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Summary

  1. Latest Lincolnshire County Council election results
  2. Conservatives take overall control of council after increasing seats to 58
  3. UKIP lose all councillors as Labour and Lib Dems also see councillor numbers cut
  4. Updates on Friday 5 May 2017

Live Reporting

By Paul Russell

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learned today

    Paul Russell

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    That's it from me for Friday. We'll be back on Monday morning.

    There's just time to look back at the day - here are five things we've found out since we started this morning:

    • The Conservatives now have 58 councillors, giving them an overall majority and control of Lincolnshire County Council 
    • Labour has secured six councillors while the Liberal Democrats have a solitary representative.
    • Independent candidates secured a total of five places with one of those going Lincolnshire Independents. 
    • In other news......Emergency services have been dealing with a large fire at commercial premises in Pinchbeck near Spalding. 
    • A three-day exhibition celebrating Lincoln's engineering heritage is under way at the Cathedral.  
  2. Providing clean water

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Twenty thousand people in the Dhaka area of Bangladesh now have clean water thanks to Lindum Rotary Club. 

    £40,000 was raised to install 65 wells in 20 villages.

    Lindum Rotary Club President, Mike Perridge said "Although our fund raising and other help is mainly for Lincolnshire projects like the Lincoln Larder Food Bank and St Barnabas Hospice, we are delighted to have helped so many people in Bangladesh, who have so little" 

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  3. Potential cuts at local schools

    Corazon Garcia

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Unions say an academy trust which runs 8 schools in Lincolnshire hasn't properly thought through the impact of potential job cuts. 

    It's claimed the David Ross Education Trust is proposing to cut nearly £1m from school budgets - including up to 40 jobs from across its 32 primary and secondary schools. 

    The trust disputes the figures and says financial pressures mean they're looking at the best way to use their administration staff.

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  4. More analysis: City of Lincoln

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Another way of looking at the local election results for the City of Lincoln ward:  

  5. North Lincolnshire's £13m flood defence work to start in January

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    Work on a £13m flood defence scheme in North Lincolnshire is due to start in January.

    Sheet piles are be installed on a 3.5km length of the River Trent, between the M180 motorway and Keadby Bridge, to protect the villages of Burringham, Gunness and East Butterwick.

    River Trent

    The council said it would also raise existing barriers to defend homes in the Isle of Axholme area.

    It is part of the council's £1.2bn Lincolnshire Lakes plan to build six new villages to the east of the River Trent.

    Construction work for the entire project is expected to be completed by March 2019.  

  6. The latest forecast

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    The weather is looking good for this afternoon:

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  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A15 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A15 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, between Cliff Road and B1205 Kirton Road.

    A15 Lincolnshire - A15 in Waddingham blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the Cliff Road junction and the B1205 Kirton Road junction, because of a shed load of hay.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  8. BreakingTraffic and travel: A15 closed north of Lincoln

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    One person has been seriously injured after a lorry overturned on the A15 north of Lincoln near Waddingham.

    Motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

    Emergency services are on the scene.

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  9. Full list of winners: Tattershall Castle to Woodhall Spa and Wragby

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here's the tenth (and final) part of your full list of winners from the LIncolnshire County Council elections.

    Tattershall Castle - Tom Ashton - Conservative - 1922 votes 

    The Suttons - Christopher James Thomas Harrison Brewis - Independent - 1375 votes 

    Waddington and Hykeham East - Christine Talbot - Conservative - 1378 votes 

    Wainfleet - Wendy Bowkett - Conservative - 1389 votes 

    Washingborough - Lindsey Ann Cawrey - Conservative - 1535 votes 

    Welton Rural - Sue Rawlins - Conservative - 1902 votes 

    Woodhall Spa and Wragby - Patricia Anne Bradwell - Conservative - 2605 votes

    Winners  Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

    Winners Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

    Winners Crowland to Folkingham Rural

    Winners Gainsborough Hill to Grantham South

    Winners Grantham West to Hough

    Winners Hykenham Forum to Market Rasen Wolds

    Winners Metheringham Rural to Saltfleet and the Cotes 

    Winners Scotter Rural to Spalding East

    Winners Spalding Elloe to Swallow Beck and Witham

  10. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The main headlines this lunchtime... 

    • UKIP lost all their seats 
    • Emergency services have been dealing with a large fire at commercial premises in Pinchbeck near Spalding. 
    • A three-day exhibition celebrating Lincoln's engineering heritage has got underway at the Cathedral. 
  11. Labour reaction to Lincolnshire election results

    David Sykes

    Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Labour is now down to six seats on Lincolnshire County Council. Their leader Rob Parker gave his reaction:

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    Video caption: Rob Parker Labour reaction Lincolnshire County Council election
  12. Full list of winners: Spalding Elloe to Swallow Beck and Witham

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here's part nine of your full list of winners from the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

    Spalding Elloe - Elizabeth Jane Sneath - Conservative - 1383 votes 

    Spalding South - Christine Jane Lawton - Conservative - 1138 votes 

    Spalding West - Angela Mary Newton - Independent - 1026 votes 

    St.Giles - Robin Anthony Renshaw - Labour - 997 votes 

    Stamford East - Robert Lloyd Foulkes - Conservative - 1059 votes 

    Stamford West - David Brailsford - Conservative - 1573 votes 

    Swallow Beck and Witham - Hilton Spratt - Conservative - 1612 votes

    Winners  Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

    Winners Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

    Winners Crowland to Folkingham Rural

    Winners Gainsborough Hill to Grantham South

    Winners Grantham West to Hough

    Winners Hykenham Forum to Market Rasen Wolds

    Winners Metheringham Rural to Saltfleet and the Cotes 

    Winners Scotter Rural to Spalding East

  13. Full list of winners: Scotter Rural to Spalding East

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here's part eight of your full list of winners from the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

    Scotter Rural - Clio Lyndon Perraton-Williams - Conservative - 1363 votes 

    Skegness North - Carl Stuart Macey - Conservative - 1116 votes 

    Skegness South - Steve Kirk - Conservative - 1162 votes 

    Skirbeck - Martin Alexander Griggs - Conservative - 868 votes 

    Sleaford - Kate Cook - Conservative - 1068 votes 

    Sleaford Rural - Andrew Gibson Hagues - Conservative - 1430 votes 

    Spalding East - Eddy Poll - Conservative - 1288 votes

    Winners  Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

    Winners Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

    Winners Crowland to Folkingham Rural

    Winners Gainsborough Hill to Grantham South

    Winners Grantham West to Hough

    Winners Hykenham Forum to Market Rasen Wolds

    Winners Metheringham Rural to Saltfleet and the Cotes 

  14. The new look county council

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here's all you need to know about the county council elections in less than a minute:

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    Video caption: Lincolnshire County Council election results
  15. Full list of winners: Metheringham Rural to Saltfleet and the Cotes

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here's part seven of your full list of winners from the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

    Metheringham Rural - Rob Kendrick - Conservative - 1384 votes 

    Nettleham and Saxilby - Jackie Brockway - Conservative - 1955 votes 

    North Wolds - Tony Turner - Conservative - 1953 votes  

    Park - Julie Elizabeth Killey - Labour - 1087 votes 

    Potterhanworth and Coleby - Ron Oxby - Conservative - 1427 votes 

    Ruskington - Mark John Storer - Conservative - 1442 votes 

    Saltfleet and the Cotes - Daniel Mcnally - Conservative - 1909 votes 

    Winners  Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

    Winners Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

    Winners Crowland to Folkingham Rural

    Winners Gainsborough Hill to Grantham South

    Winners Grantham West to Hough

    Winners Hykenham Forum to Market Rasen Wolds

  16. A bad night for UKIP

    David Sykes

    Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    UKIP have lost all of their seats on Lincolnshire County Council.

    Jane Smith was one of them but says she doesn't believe the UKIP support is falling away:

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    Video caption: Jane Smith UKIP reaction Lincolnshire County Council elections
  17. Full list of winners: Hykeham Forum to Market Rasen Wolds

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here's part six of your full list of winners from the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

    Hykeham Forum - Stephen Peter Roe - Conservative - 1244 votes 

    Ingoldmells Rural - Colin John Davie - Conservative - 1703 votes 

    Louth North - Tony Bridges - Conservative - 1539 votes 

    Louth South - Sarah Rosemary Dodds - Labour - 1216 votes 

    Louth Wolds - Hugo Marfleet - Conservative - 1873 votes 

    Mablethorpe - Graham Edward Cullen - Labour - 1024 votes 

    Market Rasen Wolds - Lewis Strange - Conservative - 1655 votes 

    Winners  Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

    Winners Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

    Winners Crowland to Folkingham Rural

    Winners Gainsborough Hill to Grantham South

    Winners Grantham West to Hough

  18. Large fire near Spalding

    Paul Russell

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    If you live in the Pinchbeck area you're being reminded to keep your doors and windows closed while the fire service deals with a blaze at what's being described as a commercial property on Cresswell Close.

  19. Full list of winners: Grantham West to Hough

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here's part five of our full list of winners from the Lincolnshire County Council elections.

    Grantham West - Richard Graham Davies - Conservative - 988 votes 

    Hartsholme - Matthew Thomas Fido - Conservative - 1022 votes 

    Heckington - Barry Young - Conservative - 1912 votes  

    Holbeach - Nick Worth - Conservative - 1536 votes 

    Holbeach Rural - Peter Ephraim Coupland - Conservative - 1964 votes 

    Horncastle and the Keals - Bill Aron - Conservative - 1733 votes

    Hough - Alexander Paul Maughan - Conservative - 1722 votes 

    Winners  Alford and Sutton to Boston Rural

    Winners Boston South to Colsterworth Rural

    Winners Crowland to Folkingham Rural

    Winners Gainsborough Hill to Grantham South

  20. BreakingFire near Spalding

    Paul Russell

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    If you live near Spalding you're being advised to keep your doors and windows closed because of a fire. 

    Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue say crews are at a commercial premises on Cresswell Close in Pinchbeck.

    Smoke can be seen in the area. 

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