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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 28 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. We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. Join us then.

  2. Boston and Skegness MP 'wouldn't support single county maternity unit'

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman's just been speaking about proposals which could see just one maternity unit for the whole county.

    Health bosses said at a meeting last night that two options were on the table for caring for expectant mothers - one of which could see Boston's unit close.

    Pilgrim Hospital

    But Mr Warman said: "My gut instinct is that two sites is going to be the way forward - but it's not for me to say what the best way for women to give birth is.

    "But people should not be travelling long distances when they are in labour."

  3. Serco boss at centre of council finance 'chaos' moves on

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The man in charge of a private firm which has faced heavy criticism over its handling of Lincolnshire County Council's finances has left his post.

    Sean Hanson was in charge of citizen services at Serco - which has been accused of serious failures in paying council wages and bills.

    Sean Hanson

    Recently Mr Hanson held a meeting with disgruntled headteachers in the county and had assured them he would make changes.

    Serco says he's leaving for a new role outside of the company.

  4. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

  5. Man robbed at cash dispenser in early hours

    A man has been robbed after withdrawing cash from cash dispenser in Grimsby’s Freeman Street in the early hours of yesterday.

    The incident happened at just after midnight yesterday at the cash machine outside the Post Office.

    Freeman Street

    Two men came up behind the victim and pulled him around by the shoulder.

    He fell to the floor and the men took the cash from the machine before fleeing in the direction of Riby Square. 

    Any information should be passed to police on 101.

  6. Ship rescue exercise on Grimsby docks

    Just in case you saw this at the docks in Grimsby earlier it wasn't a real emergency just preparations should one actually happen.

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  7. Cathedral chorister school launches 'review' of music links

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Lincoln's Minster school has confirmed it's carrying out a review of its musical provision. 

    The fee-paying school educates Lincoln Cathedral's choristers. 

    Lincoln Minster school choir

    The headteacher, Mark Wallace, told BBC Radio Lincolnshire they are in continuing discussions with the Cathedral and remain committed to a high level of music teaching at the school. 

    The review is expected to be completed by the end of the summer term.

  8. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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

    • Man in charge of much-criticised Serco council finance operation leaves post
    • Inquest rules teacher who died in March 2015 was killed as a result of road traffic collision
    • Plan to buy Scunthorpe steelworks 'progressing well' bosses tell Commons committee
  9. Scunthorpe steel plant new owner: Government has critical role to play

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The new owners of Scunthorpe's steel plant says the government will play a "critical" role in making sure British Steel is successful in the long term. 

    Marc Meyohas, a partner in Greybull Capital, was speaking publicly for the first time since the company's purchase of the North Lincolnshire plant formerly owned by Tata.

    Marc Meyohas

    He appeared before the Business, Innovation and Skills committee to talk about the deal which has seen the plant in Scunthorpe return to the name British Steel.  

  10. Watch: Staying cold but with sunny spells

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's Owain Wyn Evans with the latest weather details for Thursday:

    Video content

    Video caption: Owain Wyn Evans with the details
  11. Collapsed sewer delays 'should end tomorrow'

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The roadworks in Wragby should be coming to an end tomorrow just in time for the busy Bank Holiday weekend.

    Temporary traffic lights on the A158 will be removed and the main traffic lights switched back on. The work's been taking place to fix a collapsed sewer.

    Quote Message: I'd like to thank everyone for their patience whilst these emergency repairs have been undertaken. from James Houghton Principal Highways Officer, Lincolnshire County Council
    James HoughtonPrincipal Highways Officer, Lincolnshire County Council
  12. Hit-and-run victim was 'known to driver'

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Police investigating a hit-and-run incident in a village near Gainsborough say they think the victim and the driver knew each other.

    The police say a 19-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a car  on the A631 in Beckingham on Tuesday morning. 

    A631 accident scene

    Officers want to hear from anyone who saw a silver estate car in the village.

  13. Appeal over missing Gainsborough man Mark Page

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police have appealed for sightings of Mark Page who's gone missing in Gainsborough. Anybody who's seen him should call police on 101.

    Mark Page
  14. Corbyn visit: Pictures from Grimsby

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Our reporter Simon Spark's following Jeremy Corbyn on his visit to the region today. Here are some pictures of him at Grimsby Institute. 

    We'll have a report from Simon in Look North today at 13.30 and 18.30.

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