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Summary

  1. Lincolnshire NHS trust boss's thanks over cyber attack aftermath
  2. Spalding man jailed over child pornography
  3. Philip Hammond on general election trail in northern Lincolnshire
  4. Humber Bridge security breach climber defends action
  5. Cleethorpes Town fans head for match of a lifetime at Wembley
  6. Final preparations for events to mark 800th anniversary of Battle of Lincoln
  7. Updates on Friday 19 May 2017

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By Hope Bolger

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Well that's it for today, thanks for having me. We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday.

    I'll leave you with five things you can discuss tonight over dinner:

    • Hospital bosses have today apologised to patients who had appointments cancelled and moved as a result of last week's NHS cyber attack
    • General election candidates battling to become the next MP for Louth and Horncastle took part in the latest of BBC Radio Lincolnshire's live hustings earlier today
    • A Lincolnshire man's been jailed after being caught with films of child sex abuse
    • History buffs will be flocking to the castle during the next fortnight to mark 800 years since the Battle of Lincoln
    • A scheme's been launched in Lincolnshire - designed to help track down missing people with dementia
  2. Magna Carta lecture 'coup' for Lincoln Castle

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    English historian and writer Professor David Carpenter will discuss the setting and significance of Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest in an evening talk on 24 May at Lincoln Castle.

    Professor Carpenter is a leading authority on the history of Britain in the central middle ages and author of the translation and commentary of Magna Carta with Penguin Classics. He has been professor of medieval history at King's College London since 1988.

    Quote Message: This is a great coup to be hosting expert historian Professor David Carpenter. Find out the stories behind the documents during this special evening event and learn more about history where it happened, right here at Lincoln Castle. from Stephanie Beecher Events Officer
    Stephanie BeecherEvents Officer
  3. New county council roles announced

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    The key council roles have been announced at the first meeting of Lincolnshire County Council following the recent local elections.

    Martin Hill and Patricia Bradwell have been returned as leader and deputy leader respectively.

    Martin Hill
    Patricia Bradwell
  4. Grimsby Town defender Shaun Pearson signs for Wrexham

    BBC Sport

    Wrexham have signed Shaun Pearson after the defender was not offered a new contract by Grimsby Town.

    Shaun Pearson

    Pearson made more than 250 appearances in six seasons at Grimsby and was part of the team which secured promotion to the Football League in 2016.

    The 28-year-old has also played for Spalding, Stamford and Boston United.

    "I'm delighted to be here and once the situation at Grimsby was made clear, there were some options for me," Pearson said.

    "But this was the most appealing and we sorted it out nice and quickly."

  5. Lincolnshire hotel guest causes damage 'costing thousands'

    Lincolnshire Police are appealing for help after a guest caused thousands of pounds' worth of damage to a hotel room in Woodhall Spa.

    It happened at the Eagle Lodge on Broadway in the early hours of 14 April.

    Officers want to trace a taxi driver who drove guests to the hotel from Lincoln that morning.

  6. Dangerous dog on the loose savages girl and ‘eats’ cat

    Lincolnshire Reporter

    A mother has taken to social media after her 17-year-old daughter was savagely attacked by a loose dog in Spalding.

    The incident happened at 17:20 on Thursday 18 May where a teenage girl was attacked by a dog, which then went on to ‘eat’ a cat, on the High Road in Whaplode.

    Injury
  7. Only one knight to go...

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    If you've been wandering around rainy Lincoln today, you might have noticed a few colourful figures to brighten your spirits.

    Knight in Lincoln

    The Lincoln Knights' Trail begins tomorrow, and the 36 figures are in their spots ready to go.

    It's all part of events to mark the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln.

  8. BGU to host Lincoln hustings

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Well we're hosting our hustings this morning in Horncastle, and at Bishop Grosseteste University an election debate aimed at students will be taking place next week.

    Lincoln's parliamentary candidates will go head to head at The Venue on Thursday 25 May at 20:00 BST.

    Conservative candidate Karl McCartney, Labour’s Karen Lee and Lib Dem candidate Caroline Kenyon have already confirmed their attendance, as has Tony Wells, standing in for the UKIP candidate Nick Smith.

    The other candidates – Ben Loryman (Green), Phil Gray (Independent) and Iain Scott-Burdon (Independent) – have all been invited to appear at the hustings.

    The event is open to students only but it will be live streamed on the Bishop Grosseteste University Students’ Union Facebook page so the general public in Lincoln can hear what the candidates have to say.

  9. General election 2017: A plateful of politics in Horncastle

    Scott Dalton

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    We often ask the questions in the big political debates at BBC Radio Lincolnshire, but for the general election campaign it's your questions that matter.

    Our presenter Melvyn Prior is hosting a series of debates around the county and he'll be putting your questions to the people who want to be elected MP.

    Today, he's in Horncastle, and with that in mind I've been to the town to find out what issues are making people in the town tick.

    We're heading to different foodie places across the county for our Plateful of Politics, and what better "plaice" to get a full range views than to spend some time in the chippy?:

    Video content

    Video caption: Thoughts, issues and questions for the Louth and Horncastle hustings.
  10. Your headlines this afternoon

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire News

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom so far today:

  11. Spalding man jailed over child pornography

    Charlotte Wright

    Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A Lincolnshire man's been jailed after being caught with films of child sex abuse.

    Gareth Oddy, 34, of Wygate Road in Spalding, admitted searching for indecent material after the police raided his home.

    Lincoln Crown Court heard that detectives found more than 400 indecent images - some in the most serious category - when they searched his home in January last year.

    During a police interview, he admitted he'd started off by looking at music, but then became curious and searched for indecent images.

    He was jailed for eight months and made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years.

  12. Philip Hammond on general election trail in northern Lincolnshire

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer is on the general election campaign trail in northern Lincolnshire this afternoon.

    Philip Hammond

    Philip Hammond says the Conservatives are targeting Scunthorpe and Grimsby, seats which have traditionally been held by Labour.

    Quote Message: We've got a good presence in this region and some of these seats which have traditionally been Labour for many years are now in play, so it's right that we come here. We'll put our message to the electors and it's them who decide." from Philip Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer
    Philip HammondChancellor of the Exchequer
  13. Watch: Owain's weather 'cymbals'

    This percussive accompaniment to the Weather Girls from BBC Look North weatherman Owain Wyn Evans will leave you in no doubt as to the meteorological state of play:

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  14. Lincolnshire's afternoon weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon will see some patchy rain in Lincolnshire, although some brighter intervals are possible too.

    The top temperature will be about 13C (55F).

    Rather cloudy conditions are likely for much of Lincolnshire overnight with showers gradually weakening:

    Weather graphic
  15. Joe Anyon and Scott Wiseman sign for Chesterfield from Scunthorpe

    BBC Sport

    Relegated Chesterfield have signed Scunthorpe duo Joe Anyon and Scott Wiseman on free transfers.

    Joe Anyon

    Former Port Vale goalkeeper Anyon, 30, and Gibraltar defender Wiseman, 31, have both signed two-year deals with Gary Caldwell's League Two-bound side.

    Anyon played in Scunthorpe's third-tier play-off semi-final loss to Millwall.

    "They're both good ages and the type of characters you want to lift a dressing room," director of recruitment Guy Branston told Chesterfield's website.

  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A52 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A52 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between B1192 Station Road and Fenhouses Drove.

    A52 Lincolnshire - A52 Boston Road in Kirton Holme closed and slow traffic in both directions between the B1192 Station Road junction and the Fenhouses Drove junction, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A607 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A607 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, between Stamford Street and A52 Bridge End Road.

    A607 Lincolnshire - A607 Springfield Road in Grantham blocked and slow traffic in both directions between the Stamford Street junction and the A52 Bridge End Road junction, because of a lorry stuck.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  18. Do you know this woman? Police want to speak to her

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police want to speak to this woman after cosmetics valued at hundreds of pounds were stolen from a store in Mablethorpe.

    Theft suspect
    Theft suspect

    If you have any information call 101.