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  1. Updates on Thursday, February 25
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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

    So this is where we hit the buffers after a busy day following Flying Scotsman through Lincolnshire and bringing you all the other news, sport weather and travel from across the county. 

    But we haven't run out of steam yet. We'll be back tomorrow with more Lincolnshire Live from 08.00. Join us then.

    Flying Scotsman
  2. Watch: Dry and cold overnight across Lincolnshire

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's Kay Crewdson with the detailed forecast for tonight and tomorrow:

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Thursday 25 February with Kay Crewdson
  3. Scunthorpe man jailed after attack on Lincoln night out

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A drunk who knocked a man unconscious on a night out in Lincoln has been jailed. 

    Lincoln Crown Court heard that Rhys Whitehouse broke the victim's eye socket in the unprovoked attack. 

    It happened on Flaxengate last September. 

    The 21 year old from Scunthorpe admitted grievous bodily harm and was jailed for 12 months.  

  4. Football: Former Imps director in Notts County exit

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    The former Lincoln City director Ray Trew has stepped down as Notts County chairman and put the club up for sale. 

    Trew says his family has been subject to "foul, mindless abuse" in recent days. 

    Ray Trew

    He's been under pressure from some supporters since the unpopular appointment of Jamie Fullarton as manager in January.    

  5. Inquest: Lincolnshire terror victim unlawfully killed

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    An inquest has ruled that a woman from Lincolnshire was unlawfully killed in a terrorist attack in Tunisia last year. 

    Sally Adey who grew up in Scothern near Lincoln but moved to Shropshire was shot in a museum while on holiday in Tunis last March.

    Sally Adey

    After the hearing her family released a statement saying she was a "very much loved mother wife and daughter who is missed by all".

  6. Afternoon headlines: Men arrested over £300,000 wine bar fraud allegations and man jailed over drunken attack

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

    • Specialist fraud police arrest three men over Sleaford wine bar allegations
    • Scunthorpe man jailed for unprovoked attack while on drunken night out in Lincoln
    • Lincolnshire man offered free holiday after Flying Scotsman video photobombed by Virgin East Coast train
  7. Men arrested over £300,000 Sleaford wine bar fraud allegations

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The City of London police have arrested three men over what they're calling a "commercial property insurance fraud" centred on a Sleaford wine bar.

    Detectives from the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department say the trio, two aged 32 and one aged 29, are suspected of making three separate £100,000  insurance claims on The Lounge, in the town's Southgate.

    It's alleged the bar was never open or operating, and the claims for "material damage and loss of earnings" were fraudulent and linked to money laundering.

  8. Whale experts say stranding investigations could take months

    Paul Murphy

    BBC Look North

    Academics examining samples from the whales that beached on the Lincolnshire coast earlier this year say they're a long way from discovering why it happened.

    Marine experts have speculated the huge mammals could have strayed into the North Sea while hunting for squid.

    Whales on Skegness beach

    But Rob Deaville, from the Zoological Society of London, who's leading the investigation, tells me it could be many more months before they know precisely why it happened. 

  9. Traffic and travel: A15 fully reopen after lorry accident

    BBC Travel

    The A15 north of Lincoln at Waddingham has now reopened after recovery of an overturned lorry. 

  10. Watch: That perfect moment for Flying Scotsman - then this happened:

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Not everybody got the best view of Flying Scotsman today. Ryan Allen was waiting patiently in Little Bytham, near Stamford - but wait:

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    But it's not all bad news for Ryan - now's he's had this offer:

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  11. Angry Flying Scotsman guard steams into railway trespassers

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Here's a video from on board Flying Scotsman after it was forced to stop when spectators were spotted on the track.

    The guard's not happy:

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  12. How Lincolnshire played it's part in the Brits

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Looks like some Lincolnshire produce made its way on to the menu at last night's Brits Awards ceremony:

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  13. Garden waste charge paid by more than 2,000 people

    Scott Dalton

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Boston Borough Council's decided residents should pay £30 to have their garden waste bins emptied from this spring.

    And it looks like many people are happy to pay for the service with the authority saying more than 2,000 people have signed up on the first day.

    Brown bin

    According to the council "there were queues almost out of the door at Municipal Buildings" for people ready to pay the charge.

  14. RAF Red Arrows 2016 team fly together for the first time

    The Lincolnite

    The 2016 Red Arrows team has reached a major milestone in their training – flying together for the first time in a training display.

    Flight Lieutenant Si Taylor (left) and Flight Lieutenant Matt Masters (right), who are joining the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team as display pilots for the 2016 season
    Image caption: Flight Lieutenant Si Taylor (left) and Flight Lieutenant Matt Masters (right), who are joining the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team as display pilots for the 2016 season.
  15. Students make top 30 in chocoholic table

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Students in Lincoln get through more than 16,500 chocolate bars a year according to a new study by the British Heart Foundation.

    Chocolate bars

    The figures have been compiled as part of the charity's Dechox campaign which aims to raise money and awareness of the dangers of too much sugar. 

    The worst offenders were Northumbria University students, who get through 82,355 bars a year.

    Time for a snack...

  16. Meccano-mad modellers ready for show

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Meccano models like this will be on display in Lincoln on Saturday and Sunday as the city hosts its annual Meccano Weekend.

    Meccano plane

    It's held at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life on Burton Road and will have many hands-on activities for adults and children.

    Theresa Workman, from the museum, says: "Whether you're an interested amateur, budding inventor or experienced engineer, Meccano models will be set up for you to study."

  17. Blocked A15: Recovery of lorry is under way

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Police have brought in a crane and recovery truck to sort out the overturned lorry on the A15 north of Lincoln.

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  18. Latest headlines: New appeal after fatal accident and thousands sign up for bins scheme

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    This lunchtime's headlines from across Lincolnshire:

    • Police have been back at the scene of a crash where a father of five died to appeal for information 
    • Crowds gather along East Coast mai line for Flying Scotsman run
    • 2,000 people sign up for new council garden waste scheme in Boston despite additional cost
  19. Watch: Weather across Lincolnshire today

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's Kay Crewdson with the latest weather details: 

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    Video caption: Kay Crewsdon with the weather forecast for Thursday 25 February