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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Live updates on Monday 31 October 2016

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learned today

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Local Live has finished for today. 

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

    But until then, here's five things we've learned today...

  2. Chemical company to be sentenced over death of worker

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    The sentencing hearing of a North East Lincolnshire chemical company started today at Grimsby Crown Court.

    The case comes after a worker died in an accident in Stallingborough in 2010

    Paul Doyley, 48, from Immingham died after a container at the factory ruptured. 

    The chemical company, Cristal, has previously admitted health and safety offences. 

    Mr Doyley's children said he was a devoted father
  3. BreakingReception plan for county Olympians shelved

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    It's emerged that plans for a county council reception for Lincolnshire's Olympians will not come to fruition. 

    The council says discussions about a lunchtime reception at Lincoln Castle on Friday are not being pursued. 

    Lincolnshire Sport has confirmed a bus tour of several Lincoln schools to celebrate the success by competitors from the county.

  4. BreakingHospital virus update: Operations and appointments cancelled

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire understands all planned operations for Lincoln, Grantham and Boston planned for tomorrow have been cancelled.

    The move comes after the online systems at the North Lincolnshire and Goole Hospital Trust had problems with a computer virus.

    Around 1,000 out-patient appointments and up to 100 operations have also been cancelled at hospitals in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole.   

    Officials say engineers are working on the problem. 

  5. Latest headlines for Lincolnshire this afternoon

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Top stories from the newsroom:

    • A computer virus has hit hospital services in northern Lincolnshire and Goole.
    • The Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Stephen Hillier, has told BBC Radio Lincolnshire the future of all RAF stations in Lincolnshire is to be reviewed.
    • A metal detectorist in Lincolnshire has uncovered artefacts dating back to the seventh century
  6. Engineers working to fix computer virus at hospitals

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    The North Lincolnshire and Goole Hospital Trust says that online systems have been affected by a computer virus. 

    Officials say teams of engineers are working on the system to resolve the problem.

    In the meantime, services at the hospitals in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole have been affected. 

    Scunthorpe hospital

    All out-patient appointments for Tuesday have been cancelled at the affected hospitals. 

    Emergency admissions aren't affected but the trust says it won't be able to deal with major trauma cases or high-risk maternity cases -those patients will be referred to neighbouring hospitals.   

  7. Firecrews at Stallingborough blaze

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Three fire engines are tackling a fire at a business in Stallingborough.

    Large amounts of plastic and wood are burning on South Marsh Road.

    Firefighters were called just before 15.30 GMT and say it's too early to say if anyone's been hurt.

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  8. Listen: Great Hallowe'en tale from one of our listeners

    Scott Dalton

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    There were some ghostly goings-on on the Breakfast Show this morning.

    Listen to this amazing ghost story from listener Paul....

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    Video caption: Scott doesn't believe in ghosts but even he struggled to explain Paul's story
  9. Why our bangers are losing their noise

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    British bangers are losing their noise because modern recipes are leaner and healthier, scientists have found. 

    A study found that today's sausages made much less of a sizzle when being cooked because they generally contain less fat and water than older traditional recipes. 

    Food researchers even found that each type of sausage could be identified by the sizzle it made in the pan. 

    Lincolnshire sausage

    Sausages became known as bangers because of the loud sizzle and pop they made when being cooked.

  10. BreakingHospital appointments cancelled because of computer fault

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    All outpatient appointments have been cancelled tomorrow at hospitals in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole.

    It's because the computer system has gone down.

    Computer experts have been working overnight to fix what they describe as a virus.

    Goole Hospital
    Image caption: Goole Hospital

    Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust say emergency patients won't be affected but the hospitals will not be accepting major trauma patients or high risk maternity patients. 

    Hospital bosses say they will call patients only if the system is fixed and the appointments are back on.

    There will be more on this with Andy Comfort on Drivetime on BBC Radio Humberside and Nicola Gilroy on Radio Lincolnshire.

  11. Watch: Dry conditions if you are trick-or-treating tonight

    Aisling Creevey

    BBC Look East weather

    Here's a look at today's weather.

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    Video caption: The weather forecast with Aisling Creevey.
  12. Council tenants in Lincolnshire could have to pay more to stay in their home

    Katy Austin

    BBC Look North

    The leader of a Lincolnshire council is criticising the government for a new policy that'll see some council house tenants charged more rent than others. 

    Pay to Stay means that - from April - households which earn more than £31,000 a year will have to pay more to their local authority.

    In North Kesteven, it's thought 160 people could be affected. 

    The Leader of the district council Marion Brighton

    Councillor Marion Brighton says it could mean more housing stock will be lost.

    The government says Pay to Stay is designed to make sure social housing is there for people who genuinely need it.

  13. Man assaulted by balaclava-clad gang

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A man has sustained serious injuries in an attack in Grimsby.

    The 36-year-old was walking his dog on Hilda Street when men wearing balaclavas and carrying weapons - thought to be hand tools - assaulted him at about 02:00 on Sunday.

    He suffered a broken arm, cuts and bruises and was taken to hospital.

    Hilda Street

    The men stole his mobile phone and an amount of cash. 

    Police are appealing for information.

  14. Tributes paid to former Lincoln City footballer Don Dykes

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Nice piece in The Lincolnite about Donald William "Don" Dykes who died this month.

    Don, who was born in 1930, made 95 appearances in the Football League, playing for Lincoln City and later Boston United.

    On retirement, he took up golf and became Head Green Keeper at Carholme Golf Club.  

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  15. FA Trophy draw news for Lincolnshire clubs

    BBC Sport

    The draw has taken place for the FA Trophy, 2nd qualifying round. 

    Lincoln United will face AFC Rushden & Diamonds away and Grantham Town have a home tie against Matlock Town if they get through their replay against Stratford Town tomorrow evening. 

  16. Chemical company faces sentencing after fatal blast

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    The chemical company - Cristal - is facing sentencing today. 

    The firm admitted health and safety offences after a worker was killed in an explosion at Stallingborough near Grimsby. 

    Paul Doyley,48, died after a container at the factory ruptured in 2010. 

    The case is being heard at Grimsby Crown Court.

  17. BreakingWoman killed in accident on Lincolnshire road

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A woman in her 20s has died in an accident near Holbeach. 

    One vehicle was involved on the B1359 at Gedney. 

    It happened at around 08:30 GMT. 

    The police are appealing for witnesses and want to hear from anyone who saw a blue Ford KA before the accident. 

  18. Antiques dealer jailed for fraud offences

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A Lincolnshire antiques dealer has been jailed for fraud.

    Stuart Porter, 57, who traded from premises in Broad Street, Stamford, pleaded guilty to fraud charges involving more than £250,000 when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court.

    The judge described Porter, from Corby, as a "plausible and engaging conman".

    He has been sent to prison for five years and four months. 

  19. Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

    Barbara Stimpson

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Here are the top stories from the newsroom:

    • The hospital trust behind the overnight closure of Grantham's A&E department has been accused of manipulating figures and statistics
    • The emergency services are on the scene of a serious crash at Gedney near Holbeach
    • Proposals for a multi-million pound Designer Outlet Village in Grantham are going on show this week for a second round of consultation