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Alex Rhodes

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    That's all from us this week, I hope we've managed to keep you up-to-date on all the very latest.

    We'll be back on Monday from 08:00, but until then I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

  2. Lincoln's tug-of-war team to represent Great Britain

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    I bet you didn't know how good Lincoln is at the tug-of-war!

    You may normally thing of it as something you do at a county fair on a muddy field somewhere - but it's also a competitive sport taking a lot of training.

    And, it appears, it's something that Lincoln does very well...


    This weekend the city's team is in Poland representing GB in the World Games.

    They're competing in the 700kg category - and are hoping to beat the bronze medal they were awarded last year.

    Good luck lads!

  3. Police in armour raid home over 'drug activity' complaints

    Lincolnshire Echo

    Police in body armour have raided a property in Lincolnshire after complaints of "drug activity" in the area.

  4. Increase in number of cyclists killed in road collisions

    Victoria Holland

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    There's growing concern about the number of cyclists being killed in collisions across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

    Figures from Safer Roads Humber show there was a 41% increase in serious injuries and deaths involving cyclists between 2011 and 2016.

    Cycle groups are now calling for a radical overview of how roads are laid out and how bike riders are treated:

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    Video caption: Safer Roads Humber say there's been a 41% increase in serious injuries and deaths.
  5. Watch: QMC celebrates its 40th birthday

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    Over the years, lots of people from Lincolnshire have been taken there by the air ambulance after road accidents or for specialist operations...

    I'm talking, of course, about Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre which today marks the 40th anniversary since it first opened its doors.

    Here's a short video on some of the surprising stats and famous faces that have passed through its 26 miles of corridors over the last four decades:

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    Video caption: Today marks the 40th anniversary since Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre opened
  6. £100k fine for forklift fall company

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A Lincolnshire seafood processing company has been fined £100,000 after one of its employees fell 7m while painting.

    Virginius Kurselis was standing inside a box held up by a fork lift truck which tipped forward, seriously injuring him. He spent four weeks in hospital as a result.

    Lincoln Crown Court was told Mr Kurselis had been given no training prior to the incident at the Fishgate Ltd factory, near Market Rasen, in July 2013 - and that no-one was supervising at the time.

    The firm denied a charge of failing to discharge a duty of health, safety and welfare of an employee.

    The company, which is currently in administration and was not represented in court, was also ordered to pay about £20,000 in costs.

  7. Imps film a 'joy to edit'

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    We told you earlier that the story of Lincoln City securing promotion and battling FA Cup giants is hitting the big screen tonight.


    As well as a big night for fans and players, it's also a dream come true for director - and Lincoln City supporter - Sam Ashoo.

    Quote Message: The fact that Sincil Bank was a sell-out in the games towards the end of the season and during the cup run was amazing visually. It really was a joy to edit." from Sam Ashoo Director
    Sam AshooDirector
  8. Lincolnshire's weather forecast

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    The rest of this afternoon will see variable cloud with a few scattered showers.

    Cloud will build from the south west ahead of some rain arriving later this evening.

    Breezy - but pleasant in the sun if you can find it.

    Weather graphic
  9. Traffic and travel: A157 re-opens after crash

    BBC News Travel

    The A157 has re-opened between the Mill Lane junction and the Bluestone Heath Road junction in Burgh on Bain.

    A crash had closed the stretch earlier today.

  10. Marshalls collection goes under the hammer

    Antiques and collectibles belonging to one of Lincolnshire's most famous families are going to auction in Lincoln.

    More than 700 lots from the home of Nigel Marshall, who died earlier this year, are due to go to the highest bidders.

    He was the great great grandson of William Marshall, who founded the well-known Gainsborough engineering firm.

    Here are a couple of the items up for grabs. Take a look at this stationery box:

    Stationery box

    And the item below would be the perfect accessory for tonight's Lincoln City film premiere - a diamond imp tie pin!:

  11. NHS reveals number of FGM victims in Lincolnshire

    A total of 45 women in Lincolnshire have been identified in the past two-and-a-half years as having undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), the NHS has revealed.

    None of them received FGM in the UK, the majority live in the south of the county and none of the cases involve children, according to health managers.

    Lincolnshire has low numbers of FGM compared with urban areas such as London.

    The practice is illegal in the UK and it is compulsory for family doctors, hospitals and mental health trusts to report any new cases in their patients.

  12. Preparations under way for landmark country show

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Country shows are a bit of a staple when it comes to living in Lincolnshire and one of the best is celebrating its 150th anniversary this weekend.

    Heckington Show is thought to be the biggest in the country and they've got another bumper weekend lined up.

  13. Lincoln man praised by Scotland Yard for programme tackling crime amongst young people

    The Lincolnite

    Conflict Management Instructor and volunteer Paul Otley, from Lincoln, has been praised by Scotland Yard for his development of a programme to stop young people committing crimes.

    Paul Otley
  14. Lincoln A&E will 'struggle overnight' this weekend

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A lack of doctors means health bosses are struggling to fill staffing rotas this weekend at Lincoln County Hospital's A&E, it's emerged.

    Lincoln A&E

    The start of the peak holiday season coupled with a national lack of doctors and agency staff means special measures are having to be taken at the hospital.

    Pilgrim Hospital in Boston is also "still experiencing difficulties", according to NHS bosses, although it's still meeting its minimum staffing requirements.

    People are being asked to stay away from Lincoln's A&E unless it's a genuine emergency.

    Quote Message: Our A&E consultants will remain resident in A&E overnight to act as coordinating doctors, alongside physicians, surgeons and paediatricians to see patients and to arrange the appropriate investigations and treatments as quickly as possible." from Doctor Neill Hepburn Medical Director, Lincoln County Hospital
    Doctor Neill HepburnMedical Director, Lincoln County Hospital
  15. Butlins boss calls for clarity over EU migration plans

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The resort director of Butlins in Skegness says the county's tourist industry needs to know where it stands on employing EU migrants.


    The government's commissioned a study into the economic contribution of EU nationals, but it won't report back until six months before Brexit - prompting criticism from opposition parties.

    Chris Baron, from Butlins, says tourist industry employers need to know what the plans are as soon as possible:

    Quote Message: Our major concern is if there's enough labour around. We need to work out how we'll get a sufficiently big enough pool of people to keep these businesses going." from Chris Baron Resort director, Butlins Skegness
    Chris BaronResort director, Butlins Skegness
  16. Imp...possible?: Film celebrates Lincoln City FC's unbelievable season

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    In case you've forgotten - which I'm sure you haven't! - Lincoln City made history last season with their FA Cup run and league title victory.

    Tonight, a film celebrating the club's fantastic 2016-17 season will have its first showing on the silver screen.

    The film, Impossible is Just an Option, is being screened at the Odeon and it's already a sell-out.

    Take a look the trailer here and remember some of those good times:

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    Video caption: The film has its premiere in a cinema in Lincoln tonight

    Dramatic stuff, eh? We're told there'll be a red carpet at the screenings tonight for the team themselves.

  17. Listen: Chlamydia alert as number of STD cases rises

    Doctors are advising people in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire to get tested for chlamydia.

    It's after Yorkshire and the Humber region emerged as one of the areas with the highest detection rates of the disease in the country.

    That's according to figures released by Public Health England, which also place Hull first for rate of detection in the area.

    Jill Ladlow, from Virgin Care Sexual Health, says the team always tries to reassure patients who may have contracted the disease:

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    Video caption: Yorkshire and the Humber has one of the highest detection rates of Chlamydia in the UK.