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Summary

  1. Live updates have finished on Monday 18 July 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Natasha Turney

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Four things we learnt today in Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Thanks for being for us today, Alex will be here tomorrow from 08:00 keeping you up to date with all the latest news, weather and travel.

In the meantime lets look back at four things we didn't know when we woke up this morning..

See you tomorrow!

Watch: Look North headlines this evening

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Headlines from Peter - with the full story at 1830 on BBC One

Lancaster crew aim to show at Sunderland

Harry Parkhill

BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

Having been out of the hangar on three flights in two days after a long spell of engineering issues, Thumper's crew are hoping to get her airbourne again, this time for a show. 

They say the UK's only airworthy Lancaster could show this weekend in Sunderland, one of her first of the season.

The station Commander of RAF Coningsby where the aircraft is based, says its dependent on how practices go this week with the crew and with the Spitfire and Hurricane.

So look to the skies all this week as Thumper will be out flying.

Lancaster bomber
BBC

Getting her flying is just the beginning really. She needs to now be used to train the crews so we can get her into a position where she can display.

Jez AttridgeStation Commander of RAF Coningsby

Weather: Sunny evening, staying warm overnight

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Staying sunny and hot into this evening with a warm and muggy night ahead. Temperatures dropping to just 18 degrees overnight.

Lincolnshire's weather
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Tough trek for Louth firefighters

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Earlier we shared with you the story of firefighters in Louth battling the heat to complete a gruelling triathlon marathon for charity. 

At around 10 o'clock they took to the water for the middle kayak stage after cycling 56 miles. Seven hours later, they've arrived at Kirkstead Bridge and are ready to set off for a 26 mile run back to Louth in 26 degree heat.

Some call them crazy, we call them very brave as it's all being done to raise money for the firefighters charity.

Louth firefighters on a charity triathalon
BBC

We couldn't have picked a nicer day for it but it doesn't really help us as its sapping our strength a lot.

Paul BrownFirefighter

Dangerous driver pleads guilty over death of motorcyclist

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A 45-year-old van driver has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a motorcyclist by careless driving in Lincolnshire. 

Stephen Day from Sheffield was involved in a collision at Baston near Bourne in October 2015. 

Forty-two year old Steven Bristow from Bourne died of his injuries. Sentencing has been adjourned until next month. 

Lincoln Crown Court
BBC

Lincoln is hotter than Germany - find out where else

BBC Weather

With the temperatures soaring today to 26 degrees celcius its likely they'll be a few burnt noses around the office tomorrow but would it be hotter if you went abroad?

Well according to BBC Weather, not necessarily.

Lincoln isn't quite as hot as Thailand or Cuba but it does top Germany and Brazil which has temperatures of around a mere 18 degrees celcius.

World temperatures
BBC

Lincolnshire bikers warned to stay off private land

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Off road bikers are being warned to stay off private land in Grantham. 

The police say they're using fields at the top of Dysart Road without the owner's permission. 

Officers say they will take action against the riders and their bikes could be seized.  

Police
BBC

Level crossings: Lincoln issues resolved but problems now at Swineshead

BBC Travel

Traffic has eased in Lincoln as the earlier level crossing barrier issues have been sorted. 

However there are now problems at Station Road level crossing in Swineshead which has now been closed. Traffic is moving very slow in the area.

Network rail say different faults have been recorded at each level crossing and they are currently working to fix the issues at Spalding and Swineshead. 

Problem closes Spalding rail crossings

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police in Spalding are warning you to not use rail crossings in the Woolram Wygate area of the town.

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BreakingTravel: Level crossing failure in Lincoln

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic in Lincoln city centre because of a failure at Lincoln's High Street level crossing. 

Its also looking busy in and around Boston, Barnetly Le Wold and Bourne where there's slow traffic and congestion on the A15 at Thurlby in both directions at the Kates Bridge junction.

Lincoln beach is back

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

If you don't fancy the hour drive to the Lincolnshire coast but still want to sit on the beach then you're in luck as Lincoln beach is back in for the summer. 

Thousands of tonnes of sand have been placed this year on the city's Cornhill area.

Lots of people have already been down with their buckets and spades.

Lincoln beach
bbc

Police appeal for sightings of wanted man

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The police are looking for a Lincolnshire man who went missing during his trial at Lincoln Crown Court. 

Officers are appealing for sightings of Shane Boyton from Holbeach. 

The 37-year-old was found guilty of two offences of burglary in his absence.  

Shane Boyton from Holbeach.
BBC

Holidays in Turkey: Advice from a Lincoln travel agent

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

With all the chaos going on in Turkey at the moment and an estimated 50,000 Brits on holiday in Turkey at the moment, we've been finding out from a local travel agent whether its still safe to go there. 

Mark Brewer, the owner of Imp Travel in Lincoln says as expected some people going on holiday are feeling nervous. However he says airports are returning to normal and coastal resorts where most tourists are and are heading to, don't appear to be significantly affected. Most hotels will keep things as normal as possible.

Bodrum beach, Turkey
BBC

The Foreign Office is advising people to be vigilant and are warning people to avoid areas like Ankara and Istanbul.   

Honorary doctorate for Oscar winner in Lincoln

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

You'll know him from Only Fools and Horses, Bridget Jones’ Diary, and Gangs of New York but you've probably not seem him in a mortar board and gown... well that's until now.

The Oscar-winning Lincolnshire-born actor and film star Jim Broadbent will receive an honorary doctorate this week from Bishop Grosseteste University.

Jim Broadbent
BBC

Mr Broadbent will join the 1,127 students graduating from the university on Wednesday.  

Record crowds at Woodhall Spa's 1940s weekend

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

It was pretty busy in Woodhall Spa this weekend as the 1940's festival was enjoyed in the village.

Its always a very popular event with memorabilia, stalls and the whole town taken back in time but organisers say this event was their biggest yet, drawing in record crowds.

Woodhall Spa 1940s weekend
BBC

Despite a traffic management company being brought in following problems in 2015, the number of people travelling to the event brought the village to a standstill.  

Heat wave warnings in Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

With temperatures set to soar to a scorching 30 degrees across the county this week the Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group has issued advice about how to keep yourself safe in the sun.

They say to drink plenty of fluids, but avoid caffeine, fizzy drinks and alcohol.

Since the sun doesn't come around very often most of us want to soak up the rays but the NHS says try to stay out of the sun between 11:00 to 15:00 and wear a high factor sun cream containing UVA and UVB protection. 

Skegness beach
BBC

You're also being asked to look after your relatives as vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and very young who are considered to be at most risk, as high temperatures can exacerbate heart and breathing problems.  

Your headlines this lunchtime

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the headlines from the Lincolnshire newsroom this lunchtime:

Louth firefighters triathalon challenge

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

There's a full day ahead for these firefighters from Louth as they aim to complete a triathalon with a difference.

They started at Louth this morning cycling around 56 miles into Lincoln. Pictured here when they finished the ride at Brayfrod Pool they're now heading off to kayak to Kirkstead Bridge along the River Witham. 

That's all wrapped up with a 26-mile run back to Louth, sounds easy right?

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Fingers crossed for them as its all to raise money for the Firefighters' Charity.

I'll keep you updated with their progress throughout the day. 

What will the weather do this afternoon?

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to become very warm today and temperatures will rise this afternoon.

Most places will remain dry, warm and sunny but a sea-breeze will keep the Lincolnshire coast slightly cooler.  

Lincolnshire weather this lunchtime
BBC

Lincolnshire school develop smart phone app

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Can you remember back to those day when you first started secondary school and the world was all a little bit daunting?

Well students at a school in Queen Elizabeth's High School in Gainsborough have developed a smart phone app to help primary pupils settle into their new schools. 

Phone apps
BBC

Year seven pupils there have worked with experts to provide new students with information, advice and support. 

It's hoped the students can draw on their own memories of starting school to help others. 

Watch: Lancaster delights crowds in BBMF formation

Harry Parkhill

BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

Earlier we shared the news that the UK's only airworthy Lancaster had re-emerged from her hangar at RAF Conningsby after months of engineering work for test flights at the weekend.

Well now she's got back in the rhythm of it, Thumper has been back out. This time in her Battle of Britain Memorial Flight formation with a Spitfire and Hurricane.

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Lots of people have taken to social media to share their delight that she's back flying high. If you see her go, let us know and send us you photos on Facebook, Twitter or via Email.

Motorcyclist in fatal crash named by police

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The name of a motorcyclist killed in a crash on the A16 in Lincolnshire has been released by the police. 

Fifty-two year old Mark Wallace from Oakham was involved in a collision with a car at Keal Cotes near Spilsby. It happened late last Thursday afternoon. 

Mark Wallace, 52.
BBC

Mark's son, Sam, paid tribute to his father, saying: " He was a great dad, always there for me and he will be deeply missed."  

Boys fall behind in the classroom

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We've all got our strengths and weaknesses it when it comes to learning, some pick it up easy whilst others find concepts very difficult to grasp.

However, it seems boys in Lincolnshire are trailing behind girls when it comes to language skills before they've even started school. 

Save the Children says more than a fifth of boys are falling behind in basic communication skills.

Primary school classroom
BBC

Travel: Congestion in the county but earlier incidents cleared

BBC Travel

Earlier problems at Grantham and Leadenham have now cleared.

There's still some congestion in Stallingborough following a two lorry crash but traffic is now moving. 

Elsewhere the A160 remains closed at Immingham due to over running roadworks. That's causing very slow traffic between Brockelsby Interchange and A1077 Ulceby Road junction.

Weather watchers: Lincolnshire gardens bathed in sunshine

BBC Weather Watchers

It looks like blue skies and sunshine right across the county today. As always you've been sending us some lovely photos of what its like where you are.

Blue skies in Keisby taken by Heather
BBC
Blue skies in Morton taken by mercuryb
bbc

Let us know what the weather's like where you are by joining our group of Weather Watchers.

Lincolnshire drivers urged to slow for horses

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

When you pass a horse and rider on the roads its common courtesy to slow down to not startle the horse. However we all know not every driver follows the same principle.

A campaign has now been set up by The British Horse Society urging drivers in Lincolnshire to slow down when they drive past horse riders.

Its called Dead Slow and is asking you to drive at 15mph when going past a horse. 

Since 2010, there have been 41 road incidents involving the animals in the county and three riders have died.

Horses and riders on the road
BBC

Watch Thumper back in Lincolnshire's skies

Harry Parkhill

BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

Did you hear the sound of four Merlin engines roaring across Lincolnshire yesterday?

Well that's because the UK's only airworthy Lancaster bomber took to the skies once again after a year riddled with mechanical problems. 

Thumper came out of her hangar at RAF Conningsby for test flights. 

Lancaster takes to the skies again in Lincolnshire

Hopefully she'll be back displaying with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight very soon!

Lincoln City fanzine brought back to life

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

If you're a fan of Lincoln City and used to get the fanzine, you'll be glad to know its making a comeback. 

The Deranged Ferret was in its prime in the mid to late 80s but eventually folded. Now its being re-released due to demand from supporters by lifelong Imps fan Gary Hutchinson. 

Deranged Ferret
BBC

The new edition is already being printed and will soon be available to buy at matches.

I think it was a little bit of nostalgia, a bit of egging on from a couple of people who missed it and that's what drove it forward.

Gary HutchinsonFanzine editor

Your headlines this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are your headlines from the BBC Lincolnshire newsroom this morning:

  • Drivers in Lincolnshire are being urged to slow down when they drive past horse riders.
  • A live production marking 100 years since the tank was invented in Lincoln has been hailed a success by its organisers.
  • A fanzine popular with Lincoln City fans in the 80s is to be brought back to life.

Travel: A180 blocked westbound in Stallingborough

BBC Travel

The A180 in Stallingborough is blocked and queuing westbound between the A1136 junction and the Stallingborough interchange. Its due to a three-vehicle collision. 

Successful weekend for Lincoln 16

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Thousands of you joined us in a weekend of music, drama and dance to commemorate 100 years since the birth of the tank in Lincoln. 

A procession through the city's streets was followed by a spectacular performance and light display for Lincoln 16 - Green Fields Beyond at Lincoln Castle, which was watched by more than 12,000 people. 

Organisers have hailed it as a great success. 

Lincoln 16 - Green fields Beyond
BBC
Lincoln 16 - Green fields Beyond
BBC

If you didn't manage to catch any of the action that's okay, as you can watch the evening performance at Lincoln Castle again here.

Weather: Warm and sunny for Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Very warm today as temperatures rise so there is a chance of some isolated thunderstorms later on.

However most places will remain dry with sunny spells.

Lincolnshire's weather forecast
BBC

Travel: Incidents causing congestion in Grantham and Leadenham

BBC Travel

The A1 is partially blocked with slow moving traffic southbound at Grantham North due to a crash.

That's backing up to the Great Gonerby turnoff and is also affecting the B1174 Great North Road.

One lane is also closed with slow traffic on the A17 westbound in Leadenham at the Cliff Road junction. Recovery work is taking place following an earlier collision.

Good morning: Welcome to BBC 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 18 July.

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

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