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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    That's it for our live coverage this week, but stay tuned to BBC Radio Lincolnshire, BBC Radio Humberside and BBC Look North for the latest local news.

    And we'll be back with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across Lincolnshire from 08:00 on Monday.

    In the meantime, here are five things we didn't know this morning:

  2. Reggie the dog 'not mistreated' - Police

    You may remember that yesterday we mentioned a dog had been seized by police in Lincoln over fears he'd been mistreated by his owner.


    Reggie, a boxer cross staffie, was taken in by police over fears for the animal's welfare and the possibility he'd been stolen, with officers wanting to get in touch with his owner.

    Having investigated, police now say the dog "has not been mistreated or stolen and his owner was playing with him".

    Reggie is currently with the RSPCA, police add.

  3. Tips for a special parkrun weekend

    It's a special weekend in parks around the country.

    Tomorrow, those who take part in their local parkrun might find themselves jogging alongside some of the country's sporting stars.

    It's all part of campaign for National Lottery funded athletes to give back and say thank you.

    And, if you've never heard of of done a parkrun, it's really easy to get involved. Here's Team GB rowing legend Katherine Grainger to give you the low down in five simple steps....

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    Video caption: Katherine Grainger's 5 steps to Parkrun
  4. Lincoln City defender Raggett 'delighted' over Norwich move

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    Lincoln City defender Sean Raggett says he "couldn't turn down" the opportunity to move to Norwich City.


    Raggett (pictured) scored the winner against Premiership side Burnley in Lincoln City's FA Cup run in the summer.

    He's also confirmed that he will still be playing at Sincil Bank in the short-term.

    The Imps have him on temporary loan until the new year.

    Quote Message: I'm delighted to be here as it's a massive move for me. It's a big opportunity and I'm really excited. Norwich is a huge club and it was a chance I couldn’t turn down. I’ve had a great time at Lincoln and it'll be good to go back for the first few months of the season and thank them for what they've done for me." from Sean Raggett
    Sean Raggett
  5. Cleethorpes newspaper closes due to 'tough trading conditions'

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    The Cleethorpes Chronicle has unexpectedly announced that it has printed its last edition.

    cleethorpes chronicle

    The weekly newspaper, which was launched in 2008, called itself the "only locally owned newspaper" in the area.

    In a statement, the owners of the paper say that it's due to "tough trading conditions".

    They say a "shrinking advertising market" means they're unable to produce a paper to the level their customers are "accustomed to and deserve":

    Quote Message: We take an enormous amount of pride in what we have achieved since March 2008, producing a well-read, highly-respected local newspaper every week during turbulent economic times." from Mark Webb and Nigel Lowther Directors, Cleethorpes Chronicle
    Mark Webb and Nigel LowtherDirectors, Cleethorpes Chronicle
  6. Search is on for Lincoln City's stolen 'GPS' vests

    Michael Hortin

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire Sport

    Vests fitted with GPS kit which are used by Lincoln City players during training have been stolen.

    gps vest

    The vests allow players' progress during games to be monitored, showing how far they've run and at what intensity and have been used during training this summer, the club says.

    Imps boss Danny Cowley says the vests "massively aid our ability to train the players and make sure we get that balance between fitness and freshness".

    But now they've been stolen from Lincoln City's sports scientist while on a trip to the launderette, with someone using a rock to smash through the window of Luke Jelly's car to get them.

    The club wants anyone with information about the theft or the whereabouts of the vests to get in touch:

    Quote Message: They're not really of any value to anyone else, but they're certainly very valuable to us." from Danny Cowley Manager, Lincoln City FC
    Danny CowleyManager, Lincoln City FC
  7. Officers 'didn't contribute to driver's death' - police watchdog

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire

    Police contact did not contribute to a Lincolnshire man's death, an investigation by the police watchdog has concluded.

    John McKeown, 62, from Ketton, died in hospital after he lost control of his car and hit a wall on Wharf Road, Stamford, on 22 August 2015.

    It was after police attempted to stop Mr McKeown after spotting him driving without wearing his seatbelt.

    He was followed by officers for a short distance before Mr McKeown's car crashed.

    Evidence gathered by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) found his car wasn't defective.

    A post-mortem examination found Mr McKeown was more than twice the legal drink-drive limit.

    The IPCC investigation report has concluded there was no link between his death and officers' actions.

    An inquest into Mr McKeown's death which finished in July this year returned a narrative verdict.

  8. What's your favourite Lincolnshire Landmark?

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    University of Lincoln researchers looking into Lincolnshire's heritage have asked hundreds of the county's residents which of our local landmarks is their favourite.

    The answer? Here's a big hint:

    jolly fisherman

    It is, of course, the Jolly Fisherman in Skegness.

    The statue was made to commemorate the famous 1908 poster advertising trips from London to Skegness.

    Professor Carenza Lewis, from The University of Lincoln, wanted to explore attitudes about heritage in the county:

    Quote Message: We wanted to do that in a different sort of way: we did a survey, but we also wanted to find some slightly more fun and different ways of getting people to think about heritage because it's a difficult word sometimes." from Prof Carenza Lewis Professor for the Public Understanding of Research, Lincoln University
    Prof Carenza LewisProfessor for the Public Understanding of Research, Lincoln University
  9. Anger at phone mast put up 'without permission' in Grimsby

    Phillip Norton

    BBC News

    A mobile phone company has "ridden roughshod over democracy" by installing a phone mast in Grimsby without permission, a councillor claims.

    EE Mast

    Steve Beasant, Liberal Democrat councillor for East Marsh, is unhappy with EE's decision to put up the temporary mast in the town.

    It comes just a few months after the company was told it wasn't allowed to build a mast just a few metres away.

    EE has told the BBC its current mast in the area is due to be removed this month, and this new mast is just temporary until the firm can secure a new location.

    North East Lincolnshire Council says it is now investigating whether the siting of the mast needs planning permission.

  10. Northern rail strikes set for September

    Further rail strikes have been set for next month to coincide with schools going back in the row over driver-only-operated trains.

    Northern train

    Arriva Rail North, Merseyrail and Southern RMT staff will walk out from Friday 1 September with the last strike on Monday 4 September.

    The RMT said no progress had been made over the future of the role of guards, due to safety and job loss fears.

    Arriva Rail North said it is prepared to guarantee jobs.

    Workers from the company - which operates under the brand Northern - will walk out on Friday 1 September and Monday 4 September.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A16 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A16 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between West Fen Lane and A155 Main Road.

    A16 Lincolnshire - A16 Main Road partially blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the West Fen Lane junction in Stickney and the A155 Main Road junction in West Keal, because of an accident.

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

  12. 'Amazing' response to Humberside Police's recruitment call

    It seems many people across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire are keen to become police officers.


    Humberside Police say they have had an "amazing response" to their latest phase of recruitment which closed on Monday, with 1,551 people applying to work for the force.

    The force's new chief constable, Lee Freeman, who started work in June, says he wants to take on 300 new officers over the next 18 months.

    If you missed the opportunity to apply this time, don't worry as Humberside Police say they will be recruiting again soon.

  13. Lincoln walk-in NHS centre 'pivotal' for uni students

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    I mentioned earlier that today is the last day for you to have your say on the closure of the Lincoln's walk-in NHS centre.

    walk in centre

    Walk-in centres deal with mild infections, sprains and strains and other minor health conditions.

    The closure of the Lincoln site is being considered by Lincolnshire's Clinical Commissioning Group because it says the centre duplicates services.

    The University of Lincoln's Student Union president, Kudzai Muzangaza, has now joined the debate, saying the centre is "pivotal" for students studying in the city:

    Quote Message: The walk-in centre is an incredibly important resource. Students use it quite a lot. A lot of the students who go there find it difficult to get GP appointments so it's a resource that's pivotal to the way of life for students in Lincoln." from Kudzai Muzangaza President, University of Lincoln Student Union
    Kudzai MuzangazaPresident, University of Lincoln Student Union
  14. Lincoln man describes 'terrifying' Barcelona attack

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A man from Lincoln has spoken about the horror of witnessing one of yesterday's terror attacks in Spain which have left 14 people dead and over 100 injured.


    Four people have been arrested and five people shot dead by police after the two attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.

    So-called Islamic State has said it was behind the Las Ramblas attack and that IS "soldiers" carried it out.

    Nick Mouncey, from Lincoln, who is currently in Barcelona, witnessed the van ploughing into crowds in the city's Las Ramblas tourist hotspot:

    Quote Message: We were sat across the road from where it happened...There was just a huge bang and screaming and then a flood of people ran trying to get away from it. It was pretty terrifying. I think it was the screaming and the people rushing away which makes you scared and worried. From where we were, we could see people laying in the street." from Nick Mouncey
    Nick Mouncey
  15. Line-up for first ever Scampton Airshow revealed

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    At least 39 aircraft will feature in the first ever Scampton Airshow, its organisers have revealed.


    Among the planes due to be on show at Scampton will be a Vietnam-era OV-10B Bronco (pictured), a German Air Force Eurofighter, five deHavilland Chipmunks and many more.

    The news comes after the show's boss said yesterday that he was "keeping fingers crossed" over a planned visit to the show by planes from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

    Earlier this week, it was revealed that the Coningsby-based BBMF's Lancaster, as well as three Spitfires and two Hurricanes, had been temporarily grounded due to an engine problem.

    The inaugural Scampton Airshow takes place between 9-10 September.

  16. Watch: Action from Cadwell Park

    Melvyn Prior

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    I've been at Cadwell Park in the Lincolnshire Wolds this morning watching the British Superbikes.

    Just look at them go:

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  17. Weather forecast: Sunshine and showers

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Here's a snapshot of the forecast for the afternoon and weekend:

  18. Chalk Streams Festival is coming to Lincolnshire

    A week-long celebration of nature is due to come to Lincoln and the Wolds next week.

    Chalk streams

    The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Festival offers a week of pond-dipping, walks and nature-filled activities.

    Quote Message: Whether you're looking to get your hands dirty and help with a stream clear-up, enjoy a walk in the fresh air, or keep your children entertained during the summer holidays, there'll be something for everyone." from Ruth Craig Project officer, Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Festival
    Ruth CraigProject officer, Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Festival
  19. Man dies in East Keal car crash

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A man in his 20s has died following a serious car crash on the A16 near Spilsby.

    A silver Vauxhall Astra and a white Kia Sportage collided at East Keal at about 22:00 yesterday evening.

    One passenger in the Astra was pronounced dead at the scene, while a second passenger, another man in his 20s, was taken to Boston Pilgrim with serious injuries.

    The Astra's driver, also a man his 20s, and the driver of the Kia, a 50-year-old woman, were both taken to Hull Royal infirmary with serious injuries.

    The road was closed until early this morning and police are now appealing for witnesses.

  20. Canaries closing in on Lincoln City defender

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norwich City are set to sign Lincoln City defender Sean Raggett.

    The 23-year-old centre back is likely to be loaned back to The Imps until January once the deal is complete.

    Raggett was one of the stars of the Lincoln team that reached the quarter finals of the FA Cup last season, scoring the winner against Premier League Burnley.

    Sean Raggett's goal against Burnley

    "Sean is talking to another club. We've agreed terms and it's now up to Sean to agree personal terms and for a medical to take place," Lincoln manager Danny Cowley said.

    There's been no official comment from Norwich City.