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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 12 April 2016

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  1. Today's Live coverage

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Thanks for joining me on this rather wet and miserable Tuesday.

    That's it for today's coverage but we'll be back from 8:00am tomorrow with all the latest news, travel, sports and weather from across the county.

    Join us then. 

  2. The weather across Lincolnshire

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Cloud and rain should gradually clear northern counties by dawn, and any showers in the south should die away. 

    This should leave a dry night with clear spells, and some mist or fog forming in places in light winds.  

    Temperature
  3. The headlines across Lincolnshire this evening

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The headlines this evening from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • Head teachers and governors in Lincolnshire say they're still in limbo following a meeting with the boss of Serco
    • Two Lincolnshire women killed in separate terrorist attacks in Tunisia have been remembered at a memorial service 
    •  A man's pleaded guilty to stealing twenty three thousand pounds from a 93-year-old in Grantham
    • A replica Lancaster bomber has been built in a former cow shed near Sleaford 
  4. Weather watchers: A brief peak through the grey in Saleby

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's dark skies and a lot of rain for most of us but user Lady Irene has managed to get a quick glimpse at some blue skies. 

    Saleby
  5. Former NHS worker sentenced for possessing almost 1,000 child porn images

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Patrick Gladding was arrested after police raided his home at Salmonby near Horncastle in 2014 when officers seized computer equipment.

    He had downloaded 970 child porn images - including nearly 200 of the most serious type. The 58-year-old, who now lives at Fareham, Hampshire, has been given an eight month jail sentence suspended for two years. 

    He's been ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work and has been placed on the sex offenders' register for 10 years.  

  6. Traffic and Travel across Lincolnshire

    BBC Travel

    Some issues remain on the county's roads this evening

    There's disruption in the centre of Grantham as Anglian water continue to try and fix a burst water main there.

    There's also slow traffic on the A1 in Rutland heading north. One lane is blocked on the Great North Road between the Rutland Water turn off and Great Casterton. It's because of a broken down lorry. 

    There's also congestion on the A17 at Algarkirk, roadworks are slowing traffic to a crawl.

  7. Serco boss admits mistakes with school finances

    Sharon Edwards

    Political reporter

    As we told you earlier teachers attending the meeting with Sean Hanson today left disappointed with the results. 

    It was set up after BBC Radio Lincolnshire reported on the catalogue of errors including unpaid bills and difficulty with budget planning.

    I've spoken to Sean Hanson as he left. He said that while he didn't think the issues had been "a disaster" he understood that there had been problems.

    Sean Hanson
    Quote Message: In the benefit of hindsight we have made mistakes and I've apologised for those mistakes. There were things that were irreversible as soon as we'd gone down that road. from Sean Hanson Managing Director, Serco
    Sean HansonManaging Director, Serco
  8. Traffic and Travel: A1 has reopened

    BBC Travel

    The A1 has reopened northbound at Wittering after a serious accident a few hours ago. 

  9. 'Flatpack Lancaster' built for new film

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Some industrious film makers have built their own Lancaster bomber, almost entirely from scratch in a shed just outside of Sleaford.

    They're producing a film called "Our Shining Sword" about a bomber crew set at the height of the Second World War.

    We'll have some photos of the Lancaster they've assembled for you a bit later but for now check out the teaser trailer they've released:

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  10. Appeal to find missing teenager

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police are appealing for information to help trace a teenage girl who maybe in the Skegness or Lincoln areas.

    Nikki Phipps,16, was reported missing to Nottinghamshire Police but is also known to have links to Derby and Lincoln.

    Nikki Phipps
  11. Teachers 'disappointed' after meeting with Serco boss

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Looks like the meeting with Serco hasn't gone very well:

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    Here's a couple of comments from some of the teachers leaving the meeting:

    Quote Message: I don't think we got any firm answers, we've still no idea when the problems are going to be fixed or what the future may look like
    Quote Message: We're still in the same position, we don't know when things are going to happen. They've reassured us they're going to fix things but we've had so many promises before.

    We'll tell you what Serco had to say about the meeting when we have their comments. 

  12. The headlines across Lincolnshire this afternoon

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • Head teachers in Lincolnshire meet with the boss of the company that is accused of leaving schools in financial chaos
    • A Lincolnshire man who downloaded nearly 1,000 pornographic images of children gets an eight month sentence suspended for two years
    • The A1 is closed northbound near Stamford because of a serious collision near Wittering
  13. Wonky Veg in Lincolnshire: Your views

    Jess Quayle

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    You've been having your say on vegetable snobbery after we revealed that tonnes get binned before they make it to the supermarket shelves. 

    sad veg
    Quote Message: Why don't the growers, packers put the non perfect waste items out for the public to take, or make some money by selling cheaply. from Pippa Priestley Facebook
    Pippa PriestleyFacebook
    Quote Message: Most of us are not food snobs, we just do not get the opportunity to have the wonky veg from the supermarkets. from Shaun Needham Facebook
    Shaun NeedhamFacebook
    Quote Message: No, I can't cope with em - unexpected item in the bagging area! from Helen Dearnley Facebook
    Helen DearnleyFacebook
    Quote Message: We are becoming a nation of food snobs, and it's ridiculous! There is nothing wrong with wonky veg! from Ceri Jackson Facebook
    Ceri JacksonFacebook
  14. Water problems in Grantham continue longer than expected

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Engineers are still trying to mend a burst water main in Grantham. 

    Anglian Water say disruption int the Dysart Road area is now likely to continue until 17:00. 

  15. City Council urge more people to sign up for emergency texts

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincoln came to a standstill last week after a digger ruptured a gas pipe at the East West link road site.

    Many homes and businesses had to be evacuated as a result and the council say Friday's events served as a 'timely reminder' to sign up for their free service. 

    The city centre is divided into 27 zones and you'll receive a text if you need to leave your zone.

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    Quote Message: The safety of everyone in Lincoln is of the utmost importance, and Friday’s events highlight the importance of a good evacuation plan." from Simon Colburn Assistant Director - Health and Environment Services
    Simon ColburnAssistant Director - Health and Environment Services
  16. Crunch meeting between Serco and teachers begins

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    As we told you earlier a meeting is taking place between various schools and Serco managing director Sean Hanson following various budget related mistakes by the company.

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    Our reporter political reporter Sharon Edwards is there for us, as you can see she's not allowed in the meeting but both parties have agreed to talk to her afterwards.

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    When they last spoke to us Serco said they had made "good progress" in dealing with the issues.

  17. Man pleads guilty to £23,000 distraction theft

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A man has admitted stealing thousands of pounds from a 93-year-old war veteran at a Lincolnshire cash machine. 

    The victim had his card stolen after being distracted by three men while withdrawing cash from a NatWest bank in Grantham on 14 December.

    Ion Anghel, 48, of Sherwood Street, Wolverhampton admitted the theft at a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court.

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  18. Traffic and travel: Serious accident on the A1

    BBC Travel

    There's been a serious accident on the A1 in Wittering, traffic is blocked and queuing northbound.

    There's congestion all the way up to the A47 junction.