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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 27 April 2016

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Today's Live coverage across Lincolnshire

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Well we've certainly had some bizarre weather today across the county, so I'm going to stick on all my layers as I leave the office just in case.

    Lincolnshire Live is finished for another day but as always we'll be back from tomorrow at 8am with all the news, sport, travel and weather.

    Join us then.

  2. Renewed appeal over serious assault in Boston

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Police have issued new CCTV images of people they want to interview about an assault in February.


    A 26-year-old victim was left with serious injuries to his jaw and bruises and abrasions when he was attacked outside Boots at the taxi rank.

  3. The weather tonight across Lincolnshire

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Showers will continue across the higher parts of the region turning wintry at times.

    Most other parts will become dry with some clear spells developing.

    Becoming frosty by morning with a few icy patches possible.  

  4. New housing hopes for Spalding pup

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Looks like Bebe who was found shaking in a crate after police found her owners dead at their house in Spalding could be in a new home soon. 

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  5. Traffic and Travel: A17 re-opens after accident

    BBC Travel

    The A17 has now re-opened at Fulbeck after a collision earlier.

    From these pictures the police have sent us it looks like the weather hasn't helped the roads today. 

  6. Headlines across Lincolnshire this evening

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Headlines this evening from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • A 20-year-old Scunthorpe man who died in a road accident named as Ryan James Bolt
    • Junior doctors return to work after second day of strike action
    • Six people questioned over burglary at a Co-op in Bourne
    • Lincoln United prepare for play-off semi final against Shaw Lane Aquaforce
  7. Plans for Lincoln's first 'Death Café' unveiled

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    St Barnabas Hospice has unveiled their plans to host the city's first "Death Café" where members of the public can gather to eat cake, drink tea and yes, discuss death.

    It's going to be held at The Angel Coffee House on Free School Lane on Sunday, 15 May. The event aims to stimulate conversation about the end of life.

    Here's their poster:

  8. Man exposed himself to woman at Boston

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police say they're investigating a case of indecent exposure in Boston's Central Park.

    A man exposed himself to a woman at around 09:00 this morning. 

    He is  white, aged 45-55, bald, and was wearing a dark coat.  

  9. Six arrested after kiosk burglary in Bourne

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A tobacco kiosk in a Co-op in Bourne was targeted by thieves on Monday night.

    Police say they have arrested five men and one woman in the West Midlands area in connection with the offence. 

    They're currently at Grantham police station being interviewed by officers. 

  10. Traffic and Travel: A17 partially blocked

    BBC Travel

    There's been an accident on the A17 in Fulbeck, there's slow traffic in both directions near the South Heath Lane junction.

  11. Spate of bike thefts in North East Lincolnshire

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Police are asking people to make sure bikes and motorbikes are safely stored after a spate of robberies in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. 

    There's been 19 reported incidents between the 4-17 April, most taking place overnight.

    It's believed the thieves are being selective in their targets, in the majority of cases only high-value pedal cycles are being taken and other items are being left untouched 

  12. Steep rise in alcoholic liver diseases in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    You're being warned about a rise in cases of liver disease especially among women. 

    The latest figures say they've increased by as much as 125%.


    The Director of Public Health in Lincolnshire Tony Hill says too many patients are putting themselves at risk because of excess alcohol and food consumption:   

    Quote Message: Liver disease is the only serious disease which causes early deaths that is still growing. The two main things are whether you drink to excess and if you're overweight. from Tony Hill Public Health, Lincolnshire
    Tony HillPublic Health, Lincolnshire
  13. Watch: Backstage as The Mousetrap comes to Lincolnshire

    Natasha Turney

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Britain's longest-running play has had its first night in the Embassy Theatre in Skegness.

    Oliver Gully who plays Christopher Wren in Agatha Christie's classic gave me a quick backstage tour.

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    Video caption: Britain's longest running play comes to the Embassy Theatre
  14. BreakingPolice name man who died after car hit tree

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The 20-year-old from Scunthorpe who died after his car came off the road in Scotter has been named as Ryan James Bolt.

    Police are still appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened at about 16:00 yesterday. 

  15. Watch: Hail in Horncastle in late April

    Kay Crewdson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    The horrible weather has been at it again in Horncastle 

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  16. What Lincoln United get up to off the pitch...

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Ahead of their big game today BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Breakfast Show asked me to do a quick rundown of some of the players Lincoln United will be fielding against Shaw Lane Aquaforce.

    Sadly I'm hopeless when it comes to football so I decided to take a look at what some of them do for a day job.

    I even used my best football commentator voice, have a listen:

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    Video caption: Alex Rhodes has a quick breakdown of what Lincoln United players do off the pitch