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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 9 June 2016

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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Today's Live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That's it for today everyone.

Thanks for coming along for the ride and for all the amazing photos you've sent us as part of #CardfortheQueen, like this one:

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Lincolnshire Live will be back tomorrow from 8:00am. See you then.

Coming up on Look North tonight

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The weather across Lincolnshire this evening

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Clear spells to start the night but becoming rather cloudy with some showery rain possible in places. 

Mist and hill fog may form in some northern parts of the region.  

Not looking great for Elton John's concert tomorrow I'm afraid, it'll be cloudy and hazy once again during the day but we're expecting heavy showers as it gets later.

Forget Candle in Wind it's probably going to be Candle in the Rain. 

Have you seen this van?

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Police have released this image of a van caught on CCTV during a burglary at a garden centre on Skegness Road, Burgh Le Marsh.  

It happened in the early hours on 29 May.

A ride-on lawn mower along with several strimmers and petrol lawn mowers were stolen during the burglary.  

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Lincolnshire Police

Traffic and travel: Congestion in the city

BBC Travel

Relatively straightforward on the roads this evening but it is rush hour so we have the usual buildups in and around Lincoln and some congestion in Grimsby as well.

However if you've driven in either before then you'll know it isn't really uncommon for this time of day

The headlines this evening across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest from the Lincolnshire newsroom: 

  • Body of man discovered at Fishtoft 
  • Bardney fireman becomes two-time TT champion 
  • Lakes to be named after Royal Family in £1.2bn North Lincolnshire development 
  • Lincolnshire Showground prepares for the arrival of Sir Elton John 

LISTEN: The Lincolnshire firefighter who conquered the TT

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Ivan Lintin talks about winning the TT lightweight title and firefighting in Lincolnshire:

Man arrested after Grimsby mountain bike theft

BBC Radio Humberside

A man has been arrested after a 23-year old had his bike stolen

The incident happened at 17:15 last Friday in an alleyway between Dale View and Pinewood Crescent in Grimsby.

Police say the rider had threats made towards him and his red and black Rockhopper mountain bike was stolen.

#CardfortheQueen: One last push

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

You have till 17:00 BST to submit your photo for the card we're sending for the Queen's 90th.

Take a look at these fabulous examples if you need some inspiration...

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Former marines yomp to the Somme

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A group of former marines has left North East Lincolnshire on a 650 mile walk to the Somme to mark 100 years since the start of the World war one battle. 

They're doing it to remember the Grimsby Chums.

Tomorrow they will walk from Hull to York. Over the next three weeks they will make their way to the Somme by Friday 1 July. 

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TT glory for Lincolnshire fireman

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

You'd imagine it's a tough enough job being a fireman wouldn't you? 

Well Ivan Lintin from Bardney combines being a fireman with also being a maintenance fitter and a motorcycle road racer.

And Ivan's not bad at the racing considering yesterday he won the Lightweight title for the second year in a row at the prestigous Isle of Man TT festival. 

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Lincolnshire lakes reveal tribute for Queen's 90th birthday

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Developers behind the Lincolnshire Lakes scheme near Scunthorpe have revealed that the five lakes that make up the site will be named after the Royal Family.

Anne, Elizabeth, Mary, Victoria and George have been agreed for the £1.2bn project which will see six surrounding lakeside villages being built as well.

The villages haven't escaped the royal treatment either, they're going top be called Blenheim, Buckingham, Kensington, Sandringham, Westminster and Windsor.

Buckingham, Scunthorpe. You heard it here first. 

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon:

  • Body of man discovered in river at Fishtoft 
  • Biker who died in Grantham crash named as 21-year-old Powys-Llewellyn Cook
  • Twenty jobs to be created in Branston after £5m factory expansion 
  • Showground begins final preparations for Elton John concert tomorrow 

East Coast Mainline service returns to normal

BBC Travel

Virgin were running a reduced service between Kings Cross and Leeds due to a cracked rail on the line in Hertfordshire.

The problem appears to be fixed and normal service has resumed.

Are you ready? Lincolnshire Showground almost is

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Elton John is coming to the Showground tomorrow to play to a packed crowd.

Now if you've ever been to the Showground you'll know there isn't exactly and stadium or seating stand for the thousands that are coming.

So Elton's brought his own:

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Fire and rescue attended A16 crash

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We told you earlier about the crash on the way to Boston, traffic is now flowing normally again and Fire and Rescue have released more details about the incident.

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Delays on the East Coast Mainline

BBC Travel

We've got delays between Kings Cross and Leeds as we head into the afternoon.

There's a cracked rail in Hertfordshire, as a result Virgin are running a reduced service.

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Weather watchers: Looking back at the unusual cloud formations

BBC Weather Watchers

We got some very strange cloud formations over Lincoln on Tuesday.

These were captured by user lincsdodger.

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We're pretty sure they're Asperitas clouds, not very common in this country and more often found above the Plains states in America.

£5 million new factory space breaks ground in Lincolnshire

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Branston's, one of the biggest potato suppliers in the country, is increasing the size of their site in... well Branston.

They're hoping the 1,700 square foot expansion will bring 20 jobs as they process spuds that don't make it to the fresh market.

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The headlines this afternoon

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

  • Body found under bridge in Fishtoft river  
  • Report finds TT helicopter pilot died after battling 'gusty conditions'  
  • Biker who died in Grantham crash named as 21-year-old Powys-Llewellyn Cook
  • Louth exhibition documents 83 different pubs and breweries in the town 

The weather this lunchtime

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

The early cloud and mist we had this morning has been gradually retreating back towards the coast, leaving us with another warm day with sunshine.

Staying dry by and large with the slight chance of the odd shower during the afternoon or the evening.

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Rural areas warned to be vigilant after spate of thefts in the Wolds

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

In recent months the police say the Louth area has been targeted by criminals. Farms, workshops and garages have been broken into. 

The list of things taken include tools, agricultural vehicles and landrover parts. But the police say a number of people have been brought to justice in recent weeks. 

They include a 29 year old man from Grimsby who's been sent to prison for 3 years for a series of burglaries and a Cleethorpes man has been jailed for eighteen months after being caught in a garage at Holton Le Clay. 

Lincolnshire PCC Deputy: Your views

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Let's take a look at what some of you have been saying about Marc Jones' decision to ignore the recommendations of the Police and Crime Panel and appoint Stuart Tweedale to the role.  

There's a Deputy PCC now? I recall a vote for PCC, but not a deputy."

David KavanaghFacebook

I don't see why we need a PCC never mind a deputy PCC? They are only doing the job we already pay the Chief Constable to do!"

Robin HawdonFacebook

Will the PCC ignore all advice from his officers as well ? Obviously party politics come first for him."

Mark RawlingsTwitter

He shouldn't have to defend his choice, the boss is the boss"

@greataukTwitter

Traffic and travel: Crash on the A16

BBC Travel

Boston Road in Hilldyke is closed with very slow traffic in both directions at the Willows Lane junction because of a crash.

Police are at the scene directing traffic.

More as we have it.

BreakingBody found in river at Fishtoft

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The body of a man was found under Clampgate Bridge at 10.44pm last night.

It's believed to be Keith Harrison who was reported missing yesterday.

Mr Harrison's family have been informed of the find and the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Keith Harrison
Lincolnshire Police

Bourne Festival website has technical difficulties

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It's Bourne Festival this weekend, they've got 22 live bands coming, a Flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and, if you're thirsty 100 real ales and ciders. 

But it looks like they're having trouble with their website, visitors are greeted by this message when they open it up...

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Bourne Festival

"OPPS" indeed.

Weather Watchers: Lightning captured in Grantham

BBC Weather Watchers

This perfectly timed photo comes from user EstMad, amazing.

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Lincolnshire's biggest pub crawl, exhibition documents 83 Louth pubs and breweries

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That's right Louth has seen 83 pubs and breweries over the years, pretty phenomenal when you consider its size.

The exhibition is in the Louth Museum and its full of artifacts and antiques from the various establishments plus an extensive digital database and this rather damning review: 

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Ooof, pretty brutal eh?

It's a fascinating look into the past, this'll make you wish you could pop back for a quick pint..

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Those were the days.

The headlines across Lincolnshire

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom this morning:

  • Accident report finds TT helicopter pilot died after battling 'gusty conditions'
  • Biker who died in Grantham crash named as 21-year-old Powys-Llewellyn Cook
  • Two jailed after machete robbery in Cranwell
  • Roadworks causing major problems for commuters and businesses at Barnetby Top

Roadworks at Barnetby not just disrupting traffic

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It's been a nightmare for commuters at Barnetby Top this morning because of roadworks but businesses are also feeling it:

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Two jailed after Cranwell robbery

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Two men who carried out a knife point attack at a Lincolnshire village store have been jailed. 

Jordan Ansell threatened staff and customers at Cranwell Convenience Store with a machete last October. 

The 21-year-old from Jubilee Grove in Sleaford admitted robbery and was jailed for four years and eight months. 

Karl Leveridge who's 28 from St Mary's Close in Wilsford who was driving the getaway car denied his involvement but was convicted and jailed for seven years.

#CardfortheQueen: Send us more photos

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

As we've told you before, we're running a campaign to put together a card fit for The Queen's 90th birthday this weekend. 

We want your best photos from across the county, here's some that have been sent to us already: 

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Isle of Man helicopter crash: TT races pilot 'fought gusty conditions'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A helicopter pilot killed in a crash on the Isle of Man struggled to regain control in gusty conditions, an accident report has found.

Matthew Chapman, from Lincolnshire, was the only person on board when the helicopter crashed during the TT Festival last year.

Matthew Chapman
Isle of man Constabulary

The motorcycle event has also been marred with deaths this year.   

Biker who died in Grantham crash is named

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A motorcyclist from Grantham who died following a crash with a lorry has been named. 

Powys-Llewellyn Cook - aged 21 - was involved in a collision at Bitchfield at midday on Tuesday. 

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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Lincolnshire Police

Long delays at Barnetby Top

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

This is the situation at Barnetby Top, if you look closely you can see one of our satellite vans has got stuck in the jam.

News stops for no-one... except for red lights or flat tires.  

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Here's the advice from the coppers:

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PCC refuses to back down over choice of deputy

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We told you yesterday about the controversy surrounding the new Deputy to the Police and Crime Commissioner, Stuart Tweedale. 

The Police and Crime Panel refused to recommend him to the position after questioning his professional competence and personal independence.

However PCC Marc Jones appointed him anyway, issuing a statement saying he was sure Tweedale had the right qualities for the job. 

Listen again to Elly Fiorentini grilling him over his choice:

And now the weather across Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Early cloud and any mist will gradually clear back to the coast leaving another warm day with sunshine. 

Generally dry with just a slight chance of the odd shower during the afternoon or evening. Staying cooler near the coast.  

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The headlines this morning across Lincolnshire

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest from our Lincolnshire newsroom: 

  • Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner defends his choice of deputy
  • A motorcyclist from Grantham who died after a crash with a lorry is named
  • A Lincolnshire table tennis player says he can't wait to finish his GCSE's and head to Rio

Traffic and travel: It was too good to last

BBC Travel

No sooner did we tell you things were looking alright then it suddenly all goes to pot. 

Troubles in the North of the county near Scunthorpe.

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