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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 19 April 2016

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Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire Live has finished for today. 

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

Hopefully it'll be another beautiful day - let's finish with another Weather Watchers picture from Ashely in South Scarle, near Lincoln.

Weather Watchers
BBC

Countdown for festival to showcase county churches

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The organisers of a festival that aims to open churches across a large part of Lincolnshire are urging you to get involved.

The West Lindsey Churches Festival will see more than 90 buildings open on two weekends in May.

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Police appeals over Spalding double death case

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire Police has just issued an update on the deaths of Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie, who were found at their home in Spalding on Friday.

Senior officers say the post-mortem examinations have been completed, but they are "unable to provide further details about the cause of death at present."

The house where Elizabeth and Katie Edwards were found
BBC

DCI Martin Holvey, who's leading the investigation, has appealed again for anybody who has information about what happened to come forward to officers in the town.

Two 14-year-olds have been charged with murder. 

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A1 accident

BBC Travel

One lane's closed and there's queuing traffic on the A1 southbound at Stamford because of an accident involving three vehicles. 

It's causing jams around Stamford.

Newly-published plans for eight traveller sites criticised

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Plans for a number of traveller sites in Lincolnshire have been published by East Lindsey District Council. 

The local authority has earmarked eight potential sites to house travellers on a temporary and permanent basis, though not all of them will be used. 

Jill Makinson Sanders
BBC

One possible site on an industrial estate in Louth has already been criticised by Independent Councillor Jill Makinson-Sanders.

She says the council could "do better" than house travellers as "an after-thought" on the edge of the town centre.

Watch: Dry with sunny spells

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's Paul Hudson with the weather details for tonight and tomorrow:

Tata workers accept pay cut to ease through steel deal

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Workers at Tata Steel's Scunthorpe plant have voted to accept a pay cut. 

The results of a ballot carried out by the three trade unions which represent staff has just been released.

Scunthorpe steelworks
BBC

Workers will take a 3% cut in wages to seal a deal with private finance firm Greybull Capital to save the steelworks which was announced last week.  

results
BBC

BreakingWorkers at TATA steel accept temporary pay cut

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

All the trade unions at the TATA steel plant in Scunthorpe have voted to accept temporary changes to work and pension benefits.

More details to follow.     

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon:

  • Schools touched by Spalding double-death tragedy say 'additional support' offered to families affected
  • Police investigating after more than 200 deer 'deliberately driven' from an enclosure
  • Plans for a number of traveller and gypsy sites are published by East Lindsey District Council

Sex offender jailed for 22 months over historical attacks

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A sex offender has been jailed for 22 months after his victim came forward years after she was attacked as a child.

Stephen Skepper, 61, of Sleaford Road, Bracebridge Heath, near Lincoln, was convicted of historical offences dating back to the early 1990s.

Stephen Skepper
Lincolnshire Police

Skepper appeared at Lincoln Crown Court today, and as well as the jail sentence was also given a 10-year sexual harm prevention order and told to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years.

Escaped deer 'deliberately driven from enclosure'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We're hearing more about the deer escape last night at Walesby, near Market Rasen.

The owner of the animals has just spoken to BBC Radio Lincolnshire and says they were deliberately driven from their enclosure.

Paul Arden, who runs Arden Farms where the deer are kept, says initially around 220 were out of the enclosure.

He says all the animals are in calf. Around 120 have been recovered - with the rest on the loose.

Do you recognise man from CCTV in Stamford?

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

These CCTV pictures just released by the police show a man taking goods at at Wilko's in Stamford do you recognise him?

He was caught on camera on Wednesday, 9 March.

Alleged shoplifter
Lincolnshire Police

Sleep-out event raises more than £10,000 for homeless shelter

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Charity fundraisers who spent a cold night sleeping in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral raised £10,314.43 for a new night shelter for the city.

YMCA Lincolnshire and The Nomad Trust’s annual Sleep Easy event took place in March.

Fundraisers outside Lincoln Cathedral
Nomad Trust

The charity said sponsors had been "unbelievably supportive" making the Sleep Easy the most successful event it had ever run.

Alert after 200 deer escape enclosure

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Police have issued a warning if you're driving in the Market Rasen area this afternoon. 

It's after a deer enclosure was deliberately opened overnight allowing around 220 red deer out.

Arden Farms in Walesby would would like to be informed of any sightings of any Red Deer with yellow ear tags. 

You can contact Arden Farms on 01673 878686 with any sightings.

Lincolnshire swimmer heading for Paralympic trials

Melvyn Prior

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

I've been talking to Becky Franks this morning who's from North Hykeham. She's a swimmer. 

She's already had some notable successes, and she's preparing to go to Glasgow in the next few days for trials for Team GB.

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Becky was born with part of her right arm missing - she says she's been training ten times a week to get ready.

Good luck Becky!

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this lunchtime:

  • Schools release statements over mother and daughter double death tragedy in Lincolnshire
  • Man jailed for nine years after paintball gun attack
  • Support grows to reverse closure of Lincolnshire County Council tips

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A16 roadworks delays

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on A16 in Louth between Kenwick Roundabout and the A153 Horncastle Road junction. It's because of roadworks. 

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A18 breakdown

BBC Travel

One lane's blocked on the A18 eastbound between Scawby and Barnetby Top, because of a broken down vehicle.  

Residents warned after fire attacks on wheelie bins

Firefighters are warning residents to be wary about leaving your bins out longer than necessary after another call out in the Ermine area of Lincoln:

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School statements after death of mother and daughter

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A school dinner lady who was found dead alongside her 13-year-old daughter at their home in Lincolnshire has been described as a well-respected member of staff at the school where she worked.

Elizabeth Edwards, 49, worked at St Pauls' Primary School in Spalding, which released a statement:

The school recognise that for our pupils and staff, this will be a very difficult time and we have, and will continue to provide, appropriate support at school for them."

Kira NichollsHeadteacher, St Paul's Primary School
Elizabeth and Katie Edwards
PA

The school where Katie was a pupil also released a statement:

Our school community has seen the tragic loss of one of our Year 8 students. We will be sending a letter home after school today."

Will ScottHeadteacher, Sir John Gleed School

Paintball gun attacker jailed for nine years

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A 22-year-old man's been jailed for nine years for seriously assaulting a man at a paintballing centre in Lincolnshire. 

Nathan Joseph (pictured) launched the attack at Ancaster Paintballing Centre near Sleaford in February. 

Nathan Joseph
Lincolnshire Police

Lincoln Crown Court heard Joseph hit the victim on the head with a paintball gun and continued the attack when the victim wason the floor. 

Joseph had originally been charged with attempted murder but that was changed to Grievous Bodily Harm.

Reds must wait until at least 2020 for new planes

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The Defence Minister says the Linconlshire-based Red Arrows will continue to fly in their current Hawk jets until at least 2020. 

Phillip Dunne was asked whether there are any plans to replace the aircraft by the Hull North MP Diana Johnson in the Commons yesterday.

red Arrows
BBC

BAE Systems in Brough was awarded the contract to look after the RAF's Hawk fast jets last month.  

Mr Dunne says the contract runs until November 2020 which will allow time to decide on replacement.

Burglar's victims helped secure his conviction

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Detectives have thanked the victims of a burglar for coming forward and helping to secure the conviction of a "dangerous" thief.

Kallem James Robert Hollington, 25, of Tunnard Street, Grimsby pleaded guilty to a series of aggravated burglaries in North East Lincolnshire and was last week sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Kallem Hollington
Humberside Police

Det Sgt Ian Potter said Hollington admitted two aggravated burglaries, an attempted burglary and possession of a knife in a public place all in Grimsby or Cleethorpes.

I would like to thank all Hollington’s victims for working with us for the entirety of the investigation and I hope they now have closure following his conviction.

Det Sgt Ian PotterGrimsby CID

Six-year jail sentence for town arsonist

BBC Radio Humberside

A Grimsby arsonist has been jailed for six years. 

Tracey Blades, aged 47, of Sussex Street, Cleethorpes was sentenced yesterday at Grimsby Crown Court after being found guilty of arson with intent to endanger life. 

She set fire to a house Heneage Road in Grimsby last October and was also found guilty of separate arson from 2008 which was re-investigated.

Tracey Blades
Humberside Police

Weather Watchers: Focus on spring sunshine

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Our BBC Weather Watchers across the county have been sending in some lovely pictures this morning.

Thanks to Rustic in Sudbrooke, SusieShine in Keelby and milliegeorge&me in Caythorpe for these snaps.

If you want to be a Weather Watcher you can sign up here.

weather watchers pic
BBC

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this morning:

Campaign to reopen tip: Flytipping 'on increase claim'

Scott Dalton

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Telling you about this campaign to reinstate a household waste centre near Lincoln this morning. 

Almost 2,000 people have signed a petition over the closure of Whisby waste site on the outskirts of the city.

They say since its closure flytipping's gone up. Steve's been in touch via Twitter with these pictures. 

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Sport: Lincolnshire's Yule powers his way into Rio Paralympics

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A Lincolnshire powerlifter has been selected to be part of the Great Britain squad at the Rio Paralympics.

Micky Yule (pictured) who lives near Lincoln lost both of his legs while serving with the Royal Engineers in Afghanistan in 2010. 

Micky Yule
BBC

He represented Scotland in the Commonwealth Games two years ago, but this will be his Paralympic debut. 

Watch: Cows giving birth? There's an app for that

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Forget Snapchat and Facebook Messenger - if you're a cattle farmer there's a new must-have phone app.

Lincolnshire farmers say they're downloading MooCall to help deliver their calves more safely.

Jane and David Colson have been alerted to the birth of around 75 calves at their farm near Middle Rasen using the device which texts their phones when a cow's about to give birth.   

They say MooCall saved pedigree heifer Margaret and makes life on the farm at a busy time much easier.  

Flying ducks rekindle memories for dementia patients

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Figures from the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust show there's been a 62% increase in dementia referrals since 2011. 

Grantham Hospital
BBC

Medical staff are trying to find new ways to help those with the condition - and how about this? A room at the Manthorpe Centre in Grantham's been decked out with 1950s fixtures and fittings.

Occupational therapists say it soothes and relaxes people whose memories of the past are stronger than those of recent events.

Tip petition gathers pace as nearly 2,000 sign

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Almost 2,000 people are calling for a Lincolnshire tip to be re-opened. 

Whisby household waste centre, near Lincoln, closed at the end of last month but a petition is gathering support to re-instate it.

Whisby tip
BBC

Lincolnshire County Council says the facility was closed to save money. The council also closed another tip at Leadenham, near Sleaford.

The authority says it has ensured the majority of residents still live within 12 miles of another site.

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Animals on the road

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on A15 in Owmby-by-Spital near the Owmby Cliff Road junction, because of animals on the road. Approach with care.  

Weather across Lincolnshire: Sunshine on the way today

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's a lovely forecast for your Tuesday:

weather graphic
BBC

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this morning: 

  • Workers at Tata Steel in Scunthorpe due to vote on pay cut today
  • Community leaders say Spalding still 'coming to terms' with mother and daughter death
  • Farmers hail mobile phone app which alerts them when cows are calving

Football: Where to hear Iron and Mariners commentaries later

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A15 disruption

BBC Travel

The A15 in Scampton, north of Lincoln is partially-blocked and there's slow traffic northbound at the A1500 Horncastle Lane junction, because of a broken down vehicle.  

Tata steel staff in Scunthorpe vote on pay cut plan

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Today's the deadline for thousands of steel workers in Scunthorpe to vote on accepting a pay cut.

The 3% cut - which will last for a year - is part of the deal for private finance firm Greybull Capital to take over.

Scunthorpe steelworks
BBC

Staff have been asked to take the one year salary reduction to make sure the sale of the town's long products division goes through. 

The rescue deal for the plant was announced a week ago.  

Good morning: Join us for today's Live coverage

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Hello, it's Martin here with BBCLincolnshire Live on Tuesday, 19 April 2016.

From snow on Saturday to bright sunshine today - it's hard to tell if it's winter or spring.

Cleethorpes pier
BBC

It looks lovely in Cleethorpes this morning - thanks to Weather Watcher Glyn55 for sending in this picture he took just after 06.00.

If you've got a great picture like this 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 Lincolnshire.