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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 13 April 2016

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. 

    Thanks for joining us. 

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

    Join us then.    

  2. Watch: Warm weather with scattered showers

    BBC Weather

    Here's Owain Wyn Evans with the weather for the rest of the day and tomorrow.

    Video content

    Video caption: Weather: afternoon forecast with Owain Wyn Evans
  3. Lincolnshire race-ace back in action

    Melvyn Prior

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    I spoke to Lincolnshire racing driver Jack Harvey earlier. 

    He told me he's looking forward to another successful season. 

    He's currently in talks which could see him racing in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Good luck Jack!  

  4. Lincoln knife-point robberies 'may be linked'

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincolnshire Police have released these CCTV images after another knife-point robbery in Lincoln.

    These pictures are of individuals police want to speak to after a number of robberies at locations across Lincoln in recent weeks.

    CCTV images

    Last night a fifth shop robbery took place at McColls on Oakwood Avenue in Lincoln.

    A man carrying a knife was reported to have entered the shop around 21:15 BST and demanded cash from the two female members of staff.   

    Police now think the robberies may be linked.

    Quote Message: “We believe that the robbery on Queen Elizabeth Road and the one last night in Oakwood Avenue may be linked and we are investigating any possible links with the other incidents. from DCI Diane Coulson Lincolnshire Police
    DCI Diane CoulsonLincolnshire Police
  5. Lincolnshire's Race for life events launched

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    If you're a fan of pink you won't be disappointed when you look around Lincoln today. 

    Cancer Research UK launched it's annual fundraising Race for Life events in the county.     

    Harry and Amy (below) were looking for people to join what they call the "Pink Army" to unite to beat cancer.

    Amy wears the pink head-dress to attract intrigued people to the tent.

    Race for life pink tent

    Harry says, "race for life events are always emotional and everyone there has their own special reason for being there."

  6. Paedophile jailed in 'worst case' judge has seen

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A paedophile from Lincolnshire has been jailed for 26 years for carrying out a horrific attack on a young girl. 

    The judge at Lincoln Crown Court described it as the worst case he'd seen in 35 years. 

    John MacPherson

    John MacPherson, 61, from Tydd Gote near Spalding, denied a total of 13 sexual offences against the child.  

    Judge John Pini QC, described MacPherson as a determined paedophile, and said his victim would be emotionally scarred for the rest of her life.

  7. New Leake crash latest: car driver dies

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Police have just told us that the driver of one of the cars involved in a crash at New Leake, Near Boston, has died. 

    They say the driver was a local man in his 60s. 

    His passenger, a local woman in her 50s, was taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital for treatment. 

    The road remains closed to allow the vehicle to be recovered from the drain.

    Hob Hole Bank
  8. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here's the latest headlines from our Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon.

    • Police are investigating the death of a 57-year-old man who fell from his mobility scooter in Lincoln
    • The emergency services at scene of a serious collision at Hobhole Bank near Boston
    • The National Union of Teachers says SERCO's running of budgets has been shocking and the authority should step in
  9. New Leake crash: More details

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    This is a picture from the scene of a four-vehicle crash at Hobhole bank, taken by Look North reporter Jake Zuckerman.

    Police have released more details about the collision which happened this morning.

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    A police spokesman says: "The incident is believed to involve four vehicles - two cars,a tractor and a van. One of the cars has entered the Hobhole Drain and is in the process of being recovered."

    The casualty is the driver of this vehicle but police are unable to provide any more detail at this time.

  10. Lincolnshire car parks U-turn

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Free all-day car parking has been re-instated at 10 sites in Lincolnshire, three years after it was scrapped to save money.

    East Lindsey council introduced charges at 13 sites in 2013 in a bid to offset government funding cuts.

    Free parking sign

    The authority is now consulting on the introduction of an overnight parking charge across all its managed sites.

    Deputy leader Graham Marsh said free parking was re-instated after feedback from businesses and the public.

  11. Traffic and travel: Rail problems affecting roads

    BBC Travel

    There's disruption at Moor Lane in Metheringham. 

    Heavy traffic on the B1189 Station Road at the Moor Lane junction is due to a level crossing failure.  

    Station Rd level crossing
  12. A picture of spring weather

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    It's a lovely sunny afternoon still in Lincoln. Hope it is wherever you are.

    Lincoln Cathedral

    Here's the forecast for the afternoon: 

    Weather forecast
  13. Grimsby girl freed by mum's tweet plea to celebs

    A young woman from Grimsby who became locked inside Brighton University overnight was let out after a social media plea from her mother was picked up by celebrities.

    Emily Rycroft, from Grimsby, became stuck in the building on Monday evening after going inside to collect an essay.

    Quote Message: "I was going home from my boyfriend's house and I thought I would stop and pick up an essay that had been handed back in." from Emily Rycroft Student
    Emily RycroftStudent
    Emily Rycroft

    The 21-year-old told her mother who tweeted Radio 2 stars Jo Whiley and Jeremy Vine.

    After the DJs retweeted the plea, a key holder was found and she was let out after a couple of hours.

  14. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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