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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Monday 19 September 2016

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Five things we learned today about Lincolnshire

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    Well we made it through another Monday everybody, thanks for coming along for the ride. Lincolnshire Live will be back from 8:00am tomorrow morning but until then I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

    Have a good evening.

  2. Grantham out-of-hours service: What can they help you with?

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The out-of-hours service opens for the first time this evening, here's the things they can and can't help you with after A&E closes for the evening:

  3. Lincolnshire Police will advertise abroad for new boss

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The County's Police and Crime Commissioners Marc Jones says the search for a new Chief Constable for Lincolnshire will be international. 

    It's been confirmed Neil Rhodes will retire in February. In the first move of its kind his job will be advertised both here and abroad. 

  4. Traffic and travel: Congestion in the city

    BBC Travel

    It'll come as no great surprise that there's pretty heavy traffic in Lincoln as we head into rush hour. 

    travel map

    As works continue on the new transport hub it's especially bad on the A57 St Mary's Street in both directions.

  5. Chief Constable Neil Rhodes: A life in policing

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    In an announcement that's come as a surprise to some, Chief Constable Neil Rhodes has announced he's stepping down from the top job in this coming February. So here's a brief retrospective... 

    Rhodes (left) and Hardwick

    Lincoln's MP Karl McCartney says he 'll miss working with the Chief Constable and praised him for his leadership at a time when crime reduced by 20%.  

  6. Weather update with Abbie

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Video content

    Video caption: Abbie Dewhurst has a look at the weather for the rest of today and tomorrow.
  7. A challenge for Grimsby Town

    BBC Humberside Sport

    Grimsby Town defender Ben Davies (pictured) says no-one's pressing any panic buttons at Blundell Park, following Saturday's home defeat by Crewe. 

    The Mariners are 15th in League Two, as they re-establish themselves as a Football League club. 

    But Davies, one of the numerous summer signings, says the squad as a whole are adjusting to playing at a higher level

    Ben Davies
    Quote Message: I think we're learning. We've got a lot of new players, a lot of players who still haven't really played at this level before. It's still early days and in terms of the season we've had some good results and some bad results, but we'll be OK." from Ben Davies Grimsby Town defender
    Ben DaviesGrimsby Town defender
  8. Self proclaimed "bad man driver" jailed after head-on collision

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A  23-year-old motorist who drove at twice the speed limit caused a head-on collision which left his 14-year-old passenger seriously injured, Lincoln Crown Court was told today.

    William Lee, of Mew Gull Drive, Sutton-on-Sea, ignored complaints from his young passenger in the moments leading up to the collision telling him "I'm a bad man driver". 

    Lee drank from a can of lager while he drove and entered the village of Willoughby at between 55 and 60 mph in a 30 mph limit area before colliding head on with a Vauxhall Astra.

    The 14-year-old suffered internal injuries in the crash and had to undergo an operation. Lee later tried to bribe him, offering £1,000 together with Littlewoods vouchers and a new pair of trainers in exchange for not talking to the police.

    Today he was jailed for two years and four months and banned from driving for three years.

  9. GPs to withdraw some unpaid services in Lincolnshire

    Rod Whiting

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    As you'll probably know junior doctors have been striking in hospitals in England this year in a long running dispute about a new contract. 


    Now some GPs are withdrawing services they're not commissioned or paid to deliver.

    Doctors at around a hundred GP practices in Lincolnshire say that they will withdraw services including 24 hour blood-pressure monitoring, electrocardiograms and ear care because they're not paid for them and can't afford to carry on.

    The action was organised through the local medical council and believed to be a first. The council represents the GPs in their dealings with health commissioners.

  10. Man bailed after serious crash on the A16

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Lincolnshire Live

    A 27-year-old man's being treated for serious injuries following a collision on the A16 at Stickford near Boston. 

    He was airlifted to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham on Friday afternoon. A 39-year-old local man's been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. 

    He's been released on bail until November.

  11. The weather this afternoon

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Staying cloudy and overcast for much of the day with outbreaks of rain possible later on this afternoon.

    It should dry up as the day goes on however as the temperatures begin to drop.

    Weather chart
  12. Man seriously injured in Market Rasen attack

    Katie O'Halloran

    Broadcast Journalist

    A man's being treated for serious injuries following an assault in Market Rasen. 

    The police say two men smashed their way into a property on King Street to attack the victim. 

    It happened just before half past three on Sunday morning. An appeal's being made for information. 

  13. Out-of-hours service 'step in the right direction' for Grantham Hospital

    Rod Whiting

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    We've been telling you about the decision to open an out-of-hours centre at Grantham Hospital after they introduced a trial closure of their A&E unit.

    Richard Davies is a councillor for the area, he believes the A&E should be re-opened but concedes that this will alleviate some concerns.

    Quote Message: Everything less than [re-opening] is a fob off, however I am pleased that at least they're no longer closing the doors at 6:30 and if you do turn up you can see a doctor. It's not a final solution, it's not the answer but it's a step in the right direction. from Richard Davies Grantham County Councillor
    Richard DaviesGrantham County Councillor
  14. BreakingLincolnshire Police confirm departure of Chief Constable

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire Police have confirmed that Neil Rhodes will be retiring from his post next year, he's held the position since 2012.

  15. Chief Constable to leave in February

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    More now on Chief Constable Neil Rhodes' decision to step down from the force.

    Despite the fact there has been no official announcement, Karl McCartney, the MP for Lincoln, issued this statement on the matter:

    Quote Message: He is someone of integrity who I have enjoyed knowing and working with, as well as supporting at various different times. I will miss Chief Constable Rhodes’ calmness and willingness to be helpful, as will I am sure his colleagues of all ranks and within the civilian support roles at Lincolnshire Police too. from Karl McCartney Lincoln MP
    Karl McCartneyLincoln MP

    Mr McCartney also said in the statement that the Chief Constable is stepping down in February 2017.

  16. Beach Huts: More views

    Lizzie Musham

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    More now on the beach huts on our coast that are in need of a bit of a spruce up...

    Beach hut
    Quote Message: Preserves more than beach huts but the towns too! Access for all to enjoy the chalet experience. from Rebecca Wordsworth Facebook
    Rebecca WordsworthFacebook
    Quote Message: It would be great to see them brought back to a decent standard especially at Sutton on Sea. Keep the great British holiday alive... we should be making more of our fantastic coast! from Carl Stackman Facebook
    Carl StackmanFacebook
    Quote Message: Part of the traditional British seaside that need to be preserved. from Bev Chapman Facebook
    Bev ChapmanFacebook