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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 12 July 2016

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Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

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Extending caravan season 'too risky' say officials

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A call to extend the season for static caravan owners on the Lincolnshire coast is just "too risky" according to the Environment Agency.

Site operator Blue Anchor Leisure - which has around 5,000 holiday homes on the county coast has applied to alter the rules on when caravans can be used.

An aerial shot of caravans on the Lincolnshire coast
BBC

At present caravan owners can only use their vans nine months of the year - with winter off limits.

And the Environment Agency's told us this afternoon that's how it should stay, because in the winter the flood risk is much higher.

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • £2.5bn contract to maintain county's RAF Typhoon fleet signed
  • Calls to extend caravan season on coast rejected by Environment Agency
  • Man remanded in custody after being charged with murder in Boston at weekend

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Lorry fire

BBC Travel

There's a lorry fire on the A17 at Sutton Bridge. 

Police and fire officers are at the scene. Lincolnshire Police says there's severe congestion but one side of the road is passable with care.

New £2.1bn contract for Typhoon engineers

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Hundreds of skilled jobs will be safeguarded in Lincolnshire after a new contract was signed to maintain the county's fleet of Typhoon fighter aircraft.

BAE Systems has been looking after the RAF Coningsby-based fleet for the last seven years and has agreed the new contract with the Ministry of Defence.

Typhoon
BAE Systems

Managing Director of BAE Systems Military Air & Information Chris Boardman said: “We are extremely pleased that the agreement will extend our close working relationship with the MoD."

Gainsborough death 'not suspicious'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Police say the discovery of a man's body at the weekend isn't being treated as suspicious. 

The 55-year-old was found at Foxby Hill in Gainsborough on Sunday. 

The man had recently been bailed by police. The death has been voluntarily referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Takeaway owner fined for dirty conditions

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A takeaway owner has been fined for six food hygiene offences after an inspection found dirty equipment and a risk of contamination.

Fateh Sher Khichi, the proprietor of Spice Up in Chapel St Leonards, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to six offences.

Spice Up Chapel St Leonards
Google/ East Lindsey District Council

The takeaway owner was fined £1,230 and told to pay £1,000 in costs.

The council’s Environmental Health Manager, Mike Harrison, said: “Poor food hygiene is unacceptable and the council will take action against any food business that falls short of the required standards.”

Trainee teachers get help from Imps footballers

James Williams

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Teacher training at a Lincoln University is to get new support from Lincoln City footballers. 

The squad will also help coach the Bishop Grosseteste University's football team. 

Danny and Nicky Cowley (below) have just taken over the management at Sincil Bank and are former teachers themselves.

Danny and Nicky Cowley
BBC

Woman arsonist 'should never have been jailed'

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A Lincoln woman who set fire to her flat should never have been sent to prison, according to the Court of Appeal. 

Helen Smalley who's now known as Amelia, and lived at Epsom Road in the city, was found guilty of arson at Lincoln Crown Court in June 2008. 

Today Appeal Court judges in London ruled that the open-ended jail term should be replaced with a hospital order after hearing she had a personality disorder.

The headlines across Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Man charged with murder in Boston at weekend remanded in custody
  • Siemens moves to calm Brexit fears among Lincolnshire workforce
  • Lincoln City footballers to deliver training on university's teacher training course

Cyclist dies after hitting parked car

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A 65-year-old man has died after riding his bike into a car in a Lincolnshire village.

The man hit a stationary Mercedes on Ludborough Road in North Thoresby, near Louth, on Friday.

Officers have appealed for a woman who was driving a small blue car in the area to get in touch. Officers believe she may be an "important witness".

Scunthorpe says 'no' to hate crime

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Councillors in North Lincolnshire say they're taking a zero tolerance approach to hate crime following the UK's decision to leave the European Union. 

Two incidences have been recorded in North Lincolnshire since the referendum result. 

Man holding a no to racism sign
Getty Images

A meeting is being held later today in Scunthorpe to discuss condemning hate crimes and intolerance.   

Man charged with murder is remanded in custody

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A man accused of the murder of a 61-year-old neighbour has been remanded in custody following an appearance at Lincoln Crown Court this morning

Vidmantas Svedarauskas, 66, of Porcher Way, Boston, is accused of the murder of Manfred Jaedke.

Mr Jaedke, a German national who had lived in the UK for a number of years, was found dead at his home in Porcher Way on Friday.

Siemens moves to calm Brexit fears

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

One of Lincolnshire's biggest private employers, Siemens, has said it will continue to invest in the UK, despite earlier warnings that a vote to leave the EU could affect its future activities in the country. 

The firm employs more than 1,500 people at two sites in Lincoln. 

Joe Kaeser
EPA

Speaking at an event at the House of Commons, chief executive Joe Kaeser said they remained fully committed to manufacturing in the UK.  

Tory leadership: Sir Edward 'disappointed' by Leadsom exit

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh's released a statement this morning about the Tory leadership race.

He congratulates Theresa May and says he's confident she can be a "great Prime Minister".

Sir Edward Leigh
BBC

But he adds: "I myself thought Andrea Leadsom was the best candidate and I'm disappointed she's pulled out. 

"A free, frank, and friendly debate among party members would have made a healthy contribution to our political culture, and it would be good for Conservative party members to have their say."

Firefighters throw open doors to public

Watch: Sunny spells and isolated showers

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The weather with Owain Wyn Evans.

Watch: Police dog in training

Here's one of our police dogs in training - doesn't take him long to find the "hidden firearm".

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Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: M180 disruption

BBC Travel

There are some delays because of debris on the road on the M180 eastbound between J4, for the A15 at Scawby and J5 for the A15 at Barnetby Top.  

Headteacher's 'heartbreak' letter over SATS

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here's a letter written by a Lincolnshire headteacher over the SATS results of pupils at his school. 

Andy Fawkes is unhappy at his results after the government changed the marking system. 

letter
Andy Fawkes

Mr Fawkes has been supported by teaching unions - the government says this year's results should not be compared with previous results.

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Lincolnshire train death victim yesterday was man aged 39 British Transport Police say
  • Calls to extend season for static caravan owners in Lincolnshire 'too risky' says council
  • Lincoln city centre fire this morning was 'disused warehouse' says fire brigade

Pre-season training for Scunthorpe United

BBC Humberside Sport

Scunthorpe United manager Graham Alexander says he loves pre-season even though players usually don't! 

Scunthorpe United players at the training camp in Austria
Scunthorpe United FC

This is the period when a manager can really work with the players... so we've got probably a five week period were we can really bed in what we are about and what we want the team to be about, so its a great time I think for a manager."

Graham AlexanderScunthorpe United Manager

The Iron are in Austria for a training camp during which they'll play two games, with the first today against a lowly ranked club, Union UNIS Gschwandt.  

Fitties decision up for discussion

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

The decision to close the Humberstone Fitties chalet park for another two months each year will be discussed later by people who live there and local councillors.

Last month North East Lincolnshire Council decided to double the "no access'" period for the park to help mitigate the risk of flooding. 

The Fitties' Owners Residents Association has criticised the decision, saying that the reasoning behind it was flawed. 

Chalets in the Humberston Fitties
BBC

Lincoln fire: Update

Police continue search for missing Philip

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Philip Dunn's from from Burton Road, Lincoln. His motorhome was found in Colchester, Essex, after he went missing on Sunday, 26 June.

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Weather across Lincolnshire: Dry and mild

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Two letters sum the weather up today: OK. At least there's no sign of rain.

Weather graphic
BBC

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire neswroom this morning:

  • Lincolnshire headteacher writes to parents to tell of his 'heartbreak' over SATS tests results
  • Static caravan site owners call for restrictions on winter opening hours to be relaxed
  • Service to be held at former RAF Metheringham to remember station's war heroes

County MPs support new PM

Scott Dalton

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We've been hearing from some of our MPs this morning about yesterday's political moves.

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman and Victoria Atkins of Louth and Horncastle have welcomed Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister.

Victoria Atkins
BBC

Ms Atkins, who was supporting Mrs May in the now abandoned leadership race, says she's "delighted" the country has it's second female prime minister.  

Pictures show overturned lorry on A16

Lincolnshire Echo

If you were stuck on the A16 between Alford and Louth yesterday - this is what the problem was. More pictures on the Lincolnshire Echo website here.

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Fire alert in Lincoln city centre

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here's a tweet from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue - Firth Road's off Tritton Road behind the St Mark's Retail Park. More on this as we get it.

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Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Morning, welcome to Lincolnshire Live on Tuesday July 12, 2016.

Martin here until 18.00 to keep you up to date with all the county's news, sport, travel and weather.

We love to hear from you about what's going on where you are - you can get in touch via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Right, let's get started - a weather forecast and headlines are on the way.