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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 29 June 2016

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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Grimsby sign former Portsmouth midfielder Ben Davies on a two-year contract and Scunthorpe forward Dominic Vose on loan.

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Our Live coverage across the day

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

That's it for another day everyone, Wednesday's finished so we're over the hill.

Lincolnshire Live will be back tomorrow from 8:00am 

Join us then.

Road named after killed Royal Marine

Mathew Ford Way road sign
BBC

A newly constructed bypass to the port of Immingham, named in honour of Royal Marine Mathew Ford who died in Afghanistan, is opened.

Mathew Ford Way road sign

Road named after killed Royal Marine

A newly constructed bypass to the port of Immingham, named in honour of a Royal Marine who died in Afghanistan, is opened.

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Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • More patients in Lincolnshire could soon be treated in designated units 
  • Pro-Corbyn rally in Lincoln High Street this evening.
  • Siemens to meet with the Prime Minister 

Siemens to meet Prime Minister

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Representatives from one of the county's largest private employers have been invited to meet the Prime Minister to discuss the outcome of the EU referendum. 

Siemens, which employs 1,500 people in Lincoln and 13,000 across the country, had wanted Britain to remain but has stated its current operations in the county are not threatened by the result. 

Siemens
Siemens

Weather across Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Scattered showers will continue through the evening perhaps heavy in the north, but it should become mostly dry across the region overnight with some clear spells.  

Temp chart
BBC

Traffic and travel: Issues in Thurlby remain

BBC Travel

Congestion has now eased in Benington and Skegness but it still remains on the A15 at Kate's Bridge because of yes, you guessed it, roadworks.

Rethinking healthcare: Are specialist units the answer?

Rod Whiting

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Centralising services is just one of the ideas being considered by health managers following the report we told you about earlier.

Consultant Cardiologist David O'Brien says survival rates have improved since a new specialist heart centre opened in the county:

It wouldn't be possible to run this service in a fragmented way, you need the volume of activity to get very good at what you do."

David O'BrienConsultant Cardiologist

Pro-Corbyn rally to be held in Lincoln

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

For the past two days much of the when the political discourse hasn't been focusing on Europe its been looking towards the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The embattled leader has seen resignations from his Shadow Cabinet and found himself on the wrong end of a vote of no confidence.

He certainly has some fans in Lincoln, a rally in support of his leadership is being held at 17:00 on the High Street near the War Memorial.

Shona McCallin on going to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Melvyn Prior

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

No matter what sport you play being asked to represent your country at the Olympics is one of the biggest honours.

Four of Great Britain's hockey team are from Lincolnshire (must be something in the water) and one of those is Shona McCallin.

I got a chance to speak to her and I started with the obvious question...

Scunthorpe player set for temporary move to Grimsby Town

BBC Humberside Sport

Need for temporary car park after ambitious building plans

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Councillors will consider plans for a temporary car park on the edge of Lincoln. 

It's after plans were approved earlier in the year for a multimillion-pound transport hub. 

City of Lincoln Council says a new car park will be needed to replace lost parking from Tentercroft Street, where the new temporary bus station will be located.

This is Beevor Street, the site they're considering as a temporary fix:

Beevor Street
BBC

Prison for Gainsborough illegal cigarette possession

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Niaz Amadamin of Allenby Close, Lincoln, has been sentenced to nine months in prison for the possession of illegal cigarettes.

The European Foods store in Gainsborough was raided in May 2014, where Trading Standards found thousands of fake and counterfeit tobacco products. 

His sentence was reduced from 12 months following his early guilty plea at Lincoln Crown Court.

Women march on London over pensions

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

I told you earlier about the Lincolnshire women joining a pension protest in Westminster, well they've arrived and met up with their colleagues from across the country: 

march
WASPI

Weather watchers: Dawn at Long Sutton

BBC Weather Watchers

You've got to get up pretty early to get a photo like this, 4:45am to be precise!

This was sent to us by user Smartie999.

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BBC

Gleeson blasts 'nonsensical' no confidence vote on Corbyn leadership

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The leader of the Boston Borough Council Labour group says he's fully behind Jeremy Corbyn and says the MPs that have undermined his leadership have shown "contempt" for the party as a whole.

Our reporter Sharon Edwards has been talking to him, take a listen:

Leader of the Boston Borough Council Labour group says he's fully behind Jeremy Corbyn

Mower stolen from charity

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The Grantham Canal society had their ride-on lawnmower stolen from them yesterday.

It was only recently donated to them and they believe that the thieves went to great lengths to steal it.

mower
Grantham Canal society

They used it to mow verges by the canals and keep the grass tidy so would very much like to have it back!

Devolution plans under question before they even begin

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

I was telling you yesterday about plans for more devolution, and more controversially, a directly elected mayor for Greater Lincolnshire 

The consultation has begun but the plans could be derailed before they've even left the station.  

Former minister Lord Heseltine has warned councils that any deal not already signed with Government could stall if inward investment suffers as a result of the EU referendum. 

Heseltine
BBC

He said the country needed to formulate an economic plan to shore-up confidence in the economy. 

Greater Lincolnshire councils are hoping to complete their deals with Whitehall by the end of the year. 

BBC news channel live from 'the heart of Brexit Britain'

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Our colleague Ben Brown is in Boston today, providing material for the News Channel.

He's been given a proper Lincolnshire welcome, by which I mean it's chucking it down. 

Take at look at what the rest of the country has been watching:

Corbyn in crisis: Labour in Lincolnshire to meet

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire's Labour groups will meet over the next few days following the vote of no confidence in their leader. 

The result was 172 votes to 40, about two-thirds of Mr Corbyn's front-bench team have already quit and the rebel MPs are expected to announce a challenge to his leadership soon.

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There have been public rallies in favour of Mr Corbyn's leadership.

In Lincolnshire some of the top Labour figures have come out publicly on his side.

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Lincolnshire hockey stars set sights on Olympic glory

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Shona McCallin thinks Great Britain's women's hockey team can win gold at the Rio Olympics. 

She was officially selected in the squad for Rio yesterday alongside Lincolnshire team mates Crista Cullen, Hannah McLeod and Georgie Twigg. 

I'll show you the interview we did with her a bit later on but for now take a look at this very dramatic video Team GB have put together: 

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Traffic and travel: Roadworks in the county causing delays

BBC Travel

There's nothing seriously wrong on the roads at the moment but there are roadworks gumming them up a bit.

Here's the places you need to look out for 

  • A52, Queens Road Skegness
  • A52, David's Lane, Benington
  • A15, Kates Bridge, Thurlby 

Healthcare changes across Lincolnshire: Your views

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Let's get some of your views on the report on  Lincolnshire health services:

Moving services to a centralised unit, in particular, women's and children's services will result in tragedies."

Susan FoxFacebook

Let's get rid of some overpaid underworked staff and hire more underpaid overworked staff. If the trust ran it better then cuts would not be needed."

Richard NewtonFacebook

Not unexpected given that this and previous governments keep NHS underfunded."

‏@Tim_JR_HillTwitter

When does an over-spend become an under-funding?"

@fenboy29Twitter

A closer look at the weather with Abbie Dewhurst

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Driver injured in Brauncewell accident

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Two vehicles were involved in a crash in Brauncewell near Sleaford last night, seriously injuring a 50-year-old driver. 

She was driving a Peugeot 307 and was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Touranwith. 

The woman is being treated at Queens Medical Centre, two people in the Volkswagen were also taken to the hospital but their injuries are not thought to be serious. 

Consultation begins on Immingham homes

BBC Radio Humberside

A consultation will begin into the demolition or sale of hundreds of homes owned by Shoreline housing in North East Lincolnshire. 

The proposals include emptying and demolishing 220 properties on the Washdyke estate in Immingham, selling 381 homes across the borough and also closing seven sheltered housing schemes.

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The consultation will last two months.

Lincolnshire women head to pensions protest in London

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Women for Lincolnshire are joining the national WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) campaign in Westminster.

Coinciding with 107th anniversary of the Suffragettes march on Parliament, the group is staging a protest against changes to the State Pension age.

WASPI
WASPI

I'll bring you an interview with one of the Lincolnshire women attending later on. 

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest from the Lincolnshire newsroom: 

  • Report says 'radically different' model needed for healthcare in Lincolnshire 
  • Lincolnshire Labour meeting over national leadership crisis in the coming days 
  • Consultation starts on Immingham homes

Police and Crime Commissioner wades into healthcare debate

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

The report on Lincolnshire's health services has really got you all talking this morning.

Including the Lincolnshire's PCC it seems:

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I'll bring you some of your reaction a little later on.  

UK citizens abroad: Concern after Turkey and Brexit

Melvyn Prior

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

It's a turbulent time in international politics, reinforced once again with the attack in Istanbul's Ataturk Airport last night. 

Those heading to Europe may be feeling uncertain as well but for an entirely different reason. 

I spoke to Mark Brewer, the director of Imp Travel about some of the issues facing travellers this summer:

£300m healthcare overspend fears

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A report has concluded that health services in Lincolnshire cannot continue to be run as they are. 

The report says a "radically different" model is needed while tackling a predicted £300m overspend. 

One idea is Urgent Care Centres. 

These GP-led centres offer out-of-hours medical care easing pressure on A&E departments.

Take a listen to Rod Whiting for more details: 

Weather across Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Starting dry and bright, but thickening cloud and outbreaks of rain will spread east across the region from mid-morning. 

Rain may be heavy in places but should clear to sunny intervals and scattered showers later in the day. 

Feeling cool.  

Temp chart
BBC

Traffic and travel: Broken down tanker on the A17

BBC Travel

There's heavy traffic on the A17 in WInthorpe near the Newark Showground. 

A broken down vehicle is blocking traffic heading south.

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines this morning from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Health experts predict Lincolnshire's health and care services may face £300m overspend 
  • Lincolnshire's Labour groups to meet after Corbyn vote
  • Discussions on plans to develop Lincoln's High Street
  • Lincoln Castle ceremony marks 100th anniversary of Battle of the Somme

Good morning, welcome our Live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Hello from Lincoln, Alex here, back to bring you all the latest news, travel, sport and weather from across the county.

As always I want to hear what's happening where you are, you can get in touch through FacebookTwitter or via email.