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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday, 3 February
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Martin Slack

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our Live coverage across the day

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live

    Lincolnshire Live has finished for today. Thanks for being with us. 

    We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the county. Join us then.

  2. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire this evening

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon:

    • Skegness drug dealer has sentence upheld at High Court
    • Scunthorpe MP NIc Dakin says David Cameron's EU deal is a 'step in the right direction
    • Tests for lifeguards on Lincolnshire coast begin
  3. Hallworth suffers whitewash in Berlin

    James Lobley

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire Sport

    It's been a tough day on the baize for Skellingthorpe snooker pro Steven Hallworth.

    Steven Hallworth

    He's suffered a 5-0 whitewash against world number one Mark Selby at the German Masters in Berlin, scoring only 41 points in the first-round match against the defending champion.

  4. Seaside tourism jobs on offer

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live

    More than 150 jobs will be offer later this month when East Lindsey District Council hosts the latest of its jobs fairs on the coast.

    Skegness South Parade

    The authority, which organises the events with JobCentre Plus says some of the area’s biggest employers will be in attendance making it an important opportunity for job seekers ahead of the 2016 tourism season.

    Councillor Steve Kirk, said: “In the run-up to the main summer tourist season along the east coast these recruitment fairs are a great opportunity for local employers to showcase the jobs they have available and for local people to see just what is on offer."

  5. Collabro fans listening in from around the world

    Jono Brine

    Presenter

    Looks like I'll be getting some international listeners for The Music tonight. 

    Collabro fans have been getting in touch to say they're tuning in from around the world to hear Lincolnshire lad Thomas and his band mates.

    tweet
    tweet
  6. Loving life in Lincolnshire: Graphs chart our happiness

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live

    New figures out today show we're a happy and contented bunch here in Lincolnshire.

    The figures, from the Office for National Statistics, are the result of data collected over the last three years.

    Happy graph

    Check out the graph - West Lindsey in Lincolnshire is the second happiest place in the country behind Mid Sussex. 

    North Lincolnshire people also rate highly for seeing life as worthwhile - while South Holland residents number among the least anxious.

  7. More Lincolnshire care homes ‘require improvement’ but others receive glowing inspections

    The Lincolnite

    Another three Lincolnshire care homes have been given ratings of “requires improvement” in inspections carried out by the Care Quality Commission, with other services receiving more positive reports.  

    Roman Wharf care home
    Image caption: Roman Wharf Care Home in Lincoln requires improvement according to reports
  8. Motorway idea splits opinion

    New calls to revive an "east coast motorway" have got you talking on social media.

    Motorway

    And it's split opinion between those who think it would be great for transport and business and those who would hate to see our rural county cut in half.  

    Quote Message: No thank you, this is a plan of how to destroy a beautiful county. from Mike Wood Facebook
    Mike WoodFacebook
    Quote Message: Should have been built back in 1991, that's why the Humber Bridge is where it is! This would mean better links to London and the north. from Jim Knowles Facebook
    Jim KnowlesFacebook
  9. Big names lined up for The Music

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here's a tweet from Jono Brine - the presenter of The Music on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

    Guess which boy band features on the show tonight?

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    Collabro
  10. MP: EU deal a 'great disappointment'

    Lincoln's MP Karl McCartney's been sharing his thoughts on the Prime Minister's deal with the European Union.

    He says it "doesn't go anywhere near far enough in addressing the fundamental change that I, and I believe the vast majority of my Constituents in Lincoln, want over the way the European Union currently operates now, let alone in the future."

    Karl McCartney

    Mr McCartney says he wants to see stronger controls on immigration and a curb on the introduction on rules and regulations, among other things, before he can support the country's continuing EU membership. 

  11. Snowdrops signpost spring

    It's cold out there today - but this picture of snowdrops from our BBC Weather Watcher Storm68 should make you feel better about the season.

    The photo was taken this morning in Grantham.

    Snowdrops in Grantham
  12. 'GP surgery' phone scam warning

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live

    Here's one to be aware of. Scammers are targeting the elderly and vulnerable in Lincolnshire with a new trick.

    They're ringing people and pretending to be from the doctor's surgery and asking for an appointment to discuss "mobility needs".

    The victim then gets a visit and is subjected to a hard sell on equipment they don't need.

  13. Straw-fired power station generating electricity

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live

    Developers of a straw-fired power station in Lincolnshire say it's now generating electricity, three months ahead of schedule.

    The £162m plant's on the site of the former sugar factory in Scawby Brook near Brigg and the owners say it's generating enough power to supply 75,000 homes.

    Brigg Power Station

    The company backing the station is a joint venture between two Danish firms and Danish pension fund Pension Danmark.

  14. Headlines across Lincolnshire this lunchtime

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this lunchtime:

    • £444m investment plan for Lincolnshire's water network
    • Straw-burning power station near Brigg switched on
    • New plans for disused Lawn complex in Lincoln unveiled 
  15. Taxi drivers' college course: Your Views

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live

    Taxi drivers in Lincoln have been protesting at plans to make them take a college course before they get their licences renewed.

    The City of Lincoln Council, which is behind the proposals, has defended the plan saying it will improve passenger experience.

    You've been having your say on the BBC Radio Lincolnshire Facebook page:

    Quote Message: I had a taxi only a couple of weeks ago in Lincoln and the taxi driver didn't even know where Lincoln Odeon was! I was gobsmacked! I think doing a course is the way forward to stop cowboys from trying to operate in the area. from Gemma Summerfield Passenger
    Gemma SummerfieldPassenger
    Quote Message: I have been a Lincoln cabbie 23 years, and I resent the council telling me after all these years I need educating on customer care Like most drivers in Lincoln we have already sat NVQ level 2 in our trade. from Lee Howe Taxi driver
    Lee HoweTaxi driver
  16. Scunthorpe's 'speed street' revealed

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live

    More than 800 people a day are speeding along one Scunthorpe street according to council figures released today.

    North Lincolnshire Council's been collecting statistics from speed monitoring signs around the town and has published a list of the six worst areas.

    Burringham Road, Scunthorpe

    And top of the list is Burringham Road where the council says the 40mph speed limit is broken by 809 drivers a day.