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Summary

  1. The Lincoln Grand Prix cycle race begins today
  2. 500 stroke deaths in Lincolnshire each year
  3. Candidates for general election published
  4. Updates on Friday 12 May 2017

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Here's what we learned today

Hope Bolger

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

That's it from me for today - we'll be back with more live updates from across Lincolnshire from 08:00 on Monday.

Before I go we'll have a quick look back at five things we've discovered through the day:

Lincoln busker runs for MP

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Could we be witnessing a first here in Lincolnshire? A busker - yes a busker - has decided to stand in next month's general election. 

Phil Gray is standing in the Lincoln constituency. He's an Independent, and says he doesn't agree with the party political system.

Phil Gray
BBC

Also standing in Lincoln are: 

Caroline Kenyon of the Liberal Democrats 

Karen Lee for Labour 

Ben Loryman for the Green Party 

Karl McCartney for the Conservative party

Iain Scott-Burdon, an Independent 

Update: NHS cyber attack

Hope Bolger

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has confirmed that it has been affected by the cyber attack which has hit a number of trusts across the country.

We've had this statement through:

Departments are taking action to ensure patient care is prioritised. We will be diverting some emergency cases to local hospitals which are not affected by the attack, where possible. We ask patients to only come to our A&Es if absolutely necessary. We do not yet know how long this incident will last, and therefore are cancelling all outpatient, endoscopy, cardiology and radiology appointments scheduled for this weekend.

Mark BrassingtonChief Operating Officer ULHT

GP update: NHS cyber attack

A cyber attack on the NHS is causing chaos and confusion for hospitals and surgeries in Lincolnshire. Managers say they don't believe patient records have been accessed. 

I've been down to Portland Medical Practice in Lincoln to see how they're dealing with the NHS cyber attack. 

Portland Medical Practice
BBC

We've had lots of phone calls from people obviously wanting to make appointments, change appointments, cancel appointments and we can't help anybody this afternoon.

Caroline CollinsPractice Manager

NHS cyber attack Lincolnshire

Hope Bolger

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

NHS services in Lincolnshire have been hit by IT failure caused by a large-scale cyber-attack.

Cyber attack
BBC

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust have confirmed that Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital and Grantham hospital are all affected, with all IT systems and many phone lines within our hospitals are switched off.  

All three of the county's NHS trusts are affected; managers are meeting to decide whether operations and appointments need to be cancelled. 

Departments are taking action to ensure patient care is prioritised. We will be diverting some emergency cases to local hospitals which are not affected by the attack, where possible. We ask patients to only come to our A&Es if absolutely necessary. We do not yet know how long this incident will last, and therefore are cancelling all outpatient, endoscopy, cardiology and radiology appointments scheduled for this weekend.

Mark BrassingtonChief Operating Officer ULHT

Save a Life campaign: upcoming events

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

As you may know we've teamed up with St John Ambulance, LIVES and the British Heart Foundation in a campaign to get 10,000 people in Lincolnshire trained in CPR.

Lots of events are happening across the county where you can pop along and learn the life-saving skill.

These are the upcoming events being put on by St John Ambulance.

List of events
BBC

Crackdown on rogue traders in Lincolnshire

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Trading standards officers have joined forces with Lincolnshire Police to crack down on rogue traders.  

Checks have been made on more than 40 traders. 

Doorstep rogue traders usually target vulnerable people and use high pressure methods to persuade them to have work done. 

The average profile of a victim is a 78-year-old woman, who lives alone with a neglected garden and house in need of repair.  

Lincolnshire GB hockey players pick up their MBEs

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

It's an exciting day for Lincolnshire ladies and GB hockey players Georgie Twigg and Crista Cullen who received their MBEs today.

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Calling all beer lovers!

Hope Bolger

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

If you like a beer then this is for you!

Lincoln Beer Festival is looking for volunteers between Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 May to help out.

Responsibilities include dispensing glasses to thirsty attendees and serving at the bar. The benefits include free refreshments and free beer.

I can think of a lot worse ways to spend the day...

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Weather this afternoon

BBC Weather

It's looking cloudy this afternoon, they'll be some sunny spells later on but also further scattered showers.

Weather chart
BBC

Croc-ing photos

Hope Bolger

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

If fluffy isn't your thing how about scaly... 

Thanks again to Dave Walster for these photos from Woodside Wildlife Park in Lincoln. 

Crocodile
D Walster - 196 Photography
Crocodile
D Walster - 196 Photography
Crocodile
D Walster - 196 Photography

Lego Sincil Bank under construction

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

It's not quite finished yet... but we've had a first glimpse of Sincil Bank, the Lego edition.

What do you think?

Lego Sincil Bank
Chris Smith

Compare the meerkat

Hope Bolger

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We've been sent some great photos by Dave Walster from 196 Photography of animals at Woodside Wildlife Park.

I'll share them throughout the day, but let's start by comparing the meerkats.

Meerkat
D Walster - 196 Photography
Meerkat
D Walster - 196 Photography
Meerkat
D Walster - 196 Photography

My favourite's definitely the top one.

Your lunchtime headlines

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest news from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • A 63-year-old man's been charged in connection with the running of brothels around the East Midlands. Meyrick Bramhill-Purchase from Witham St Hughs near Lincoln is due before magistrates today
  • It's World Nurses Day and nurses in our area are being praised for their work and the care they offer patients
  • A football fan's attempting to build Lincoln City's Sincil Bank stadium out of Lego

Police seize a flick knife and Stanley blade from schools in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Echo

Lincolnshire Police seized four weapons from schools in the county in the past two years, a Freedom of Information request reveals.

It comes as the Press Association publishes data from police forces across the country which shows 2,579 weapons including Samurai swords, axes and air guns were seized from schools nationally in the two years to March 2017.

Knife
Lincolnshire Echo

Another awesome night at Plugged

Jono Brine

Presenter

Last night BBC Radio Lincolnshire Introducing's monthly gig night Plugged returned to the Engine Shed in Lincoln.

We were treated to sets from I am the Dice, Vigilantes and Mowbeck

Here's some photos from the night.

Plugged
BBC
Plugged
BBC
Plugged
BBC

And we'll be back for another fantastic night of live music next month. 

Football fan's attempt to build Lego Sincil Bank

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

A football fan's attempting to build Lincoln City's Sincil Bank stadium out of Lego.

Chris Smith, a big Lego fan, wants to make all 92 Premier League and Football League grounds out of the famous plastic bricks.

You can hear more from Chris tonight on Friday sport at 18:00 BST.

Sincil Bank
BBC

Witham St Hughs man charged with running brothels

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Two people have been charged with running brothels in the East Midlands.

Meyrick Bramhill-Purchase, aged 63, of Muntjac Way in Witham St Hughs, Lincolnshire, and Mo Quan Zhou, aged 44, of London Road in Derby, are due in court later.

Police were investigating eight suspected brothels in Derby, Lincoln and Chesterfield between May 2015 and May 2017.

Mr Bramhill-Purchase and Mo Quan Zhou charged with controlling prostitution for gain, causing or inciting prostitution for gain and human trafficking - arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation.

Watch: Celebrating Lincolnshire's nursing staff

Chris Berrow

Presenter

It's international Nurses' Day, and this morning on the Breakfast Show we've been celebrating nurses and the care they give in Lincolnshire. 

We've been speaking to some nurses across the county.

Want to thank a nurse who cared for you? You can use #loveLincsNHS on facebook and twitter.

Police want to speak to this man as part of fraud inquiry

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police want to speak to this man as part of a fraud inquiry.

Man to identify
Lincolnshire Police

The victim of the fraud had £4,000 withdrawn from Lloyds Bank in Lincoln.  

If you recognise the man in these pictures please call 101

Man to identify
Lincolnshire Police

Listen: the candidates have been announced

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

You've been hearing about it for weeks, and now the official list of candidates all wanting to be a Lincolnshire MP has been published. 

The deadline for nominations for next month's General Election ended yesterday.

Official list of candidates for Lincolnshire MPs

To see the lists of candidates in your area go to your local district council website: West Lindsey, East Lindsey, Lincoln, North Kesteven, Boston, South Holland, South Kesteven

Car smashes into three vehicles in Cleethorpes

Grimsby Telegraph

A car has crashed into three other vehicles in Cleethorpes this morning. 

It has left a Nissan Juke embedded in a wall. Occupants of a navy blue Vauxhall Astra fled the scene.

Car crash
Grimsby Telegraph

Soaring success

Hope Bolger

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We all know this is a great county for aviation, and one Lincolnshire woman has certainly proved that. 

Former Red Arrow, Kirsty Murphy has just come back from China where she's been part of the team crowned champions in an aerobatic challenge against pilots from around the world.

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With over 30,000 hours of flying between them, The Blades are amongst the most experienced display pilots in the UK.    

Get your lycra on! The Lincoln festival of cycling is back

Hope Bolger

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The Lincoln Festival of Cycling is back for its 62nd year. 

Over the next three days elite and amateur riders will take part in races in the city, including the Sportive and Uphill dash. 

In total there'll be up to 2,000 riders and around 6,000 spectators.

We want our women's race to be of equal standing, and the riders thought that was absolutely fantastic. We had 120 riders last year, we've got 150 this year because we said in the same way you're going to ride the same course as the men, going to win the same prize money, you're of equal standing to the men.

Dan EllmoreRace Director

Lincoln students head to Japan for the World Cup of Robotics

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A team from the University of Lincoln is taking part in the World Cup of Robotics in Japan. 

They have to programme a robot to complete everyday tasks and a cash prize is up for grabs. 

The main ambition here is that we develop software that enables robots to do meaningful jobs in human populated environments. This is a very good competition for us to just test this out, see where we stand.

Dr Marc HanheideUniversity of Lincoln's School Of Computer Science

Today's weather

BBC Weather

Well it's not looking as sunny as yesterday sadly. It's going to be a cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, though some sunny intervals will develop through the day.

Weather chart
BBC

Your headlines this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • The 62nd Lincoln Grand Prix begins today, with 2,000 cyclists expected to take part in the races over the next three days.
  • It's claimed almost 500 people die of a stroke each year in Lincolnshire alone, that's according to figures from the British Heart Foundation.
  • Meanwhile the official list of candidates all wanting to be a Lincolnshire MP has been published. The deadline for nominations for next month's General Election ended yesterday. 

Welcome to Friday's live coverage

Hope Bolger

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Good morning from Lincoln, it's Hope here today. I'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the county.

If you fancy getting in touch and telling me what's happening in your area you can do so by email, facebook or twitter.

Five things we learned today

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That's it from me for today - we'll be back with more live updates from across Lincolnshire from 08:00 tomorrow. 

Keep an eye here for breaking news, sport and travel through the night.

Before I go we'll have a quick look back at five things we've discovered on our journey through the day:

Paul Farman save
Getty Images

Archaeology uncovered in bypass building goes on display

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Artefacts including a Bronze Age dagger blade, Roman coins and an Anglo Saxon skeleton were recently unearthed on the path of the Lincoln Eastern bypass.

Now you can see some of the treasures at an exhibition at The Collection museum in Lincoln.

artefacts
Lincolnshire County Council

Archaeologists were called in to examine a site near Washingborough, on the edge of the city, before bulldozers move in to start building the road.

It's hoped the bypass will be open in Autumn 2019

Thousands visit Lincoln Cathedral engineering festival

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

It seemed a bit odd - filling Lincoln Cathedral with cars, motorcycles and other machinery - but last weekend's Spark Engineering Festival attracted 9,000 visitors.

Organisers said crowds were attracted by exhibits including a DeLorean car similar to the one used in the Back To The Future movies.

Spark Festival
Spark Festival
Spark Festival
Spark Festival

People who went along not only discovered how influential Lincolnshire has been over the years within the engineering industry, but also how the county’s engineers now design and produce vital components for markets across the globe."

Paul TaylorSpark Festival chairman

Save a Life: Event tonight

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

There are events running all over the county - but there's still space at this one tonight.

It's all part of BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Save a Life campaign - which aims to train 10,000 people in CPR.

Visit the website to find out more or send an email to savealife@bbc.co.uk

save a life
BBC

Watch: Your weather

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

It's turning cloudier with further showers tomorrow.

See my full forecast below:

Transport hub work on schedule

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Work's moving on quickly at Lincoln's new £30m transport hub project - as these photos taken today show.

If you'd looked at this view five years ago you'd have seen a busy junction, a 1930s hotel and the old bus station.

Lincoln Transport Hub
BBC
Lincoln Transport Hub
BBC

Travel: Trains running at a 'reduced speed'

BBC News Travel

More trouble with the overhead lines on the East Coast mainline this afternoon. 

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