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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 26 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 is just about to finish for the day - but just before I go there's a bit of air show news.

In 2014 RAF Waddington staged its last air show because of runway repairs and concerns over security. 

And there was concern that there wouldn't be a replacement.

Scampton Airshow logo
RAF Charitable Trust

But as you can see from this whizzy logo which has just been released - the Scampton airshow has been confirmed for 2017 - with the likely date September 9 and 10.

Alex Rhodes will be back from 08.00 in the morning with more on this. 

Join him then.

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • RAF surveillance aircraft to head to Iraq, MoD confirms
  • More details expected be released on replacement for RAF Waddington airshow
  • RSPCA appeal over dog which was put down after being found with 'terrible injuries' in Scunthorpe

Weather across Lincolnshire: A mainly cloudy picture

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Watch: Garden bench thrown on to railway line

A52 fatal crash: Motorcyclist named

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A motorcyclist who died in a crash near Grantham has been named by police.

Christopher Williams, 25, from Derby, was pronounced dead at the scene if the crash near Bottesford. No one else was injured.  

The accident was reported at 08.35 yesterday and involved a Vauxhall Insignia and a Honda motorcycle.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released on bail. 

Football: Iron not bidding for Seasiders' Potts

Football: Imps to play Grantham in pre-season contest

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

The Lincolnshire County Cup is sometimes criticised as a pointless competition but since it moved to a pre-season tournament it has helped provide local sides with games against each other in the build up to the new season. 

And it's been announced that Lincoln City will travel to Grantham on Friday, 8 July for the quarter-final fixture.

Ranieri
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Ranieri at Sincil Bank

We're expecting the Imps to confirm their full pre season schedule in the coming days - last season the Premier League Champions Leicester City visited Sincil Bank (above) will they be back?

Fatboy Slim and Craig Charles on festival bill

Thousands of music lovers are heading to Lincolnshire tonight for the Lost Village music festival which starts tomorrow.

And when they find their destination, they can look forward to performances by some big names, including Craig Charles of BBC 6 Music's Funk and Soul Show, and veteran DJ Norman Smith - aka Fatboy Slim.

Charles and Smith
BBC

Teacher banned after sex with pupil 26 years ago

BBC Radio Humberside

A teacher from Grimsby who had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old pupil in 1990 has been struck off. 

Michael McCarthy, 55, has been before a National College for Teaching and Leadership panel and was found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct.

The panel heard McCarthy gave the 13-year-old a glass of lemonade and Martini, before taking her to his bedroom and having sex with her.

Festival-goers heading for Lost Village

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It's a music festival held in a privately-owned woodland on the outskirts of Lincoln and is expected to attract around 5,000 people.

It's the Lost Village music festival and it's starting tomorrow:

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Warning over 999 hoax calls after four arrested

BBC Radio Humberside

Police are warning people they face arrest if they make hoax calls to emergency services.

The warning comes after three men aged 26, 27 and 28 and a 15-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of making hoax calls to the police and other emergency services.

They were arrested as part of a joint investigation after a large volume of calls were made to the police, fire brigade, ambulance service and social services over a two-week period in Grimsby.

Memorial honours Polish war effort

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are some more pictures from the unveiling of the memorial at the former RAF Ingham earlier. 

It was attended by Wanda Szuwalska, who's 93 and served with the Polish Air Force in Lincolnshire during the Second World War.

Ingham memorial
BBC

Airseeker plane on way to Iraq

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, has announced that the UK is to send an additional Airseeker aircraft to Iraq to improve surveillance. 

The aircraft from 51 Squadron is normally based in Lincolnshire but is currently at Mildenhall in because of runway work at RAF Waddington. 

The MoD has confirmed around 100 people will go with the deployment. 

Airseeker at Waddington
Ministry of Defence

On-air ace Carol Vorderman meets Boston cadets

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Now, you might not know this, but Carol Vorderman is heavily involved in promoting the RAF's air cadets. And she's been meeting some of the county's groups, including the Boston Squadron last night:

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Can you help RSPCA appeal?

This dog was abnormally thin with overgrown claws when found. He's since had to be put down. 

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Man charged over Boston murder remanded in custody

A 32-year-old man who was charged with the murder of a woman in Boston on Friday has appeared in court.

The body of 33-year-old Marina Erte was found at a house on Elizabeth Road.

Gytis Griskevicius, from Boston, has been remanded in custody and will appear before Lincoln Crown Court tomorrow.

Bomber Command Centre needs digital archive help

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln says it's struggling to cope with the number of photographs, letters and diaries donated for a digital archive. 

Volunteers have already scanned more than 45,000 items and recorded hundreds of interviews. They will be stored at the new Chadwick Centre which is to be built on the site of the city's memorial spire.

Spire
BBC

But now more volunteers are needed to help preserve the story of Bomber Command.

If you've got some time, call Dr Dan Ellin on 01522 837709 or email archive@internationalbcc.co.uk.  

Weather: Dry but dull across Lincolnshire

BBC Weather

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BBC

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

Memorial unveiled to Poles who took part in war effort

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A memorial's been unveiled in Lincolnshire dedicated to Polish people who fought in the Second World War. 

Months have been spent creating the metal sculpture in memory of airmen and women who served at the now-closed RAF Ingham, north of Lincoln.

RAF Ingham memorial
BBC

Garage arrest shows success of operation say police

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police carrying out an operation to tackle rural crime in Lincolnshire say it's showing results after a man was arrested in the early hours.

Officers say the 35-year-old from Cleethorpes was detained as part of Operation Aardwolf, which aims to "crack down on shed and garage burglaries in the area".

The man was arrested on suspicion of a garage burglary in Holton Le Clay, near Louth. 

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A1 crash causing problems

BBC Travel

A crash on the A1 near Stamford is causing congestion on roads in and around the town according to the police. 

Officers say the southbound carriageway of the A1 has now reopened, but the northbound side remains closed.

Watch: Timelapse poppy planting at Lincoln Castle

Timelapse shows poppy installation at Lincoln Castle

Man arrested after phone box cash machine blast

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire Police say a man's been arrested after a cash machine was blasted out of an old phone box in Woodhall Spa. 

The 42-year-old's been arrested and released on police bail after the incident at 04.00 on Saturday. No cash was taken.

Phone box cash machine
Lincolnshire Police

Multimillion-pound bill for private ambulances revealed

Jess Quayle

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire's ambulance service spent more than £6.5m on private ambulances last year. That's almost double the figure spent in the previous year. 

Ambulance
BBC

The BBC has obtained figures which show ambulance services across the country are spending three-times as much on private ambulances for emergency calls now than they were four years ago. 

East Midlands Ambulance Service says it uses "external support" when 999 calls are expected to be high. 

Hotel for Lincolnshire Showground?

Jayne Southall, the woman in charge of the Lincolnshire Showground, has just been on BBC Radio Lincolnshire to answer your questions. 

She says they're looking at plans for a new hotel on the site. 

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Watch: A new take on green energy

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire County Council's new project to make use of 'verge power'

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Winterton crash

There have been some issues on the A1077 at Winterton, near Scunthorpe. Here's some details from the police:

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Concern over missing David Fawcett

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

An appeal's been issued today over missing David Fawcett, from Burton-upon-Stather, near Scunthorpe.

The 47-year-old went missing after work on Monday and police believe he may have travelled to Boston.

David Fawcett
Humberside Police

He was last seen driving off in a blue BMW 3 Series with registration number YK16 JXH. 

Police and family are concerned for his mental well-being.

Any information should be passed to police on 101.

Final poppies in place for exhibition

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The Wave - an art installation using ceramic poppies originally displayed at the Tower of London - has officially been completed at Lincoln Castle.

You'll be able to go in and see the finished piece today.

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Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Man charged with murder of Marina Erte in Boston
  • Lincolnshire Showground bosses say they're still looking at plans for a hotel on the site
  • North East Lincolnshire Council debating new elected mayor for Greater Lincolnshire area

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A1 crash

BBC Travel

The A1's blocked and there's queuing traffic northbound between Stamford and Wothorpe, because of an accident. 

There's congestion to the Barnack Drift turn off.  

Watch: Cloudy across Lincolnshire, but brighter later

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Owain Wyn Evans brings you the latest weather for Thursday morning.

Live from Lincoln Castle ahead of poppy unveiling

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A display of 5,500 ceramic poppies is ready to be unveiled in Lincoln this morning - and BBC Radio Lincolnshire is live from Lincoln Castle ahead of the event.

There will be an official ceremony at 10.00. The poppies were originally seen at the Tower of London - and Lincoln is its second stop on a two-year tour.

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My colleagues Scott Dalton and Alex Rhodes are there now - Melvyn Prior will be broadcasting live later.

Police in fresh Marina Erte appeal after murder charge

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The detective in charge of the murder squad investigating the death of 33-year-old Marina Erte in Boston says he still wants to hear from the public.

Ms Erte's body was found at a house in Elizabeth Road last Friday afternoon. Officers have revealed this morning 32-year-old Gytis Griskevicius, 32, of St Ann's Lane in the town has been charged with her murder.

erte tent
BBC

Det Insp Jim Hodgson, of the East Midlands Major Crime Unit said: “Our investigation is still continuing.

"I’m keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of Elizabeth Road between the hours of 18.00 on Thursday 19 May and 15.00 on Friday 20 May."

BreakingMan charged with murder after woman's body found in Boston

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead at a house in Boston last Friday

Gytis Griskevicius, 32, of St Ann's Lane in Boston, has been charged with the murder of Marina Erte.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Lincoln Magistrates Court this morning 

Football: New Imps manager behind ticket sales bounce

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Man charged with murder over death of Marina Erte in Boston
  • New £29m transport hub for Lincoln given go-ahead by planners
  • East Midlands Ambulance Service spent £6.5m on private vehicles last year new figures reveal
  • World War One poppy installation set for unveiling at Lincoln Castle today

Weather across Lincolnshire: Mainly cloudy, but dry

BBC Weather

Here's Thursday's forecast - signs of sunshine, but not until this evening:

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BBC