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Summary

  1. Live updates have finished for Friday 22 April 2016, news sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 08:00 on Monday

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By Alex Rhodes

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Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire Live is finished for another week, thank you for joining us. 

I'm going to leave you with my favourite picture from the beacon celebrations last night, this stunner was taken by Sarah Annetts in Cleethorpes:

Cleethorpes beacon
BBC

Her Maj would be proud, I'm sure.

Lincolnshire Live will return on Monday morning from 8am, join us then. 

The weather this evening

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Staying fine with some bright spells before dusk. 

A cold night with clear spells allowing temperatures to quickly drop with a frost in places. 

Most parts dry with just the odd shower affecting the Lincolnshire coast later.  

Temperature chart
BBC

LISTEN: We speak to the rescue centre looking after Bebe

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Chris has been speaking to Gill Mocklynne at the Bourne Centre caring for the Spalding puppy found in a house where a mother and daughter were murdered.

Bebe was found in a house where a mother and daughter were murdered last week

Louth woman found safe

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The twenty-year-old who went missing yesterday has been found safe and well, police have said.

They've thanked the public for their help in finding her.

The headlines

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The headlines this evening from the Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • The Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has been in Boston this afternoon. He heard about a 100 million pound plan to build hundreds of new homes and a football stadium in the town.
  •  A new home is wanted for a traumatised puppy who Lincolnshire Police discovered in the same house where the bodies of a mother and daughter were found. 
  • 14 bronze statues depicting everyday life in Spalding unveiled today.
  • The Bluebell Inn at Tattershall to appear on BBC Two tonight with the Hairy Bikers 

Traffic and Travel: Road blocked in Horncastle

BBC Travel

The A153 South Street in Horncastle is blocked because of a broken down lorry.

Avoid if you can.

'The best sausages I've ever had' - The Hairy Bikers visit Bomber County

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We told you earlier that the Hairy Bikers have visited the Bluebell Inn at Tattershall Thorpe as part of their week long series, the Pubs that built Britain

Well drivetime presenter Chris Berrow has had a chance to talk to Dave Myers (the one with the wonderfully curled mustache), take a listen:

Everyone's favourite motorbike riding chefs come to Bomber County

New home wanted for traumatised Spalding puppy

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A dog discovered in the same house where the bodies of a mother and daughter were found is being cared for at a Lincolnshire rescue centre.

49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and her 13 year old daughter Katie were found at their home on Dawson Avenue in Spalding a week ago.

49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and her 13 year old daughter Katie
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Their puppy 'Bebe' is currently being looked after by Gill Mocklynne from a rescue centre in Bourne.   

Bebe
BBC

Bebe came to us very, very quiet. Very withdrawn and extremely sleepy. She seemed to be absolutely worn out and very bewildered.

Gill Mocklynne

Weather Watchers: Purple in Lincoln

BBC Weather Watchers

A very appropriate photo from user rons park, flowers looking fab in Lincoln.   

Flowers
BBC

Lincolnshire pub welcomes the hairy bikers

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We all know that Lincolnshire's got some great boozers if you fancy a pint and now the rest of the country will know as well! 

One of Lincolnshire's most historic pubs is appearing on national television tonight. 

The Bluebell inn at Tattershall is being featured on "the Hairy Bikers' Pubs That Built Britain" series, as it served as the Dambuster's local during the second world war. 

The Bluebell Inn
The Bluebell Inn

It's going to be on tonight at 6:30 on BBC Two

Housing Minister in Lincolnshire

Sharon Edwards

Political reporter

The Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis, is in Boston this afternoon. 

Housing Minister
BBC

He's hearing about a 100 million pound plan to build hundreds of new homes and a football stadium in the town.  

Plans
Chestnut Homes

Lincoln Parade: A quick glance

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

If you don't have time to watch the parade as it happened on our Facebook page then don't worry!

Look North have put together this little taster for you:

View more on twitter

They'll be more on Look North tonight. 

Sport: Grimsby Town looking to claim a spot in the playoffs

BBC Humberside Sport

Grimsby Town will secure a national league playoff place tomorrow if they can take a single point from their home game against Chester city. 

The mariners will have the chance to make a bid for promotion back to the football league if they secure at least a draw and already have a FA trophy final at Wembley to look forward to. 

Town Manager Paul Hurst has been telling BBC Radio Humberside's Sports Reporter Gwilym Lloyd that they don't want qualification to go down to the last game of the season: 

Paul Hurst says they're looking for at least a draw in their game tomorrow

Traffic and Travel: A17 remains closed in Newark

BBC Travel

Authorities are still struggling to get the A17 back to normal after a lorry overturned and shed it's load of timber this morning.

As a result the A17 is still closed in both directions between the Long Hollow Way junction and the Drove Lane junction. 

Grantham hospital back to normal

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Grantham Hospital's A&E department has now fully reopened - following a fire. 

The incident on Tuesday night - led to a power cut - which affected several units at the hospital.

Operations and outpatient clinics will now go ahead as planned today.

Farmers concerned about reduction in neighbourhood officers

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It's feared rural crime could rise if Lincolnshire police go ahead with plans to redeploy officers on the beat. 

County advisor to the National Farmers Union, Andrew Wilson, says he understands police have a lot on their plate but doesn't want crime in the countryside to slip down the list of priorities. 

The police are stretched here in the county, they do a good job with the resources they have but it is a broad area and we would like to see more resources going into fighting rural crime

Andrew WilsonNFU

The force says it needs to redeploy officers to deal with more serious crime such as child sexual exploitation and slavery. 

The headlines

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

  • Lincolnshire RAF personnel marched through Lincoln city centre this morning. It was to mark 100 years since the stations in Waddington and Scampton were founded.
  • Lincolnshire Police is reducing the number of neighbourhood beat officers. 
  • Grantham Hospital's A&E department has now fully reopened - following a fire. 

The weather: Cooler and cloudier

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Sadly it's not going to be as nice as yesterday's glorious weather.

Temperatures are going to be lower and it's going to be more overcast with a persistent breeze coming in from the East.

Whilst most areas should stay dry throughout, the south may see some outbreaks of light rain at times.  

weather chart
BBC

Police concerned for missing Louth woman

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police are urgently appealing for information about the whereabouts of a woman thought to be in her early 20's who was last seen at the leisure centre in Louth just before midday yesterday.  

The woman was wearing black leggings with a red jumper round her waist and carrying an over shoulder bag, possibly with a batman logo on it. 

Missing woman
Lincolnshire police

A day of firsts in Lincoln

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Not only is it the first time that personnel from RAF Scampton and RAF Waddington have marched together, it's also the first time an RAF ensign has been raised over a city (over the Guildhall if you want to have a look). 

Parade
BBC

A great photo from the instagram of 'thisiscyaless', streets lined with people out to see the parade. 

parade
thisiscayless

Weather Watchers: Stunning photo from Cleethorpes

BBC Weather Watchers

Take a look of this brilliant photo by user Sheilas, just wonderful.

Cleethorpes
BBC

Live from the parade

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We're streaming live on Facebook at the parade in Lincoln

If you can't go yourself then this is really the next best thing!

Parade
BBC
Flyover
BBC

Travel: A15 now fully open

BBC Travel

We told you earlier about an accident on the A15 that blocked the road in Sleaford, the two vehicles that collided have been cleared and traffic is flowing well again

Crowds gather ahead of parade in Lincoln

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Airmen from 2 Lincolnshire RAF stations will take part in a joint freedom of the city parade today. 

For the first time personnel from RAF Scampton and RAF Waddington will march together. 

It's to mark a century since both stations were founded.

View more on twitter

New statues in Spalding

Melvyn Prior

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Thousands of visitors enjoyed Lincoln's baron trail last summer - now it's Spalding's turn as 14 bronze statues are unveiled today. 

The statue trail depicts everyday life in the town. 

Here's blacksmith Will Pegram with his statue. 

Statues
BBC

Traffic and Travel: Accident in Sleaford blocks A15

BBC Travel

The A15 road in Sleaford is blocked with slow traffic in both directions at Holdingham Roundabout. 

There's been a crash involving two vehicles.

Issues also remain on the A17 at the Long Hollow Way junction because of the overturned lorry we told you about earlier.

Mid-morning live from Spalding

Melvyn Prior

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

I'm going to be hosting the show live from Spalding today

We've got a packed programme for you today, we're starting off here in Chain Bridge Forge:

Forge
BBC

Fewer 'Bobbies on the beat' as Lincolnshire police move staff elsewhere

Sharon Edwards

Political reporter

Beat officers are being reduced as the force redeploys staff into areas of serious crime.

It's believed 18 neighbourhood officers will be removed - according to a report seen by BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

It's thought they could come from areas including the wolds and the coast.

Lincs police
BBC

Lincolnshire Federation Chairman John Hassall says neighbourhood teams will lose personnel. But they will be ringfenced - and won't be pulled off onto other duties: 

The officers that remain will be dedicated to neighbourhood policing. They won't be distracted with other duties, so there is a confidence in the organisation, which I share, that there will actually be more time and more hours dedicated to neighbourhood policing than there is now.

John HassallLincolnshire Federation Chairman

The Queen at ninety: Your pictures

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

You sent us some great photos last night as beacons were lit across the county to celebrate her Majesty's ninetieth birthday. 

Here's a few...

beacon
Natalie Wadsworth
beacon
Charlotte Newsam
beacon
Gina Welsh
beacon
David James Ward

The headlines this morning

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest headlines from the Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Thousands attend various events across Lincolnshire - celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday.
  • Lincolnshire Police is reducing the number of neighbourhood beat officers. Staff will be redeployed into areas of serious crime. 
  • A woman's been jailed for a year after driving into a policeman as she tried to get into an illegal rave in Lincolnshire. 
  • Grantham Hospital's A&E department has now fully reopened - following a fire.

The Weather

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Weather with Kay on Friday

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have an unlucky night...

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It was "one of those days" for fire crews last night it seems:

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And our personal favourite....

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Traffic and Travel: Disruption on the A17

BBC Travel

One lane is closed at the Long Hollow way junction in Newark with queuing traffic heading west.

It's because of an overturned lorry that's shed its load of timber. 

Good morning: Welcome to Lincolnshire Live

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Hello from Lincoln, I hope you're all wearing a bit of purple or a raspberry beret after the sad news yesterday that the singer Prince passed away at his home in Minnesota.

I'll be bringing you all the news, travel, sport and weather from across Lincolnshire as it happens.

As always I want to know what's happening where you are, you can get in touch via emailFacebook or Twitter.