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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday, March 2
  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 across 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 across Lincolnshire this evening

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

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

    • Owner of pet which died after being mauled by police dog speaks out
    • Saxon island found in Lincolnshire has 'more stories to tell' say archaeologists
    • Lincolnshire police interviewed, but released, match.com rapist Jason Lawrance, force reveals
  3. Almost 500 drivers fled Lincolnshire petrol stations without paying

    The Lincolnite

    Motorists in Lincolnshire drove away from petrol stations in the county without paying for their fuel almost 500 times in just two years.  

    petrol pump
  4. Weather across Lincolnshire this evening and tonight: Cold and wet

    BBC Weather

    Here's your weather forecast for this evening and overnight:

    weather graphic
  5. Police dog mauling: Owner speaks out

    Gemma Dawson

    BBC Look North

    We've been speaking to Charlie Giermak the owner of Yorkshire Terrier Barbie - the dog that had to be put down after being mauled by a police dog.

    He says he called for the police dog handler to call off the German Shepherd, but claims there was no response.

    Barbie

    Lincolnshire Police says the dog handler PC Mick Judge is "extremely upset" over what happened.

    The force says it will investigate and compensate Mr Giermak for the vets fees he's incurred.

  6. Traffic and travel: A1 northbound disruption

    BBC Travel

    There are problems on the A1 northbound north of Grantham this afternoon because of a broken down vehicle.

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  7. Woman threatened with knife during armed robbery

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A woman was threatened with a knife by an armed raider at a Grimsby newsagent earlier today.

    Police have launched a manhunt after the incident in Lord Street at around 11.30am today. 

    The suspect was wearing a black hooded top and black jogging bottoms and had a scarf covering his face at the time of the robbery.

    He fled along James Street. Officers say a knife has been recovered from the scene.

  8. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

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

    • Man jailed for sending naked pictures of woman to her neighbours in Lincolnshire
    • Dambuster veteran attacks government over lack of support for Lincoln's Bomber Command Memorial project
    • Port operators express shock over driver's death plunge at Immingham
  9. Man jailed for sending naked pictures of woman to her neighbours

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A Lincolnshire man who sent naked photographs of a woman to 13 of her neighbours has been sent to prison for 12 weeks.

    Christopher David Mills, 57, included the pictures in a "round-robin letter" which also made allegations about the victim's background, Lincoln Crown Court heard today.

    Lincoln Crown Court

    A number of the woman's neighbours were shocked by the content the court was told. 

    Mills, of no fixed address, admitted a charge of disclosing private photographs with intent on 26 May last year.

    Passing sentence Recorder Stuart Sprawson said the "message must go out" that people who send such material are at risk of an immediate prison sentence.

  10. Immingham Dock plunge: Port operator 'shocked' by death

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The company that operates Immingham Docks says it's "shocked and saddened" by the death of a man after his truck went in to the water yesterday.

    The man, who has yet to be identified, died after the incident yesterday morning despite a search and rescue operation.

    Immingham Docks entrance

    Associated British Ports issued a statement earlier on behalf of "the entire port community".

    The Health and Safety Executive has now been called in to investigate what happened.

    Quote Message: The entire port community in Immingham is shocked and saddened by the death of our colleague yesterday. Our thoughts are with his family." from Associated British Ports Spokesman
    Associated British PortsSpokesman
  11. Warning over green waste bin scammers

    East Lindsey District Council's issued a reminder about the green waste collection service today after it was hit by scammers.

    Criminals posing as council officials have been going door-to-door collecting cash from people for the green waste service.

    Wheelie bins

    But the council says residents can only subscribe to the service online or by calling 01507 601111.

    A spokesman said: "The Council’s fleet of refuse vehicles has technology in the cabs that informs the crews which homes have subscribed to the service".

  12. Tory activist death: Inquest should look at party's culture'

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lawyers for the family of a young Tory activist have today argued the inquest into his death should examine the culture in the Conservative Party at the time he died. 

    Former Spalding Grammar School pupil Elliott Johnson was found dead on railway tracks in Bedfordshire last September. 

    Elliott Johnson

    A few weeks earlier he had raised allegations about the way he was being treated by the Conservative Party.

    Coroner Tom Osborne will rule on the family's application later this week.  

  13. Is this the country's best flume? Refurbished North Kesteven Leisure Centre takes shape

    Lincolnshire Echo

    The wildest dreams of Lincolnshire children will soon come true when they see their ideas on paper become reality.

    From a magical medieval castle to the latest digitally-interactive water flume, the new swimming facilities at North Kesteven Leisure Centre in North Hykeham are set to be the first of their kind in the country when they re-open to the public later this year.

    North Kesteven flume
  14. Former Dambuster attacks Government over lack of memorial support

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincolnshire-born Dambuster George "Johnny" Johnson has attacked politicians attitude towards the county's International Bomber Command Memorial.

    Last year the IBCC memorial spire was unveiled on Canwick Hill, near Lincoln, and now fundraising's underway for a new visitor centre on the site. 

    Johnny Johnson

    The veteran has told the Daily Telegraph he's disappointed there's been no grant or other funding from the Government. 

    IBCC spokeswoman Nicky Barr's told BBC Radio Lincolnshire that Mr Johnson's take is similar to many other veterans - but fundraising will continue with or without Government support.

  15. Police dog handler 'very upset' after mauling incident

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    We've heard from the Lincolnshire Police dog handler who's German Shepherd attacked a Yorkshire Terrier in Lincolnshire on Monday night.

    The force says PC Mick Judge is "very upset" and senior officers say they will compensate the owner for vets fees. 

    Dogs
    Image caption: Barbie the Yorkshire Terrier with daughter Candy

    The incident happened at around 22.35 on Monday on a private road near Boston. The Yorkshire Terrier called Barbie was so badly injured she had to be put down.

    Quote Message: PC Mick Judge, the dog handler, is a dog lover as well as a professional handler and is very upset at what has happened. from Lincolnshire Police
    Lincolnshire Police
  16. Worries over school dinners grant

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    We've been talking to headteachers in rural schools in Lincolnshire - they're concerned about providing free meals for infants.

    They say if the Government withdraws a grant in July as planned, the cost of providing the meals will have to come out of teaching budgets.

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  17. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire this lunchtime

    Paul Russell

    Broadcast Journalist

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • Man found guilty of raping women he met through online dating including victim from Lincolnshire
    • Grimsby MP Melanie Onn meets with ministers over wind power college for region
    • Excitement over discovery of Saxon settlement near Louth