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Summary

  1. Teen killers to appeal against sentence
  2. Call for help to find teenager missing for nearly two weeks
  3. Six churches targeted in money box raids
  4. Water supply back on after power cut hits pumps
  5. Updates on Wednesday 3 May 2017

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By Martin Slack

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Wednesday....

Those are all the updates from Wednesday 3 May.

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Goodbye: Five things we've learned today

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That's it from me for today - we'll be back with more live updates from 08.00.

Just before I go - let's have a look back at five things we've learned on our journey through the day:

Bye for now!

The weather forecast...

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

More sunshine expected for tomorrow! 

Here's my full forecast:

Lisa Gallagher has the details

Football: Clarke latest exit from York Street

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Shane Clarke has this afternoon become the eighth player to leave Boston United as part of manager Adam Murray's squad revamp. 

Shane Clarke
Boston United

Midfielder Clarke captained United this season but only made 11 appearances due to a long-term Achilles injury. 

He's also played for Lincoln City and Gainsborough Trinity.

Callum Chippendale, Joe Maguire, Jason St Juste, Waide Fairhurst, Courtney Wildin, Marcus Marshall and Michael Emery have also left the club.

Football: Angol's Imps future still not certain

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Peterborough United's Director of Football Barry Fry says a deal is in place between themselves and Lincoln City over the sale of striker Lee Angol. 

The forward's been on loan at Sincil Bank for a couple of months and Fry says it's currently up in the air whether a permanent move will take place.

Lee Angol
BBC

Can you help stop loan sharks in your area?

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

People in North Lincolnshire are being offered £5,000 if they can come up with ways to stop loan sharks from operating.  

£20 notes
PA

It comes after officers raided two homes in the area. 

The scheme is being headed up by the England Illegal Money Lending Team, who told me this morning that borrowing from loan sharks can easily get out of control. 

They want people with ideas of how to raise awareness of the danger of loan sharks or how to stop them from operating to get in touch. 

Firefighters join the Save a Life campaign

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Fire crews in Louth have joined BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Save a Life campaign and have pledged to host CPR training later this month.

Taking place at the station on Eastfield Road between 10.00 and 16.00 on Saturday, May 27, crews will be giving CPR demonstrations and showing residents how to use a defibrillator.

louth fire and rescue
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

It's all part of the scheme to get 10,000 people trained in lifesaving skills, which the radio station is running in partnership with St John Ambulance and Lives First Responders.

Refurbished beach chalets hit by vandals

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Beach huts which were revamped at a cost of £200,000 have been vandalised causing anger in a coastal community.

East Lindsey District Council spent the cash on the chalets on Mablethorpe seafront earlier this year as part of a deal with the resort's town council.

beach hut
Mablethorpe Photo Album
beach hut
Mablethorpe Photo Album

The town council had agreed to take on the ownership and upkeep of the huts after the refurbishment.

But now more money will be needed after some of the huts were hit by vandals at least twice in the last few weeks.

Medieval Lincoln to be recreated in virtual reality

Work's begun on creating a 3D virtual model of Lincoln's lost medieval buildings. 

When finished it will allow people to see what the Cathedral quarter looked like centuries ago. 

deanery
Lincoln Cathedral

The Old Deanery and Works Chantry, which hundreds of years ago used to stand where the existing Deanery building (above) is today to the north of the Cathedral, will be recreated by using 18th and 19th century drawings.

From June the images will be available through Google Maps online.   

Six churches hit by money box raids

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Churches in village between Lincoln and Grantham are counting the cost of a series of thefts from collection boxes.

Small amounts of cash have been taken from money boxes at St. Vincent’s in Caythorpe (below), St Peter’s in Claypole, St. Mary’s in Marston and St. Swithun’s in Long Bennington. 

St Vincent's Church, Caythorpe
Gary Brothwell/Geograph

A police spokesman said: "We believe that offenders have also targeted St Nicholas in Normanton and St Nicholas in in Fulbeck. These incidents are believed to be linked. 

"Anyone who has seen suspicious activity or has information should call 101. Local communities are encouraged to remain vigilant."  

Fancy adopting a canal?

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

If so, you're in luck today.

It's been announced by the Canal and River Trust that hundreds of miles of waterways are available for "adoption" by local communities.

Fossdyke Canal
Matt Fascione/Geograph

In Lincoln, the Fossdyke Canal has been adopted on it's city centre stretch (above) by the Lincoln Sea Cadets but there's still miles of water left to take on.

The biggest threat to our waterways is apathy - the canals don't look after themselves and we do need the support of our communities and they're making a big difference."

Caroline KilleavyCanal and River Trust

Teen killers to appeal against sentence

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Two teenagers who killed a mother and daughter in Spalding are due to appeal against the length of their sentence.

The pair were jailed for life with a minimum of 20 years last November for the murder of school dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards and her 13 year old daughter Katie at their home in April last year. 

They were smothered and stabbed. 

The appeal is due to be heard at the Court of Appeal in London tomorrow.

Elizabeth and Katie Edwards
BBC

Weather: Cloudy and cool

BBC Weather

Cloud will gradually spread northwards to all parts bringing the odd light shower with it. Windy, especially along the coast, and feeling chilly.  

weather
BBC

Your headlines this lunchtime

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom so far today:

  • Teenagers to appeal against length of sentence over mother and daughter murder in Spalding
  • Concerns grow for 18-year-old girl missing from Lincoln home for almost two weeks
  • There's a call for more Lincolnshire communities to adopt a stretch of county canal

Appeal to help find teenager missing for nearly two weeks

Police say they're concerned for the welfare of 18-year-old Chantelle Whitehead, who has been missing from her home in Lincoln since 20 April.

Chantelle Whitehead
Lincolnshire Police

Chantelle is 5ft 5ins tall, of slight build, with short dark hair which is curly on top. She has a strong Yorkshire accent.  

If you've seen her, or have any information, please call Lincolnshire Police on 101.

School joins Save a Life campaign

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

An entire Lincolnshire school has learned CPR skills in one day as part of a BBC campaign.

Cordeaux Academy in Louth took up the training as part of BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Save a Life Campaign. 

Save a Life
BBC

The campaign aims to get 10,000 people to learn how to help someone suffering a cardiac arrest. 

With more than 500 staff and students taking part at the school, it's now reached more than 1,500 people in one month.

Water back on in Branston

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We've heard from Anglian Water who says the water is back on in Branston and surrounding villages.

The company say the supply may be 'a little cloudy' but should return to normal by lunchtime.

Schoolgirl hears her own voice in 'The Height of the Reeds'

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Walking across the Humber Bridge is a little different these days thanks, in part, to one schoolgirl from Hull: 

When is £1 worth almost £200? When it was printed in 1813, that's when

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

This banknote is going under hammer later today - and although its face value is only £1 it's expected to fetch up to £180.

Boston bank note
Spink

It was printed in Boston in 1813 - back when local banks printed their own money.

There's also a one guinea note from the Spalding Bank and a five guinea note from the Sleaford bank in the sale - which started in London at 10.00.

Spalding Bank note
Spink
Sleaford Bank note
Spink

Can you help find stolen medals?

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

This sketch has been made by the elderly owner of a collection of medals which were stolen from his home in Lincolnshire.

Police say the medals were taken from the house in Wrawby Road in Brigg between 1 and 21 April while the homeowners were away. 

medals
Humberside Police

A police spokesman said: "A considerable number of collectable medals and a Walter Spragget scale model of a steam traction engine were stolen, which we want help in recovering.

"The elderly home owner recorded his collection and made a sketch of some of the medals that have been stolen.  

"If you are, or have been, offered these medals please contact us so that we can return them to the victims of this burglary."

Your weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A clear and bright start to the morning - but make the most of it! 

Here's my full forecast:

Men in Sheds loneliness scheme is 'big success'

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A scheme in Lincolnshire which helps men beat loneliness is proving so popular it's expanding. 

Louth Men's Shed opened nearly two years ago with just eight members - but reckons it could have 50 this year. 

It comes as a report out today by the Jo Cox Commission says eight million men of all ages admit they feel lonely at least once a week.

logo
Louth Men's Shed

Your headlines this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Police say more than 30,000 people attended Imps' open top bus parade last night
  • Thousands without water in Lincolnshire after power cut affects supplies
  • Loneliness scheme aimed at men reports surge in numbers

Branston water problems: School closed

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Those water problems in Branston have led to the decision to close the village's primary school for the day.

Teachers say it's for 'health and safety reasons'. 

Branston School
Google

Anglian Water says it's working to reconnect supplies which have been interrupted by a power cut which has stopped water pumps in the area.

No confirmation from the secondary school in the village on its decision yet.

Thousands without water after power cut hits pumps

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Thousands of homes in the Branston area and surrounding villages are without water this morning. 

A power outage has affected water pumps. Anglian Water says an electrician is working on it - so supply can be restored as soon as possible.

Tap water
BBC

More than 30,000 out for #Impsparade

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Thinking about the Imps parade -  we've heard from Lincolnshire Police who says at least 30,000 people went out on the streets to celebrate the Imps' promotion last night.

The team paraded through the city on open top buses to a rapturous reception from fans. Here are some pictures from last night in case you missed them yesterday:

parade
Derek Priestley
parade
BBC
parade
BBC

Welcome to Wednesday's live coverage

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Good morning from Lincoln, it's Martin with you again today - fresh from the excitement of last night's Imps parade. 

We'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the county. 

If you want to get in touch you can. Just send me an email, or a message on Facebook or Twitter

You can send me your pictures of last night's parade, or any news or info about what's happening where you are.

#Impsparade: That's all folks - thanks for the memories

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It's been brilliant following the progress of the Imps' celebration open-top bus parade with you this evening.

Here's a final video from our reporter James Williams as the players and management got off the bus back at Sincil Bank - no doubt for more celebrations!:

View more on twitter

And here's another picture from fan Martin of Lincoln High Street now - where's everyone gone?

Empty street
BBC

So that's all from today. Updates will continue here throughout the night and we'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across Lincolnshire.

Watch: Balloons go up for #Impsparade as city celebrates

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

If you look carefully in this video shot by BBC Radio Lincolnshire newsreader Barbara Simpson at the junction of High Street and Wigford Way, the red and white balloons are released as the team goes by.

She says crowds was five or six deep as they jostled to catch a glimpse of their promotion-winning Lincoln City heroes:

View more on twitter

#Impsparade: Lincoln Cathedral smiles on Imps parade

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here are some lovely pictures captured by fan Derek Priestley in Lincoln city centre tonight. 

The first shows the Imps' open-top bus tour passing over the River Witham at the end of Brayford Pool.

The second is the bus making its way down the High Street.

Parade
Derek Priestley
Parade
Derek Priestley

#Impsparade passes Tritton Road crowds

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Our reporter Lizzie Musham saw the Lincoln City bus passed the end of Tritton Road - half way round its victory tour of the city - and said there was lots of applause for the team.

Watch: #Impsparade greeted with champions chant

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

It was the only time people in Lincoln wanted to see the city's dreaded level crossing close - so they could get a good view of their heroes as they waited for a train to pass...

It wasn't to be, though - but our reporter James Williams captured this video as they passed by:

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#Impsparade: Crossing to the USA...

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Just to move away from Lincoln city centre for a moment - we've just heard from David Townsend in Michigan...

He's wishing he was in the city tonight for the parade. As you can see from his licence plate, he's a dyed in the wool fan.

David says he's been following the progress all season via BBC Radio Lincolnshire online, and he's coming home to Lincoln next month to "pick up some new Imps attire"...

Michigan
BBC

#Impsparade: Top deck of champions

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Thanks to Martin who's sent us this picture of the Imps parade bus as it passed the top of Carholme Road in Lincoln.

He says he ran from one end of Brayford Pool to the other to get this shot - if you don't know Lincoln, that's quite a distance.

It was well worth the sprint Martin!:

Imps parade
BBC

#Impsparade: Champions trophy hits town

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here's a great picture from Lincoln City's twitter feed from the top deck of their open-top bus as it wends its way through the city.

Look at the crowds! Lovely to see the cathedral in the background as well.

And Billy Knott looks pretty pleased with himself too:

View more on twitter

#Impsparade: Even the road signs are getting in on the act

James Williams

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

There's definitely a festive atmosphere in Lincoln as Imps fans celebrate their club's achievements this season.

This fan's decided to take advantage of the street furniture here at the level crossing in Lincoln city centre - pointing out that even the signs are red and white!:

Parade
BBC

Watch: #Impsparade in the High Street

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here's the bus parade as it passed our reporter Hope Bolger close to the Millers Arms pub on the High Street - players and fans obviously enjoying the occasion:

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#Impsparade: Celebration unites generations

James Williams

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

People of all ages are out and about in Lincoln city centre this evening for the Imps' open-top bus tour. 

I've been talking to this group of ladies who say they can't ever remember the city uniting behind the team like they are today.

Fans
BBC