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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Monday 22 August 2016

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Goodbye: Five things we learned today

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Thanks for being with us today. We will be back from 08:00 tomorrow. 

 In the meantime let's look at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning: 

  1. Lincolnshire wants a devolution deal but minus the mayor
  2. Its 'sadly that time of year again' for harecoursing
  3. Her Majesty enjoyed Lincolnshire's card for the Queen
  4. It's not just the Olympic athletes themselves who go through an emotional roller coaster during the games.
  5. A bright yellow tie and a trip to the coast does make for some interesting selfies.

Coming up on Look North tonight

The latest headlines from BBC Look North. More at 18:30.

Watch: Lincoln's Joseph Banks conservatory dismantled for move

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

It's a sad goodbye for the Joseph Banks Conservatory in Lincoln which for years sat proudly in the grounds of The Lawn. 

However with Stokes Coffee moving in to revitalise the site, the conservatory is being dismantled and packed up to go to its new home of Woodside Wildlife park in Langworth. 

Witness appeal for Fonaby Top crash

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious accident in Caistor on Sunday.

Five people were injured in the crash between a white Ford Focus and an orange Kia Sportage. 

A 73-year-old woman from North Lincolnshire suffered serious injuries and is being treated in hospital.

Police incident
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If you were at this location at 16:00 and saw either the white Ford travelling towards Caistor from the direction of Humberside Airport, or the orange Kia heading towards Brocklesbury, please call us

Ewan GellSenior Investigating Officer

New research could help Lincolnshire's dairy farmers

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Dairy farmers in Lincolnshire have struggled to keep farms going with falling milk prices along with the cost of feed and bad weather. 

However its hoped a new programme of research could go some way to helping with the problem.

The University of Nottingham has got £1.7m for a research programme to help dairy farmers.

Dairy farm Lincolnshire
BBC

Your headlines this afternoon

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are your latest headlines from the Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon:

  • The idea of an elected mayor for Greater Lincolnshire has been rejected. 
  • A Lincolnshire man who fractured the jaw of a schoolboy while drunk has been sent to prison for six months.
  • Time's running out for you to see the World War One poppies at Lincoln Castle

Campaigners say misleading A&E signs must change

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Campaigners say road signs directing people to Grantham Accident and Emergency unit are misleading and should be changed because the casualty department is now closed more than it's open.

It's five days since hospital bosses in Grantham took the step of shutting the town's Accident and Emergency Unit for 14.5 hours a day because of a staffing crisis. 

Grantham A&E
BBC

Skegness mother's 'nightmare' over missing son

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A mother from Skegness says her life's been a "nightmare" since her son went missing. 

Terry McSpadden disappeared nine years ago after a night at the pub in Wisbech in Cambridgeshire. 

He left to go home to his home in a nearby village but hasn't been since.

A coroner now says an inquest will take place later this year. Terry's mum, Helen Thrower says she just wants some answers.

Wisbech Cambridge, where Terry went missing.
BBC

Boy's attacker jailed for six months

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A drunk Lincolnshire man who fractured the jaw of a schoolboy has been sent to prison for six months. 

Lincoln Crown Court heard that Calum Stinson had attacked the 16-year -old after mistaking him for a drug dealer.

The attack was in a supermarket car park in Sleaford in January. The 21-year-old from Harris Way in Grantham admitted a charge of Grievous Bodily Harm.  

Police
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Grimsby fish supplier Icelandic Seachill announces 86 redundancies

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

Grimsby fish supplier Icelandic Seachill has announced it will make 86 redundancies from its workforce.

A consultation was launched after Marks & Spencers decided to use another supplier. 

The company has confirmed it will close the Icelandic Seachill Deli by March 2017 and transfer production. 

Icelandic Seachill say they appreciate its a difficult time for their employees but they still remain in a strong position.   

Icelandic seachill sign
BBC

Watch: Council Leader to ask goverment for devolution minus a mayor

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

After a consultation on devolution for Lincolnshire showed a narrow majority of people didn't want a directly-elected mayor, the County Council Leader Martin Hill plans to see if they can have devolved powers without an elected mayor. 

Weather watchers: Cloudy skies over Lincolnshire

BBC Weather Watchers

It might not be the brightest of days but the large open skies of Lincolnshire 

Some lovely photos sent in to us of textured skies above Lincoln and Caythorpe. This one was sent in by rons park.

Lincoln skies
BBC

Whilst this brighter skyline was sent in from milliegorge&me in Caythorpe.

Caythorpe skies
BBC

Twigg family reaction to Rio hockey gold

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

She's a Lincolnshire hockey player, a regular in the British team and now, along with her Team GB squad, an Olympic gold medalist.

Back at home in Lincoln, members of Georgie Twigg's family are brimming with pride.

Her Dad welcomed us in to share the emotional journey that has been Rio 2016. 

Georgie Twigg
BBC

Despite the long hours of training and love for the sport, Georgie's dad says he could never have imagined such an amazing moment.

I can remember her hitting her first ball on grass at the Lindum and then going to Saturday morning coaching down at North Kesteven on the astro down there... We knew she was quite good, but you never dream of anything like this.

Robert Twigg

Your headlines this afternoon

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the latest headlines from the Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon:

Five injured in crash near Caistor

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police say five people have been injured, one seriously following a collision at Fonaby Top near Caistor.

Emergency services along with the air ambulance attended the incident off the A1173 on Sunday afternoon which involved two vehicles. 

A woman in her 70’s who suffered serious injuries was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Police
BBC

Aircraft sculpture set to mark 100 years of RAF Waddington

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A sculpture is being unveiled this afternoon to mark the centenary of RAF Waddington. 

It's seven feet tall and features the outlines of two iconic aircraft which flew from the station, the Lancaster and Vulcan bomber.  

Lancaster and Vulcan bombers
BBC

Selfie galore on Peter Levy tour of Lincolnshire

Gemma Dawson

BBC Look North

It's selfie time here at Ingoldmells near Skegness as BBC Look North's Peter Levy has left the TV studio for a tour of the county.

Today he's here in Ingoldmells at Fantasy Island until 13:00 so feel free to pop along, say hello and most importantly take a selfie.

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Levy rides fantasy flume on selfie tour

Gemma Dawson

BBC Look North

It's a bit different from the BBC Look North newsroom.

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Peter Levy is all selfie'd out for today but tomorrow he'll be in Grimsby at Freeman Street Market from 10:00 till 12:00.

Weather across Lincolnshire: Improving for the week ahead

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Yes its been a little cloudy and wet today but don't let that dampen your spirits for the rest of the week. 

This afternoon it should be drier and brighter with maybe even some sunshine. 

Tomorrow and Wednesday it will be warm, sunny, settled and maybe even hot.

Weather forecast
BBC

Just two weeks left of Lincoln Castle's poppy display

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

If you haven't yet seen them, there's not too much time left. 

The Poppy Wave at Lincoln Castle has just two weeks left in residence before the artwork is dismantled. Over 400,000 people have been to see the iconic sculpture so far, which has been on display since 26 May this year. 

The Wave can be seen at Lincoln Castle until 4 September 2016.

Lincoln Castle poppies
BBC

I'm urging people to come sooner rather than later if they don't want miss out. We're expecting another surge in visitors over the last weekend so if you're local then come in August and beat the crowds.

Jon HoganPublic Engagement Manager

Lincolnshire says no to directly-elected mayor

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

In recent months devolution for Lincolnshire has been a much debated subject, but now the results of a county council survey have revealed what Lincolnshire really wants.

Almost 4,500 surveys completed showed that 49% don't agree with having this extra layer of bureaucracy compared with 47% who say they do agree. 

However they are generally in favour of local councils being given greater powers and more money from the government.

Devolution consultation results
BBC

Now the 10 councils must decide whether to continue with the policy, or tell Whitehall that the answer is no.  

Sell-out Jesus Christ Superstar returns to Lincoln Cathedral

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Have you got tickets for Jesus Christ Superstar? 

Well the stage is set and ready for the sell-out string of performances which start tonight at Lincoln Cathedral. 

Final rehearsals have been going on this weekend to prepare for the return of the Andrew Lloyd Webber show which is running a sell-out for the second year.

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Watch: Lincolnshire receives letter from The Queen

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

We feel touched by royalty here at BBC Radio Lincolnshire in the post came a letter from Buckingham Palace.

Inside, Her Majesty the Queen thanked Lincolnshire for all your amazing photos which made up our Card for the Queen. We feel proud and so should you, take a look at this: 

Harecoursing: 'Sadly that time of year again'

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire police took to Twitter to show harecoursing is a continuing problem in the county. 

Ch Insp Jim Tyner says just this weekend they've dealt with several reports of incidents in East Lindsey and South Holland and the Deepings.

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Last year, 65 arrests were made during the whole season, which runs from September to March.  

Traffic and travel: Roadworks causing congestion on Canwick Hill

BBC Travel

Its looking slow on the A15 between Canwick Avenue and Grantham Road. The congestion's being caused by roadworks.

The rest of the county remains quite clear but there is some heavy traffic at the coast on the Burgh Road in Skegness.

Your headlines this morning

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are your latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • East Lindsey District Council has defended having another consultation on car parking
  • House fires in Lincolnshire have risen by 25% in the last 12 months, with the number of deaths doubling
  • Jesus Christ Superstar returns to Lincoln Cathedral tonight for the second year in a row.

Parking charges in East Lindsey undergo review

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Parking charges in East Lindsey are being reviewed for the fourth time in recent years with the district council asking again for your views on car parking.

This time though they're employing a third party at a cost of £8,500 to conduct face-to-face interviews.

Parking metre
BBC

I would argue that by getting parking charges right if we can bring in £10,000 to £20,000 worth of extra money into the economy of East Lindsey, that would be money well spent.

Councillor Steve KirkEast Lindsey District Council

Is it worth it and how should the charges be changed? Tell us what you think via emailFacebook or Twitter

Watch: Gunfire in Grantham for WW1 event

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

If you were wondering about gunfire in Grantham yesterday you'll be relieved to know it was part of a special World War One event.

Living History which took place at Wyndham Park in the town featured a cacophony of rifle and machine gun fire as well as a few popping grenades.

Get ready for some loud noises as you watch this video:  

Yellowbelly gold for Lincolnshire hockey stars

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

They did it! After 88 years, Lincolnshire is bringing home a gold Olympic medal. 

It was a dramatic final on Friday evening with a penalty shootout resulting in gold for Team GB women's hockey team featuring four players from Yellowbelly county.

Doddington's Georgie Twigg, Boston pair Hannah Macleod and Crista Cullen and Dry Doddington's Shona McCallin will be celebrated with a special event in the county.

Gold medal hockey players in Rio
BBC

Tweets of delight from Lincolnshire's golden hockey players

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

What a great result for our hockey girls in Rio! We couldn't be happier and neither can they. 

Having won the first ever gold for women's hockey in the Olympics, our golden ladies themselves took to twitter to share their excitement at that magical moment when the gold medal was theirs.

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Let me take a selfie... with Peter Levy

Harry Parkhill

BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

You'll be used to seeing him on BBC One at 18:30 presenting the news on Look North but this week he's getting out of the office and taking a tour round Lincolnshire.

All this week you can catch Peter Levy in a different location and have a selfie with him.

Friday he'll be in Lincoln, on Wednesday in Boston Market Place and today you can catch him at Fantasy Island market at Ingoldmells near Skegness from 11:00 till 13:00.

With all this selfie taking going on we need your tips on how to take the perfect picture. Get in touch by emailFacebook or Twitter.

Travel: Some disruption and standing water

BBC Travel

It's looking busy southbound on the A15 at Grantham Road in Bracebridge Heath because of gas main work and temporary traffic lights. 

Some slow traffic also on the A16 southbound around Algekirk. 

You're advised to take care on the roads this morning because of standing water.

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Your Lincolnshire weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Looking cloudy with a chance of some spells of rain during the morning but it should stay dry dry during this afternoon, with brightening skies and feeling warm.

Lincolnshire weather
BBC

Increase in house fire deaths across county

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The number of deaths from house fires in Lincolnshire has doubled in the last twelve months. Figures also show a 25% increase in house fires in the county.

The statistics, compiled by the BBC from Home Office data, show six people died in the last financial year, compared to three the year before. House fires have risen from 329 to 415.

These figures have been revealed as Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is under going cuts to its budget.

House fire
BBC

Your headlines this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom: 

  • Lincolnshire's gold medal hockey success in Rio will be celebrated with a special event in the county 
  • The number of house fire deaths in Lincolnshire has doubled in the last twelve months
  • Look North Presenter Peter Levy is going on a selfie tour of the county

Welcome to today's Lincolnshire Live

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Lincolnshire on Monday 22 August.

I'm Natasha and I’ll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the area throughout the day.

Get in touch and let us know what's happening where you are, by emailFacebook or Twitter.