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  1. Updates on Thursday 31 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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

    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: Here's our Paul with the full weather forecast

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Isolated heavy showers dying out, becoming dry and clear.

    Video content

    Video caption: Paul Hudson with the full forecast on Thursday 31 March
  3. Search in Grimsby for missing vulnerable 87-year-old man

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Police are searching for a vulnerable 87-year-old man who has gone missing from Grimsby town centre.

    Kenneth Dann from Louth was with a family member shopping in Grimsby’s Freshney Place when they became separated shortly after 15.00.

    He is described as a white man of medium build and fair balding hair.  He is wearing a blue checked shirt, charcoal grey trousers, black shoes and a grey cardigan with blue on it.

  4. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

    • Police to investigate more church sex abuse claims after former county clergyman jailed
    • Contract signed for new trains on Grimsby to Manchester line
    • Calls for more police in Boston after claims following 'drugs deaths'
  5. New appeal over hit-and-run at Chapel St Leonards

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A new appeal's been made over a hit-and-run incident in Chapel St Leonards earlier this year, which has left a young mum with permanent injuries.

    Danielle Clarke, who's 27, was walking with her two young children near her home when she was hit by a car which drove off.

    Danielle Clarke

    Police have renewed an appeal to find the driver. The incident happened on Monday, 29 February on St Leonards Drive at around 13:00.

  6. Families leave tributes to organ donors on hospital 'tree'

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    I've been at Lincoln County Hospital today to attend the unveiling of a new sculpture.

    The memorial tree has leaves attached naming people who have donated their organs.

    Donor tree

    The families of organ donors and recipients were at the ceremony.

    There are 38 names on the tree. 

  7. Delays warning after sewer collapse

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    If your journey takes you along the A158 in Lincolnshire tomorrow be prepared for some delays.

    Anglian Water says it's going to have to close Victoria Street in Wragby and switch off the traffic lights at the junction with the busy A158.

    Victoria Street, Wragby

    Lincolnshire County Council says the works could cause problems.

    Quote Message: The works are likely to lead to significant delays and long tailbacks during busy periods and drivers are advised to seek alternative routes.
    Lincolnshire County Council
  8. Police investigating more cases after vicar jailed

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Police say they're looking at other church abuse cases in the Diocese of Lincoln after a vicar was jailed for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.

    Stephen Crabtree was sentenced to three years at Lincoln Crown Court earlier after admitting carrying out the assaults while he was a vicar in the county.

    Detective Superintendent Rick Hatton from Lincolnshire Police has told BBC Radio Lincolnshire similar cases are being looked at.

    Quote Message: This is part of an ongoing investigation to look at other abuse cases within the church from Det Supt Rick Hatton Lincolnshire Police
    Det Supt Rick HattonLincolnshire Police
  9. Watch: Sunny and mostly dry

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's Owain Wyn Evans with the latest details on the weather for this afternoon and overnight: 

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    Video caption: Forecast for Thursday 31 March
  10. Call for more action on drugs

    Sharon Edwards

    Political reporter

    A councillor's asked for more resources for the police in Boston after it was suggested two deaths in the town were linked to heroin.

    Lincolnshire Police is investigating the possibility that a bad batch of the drug is responsible for the deaths of two men.

    Fenside Road, Boston

    One of the men's bodies was found in Fenside Road on Saturday, the other was discovered in Union Street yesterday. 

    County Councillor Sue Ramsome's been speaking to me today and says more action is needed from police to deal with drugs.

  11. Traffic and travel: Overturned car causing A1 delays

    BBC Travel

    One lane's blocked and there's slow traffic on A1 Great North Road northbound in Stamford at Wothorpe because of an overturned car. There's congestion to Stamford.  

  12. Clearing up in wake of weekend storm

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Remember those strong winds last weekend?

    They brought down trees in the grounds of Lincoln's Lawn Complex on Burton Road.

    Trees at the Lawn in LIncoln

    One of them fell very close to the buildings but luckily there was no serious damage. Now a clean-up operation's under way.

  13. Police aiming to put spoke into bike thieves' activities

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Police are trying to trace two bikes that have been stolen from a property in Grimsby.

    Officers say they were taken from Milton Road overnight between Friday 19 March and Saturday, 20 March.

    Stolen bike
    stolen bike
  14. How's the view from your workplace today?

    Anything like this? The people who work keeping Lincoln Cathedral up and running are lucky to look at this - particularly on a beautiful spring day.

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  15. Jailed sex abuse vicar: Bishop issues apology

    Amanda White

    BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    A former Lincolnshire vicar's been jailed for three years after admitting six counts of indecent assault against a 15-year-old girl. 

    Stephen Crabtree (pictured) was a vicar in the East Lindsey area at the time of his offences. He's been jailed this morning at Lincoln Crown Court. 

    Stephen Crabtree

    The Bishop of Lincoln, Rt Rev Christopher Lowson, says the sentencing of Stephen Crabtree is a "just and appropriate punishment".

    The bishop's also apologised to the victim and said what happened was "appalling abuse".

    Quote Message: I am very sorry indeed that it has taken so long for proper justice to be served. from Rt Rev Christopher Lowson Bishop of Lincoln
    Rt Rev Christopher LowsonBishop of Lincoln