Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Live Reporting

Lizzie Musham

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Five things we've learned today

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    That's all from us this week, we'll be back on Monday from 08:00.

    Until then I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

    It could be a tie in the Cathedral World Cup at this rate, luckily the creator has laid out a few options for resolving the situation.

    No prizes for which one turned out to be the most popular...

    View more on twitter

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Traffic and travel: Crash in Gainsborough

    BBC News Travel

    The A631 Corringham Road is currently shut in both directions because of an accident:

    View more on twitter

    There's heavy traffic between the B1433 and Pilham Road.

  3. Cathedral World Cup: Lincoln and York neck and neck

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    It's the poll that's capturing the attention of the Twittersphere and at the time of writing York and Lincoln are neck and neck in the Cathedral World Cup!


    You can make the difference and vote for your favourite (ours, obviously) here.

  4. Stunning sunset in South Witham

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Look at this beautiful photo from South Witham, it's like something out of a Sci-Fi film!

    South Witham

    Thanks to SouthWithamerBaz for this one.

  5. 'Major hare coursing event' disrupted

    Lincolnshire Police say they've disrupted what was intended to be a major hare coursing event in the county yesterday.

    They say tip-offs from the public meant they were able to get to the scene before the hare coursers. No arrests were made but a number of offences were committed as people attempted to flee the scene.

    A police vehicle was damaged but no one was hurt.

    Police want anyone with dashcam footage in a variety of locations to get in touch.

  6. Calls to adopt more family groups

    Kate Sweeting

    Reporter, BBC Look North

    Adoption agencies across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire say they're struggling desperately to find families that are willing to take in siblings.

    More than half of the children currently waiting to be adopted in the area are brothers and sisters.

    Two young boys sitting in a field hugging each other

    One woman separated from her own family as a teenager has told Look North that it's led to years of heartache.

    Adoption agencies say it's important that brothers and sisters remain together, but that's not always possible

    Nationally, just under half of children up for adoption are part of sibling groups. In Lincolnshire it's slightly higher at 50%.

    In Yorkshire and the Humber 61% of children are up for adoption with brothers or sisters.

  7. What's the difference between a Cathedral and a Minster?

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    As we've told you, Lincoln Cathedral is currently locked in a battle with Durham Cathedral, Bristol Cathedral and York Minster.

    At the time of writing Lincoln and York are neck and neck!

    Lincoln Cathedral

    A lot of people are asking what the difference is between a Minster and a Cathedral so here it is...

    Essentially a Minster is a church built in the Anglo-Saxon period as a missionary church whereas a Cathedral is the seat of a Bishop.

    So grounds for disqualification?

    Alas not. York Minster is technically both a Minster and a Cathedral (much to the relief of the Archbishop of York no doubt).

    Just greedy if you ask me...

  8. Appeal for man who scared off attempted robber

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    An attempted robbery in Lincoln was broken up by a man and his German Shepherd dog

    Police want to get in touch with him to help them with their investigation.

    The victim was walking on King George field at 17:45 yesterday evening when he was grabbed by a man described as 6ft, skinny and wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and a black jacket.

    The the mystery witness spotted the altercation and shouted at the would-be robber who then fled on a mountain bike.

    I expect the German Shepherd had something to do with that!

  9. Tributes continue for Tony Worth

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Earlier we told you the news that the former Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Tony Worth, has passed away at the age of 77.

    Lots of people and organisations have being paying tribute to the work he did for the county. Here are a few of them:

    View more on twitter
    View more on twitter
    View more on twitter
  10. They think Shilton's record's over... it is now! Boston keeper making 1,250th appearance

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    A goal-keeper from Boston is on the brink of breaking a football world record.

    Former Pilgrims player, Paul Bastock, is due to make his 1,250th appearance this weekend with Wisbech Town.

    Paul Bastock

    That will beat the record set by England goalie, Peter Shilton.

    47-year-old Paul says he's been in contact with him:

    Quote Message: He was my idol as a young boy growing up. I used to hang off the crossbar like him, trying to stretch but the only thing that stretched for me was my arms rather than my body... He's been in touch on Twitter, he's recognised what I'm doing but I don't think he's too chuffed about it! from Paul Bastock Goalkeeper
    Paul BastockGoalkeeper
  11. The weather this lunchtime

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A cold and breezy day with sunny spells and mostly dry.

    There is a chance of a few showers, mostly affecting western parts.

    Fresh northwest winds and a maximum temperature of 9C.

  12. The wage gap in Lincolnshire revealed

    BBC figures show that women are paid 14% less than men in Lincolnshire.

    They've been released today to mark the date from which women effectively work unpaid for the rest of the year.

    The median wage for men in Lincolnshire is £12 an hour - it's £10.32 for women.

  13. Cathedral Cup: Celebrity backing for Lincoln

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    York Minster, we're coming for ya and Richard Coles is going to help!

    Everyone's favourite former member of the Communards and Strictly star has made his opinion on the matter clear:

    View more on twitter
  14. WItness appeal after fatal collision

    At the start of the week we told you that two people had died after a crash on the A17 in Swineshead.

    The couple, who were in their 80s and from Norfolk, were killed when their green Volvo collided with a HGV at around noon.

    Today Lincolnshire Police have asked for anyone who may have seen either vehicle in the run up to the collision to contact them.

  15. Cathedrals clash over social media crown

    Alex Rhodes

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Lincoln Cathedral is through to the finals of the Cathedral World Cup.

    The contest was set up following a string of lighthearted tweets from cathedrals boasting about their buildings.

    View more on twitter

    Lincoln currently stands in second place, with Durham in third and Bristol trailing in fourth. York Minster leads the pack.

    But there's still time to vote...

  16. Grimsby and Humber seafood 'concerns' after Brexit

    David Burns

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A representative of the seafood industry in North East Lincolnshire says he wants the government to look at giving them free trade status in the ports of Grimsby and Immingham.

    It's ahead of the latest round of leave negotiations between the UK and EU which get under way today.

    The government wants to put the day Britain leaves the European Union into law. It'll be 23:00 on the 29 March 2019.

    Fish being processed in a factory.

    Simon Dwyer from the cluster group Seafood Grimsby & Humber told the BBC he has many concerns about Brexit.

    He says around 5,000 people work in the seafood processing industry across the region and most of that seafood is imported from places like Canada, Argentina, South Africa and China.

    A seafood market

    Mr Dwyer says they are working closely with DEFRA and are asking for tax exemptions so they can take advantage of Brexit and make it work for the industry.

    He adds, some areas of concern about how Brexit will work for the region's seafood industry are access to overseas labour, overseas exports and trade quotas.

    He says they will have to work hard with government to keep the region's 5,000 seafood jobs.