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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 14 April 2016

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By Martin Slack

All times stated are UK

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Our Live coverage across the day

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

Lincolnshire Live has finished for today. 

Thanks for joining us. 

We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. 

Join us then.    

Firefighters dealing with car fire

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

If you're delayed on your way home from work tonight in the Monks Road area of Lincoln, it could be because of this. It's not thought anyone's been injured:

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D-Day for Neighbourhood Plan in Horncastle

Horncastle News

Horncastle is going to the ballot box.

Today residents have the chance to vote "yes" or "no" whether to adopt the Neighbourhood Plan - a lengthy document designed to guide future planning policy.

Have you voted yet?

ballot box
Horncastle News

Sport: which Iron keeper will net place for Crewe clash?

BBC Humberside Sport

Scunthorpe United's Graham Alexander's spoilt for choice for keepers to keep the goals out on Saturday's match against Crewe.

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Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon:

  • The search continues for Lincoln's masked armed robbers
  • After the Shoreham air disaster any future air-shows in Lincolnshire must follow new rules
  • County MP suggests golf could be the answer to our health and national economy   

WATCH: CCTV footage of knife robbery

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

Five incidents of people being threatened with knives by an armed robber targeting shops in the Lincoln area are being investigated by police. 

CCTV pictures of one of the robberies has been released by Lincolnshire Police.

Det Ch Insp, Diane Coulson, is appealing for help in finding the suspect. 

They do appear to be linked, based on the clothing and the description of the offender."

Det Chief Insp Diane CoulsonLincolnshire Police

Karl on course to put the public back in the swing of things

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

The MP for Lincoln Karl McCartney is urging more of us to take up golf.

He's led a debate in the Commons on the benefits of playing a round of golf a week, days after Danny Willett's victory at the US Masters. 

St Andrew's Golf Course and MP for Lincoln, Karl McCartney
BBC/the Lincolnlite

Mr McCartney says golf is good for your health and is valuable to the UK economy.  

Weather across Lincolnshire: Cloudy with a chance of rain

BBC Weather

Brooding skies over Lincoln this afternoon.

Lincoln, East Bight
BBC

Here's the forecast for the rest of the day:

Weather
BBC

A Kind of Blue: More from Philip's record collection

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Yet more examples of listener's to BBC Radio Lincolnshire's vinyl treasures.

Here's another from Philip.

Blue vinyl
BBC

Have you got any like these?

Send them to us on Twitter, Facebook or by email.

Going straight: Police called in over veg fracas

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

BBC Radio Lincolnshire took over Horncastle market earlier with its debate on wonky veg.

Even the police got involved:

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Are you for or against Wonky Veg? Neighbourhood Engagement with BBC Radio Lincs in Horncastle @BBCRadioLincs

Are you for or against Wonky Veg? Neighbourhood Engagement with BBC Radio Lincs in Horncastle @BBCRadioLincs

Daffodil assault

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Whilst we're waiting for the poppies from the Tower of London to arrive at Lincoln Castle, the Daffodils are putting on a stunning show.

I spotted this battalion of Daffodils contemplating an assault on the castle walls.

Daffodils at Lincoln Castle
BBC

Perhaps this is their one last hurrah, before going over (the top). 

Traffic and travel

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the A153 Horncastle Road in Cadwell Park at the Bluestone Heath Road junction. 

Bluestone heath
Google

Boston to Denmark: a bit of a stretch

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

Plans for a 472-mile (760 km) long electricity cable between the UK and Denmark have gone out to public consultation.

UK and Denmark map
Google

If approved, the "Viking Link" - from Bicker Fen, Lincolnshire to Revsing - would enable import and export of power with mainland Europe.

Lincolnshire County Council has raised concerns over the impact on tourism of the development.

Weather: Cloudy with a few showers

BBC Weather

Here's Owain Wyn Evans with a look at today's weather.

Owain Wyn Evans forecast 14 April 2016

Football: Preece first to confirm interest in Imps job

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Lincoln's goalkeeping coach is the first to nail his colours firmly to the Lincoln City Manager's mast.

David Preece
BBC
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Headlines across Lincolnshire this lunchtime

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • A & E delays reach record levels in the county
  • Future airshows in Lincolnshire to follow new rules after the Shoreham Air disaster
  • Lincoln's Theatre Royal freehold auctioned today
  • Ssome showers but mostly dry this afternoon with bright spells developing

Hospital A&E targets missed by United Lincolnshire Hospitals

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

Figures just published show Accident and Emergency departments in Lincolnshire have missed government targets by a wide margin.

At hospitals run by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust 81.1% of patients were seen within four hours in February - the target is 95%.

Hospitals in Northern Lincolnshire did better, seeing 89% of patients within four hours.

Lincoln County Hospital
BBC

Look what Philip had up his record sleeve

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

Following on from BBC Radio Lincolnshire's chat about the resurgence of vinyl, listeners have been getting in touch.

How about this yellow cracker from Philip?

Yellow vinyl
BBC

Tributes paid after man dies in mobility scooter accident

Lincolnshire Echo

Tributes have been paid following the death of a "real character" who raised at least £10,000 for Lincoln Area DialaRide & Shopmobility.

Keith Forman, 57, died at Lincoln County Hospital on 27 March.

Keith Foreman
Lincolnshire Echo

Watch: Su races ahead in veg war at Horncastle

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Scott and Su's veg-off is in full flight at Horncastle Market.

Sue scores a gold coin here for her crooked carrots much to Scott's displeasure and to the detriment of his perfect peppers.

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Lincoln Theatre Royal freehold goes under hammer

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

Lincoln's Theatre Royal will go under the hammer later today. 

The building's freehold is up for auction with a guide price of £700,000. 

Nicola Dickens from the theatre says it'll just mean they have a different landlord   

Lincoln Theatre Royal
Google

It's simply that our business partners who own the freehold would now like to move on. We are still the tenants it's simply that we will have different landlords."

Nicola DickensLincoln Theatre Royal

Here's why it's not final for vinyl

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

You've been having your say on the resurgence of vinyl records after record shops in Lincolnshire revealed they're selling more vinyl now than ever before.

Here's a few comments from our Facebook page

Been collecting vinyl for years, but we couldn't say a favourite, depends what mood you are in as to what you want to listen to."

Linda HornbyFacebook
Vinyl singles
BBC

Still have virtually all my vinyl from my younger days. My favourite is ELO's's Eldorado - only because it is translucent yellow/gold vinyl!"

Phillip Cm HeinzFacebook

We'd love to hear more of your vinyl stories. Get in touch with us via Twitter, Facebook or email.

Quiz the people who want to run your police force

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

BBC Radio Lincolnshire and the Lincolnite are giving you the chance to quiz the county's next police and crime commissioner. 

We're holding a public debate ahead of the elections and all of the four candidates will be attending. 

PCC Candidates
The Lincolnite

The hour-long programme will be aired on Bank Holiday Monday, 2 May. 

You'll have to apply for a place in the audience online.

Weather Watchers: A mixed morning

BBC Weather Watchers

Here's a couple of contrasting pics of the start of the day, sent in by two of our BBC Weather Watchers.

Thanks to Alford dog walker for a misty morning shot and to JLG in Grantham, whose captured the sun peeking from behind a cloud.

Alford and Grantham
BBC

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's the latest headlines from our Lincolnshire Newsroom.

  • The man responsible for policing in North Lincolnshire says problems on the Nunsthorpe estate in Grimsby 'not as bad as reports in the media suggest' 
  • Resolving SERCO 'cash-chaos' will take time says county council
  • Lincoln's Theatre Royal goes under the hammer later

Nunsthorpe Estate problems 'exaggerated' claims police chief

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

The man responsible for policing in North Lincolnshire told me this morning that problems on the Nunsthorpe estate in Grimsby aren't as bad as media reports suggest.

Nunsthorpe, Grimsby
Google

Last Friday, two pollice community support officers were assaulted and a police vehicle damaged. 

Ch Insp James Glansfield from Humberside Police says there's a dedicated police presence in the area.

Vinyl revival: Is your turntable spinning?

Scott Dalton

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Record shops in Lincolnshire say they're selling more vinyl now than ever before.

National figures show record sales jumped by 64% last year. 

Mark Merrifield owns the Off The Beaten Tracks record shop in Louth. 

He told me these are good times for people running record shops and says "before Christmas it was just crazy, people buying record players as presents and wanting vinyl to go with it."

Off the beaten tracks shop
Google

Mark believes the attraction for teenagers is that "its something completely different to the technology they're used to."  

We'd love to hear your vinyl stories.

You can get in touch with us via Twitter, Facebook and email

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire

BBC Travel

There's slow moving traffic on the A15 South of Lincoln 

It's on the A15 London Road in Bracebridge Heath, at the Red Hall Drive junction. 

The delays are due to roadworks.  

Red Hall Drive
Google

Have your say on county's fire Service changes

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is encouraging people to have their say on how its services are delivered in Lincolnshire.

The service says it needs to save about £1.6m over three years.

Meetings have already taken place in Lincoln and Grantham, the third is due to take place in Skegness.

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SERCO compensation: Staff affected should contact council

Scott Dalton

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A member of a recovery board set up by the council to deal with problems caused by Serco's handling of public finances is encouraging people who think they're affected to apply for compensation from the company.

Labour councillor Rob Parker told me that "anybody who feels that they've been financially put out by issues to do with Serco should get in touch with the county council."

Rob Parker
Lincs county council

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire

BBC Travel

Mostly fine on the roads at the moment except for on the A15 where there's heavy traffic southbound in Lincoln at Riseholme Roundabout.

Riseholm Roundabout
Google

Headlines across Lincolnshire this morning

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

These are the early headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Lincolnshire County Council has not ruled out seeking compensation for those affected by financial problems caused by SERCO
  • Police think armed robberies in and around Lincoln could be linked
  • Investigations continue into fatal crash at Hob Hole near Boston 
  • Lincoln animal enthusiasts plan to build the city's first zoo

Today's weather across Lincolnshire

BBC Weather

There's grey skies over Lincoln today, what's it like where you are?

Lincoln Cathedral
BBC

Here's today's forecast:

Weather forecast
BBC

Join us for today’s Live coverage

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live

Morning, it's Andrew here with BBC Lincolnshire Live on Thursday, 14 April 2016.

If you've got a great picture or a story about life in Lincolnshire you want to share with us, please get in touch via email,Facebook or Twitter.

I’ll be here all day, bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the county.