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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 7 September 2016

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Goodbye: Five things we learned today

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Thanks for joining us today. We'll be back from 08.00 tomorrow.

Just before we go there's time to look back at five things we didn't know when we set out this morning:

Karl McCartney
Karl McCartney

See you tomorrow!

Coming up on Look North

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East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's Peter Levy with a look at what's on the programme at 18.30 on BBC1

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Your headlines this evening

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Weather: Another warm night to come

BBC Weather

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Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A157 crash

BBC Travel

There's been another accident on the county's roads this afternoon - you're being asked to avoid the area. More details as we get them.

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Firm's redundancy claim 'disappointing' says MP

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles has been reacting to the news that a firm in his constituency has placed hundreds of jobs at risk.

Totemic is one of Grantham's largest private-sector employers and says up to 500 jobs are under threat because of changes in market conditions.

Mr Boles told the BBC: "It is very disappointing that Totemic is having to contemplate making redundancies. 

"I have been working very closely with senior management in the last two years to help them secure changes in the regulation of the debt advice and debt management sector." 

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: A17 diversion

There's now a diversion via the A151 to avoid the scene of an accident which has closed the road between the A16 junction in Fosdyke and the Manor House Road junction in Saracen's Head. The A17 remains closed and there's heavy traffic in the area.

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Jack-knifed lorry and crash

BBC Travel

More details now on that accident on the A17 at Fosdyke. 

It involves a jack-knifed lorry and another accident. 

The road remains closed in both directions between the A16 junction in Fosdyke and the Manor House Road junction in Saracen's Head.

Chance to visit castle for free

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's a lovely picture of Tattershall Castle - the National Trust property in the county is opening for free on Sunday as part of this week's programme of Heritage Open Days.

It's one of many attractions which you can visit during the festival which starts tomorrow and ends on Sunday. More details of other venues opening their doors can be found here.  

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Drug addict jailed after trying to blind uncle

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A drug addict who almost blinded his uncle in a row over £20 in Lincolnshire has been jailed for nine years. 

Lincoln Crown Court heard that Matthew Leachman attacked his 58-year-old relative at his home in Gainsborough. 

At one point he pressed his eye ball with a thumb. 

Leachman 41,who lives in Northampton, admitted three charges. 

Investigation continues after bodies found in house

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Post mortem examinations are due to take place today on a man and woman whose bodies were found at a house in North East Lincolnshire

The couple were discovered at the home in New Waltham after the alarm was raised in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Police say they aren't looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.

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Can you help catch this thief?

Police search for perfume thieves

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Detectives want to speak to this man after bottles of perfume were stolen from a chemist on the coast.

Police say the theft happened in a shop on the High Street in Sutton on Sea on 19 August.

Any information should be passed to PC Dave Bridger, who can be contacted by calling 101.

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Lincoln city centre accident: Road still partly closed

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Police say there's no update this lunchtime on the condition of a woman who was trapped under a lorry in Lincoln earlier today.

One lane remains closed at the junction of Broadgate and Waterside South after the incident at around 08.00 this morning as investigations continue.

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Pair questioned over air weapon offences

Your headlines this lunchtime

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

Blitz nurse finally honoured more than seven decades after death

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here's a lovely story... Our reporter Alex Rhodes has been in Stow near Lincoln, where a nurse has finally been given the headstone she deserves.

Agatha Credland was killed in the London Blitz, and was buried in an unmarked grave.

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But today villagers have honoured her finally with a headstone - after using old parish plans to find the exact location of her grave.

It's even more poignant because today marks the 76th anniversary since her death.

Lincoln MP as you've never seen him before

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

It's all for a good cause Karl - but the feather boa does not match that tie!

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Man charged after firearms incident

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A man's been charged with eight offences after a stand-off with police in a residential street in Immingham earlier this week.

Richard Jackson, 37, of Ancholme Avenue, is due to appear before Grimsby magistrates today.

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Police were called to Ancholme Avenue at about 15.00 on Monday, with armed officers and negotiators needed to end the situation.

Phone problems also hit health staff and school

We're also hearing that telephone problems have hit a county health trust and a school. Both Louth Grammar School and the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have warned they can't take calls and are working with phone companies to resolve the problems

Council warns of phone problems

BreakingGrantham firm confirms 500 jobs 'at risk'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

One of Grantham's biggest private sector employers has confirmed up to 500 jobs could go after "significant changes" in its market sector.

Totemic employs 876 people at sites in Grantham, nearby Long Bennington and Birmingham and provides debt and financial advice services.

The firm says the loss of 500 jobs is the worst-case scenario and added its in consultation with employees to minimise redundancies.

In a statement  the company said: "Whilst the company will seek to minimise redundancies where possible, their priority must be to ensure a sustainable and long-term future for the organisation and those staff who remain."

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Totemic Ltd

Used car sales: Almost 1,000 complaints in 12 months

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Nearly 1,000 people from Lincolnshire complained after buying second hand cars over the last year.

Trading standards officers say they received two to three complaints a day about "shoddy practices and rogue sellers".

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Mark Keal, from Lincolnshire Trading Standards said: "We’ve put together some tips to help consumers avoid getting caught out by rogue sellers or by purchasing a problem vehicle in the first place.

"We will be targeting the sellers we are aware of to try to bring them into line or to take action where appropriate."

Many consumers aren't aware of their rights, for example if any faults appear on the car within the first 30 days, they are entitled to a refund, and a repair or replacement after that.

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WATCH: Another warm day with sun breaking through

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Van engulfed by fire

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Firefighters from Mablethorpe were called to Crook Bank, in Theddlethorpe at just before midnight last night after a van caught fire. 

Crews say the vehicle was totally destroyed despite their attempts to put out the fire. The cause of the fire blaze is yet unclear.

Lincoln city centre accident: Scene sealed off

Your headlines this morning

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

MP McCartney: Take action on boys' school achievements

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It's often said that boys generally don't do as well as girls when it comes to school exams.

Now, Lincoln's MP has accused the government of failing to tackle the growing educational under-achievement of boys. 

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Karl McCartney told a debate in Parliament that a taskforce needs to be set up to deal with the issue.

Responding for the government, the Education Minister Nick Gibb said it was taking measures to raise standards and reform the education system.

BreakingLincoln city centre accident: Traffic delays continue

Major traffic problems in Lincoln city centre continuing this morning after an accident at the junction of Broadgate and Waterside South. 

A woman's been rescued after being trapped underneath a lorry. She's been taken to hospital.

Here's the latest from our reporter Rod Whiting:

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BreakingLincoln city centre accident: More from scene

BreakingLincoln city centre accident: Woman taken to hospital

Police have just confirmed a woman was trapped under a lorry in an accident in Lincoln city centre this morning.

She's now been taken to hospital in the city. The incident happened at about 08.10 at the junction with Broadgate and Waterside South.

Our reporter Rod Whiting's on the scene:

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BreakingLincoln city centre: Major disruption

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We've just heard from our reporter Rod Whiting at the scene of the accident on Broadgate in Lincoln city centre.

He says there are a large number of emergency vehicles on the scene, but it's not clear what's happened yet.

The incident is causing serious traffic jams both north and south bound on Broadgate and elsewhere in the city centre.

BreakingLincoln city centre: Serious road traffic collision

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Police are telling us there's been a serious road accident in Lincoln city centre this morning. 

It's on Broadgate, at the junction of Waterside South close to the pedestrian footbridge.

More details as we get them.

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Your headlines this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Protesters planning new vigil outside Grantham Hospital over A&E night-time closures
  • Nearly 1,000 people complained over used cars in Lincolnshire last year, new council figures reveal
  • Lincoln MP accuses government of failing to tackling 'achievement gender gap' in county schools

Weather: Warm with sunny spells

BBC Weather

Here's the outlook for Wednesday:

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Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: East Coast trains 'getting back to normal'

BBC Travel

Major disruption has been continuing on the East Coast main line this morning - but the latest update suggests things may be getting back to normal.

There have been delays of up to 90 minutes on services through the county - but Virgin Trains East Coast says things should now get better: 

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Join us for today's Live coverage

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday, 7 September 2016. 

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

As always, we're keen to get your input so get in touch and let us know what's happening where you are, by email, Facebook or Twitter