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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday, 18 February
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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

    That's it for today, I'm going to leave you with this lovely photo from one of our weather watchers in Keelby.

    Keelby

    Lincolnshire Live will be back again tomorrow from 08:00 bringing you all the latest news, sports, travel and weather. 

    Hope you'll join us then.

  2. This evening's headlines across Lincolnshire

    Paul Russell

    Broadcast Journalist

    The latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • Police say a van driver suffered fatal injuries in a collision on the A158 near Wragby at about 07:30 this morning
    • Lincolnshire Police has been told it needs to improve the way it deals with cases of missing children and child sexual exploitation
    • The K2 Mini Mart in Grantham has had its alcohol licence revoked
    • A community group says it wants to take on the responsibility of Sutton on Sea's beach huts
  3. Traffic and travel: Congestion in Grimsby

    BBC Travel

    As we head towards the evening rush Grimsby is beginning to clog up.

    Travel map

    Full details here.

  4. Council preparing for tomorrow's budget meeting

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    It's going to be an interesting one tomorrow after we learned yesterday that a proposed £5m budget cut had been, well, cut after a grant from central government.

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    Some children's centres, rural bus subsidies and some road-gritting were all saved from the axe.

  5. Your pictures: Blue sky backdrop for Lincoln Cathedral

    BBC Weather Watchers

    This one sent to us by Andy:

    Cathedral

    Either it was taken on the castle walls or Andy is very, very tall.

  6. Lincolnshire MP sceptical about EU negotiations

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    One of the stories dominating the national picture is that David Cameron is on his way to what's being described as a "crucial summit" in Brussels where he's hoping to get a deal on Britain's membership of the EU. 

    David Cameron

    However Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh has told BBC Radio Lincolnshire that he believes that this is more for appearances sake than anything else.

    Quote Message: David Cameron wasn't asking for much, I suspect a lot of this was for show and David Cameron has to come back with a victory and the Eurocrats know this so they're just keeping this for the last moment. I'd bet my own money, frankly, that tomorrow there'll be an announcement that an agreement has been made and that it's been cooked up for weeks now." from Sir Edward Leigh Member of Parliament for Gainsborough
    Sir Edward LeighMember of Parliament for Gainsborough

    This morning the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker has said he's "quite confident" there will be an agreement.

  7. Gritters back out tonight on the county's roads

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

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    We'll have weather updates to let you know what conditions are looking like for later in the evening.

  8. Police confirm man died in A158 crash

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The driver of a van involved in the collision near Wragby died at the scene this morning.

    He was in his 30s and from the Horncastle area. 

    The road was closed for several hours after the crash which also involved a four-wheel drive vehicle, the driver of that is still in Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre with serous injuries. 

  9. Swine flu closes hospital wards

    East Midlands Today

    Leicester Royal Infirmary has been forced to close three wards after 16 cancer patients contracted swine flu.

    Leicester's Royal Infirmary

    They've been isolated to stop the spread of the H1N1 strain of influenza. Meanwhile at the city's Glenfield Hospital, there are three suspected cases that haven't yet been confirmed. 

    Glenfield Hospital

    However Public Health England are stressing this isn't too unusual in the winter months and staff have the situation under control.

    Quote Message: It is a normal winter - and swine flu is the normal flu and the number of cases is not that high across the East Midlands. Obviously when it gets into a clinical setting where people are very vulnerable then this is a difficult situation to manage. Everything is being done and it is under control." from Dr Philip Monk Public Health England
    Dr Philip MonkPublic Health England
  10. Reports say A158 now reopen at Wragby

    BBC Travel

    We've had a call telling us that the road has been re-opened after a collision this morning. 

    It happened at about half past 7 near the Victoria Street junction and involved a 4x4 and a van.

    At least two people are known to have been seriously injured in the crash.

  11. Aylesby looking radiant

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    You just have to take advantage of this weather if you're a keen photographer don't you?

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  12. Appeal to find stolen owl continues

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    We told you yesterday about Kevin the Great Grey owl who was taken from Baytree Wildlife Centre in Spalding on Tuesday.

    His handler believes he was stolen to order.   

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    They'll be more on Look North later.

  13. Police name man killed in tractor accident

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The man who was killed in an accident involving a tractor last Wednesday at North Thoresby was Martyn Smith, aged 61, from the North Cotes area.

    An investigation into the incident is continuing.  

  14. Weather: Dry and bright

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Still a bit of a chill in the air but staying dry and sunny, occasionally clouding over

    Weather chart
  15. Deputy Chief responds to accusations force isn't doing enough to protect youngsters

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    We told you earlier how Lincolnshire Police has been told it needs to improve the way it deals with cases of missing children and child sexual exploitation.

    We put the findings of the report by the police watchdog to the Deputy Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, Heather Roach.

    Quote Message: We already have a multi-agency team based in Grantham that specifically looks at child sex exploitation and are effectively our tactical advisers around taking those investigations forward. We have a bit more work to do around raising awareness in general but actually we're recognised as being along the right lines from Heather Roach Deputy Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police
    Heather RoachDeputy Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police
  16. Sport: 'No news is good news' from Sincil Bank

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    They say no news is good news, so I guess you can say Lincoln City's weekly press conference was full of good news!

    The Imps manager Chris Moyses revealed the club have no new injury problems ahead of Saturday's game against Southport with Liam Hearn and Craig Stanley both still out and that there's no players in on trial.

    You did get the sense though that he still believes Lincoln City can make a play off spot in the National League after midweek results went their way with city three points off 5th with 12 games remaining.

  17. Traffic and travel: A158 still closed at Wragby

    BBC Travel

    The road is still closed off as emergency services deal with the crash that happened this morning.

    Travel map

    Elsewhere in the county there's congestion in various places. The A156 in Lea, the A607 in Grantham and on the B1399 in Market Rasen are all clogged up.