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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Monday 16 May 2016

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By Martin Slack

All times stated are UK

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Our Live coverage across the day

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.    

Watch: Dry, settled and mild

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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

Football: When you go to Meadowhall and end up buying a player

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Callum Chippendale's just been unveiled as a new player by Boston United - but look in the background of the picture.

It appears that the Pilgrims combined signing him up with a trip to Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield.

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Colour dash raises vital cash

An event at the Lincolnshire Showground at the weekend in aid of St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospices has broken all fund-raising records.

The colour dash involves a 5km run and a lot of powdered paint which runners throw at each other for fun.

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Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Plans to cut council contact centres in East Lindsey branded a 'step too far' by protesters
  • Road closures planned for Grimsby Town promotion parade tomorrow
  • Powder paint fun run raises £150,000 for Lincolnshire's hospices

Football: Mariners' manager a Magpie target?

Mariners' parade: The route in full

Council contact centre cutback plans

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We've just heard from Councillor Graham Marsh from East Lindsey District Council about plans to close some of the authority's customer contact centres.

The council wants more people to access information over the internet and by telephone rather than face-to-face.

Councillor Graham Marsh
East Lindsey District Council

Councillor Marsh has just told Chris Berrow on BBC Radio Lincolnshire that there's been a 17% fall in visitors over the last three years.

He says each face-to-face contact costs the council £8, a telephone contact costs just over £2 and an internet query costs just 15p.

Grimsby mayor: Only right we celebrate Mariners' success

BBC Radio Humberside

The Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Councillor Cliff Barber has welcomed plans for an open top bus tour in Grimsby and Cleethorpes tomorrow.

Mr Barber said: “Yesterday was a terrific day, one which made me very proud for both the club and the town. 

"I’m sure fans will turn out in large numbers tomorrow to say well done to the players and officials who made it such a great day for the Mariners.’’

GTFC
Getty Images

Listen: Emotional reunion for RAF veteran seven decades on

Scott Dalton

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Ken Trent from Jersey made an emotional trip to Lincolnshire at the weekend to meet up with a woman he knew more than 70 years ago. Here's the moment it all happened:

Veteran Ken Trent is reunited with long-lost friend

Man suffers life-threatening injuries in club attack

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A man has been badly beaten outside a Grimsby nightclub.

Officers say the victim, a 30-year-old man from Doncaster, was assaulted outside the Yardbirds Club in Church Street at around 22.15 on Saturday.

Yardbirds club
Google

It's thought he had accidentally knocked over a table while dancing during a Meatloaf tribute act and was asked to leave.

When he refused he was escorted outside - and was then attacked by what police describe as a group of men wearing leather jackets, some of whom were "bald with beards".

Officers said they wanted to speak to people in a motorcycle club known as the Warlocks.

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Grimsby Town heroes will take to the streets in a open top bus parade tomorrow
  • Two police officers injured in 'traffic incident' in Skegness
  • Tourist information centres in East Lindsey could close under council plans to save money

Open top bus tour for Mariners play-off heroes

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Grimsby will host an open top bus parade and civic reception tomorrow it's been confirmed.

It's all after Grimsby Town secured a place back in the Football League after six years away.

Open top bus
Grimsby Town

More details on the route and what will be happening are on the club's website.

Three arrests as police operation makes an impact

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Three people have been arrested in Grimsby following police raids as part of the latest stage of Operation Impact this morning. 

Two men and a woman are suspected of dealing drugs, handling stolen goods and money laundering.

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A 26-year-old man, 19-year-old woman and 24-year-old man all remain in police custody. 

Operation Impact which will see seven days of activity mainly in the Nunsthorpe area.

Walkers ready for hiking festival

Whether you're a serious walker or a fun stroller - the Lincolnshire Wolds is the place for you later this month. 

The annual Wolds Walking Festival gets underway this Saturday. More than a hundred events are taking place over a fortnight. 

Wolds Walking Festival
Wolds Walking Festival

Nicki Jarvis is the festival organiser, and says there's lots of information on what's happening and where on the festival website.

Two police officers injured in Skegness 'traffic incident'

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police has confirmed two of its officers are recovering from injuries after a 'road traffic incident' in Skegness.

The police say it's related to another incident in the town over the weekend - for which a number of people are in custody.

Local radio stations work together to stage reunion

Scott Dalton

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

An RAF veteran has been reunited with a member of the family he met while serving in the county - and it's all down to two BBC Local Radio stations.

Ken Trent was serving with the famous 617 squadron more than 70 years ago when he became friendly with the Coulton family who owned a farm in Woodhall Spa.

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Ken now lives on Jersey, and mentioned he wanted to get back in touch when he spoke to a reporter from BBC Radio Jersey.

They contacted BBC Radio Lincolnshire, I issued an appeal on the Breakfast Show, and a surprise meeting was arranged between Ken and Lucy Coulton this weekend!

The 22.00 streetlight switch off: Your views

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A new policy which sees streetlights switched of at 22.00 in some streets in Lincolnshire has got you talking on our Facebook page.

Residents in The Grove, Lincoln, have protested since the introduction of the policy. Here's what you've been saying: 

Streetlight
BBC

They used to go off at midnight years ago 10pm is too early. Would be better if they left every other one on or just dimmed them.

Judy WelbournFacebook

I think it's dreadful and going to attract crime into these areas.

Stacey HaywoodFacebook

Switch lights off but at midnight or 01.00 - you still save money. you still need to feel safe especially if you're alone.

Chotie FreitasFacebook

Great Grimsby MP Melanie Onn to raise concerns over policing

BBC Radio Humberside

The MP for Great Grimsby Melanie Onn says she will raise concerns with the new police and crime commissioner for the Humberside force when she meets him for the first time today. 

Keith Hunter started in the new role last week and is due to meet with Melanie Onn today. 

Melanie Onn
Labour Party

She says she's concerned that the police haven't been able to provide the service the public deserve.

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

Watch: Mariners' Josh celebrates with mum

Mariners play off win: Fans' fundraising helped secure promotion

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Grimsby Town supporters raised more than £110,000 to help secure a return to the league - with the Mariners Trust starting  "Operation Promotion" last June to fund a key player.

But now the club has secured promotion it will receive cash from sponsorship deals and TV rights secured by the league.

Fans at Wembley
Getty Images

Each club gets a share and the amount varies depending on which division you are in, but they could be getting more than £800,000.

Week dedicated to followers of fashion gets under way

Scott Dalton

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The likes of London, Milan and Paris won't have anything on Lincoln over the next few days as the city's first Fashion Week gets under way. 

There'll be catwalks popping up all over the place complete with a team of volunteer models strutting their stuff. 

Janet Taylor
BBC

One of them will be Janet Taylor (pictured), she told me she was getting involved because she thinks fashion should be for everyone - not just supermodels.  

There's lots going on - I'll be compering a show later in the week. Full details here.

Men sought after champagne theft

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

These CCTV images show two men who police want to speak to about thefts from Co-op stores in Wragby, Coningsby and Tattershall in recent weeks.

The images were taken in the Wragby store in February where bottles of champagne were stolen.

Robbers
Lincolnshire Police

If you know the identity of either of the men, please contact PC Nick Stenner at Horncastle Police Station via the 101 number.

Traffic and travel: Bridge closure

BBC Travel

Grimsby's Corporation Road Bridge will be closed partly for some of today after a fault was found last week. 

The fault is with the mechanism that lifts the bridge. 

The road will remain open to traffic apart from when engineers need to check the lifting of the bridge. 

Hagworthingham crash: Car 'not pursued by police'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) says it won't be investigating a crash in Lincolnshire which has left three teenagers with serious injuries.

The police say the Astra had failed to stop for an officer but wasn't being pursued when it left the A158 near Hagworthingham and hit a tree. 

Bond Hayes Lane
BBC

A 13-year-old girl and a man and woman both aged 18 are being treated in hospitals in Lincoln and Hull. All three are from Derbyshire. 

Collision investigators want to speak to anyone who saw the crash in the early hours of yesterday. 

The force says the IPCC has passed the matter back for local investigation.

Watch weather across Lincolnshire: Mild with sunny spells

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's the latest on the weather for today and overnight:

Mariners play-off win: Public celebration planned for tomorrow

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Official public celebrations for Grimsby Town are in the planning stages for tomorrow after their return to the Football League after six years.

The Mariners booked their place back in thanks to a 3-1 play off victory against Forest Green Rovers at Wembley yesterday. 

Grimsby Town
Getty Images

John Fenty is the majority shareholder at Grimsby Town. 

He says he's confident the club can steward the event themselves to avoid compromising police resources..  

Applications open for Lincolnshire EU debate

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

On Monday 13 June BBC Radio Lincolnshire is joining forces with the Lincolnite website to host a debate ahead of the EU referendum on 23 June.

The programme will be broadcast live on the radio and online, and you can be in the audience.

EU debate audience
The Lincolnite

Charlie Partridge, Managing Editor of BBC Radio Lincolnshire, said: “This debate is about the most important decision we will have to take in a generation.

“We hope that the questions asked and the views expressed will help Lincolnshire people decide how to vote on 23 June.”

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Idea for official celebrations 'in planning stages' for Grimsby Town after play-off success
  • Appeal for witnesses after two women pedestrians suffer serious injuries after collision near Butlins
  • Lincoln Fashion Week starts today with catwalk shows across the city

Lincoln station incident: Police statement

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We've heard from British Transport Police about the incident at Lincoln Railway station.

Officers say they were first called at around 08.30 this morning to reports of a body on platform three.

Lincoln station
BBC

The spokesman added: “Colleagues from East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended and a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious and officers are now working to identify him and inform his family. A file will be prepared for the coroner".

Watch: Emergency services at station incident

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here's a video from my colleague William Wright who's at Lincoln railway station now.

We're still trying to get details about what's happened.

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Station incident: Latest from train company

BreakingEmergency services called to 'incident' at Lincoln station

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

There's an on-going incident at Lincoln railway station this morning. Details are sketchy at the moment - but East Midlands Trains have said the ambulance service is dealing with an incident at the station.

Lincoln station
BBC

Appeal after women hit by car near Butlins

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police are looking for witnesses to a crash outside Butlins in Skegness which left two women seriously injured. 

It happened in the early hours of yesterday morning on Roman Bank. 

Butlins
Google

A car hit the two women who were using a pedestrian crossing. 

They were both taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham where they remain in a serious condition.

Watch: It's lights out at 22.00 under council cash cuts

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

And people in this street in Lincoln aren't happy. 

Residents in The Grove say Lincolnshire County Council's new policy is like a "curfew".

The council says switching off lights is necessary and "public safety is paramount".

Police launch new operation on Grimsby estate

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Specalist police officers have been out early this morning on Grimsby's Nunsthorpe estate this morning. 

It's part of a new Operation Impact in the town which aims to cut drug and violent crime.

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Watch: Mariners team coach rocking on Wembley return

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here's a video tweeted yesterday by Grimsby Town player Joshua Gowling - gives an idea of the atmosphere on the bus on the way home after their Wembley success.

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Weather across Lincolnshire: Sunny morning, cloudy later

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's how your Monday weather's looking:

weather graphic
BBC

Mariners ready for life back in the league

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Grimsby Town captain Craig Disley lifts the trophy at Wembley yesterday as his club bounces back into the Football League.

It's been a six-year absence for the Mariners - and the team's been in the play-offs in four consecutive seasons.

Grimsby Town lift trophy
Getty Images

They lost to Bristol Rovers on penalties in last year's final - but left fans ecstatic after beating Forest Green Rovers 3-1.