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Goodbye: Five things we learned today

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That's it for another day, we'll be back with all the latest from across the county from tomorrow at 8:00am.

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

Have a good evening.

Watch: Humber Bridge freezes toll

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Coming up on Look North tonight

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The home grown talent at Burghley Horse trials

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

It's been a busy day today at the biggest event in Lincolnshire's equestrian calendar.

Reporter Rupert Bell has been breaking down the performance of the county's best hope, Rosalind Canter. 

Traffic and travel: A16 reopens but some problems remain in the county

BBC Travel

As we told you earlier the A16 has reopened after the crash this morning. 

However as we head into the evening there are still some issues. In the north there's been an accident on the A180 westbound between the Brocklesby Interchange and Barnetby Top. 

There's also slow traffic on the A46 northbound in Swinderby at the Halfway House Lane junction, there's roadworks in the area.

Drones to be used to crack down on hare coursing

Katie O'Halloran

Broadcast Journalist

We showed you some of the new gadgets Lincolnshire Police and surrounding forces have access for the relaunch of Operation Galileo.

A drone was among them, here's what the police hope it'll be able to help them with:

It may be a deterrent if we turn up and deploy a drone, these people realise that they'll struggle to escape like with a helicopter. It's also great for photography, if we can't see them, if they're hiding up trees then a drone may be able to spot them easier than a officer on the ground."

PC Nick WilleyWildlife and rural crime officer

Traffic and travel: A16 re-opens after three vehicle crash

BBC Travel

The poppies: Your views

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

You've been getting in touch following the news that over half a million people have seen the poppy installation whilst it's been at Lincoln Castle


I've seen them, absolutely fabulous!!"

Carole McmillanFacebook

I loved the poppies at the castle.... very lovely and memorable."

Angie J GardinerFacebook

We saw them two weeks ago. Wonderful! The work that's been completed on the castle is also a huge improvement. Brilliant day out!"

Janet MackeyFacebook

Law firm to represent A&E closure protesters

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Campaigners fighting the closure of Grantham's accident and emergency department now have legal representation. 

Grantham A&E

Law firm Leigh Day has released a statement saying it's representing the group. The A&E department is currently closed overnight. 

Leigh Day says it believes that the decision, taken last month, was unlawful on the basis that there wasn't proper patient involvement.

Weather watchers: Blue in Caythorpe

BBC Weather Watchers

Who says summer is over, eh?

This shot was taken by user milliegeorge&me, wish we were there!


Lincolnshire teenager's Snowdon challenge

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A Lincolnshire teenager who was left with life-changing head injuries when he was knocked off his bike is getting ready for his latest challenge

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith, 19, spent almost two years in a specialist hospital following the accident in 2012. 

The injuries left him wheelchair- bound- but tomorrow he'll attempt to scale Mount Snowdon in Wales.   

Ryan's dad Mark Smith explains how it'll work:

Ryan has the ability to pump a chain link through some wheels to power his wheelchair and they'll be four or five people at the front with ropes attached pulling him up."

Mark Smith

Good news if you're crossing the bridge...

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Humber Bridge tolls are to remain frozen for the next five years. 

The Humber Bridge Board has announced today there will be no increase despite plans to install a glass lift to make the bridge more of a tourist attraction


Traffic and travel: Problems in Nottinghamshire cause issues in Lincolnshire

BBC Travel

There's delays in the west of the county heading into Nottinghamshire. The A1 is closed northbound between Carlton and Tuxford.

Recovery work is ongoing after a crane broke down. 

Police vow to seize dogs used in hare-coursing

Katie O'Halloran

Broadcast Journalist

Operation Galileo, this season's anti hare-coursing campaign, is being launched. 

Last year Lincolnshire Police reported a 170% increase in the number of recorded incidents and say they will seize any animals being used in the crime.

Here's some of the kit that's going to be used this year. 


Lincoln City take Macauley Bonne on loan

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Watch: Welcome to Autumn

BBC Weather

It's the first day of autumn - meteorologically speaking - so Abbie Dewhurst has some details on what the changing seasons mean for the weather.  

Abbie Dewhurst on the changing seasons

Lincolnshire Oscar winner to join Game of Thrones

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Perhaps Lincolnshire's most famous son, Jim Broadbent, is the latest person to join to the smash hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, according to Entertainment Weekly.

He's been in everything from Bridget Jones to Harry Potter and now he's heading to Westeros but it's not been announced who his character will be.

Jim Broadbent

Back in July Broadbent received an honorary degree from Bishop Grosseteste University. 

Over half a million visit the poppies at Lincoln Castle

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Some 508,000 people have been to see the Wave installation at Lincoln castle.

The project which commemorates the centenary of World War One is currently on tour around the country. 


It's here until Sunday so if you haven't seen them yet then you better get a move on!

Burghley Horse Trials: Traffic heavy in the area

BBC Travel

The Horse Trials are always very popular, organisers hope 160,000 will make a trip over the four day event, but Stamford isn't exactly the biggest place in the world so the roads are fairly busy.

There's heavy traffic on the B1443 Barnack Road so allow yourself some extra time if you're passing through the area. 


Eight in Lincolnshire 'died waiting for organs'

Harry Parkhill

BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

Eight people in Lincolnshire died waiting for an organ transplant last year. 

That's according to new figures out today from NHS Blood and Transplant which also say four out of ten families refuse to donate relative's organs when asked.

A week-long campaign is being launched to encourage more people consider donating their organs after their deaths.

Woman in hospital after attack in Grimsby

BBC Radio Humberside

Police are looking for witnesses after a 24-year-old was found unconscious in Freeman Street on Saturday.

She was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary where she's in a stable condition.

The altercation happened at about 00:20 BST close to Cottees Bar.

Traffic and travel: Traffic mounts up because of diversions

BBC Travel

There's heavier than usual traffic on the A17 in Fosdyke heading south between the Wash Road junction and the Manor House road junction.

It's the same story at the A152 in Surfleet at the A16 junction.

Drivers are following diversions put in place because of the three vehicle crash in Sutteron Dowdyke.


A closer look at the weather with Abbie

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Weather watchers: Sunrise at Humberston

BBC Weather Watchers

The weather watchers never disappoint, this one was sent to us by user bobidela.


Your headlines across Lincolnshire

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom this morning:

  • Lincolnshire actor to join Game of Thrones cast for new series
  • Multi-vehicle crash on the A16
  • First day of the Burghley Horse Trials 
  • 'Doggy donor' (confusingly called Panda) saves a life

Diversions in place after A16 crash

BBC Travel

Traffic and travel: Multi-vehicle crash south of Boston

BBC Travel

The A16 in Sutteron Dowdyke is closed both ways at the Surfleet Bank junction.

Three vehicles have been involved in a crash.


Lincolnshire's 'doggy donor'

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Meet Panda, the Boston dog who gave blood to seven-year-old Taz, another dog in Lincoln

Taz had blood poisoning and wasn't going to make it without a donation. 

Take a look:

Boston dog Panda donated blood to Lincoln dog Taz (he was feeling paw-ly)

(Sorry for the bad puns)

iPlayer rules change today

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

All iPlayer users must now own a TV licence, regardless of whether or not they watch programmes live.

The new rules, which will close the so-called "iPlayer loophole", come into effect this morning. 

Previously, only viewers who were watching shows as they were being broadcast required a licence.

Laptop with iPlayer

The changes to the rules are expected to particularly affect younger people, who are more likely to consume content on smartphones or tablets than via traditional television sets.  

And they're off... Burghley Horse Trials start today

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That staple of the equestrian diary, the four-day Burghley Horse Trials start today in Stamford. 

There'll be larger shopping areas, more activities and Rio Olympians competing this year.


Advance bookings have gone absolutely crazy this year so we're thrilled to bits. The weather forecast is good so we're expecting big crowds over the weekend. Over the four days we might reach the 160,000 (visitors) mark so, all in all, we're set for a very exciting weekend I think."

Elizabeth InmanEvent Director

Your headlines this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • The Burghley Horse Trials begin today
  • New TV licence iPlayer rules come into force today
  • A Lincolnshire dog who donated blood has been praised for saving another dog's life 

The weather this morning

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A dry and largely bright start with light winds. 

Feeling pleasant in the sunshine during the afternoon, though cloud may start to increase towards dusk.  

Temp chart

Traffic and travel: Heavy traffic south of Lincoln

BBC Travel

We've got some congestion heading away from the city on the A15. 

There's heavy traffic at the Canwick Avenue junction because of roadworks.


Welcome to Lincolnshire Live

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Good morning from Lincoln, a new day and a new month and like it or not the countdown to Christmas has begun.

But let's ignore the Christmas menu's in pubs and decorations creeping into shops and supermarkets for now and cling on the last gasps of the "great British summer".

I'm going to be bringing you all the latest news, travel, sport and yes, weather from across the county.

As always I want to know what's happening where you are, you can get in touch through emailFacebook or Twitter.