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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 6 July 2016

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Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

That's all for today, thanks for joining us.

Lincolnshire Live will be back tomorrow with Paul.

He'll have all your latest news, weather, travel and sport from 8:00am.

Body in Lincoln river 'not suspicious' say police

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police say they're not treating the discovery of a body in a Lincoln waterway as suspicious. 

An underwater search team was called to Stamp End Lock just before 10:00 after being alerted by a member of the public. 

Stamp End, Lincoln
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Chilcot Inquiry - further reaction in Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The MP for Gainsborough, Sir Edward Leigh, was one of a small number of Conservatives to vote against the war. 

He said they believed Mr Blair about weapons of mass destruction at the time and it was a narrow decision. 

Sir Edward Leigh
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Peter Lee who's a Reader in Politics and Ethics at the University of Portsmouth, who lives in Sleaford, says he's not convinced by Tony Blair's regret. 

Weather across Lincolnshire tonight

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Dry in the evening often rather cloudy but with some hazy sunshine possible. 

Mainly cloudy and dry overnight with light patchy rain possible by the end of the night.

Lincolnshire weather
BBC

Lincolnshire reaction to Chilcot Inquiry

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The Chilcot inquiry which began seven years ago has concluded that peaceful alternatives weren't exhausted before the 2003 invasion and there was no immediate threat from Saddam Hussein.

John Leak campaigned against the war as part of Lincoln's Stop the War Coalition. 

He said it was a damning report that concurred with what he and others believe that the legality was questionable.

Chilcot Inquiry
BBC

Traffic and travel: Overturned lorry closes road in Ludborough

BBC Travel

There's severe disruption on the A18 in both directions near the A16 Main Road junction.

Pear Tree Lane is closed in both directions after a lorry overturned this afternoon.

Firefighters called to assist with car in ditch

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Fire crews in Lincoln have assisted with a incident in Washingborough after a car went into a ditch. 

It happened this afternoon at Five Mile Lane.

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Have you switched sides for the Euros?

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

With England out of the competition, are you one of the thousands who've changed sides and got behind the Welsh for Euro 2016?  

Well as Wales are in action tonight in against Portugal, here in Lincolnshire you've been telling us your tenuous connections to the welsh. 

My son lives in Wales I have two Welsh grandsons and a Welsh daughter in law and we lived there for 14 years some beautiful places lovely memories and great friends."

Pamela HumphriesFacebook

A few years ago we stayed in the Gloucester area. One of the days there we drove across the English/Welsh border to Monmouth. A bit of my success must have rubbed off while I was there."

Les WoodsFacebook
Welsh flag
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Wales will face Portugal in Lyon. If they win they'll become the first British team to reach the final of a major football tournament since 1966.  

Will you be backing the home nation tonight and do you have a tenuous connection? You can let us know through Facebook, Twitter or via Email.

Lincoln City away at Woking in season opener

Lincoln City will kick off their National League campaign with a trip to Woking on Saturday, 6 August.The Imps, who have seven fixtures scheduled for August, will then play North Ferriby United at home on Tuesday, 9 August.Danny Cowley's side are away at Guiseley on Boxing Day and end their season with a trip to Southport on Saturday, 29 April 2017.

Headlines this afternoon across Lincolnshire

Charlotte Wright

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the headlines from the Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • An underwater search team has recovered a body from the River Witham in Lincoln 
  • Hoteliers on the Lincolnshire coast say they're delighted the area won't lose its holiday guide
  • Projects in Lincolnshire are to get more than £750,000 of Children in Need funding

Fixtures confirmed for Boston United and Gainsborough Trinity

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

In the National League North, Boston United start the season with a home game as they take on Stalybridge Celtic. The Pilgrims end their campaign at Curzon Ashton.

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As for Gainsborough Trinity, they have Bradford Park Avenue on the opening day and end at FC United of Manchester. The derby between the Blues and the Pilgrims will be on Boxing Day at York Street and New Years Day at the Northolme.

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Fire crews put to the test in Gainsborough

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

It's been a day of drills or Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue crews in Gainsborough. 

From hauling to climbing, they've been brushing up on techniques to use in the field. This is just some of what they've been up to: 

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Gainsborough MP backs Leadsom for leader

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Gainsborough MP Edward Leigh says he's backing Andrea Leadsom to become the next leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister. 

Sir Edward had originally supported Liam Fox, who left the race on Tuesday. 

The other candidates Theresa May and Michael Gove also got support from Lincolnshire's MPs.

Sir Edward Leigh
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Four men bailed in Karen Black murder inquiry

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Four men from Cleethorpes who were arrested over the murder of a woman who went missing 10 years ago have been bailed. 

Karen Black from Worksop was last seen in the resort in 2006. The men, aged between 40 and 58 have been released as inquiries continue.

Nottinghamshire Police started the murder inquiry with Humberside Police after reviewing a number of long-term missing persons cases.  

Humberside police
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Body found in Lincoln lock

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

An underwater police search team has recovered a body from the River Witham in Lincoln. 

Police were called to Stamp End Lock just before 10:00 after being alerted by a member of the public. 

The death is being treated as unexplained.  

Stamp End Lock
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New Ambucopter for Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

It's big, it's yellow and it's ready to go, Lincolnshire's new ambucopter has rolled off the production line.

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The larger and faster helicopter has been made in an Italian factory and has now been officially handed over to the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance charity. 

It's expected to be in action in the county later in the summer.

Police talk down man on roof in Scunthorpe

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Humberside Police says they're trying to talk down a man who is on the roof of a property in Scunthorpe. 

The area around Alexandra Road in Ashby has been cordoned off. 

Specially-trained officers are trying to bring the man down safely.

Humberside Police
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The weather this lunchtime

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Cloud will tend to thicken from the west during the day. 

Despite this it should remain dry with light winds.  

Lincolnshire's weather forecast
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Children in Need cash boost for Lincolnshire projects

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Pudsey went out across the county last year with his bucket and many of you also pitched in to do your bit for Children in Need

Well across the country we raised £55m for the charity, that's the highest amount donated to the appeal. 

More than £750,000 has been allocated to be spent on projects in Lincolnshire.   

Pudsey in Lincolnshire
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Traffic and travel: Roadworks causing queues in Lincolnshire

BBC Travel

Its looking busy on the A158 Church Street at the Bridle Way junction in the roadworks at Wragby. Traffic is backed to Rand Farm Park and Langton by Wragby.

There's also slow traffic in Thurlby on the A15 at the Kate's Bridge junctions, again due to roadworks.

Pre-season football fixtures released for Lincoln United

James Williams

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Were awaiting the announcement this afternoon of the new season's fixtures for Boston United, Gainsborough Trinity and Lincoln City.

However if you're a Lincoln United fan you're in luck as they've now released their pre-season fixtures list.

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Lincolnshire prison absconder is caught

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A man who absconded from an open prison in Lincolnshire is back in custody. 

The police had appealed for sightings of 33-year-old Gareth Brown. 

He left North Sea Camp near Boston on Saturday night. He's been found in Staffordshire. 

Gareth Brown
BBC

Skegness holiday guide saved for 2017

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

After the district council pulled out of the deal, Skegness East Coast & Wolds Hospitality Association (SECWHA) thought that was the end of the tourism guide and it would all have to go online.

Well not any more, it's been saved by a new investor.

SECWHA has partnered up with Johnson Press to deliver the magazine for 2017.

Skegness holiday guide
BBC

There will be some changes and the team have some great new ideas for advertisers, so I am confident we can do it.

Bill HutchinsonChairman of SECWHA

20p too much to spend a penny says Lincoln's MP

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

On Tuesday the City of Lincoln council announced it will introduce charges at three public toilets.

Well the decision's been criticised by Lincoln's MP Karl McCartney.

Officials say charging at Lucy Tower Street, Castle Square and Tentercroft Street could bring in almost £30,000 per year.

Lincoln public toilets
BBC

If Labour are so keen on coin-operated toilets in Lincoln, why don't they install them in their own toilets in City Hall?

Karl McCartneyLincoln's MP

Diabetes prevention piloted in Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Nationally more than two-and-a-half million people have developed type 2 diabetes, which is the one that health officials say is largely preventable. 

Well Lincolnshire has become one of the first areas of the country to join a new scheme aiming to prevent people developing the illness.

Diabetes test
BBC

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • A disciplinary hearing begins at police headquarters for a Lincolnshire officer
  • Investigations continue at Lincoln Castle over Magna Carta vault temperature
  • A sell-out run of Jesus Christ Superstar at Lincoln Cathedral is extended

Police concern for missing man in Lincoln

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police have renewed their appeal for information regarding Karl Hawkins, aged 43.

Mr Hawkins has a medical condition that needs treatment.

He was last seen in Lincoln on 21 June buying a red mountain bike.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lincolnshire Police on the non-emergency 101 number.

Karl Hawkins
BBC

The safety and wellbeing of Karl is our only concern. I would appeal for anyone who knows or has seen Karl to get in touch."

Det Ch Insp Pete GraysonLincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire officer faces disciplinary hearing

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A disciplinary hearing will begin today at Police Headquarters for a Lincolnshire officer. 

Sergeant 593 Philippa Rowson will answer to allegations of gross misconduct following a public complaint. 

Police
BBC

Lincolnshire Police says the allegation involves breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour relating to 'Use of Force', 'Authority, Respect and Courtesy', 'Discreditable Conduct' and 'Duties and Responsibilities'. 

The three-day hearing is public and will be heard in front of a panel.

Magna Carta remains out of view at Lincoln Castle

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Investigations are continuing at Lincoln Castle to identify a temperature problem in the state of the art vault built to house the city's copy of Magna Carta. 

The historic document and the Charter of the Forest have had to be moved because of high humidity. 

Magna Carta
BBC

Soaring demand for Jesus Christ Superstar in Lincoln

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Did you manage to get tickets for this year's performance of Jesus Christ Superstar? 

Held in the grand venue of Lincoln Cathedral, it was a sell-out last year and this time again.

Jesus Christ Superstar at Lincoln Cathedral
BBC

All tickets sold out in just five-and-a-half hours in February with a waiting list as long as your arm. 

Good news for you then, another date has been added to the run in August.

Now it's emerged that 500 tickets will go on sale on July 15 in the Cathedral shop or website - but hurry, they'll go fast.

Crews tackle dishwasher fire in south Lincolnshire

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A faulty dishwasher is being blamed for a kitchen fire in Deeping St James. Crews were called to Thackers Way at midnight.

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Traffic and travel: Congestion around Lincoln city centre

BBC Travel

Its looking quite clear on the roads this morning. 

Just the usual morning congestion with traffic heading into the city on Canwick Hill, A46 Lincoln Bypass near Riseholme roundabout and the Holdingham roundabout.

If you're travelling further a crash on the A1 southbound is causing a build up of traffic in Newark.

Council buys recruitment agency

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

When you think of things that your council does you probably think of picking up your bins and running leisure centres. 

Well West Lindsey District Council has bought a recruitment agency. 

The authority says the Gainsborough-based firm, Surestaff, is part of plans for a commercial approach to cope with reduced government funding.

West Lindsey District Council sign
BBC

If it folded then we would lose opportunities to recruit local people and wouldn't be able to maintain our waste collection service."

Jeff SummersLeader of West Lindsey District Council

Headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • More action's being taken in Lincolnshire to reduce cases of type 2 diabetes
  • A district council in Lincolnshire has bought a recruitment agency
  • Three caravans have been damaged in a fire on the Lincolnshire coast 

Weather across Lincolnshire

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Its not looking bad today. 

Bright but chilly to start the day but it will warm up and cloud over in the afternoon.

Lincolnshire weather
BBC

Good morning, welcome to Lincolnshire Live

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Hello, Natasha here in Lincoln ready to bring you all the latest news, travel, sport and weather from across the county.

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