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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Live updates on Tuesday 10 May 2016

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By Martin Slack

All times stated are UK

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Our Live coverage across the day

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire Live has finished for today. 

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

Tonight's headlines from BBC Look North

Here are the latest headlines from the BBC Look North newsroom.

Watch the full programme on BBC One from 18:30.

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Football: Iron release four players

BBC Humberside Sport

Scunthorpe United have released veteran winger Gary McSheffrey.

The 33-year-old made 80 league appearances for the Iron after joining in January 2014, but finished the season on loan at Doncaster.

Gary McSheffrey
Rex Features

He's one of four players to be let go by the Iron today.

Holton Le Moor crash latest from fire service

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Get involved in bringing city to life this summer

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A spectacular community event this summer to commemorate Lincoln's history needs your help. 

BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Lincoln 16 - Green Fields Beyond will be held in the city in July and will focus on Lincoln as the birthplace of the tank.

tank in Lincoln High Street
BBC

The search is on for people to take part to help bring the city alive with the music and performance event.

If you want to be involved there are lots more details here

Pensioner admits possessing 21,000 illegal cigarettes

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A Mablethorpe pensioner admitted possession of more than 21,000 illegal cigarettes in one of the biggest hauls uncovered by Lincolnshire Trading Standards.

Bernard Brownson, 71, of Rugby Road, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment suspended for 18 months, and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £3,538.52 at Boston Magistrates Court.

Brownson admitted seven charges after the seizure of  21,640 cigarettes. The council says it was the second largest seizure so far this financial year.

Hospice bosses develop 'bereavement app'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

St Barnabas Hospice in Lincolnshire has created a mobile phone app to help people deal with bereavement. 

The charity says The Good Goodbye is designed to encourage conversations about death and dying. 

It's been released today on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Death App
St Barnabas Hospice

Traffic and travel across Lincolnshire: Roadworks delays

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on A631 Willingham Road in both directions in Market Rasen between the Prospect Place junction and the Legsby Road junction. It's because of roadworks.

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this afternoon:

  • Deputy leader of Lincolnshire County Council brought in as Children's Commissioner in Rotherham
  • Plans on display for new Humber Bridge visitor centre
  • BBC Newsnight preparing for migration special programme from Boston Stump this evening

BreakingFootball: Big match postponed after heavy rain

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

The excitement that was building at Sincil Bank earlier has been doused by the rain. 

A waterlogged pitch means former Premier League striker Benjani Mwaruwari won't be playing in Lincoln after all.

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Commons terrace date for Standard Bearers

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Royal British Legion Standard Bearers join Lincoln MP Karl McCartney and Louth and Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins on the Houses of Parliament terrace as part of a recent visit.

It was organised by Mr McCartney as a way of recognising their service to the county.

Lincolnshire standard bearers with Karl McCartney and Victoria Atkins
Karl McCartney

County councillor's top role at beleaguered Rotherham authority

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Patricia Bradwell the deputy leader at Lincolnshire County Council has been unveiled as the new Children's Commissioner in Rotherham.

She'll take on the role at Rotherham Council which has been severely criticised after a series of cases involving child sexual exploitation.

Patricia Bradwell
Lincolnshire County Council

She's been appointed by the Department for Communites and Local Government but will keep her jobs at Lincolnshire County Council.

Scunthorpe MP: SATS leak 'unacceptable'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin has been speaking in the Commons over a blunder which saw today's SATS test for primary school children leaked online.

Mr Dakin, who was a school headteacher before being elected to the Commons, is now Labour's schools' spokesman. 

He said what's happened is "unacceptable".

Nic Dakin
BBC

The government has ordered an investigation into how the grammar, punctuation and spelling test being taken by all 10 and 11-year-old children today was published online.

Football: Trinity sign Jake Scott

Here's the latest from the Northolme as Gainsborough Trinity manager Dom Roma makes his second signing in as many days.

This time it's midfielder Jack Scott from Bradford Park Avenue:

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New Humberside PCC criticises reorganisation of force

Yunus Mulla

Reporter, BBC Look North East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The new Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner thinks the recent reorganisation of the force has been poorly managed. 

Keith Hunter won the PCC election last Thursday and replaces Matthew Grove.

Mr Hunter says the force - which covers North and North East Lincolnshire - hasn't been good enough and it shouldn't be making excuses.

Keith Hunter has criticised the reorganisation of Humberside Police

Weather: Wet, wet, wet

BBC Weather

Where's the sunshine gone?

Weather
BBC

Councillor calls for Serco fine 'to be put to good use'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

A senior opposition councillor at Lincolnshire County Council, Rob Parker (pictured), says a £1m fine on Serco should be put to good use and not just sit in the coffers. 

The money has been withheld following a catalogue of errors since the company took over financial services for the authority. 

Rob Parker
Lincoln Labour Party

Headteachers and firefighters are among the council employees who have complained over Serco's handling of council cash.

Serco says it is making progress but recognises its performance has not met the required standards.  

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this lunchtime:

  • North Lincolnshire Council leader Baroness Redfern to step down in a year's time
  • Ambulance chiefs admit there are problems with staff morale following latest critical report
  • £1.7m coastal visitor centre to replace building destroyed by flood on course for opening at end of month

New plans unveiled for 'Quadrant 2'

Scott Dalton

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Yesterday work started on Boston's Quadrant project - it's just off the A16 south of the town centre.

Plans for houses, a hotel, retail units and a new stadium for Boston United football club.

Q2 plans
Chestnut Homes

I was there for the official groundbreaking yesterday and also found out more about the next phase of the project called Q2.

It will follow once the Quadrant is complete and include more homes and a marina which will be fed by the South Forty Foot Drain.

Council leader announces date to step down

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Baroness Redfern the leader of Scunthorpe-based North Lincolnshire Council has said she will step down in a year's time.

She's told a council meeting that she'll be succeeded by her deputy Rob Waltham who will then have two years to prepare for elections.

Baroness Redfern
BBC

Former Premier League striker in Sincil Bank line-up

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

There's some excitement at Lincoln City this lunchtime - a former Zimbabwe captain is to play in tonight's sponsors' match.

As if the news about a potential new manager wasn't enough!

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Football: Mariners fans eager to embark on Wembley voyage

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

There's a lot of interest in tickets for Grimsby Town's National League play-off final against Forest Green Rovers at Wembley according to the club's latest tweet:

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New coastal visitor centre nears completion

Natasha Turney

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

If you ever visited the old Gibraltar Point visitor centre just down the coast from Skegness you'll know this is a massive change.

It's been built by Lincolnshire County Council after the old building was destroyed in the tidal surge at the end of 2013.

Gibraltar Point
BBC

The £1.75m centre should be open by the end of the month.

Your questions answered on Imps' manager

Football: Cowley confirms Imps interest in him for manager's job

Rob Makepeace

BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

Braintree manager Danny Cowley has now confirmed to the BBC that Lincoln City have made a formal approach to the Essex club for his services. 

Cowley says he was told by the Braintree chairman yesterday, but he hadn't been aware of the Imps' interest before that. 

Danny Cowley
BBC

Cowley recently guided the Essex side to the National League play-offs. 

Lincoln City have been looking for a new boss after Chris Moyses announced he was stepping down.

Appeal after arson attack at sheltered accommodation

Police are investigating a series of arson attacks in the lower High Street area of Lincoln including an incident which saw a mobility scooter torched.

Officers say there were a series of four fires in the early hours of Sunday, one at St Botolph's Court, a sheltered housing complex for the elderly.

St Botolph's Court
Google

Other deliberate fires were reported in nearby wheelie bins at Coral Bookmakers, Dixon Street and Robey Street.

Watch: Rain on the way for this afternoon

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Kay Crewdson's got the details for the rest of the day:

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Barbara Stimpson

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this morning:

  • Questions raised over £1m fine for Serco after council finance 'chaos'
  • Lincolnshire could become first county in the country without a 24- hour manned fire station
  • Ambulance chiefs apologise after Care Quality Commission report highlights new failings

Football: Boston's Southwell 'won't go cheaply'

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Boston United manager Dennis Greene says he wouldn't stand in the way if a club from a higher division came in for striker Dayle Southwell. 

The 22-year-old has netted more than 50 goals in two seasons with the Pilgrims who failed in a bid for promotion to the National League at the weekend.

Dayle Southwell
Boston United

Greene told BBC Radio Lincolnshire: "It's whether a club wants to take a gamble on what the fee's going to be. 

If Dayle goes we'll find somebody else."

Watch: Problems highlighted for Lincolnshire's ambulance service

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Anger over plans to scrap 24-hour fire cover

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire could be the first county in Britain to scrap 24-hour fire service cover under money-saving plans.

Changes to Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have been branded "a farce" by people who took part in a meeting with fire chiefs last night.

fire engines
BBC

Lincolnshire County Council is considering stopping 24-hour staffing of the South Park Station in Lincoln - the only station left in the county to have round-the-clock coverage. 

Crews would be on call instead. It would save £1.7m over the next three years - but it would make Lincolnshire the only county in the country without any 24-hour fire cover at all.

BBC Newsnight to host migration special from Boston tonight

Scott Dalton

Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Newsnight presenter Evan Davis joined me this morning to share details of a special programme being broadcast from Boston tonight.

The BBC2 flagship show will broadcast from Boston Stump to examine the issue of migration as the EU Referendum approaches next month.

Evan Davis
BBC

Evan was joined by the vicar of the Stump Rev Alyson Buxton - he warned her not to let the production team move the altar in the church for the broadcast! Hopefully he was joking...

The programme's on BBC2 from 22.30.

Braintree's Cowley in the frame for Imps job

Michael Hortin

Assistant Editor, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincoln City are in advance talks with Braintree Town manager Danny Cowley to take over as the club's manager, BBC Radio Lincolnshire understands.

Cowley recently guided the Essex side to the National League play-offs. City have been looking for a new boss since Chris Moyses announced he was standing down.

Danny Cowley
Getty

It's understood that Cowley will be joined at Sincil Bank by his brother Nicky. In addition to managing Braintree the pair are also PE teachers at a local school. 

Serco fined £1m after 'chaos' in council finance

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire County Council has docked more than £1m from a private company contracted to provide school and council financial services in Lincolnshire. 

Serco took over some financial systems from Lincolnshire County Council last April. But there are complaints that those systems "are in chaos".

Serco
BBC

Figures released to BBC Radio Lincolnshire show the authority has penalised the company by an average £100,000 a month over the first year of the contract.

Council leader Martin Hill says the firm is making "steady progress" and withholding the cash provides an incentive for things to improve quickly.

Health check for busy Grimsby bridge

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Grimsby's landmark Corporation Road Bridge will be closed today for a routine check-up. 

The bridge is 100 years old so you can't blame the engineers for wanting to make sure it's still in good order.

Corporation Bridge, Grimsby
Google

And just in case you were interested it's a rolling lift bascule bridge which opens over the Old Dock in the town.

Latest headlines across Lincolnshire

Alex Rhodes

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Here are the top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom this morning:

Weather across Lincolnshire: What a difference a day makes

BBC Weather

Here's how your weather's looking for Tuesday - a lot different to the sunny skies we saw yesterday:

Weather graphic
BBC