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Summary

  1. Latest Lincolnshire County Council election results
  2. Conservatives take overall control of council after increasing seats to 58
  3. UKIP lose all councillors as Labour and Lib Dems also see councillor numbers cut
  4. Updates on Friday 5 May 2017

Live Reporting

By Paul Russell

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Five things we learned today

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

That's it from me for Friday. We'll be back on Monday morning.

There's just time to look back at the day - here are five things we've found out since we started this morning:

  • The Conservatives now have 58 councillors, giving them an overall majority and control of Lincolnshire County Council 
  • Labour has secured six councillors while the Liberal Democrats have a solitary representative.
  • Independent candidates secured a total of five places with one of those going Lincolnshire Independents. 
  • In other news......Emergency services have been dealing with a large fire at commercial premises in Pinchbeck near Spalding. 
  • A three-day exhibition celebrating Lincoln's engineering heritage is under way at the Cathedral.  

Providing clean water

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Twenty thousand people in the Dhaka area of Bangladesh now have clean water thanks to Lindum Rotary Club. 

£40,000 was raised to install 65 wells in 20 villages.

Lindum Rotary Club President, Mike Perridge said "Although our fund raising and other help is mainly for Lincolnshire projects like the Lincoln Larder Food Bank and St Barnabas Hospice, we are delighted to have helped so many people in Bangladesh, who have so little" 

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Lindum Rotary Club

Potential cuts at local schools

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Unions say an academy trust which runs 8 schools in Lincolnshire hasn't properly thought through the impact of potential job cuts. 

It's claimed the David Ross Education Trust is proposing to cut nearly £1m from school budgets - including up to 40 jobs from across its 32 primary and secondary schools. 

The trust disputes the figures and says financial pressures mean they're looking at the best way to use their administration staff.

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More analysis: City of Lincoln

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Another way of looking at the local election results for the City of Lincoln ward:  

Here are the overall results for the City of Lincoln district #lincsccelections

Here are the overall results for the City of Lincoln district #lincsccelections

North Lincolnshire's £13m flood defence work to start in January

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online

Work on a £13m flood defence scheme in North Lincolnshire is due to start in January.

Sheet piles are be installed on a 3.5km length of the River Trent, between the M180 motorway and Keadby Bridge, to protect the villages of Burringham, Gunness and East Butterwick.

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North Lincs Council

The council said it would also raise existing barriers to defend homes in the Isle of Axholme area.

It is part of the council's £1.2bn Lincolnshire Lakes plan to build six new villages to the east of the River Trent.

Construction work for the entire project is expected to be completed by March 2019.  

The latest forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

The weather is looking good for this afternoon:

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Severe disruption: A15 Lincolnshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A15 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, between Cliff Road and B1205 Kirton Road.

A15 Lincolnshire - A15 in Waddingham blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the Cliff Road junction and the B1205 Kirton Road junction, because of a shed load of hay.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

BreakingTraffic and travel: A15 closed north of Lincoln

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

One person has been seriously injured after a lorry overturned on the A15 north of Lincoln near Waddingham.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

Emergency services are on the scene.

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Full list of winners: Tattershall Castle to Woodhall Spa and Wragby

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's the tenth (and final) part of your full list of winners from the LIncolnshire County Council elections.

Tattershall Castle - Tom Ashton - Conservative - 1922 votes 

The Suttons - Christopher James Thomas Harrison Brewis - Independent - 1375 votes 

Waddington and Hykeham East - Christine Talbot - Conservative - 1378 votes 

Wainfleet - Wendy Bowkett - Conservative - 1389 votes 

Washingborough - Lindsey Ann Cawrey - Conservative - 1535 votes 

Welton Rural - Sue Rawlins - Conservative - 1902 votes 

Woodhall Spa and Wragby - Patricia Anne Bradwell - Conservative - 2605 votes

Winners  Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

Winners Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

Winners Crowland to Folkingham Rural

Winners Gainsborough Hill to Grantham South

Winners Grantham West to Hough

Winners Hykenham Forum to Market Rasen Wolds

Winners Metheringham Rural to Saltfleet and the Cotes 

Winners Scotter Rural to Spalding East

Winners Spalding Elloe to Swallow Beck and Witham

Your headlines this lunchtime

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The main headlines this lunchtime... 

  • UKIP lost all their seats 
  • Emergency services have been dealing with a large fire at commercial premises in Pinchbeck near Spalding. 
  • A three-day exhibition celebrating Lincoln's engineering heritage has got underway at the Cathedral. 

Labour reaction to Lincolnshire election results

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Labour is now down to six seats on Lincolnshire County Council. Their leader Rob Parker gave his reaction:

Full list of winners: Spalding Elloe to Swallow Beck and Witham

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's part nine of your full list of winners from the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

Spalding Elloe - Elizabeth Jane Sneath - Conservative - 1383 votes 

Spalding South - Christine Jane Lawton - Conservative - 1138 votes 

Spalding West - Angela Mary Newton - Independent - 1026 votes 

St.Giles - Robin Anthony Renshaw - Labour - 997 votes 

Stamford East - Robert Lloyd Foulkes - Conservative - 1059 votes 

Stamford West - David Brailsford - Conservative - 1573 votes 

Swallow Beck and Witham - Hilton Spratt - Conservative - 1612 votes

Winners  Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

Winners Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

Winners Crowland to Folkingham Rural

Winners Gainsborough Hill to Grantham South

Winners Grantham West to Hough

Winners Hykenham Forum to Market Rasen Wolds

Winners Metheringham Rural to Saltfleet and the Cotes 

Winners Scotter Rural to Spalding East

Full list of winners: Scotter Rural to Spalding East

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's part eight of your full list of winners from the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

Scotter Rural - Clio Lyndon Perraton-Williams - Conservative - 1363 votes 

Skegness North - Carl Stuart Macey - Conservative - 1116 votes 

Skegness South - Steve Kirk - Conservative - 1162 votes 

Skirbeck - Martin Alexander Griggs - Conservative - 868 votes 

Sleaford - Kate Cook - Conservative - 1068 votes 

Sleaford Rural - Andrew Gibson Hagues - Conservative - 1430 votes 

Spalding East - Eddy Poll - Conservative - 1288 votes

Winners  Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

Winners Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

Winners Crowland to Folkingham Rural

Winners Gainsborough Hill to Grantham South

Winners Grantham West to Hough

Winners Hykenham Forum to Market Rasen Wolds

Winners Metheringham Rural to Saltfleet and the Cotes 

The new look county council

Hope Bolger

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's all you need to know about the county council elections in less than a minute:

Full list of winners: Metheringham Rural to Saltfleet and the Cotes

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's part seven of your full list of winners from the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

Metheringham Rural - Rob Kendrick - Conservative - 1384 votes 

Nettleham and Saxilby - Jackie Brockway - Conservative - 1955 votes 

North Wolds - Tony Turner - Conservative - 1953 votes  

Park - Julie Elizabeth Killey - Labour - 1087 votes 

Potterhanworth and Coleby - Ron Oxby - Conservative - 1427 votes 

Ruskington - Mark John Storer - Conservative - 1442 votes 

Saltfleet and the Cotes - Daniel Mcnally - Conservative - 1909 votes 

Winners  Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

Winners Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

Winners Crowland to Folkingham Rural

Winners Gainsborough Hill to Grantham South

Winners Grantham West to Hough

Winners Hykenham Forum to Market Rasen Wolds

A bad night for UKIP

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

UKIP have lost all of their seats on Lincolnshire County Council.

Jane Smith was one of them but says she doesn't believe the UKIP support is falling away:

Full list of winners: Hykeham Forum to Market Rasen Wolds

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's part six of your full list of winners from the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

Hykeham Forum - Stephen Peter Roe - Conservative - 1244 votes 

Ingoldmells Rural - Colin John Davie - Conservative - 1703 votes 

Louth North - Tony Bridges - Conservative - 1539 votes 

Louth South - Sarah Rosemary Dodds - Labour - 1216 votes 

Louth Wolds - Hugo Marfleet - Conservative - 1873 votes 

Mablethorpe - Graham Edward Cullen - Labour - 1024 votes 

Market Rasen Wolds - Lewis Strange - Conservative - 1655 votes 

Winners  Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

Winners Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

Winners Crowland to Folkingham Rural

Winners Gainsborough Hill to Grantham South

Winners Grantham West to Hough

Large fire near Spalding

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

If you live in the Pinchbeck area you're being reminded to keep your doors and windows closed while the fire service deals with a blaze at what's being described as a commercial property on Cresswell Close.

Full list of winners: Grantham West to Hough

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's part five of our full list of winners from the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

Grantham West - Richard Graham Davies - Conservative - 988 votes 

Hartsholme - Matthew Thomas Fido - Conservative - 1022 votes 

Heckington - Barry Young - Conservative - 1912 votes  

Holbeach - Nick Worth - Conservative - 1536 votes 

Holbeach Rural - Peter Ephraim Coupland - Conservative - 1964 votes 

Horncastle and the Keals - Bill Aron - Conservative - 1733 votes

Hough - Alexander Paul Maughan - Conservative - 1722 votes 

Winners  Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

Winners Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

Winners Crowland to Folkingham Rural

Winners Gainsborough Hill to Grantham South

BreakingFire near Spalding

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

If you live near Spalding you're being advised to keep your doors and windows closed because of a fire. 

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue say crews are at a commercial premises on Cresswell Close in Pinchbeck.

Smoke can be seen in the area. 

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Weather: A dry day with plenty of sunshine

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A chilly start, then dry with plenty of sunshine. A cool northeasterly breeze will continue to take a few degrees off the temperatures, especially along the coast. 

Becoming cloudier in the east later with highs of 13C. 

Full list of winners: Gainsborough Hill to Grantham South

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's part four of our full list of winners from the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

Gainsborough Hill - Matt Boles - Liberal Democrat - 596 votes 

Gainsborough Rural South - Richard David Butroid - Conservative - 1655 votes 

Gainsborough Trent - Paul Michael Key - Independent - 617 votes 

Grantham Barrowby - Mark Anthony Whittington - Conservative - 1315 votes 

Grantham East - Linda Wooten - Conservative - 1048 votes 

Grantham North - Ray Wooten - Conservative - 2119 votes 

Grantham South - Adam Neil Stokes - Conservative - 802 votes 

Winners  Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

Winners Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

Winners Crowland to Folkingham Rural

The winning party

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

It's clear to see which party is the biggest on Lincolnshire County Council.

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Full list of winners: Crowland to Folkingham Rural

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's part three of our full list of winners from the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

We are doing updates in alphabetical ward order:

Crowland - Nigel Harry Pepper - Conservative - 2194 votes 

Deepings East - Barry Martin Dobson - Conservative - 1059 votes 

Deepings West and Rural - Rosemary Helen Woolley - Conservative - 1114 votes 

Donington Rural - Rodney Grocock - Conservative - 1348 votes 

Eagle and Hykeham West - Mike Thompson - Conservative - 1453 votes 

Ermine and Cathedral - Christopher Edward Reid - Conservative - 1173 votes 

Folkingham Rural - Martin John Hill - Conservative - 2041 votes

Winners: Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

Winners: Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

Full list of winners: Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's part two of our full list of winners from the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

We will be doing updates in alphabetical ward order:

Boston South - Alison Mary Austin - Independent - 981 votes 

Boston West - Paula Cooper - Conservative - 708 votes 

Boultham - Kevin John Clarke - Labour - 950 votes 

Bourne North and Morton - Sue Woolley - Conservative - 1950 votes 

Bourne South and Thurlby - Robert Philip Harry Reid - Conservative - 1180 votes 

Carholme - Rob Parker - Labour - 1593 votes 

Colsterworth Rural - Bob Adams - Conservative - 1660 votes 

Winners: Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

Full list of winners: Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here's part one of our full list of winners from the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

We will be doing updates in alphabetical ward order:

Alford and Sutton - Colin Matthews - Conservative - 1187 votes 

Bardney and Cherry Willingham - Ian Gordon Fleetwood - Conservative - 1523 votes 

Bassingham and Welbourn - Marianne Jane Overton - Lincolnshire Independents - 1952 votes 

Birchwood - Eddie Strengiel - Conservative - 1237 votes 

Boston Coastal - Paul Anthony Skinner - Conservative - 1277 votes

Boston North - Aaron Spencer - Conservative - 687 votes 

Boston Rural - Michael Brookes - Conservative - 1865 votes

Conservative reaction to win

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The Conservatives now have 58 councillors on Lincolnshire County Council, giving them an overall majority and thus control of the council.

Leader Martin Hill gave his reaction:

Your weather for today

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It's not looking too bad today - here's what to expect:

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Watch: A new look chamber

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

I've been at the count for Lincolnshire County Council overnight and here's my thoughts on the changing face of the chamber:

New faces

Hope Bolger

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The numbers are still being crunched, but it looks like there'll be quite a few new faces on Lincolnshire County Council:

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Share of the vote on Lincolnshire County Council

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

This shows the swing in voter numbers between 2013 and this year:

Conservative:  From 35% to 53%

UKIP:  From 24% to 7%

Labour: 18% to 19%

Lincs Independents:  11% to 6%

Lib Dem: 4% to 5%

Independents: 5% to 6%

'Temporary glitch' says UKIP in Lincolnshire

Nick Smith, chairman of UKIP in Lincolnshire, says "we're not going away" despite his party losing all their seats on the council.

Mr Smith, who is standing for UKIP in Lincoln in the 8 June general election, concedes: "This is a temporary glitch for us."

Asked if people feel there is no point voting UKIP since the country voted for Brexit, he tells BBC Radio 4: "Probably, maybe."

He claims voters are currently "buying into" the Conservative argument that if they are given "a magic mandate", they will deliver a magic Brexit - and predicts those same voters will return to UKIP when that doesn't happen.

The changing face of Linconshire County Council

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

This is how Lincolnshire County Council looks today versus how it looked a month ago.

Conservatives had 21 seats, but now have a total of 58 

Labour had 12 places but are now reduced to six

Liberal Democrat councillors have gone from three to one 

UKIP had nine - but now have zero

Lincolnshire Independents had seven and are down to one 

Independents had four and remain with four

Independents from Europe had three and now have zero

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Local turnout in Lincolnshire elections

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Figures show turnout was up in Lincolnshire compared to last time:

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The final picture for Lincolnshire County Council

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The final results are in for the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

The Conservatives now have 58 councillors, giving them an overall majority and thus control of the council.

Labour has secured six councillors while the Liberal Democrats have a solitary representative. 

Independent candidates secured a total of five places with one of those going Lincolnshire Independents.

UKIP have been wiped out.    

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The Conservatives take control

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The Conservatives have regained control of Lincolnshire County Council. 

They swept the board with 58 councillors. 

It's been a busy night of counting with the results coming in during the early hours.

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Good morning

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Hello from the Lincolnshire newsroom, it's Paul here taking the reins. 

I'll be bringing you the local election results, as well as news,sport, travel and weather from across the county. 

Want to get in touch? Drop me an email, find us on Twitter and Facebook. .  

Goodbye: Five things we learned today

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That's it from me for Thursday. We'll be back early on Friday morning with news of the Lincolnshire County Council election results and other breaking news, sport and travel updates.

There's just time to look back at the day - here are five things we've found out since we started this morning:

Major unions criticise school academy chain

BBC Radio Humberside

Eight major education unions have criticised a school academy chain which operates in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

The unions, which represent headteachers, teachers and support staff, have raised concerns with the David Ross Education Trust over a number of issues.

The union Unison, along with seven other teachers' unions, says the group is proposing to cut £1m from school budgets and 40 jobs across 32 schools in the region.

The David Ross Education Trust has told us it has contacted ACAS to try to resolve the issues raised by the union at the earliest opportunity.