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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 25 August 2016

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By Carla George

All times stated are UK

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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 tomorrow with more news from around the area. 

Until then...here's five things we've learned today.

  1. A man has died after the car he was driving crashed into a river in Spalding.
  2. A driver's been seriously injured in a collision involving his car and a lorry on the A151 near Bourne.
  3. Wannabe actors are needed to play bubonic plague victims at this year's Gravity Fields festival.
  4. Scunthorpe hospital say a shortage of around 200 nurses and doctors inspired them to offer financial incentives to staff who refer people for jobs. 

Man dies in River Welland car crash

A man died after the car he was driving left the road and ended up in a river.

The man, who has not been named, was rescued from a VW Golf which crashed into the River Welland, near Crowland, on Wednesday night.

Fun in the sun at Friskney

BBC Weather Watchers

Here's a lovely picture from Lincolnshire Wildlife Park in Friskney.

Thanks to Smartie999...keep them coming BBC Weather Watchers

Tiger at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park
BBC

Lincoln GCSE results 'improved' on last year

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

The number of GCSE students in Lincolnshire attaining an A*-C in English and Maths has increased by five per cent.

Early indications show 63.2% of students achieved the grades, that's up from 58.5% last year.

Pupils at Barnes Wallace
BBC

David Lancaster, executive principal at the Barnes Wallis Academy in Lincoln, says the number of pupils achieving the key benchmark has more than doubled from 32% to 66%.

Think pink on day four of the Peter Levy tour!

Traffic and travel: Disruption on the buses

BBC Travel

Be aware if you're travelling  in this area.

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BreakingFootball: Tractor boy comes to Boston

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Boston United have completed the youth loan signing of Ipswich Town defender Joe Robinson.

The 20-year-old centre-half, who has captained the Tractor Boys' under-21s on a number of occasions, has one first team appearance to his credit at Portman Road.

He also featured six times during a loan spell with National League side Woking last season.

Joe Robinson
Boston United

Subject to Football Association and National League ratification, Robinson will be in line to make his United debut against Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday.

His initial spell at The Jakemans Stadium runs until 24 September.

Here are the headlines from Lincolnshire this afternoon

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The top stories from the newsroom:

  • Scunthorpe hospital say a shortage of about 200 nurses and doctors provoked them to offer financial incentives to staff who refer people for jobs
  • The emergency services are on the scene of a crash near Bourne
  • Collision investigators are appealing for witnesses after a man died when his car went into a river in Lincolnshire

Here's Owain with a look at the weather over the coming days

BBC Weather

Showers this afternoon, but it looks like we're in for a better day tomorrow with a brighter start and highs of 21 degrees.

Here's the weather with Owain

Bourne crash update

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash between a car and a lorry near Bourne.

Lincolnshire Police and the air ambulance were called to the A151 between Corby Glen and Swineshead at around 12:35pm.

The driver of a black Vauxhall Insignia was taken to the Queens Medical Centre.

The A151 is closed at the B1176 and more information will be released when available.

BreakingTraffic and travel: Road closed due to crash

BBC Travel

The A151 at Bourne is closed in both directions near the Church Lane junction due to an accident involving a car and a lorry.

An air ambulance has been sent to the scene and police in Lincolnshire confirmed there have been injuries.

Traffic map
BBC

Watch: Scunthorpe hospital needs to fill 200 positions.

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Scunthorpe General Hospital says a shortage of about 200 nurses and doctors provoked them to offer financial incentives to staff who refer people for jobs.  

Paul Bunyan is a recruitment manager for the Northern Lincolnshire Foundation Trust

They tweeted earlier this week saying they'd give £250 for referrals.

So far six people have already taken them up on the offer. 

New trampoline park to open in Grantham

A trampoline park will open in Grantham in October.

Jump Revolution will be in the Springfield Park Industrial Estate, off Springfield Road. 

Features will include a giant airbag, dodgeball, cardio wall challenge and gladiator foam pit.    

Traffic and travel: Continued delays due to roadworks near Horncastle

BBC Travel

Budding actors needed to play Black Death victims

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Wannabe actors are needed to play bubonic plague victims in Lincolnshire. 

As part of this year's Gravity Fields Festival in Grantham, performers will portray those struck down by the Black Death.

Woolsthorpe manor
BBC

It's set in 1665 when a young Sir Isaac Newton was seeking safety from the plague at his home in Woolsthorpe  

Peter Levy Tour: Day Four

Crowds gather for the selfie tour!

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D-Day for residents in the Washdyke Estate

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

People living on an estate in Immingham say they're worried they'll be forced out of the area if plans to knock down up to 18 tower blocks go ahead. 

They are meeting with the Shoreline Housing Partnership to discuss their concerns this evening.

Washdyke Estate
BBC

The social housing charity is currently consulting on plans to demolish 220 properties on the Washdyke Estate.   

Farmer Andrew Ward appeals for return of stolen MBE

Trevor Gibbons

BBC Local Live

A farmer honoured for his work with flood victims has appealed for the return of his MBE after thieves stole his car containing the award.

Andrew Ward with his MBE
BBC

Andrew Ward founded the Forage Aid charity to help livestock producers hit by bad weather in 2014.

A Land Rover was stolen at his farm in Leadenham, Lincolnshire, on 18 August.  

Football: Boston Utd fan banned for running on pitch

Boston United have issued a banning order to a football fan who ran on the pitch during the club's away game at Darlington FC.

The supporter - who ran on the pitch after Jay Rollins' stoppage time goal for the Pilgrims - has been banned until 1 October. 

United safety officer John Thorogood said: "The club take no pleasure in issuing banning orders of this nature, but we are responsible for the actions of our supporters and must ensure that we comply with FA regulations at all times."

Man attacked for wallet and phone in Grimsby

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A man has been assaulted by two men after they attempted to steal his mobile phone and wallet.

Cromwell Road
Google maps

It happened yesterday evening as the man was walking home along Cromwell Road in Grimsby.

The 31-year-old male was approached by two men, who ran off towards Rosevere Avenue in the town following the assault.

The men were described as white, of slim build aged between 23 and 28. One was about 5ft 7in and the other around 6ft tall.

Travel: Oil spillage update

BBC Travel

Part of the Lincoln bypass remains closed following an oil spillage earlier this morning.

It's affecting the A46 between the B1190 Lincoln Road and Whisby Road, Birchwood. It's also affecting the B1378 Lincoln Road, Lincoln.

Traffic map
BBC

Congestion continues to Skellingthorpe Roundabout.  

Here are the headlines from Lincolnshire this lunchtime

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from the newsroom:

  • A man's died after his car went into a river in Lincolnshire
  • Part of Lincoln Bypass is closed because of an oil spill
  • An animal welfare charity has given an award to Skegness Police after two officers freed a dog from a car in high temperatures

Heritage lottery cash boost for WWI project

A Lincolnshire group has secured a grant of nearly £500,000 for a project focusing on the county's role in the First World War.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the four-year project from Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire will include travelling exhibitions and a depiction of a WWI airfield.  

Stunning sunset shot over Lincoln

Look North's Jake Zuckerman captured this beautiful image of the sky over Lincoln last night.

Sunset over Lincoln
BBC

Windscreen Wipers needed this morning

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

I love this picture from PCSO Morris in Skegness - it looks like a piece of modern art!

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Teacher struck off for swearing at pupils wins appeal

A religious education teacher who was struck off for calling his pupils "dickheads" and "weirdos" is to be allowed to have the decision reviewed after two years following an appeal.

Vale Academy
Google

Vasim Shabir, who formerly taught at the Vale Academy in Brigg, was banned from teaching indefinitely after a misconduct hearing in March.

The panel heard evidence that the 33-year-old was guilty of unacceptable professional conduct, including "an overall disregard and lack of respect for women".  

He appealed against the panel's decision not to allow a review of the ban and will now be allowed to apply for it to be lifted from March 2018.

Good luck to all our Lincolnshire GCSE students

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Wishing our students well on GCSE results day...

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Traffic and travel: Disruption due to debris

BBC Travel

There's disruption on the M180 due to debris on the road.

It's between Junction 4, A15 (Scawby) and Junction 5, A15 (Barnetby Top).

Travel map
BBC

Football: Lincoln City hope for financial turnaround

Here's the latest from Mark Whiley, sports reporter at the Lincolnshire Echo.

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Peter Levy Selfie Tour - change of venue

BreakingMotorist dies after river rescue

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A man has died after the car he was driving went into a river in Spalding.

The motorist was rescued from the VW Golf in the B1166 Deeping High Bank at about 20:00 last night.

He was taken to Peterborough Hospital where he has since died.

Police
Lincolnshire Police

A recovery operation is under way to remove the vehicle from the water.

This death brings to 39 the number killed on Lincolnshire's roads in 2016.

Here's the forecast with Owain Wyn Evans

BBC Weather

Disappointing start to the day with cloudier conditions and rain first thing.

That rain will clear but it will return this afternoon and could turn heavier.

Highs of 21 degrees.

Here's the weather with Owain

Traffic and travel: Delays due to oil spillage

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Here's one to watch out for if you're in the area...

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Red sky at night over Louth

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Great picture taken by Richard in Louth last night.

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Lincolnshire farmer has MBE medal stolen

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A Lincolnshire man behind the farming charity Forage Aid has had his MBE medal stolen.

Farmer Andrew Ward from Leadenham had his medal stolen along with his Land Rover. 

Its just one of a spate of Land Rover thefts that have taken place across the county over the last three months with parts being stripped and vehicles burned out. 

Your headlines across Lincolnshire this morning

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's the top stories from the newsroom:

  • Fire crews including a specialist water rescue team help a driver from a river in Spalding
  • A Lincolnshire man behind the farming charity Forage Aid has had his MBE stolen
  • Thousands of students across Lincolnshire are getting ready to open their GCSE results

It's GCSE results day

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Thousands of students across Lincolnshire are getting ready to open their GCSE results.

For the first time, they will include many students who have had to re-sit English and Maths having failed to get a grade C last year.   

pupils sitting exams
BBC

Here's the forecast for Lincolnshire today

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Not quite as nice as yesterday I'm afraid.

Mainly cloudy with some spells of sunshine with rain expected this evening.

Highs of 21C.

weather map
BBC

Join us for today’s Live coverage

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Lincolnshire on Thursday 25 August.

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

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