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

Live Reporting

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 this rather wet and miserable Tuesday.

Thanks for joining me today. 

We'll be back from tomorrow at 08:00, see you then.

Third peregrine chick spotted at Lincoln Cathedral

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Another feathery resident has been confirmed at the top of cathedral.

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Coming up on Look North tonight

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

New maps for Lincoln tourists

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Bail breach man arrested

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We told you earlier about Daniel Conway who failed to meet his bail requirements after being charged with an offence of going out equipped for theft.

Police say he's now been re-arrested.

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Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest from our Lincolnshire newsroom this evening:

  • A youth has been charged with attempted murder in Louth
  • Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn campaigns for Vote Remain in Lincolnshire
  • A man's been jailed for stabbing a friend in Skegness
  • Third peregrine falcon chick spotted at the cathedral

Horse laws aren't working says Lincolnshire charity

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Bransby Horse Centre, based near Lincoln, says new legislation designed to improve horse welfare isn't working.

A year ago the law was changed to make it easier for councils to stop horses being illegally grazed on roadsides. 

Bransby Horse Centre

Ryan Rouse from the Bransby Horse Centre near Lincoln says the majority of horses rescued this year were found near carriageways.

There's been no improvement at all, the new legislation has helped us move the horses out of danger a lot quicker than before but it's definitely not changed anything.

Ryan RouseBransby Horse Centre

Traffic and travel: Fallen tree blocks road in Tetney

BBC Travel

Station road in Tetney is blocked in both directions between the Holton Road junction and the A16 Louth junction after a tree fell across the road.

We're not sure if the weather is to blame but it's certainly been very windy across the county today.

Man wanted by police for breaching bail

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

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Daniel Conway, 26, was charged with an offence of going equipped for theft, he was due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court on 7 July.

However as part of his bail conditions he was supposed to appear at Lincoln Police Station and has failed to attend. 

Shadow Foreign Secretary campaigns in Lincolnshire

Michael Hortin

Assistant Editor, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We've had the Leave battlebus and today it was the turn of the Remain campaign to roll into Lincolnshire. 

Labour MP Hilary Benn and the party's East Midlands MEP Glenis Willmott have been in Lincoln today as part of the EU referendum campaign, telling the public why they believe we should vote to stay in.

Here they are at our studios. 

Labour MP Hilary Benn and the party's East Midlands MEP Glenis Willmott

Jailed prison phone smuggler 'coerced'

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Claims of coercion have been made during the trial of Nicola Bradford who's been jailed for six months. 

Bradford was caught trying to smuggle a mobile phone into Lincoln Jail in September 2015.

Her defence said the 38-year-old received an anonymous call from someone who knew the name of her two-year-old daughter and where she lived. 

Bradford was found guilty of smuggling the phone and possessing heroin.

The unlawful taking of a mobile phone in to prison is a serious matter, I can only pass a custodial sentence for this offence.

Michae HeathJudge

Weather watchers: Muddy in Langtoft

BBC Weather Watchers

This one sent to us by deadeye48, the heavy showers means it's definitely welly weather! 


Man jailed for Skegness stabbing

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A man from Lincolnshire's been jailed for four-and-a-half years for stabbing a friend. 

Lincoln Crown Court heard that Shane Osbourne was among a group who'd been drinking at a flat in Skegness when a fight broke out. 

The victim needed surgery and spent five days in hospital. 

Osbourne, 29, from Anfield Road in Long Sutton admitted five charges including unlawful wounding. 

Woman who tried to smuggle phone into prison is jailed

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A woman who was caught trying to smuggle a mobile phone into Lincoln Prison has been jailed for six months. 

Lincoln Crown Court heard that Nicola Bradford, 38, from Wainfleet near Skegness was visiting her partner when prison staff were alerted by a search dog. 

Bradford admitted smuggling the phone and a charge of possessing heroin. 

Youth charged with attempted murder

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A teenager has been charged with an attempted murder in Louth. 

The youth cannot be named, but the charge comes after a 19-year-old suffered a head injury at a property in Bradley Close on Saturday.

The 17-year-old accused appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court yesterday where he was remanded to appear at Skegness Youth Court.

Dad of of Beverley Allitt victim critical of DWP benefits demand

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

More now on Kayley Asher (pictured) the woman who's been in a long-running dispute with the DWP over her benefits. 

She was one of the victims of killer nurse Beverly Allitt, who was believed to injected her with air when she was just 13-months-old causing two heart attacks and leaving her with brain damage.

Kayley Asher

The DWP suspended her benefits and ordered the family to pay back £23,000 after she had been given compensation for the attack in Grantham Hospital. 

Now the Department of Work and Pensions has reversed the decision but her dad, Alan, says they put the family through "sheer hell".

It's changed our lives, every day has been a reminder of what the DWP has done to us, we're absolutely ecstatic this is over.

Alan AsherFather of Kayley Asher

Teenagers warned after girl approached by men in car

BBC Radio Humberside

Police have warned students and teenagers to be careful after two men in a silver car were spotted trying to interact with a girl on Ferry Road in Scunthorpe.

They pulled up to the 16-year-old girl in a Vauxhall Corsa and attempted to beckon her over last Friday at about 1pm.

The girl ignored them and walked away, both men were white and were wearing hoodies.

Three hurt as car hits group at Ingoldmells

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

An investigation's under way after three pedestrians were hurt hit by a vehicle at Ingoldmells. 

The police say a vehicle hit the group at around midnight on Sunday on Old Roman Bank. 

An appeal's being made for information.   

BreakingAustin Reed to close 120 stores

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

News just in - the retailer is closing a number of stores across the country resulting in the loss of around 1,000 jobs.

There's an Austin Reed outlet in Grantham however it's too early to say if it'll be one of those involved in the cutbacks.

Austin Reed
Austin Reed

The chain has been in trouble for some time, entering administration last month.   

A viable solution which kept the business whole was not forthcoming. As a result we have made the difficult decision to cease trading the business and commence a wind-down of the estate.

Peter SavilleJoint Administrator

Police want to speak to this man after a shop theft in Skegness

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire police

This CCTV image has been released after several boxes of razors were stolen from the Tesco on Richmond Drive on Tuesday 17 May.

Planning to cross the channel... in a bouncy castle

Rod Whiting

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Yes you read that correctly.

This is Jerry the Gi-raft:

Bouncy castle

James Dooley from Quadring is going to stick an outboard motor on him and then sail him across the stretch of water.

However James still needs to find a company that'll insure the stunt which will be in aid of the Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre near Boston.

Weather watchers: High winds on the coast

BBC Weather Watchers

This photo from Cleethorpes come from user Fletch, who also included this note.

"40+ mph winds very cold cutting wind, very hard to walk with the gusts"

Hope you're wrapped up Fletch! 


Train hits bench thrown on to line at Scunthorpe

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A passenger train hit a garden bench on the line in Scunthorpe, causing over £5,000 worth of damage.

Passengers were left shaken but uninjured by the incident which happened on Saturday at about 23:00.

British Transport Police have issued this CCTV footage of the two men who threw the bench onto the line. 

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I cannot emphasise enough just how dangerous this act was. The consequences could have been so much worse.

PC Michelle PidgenBTP

Weather across Lincolnshire

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Heavy showers accompany a cool and windy day. 

The weather will stay dismal as we head into the evening with fog and cloud setting in.

weather chart

Headlines across Lincolnshire this lunchtime

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Council says young carers won't be left without support after specialist group has funding axed
  • Funding for public toilets in Lincolnshire has gone down by almost 30% over the past five years
  • Thousands flock to see the poppies at Lincoln Castle
  • Commemorations across Lincolnshire mark centenary of the Battle of Jutland. 

Battle of Jutland remembered 100 years on

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We've already told you the story of Jutland Jack, he's going to be just one those who'll be remembered today at Special services held in Lincolnshire.

It was the longest sea battle of the First World War. 


Thousands of sailors died on both sides.  A service at Grimsby Minster will commemorate local people who were involved, and the fishing fleets that served during the war.  

Traffic and Travel: Congestion on the A1

BBC Travel

We've got slow traffic northbound in Grantham between the A607 junction and the A52 junction.

There's roadworks in the area and these are clogging things up.

Man jailed for six months after Holton Le Clay burglary

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A man has been jailed for six months after breaking into a garage on Carmen Crescent last Thursday.

Daniel James Charnock, 35, of Cleethorpes, was arrested later the same day and appeared before Lincoln magistrates Court yesterday.

Cars vandalised at Woodhall Spa over the weekend

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Police want information after six cars were damaged by vandals on Saturday night.

The vehicles on Iddesleigh Road had windscreen wipers broken and door mirrors stolen. 

It's believed the offender left the scene in the direction of Sylvan Avenue.  

Council defends decision to axe funding for support group

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire County Council says young carers in the county won't be left without a service to support them. 

The claim comes after concerns from a specialist group that help children of drug and alcohol addicts. 

The group Young Oasis claims a change in contract will mean they'll no longer be funded by the local authority. 

But Debbie Barnes the Director of Children's Services at the county council says it already provides a service for young carers.

Number of public loos in Lincolnshire goes down the pan

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Funding for public toilets in Lincolnshire has gone down by almost 30% over the past five  years. 

Figures obtained by the BBC also reveal that 23 public toilets have closed. 

The councils that have cut the most in funding are West Lindsey and North Kesteven.

Toilet door

Weather Watchers: Stunning sunsets end the bank holiday

BBC Weather Watchers

The weather is frankly rubbish today so instead of grey skies and wet trees let's look back at how the day ended yesterday.

First we've got one from user susieshine who's in Keelby:


Next Morton where user mercuryb snapped this silhouette: 


And finally to Spalding where Outdoor Mike caught the moment the sun began to dip under the horizon.


Watch: Poppies prove popular as 28,000 visit the castle

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

We've had an update on how many people came to Lincoln over the bank holiday weekend. 

A whopping 28,000 came to see Wave (15,000 of which came yesterday), part of the installation that wowed the country when it was initially in place at the Tower of London. 

Take a look back at this video showing how they were put in Lincoln:

Traffic and Travel: Maintenance begins on the A18

BBC Travel

Watch: Dead Pigeons rule the roost at Horseboarding Championship

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Now you're probably wondering what on earth I'm talking about after seeing that headline.

Horseboarding is similar to Wakeboarding (but with a horse) where a horse, rider and boarder work together to get the fastest time around a specially-designed track. 

The fifth round of the national championships was held at Burghley House in Stamford yesterday, where former champs the Dead Pigeons came out on top.

I was lucky enough to go down and get up close to this amazing sport, take a look: 

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The weather across Lincolnshire with Owain

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A more detailed look at the weather now with Owain Wyn Evans.

Here's the weather with Owain Wyn Evans

Victim of the 'Angel of Death' gets her benefits back

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Kayley Asher was a victim of jailed nurse Beverley Allitt who became known as the Angel of Death after attacking children at Grantham Hospital.

Ms Asher's family have been locked in a row with the Department of Work and Pensions for a year and a half after they were told to pay back £23,000 in benefits after she failed to declare the money she was given in compensation. 

The DWP says it has now reversed the decision. 

victim and family

Battle of Jutland: The life and death of a boy sailor

card of Jack
Star & Garter

Jack Cornwell was only 15 when he joined the Royal Navy - and only 16 when he died in Grimsby less than a year later. So what is the story of Jutland Jack?

And now the weather across Lincolnshire

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A cool, cloudy and windy day with outbreaks of rain and drizzle spreading west from the North Sea during the morning. 

These could be heavy at times, especially during the morning, but also later in the day.  

Headlines across Lincolnshire this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Fears for future of a Lincolnshire group helping youngsters whose parents have drink or drug problems as funding pulled
  • A Lincolnshire victim of Beverley Allitt is told she will continue to get benefits after a long battle with the DWP
  • More than 15,000 people visit the poppies at Lincoln Castle over the weekend