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  1. Live updates on Friday 15 April 2016 have now finished for the day. We're back from 08:00 on Monday.

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By Carla George

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Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Local Live has finished for today. We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. Join us then.

Here's a look at tonight's main headlines for East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's a preview of what's in store with Peter tonight on Look North tonight at 6.30pm on BBC One .

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Bakery staff walk out in protest over pay

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Staff at a Lincoln bakery have walked out in protest because they're not receiving their wages in full. 

Cooplands on the Carlton Centre shut yesterday. The bakery chain admits it's in arrears and says it hopes to resolve the matter within two months.

But staff say they've been treated badly. 

Cooplands
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Katie Simpson, who worked at the Carlton Centre store, said everything was fine until around Christmas 2014.

She added:"They started struggling getting products in, then they went into administration, it just seems to have got worse really.

"We were getting paid 50% of our wages, then 25% and now it's 20% of our wages every week."

Cooplands went into administration in February last year with the loss of 303 jobs and the closure of 39 retail stores, together with the bakery and head office in Doncaster.

However, 41 retail stores stayed open following a buyout by restructuring firm ReSolve.

A spokesman for Cooplands said it "massively regrets" the situation and apologised for any hardship caused to any of its staff

Here is the latest news for Lincolnshire this evening

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the main stories from the newsroom:

  • An investigation's underway into the suspicious deaths of 2 people in south Lincolnshire.
  • A distraction thief who targeted an elderly Lincolnshire war veteran has been sentenced to three years in prison.
  • A major Lincolnshire road remains closed after two people were airlifted to hospital following a collision near Swineshead.

Fears grow for missing teenager

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police in Scunthorpe are appealing for help to find a teenage boy who's been missing for four days. 

Sixteen-year-old Leon Bulmer was last seen at around 06:00 in the morning on Monday 11 April when he left his home in Highcliff Gardens.

They're asking anyone who knows where he is to contact them.

Leon Bulmer
Humberside Police

 They're asking anyone who knows where he is to contact them.  

Traffic and Travel: Boston crash update

BBC Travel

A major Lincolnshire road remains closed following a serious collision earlier today.

Police were called to the A52 near Swineshead following the incident believed to have involved a lorry and at least two cars.

Two people had to be airlifted to hospital.

map of crash scene
BBC

The road is blocked and traffic is queuing in both directions near Bicker Bar roundabout.

There is also congestion on the A17 to Wigtoft.

BreakingTwo bodies discovered in Spalding

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

An investigation is underway after two bodies were discovered at a property in Spalding, early this afternoon.

The deaths are being treated as suspicious and two people have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

The property is on Dawson Avenue in the town.

Dawson Avenue
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Vulnerable victim 'deliberately targeted' says Judge

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The judge sentencing a man who stole £23,000 from a Lincolnshire veteran said he had 'deliberately targeted a vulnerable victim'.

Ion Anghel, 48, originally from Romania, distracted the 93-year-old before taking his cash card at a Natwest bank in Grantham.

Anghel, who has convictions for similar offences in Italy and Denmark, had admitted the theft at an earlier hearing Lincoln Crown Court.

There is also an arrest warrant in place for him in France.

CCTV of incident
LincolnshirePolice

Sentencing Anghel to three years in prison, His Honour Judge Simon Hirst said: "You deliberately targeted a vulnerable victim. You found the most vulnerable person you could in Grantham that day."

"This was a sophisticated offence. The way you acted as a team must inevitably  mean you and your associates practiced what you were going to do."

Flowers in bloom in Keelby

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Stunning image from one of our weather watchers

Thanks for this Susie Shine

Flowers in Keelby
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Watch: chilly overnight and risk of snow

BBC Weather

Weather forecast for Lincolnshire with Keeley Donovan.

Sorry folks, it doesn't look great.

A full weather forecast from Keeley

Here are the headlines for Lincolnshire this afternoon

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the main stories from the newsroom

  • A man who distracted a 93 year old war veteran at a cash point so he could steal his card has been jailed for three years.
  •  A 36-year-old man's been arrested in connection with a string of knife point robberies in Lincoln.
  • Two people have been airlifted to hospital after a serious road collision on the A52 near Boston.  

Traffic and travel: Boston crash update

BBC Travel

Two people have been airlifted to hospital ‘very seriously injured’ in a collision on the A52 at Swineshead near Boston.

A force spokesman said they had been called to the collision involving ‘a lorry and at least two cars’ at about 12:30 this afternoon.

The road remains closed.

map of accident spot
BBC

Man jailed for £23k distraction theft

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A man who stole £23,000 from a 93-year-old after taking his card at a Lincolnshire cash machine has been jailed for three years.  

Ion Anghel, 48, originally from Romania, admitted the theft at an earlier hearing at Lincoln Crown Court.

Ion Anghel
Lincolnshire Police

The victim had his card stolen after being distracted by three men while withdrawing cash from a NatWest bank in Grantham on 14 December.

The man's details were later used to transfer the money from his account.

Lincolnshire Police said "inquiries were ongoing in relation to any other individuals suspected of being involved."

CCTV footage of the incident
Lincolnshire police

Autism care in Lincolnshire 'failing'

Some children in Lincolnshire with ADHD and autism are having to wait up to 8 months to get specialist help. 

Figures uncovered by BBC Radio Lincolnshire - show an average ten-week wait for a first appointment.  

Jodi Hinchlifee from Folkingham, waited four years for her son to be diagnosed with autism. 

She said: "Every body is in the same boat, we're all waiting for appointments and don't know what to do next.

children with autism
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The hospitals trust, which provides the service, and the Lincolnshire East CCG say it provides quality community paediatric service in line with national guidelines.

In a joint statement it said: “The average wait from a patient being referred by their GP to being seen by the community paediatrics service is 69 days, well within the national standard of a maximum wait of 18 weeks. 

"The vast majority of referrals are seen within this time. ULHT accepts 70% of all referrals. Of those not accepted, the parents are sent letters explaining the reason why and also signposted to other services who are better able to help."

Belton Horse Trials: Day one

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

First day at Belton Horse Trials continues....

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Cloudy skies over Caythorpe

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks for the picture!

Keep them coming weather watchers.

Cloud over Caythorpe
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Weather forecast for Lincolnshire this afternoon

BBC Weather

Looks like rain is coming in earlier than expected.

Scheduled for around 15:00 now.

weather map
BBC

BreakingTraffic and Travel: Reports of accident near Boston

BBC Travel

Reports are coming in of a serious accident on the A52 at Swineshead near Boston. There are no further details at the moment. 

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BBC

Here's the news in Lincolnshire this lunch time

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the main stories from the newsroom this lunch time:

  • A 36-year-old man's been arrested in connection with a string of knife point robberies in Lincoln.
  • Scunthorpe General Hospital has been rated as "inadequate overall" by the Care Quality Commission.
  • Three people have been told to pay more than £500 each - after dropping cigarette butts in Lincoln city centre.

Sweet discovery at Belton Horse Trials

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Yummy! So glad I found the cake stands!

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BreakingMan arrested after knife point robberies in Lincoln

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A 36-year-old Lincoln man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with the recent series of knife point robberies in Lincoln. 

He remains in police custody for questioning.  

There'll be more on BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Live as we have it...

Conservatives are a 'happy party' says MP

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney has told BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Melvyn Prior his party are a 'broad church' when it comes to the EU referendum but remain a 'happy party'.

Speaking on the issue of the EU referendum, he said he will vote to leave as 'we don't know what we will get if we stay in'.

Karl McCartney
BBC

He said: "if you look back at the last 40 years and are happy with the how the EU project has gone, vote yes.

"But there are a raft of powers that they are planning to take away from the sovereign states. We don't know what we would get if we stay in."

BreakingFootball: Mirfin signs new one year deal

Scunthorpe United have just announced defender David Mirfin has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

The centre-half has made 246 appearances in two separate spells with the Iron having first joined from Huddersfield in 2008.

Mirfin
BBC

In addition, the 30-year-old has been part of a Scunthorpe backline which has kept 18 clean sheets in all competitions so far in the current campaign.

His deal will run until the summer of 2017.

Three fined for dropping cigarette butts

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Three people have been told to pay more than £500 each - after dropping cigarette butts in Lincoln city centre. 

They're the first of a number of prosecutions taken by the city's new environmental enforcement officer.

The three concerned had failed to pay their notices on time - which resulted in prosecutions being heard at Lincoln Magistrates Court. 

cigarette butts
BBC

They are the first of a number of prosecutions taken by the new enforcement officer. 

Littering fines cost £75 or £50 if paid within 10 days - while penalties for dog fouling cost £50.  

Scunthorpe MP responds to 'inadequate' hospital report

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin's reaction to a report which found hospitals in the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS trust 'require improvement'.

The report from the Care Quality Commission rates Scunthorpe hospital as "Inadequate overall".

MP Nic Dakin with reaction to the CQC rating Scunthorpe General "inadequate".

Here's the latest headlines for Lincolnshire

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the main stories from the newsroom:

  • Lincoln's Conservative MP Karl McCartney has told BBC Radio Lincolnshire there'll be no divisions within his party following the EU referendum.  
  • Two hospitals which serve patients in the north of the county have been told urgent improvements are needed. 
  • Some children in Lincolnshire with ADHD and autism are having to wait up to 8 months to get specialist help. 

Belton Horse Trials get underway

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Great morning at Belton House in Grantham where the Horse Trials are well underway!

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Schools 'shouldn't be forced to become academies' says MP

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney says although he's in favour of schools becoming academies - they shouldn't be forced.

He's taking part in the hot seat with BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Melvyn Prior.

They've covered a number of issues including the EU referendum, the UK's foreign aid budget and fire and rescue services in Lincolnshire.

MP Karl McCartney
BBC

On the issue of academies, Mr McCartney said he didn't want to see small successful schools forced to become academies.

And he wanted youngsters to be given the best education on offer, which he think Lincolnshire's educational map can provide.

Watch: Mostly dry start with cloud increasing

BBC Weather

Here's today's weather forecast for Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire with Kay Crewdson

Today's weather from Kay

New Siemens flight prepares for take off

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

On the runway at Humberside Airport this morning as the first flight to Aalborg in Denmark prepares to take to the sky.

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Scunthorpe General Hospital 'inadequate' says watchdog

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Scunthorpe hospital is inadequate and Grimsby hospital requires improvement. 

That's according to the Care Quality Commission which has found that the hospitals' parent trust needs to improve.

Scunthorpe Hospital
BBC

They only got out of special measures in the summer of 2014.   

The Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust say they have already done things to address the issues and some of the inspections took place as long ago as October 2015.

Here's the headlines for Lincolnshire

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the main stories from the newsroom

  • Some children in Lincolnshire with ADHD and autism are waiting too long to see a doctor for a diagnosis.
  •  Police say several people have come forward with information about a spate of knife point robberies in Lincoln.
  • A meeting's taking place today to discuss the future of a school near Mablethorpe. 

Police crack down on rogue traders

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A week long crack down on rogue traders in Lincolnshire will come to an end today.

During the operation sixty vehicles and seventy-five people were stopped, with two vehicles seized and two fixed penalty tickets issued.

police
BBC

Lincolnshire Police Superintendent Maria Staniland says there's a clear link between rogue trading and distraction burglary.

She said: “We want to seek out, identify and prosecute rogue traders. If residents are familiar with the techniques they use, they are in a better position to protect themselves and their families and neighbours from becoming victims. 

"Offenders target those that they think they can trick or bully so that can mean the most vulnerable people of all."

Overcast start to the day in Cleethorpes

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Thanks for the picture Sheila!

Keep them coming weather watchers

Cleethorpes
BBC

Weather forecast for Lincolnshire

BBC Weather

It's going to be a bit cloudy today I'm afraid. But staying dry until the evening.

weather
BBC

Join us for today's live coverage

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Lincolnshire on Friday 15 April.

My name’s Carla George and I’ll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the area throughout the day.

Please get in touch and let us know what's happening where you are, by email, Facebook or Twitter