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  1. Live updates for Wednesday 23 March have now finished for the day. We're back from 08:00 on Thursday.

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By Martin Slack

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  2. Watch: Drizzle and light rain overnight but dry and bright first thing

    BBC Weather

    Here's Owain Wyn Evans with your forecast for tonight and tomorrow

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    Video caption: Weather Forecast for Wednesday 23 March 2016
  3. Watch: The latest from Mrs Smith's Cottage

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Here's some footage of the work that needs doing at Mrs Smith's Cottage in Navenby.

    The cottage, a preserved example of an early Victorian Lincolnshire home, will remain closed until 2018 when it's hoped the work will have been carried out. 

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  4. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

    • Military were called in to help tackle blaze at substation in Grantham.
    • CCTV images released of two men wanted in connection with a high value theft from an antique shop in Stamford.   
    • Dog found in Lincolnshire and reunited with owner five years after it went missing from Tyne and Wear.
  5. Dualling of A15 could come sooner under devolved powers

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Long awaited road improvements in Lincolnshire could come sooner under a new super-mayor for the county. 

    That's according to Rob Waltham, the deputy leader of Scunthorpe based North Lincolnshire Council. 


    He's been speaking to BBC Radio Humberside on a range of issues, including the future of Tata Steel in Scunthorpe.

    He says the devolution deal announced by the chancellor in the budget will give more powers to the region to deliver projects like dualling the A15.   

  6. Traffic and Travel: Broken down vehicle A1

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed and there's slow traffic on the A1 northbound around South Witham due to a broken down vehicle.

  7. Rare urn theft CCTV released

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Do you recognise these men?

    Lincolnshire police have just released these images of two men they would like to talk to in connection with the theft of a rare urn.

    The Samovar urn, believed to be worth in excess of £6,000, was stolen from Nigel Rhodes Fine Art store in Stamford.

    Rare urn stolen from Stamford fine art dealer and CCTV released in connection

    It's believed the solid silver 18th century urn was taken while offenders distracted a member of staff at the store.

    The item was taken on Thursday 28 January. Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

  8. Football: Iron winger McSheffrey heads to Doncaster

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Scunthorpe United winger Gary McSheffrey has joined Doncaster Rovers on-loan until the end of the season #sufc#drfc

    McSheffrey has scored 15 goals in 91 appearances for the Iron in all competitions since signing for the League One side in January 2014.  

    Gary McSheffrey
    Image caption: Gary McSheffrey

    The 33-year-old has played 28 games this season, but will be out of contract at Glanford Park come the summer.

  9. Military called in to help tackle blaze at substation

    William Wright


    Fire-fighters at the scene of last night's blaze at a substation in Grantham have told BBC Radio Lincolnshire they had to call in support from the RAF.

    The fire, which started yesterday tea time, knocked out the power for hundreds of properties and caused delays on the East Coast Mainline.

    Fire at Grantham substation

    Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue say it was lucky officers weren't caught in the explosion - because they were already on the scene. 

    And at one point, the RAF were called in because the emergency services were worried an electricity pylon would come down onto the East Coast Mainline. 

  10. TV presenter to visit Scunthorpe

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The television presenter Jeff Stelling is due to arrive in Scunthorpe this afternoon.

    It's part of a 250 mile charity walk from his home club of Hartlepool to Wembley to raise money for Prostate Cancer.

    Jeff Stelling
    Image caption: Jeff Stelling

    Stelling, who presents Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports, set off from Doncaster this morning heading to Glanford Park.

    'Jeff's Men United March' will see him walk 10 marathons in 10 days while visiting 31 football clubs.

  11. Owner reunited with dog after five years says it's 'an absolute miracle'

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Meet Fern the Bedlington X Whippet....

    She went missing from her home in Tyne and Wear five years ago, but has been found safe and well in Lincolnshire and returned to her owners hundreds of miles away.

    Fern the Bedlington Whippet
    Image caption: Fern the Bedlington Whippet

    Rachel Thompson, dog warden for South Holland District Council, said the owner, was "stunned" the dog was still alive. 

    She said: "It was an absolute miracle, he was absolutely thrilled, he just couldn't believe it. But it really proves the power of the micro-chip, even after all that time, we managed to trace the owner."

  12. Firefighters put out message on wheelie bin fires

    Humberside Fire and Rescue are out on the East Marsh estate in Grimsby today - trying to cut down on the number of wheelie bin arson attacks in the area.

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  13. Husband and wife win £200,000 for new war museum

    Melvyn Prior

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Paul and Linda Britchford from Boston run We'll Meet Again WW2 Museum.

    It's a mobile museum taking World War Two exhibits and artefacts into schools.

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    Video caption: £200,000 Government grant for new Second World War museum in county

    It's always been their dream to create a permanent base for the museum. That dream has just become a reality after receiving a grant of £200,000. 

    Work begins on their site in Freiston soon. We can't wait to visit!  

  14. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

    • Bishop of Lincoln and Muslim leaders call for communities to "stand together" after Brussels attacks
    • Concern over huge increase in rubbish collected during beach clean ups
    • Time-warp cottage wins Heritage Lottery cash bid for restoration
  15. Council tax 'rebate' scam warning

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    You're being warned not to fall for a new scam doing the rounds in which con-artists offer a council tax rebate.

    Lincolnshire Trading Standards say the scammers are cold calling telling potential victims they have been placed in the wrong council tax bracket for a number of years and are entitled to a rebate. 

    council tax bill

    The resident is told that in order to receive the rebate they will need to pay an administration fee in advance. 

    The payment they ask for varies between £60 and £350. Don't fall for it.

  16. Man injured as pair try to force way into his home

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Police are looking for two men who attempted to barge into a home late at night.

    The pair tried to force their way past the homeowner on Aquila Way in Langtoft, near Market Deeping, at 22.15 last Sunday.

    Aquila Way

    Officers say it's not clear what motivated their actions. They were both aged around 40, had English accents and were wearing woolly hats.

    Any information should be passed to PC Andrew Donaldson at Stamford Police Station on 101.