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  1. Live updates on Thursday 23 June 2016

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Today's Live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That's it for another day ladies and gentlemen.

I hope you liked today's live coverage but I very much doubt you enjoyed it half as much as presenter Rod Whiting enjoyed his trip to the Lincolnshire Show today.

Rod
BBC

We'll be back slightly earlier tomorrow from 6:00am to bring you the latest developments in the results of the EU Referendum. 

Join us then.

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Investigations continue into house fire death 
  • Three sentenced for Skegness armed robbery
  • New signings for Grimsby Town and Lincoln City 
  • Final day of the Lincolnshire Show draws to a close 

New signing for Lincoln City

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

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Habergham joins the Imps from Braintree Town and is the third summer signing. 

He'll be joining his former Braintree colleagues Alex Woodyard and Taylor Miles. 

Coming up on Look North tonight

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Traffic and travel: Crash on the B1225

BBC Travel

The B1225 is partially-blocked with slow traffic in both directions near the Grasby Lane junction.

There's been an accident in the area.

Former Scunthorpe United midfielder joins Grimsby Town

BBC Humberside Sport

More now on Grimsby's new signing.

Midfielder Sean McAllister is joining the team on a two-year deal following his release by League One Scunthorpe United.

The 28-year-old has also had spells with Sheffield Wednesday, Bury, Mansfield, Shrewsbury and Port Vale.

Sean McAllister
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McAllister is the second former Iron player to join Grimsby this summer, following the signing of Andrew Boyce.

Nurse tried to hide mistake that contributed to death of patient

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A nurse's mistake contributed to the death of a patient at Lincoln County Hospital according to a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing. 

It heard that Leigh Pendrigh hadn't correctly used a defibrillator a number of times in one afternoon in February 2014 then "sought to conceal" her mistake. 

She's been given a three year caution order and was dismissed from her position at the hospital, she now works as a community nurse.

Three sentenced for armed robbery in Skegness

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Two men and a woman who carried out a frightening armed robbery in Skegness on Christmas Eve have been sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court today. 

At the Spar shop on Winthorpe Avenue two men wearing balaclavas forced their way into the store brandishing a machete (pictured) and a imitation pistol before making off on a moped with just under £1,000 from the till. 

Robbery
Lincolnshire police

Michael David Elston (pictured below) ,34, of Standon Road, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to armed robbery and has been sentenced to five years and seven months in prison.  

Michael David Elston
Lincolnshire police

Brian Buttery (pictured below) 34, of Fife Gardens, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to assisting an offender and has been sentenced to three years in prison.  

Brian Buttery
Lincolnshire police

Vivianne Agus, 47, of Emerson Crescent, Sheffield, also pleaded guilty to assisting an offender and has received a six month sentence, suspended for two years.  

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Investigations are continuing into the death of a man in a house fire in Lincolnshire.
  • Three sentenced for armed robbery in Skegness
  • Panel hears how nurse's mistake led to patient death at Lincoln County Hospital
  • Louth prepares to welcome thousands of bikers 

Lincoln's MP issues statement about new footbridge

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Level crossing safety and appropriate bridges have always been an issue I have campaigned on, but the High Street level crossing, in particular, was one of my key promises to the people of Lincoln and will be of huge benefit to the city."

Karl McCartneyMember of Parliament for Lincoln

Warning about pets from the show

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Obviously the Lincolnshire Show is great for animal lovers but the police are warning people to make sure they don't forget about the safety of their own pets.

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The "Rolls Royce" of Bridges: Your views

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It seems like you think the new footbridge over the crossing on Lincoln's high street is not quite a Rolls Royce.

By the time they have crossed the bridge the train will probably be gone,when we had a bridge before some people still tried to beat the gates."

Terry HodsonFacebook

Its a pity it doesn't carry on over the road into the pedestrianised bit as you still need to go under the subway up down, down up!

Hazel StilesFacebook

Calls to bring dog thefts to heel

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Campaigners are calling for tougher sentencing for dog thieves

They want a specific crime of "pet theft" to be introduced. 

National stats
National stats
BBC

Lincolnshire Police had the thefts of 166 dogs reported since 2013. 

The figures obtained by the BBC puts the county in the top 10 in England when it comes to dog theft. 

Burned out house in Little Steeping

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

This is the scene of the fatal fire last night in the small village in East Lindsey:

Little Steeping
BBC
Little Steeping
BBC

Police along with Fire and Rescue are both investigating the cause of the blaze that broke out last night.

Signing for Grimsby Town

BBC Humberside Sport

Take a ride down Lincolnshire Show's helter-skelter

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Police investigate fatal house fire in East Lindsey village 
  • Lincoln finally gets a footbridge over the crossing on the High Street
  • Police offer rewards for information on Boston man 
  • Louth Lions Bike night returns 
  • Grimsby athlete named as Rio hopeful

Traffic and travel: Congestion on the A15

BBC Travel

We've got some congestion just across the border in Cambridgeshire that's backing up some traffic in our patch. 

It's just south of Market Deeping betwen the B1524 Lincoln road junctions and J22 Werrington Bridge Road.

There's roadworks in the area

Weather across Lincolnshire

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Fine and fairly sunny in places today.

But I'm expecting cloud to build up as we get further into the afternoon which could mean some thunderstorms or showers by late evening.

Staying warm however, especially in the sunshine  

Weather
BBC

Lincolnshire athlete heads to Rio

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Grimsby's Hollie Arnold has been selected as part of Great Britain's Paralympic team for Rio. 

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The javelin thrower from Holton Le Clay near Louth is in the first group of track and field athletes to be announced. 

She finished fifth at London 2012 in the F46 javelin event.   

Hollie Arnold
BBC

Louth Lions Bike Night returns

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

If you're a biker you're in for a treat tonight, Louth Lions Bike Night is back and organisers hope it's going to be bigger than ever.

Last year around 2,500 bikers turned up for live music, food, drink and trade stands. 

Louth Lions Bike Night
Louth Lions Bike Night

...and admission is free.

Search for missing person in Lincoln

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police are trying to find 43-year-old Karl Hawkins who went missing on Sunday from his home in Sheffield.

Karl is considered a high risk missing person because he has a medical condition that requires treatment.

Police have received information that he may be in Lincoln.

Karl Hawkins
Lincolnshire police

Cost of painkillers for Lincolnshire health services

Scott Dalton

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

You may remember we told you earlier in the week that over the counter painkillers like paracetamol are costing Lincolnshire's NHS over £1m every year.

Well we've been talking about it this morning.

You've been getting in touch about this:

I'm on free prescriptions - I was offered aspirin (same shelf price as paracetamol) years ago, and said no. No wonder NHS is broke if people are so thoughtless and irresponsible."

Jennifer EnnisFacebook

Paracetamol can be bought off the shelf for as little as 16p for 16. Doctors should ban it from prescription."

Paul HennesseyFacebook

If you live with chronic 24/7 pain what else can we do?"

Wendy BensonTwitter

When you are crippled with arthritis and in constant pain and other drugs have too many side effects you will be glad of it."

Terry HodsonFacebook

Lincoln gets its 'Rolls Royce' of Footbridges

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The wait is almost over, the new rail bridge over the crossing on Lincoln's high Street opens tomorrow.

It's estimated 35,000 people use the crossing every day and has been described as the most dangerous in the region.

Inevitably people attempt to beat the barriers, take a look at this lady...

Ouch. 

Network Rail hope scenes like this won't happen any more and have described the new crossing as "the Rolls Royce" of footbridges.

Traffic and travel: All clear as we head towards midday

BBC Travel

Looking very good on the roads now, congestion has eased in the typical places around Lincoln. 

Just be wary as we reach the afternoon and the Lincolnshire show draws to a close, there will be a lot of vehicles on the A15, some of them large or agricultural machines.

Lincolnshire Show goes on

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It's final day of the Lincolnshire Show, if you can't make it then we'll be reflecting what's going on throughout the day. 

If you can make it then luckily it's nowhere near as muddy as Glastonbury.

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We've been at the show each day bringing you all the best from the event.

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Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Investigation launched after Little Steeping man killed in fire 
  • £2000 offered for information of Boston man
  • New footbridge in Lincoln after months of campaigning and planning 
  • Lincolnshire goes to the polls for EU Referendum 

£2,000 reward offered for information about Boston man

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Crimestoppers are searching for 35-year-old Matthew Porter who's wanted in connection with a robbery at a jewellers in Newark in January.

He was arrested but then failed to answer bail.  

Matthew Porter
Nottinghamshire police

Mr Porter may be in the Boston area.

A total of 10 people have so far been charged in relation to the robbery.

BreakingMan dies as fire engulfs village property

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A man has died after a serious fire at a property in the village of Little Steeping in East Lindsey.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at 7:00 on Wednesday.

Police and fire service specialist officers are investigating the cause of the blaze.

A cordon is in place at the scene as inquiries continue.

Traffic and travel: Easy start to the day

BBC Travel

Everything looking pretty smooth so far.

A bit of congestion on the 'A' roads surrounding the city and on the Holdingham roundabout but that's common for this time of day. 

Other than that it's nice and easy.

Polls open for EU referendum

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

You may notice a distinct lack of referendum news across our coverage today. 

Well that's because it's polling day and legally we can no longer report any campaigning that may happen. 

So this is just a note to tell you that the polls, are in fact, open.

So... the polls are open. 

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Polling stations open across Lincolnshire for the EU referendum 
  • New footbridge to open over Lincoln's High Street level crossing tomorrow
  • Lincolnshire is in the top 10 in the country for incidents of dog theft
  • Second day of the Lincolnshire Show with 30,000 people expected

Weather across Lincolnshire

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A fine day with sunny spells. 

Cloud will build through the afternoon leading to a risk of showers or thunderstorms by the late afternoon or evening. 

With light winds it will be feeling warm especially in the sunshine.  

Temp chart
BBC

Welcome to today's Live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Good morning from Lincoln, Alex here ready to bring you all the latest news, travel, sport and weather from across the county. 

As always let me know what's happening where you are, so get in touch via email,Facebook or Twitter.