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  1. Live updates have finished on Friday 2 September 2016

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Today's Live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Well that's it for another week everybody. Lincolnshire Live will be back on Monday at 8:00am with all the latest news, travel, sport and weather from across the county.

Until then I'm going to leave you with five things we've learned toady:

Have a good weekend. 

Coming up on Look North tonight

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Walk a million: Weekly update

Walk a Million

BBC Radio Lincolnshire Campaign

Building the stage for Sir Elton John

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Now you'll remember that back June Sir Elton sold out a huge performance at the Lincolnshire Showground.

He even brought his own stage! Take a look at it being built:

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Disabled Lincolnshire teen makes it to summit of Snowden

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We told you yesterday that Ryan Smith, a 19-year-old who suffered life changing head injuries when he was knocked off his bike, was going to attempt to scale Mount Snowden in Wales. 

Well today he successfully made it to the top of the mountain in a specialist wheelchair with the help of a team.

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RYAN SMITH FOUNDATION

Well done Ryan!

Busted...

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A little known fact about BBC Radio Lincolnshire Towers, we have a little thing called "Cakeday Friday" where our wonderful receptionist Helen makes us all a cake.

This week it was chocolate and, as presenter Chris Berrow documented, it didn't last very long... 

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A look ahead to the weekend weather with Abbie

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie has the details

Traffic and travel: Crash on the A15

BBC Travel

The A15 is partially blocked in Cranwell with slow traffic at the B1429 Sleaford Road junction.

There's reports of a multi-vehicle crash.

Travel
BBC

Transport police search for man after fight on train

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police think this man can help their investigation into a fight on a train between Nottingham and Swinderby.

It happened at around 6.45pm on Saturday, 23 July. A large fight broke out between two groups of men.

Train
BBC

Traffic and travel: Crash on the Humber Bridge

BBC Travel

If you're heading north then you may need an alternative to the Bridge.

The Humber Bridge team say there's been an accident on the northbound carriageway.

It's currently affecting traffic.

They say they are keen to get things moving ASAP.

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Traffic and travel: Problem on the A158

BBC Travel

Man pleads not guilty to murder of Lincolnshire woman

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A 23-year-old man has denied murdering a 16-year-old girl from Marston in Lincolnshire. Hannah Pearson was found unconscious in a house in Newark in July. 

She died at hospital. James Morton, who's 23 and from Pierson Street in Newark pleaded not guilty to murder at a hearing in Nottingham. 

He'll stand trial in January.

Police search for crash driver

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police are investigating after a driver crashed into another car and drove off. 

It happened on Wednesday night in Little Cawthorpe near Louth. 

A vehicle caused damage to a stationary blue Peugeot 206 and left the scene. There was no one in the  damaged car at the time.

Names starting with 'O' prove popular for East Midlands babies

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here's something a bit strange, it appears that the most popular names for babies in the East Midlands are almost identical.

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ONS

Oliver for boys and Olivia for girls. 

Personally I think Alexander and Alexandra have a better ring to them.

The weather

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain possible in places. There may be a few heavier burst, particularly in the south. 

Some sunny spells may develop in the north before sunset.  

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Walk a million: Get involved

Walk a Million

BBC Radio Lincolnshire Campaign

Just a quick reminder to send us the miles you've walked this week to help us reach our goal of getting the county to walk a million by the end of the year.

The Lincolnshire walking festival is doing their bit!

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So are Horncastle Police:

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The headlines

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

  • £100 million development planned for Grantham.
  • New text service to report hare coursing.
  • Local opposition to Lincolnshire pig farm plan.

Renewed appeal for missing Kamil Szpara

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police are renewing their appeal for Boston man Kamil Szpara, who was seen boarding a train at Boston station at 7.42am on Tuesday 23 August which was heading in the direction of Nottingham. 

They say Kamil is now thought to be in London and has recently been in the vicinity of London Zoo.

Kamil Szpara
Lincolnshire police

Cash burglary in Skegness

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police are looking for witnesses after a shop on Lumley Road had its safe cracked.

It happened overnight between the 29th and 30th of August.

They gained access through the back of the shop and made off with a large amount of cash.

Upton pig farm plans face opposition

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

An animal rights charity claims building a large pig farm in Lincolnshire - will lead to brutal suffering of animals. 

There are plans for a farm near Upton which would house up to 2,000 pigs inside two indoor units. Animal Aid say they've helped 7,500 people object to the proposals - who think it's inhumane.

The developer says it's being designed as a "high welfare unit".

Pigs
BBC

Weather watchers: Blue in Bourne

BBC Weather Watchers

It's rather grey and miserable today in Lincolnshire so let's cheer ourselves up with a photo from yesterday.

This one sent to us by user Jason T.

Bourne
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Want to join the weather watcher ranks? Click here.

Police launch new text service to report hare coursing

Katie O'Halloran

Broadcast Journalist

We've been talking a lot about hare coursing today and yesterday with relaunch of the police crackdown and the plans to bring in new technologies to fight the crime.

Graphic
BBC

Along with drones Police have told us they've introduced a new text service which lets people report the crime from their mobile phone without ringing 999.

Users can text the word ‘Hare’ to 80800 followed by additional information, such as vehicle registrations.  

Traffic and travel: Crash on the A157

BBC Travel

The road is currently closed on both directions as recovery work gets under way.

Travel map
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£100 million pound development announced for Grantham

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A developer's announced plans for a new £100 million designer outlet village in Grantham. 

There are hopes to build 130 shops which could create 1500 jobs. South Kesteven District Council say it's aware of the plans. 

No formal application for planning permission has been made yet though.

Development
Rioja Developments

These certainly appear to be very exciting proposals which could potentially enhance our economy and help make Grantham an even more attractive destination.

Cllr Bob AdamsLeader of South Kesteven District Council

Scream if you wanna go faster

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

As part of our birds eye view of the region we've travelled to Ingoldmells and Fantasy Island to take you for the ride of your life:

Hold onto your breakfast...

Traffic and travel: Broken down lorry on Lincoln roundabout

BBC Travel

A lorry has broken down on the Riseholme Roundabout, where the A15 meets the A46, just north of Lincoln. 

It's not blocked the road entirely but traffic is slow in the area so allow some extra time.

Mid-Morning show live from Gainsborough

Rod Whiting

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

I've been standing in for Melvyn this week on BBC Radio Lincolnshire and today we're taking the programme to Gainsborough.

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Tomorrow is the grand opening of the Heritage centre, you can listen in here.

Calls for harsher punishment for hare coursers

Katie O'Halloran

Broadcast Journalist

Lincolnshire farmers are calling on the courts to impose tougher penalties on hare-coursers. It's when dogs are set to chase a hare and often people put bets on it. Hare coursing has been illegal since 2005. 

Police in the county have been working with neighbouring forces to tackle the growing problem and yesterday relaunched Operation Galileo, the crackdown scheme. In the last year - 176 people have been arrested or reported.

Hare coursers
BBC

Andrew Branton farms at Deeping St Nicholas - he says it's a huge problem south of the county:

We get it multiple times per day. Different gangs, practically queuing in this district to course the land. It's just an impossible situation to comprehend until you see it with your own eyes.

Andrew BrantonFarmer

Lights! Camera! Travelling attraction!

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A mobile cinema has been visiting some of the more isolated villages in Lincolnshire. Blue-print Film foundation's secured funding for "Flix in the Stix". 

The latest films or classics are shown on a big screen at eight village halls and community centres. 

Flix in the stix
BFI

John Tomlinson - the Chair of Corringham Parish Council - says it's been great for the community:  

You can't have a community if everyone stays in the house and doesn't meet up, this has just given people a reason to get together.

John TomlinsonChair of Corringham Parish Council

Member of the Royal Family coming to Lincolnshire

Harry Parkhill

BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, is coming to RAF Waddington today as part of a ceremony at the station.

He's going to be presenting 8 Squadron with a replacement standard, this is what it looks like:

Standard
BBC

Waddington will be welcoming Prince Edward with parade and some music by the RAF Waddington Voluntary Band.

A closer look at the weather with Abbie

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A cloudy day ahead with showers likely

The poppies at Lincoln castle: Your photos

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We told you yesterday that over half a million people have seen the Wave installation, you've been in touch and sent us your photos...

Poppies
Shelagh McIntyre
Poppies
Ali Bobs
Poppies
Rachael Wainwright

Traffic and travel: Clear start to the day

BBC Travel

Traffic slowed to a crawl south of Boston yesterday because of a multi-vehicle crash on the A16.

If you got stuck in those long delays then this may be enough to bring a tear to your eye...

Travel
BBC

We can't promise it will last very long though!

The headlines

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

  • After the relaunch of a hare coursing crackdown, Lincolnshire farmers are calling for increased fines for the offence.
  • Activists say support for transgender teenagers in Lincolnshire needs to improve.
  • Animal rights charity says plans for a large pig farm in Lincolnshire are inhumane. 
  • A mobile cinema has been visiting some of the more isolated villages in the county.

The weather

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain possible in places. 

There may be a few heavier burst, particularly in the south. Some sunny spells may develop in the north before sunset.  

Temp chart
BBC

Good morning, welcome to Lincolnshire Live

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Hello from a bit of a grey and miserable Lincoln. 

Alex here, ready to bring you all the latest news, travel, sport and 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.    

Everyone ready? OK here we go...