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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday, 23 February
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Martin Slack

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our Live coverage across the day

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincolnshire Live has finished for today - after hearing about the Lincolnshire Lotto winners' £32.5m win I'm off to buy a ticket. 

    I'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from across Lincolnshire. Join me then.

  2. Investigation after otters found snared

    William Wright

    Presenter

    I've been speaking to Lincolnshire Police's wildlife crime officer PC Nick Willey this afternoon.

    Sad story about two otters found dead after being caught in snares.

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    He's says its very unusual for the animals to be snared in this way - hardly seen it happen in 20 years of working in the countryside.

  3. Watch Lincolnshire Lotto winners: 'We took a week to claim the cash'

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's a video about Gerry and Lisa Cannings who've won the second biggest ever Lotto Jackpot.

    The couple from Deeping St James in the south of the county weren't quick to claim the prize.

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  4. Weather across Lincolnshire: A cold night with some frost

    BBC Weather

    Here's the weather picture for this evening and overnight: 

    weather graphic
  5. CCTV appeal after Boston taxi rank attack

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Do you recognise any of the people in these two pictures?  If you do, Lincolnshire Police want to speak to you. 

    Officers say they'd like to talk to the group of men and the woman in the pictures after a serious assault in Boston at around 04.00 on 14 February.

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    A man suffered serious injuries in the assault which happened at the taxi rank outside Boots in the market Place. 

  6. Traffic and travel: Slow on A57 this afternoon

    BBC Travel

    Roadworks are causing problems at the junction of the A57 and A156 between Lincoln and Gainsborough. It's because of roadworks at Drinsey Nook. 

    Map
  7. Police inquiry after man dies following fall

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincolnshire Police are investigating the death of a 64-year-old man who died at a trailer firm in Grantham.

    Officers have just released details of the incident, which happened last Thursday lunchtime.

    Fruehauf Grantham

    Det Insp Simon Bromiley said the victim may have fallen from a cherry picker at Fruehauf's yard on Houghton Road. 

    In a statement he said the exact circumstances of the mans' death were being examined and the company was helping with the inquiry.

  8. Sign of the times, all 'a matter of priorities'

    David Sykes

    Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Back to those dirty signs that have been upsetting some drivers on the roads of Lincolnshire.

    Lincolnshire County Council's network manager for highways Paul Little says it's all a matter of priorities.

    dirty sign

    He says workers do try to get round "substandard" signs - but the resources aren't there like they used to be.

    I've been out and about looking for dirty signs - and I even cleaned the one above, which I found in Wragby, near Lincoln.

  9. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

    • Lincolnshire teachers win £32.5m on the Lotto
    • Investigation under way after otters snared in Lincolnshire
    • Strike averted after agreement over teachers' pay rise at Spalding Grammar School
  10. Police tackle burning issue of illegal cigarette sales

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Police and Trading Standards in Lincolnshire have been talking to me about action they've been taking against people selling illegal cigarettes.

    They say they've seen increasingly "ingenious" methods of hiding illicit tobacco - including electronically operated false walls behind the shelves in some shops.

    Sgt Kim Enderby from the Alcohol Licensing Team said: "In two separate stock rooms at the rear of the store, we found elaborate electronic hides built into the walls. 

    "These were found to contain thousands of illegal cigarettes."

    Illegal cigarettes
  11. Son of former England star signs for Trinity

    James Lobley

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire Sport

    Elliot Hodge has signed on loan for Gainsborough Trinity today.

    Hodge, the son of former Nottingham Forest and England midfielder Steve Hodge, makes the move from Lincoln City.

    Elliott Hodge

    Blues manager Steve Housham says: “He is a good, pacy winger and is just what we need to keep the players on their toes. 

    "He is a good one to have on board and he’ll go straight into the16 for Saturday.”

  12. School strike off says union

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    We've heard from the National Union of Teachers who have been leading talks at Spalding Grammar School today.

    An NUT spokesman said the proposed strike is off after the union and school governors reached agreement over a 1% pay rise. 

    Spalding Grammar School

    Three days of action had been planned but the union said classes should now go ahead as normal. 

    The school said it was preparing a statement to be released later.

  13. Dirty signs: Are they offensive?

    Scott Dalton

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    No it's not what you think - we're talking road signs which are so mucky you can't read them.

    Some listeners have been in touch with stories of some really dirty signs in Lincolnshire.

    dirty signs

    Here's one that's been sent in by Mark from Boston this morning.

  14. Firearm charge over Boston burglary

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A 26 year old man's been charged with possession of a firearm in Boston with intent to cause fear of violence. 

    Mindaugas Zajankausus of Pulvertoft Lane was one of five men arrested in connection with a burglary on Lindis Road on Sunday. 

    Lindis Road, Boston

    Mr Zajankausus is due to appear before magistrates in Lincoln. The other arrested men have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.  

  15. Talks under way to avoid strike at school

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Teachers and unions are meeting at a Lincolnshire school today to try to avert strike action. 

    Staff at Spalding Grammar are planning three walk outs in a row over pay. 

    Spalding Grammar School
  16. Lincoln postal scam targets 200 people

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    More than 200 people in Lincoln are being warned that they're on a list used by postal scammers to steal thousands of pounds from them. 

    Lincolnshire Trading Standards and Lincolnshire Police say a direct approach is needed to stop people falling victim to the ploy.

    Post scam letters

    They say they're shocked by the scale of the problem in the county. More on Look North at 13:30 on BBC One.

  17. Can you help find missing Stevie?

    Police are appealing for information about missing 13-year-old Stevie Johns who was last seen at his home in Brigg on Sunday.

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