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  1. The sons of Lance Hart who shot dead his wife and daughter in Spalding last July have been commended by domestic abuse charities for speaking out
  2. Volunteer groups which support people with mental health issues in Lincolnshire say they're struggling to recruit new members
  3. There's been a crash on the A151 in Moulton near Spalding - the road is closed in both directions
  4. Updates on Friday 2 June 2017

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By Hope Bolger

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we've learned today

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Thanks for keeping me company today - we'll be back with more live updates from 08:00 on Monday and breaking news, travel and weather will continue here throughout the night and over the weekend.

    Just before I head off, let's look back at five things we've discovered during the day:

  2. Burglars in Spalding crime wave 'despicable and disgusting'

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Detectives in Lincolnshire have described burglars who prised open safes in sheltered accomodation to snatch house keys as "despicable and disgusting".

    The burglars then returned hours later to steal from vulnerable people as they slept.

    More than 20 homes in the Spalding area have been targeted in the past eight days.

    DI Dave Rimmer says in some cases victims woke to find a burglar, wearing a balaclava, in their home.

    Quote Message: On the occasions where they've woken up and the offender's been in the property it's very frightening for them. Luckily there's been no confrontation or anything like that but the mere sight of somebody in your home in the middle of the night is going to frighten you very badly. from DI Dave Rimmer Lincolnshire Police
    DI Dave RimmerLincolnshire Police

    Officers raided a property yesterday in connection with the burglaries; investigations are continuing.

  3. Celebrate the spirit of 1940s Britain in Lincoln this summer

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    On Saturday 12 August Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter will be taking a step back in time to celebrate Lincoln 1940s Day.

    1940s Lincoln

    And Lincoln BIG, the event's organisers, want businesses in the county to help whisk visitors back to the home-front.

    They're looking for people to run an authentic 1940s clothing or collectables.

    Quote Message: We want to create a day bursting with a 1940s vibe and which offers something for the whole family." from Lincoln BIG Events & Promotions Manager Michael Armstrong
    Lincoln BIG Events & Promotions ManagerMichael Armstrong
    1940s Lincoln

    As well as stalls, they'll also be a best-dressed competition and a 1940s-style ball at the County Assembly Rooms.

  4. A couple of pictures from our weather watchers

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Well, let's face it, weather-wise it hasn't been the nicest of days today.

    These clouds are looking a bit menacing over in Tetney, thanks to our Weather Watcher Ar for this one.


    It might have been a cloudy and drizzly day to finish off the half-term break. But at least this family of stormtroopers have enjoyed their day...

    Thanks to captureasecond, for this photo.

    Family of stormtroopers
  5. Have you seen Jack Morgan?

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A 20-year-old man's gone missing from his home near Woodhall Spa.

    Jack Morgan

    Jack Morgan was last seen getting on a bus in the village of Martin on Wednesday lunch time.

    The police think he may be in Lincoln. Jack is 5ft tall, has a shaved head and was wearing a blue hoodie and jeans.

  6. General election: Points raised in Gainsborough debate

    Chris Berrow


    The candidates who want to be the next MP for Gainsborough have been answering questions during our latest hustings here at BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

    The Liberal Democrat candidate Lesley Rollings is concerned about health care and says the service varies according to where you live.

    Quote Message: In Market Rasen for instance they get doctor's appointments quite quickly, in Gainsborough they're waiting for three weeks. The out of hours service for the area was massively cut... and the Liberal Democrats have led a fight to get some of that clawed back in but it's woefully inadequate at the moment." from Lesley Rollings Liberal Democrat candidate
    Lesley RollingsLiberal Democrat candidate

    Vicky Pearson, from the Green Party, says climate change is not talked about enough.

    Quote Message: I think especially in Lincolnshire where there are huge swathes of fracking sites being opened up for exploration at the moment although there is no actual development going on, those licences are open and they're in areas in our constituency like Saxilby and in the Wolds and people don't even know that's in our back garden." from Vicky Pearson Green Party candidate
    Vicky PearsonGreen Party candidate

    Labour's Dr Catherine Tite says if she's elected, tackling unemployment will be a priority.

    Quote Message: There is widespread youth unemployment in the constituency and again in my party's own local leaflet to voters and nationally we intend to address that immediately." from Catherine Tite Labour candidate
    Catherine TiteLabour candidate

    Meanwhile, the Conservative's Edward Leigh says if he's re-elected he'll focus on an immigration policy which protects both his constituents and workers from abroad.

    Quote Message: We will go on welcoming people after we leave the European Union who want to work here. But the system just simply wasn't working, particularly in terms of immigration from Eastern Europe where our in work and out of work benefits were acting as a draw. So once we leave the European Union we can have a sustainable migration policy." from Sir Edward Leigh Conservative candidate
    Sir Edward LeighConservative candidate
  7. Lincoln charity scooter day to raise money for Manchester bombing victim

    The Lincolnite

    A charity scooter day taking place in Lincoln this weekend is raising money for the family of a young woman who was killed in the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena.

    The event will take place on 3 June at the Gatehouse, Newark Road and will include a variety of entertainment and fundraisers.

  8. Grab a spade and your gardening gloves - volunteers wanted!

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    People are being asked to lend a hand at a selection of nature spots and environmental projects for this year's Big Co-op Clean.

    Big co-op clean

    The areas range from school wildlife areas to community gardens and nature reserves and even one of Lincolnshire's beaches.

    Volunteers will work together to trim hedges, create paths and garden during the events which start on Tuesday 6 June 2017.

    Quote Message: Together, we can carry out crucial tasks and maintenance to make sure they blossom for generations to come. We’d love to see more people join in too." from Ben James Senior Community and Education Co-ordinator
    Ben JamesSenior Community and Education Co-ordinator

    Interested? Then head to the Lincolnshire Co-op's website for register to volunteer!

  9. Police want this man after theft incident

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    British Transport Police want to speak to this man after a rucksack containing a laptop, phone and wallet was stolen from a train at Grantham station.


    After viewing CCTV on the 19:33 train from London Kings Cross to Leeds on Thursday 4 May, the police found that a man, who was travelling with a friend, took the bag before both men left the train at Grantham.

    British Transport Police are appealing for any information, and ask that you contact them on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016.

  10. Epilepsy support group in Sleaford

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Today on BBC Radio Lincolnshire we're talking about volunteering, it is volunteering week after all!

    We spoke to Cathy McNulty, through suffering with epilepsy she set up a coffee and chat group in Sleaford with Epilepsy Action, to help others in the same situation.

    View more on twitter

    Cathy, who's an occupational therapist and lectures in group work at Sheffield Hallam University, thought she could put her skills to good work in setting up the support group.

    Quote Message: If think I feel useful... It gives a bit of hope for people really that things can improve and can get better." from Cathy McNulty Volunteer for Epilepsy Action
    Cathy McNultyVolunteer for Epilepsy Action

    For anyone who may want to come along, whether you suffer with epilepsy yourself, or support someone who does, the group meets the last Saturday of every month at Blanchards Café on Boston Road in Sleaford from 14:00-15:30.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A17 Lincolnshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A17 Lincolnshire eastbound severe disruption, at A16.

    A17 Lincolnshire - A17 in Sutterton closed and queuing traffic eastbound at the A16 junction, because of an incident.

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

  12. Mental health volunteer groups in county may be forced to close

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Volunteer groups who support people with mental health issues in Lincolnshire say they're struggling to recruit new members and could be forced to close altogether.

    Of the 14 groups of the Lincolnshire Volunteer and Contact Association dotted around the county those in Horncastle and Bourne are struggling the most.

    It comes as we're in the midst of national Volunteers' Week.

    Martin Brown is the club's coordinator and says these groups have an important role to play.

    Quote Message: There's a lot of evidence to say that people who are supported do very much better and need less time with professional mental health workers." from Martin Brown
    Martin Brown
  13. Reviving the art of smoking fish

    David Harrison

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A Grimsby fish seller is reviving the traditional art of smoking fish to honour his father's legacy.

    Lee Williams bought a number of smokehouses with his father almost twenty years ago -- he agreed to his dad's last request to re-open and get the fish smoking process going again.

    Smoke house
  14. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  15. Lincolnshire police concerned over Spalding crime wave

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Detectives in Lincolnshire say they're concerned about a new crime wave in which burglars are prising open safes in sheltered accomodation to snatch house keys.

    The burglars then return hours later to steal from vulnerable people as they sleep.

    Around 20 homes in the Spalding area have been targeted in the past week. Detectives say the crime is 'almost unheard of.'

  16. Olly Murs all set for Market Rasen Racecourse

    Rob Underwood

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    It's Ladies Day at Market Rasen Racecourse and after the racing the star of the show Olly Murs will be entertaining the crowds.

    View more on twitter

    Olly, who was runner up on The X Factor back in 2009, has gone on to be a really successful performer with four Number 1 albums and many hits to his name.

    Quote Message: It's going to be really exciting, it's my first show of the summer tour. I haven't done a racecourse since 2011 or 2012 so it's been a good three of four years so I'm really excited to get on stage and it's a different kind of audience." from Olly Murs Musician
    Olly MursMusician
  17. Boston teenager meets his hero Major Tim Peake

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A teenager from Boston's met his hero - the British astronaut Major Tim Peake.

    James Pearson and Tim Peake

    James Pearson, 13, won a competition with the UK Space Agency with an app that he designed.

    He didn't know that he'd meet Major Peake as part of the prize.

    James described it as a "dream come true".

  18. All aboard! Train named after Graham Taylor

    A train is being named after the former England football manager - Graham Taylor.

    He grew up in Scunthorpe and played for Grimsby Town.


    The West Coast service will call at Watford Junction, Aston, Wolverhampton and Wembley Central.

    London Midland is to re-christen the Class 350 model - to be known as Graham Taylor OBE.

    Quote Message: We hope that passengers travelling on this train in the future will take a few moments to remember Graham, a true football hero. from Steve Helfet Head of West Coast services
    Steve HelfetHead of West Coast services
  19. Can you help Lincolnshire become the country's most butterfly-friendly county?

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A challenge is being set by the charity Butterfly Conservation to plant more pollinator-friendly plants to boost the number of butterflies which has been falling in recent years.

    Monarch butterfly
    Quote Message: Butterflies and other pollinators are declining and we can all, in our towns and cities, help them by creating highways for them to get to other places where they can breed, and all we need to do is plant up a couple of pots with lavender or shasta daisies or calendula." from Kate Bradbury Butterfly Conservation ambassador
    Kate BradburyButterfly Conservation ambassador
  20. A rare orchid in Lincolnshire is in danger - from motorists

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Conservationists in Lincolnshire are urging motorists to be more careful after a number of rare orchids were destroyed at a roadside nature area.

    View more on twitter

    The site near to Sleaford is one of the most important in the UK for a rare species known as the Man Orchid, which is protected by law.

    It's thought a motorist may have driven on to the grass verge destroying some of the plants.

    Quote Message: Events like this when vehicles come onto the verge means that it takes a knock back and over time it will struggle to cope with the pressures we put upon its environment." from Mark Schofield Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
    Mark SchofieldLincolnshire Wildlife Trust