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  1. Increased security planned for Scampton Airshow
  2. County has most knee and hip osteoarthritis cases in East Midlands
  3. Crowds expected at Burghley Horse Trials in county
  4. Man charged with murder over Mablethorpe death
  5. Updates on Friday 1 September 2017

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By Alex Rhodes

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

    That's all from me and the team for another week, we'll have more from 08:00 on Monday.

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

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Your weather this evening

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Evening showers will fade away after dusk, with clear spells expected overnight.

    It will become cool towards dawn. Light and variable winds a few mist and fog patches will form.

  3. Traffic and travel: Crash on the A46

    BBC News Travel

    Traffic is slow between Lincoln and Newark, there's been a crash causing a problem on lanes in both directions.

    It's happened on the stretch between the A616 Great North Road turnoff and the B6166 Farndon Road turnoff.

    Allow for some extra time if you're heading that way.

  4. Traffic and travel: B1188 reopen

    BBC News Travel

    Traffic is now back to normal on the B1188 after a crash closed the road in Branston earlier.

    Several vehicles were involved.

  5. Offenders hooked in illegal fishing clampdown

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

    The Environment Agency has been clamping down on illegal fishing in Lincolnshire.

    Enforcement officers carried out 180 spot checks earlier this month along the River Witham, to ensure that everyone had a licence and rules were being observed.


    Officers said 15 anglers have now been served with notices for fishing offences.

    Peter Haslock from the Environment Agency says there's a good reason why they make sure people have a licence:

    Quote Message: The money from licences helps to pay for improving fish stocks and maintaining the environment and rivers that are so important to the hobby" from Peter Haslock Environment Agency
    Peter HaslockEnvironment Agency
  6. Spoil heap to be removed in Grimsby

    Jonathan Willis

    BBC Look North

    Developers of a site on Humberston Avenue in Grimsby have promised to remove a spoil heap, after complaints from people living locally.

    Spoil heap to be removed

    Initially steps were taken to cover the spoil heap, but it has now been decided to remove it after people living nearby said it ruined the outlook for certain properties.

    Local MP Martin Vickers says he's pleased the developers have listened to the concerns of people.

  7. Lincoln Knights prepare to go off into the sunset

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

    They've become a bit of a fixture in Lincoln over the summer but this weekend is your last chance to see the Lincoln Knights.

    The 36 painted figures were placed earlier this year to mark the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln.


    They'll be on show until Sunday.

    Some were vandalised and then repaired and one was even thrown in the river:


    But despite a bit of unchivalrous behaviour towards the knights organisers say the trail has been a great success.

  8. Traffic and travel: B1188 closed in Branston

    BBC News Travel

    The B1188 is closed in Branston after a crash involving several vehicles.

    All the emergency services are at the scene but police say it doesn't look as though anyone is seriously hurt.

    Expect delays if you're heading through the village though.

  9. America leads the dressage at Burghley Horse Trials

    Lisa Teanby

    BBC Sport

    As day two of dressage continues, there are five British competitors in the top 10 places at the moment, all chasing Laura Kieffer who's on 37.0 penalty points on Veronica II.

    She's taken the lead from overnight frontman Michael Jung from Germany.

    He was way out in front on 38.9 on his mount La Biosthetique Sam FBW, with the UK's Gemma Tattersall now in third place on 43.0 on Arctic Soul and Izzy Taylor in fourth on 45.6 on Trevidden.


    The highest placed rider from the East Midlands is Willa Newton from Melton Mowbray on 47.0 penalty points with Chance Remark. She currently lies in 10th place.

  10. Your headlines this afternoon

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The latest from the Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • A man has been charged with murder after a fatal stabbing in Mablethorpe
    • There's going to be an increased level of security at Scampton Airshow
    • Two jaguarundi cats are coming to Lincolnshire
  11. Your weather this afternoon

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    After a cool, but bright start to the day any early mist or fog patches will clear with sunny spells following.

    Scattered showers will develop, these perhaps becoming locally heavy during the afternoon.

    temp chart
  12. High level of security at Scampton Airshow

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

    The organisers of Scampton Airshow say there will be tight security at the event next weekend.

    Airport style checkpoints, armed officers and random vehicle checks will all be used.

    Security has changed in response to recent terror events.


    Supt Phil Vickers of Lincolnshire Police says there will be a greater visibility of officers to put people at ease:

    Quote Message: There's an element of increase, it'll be more overt with armed officers on patrol" from Supt Phil Vickers Lincolnshire Police
    Supt Phil VickersLincolnshire Police
  13. Two jaguarundi coming to Lincolnshire zoo

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

    Do you know what a jaguarundi is? Until about five minutes ago neither did I, but ARK wildlife park and rescue zoo in Stickney is about to get two of them!

    This is what they look like:


    They're small wild cats native to South America and you'll be able to see them yourself at the wildlife park from 9 September.

    The park says despite the name they're actually closer to pumas than jaguars.

  14. Traffic and travel: Rail strike

    BBC News Travel

    Replacement bus services are in operation in Lincolnshire because of a railway workers strike.

    The RMT union says the strikes are over safety concerns and driver-only trains. Buses will serving the routes between Lincoln and Retford instead.

    The strikes are set to continue on Monday so a similar replacement service will still be in effect.

  15. Lincolnshire has most hip and knee osteoarthritis cases in East Midlands

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire has the most cases of knee and hip osteoarthritis in the East Midlands.

    There are 68,000 people with the condition in their knees and 40,000 people in their hips.

    Dr Vel Sakthivel is an orthopaedic surgeon at Lincoln County Hospital and he says it can affect people of all ages.

    Quote Message: Getting older isn't the cause. I've seen it in 30-year-olds, I've seen healthy joints in 80-year-olds. So while it often goes hand-in-hand it's not always the only reason" from Dr Vel Sakthivel Surgeon
    Dr Vel SakthivelSurgeon
  16. Grimsby film highlighting addiction to go nationwide

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The stories of people from North East Lincolnshire who have come through drug and alcohol addictions are going to be shared with others across the UK.

    Drug addiction

    A film submitted by the Foundations service, which is based in Grimsby, has been short-listed for a national award.

    It tells the story of some of their peer mentors, who have come through addictions themselves and now work to help others.

    It will now be shown to similar organisations around the country.

    Quote Message: This is the first time we have ever done anything like this. The first time we came across it we thought it was a really good idea to get some people to talk about the steps in their recovery" from Melanie Farley, Team Manager at Foundations
    Melanie Farley,Team Manager at Foundations
  17. Murder charge man remanded in custody

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

    A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a fatal stabbing in Mablethorpe.

    James Patrick Adam, aged 46, of Victoria Road, Mablethorpe was remanded in custody by magistrates in Lincoln to appear at the city's crown court this afternoon.

    Police have now released this picture of 36-year-old James Rudd, who died after the incident on Bank Holiday Monday in Mablethorpe.

    James Rudd
  18. Your headlines this morning

    Corazon Garcia

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The latest from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • A man's been charged with the murder of a Mablethorpe man
    • Lincolnshire has the most cases of knee and hip osteoarthritis in the East Midlands
    • Visitors to Scampton Airshow next weekend are being told to expect tight security