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  1. Updates on Friday 21 July 2017
  2. Save a Life hits its 10,000 target
  3. Dispersal order put in place over the weekend in Lincoln

Live Reporting

By Harry Parkhill

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Well that's it from me for today. We'll be back on Monday from 08:00 with live news, sport, weather and travel from across the county.

    For now, I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Town Council and volunteers to clean up River Slea after litter complaints

    Sleaford Standard

    After complaints about the amount of rubbish being thrown into the River Slea in Sleafird potentially harming wildlife, the town council and volunteers are taking action.

    The River Clean Team, manned by local volunteers, will be out this Sunday and will meet at the National Centre for Craft and design at 10am.

  3. This evening's weather

    BBC Weather

    It's coming to the end of the day, so let's take a look at Friday night's weather.

    Dry at first this evening with some late sunshine in the east. Thickening cloud and outbreaks of rain will spread from the southwest late evening into the early hours of Saturday, some heavy.

    weather chart
  4. All aboard! Trading Standards is catching the bus

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Trading Standards will be jumping on the bus on Monday to help raises awareness of scams.


    It's all part of Scams Awareness Month, where officers will be offering advice to passengers on the Interconnect 6 Skegness to Lincoln service between Wragby and Horncastle.

    The initiative is made possible thanks to the Lincolnshire Police and Stagecoach's #BusBeat partnership which sees PCSOs using services as a way of promoting crime prevention.

    Quote Message: Getting on the bus will enable our officers us to spread the word to as many residents as possible about how to protect themselves from these criminals. from Emma Milligan Principal Trading Standards Officer
    Emma MilliganPrincipal Trading Standards Officer
  5. Three people given suspended prison sentences after Boston nightclub brawl

    Lucy Parry

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Three people involved in a large fight at a Boston nightclub have been given suspended prison sentences.

    It broke out at the town's Goldfinger club last October.

    Lincoln Crown Court heard single mothers Demi Healy and Ayla Carlon, both from Elizabeth Road in Boston, were enjoying a rare night out when they became involved in the fight.

    23-year-old Healy was seen on CCTV pushing and punching a man.

    Carlon, who's 19-years-old, was shown repeatedly stamping on a man and then kicking another clubber in the back.

    38-year-old Terry Raggo,from Fenside Road, was also involved.

    He was seen throwing punches and swearing at the police.

    After pleading guilty to affray, the judge said he was only sparing them custody because they had no history of violence.

  6. Witness appeal after woman on bike hit by car

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses to help with their investigation into a collision in Spalding.

    A woman on a red bicycle suffered minor injuries after a collision with a car at around 20:20 on Tuesday 4 July.

    The incident occurred near the entrance to the Castle Sports Complex on Albion Street.

    Anyone with any information is being asked to contact the police on 101.

  7. Watch: Save a Life hits 10,000

    Scott Dalton

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    It's been a great day for anyone involved in BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Save a Life campaign, as today it was announced that 10,000 people in the county have been trained in CPR.

    In case you missed it, here's the moment that figure was revealed...

    View more on twitter

    Now we're giving it until the end of the year to see just how many people LIVES and St John Ambulance can train.

    If you want to get involved and learn the life saving skill, drop us an email.

  8. Lifeboat aids three boats caught in heavy winds

    Three boats which got into trouble when hit by heavy squalls had to be rescued by Wells Lifeboat yesterday.

    The first call was to the Sea Mist cabin cruiser. One of its two engines had overheated and had to be shut down, making it difficult to manouvre as skipper Richard Comrie tried to cross the bar into Wells harbour.

    They were between 10-15 miles off the north Norfolk harbour when they radioed for help, and with sea washing over the boat they nearly lost their dinghy.

    Lifeboat towing in the cabin cruiser

    The second rescue was of an elderly couple. Their 65ft barge was caught in heavy seas off Salthouses, and was making little progress because of the heavy westerly wind.

    The barge, in Wells harbour

    The third vessel, a 22ft yacht, suffered engine and communications failure, but managed to raise the alarm on a mobile before it stopped working. She was reported to be 10 miles north of Wells and 10 miles east of Skegness.

    It was a race against the ebbing tide to get her over the bar while there was still enough depth of water.

    Lifeboat spokesman John Mitchell says it was "touch and go".

    The yacht being towed into Wells harbour
    Quote Message: The yacht was located by Skegness lifeboat who towed her to the approaches of Wells harbour where she was met by Wells lifeboat... they just managed to beat the falling tide." from John Mitchell Wells lifeboat
    John MitchellWells lifeboat
  9. Lord Porter calls for a review of building regulations

    Lucy Parry

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The Local Government Association is calling for a review of building regulations following the fire at Grenfell Tower.

    Grenfell Tower

    It says the current system is confusing, and it'd be wrong to wait for the results of the public inquiry, before taking action.

    The LGA's Chairman is Lord Gary Porter - who's also the Leader of South Holland District Council.

    He wants assurances that people aren't at risk:

    Quote Message: My real interest at the moment is to try and make sure that the properties that are going up now are going up in a way that we can all have certainty that they're safe. The public enquiry will work out who needs to be blamed for what, we need to be able to ensure the public that it is safe to live in high rise buildings. from Lord Gary Porter LGA Chairman
    Lord Gary PorterLGA Chairman
  10. Your headlines this afternoon

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Our top stories so far today from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Save a Life campaign has hit its target of 10,000 people trained in CPR.
    • Lincoln's first Food Bank Summit is being held today with the aim of tackling the growing problem of food poverty.
    • A Lincoln youth club which was burned down almost a year ago won't be re-built.
  11. Weather: a brighter afternoon

    Owain Wyn Evans

    BBC Look East weather

    Here's a look at the weather for the rest of the day with me, Owain Wyn Evans:

    Video content

    Video caption: Lunchtime weather on Friday 21 July 2017
  12. Fields of gold in Lincolnshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's been a bit of a mixed bag weather wise today, but we've certainly had some great photos from our Lincolnshire Weather Watchers!

    Harvest is in full swing, thanks to milliegeorge&me for this great shot of the hay bales in Caythorpe.


    And I'm sure Theresa May would love to run through these fields...

    Thanks to SouthWithamerBaz for this one.

    South Witham

    If you want to join our Weather Watchers just register online.

  13. Jail sentences for Grantham men totaling 40 years

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Members of a drugs gang which brought thousands of pounds worth of cocaine and heroin into Grantham have been given jail sentences totaling 40 years.

    The drugs were bought into Lincolnshire from London.

    Lincoln Crown Court heard heard that the drugs - which came into Grantham over an eight month period in 2015 - had a street value of more than £375,000.

    Today, five Lincolnshire men have been sentenced for their parts in the drugs supply chain.

    The men, who are all from the Grantham area, are aged between 19 and 38.

    The court heard that one of them - Jermaine Francis (pictured) - moved up from the capital to head up the operation; he was jailed for 8 years.

    Jermaine Francis

    The other men were handed sentences ranging from 6 years in prison, to 16 months in a young offenders institution.

  14. Knight to see you...

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A week after it was attacked by vandals, one of Lincoln's Knights for the Knight's Trail is back in the city.

    Proud Knight had a rather nasty crack to the bed of his head.

    Proud Knight

    He was taken to Cardiff to be fixed.

    Two people were arrested and charged following the incident which also saw another knight thrown into the river.

    He's now back on his plinth and will be back under the Stonebow tomorrow.

    Being painted
  15. Housing plans in Nettleham scrapped

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Plans to build 200 new homes in Nettleham near Lincoln have been scrapped.

    The national planning inspectorate rejected the plans because they were at odds with wider plans for the area listed in the Neighourhood Plan.

    West Lindsey District councillor Giles McNeill is glad they've been rejected:

    Quote Message: I'm delighted, I'm absolutely thrilled, it's very much an end for the moment. Whether they'll come back with a more appropriate development of around a 50 number for the site allocation in the local plan I don't know, but certainly I think the scale of development they propose will not now happen. from Giles McNeill West Lindsey District councillor
    Giles McNeillWest Lindsey District councillor

    He added the Neighbourhood Plan is about empowering communities to make decisions about how they want their communities to develop.

  16. Weather: Getting cloudier

    BBC Weather

    Most parts of the county should see a dry day with bright or sunny spells, although cloud may be thick enough to give the odd shower, mainly in the west.

    weather chart
  17. St Giles Community Centre to become new youth centre

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A Lincoln youth club which was burned down almost a year ago won't be re-built.

    Fire ripped through St Giles Youth Centre last September.

    Managers want to improve and add a play park to neighbouring St Giles Community Centre which youngsters can use instead.

    Leader of the Lincolnshire County Council Martin Hill says its makes sense to use the present community centre which is next to where the old youth centre stood:

    Quote Message: The variety of space can be used by young people for community group activities and our Positive Futures team who also provide activities for young people. Groups who used the old building can still access a local venue virtually on the same site and this won't impact on community groups who already use the centre. from Cllr Martin Hill Leader of Lincolnshire County Council
    Cllr Martin HillLeader of Lincolnshire County Council

    Money used to run the centre will be put back into providing services instead.

    The council will also resurface the games area and provide new play equipment.

  18. Update: 13-year-old cyclist injured in collision with car

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Yesterday we told you that a teenage boy was seriously injured after being involved in a collision with a car on his bicycle in New York.

    Lincolnshire Police have now said the injured cyclist is a 13-year-old local boy.

    He was taken to Boston Pilgrim hospital then transferred to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he remain in a serious condition.

    Sandy Bank Road
  19. Sleaford Alzheimer's group going from strength to strength

    Katie O'Halloran

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Now you may remember when the Alzheimer's Society had to shut its sessions in Sleaford due to funding cuts at the end of last year.

    Well a new group was set up and they've raised £7,000 to keep it going.

    Sleaford group

    The dementia support group says they've been overwhelmed by the support and donations.

    Bex Mezzo from the new group, says it's going from strength to strength ...

    Quote Message: We've now got a good bank balance and we're able to sort of do things and we've got a lot of people who are passionate about the group. We've got a really good nucleus of volunteers that really help to keep the group going and support us. from Bex Mezzo Alzheier's Society in Sleaford
    Bex MezzoAlzheier's Society in Sleaford
  20. Double signing for Lincoln City

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    Lincoln City have completed the double signing of Peterborough United's Michael Bostwick (left) and Harry Anderson (right).

    Bostwick and Anderson

    Central midfielder Bostwick has played over 200 times for Peterborough during their spells in the Championship and League One, and was named their Player of the Year last season.

    He has been linked to moves with the likes of Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers in the past 12 months.

    As for Anderson, the winger showed what he could do during two separate loans spells with City last season as he helped them gain promotion to the football league.

    Bostwick signed a two-year deal with Anderson agreeing a three-year contract, and the pair have signed for undisclosed fees.