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  1. Live news, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 8:00 on Monday
  2. Updates on Friday, 12 February

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day:

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Well that's it for today's live coverage.

    I'm going home to complete my preparations for Valentine's Day. I've got the flowers, the chocolates and a bottle of bubbly. Just need a girlfriend now. 

    We'll be back on Monday with all the news, sport, weather and travel from across Lincolnshire. Join us then.

  2. The headlines for today

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    • The hunt continues for four men who rammed a Skellingthorpe shop with a JCB
    • Spalding Grammar Teachers announce strike over pay
    • The sixth Lincolnshire shop this year has it's alcohol license taken away 
  3. Amputee former soldier prepares for the Lincoln 10K

    Melvyn Prior

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Nathan Cumberland, who lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan, is training for the city's 20th annual road race. 

    Nathan will be attempting the six mile course on his prosthetic limbs whilst his mate Iain Maynard will be doing it with a fridge strapped to his back. 

    Nathan Cumberland and Iain Maynard

    It's taking place on Sunday the 17th of April if you want to join in. 

    Let's be honest, you really have to have an excuse not to when you see these two at it don't you? 

  4. Another Lincolnshire shop has it's alcohol license take away

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The Baltic Store on Winsover Road in Spalding has become the sixth store to have it's license removed in this year alone after police found thousands of contraband cigarettes.

    Illegal cigarettes

    When police raided the premises they found false walls and cavities completely filled with the contraband. 

  5. Your views: Junior doctor contracts

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Yesterday we spoke to junior doctor Francis Kynaston Pearson after the Government announced it would impose new contracts.

    Video content

    Video caption: Dr Francis Kynaston Pearson from Lincoln County Hospital talks to William.

    You've been having your say on the matter:

    Quote Message: Jeremy Hunt has one mission in life and that is to be known as the man who destroy the NHS. I think we should demand a Vote of NO CONFIDENCE in David Cameron, Jeremy Hunt and the Conservative government. from Jane Webb Facebook
    Jane WebbFacebook
    Quote Message: If this junior doctor is prepared to ditch his home country at the drop of a hat then please, feel free to leave and give the job to someone who is prepared to do the job under the governments terms and conditions. Moreover, in these days of austerity, what other profession has been offered a wage increase of 13.5%? from Stephen Minister Facebook
    Stephen MinisterFacebook
    Quote Message: This government is the most detached from the electorate I have ever seen. from Frank Slater Facebook
    Frank SlaterFacebook
  6. Weather: Cloudy for the rest of the day as temperatures begins to drop

    BBC Weather

    Staying dry in most parts for the rest of the day but as the sun goes down we may have some more frost to start off the weekend.

  7. Police deploy helicopter in search of missing Cleethorpes man with Alzheimer's disease

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Police want your help to find 87-year-old Harold Sinclair who hasn't been seen for three hours.

    Harold Sinclair

    Extensive searches have already been carried out but so far he hasn't been found.

  8. BreakingSpalding Grammar School teachers to go on strike

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Teachers have unanimously voted to go on strike after after the school refused to implement a 1% pay increase being brought in at every other school in the county. 

    The National Union of Teachers say there will be strike action taking place on Wednesday 24th February and Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd March.

  9. Lincolnshire Golf Club hits a milestone

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    I dare say they'll be a few celebrations at the 19th hole tonight...

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    Founded all the way back in 1891! That's a lot of balls, a lot of tees and a lot of questionably patterned trousers.

  10. Fishtoft fatal crash: Police want two witnesses to come forward

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Earlier we told you that a 51-year-old has died after being hit by a car near Boston.

    Police now believe there are two people out there who might be able to help them. 

    View more on twitter
  11. Baby death: Body 'may have been there for some time'

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Earlier we told you about the discovery of the remains of a baby in the garden drain of a house on Scartho Road

    Detective Chief Inspector Bob Clark has issued this statement:

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    A post-mortem will take place on Monday, currently the death is being treated as unexplained.

  12. Skellingthorpe ram-raid update

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Police say they're looking for four men in connection with the ram-raid that happened in the early hours of the morning.

    They've also confirmed that the gang crashed into a police car and drove at officers as they tried to flee the scene.

    Smashed car

    Police were called to the incident on Jerusalem Road at about 2:30am as the gang, who were all wearing balaclavas, attempted to smash their way into the store with a JCB to get to the cash machine.

    Crashed JCB

    However they failed to make off with any cash.

  13. Police issue photo of missing Grimsby teen

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Look North

    Harry Rowbotham hasn't been home for three days.

    Harry Rowbotham
  14. Appeal to find missing 17-year-old from Grimsby

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Look North

    Humberside Police want your help in finding missing Harry Rowbotham, who hasn't returned home since Tuesday. 

    He has been seen in the Top Town and Freshney Place areas of Grimsby since then but his family are growing increasingly concerned for his health and wellbeing.

    He's described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall with a medium build and he has light brown short hair. He was last seen wearing a beige coloured hooded jacket, a fairisle style jumper, denim jeans and grey and orange Adidas trainers.

  15. New exhibition in the Lincoln museum

    Nicola Gilroy


    A life-sized replica of The Russell Chantry in Lincoln Cathedral has been built as part of an exhibition at a Lincoln museum 

    The mural inside the chapel was produced by one of the Bloomsbury set, Duncan Grant, whose unorthodox life meant it wasn't open to the public for 30 years.

    Art replica

    German abstract artist Lothar Gotz has been commissioned to create his interpretation of the mural on the walls of a replica Russell Chantry within The Collection.  

    Lothar Gotz

    The exhibition will be open until the end of May and you can hear more about it on my programme today.

  16. Travel: Road closure in Lincoln

    BBC Travel

    Emergency services in Lincoln are attending an accident that happened there just after 13:00 this afternoon.

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  17. Police appeal for information about hit and run in Scunthorpe

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Officers want your help to find a white transit-style van that hit a man on the A18 Kingsway yesterday.

    It happened at around midday and the man had to be taken to hospital to be treated for serious injuries. 

  18. Sport: Boston's new signing on tonight's Friday Football

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    Lots of excitement from Boston United fans about their new signing in midfield, Stephane Ngamvoulou who joined the club last night from Whitehawk.    

    New signing handshake

    When I speak to Pilgrims' supporters, they say the one thing the teams lacks is a powerful, strong central midfielder and the hope is that Stephane will fill that void.

    He's been likened to Manchester City's Yaya Toure by some and I'll be speaking him this evening on Friday Football at 6PM on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

  19. The headlines so far...

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    • No arrests made yet in Skellingthorpe ram-raid
    • Baby death remains unexplained
    • Woodhall Spa rejects free parking for the village
    • Man dies after being hit by car near Boston