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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 20 September 2016

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learnt today

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    So, that's it for Tuesday. We'll be back tomorrow at 08:00.

    But before we go there's just time to look at five things we didn't know when we started out this morning:

    Bye for now...

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  2. Scunthorpe United v Charlton Athletic: Here's where to follow the game


    Live coverage of Tuesday's League One game between Scunthorpe United and Charlton Athletic will be available via this link later.

  3. Father of human rights activist speaks of relief

    Jake Zuckerman

    BBC Look North

    A Spalding man convicted of defamation in Thailand has paid his fine and has been given his passport back. 

    That's according to Andy Hall's father Des. I've been speaking to him this afternoon at his Lincolnshire home.

    Andy Hall

    He says he's spoken to his son who's relieved to be free.

    But he says he'll now have to 'watch his step' and be 'careful what he says and does' after he was given a three-year suspended jail term and fined 150,000 baht (£3,300).

  4. Academy trust head steps down weeks into new term

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    The principal of a Lincolnshire academy trust which experimented with shorter school summer holidays has stepped down, it's just been revealed.

    Sharron Close was in charge of the Tall Oaks Academy Trust, which runs White's Wood, Castle Wood and Mercer's Wood primary academies in Gainsborough.

    Sharron Close

    The trust has experimented with shorter summer holidays and longer half-term breaks in recent years, which were controversial with some parents.

    The trust's interim executive head Sue Wilson said today: "We wish her all the best and thank her for her efforts in leading the Trust.

    "We are currently recruiting for an Executive Headteacher but until that happens we have the team in place to ensure the continued smooth running of the Trust. We can assure parents that this won't affect the education of their children.”

  5. BreakingMotorcyclist dies after A158 crash

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A 66-year-old motorcyclist who was involved in a collision on the A158 in Lincolnshire has died.

    Police say the man from Chesterfield - who has not been named - was riding his silver Suzuki 1200cc motorbike towards Skegness when the crash happened at Hagworthingham on Tuesday, 13 September.

    Sergeant Chris Dennett, from the Lincolnshire Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "I am particularly keen to speak to a small group of motorcyclists who witnesses tell me were also riding in the area. 

    "I would stress the motorcyclists are simply thought to have witnessed the collision and are not involved in it."

  6. Two high value watches stolen in burglary

    This pair of watches were taken in a burglary in North Lincolnshire yesterday along with other jewellery.

    Police say all the pieces taken have a "high sentimental and monetary value" and have appealed for help to find them.

    The raid happened at a house in Luddington between 07.15 and 10.15. If you know anything, call the police on 101.

  7. Takeaway owner fined over hygiene breaches

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A takeaway on the Lincolnshire coast has been fined for breaching hygiene regulations. 

    A visit by East Lindsey Food Safety Officers found dirty surfaces, rusty equipment and staff not wearing protective clothing.  


    Mohammed Ejaz, the owner of Oceana on Skegness Road in Ingoldmells, pleaded guilty at Lincoln Magistrates' Court yesterday.

    He was fined £1,750 and ordered to pay £4,676 in costs, plus a victim surcharge of £25.

  8. Thirty prisoners moved after Lincoln jail cells damaged during 'disturbance'

    Martin Slack

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    It's understood 30 prisoners have been moved out of Lincoln Prison after a "disturbance" at the jail last week.

    A number of cells were damaged during the incident last Thursday, but officials have denied claims that staff or prisoners were taken hostage during the violence. 

    Lincoln Prison

    A Prison Service spokesperson said: "Specially trained prison staff resolved an incident involving a number of prisoners on a wing at HMP Lincoln. 

    "We are absolutely clear that prisoners who behave in this way will be punished and could spend significantly longer behind bars. 

    "Those suspected of being actively involved have been removed from the prison and are subject to an ongoing police investigation."   

  9. Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Train delays worsen

    BBC Travel

    Earlier we were warning you about delays of around 40 minutes on the southbound East Coast main line between Doncaster and Grantham because of overhead line problems at Retford.

    Well, things have got worse since then and trains are now running more than an hour late.

  10. Sheridan Smith to take Funny Girl on tour

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    Lincolnshire's Sheridan Smith is to reprise her hit West End role as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl when it goes on a tour of the UK next year. 

    Sheridan Smith

    The actress, from Epworth, who took almost two months off from the musical due to stress and exhaustion earlier this year, will kick off the tour in Manchester in February.

    She will also appear in cities such as Liverpool, Bristol and Cardiff.

    Smith will not appear at all the venues on the tour, with further casting will be announced shortly.

    The stage and TV star will also play several dates in Dublin.

  11. Fears for future of Sutterton green burial site

    A green burial site in Lincolnshire has become so overgrown that families are struggling to find their loved ones' plots.

    Some have had to resort to marking the location of graves with posts sticking out of the undergrowth...

    Overgrown grave

    Sutterton Natural Burial Ground in Lincolnshire has been neglected since it was repossessed in January.

    The woodland site is in the grounds of the Grade II-listed Thatched Cottage pub, which was bought at auction by an unknown buyer earlier this month.

    Relatives of the 27 people buried there are keen to know how it will be maintained in future.

  12. Weather: Cloudy and cool this afternoon

    BBC Weather

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  13. Homes plan for outskirts of Grimsby

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Developers have revealed that 850 new homes could be built on the outskirts of Grimsby. 

    Plans to develop land at Scartho Top have been revealed today.

    Scartho top

    The Brocklesby Estate and housing developer Cyden Homes have joined forces to draw up the plans.

    Their proposal also includes a pub, a new school and a nursery. 

  14. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom:

  15. Sophie returning home with Paralympic gold

    Su Whitaker

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    Paralympic gold medallist Sophie Wells will return home today after being part of a record-breaking games in Rio.   

    A total of 64 golds were won by Paralympic GB, including a hat-trick of medals for the Lincolnshire horse rider. 

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    You can see Sophie in the picture above, first on the left holding her two gold medals and one silver.

    The athletes flew into Heathrow this morning.  

  16. New evening health service 'not good enough' say patients

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A new evening walk-in centre opened its doors in Grantham for the first time last night.

    It's after Grantham Hospital's overnight A&E was closed due to a shortage of doctors.

    Grantham A&E

    The centre will be open for three months and will support patients with minor illnesses and injuries.

    But I was at the hospital last night and people at the clinic told me the service isn't enough to replace A&E.

    The trust says it's drawing up plans for future provision. We could hear more on that by as early as next month.

  17. County bucking national trend on smoking

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    There's been a rise in the number of smokers in parts of Lincolnshire - bucking the national trend which shows figures for England are at an all-time low

    In Boston the smoking rate among adults has increased from 17% in 2014 to more than 23% last year. 

    West Lindsey has its highest rate of smoking since 2012 - with 19% of people lighting up.  

  18. Lincolnshire's Crista on latest sport hack list

    Su Whitaker

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    Crista Cullen - one of the four Lincolnshire women who helped the GB Hockey team to gold in the Rio Olympics - is among the latest British athletes to have medical files made public by hackers.

    She is among 26 sportspeople whose files were published by the Fancy Bears group yesterday.


    Others to be named include golfer Justin Rose and runner Mo Farah. 

    They all had so-called therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) - which allow them to take banned substances for medical reasons.