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

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Goodbye: Here's five things we learned today

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Well that's the end of the middle of the week everybody, we'll be back from tomorrow at 8:00am but for now I'm going to leave you with five things we didn't know this morning:

Have a good evening.

Coming up on Look North tonight

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The weather this evening

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Any daytime cloud will fade away, with clear skies developing for most overnight. 

There will be light winds and the risk of a few mist or fog patches by dawn.  

Temp chart

More work to see if Mariners' stadium can be built at Peaks Parkway

Louise Wheeler

BBC Look North

North East Lincolnshire have shortlisted a site off Peaks Parkway in Grimsby as a location for a new community stadium.

Six locations had been shortlisted.

Now councillors will carry out further research surrounding the suitability of the site.

Blundell park

We’re determined to see a new community stadium built in this borough, but we must follow a strict process when there’s the potential for public property and resources to be used.

Councillor Peter WheatleyNorth East Lincolnshire Council

Transport police appeal for help in tracking in alleged hate crime incident

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Do you recognise the men in these images? 

British Transport Police officers want to speak to them about an incident of hate crime that took place at Scunthorpe station.

It's alleged to have happened on Saturday 6 August at around 21:30 BST.

A 16-year-old boy was returning from a Pride event with a flag. 

Officers say three men followed the boy before making several homophobic comments before kicking him in an attempt to take his flag.

British Transport Police

This was a terrifying experience for the young victim who was returning from an enjoyable day out. We will not tolerate hate crime and nor should anyone else. It is vital we find those responsible for this vile attack.

DC GriceBritish Transport Police

Home Office say one of suspected illegal immigrants was a child

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

We've spoken to the Home Office who've given us a bit more information on the 13 people picked up and detained by police yesterday in Cranwell on suspicion of entering the UK illegally. 

Seven of the men were from Sudan aged between 22 and 29-years-old, five others were from Eritrea aged between 24 and 27-years-old.   

One child was also found at the scene, also from Sudan. 

Traffic and travel: Congestion on the A15

BBC Travel

Traffic is slow south of Lincoln on the A15 at Bracebridge Heath. 

There's roadworks at the Bull junction and it's beginning to pile up as we head towards the afternoon rush. 

Travel map

Walk a Million: Share your miles

Walk a Million

BBC Radio Lincolnshire Campaign

We still want your hear the miles you walk every day, every week, every month no matter how many or how few!

We want to get the county to walk a million miles by the end of the year

Walk a million

Let us know your numbers by sending an email here.

Caistor woman given chemotherapy unnecessarily

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A woman has won damages against a local hospital trust after she was wrongly given chemotheraphy at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham. 

The Hull And East Yorkshire Hospital's NHS Trust admitted offering chemotherapy for a low grade form of bowel cancer. 

Jodi Huggett from Caistor in Lincolnshire says she found out when a private clinic she had contacted told her of the mistake.

It was awful, it was debilitating, it was exhausting. I had closing of the airwaves which caused a couple of anaphylactic shocks which were really scary.

Jodi Huggett

Licence warning to fireworks shops

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

If you own a shop that stocks fireworks then it might be time for a licence renewal and if it is you've only got until midnight:

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BreakingNew stadium site confirmed for Grimsby Town

BBC Humberside Sport

Police arrest 13 suspected illegal immigrants

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police have confirmed that 13 men have been arrested in Cranwell, who they believe have entered the country illegally.

The arrest was made at about 12:30 yesterday afternoon. 

They say they'll now hold them until the Home Office transfer them to an immigration centre. 

Traffic and travel: Continuing problems on the A158

BBC Travel

We told you earlier that it was busy heading towards the coast and we're sad to report that not a lot has changed.

Still very congested and still particularly bad at Partney.

And... we're back

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

There were gremlins in our DAB systems a bit earlier on but we're glad to report we're now back and firing on all cylinders. 

Keep an eye on the skies...

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Because it's hoped Thumper- the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Lancaster- will return this weekend. 

She was grounded last week because of an engine problem. 

The team at RAF Coningsby have been working to resolve the issue.


We ground run her, hopefully today. We'll air test her hopefully tomorrow if the ground run goes well. If it all goes to plan then she's going to up to Scotland for the weekend and also up to Northern Ireland for some displays

Squadron Leader Andrew MillikinOfficer Commanding Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

A seaside for sore eyes: Your views

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

You've been telling us your views on the state of Ingoldmells beach: 

Ingoldmells beach

I find in many parts of the country that there is a lack of litter bins. There is also a lack of wardens enforcing the rules."

Phil EvansFacebook

On the main stretch down from the beach there was an open used nappy just thrown on the path. Nowhere near a bin but seriously doesn't take much to bag and store it until you get near one."

Lindsey EvansFacebook

There are some lazy thoughtless people that do not give a toss about other people and the environment."

Anne RobinsonFacebook

Police arrest 13 suspected illegal immigrants

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police have confirmed that 13 men have been arrested in Cranwell, who they believe have entered the country illegally.

The arrest was made at about 12:30 yesterday afternoon. 

They say they'll now hold them until the Home Office transfer them to an immigration centre. 

Plans for new Mariners' stadium could move forward

BBC Humberside Sport

The preferred location for Grimsby Town's new stadium is expected to be announced by North East Lincolnshire Council later. 

The club wants to build at Peaks Parkway.

It is one of six areas shortlisted to replace the club's current home at Blundell Park. 


Owner says 'absolute and utter disrespect' behind dirty beach

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Earlier we told you about the Ingoldmells beach that's drawn criticism from locals and visitors because of the rubbish left there.

It's prompted some to call on the council to take it back under their control. 


However the owner of the beach, Simon Adderley, says he's doing all he can and it's the people who use the beach that are the root of the problem.

Yes I own the land but this is about people's absolute and utter disrespect for the environment and I can't solve that problem. I'm not prepared to spend every living moment of my life running around after people with no respect for the environment."

Simon AdderleyBeach owner

Traffic and travel: Busy heading to the coast

BBC Travel

It's the last day of summer (in a meteorological sense anyway) so a lot of people are heading to the seaside to soak up the rays we have left. 

And you know what that means! The A158 heading from Lincoln is pretty rammed. Slow traffic crawling all the way towards the east coast. It's especially bad as it runs through Partney.

Travel map

Straw fire in East Heckington

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Transmission troubles

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

BreakingMariners sign Barnsley striker

Grimsby Town have signed Barnsley striker Shaun Tuton, 24, on loan until the end of the season.  

Football: How to follow transfer deadline day on BBC social media

BBC Sport

Transfer deadline day graphic

You can follow all the deadline day deals via the @BBCSport or@BBCMOTD accounts on Twitter and share your views using #bbcfootball.

There will be updates on the BBC Sport and Match of the Day Facebook pages, where you can give your reaction as the day progresses.

Keep an eye on the BBC Sport Instagram page for picture updates from our reporters around the UK.

Your headlines this morning

Lizzie Musham

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Police arrest 13 suspected illegal immigrants in Cranwell
  • A Coningsby man has been charged with the illegal possession of a firearm
  • Controversy surrounds Lincolnshire street name 
  • Calls to do more about a dirty Ingoldmells beach 

Weather watchers: Sunflowers in Manthorpe

BBC Weather Watchers

This snap sent to us by user JETSTREAM who captured the sun out in Manthorpe yesterday.


Coningsby man charged with possession of a firearm

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Steven Stone, 26, of Orchard Way, Coningsby, has been charged with possession of a firearm when prohibited.  

Heappeared at Lincoln Magistrates on Saturday and has been bailed to appear before Boston Magistrates on 29 September.

Race against time for Sleaford woman

David Sykes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

A woman from Lincolnshire could die in the next few weeks if a transplant match isn't found. 

Nicole Di Pietro Fisher, 25, (left) - from Sleaford - has leukaemia. 


She's struggling to find a suitable donor for life-saving stem cell treatment - because she's mixed race.

Her partner Jemm (right) is trying to stay hopeful:

Deep down I believe she will find a match because if I don't have hope, who will? When she gets a match it'll be the best present she'll ever get. The donor will be saving a life here.

Jenny Petrylak

Lights out for more areas in Lincolnshire

Sharon Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

More streetlights around Lincolnshire are set to be switched off after midnight.

The next stage of changes to street lighting - to save £1.7m is about to get under way. 

Areas include Grantham, Sleaford, Caistor, Market Rasen and Louth. 


Around 17,000 of the lights will also be replaced with LED.  

County Councillor Richard Davies says the new bulbs are a big improvement:

They're cheaper to run and they're closer to daylight so the colours are a lot easier to pick out.

Richard DaviesLincolnshire County Council

If you go down to the woods today...

Harry Parkhill

BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

What's in a name eh? Well quite a lot it would seem!

There's currently an ongoing row about what to call a new street in Witham St Hughs.

Take a look:

A closer look at the weather with Owain

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A sunny day first thing with showers expected later.

Calls for action over a rubbish-strewn Lincolnshire beach

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

When you head to the seaside on a sunny day then the last thing you want to see is this:


This is a section of the coast in Ingoldmells.

LCouncillor Colin Davie says more needs to be done: 

The owners clearly aren't doing enough. The district council is the planning authority for that stretch of beach they need to look at it and determine which course of action is appropriate... We need to get together and work out a long term solution because it's been going on far too long."

Colin DavieCouncillor

East Lindsey District Council says it's received complaints previously but now considers the matter resolved.

I'll tell you what the owner had to say a bit later on.

Your headlines this morning

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • 'Action needed' over rubbish strewn beach in Ingoldmells
  • More areas in Lincolnshire are set to lose their streetlights after midnight
  • The partner of a Sleaford woman waiting for life-saving stem cell treatment says she could die within weeks 

Busy evening for the police

No such thing as a typical shift when you're in Lincolnshire Police:

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Case in point:

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The weather this morning

BBC Weather

Any early brightness will be short lived, as cloud and outbreaks of light rain spread east around the middle of the day. 

However these should ease away through the afternoon, with sunny spells developing.  

Temp chart

Traffic and travel: Clear start

BBC Travel

Now this is what we like to see when we open our monitors in the morning....


It all got a bit hectic yesterday, especially around Lincoln, so let's see how long the calm will last shall we?

Welcome to today's Live coverage

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Good morning on yet another sunny day in Lincoln, waking up early isn't so difficult when the weather is like this is it?

I'm Alex and I'm going to be bringing you all the latest news, travel, sport and weather from across the county. 

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