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Summary

  1. The Lincoln Grand Prix cycle race begins today
  2. 500 stroke deaths in Lincolnshire each year
  3. Candidates for general election published
  4. Updates on Friday 12 May 2017

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  1. Here's what we learned today

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    That's it from me for today - we'll be back with more live updates from across Lincolnshire from 08:00 on Monday.

    Before I go we'll have a quick look back at five things we've discovered through the day:

  2. Lincoln busker runs for MP

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Could we be witnessing a first here in Lincolnshire? A busker - yes a busker - has decided to stand in next month's general election. 

    Phil Gray is standing in the Lincoln constituency. He's an Independent, and says he doesn't agree with the party political system.

    Phil Gray

    Also standing in Lincoln are: 

    Caroline Kenyon of the Liberal Democrats 

    Karen Lee for Labour 

    Ben Loryman for the Green Party 

    Karl McCartney for the Conservative party

    Iain Scott-Burdon, an Independent 

  3. Update: NHS cyber attack

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has confirmed that it has been affected by the cyber attack which has hit a number of trusts across the country.

    We've had this statement through:

    Quote Message: Departments are taking action to ensure patient care is prioritised. We will be diverting some emergency cases to local hospitals which are not affected by the attack, where possible. We ask patients to only come to our A&Es if absolutely necessary. We do not yet know how long this incident will last, and therefore are cancelling all outpatient, endoscopy, cardiology and radiology appointments scheduled for this weekend. from Mark Brassington Chief Operating Officer ULHT
    Mark BrassingtonChief Operating Officer ULHT
  4. GP update: NHS cyber attack

    A cyber attack on the NHS is causing chaos and confusion for hospitals and surgeries in Lincolnshire. Managers say they don't believe patient records have been accessed. 

    I've been down to Portland Medical Practice in Lincoln to see how they're dealing with the NHS cyber attack. 

    Portland Medical Practice
    Quote Message: We've had lots of phone calls from people obviously wanting to make appointments, change appointments, cancel appointments and we can't help anybody this afternoon. from Caroline Collins Practice Manager
    Caroline CollinsPractice Manager
  5. NHS cyber attack Lincolnshire

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    NHS services in Lincolnshire have been hit by IT failure caused by a large-scale cyber-attack.

    Cyber attack

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust have confirmed that Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital and Grantham hospital are all affected, with all IT systems and many phone lines within our hospitals are switched off.  

    All three of the county's NHS trusts are affected; managers are meeting to decide whether operations and appointments need to be cancelled. 

    Quote Message: Departments are taking action to ensure patient care is prioritised. We will be diverting some emergency cases to local hospitals which are not affected by the attack, where possible. We ask patients to only come to our A&Es if absolutely necessary. We do not yet know how long this incident will last, and therefore are cancelling all outpatient, endoscopy, cardiology and radiology appointments scheduled for this weekend. from Mark Brassington Chief Operating Officer ULHT
    Mark BrassingtonChief Operating Officer ULHT
  6. Save a Life campaign: upcoming events

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    As you may know we've teamed up with St John Ambulance, LIVES and the British Heart Foundation in a campaign to get 10,000 people in Lincolnshire trained in CPR.

    Lots of events are happening across the county where you can pop along and learn the life-saving skill.

    These are the upcoming events being put on by St John Ambulance.

    List of events
  7. Crackdown on rogue traders in Lincolnshire

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Trading standards officers have joined forces with Lincolnshire Police to crack down on rogue traders.  

    Checks have been made on more than 40 traders. 

    Doorstep rogue traders usually target vulnerable people and use high pressure methods to persuade them to have work done. 

    The average profile of a victim is a 78-year-old woman, who lives alone with a neglected garden and house in need of repair.  

  8. Lincolnshire GB hockey players pick up their MBEs

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    It's an exciting day for Lincolnshire ladies and GB hockey players Georgie Twigg and Crista Cullen who received their MBEs today.

    View more on twitter
  9. Calling all beer lovers!

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    If you like a beer then this is for you!

    Lincoln Beer Festival is looking for volunteers between Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 May to help out.

    Responsibilities include dispensing glasses to thirsty attendees and serving at the bar. The benefits include free refreshments and free beer.

    I can think of a lot worse ways to spend the day...

    View more on twitter
  10. Weather this afternoon

    BBC Weather

    It's looking cloudy this afternoon, they'll be some sunny spells later on but also further scattered showers.

    Weather chart
  11. Croc-ing photos

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    If fluffy isn't your thing how about scaly... 

    Thanks again to Dave Walster for these photos from Woodside Wildlife Park in Lincoln. 

    Crocodile
    Crocodile
    Crocodile
  12. Lego Sincil Bank under construction

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    It's not quite finished yet... but we've had a first glimpse of Sincil Bank, the Lego edition.

    What do you think?

    Lego Sincil Bank
  13. Compare the meerkat

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    We've been sent some great photos by Dave Walster from 196 Photography of animals at Woodside Wildlife Park.

    I'll share them throughout the day, but let's start by comparing the meerkats.

    Meerkat
    Meerkat
    Meerkat

    My favourite's definitely the top one.

  14. Your lunchtime headlines

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The latest news from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • A 63-year-old man's been charged in connection with the running of brothels around the East Midlands. Meyrick Bramhill-Purchase from Witham St Hughs near Lincoln is due before magistrates today
    • It's World Nurses Day and nurses in our area are being praised for their work and the care they offer patients
    • A football fan's attempting to build Lincoln City's Sincil Bank stadium out of Lego
  15. Police seize a flick knife and Stanley blade from schools in Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire Echo

    Lincolnshire Police seized four weapons from schools in the county in the past two years, a Freedom of Information request reveals.

    It comes as the Press Association publishes data from police forces across the country which shows 2,579 weapons including Samurai swords, axes and air guns were seized from schools nationally in the two years to March 2017.

    Knife
  16. Another awesome night at Plugged

    Jono Brine

    Presenter

    Last night BBC Radio Lincolnshire Introducing's monthly gig night Plugged returned to the Engine Shed in Lincoln.

    We were treated to sets from I am the Dice, Vigilantes and Mowbeck

    Here's some photos from the night.

    Plugged
    Plugged
    Plugged

    And we'll be back for another fantastic night of live music next month. 

  17. Football fan's attempt to build Lego Sincil Bank

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    A football fan's attempting to build Lincoln City's Sincil Bank stadium out of Lego.

    Chris Smith, a big Lego fan, wants to make all 92 Premier League and Football League grounds out of the famous plastic bricks.

    You can hear more from Chris tonight on Friday sport at 18:00 BST.

    Sincil Bank
  18. Witham St Hughs man charged with running brothels

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Two people have been charged with running brothels in the East Midlands.

    Meyrick Bramhill-Purchase, aged 63, of Muntjac Way in Witham St Hughs, Lincolnshire, and Mo Quan Zhou, aged 44, of London Road in Derby, are due in court later.

    Police were investigating eight suspected brothels in Derby, Lincoln and Chesterfield between May 2015 and May 2017.

    Mr Bramhill-Purchase and Mo Quan Zhou charged with controlling prostitution for gain, causing or inciting prostitution for gain and human trafficking - arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation.