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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday. March 10
  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

    Local Live has finished for today. 

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

  2. Bird's-eye view of new Scunthorpe stadium

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    We've been hearing the news that Scunthorpe United will get a new stadium with work starting as early as this May.

    Here are another couple of pictures we've just been given by the council - it's all part of a major development near the M181 called Lincolnshire Lakes.

    Scunthorpe United new stadium
    Scunthorpe United new stadium
  3. Council finance firm told: 'Stop burying your head in the sand'

    William Wright

    Presenter BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    We've been talking all day on BBC Radio Lincolnshire about finance problems which have hit Lincolnshire County Council.

    There are claims staff haven't been paid properly, schools don't know how much money they've got left and basic bills are going unpaid.

    Lincolnshire County Council

    The private firm involved - Serco - says it's been processing a backlog of payments. But it's boss Sean Hanson says things are getting better.

    But we've just heard from a primary school headteacher here in the county who says that's not right. She's told the company to "stop burying it's head in the sand".

    She's challenged Mr Hanson to come to Lincolnshire and meet school leaders who are struggling. 

  4. Pay row fish firm says it's 'consulting' over changes

    Andy Marsters

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The company which has been criticised by unions today over claims it's cutting overtime rates to pay for an increase in the minimum wage has released a statement.

    The Unite union says Icelandic Seachill, relies on large amounts of overtime from its 400 employees in Grimsby.

    Icelandic Seachill

    The union says the overtime move is an attempt reduce the impact of the new wage which comes into force next month. 

    Icelandic Seachill says it's reviewing labour costs and pay structures and starting a 45-day consultation on a proposal to change the terms and conditions of weekly paid employees. 

  5. League table ranks Lincolnshire’s hospital trust as 'poor' in learning from mistakes

    The Lincolnite

    A government league table has ranked the trust in charge of Lincolnshire’s hospitals as one of the worst in England and Wales for learning from mistakes.  

    Lincoln County Hospital
  6. Time running out in campaign to reopen coastal path

    Skegness Standard

    Time is running out to return a vital document in the fight to get a coastal path running alongside a Skegness golf course re-opened.

    Paul Marshall, chairman of Coastal Access for All
    Image caption: Paul Marshall, chairman of Coastal Access for All
  7. Watch: Dry to end the day, a cold night tonight

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's Kay Crewdson with all your weather details for tonight and tomorrow:

    Video content

    Video caption: Kay Crewdson has this afternoon's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
  8. Listen: Catching up with UTC students six months on

    Amanda White

    BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    I've been to the Humber University Technical College in Scunthorpe to see how students are doing six months after it opened. 

    The UTC is a new type of 14 to 18 school led by local employers to create a unique way of learning for future tech-based industries.  

    I chatted to students Gabriel and Sam at an employers open day.

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    Video caption: How are students doing six months after the opening of the new vocational college?
  9. Man arrested after cash machine distraction theft

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    You'll remember this story: The thieves who distracted a 93-year-old man in Grantham to steal his cash card then empty his bank account.

    Well, this afternoon Lincolnshire Police officers revealed they've arrested a man in connection with the theft, which happened just before Christmas.

    Cashpoint robbery

    Ion Anghel, 48, of Sherwood Street, Wolverhampton, was arrested on Tuesday, and charged this morning with conspiring to steal. 

    He's been remanded in custody and will appear before Grantham Magistrates Court on Monday.

  10. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  11. School Report: Deadlines looming

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Reuben from William Farr School in Welton is working on a story for tonight's special BBC School Report programme on BBC Radio Lincolnshire. 

    It's all about the growth of Welton village over the next few years.

    School reporter Reuben

    They had until this afternoon to get their stories finalised.

    You can hear what they've come up at 18.00 tonight when the pupils from William Farr join forces with Cordeaux Academy in Louth for the live programme.

  12. New night shelter gets go-ahead

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincoln is to get a brand new night shelter for homeless people. Plans were passed for a new Nomad Trust Centre on Croft Street at a meeting of the City of Lincoln Council last night. 

    New night shelter

    The development will include a day centre and self contained apartments. The existing Nomad night shelter on Monks Road will close.   

  13. RAF Coningsby's new display pilot fulfils a 'life-long ambition'

    Horncastle News

    A new pilot has realised his life-long ambition and joined RAF Coningsby’s display team

    Flt Lt Mark Long joined the armed force on his 17th birthday.

    He had walked into Cambridge Armed Forces Careers Office and professed his ambition to fly fast jets in the Royal Air Force – four months later he was awarded a RAF Bursary to study Economics.

    Flight Lieutenant Mark Long
  14. Watch: School reporters at work in the classroom

    BBC School Report

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire's working with pupils from two schools in the county for BBC School Report day today.

    Students from Cordeaux Academy in Louth will take over the airwaves at 18.00. Here's a video from William Farr School in Welton where they're preparing their reports for broadcast later.

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  15. Iron fired up for new stadium

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Plans for a new £25m stadium for Scunthorpe United have been signed off this morning by council chiefs.

    It's thought the new ground could be ready for the 2017/18 season, with work starting as soon as this May.

    Scunthorpe United new stadium
    Image caption: An artist's impression of how the new stadium could look

    The club will move from Glanford Park to a new site on the other side of the M181 it will be an all-seater stadium with a 12,000 capacity.

    It's all part of the wider Lincolnshire Lakes development scheme which also includes a new business park, sports lake and 6,000 new homes.

  16. Watch: Erin and Bark Lee bid for Crufts crown

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire reporter

    Meet 11-year-old Erin Lee and her dog Bark Lee - they're hoping to dance their way to victory at Crufts today.

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    Video caption: Erin and Bark Lee in rehearsals for Crufts

    Erin's been competing in the under-12s dog handling category this morning which involves tricks like weaving and jumping through hoops.

  17. Make sure your vote counts in May elections

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    It may be a couple of months until May, but if you want to vote in the forthcoming elections then you need to register by Monday,18 April to take part, the Electoral Commission says.

    Voting

    You can register to vote here and, if you’re unsure as to whether you’re registered or not, or want to find out more about voting and taking part in the elections, then you can visit the voter information website

  18. Watch: Brightening up through the morning

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's Alina Jenkins with your detailed weather for the next 24 hours:

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    Video caption: The weather forecast with Alina Jenkins on Thursday 10 March 2016