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By Hope Bolger

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    That's it from me for today. We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with more live updates.

    Just before we finish, there's time to look back at five things we've discovered during the day:

  2. A polling booth in a conservatory? Why not...

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Earlier on today, I told you how to find out where your polling station is.

    Polling station sign

    But for the people of East Ferry, near Gainsborough, their polling station will be in someone's conservatory!

    Andrea Pettit's getting her house ready now to welcome voters tomorrow.

    She's been doing it for the past six or so years after the pub in the village, which used to be the polling station, closed.

    Andrea is the parish clerk for the village, and so offered up her home for people to come along, vote and have a cuppa.

  3. Imps getting closer to new signings

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley says he's been meeting potential new signings today.

    The Imps haven't signed anyone this summer, but Cowley says they are closing in on some new additions.

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Rob Makepeace has these few calming words for Imps fans:

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  4. Housing charity 'to invest £6m a year' in North East Lincolnshire homes

    A housing charity in North East Lincolnshire says it's going to invest £6m a year into improving its properties over the next 10 years.


    Shoreline Housing Partnership has pledged to install new kitchens, bathrooms, roofs, windows and doors as well as heating and electrical systems.

    More than 2,700 homes will be improved, the charity says.

    Last week,it announced it was shutting three sheltered accomodation sites for elderly and disabled people.

  5. Hotels targeted in police crackdown on child sex abuse

    Undercover police officers have been targeting hotels in the Yorkshire and Humber region as part of a crackdown on child sexual exploitation.

    Police jacket

    Officers in plain clothing accompanied by a child visited a number of hotels across the region, including in Hull and Scunthorpe, to see if staff would ask for identification when they tried to book a double room.

    Staff at hotels and other licensed premises have been offered training in how to recognise signs of abuse.

    The police say there were 63 cases where children were sexually abused in hotels or bed and breakfasts in the Yorkshire and Humber region in 2015 and 2016.

    Det Supt Simon Beldon says: "I am pleased that the vast majority of establishments passed the test, although slightly disappointed that most only turned the officer and child away rather than actually report them to us. Only three establishments - including one in Scunthorpe - did do that."

  6. Child seriously injured in Grimsby crash

    A woman and two children have been injured, one seriously, in a crash involving a car and a lorry in Grimsby.

    King Edward Street, Grimsby

    It happened on King Edward Street at about 15:45 on Tuesday and involved a white Volvo lorry and a black Renault Clio.

    One of the children was taken to Sheffield Children's Hospital with what police are describing as "potentially life-threatening" head injuries.

    Anyone who witnessed the incident is being asked to contact police.

  7. Weather: Bye bye sunshine, hello clouds...

    BBC Weather

    It seems the sunshine may be heading back behind the clouds as we go further into the afternoon and evening.

    Weather chart

    So let's just remember the lovely weather we had this morning (while it lasted).

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Stormnut for this fantastic picture of Mablethorpe in the sunshine:

  8. Oxford hospital trust apologises after Sleaford man's transplant mix-up death

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Hospital managers in Oxford say they've changed their procedures following the death of a transplant patient from Lincolnshire.

    Leigh Robbins

    Leigh Robbins, 53, from Sleaford, died last year after receiving an infected pancreas after a blood sample mix-up.

    An inquest found he died from complications of an infection he developed because of the procedure.

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has apologised to his family.

    Dr Tony Berendt, the trust's medical director, says he's written to the family expressing their sincere apologies - and says several significant changes have been made to its procedures:

    Quote Message: Of course, what we want to do is make sure that the learning that they have acquired through this is shared throughout the hospitals and laboratories throughout the country to make sure this doesn't happen for another family." from Dr Tony Berendt Oxford University Hospitals Trust Medical Director
    Dr Tony BerendtOxford University Hospitals Trust Medical Director
  9. CCTV appeal after man steals charity box from Horncastle bakery

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information after a charity collection box for people with cancer was stolen from a bakery in Horncastle.

    CCTV from the Myers Bakery appears to show a man taking the box which funds leukaemia and lymphoma research.

    You can see the video on their facebook page.

    The police say it happened on Wednesday 17 May. No arrests have been made as yet:

  10. Lincolnshire athletes named in British squad for the World Para-Athletics Championships

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    Lincolnshire athletes Hollie Arnold, from Holton le Clay, and Kieran Tscherniawsky, from Heckington, have both been named in the GB squad for the World Para Athletics Championships in London this summer.

    Hollie will compete in the F46 Javelin.

    Hollie Arnold

    Kieran will compete in the F33 shot put.

    Kieran Tscherniawsky
  11. General election: What do you know about your constituency?

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    It's the eve of the general election, and what better time than now to find out what you know about your constituency.

    The BBC have made this little quiz to test your knowledge, just click on your constituency and give it a go!


    I'd love to hear how you do - you can get in touch by email, Facebook or Twitter.

  12. Lincolnshire cat shortlisted for national award

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Genie the cat has been at the side of Evie Harrison from Lincoln since she was diagnosed with bone cancer last year.


    The 11-year-old has gone through six rounds of chemotherapy and says she doesn't know what she'd do without Genie.

    Quote Message: She's always been there for me. When I've been too ill to have friends round or go outside, I've been stuck in the house, and as you know that's not very fun at all, can't do anything, but Genie would come sit at my lap and come round me and that made me a lot happier and gave me great comfort. from Evie Harrison Owner
    Evie HarrisonOwner

    Genie is up for the Outstanding Rescue Cat award.

  13. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire News

    The top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom so far today:

  14. Mablethorpe vandalism: Police urge people to report damage

    Katie O'Halloran

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Following news that vandals have caused about £1,000 worth of damage to beach huts in Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire Police say few of these acts of vandalism have actually been reported.

    Damaged beach hut
    Damaged beach hut

    Some of the huts were damaged last month, and this time it's two of East Lindsey District Council's flagship Bathing Beauties beach huts - the Camera Obscura and the Gin and Tonic.

    Lincolnshire Police say patrols will now be increased and patrol plans will be built around areas where the problems are.

    However, Mablethorpe PCSO Billy Spence has asked local residents to get in touch if they become aware of problems in their area.

  15. Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable appoints new second-in-command

    Lincolnshire Reporter

    Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Bill Skelly (pictured left) has appointed Andrew White, current CEO for the Police and Crime Commissioner of Devon and Cornwall, as the force's new Assistant Chief Officer.

    Bill Skelly and Andrew White
  16. Schoolgirl hit by car in Sleaford

    Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a 12-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle when she was crossing the road.

    The girl, who sustained minor injuries, was walking to school at about 08:30 on Monday morning near Lidl in Sleaford.

    The vehicle involved was a blue Ford Focus.

  17. Appeal over missing Cleethorpes woman

    Police are appealing for help in finding a woman from Cleethorpes who's been missing since last month.

    Julie Ann Repton

    Julie Ann Repton, 30, went missing after leaving for work from her home on St Hellier's Road at about 05:00 on Friday 19 May.

    She's not been seen or contacted her family since then, and her family is growing increasingly concerned and want her to get in touch to let them know she's safe and well.

    Julie is described as being 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build with shoulder-length wavy red hair. She was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans and was carrying a white backpack.

    She also had her blue and white GT Tempest bike with her.

    Anyone with information about Julie's whereabouts is being asked to contact police.

  18. Traffic and travel: 30mph limit on Humber Bridge

    It's a windy morning on the roads and the Humber Bridge is currently closed to high-sided vehicles.

    Also watch out for the 30mph speed limit which is currently in place on the bridge in both directions.

    Humber Bridge
  19. What would you do if someone started choking?

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Paramedics and 999 call handlers in Lincolnshire are urging local residents to take the time to learn what to do if you find someone choking.

    Last month East Midlands Ambulance Service received 144 choking-related calls.

    This short video will walk you through what to do if it happens:

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    Quote Message: Whilst choking is quite rare it is actually life-threatening. I know of several cases where sadly someone has died through choking. I think because it's a life-threatening situation you've got nothing to lose by trying." from Ian Burton Duty pperations manager, EMAS, Lincolnshire
    Ian BurtonDuty pperations manager, EMAS, Lincolnshire