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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 3 May 2016

Live Reporting

By Carla George

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our Live coverage across the day

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire Live has finished for today. 

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

  2. Watch: Dry overnight and plenty of sunshine tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    Oooh looks like it's going to be a sunny week.

    Here's the full forecast for Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire with Paul Hudson.

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    Video caption: The full weather forecast with Paul Hudson on Tuesday 3 May 2016
  3. Here's the latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

    • Parents and children in Lincolnshire have staged a protest against primary school testing.
    • A house fire which killed three people in Spalding is not being treated as suspicious.
    • An arson attack is being investigated at the Thomas Cooper Memorial Church in Lincoln. 
  4. Back to classroom for Theo on the SATS challenge

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Theo's been in touch on this one.

    Even the youngsters are doing badly in our SATs challenge

  5. Arsonists target church in Lincoln

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police are appealing for witnesses following an arson at a church in Lincoln.

    It happened at Thomas Cooper Memorial Church just after 19:15 on Friday.

    TCM Baptist Church

    It's believed the fire was deliberately started when clothing was put against an exterior door and set alight causing damage to the door.

    There were no injuries caused by the fire.

  6. How did you score? This year's SATS test...it's tougher than you'd think

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Earlier we put up this year's Key Stage 2 English and Grammar SATS test.

    It's after parents took part in a protest today against young children sitting the exams.

    But how hard are they...I'd say pretty tough! I got 40%, but what about the rest of you, e-mail me to let me know your score.

    Here's some we've had already

    Quote Message: I only got 60% and I used to teach English from Ruairidh Greig Contributor
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    Quote Message: Failed miserably. I would expect to see questions like this much later in school life. from Ralph Snowden Contributor
    Ralph SnowdenContributor
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    Quote Message: I scored poorly, but mostly because I had not studied the elements of a sentence in a very long time. from Caroline McLatchie Harrison
    Caroline McLatchie Harrison
    Quote Message: Thought I was quite good at English but I don't understand the questions. from Alwyn Hill Contributor
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  7. Police appeal after Grimsby cyclist exposed himself

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police are looking into reports that a cyclist indecently exposed himself to a teenager in Grimsby. 

    It happened in Ainslie Park just after 20:00 on Thursday night.

    Ainslie Park

    The man is said to have had his face covered and grabbed the girls coat before exposing himself and riding off.   

  8. Sun shines on Tulipfest at Spalding

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Beautiful tulips on display at this year's Tulipfest at Springfields in Spalding.

    This year the event was held in conjunction with the Festival Garden's 50th anniversary.

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  9. BBC Radio Lincolnshire staff: We're not smarter than an eight-year-old

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    So we told you about parents who are protesting about the new SATS exams for younger children.

    They have pulled their children out of school for the day and met at Whittons Park to show their anger.

    But how hard are these SATS....well we've been trying them out in the newsroom...I got 40%..as did Jono Brine....

    Have a go yourself

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  10. Traffic and travel: Motorist treated after accident

    BBC Travel

    A motorist is being treated in hospital after an accident which closed the main A158 at Langworth near Lincoln. 

    The police say it involved two vans and a car at Station Road in the village. 

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    The road was closed but it's expected to reopen shortly.  

  11. Here are the latest headlines for Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon

    • Parents in Lincolnshire have joined with others across the country in in protest against new tests for six and seven-year-olds.
    • Investigations are continuing into a fire in which three people died in Spalding over the weekend.
    • Archaeologists believe they may be closer to locating a boat Lincolnshire scientist Sir Joseph Banks sailed to Australia in nearly 250 years ago
  12. Sir Joseph Banks' ship closer to being found after 250 years

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Researchers in the US believe they're a step closer to locating the ship in which British explorer Captain James Cook sailed to Australia along with Lincolnshire scientist Sir Joseph Banks almost 250 years ago.

    It's believed the ship was scuttled in Newport Harbour off the US coast in 1778.

    But researchers now believe they have narrowed the search to a cluster of five shipwrecks on the seafloor.

    Sir Joseph Banks

    Sir Joseph Banks joined the expedition to explore the uncharted lands of the South Pacific and collected specimens from South America, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia and Java. 

  13. Spalding house fire neighbour tells of 'shock'

    Carla George

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A woman who lives next to a house gutted by a fire that killed three people says it's a shock it happened on her doorstep.

    Firefighters were called to the house on Tower Lane in Spalding just after midnight on Sunday.

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    Linda, who lives next-door described the fire as "terrible" and says she still "feels odd".

    She added: "It was terrible there were flames, sparks coming over the house, coming our way. The place was crowded, we had police, fire engines, ambulances."

  14. Traffic and Travel: All clear in Lincolnshire

    BBC Travel

    Seems no major incidents or delays on the roads in Lincolnshire so far.

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  15. Football: Boston United manager says 'we can do this'

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    Boston United manager Dennis Greene says his team are aiming for the summit in tomorrow's play-off clash against North Ferriby United.

    The Pilgrim's booked their place in the top five with a stunning 5-0 defeat against Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday.

    Dennis Greene

    Greene said: "We're on a good run, the boys are fired up for this, I know we can do it."

    Coverage of Wednesday's match can be heard on BBC Radio Lincolnshire on all frequencies.