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.


  1. Lincoln Cathedral makes further suspension
  2. Jail for Lincolnshire driver who caused triple-fatal crash
  3. Vandal-hit model railway club 'bowled over' by £49k boost
  4. Police appeal over missing 12-year-old boy from Louth
  5. New services for Gainsborough Central after 30-year gap
  6. Tuk tuk plan to help people struggling up Lincoln's Steep Hill
  7. Live updates on Monday 20 May 2019

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Crunch day for British Steel

    Sources at British Steel have confirmed reports the company, which employs more than 4,000 workers mainly in Scunthorpe, is on the brink of administration.

    British Steel in Scunthorpe

    The firm is in the final stages of talks with the government about securing a bailout.

    Representatives of the Unite union are due to meet business secretary Greg Clark this morning to discuss the future of the company.

    The union is urging British Steel owner Greybull Capital to find a solution.

    Last week, the firm announced it had the backing of shareholders and lenders and that operations continued as usual while it sought a "permanent solution" to its financial troubles.

    A ministerial statement on assistance for the company was expected yesterday afternoon, but that didn't come.

    However, it's thought ministers want to have the situation sorted out before the European elections on Thursday.

  2. Chapter Clerk suspended, says Cathedral

    Lincoln Cathedral says that the Chapter Clerk, Will Harrison has been suspended, as part of an investigation into "procedural matters".

    Will Harrison
    Quote Message: The Chapter Clerk is still in post, however we can confirm that as of this weekend he has been suspended. We would like to make very clear that this investigation relates to procedural matters. The suspension is a neutral act, and we are unable to say more while investigations are taking place. from Cathedral Spokesperson
    Cathedral Spokesperson

    Last week the Bishop of Lincoln, Christopher Lowson, was suspended from office by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

    Justin Welby said it was in relation to a safeguarding children inquiry adding there was no suggestion the Bishop had committed an act of abuse himself.

  3. BreakingRod Stewart donates to model railway club

    Sir Rod Stewart, says he will be donating £10,000 to help a model railway club whose exhibition was destroyed by vandals.

    Yes, you read that correctly! THE Rod Stewart!

    Sir Rod Stewart

    The singer who has his own model train collection, said he was "devastated" to learn about the break in at a school in Stamford in Lincolnshire on Saturday.

    The crowdfunding appeal, where the group originally wanted to raise £500, has already topped more than £60,000.

  4. UK's first household waste to jet fuel scheme set to be in Immingham

    It's claimed plans to build the UK's first commercial-scale plant for making jet fuel out of household waste in a site near Immingham could have a global impact.

    The joint project between renewables firm Velocys, British Airways and Shell could reduce the international airline industry's reliance on diesel.


    Supporters say the plant could bring more jobs and industry to the Humber including Lord Chris Haskins Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership:

    Quote Message: It's attempting to do something that hasn't been done before... previously airline fuel has only been based on oil. It'll only be a proportion but if you can get 5% or 10% that's a big step. from Lord Chris Haskins Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership
    Lord Chris HaskinsChair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership
  5. 'Shabby' fence to go under cover by bank holiday - Council

    East Lindsey District council is reassuring residents and visitors to Sutton on Sea that industrial fencing on the promenade will be covered in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.


    Beach huts on top of the Colonnade area have been removed after structural concerns and the area has been cordoned off with metal barriers.

    However, some visitors have taken to social media describing the fences as looking, "shabby, empty and industrial".

    The temporary fencing will be covered with a banner showing a scene from the town, according to East Lindsey Council.

  6. Green light for MRI expansion at Lincolnshire hospital

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Expansion plans for the MRI department at Lincoln County Hospital have been approved.


    City of Lincoln Council has given the go-ahead to the hospital trust's extension proposal which is designed to cope with "significant overcrowding" at the unit identified by the health watchdog.

    The plan includes a single-storey extension to help provide extra room and facilities, including another MRI scanner.

    Quote Message: A second scanner would allow faster access to MRI for all our patients and help improve cancer treatment across the trust. It would bring state-of-the-art imaging techniques and cardiac MRI to Lincoln County Hospital." from United Lincolnshire Hospital's Trust
    United Lincolnshire Hospital's Trust
  7. Brothel keepers must forfeit £250,000 after being jailed

    Lincolnshire Echo

    Two men who exploited women from Asia in brothels across the East Midlands have been ordered to forfeit £250,000 they made from running them.

    Mo Quan Zhou and Meyrick Bramhill-Purchase
  8. Jail for Lincolnshire driver who caused triple-fatal crash

    A driver from a village near Spalding has been jailed after admitting causing a car crash in which three people were killed.

    Fletton Parkway

    Tomas Kocko,19, his sister Jana, 21, and her fiance, Marko Makula, 22, died on 14 April after their car was hit by another car being driven the wrong way down a slip road on the Fletton Parkway in Peterborough.

    Tomas Kocko, Jana Kockova and Marko Makula

    Ms Kockova and Mr Kocko, from Hinchcliffe in Peterborough, and Mr Makula, of Reeves Way, died at the scene.

    Tommy Whitmore, 26, from Cowbit near Spalding, was jailed for eight years and four months at Cambridge Crown Court after pleading guilty to three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

  9. Plans for Steep Hill tuk tuk service

    If you, like many of us, struggle to walk up Lincoln's Steep Hill and are exhausted when you get to the top - a solution may finally be on its way...

    Steep Hill

    Proposals have been submitted for a tuk tuk to run up and down the stretch

    If approved, the small wheeled motorised carriage would run all year round and have space for three adults to hop on and off.

  10. Jewellery stolen in Louth burglary

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in Louth.

    Police jacket

    It happened last Friday at an address on Keddington Road.

    A selection of jewellery was taken, including bracelets and watches.

    Anyone with information about the theft is being asked to contact police.

  11. Vandal-hit model railway club 'bowled over' by £49k boost

    Members of a Lincolnshire model railway club say they've been overwhelmed with the amount of support and donations they've received after their exhibition was destroyed by vandals.


    Market Deeping Model Railway club's collection was wrecked over the weekend after being targeted by vandals at Welland Academy in Stamford.

    An online fundraising appeal has so far made more than £49,000 and the club's chairman, Peter Davies, says the support's been incredible:

    Quote Message: We are just bowled over by people's generosity. So much has happened in the last 24 hours that we have yet to come to terms with what it all means... It's just totally overwhelming." from Peter Davies Chairman, Market Deeping Model Railway Club
    Peter DaviesChairman, Market Deeping Model Railway Club
  12. New services for Gainsborough Central after 30-year gap

    For the first time in almost 30 years, there's been an hourly weekday train service from Gainsborough Central to Sheffield this morning.

    Rail operator Northern says trains will operate six days a week and it'll also mean the existing Leeds to Lincoln service will be faster as it will now stop at fewer stations.

    Gainsborough Central Station was once described as the worst station in the country because of a lack of services:

    View more on twitter
  13. Police appeal over missing Louth boy

    Have you seen 12-year-old Riley Smith?

    Riley Smith

    Riley is from Louth but was last seen at about 18:00 yesterday on Winteringham Road in Grimsby.

    He was wearing a black Adidas tracksuit and black trainers.

    Anyone with information about his whereabouts is being asked to contact police.

  14. Watch: Monday's weather forecast

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Today will see sunny spells and slow-moving showers - with showers most widespread this afternoon.

    Watch my full forecast here:

    Video content

    Video caption: Today will see sunny spells and slow-moving showers.
  15. Crowdfunding boost after model railway show is trashed

    Over £41,000 has so far been raised online in a bid to help members of a model railway club in Lincolnshire whose work was destroyed by vandals at the weekend.

    Damage at exhibition

    Market Deeping Model Railway Club lost years of work in the raid at an exhibition at Welland Academy in Stamford on Saturday.

    Club chairman Peter Davies has described the damage as "total wanton destruction" and much of it was "irrecoverable".

    Four youths have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and criminal damage as a result of the incident.

    A crowdfunding page set up to raise £500 for the club has made more than £39,000 in less than 24 hours.

    Offers of help have also come from model railway clubs in places such as Bodmin in Cornwall, Great Yarmouth and Doncaster, according to Mr Davies.