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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday 30 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday

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

    Lincolnshire Live has finished for today. 

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

  2. Munch back home after trip to Doncaster

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Meet Munch the tortoise. Back in September he was stolen during a burglary at his home in Pilhham, Near Gainsborough.

    His owner Julie Hansard appealed for help to find him on BBC Radio Lincolnshire, but until recently there was no sign.

    Munch the tortoise

    That's until one of the BBC's eagle-eyed producers, Hayley Ritchie, spotted a story in a local paper about a tortoise who'd been found in Doncaster.

    She remembered our story from September, and now Julie and Munch have been reunited. 

  3. Weather across Lincolnshire: A cold and clear night to come

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Here's how the weather's looking for tonight - it's going to be cold:

    weather graphic
  4. Police advice over Boston 'drugs deaths'

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The deaths of two men over the last few days in Boston could be related to a particular batch of heroin, police said this afternoon.

    Officers say the death of a 42-year-old man at 19.00 last night and the death of 22-year-old man on Saturday could be related to the drug.

    heroin

    Police are also investigating the death of a 74-year-old man in Horncastle Road in the early hours of this morning. 

    His death is not thought to be drug-related and a 60-year-old man's been arrested in connection with that incident.

    Quote Message: We would warn users of illegal drugs to be aware of the dangers involved and recommend they seek medical advice as an alternative. from Lincolnshire Police
    Lincolnshire Police
  5. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire this afternoon

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • Police say men found dead in Boston may have been using a bad batch of heroin
    • Spalding sports and social club destroyed in arson attack
    • Grimsby woman reunited with parrot after 45 years apart
  6. Riding club owner's fireworks petition gathers pace

    Gemma Dawson

    BBC Look North

    The manager of a Lincolnshire riding club is calling for the government to regulate when fireworks can be set off. 

    I've been to see Julie Doorne from Oasby near Sleaford, who's concerned about the stress and fear that fireworks can cause to animals. 

    She's started an online petition, which now has more than 100,000 signatures. 

    Horse

    I'll have more on this story in Look North from 18.30 on BBC One.

  7. Barn raiders steal cement mixer

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police in Louth say they need help to track down property stolen from a barn in Manby Middlegate near Louth. 

    The theft took place between 08.30 and 16.00 on Tuesday where a hedge trimmer and a Belle make cement mixer were taken.

    A Lincolnshire police spokesman said: "Someone, somewhere may be offered the stolen items or will be aware of their current location."

  8. Steelworkers asked to take pay cut to secure sale

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Workers at Scunthorpe's steelworks are to be asked to take a pay cut in order to help secure a deal which could save hundreds of jobs. 

    Owners Tata are in the process of selling the town's Long Products Division and are working with potential buyers Greybull Capital to see how they can reduce staff costs. 

    Steelworks

    Hundreds of jobs have already gone at the Scunthorpe works and there's continuing uncertainty over Tata's other plants across the UK.

  9. Traffic and travel: Level crossing problems

    BBC Travel

    There's still congestion in Lincoln city centre after problems with level crossing barriers earlier. 

    Network Rail engineers are at the scene and the barriers are working, but traffic's still slow.

  10. Firefighters called to accident on estate

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    If you were caught up in traffic in the Hartsholme area of Lincoln earlier, this is what was happening:

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  11. Boston garden waste charge comes in at weekend

    If you've got big plans to tidy the garden at the weekend and you live in Boston, here's a message you'll need to read:

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  12. Arsonists destroy former sports and social club

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The British Sugar Sport and Social club in Spalding has been destroyed in what police say was an arson attack.

    The building was set alight in the evening of Thursday 24 March.  Fire and Police attended the scene.  

    Police say the club, which was derelict and described as unsafe to enter, will now have to be destroyed, at a cost of £40,000.

    The club entrance on West Marsh Road
    Image caption: The club entrance on West Marsh Road
    Quote Message: This is a high value arson, someone in the community will have knowledge of who set this fire. Please help us find the offender. from PC Claire Riches Spalding Police
    PC Claire RichesSpalding Police
  13. Exhibition to tell Louth's wartime tales

    Nicola Gilroy

    Presenter

    How Louth was affected by air raids in World War Two is the subject of a new exhibition at the town's museum. 

    Local people have contributed - sharing their memories and memorabilia of life during the war years.

    bomber

    I've been talking to Geoff Hill from the museum - he says people who visit will "go away knowing something they didn't know before" about the war effort in the town.

  14. Watch: Good spells of sunshine but some showers

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's Owain Wyn Evans with the weather details for the rest of the day and overnight:

    Video content

    Video caption: Weather: Wednesday, 30 March
  15. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

    • Anorexia sufferers welcome promise of new cash for services to fight condition
    • Claims Pier of the Year award for Cleethorpes will 'boost resort's economy'
    • Museum unveils new exhibition about houw Louth suffered in Second World War
  16. Alcohol hospital admissions rise by third in North Lincolnshire

    The number of hospital admissions involving alcohol in North Lincolnshire has increased by a third in six years, Public Health England says.

    Glasses of wine

    The figures were collected by Public Health England. They do not record the number of individuals admitted. 

    Liver specialist Dr Charlie Milson also said the cost of alcohol was coming down and people were becoming "more comfortable with drinking large amounts of alcohol". 

    Quote Message: Our natural checks have been removed" from Dr Charlie Milson Liver specialist
    Dr Charlie MilsonLiver specialist
  17. Police investigating two 'unexplained' deaths

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Police say they're investigating two unexplained deaths in Boston

    The first was reported at about 19.00 yesterday at a house in Union Street where a 42-year-old man was found dead.

    Police were also called to an address on Horncastle Road at 03.07 this morning by the ambulance service after a 74-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Officers say a man aged 60 has been arrested over the incident in Horncastle Road.

  18. Corbyn: Recall Parliament over steel crisis

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's called for Parliament to be recalled in order to debate the threat to the British steel industry. 

    The Shadow Secretary of State for Business Angela Eagle says: "This is such a vital industry, it's important that ministers come to the House and be accountable for how they're going to deal with this crisis. 

    "It's 20,000 immediate jobs, many, many more jobs in the supply chain and a huge strategic asset that we have to keep and Parliament should be at the centre of the consideration of it."