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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Monday 4 July 2016
  3. Radical changes to Lincolnshire's healthcare discussed

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By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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Our Live coverage across the day

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Well that's Monday done and dusted, thank you very much for joining us today.

Lincolnshire Live will be back, as always, from 8:00am tomorrow.

Join us then. 

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom this evening:

  • Drug programme to be introduced for sex offenders at Lincolnshire prison.
  • Woman treated for shock after vandals attack cars and properties on Grimsby street.
  • Strike action to close schools. 
  • Police name crash victim.

Weather across Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Some brightness this evening, but some light rain in the west. Becoming cloudy overnight, with rain spreading eastwards. 

Rain will begin to clear at the end of the night with most places dry by dawn, and a northwesterly breeze developing.  

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Sex offender drug programme at Boston prison

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Sex offenders at North Sea Camp Prison near Boston will soon be offered drugs aimed at cutting their re-offending. 

The treatment works by reducing sexual interest and capability. The Prison Officers Association welcomes the programme which was piloted in the East Midlands.

But Professor Todd Hogue, a psychologist from the University of Lincoln says the key to successful rehabilitation is support when they leave prison.

If they're not feeling vilified, rejected and punished then they cope better. They feel less depressed and they're more likely to manage their thoughts."

Professor Todd HogueUniversity of Lincoln

Weather watchers: Sunshine in Cleethorpes

BBC Weather Watchers

There's been a spot of rain at Wimbledon today but it's been pretty nice for us on the coast today.

User Sheilas took this one for us:

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Burned barn being treated as arson

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Woman treated for shock after cars torched and windows smashed in Grimsby

BBC Radio Humberside

A woman in her 50s had to be taken to hospital after vandals attacked a number of cars and properties on Park Street in Grimsby last night.

Four suspects set fire to two cars and then used bricks to smash the windows of a nearby house after 23:00. 

Humberside Police said the gang then left the scene in a dark-coloured car.

Strike action will close schools in Lincolnshire tomorrow

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Schools in Lincolnshire will be affected by strike action tomorrow following a dispute with the government regarding school funding. 

National Union of Teachers members are expected to walk out tomorrow morning. 

These are the schools that we know will be closed at this stage:

  • North Scarle Primary School
  • The Old Leake Primary and Nursery School 

And these will be only partially open:

  • Binbrook CofE Primary School
  • The Lincoln St Christopher's School
  • The Lincoln St Giles Nursery School
  • The St Nicholas Church of England Primary School, Boston
  • Wyberton Primary School

Traffic and travel: Congestion in the A15

BBC Travel

Yep, those roadworks are still there.

Slow traffic on the Main Road in Thurlby as you approach the Church Street junction.

Rise in dog attacks on Skegness postal workers

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Dog attacks on postal workers in Skegness have risen by five per cent according to the latest figures released by the Royal Mail. 

It comes as part of a larger survey which shows there were more than 2,600 attacks across the country in the last year. 

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The vast majority of our customers and their dogs aren't a problem but irresponsible and reckless dog owners are.

Dave JoyceCommunication Workers' Union

Mushy fields mean problems for pea farmers

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A bit more now on the problems with the pea harvest this year.

The wet weather we've all seen over the past few weeks has made it very difficult for farmers to get their machines onto their land to harvest their crop.

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This farmer told us about the issues he was having:

If you put one of the 26 tonne machines in here it would sink out of sight. It's a great shame, the peas are still pretty green but the plant has rotted completely.

Steven FrancisPea farmer

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest from the Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon:

  • Lincolnshire MP heading Gove leadership bid says residency rights for EU citizens already living in UK 'should not be put in doubt'
  • Train derailment in Langworth down to poor upkeep 
  • Wet weather causes harvest problems.
  • Netto in Lincoln to shut as part of wider closures.

Police name crash victim

Amy Woodfield

BBC Local Live

You might remember there was a fatal crash on the A607 near Croxton Kerrial at the end of May.

The woman killed has been named as 27-year-old Katie Sharpe from Grantham.

She died in hospital two weeks after her car collided with another.

EU workers express fears

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Thousands of EU nationals working in the UK are planning Workplace Action in the hope of legal protection of their status in the UK. 

Migrants will be wearing T-shirts saying EU workers make Britain great.

Corrinne Byron, who's taking part in Sleaford, says the Brexit vote felt like a rejection of EU workers like herself.

There is no protection for us whatsoever... no one has come forward at government level and said they is no need for us to worry."

Corrinne ByronEU worker

Weather across Lincolnshire with Abbie Dewhurst

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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'Poor upkeep' led to train derailment in Langworth

Jake Zuckerman

BBC Look North

Rail accident investigators say cancelled maintenance work may have played a part in the derailment of a freight train in Lincolnshire last year. 

A buckled track led to the train coming off the rails at Langworth near Lincoln last June.

A report says the team responsible for dealing with the upkeep of the line was short of staff and maintenance work was constantly re-scheduled.

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UKIP Councillor 'not surprised' by Farage's decision

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Just when you think things have begun to settle down in the very turbulent, world of British politics Nigel Farage quits.

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We've been speaking to the leader of UKIP on Lincolnshire County Council Colin Mair:

It's great to have someone with Nigel's charisma at the helm... but I fully understand why he's resigned as leader. He hasn't resigned from UKIP and like the rest of us will be watching like a hawk as things develop over the next few months."

Colin MairLeader of UKIP, Lincolnshire County Council
Derailed freight train near Langworth

Heat was a factor in the derailment of a freight train in Lincolnshire, rail crash investigators say

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Headlines across Lincolnshire this lunchtime

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Lincolnshire MP and Gove campaign manager says residency of EU citizens 'should not be put in doubt'.
  • Lack of maintenance and underfunding led to derailment in Langworth 
  • Council cleans up Grimsby park after travellers leave

Weather watchers: Fiery sunset in New York

BBC Weather Watchers

No, not that one but Lincolnshire's New York certainly gave the Big Apple a run for its money last night with its impressive skyline.

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Thanks to user Timothy for sending it in.

Traffic and travel: Springfield Road re-opens

BBC Travel

Flytippers strike again in East Lindsey

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

East Lindsey District Council says it will take a "hard line" against those caught flytipping in the district after more waste was discovered in Great Carlton.

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East Lindsey District Council

Overt the past three years there have been 5374 flytips in East Lindsey with clean-up operations taking thousands of hours.

Council clean-up in Grimsby park

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Travellers took up temporary residence in Grimsby's Quantock Park but they left a bit of a mess behind:

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Now the council has to clean it all up:

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Power failures in Grantham

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We told you earlier that cable failures in Grantham had closed a Springfield Road.

Well it appears to be hitting power in the area as a whole:

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Hundreds of jobs at risk in North as Sainsbury's ends Netto venture

Sainsbury's is to end a joint venture with Danish budget supermarket Netto, closing 16 stores in the north of England and putting 400 jobs at risk. The stores are to close during August, Sainsbury's said. 

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The first of the stores opened in Moor Allerton in Leeds in November 2014.  

It was followed by sites in Cleckheaton, Doncaster, Ellesmere Port, Hull, Lincoln, Lymm, Manchester, Ormskirk, Sheffield, Salford, Southport and Brookfield near Stockport.  

The tie-up was an attempt to rival discounters such as Aldi and Lidl but Sainsbury's said "changing dynamics" in the grocery sector were behind the "difficult decision" to end the trial.

Work experience with a difference for Horncastle school children

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Back when I was in school we had a pupil chosen by the teachers to stop people running in the corridors, Banovallum School have taken that to a whole new level...

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Tory leadership: Lincolnshire MP wades into migrant debate

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The question of who's going to be in charge of what party when the dust finally settles has been dominating the headlines, will Jeremy Corbyn remain the head of Labour? Who will replace Nigel Farage?

This morning the Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond, who's backing Theresa May in the Conservative leadership contest, said it was "absurd" to promise EU citizens that they can stay in the UK following the Brexit result:

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Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles is chairing Micheal Gove's campaign for the top job, clearly he doesn't agree with Mr Hammond:

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Traffic and travel: Road closure in Grantham

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Locks, stocks and two gruesome gallows

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The Oxfordshire town of Thame is bringing back its medieval stocks (purely as a tourist attraction I hasten to add) which prompted our online colleague Bethan Bell to take a look at what other examples of ancient correction remain in the UK.

Lincolnshire makes an appearance, take a look.

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Weather watchers: Golden fields in Boothby Graffoe

BBC Weather Watchers

We told you earlier about the poor old peas feeling the wrath of the wet weather but this field doesn't seem to be struggling:

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Thanks to user farmingfamily for the snap.

Headlines across Lincolnshire this morning

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Wet weather affects Lincolnshire crops 
  • Migrant workers in Lincolnshire are taking part in a national day of work place action
  • Search for prison absconder 
  • Countdown continues to Lincoln16

Traffic and travel: Accident on the A1

BBC Travel

There's queuing traffic after an accident on the Great North Road at Stamford.

The lanes have now been reopened but it's taking a little while for traffic flow to return to normal.

There's congestion back towards the Colsterworth South turn off.

Men wearing boxing gloves attack teenager in Scunthorpe

BBC Radio Humberside

An 18-year-old man suffered facial injuries after being attacked by two men wearing boxing gloves in Fenton Street at 13:30 last Thursday.

The first attacker is described as white, aged 16 to 17-years-old, around 5ft 7in tall, of slim build, with shoulder length red and black matted hair. He wore a purple hooded top.

The second man was also white and of a similar age, of slim build, 5ft 9in tall, with light brown and grey cropped hair. He wore a blue and white polo shirt.

Fire and rescue training in Grantham

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

If you see a lot of blue lights round Grantham tonight then don't panic. 

Fire and Rescue are training at a mock incident at Environcom’s Spittlegate Level Facility.

From around 19:00 crews will arrive on the site, simulating a large-scale fire in one of the facility’s workshops. 

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Not so easy peasy for Lincolnshire farmers

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

I think it's fair to say the weather has been a bit rubbish over the past few weeks, we've certainly seen our fair share of downpours.

Whilst it might be annoying if you get caught out on your way to the shops, spare a though for Lincolnshire farmers.

Take a look at these pea farmers: 

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Countdown continues to Lincoln16

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

On the 16 July, BBC Radio Lincolnshire will be marking the completion of the first Mark 1 tank with Lincoln16.

There'll be a procession through the city and a special production at Lincoln Castle and we want you to be there.

Lots of volunteers working on the event from performing in it to making the props:

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A thousand tickets have gone already but there's still time to get yours here.

Witnesses sought after fatal bike accident

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

An appeal's being made for witnesses to a fatal crash in Lincolnshire. 

A 52-year-old motorcyclist died following a collision with a milk tanker. 

The accident happened on Saturday lunchtime at Bardney. 

'Solidarity' service held in Boston

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A service of solidarity and friendship has been held in Lincolnshire.

People of different nationalities and political views came to together in Boston Stump. 

It comes after some migrants in the town expressed concern over people's attitudes toward migration.

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Search for prisoner who left open jail

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Police are looking for 33-year-old Gareth Bale (pictured) who absconded from North Sea Camp Open Prison near Boston on Saturday night.

Gareth Bale
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Police are asking you not to approach him if you see him.