorpes.  

Shelter
Lincolnshire Reporter

What to do with that Christmas tree...

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We told you earlier about Louth Rotary Club's Christmas tree collection but that's not much help to you if you live elsewhere.

Our office tree is looking rather sad behind our building at the moment:

tree
BBC

Here's what the councils are offering:

  • North Kesteven District Council: Chop them up and put in the garden waste bin if you have one or take to the tip.
  • South Kesteven: Anyone can leave them out whole on the day of the garden waste collections. They don't have to be in a bin.
  • Boston Borough: Take to the tip or store in brown bin which is collected in March.
  • Lincoln: Put out with black bins until January 20. Or put in garden waste bins.
  • East Lindsey: If you subscribe to the green waste service leave it next to bin or chop it up in bin.
  • West Lindsey: Take to tip.
  • South Holland: Put in brown garden waste bin, take to tip if you don't have a bin or trees branches (with no larger than 2 inch in diameter) can be left out.

A&E attendance spike over New Year period

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The number of people attending A&E departments in Lincolnshire rose by 11% over the New Year week. 

Figures out today show just over 2,800 people went to one of the county's 3 A&E units between Boxing Day and New Year's Day. 

That's an increase of 300 compared with the previous week. 

The headlines this afternoon

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

Imps match: Growing excitement

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The Imps' clash against Ipswich Town isn't going to be televised this weekend but fear not! Our commentators are currently en route to provide all the coverage you need...

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For Imps fans tomorrow can't come quick enough:

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Reduced Wainfleet medical service 'better than nothing'

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Campaigners say that although ideally they'd want a full GP service to return to Wainfleet a reduced "satellite service" is better than nothing. 

A decision was made by health bosses yesterday to permanently close the practice after it had its licence suspended at the end of last year.

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BBC

Details are still vague at the moment but bosses say they hope another nearby GP service will be able to step in and help with providing a part time service.

Rebecca Close led the "Save Our Surgery" group, she says the group are split:

Some people were really positive about it and thought well, something's better than nothing. Other people were very much in the mindset that it should be full time. It's a step in the right direction but the pressure needs to stay on.

Rebecca CloseSave Our Surgery

Weather Watchers: Brayford after dark

BBC Weather Watchers

Clearly not much of a breeze last night allowing weather watcher helloTom to capture the mirror-like reflections in the Brayford Pool. 

Brayford
BBC

Traffic and travel: Slow in Haltham

BBC Travel

Traffic is slow going on the A153 in Haltham at the moment.

There are roadworks around the Rime's Lane junction area clogging things up. 

Travel map
BBC

Watch: Abbie Dewhurst has today's forecast

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

It'll be mostly cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of rain.

Haxey Hood returns

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Fancy joining in a game of rugby with no rules and unlimited participants who all try to push a leather tube (the Hood) to one of four pubs?

Today's your chance!

It's the Twelfth Day of Christmas which can only mean one thing in North Lincolnshire. The annual Haxey Hood is back!

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It is one of England's oldest annual events dating back to the 14th Century and is contested by patrons of pubs in the neighbouring villages of Haxey and Westwoodside.

Hundreds are expected to take part and watch.

It can take hours to win but last year's game was eventually won by the village of Westwoodside.

Pudsey Peaks: The grand total

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Now you may remember that last year we tasked two of our reporters, Corazon Garcia and Rod Whiting, to scale the three highest peaks in the country in three days.

Despite high winds and aching muscles they made it and were overwhelmed with the support from the people of Lincolnshire they got along the way.

It was all for Children in Need of course and today we can reveal the grand total they raised:

Total raised £14,814
BBC

Radio Lincolnshire is thanking everyone who supported them and Children in Need.

Anticipation builds for Lincoln City game

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

The players are boarding the coach as they start their journey to Ipswich: 

coach
BBC

Of course they're not the only ones, around 5,000 City supporters are making the trip as well and its fair to say some of them are very excited: 

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Council cuts see Citizens Advice lose £70,000 of funding

Lincolnshire Echo

Funding for Lincolnshire's Citizens Advice service is to be cut by about £70,000 this coming financial year:

Council
Lincolnshire Echo

From Christmas tree to sea defence

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Two hundred of these are going to be collected in Louth this weekend to help protect the Lincolnshire coast: 

trees
BBC

Louth Rotary Club is picking up trees in return for a donation, and handing them over to the Environment Agency. 

They'll be dug into the sand dunes near Mablethorpe, helping to strengthen and protect them. 

Paul Firth from Louth Rotary says it's a great use for the trees: 

In the past we've either chipped them or mulched them or used them along the River Lud but we thought this was an excellent way to use our trees this year.

Paul FirthLouth Rotary

Big money on the line for the Imps

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

It's not just points up for grabs this weekend when the Imps take on Ipswich Town in their FA cup third round game.

Winning tomorrow could take their cup earnings to over a quarter of a million pounds.

The club's chairman, Bob Dorrian, says their run so far has helped them go into the black for the first time in 9 years:

So far I'd estimate that we've made close to £200,000 out of the previous rounds... should we win we could clear another £100,000

Bob DorrianLincoln City Chairman

Are you going to see the game? Or will you be listening along on the radio? Get in touch with us and let us know or tweet our hashtag:

Impvasion
BBC

New weight centre for fat cats and porky pooches

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

It turns out it's not just pet owners who should be thinking about going on a diet for January. 

A Lincolnshire vets in Sleaford is to become a weight management centre to deal with overweight pets.

Watch Kirk's Vets verdict on my dog Alfie:

Looks like I wasn't the only one who had a bit too much turkey over Christmas...

But there are some more obvious examples in the county: 

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I wonder if he's named after King Henry VIII?

Weather Watchers: The sun goes down in Sutton Bridge

BBC Weather Watchers

Take a look at this lovely shot sent in by weather watcher Smartie999:

sunset
BBC

The headlines this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • A victory for Lincoln City in tomorrow's FA cup third round could take their cup earnings to well over a quarter of a million pounds
  • Campaigners are welcoming news that a reduced medical service will run in Wainfleet
  • A Lincolnshire vets is to become a weight management centre to deal with overweight pets in the county

Weather: Cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of rain

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

After a cold and for some places frosty start, today will be mostly cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of rain developing from the northwest during the course of the day. 

Temperatures rising a little but still feeling cold with highs of 4C (39F).

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BBC

Travel: Slow on the A153

BBC Travel

Traffic is very slow on the A153 East Road in Sleaford this morning.

It's around the Papermill Lane junction in the roadworks area.

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BBC

Good morning, welcome to today's live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

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

After enduring the first week back from the festive period it's finally Friday! So Let's knuckle down and get through this one shall we?

If you want to tell me what's happening where you are then you can reach me through email or via Facebook or Twitter.

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