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Summary

  1. Reprieve for children's services at Boston Pilgrim Hospital
  2. 15,000 home's plan approved in South Kesteven
  3. North East Lincolnshire hit hard by drug and alcohol funding cuts
  4. Live updates on Friday 11 May 2018

Live Reporting

By Hope Bolger

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A16 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A16 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between A17 and B1397 Station Road.

    A16 Lincolnshire - A16 in Kirton closed in both directions between the A17 junction and the B1397 Station Road junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Owen Phillips

    BBC Sport

    Lincoln City v Exeter City

    Owen Phillips

    BBC Sport

    Exeter resist a strong second-half performance from Lincoln to draw the first leg of the League Two play-off semi-final.

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  3. This evening's weather

    Tonight it will be rather cloudy with a risk of some patchy light rain or drizzle.

    Weather
  4. Dambusters Inn gets a new sign

    The Dambusters Inn at Scampton has unveiled a new sign which is copied from a critically acclaimed painting.

    New sign

    The pub, near the RAF base, has been given permission to use the painting by the artist Simon Atack, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Second World War bombing raid.

  5. Elderly motorist killed in crash

    A female motorist, in her 80s, has died after the car she was driving collided with another vehicle at Kirton near Boston.

    It happened on London Road on Saturday.

  6. Louth school criticised for ditching sixth form

    Councillors have hit out at Louth Academy's decision to shut its sixth form from the end of the current academic year.

    Quote Message: The withdrawal of six form facilities will have a direct and negative impact on the life-chances of local children." from Adam Grist East Lindsey District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Market Towns and Rural Economy
    Adam GristEast Lindsey District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Market Towns and Rural Economy

    But the school, which was recently formed by the merger of two comprehensives, says fewer than ten students wanted to join the sixth form in 2018.

    Senior teachers say they hope to reopen it if they get enough applications for September 2019.

  7. Castle to throw a 'right royal' wedding party

    Lincoln Castle is throwing a special royal wedding party on the day Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in Windsor.

    Castle

    The wedding will be shown live on the big screen at the castle and you're welcome to bring a picnic and join in the party.

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Melvyn Prior and Harry Parkhill will host the grand day out on 19 May.

  8. Grieving mum urges Group B Strep test for pregnant women

    A woman from Grimsby, whose baby was stillborn, is campaigning for all pregnant women to be tested for a bacteria which could put their babies at risk.

    Kim Poulton looking at a book of photos of her baby.

    Kim Poulton found out she had Group B Strep after losing her daughter Faith in 2015.

    She's since discovered that hundreds of babies in the UK develop the infection every year.

    A picture of a baby's hands.

    Kim now wants more to be done to stop babies being infected and thinks testing is the answer.

  9. County Council chooses new chairman

    Councillors in Lincolnshire have elected Ron Oxby as the county council's new chairman.

    Ron Oxby

    Councillor Oxby was first elected to the authority as a Conservative councillor in 2007 - he was previously vice-chairman of the council.

    He said he was keen to promote Lincolnshire as a county and had chosen Lincoln's St Barnabas Hospice as his charity.

    Quote Message: I will be supporting charities in Lincolnshire which help residents of the county and people who are less fortunate. With Lincolnshire's ageing population, it's important that people support each other." from Ron Oxby Chairman, Lincolnshire County Council
    Ron OxbyChairman, Lincolnshire County Council
  10. Man jailed for sex attack on student

    A man who sexually assaulted a university student, after following her out of a supermarket, has been jailed.

    Nigel Leigh

    Lincoln Crown Court heard Nigel Leigh followed his young victim from Morrison's, on Tritton Road, back to her university accommodation in June 2015.

    The 38-year-old caught up with her in an alleyway and assaulted her.

    Leigh, from Ruston Way, Lincoln, denied a single charge of sexual assault.

    The court heard he had a number of previous sexual convictions, including a nine-year sentence for rape.

    He was jailed for two years and six months, and must serve a further two and a half years on extended licence.