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  1. Updates on Monday 11 April 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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  1. Our Live coverage across the day

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincolnshire Live has finished for today. 

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

  2. Watch: Reaction to steelworks sale

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's what people in Scunthorpe think to the sale of Tata's Long Products division today:

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    Video caption: Reaction to today's announcement
  3. Weather across Lincolnshire: Rain expected overnight

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Staying dry for much of the evening but some heavy downpours to come around midnight.

    Weather graphic
  4. Traffic and travel: A16 delays

    BBC Travel

    There have been delays at the A16/A17 junction at Fosdyke near Boston for much of the afternoon and they show no sign of abating. One to avoid if possible.

  5. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories across Lincolnshire this afternoon:

  6. Colourful county captured in pictures

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    I've been out and about in Lincolnshire today to chart the blooming of spring rom oilseed rape fields to tulips and daffs, the county's a real showcase of different shades.

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  7. Protest expected at fire cuts consultation event

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Campaigners against cuts to Lincolnshire's Fire and Rescue service are expected to hold a protest later, as a consultation event is held in the county. 

    Lincolnshire County Council is asking for your views on how services should be run.

    Fire service protest

    Proposals include stopping 24-hour staffing of Lincoln's South Park station and having crews on call overnight. 

    Tonight's event is at Lincoln's South Park fire station, there are also events at Grantham fire station tomorrow and Skegness fire station on Thursday.

  8. Starved dog found in town alleyway

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The body of a "badly neglected" dog has been discovered under rubbish in a town alleyway.

    The RSPCA has released details of a female bull terrier found in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, in a bid to trace its owner.

    Clinton Terrace, Gainsborough
    Image caption: Clinton Terrace, Gainsborough

    The charity said the dog looked like it had starved to death.

    It comes days after it emerged recycling workers had found two dead family pets at a refuse sorting centre in the county.

  9. Scunthorpe Steelworks: Who are Greybull Capital?

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The company that has bought the Scunthorpe steelworks for a pound today describes itself as a "family investment group based in London".

    It will rebrand the former Tata Long Products division as British Steel - going back to its name when it was publicly-owned.


    It saw success with Monarch Airlines when it pumped £125 million into the business in 2014. The low-cost carrier has swung from a £94m loss to a £40m profit.

    But it also invested funds in an attempt to rescue electrical retailer Comet. 

  10. Traffic and travel: Wragby roadworks delaying buses

    BBC Travel

    We're hearing the traffic jams are getting worse on the A158 between Lincoln and Wragby - and it's affecting bus services.

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  11. Police want to trace group after cars damaged

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincolnshire Police have just released these CCTV pictures as part of an investigation into criminal damage in Skegness.

    Police say they want to speak to the people in the pictures after three cars were damaged at a car dealership in the resort.


    Officers say offenders jumped on the roofs of the vehicles at about 03.15 on 19 March, at the site in Beresford Avenue.

    It's believed the group may be from the Nottingham area.

  12. Help find missing Artur

    Police say they're concerned about this man who's gone missing from his home in Lincoln.

    He was last seen on Wednesday. If you see him call 101.

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  13. Patrols stepped up after teens in street disturbance

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Local patrols are to be increased on Grimsby's Nunsthorpe estate after as six people were arrested following an incident in Sutcliffe Avenue, on Friday.

    Police say they were were called to the area shortly before 21:00 on Friday after a disturbance involving a group of youths was reported.

    Sutcliffe Avenue, Grimsby

    The group, four 17-year-old boys, a 17-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were arrested after damage was caused to a police vehicle and two officers reported being assaulted.

    All four have been bailed pending further enquiries.

  14. County farmers: Give us a fair deal

    Jess Quayle

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    An exclusive investigation carried out by BBC Radio Lincolnshire's revealed some farmers are having to wait months for payment for their goods - and they claim it's putting their businesses at risk.

    Some smaller farmers sell their produce to major supermarkets through middle men - like pack houses or bigger producers - who have direct dealings with the retailers.


    But they're not covered by the Groceries Code Adjudicator set up three years ago to oversee the direct suppliers of 10 of the biggest supermarkets.

    The smaller farmers want the adjudicator's role to be extended to cover them as well. They say this should ensure they get fair treatment and payment. The Government says a review's underway.

  15. Steelworks union spokesman: Don't forget those who've already lost jobs

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Martin Foster - the Unite union convenor at Scunthorpe - says that while celebrations are right today there are workers who have already lost their livelihoods.

    He said: "It should not be forgotten though that many workers have already lost their jobs at Scunthorpe and those that remain are making huge sacrifices with their pay and pensions to secure their jobs. 

    Scunthorpe steelworks

    "Unite is asking our members to back the deal, but government ministers must now play their part too.

    The government cannot now leave Scunthorpe's steelworkers high and dry and must take decisive action to allow them to compete on an even playing field with their global competitors."

  16. Scunthorpe steel: Existing top team will stay to implement plan

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Greybull Capital says the existing management team will stay and run the Long Products business, implementing a plan they have drawn up to return the company to profitability. 

    Greybull partner Marc Meyohas said: "We are delighted to have reached agreement for the acquisition of LPE, which we believe can become a strong business, with a highly skilled workforce and great potential."

    Quote Message: I would personally like to thank Tata Steel, the trade unions and the British and French Governments for their support, which was essential in ensuring the agreement." from Marc Meyohas Partner, Greybull Capital
    Marc MeyohasPartner, Greybull Capital