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By Hope Bolger

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    That's it from me today.

    We'll be back on Monday from 08.00 with news, sport, weather and travel from across Lincolnshire as it happens.

    For now, though, I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

  2. Lincoln's Green is ready for the weekend - Cowley

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley says striker Matt Green will be ready to go against his former side Mansfield Town tomorrow.

    The Imps centre forward was suspended for Tuesday's win at Forest Green Rovers.

    Cowley says Green is "really important" to the team:

    Quote Message: He does so much running and so much work for us that when we can protect him we want to. The fact we were able to and still win was a real positive. I'm sure he'll be fresh and ready to go and I told him to enjoy Tuesday's night off because we won't be giving him any rest." from Danny Cowley Lincoln City manager
    Danny CowleyLincoln City manager
  3. Watch: Your Lincolnshire forecast for this evening and the weekend

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Got fun plans this weekend?

    Here's my full forecast so you know what to expect:

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    Video caption: The weather for the evening of Friday 15 September and into the weekend.
  4. Watch: Fun day out for children with diabetes in Lincolnshire

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Children in Lincolnshire with type 1 diabetes are being given the chance to meet up and spend time with others in the same situation.

    Special fun days organised by the NHS are being held at Rand Farm Park, near Lincoln, with the aim of cutting down on the sense of isolation felt by some children with the condition:

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    Video caption: Hospital staff take children with diabetes for a fun day out to Rand Farm in Lincolnshire.
  5. Investigation after two burglaries in Sutton Bridge

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information following two burglaries in Sutton Bridge.

    Both incidents took place on Chestnut Terrace, the first being on Sunday 3 September and the second on Wednesday 13 September.

    Officers are urging anyone with any information to come forward.

  6. Scam warning over 'council' calls

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live

    North Lincolnshire Council's tweeted to say it's not carrying out any work on Manor Road in Bottesford.

    It comes after residents said they'd received calls from someone claiming to be from the council saying tests needed to be carried out on walls - and then asking for personal details:

    Twitter feed
  7. Friend's warning after girl, 16, dies from infected hairball in stomach

    The family friend of a teenage girl from Lincolnshire who died after a hairball in her stomach became infected is warning others who suck or chew their hair to stop the habit.

    Jasmien Beever

    Jasmine Beever (pictured left), 16, from Skegness, died last week.

    Donna Marshall says Jasmine's friends knew she often played with her hair:

    Quote Message: We always said, 'Oh get that out, it's mucky Jasmine!' but they didn't know the seriousness of what was actually happening. You swallow that hair and unfortunately it's caused, well, I call it a furball." from Donna Marshall
    Donna Marshall

    An online fundraising page has now been set up to help Jasmine's family.

  8. This afternoon's Lincolnshire headlines

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire News

    The top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom so far this afternoon:

  9. Farmers face 'disaster' over migrant worker shortage

    Farmers in Lincolnshire are facing a "cataclysmic disaster" due to a shortage of migrant workers, it's being claimed.


    Recruitment agency boss John Hardman says the industry is "on a cliff edge" with uncertainty created by Brexit.

    The county - one of the UK's biggest food producers - is facing its worst staffing shortage in years, according to Mr Hardman.

    Some migrants have said they do not feel welcome in the UK, and are now considering their futures.

    Mr Hardman has told the BBC it's becoming increasingly difficult to recruit people as the winter season approaches: "We've not had a shortage like this in over 10 years."

    It comes after a recent leaked draft Home Office plan obtained by the Guardian said the government planned to adopt "a more selective approach" to migrant labour.

    A Home Office spokesman said ministers would set out their "initial proposals" for a new immigration system in the autumn.

  10. BBC Weather Watchers: End of the rainbow spotted in Lincolnshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    As the confusing weather continues in Lincolnshire, some great shots of rainbows are coming in from our BBC Weather Watchers.

    Thanks to Malc for this shot of a double rainbow near Corringham

    Double rainbow
  11. Witness appeal after three men assault teenage girl in Sleaford

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a schoolgirl was assaulted by three men on her way to school in Sleaford.

    The 14-year-old was forced onto a track alongside Playhouse Yard, off Westgate, yesterday morning between 08:30 and 09:30.

    The girl managed to run away and was physically unharmed except for two minor grazes.

    Officers are asking anyone who has dashcam footage from the surrounding area to get in touch.

  12. Lunchtime headlines

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Our top stories so far from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  13. The weather this lunchtime

    BBC Weather

    It should be turning brighter as we head into the afternoon, but further scattered showers are likely to develop.

    Weather chart
  14. Let's talk about sex! People in Lincolnshire urged to get frank

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    It's sexual health week and people across Lincolnshire are being urged to get talking more openly about sex and related issues.

    Mobile sexual health clinic

    Staff from Lincolnshire Integrated Sexual Health Service along with the Terrence Higgins Trust are touring hospitals and schools encouraging people to have more frank conversations about things like safe sex, pornography and consent.

    They're also able to carry out STI tests and discuss contraception.

    Advanced Sexual Health Practitioner Amy Brookes says this is about making people feel comfortable talking about these issues:

    Quote Message: Lots of people get addicted to porn, relationships break up due to that, but it's about unrealistic ideas - especially for young people who maybe haven't been in relationships and they see these images and they have concerns about their own body image." from Amy Brookes Advanced Sexual Health Practitioner
    Amy BrookesAdvanced Sexual Health Practitioner
  15. Listen: Blood counts - Air ambulance leads the way

    Will carrying blood on board our air ambulance help save more lives?

    The Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance says it could be crucial for some patients.

    The service has become one of the first in the country to carry blood so transfusions can be carried out at the scene:

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    Video caption: The Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance says it could be crucial for some patients.
  16. Patients consulted over Lincoln surgery move proposal

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Patients at a Lincoln doctor's surgery are receiving letters today about the proposed move of their practice.

    Gresham Street doctor's surgery

    Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group took over the running of the Gresham Street branch of Cliff House Medical Practice after the death of Dr Ansari in January.

    The practice is now being reviewed and could be relocated to the practice's other branch on Burton Road.

    People who may be affected are being asked to fill in this questionnaire.

  17. MPs call for more funding to help sexual violence victims

    MPs are calling for more funding to help the victims of rape and sexual assault across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

    Woman with head in hands

    Back in June, the Hull and Grimsby charity Survivors - which provided long-term help to men and women who had been the victim of sexual assaults - closed due to lack of funding.

    But now Melanie Onn, the Labour MP for Grimsby, and Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson say they hope a new service can be funded from the area.

    Ms Johnson says it's vital victims are offered support: "The key thing for me is that the government had allocated money to survivors - nearly £70,000 - and I don't want that money just disappearing."

    Both MPs are due to meet Home Office and health officials later as well as Humberside Police representatives to look at commissioning a new service for those facing trauma.

  18. Grab your litter picker, it's time to clean up Lincolnshire's beaches

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    What's being dubbed the UK's biggest beach clean event gets under way today.

    The Marine Conservation Society's (MCS) Beachwatch is a national beach-cleaning and litter-surveying programme.

    As part of this, Beachwatch volunteers and groups along the Lincolnshire coast are due to get their litter pickers out for the weekend.

    Tiny bits of plastic were the most common thing found last year, according to the society, but the amount of plastic bags on Britain's beaches fell by half, it adds.

    This is the MCS video explaining why the beach clean-ups are so important:

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    Paul Marshall, who's set up a group of volunteer beach cleaners in Skegness, says he hopes the clean-up will improve the local environment:

    Quote Message: We started off after seeing a local press cutting of a five-year-old child with a syringe stuck in his heel and we felt this is not good for Skegness and the beaches were getting a problem. So we decided to use our volunteers to make life a little bit better for everybody and the wildlife as well." from Paul Marshall Volunteer beach cleaner, Skegness
    Paul MarshallVolunteer beach cleaner, Skegness
  19. Air ambulance allowed to carry blood on flights

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live

    A rescue helicopter which covers northern Lincolnshire has become one of the first in the country to carry blood on its emergency flights.

    Air ambulance

    It means doctors can give transfusions at the scene of an accident, rather than having to wait to get a patient to hospital.

    The Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance responds to about 1,000 call-outs a year.