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Summary

  1. Man dies after getting trapped between car and garage door
  2. Voting under way as polls open in general election
  3. Security boost pledge for Lincolnshire Show
  4. Over 10,000 visitors flock to see Domesday Book at Lincoln Castle
  5. Lincoln Castle shortlisted in poll to find UK's favourite
  6. Updates on Thursday 8 June 2017

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By Lizzie Musham

All times stated are UK

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Five things we've learned today

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

That's the live coverage from our Lincolnshire newsroom today, but before we wrap up, here are a few things we didn't know this morning:

That's it from me- have a good evening!

Watch: Here's Peter with tonight's Look North headlines

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

North Lincs park up for a top award

Lara King

North East Lincolnshire reporter

Central Park in Scunthorpe is in the running for a prestigious award.

Earlier this week judges from the Keep Britain Tidy Group descended on the town to see if the Park would be given Green Flag status.

Central Park Fountain
North Lincolnshire Council

Central Park in Scunthorpe will have to wait until next month to hear if its been awarded Green Flag Status.

Weather: More rain is on it's way

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Any lingering showers this evening will ease, with clear spells developing.

However, further showers will start to push in from the west through the second half of the night.

Winds will ease slightly though.

Thursday night weather
BBC

Tour of Britain route updated

The route for the Tour of Britain cycling race in North Lincolnshire has been updated.

North Lincolnshire Council says stage three of the national event will take place in the area on Tuesday 5 September, covering 172 km of the local countryside.

The race will start at Normanby Hall Country Park and will cover the Isle of Axholme, Brigg and Barton, before the big finish near Central Park in Scunthorpe.

Cyclists
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Weather puts the brakes on any Isle of Man TT action

BBC Sport

There's been no chance of action today for our Lincolnshire riders at the Isle of Man TT.

The Supersport race has been cancelled because of bad weather and won't be rearranged as there's not enough time to fit it in.

Louth's Peter Hickman had hoped to add a fifth podium place to his tally.

Here's the updated schedule for tomorrow's racing:

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Warning issued over bogus callers

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Anglian Water are warning you to be vigilant against bogus callers.

They say they've had a number of uniforms stolen in neighbouring Cambridgeshire.

They're urging residents to always check ID when answering the door.

We want all of our customers to feel safe in their own home which is why it’s important they know what to expect from a real Anglian Water employee."

Sarah DobsonAnglian Water spoksperson

'Waste not, want not!'

Caroline Bilton

BBC Look North

A new café is opening in Lincoln with the aim of reducing food waste.

Mint Lane Café will serve food from supermarkets that's too old to sell but hasn't exceeded its 'Use By Date'.

I've sampled some of their dishes and they're very tasty!

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Weather: Sunshine and showers

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Staying mostly cloudy and wet this afternoon with the odd sunny spell- feeling cool too under the cloud in the brisk winds.

Thursday afternoon weather
BBC

BreakingMan jailed for possessing thousands of indecent images

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A Lincolnshire man who had more than 80,000 indecent images of children has been jailed for four years.

Gary Davison, of Hunt Lea Avenue in Lincoln, admitted three charges at Lincoln Crown Court.

The National Crime Agency raided the 56-year-old's home.

Officers found so much material it took a year to complete the investigation.

There were so many images that the police were overwhelmed."

Alex WolfsonCrown Prosecution Service

Davison was also placed on the sex offenders' register for life and given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order intended to control his behaviour after he is released from his prison sentence.

Lincolnshire school taken over by academies trust

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

An academies trust is taking over a fifth school in Lincolnshire.

The Cherry Willingham Community School (CWCS) is joining the Priory Federation of Academies Trust.

It is expected that CWCS will officially join the Trust in September, subject to final Department for Education approval after the general election.

A senior team from the Priory will be working with CWCS headteacher Elaine Stiles, as well as with staff and students, before and during the summer holiday in order to have all the necessary plans in place for the new academic year.

There will be meetings over the next few weeks with governors, parents, staff and students to ensure that we communicate fully with everyone involved."

Howard GeeChair of the Trust

Ling Moor Primary Academy, in North Hykeham and Belvoir High School in Bottesford, near Grantham could also join the trust in the autumn.

Drugs gang jailed

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A drugs gang who imported mephedrone from China to sell on the streets of Boston have been jailed.

The gang leader Donatas Liumus from Peterborough will serve 11 years.

Lincoln Crown Court
BBC

Lincoln Crown Court heard that Liumus sourced the drugs - known as MCAT- directly from the manufacturer.

A consignment of 24 kilos was delivered through courier companies.

Sincil Bank... brick by brick!

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

A Lego superfan has built Lincoln City's Sincil Bank stadium out of the famous plastic bricks.

Chris Smith from Altrincham is attempting to build all 92 Premier League and Football league stadiums out of Lego.

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It's reportedly taken between 750 and 1,000 bricks to complete the Sincil Bank stadium.... that's a lot of bricks!

Young Lincolnshire actor to star in the new series of Poldark

Melvyn Prior

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A young Lincolnshire actor will be seen by millions this weekend.

Harry Marcus from Lincoln is in the new series of Poldark which starts on Sunday.

The 13-year-old plays Captain Poldark's nephew.

Harry Marcus and Aidan Turner
Harry Marcus

Poldark is back on BBC One this Sunday night at 21:00.

E-fit appeal over Lincoln sexual assault

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Police have released an e-fit picture of a man they want to talk to about a sexual assault in Lincoln.

E-fit image
Lincolnshire Police

Officers say a woman in her late teens was attacked in St Benedict's Square off the High Street at about 04:00 on Saturday 20 May.

The man's described as being in his early 20s, of slim build and with short ginger hair.

Anyone with information about the attack is being asked to get in touch with police.

Lincolnshire rider looks for fifth TT podium place

Su Whitaker

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Louth's Peter Hickman is going for his fifth podium finish of this year's Isle of Man TT today in the second Supersport race of the week.

Peter Hickman
BBC

Hickman took his tally to four yesterday with second place in the Superstock race and third in the lightweight race.

Bardney's Ivan Lintin, who was fourth in the lightweight race, and David Hewson are our other local riders in action.

Your headlines this lunchtime

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire News

Here are the top stories from our BBC Lincoln newsroom this lunchtime:

Security boost pledge for Lincolnshire Show

Extra security will be in place for this year's Lincolnshire Show, it's been confirmed.

Lincolnshire Show
BBC

The two-day event gets under way a fortnight today at th 200-acre showground at Grange De Lings near Lincoln.

Chief executive Jane Southall says while there's "no evidence" to suggest the show is at risk, precautions are being taken in the light of recent events in London and Manchester:

"We will have a police presence at the show, we've introduced more CCTV cameras across the showground," she says.

"We also have our own security company that we contract for the Lincolnshire show and there will be the possibility that we will do searches and so on."

Visitors flock to Lincoln to see Domesday Book

More than 10,000 people have been to see the Domesday Book since it went on display at Lincoln Castle last month.

Domesday Book
BBC

It's the first time the book, which documents medieval Britain, has ever gone on display outside of London.

It's on loan from its permanent home at the National Archives.

The Domesday Book, which contains two million words, was commissioned in December 1085 by Norman king William the Conqueror after his invasion of England and lists the taxable value of his new kingdom.

It is on show alongside Lincoln's original copy of Magna Carta, a document outlining basic rights which was signed by King John in 1215.

Man dies after getting trapped between car and garage door

A 72-year-old man has died after becoming trapped between a car and a garage door in Belton, North Lincolnshire.

Police jacket
BBC

The emergency services were called to a property on Westgate Road at about 12:20 on Wednesday afternoon.

The man, who hasn't been named by police, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are asking anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.

Watch: Lincolnshire music charity looks to hit the right note

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

If you fancy taking up a musical instrument in later life, a Lincolnshire music charity wants to hear from you.

SoundLINCS has managed to secure money from the Arts Council and Postcode Lottery to run older adult music and singing groups across the county.

At the moment six are up and running - but the charity's looking to set up more.

Here's just a little taster of what they get up to:

Oh deer! Fire fighters rescue trapped animal

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Seems like it's already been a busy day for emergency crews in Sleaford:

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Have you seen this stolen motorbike?

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

This motorbike - a yellow Yamaha R125 - was stolen from a garden in Danube Square, Spalding, sometime overnight between 23 and 24 May.

Anyone with information about its whereabouts is being asked to contact PC Ben Harrington by calling 101:

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Watch: Lincolnshire's Thursday forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Patchy rain around Gainsborough will gradually spread further south and east and then die out.

Skies will brighten up later, bringing some dry sunny spells in the afternoon.

Watch my full forecast here:

Your headlines this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The top stories from across Lincolnshire so far this morning include:

  • Polls across Lincolnshire have opened for the General Election
  • Lincoln Castle has been shortlisted in a poll to find out if it's the UK's favourite
  • It's hoped a Lincoln exhibition on travellers' lives will help stop any misconceptions about the community

It's the clash of the castles!

Lucy Parry

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincoln Castle has been shortlisted in a poll to find out if it's the UK's favourite.

Lincoln Castle
BBC

The 11th century stronghold, which was built by William the Conqueror, is up against the likes of Bamburgh Castle, Edinburgh Castle and Durham Castle in the poll.

The Domesday Book recently went on public display at the castle as part of a summer exhibition. It's on loan from its permanent home at The National Archives in London until September.

You have until 20 June to vote for your favourite.

Voting's under way across Lincolnshire

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Millions of people across the UK are casting their votes today in the general election.

Polling stations opened at 07:00 and will close at 22: 00.

Polling station
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The first results will come before midnight, with the vast majority of constituencies declaring in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Police say there'll be increased security at polling stations -- including patrols by armed officers in some areas -- following the recent terror attacks.

Today's weather forecast for Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A cloudy start with outbreaks of rain which may be heavy at times.

This will clear later allowing some brighter spells but heavy showers following.

Feeling cool under the cloud in the brisk winds.

Thursday's weather forecast
BBC

Welcome to Thursday's live coverage

Lizzie Musham

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Good morning from Lincoln.

It's Lizzie with you today and I'll be bringing you all the latest news, weather, sport and travel from across the county.

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