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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 3 May 2016

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By Carla George

All times stated are UK

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Our Live coverage across the day

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Live has finished for today. 

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

Watch: Dry overnight and plenty of sunshine tomorrow

BBC Weather

Oooh looks like it's going to be a sunny week.

Here's the full forecast for Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire with Paul Hudson.

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Here's the latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Parents and children in Lincolnshire have staged a protest against primary school testing.
  • A house fire which killed three people in Spalding is not being treated as suspicious.
  • An arson attack is being investigated at the Thomas Cooper Memorial Church in Lincoln. 

Back to classroom for Theo on the SATS challenge

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Theo's been in touch on this one.

Even the youngsters are doing badly in our SATs challenge

Arsonists target church in Lincoln

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police are appealing for witnesses following an arson at a church in Lincoln.

It happened at Thomas Cooper Memorial Church just after 19:15 on Friday.

TCM Baptist Church
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It's believed the fire was deliberately started when clothing was put against an exterior door and set alight causing damage to the door.

There were no injuries caused by the fire.

How did you score? This year's SATS test...it's tougher than you'd think

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Earlier we put up this year's Key Stage 2 English and Grammar SATS test.

It's after parents took part in a protest today against young children sitting the exams.

But how hard are they...I'd say pretty tough! I got 40%, but what about the rest of you, e-mail me to let me know your score.

Here's some we've had already

I only got 60% and I used to teach English

Ruairidh GreigContributor

Failed miserably. I would expect to see questions like this much later in school life.

Ralph SnowdenContributor
SATS
DFE

I scored poorly, but mostly because I had not studied the elements of a sentence in a very long time.

Caroline McLatchie Harrison

Thought I was quite good at English but I don't understand the questions.

Alwyn HillContributor

Fire at fish merchants

It's believed the fire started in the fish-smoking chimneys. No-one has been injured.

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Police appeal after Grimsby cyclist exposed himself

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police are looking into reports that a cyclist indecently exposed himself to a teenager in Grimsby. 

It happened in Ainslie Park just after 20:00 on Thursday night.

Ainslie Park
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The man is said to have had his face covered and grabbed the girls coat before exposing himself and riding off.   

Sun shines on Tulipfest at Spalding

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Beautiful tulips on display at this year's Tulipfest at Springfields in Spalding.

This year the event was held in conjunction with the Festival Garden's 50th anniversary.

tulips
Springfields

Blue sky and patchy cloud in Sleaford

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks once again for your picture Popcat.

Keep them coming BBC Weather Watchers

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BBC

BBC Radio Lincolnshire staff: We're not smarter than an eight-year-old

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

So we told you about parents who are protesting about the new SATS exams for younger children.

They have pulled their children out of school for the day and met at Whittons Park to show their anger.

But how hard are these SATS....well we've been trying them out in the newsroom...I got 40%..as did Jono Brine....

Have a go yourself

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Traffic and travel: Motorist treated after accident

BBC Travel

A motorist is being treated in hospital after an accident which closed the main A158 at Langworth near Lincoln. 

The police say it involved two vans and a car at Station Road in the village. 

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BBC

The road was closed but it's expected to reopen shortly.  

Here are the latest headlines for Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon

  • Parents in Lincolnshire have joined with others across the country in in protest against new tests for six and seven-year-olds.
  • Investigations are continuing into a fire in which three people died in Spalding over the weekend.
  • Archaeologists believe they may be closer to locating a boat Lincolnshire scientist Sir Joseph Banks sailed to Australia in nearly 250 years ago

Ditch the brolly it's going to be dry

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

I've got some good weather news for you.

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Sir Joseph Banks' ship closer to being found after 250 years

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Researchers in the US believe they're a step closer to locating the ship in which British explorer Captain James Cook sailed to Australia along with Lincolnshire scientist Sir Joseph Banks almost 250 years ago.

It's believed the ship was scuttled in Newport Harbour off the US coast in 1778.

But researchers now believe they have narrowed the search to a cluster of five shipwrecks on the seafloor.

Sir Joseph Banks
BBC

Sir Joseph Banks joined the expedition to explore the uncharted lands of the South Pacific and collected specimens from South America, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia and Java. 

Nice day for Lincolnshire's 'bobbies on the beat'

Traffic and Travel: A158 delays

BBC Travel

Watch out for this if you're heading this way

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Spalding house fire neighbour tells of 'shock'

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A woman who lives next to a house gutted by a fire that killed three people says it's a shock it happened on her doorstep.

Firefighters were called to the house on Tower Lane in Spalding just after midnight on Sunday.

tributes
BBC

Linda, who lives next-door described the fire as "terrible" and says she still "feels odd".

She added: "It was terrible there were flames, sparks coming over the house, coming our way. The place was crowded, we had police, fire engines, ambulances."

Traffic and Travel: All clear in Lincolnshire

BBC Travel

Seems no major incidents or delays on the roads in Lincolnshire so far.

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Football: Boston United manager says 'we can do this'

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Boston United manager Dennis Greene says his team are aiming for the summit in tomorrow's play-off clash against North Ferriby United.

The Pilgrim's booked their place in the top five with a stunning 5-0 defeat against Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday.

Dennis Greene
BBC Sport

Greene said: "We're on a good run, the boys are fired up for this, I know we can do it."

Coverage of Wednesday's match can be heard on BBC Radio Lincolnshire on all frequencies.

Traffic and Travel: disruption on railway

Worth taking a look at this if you're travelling between Hull and Kings Cross.

There's disruption on the line due to a person being hit by a train. 

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Here's the lunch time headlines for Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this lunchtime

  • A house fire that killed three people in Spalding is not being treated as suspicious.
  • Parents in Lincolnshire keep children away from school in protest against primary school tests. 
  • People in Yorkshire who heard loud bangs reassured they came from RAF Typhoon jets from Lincolnshire

Are you smarter than an eight-year-old?

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Parents are today taking action against SATS exams for younger children.

They say 'kids should be kids' and shouldn't be made to sit exams too soon.

But how would you fair?

Take the test here......I scored 40% - beat that!

Sats score
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Let me know how you scored by sending me an e-mail

Lincolnshire makes its mark over the skies of Leeds

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

This image is doing the rounds on social media after RAF Typhoons were scrambled and broke the sound barrier over West Yorkshire.

Clearly Yellowbellies are made of stronger stuff!

Typhoon
BBC

Beautiful post-Bank Holiday morning in Lincoln

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks for your picture Isle Explorer

Keep then coming BBC Weather Watchers

Sun in Lincoln
BBC

'Sonic boom' Typhoons scrambled after aircraft radio failed

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

People in Yorkshire who heard loud bangs are being reassured that they came from RAF Typhoon jets. 

The planes caused "sonic booms" when they were scrambled from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire - to help guide an aircraft to a safe landing. 

Typhoon
BBC

Aviation Security and Operations Expert Julian Bray says the plane's radio system had failed.   

He added: "What happens when any foreign aircraft enters air space is they must make contact with ground control.

"In this case their radio went down so the Typhoons went up just to make sure everything was all right."

Watch: Here's the forecast for Lincolnshire

BBC Weather

Here's Owain Wyn Evans with today's forecast

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'We've reached crisis point' say anti-SATS protest parents

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Parents demonstrating against SATS for younger children have rejected claims they are doing their children harm.

The parents have taken their children out of school today as part of a national campaign in protest of the new SATS tests.

Parents protesting
BBC

Campaigner Emma Olivier-Townrow says they're supporting teachers and their concerns over the way they teach their children. 

She said: "Enough is enough, we have reached a crisis point. The government's hot-housing style of education is not working.

"I take offence to claims we are doing them harm."

Parents use park for anti-SATS protest

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

I'm at Whittons Park in Lincoln today for the protest against SATS exams for younger children.

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Police and crime commisioner candidates go head-to-head

Scott Dalton

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Candidates for this week's Police and Crime Commissioner election in Lincolnshire have clashed over the issue of party politics. 

All four took part in a live debate held at Lincoln's Drill Hill last night. 

PCC Candidates
BBC

The topics of debate included policing funding and the number of officers. 

But it was the subject of party politics and the PCC role that sparked the biggest reaction from both the audience and the candidates.  

BreakingSpalding fire: Not suspicious

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Fire-fighters investigating a fire that killed three people at a house in Spalding say they are not treating it as suspicious.

The fire broke out in a house on Tower Lane, off Cowbit Road in Spalding just after midnight on Sunday. Six crews attended.

fire-fighters
BBC

The victims of the fire were three adult males but formal identifications have not yet taken place. 

Here's the latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • The emergency services are back on the scene in Spalding - where three people died in a house fire
  • The Metals group, Liberty House, is to make its first formal bid to buy Tata Steel's UK assets.
  • Parents gather across Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire to protest against SATS exams for younger children

SATS protest: Parents arriving at Whittons Park

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

More parents arrive at Whittons Park in Lincoln ahead of demonstration against SATS exams for younger children.

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Spalding fire deaths: Crews arrive to secure property

Fire-fighters have arrived to make a house secure after a fire killed three people in Spalding over the weekend.

It's so investigations can continue.

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Drone assistance for rooftop rescue

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire police potentially saved thousands of pounds yesterday by using a drone instead of a helicopter to locate teenagers in Gainsborough. 

A shopkeeper said he saw the youths on rooftops in the market place, so police asked aerial photographer Michael Kheng to help find them. 

drone and fire engine
Lincolnshire police

Ch Insp Phil Vickers said: "The rooftops in the town centre are a maze but the images captured by the drone allowed us to locate the teenagers and meant that officers did not have to put themselves at risk by accessing the roof".

The teenagers were brought safely to the ground around two hours later with the help of the Aerial Ladder Platform from Lincoln South.

Blue skies over Alford this morning

BBC Weather Watchers

Beautiful morning in Lincolnshire.

Thanks to Alford dog walker for this picture.

Keep them coming BBC Weather Watchers

Alford
BBC

Investigation into triple-fatal Spalding fire

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Investigations continue this morning after a house fire in Lincolnshire.

Three people were killed in the blaze in Tower Lane, off Cowbit Road, Spalding, shortly after midnight on Sunday.

flowers
BBC

Lincolnshire Fire Service said six crews were called in to deal with the fire.

Station manager Matthew Perrin said it had spread from the ground floor to the first floor area before being brought under control.

'Let our kids be kids' say parents

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Some Lincolnshire children won't be in school today as part of a national protest. 

Parents are showing their anger over new SATS tests for six and seven-year-olds. 

Parent protest
BBC

They argue it'll lead to the 'factory farming of children' in schools whilst the Department for Education say the tests help teachers identify and provide the support pupils need.

It's part of a national 'Let our kids be kids' campaign.

Here's the latest news across Lincolnshire

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Investigations continue after a house fire killed three people in Spalding at the weekend
  • RAF jets from Coningsby were scrambled last night to identify an unresponsive aircraft
  • Some Lincolnshire children won't be in school today as part of a national protest over SATS

Typhoon jets unleash sonic booms

Carla George

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

RAF jets from Coningsby were scrambled last night to identify an unresponsive aircraft. 

People reported hearing what sounded like two very loud explosions.

Typhoon
BBC

North Yorkshire Police tweeted saying the bangs were sonic booms from RAF Typhoon jets.

An RAF spokesman said communications were re-established with the civilian aircraft and safely landed.