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Summary

  1. Live updates have finished on Friday 15 July 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 1pm on Saturday

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 another week done and dusted everybody.

Lincolnshire Live will be back from 1pm tomorrow for special coverage of Lincoln16 and Green Fields Beyond, join us then because trust me, you won't want to miss it. 

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Coming up on Look North tonight

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The weather with Keeley

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's the weather with Keeley

The headlines

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

  • Two teens charged with Spalding murders appear in Lincoln Crown Court.
  • Lincolnshire County Councillor 'very tempted' to run for vacant UKIP leadership.
  • Boston golfer playing in The Open.
  • Preview performance of Green Fields Beyond taking place in the Castle this evening.

Victoria Ayling 'keeping options open'

Rod Whiting

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A Lincolnshire County Councillor is mulling over a decision to stand for the leadership of UKIP.

I've been chatting to Victoria Ayling about leadership ambitions as well as the future of her party, take a listen:

A Lincolnshire County Councillor says she's very tempted' to enter the leadership race

Traffic and Travel: A158 re-opens

BBC Travel

The A158 has re-opened in Gunby after a crash earlier today.

Have you seen Elsie?

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

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Yes, I know it's the twitter handle for Dog Lost but I'm sure they'll be able to lend a hand if you spot her.

Lincolnshire PCC eggs on Ayling for UKIP leadership

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Earlier we told you about County Councillor Victoria Ayling's leadership ambitions. 

Marc Jones succesfully ran against her for the role of Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commisioner but it looks like he was impressed by what he saw...

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The Mongol rally

Melvyn Prior

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

I've been chatting with a team of students about to head to Russia in an old banger, with an anvil (yes, really) on the roof.

Joe and Jan joined me in the studio but their partner Jake was missing...

Take a listen:

Thousands of miles, three students and an anvil

Boston golfer continues Open campaign

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Boston's Dave Coupland is playing in The Open again today.

He got off too a roaring start yesterday, shooting a one-over-par 72 better than the world number one Jason Day 

He starts at just after 4 o'clock this afternoon. A round of even par today should see him make the cut for the weekend. 

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Cops call for kettle back

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

I was going for a "pot calling kettle black" thing, gettit? No? Nevermind.

Police want to speak to this man after a kettle was stolen from an electrical store in Sheep Market, Spalding.

kettle man
Lincolnshire police

Grantham man jailed for rapes

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Rapist Darren Blackley has been jailed for 16 years.

Blackley, 36, pleaded guilty to eight counts of rape and two other charges, involving children, at Lincoln Crown Court today.

His crimes took place across 2015 and 2016.

Darren Blackley
Lincolnshire police

This is a significant sentence which reflects the abhorrence of the offences. I would like to thank the victim and family for their bravery in coming forward.

DC Trisha WellsGrantham Public Protection Unit

Traffic and Travel: Crash on the A158

BBC Travel

A diversion is in place on the A158 in Gunby with queuing traffic in both directions. 

There's been a crash between Baker's Lane junction and the Greengate Road junction.

Superstar sell out

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

If you were hoping to get a ticket for an extra performance of Jesus Christ Superstar today then I'm afraid you're too late

They've sold out in just SEVEN minutes this morning.  

The extra date was added when tickets sold out for the original run of performances in August in five and a half hours.

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Lincoln Cathedral
Elizabeth Edwards and Katie Edwards

Two 14-year-olds appear in court charged with murdering a mother and daughter who were found dead at their home.

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Anti-poaching patrols in Horncastle

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The weather with Clare Nasir

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's the weather with Clare

UKIP County Councillor considering a leadership bid

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

In a shocking event in a week of shocking events, Nigel Farage stepped down as the leader of UKIP at the beginning of last week. 

Obviously he's left some big shoes to fill as well as questions about the party's future now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union.

One of those looking to fill them is Lincolnshire County Councillor Victoria Ayling, we're going to speak to her about her leadership ambitions a bit later on.

Spalding deaths: No plea from yet from accused teens

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Memorial service to be held for hero dog

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A heroic military dog who saved more than 1,000 lives during five tours of duty will be remembered at a service tomorrow. 

The Springer spaniel Buster earned a row of campaign medals for his service of duty to Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Buster
BBC

Buster retired in 2011 and died last year at the the home of his handler, Flight Sergeant Will Barrow in Lincolnshire. The service will be held at RAF Waddington.   

Heavy traffic on the A158

BBC Travel

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Well that's Friday for you.

Trial of Spalding teens will continue in Nottingham in September

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

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This is often the case with youth trials in Lincolnshire.

Teens charged with murder appearing in Lincoln Crown Court

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lincoln16 behind the scenes

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It's the preview performance of Green Fields Beyond tonight, the centrepeice of Lincoln16 which commemorates the City's role in developing the tank.

One of our newsreaders, Corazon Garcia, is helping set things up today and she's even got a couple of lines as well! 

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I think the last picture is my favourite. 

The headlines

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

  • 52-year-old killed in A16 motorbike crash in Spilsby
  • Woman thrown out of bath after car crashes through wall of her home
  • Hundreds of thousands of pounds given by Lottery Fund to Grantham park 

Woodhall Spa's blast to the past

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

I hope you've brushed up on your Lindy Hop! Preparations are underway for a 1940s festival which brings thousands of people to a Lincolnshire village.

The event, in Woodhall Spa tomorrow and Sunday, includes re-enactments and music - visitors are encouraged to wear 40s costumes. 

Woodhall Spa 1940's Festival
Woodhall Spa 1940's Festival
Woodhall Spa 1940's Festival
Woodhall Spa 1940's Festival

Weather watchers: Spectacular skies in Cleethorpes

BBC Weather Watchers

We've really been treated to some special sunrises and sunsets over the past few weeks. Let's head over to the coast to see what's its been looking like in Cleethorpes shall we?

This one was captured by bradcharltonwells:

Cleethorpes
BBC

And this one comes from glyn55:

Cleethorpes
BBC

Keep them coming folks.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds for Lincolnshire park

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A whopping £818,000 is going to be spent on reviving Grantham's Wyndham Park.

Wyndham park
wyndhamparkforum

The money has come from Lottery funding and it's hoped it'll restore the First World War memorial park to its former glory. 

Lottery grant
South Kesteven District Council

It’s even more poignant that this funding has been secured a century on from the time when the park was built in memory of local people who fought during the First World War.

John KnowlesChairman of Wyndham Park Forum

Woman thrown out of bath after car smashes into house

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We told you yesterday about Kyle Rance, who was jailed for two and a half years after crashing his car through the wall of a house in Louth.

Crash
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More details have emerged from the case, heard by a jury in Lincoln Crown Court, including that the occupant of the house, Angela Watson, was in the bath at the time.

I was propelled through the opposite wall. I went across the bathroom. I finished up where the wall had been. The wall came down on top of me.

Angela WatsonHomeowner

Ms Watson had to spend 13 weeks in hospital to recover from the injuries she sustained and it cost £30,000 to repair the damage to her house.

Weather watchers: Stunning sunrise in Boston

BBC Weather Watchers

This one was captured by our very own Scott Dalton as he dragged himself out of bed to present the Breakfast Show this morning:

Boston
BBC

Truly a man of many talents!

Police launch investigation after A16 death

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

An investigation's underway after a 52 year old man died when his motorbike collided with a car near Spilsby.

It happened yesterday afternoon on the A16 at Keal Cotes. 

The police are appealing for witnesses. 

Fire and rescue help trapped horse

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Much like working in the news, you never know what the day has in store for you when you work for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue!

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Traffic and Travel: A15 congestion

BBC Travel

A relatively easy start to the morning with not a lot to report so far. 

We've got roadworks doing their thing and slowing everyone down in Thurlby. It's in the Kates Bridge area.

The headlines

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

  • A 52 year old man's died at the scene of a collision after his motorbike crashed with a car near Spilsby.
  • A man who drove his car through the wall of a house in Lincolnshire, throwing a woman out of her bath has been jailed.
  • Around £800,000 pounds is being spent on reviving a Lincolnshire park. 
  • First performance of Green Fields Beyond tonight as part of Lincoln16.

The weather

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

After a dry and bright start, thickening cloud will bring some patchy rain from midday. 

It should become drier and brighter again later in the day as rain clears away to the east.  

Temp chart
BBC

Good morning, welcome to today's Live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Hello from Lincoln, Alex here.

The horrible events in France will be no doubt dominating the headlines today but I'll be bringing you all the latest news, travel, sport and weather from across Lincolnshire.

As always I want to know what's happening where you are so please get in touch via email, Facebook or Twitter.