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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 28 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 another day everyone.

You just never know what's going to happen, you come in expecting to focus on Brexit fallout and then suddenly you're writing about a snake stuck in gas heater.

I wouldn't have it any other way.

We'll be back from tomorrow at 8:00am, join us then.

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom this evening:

  • Lithuanian living in Boston fears for her countrymen after Brexit 
  • Louth youth denies murder 
  • Ofsted praises social work in Lincolnshire 
  • Grimsby and Lincoln City confirm new signings 

Traffic and travel: A few issues in rush hour

BBC Travel

A few of problems on our roads this afternoon, especially in the East of the county...

We have fairly heavy congestion on the A1028 at Candlesby, same on the A158 in Hagworthingham and also on the A52 at Benington.

It's all down to the same reason, they're all dealing with that dreaded word... roadworks.

Weather across Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A few showers and perhaps some longer spells of rain continue into this evening before clearing through the first half of the night. 

Dry conditions with clear spells to follow and turning chilly especially across rural areas.  

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'It's heartbreaking to know that so many may never accept you as their own'

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The country is still getting grips with what's next for the result for the UK following the referendum result on Friday.

Some are happy and optimistic but others have concerns. One of those is Lithuanian migrant Egle Matulionyt who lives in Boston.

Take a listen:

More pictures of new police puppies

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The news has been very seriously lately so I thought I'd lighten the mood with another pictures of those new police dogs in training:

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Lincolnshire police

Yes, I wrote the speech bubbles and no, I'm not apologising.

Louth youth denies attempted murder

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A 17-year-old has denied attempted murder after a stabbing in Louth last month. 

The youth who can't be named, made a brief appearance before Lincoln Crown Court.

It follows an incident in Bradley Close in the town, in which a 19-year-old man suffered a head injury. 

The 17-year-old was remanded in custody until his next court appearance.

New striker for Lincoln

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

When Billy the boa went exploring

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

We caught up with the Boa Constrictor's owner Jane to tell us what exactly led to a fire and rescue crews unusual call out.

Grimsby confirm a signing and set sights on another

BBC Radio Humberside

Weather watchers: Extraordinary skies in Skegness

BBC Weather Watchers

Great photo taken by user artattack looking towards Friskney:

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BBC

Social work 'making a difference' for vulnerable kids in Lincolnshire

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

An Ofsted report looking into care for some of the most vulnerable children in England has praised provisions in Lincolnshire.

It highlights the county as an area where social work is making a difference to children's lives and praised its leadership team. 

The report added that departments in other areas would look to Lincolnshire for inspiration.

Traffic and travel: Delays on the A52

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic at the David's Lane junction in Benington, it's in the roadworks area. 

The dirty well: Your views

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

I told you earlier about the Roman well in uphill Lincoln that you can no longer see into the bottom of. Well (aha) some of you have been in touch to share your opinions. 

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The only way to avoid the deterioration of the display glass would be to fully encapsulate the attraction with barriers - this would mar the experience for those who do genuinely have an interest.

Sean BurtonFacebook

It's a difficult problem. We want to display it to people and teach them about Lincoln's Roman history, but you can't leave the well open as it will get full of litter and leaves.

Richard PullenFacebook

This certainly does need cleaning - Lincoln's archaeology is so remarkable but this is impossible to see!

@CarenzaLewisTwitter

Keeeeeeep dancing Cliftons

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We all love a bit of Strictly and the Grimsby born sisters have announced they'll be back for another year.

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Billy back in safe hands

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's Billy the Boa Constrictor after his rescue in Gainsborough, he's eight foot long and five foot of him got stuck inside that gas heater. 

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And here are the men that rescued him (and our reporter Victoria):

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Weather across Lincolnshire this lunchtime

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Cloud increasing with outbreaks of rain arriving from the southwest this afternoon.

The rain becoming heavy at times and long lasting.

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Headlines across Lincolnshire this lunchtime

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Hostility toward proposed Mayor of greater Lincolnshire plans 
  • Lincolnshire Hockey players chosen for team GB 
  • Four new police dogs join the force 
  • Boa Constrictor rescued from gas heater in Gainsborough 

Traffic and travel: Slow on the A158

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic in Hagworthingham between the Church Lane junction and the Bond Hays Lane junction.

There's roadworks in the area. 

New Mayor: A good deal or autocratic imposition?

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Paul Higbee has sent me an email giving his thoughts on the idea of an elected mayor for Greater Lincolnshire:

The function of the proposed mayor is an autocratic imposition on the whole of Lincolnshire. The role is one that would benefit large populations and large corporations and cost tax payers money we can't afford."

Paul HigbeeEmail

It's fair to say that all the comments we've had today have been overwhelmingly against the idea.

However the Leader of the city of Lincoln Council thinks the devolution deal will be worth it:

For years local government hasn't had enough power and control over resources... this deal is good for councils and local people from that point of view."

Ric MetcalfeCity of Lincoln Council leader

Lincolnshire's hockey stars heading to Rio

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

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Great news for these women and the county, forget the football, bring on the Olympics.

Name needed for new air ambulance

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance wants your help.They've just invested in a brand new, bigger and faster Ambucopter which will arrive at RAF Waddington this summer.They're asking for children's help coming up with a name. Any suggestions then send them to helicopter@ambucopter.org.uk with short reason why.

It's going to look a bit like this:

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Ambucopter

Double detention for the one to suggest Chopper Mc-Chopper Face.

The long arm of the paw: Four new recruits for the region

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The East Midlands Operational Support Service has got four new police puppies in training. 

Riggs, Lionel, Olly and Mac might look cute and fluffy at the moment but eventually they'll be searching for missing people, finding hidden contraband and chasing criminals. 

Police dogs
Lincolnshire police

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • A scheme to give Lincolnshire millions of pounds extra a year could be agreed within months under devolution plans
  • Billy the Boa rescued after getting stuck in a gas heater in Gainsborough 
  • Four new pups join regional police operation
  • Filthy glass means tourists can't see a Roman attraction in uphill Lincoln 

A new mayor?: Your reaction

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Yesterday a six week public consultation began on the proposed Greater Lincolnshire devolution deal which includes a directly elected mayor. 

Well you've had some time to digest the news and this is what you've had to say:

There is no need for a Mayor of Lincolnshire. It may be "X" pounds, but the new appointments etc., brings extra expense for the people who live here."

Raymond MaltbyFacebook

This is just another case of putting pressure on the county council by central government...Even out of the EU we are no nearer being masters of our own destiny."

Geoff DadswellFacebook

No! Another waste of money. Whatever it costs to pay a mayor - that money could be put to better use."

Janet MackeyFacebook

We are just getting rid of one bunch of dictators we don't want another."

@DavidDmornayTwitter

Well... it's pretty dirty

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Now, if you've ever been to Lincoln you may have visited the ancient Roman well at St Paul on the Bail.

It was renovated as part of a £1.1m investment in the uphill part of the city but tourists say that state of the window that covers it has made it impossible to see the ruins inside.

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BBC

We'll see some of your reaction later on. Remember you can get in touch with me including by email.

Weather across Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Dry at first with sunny spells, but cloud will soon increase and outbreaks of rain will arrive from the southwest later this morning, or early afternoon. 

The rain will become heavy at times, and also prolonged.   

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Traffic and travel: Disruption in Grantham

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the A52 Bridge End Road running through Grantham.

The road is partially blocked because of a broken down car.

Because it runs straight through the town it may be tricky to avoid.

Fangs can only get better: Snake stuck in a gas heater

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Yep, you're not imagining that headline. Gainsborough Fire and Rescue were called out to help Billy the Boa Constrictor. Let's go through how you deal with that shall we? 

Step One: Assess the situation 

snake
Gains Fire and Rescue

Yes, he's definitely stuck.

Step Two: Try not to panic in front of your mates 

Snake
Gainsborough Fire and Rescue

*gulp* he's bigger than we thought  

Step Three: Time to dismantle the heater

Snake
Gainsborough Fire and Rescue

Step Four: Free the snake 

Snake
Gains Fire and Rescue

Ta-dah!

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Lincolnshire reacts to directly elected mayor proposals
  • There are concerns that providing permanent traveller sites on the East coast will lead to disruption in communities
  • Lincolnshire's schoolchildren are being asked to come up with a name for a new Ambucopter
  • A historical site in Lincoln is being criticised because tourists can't see it

Good morning, welcome to today's Live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Hello from Lincoln, Alex here, back again with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the county. 

It promises to be another exciting day, just don't mention the football.

As always I want to hear what's happening where you are, you can get in touch through Facebook, Twitter or via email.