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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday 14 July 2017
  2. Dog mess fines increased in East Lindsey
  3. The Red Arrows have been busy this week!
  4. Schoolchildren help advise emergency services on flooding
  5. Disappointment and anger over damage to Lincoln Knights
  6. Woodhall Spa prepares to step back in time... to the 1940s!
  7. Two Lincolnshire Police officers bag bravery awards

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By Lizzie Musham

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we've learnt today

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    That's it for Friday - we'll be back on Monday with more live updates from across the county.

    Just before I go, let's have a look back at five things we've found out on our journey through this day in Lincolnshire:

    Have a good weekend- bye for now!

  2. Weather: Staying dry overnight

    BBC Weather

    Dry through this evening with sunny intervals- southwesterly winds will freshen.

    Friday night forecast
  3. Lincolnshire MP urges government to improve safety on A1

    Martin Slack

    News Editor, Lincolnshire

    The MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham Dr Caroline Johnson is urging the government to improve safety on the A1.

    There's been an increasing number of fatalities on the road in recent years which Mrs Johnson says is a concern for local residents.

    Dr Caroline Johnson
  4. Family of secure unit victim speak out

    Katy Austin

    BBC Look North

    The family of Robert McNeill, who was killed during an attack by another patient at Great Oaks Hospital in Scunthorpe, have released a statement.

    Jamie Reed, 26, had admitted manslaughter on diminished responsibility, but was found not guilty of murder.

    In a statement Robert McNeill's family said they were pleased that Reed would remain detained in either prison or hospital.

    Quote Message: The person Rob has not been mentioned very much during this trial. Although he didn’t have an easy life, Rob was a very generous, caring, and kind-hearted man. He was deeply loved and we miss him every single day. Rob was vulnerable, slight of build, and unable to protect himself against a larger, younger and stronger attacker." from Carl Richardson & Nicky
    Carl Richardson & Nicky
  5. Lincoln woman convicted in vacuum scam

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A man from Leeds and his mother have been convicted of conning elderly and vulnerable people out of money by convincing them their vacuum needed servicing.

    Dyson

    Thomas Scoffin, 31 from Park Avenue in Leeds and his mother Linda Scoffin, 66 from Hall Drive in Lincoln were convicted of conspiracy to defraud at Leeds Crown Court today.

    The pair cold-called their victims and falsely claimed that their Dyson vacuum cleaners needed servicing and that their company Excel Servicing represented the manufacturer.

    They over charged for parts, as much as 10 times the true value, which funded a lavish lifestyle of holidays, high-end clothing and a wedding for Ms Scoffin.

    They are due to be sentenced 18 August

    Quote Message: The company deliberately targeted elderly and vulnerable people including some who had dementia." from Colin Rumford Trading Standards
    Colin RumfordTrading Standards
  6. 1940s Festival expected to draw in the crowds

    Rod Whiting

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Around 40,000 people are expected to descend on a Lincolnshire village this weekend.

    Woodhall Spa's 1940s Festival starts tomorrow.

    Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival

    Visitors get in the spirit by dressing up in 40's clothes and enjoying a nostalgic knees-up.

  7. Council chief will also run health group

    Vicky Johnson

    BBC Look North

    Its been described as a groundbreaking appointment.

    The Chief Executive of North East Lincolnshire Council, Rob Walsh will also become of the boss of the local Clinical Commissioning Group

    Rob Walsh

    CCGs are usually clinically-led NHS bodies, responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area.

    Mr Walsh says that by bringing the two organisations closer together, this will help improve local health and social care services

  8. Lincolnshire Police admit embarrassment over escape of handcuffed prisoner

    Jake Zuckerman

    BBC Look North

    Lincolnshire Police have described the escape of a man - who was handcuffed - from police custody in Boston yesterday as embarrassing.

    25-year-old Aurimas Butkys was being held in connection with an assault in Lithuania and was being escorted into the town's police station when he ran off.

    Tonight he is still at large but is not thought to be a danger to the public.

    Aurimas Butkys
  9. Crowdfunding campaign for new Imps training ground

    James Williams

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Lincoln City fans have come together and launched a crowdfunding website to raise money for a new training ground for the club.

    There are hopes to raise £100,000 for the new facility.

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  10. Woman jailed after biting prison officer

    Martin Slack

    News Editor, Lincolnshire

    A Lincolnshire woman who bit a prison officer after being caught smuggling drugs into Lincoln Prison has been jailed.

    Staff noticed the 41-year-old was acting suspiciously in the visiting area.

    Lincoln Crown Court heard how Nicola Dowell became aggressive and abusive when she was told she'd be searched.

    Lincoln Crown Court

    After being taken to a side room Dowell bit an officer on the arm.

    When she was overpowered, she produced a small parcel of synthetic cannabis which she'd hidden under clothing.

    Dowell, from Castlegate in Grantham, admitted two charges following the incident in January and was jailed for six months.

  11. Mental health patient found not guilty of murder

    Katy Austin

    BBC Look North

    A man accused of murdering a fellow mental health patient has been found not guilty.

    Great Oaks Hospital

    Jamie Reed, 26, had admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility, but denied murder.

    Robert McNeill, 60, died at Great Oaks Hospital in Scunthorpe on 16 January.

    During the trial, the court heard Mr McNeill was left with multiple injuries to his face, head, back and neck after a "frenzied assault" by Mr Reed.

  12. Lincoln Knights damage charges

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police have named two men charged with damaging two of Lincoln's knights.

    They are Kenneth Armstrong, aged 20 from Coningsby and Othman Alqahtani, aged 26 from Sleaford.

    The sculptures were pulled off their plinths in the early hours of this morning.

    One of the figures on High Bridge was thrown into the river and later retrieved by police officers near Stamp End.

    Lincoln Knights

    The second damaged knight was in the Stonebow area and had split in half.

    Lincoln Knight

    The two men have both been charged with criminal damage.

  13. Lincoln MP 'honoured' to be picked for top job

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Lincoln's MP Karen Lee has been appointed as the Private Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

    It's just over a month since she was elected.

    Karen Lee MP
    Quote Message: I'm very pleased yes and very proud... importantly it's about holding the government to account in the House of Commons" from Karen Lee Lincoln MP
    Karen LeeLincoln MP
  14. It looks like the cloud's building over Lincolnshire this afternoon!

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to our BBC Weather Watchers for sending in these pics of some dramatic clouds rolling in over Lincolnshire.

    Clouds
  15. Dog mess fines increased in East Lindsey

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    People in East Lindsey who fail to clear up after their dogs face a hefty fine.

    The council's decided to increase it from £75 to £100.

    East Lindsey District Council has adopted a so-called Public Space Protection Order which replaces the existing Dog Control Order.

    Dog waste bin

    As well as increasing the fine, the council's decided to continue with their current dog-free areas.

    Dogs will be banned from Skegness, Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea beaches between May and the end of September.

    Also, they won't be permitted in children's play parks, playing fields and the cemeteries in Skegness, Chapel St Leonards and Wainfleet All Saints.

  16. Watch: The Red Arrows have been busy this week!

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Check out this footage of the RAF Red Arrows practicing with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at RAF Fairford ahead of the Royal International Air Tattoo this weekend.

    Video content

    Video caption: 70 seconds worth of excellent RAF Red Arrows footage at RAF Fairford.
  17. Schoolchildren help advise emergency services on flooding

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Children in North Lincolnshire who were evacuated in the 2013 tidal surge are helping emergency services rethink how they deal with flooding.

    Pupils at South Ferriby School have spoken about the impact it has had on their lives as part of a study backed by charity Save the Children.

    The tidal surge saw more than a third of the children at the school forced out of their homes.

    South Ferriby flood barrier
  18. Disappointment and anger over damage to Lincoln Knights

    Martin Slack

    News Editor, Lincolnshire

    Two men in their 20s have been arrested after two of Lincoln's popular knights were pulled off their plinths during the early hours of this morning.

    One of the figures on High Bridge was thrown into the river and later retrieved by police officers near Stamp End.

    The second damaged knight was in the Stonebow area.

    View more on twitter

    Lincoln BIG says they're working hard to get them repaired as soon as possible.

    View more on twitter
  19. Weather: Staying cloudy but dry this afternoon

    BBC Weather

    Most areas will have a dry day and becoming increasingly bright and warm with sunny spells through the afternoon with highs of 19 degrees celsius.

    Friday weather