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Live Reporting

By Harry Parkhill

All times stated are UK

  1. Teens arrested in Langworth level crossing crash

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Three teenagers who were in a car which crashed through a level crossing yesterday afternoon have been arrested.

    level crossing crash

    Police say the driver, a 16-year-old male, is still being treated at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

    A 15-year-old male passenger is being treated at Lincoln County Hospital.

    More as we get it.

  2. Missing: WW2 Fox mascot, 15" tall

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    An RAF mascot who accompanied pilots on bombing runs during World War two has been reported "missing in action" by Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre.

    mr fox

    Mr Fox (above is the best picture we have) was loaned to a Lincolnshire organisation last summer but staff say they have no record of which organisation borrowed him.

    Quote Message: It was a 106 Sqn crew fox mascot dressed in red coat and jodhpurs, some 15" tall from Andy Marson Chairman - Friends of Metheringham Airfield
    Andy Marson Chairman - Friends of Metheringham Airfield

    Have you seen him? Are you part of the organisation who borrowed him?  Get in touch.

  3. Travel: Lorry and motorbike collision

    BBC Travel

    There's been an collision involving a lorry and a motorbike in Lincoln this morning.

    Traffic is slow on Tritton Road at the junction of Skellingthorpe Road (pictured).

     Police are on the scene.

  4. Wildlife hospital looking for home for animals

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A Lincolnshire wildlife hospital which closed at the beginning of the year is looking to re-home some of the animals in its care.

    Since it closed in January some animals have been dumped at the former wildlife hospital in Lincoln.

    They include these chickens:


    The former owners of the hospital are searching for people to look after them, get in touch here .

  5. New "major trauma" centre opening in Lincoln

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    People who've suffered a major psychological trauma will be able to receive treatment at a new centre opening in Lincoln.

    trauma centre logo

    The service will offer support to those who've suffered a bereavement, those who might have been abused or assaulted and for those with post-traumatic stress disorder.

    It's on Mint Lane in the city.

    Quote Message: It's for anyone who's experienced a traumatic incident... but also for the families of those people to get support. from Michelle Freeman Pyschotherapist
    Michelle FreemanPyschotherapist
  6. The mystery of the missing "ding-dongs"

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    If you've visited Lincoln Cathedral in the last few days, you may have noticed that something wasn't quite right, have a listen to this:

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    Video caption: Lincoln Cathedral bells missing "ding"

    Well, according to the Canon John Patrick from the cathedral, one of the bells is currently being repaired, and could be missing for a couple of weeks.

    According to the Canon a special spring is missing, one which needs to be especially made for the bell.

    The repair is estimated it will cost the cathedral up to £3000

    Quote Message: Usually it goes ding-dong ding-dong... now it's going ding-dong... -dong from Canon John Patrick Sub-Dean of Lincoln
    Canon John PatrickSub-Dean of Lincoln
  7. 143,000 fake cigarettes seized in Lincolnshire

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    More than 143,000 fake cigarettes were seized by trading standards in Lincolnshire during April to December last year.

    According to trading standards, the cigarettes can contain things like mould and rat droppings.

    They're also often considered a fire risk, because many don't self-extinguish.

    Here's how to spot a fake:

    View more on twitter
  8. Watch: Looks like a chilly start with rain later

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here's Sarah Thornton with today's forecast:

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    Video caption: Sarah Thornton with today's forecast
  9. Good morning, welcome to today's live coverage

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Good morning from our Lincolnshire newsroom, it's me Harry bringing you all of today's breaking news from around the county. 

    I'll also have travel, sports and weather updates throughout the day.

    If you want to get in touch you can. Just send me an  email , or a message on  Facebook  or Twitter .    

  10. Five things we've learned today

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    That's the end of our regular updates but if we have any breaking news we'll continue to update through the night. 

    In the meantime, I'll leave you with five things you didn't know this morning:

  11. Eighteen-year-old woman assaulted in Grimsby

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Police are trying to find witnesses to an incident in which an 18-year-old woman was assaulted in Grimsby.

    humberside police

    The victim was approached by a man she knew and attacked.Sh was was then followed and assaulted by him again.

    Police want anyone who was near Victor Street or Hilda Street at about 07:00 on Friday 17 February to get in touch.

  12. Brexit: International Trade Secretary visits Lincolnshire

    Hope Bolger

    Reporter - BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The Secretary of State for International Trade has visited the county today to hear businesses' opinions on Brexit.

    Liam Fox

    As one of the so called "three Brexiteers", he oversees the Department for International Trade which will arrange post-Brexit trade deals with other countries.

    He's visited Jakeman's Sweet factory in Boston and Househam Sprayers, near Woodhall Spa.

    liam fox

    As companies which export to the rest of the world, the two businesses will be particularly affected by the outcome of trade 

    The boss of Househam Sprayers' boss said he was pleased the minister had visited:

    Quote Message: It's very, very useful Dr Liam Fox has come and listened. We've got to back to him with points that would help us export our machines around the world. from Robert Willey Chief Executive - Househam Sprayers
    Robert Willey Chief Executive - Househam Sprayers
  13. Watch: Welder turned Cup hero's welcome return

    John Acres

    Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke

    A former welder with JCB in Staffordshire has received a hero's welcome at his former workplace after coming back an FA Cup hero.   

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    Video caption: Matt Rhead returning to JCB

    Since leaving the firm's factory in Cheadle, 32-year-old Matt Rhead has gone on to play for Lincoln City. 

    He was named man-of-the-match when they beat Premier League side Burnley in the FA Cup last month. 

    They're now first non-league side in 103 years to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals and will face Arsenal.  

  14. Langworth crash was 'fail to stop', say police

    Jake Zuckerman

    BBC Look North

    Lincolnshire Police have described the car crash at Langworth Level crossing  as a "fail to stop". 

    The car crashed through the barriers at the level crossing and collided with a Post Office lorry.

    police car

    Police said the driver of the car was "seriously injured" and taken to Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham by air ambulance.

  15. "I was flung out of bed... there was a car halfway in my bedroom"

    Nicola Gilroy


    We've been speaking to Joe Marshall who was woken late last night when a car crashed into his bedroom .

    He says it was "quite scary"... that feels like an understatement to me:

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    Video caption: Nineteen-year-old man describes his experience as a car crashes into his bedroom.
  16. Lincoln City FC knight announced

    Michael Hortin

    Sports, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    There's a new addition to the Lincoln Knights' Trail and they've got a special guest to do some work on it...

    View more on twitter

    There will be a special red and white striped Lincoln City knight on the trail around the city.

    In total there will be 36 statues forming a treasure trail of sorts. 

    Each will be decorated to celebrate part of the city's history and to honour the 800th anniversaryof the Battle of Lincoln.

  17. Listen: Humberside Police 'good' with local issues

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A report has been issued today following an inspection from Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary.

    Overall Humberside Police has been rated as "requiring improvement", but HMIC inspector Mike Cunningham says the force is good in a number of areas:

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    Video caption: HMIC inspector Mike Cunningham says Humberside Police is good in a number of areas.