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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 17 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. 

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

Watch: Coming up on Look North

Weather: Rain on the way for tomorrow

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's the forecast for tonight and the early hours:

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BBC

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Thousands of people line the streets of Grimsby for open top bus parade for football heroes
  • Police helicopter called out to trace man wanted in connection with assault in Grantham
  • College chiefs say no jobs are at risk under 'collaboration' plan announced today

Watch: Open top bus tour begins

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

BBC Radio Humberside's Jamie Freshwater's at Blundell Park - and captured the Mariners embarking on their victory voyage through town:

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Watch: On top deck with the Mariners

Mariners' parade: Bus at the ready

Hattie the open top bus ready for the parade:

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Warrant issued after laser pen man fails to appear at court

Jake Zuckerman

BBC Look North

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man charged with attempting to dazzle or distract the pilot of a police helicopter.

Sean Franklin, 31, of Poachers Close, Nuneaton, failed to appear at Skegness Magistrates' Court today where he was due to answer bail. 

Mr Franklin is accused of shining a laser pen at a National Police Air Service helicopter on  1 April this year at Ingoldmells, near Skegness. 

Watch: Mariners' fans react to success ahead of bus tour

Here's what people on the streets of Grimsby have to say about the Mariners' promotion success:

All set for mighty Mariners' parade

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Not sure it's quite a 'media circus' as yet - but BBC Radio Humberside's there, outside Grimsby Town Hall waiting for the open top bus to arrive with Grimsby Town's promotion-winning players

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Bus changes for Mariners' celebrations

Grimsby Town's players will soon be boarding their open top bus for a drive round - but if you're trying to get around on any other bus you might face disruption. Here's a link to the info you'll need:

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Appeal after assault outside newsagents

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police have appealed for witnesses to an assault involving two women at Gedney Hill near Spalding to come forward. 

Officers say the pair were seen arguing outside a newsagents on Hillgate. It happened before 09.30 today.

McColl Gedney Hill
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Ready to welcome Grimsby heroes

BBC Radio Humberside

Our presenter Andy Comfort will be broadcasting live from Grimsby on BBC Radio Humberside for the Mariners' bus tour - and he's already in position:

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Excitement building ahead of today's Mariners' parade

BBC Radio Humberside

Just under an hour and a half to go before the open top bus tour for Grimsby Town kicks off. We'll be following it from 16.30.

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New Mayor invested in Lincoln

Councillor Yvonne Bodger has been invested as the new Mayor of Lincoln this afternoon.

She is the 13th female Mayor and the 810th since the position was established in 1206.

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Weather across Lincolnshire: Rain tomorrow

BBC Weather

Here's Paul Hudson with the afternoon forecast and a look ahead to tomorrow's weather.

Police launch 'nighthawks' investigation

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police in Horncastle have released this picture of a field near the town after so-called nighthawks damaged crops in the area.

Nighthawks are illegal metal detectorists - on this occasion they've left more than 100 holes in one field.

Field damage
Lincolnshire Police

Anyone who sees anything suspicious should call police on 101.

Colleges in 'collaboration' plan

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Three Lincolnshire colleges have announced plans to collaborate to help save money. 

Boston College, Grantham College and New College, Stamford, say they'll create a new apprenticeship firm and have joint staff training. 

They say a 27% cut in budgets means they're reflecting the national picture and many other colleges have also had to merge and work together.

It's not yet clear if any jobs are at risk.

Football: Mariners back on Wembley trail

Not content with one Wembley date, Grimsby Town are back in London this weekend for the FA Trophy final - and they're taking a few fans with them again: 

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Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Two men given jail sentences of 18 years after attack at flat in Boston last year
  • Investigation launched after arson attack at Lincoln launderette in early hours
  • Final preparations being made for Grimsby Town's open top bus parade

Men jailed for 18 years after flat attack

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Two men who forced their way into a flat in Boston and stabbed two men have been jailed for 18 years for grievous bodily harm and perverting the course of justice. 

The victims suffered multiple stabs wounds during the incident in Trinity Street in September 2015.

Andris Apstis and Aleksandr Kudriasov
Lincolnshire Police

Andris Apstis, 36, of no fixed address, pictured above left, and Aleksandr Kudriasov, 40 of Glen Drive. Boston, were each been jailed for 18 years.

Mariners' tour: Route changed over traffic worries

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Arsonists target city launderette in early hours

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Arsonists targeted a Lincoln launderette in the early hours of this morning.

The blaze broke out at the Abbey Washeteria in Monks Road, Lincoln, at around 04.30.

Abbey washeteria
Google

People living in the flat above the shop escaped without injury. 

Det Insp Mark Blackbourn said: "This is an unusual and isolated incident, we have started an investigation into what is a serious offence”  

Gunby cats in conversation

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The cats at Gunby Hall near Skegness are the stars of their own Twitter soap - here's the latest instalment:

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Football: Wilkinson the obvious choice for Whites

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

It's no surprise Lincoln United have appointed Sam Wilkinson following the departure of previous manager Dave Frecklington to Spalding United.

A lot was said last season about how important team spirit was in helping the Whites reach the playoffs so keeping the appointment "in house'' will surely help this.

Sam Wilkinson, left, and new assistant Chris Hall
Lincoln United
Sam Wilkinson, left, and new assistant Chris Hall

Appointing Sam Wilkinson also sets up a fantastic Lincoln United versus Spalding United derby next season - a kind of Master versus Apprentice  

Operation Impact: More to come says police chief

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The officer in charge of a day of action on Grimsby's Nunsthorpe estate yesterday says it's just the start of a major clampdown.

A metal baseball bat, thousands of pounds in cash, mobile phones and drugs were recovered during Operation Impact yesterday.  

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This is an outstanding start to the operation and sends a clear message to those involved in criminal activity that it will not be tolerated."

Supt Dave HallGrimsby Police

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Future for steelmaking in Scunthorpe 'positive' says town's MP
  • Three Lincolnshire colleges announce plans to merge some services to save money
  • Lincoln United appoint Sam Wilkinson as new manager

Watch: Sunny and bright, but rain tomorrow

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's the forecast for today and a taste of what's to come for Wednesday:

Football: New Lincoln United manager confirmed

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Sam Wilkinson, who's been in in temporary charge of Lincoln United, has just tweeted to say he's got the job on a permanent basis:

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Mariners' open top bus tour: Traffic restrictions

Latest stage of flood defence scheme starts at Sutton on Sea

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The Environment Agency is starting work on its Lincshore scheme again this month - with machinery moving on to the beach at Sutton on Sea.

Staff from the agency will be on the beach to answer any questions between 11.30 and 15.30.

Lincshore
Environment Agency

The £5m scheme sees sand dredged from the seabed and pumped on to the beach replacing levels lost to the sea during the winter.  

 Over the next six weeks, beaches at Sutton on Sea, Trusthorpe, Mablethorpe, Ingoldmells, Trunch Lane, Walla Bank, Chapel Six Marshes and Huttoft will be replenished.  

New calls to save Grimsby ice factory

A heritage group in North East Lincolnshire is campaigning to stop the planned demolition of a number of historic buildings on Grimsby docks.

The Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust says Associated British Ports wants to knock down a number of buildings - in order to allow more facilities for the off shore wind industry. 

Ice factory Grimsby
Stephen Richards/Geograph

The trust says the ice factory is "historically important".

ABP and North East Lincolnshire Council have yet to comment.  

Can you help Percy find his voice?

Scott Dalton

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Recycling bins like this are being installed in a shopping centre in Lincoln - and they'll talk.

St Marks Shopping Centre off the High Street in the city is looking for a child star to provide the voice.

Penguin bin
St Marks Shopping Centre

We've just heard from centre manager Valerie Johnson - who says the recycling bins are part of the centre's commitment to reducing it's environmental impact.

If you know a good candidate for the voice of the penguin get in touch with BBC Lincolnshire on 01522 511411 and we'll pass on your details.

Weather across Lincolnshire: Mild with sunny spells

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's how your weather's looking for Tuesday:

weather
BBC

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Rail delays

BBC Travel

East Midlands Trains says the level crossing problems in the centre of Lincoln are causing some delays on their services through the city.

Repairs are still taking place after a lorry collided with the level crossing barriers earlier this morning.

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A156 roadworks

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on A156 Gainsborough Road in Gate Burton at the Clay Lane junction. 

It's because of roadworks.

'Too many children with tooth decay' says dentists

Harry Parkhill

BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

Meet the Lincolnshire Smiles monkey whose job is to cut down the number of children having to have rotten teeth removed.

Lincolnshire dentist Ken Hume said the number of youngsters with rotten teeth was alarming. 

Tooth monkey
BBC

More than 300 children were put under general anaesthetic to remove decayed teeth last year.  

That's why Lincolnshire Smiles has been launched - to teach children and parents the importance of good oral hygiene. 

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

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

  • Dentists raise concern over levels of tooth decay in children across Lincolnshire
  • Call to save historic buildings on Grimsby docks from demolition
  • Promotion-winning Grimsby Town team to take open top bus tour through town today

Lincoln High street accident: More details

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

More now on that accident involving a lorry in Lincoln High Street - it's being described as a minor accident but the railway barriers could be closed for up to an hour. 

And that will cause major jams.

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