Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Monday
  2. Live updates on Friday 12 August 2016

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Five things we didn't know this morning

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Congratulations! You've made it to the end of Lincolnshire Live and of another week. We'll be back with all the latest from across the county on Monday at 0800 BST. 

For now I'm going to leave you with five things we've learned today:

  1. Virgin Rail and RMT Union clash over strikes and safety concerns. 
  2. Police say the two men who died in a crash on the A46 are Paul Boden, 46, and Phillip Smith, 42.
  3. A warning has been issued over DIY tattoos. 
  4. Mad-cap inventor installs 360 degree swing in his garden in Stamford.
  5. Two Lincoln entrepreneurs head into the Dragons' Den this Sunday.  

Have a good weekend.

The weather with Owain

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

'Service will be safe despite staff cuts' says Virgin

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Virgin Trains, which runs services between Hull, Lincolnshire and London, is promising a normal timetable during RMT strike action. 

The union announced they are to stage three 24-hour strikes over jobs, working conditions and safety.

Virgin Trains is making changes to "customer-facing roles". 

In a statement the company said this will have no impact on safety, and will result in a better experience for customers.

The changes we are making are part of the customer-centric revolution we have planned for the east coast. We guarantee that there will be no compulsory redundancies, no impact on safety and a full timetable in place during the walk-outs."

David HorneManaging Director for Virgin Trains on the east coast

Weather watchers: The drone's eye view

BBC Weather Watchers

You've seen the view from the air ambulance, now take a look from a drone!

View more on twitter

Warning over do-it-yourself tattoos

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

You're being warned about the dangers of DIY tattoo kits bought online. 

Lincolnshire County Councillor Marrianne Overton, who's part of the The Local Government Association, says it can lead to unregistered tattooists cashing in on the popularity of tattoos for under 18s. 

Tattoo kit
BBC

Councillor Overton says they can be bought for as little as £25 but could have serious affects.  

We're very worried about it. We'd like to make sure people know about how dangerous this can be, the risks of HIV, Septicemia and Hepatitis are serious.

Lincolnshire County Councillor Marrianne OvertonBBC

Watch: Freezy peazy not so easy

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Once they've been harvested it's time to get them ready for the bags in the supermarket as Aidy Parnham explains:

Weather Watchers: The bird's eye view

BBC Weather Watchers

This is what it looks like from the Air Ambulance today:

View more on twitter

The king of swing: Your views

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Earlier I showed you the latest video from the man most likely to become Lincolnshire's Colin Furze. 

He's built a 360 degree swing in his back garden (as you do). 

You've been in touch to tell me your views on his newest invention: 

Colin Furze
Colin Furze

He must be mad, made my hands sweaty just watching."

Sue WardFacebook

Wait until the council go round to check for planning permission."

Carriane WhiteFacebook

If I were 30 years younger, I'd love to have a go!"

Mark LittlejohnFacebook

And my favourite...

He's crackers

Ann Dawson

Quite.

The Lincolnshire entrepreneurs entering the Den

Melvyn Prior

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

If you're a fan of the BBC programme Dragons' Den watch out for a hairdresser and beautician from Lincoln who'll be on this weekend. 

Rachel de Caux and Paula Short have created a special type of glitter lipstick. I had a chat with them:

Your headlines this afternoon

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon:

  • RMT union insists Virgin rail strikes about safety
  • Concerns that street drinking is a major issue in North East Lincolnshire
  • Police name victims of A46 crash as Paul Boden, 61, and Phillip Smith, 42

Weather watchers: The fields in Willingham by Stow

BBC Weather Watchers

This one reminds us of that scene in Gladiator...

Fields
BBC

Thanks to use Danny in SpaceTime (and kudos on the the username). 

Traffic and travel: Delays heading to the coast

BBC Travel

Well the weather is nice so you know what that means...

View more on twitter

Silo fire at Melton

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

A 50ft tall silo containing hessian sacks is on fire in Melton.

Fire crews from Brough and West Hull are currently dealing with incident on Gibson Lane. 

Humberside Fire and Rescue say there is no immediate danger.

map
Google

Meanwhile, be careful if you're passing through Brigg. A crew is there helping to remove dangerous glazing from a house in Wrawby Street.  

Take a walk down graffiti street in Grantham

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We told you earlier about concerns that graffiti tags were more than just vandalism.

Some locals are convinced they're used as a type of code for drug deals.

Is street drinking a problem in North East Lincolnshire?

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Public Space Protection Orders were adopted across seven parts of Grimsby last year which can see people fined up to £500 for behaving in an anti-social way while drinking.   

In that time just two fines have been issued.

street drinking
BBC

The council claim the policy is working as a deterrent but not everyone agrees.

Liberal Democrat councillor Steve Beasant says street drinking is still a big problem.

"When there's a group of 10 or so on a street corner that is enough for me for it to be a problem for local residents. I've had people come to my ward surgery quite regularly about the problem and residents are just not happy."

Steve BeasantLib Dem Councillor

Search continues for man missing since July

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Officers in Stamford are appealing for information about a man who has been missing for more than a month. 

Michael Walker hasn't been seen since early July. 

Pic
BBC

Traffic and travel: Delays on the tracks

BBC Travel

There's delays southbound between Doncaster and Grantham because  of an incident at Newark North Gate.

Emergency services are dealing with the incident with delays of up to 60 minutes to journeys between the stations.  

It's causing delays on the East Coast Mainline. 

Train
BBC

Police confirm identities of two people killed in A46 crash

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police have confirmed the identity of two people who died in a collision last Sunday near Market Rasen.

Paul Boden, 61, from the Grimsby area and Philip Smith, 42, from the Market Rasen area were taken to hospital with serious injuries but died.

The incident happened on the A46 shortly after 1am.

BreakingRMT union announces Virgin Trains East Coast strike

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast are to stage three 24-hour strikes this month, including one on Bank Holiday Monday, the RMT union has said.

A closer look at the weather with Abbie

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The dangers of "lorry driver's arm"

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

When you slather on the suntan cream it's usually because you're about to hit the beach or managed to find the one sunny day in the British calendar. 

But now truck drivers in Lincolnshire are being told they should do more to protect their skin as well.

Melanoma UK says a quarter of motorists have been sunburnt while driving.

Traffic and travel: Congestion around Lincoln

BBC Travel

We've got slow traffic heading into the city on the A46 Market Rasen Road in Welton. 

There's roadworks near the Eastfield Lane junction causing a few buildups. 

Quite slow in Lincoln itself with traffic slow in places.

map
BBC

Really getting into swing of things

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire's resident unconventional scientist is back and this time he's built a 360 degree swing.

Colin Furze from Stamford has racked up millions on of views on his Youtube channel showing off his other inventions which include a hover bike, a firework deathstar (don't ask) and an underground bunker built below his shed.

Just watching this one gives me a sinking feeling in my stomach:

View more on youtube

I wonder what the neighbours think?

Lincolnshire village one of top UK coach destinations

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Woodhall Spa is one of the top 10 most popular villages in the UK to visit by coach. 

That's according to the coaching firm - National Express. They say it comes as there's an increase in popularity of British people holidaying at home.

Woodhall spa sign
BBC

They might want to ditch the train on the sign welcoming people to the village for a coach!

Preparations under way for Tabbyfest

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Swinderby's family rock show is back this Saturday and work has begun to get everything ready.

Here's a marquee going up, featuring some bonus commentary from a member of the headlining act, the Illegal Eagles. 

View more on twitter

Your headlines this morning

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom this morning:

  • Fears that graffiti tags are being used to advertise drugs in Grantham
  • Skegness Carnival procession could be cancelled next year if organisers can't raise enough cash    
  • Stamford man builds a 360 degree swing in his garden 

Pea Life: The journey begins

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Whether they're mushed, boiled or frozen the humble pea is a staple of the British diet and a lot of them grow right here in Lincolnshire.

So how do they get from the field to your plate? We're doing a series of videos to explain and here's the first.

George Needham from Fen Peas explains which peas are ready to harvest.

Walk a Million: Weekly update

Walk a Million

BBC Radio Lincolnshire Campaign

Now for the latest update on our campaign to get the county to walk one million miles in a year. 

It's Friday, it's the end of week two and that means it's time to check the total.

Drumroll please.....

Photo
BBC

If we're going to reach our goal then we need your help. It doesn't matter if you walk one mile or one hundred miles send us an email here to let us know how far you've walked.

In fact, we just had a late addition:

View more on twitter

Grantham Graffiti: Art or code?

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It's being claimed graffiti sprayed around Grantham is connected to drug dealing. 

Councillor Charmaine Morgan says the tags are adding to existing concerns about drug use:

In effect there's a code hidden in it that means come here at a certain time or this is where you can get drugs basically.

Councillor Charmaine MorganSouth Kesteven District Councillor
Tag
BBC
Tag
BBC

However Lincolnshire Police says they've found no evidence of a link between graffiti tagging and drug dealing.

The weather: Heating up this afternoon

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It will be a dry day with some good sunny spells, especially through the afternoon. 

The brisk westerly breeze will take the edge off the temperature though.

Temp
BBC

'Uncertain future' for Skegness Carnival

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Skegness' carnival procession could be cancelled next year. 

That's if organisers can't secure enough money and sponsorships. 

The cost to run the event has been going up over the years and now needs £10,000.

Skegness carnival
Skegness Carnival

Your headlines this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom this morning:

  • There are worries that graffiti in Grantham is connected to drug deals
  • The future of Skegness carnival procession looks uncertain 
  • Woodhall Spa has been named as one of the most popular UK villages for coach trips
  • Eight hanging baskets in Holbeach have had to be taken down because of safety concerns

Traffic and travel: Clear start to the day

BBC Travel

Because we're boring travel geeks there's nothing that gives us that Friday feeling more than this...

travel
BBC

Of course our monitors aren't always right so if you know better then don't hesitate to get in touch

Good morning, welcome to our Live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Hello from Lincoln, Alex here ready to bring you all the news, travel, sport and weather from across the county as we head into the weekend.

Looks like we're in for a fairly decent weekend weather-wise, more on that later. 

As always if there's something you would like to share then don't hesitate to get in touch via emailFacebook or Twitter.