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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume from 08:00 on Tuesday 31 May
  2. Live updates on Friday 27 May 2016

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By Martin Slack

All times stated are UK

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Today's Live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That's it for another week here on Lincolnshire Live, we've had everything from protests in France, fines for fag ends and, of course, cows on the hoof.

We hope you have a great bank holiday weekend and we'll be back with all the latest on Tuesday from 08:00.

Join us then. 

The headlines this evening

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest from the Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Louth paedophile jailed for three and a half years 
  • Strikes in France could cause chaos for Lincolnshire holidaymakers and haulage firms 
  • Stamford appear to have dodged relegation on a technicality 

The weather this evening

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight it's going to be dry with some broken cloud with the occasional mist and fog patches forming.

Feeling chilly in some rural areas with some light winds coming in from the East.

Weather chart
BBC

'Total pandemonium' in France predicted by Lincolnshire transport firm

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Strikes and protests over labour laws in France will cause chaos to bank holiday tourists and the haulage industry according to Davis Produce Limited, a company based in Louth.

Workers have blockaded petrol stations and oil refineries and clashed with police across the country. 

Strikers
AFP

Speaking to us from France, owner of the firm Peter Davis said people travelling to the country need to plan ahead.   

If you have planned a holiday then obviously you don't want to cancel it but I would suggest you take plenty of extra money with you in case you need a hotel. Plan your route carefully and pull in and get some fuel whenever you can.

Peter DavisDavis Produce Limited

Friesian Says Relax

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We've all been very excited by the cows that escaped onto Long Leys Road in Lincoln this afternoon, as we told you they have now all been rounded up after their day out. 

It's captured your imagination as well, we've been bombarded with bad jokes and wry comments. Someone pointed out that this photo looks like an album cover:

Cow
BBC

We thought they had a good point so, because it's a Friday, we made this: 

Dark side of the moooon
BBC

Louth paedophile jailed for distributing pictures of child abuse

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Jamie Lee Tye, 28, of Normanby Road, Louth has been jailed for three-and-a-half years at Lincoln Crown Court today after more than 15,000 indecent images of children were found on his computer.

Some of the pictures depicted children as young as two being sexually abused. 

Tye, who has worked as a driver and valeter for a company in Grimsby for the last nine years blamed friends for downloading the material. However prosecutor Grace Hale said he would have had to be 'the unluckiest man on earth' for this to be true.

Jamie Lee Tye
Lincolnshire Police

You were convicted by the jury on the most overwhelming evidence. Not only were you increasing the circulation of these vile images but you were encouraging others to do so. It seems to me that you enthusiastically entered into the sharing of material.

Graham HustonRecorder

Traffic and travel: Rush hour sets in

BBC Travel

We've got congestion in almost all the places you'd expect really. 

Looking especially busy around Boston, Horncastle, Lincoln and of course Skegness where roadworks are still clogging up the A52.

Two arrested for drugs offences in Scunthorpe

BBC Radio Humberside

Two men aged 20 and 21 have been arrested while at an address on Alexandra Road.

They've both been bailed pending further enquiries. 

It's part of Humberside Police's "Operation Impact" which aims to crack down problems blighting certain areas and communities. 

Police and crime panel to consider PCC deputy next Friday

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

When Marc Jones became Lincolnshire's new Police and Crime Commissioner earlier this month he announced that he would be choosing a deputy.

He picked Stuart Tweedale as his second but the crime panel has to approve the choice before it becomes official. 

There's going to be a Confirmation Hearing at Tedder Hall in Manby Park next Friday, where Mr Tweedale will be asked a series of questions by the panel to see if he's up to the task.

It's a public meeting so you can go along and watch at 11:00 if you fancy it.

Six in Lincoln prosecuted for dropping cigarette butts

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

This week six people have been prosecuted for dropping cigarettes in the city and failing to pay their penalty notices.

City of Lincoln Council say they take the matter very seriously as it costs them thousands to clean up litter on the streets every year. 

Since the scheme was launched in October 2015, more than 300 fixed penalty notices have been issued for littering offences.   

cigarettes
PA

Lincoln is a clean, friendly, and welcoming city, and we want it to stay that way. The council doesn’t make a profit from this work, and its aim is quite simply to prevent people from littering within the city through effective enforcement.

Sam BarstowService Manager for Public Protection and Antisocial Behaviour

Cows on the loose: Gotcha!

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Well it had to come to an end eventually.

The cows are back in a trailer after their grand day out and the road is clear once more:

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Stamford poised to dodge relegation

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Huge news for Stamford who look set to avoid relegation from the Northern Premier Division despite finishing in the relegation zone. 

Cinderford Town have turned down the chance of promotion to the Southern Premier Division and, therefore, a space became available in Step 3 of non league football. 

It will be of huge relief to the Daniels and their manager Graham Drury, but the reprieve isn't confirmed in case any clubs decide to appeal the decision by the Football Association. 

Police and Crime Commissioner doesn't want control of fire service

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The government has been toying with the idea that police commissioners should bring fire services under their control .

However, the recently-elected commissioner in Lincolnshire says it's not something that interests him. 

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He's not the only one, the Fire Brigade's Union fiercely opposes the plans

Weather: Warmer away from the coast

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Sunny spells likely for the afternoon and feeling pleasantly warm away from the coast. 

Light easterly winds will keep coasts cooler.  

Temperature
BBC

Cows on the loose: More photos

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

More pictures emerging from my favourite story of the day...cows causing chaos on Long Leys Road in Lincoln earlier

cows
BBC
cows
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cows
BBC

Your chance to try volleyball

Fancy trying out a new sport this bank holiday weekend? 

Well, Volleyball England are hosting their Go Spike Big Weekend over the next few days.

The event is the perfect chance to try volleyball with sessions taking place across England. Click here to find one near you.

For more on getting into volleyball, visit BBC Get Inspired's guide.

Volleyball game
Volleyball England

The headlines across Lincolnshire this lunchtime

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The top stories across Lincolnshire so far today include:

  • A man's appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman in Boston
  • A farmer attempts to round up a herd of cows that have got loose in Lincoln 
The Venerable Christine Wilson
Diocese of Lincoln

Cows on the loose: Your terrible puns

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

As you can imagine the cows on Long Leys Road have caused much amusement.

Cows
BBC

Here's some of the responses we've got already...

Hope they mooove on soon

Mark FolmanTwitter

How very amoosing

Jon DunhamTwitter

Alright stop milking it

Andrew CottonTwitter

And my personal favourite:

Might be worth getting them some blankets, they look friesian

Godfrey BarlowTwitter

Cattle do for now, I think.

'How dairy tell us what to do?!'

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The cows who've managed to make their way onto Long Leys Road aren't being very cooperative with the farmer trying to get them back into the field...

View more on twitter

Lincolnshire talent heading to BGT live final

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lucy Heath from Billingborough has just got some good news!

View more on twitter

Cows blocking Long Leys Road in Lincoln

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Only in Lincolnshire eh?

A herd of cows are on the loose near St George's Hospital.

Police are on the scene, trying to mooooove them no doubt.

I'm here as well and is it just me or are the cows looking a bit proud of themselves?

cow
BBC
cow
bbc

Caythorpe looking fresh

BBC Weather Watchers

This lovely snap was sent to us by user milliegeorge&me who keeps us regularly updated with all things weather-related from Caythorpe.

Wish it looked like this where we are in Lincoln. 

Caythorpe
BBC

The life and death of a boy sailor

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Jack Cornwell was only 15 when he joined the Royal Navy - and only 16 when he died in hospital in Grimsby less than a year later. 

The Battle of Jutland - a 72-hour onslaught 100 years ago - was his first encounter with the enemy, and his last. 

So what is the story of Jutland Jack?

Jutland Jack
IWM

Boston man appears in court charged with murder

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A 32-year-old man charged with the murder of a woman in Boston has appeared before Nottingham Crown Court.

Marina Erte, 33, was discovered at a property in Elizabeth Road, Boston, on 20 May.  

Gytis Griskevicius has been remanded in custody and will appear at Lincoln Crown Court on 24 June when he is expected to enter a plea.

'Thrilled and a little daunted': New Dean of Lincoln ready to take on the challenge

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We told you earlier that the Diocese of Lincoln has named the Venerable Christine Wilson as their new Dean.

The Venerable Christine Wilson
Diocese of Lincoln

The 58-year-old was one of the first women to be ordained in the 1990s and will be installed later this year.

However she told us the fact she's a woman is not important....

The church has called me to this role and I'm delighted to take this role. We have a number of women bishops now and a number of deans, essentially its about gifts and calling.

The Venerable Christine WilsonNew Dean of Lincoln

Man attacked in Grimsby

BBC Radio Humberside

A passing motorist has rescued a man who was being attacked on Ainslie Street after three men on push bikes attempted to rob him. 

The 25-year-old victim was walking close to the junction on Winteringham Road when the men assaulted him from behind, took his rucksack and attempted to take his mobile phone. 

He managed to get away and flagged down a driver, who drove him from the scene.  

Police are appealing for information and have released descriptions of the men that attacked him.

Weather watchers: Brightening up in Stamford

BBC Weather Watchers

This one sent to us by user Doomandgloom, most days that username would be very appropriate but not today! 

Stamford
BBC

Traffic and travel: Congestion in Skegness

BBC Travel

The roads are more or less behaving themselves today. However, we've got some slow traffic on the A52 Wainfleet Road in Croft Bank. 

There's roadworks in the area so allow some extra time if you're heading that way.

Lost Village festival-goers head for Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

About 7,000 people are on their way to a festival in Lincolnshire being held over the bank holiday weekend. 

Lost Village is being staged near Swinderby with acts like Fatboy Slim set to wow the crowds. It's not just music though - it even has Michelin Star chef Michael O'Hare on board!

I got a sneak peak before everyone arrived:

Lost Village
BBC
Lost Village
BBC

BreakingWoman named as Dean of Lincoln for the first time

Paul Russell

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Within the last few minutes its been announced that Christine Wilson is to be the new Dean of Lincoln.

She'll be the first woman to hold the post in the Diocese's history and will join only seven other women in the country who hold the senior post in the Anglican church.

The Diocese of Lincoln says she will take up the role after the Very Reverend Dr Philip Buckler retired in January.

Police launch fresh appeal as man due in court charged with Boston murder

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Gytis Griskevicius, 32, is due to appear before Nottingham Crown Court charged with the murder of Marina Erte today.

The 33-year-old's body was found at a property on Elizabeth Road on Friday. 

Murder scene
BBC

It comes as Lincolnshire Police appeal for information about a man they believe is relevant to the ongoing enquiry. 

He is believed to have been in the area between about 07:00 and 08:00 on the Friday, wearing a hoody-style top, shorts and white trainers.   

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest from the Lincolnshire newsroom:

Summer is here! (Just ignore the dark clouds)

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Well it's not summer until you can have a bit of a splash. 

Paddling pools in Skegness, Sutton on Sea and Mablethorpe are set to open today.

Pools
BBC

The illuminations in Skegness will also be switched on this evening - earlier than in previous years but without a big ceremony.

Seven arrested and van full of stolen shoes seized in cross-border crackdown

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Following 18 raids by thieves on lorries in Lincolnshire, officers from four different forces have made a slew of arrests. 

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Police have been working all week patrolling the M1 and the main roads through the East Midlands, targeting lorry thieves in a campaign called Operation Barric.  

Four of the men were arrested as they drove along the M1 in Leicestershire in a van containing hundreds of boxes of shoes believed to have been stolen from a lorry in the Milton Keynes area.

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These arrests show just how far people will travel to commit crime and reflect how important it is that forces work together. Criminals do not commit crime within county boundaries, they use our road networks to travel around committing crimes in different areas.

Sgt Garry JohnsonOperation Barric

Early morning water rescue in Grantham

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire gets its airshow back

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

At the close of play yesterday we told you that RAF Scampton is to be the new home of a Lincolnshire airshow.

It used to be held at RAF Waddington but was axed last year because of "security concerns". Now it's back on the home turf of the Red Arrows and likely to be held on 9 and 10 September 2017.

At this stage we can't tell you exactly when you'll be able to get your hands on tickets. However, it's hoped they'll be on sale by the end of the year. 

Airshow
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Traffic and travel: Fog on the roads

BBC Travel

A good start to the day so far with no major incidents to report. 

However we're getting reports of fog on the A52 between Grantham and Boston, so do take care if you're heading that way.

The weather

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A largely cloudy and misty start across the county this morning.

Cloud breaks will form during the morning with sunny spells likely for the afternoon. Light winds will keep the coast cooler but feeling pleasantly warm elsewhere.

Weather chart
BBC

Welcome to today's live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Good morning, it's Friday before the bank holiday, you're here, I'm here, let's do this shall we?

I'll be bringing you all the latest news, travel, sport and weather from across Lincolnshire as it happens throughout the day.

As always I want to know what's happening where you are, you can get in touch by emailFacebook or Twitter.