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  1. Updates on Monday, 8 February
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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 joining us. I'm back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. Please join us then.    

  2. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live

    Here are the latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • Energy giant fined £3m for major gas release incident at exploration platform off Lincolnshire coast
    • Future of Lincoln Prison needs 'serious consideration' according to justice expert
    • Lifeboat station in Cleethorpes shut tonight after two crew members accused of 'conduct breaches'
  3. Traffic and travel: Accident blocks road

    BBC Travel

    There's been a crash at Irby in the Marsh, near Skegness this evening which is causing delays. 

    Burgh Lane in the village is blocked in both directions.

  4. Misconduct row leaves lifeboat high and dry

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The Lifeboat station in Cleethorpes is out of action tonight after two crew members were told to stand down by the RNLI. 

    The two men were told to go after what the RNLI called serious breaches in their volunteer code of conduct.

    Cleethorpes lifeboat station

    The two men involved say they've done nothing wrong and the whole crew has come out in support of them and is refusing to work.

  5. Closing city's prison must be 'seriously considered' says expert

    William Wright


    David Cameron's been talking about prison reform today and that's cast the spotlight on Lincoln Prison once again.

    Kevin Lockyer's a former prison governor and now runs a criminal justice consultancy based in Lincoln.  

    Lincoln Prison

    He's told BBC Radio Lincolnshire that if the Prime Minister's serious about overhauling the system shutting Victorian jails like Lincoln is an "option that has to be seriously considered".

  6. Crown Court judge: North Sea gas release put lives at 'extreme risk'

    Jake Zuckerman

    BBC Look North

    More details now on the case involving gas giant Conoco Phillips. It's just been fined £3m for a major health and safety breach.

    Lincoln Crown Court's heard this afternoon how a large amount of gas was released from one of its platforms 70 miles off the Lincolnshire coast in November 2012.

    Lincoln Crown Court

    Sentencing the company Judge John Pini said: " This incident mercifully did not result in loss of life or injury, but it had all the potential for both."

  7. Action over nitrous oxide gas concerns

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live

    There are to be more police patrols in parts of Lincoln after police seized canisters of nitrous oxide - otherwise known as laughing gas.

    Officers say they've found the canisters in the Boultham Park Road and Westwick Gardens areas of the city and are concerned they're getting into the hands of children.

    Laughing gas

    The police say in the worst cases inhaling the gas can lead to loss of blood pressure and heart attack.

  8. Building work gives great view of Boston

    Scott Dalton

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here's a brilliant view of Boston from the top of the town's hospital. 

    New buildings are being lifted into place on the site this afternoon and I'm here to see it happen.

    But I couldn't resist posting this video for you to see while I'm up here.

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  9. Lincolnshire drugs gang: What was seized

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live

    If you've ever wondered what half a kilo of cocaine looks like - here's a picture.

    This represents just some of the drugs seized by police carrying out a covert operation against a Grantham-based drugs gang.


    Earlier today eight Lincolnshire men were jailed for their part in the gang - and were given sentences ranging between 16 years and two years, four months.

  10. Weather: Gales this afternoon but improving tomorrow

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's the latest detailed forecast with Look North's Paul Hudson:

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    Video caption: A full forecast from Paul Hudson
  11. Traffic and travel: Roadworks causing delays

    BBC Travel

    We're getting reports of slow traffic on the B1174 south of Grantham at its junction with the A1. 

    It's in the roadworks area.

  12. Energy giant Conoco Phillips fined £3m

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live

    Oil and gas exploration firm Conoco Phillips has been fined £3m for a major health and safety breach on one of its platforms off the Lincolnshire coast. 

    The firm's been sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court in the last few minutes. 

    Here's a tweet from our reporter at court Jake Zuckerman

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  13. Milking Lincolnshire's produce for all it's worth

    Boston Standard

    A smoothie-making bicycle may not be the usual attractions you would find in Boston’s Market Place. 

    But that is exactly what greeted visitors on Saturday as the Boston Town Team held its first event Local Food for Thought.

    Smoothie bike
  14. Controversial baths demolition set for June

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live

    Plans to pull down Grimsby's Scartho Baths are on schedule, with demolition due to start in June, according to North East Lincolnshire Council.

    The pool's been replaced by an £8.4m leisure centre which opened on Saturday.

    Scartho Baths

    There was a huge campaign against the closure of Scartho Baths. The council has already started removing asbestos from the building. Demolishing it will cost more than £1m.

  15. Would yew believe it? Compromise reached in hedgegate row

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live

    It looks like a deal's been done over the controversial hedge in Burton, near Lincoln.

    Roy Dowson, 90, was told to cut back the ancient yew hedge earlier this year by Lincolnshire County Council.

    View more on twitter

    The council said it was blocking the pavement. But according to this tweet from Councillor Martin Hill, who's the leader of the authority, a compromise has been reached.

  16. Travel: Problems on A159 north of Gainsborough

    BBC Travel

    There's slow traffic on the A159 between Gainsborough and Scunthorpe this afternoon. It's between Church Road and Charles Avenue in Laughton.

    Travel map
  17. Latest headlines for Lincolnshire

    Martin Slack

    BBC Local Live

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

    • Eight members of drugs gang from Grantham jailed
    • Police launch investigations after bodies found in Lincoln, Trusthorpe and Spurn Point
    • Compromise reached in "hedgegate" row
  18. Lincolnshire drugs gang: Five more men jailed

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Five more members of a gang that shipped Class A drugs into Lincolnshire have been jailed.

    Jamie Darby, 39 and Stuart Frazier, 54, both of Princess Drive, Grantham, have been jailed for 10 years.

    Adam Gill, 29, of South Parade and Martin Cooper, 31, of Calder Close, were jailed for three years and six months. 

    Ashley Toulson, 27, of Edward Street, was jailed for two years and four months.

    Earlier the gang's "mastermind" Jonathan Ferry, who's also from Grantham, was jailed for 16 years. 

  19. Watch: Jean's world where gnomes are a no-no

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Jean Turner and her husband Derek from Wragby are avid collectors of garden ornaments and they've got everything from a gorilla to a phone box.

    Video content

    Video caption: Jean Turner and her husband Derek collect garden ornaments - but Gnomes are a no-no.

    Jean says her friends and neighbours love the collection but it sometimes leaves the postman confused.