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  2. Live updates on Tuesday 6 September 2016

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Amport House, Andover

A total of 13 Ministry of Defence sites will be sold to provide land for up to 17,017 homes and raise £225m, the government says.

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Goodbye: Five things we learned today in Lincolnshire

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That's it for today - thanks for joining us. We'll be back at 08.00 tomorrow.

Just before we go let's look back at five things we didn't know when we started out this morning:

Bye for now!

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A631 crash

BBC Travel

The A631 Corringham Road in Gainsborough is blocked eastbound at the B1433 Corringham Road junction, because of a multi-vehicle accident.  

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Picture of rail damage

BBC Travel

Here's a picture from Virgin Trains East Coast showing the damage which is causing chaos on the East Coast Mainline. The firm says the line is "unlikely to reopen today" and advises you travel tomorrow, or use alternative routes. 

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Work to start on Scunthorpe A&E improvements

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Improvements will start later this month at Scunthorpe Hospital in an attempt to make life easier for ambulance crews.

At present the hospital has just one entrance - and health chiefs say they want to create a dedicated way in for those with major injuries and conditions.

Scunthorpe Hospital
Northern Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

The existing door will then be used only for "walking wounded" patients. There are also plans for a an improved waiting area for children.

Work's due to start on Monday, 19 September.

Warning after elderly victims targeted

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

You're being warned to be vigilant following a number of distraction burglaries in North Kesteven. 

The police say they're investigating incidents in Leasingham and Bassingham over the past month. 

The victims were in their 80s and 90s and were conned by bogus callers posing as utility workers. 

New theatre owners 'overwhelmed' by support

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The new owners of Lincoln's Theatre Royal say they've already seen encouraging ticket sales just a day after reopening the box office.

Performances were cancelled and the theatre was closed last month after the previous operators gave up running the venue.

Spokesman Sara Bullimore says there's been a rebrand - with the theatre now to be known as New Theatre Royal - and a programme of dates has been drawn up.

Meanwhile the theatre says it is working to help people who have tickets for cancelled performances.

Theatre Royal Lincoln

Hoax callers waste firefighters' time

Can you help find stolen car?

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information following a burglary and car theft in the early hours of this morning in Skegness.

Officers say offenders got into a property on Harrow Road and stole a Louis Vuitton classic monogram brown handbag and the keys to a red Mercedes CLA 200 sport, registration FX16 UGP. 

The keys were then used to drive the vehicle away. Anyone with information should call police on 101.

Mercedes car
Lincolnshire Police

Your headlines this afternoon

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Council chiefs angry over latest government support for offshore wind farm
  • Fire chiefs rubber-stamp agreement to save 24-hour fire cover for Lincoln
  • New owners of Lincoln Theatre Royal say public support 'fantastic' after box office reopened yesterday

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: East Coast mainline blocked

BBC Travel

Wind farm scheme 'pushed through against public wishes'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire County Council has criticised a government decision to grant consent for a big windfarm off the county coast.

Earlier today the Energy Secretary Greg Clark announced that the offshore and onshore cabling for the Triton Knoll project could go ahead.

But it's been given a thumbs-down by Councillor Colin Davie, the authority's executive member for planning.

He said: "We are extremely disappointed with this decision, which has been pushed through against local wishes."

I think the government has got it wrong, and I'm sure this decision will be met with a lot of anger locally.

Councillor Colin DavieLincolnshire County Council

Councillors agree to save 24-hour fire cover

Gemma Dawson

BBC Look North

Day and night cover at a Lincoln fire station is to stay after councillors rubber-stamped a revised cost-cutting plan this morning.

The county council had put forward proposals to stop overnight staffing at the city's South Park station to save money. 

South Park fire station

But after a series of protests the authority has decided not to go ahead with the proposal.

Instead it will cut the number of full-time firefighters at stations across the county to achieve the same savings.

LISTEN: How you've rallied round to help youth club fire victims

Scott Dalton

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We've been telling you about this fire that totally destroyed a youth club on Lincoln's St Giles estate at the weekend.

Well, this morning I appealed on BBC Radio Lincolnshire for help for the club to get back on its feet. And you've come forward with all sorts of offers of help:

Teenagers admit manslaughter in mother and daughter death case

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

I've been in court today as two 15-year-olds pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Liz Edwards and her daughter Katie in Spalding in April.

They admitted manslaughter but denied the murders of Liz Edwards and her daughter Katie.

The girl, wearing a black hoodie and dark trousers admitted manslaughter at Nottingham Crown Court 

The boy wearing a dark blue jumper and jeans showed no emotion throughout the hearing.

Neither of the defendants can be named because of their age. A trial has been set for 5 October.

Watch: A warm and humid outlook

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Your headlines this lunchtime

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire News

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

Barracks site could provide space for 7,000 new homes

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Grantham's Prince William of Gloucester Barracks could be redeveloped as private housing in the next few years, according to the MoD.


The barracks opened in the 1970s on the site of the former RAF Spitalgate. The Army says it's a logistical training centre specialising in providing gym instructors. It also has two detachments of cadet forces. 

The MOD says the units are not being disbanded - and further details will be released as to where they will move to in the autumn.

Elizabeth Edwards and Katie Edwards

Two 15-year-olds plead guilty to the manslaughter of a mother and daughter but deny their murder.

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Barracks to close in MoD review

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Grantham's Prince William of Gloucester Barracks is to close - it's been announced by the MoD.

The site has been a military base since 1915 when it opened as a Royal Flying Corps Station Grantham - and was later known as RAF Spitalgate.

Grantham barracks

It became an army barracks in 1976. The MoD says it's one of 13 sites to close as part of an "estate optimisation strategy".

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A15 broken down lorry

BBC Travel

The A15 in Normanby-by-Spital is partially blocked southbound between the Normanby Cliff Road junction and the Owmby Cliff Road junction, because of a broken down lorry.

BreakingTwo bodies found in New Waltham

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A man and woman have been found dead at a house in New Waltham near Grimsby. 

A 55-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman were found in the house on Bude Close in the early hours of this morning.

Police have launched an investigation but say they are not looking for anyone else in connenction with the the deaths

BreakingTeenagers plead guilty to manslaughter in mum and daughter death case

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Two 15-year-olds have pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to the manslaughter of Elizabeth Edwards, 49, and her 13-year-old daughter Katie in Spalding, in April, but not guilty to their murders.

More on this as we get it:

Liz and Katie Edwards

Driver dies after A17 crash

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire Police has just said that a woman who was involved in a crash on the A17 yesterday has died.

The woman was driving her Honda Jazz on the road at Swineshead yesterday evening.

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Wind farm plan reaches 'significant milestone'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A huge £224m wind farm planned for the North Sea off the Lincolnshire coast has moved forward to the latest stage of its development.

The Triton Knoll wind farm has been in development since 2004 and permission was given for the project's offshore wind turbines in summer 2013.


Today the Energy Secretary Greg Clark has given permission for innogy SE - the company leading the scheme - to build offshore and onshore cabling and substations at Orby, near Skegness and Bicker Fen, near Boston.

More than 500,000 saw poppies at Lincoln Castle

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincoln Castle saw 533,465 visitors to the exhibition of World War One poppies this summer, it's just been revealed.

Lincolnshire County Council, who run the castle, say the figure is "really remarkable".


The installation - which was taken away at the weekend - was brought to Lincoln to mark the centenary of World War One.

Your headlines this morning

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Plan to pay for doctors' degrees to plug emergency care gap unveiled
  • Lincoln MP to lead Westminster debate on why girls do better than boys at school
  • Green waste collection rate likely to rise from £25 to £40 in East Lindsey

Decision due on fire cover for city

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A final decision on plans to keep 24-hour cover at a Lincoln fire station is expected this morning.

There were plans to reduce overnight staffing at the South Park station with staff put on call to save money.

Fire engine

But after a series of protests and concerns about response times, the fire service has decided not to go ahead with that proposal.

It requires the approval of Lincolnshire county councillors.

'No promises' over youth club rebuild

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Youth services managers say they are “so sad and so devastated” after a youth club in the St Giles area of Lincoln burned down.

But the county council has given no assurances that the club will be reinstated because insurance claims have still to be submitted.

youth club fire

A campaign’s been launched to rebuild the centre. 

Alison Poxon – the council’s youth club manager – told BBC Radio Lincolnshire the community was still in shock.

But she added: “While we haven’t got a centre, we are determined the activities for children and young people will continue”.

Health trust to pay for doctor degrees

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The trust that runs Lincolnshire's hospitals is offering to pay for Master's degrees for potential emergency doctors.

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust says it's a first in the country and is cheaper than paying for locum staff.

The trust has had to close its overnight A&E service in Grantham - because of what it says is a chronic shortage of emergency staff.


Here's why it's so humid out there

Pleas for harvest patience to continue

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Canwick Road jams

BBC Travel

There's very slow traffic on A15 Canwick Road inbound in Lincoln at the Pelham Bridge junction. 

In the roadworks area and also heavier than usual traffic on A15 Cross O'Cliff Road inbound in Lincoln between the B1131 Canwick Avenue junction and the St Catherine's junction, because of traffic diverting away from queues on Canwick Road. 

Your headlines this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this morning:

  • Campaign to rebuild youth club destroyed by fire gathers pace
  • Final decision on 24-hour fire cover for Lincoln expected later
  • Lincolnshire charity says school breakfast clubs under threat because of 'financial pressures' 

Weather: Very warm and humid

BBC Weather

Here's the latest on your weather for today:


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Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Morning, Martin here with BBC Lincolnshire Live on Tuesday, 6 September 2016.

We're here all day, and we'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across Lincolnshire.

If you've got a great picture or a story about life in the county you want to share, you can get in touch via email, Facebook or Twitter.