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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 7 July 2016

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By Paul Russell

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Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

Lincolnshire Live will be back, as always, from 08:00 tomorrow.

Join us then. 

Somme commemorations close at Lincoln Castle

A week of special commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme has drawn to a close with a ceremony at Lincoln Castle.

A round of applause for sunset ceremony complete with @RAFBBMF spitfire

A round of applause for sunset ceremony complete with @RAFBBMF spitfire

Watch: Weather across Lincolnshire

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Here's Paul with the weather:  

Fancy a game?

Jono Brine

Presenter

A new phone app game has been developed by students at the University of Lincoln. 

Boxik is the brainchild of Ryan Burton, Adam Walker and Neville King. 

It involves a cube you turn clockwise to match up different colours.  

Phone
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Headlines across Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

  Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:    

  • Changes to the way cremated infant remains are dealt with are to be introduced
  • Former councillor Ian Dolby appears in court accused of child pornography offences
  • Calls for government support as British Steel takes on 80 new employees at Scunthorpe  

Flash Mob Alert in Lincoln

This was the scene in Lincoln today.

It's part of 'Lincoln16' marking 100 years since Lincoln's most famous invention - the tank.

BBC Radio Lincolnshire is commemorating the anniversary with a series of outdoor arts events in the city this summer.

Tickets are available here

Who do you want as the next Prime Minister?

People in Lincoln are being asked who they would like to see as the next leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister.

You know there's a leadership contest on when...I go out on to the streets with laminated images of the candidates!

You know there's a leadership contest on when...I go out on to the streets with laminated images of the candidates!

High pollen levels in Lincolnshire

Hay fever sufferers watch out!

VERY HIGH #pollen levels in southern England and southern Scotland today. Jo

VERY HIGH #pollen levels in southern England and southern Scotland today. Jo

Reds' riders back down to earth

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Nine air cadets have had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity flying with the Red Arrows. 

It was to mark the 75th anniversary of the organisation. 

They've flown from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire across to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.

Red Arrows
Keith Wilson

A new signing for Scunthorpe United

Mike White

Sports Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Scunthorpe United have signed former Huddersfield Town midfielder Duane Holmes on a two-year deal making him their third signing of the summer. 

The 21-year old, who was born in America, left the West Yorkshire club at the end of last season having come through as a youth. 

He made his pro debut under former Iron boss Mark Robins in a League Cup tie against Hull City.

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon:

  • Changes to the way cremated infant's ashes are dealt with to be introduced
  • Former councillor Ian Dolby who served on Sleaford Town and North Kesteven District Council accused of child porn offences
  • Commemorations at Lincoln Castle for Battle of the Somme draw to a close

You can't steal fish from the rivers

Lincolnshire Police are reminding people that you can't just help yourself to the fish in Lincolnshire's rivers.

Hello PCSO Jad on duty. Just working with our excellent Banovallum work experience students. @BanovallumPE

Hello PCSO Jad on duty. Just working with our excellent Banovallum work experience students. @BanovallumPE

Thumbs up for permanent jobs

Dozens of temporary workers at British Steel in Scunthorpe have been given roles as permanent staff.

80 temps are given staff contracts @BritishSteelUK Hear from Paul McBean & Paul Martin @looknorthBBC later

80 temps are given staff contracts @BritishSteelUK Hear from Paul McBean & Paul Martin @looknorthBBC later

Flash mob in Lincoln

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A flash mob was held in Lincoln this lunchtime as part of Lincoln16.

It was part of celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of Lincoln's most famous invention - the tank.

BBC Radio Lincolnshire is commemorating the anniversary with a series of outdoor arts events in the city this summer.

Sometimes working in the newsroom is like herding sheep.. #Lincoln16 @GreenFieldsBeyo

Sometimes working in the newsroom is like herding sheep.. #Lincoln16 @GreenFieldsBeyo

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Changes to the way infant remains are dealt with are to be introduced after a series of cases where the ashes of babies were not returned to parents.
  • Former councillor Ian Dolby, who served on Sleaford Town and North Kesteven District Council, has appeared before magistrates accused of child pornography offences.
  • A week of daily commemorations at Lincoln Castle for the fallen of the Battle of the Somme will draw to a close later.

Cadets prepare to fly with the Red Arrows

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Pretty much every air cadet has dreamt of flying with the Red Arrows, one that for most will be a very long way from happening. 

However for these nine teenagers that dream has come true.

They've earned the chance to fly with the world renowned air acrobatics team on a 30 minute journey to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire for the 75th anniversary of the RAF Cadets.

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Its only the second time in their history that cadets have flown with the Reds.

These nine are all bursting with excitement if not a little nervous but of course had time for a quick selfie before the flight began.

The next generation of Red Arrows
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Baby ashes scandal prompts government rule change

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The government's to introduce a statutory definition of "ashes'' to prevent future cases of infant remains not being returned to parents following a cremation. 

It follows a number of cases highlighted across the country including that of Judith Blissett from Boston. 

BBC Photo For Baby's Ashes
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Lincolnshire's weather this lunchtime

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Staying mostly dry and cloudy, some breaks in the cloud from time to time. Some light rain or drizzle at times.

Lincolnshire weather
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Flashmob alert in Lincoln

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Something exciting is happening in Lincoln this lunchtime! 

Check out the BBC Radio Lincolnshire facebook page for a live video.

BBC
BBC

Steel firm gives permanent roles to agency staff

Amanda White

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

There are renewed calls for government support as British Steel announces it's taking on 80 new employees at its site in Scunthorpe. 

The company which took over the steel works last month says the move will further strengthen the workforce by making current agency workers permanent. 

Paul McBean from the Community Union at the Steelworks says "it's a good development that's raised morale but they want a sign of commitment from the government."

Roald Dahl in Flowers

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A Lincolnshire church is holding a flower festival with a difference over the next few days.

St Wulfram's in Grantham has themed the event on Roald Dahl.

It's on until Sunday.

St Wulfram's
St Wulfram's

80 new jobs at Scunthorpe Steelworks

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

British Steel has announced it is taking on 80 new employees in Scunthorpe. 

The company took over steelworks from TATA last month.

Temporary staff are expected to be given permanent roles.

BBC Photo Of Steelworks
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Lincolnshire MP text dominates conversations at Westminster

The story centres around a text message he sent to Theresa May supporters.

Grantham & Stamford MP Nick Boles apologises after plot to persuade Theresa May supporters to block Andrea Leadsom

Grantham & Stamford MP Nick Boles apologises after plot to persuade Theresa May supporters to block Andrea Leadsom

Sports day with a difference

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Nearly 1,000 children are preparing to take part in the Lincolnshire School Games.

The event involves pupils from across the county.

It's being held at Grantham's Meres Leisure Centre.

BBC Photo
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Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

  Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:  

  • Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles apologies for texting Theresa May supporters
  • Lincoln Cathedral relaxes its relationship with Lincoln Minster school 
  • British Steel taking on 80 new permanent workers in Scunthorpe

Waterway death 'not suspicious' say police

The death of a man whose body was found in a waterway in Lincoln is not being treated as suspicious, police said. 

Divers recovered the body from Stamp End lock yesterday morning.  

BBC Photo
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Sky high trip of a lifetime

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Nine RAF cadets will get the trip of a lifetime later when they take to the skies with the Lincolnshire based Red Arrows. 

It's to mark the 75th anniversary of the RAF Air Cadets. 

They're set to fly 150 miles from RAF Scampton to the Royal International Air Tattoo in Gloucestershire. 

Red Arrows
Keith Wilson

Changes coming for Cathedral Choristers

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincoln Cathedral Choristers won't exclusively come from the local Minster school in the future. 

It's relaxing a centuries-old selection process to include talented pupils from other schools in the area.

The changes will come in from September. 

Choristers
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Lincolnshire MP makes national headlines

Nick Boles comments come as the Conservatives leadership contest continues.

Lincs MP Nick Boles apologises for a text sent to Theresa May supporters bbc.in/29A44Tn

Lincs MP Nick Boles apologises for a text sent to Theresa May supporters bbc.in/29A44Tn

Headlines for Lincolnshire this morning

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:  

  • Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles sorry for texting Theresa May supporters
  • Lincoln Cathedral relaxes relationship with Lincoln Minster school 
  • Lincoln Castle Somme commemoration draw to close

Weather across Lincolnshire: A mainly cloudy day

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Here's how the weather's looking for your Thursday:  

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Join us for today's coverage of Lincolnshire

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Morning, it's Paul here with BBC Lincolnshire Live on Thursday, 7 July 2016.

I’ll be here all day bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across Lincolnshire.

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