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Summary

  1. Marina Erte death: Jury consider verdict
  2. Lincoln A&E appeals for staff help from hospitals outside county
  3. Golden Wonder jobs boost at Scunthorpe crisp factory
  4. Woman, 61, dies after A15 crash near Sleaford last month
  5. Boston residents call for end to streetlight switch-off
  6. Bengal tigers unveiled at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park
  7. Live updates on Friday 7 April 2017

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By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    That's all from me this week, we'll be back with more live updates from 08:00 on Monday. 

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

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Your weekend weather

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It's going to be a lovely weekend - but just how nice?

    Here's my full forecast:

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    Video caption: The weekend's weather forecast with Keeley Donavan
  3. Traffic and travel: Lane blocked on the A46

    BBC News Travel

    A broken down camper van has blocked the A46 Southbound in Burton between the A57 Saxilby Road and the B1378 Lincoln Road.

    Expect delays if you're heading that way especially because of the rush hour traffic.

  4. Boston trial to continue into next week

    After almost four hours of deliberating their verdict the jury in the trial of a Boston man accused of murdering his estranged wife have been sent home for the weekend.

    Gytis Griskevicius, 32, of St Ann's Lane, Boston is alleged to have killed his wife Marina Erte, 33, after becoming jealous at the new relationship she had begun with another man.

    He denies the charges.

  5. Plans submitted for new Lincolnshire glamping park

    Lincolnshire Business

    Plans have been submitted to create a new glamping park on a site currently classed as paddock land in Brant Broughton.  

    glamping
  6. Spruce up the station

    A Lincoln charity's taking on the challenge of improving the city's railway station. 

    The Rotary Club's planning to clean platforms and put flower tubs around the station. It also wants to gather old photos of it for displays. 

    The charity says a similar project in Market Rasen station has been a success. 

    station
  7. Lincoln A&E appeals for staff help from hospitals outside county

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Medical staff from outside Lincolnshire are being sought to help out the current staffing crisis at Lincoln County Hospital A&E .

    Lincoln County Hospital

    United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust has confirmed it's asking hospitals from elsewhere in the country to help staff the emergency department.

    The trust said yesterday it was "struggling to fill rotas" over the next few weeks.  

    It comes as the trust appeals to people to  only come to Lincoln's A&E unit in genuine emergencies .

  8. Sixty new jobs at Scunthorpe crisp factory

    Leanne Brown

    BBC Look North

    Scunthorpe's Golden Wonder factory has today revealed another 60 jobs have been created at the plant .

    Golden Wonder Factory, Scunthorpe

    The news emerged as the town's MP, Nic Dakin, visited the factory on Colin Road.

    Recent investment in the factory has seen an improvement in its production capabilities, the firm says.

  9. Woman dies after Sleaford crash

    A 61-year-old Lincolnshire woman who was involved in a serious road collision near Sleaford last month has died. 

    The woman, from the Bourne area, was seriously hurt when her car collided with another vehicle which was towing a caravan on the A15 on 23 March.

    Police are re-appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to get in touch.

  10. Lincolnshire's weather this afternoon

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Remaining grey for the rest of the day, with sunny spells only occasionally breaking through.

    Staying fairly warm but a bit chillier on the coast.

    Temp
  11. Watch: Lincoln parade celebrates RAF's freedom of the city

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    You've seen the flyover , now watch the freedom of the city parade itself.

    Personnel from RAF Scampton and RAF Waddington have marched down Lincoln High Street as part of their celebrations:

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    Video caption: Airmen and women from RAF Scampton and RAF Waddington marching together through Lincoln
  12. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire News

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

  13. Marina Erte death: Jury consider verdict

    Jurors in the trial of a man accused of killing his estranged wife have retired to consider their verdict .

    Tent

    Gytis Griskevicius, 32, of St Ann's Lane, Boston, denies killing Marina Erte, 33, at her flat in Boston on 20 May 2016.

    He is alleged to have beaten her before drowning her with a shower attachment and then setting fire to the flat.

    Lincoln Crown Court was told the attack was motivated by jealousy at a new relationship Ms Erte had begun.

  14. Traffic and travel: Accident on A46

    BBC News Travel

    Drivers are being warned there's been a crash on the A46 in Faldingworth.

    The road is currently partially blocked in both directions near Buslingthorpe Road.

  15. Lincolnshire Wildlife Park's tigers take on 'ambassador' role

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    I mentioned earlier that 11 of the world's most dangerous kitties are now on show at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park.

    tigers

    It's the country's largest collection of Bengal tigers, one of the most endangered animals in the world.

    Steve Nichols, the park's CEO, says he hopes the rescued tigers will inspire people to do their bit to protect the animals from extinction:

    Quote Message: We want to use them almost as ambassadors for tigers to show people their plight in the wild. If we can help one wild tiger then it's worth these 11 living a life of luxury here." from Steve Nichols Lincolnshire Wildlife Park CEO
    Steve NicholsLincolnshire Wildlife Park CEO
  16. Flyover for Freedom of the City parade

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    It wouldn't be a parade in Bomber County without a flyover.

    Watch this RAF Sentinel zoom over Lincoln.

    The video was taken from the roof of BBC Radio Lincolnshire towers:

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    Video caption: An RAF Sentinel screamed over Lincoln as personnel paraded through the city
  17. On yer bike! Final countdown for Lincolnshire's Tour of the Wolds

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Last minute preparations are under way for this weekend's massive cycling event, Lincolnshire's Tour of the Wolds.

    The first race starts on Saturday at 08:00 from the London Road Pavillion in Louth. 

    On Sunday, the professionals take over with some of cycling's biggest names taking to the county's roads 

    This map shows just the first of three sections of the route:

    map

    The women's route is 62 miles and the men's route is 102 miles.

    Race director Dan Elmore says it'll certainly be a spectacle:

    Quote Message: We've got all sorts of police escorts, motorbikes and safety marshals. There are 150 bike riders followed by about 20 cars with all the spare bikes on. It'll be quite the sight!" from Dan Elmore Race director, Tour of the Wolds
    Dan ElmoreRace director, Tour of the Wolds
  18. Grimsby leisure complex plans go on display

    Plans for a proposed new £20m leisure complex in Grimsby go on display today.

    Freshney Place in Grimsby

    A new nine-screen cinema and restaurant complex is planned as an extension to Freshney Place near the Riverhead.

    The development is expected to generate at least 100 construction jobs at any one time, as well as up to 250 long-term jobs.

    The consultation will be held today and tomorrow between 10:30 and 16:00 in the unit at the corner of Baxtergate and Clayton Walk malls.