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By Hope Bolger and Harry Parkhill

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  1. Video content

    Video caption: RAF centenary baton taken to top of Humber Bridge

    A baton relay celebrating the centenary of the RAF has completed its tour of Yorkshire with a visit to the top of the Humber Bridge.

  2. Today's top stories

    The headlines from Lincolnshire so far today include:

    Updates on breaking news will continue overnight and through the weekend.

  3. Watch: Tonight's weather forecast

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    There's be some late bright spells this evening, leading to a dry night.

    Minimum temperature of 9C (48F).

    Here's my full forecast:

    Video content

    Video caption: Weather with Keeley Donovan
  4. Goslings suffer 'carnage' in Lincolnshire village

    A resident in a village near Sleaford is urging drivers to "slow down for the geese" after seeing a family of geese and their young goslings mowed down by a car.

    geese and goslings

    Hundreds of the birds are breeding near the roadside in Wilsford, just as cars begin to accelerate after leaving the 30mph zone.

    Sandra Pygott says she encountered a scene of "absolute carnage" after a couple of geese and their goslings were killed by a car.

    She says she's working on a sign to warn people about the unusually large number of birds near the main road.

    Quote Message: I've never known as many as there are this year, there are hundreds... I had to slow down, there were very distressed looking couple of parents with all their goslings trying to cross the road. It just broke my heart because there are going to be more that are killed." from Sandra Pygott Resident
    Sandra PygottResident
  5. Stage set for Lionel Richie this weekend

    The stage is set for Lionel Richie's first performance in Lincolnshire this weekend.

    stage is set

    The superstar will be saying Hello, it's me to crowds in Lincolnshire for the first time in his career on Sunday evening.

    He'll be accompanied by Anastacia, best known for the hit I'm out of love.

    They've been setting up the stage at the Lincolnshire showground since Tuesday.

    Quote Message: We have site teams because obviously some these shows are quite close together, and to get that five day build there's sometimes a bit of overlapping." from Anna Parry Production Coordinator
    Anna ParryProduction Coordinator
  6. Police make rooftop arrests

    Humberside Police say they've made several arrests after people went onto roofs in Grimsby and Scunthorpe yesterday.

    A 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were arrested after an incident in Conway Square in Scunthorpe.

    Four people have been arrested in connection with an incident on South Parade in Grimsby.

    The force has urged the public to stay away during such incidents to avoid encouraging offenders.

    Quote Message: If they don’t have a crowd to play up to and people egging them on, they’re far more likely to come down sooner without hurting themselves or anyone else. This isn’t entertainment. And, if you think it’s funny to come along and egg them on or help them in anyway, you risk being arrested yourself." from Ch Supt Darren Downs Humberside Police
    Ch Supt Darren DownsHumberside Police
  7. RAF 100 Baton handed from Yorkshire to Lincolnshire

    The RAF 100 Baton was handed over from Yorkshire to Lincolnshire today on the Humber Bridge.

    It's part of a UK-wide relay to mark the service's 100th anniversary:

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  8. Spring start for Grantham shopping centre

    Work on a large outlet village near Grantham will begin next spring, developers have confirmed.


    The multi-million pound complex, off the A1, is set to create 1500 jobs.

    It's hoped the outlet will have 130 luxury shops.

    Neil Thompson, from Rioja Developments, says it's scheduled to open in 2021 and hopes it'll be a classy location.

    Quote Message: It's going to be very high value, what we want to achieve is something like a country house kind of feel a kind of five star shopping experience." from Neil Thompson Rioja Developments
    Neil ThompsonRioja Developments
  9. Confusing signs blamed for drivers failing to merge

    Signs on one of the key routes into Lincoln are confusing, motorists are claiming.

    canwick hill

    Canwick Road in the city has two lanes which eventually merge into one, but drivers are merging onto one lane "too early", according to Lincolnshire's Road Safety Partnership.

    District Councillor Steve Clegg thinks the signage is causing confusion, because it shows that one lane will close hundreds of yards before it actually does.


    He says, "We've got these electronic display boards either side of Canwick Hill as you go into Lincoln and they indicate that the right hand lane is closed, but they don't tell you where that is."

    The RAC say the system is a "merge in turn" system, which means drivers should use both those two lanes for as long as you can and then take it in turns to merge at the end.

    Quote Message: If there are two lanes of traffic it's right to use those two lanes, I think there's perhaps something peculiarly British about everybody wanting to seemingly do the right thing and queue in a single lane of traffic." from Rod Dennis RAC
    Rod DennisRAC
  10. Weather Watchers: Lakeside view

    Do you like taking photos of the Great British outdoors? Do you like having your photos featured online and on the TV?

    Why not join the BBC's Weather Watchers team, and yours could be featured like Lady Irene's shot in Burgh Le Marsh:

    burgh le marsh
  11. Pedestrian hit by van in Lincoln

    A man has been left with injuries after being hit by a van on Lincoln's High Street.

    The collision happened at about 09:30 this morning near the railway crossing.

    The pedestrian has since been detained under the mental capacity act and is now being treated at hospital.

    His injuries aren't thought to be serious.

  12. BBC Proms come to Lincoln

    Tickets will go on sale next week for the BBC Proms in Lincoln this summer, it's only the second time a Proms performance has been held outside London since the 1940s.

    BBC Proms playing in Hull

    The Proms held a water inspired open-air concert in Hull last year..

    Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale will be performed at Lincoln's Drill Hall in August to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

  13. Four rescued after 12-hour ordeal at sea

    Four people from Boston have been rescued by the RNLI after being stranded for 12 hours.


    The RNLI says the two men and two women, weren't dressed in suitable clothing and were found in a "cold and distressed state" after running aground at Tabs Head, at the mouth of the Rivers Witham and Welland near Holbeach, yesterday morning.

    The group had run into navigation problems.

    The RNLI say it was the first time they'd tried out their purchase at sea, and are warning others to be careful about going out to open water without proper precautions.

    The four people were rescued by the RNLI hovercraft.

    Quote Message: "Believe me, a few quid spent on the right safety gear can save a lot of heartache, and enable our crews to locate you." from Geoff Needham RNLI Hunstanton
    Geoff NeedhamRNLI Hunstanton
  14. This afternoon's weather

    There'll be a limited amounts of bright or sunny weather this afternoon.

    The showers from this morning should ease off through the rest of the day.

    The afternoon's weather
  15. Cleethorpes death not thought to be suspcious

    Humberside Police say the death of a man at a house in Cleethorpes yesterday isn't believed to be suspicious.

    Map showing area

    A woman arrested in connection with the incident on Barcroft Street has been released under investigation.

    The force is continuing its investigations today and is supporting the family of the dead man.

  16. Women's suffrage exhibition opens in Lincoln

    A new exhibition celebrating 100 years since women got the vote has opened in Lincoln.


    The exhibition includes a collection of original newspaper articles, Women’s Liberation postcards and posters and research from across the county.

    Students and staff from the history and English departments at Bishop Grosseteste University curated the collection which they say is one of the biggest exhibitions the university have put on.

    Quote Message: We’ve been able to put together a historical showpiece with a really unique viewpoint that highlights how even small local activities could have a national impact. from Sian Hope-Johnson MA Student At BGU
    Sian Hope-JohnsonMA Student At BGU
  17. Woman got stuck in kid's swing

    A woman who go stuck in a child's swing had to be rescued by the fire service yesterday.

    Humberside Fire and Rescue say they were called to the incident in a Grimsby park at 18:00.

    The service said the young woman was released unharmed by "manual manipulation".

  18. Comedy festival includes 'most innovative' comics

    Lincoln's Comedy Festival has some of the most "innovative" comedians working today in its line-up, according to one of the performers.

    jessica fostekew

    Jessica Fostekew, a comedian and podcast host, says she was very impressed when she saw the rest of the line-up for the festival, which begins tonight.

    Although she has criticised it for have too few female performers, Jessica says some very innovative comedians will be performing at the castle over the weekend.

    Quote Message: There's no weak link, it's a really brilliant line-up...There are people like Rob Rouse and Charlie Baker who are some of the most innovative people working in the industry." from Jessica Fostekew Comedian
    Jessica FostekewComedian