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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel will resume at 08:00 on Monday
  2. Live updates on Friday 5 August 2016

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Our live coverage across the day

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Local Live has finished for today. We're back from 08:00 on Monday with more news from around the area.

In the meantime, here are five things we learnt today:

  • A 6-year-old boy has been rescued from a lake in Skegness
  • A former Lincoln MP has criticised Jeremy Corbyn's decision to nominate the head of Labour's Anti-Semitism inquiry for a peerage.
  • Lincolnshire's copy of the Magna Carta is back in its secure vault at Lincoln Castle.
  • Whether you believe it or not, Lincolnshire is one of few places in England where renting a house is still affordable.
  • Parents-to-be in Lincolnshire can now access free antenatal classes as part of a new pilot programme.

Here's the forecast for this evening

BBC Weather

The afternoon was at its warmest at about 16:00, with plenty of sunshine until about 20:00.

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Stunning sunrise over Lincoln this morning

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks Marc for this great shot of Lincoln this morning.

Keep them coming BBC Weather Watchers send us your images here

LIncoln
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BreakingDad says 'thank you' to man who saved his son's life

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

The parents of a six-year-old who fell into a lake in Skegness have thanked the man who saved their son's life.

Richard and Julie Weston were enjoying a family day out at Fairy Dell when their son Tommy fell into the old boating lake.

Hearing his screams, council worker, Jack Layton, ran over and jumped in the water, dragging the little boy out.

Dad, Richard, from Skegness, said: "We only turned our backs for a second and Tommy had fallen in.

"We could hear his brother screaming, and started running towards him, but before we knew it a man had jumped in a dragged him out.

"He was terrified, really distressed, and had got quite cold in the water. We just want to say thank you to the guy and make sure he is recognised for what he did."

Jack Layton, a street scene operative at East Lyndsey Council, said he only did what anyone else would do.

He added: "He was very shocked and I understand why his parents are so relieved, but I only reacted in the way anyone else would do."

Evie dreams of Paralympic success in the future

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

A Skegness horse rider says she's looking forward to a competition in the county this weekend which will pit disabled competitors against their able-bodied rivals. 

The ES UK Championships are taking place at Allington, near Grantham and Evie Toombes, who's 14, will be taking part. 

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And with the Rio Olympics on the horizon Evie, who has spina bifida, says she's hopeful para-showjumping will become part of the paralympics in future. 

Dark clouds gather over Boston

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

This picture reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds'...

Thanks to Peter for submitting this to BBC Weather Watchers

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Lincolnshire MP honoured

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Transport Minister and South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes has been given a CBE in David Cameron's resignation honours.

John Hayes
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Life of Pea

Phillip Norton

BBC News

Ever wondered how your peas become frozen?

Here's how!

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Your views: Councillors turn down plans for Humber Bridge attraction

Hessle Town Council has rejected plans which include a new glass elevator and tourist centre at the Humber Bridge.

Councillors raised concerns about traffic chaos and a threat to the nearby Country Park.

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Surely investment on an iconic attraction would bring in tourists and extra money for the local economy. Hessle Councillors are turning money away.

Linda

Humber bridge is a road, not a theme park.

Geoff

Bring the Humber bridge development to Barton. The Bridge has two sides and Barton has a developing cultural centre around the Ropewalk. It would be fab!

Jayne
Humber Bridge plans
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This afternoon's headlines

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from the newsroom:

  • A former Lincoln MP has criticised Jeremy Corbyn's decision to nominate the head of Labour's Anti-Semitism inquiry for a peerage.
  • After problems with humidity, Lincoln's Magna Carta has returned to its vault at Lincoln Castle.
  • Parents-to-be in Lincolnshire can now access free antenatal classes as part of a new pilot programme

Watch: Here's Keeley with the weekend's forecast

BBC Weather

Mostly dry and bright this afternoon.

Tomorrow will be very pleasant with highs of 23 degrees and should stay warm but breezy on Sunday.

Summer weather on its way

Cleethorpes paddling pool re-opens

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Holidaymakers will be able to use the paddling pool at Cleethorpes again from today. 

It was closed during the hottest week of the year almost two weeks ago, while the plant room underwent repair works to bring it in line with health and safety standards. 

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Some questioned why the work hadn't been carried out before the summer season began.

But the council said it had to ensure it meets standards and is now in full working order in time for most of the school holidays.

Thousands spent on fly-tipping at Grantham wood

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

The Woodland Trust says it's spent thousands of pounds over the last five years on fly-tipping at one of its Lincolnshire sites.

It's after the latest spate which has seen a burnt out car, waste timber, carpet and lino at Londonthorpe Wood in Grantham.

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Magna Carta returns to Lincoln Castle

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

The historic Magna Carta will be returned to its vault at Lincoln Castle later today.

The 800 year old document was removed earlier this year following a rise in humidity because of a small leak in the roof.

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Will Brown, county heritage manager, said: "Thank you to our visitors who have been patient and to everyone who has played a part in getting Magna Carta home."

Charter of the Forest is now in a 'rest period' before celebrations begin next year to celebrate its 800th anniversary. 

Meanwhile, Henry VIII's 1225 Charter is on display alongside Magna Carta in the vault.

Former Lincoln MP criticises Corbyn's honours

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A former Lincoln MP has criticised Jeremy Corbyn's decision to nominate the head of Labour's Anti-Semitism inquiry for a peerage. 

Shami Chakrabarti's inquiry reported in June that the party was not "overrun" by anti-Semitism. 

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Gillian Merron, the chief executive of The Board of Deputies of British Jews says she's unhappy about the appointment:   

She said: "It's beyond disappointing. This is an award of a peerage for a delivery of a report which was something of a whitewash."

Pea, two, one.....go!

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

It's that time again...pea harvest!Follow the journey here.

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The latest headlines from Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from the newsroom this lunchtime:

  • A former Lincoln MP has criticised Jeremy Corbyn's decision to nominate the head of Labour's Anti-Semitism inquiry for a peerage.
  • Lincolnshire's copy of the Magna Carta will return to its secure vault at Lincoln Castle today.
  • Lincolnshire is one of few places in England where renting a house is still affordable.  

Watch: Children decorate their ward at Lincoln County Hospital in time for Rio

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Children getting into the spirit of things at Lincoln County Hospital in time for the Rio Olympics!

Some beautiful collages...have a look...

Beautiful collages made in celebration of Olympics in the Children's ward

More from the office.....

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Sophie Ellis-Bextor just popped in to see us all....

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Campaign to stop parents smoking in playgrounds

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Children in Boston are urging adults not to smoke in their play parks. 

Some posters created by two local schoolchildren have been put up in St John's and Garfits Lane play areas. 

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It's part of a national project which is being piloted in Boston. 

Headteacher of St George's Prep school, Sarah Whelan, says they're also strict with parents smoking in the playground.  

Ludborough RTC: Update

BBC Travel

The A16 junction with the A18 near Ludborough has now reopened.

A diversion had been in place following an earlier incident.

Good morning from Cleethorpes

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks Sheila for the lovely shot from Cleethorpes beach this morning..

Keep them coming BBC weather watchers 

Cleethorpes
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Traffic and travel: RTC at Ludborough

BBC Travel

Here are the headlines for Lincolnshire this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  • Children in Boston are urging adults not to smoke in their play parks
  • A Lincolnshire UKIP councillor insists there's still a place for the party in British politics after a Brexit
  • A mayor for Greater Lincolnshire would be a 'waste of money' according to the deputy leader of the Labour group in Lincoln

Reports of serious domestic abuse increases in region

Caroline Bilton

BBC Look North

Figures revealed to BBC Look North show the number of serious domestic abuse cases across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire has tripled since 2010. 

The data - from The University of Hull - shows In 2010 there were 662 cases which were likely to result in serious harm. 

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In 2015 that figure had risen to nearly 2,000.

Those working in the field of domestic violence say the rise is down to an increased awareness. 

What's happening in the office...

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

It's our very own Opening Ceremony here at BBC Radio Lincolnshire!

Think we may have peaked too soon!

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Leading labour figure says 'no' to Greater Lincolnshire supermayor

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A leading Labour figure in Lincolnshire is calling for people to vote against having a mayor.

The role could be created with further devolution from central government. 

Rob Parker
BBC

It would also see the county receive an additional £15million pounds a year.

But Rob Parker - deputy leader of the Labour group in Lincoln says it's a 'waste of money'. 

Watch: Here's Owain with the weather

BBC Weather

A bit cloudy first thing but plenty of sunshine expected this afternoon.

Tonight will remain dry with a little bit more cloud cover.

Looking dry and sunny as we head into the weekend

Teenager denies hit and run

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A Gainsborough teenager's denied attempted murder - in a suspected hit and run crash. 

James Smith who's 19 and from Summergangs Lane admitted causing grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving. 

Another 19 year old was left with serious injuries following a crash on the A631 near Beckingham in April. 

Mr Smith is due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court next Friday.

Lincolnshire lad prepares for Rio

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Here's the letter confirming Lincolnshire swimmer Jack Burnell's place in the Rio Olympics.

His dad David, from North Hykeham, says he's 'very excited' and he's hoping for a medal....

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Traffic and travel: Disruption due to gas leak

BBC Travel

The B1180 Wardentree Lane in Pinchbeck is closed in both directions between Benner Road junction and the Shotbolt Lane junction because of a gas leak. 

Here's the weather for Lincolnshire today

BBC Weather

Cloudy with spells of sunshine, highs today of 22 degrees. 

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Join us for today’s live coverage

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Lincolnshire  on Friday 5 August.    

My name’s Carla and I’ll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the area throughout the day.

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