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  1. Live updates for Tuesday 22 March have now finished for the day. We're back from 08:00 on Wednesday.

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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

    Local Live has finished for today. We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. Join us then.

  2. Grantham fire: Town centre gridlock

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    We're hearing that the trains on the East Coast mainline have been suspended because of the fire in Grantham this afternoon.

    It's because of the smoke from a fire at an electrical sub station in the town centre. London Road has also been closed, and there are major traffic jams because traffic lights are out.

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  3. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

    • Security is stepped up at Lincolnshire's ports and airports after Brussels explosions
    • Man pleads guilty to GBH but denies attempted murder following paintball centre attack 
    • Three businesses in Lincolnshire have been substantially damaged in ram raids 
  4. Grantham fire: Video from the scene

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here's a video of the substation fire in Grantham town centre. 

    Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue telling us five fire engines are there - buildings nearby being evacuated as a precaution.

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  5. Watch: Turning cold overnight and cloudy tomorrow

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's Owain Wyn Evans with the weather details for tonight and tomorrow

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    Video caption: The weather forecast with Owain Wyn Evans on Tuesday 22 March 2016
  6. Sub station fire leads to power cut

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    We're getting reports of a fire at a electrical substation in Grantham. 

    Western Power Distribution, which is responsible for supplies in the town, says around 2,350 properties are without power. 

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  7. Paintball attack man admits GBH

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A man's pleaded guilty to GBH with intent but has denied attempted murder following an attack at a paintball centre in Lincolnshire

    Nathan Joseph had been arrested after a 30 year old man sustained head injuries at Ancaster near Sleaford last month. 

    Ancaster Karting Centre

    The 22 year old of no fixed address has been remanded in custody. Sentence has been adjourned for four weeks.   

  8. Football: Homecoming for new Iron boss

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Scunthorpe United's new manager Graham Alexander says his return to Glanford Park today gave him "butterflies".

    Alexander started his playing career with the Irons as a 16-year-old, making his debut in 1991 and scoring 18 goals for the club.

    Graham Alexander

    The 44-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract and will take charge of the first time at Barnsley on Good Friday.

    He will be assisted by Nick Daws, assistant manager, and Andy Dawson, first team coach.

    Quote Message: I’m an ambitious guy, I want to win things. The guys in charge at the club are exactly the same and I’m sure we’ll do great things here. from Graham Alexander Manager of Scunthorpe United
    Graham AlexanderManager of Scunthorpe United
  9. Top accolade for veterans from Lincolnshire

    A special ceremony has been held in Boston for three D-day heroes.

    The men, from Lincolnshire, have been warded one of France's highest honours - the Legion d'honneur.

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  10. Pupils in Lincolnshire get connected with BBC's microbit

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Could these be the tech wizards of the future?

    Children at The Saint Lawrence Academy, in Scunthorpe, are among the first in the country to try out the BBC's new Microbit.

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    Video caption: Children aged 11 in Hull and East Yorkshire will get a microbit to help them learn coding

    It's a new pocket sized computer being used to teach coding - the language used to programme electronic devices and is now on the national curriculum.   

  11. Humberside Airport statement

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    We've now heard from Humberside Airport about what it is doing in response to the attacks in Brussels.

    In a statement the airport said although there are no direct flights between Humberside and Brussels, it will continue to monitor the situation in Brussels closely.  

    Humberside Airport
    Image caption: Humberside Airport

    A spokesman said: "Everyone at the airport remains vigilant and the Police presence as well as other security measures have been increased as a precautionary measure.  We also continue to liaise with the relevant authorities, as the safety and security of our passengers is our primary concern.”

  12. Redundancies 'will not affect teaching standards' says school

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Senior staff at a school which wants to make 20 staff redundant has reassured parents it will not affect its 'excellent teaching standards'.

    North Kesteven School met with union leaders yesterday after saying it needed to find £170,000 worth of savings due to substantial cuts.

    In a statement issued today, the academy said the meetings had been "open and constructive", and that the school is "working hard with unions to find ways to avoid or minimise redundancies". 

    Unions were told yesterday that eight teachers and 12 support staff, including drivers, caretakers and library support staff, were under threat.

  13. Security stepped up at ports and airport

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Security has been tightened at all Humber Ports and Humberside Airport following this morning's bomb attacks in Brussels.

    At least 31 people have been killed in the blasts at Brussels airport and a central metro station.

    Immingham Docks
    Image caption: Immingham Docks

    East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin says everyone in the city has been left shocked and stunned.

    Border forces here say there'll now be more in-depth searches of vehicles entering the region's ports. 

  14. Goodbye Donald

    The funeral of Bomber Command Veteran Donald Nicholson - who made the headlines when he lost his medals last year - was held today.

    Donald lost his medals on the way to the unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial Spire near Lincoln.

    He captured the hearts of people across Lincolnshire, who turned out to help search for them.

    They were finally found near Donald's home. RIP.

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  15. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom

    • A Spanish man has died following a collision on the A15 near Bourne.
    • A series of ram raids at businesses in Lincolnshire are being investigated.
    • The introduction of a controversial overnight charge for East Lindsey car parks has been deferred  following 'public feedback'. 
  16. Cat dies in fire

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Fire-fighters have been called to a blaze at a house in Sleaford this morning which was caused by a fault in the tumble dryer.

    As well as damaging a utility room at the house on Redwood Drive, the fire also killed a pet cat.

  17. Traffic and travel: A15 delays

    BBC Travel

    Roadworks are causing problems on the A15 at Kirton in Lindsey this afternoon with slow traffic both ways. It's between the B1205 junction and the B1206 Redbourne Mere junction.

  18. Ram raiders strike three times overnight

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Police say they think three ram raids which happened overnight are connected and were carried out using the same vehicle.

    Raids at a garage in Tealby, near Market Rasen, an agricultural dealership in Horncastle and a farm building in nearby Hainton were all reported between 23.10 yesterday and 05.54 this morning.

    Market Rasen garage

    It's thought a Ford Ranger pick up truck stolen from Little Cawthorpe, near Louth on March 1 or 2 was used in all three raids.

    Quote Message: We are also keen to know where the stolen pick-up is now and where it may have been since it was stolen. from Inspector Richard Myszczyszyn Louth Police
    Inspector Richard MyszczyszynLouth Police
  19. Controversial overnight parking charges deferred

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Plans to introduce a £2 fee for overnight car parking in East Lindsey have been shelved.

    The leader of the council Craig Leyland said the decision had been made following 'feedback from the public'

    Councillor Leyland said he's commissioned further research into car parking charges.

    He added: "Given the feedback on the overnight charge and this impending piece of work it seems sensible to defer the overnight charge until we have a full understanding of the impact of car parking charges."

    Pay and display machine and Councillor Craig Leyland

    The fees were due to come into force next month - when the authority is reintroducing free parking at some sites.