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Summary

  1. Live updates on Friday 6 May 2016
  2. News, weather, travel and sport updates will resume at 08:00 on Monday 9 May

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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 Local Live, Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Live has finished for today. 

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

Join us then.

Watch: Here's Peter with tonight's headlines

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's a preview of tonight's Look North news with Peter Levy

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Watch: Misty first thing but will brighten later

BBC Weather

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

The weather with Kay Crewdson on 6 May 2016

Work to transform Gainsborough Trinity's pitch well underway

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Thanks to club chairman Richard Kane for keeping us up to date with work on the new irrigation system!

It means they can water the grass by text message!

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Here are the latest headlines across Lincolnshire this evening

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from the newsroom:

  • The new Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones says he will appoint a deputy.
  • The Labour leader of the City of Lincoln Council Ric Metcalfe says the results for the city show that people have faith in the party.
  • A former Lincolnshire schoolboy will battle it out to become the 12th "Masterchef" champion this evening. 

Traffic and travel: Congestion across the county

BBC Travel

There's delays across the county this evening as heavy traffic slows things down in Lincolnshire...

traffic map
BBC

Sunny shots from across the county

BBC Weather Watchers

Here are some more stunning images from Lincolnshire today.

Keep them coming BBC Weather Watchers

scenes from Lincolnshire
BBC

New Police and Crime Commissioner will appoint deputy

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

The newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones says he will appoint a deputy.

Conservative Marc Jones beat off UKIP's Victoria Ayling in a second-round battle with a total of 48,033 votes.

Marc Jones
BBC

Speaking to BBC Radio Lincolnshire he said he had been advised by other PCCs across the country.

He added: "I've travelled and spoken to PCCs across the UK and the ones who have appointed a deputy say it's the best thing they have done.

"It won't be a full time role, but a support for me, they will oversee rural crime and engage with communities."

A deputy is expected to be announced in the next few days.

Football: Greene awarded manager of the month

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Boston United manager Dennis Greene has been awarded the Vanarama National League's manager of the month award for April.

During that time the Pilgrims reached the National League play-offs and beat North Ferriby United in the first leg on Wednesday 2-0.

Dennis Greene
BBC

Although it's nice to be recognised I'm sure he'd rather get through to the play off final and win it!

Masterchef finalist educated in Grantham

Melvyn Prior

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest series of Masterchef is coming to the boil. 

The final three contestants will battle it out over some hot stoves tonight, with one set to become the 12th Masterchef Champion. 

Masterchef hosts
BBC
Billy in action
BBC

Among those is Billy Wright, who says he's excited about tonight's airing - and has revealed to me he was educated at the Kings School in Grantham!

Outgoing Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick congratulates successor

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Alan Hardwick has congratulated his successor, Marc Jones, after he was voted in as Police and Crime Commissioner earlier today.

The Conservative candidate beat off UKIP's Victoria Ayling in a second-round battle with a total of 48,033 votes.  

Mr Hardwick, who was voted in four years ago, said he wished Mr Jones the very best for the future.

Alan Hardwick and Marc Jones
BBC

"It's a big job and I wish the new Commissioner the very best for the future. Lincolnshire Police is a force that, nationally and locally, punches well above its weight," said Mr Hardwick.

"I have no doubt that, with a strong and determined PCC to continue the campaign for fairer funding, the county will continue to be a safe place in which to live and work."

New Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones: Role will take 'hard work'

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Marc Jones says he's very pleased to have been elected as the new Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Conservative candidate beat off UKIP's Victoria Ayling in a second-round battle with a total of 48,033 votes.

Speaking to BBC Radio Lincolnshire, he said he was under no illusion the hard work put into the campaign would be anything like the hard work he's going to have to put in to perform to the best of his abilities in the role.

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Mr Jones said his biggest challenge would be to fully understand the different aspects of the role.

He said: "There's certain information as a candidate you're not privy to, so it will be a huge learning curve to fully understand what needs to be done.

"With regard to funding, I've already had meetings with the Home Office and the Prime Minister to make sure I get a fair formula for Lincolnshire."

Sea fog could put pay to seaside plans

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Owain Wyn Evans says don't get too excited about this weekend's temperatures...There'll be some sea fog making it cooler along the coast.

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BreakingConservative Marc Jones is Lincolnshire's new Police and Crime Commissioner

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Conservative candidate Marc Jones has been elected as Lincolnshire's new Police and Crime Commissioner.

He beat off UKIP's Victoria Ayling in a second-round battle with a total of 48,033 votes compared to Ayling's 37,420.

Marc Jones
BBC

Turnout was just over 20%, compared to 15% four years ago when Alan Hardwick was voted in.

No rural schools will be forced to become Academies

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

The government has made a major concession in its plans to make all schools in England become academies. 

Schools judged to be outstanding by Ofsted inspectors will no longer be compelled to take academy status - and no small rural school will be forced to join a Multi-Academy Trust. 

Last month, Lincolnshire County Councillor Patricia Bradwell wrote to the Education Secretary questioning the policy.

Here are the headlines from Lincolnshire this afternoon

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from the newsroom:

BreakingLincolnshire PCC elections: Conservative Marc Jones tops polls so far...

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

In the election for Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Conservative Marc Jones tops the polls in the West Lindsey area and the North Kesteven area with 1,182 and 1,620 votes respectively.

Lincolnshire PCC elections: Nervous wait for the final two candidates

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

It's a nervous wait for the final two Police and Crime Commissioner candidates, Conservative Marc Jones and UKIP's Victoria Ayling:

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Memorial garden to remember those lost on Lincolnshire's roads

Harry Parkhill

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A garden is to be created in memory of every person who has died in crashes on Lincolnshire's roads.

The Lincolnshire Road Victims Memorial Initiative aims to provide a peaceful area with a memorial at Boston Woods.

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Proof Lincolnshire is a great place to live

BBC Weather Watchers

We're getting so many lovely pictures of the Lincolnshire skyline and countryside today.

Here are views of Keelby, Sleaford, Louth and Cleethorpes.

Keep them coming BBC Weather Watchers!

lincolnshire
BBC

Morton Hall faces growing drug problems - watchdog

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A watchdog says an illegal immigrant detention centre in Lincolnshire is facing a growing drugs problem.

Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) inspectors say they've found evidence an increasing number of detainees at Morton Hall, near Swinderby, are taking and dealing in illegal highs, amphetamines and occasionally heroin.

Morton Hall
BBC

Their report also found some detainees with organised crime contacts. 

The Home Office says an action plan to deal with the IMB's recommendations has been put in place.  

Florists across Lincolnshire spread some love on Lonely Bouquet Day

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Have you found yours yet?

Florists and flower lovers are leaving bouquets across Lincolnshire for people to randomly find.

It's part of Lonely Bouquet Day - and here's a nice one from Grimsby Flower Lovers:

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Man refused entry to US because of new passport rule

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A Lincolnshire man says he's devastated after being refused entry into the US because his passport was "too old".

Vic Ryan took to Facebook to warn other Brits they might not be allowed to travel because their passports are not digital.

passport
Gov.UK

From 1 April, all travellers to the US must have a biometric passport or they won't be allowed in the country.  

His story has now gone viral, with thousands of people sharing his post.

BreakingLincolnshire PCC elections: Battle goes down to two

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Within the last few minutes, it's been confirmed that the battle to become Lincolnshire's new Police and Crime Commissioner will be between Conservative Marc Jones and UKIP's Victoria Ayling.

Neither gained the required 50% of the vote to win outright.

Labour's Lucinda Preston and Lincolnshire Independent Daniel Simpson have both been knocked out.

BreakingPolice and Crime Commissioner election: First count results coming in

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Labour's Lucinda Preston has topped the polls in the Lincoln area for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner. She received 7,914 votes.

In the North Kesteven area, it was Conservative candidate Marc Jones who topped the polls with 6,238.

More details as we get them.

Teenagers arrested after Scunthorpe primary school break-in

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a break-in at a primary school in Scunthorpe.

Police were called to the new Crosby Primary School site in Chatterton Crescent at about 01:50 this morning.

The police helicopter was sent to help with the search. 

Crosby Primary school
Google

Two 17-year-olds were later arrested in connection. Both remain in custody.

Here's the latest news from Lincolnshire this lunchtime

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from the newsroom:

  • Counting's under way in the county's Police and Crime Commissioner election
  • Labour are still in control of City of Lincoln Council after the local elections
  • A man who attacked a delivery driver in Lincoln who'd been dragged out of his car has been jailed for a year

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner election latest

It looks like they're checking if they've got the part in the school play!

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Political reporter Sharon Edwards enjoying her day out at the Drill Hall

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Here's our political reporter Sharon Edwards covering today's Police and Crime Commissioner election count for you.

Counting has begun and the result is expected later this afternoon. 

She'll be OK, she's got scones and jam!

Sharon Edwards
BBC

Lincolnshire PCC turn out 'disappointing' says candidate

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Labour candidate Lucinda Preston says the role of Police and Crime Commissioner needs to be better explained to the public.

Turnout for the elections is just over 21% across the county - compared to just 15% in 2012.

But the assistant headteacher has told me she's still disappointed by the figures.

Lucinda Preston
BBC

She says: "We tried to leaflet and canvas to as many people as possible, but Lincolnshire is a large county.

"It is disappointing in terms of turnout, but this is the electoral system that we have and I'm pleased it's higher than last time."

Results are due later this afternoon.

Counter takes quick break at Lincolnshire's PCC elections

I think its Sudoku, Sharon!

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Lincolnshire PCC election count latest

The count's well under way in Lincoln as we wait to see who'll be the county's new Police and Crime Commissioner:

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Police appeal after schoolgirl approached by man asking for money

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Police are appealing for witnesses after a Skegness schoolgirl was approached by a man asking for money.

It happened at about 16:00 on Wednesday as the 16-year-old walked through an alleyway in St Clements churchyard.

St Clements Churchyard
Google

The man is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall, wearing a black hoody, black scarf, dark jeans and dark trainers.   

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101.

Police and Crime Commissioner election count begins in Lincoln

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Counting's begun in the county's Police and Crime Commissioner election. 

Results are due later this afternoon. We'll keep you updated here on BBC Lincolnshire Live... 

Lincoln Drill Hall PCC count
BBC

Turnout is up on four years ago at 21.2% across the county, compared to 15% four years ago.

High-tech irrigation system to transform pitch at the Northolme

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Life's a beach for volunteers at Gainsborough Trinity's Northolme stadium at the moment.

It's because they've removed the turf to put in a new high-tech irrigation system at the ground.

It means their long serving groundsman can stop his 04:00 starts and water the pitch using his mobile phone!

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Here are the latest headlines for Lincolnshire

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from the newsroom:

Man airlifted to hospital after serious collision

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A man has suffered serious injuries in a collision in Donington.

The collision happened in Bicker Road at about 16:40 yesterday and involved an Astra van, a Renault van and a Ford Mondeo.

Police accident sign
Lincolnshire police

The driver of the Astra, a 43 year-old local man, was flown to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The driver of the Renault, a 21-year-old local man, and the driver of the Mondeo, a 31-year-old man from Billingborough, were treated for less serious injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is being asked to call 101.

Watch: It's going to be another warm day in Lincolnshire

BBC Weather

Here's Owain Wyn Evans with the very latest weather forecast for Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.

Lincoln cake maker picked to bake cake for Leicester City FC end of season party

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A cake maker and Leicester City fan says she can't believe she's been picked to create Leicester City's celebration centre piece.

Nicola Jones, of Yum Yum Tummy Rumble, originally from Leicester, is now working on the four-tier, three-flavoured cake which will be eaten at the team's last home game.

Nicola Jones
BBC

The team was crowned Premier League champions on Monday after they were 5,000-to-one long shots to win at the start of the season.

Their success has been labelled one of the greatest stories in football history.

Improved turnout in Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Early indications suggest there's been an improved turn out at this year's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections.

PCC turnout numbers so far indicate a 29% turnout in Lincoln, 20% in West Lindsey and 19% in Boston.

PCC Candidates
BBC

Turnout figures for the four other areas are yet to come in. 

Counting around the county starts at about 10:30. The result is expected at about 15:00.