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  1. Updates on Tuesday 15 March
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Today's Live coverage

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    That's the end of another day for the team here at Lincolnshire Live.

    So join us tomorrow and we'll see what Mr Osborne has in store for us all in his Budget.

  2. Headlines across Lincolnshire this evening

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom this evening:

    • All Lincolnshire schools to become academies, George Osborne to announce in Budget tomorrow
    • Man, 85, faces dying in jail after being given a 15-year sentence for sex attacks on children
    • Louth and Horncastle MP defends the 'Snoopers charter' in interview with the BBC
    • Calls to overturn Nottinghamshire council ban on Lincolnshire comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown
  3. All schools in Lincolnshire to become academies

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The government is to force all schools in England to become academies - ending the role of local authorities like Lincolnshire County Council in providing education.  

    The proposals will be outlined in the Budget by Chancellor George Osborne tomorrow.

  4. Traffic and travel: Rush hour problems

    BBC Travel

    We told you earlier about the roadworks at Haze Lane and south of Boston on the B1397 causing congestion.

    Well guess what? Rush hour hasn't helped and it's still rather slow in both areas.

    Travel map
  5. Watch: Weather across Lincolnshire

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    The latest weather from Keeley Donovan:

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    Video caption: Keeley Donovan with the forecast for Tuesday 15 March
  6. Radio Lincolnshire in retro glory

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    One of our listeners shared this photo with us.

    This is the "Livewire" team back in the mid 1980s. 

    Radio Lincolnshire team in the 1980s

    Those were the days eh? The only thing that's really changed is that the equipment is slightly better.

    And so are the haircuts.

  7. Schools' career guidance roles under threat at Lincolnshire County Council

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A careers guidance and welfare service could disappear with the loss of 52 jobs it's being claimed.

    Lincolnshire County Council is proposing to dissolve its education support department. The authority says schools could buy in the same kind of services from other providers. 

    But Gavyn Graham of the Lincolnshire branch of Unison says jobs will be lost and pupils will miss out. 

    Quote Message: They will have no careers guidance which is provided by the local authority. Schools will then be left to purchase a careers service, a welfare service, from wherever they can find one." from Gavyn Graham Unison
    Gavyn GrahamUnison

    The council says it will provide more support on the internet and that schools could buy in the same kind of services from other providers.

  8. Sport: Scunthorpe full-back to undergo surgery

    BBC Humberside Sport

    Iron manager Nick Daws has stated that Scott Wiseman may be out for the rest of the season whilst he recovers from surgery to remove a bone growth. 

    Scott Wiseman

    He's made a total of 29 appearances for the club since joining from Preston North End in the summer, which includes 21 league starts.

    Quote Message: It's pretty much a standard procedure but because of the invasiveness of the surgery it will pretty much rule him out for probably the remainder of the season depending on how long our season lasts." from Nick Daws Manager, Scunthorpe United,
    Nick DawsManager, Scunthorpe United,
  9. Calls to lift council ban on Roy 'Chubby' Brown

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for Ashfield District Council in Nottinghamshire to lift a ban on the controversial comedian appearing at one of it's venues.

    Roy "Chubby" Brown

    The comic, who lives in Lincolnshire and is well known for his regular appearances at venues in Skegness was due to appear at Festival hall in Kirkby this October.

    However the council cancelled the show as they felt his material was not "appropriate".

  10. 'Wicked and depraved' 85-year-old child abuser may die behind bars

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A man who committed sex offences in Lincolnshire has been given a 15-year jail sentence.

    Arthur Baddiley of North Hykeham, was convicted of 12 charges of gross indecency, incitement to commit acts of gross indecency and indecent assaults on children.    

    The crimes happened between 1986 and 1994 in the Cornwall and Lincoln areas. 

    Arthur Baddiley
    Quote Message: Your behaviour was wicked and depraved beyond belief. You are now 85 and it may very well be that you will end your life behind bars. from Judge John Pini
    Judge John Pini
  11. Police appeal over robbery at Grimsby jewellers

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Police say that just before 10:30am today three men wearing balaclavas and white boiler type suits went in to the jewellers before making off with a quantity of high value merchandise.

    No one's been injured and the men were seen getting into a grey Mazda, which was later found abandoned by police.

    Quote Message: If anyone has Information or holds potential evidence to assist our inquiry, I would be very interested in hearing from them." from Detective Inspector Alan Curtis Humberside police
    Detective Inspector Alan CurtisHumberside police
  12. Travel and traffic: Roadworks slowing traffic at Haze Lane

    BBC Travel

    The A1434 at Haze Lane in North Hykeham is moving very slowly at the moment.

    Avoid it if you can.

    Travel map
  13. Police want to speak to this man about racist chanting on a train

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    British transport police are appealing for witnesses who saw football fans chanting racist language on a train from Sheffield to Lincoln.

    It happened between 8:00pm and 8:30pm on Saturday, 5 March.

    The train was full of families.

    This is one of the fans police want to speak to caught on CCTV. 

    CCTV image
  14. RAF Coningsby name new Typhoon display pilot for 2016

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    This is Flight Lieutenant Mark Long, the new pilot set to enter the danger zone.

    Mark Long

    He was born in Bury St Edmunds and currently lives in Lincolnshire with his wife Beth and two daughters. 

    In his spare time he likes to ride motorbikes just in case you were wondering how cool one man can be.

    Quote Message: To display a front line jet is a lifelong ambition realised, especially considering I joined the RAF as a result of being inspired by air displays from the Harrier, Lightning, Red Arrows etc. I was six-years-old at the time. from Mark Long Flight Lieutenant
    Mark LongFlight Lieutenant
  15. Moody skies across Lincolnshire

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    When it's a bit grey it can be a lot harder to take some good pictures but that clearly hasn't stopped Stephen Elsworth.

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  16. Watch: Weather forecast across Lincolnshire - mist on the coast

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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    Video caption: Weather: Tuesday 15 March