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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 1 March
  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. 

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

  2. Fire chiefs unveil £1.67m cuts over three years

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Fire and rescue crews may take longer to get to an emergency if savings unveiled by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue go ahead later this year.

    The service says it has to make cuts to contribute to Lincolnshire County Council's target of saving £40m in the next financial year.

    Fire Engine

    But that means night cover could be reduced increasing response times by up to two minutes.

  3. New posting for Lincolnshire diplomat

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    The next posting for a Horncastle diplomat has been announced. 

    Mark Kent was brought up and went to school in the town but he's got another new posting this time in Buenos Aires.

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  4. Weather across Lincolnshire: Cold with risk of wintry showers

    BBC Weather

    Here's your overnight weather forecast:

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  5. Traffic and travel: A1 closed west of Stamford

    BBC Travel

    The A1 southbound west of Stamford is closed and is expected to stay closed for some time after what police say is a serious accident.

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  6. Latest headlines this afternoon across Lincolnshire

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

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

    • Fire chiefs unveil plans to save almost £2m and cut 24/7 fire cover in Lincolnshire
    • Partner of hit and run accident victim appeals for help to locate driver
    • Search still under way after vehicle falls into water at Immingham Dock
  7. Hit and run accident: Partner appeals for information

    William Wright

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    I've just been talking to Sam Ellis - he's the partner of Danielle Clarke, who was the victim of a hit and run in Lincolnshire yesterday.

    Sam says Danielle's recovering in Boston's Pilgrim Hospital but he wants help for the police to track down the driver involved.

    Sam Ellis, Danielle Clarke and children Reuben and Harpar

    Danielle was with the couple's two children Reuben, who's two, and baby Harpar, 18 months, when she was hit by a car on St Leonards Lane at around 1pm.

    Quote Message: It could have been a hell of a lot worse - my babies could have been left without a mother, I could have been left without a partner. My whole family could have been struck by this car." from Sam Ellis Danielle Clarke's partner
    Sam EllisDanielle Clarke's partner
  8. Burglar jailed after carrying out 38 thefts in seven months

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    James Jones spent seven months stealing from people's houses now he's been sent to prison for six years.

    The 40-year-old from East Liberty, in the Monks Road area of Lincoln, was convicted of a burglary in the city.

    James Jones

    Jones then went on to admit another 26 house burglaries in the Lincoln area and 10 more in Skegness.

    Det Con Phil Elliot said: “Having spoken to the victims of these offences it is clear that the crimes Jones committed have had a significant impact on them. 

    Quote Message: "Being able to tell his victims he had been caught and given a substantial length of time in prison has given a significant degree of reassurance to them." from DC Phil Elliot Lincolnshire Police
    DC Phil ElliotLincolnshire Police
  9. More than 100 children miss out on preferred school

    William Wright

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    It's nerve-wracking and hard work for parents trying to decide which secondary school to choose for their children.

    Today Lincolnshire County Council's telling parents whether they've been successful in getting the school place they want.

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    The council says 91.8 per cent of the 7,600 children heading for secondaries this year have got a place at their preferred school. 

    This year there are 114 children without a place at any of the schools they chose.

  10. Greggs: 15 jobs at risk in Sleaford

    We've heard from Greggs now about the closure of its bakery in Sleaford.

    The company says 15 jobs are at risk. The site is described by the firm as a "micro bakery" that supplies ten shops in the local area.

    You've been giving your reaction to the news on our Facebook page.

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    Quote Message: Something else gone - Sleaford will be a ghost town soon from Ann Short Facebook
    Ann ShortFacebook
    Quote Message: Good news for waistlines of Lincolnshire. from Pete Leverett Facebook
    Pete LeverettFacebook
  11. Watch: Couple show off Saxon des-res at bottom of their garden

    Melvyn Prior

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    What's the most unusual thing you have in your garden?

    Well Judith and Steve Jones near Market Rasen have a replica Saxon House in theirs! They are trying to raise money because it needs some TLC.

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    Video caption: Judith and Steve Jones show off their Saxon des-res in Lincolnshire.

    I've been talking to them about the project this morning on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

  12. Farming charity in appeal for transport

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Do you know someone with a lorry? Have you got one you can donate for a day?

    Lincolnshire-based farming charity Forage Aid is appealing for help delivering aid to farmers affected by the floods last year.

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    It's been collecting feed and bedding to help farmers who lost all theirs and has 400 lorry loads - but is struggling to find enough lorries to shift it.

    If you can help visit the Forage Aid website.

  13. Special school in line for architecture prize

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A school in Grimsby is on the shortlist for a regional architecture award.

    Humberston Park Special School, which serves pupils aged two to 19, was designed by Hodson Architects and is divided into "a pair of pavilions" with intricate folded roofs and glazed lanterns.    

    Humberston Park Special School

    Other contenders for The Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) annual award include a monastery, two university libraries, an art gallery and a recycling facility. 

    The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Leeds, on 21 April.  

  14. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

    • Search and rescue effort continues after vehicle falls into water at Immingham Docks
    • Headteachers at rural schools voice concerns over future of school meals in Lincolnshire
    • Jobs at risk as Greggs announces plans to close Sleaford bakery
  15. Pensioner bus death: Police appeal to passengers

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincolnshire Police have appealed for information after a 90-year-old woman died following an incident on a bus.

    Sgt Chris Dennett said the woman got on the number 2 bus in Branston at 09.55 on Saturday.

    He added: “There are around three of four people who were on the bus and who helped the lady."

    Quote Message: We have not yet managed to trace them and would really like to talk to them to see if they have any information that could assist with the investigation." from Sgt Chris Dennett Lincolnshire Police
    Sgt Chris DennettLincolnshire Police
  16. Howzat - indoor cricket scheme 'step closer'

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    A new indoor cricket facility for Lincolnshire has moved a step closer. 

    A site in Hartsholme Park in the city has been identified and a public consultation over the development is under way.

    Hartsholme Park

    Part of the land is currently owned by the City of Lincoln Council which hopes to lease it to Lincolnshire Cricket for the centre to be built.

    The chairman of Lincolnshire Cricket, Rob Bradley, says if plans do go ahead it'll be a huge boost to the  area.