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  1. Five things we've learned today

    David Sykes

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    That's it from me in the BBC Radio Lincolnshire newsroom.

    Harry Parkhill will be taking the reins on Monday at 08:00 with the latest.

    Listen live to BBC Radio Lincolnshire over the weekend when I'll be reading the news, and keep an eye on this page for any breaking news.

    Before I go, here's a look back at what we've learned today:

    Have a great weekend!

  2. 'What a waste of money': Lincoln reacts to footbridge closure

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Earlier, we told you that Lincoln's High Street footbridge is to close for repairs, and people aren't happy.

    People wait at the level crossing at the foot of the bridge.

    Network Rail says its tried to repair the structure several times, but it now needs a longer closure to fix the problems.

    But having cost £12m, people on Facebook have stern words for the company.

    Here are just a few comments:

    Quote Message: Why the heck does it need repairing so soon? - not like it's heavily used. Most folks still wait for the barriers. Every time we've used the lifts they've been full of litter and worse" from Katie Fletcher
    Katie Fletcher
    Quote Message: Sounds about right...worrying though" from Julie Garriock
    Julie Garriock
    Quote Message: Unbelievable - couldn't make it up" from Mark Terry
    Mark Terry
    Quote Message: Complete farce" from Vicky Simpson
    Vicky Simpson
  3. Brexit 'will impact' on University of Lincoln

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The University of Lincoln will have to renegotiate its student exchange programmes when Britain leaves the European Union, according to a senior lecturer.

    The main building of the University of Lincoln

    It comes as Theresa May tells European leaders that both the UK and EU can be "optimistic about the future".

    The university is currently taking part in research schemes and exchange scheme that non-EU states have to pay to be a part of.

    Professor in Public Policy, Hugh Bochel says that the University of Lincoln may also have to pay in future

    Quote Message: We want to be part of some ongoing EU processes, but we may have to pay. It will have an impact" from Hugh Bochel Professor in Public Policy
    Hugh BochelProfessor in Public Policy
  4. Lincoln City condemn attack on Mansfield bus

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    Lincoln City said it is working with Lincolnshire Police to try to find the culprits behind the attack on Mansfield Town's team bus last Saturday.

    The bus was targeted by what the Red Imps describe as "a small group of youths" at 16:15 on 23 September when it was at St Catherines, leaving the vehicle damaged and some club staff "distressed".

    Mansfield won the match 1-0.

    Quote Message: Lincoln City fully condemns such actions and will fully co-operate with any investigation into the matter" from Lincoln City spokesperson
    Lincoln City spokesperson
  5. New footbridge to close for months after being plagued with problems

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Lincoln's High Street footbridge is to close for two months for repairs - just over a year after it first opened.

    Network Rail, who built the bridge at a cost of £12m, has tried to repair it several times but says it now needs a longer closure to fix the problems.

    People wait at the level crossing at the foot of the footbridge.

    The bridge (pictured above during construction) was built after a long-running campaign by the city's former MP Karl McCartney, who said it was unacceptable that pedestrians had to wait at the level crossing - which closes several times an hour.

    It will close on 1 October.

    Resurfacing work on the level crossing itself will also take place throughout October.

  6. Watch: A round up of the weekend's weather

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Here's a look at the weather for the next few days with me Abbie Dewhurst:

    Video content

    Video caption: Here's Abbie Dewhurst with the weather forecast
  7. Man jailed over fatal crash

    Neil Heath

    BBC News Online

    A man has been jailed for two years for causing death by dangerous driving following a crash in which his passenger died.

    Benjamin Hughes, 24, of Nottingham Road, Lowdham, pleading guilty in August to causing death by dangerous driving and driving with alcohol over the prescribed limit.

    Dominique Wright, 23, from Lincolnshire, was in the vehicle which crashed in Southwell Road, between High Cross and Thurgarton Village on 30 October.

    She died at the scene.

    At Nottingham Crown Court earlier, Hughes has also been disqualified from driving for four years.

    Benjamin Hughes Dominique Wright Lowdham Southwell
  8. Light fantastic future for North Lincolnshire's streets

    Sophia Ewen

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A £6m project to replace street lights in North Lincolnshire with more energy efficient ones is due to get under way next week.

    Councillor Richard Hannigan with one of the new energy efficient street lights.

    The council say the new lights will use up to 75% less energy and save them around £500,000 once the work's done.

    It currently costs North Linclonshire Council £1m a year to light our streets.

    It'll take three years to replace all 21,000 light bulbs.

  9. Bat: Man to the rescue

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A small bat has had a "miraculous" escape after getting caught in a fishing line.

    A passerby found the bat hanging from a tree over a fishing lake in Dunholme near Lincoln.

    It's thought the bat had been there for about four days.

    A gloved hand holds the uninjured bat

    Its thought that the fishing line had become caught in the tree and was cut off, leaving the hook dangling.

    Amazingly, the bat wasn't injured.

    RSPCA inspector Stuart Wainwright led the rescue:

    Quote Message: The poor bat was thrashing around and dangling from the fishing line. We needed an inflatable boat to be able to float out there, remove the hook and bring him to safety" from Stuart Wainwright RSPCA
    Stuart WainwrightRSPCA
  10. Weather: A nice afternoon ahead

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It's a lovely afternoon in Lincolnshire with plenty of sunshine.

    There's light or moderate southwesterly winds and highs of 16C.

    Patchy light rain is possible later but it should be a mild night.

    Weather forecast
  11. Man in hospital following A180 crash

    Jo Makel

    BBC Look North

    A man has been taken to hospital following a crash near Grimsby this morning.

    Pyewipe roundabout in Grimsby

    The accident involving two cars happened just off the A180 at the Pyewipe roundabout around 06:30.

    A Renault Megane and an Audi Q5 collided.

    The driver of the Renault vehicle was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

  12. Behind the scenes during the filming of Victoria

    David Sykes

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    We've been given a glimpse behind the scenes of the filming for this weekend's episode of Victoria.

    The cast and crew were at Harlaxton Manor near Grantham for a week of filming.

    The manor will stand in for a French palace in the programme which is broadcast this Sunday at 21.00

    Video content

    Video caption: The latest episode of ITV's Victoria was filmed near Grantham
  13. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  14. Traffic and travel: A1 tailbacks

    BBC News Travel

    We've just heard from Lincolnshire Police about delays on the A1 northbound near Grantham. They say there's a broken down vehicle at Stoke Rochford causing long tailbacks. Could take a while to clear.

  15. Fatal house fire in Grimsby

    Lara King

    North East Lincolnshire reporter

    One person has died in a house fire in Grimsby.

    Fire crews were called to a flat in Purbeck Road, Scartho (pictured) just before 02:00 this morning.

    Fire and Rescue officers outside flats in Grimsby.

    Other flats in the building were evacuated and police have confirmed that a body was found in one of the flats.

    A cordon is in place and police are investigating. They want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.

  16. Want to tell us about your Unsung Hero?

    Laura Foster

    BBC Look North

    Do you know someone who helps out at your local sports team or club?

    Is this a person who you just couldn't cope without? T./hen you should think about nominating them for an Unsung Hero award.

    Every year the BBC honours the people who volunteer by running sports clubs or leisure activities across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

    Last year table tennis coach Sylvia Worth (pictured) won the award for her work in Sancton.

    BBC Unsung Hero 2016: Table tennis coach Sylvia Worth
    Image caption: BBC Unsung Hero 2016: Table tennis coach Sylvia Worth

    You can nominate your Unsung Hero by visiting

    Entries close on the 22 October.

  17. Man knocked out and badly injured in Boston street brawl

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A man has needed surgery after he was seriously injured and knocked unconscious in a mass brawl in the centre of Boston.

    Police say a group of women began arguing in the Stump & Candle pub at around 01:00 before the row spilled out into the street.

    Police said the 39-year-old man who was injured was taken to hospital and has undergone surgery.

    Police are looking through CCTV pictures and are urging witnesses to come forward.

    The Stump & Candle pub
    Image caption: The Stump & Candle, where the fracas began
  18. Save a Life: 15,000 people have been trained

    Lucy Parry

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    We've reached a major milestone in our Save a Life campaign.

    With the help of volunteers from LIVES first responders and St John's Ambulance, we've now trained 15,000 people.

    There's lots more ways for you to learn, with events in Lincoln and Scothern this Saturday, and next month, St John's Ambulance will be touring the county with a mobile CPR classroom.

    Save a Life logo
    Quote Message: It's a phenomenal number. That's 15,000 people out there with the skills to save somebody's life. from Nikki Silver Chief Executive, LIVES
    Nikki SilverChief Executive, LIVES

    If you'd like to take part, email and you'll get a reply with all the details.

  19. Advice to influx of students about sex and consent

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    With an influx of students in Lincoln, police and other agencies are launching a campaign to raise awareness of the law surrounding rape and sexual assault.

    I've been talking to students in Lincoln to find out how aware they are of the law:

    Quote Message: "When someone is too drunk, I think it's easy to notice. It's best just to leave it."
    Quote Message: "You do find the odd guy who will try it. At the end of the night, you have guys who will wait until 02:30 to pick up girls who are so wasted they'd agree to anything"
    A sign reads "whatever we wear, wherever we go, yes means yes, no means no"
    Quote Message: "I've heard similar stories of things happening on a night out, but no one talks about it in a serious sense"
  20. Feline fine on new thatched roof

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    The Kings Head pub in Horncastle has had its famous thatch roof replaced, and there's a small surprise to top it off.

    The pub, affectionately known as 'The Thatch' now has a life-size straw cat climbing its chimney.

    Landlady Joanne Buckland says the thatch roof is a popular attraction for visitors.

    The pub is covered in scaffolding as the new thatch is laid

    The new thatch should last for 20 to 30 years and was laid by specialist thatchers from Cambridgeshire.

    But it's the cat that might steal the show:

    a straw cat climbs the chimney