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  1. Live updates on Monday 21 March 2016 have now finished for the day. We're back from 08:00 on Tuesday

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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. Coming up on Look North

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's Peter Levy with a look at what's on the programme at 18.30 on BBC1

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  3. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • Unions say they fear 20 jobs could be lost at a Lincolnshire Academy
    • The police dog at the centre of an independent inquiry after it mauled a family pet has been put down.
    • Noise from wind turbines near Mablethorpe, is disrupting life in dozens of rural communities say protesters.
  4. Traffic and Travel A16 car fire

    BBC Travel

    We've just heard from Lincolnshire police that there's disruption on the A16 near North Thoresby after a car caught fire.

    It's causing problems for traffic on the southbound side. 

  5. Vomiting bug closes wards

    You're being urged to stay away from hospitals in North Lincolnshire after outbreaks of winter vomiting bug Norovirus.

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  6. Watch: Cloudy and chilly night to come

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Wrap up warm...

    Here's Paul Hudson with the latest weather forecast 

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    Video caption: Paul Hudson with the weather forecast for East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
  7. Andy makes light of his six stone weight loss challenge

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Thinking of losing weight ready for the Summer.

    Well how about this for a weight loss challenge. Andy Wood from Kirton wants to lose six stone in six months and raise £5,000 for Cancer Research UK.

    He's been inspired by his dad who was recently diagnosed with cancer. He's lost two stone already!

    Andy Wood and his dad
    Image caption: Andy Wood and his dad
  8. Traditional ship names sunk in favour of Boaty McBoatface

    William Wright


    I name this ship...Boaty McBoatface...

    That's the front runner so far in an online poll to name a Royal research ship.

    Other names in the running are RRS Pingu and RRS Usain Bolt.

    The boat is currently being built and when it's completed it will study ice sheets, ocean currents and marine life in the Arctic.

    In the next half an hour on BBC Radio Lincolnshire we'll be hearing from Good Morning Jersey presenter James Hand - who came up with the suggestion.

    A Royal Research ship
  9. St Wulfram's almost ready for beer fest

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Looks a bit different! 

    Work continues to replace the floor at St Wulfram's Church in Grantham.

    It's ahead of a packed itinerary this summer - including the church's very first beer festival!

    Floor at St Wulfram's in Grantham
    Quote Message: It's taken longer than we thought because the Victorians made a real botched job of it! from Father Stuart Cradduck Rector of St Wulfram's Church in Grantham
    Father Stuart CradduckRector of St Wulfram's Church in Grantham
  10. Teenager guilty of murder told he'll serve at least 26 years behind bars

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A Grimsby man who murdered one man and attempted to murder a second has been jailed for life.

    Michael David Preston, of Durban Road, was found guilty of killing 29 year old Dean Southwick who was found badly injured in Churchill Way on Friday 9 October. He later died in hospital. 

    Preston was also found guilty of stabbing Dean's half-brother 18 year old Charlie Day who was found badly injured in Eleanor Street. 

    Today a High Court judge told 19 year old Preston he would spend a minimum of 26 years behind bars 

    Michael Preston
    Image caption: Michael Preston
  11. Witness appeal after taxi rank bust-up

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A taxi driver was hit through the open window of his cab in an altercation in a Scunthorpe street, according to police.

    Details have just been released about the incident, which happened at about 18.30 last Thursday at the rank on High Street.

    High Street taxi rank Scunthorpe

    It's claimed the men had a disagreement over parking. The motorist, who was driving a Silver Vauxhall Corsa got out of his car to carry out the attack.

    He's described as white, in his 50s, between 5ft 7in and 5ft 8in tall, of medium build, with heavy stubble and a light-coloured T-shirt. Witnesses should call police on 101.

  12. School could lose 20 staff in cost-cutting exercise

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A Lincolnshire academy's facing the loss of eight teachers and 12 support staff because of a cut in it's funding.

    Unions have been meeting with senior staff at North Kesteven School in North Hykeham this morning. 

    Helen Stokes NK School

    The school says it has to make up a shortfall of £170,000 and has no choice - but both Unison and the National Union of Teachers have voiced concern.

    Quote Message: Learning assistants, caretakers, drivers, library support staff, all of those really core subjects that help people maintain a decent school life from Helen Stokes Unison
    Helen StokesUnison
  13. Committee the cat tells reporter Alex about country purr-suits

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    I've been at Gunby Hall today - last week I was trying to interview an angry swan - today it's a cat called Committee.

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  14. Sex offenders: Police respond

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire police have responded to figures that put them in the top ten of forces who remove sex offenders from the official register.

    Figures obtained by the BBC showed the force approved 64% of applications from offenders to have their names taken off.

    But Detective Superintendent Nikki Mayo said: “Every application we receive is rigorously assessed and considered in exceptionally close detail.  

    "We have only removed 16 people from the register in over 3 years.  None of the 16 people removed have gone onto commit any offences.  The most important aspect is that we keep the public safe.”

  15. Update: Lincoln robberies

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Four knife point robberies that have taken place in and around Lincoln in the last fortnight are not linked according to detectives.

    The latest raid happened at the Co-op on Station Road in Branston on Friday.

    Three similar robberies took place in Lincoln on March 12 and 13.

    Quote Message: We believe each on its own is isolated and not linked to the other. Our investigation is very much continuing and we have a number of lines of enquiry to follow up. from DI Pete Grayson Lincoln CID
    DI Pete GraysonLincoln CID
  16. Bloomin lovely: Gainsborough's In-Bloom team start work

    Here's what's been going on in Gainsborough over the weekend. The town's In-Bloom team getting ready to brighten up the streets with flowers.

    They're looking for extra helpers. Can you spare a bit of time?

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  17. Decision to put down police dog 'difficult' says chief

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A police chief has said putting down a police dog that mauled a Yorkshire Terrier which later died, was 'an incredibly tough decision to make'.

    Falco was suspended from operational duty after the attack on Barbie earlier this month. It later emerged the dog had been involved in another incident at the end of February.

    Barbie and Falco

    Last week the Independent Police Complaints Commission confirmed it was investigating.

    Now Lincolnshire police has confirmed Falco, a German Shepherd, has been put down. The investigations continue.

    Quote Message: As difficult as it was to take this action, which was carried out with very heavy hearts, it was decided that the best course was to euthanise Falco to ensure this type of incident never happens again. from Heather Roach Deputy Chief Constable, Lincolnshire Police
    Heather RoachDeputy Chief Constable, Lincolnshire Police
  18. Headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom this lunchtime:

    • Four knife point robberies in and around Lincoln are not linked say detectives
    • Legal action is being taken to remove a group of travellers who've set up camp at a sports centre in Lincolnshire
    • A police dog that attacked a Yorkshire terrier has been put down.