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  1. Updates on Thursday 28 July 2016

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Five things we learnt today

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

That's the end of our live updates today, but we're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. 

In the meantime, here's five things we've learnt today:

Here's the weather forecast for Lincolnshire this evening

BBC Weather

We should get a break in the cloud at about 19:00 this evening for some late sunshine.

Lows this evening of 15C (59F).

Cloudy first thing.

weather map
BBC

Teenagers' market to become regular feature

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A teenagers' market set up for young traders will become a regular attraction in Lincoln.

Bishop Grosseteste University will run the market in Lincoln's Cornhill from October this year.

market
BBC

It follows a similar market organised by the Sleaford Town Team which saw 20 traders from as far as Oakham.

Clare Rayner, chair of Sleaford Town Team, said: "This is something we simply haven’t got the funds to achieve, so we couldn’t be happier to see this development as it will inevitably make a huge difference to the teenage traders."

Guy Martin world record attempt: Weeds 'will be removed' say Brayford Trust

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

The trust in charge of the Brayford in Lincoln say it will be dredged to remove the weeds that hampered Guy Martin's world record attempt.

A number of issues, including the warm weather, meant the weeds are out of control and the machine used to cut them back does not go deep enough.

Guy Martin
BBC

David Rossington from the Brayford Trust says: "There are still massive weeds close to the bottom, they can only be taken out by dredging."

Speed freak Martin was trying to set a new record for the fastest human- powered water vessel.

His Facebook page says: "Owing to problems with weed in Brayford Pool, Guy's water speed world record attempt will unfortunately no longer be taking place today. 

"Guy would like to say 'ta for the support, I look forward to having another crack at it down the line.'

Appeal after teenage girl suffers facial injuries in alleged assault

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Police are appealing for witnesses following the alleged assault of a 17-year-old girl from Grimsby.

The victim suffered a cut to her face and bruising in the incident which is believed to have taken place on Freshney Place at about 19:00 on Tuesday.  

Security on 'different level' at this year's Living Islam

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We've been told that security is at a "completely different level" at this year's Living Islam Festival in Lincolnshire which gets under way today.

Thousands of Muslim and non-Muslim families are expected to attend the four-day event at the Lincolnshire Showground.

tent at Living Islam
BBC

Speaking from the event, Ashley Peatfield, editor of Religion and Ethics for the BBC, says the last few months in particular have been difficult for the Muslim community.

He said: "There is a sensitivity in the Muslim community and part of that is because they would quite rightly point out that the kind of atrocities we've been seeing in France have got nothing to do with them, it's someone else making an association with their faith.

"You come to an event like this and you look at what these people are doing and talking about and what they're about is running lives in an ordinary way."

On security, he added: "Security's on a completely different level from what it was three or four years ago, and of course there is security here, it's not something you're immediately conscious of, but inevitably they do all the checks that everyone has to do when putting on a big event like this."

Councillor vows to save 'last bank in village'

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The futures of staff at nine more Lincolnshire banks are in the balance after Lloyds announced it is slashing 3,000 more jobs. 

Two branches in Lincoln and seven more in North Hykeham, Market Rasen, Alford, Coningsby, Horncastle, Mablethorpe and Louth are caught up in the uncertainty over the banking group's future. 

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Market Rasen Town Councillor, Ken Bridger, says he will fight to save the Lloyds - the last bank in the village.

Traffic and travel: Delays south of Stamford

BBC Travel

Be aware of congestion on the A47 both ways at the A43 junction because of an accident involving three cars.

travel map
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'Muslim Glastonbury' returns to Lincolnshire

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are some pictures from the Living Islam Festival at the Lincolnshire Showground as the event gears up for a busy few days.

Thousands are expected to descend on the four-day event aimed at Muslim and non-Muslim families from across the country.

More to follow.

Living Islam
BBC

Eyes down: Are you at risk of developing a gambling problem?

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Legs eleven, two fat ladies, two little ducks... Do you play bingo? There are claims that one in 10 people who play are at risk of developing a gambling problem. Maybe for you it's just a bit of fun and a chance to socialise. Or have you found yourself getting addicted? Let us know. 

bingo
BBC

Traffic and travel: Train disruption update

BBC Travel

Up to an hours delay between Sleaford and Spalding.

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Traffic and Travel: Train disruption

BBC Travel

Be aware if you're travelling in this area today

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Here's the headlines from Lincolnshire this afternoon

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here are the top stories from the newsroom this afternoon:

  • Prince Edwards has been at RAF Cranwell as students graduates from the stations college and flying school.
  • A man has appeared in court accused of murdering a sixteen-year-old girl from Marston in Lincolnshire.
  • Lincoln is to get a market run entirely by teenagers this autumn.

Blue skies for flypast over Cranwell

Man accused of murdering teenager remanded in custody

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A man has appeared in court accused of murdering a 16-year-old girl from Marston in Lincolnshire. 

Hannah Pearson was found unconscious in Newark early on Sunday morning. She died at hospital. 

Pierson Street in Newark
BBC

James Morton, who's 23 and from Pierson Street in Newark, was remanded in custody at a hearing at Nottingham Crown Court. 

He'll appear again in September.     

Lloyds to axe 3,000 jobs and shut another 200 branches

BBC Business News

Banking group Lloyds has accelerated its job-cutting scheme, axing a further 3,000 posts.

It has also doubled its planned branch closures, with 200 more set to vanish from High Streets by the end of 2017, although we don't know yet how many of those will be in our region.

Lloyds bank branch
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The bank attributed the cuts to changes in people's banking habits, and the effects of interest rates remaining low in the wake of Brexit. 

Royalty at RAF Cranwell today

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Prince Edward will be in Lincolnshire today. 

He will be visiting RAF Cranwell to meet students graduating from the base's college and flying school. 

Prince Edward
BBC

The Earl of Wessex will present the Queen's Colours and plant a tree at the station.   

Man charged with murder remanded in custody

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A man charged with the murder of a woman whose body was discovered at a Skegness flat last week has been remanded in custody. 

Twenty-eight-year old Lenuta Ioana Haidemac lived in Lincoln but was last seen after being dropped off on Drummond Road in Skegness at about 22:00 on Wednesday. 

Lenuta Ioana Haidemac
BBC

Her body was found two days later in a flat on the road. 

Casey Scott, 29, of Drummond Road, spoke only to confirm his name at his four-minute hearing at Lincoln Crown Court.   

Your headlines this lunchtime

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here are the top stories from the newsroom:

Youngsters wanted to sing charity song

Melvyn Prior

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Youngsters between the age of eight and 12 are wanted to perform a song penned by the writer of Michael Jackson's hit Thriller.

Tears of the World has been written by Rod Temperton and put together by Jim Dooley of 70s stars, The Dooleys.

Money raised will go to the Bomber Command Memorial.

To take part send a photo and short demo video to song@internationalbcc.org.

Guy Martin says he'll have another 'crack' at World Record attempt further down the line

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

In case you missed it....

Here's motorbike racer Guy Martin practising ahead of today's now cancelled world record attempt on the Brayford.

He had been hoping to set a new record for the fastest human powered water vessel. 

But there's too much weed in the water.

Watch: Here's Owain with today's forecast

BBC Weather

Blue sky expected but a band of rain set to arrive this afternoon, could be heavy.

Brighter spells towards the evening but more rain forecast overnight.

Here's Owain with the forecast

Guy Martin world record attempt scuppered by weeds

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Guy Martin has cancelled his world record attempt for the fastest human powered watercraft which was due to take place in Lincoln tomorrow. 

It was due to be filmed by Channel Four at Brayford Pool but there are too many weeds in the water. 

Guy Martin
BBC

Guy says: "Ta for the support, I look forward to having another crack at it down the line.”    

Fears for future farmers in Lincolnshire

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

There are concerns that courses to train tomorrow's farmers will be lost if the site they're based on near Lincoln is redeveloped. 

Bishop Burton College runs classes at the Riseholme campus, but the University of Lincoln, which owns the site, has plans to redevelop the area.     

Bill Meredith, Vice Principal of Bishop Burton, fears if the college loses the site, pupils will have to travel much further a field for their education.

He said: "It would mean students going out of county to get their education. Lincolnshire is a proud agricultural county, the bread basket of England, we should be educating the students."

Riseholme
BBC

The university says it remains committed to supporting training, education and research in agriculture and food and that it wants to invest in new educational facilities at the Riseholme campus. 

Football: Blues come from behind to beat Mariners at Northolme

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Gainsborough Trinity came from behind to beat newly-promoted League Two side Grimsby Town 3-2. Goals from Jacob Hazel, 

Matty Wilson and Ashley Worsfold gave Dom Roma's side a shock victory and he was happy with his side's character...  

Dom Roma
BBC

He said: "I said to lads while you're in a game and you're tough to break down you've always got a chance of winning football matches with the quality we've got."

Your headlines this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from the newsroom;

  • It's claimed courses to train future farmers will be lost - if the site they're based at near Lincoln is redeveloped
  • A motorcyclist has died following a crash with a car in Osgodby
  • It's being claimed that autism in children is being under-diagnosed in North East Lincolnshire to save money 

Thousands expected for annual Living Islam Festival

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Five thousand people are heading to the Lincolnshire Showground for what's been nicknamed the "Muslim Glastonbury". 

The four-day Living Islam Festival will see the showground transformed into a village of tents, shops and stalls with a prayer hall, restaurant and even a beauty marquee.

Living Islam
BBC

Here's the weather forecast for Lincolnshire

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Slightly cooler today with plenty of cloud and the risk of showers this afternoon.

Highs of 17C (63).

weather map
BBC

Join us for today’s live coverage

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Thursday 28 July. My name’s Carla George and I’ll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the area throughout the day. Please get in touch and let us know what's happening where you are, by email,Facebook or Twitter.