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  1. Increased security planned for Scampton Airshow
  2. County has most knee and hip osteoarthritis cases in East Midlands
  3. Crowds expected at Burghley Horse Trials in county
  4. Man charged with murder over Mablethorpe death
  5. Updates on Friday 1 September 2017

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By Alex Rhodes

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Five things we've learned today

Alex Rhodes

BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

That's all from me and the team for another week, we'll have more from 08:00 on Monday.

Until then I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

Have a good weekend.

Coming up on Look North tonight

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's Peter Levy with tonight's headlines on Look North:

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Your weather this evening

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Evening showers will fade away after dusk, with clear spells expected overnight.

It will become cool towards dawn. Light and variable winds a few mist and fog patches will form.


Traffic and travel: Crash on the A46

BBC News Travel

Traffic is slow between Lincoln and Newark, there's been a crash causing a problem on lanes in both directions.

It's happened on the stretch between the A616 Great North Road turnoff and the B6166 Farndon Road turnoff.

Allow for some extra time if you're heading that way.

Traffic and travel: B1188 reopen

BBC News Travel

Traffic is now back to normal on the B1188 after a crash closed the road in Branston earlier.

Several vehicles were involved.

Offenders hooked in illegal fishing clampdown

Alex Rhodes

BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

The Environment Agency has been clamping down on illegal fishing in Lincolnshire.

Enforcement officers carried out 180 spot checks earlier this month along the River Witham, to ensure that everyone had a licence and rules were being observed.


Officers said 15 anglers have now been served with notices for fishing offences.

Peter Haslock from the Environment Agency says there's a good reason why they make sure people have a licence:

The money from licences helps to pay for improving fish stocks and maintaining the environment and rivers that are so important to the hobby"

Peter HaslockEnvironment Agency

Spoil heap to be removed in Grimsby

Jonathan Willis

BBC Look North

Developers of a site on Humberston Avenue in Grimsby have promised to remove a spoil heap, after complaints from people living locally.

Spoil heap to be removed
Longhurst Group

Initially steps were taken to cover the spoil heap, but it has now been decided to remove it after people living nearby said it ruined the outlook for certain properties.

Local MP Martin Vickers says he's pleased the developers have listened to the concerns of people.

Lincoln Knights prepare to go off into the sunset

Alex Rhodes

BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

They've become a bit of a fixture in Lincoln over the summer but this weekend is your last chance to see the Lincoln Knights.

The 36 painted figures were placed earlier this year to mark the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln.

Lincoln Big

They'll be on show until Sunday.

Some were vandalised and then repaired and one was even thrown in the river:

Lincolnshire Police

But despite a bit of unchivalrous behaviour towards the knights organisers say the trail has been a great success.

Traffic and travel: B1188 closed in Branston

BBC News Travel

The B1188 is closed in Branston after a crash involving several vehicles.

All the emergency services are at the scene but police say it doesn't look as though anyone is seriously hurt.

Expect delays if you're heading through the village though.

America leads the dressage at Burghley Horse Trials

Lisa Teanby

BBC Sport

As day two of dressage continues, there are five British competitors in the top 10 places at the moment, all chasing Laura Kieffer who's on 37.0 penalty points on Veronica II.

She's taken the lead from overnight frontman Michael Jung from Germany.

He was way out in front on 38.9 on his mount La Biosthetique Sam FBW, with the UK's Gemma Tattersall now in third place on 43.0 on Arctic Soul and Izzy Taylor in fourth on 45.6 on Trevidden.

Burghley Horse trials

The highest placed rider from the East Midlands is Willa Newton from Melton Mowbray on 47.0 penalty points with Chance Remark. She currently lies in 10th place.

Your headlines this afternoon

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest from the Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • A man has been charged with murder after a fatal stabbing in Mablethorpe
  • There's going to be an increased level of security at Scampton Airshow
  • Two jaguarundi cats are coming to Lincolnshire

Your weather this afternoon

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

After a cool, but bright start to the day any early mist or fog patches will clear with sunny spells following.

Scattered showers will develop, these perhaps becoming locally heavy during the afternoon.

temp chart

High level of security at Scampton Airshow

Alex Rhodes

BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

The organisers of Scampton Airshow say there will be tight security at the event next weekend.

Airport style checkpoints, armed officers and random vehicle checks will all be used.

Security has changed in response to recent terror events.

Scampton Airshow

Supt Phil Vickers of Lincolnshire Police says there will be a greater visibility of officers to put people at ease:

There's an element of increase, it'll be more overt with armed officers on patrol"

Supt Phil VickersLincolnshire Police

Two jaguarundi coming to Lincolnshire zoo

Alex Rhodes

BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

Do you know what a jaguarundi is? Until about five minutes ago neither did I, but ARK wildlife park and rescue zoo in Stickney is about to get two of them!

This is what they look like:


They're small wild cats native to South America and you'll be able to see them yourself at the wildlife park from 9 September.

The park says despite the name they're actually closer to pumas than jaguars.

Traffic and travel: Rail strike

BBC News Travel

Replacement bus services are in operation in Lincolnshire because of a railway workers strike.

The RMT union says the strikes are over safety concerns and driver-only trains. Buses will serving the routes between Lincoln and Retford instead.

The strikes are set to continue on Monday so a similar replacement service will still be in effect.

Lincolnshire has most hip and knee osteoarthritis cases in East Midlands

Alex Rhodes

BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire has the most cases of knee and hip osteoarthritis in the East Midlands.

There are 68,000 people with the condition in their knees and 40,000 people in their hips.

Dr Vel Sakthivel is an orthopaedic surgeon at Lincoln County Hospital and he says it can affect people of all ages.

Getting older isn't the cause. I've seen it in 30-year-olds, I've seen healthy joints in 80-year-olds. So while it often goes hand-in-hand it's not always the only reason"

Dr Vel SakthivelSurgeon

Grimsby film highlighting addiction to go nationwide

BBC Radio Humberside

The stories of people from North East Lincolnshire who have come through drug and alcohol addictions are going to be shared with others across the UK.

Drug addiction

A film submitted by the Foundations service, which is based in Grimsby, has been short-listed for a national award.

It tells the story of some of their peer mentors, who have come through addictions themselves and now work to help others.

It will now be shown to similar organisations around the country.

This is the first time we have ever done anything like this. The first time we came across it we thought it was a really good idea to get some people to talk about the steps in their recovery"

Melanie Farley,Team Manager at Foundations

Murder charge man remanded in custody

Alex Rhodes

BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a fatal stabbing in Mablethorpe.

James Patrick Adam, aged 46, of Victoria Road, Mablethorpe was remanded in custody by magistrates in Lincoln to appear at the city's crown court this afternoon.

Police have now released this picture of 36-year-old James Rudd, who died after the incident on Bank Holiday Monday in Mablethorpe.

James Rudd
Lincolnshire Police

Your headlines this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • A man's been charged with the murder of a Mablethorpe man
  • Lincolnshire has the most cases of knee and hip osteoarthritis in the East Midlands
  • Visitors to Scampton Airshow next weekend are being told to expect tight security

Traffic and travel: Traffic back to normal on the A1

BBC News Travel

The crash we told you about earlier has now been cleared and all lanes are open as normal.

BreakingMan charged with murder over Mablethorpe death

Alex Rhodes

BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

A man has been charged with the murder of 36-year-old James Rudd, who died after being stabbed in Mablethorpe on Monday.

James Patrick Adam, 46, of Victoria Road, will appear before Lincoln Magistrates' Court later this morning.

Victoria road

Mr Rudd died at the scene after the incident on Victoria Road which happened just after 13:00.

A man has been charged but the investigation continues and it is very important that we speak to every potential witness. I am appealing to anyone with information, no matter how insignificant they think it may be, to contact us.

DI Karl WhiffenEMSOU Major Crime

Traffic and travel: A1 lane closure after Long Bennington crash

BBC News Travel

There's been a crash on the A1 near Long Bennington this morning involving three vehicles, one of them a chicken lorry.

The southbound lane is closed and, as you might expect, traffic is already building up so try and avoid the area if you can.

The police aren't yet sure when the road will reopen. No-one has been taken to hospital.

The weather this morning

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

It's a cool but bright start to the day with any fog or mist patches soon clearing.

Here's my full weather forecast:

Good morning, welcome to today's live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC reporter, Lincolnshire

Hello from Lincoln. Alex here, ready to bring you all the very latest from across the county.

We'll have news, travel, sport and weather updates throughout the day until 18:00.

Is there something we should know about? Let us know by getting in touch through email, Facebook or Twitter.

Five things we've learned today

Hope Bolger

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Well that's it from me today, we'll have more news, sport, weather and travel from across the county as it happens tomorrow from 08.00.

For now I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

Have a good evening.

Your weather this evening

BBC Weather

Scattered heavy and perhaps thundery showers will die out this evening to give a dry night with some clear spells.

Becoming chilly in rural areas with the odd mist or fog patch by dawn.

Weather chart

Our headlines on Look North tonight

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here are the headlines from BBC Look North Tonight. Tune in from 18.30 on BBC One.

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Images of Scunthorpe people smuggler released

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

The Home Office has released images of a man from Scunthorpe who was sentenced to three and a half years in jail for people smuggling.

Huzaifi Hasan Musa
Home Office

Huzaifi Hasan Musa, 22, of Mary Street, Scunthorpe, was caught after the van he was driving was stopped by border force officers in France.

Five were found in the van
Home Office

Five Iraqi nationals, including one child, were found hidden in cabinets.

They were found hidden in cabinets
Home Office

UK Border Force says people like Musa put vulnerable lives at risk.

Woman hiding in cabinet
Home Office

Grantham racing driver tackles Silverstone

Melvyn Prior

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

This weekend Lincolnshire-based racing driver Shaun Balfe is competing at Silverstone.

Shaun Balfe
Peter Scherer

This weekend he's in the GT3 category in a McLaren car.

The first race is on Saturday at 15:15 and the second at 13:15 BST on Sunday.

BBMF hopeful for air tests next week

Chris Berrow


The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight say they hope to start air testing their aircraft next week.


Several aircraft were grounded earlier this month because of safety fears over a faulty gear found in one of their Merlin engines.

Their engines have had to be stripped down and inspected because of a problem with a pinion gear.

Specialists teams have been working at RAF Coningsby to fix the problem.

The team as ever have been fantastic and we've worked in partnership with Retro who are the company which service all our engines and of course Rolls Royce who are the original people who designed this engine"

Squadron Leader Andy MillikinBBMF

Thousands attend Burghley Horse Trials

Lucy Parry

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Thousands of people have headed to Burghley House near Stamford for the first day of Burghley Horse Trials.


As well as seeing the top eventing riders in the world, visitors have been enjoying the wealth of shopping, food and drink available.

Jimi Hendrix's note to 'awestruck' teenager up for auction

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A note Jimi Hendrix wrote to a young woman on a packet of guitar strings 50 years ago is up for auction.

Jimi Hendrix and Anthea Connell
Getty Images / PA

Anthea Connell said she was "awestruck" when the star spotted her, aged 19, at Boston Gliderdrome in Lincolnshire in March 1967.

She had been watching her boyfriend's band set up when Hendrix came over to talk to her, before handing her a note.

It read: "To Anthea - Love and kisses to you forever. I wish I could really talk to you. Stay sweet, Jimi Hendrix."

Very slow traffic on A17

BBC News Travel

There's very slow traffic on the A17 in both directions between Sleaford Road (Beckingham) and Stragglethorpe Lane (Brant Broughton) in the roadworks area.

Special police sergeant sacked for sex with vulnerable teenager

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A volunteer police sergeant has been sacked by Lincolnshire Police for having sex with a vulnerable teenager.

A hearing was told that Corey Alvey, who served as a volunteer with the force, had been involved in searching for the teenager who'd been reported missing.

The hearing was told that Alvey, from Stamford, managed to make contact with the teenager using Snapchat and Instagram.

The contact was described as "inappropriate, personal and unprofessional".

The 26-year-old later had sexual intercourse with the teenager.

It is clear that public trust has been seriously damaged by the actions of Special Sergeant Alvey in these circumstances

Matthew GreenRepresenting Lincolnshire Police

Alvey admitted breaching standards of professional behaviour and a representative at the hearing apologised for his behaviour.

This afternoon's headlines

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Top stories this morning from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • A special police sergeant has been sacked by Lincolnshire Police for having sex with a vulnerable teenager
  • There's been a rise in the number of patients who've died or been harmed while being treated by East Midlands Ambulance Service
  • Councillors in South Holland say plans to add an overtaking lane to part of the A17 is 'dangerous'

Patient's daughter speaks out after rise in serious incidents for EMAS

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Earlier today we told you that there's been a rise in the number of incidents where patients have died or been seriously injured while being treated by East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS).

Five years ago EMAS recorded five of the most serious incidents, but in the year to March that number had risen to 27.

EMAS says it's down to an increased workload and a new way of recording incidents.


Liz Burman from Gainsborough wasn't happy with how her father was treated following a fall - he died the next day...

My father had to lay on the floor and he wasn't given any pain medication until we insisted he be given some pain medication because he was in absolute agony for three-and-a-half hours. An 82-year-old on the floor for three-and-a-half hours"

Liz Burman

Police looking for man following bike theft in Gainsborough

Lincolnshire Police need help identifying this man following a theft on Friday 11 August.

Lincolnshire Police

A bicycle was removed from outside the Heron Frozen Food store on the Market Place, Gainsborough at 16.00.

If you have any information please contact the police on 101.

Your weather this lunchtime

BBC Weather

If you're popping out for a sandwich it's looking alright out there - cloudy with some sunshine.

Weather chart