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  1. Updates on Wednesday 3 August 2016

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By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Five things we learned today

That's it for Wednesday, thanks for following along. We'll be back from tomorrow at 8am with all the latest.

Until then I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

Listen: Lincoln's lost photos

Nicola Gilroy

Presenter

Take a listen to my interview with Sue Taylor who found the photos of her Grandad helping to build the Cathedral's protection measures during the Second World War. 

Nicola talks to Sue Taylor about her stunning discovery

Weather update with Abbie

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's the weather with Abbie
Matt Rhead

Lincoln striker Matt Rhead signs a one-year contract extension, while Dover's Sean Raggett joins the club.

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Sheffield man banned for Grimsby Town match violence

BBC Humberside Sport

A Sheffield man has been given a 3 year football banning order after police arrests at a Grimsby Town match with Sheffield United last month.  

Mariners fans clashed with those at Sheffield United after the match, which left a number of people injured.

Football violence
BBC

Six foot five centre back joins the Imps

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Time runs out for Lincolnshire BHS stores

BBC Radio Humberside

Not long now before a once icon of the high street shuts its doors for good. 

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A branch in Lincoln's St Marks retail park will also close today, with the high street branch closing this Saturday. 

A not-so-subtle hint about the next Walk a Million

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

See if you can figure out where's we're heading next form producer Any's "cryptic" tweet...

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Answers on a postcard.

walk a million logo
bbc

Gainsborough murder: Accused appears in Lincoln Crown Court

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A 51-year-old woman's appeared at Lincoln Crown Court charged with the murder of a man in Gainsborough. 

Pamela McClaggan is accused of killing 44 year old Jonathan Baines. He was found with a stab wound in a house on Ropery Road on Monday. The case has been adjourned until September.  

Skegness home to first redcoats

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Skeggy, Skegvegas or plain old Skeg has been welcoming visitors for decades.

Just up the coast in Ingoldmells, the first ever Butlin's opened in the 1930s.

What's more quintessentially English seaside than the redcoats? 

Butlins poster
Butlins/Getty Images

Watch: Why visit Skegness?

Laura Dawes from Leeds on why Skeg is the best

UKIP party chairman defends executive after resignations

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We told you earlier that Lincolnshire County Councillor Victoria Ayling has resigned from her post on the National Executive Committee of UKIP, following the decision to exclude Steven Woolfe from the upcoming leadership race.

In a letter Ayling and two others said the NEC's reputation had been "permanently damaged" by the decision. 

Now the party chairman has entered the infighting to defend the committee.

The rule was specific - your nomination paperwork had to have been received by our general secretary by twelve noon on Sunday. It wasn't - it didn't come in until 12.17 - so what the NEC then had to consider was whether it would be prepared to bend, flex those rules on account of Stephen Woolfe and actually I don't think the NEC felt comfortable with doing that.

Paul OakdonUKIP Party Chairman

Poor start to season in Skegness

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

Jayne West from the Factory Rock Shop on Skegness seafront says the weather's caused visitors to stay away this year.

Jayne West talks about the season in Skegness so far

'I’m proud that he is part of the history of the Cathedral'

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

I told you earlier about Susan Taylor, the woman who discovered lost photos of her Grandfather helping to build a water tank in the grounds of Lincoln Cathedral. 

She says she was thrilled to make the find:

My Granddad always had such interesting stories to tell of Lincoln during the war and the jobs he was called out to all those years ago. His brigade was also called down to London to support the overwhelmed local fire brigades down there during the Blitz. I’m proud that he is part of the history of the Cathedral and the photographs capture a team working together to help protect our precious Cathedral which was the last landmark our airmen saw as they left the county and the first on their return.

Susan Taylor
Firemen
In the top photo, Frank Brown is fourth from the left. In the below photo he is on the right at the back with a cross next to his head.
Susan Taylor

BBC Breakfast live from Doddington Hall

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The owners of a stately home say they're thrilled with their five minutes of fame. 

Doddington Hall near Lincoln was the setting for this morning's weather forecasts on BBC Breakfast. It was chosen because of its exhibition of 400 sculptures in the house and grounds. 

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Council's need to 'pull their weight' to re-settle refugees

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A number of councils in our area have been criticised in a report for not "pulling their weight" to help re-settle Syrian refugees.

The Home Affairs Select Committee says none of the Lincolnshire authorities have accepted any Syrians in the government's re-homing scheme. 

Keith Vaz is the chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee.  

A number of councils have been criticised for not doing enough to re-settle refugees

Contract extension for Imp star striker

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

The headlines this lunchtime

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

  • County Councillor Victoria Ayling resigns from UKIP's executive branch after Steven Woolfe is declared ineligible for the party's upcoming leadership contest.
  • Woman appears in court charged with murder of a Gainsborough man. 
  • Lost photos of Lincoln Cathedral resurface. 
  • Closing Lincolnshire supermarket cleaned out in minutes after they briefly re-open to give away stock.

BreakingLincolnshire Councillor resigns from UKIP national executive in protest

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

You may have seen that one of the candidates hoping to take over from Nigel Farage as leader of UKIP, Steven Woolfe, has been deemed ineligible to stand as a result of a late submission.

Steven Woolfe
BBC

Lincolnshire County Councillor Victoria Ayling has cited this as a "recent example in a long list of decisions that betray a growing factionalism critical of the party's previous leadership and those loyal to it."

In a letter Ayling and two other members of the party resigned from their positions on UKIP's executive committee saying they "can no longer be part of a ruling executive whose reputation is now permanently damaged".

Steven Woolfe is a popular candidate among UKIP's members and should be permitted to represent those that wish to vote for him. To purposefully trawl for technicalities upon which to base a decision to deny his inclusion is not in the best interests of the membership and truly injurious to UKIP.

Letter to UKIP NECSigned by Victoria Ayling, Raymond Finch MEP and Michael McGough

How's Skegness faring this summer?

Dave Wade

BBC Local Live

I'm in Skegness today as part of a BBC special examining at how things are looking at seaside resorts around the country this summer.

Skegness
BBC

It's nice and sunny here - although there's a stiff breeze coming in from the North Sea.

Travellers arrive in Lincoln's Hartsholme park

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Earlier today the City of Lincoln Council tweeted this:

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The reason it was shut was that four caravans arrived in the car park overnight and the council closed it to prevent others from doing the same.

The council have told us that the car park has now reopened and the travellers have said they'll be leaving the site later today. 

Traffic and Travel: Heavy traffic towards the coast

BBC Travel

Netto 'cleaned out in four minutes'

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We told you earlier about rumours Netto in Lincoln was to be briefly re-opened so they could get rid of their remaining stock.

Well it's true and this is what it looked like: 

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Gainsborough murder: Three women removed from court

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Security staff were forced to remove three women who were causing a disturbance in the public gallery during the court appearance of 51-year-old Pamela Mclaggan at Lincoln Magistrates Court today.

Mclaggan, of Greystones Road, Gainsborough is accused of murdering 44-year-old Jonathan Baines, whose body was found at a property on Ropery Road on Monday.   

Today she spoke only to confirm her date of birth, address and that she understood the murder charge that she faces.

There was no application for bail and magistrates adjourned the case for Mclaggan to appear before Judge Michael Heath at Lincoln Crown Court this afternoon.     

Lost photos show efforts to protect Cathedral during WW2

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Photos have been discovered showing the measures Lincoln Fire Brigade went to to protect the iconic Cathedral as war raged across Europe. 

Susan Taylor made the find, her grandfather Frank Brown was one of the men who build and fill an underground tank full of water in the Cathedral grounds in case a fire broke out. 

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Susan Taylor
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Susan Taylor
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Susan Taylor

The now (thankfully!) redundant tank held water pumped from the Brayford Pool, it's going to be removed during a community dig in 2017 to make way for new development plans.

Police thank public for their help in murder enquiry

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire police have issued this statement following the news that a woman has been charged with the murder of Gainsborough man Jonathan Baines:

We would like to thank the local residents who assisted our appeal – your information was extremely valuable and has helped us to resolve this investigation quickly. This was an isolated incident and we are continuing to support the family of Jonathan.

Detective Inspector Jim HodgsonEast Midlands Special Operations Unit

A closer look at the weather with Abbie

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's the weather with Abbie

Supermarket to give away stock, says charity

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Interesting news from homeless charity the Nomad Trust.

You may remember that the Netto in Lincoln shut last month as part of wider cuts the chain was bringing in nationally. 

Well the Nomad Trust says they're re-opening today for one day only in a post they shared last night...

nomad post
Facebook

Thieves ransack community museum

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The Village Church Farm in Skegness was broken into at some point between Sunday night and Tuesday morning

It's run entirely by volunteers and thieves stole a TV, emptied charity boxes and even stole a cake from out of the freezer. 

In a post on Facebook Kellie North described the damage as a "trail of destruction". 

Smashed window
Kellie North

BHS stores to close for the last time

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The dramatic and controversial collapse of retail giant BHS has been much publicised recently. But today the reality of the situation is crashing home in Lincolnshire.

The BHS stores in Grimsby and one on Lincoln's St Marks retail park will shut for the final time at the end of the day. 

Another branch on Lincoln High Street will close on Saturday. Over 100 jobs are expected to be lost as a result.

BHS
BBC
BHS
BBC

Weather watchers: Carol Kirkwood stops to admire the view

BBC Weather Watchers

Weather superstar Carol Kirkwood just had to stop and get a picture of the fabulous sunset last night, when you consider just how many she's seen during her tenure on BBC Breakfast and with Chris Evans on Radio Two it's high praise indeed!

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Traffic and travel: Congestion in Boston

BBC Travel

A pretty good start on the roads this morning but we do have an issue in Boston

There's slow traffic on the A16 at the Tytton Lane East junction, there's roadworks in the area slowing things down during the early rush. 

Gainsborough murder: Woman charged with murder

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

At the start of the week you may remember that Police launched a murder investigation after a man's body was found at a property in Gainsborough. 

The victim has now been formally identified as Jonathan Baines of Ropery Road. 

Victim
Lincolnshire police
44-year-old Jonathan Baines was found with a fatal stab wound

At the time a man and a woman were arrested however the man has been released with no further charge.

51-year-old Pamela McLaggan of Greystones Road has been charged with murder, she will appear at Lincoln Magistrates court later today.

Hello, welcome to Lincolnshire Live

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Good morning from a rather sunny Lincoln. Alex here, ready to bring you all you need to know about everything that matters in Lincolnshire. 

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