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Summary

  1. Man dies after getting trapped between car and garage door
  2. Voting under way as polls open in general election
  3. Security boost pledge for Lincolnshire Show
  4. Over 10,000 visitors flock to see Domesday Book at Lincoln Castle
  5. Lincoln Castle shortlisted in poll to find UK's favourite
  6. Updates on Thursday 8 June 2017

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By Lizzie Musham

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    That's the live coverage from our Lincolnshire newsroom today, but before we wrap up, here are a few things we didn't know this morning:

    That's it from me- have a good evening!

  2. North Lincs park up for a top award

    Lara King

    North East Lincolnshire reporter

    Central Park in Scunthorpe is in the running for a prestigious award.

    Earlier this week judges from the Keep Britain Tidy Group descended on the town to see if the Park would be given Green Flag status.

    Central Park Fountain

    Central Park in Scunthorpe will have to wait until next month to hear if its been awarded Green Flag Status.

  3. Weather: More rain is on it's way

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Any lingering showers this evening will ease, with clear spells developing.

    However, further showers will start to push in from the west through the second half of the night.

    Winds will ease slightly though.

    Thursday night weather
  4. Tour of Britain route updated

    The route for the Tour of Britain cycling race in North Lincolnshire has been updated.

    North Lincolnshire Council says stage three of the national event will take place in the area on Tuesday 5 September, covering 172 km of the local countryside.

    The race will start at Normanby Hall Country Park and will cover the Isle of Axholme, Brigg and Barton, before the big finish near Central Park in Scunthorpe.

    Cyclists
  5. Weather puts the brakes on any Isle of Man TT action

    BBC Sport

    There's been no chance of action today for our Lincolnshire riders at the Isle of Man TT.

    The Supersport race has been cancelled because of bad weather and won't be rearranged as there's not enough time to fit it in.

    Louth's Peter Hickman had hoped to add a fifth podium place to his tally.

    Here's the updated schedule for tomorrow's racing:

    View more on twitter
  6. Warning issued over bogus callers

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Anglian Water are warning you to be vigilant against bogus callers.

    They say they've had a number of uniforms stolen in neighbouring Cambridgeshire.

    They're urging residents to always check ID when answering the door.

    Quote Message: We want all of our customers to feel safe in their own home which is why it’s important they know what to expect from a real Anglian Water employee." from Sarah Dobson Anglian Water spoksperson
    Sarah DobsonAnglian Water spoksperson
  7. 'Waste not, want not!'

    Caroline Bilton

    BBC Look North

    A new café is opening in Lincoln with the aim of reducing food waste.

    Mint Lane Café will serve food from supermarkets that's too old to sell but hasn't exceeded its 'Use By Date'.

    I've sampled some of their dishes and they're very tasty!

    View more on twitter
  8. Weather: Sunshine and showers

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Staying mostly cloudy and wet this afternoon with the odd sunny spell- feeling cool too under the cloud in the brisk winds.

    Thursday afternoon weather
  9. BreakingMan jailed for possessing thousands of indecent images

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A Lincolnshire man who had more than 80,000 indecent images of children has been jailed for four years.

    Gary Davison, of Hunt Lea Avenue in Lincoln, admitted three charges at Lincoln Crown Court.

    The National Crime Agency raided the 56-year-old's home.

    Officers found so much material it took a year to complete the investigation.

    Quote Message: There were so many images that the police were overwhelmed." from Alex Wolfson Crown Prosecution Service
    Alex WolfsonCrown Prosecution Service

    Davison was also placed on the sex offenders' register for life and given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order intended to control his behaviour after he is released from his prison sentence.

  10. Lincolnshire school taken over by academies trust

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    An academies trust is taking over a fifth school in Lincolnshire.

    The Cherry Willingham Community School (CWCS) is joining the Priory Federation of Academies Trust.

    It is expected that CWCS will officially join the Trust in September, subject to final Department for Education approval after the general election.

    A senior team from the Priory will be working with CWCS headteacher Elaine Stiles, as well as with staff and students, before and during the summer holiday in order to have all the necessary plans in place for the new academic year.

    Quote Message: There will be meetings over the next few weeks with governors, parents, staff and students to ensure that we communicate fully with everyone involved." from Howard Gee Chair of the Trust
    Howard GeeChair of the Trust

    Ling Moor Primary Academy, in North Hykeham and Belvoir High School in Bottesford, near Grantham could also join the trust in the autumn.

  11. Drugs gang jailed

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A drugs gang who imported mephedrone from China to sell on the streets of Boston have been jailed.

    The gang leader Donatas Liumus from Peterborough will serve 11 years.

    Lincoln Crown Court

    Lincoln Crown Court heard that Liumus sourced the drugs - known as MCAT- directly from the manufacturer.

    A consignment of 24 kilos was delivered through courier companies.

  12. Sincil Bank... brick by brick!

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    A Lego superfan has built Lincoln City's Sincil Bank stadium out of the famous plastic bricks.

    Chris Smith from Altrincham is attempting to build all 92 Premier League and Football league stadiums out of Lego.

    View more on twitter

    It's reportedly taken between 750 and 1,000 bricks to complete the Sincil Bank stadium.... that's a lot of bricks!

  13. Young Lincolnshire actor to star in the new series of Poldark

    Melvyn Prior

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A young Lincolnshire actor will be seen by millions this weekend.

    Harry Marcus from Lincoln is in the new series of Poldark which starts on Sunday.

    The 13-year-old plays Captain Poldark's nephew.

    Harry Marcus and Aidan Turner

    Poldark is back on BBC One this Sunday night at 21:00.

  14. E-fit appeal over Lincoln sexual assault

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Police have released an e-fit picture of a man they want to talk to about a sexual assault in Lincoln.

    E-fit image

    Officers say a woman in her late teens was attacked in St Benedict's Square off the High Street at about 04:00 on Saturday 20 May.

    The man's described as being in his early 20s, of slim build and with short ginger hair.

    Anyone with information about the attack is being asked to get in touch with police.

  15. Lincolnshire rider looks for fifth TT podium place

    Su Whitaker

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    Louth's Peter Hickman is going for his fifth podium finish of this year's Isle of Man TT today in the second Supersport race of the week.

    Peter Hickman

    Hickman took his tally to four yesterday with second place in the Superstock race and third in the lightweight race.

    Bardney's Ivan Lintin, who was fourth in the lightweight race, and David Hewson are our other local riders in action.

  16. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire News

    Here are the top stories from our BBC Lincoln newsroom this lunchtime:

  17. Security boost pledge for Lincolnshire Show

    Extra security will be in place for this year's Lincolnshire Show, it's been confirmed.

    Lincolnshire Show

    The two-day event gets under way a fortnight today at th 200-acre showground at Grange De Lings near Lincoln.

    Chief executive Jane Southall says while there's "no evidence" to suggest the show is at risk, precautions are being taken in the light of recent events in London and Manchester:

    "We will have a police presence at the show, we've introduced more CCTV cameras across the showground," she says.

    "We also have our own security company that we contract for the Lincolnshire show and there will be the possibility that we will do searches and so on."

  18. Visitors flock to Lincoln to see Domesday Book

    More than 10,000 people have been to see the Domesday Book since it went on display at Lincoln Castle last month.

    Domesday Book

    It's the first time the book, which documents medieval Britain, has ever gone on display outside of London.

    It's on loan from its permanent home at the National Archives.

    The Domesday Book, which contains two million words, was commissioned in December 1085 by Norman king William the Conqueror after his invasion of England and lists the taxable value of his new kingdom.

    It is on show alongside Lincoln's original copy of Magna Carta, a document outlining basic rights which was signed by King John in 1215.

  19. Man dies after getting trapped between car and garage door

    A 72-year-old man has died after becoming trapped between a car and a garage door in Belton, North Lincolnshire.

    Police jacket

    The emergency services were called to a property on Westgate Road at about 12:20 on Wednesday afternoon.

    The man, who hasn't been named by police, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police are asking anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.