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  1. Live updates have finished on Monday 11 July 2016

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By Natasha Turney

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Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

That's all for today, thanks for joining us.

Lincolnshire Live will be back tomorrow with Martin.

He'll have all your latest news, weather, travel and sport from 8:00 but for now I'll leave you with this fiery sky in Louth from Weather Watcher SkinnyAnnie.

Fiery sky in Louth
BBC

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the latest headlines from the Lincolnshire newsroom this evening:

  • David Cameron has said Theresa May will be appointed Prime Minister on Wednesday.
  • A 66 year old man's been charged with murder in Boston.
  • A Lincolnshire headteacher has contacted parents after being shocked and angered by his pupils latest SATs results.
  • Expect to see smoke and explosions tomorrow at RAF Waddington as its to host a major exercise for emergency services.

Lincolnshire's weather

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Broken cloud and sunny spells this evening. Clear spells overnight with scattered showers persisting.  

The afternoon weather forecast on Monday 11 July 2016

Travel: Overturned lorry closes A16 at Burwell

BBC Travel

There's disruption to traffic at Dark Lane in Burwell as a lorry has overturned. 

The road will be closed in both directions until 10pm whilst the vehicle is recovered.

RAF Waddington to host major exercise tomorrow

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

You're being warned not to be alarmed by smoke and explosions coming from RAF Waddington near Lincoln tomorrow. 

The station will be taking part in a major exercise from 9am until 3pm. It involves both military and civilian emergency services.   

RAF Waddington
BBC

Tickets for Lincoln 16 running out fast

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

More than 4,000 tickets have been snapped up for BBC Lincoln 16 - Green Fields Beyond event at Lincoln Castle.

The team have been rehearsing hard over the weekend for the parade and performance in the castle grounds on Friday and Saturday.

For the preview on Friday 1,123 tickets have gone with another 3,047 people with tickets for the main event on Saturday 16 July. 

Don't worry though, there's still time to grab yours here.

Lincoln Castle
BBC

Weather watchers: A mixed bag for Lincolnshire's skies

BBC Weather Watchers

From the photos we've been getting in from our weather watchers it looks like Lincolnshire is experiencing quite a mix of weather.

From blue, bright skies in Swineshead taken by Jason T...

Swineshead blue skies
BBC

To a wet looking Sleaford sent in by Popcat. At least the flowers brighten up this lovely picture.

Rainy Sleaford
BBC

And of course a spot of grey cloud in Billingborough from Bob3.

You can't get much more mixed than that.

Billingborough clouds
BBC

Travel: Serious incident closes A180 at Immingham

BBC Travel

A collision on the A180 has closed the road between A1173 Immingham and the A1136 at Healing.

Traffic is queuing in both directions between Stallingborough Interchange and the A1136 junction.

The air ambulance has just left the scene.

Lincolnshire Headteacher's fury at SATS results

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A Lincolnshire headteacher has written to parents after being angered by his pupils latest SATs results. 

Around half of the children at Linchfield Primary School in Deeping St James failed to reach the new expected standard for reading, writing and mathematics. 

Head Andy Fawkes says it's down to changes enforced by the Department of Education and he's devastated at the message the results give to the children.

Linchfield Primary School
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I have to say to my children 50% of you have not passed your tests and what does that do to those children? How do they feel about being branded a failure at 11 years old.

Andy FawkesLinchfield Primary School Headteacher

Lincolnshire County Council say they expect Key Stage 2 results to be in line with the national results where 53% reached the new standard. They say because government expectations have been raised the results don't compare with previous years.

Travel: B1174 re-opened following earlier incident

BBC Travel

The B1174 has re-opened following an earlier collision at Spitalgate level and the A1 Little Ponton. 

There is congestion though at Banks Street in Horncastle due to roadworks. 

Slow traffic also between Boundary Street and St Catherine's Grove in Lincoln.

Police concerned for missing Lincoln man

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Concern is growing for a missing man who was last seen in Lincoln more than a fortnight ago. 

The police say 58 year old Phillip Dunn who lives on Burton Road was last seen in Lincoln on Sunday 26th June.

Mr Dunn's motorhome has been found in Colchester, Essex. Since he is keen on motorcycling, officers are keen to hear from anyone in the biking community who knows Phillip. It's thought he could now be driving a white Peugeot Wayfinder motorhome.

Phillip Dunn
BBC

Anyone with information is urged to call Lincolnshire Police on 101.   

Witness appeal following assault near Lincoln

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police are looking to speak to two girls who may have witnessed an assault in Hartsholme. 

Its after a woman, having left the Hartsholme Family Centre, allegedly spat at a young child in a pushchair and had a verbal altercation with another woman on Carrington Drive.

Officers say the girls, identified by their uniform as Priory Witham Academy pupils, may have witnessed the assault and have spoken to the woman accused.

Police
BBC

I would like to speak with them in case they saw this incident. If you are one of them, or know who they might have been, please contact us on 101. Anyone who was on Carrington Drive at the time is also encouraged to come forward.

PC Chloe BarnattLincolnshire Police

Police charge man with murder in Boston

Harry Parkhill

BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Boston have charged a man with his murder.

Sixty-six year old Vidmantas Svedarauskas, of Porcher Way in Boston was formally charged with murder and will appear before Lincoln Magistrates this afternoon.

It's after officers discovered a mans body at a house on Porcher Way on Friday afternoon.

Police say the victim is 61 year-old Manfred Jaedke although a formal identification has not yet been completed. Officers are still tracing relatives outside the UK.

Porcher Way in Boston
BBC

Just 4 days to go until Lincoln 16

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

If you were visiting Lincoln Castle yesterday you were probably wondering why so may people were singing, acting and dancing in the grounds clutching some sort of script.

Well its all part of Lincoln 16, a outdoor arts events in the city this weekend called Greenfields Beyond. It includes a pageant through the city's street and a special production at Lincoln Castle to tell the story of the city's role in the making of the first ever tank.

If you weren't at the castle here's an idea of what was going on.

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If this has made you want to come along to see the spectacle, free tickets are still available online.

Walking festival underway in Lincolnshire

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

People across Lincolnshire have been putting on their boots and getting muddy for this years NK Walking Festival. 

The series of walks which takes place across North Kesteven started at the weekend and continues until Sunday 17th July exploring some of the little known walkways of our county.

We're told you don't need to be fit but just fancy a stroll and a natter. You can see the walks available online.

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Lincolnshire MP congratulates May after Leadsom quits race for PM

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Its not yet set in stone but with Andrea Leadsom now out of the picture having resigned from the Conservative leadership contest this lunchtime, it does look like Theresa May, being the only candidate, will be the next Prime Minister. 

Even so, Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles, has been quick to congratulate Mrs May.

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Police appeal after injured man found in Scunthorpe

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Officers are appealing for help in establishing how a man was injured in Scunthorpe. 

The 30-year-old man was found with injuries to his back, legs, chest and face close to an alleyway to the rear of Sheffield Street, at around 8.45pm yesterday. 

He was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital for treatment.

Lincolnshire's weather this lunchtime

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

There will be some sunny intervals but staying mostly cloudy this afternoon with rain and the chance of thunder.

Broken cloud, with sunny spells this evening.   

Lincolnshire's weather
BBC

"Seaside Tsar" for Skegness: Your views

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Let's take a look at what some of you have been saying about deprivation on the Lincolnshire coast. It after the British Hospitality Association announced their idea to appointment of a Seaside Tsar to help reverse the declining fortunes of places like Skegness, Ingoldmells and Mablethorpe.

I don't think the places themselves are bad, I just think it's the infrastructure that lets it down. Getting to the coast can be a nightmare. No dual carriageways. If it was easier to in and out of then I think our coast would thrive more.

Barry in Conningsby

One end of Cleethorpes suffers from lack of investment. The problem is near the Wonderland side of the resort, it just needs smartening up a bit.

Paul in Grimsby

I think we have a lovely coastline in Lincolnshire. It's only spoiled by holiday makers leaving rubbish behind. Go to Chapel Six Marshes, Anderby Creek, all lovely. Mablethorpe has lovely sands.

Marilyn Rose Hannah

Work has started to fix fault in Magna vault

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

If you visited Lincoln Castle last week, sadly you won't have seen the city's copy of the Magna Carta. 

It's hoped work to fix the vault which houses the historic document will be completed this week after experts discovered a small leak in the drainage system. 

The Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest have had to be moved because of high humidity.

Magna Carta
BBC

We'll let you know when you can see it back in the secure vault at Lincoln Castle.  

Weather watchers: Moody skies across Lincolnshire

BBC Weather Watchers

Some great pictures of Lincolnshire's skies sent in from our weather watchers.

This photo of darkening clouds in Alford was sent in by Alford dog walker.

Alford skies
BBC

Mercuryb took this picture of Morton clouding over.

Morton skies
BBC

Lighter skies though in Hanthorpe where there is more than a hint of blue in between the clouds.

Blue sky in Hanthorpe
BBC

"Seaside Tsar" needed for Skegness says BHA

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

So what do you think about this for an idea? The British Hospitality Association is calling for the appointment of a 'Seaside Tsar' to help reverse the declining fortunes of British seaside towns. 

The call comes as part of a report, commissioned by the association which also says that people living in coastal communities are more likely to be 'poorly educated, unemployed, unemployable and lacking in ambition.'

The Mayor of Skegness has criticised the report. Councillor Dick Edginton says it paints a grim picture which isn't true.

Skegness beach
BBC

If this town was in such a poor state as this reports suggests, people wouldn't come here in ever increasing numbers. We provide a range of holiday opportunities for people to come and enjoy our splendid coast.

Councillor Dick EdgintonMayor of Skegness

Do you think a 'Seaside Tsar' is the way to go? Let us know your views on TwitterFacebook or via Email.  

Police appeal for witnesses to cycle crash near Louth

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

An appeal's being made for witnesses to a collision which has left a cyclist with serious injuries near Louth.

The police say the 65 year old man collided with a stationary vehicle at North Thoresby. He was airlifted to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. 

It happened on Friday afternoon on Ludborough Road. Anyone with information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on the 101 non-emergency number.

Ambulance paramedics
BBC

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the latest headlines from the Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Investigations are underway into the murder of a man from Boston.
  • It's been suggested a Seaside Tsar should be appointed to help the survival of Lincolnshire's coastal towns.
  • Disruption in Grantham after incident involving a motorcyle and a van on the B1174.

Stop gardening to save bees

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

How often do you potter around in your garden weeding or pruning the shrubs to keep it neat and tidy?

Well if its quite often, you're being asked to do less gardening to help stop the decline of bees. 

The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust wants people to cut their grass less often and allow more wild flowers and plants to grow. 

The trust is also encouraging farmers, councils and even the county's RAF to create more insect-friendly habitats.

Bee on flower
BBC

Think about just leaving some refuges in your garden at allow wild flowers to grow, for there to be a little bit of cover and that can really be a lifeline to insects.

Mark SchofieldLincolnshire Wildlife Trust Conservation Officer

Travel: Bus services return to normal in Grantham

BBC Travel

Buses in part of Grantham have now resumed their normal service. 

It's after an incident involving a motorcycle and a van closing the B1174 in both directions at Spitalgate level and the A1 Little Ponton.

Centre Bus whose depot is in the incident area say they are now managing to get buses out to the bus station through a nearby car showroom. 

Six hundred fines for holiday truancy in Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We all know its cheaper to go on holiday during the school term than the holiday season. So taking the kids out of school for a week during term time is something many parents are considering even if is means a fine.

This academic year more than 600 school fines have been issued to Lincolnshire parents.

MPs are preparing to debate the issue in Westminster after almost 200,000 parents signed a petition calling for them to be allowed to take children on holiday during the school year. 

Family on holiday
BBC

Travel: A158 partially blocked at Burgh Le Marsh

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the A158 High Street at Burgh Le Marsh following a collision. The road is partially blocked at the Ingoldmells Road junction.

Congestion also at Kates Bridge on the A15 in Thurlby in the roadworks.

Investigation over pedestrian death in Lincoln

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Investigations are continuing after a pedestrian died in a collision near Lincoln. 

Emergency services were called to the B1188 outside Branston in the early hours of yesterday morning. 

A 41 year old man died in the incident which involved a silver Volkswagen Passat. 

Police are appealing for witnesses. 

Police incident
BBC

BBC Breakfast talking coastal deprivation live from Skegness

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

What a lovely photo of the coast in Skegness.

Our colleagues at BBC Breakfast are on the beach this morning to talk about this report on The British Hospitality Association calling for more investment in coastal communities.

See what they have to say about it here.

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Headlines across Lincolnshire

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Police are treating a man's death in Boston as murder.
  • More than 600 school fines have been issued to Lincolnshire parents this academic year.
  • You're being asked to do less gardening to help stop the decline of bees. 

Weather for Lincolnshire

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Windy with scattered showers and some sunny intervals, especially this afternoon.

Some showers will be heavy, particularly this afternoon.  

Weather Lincolnshire
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Police treating Boston death as murder

Harry Parkhill

BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

The death of a man whose body was found at a house in Boston is now being treated as murder, police say.

Officers were called to the house on Porcher Way on Friday afternoon and initially described the death as unexplained. 

However, following a post mortem examination they say they are now treating it as murder.

A 66-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident remains in police custody. A 41-year-old woman who was also arrested has been released on bail.

Police
BBC

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything unusual in the area between 5pm on Thursday afternoon and 4pm on Friday to contact them.  

Travel update: Crash causing disruption to travel in Grantham

BBC Travel

There's been an accident involving a motorcyle and a van in Grantham. 

The B1174 is currently closed in both directions at Spitalgate level and the A1 Little Ponton. Drivers are being advised to avoid the area.

Centre Bus says it's struggling to get services into the town and it's also affecting school buses.

Good morning: Welcome to Lincolnshire Live

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Hello, Natasha here in Lincoln ready to bring you all the latest news, travel, sport and weather from across the county on Monday 11 July.

I'll be with you until 18:00 today.

As ever if you'd like to get in touch you can through Twitter,Facebook or via Email.