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Summary

  1. Police appeal after Boston murder
  2. Council misses out on £1m parking revenue
  3. Local residents' show of support at threatened British Steel plant
  4. Public consultation over county's 30-year flooding strategy
  5. European elections 2019: Polls held across Lincolnshire
  6. Live updates on Thursday 23 May 2019

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A631 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A631 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, from Dear Street to B1202 Oxford Street.

    A631 Lincolnshire - A631 Queen Street closed in both directions from the Dear Street junction to the B1202 Oxford Street junction, because of a building fire.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A16 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A16 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, from B1397 London Road to A17 Station Road.

    A16 Lincolnshire - A16 blocked and slow traffic in both directions from the B1397 London Road junction in Boston to Sutterton roundabout in Sutterton, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  3. Tesco refuse to serve man buying food for homeless woman

    Lincolnshire Echo

    A man says he is “disgusted” after he was told he would not be served at a Tesco in Lincoln if he bought food or drink for a hungry homeless woman standing outside the store.

    Tesco
  4. Appeal over murder investigation

    The police are appealing for more information as part of their investigation into a murder in Boston.

    Darren Bicks, 40, died after an assault on Ingram Road on 29 April 2019 at around 21:45.

    Darren Birks

    Cole Newark has been arrested and charged in connection with the assault and has been remanded in custody.

    However the man leading the investigation says they still want people with information to come forward.

    Quote Message: This assault occurred on a public street, near a shop, and it may be the case that members of the public have actually witnessed the assault but not yet come forward. Due to the incident occurring on a street, it could also be the case that a members of the public have recorded footage on a device, of the incident itself. I would ask them to provide us with this footage, even if it is before or after the incident from Detective Chief Inspector Karl Whiffen East Midlands Special Operation Unit
    Detective Chief Inspector Karl WhiffenEast Midlands Special Operation Unit
  5. Boston pensioner restrained by grandson after going for gun cabinet

    A court has heard how a drunk pensioner terrified members of his family during Sunday dinner and had to be pinned down by his grandson as he tried to open a gun cabinet.

    68-year-old Stephen Koerner of Hessle Avenue, Boston, was upset his wife was planning to visit Australia and had to be restrained during an incident in April this year.

    Koerner has been given a six month suspended jail sentence, has been banned from contacting his grandson for 10 years and was given a 10 year restraining order from his wife.

    She has now started divorce proceedings.

  6. £1m drop in parking revenue for City Council

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The City of Lincoln Council missed out on more than £1m in parking revenue last year.

    It was £125,000 less than they expected to lose but it still leaves the council with an overall financial shortfall of over £1m for the year.

    Car park

    Council officials say the parking income is higher than last year’s, but not as high as they predicted.

    A final report on the council’s finances for 2018/19 will go before the executive on Tuesday.

  7. New arrivals settle in at new Lincolnshire home

    These are the latest arrivals at Woodside Wildlife park in Langford, near Lincoln - 13 Humboldt penguins.

    Penguins

    The park has taken them in as part of a European endangered species breeding programme.

    Penguins

    Visitors will be able to see them for themselves from this Saturday, but we thought we'd give you a sneak peek first...

    Penguins

    They're the very latest additions to the park after the arrival of two red pandas who took up residence there over Easter.

  8. Scunthorpe steelworks: We must 'work together' says MP

    More now on the future of Scunthorpe, after yesterday's news that British Steel has gone into administration putting more than 4,000 jobs at risk.

    It followed a breakdown in rescue talks between the government and the company's owner, Greybull.

    Nic Dakin

    The town's MP Nic Dakin says he does believe there is a future for steel in Scunthorpe:

    Quote Message: There will be people who are interested in taking over this business but they need to be good stewards if they take it over. What is important is that we all work together. The trade unions, the workforce, the government has huge responsibility in this. from Nic Dakin MP for Scunthorpe
    Nic DakinMP for Scunthorpe
  9. New interim boss for Lincolnshire hospitals

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has appointed Andrew Morgan as its new interim chief executive.

    Mr Morgan was appointed after an unsuccessful search for a suitable candidate to take the position permanently.

    He'll take up the post when current chief executive, Jan Sobieraj, retires at the end of June and will stay in post until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

  10. Have your say on county's 30-year flooding strategy

    People in Lincolnshire can have their say from today on how the county can best manage coastal flooding over the next 30 years.

    Flood

    Lincolnshire County Council says climate change and rising sea levels are very significant for the region and the plans will look at ways communities can become more resilient.

    The consultation involves drop-in sessions over the next two months and people will also be able to have their say online once the page goes live on the council's website later.

  11. Forty years of Lincolnshire-Denmark football exchange

    A Lincolnshire football team is preparing for a special anniversary match at the weekend.

    Limestone Rangers

    Limestone Rangers, based at Willoughton near Gainsborough, have been playing against Danish side Stouby G.I.F. for 40 years.

    Today, they'll pick their football "twins" up from the airport ahead of Saturday's game.

    Dave Betts, from the Lincolnshire side, says they take it in turns to host the match:

    Quote Message: They beat us in Denmark last year...That's how it always seems to go. They beat us in Denmark and we beat them in England. So, fingers crossed we'll take the trophy this year." from Dave Betts Limestone Rangers
    Dave BettsLimestone Rangers
  12. Ale and hearty?: First day of Lincoln Beer Festival

    Thousands of beer lovers are expected to make the annual pilgrimage to Lincoln's Beer Festival over the next few days.

    Beer fest

    More than 100 different tipples are going to be on offer for thirsty punters at the city's Drill Hall.

    The event gets under way today and last orders are on Saturday evening.

    Beer fest

    Steve Renshaw, from Lincoln's Campaign for Real Ale, says there'll be something for everyone:

    Quote Message: We want to showcase what's available in Lincolnshire, but also for Lincolnshire drinkers. We want to show what's available across the whole country." from Steve Renshaw Lincoln Camra
    Steve RenshawLincoln Camra
  13. Double shop raid overnight

    Two stores in the east of the county were targeted by thieves last night, Lincolnshire Police believe the raids are connected.

    At around 01:20 this morning Police were called to the Martin MColls store in the Market Place in Alford after reports that three men in dark clothing had broken in and stolen cartons of cigarettes.

    Around 20 minutes later the Coop on Station Road in Sutton-on-Sea, was targeted.

    Again three men entered the store before fleeing the scene in a BMW 5 series with a roof bar.

  14. Grimsby 'toy sword' man charged with unrelated offences

    A man who was arrested in Grimsby on Monday after reports he was carrying a sword which turned out to be a plastic toy has been charged with two unrelated offences.

    Police

    Aaron Beacock, 25, of Cross Coates Road in Grimsby has been charged with causing fear or provocation of violence following an incident involving a PCSO in February.

    He has also been charged with creating harassment, alarm or distress in relation to an incident in a supermarket in April.

    He has been bailed with conditions and is due to appear at Grimsby Magistrates' Court in August.

  15. BBC Weather Watchers: Caythorpe's cows keep cool

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It was a bit of a misty start but it's shaping up to be a beautiful day in Lincolnshire.

    These cows in Caythorpe, caught on camera by BBC Weather Watchers milliegeorge&me, are clearly keeping cool in the shade:

    Cows in a field

    If you want to get involved with BBC Weather Watchers, simply click here and get snapping.

  16. 'Save our steel': Show of support at threatened plant

    Union members and local residents are gathering outside the British Steel plant in Scunthorpe this morning as a show of support.

    Yesterday it was announced that the firm was going into liquidiation after it failed to secure financial support from the government.

    About 4,000 jobs are now at risk, as well as another 20,000 in the company's supply chain.

    This is the scene there this morning:

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