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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 26 April 2016

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By Martin Slack

All times stated are UK

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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. Join us then.

Disruption 'will be kept to a minimum' during hospital car park work

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Car parks at hospitals in Grimsby and Scunthorpe are getting a £400,000 upgrade.

The changes will focus on new systems for payment and the use of automatic number plate recognition. 

Scunthorpe Hospital
BBC

Hospital bosses at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Trust say disruption will be kept to a minimum while the work is going on.

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Train cancellation

BBC Travel

Watch: Cold spell continues this evening

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's Paul Hudson with the forecast for this evening and tomorrow:

Tools stolen in football club burglary

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Thieves who raided a football club stole power tolls that were being stored in changing rooms.

The thieves broke into Louth Football Club in Park Avenue between 21.30 on Friday, 15 April and 11.00 the next morning.

Louth Football Club
BBC

They forced the doors to the changing rooms and stole a compressor nail gun, an electric welder, a screwdriver set, a socket set and a grinder.

Weather watch: A day of contrasts in Grimsby

Just had this sent in from the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre - the weather's been a big talking point today. 

We'll have a full forecast for tomorrow here soon:

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Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Bus delays

BBC Travel

Celebration for Reds after morning of testing

Here's a tweet from Red 1 - otherwise known as Dave Montenegro - the Red Arrows' top pilot. Safe to say the teams relieved today:

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Hit-and-run driver leaves man with life-threatening injuries

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A man has been left with life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a car that failed to stop near Gainsborough 

Officers were called at around 11.15 to the incident on the A631 near Beckingham after a man was hit by a car.

An air ambulance attended the scene and the man has been taken to hospital in Sheffield with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Firefighters in forklift rescue for trapped horse

Gritters on standby as cold weather continues

Jono Brine

Presenter BBC Radio Lincolnshire

I'll be talking to Lincolnshire County Council's gritting team later on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

They sent out their lorries in the Wolds last night after temperatures plumemted.

WIth more cold weather forecast they'll be updating us on what their plans are.

Gritters
Lincolnshire County Council

Watch: Doctors' strike: Food parcels for picket line

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

While I was at the picket line at Lincoln County Hospital this morning a man named Maurice delivered a load of food and snacks for the striking junior doctors.

He said he wanted to show some support:

Green light for Reds after test pass success

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here are the Red Arrows dressed in those coveted red and blue flying suits after passing their flying test in Greece earlier today.

They're due back in Lincolnshire in the next couple of weeks.

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Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Accident on A1

BBC Travel

If your journey takes you onto the A1 this afternoon this is one to be aware of. The A1's closed southbound between Tuxford and Carlton-on-Trent, just north of Newark, because of an accident.

Ice cream man targeted by roadside robbers

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

An ice cream seller in a van has been robbed by a gang who initially flagged him down claiming they had run out of fuel.

The incident was on Saturday on Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe.

The van driver left the scene but was "boxed in" by two vehicles further up the road and robbed.

There have been reports of similar offences all on the same day in Barton upon Humber and near Humberside Airport.

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Police incident closes road

BBC Travel

Police search for driver after cyclist left on pavement in hit and run

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A cyclist was left lying on the pavement after being hit by a car which failed to stop.

Police say the 29-year-old local man was taken to hospital in Skegness at 18.45 on Monday, 18 April.

Burgh Old Road
Google

The incident was on Burgh Old Road. The only description of the vehicle is that it was a dark colour, possibly black. Any information should be passed to police on 101.  

Watch: Hailstones in Lincoln

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Striking doctors in Lincolnshire manning picket lines but public say they 'can't see the difference'
  • Red Arrows win public display approval for 2016 airshow season
  • Police appeal after teeange boy forced to fight off bike thieves in Lincoln

Junior doctors' strike: Patients 'cannot see the difference'

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Junior doctors' strike: Staff 'coping well'

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Hail whips in at Sutton on Sea

Just had this picture sent in by John on the Lincolnshire coast - if you look closely you can see the hailstones coming down from the left. 

Has anybody told the weather it's nearly May?

Hailstorm
BBC

Send us your pictures via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Watch: Success for Reds as they get 'public display authority'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It means they can fly in public during the summer - good news for airshow fans.

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Reds team hoping to get new flying gear

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here are some more pictures from Greece where the Red Arrows are undergoing their public display approval tests.

In this picture they're wearing green suits:

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But this is what they will be wearing if they pass the test - red suits for the pilots, and blue suits for the engineers and ground crew.

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Rural vehicle thefts warning as two cars targeted

Teenager forced to fight off bike thieves

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A youth had to fight off two men who tried to steal his bike Police have appealed for information after a 17-year-old boy had to fight off two men who tried to steal his bike.

Police said the 17-year-old was attacked on Jasmin Avenue, in the Birchwood area of Lincoln at about 17.00 last Wednesday.

Jasmin Road
Google

The teenager got away from the two men but officers sill want to talk to them or anyone who knows who they are.

Watch: Windy with wintry showers

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's Kay with a chilly forecast:

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Junior doctors continue all-out strike across Lincolnshire
  • Lincolnshire MP calls on the government to do more to help child refugees
  • RAF fundraisers complete mammoth 300-mile cycle, sail and run for Lincolnshire LIVES charity

Pensioner's shock at waking to find burglar in bedroom

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A 75-year-old woman screamed out in shock after waking to find a burglar in her bedroom going through her belongings.

The thief was rifling belongings at a house in Pulvertoft Road, Boston at about 06.00 on Saturday, 9 April.

When she woke the burglar fled down the stairs without taking anything.

County's resorts 'cheapest' in the country says survey

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

If you're looking for a place to buy a holiday or retirement home Lincolnshire's near the top of the list according to a new survey. 

The study, carried out by the Daily Telegraph, puts Cleethorpes at number two on the list with properties averaging £124k, just below Blackpool at number one where prices are around £119K.

Skegness and Cleethorpes
BBC

I've been to Skegness, which is also in the top 10. 

Estate agents there say it's attractive to people who've holidayed there for years and want to retire somewhere different.  

Juniors doctors' strike: What you're telling us

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

You've been sharing your thoughts on the action being taken by the county's junior doctors on our Facebook page: 

dox
BBC

I don't support them. Thousands are in their position, and I've been there too. They're called the armed forces. They work seven-day weeks, paid less than these doctors, expected to do more with poor equipment and work far from home.

Benjamin MoorcroftFacebook

Very supportive of the junior doctors, remember they are trail-blazing here. If they go under then all the roles in the NHS will be subjected to the same sort of contracts and no extra resourcing, completely unsustainable. This is about long-term patient safety and the future of our NHS free at the point of delivery.

Jane CroftsFacebook

No I don't support them. If anyone should die as a result of their strike the unions are responsible for manslaughter

Paul NewtonFacebook

Bike, boat and run raises thousands for Lincolnshire charity

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Take 12 people, two countries and 300 miles and you've got one epic fundraising adventure.

Members of 41 Squadron from RAF Coningsby biked 220 miles, sailed across the channel and then ran 35 miles to St Omer, the French depot Airfield where the squadron was formed in World War One.

RAF runners
BBC

They've raised thousands of pounds for LIVES first responders - which provides emergency medical cover to the county's communities.  

Public display tests for Red Arrows

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It's D-day for the Lincolnshire-based Red Arrows today as they're undergoing the test that ensures they're fit to fly at public displays:

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Watch: On the picket line in Lincoln as junior doctors strike

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A18 accident

BBC Travel

There are problems on one of the main routes into and out of Scunthorpe this morning. 

The A18 Mortal Ash Hill is partially blocked and there's slow traffic eastbound between the A1029 Brigg Road junction and the B1398 Kirton Road junction, because of an accident.  

Weather: Cold but staying mainly dry

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's how your weather's looking this Tuesday morning:

weather graphic
BBC

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

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

  • Junior doctors on the picket line outside county hospitals as all-out strike begins
  • Red Arrows face tests today which will give team authority for public displays
  • Skegness named by survey as one of cheapest places in the country to buy a retirement home

Junior doctors strike across Lincolnshire

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We're outside Lincoln County Hospital and Boston Pilgrim Hospital today as junior doctors stage their first all-out strike.

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Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Water main work delays

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on B1188 Sleaford Road in Branston, south of Lincoln. It's at the Station Road junction in the village. 

It's because of works on a water main.