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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 25 May 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. Thanks for joining us. We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. Join us then.

Watch: Peacocks 'shatter rural peace'

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The 'noisy' birds in Tetney that could be removed by council

Murder squad detectives re-arrest man, 32

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Earlier we told you how Lincolnshire Police were searching a waterway in Boston in relation to the death of Maria Erte, who was found at her home in the town last Friday.

Now detectives say they've re-arrested a 32-year-old local man in connection with the investigation. 

Officers say he remains in police custody for "questioning at this time".

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Murder squad detectives deploy underwater search teams in Boston investigation
  • New deputy commissioner of Lincolnshire Police says he'll concentrate on rural crime
  • Second accident on A52 near Grantham causing delays on A1

Watch: Rain overnight, drier tomorrow

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Owain Wyn Evans has the afternoon forecast

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Second A52 accident

BBC Travel

There's been another accident on the A52 near Grantham. 

It's closer to the town this time with the road in Barrowby closed. Police says it's an accident involving two vehicles. 

It's causing jams on the A1 to the Grantham south junction.  

Murder squad calls in divers to Maud Foster Drain in Boston

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Underwater search teams have been called in to search the Maud Foster Drain in Boston this afternoon in connection with the death of Marina Erte.

Lincolnshire Police says murder squad detectives are working with the diving team in the Windsor Bank area of the town, this afternoon.

Ms Erte, 33, was found dead at her home in Elizabeth Road, Boston, last Friday afternoon.

A180 delays: Lorry drops trailer in the road

Here's what caused those delays in Grimsby earlier - a trailer that had become detached from its cab. 

The trailer's now been moved but council needs to repair the road before it can be fully reopened.

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A52 crash: Motorcyclist dies

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A motorcyclist has died after a collision on the A52 between Grantham and Nottingham.

The accident was reported at 08.35 involving a car and a motorcycle. 

Police say the motorcycle rider, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured.

The A52 remains closed at the junctions with Nottingham Road and the Barkstone Lane crossroads.

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our newsroom this afternoon:

  • Motorcyclist dies after crash on the A52 near Grantham
  • Plans unveiled for new homes, hotel and supermarket at Barton upon Humber
  • Council threatens to remove noisy peacocks from village near Grimsby

There'll be no celebrity switch-on of summer illuminations

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

It's been announced that there'll be no celeb switch-on for the Skegness summer illuminations this year. 

Previously the switch has been flicked by people like former X-Factor contestant and I'm A Celebrity face Jake Quickenden (below)

Jake Quickenden and Skegness
Getty Images/David Nicholson/Geograph

The chairman of the Skegness Town Partnership, John Chappell,  says the current economic climate makes it difficult to arrange a big celebrity switch on.

Peacock problems: Eviction notice in village

Front pages: Celebrity switch-on scrapped

Skegness Standard

There's concern on the coast today after it was announced a celebrity won't switch on the Skegness summer illuminations this year... Here's how the Skegness Standard's covered the story:

Skegness Standard
Skegness Standard

Then and now: Buildings demolition approved

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Plans to knock down historic buildings on Grimsby docks have been approved.

Associated British Ports wants to knock down the former Cosalt building and others to give space to the off shore wind industry. 

Docks
BBC

The plans had received opposition from heritage groups who wanted to see them preserved.  

Watch: Wet weather for the rest of the day

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The full weather forecast with Owain Wyn Evans

Football: Nolan among 11 players on way out

BBC Humberside Sport

Jon Nolan has left the Mariners' for Chesterfield as the club clears out some players following its promotion to the Football League.

Jon Nolan
Getty Images

Peacock pest in council's sights

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Apparently there's a peacock causing problems in Tetney, between Louth and Grimsby - but does he deserve to be removed?

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Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories across Lincolnshire this lunchtime:

  • Football Association 'looking into' betting allegations over Boston United match 
  • Skegness Town Partnership defends decision to ditch celebrities for illuminations switch-on
  • Buildings on Grimsby docks can be demolished despite campaigners' opposition

Traffic and travel: Diversion after A52 crash

BBC Travel

The A52 between Grantham and Nottingham is still blocked after an earlier accident involving a car and a motorbike. 

There's now a diversion in place through Newark via the A1 and the A46.

Football: Boston betting allegations being 'looked into' by FA

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

The Football Association has confirmed it is looking into allegations surrounding Boston United's last game of the season against Stalybridge Celtic.

The FA says it can confirm allegations of betting irregularities are being looked into but has nothing more to say at this stage. 

Officials at the Pilgrims' York Street HQ (below) say they'll co-operate fully'

York Street
BBC

We've also had a statement from Stalybridge Celtic, which says: "We will obviously offer our full cooperation to the FA in the event of any investigation and have been advised by them to say no more at this stage.”

Panoramic picture from Gibraltar Point

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

My colleague Jill Archbold's at the official opening of a new visitor centre at Gibraltar Point, near Skegness. Shame it's grey skies and not blue:

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Event to help businesses avoid slavery trap

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Businesses in Lincolnshire will find out today how they can tackle modern slavery. 

The police are holding an event at the Lincolnshire Showground. 

They say companies should ensure they don't use suppliers who exploit their workers.

Happy birthday for heritage centre

New visitor centre officially opened

This new visitor centre will open on the Lincolnshire coast today - to replace the one destroyed in floods two years ago. 

The original centre at Gibraltar Point near Skegness had to be knocked down after it was flooded in the 2013 tidal surge.

Gibraltar Point visitor centre
BBC

BreakingFootball: Allegations of 'illegal betting patterns' at Boston United

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Club bosses at York Street have issued a statement this morning over reported "illegal betting patterns" involving a Boston United fixture.

It's been suggested in a national newspaper that there were issues surrounding the Pilgrims' last game of the season against Stalybridge Celtic.

York Street
BBC

In a statement, club chairman David Newton says the club spoke with the FA yesterday after they were made aware about allegations surrounding the match, which Boston won 5-0 to secure their spot in the National League North playoffs.

Transport plan on the move again

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Plans for a multi-million pound transport hub in Lincoln could be given the go ahead this evening. 

The £29m plans include a new bus station, multi-storey car park and plaza area in front of the central railway station.

Transport hub
BBC

If given permission and funding is secured it's hoped work can start in August.  

New deputy police commissioner unveiled

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire's newly-elected police commissioner Marc Jones has named the man he wants to be his deputy.

Mr Jones, who's on £65,000 a year, says he'll pay Stuart Tweedale, below left, £18,000 a year for his role. 

Marc Jones, Stuart Tweedale
Lincolnshire County Council

Mr Jones, above right, is currently a Conservative member of Lincolnshire County Council, but says he'll step down from the council next year. 

Mr Tweedale is also a Conservative county councillor. 

It's not yet clear if he will continue serving on the authority after his appointment.

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner unveils deputy 
  • Woman's death after Boston waterway plunge not suspicious say police
  • Event to tackle modern slavery problem being staged in county today

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Bus breakdown

BreakingTraffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A52 crash

BBC Travel

There are problems on the A52 west of Grantham, which is closed, and there's slow traffic in both directions between Saxondale island at Bingham and the A52 junction at Barrowby, because of an accident involving a car and a motorbike.  

Operation Impact: Action continues in Scunthorpe

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Police in Scunthorpe are back on the streets again today as part of anti-drugs Operation Impact. And they're tweeting about it: 

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Front pages: Spilsby Standard

Skegness Standard

The Spilsby Standard's out today - here's how the front page is looking: 

front page
Spilsby Standard

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Navenby accident

BBC Travel

Broughton Lane in Navenby is blocked in both directions at the Hopyard Lane junction, because of an accident involving one car.  

Family firm's shop to shut after 60 years

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

After 60 years of trading a family firm in Lincolnshire will close tomorrow. A and J Sargent furnishings in Kirton in Lindsey has become a well known name in the village over the years. 

June Sargent says the rise in internet shopping was part of the decision.

June Sargent
BBC

Weather: Distinctly damp feeling

BBC Weather

Here's how the weather's looking - a wet Wednesday on the way:

weather
BBC

Docks demolition plan on agenda

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Plans to knock down some historic buildings on Grimsby docks have prompted hundreds of people to object.

Associated British Ports are behind the idea. It says it will allow for the servicing of the off shore wind industry.

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Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Anger over plans for 500 homes outside Grantham 
  • Plans for £29m transport hub for Lincoln on the agenda later
  • New visitor centre due to open on Lincolnshire coast - more than two years after original washed away in floods

Homes plan 'causing consternation'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Hundreds of people have objected to plans to build more than 500 homes outside Grantham. 

The development by Larkfleet Homes at Manthorpe includes a school and supermarket. 

manthorpe
South Kesteven District Council

The controversial plan was originally for 1,000 homes in 2010.  Larkfleet Homes says Grantham is in urgent need of new homes.

The firm's added it has already significantly reduced the number of homes after listening to residents.