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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday, 17 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 throughout the day

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincolnshire Live has finished for today. 

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

  2. Headlines from BBC Look North this Wednesday evening

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here is Peter with the headlines ahead of tonight's Look North. You can watch all of of the stories from 1830 on BBC One.

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  3. Lincolnshire's weather: Cold night with snow in places

    BBC Weather

    Here's the forecast for this evening and overnight:

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  4. Appeal after driver fails to stop following car park injury

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Police are looking for a driver whose car hit a man on a supermarket car park zebra crossing.

    The incident happened at about 12.00 yesterday at the Boston branch of Asda - the victim was left with minor injuries.

    Asda Boston

    Officers say they're looking for the driver of a silver car. He's described as white, elderly. quite tall and stocky.

  5. Vandals target home of cancer-stricken war veteran

    Louth Leader

    A cancer-stricken war veteran is among a group of Louth residents who say their lives are being made a misery because of a campaign of bullying, intimidation and damage by teenage yobs.

    Roger and Jackie Featherstone
  6. RAF Typhoon jets alert: Long-range Russian jets spotted

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    We're getting a bit more information now from the MoD on the so-called "quick reaction alert" involving Typhoon aircraft from RAF Coningsby.

    RAF Coningsby

    An RAF spokesman said the situation was "on-going" and was not uncommon.

    It's believed the target aircraft are with the Long Range Aviation branch of the Russian military.  

  7. Latest headlines for Lincolnshire

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Here are the latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • RAF Typhoon jets scrambled from Lincolnshire to intercept Russian aircraft heading for UK airspace
    • Motorcyclist injured in crash with tractor near Gainsborough taken to Hull Royal Infirmary
    • Appeal after owl stolen in raid on Spalding wildlife centre
    RAF Typhoon
  8. BreakingRAF fighters scrambled to intercept Russian jets

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The MoD's confirmed  that RAF Typhoons from RAF Coningsby have been scrambled to intercept two Russian planes heading towards UK airspace.

    No more details - more as we get them,

    RAF TYphoon at Coningsby
  9. Traffic and travel: Debris causing disruption on A18

    BBC Travel

    The A18's partially blocked eastbound between Scawby and Barnetby Top because of debris on the road.

  10. Shoppers warned over handbag thefts from shopping trolleys

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Police are warning shoppers to be vigilant after two women had their handbags stolen from their supermarket shopping trolleys.

    Tesco market Rasen

    Lincolnshire Police say they've had reports of handbags being taken at Tesco on Linwood Road in Market Rasen both yesterday and on Monday. 

    A spokesman said: "Officers are working with store security staff and a number of inquiries are ongoing in relation to these thefts."

  11. Imps fans face eight-hour evening trip

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    A near eight-hour round trip faces Lincoln City for a midweek match after their game at Dover Athletic a week on Saturday was postponed.

    It’s because Dover progressed last night in the FA Trophy with the trophy match now being played on 27 February, which was when the Imps were due to play the Whites in a rearranged fixture.

    Dover map

    City are known in the division for having a fantastic away support and there might be some begging done by some fans to their bosses to let them leave that little earlier on the day the match will be played, which is yet to be decided.

  12. Can you help find Kevin the owl?

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Have a look at him - there aren't many Great Grey owls flying around Lincolnshire.

    This is Kevin. He's been stolen from the Baytree Owl and Wildlife Centre in Spalding.

    Kevin the Owl

    On its Facebook page the centre says staff were "gutted and shocked" when they arrived yesterday morning to find the padlock smashed off Kevin's aviary and the bird missing.

    Great Grey owls are found in the wild in North America, northern Europe and Russia. If you see Kevin get in touch with the police on 101.

  13. Weather: Cloudy and damp

    BBC Weather

    If you don't like the cold and wet weather (and let's face it who does?) look away now:

    weather graphic
  14. Seat appeal at theatre saved by community

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Since locals saved Horncastle's Red Lion Theatre from developers last year - their main effort has been getting bums on seats.

    But now volunteers who run the venue want you to put your name on a chair as well as placing your posterior on it.

    Red Lion Theatre
    Red Lion theatre

    They've got big revamp plans and if you sponsor a seat to help them hit their £3,500 seat-refurbishment target, you'll get your own personalised plaque on the cushion of your choice.

  15. Unemployment rises across region

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    It's not a good employment picture across Lincolnshire this afternoon according to the latest official figures.

    Across Yorkshire and the Humber and East Midlands areas, the number of people without work is up by 10,000 in total. They're the only areas in the country to register an increase.

    job centre

    Nationally unemployment fell by 60,000.

  16. County council services saved: Your reaction

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    You've been giving your reaction to the news that county council services including rural buses and children's centres are to be saved from the axe.

    Lincolnshire County Council had said it was going to cut subsidies for buses and close 15 Sure Start centres to save £40m in the next financial year.

    But last week it was give an extra £5m by the government, with another £2.5m to follow next year, meaning the services can be saved - for two years at least.

    Quote Message: Great news, but don't get too excited. It's not really a U turn or a change of plan, just a stay of execution. Next time around, these services will be back in the firing line again. from Richard Pullen Facebook
    Richard PullenFacebook
    Quote Message: The penny has finally dropped, these people are voted in by the people of Lincoln. from Robin Cooke Facebook
    Robin CookeFacebook
  17. Mum backs baby CPR campaign after saving her own son's life

    Jono Brine

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    I've been to meet Victoria Dawson and her son Eddie, from Ruskington near Sleaford, and they had a frightening story to tell.

    Eddie, who was born premature, choked during a breastfeed and stopped breathing.

    Victoria and Eddie Dawson

    But Victoria was able to save him by using baby CPR - a skill she wants all mums and dads to learn in case hey find themselves in the same situation.

    There's more details on the St John Ambulance website.

  18. Latest headlines for Lincolnshire

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

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

    • Campaigners' joy after bus services and children's centres saved from council cuts
    • Unemployment rises across the region
    • Charity's appeal after it takes in 18 cats in just one day