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Live Reporting

Harry Parkhill

All times stated are UK

  1. Five things we learned today

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    That's it from me for today, but we will return with breaking news, sport, travel and weather updates for Lincolnshire from 08:00 on Monday.

    I'll leave you with five things we didn't know this morning:

  2. Magic moments from FA People's Cup


    Cheeky chips, celebrations and managerial sackings - watch 10 magic moments from the first round of the FA People's Cup...... 

    Video content

    Video caption: More than 6,000 teams signed up for the 2017 FA People's Cup, which has 16 separate categories

    You'll be able to watch a highlights programme from the first round of the nationwide five-a-side competition on the iPlayer from 06:00 GMT Saturday, 4 March and on the red button from 14:10 GMT on Saturday and throughout the weekend.

  3. Weather - rainy weekend ahead

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...but you're going to need your brollies!

  4. Your views: Ruddocks closure

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Clearly many of you are very upset by the announcement that Ruddocks of Lincoln will close on Easter Saturday.


    Comments have been streaming into our Facebook page and Twitter feed after we announced the news:

    SMS Message: How heartbreaking is this? 💔😢 from Lucy Carlton - Facebook
    Lucy Carlton - Facebook
    SMS Message: What a shame - another family business bites the dust. They will be sorely missed. from Mary Hollingsworth - Facebook
    Mary Hollingsworth - Facebook
    SMS Message: Soon all town centres will be clones of each other with no small businesses left. from Craig Thornton - Facebook
    Craig Thornton - Facebook
    SMS Message: So, so sad about this. Can't imagine the High Street without it. Loss of another independent shop a real shame. 😞😞 from Lucinda Preston - Twitter
    Lucinda Preston - Twitter
    SMS Message: Gutted. The whole shop has got a lovely, friendly feel. Very sorry for the staff. from John Gidman
    John Gidman
  5. 'Gutted' - Emotional response to high street shop closing

    Martin Slack

    Duty news editor

    Staff at Ruddocks of Lincoln, a shop which has been on the High Street for 163 years, say they're "gutted" that it's going to close.

    Quote Message: "Genuinely gutted... a lot of us here were like family" from Jules Jackson Shop Assistant
    Jules JacksonShop Assistant

    Shop assistant Jules Jackson, who's worked at the shop for nearly 10 years, was emotional hearing the news:

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    Video caption: Emotional response to 163 year old shop closing
  6. Man loses an eye in Skegness assault, witnesses sought

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police are looking for witnesses who may have seen an assault in which a man lost his eye.


    Police say a 30-year-old man lost an eye after being glassed at the Marine boathouse pub on Lumley Road on 25 February.

    He was treated at Boston's Pilgrim Hospital but his eye couldn't be saved.

    Police want to talk to two women and a man (pictured) who may have information.

  7. Police dog sniffs out cannabis and amphetamines in Cleethorpes

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    We've already heard about PD Phantom sniffing out £12,000 in cash, well he wasn't satisfied with giving up without sniffing out some illegal substances.

    He was successful on Wednesday, he sniffed out cannabis and amphetamines at two properties in Cleethorpes.

    PD phantom

    Cannabis was found at an address on Fuller Street.

    Amphetamines and cannabis were also found at two houses on Grafton Street.

    Two women and a man were interviewed in connection with the operation over the last week.

    officers searching a house
    Quote Message: Drugs can have a devastating effect on our communities and this is why we actively target those involved in supplying them. We have users who fund their habit through burglary, theft, and violent crime... from Sgt Dan Healey Humberside Police
    Sgt Dan HealeyHumberside Police
  8. 163-year-old Lincoln shop is to close

    Martin Slack

    Duty News Editor

    Ruddocks of Lincoln - a mainstay of Lincoln's high street for 163 years - is set to close.


    The stationery shop has been in its current location (pictured) for 113 years. 

    It had been further up Lincoln's high street for 50 years before that.

    In a statement, owner Henry Ruddock, says that the upstairs tea room and the design and print business will not be affected.

    Quote Message: The shop has not been profitable for many years... Matters have conspired against us... paper and pen are now things of the past and even drawing has become screen based. from Henry Ruddock Owner
    Henry RuddockOwner
  9. Lincolnshire immigration arsonist imprisoned

    Charlotte Wright

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    A convicted robber has been imprisoned for four years after setting fire to his cell at a Lincolnshire immigration centre.

    Patrick Kiyama

    Patrick Kiyama, 27, set fire to his pillow, bedding and a bin whilst at Morton Hall Immigration centre near Gainsborough.

    He had been sentenced to 13 months in prison for a street robbery in Milton Keynes.

    The court heard that he was frustrated that he hadn't been deported to his native Congo.

    Quote Message: You were frustrated with what you perceived was the slow pace of your return to the Congo. You told two prison officers that you were going to set fire to the centre. from Judge Simon Hirst
    Judge Simon Hirst
  10. Everington leaves Imps on loan to King's Lynn

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    King's Lynn Town have signed midfielder Kegan Everington on loan from Lincoln City until the end of the season. 

    The 21-year-old has spent much of this season on loan at Buxton and hasn't played a first team game for the FA Cup giant-killing Imps since last March. 

    Ian Culverhouse

    Everington is first new player brought to the club by Ian Culverhouse since he took over as manager last week.  

    He takes charge of a home game for the first time tomorrow when The Linnets play Stratford Town at The Walks. 

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    Video caption: Watch footage of moments before Langworth level crossing crash
  12. £12,000 sniffed out by police dog in Grimsby

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Thousands of pounds worth of suspected drugs money has been sniffed out by a police dog in Grimsby.

    Police dog Phantom

    Phantom (pictured) sniffed out the cash at the property on Rowston street in Cleethorpes.

    A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the production of class B drugs, possessing criminal property and possession of a weapon.

    Criminals are told to watch out because:

    Quote Message: PD Phantom is keen to come back for more... from Sgt Dan Healey Operation leader
    Sgt Dan HealeyOperation leader
  13. 143,000 illegal cigarettes seized down to "tip-offs"`

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Trading standards officers say tip-offs from the community helped lead to 143,000 fake cigarettes being seized between April and December last year.

    fake cigarettes

    They say they are getting better at working together with HMRC to discover those selling black market cigarettes.

    But they admit that even though more are being confiscated, there are more coming into the country and there is a "ready market".

    Quote Message: The intelligence members of the public are supplying is a lot better than it was a few years ago, so that's one of the reasons we're seizing more. from Sgt Kim Enderby Trading Standards
    Sgt Kim EnderbyTrading Standards
  14. Missing WW2 mascot was in D-Day raids

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A stuffed fox, which has gone missing from the Metheringham Airfield museum , took part in the D-Day raids according to staff at the museum.

    mr fox

    The museum say Flight Sgt William Hovey, who was a navigator in 106 Squadron at RAF Metheringham, donated Mr Fox to the museum a few years ago.

    Flight Sgt Hovey completed 36 operations, so it seems the mascot was lucky indeed:

    Quote Message: Bill and his crew (including Mr Fox) did their tour of duty overlapping D-Day and the gun emplacements at Caen were believed to be their target on the night before D-Day. from Andy Marson Chairman - Friends of Metheringham Airfield
    Andy Marson Chairman - Friends of Metheringham Airfield
  15. Watch: 'Stolen car' moments before level crossing crash

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    The BBC has received this footage from a dash-cam which caught the scene just moments before a  "suspected stolen car" crashed into a railway level crossing at Langworth .

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    Video caption: Dash cam footage moments before Level crossing crash

    The car smashed into the barriers on Thursday after failing to stop for police and the driver was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

    An 18-year-old man, and two women, aged 18 and 19, said to be passengers in the car, were arrested.

  16. Your views: Flytipping near you

    Melvyn Prior

    Presenter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    We've been talking about about flytipping this morning on BBC Radio Lincolnshire .

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    You've been getting in touch with your comments :

    Quote Message: I run a gardening company and some quotes I give, I am told that they have been given a cheaper quote. When they say the price there is no way these companies can be disposing the waste legally. from Shaun Johnson Facebook comment
    Shaun JohnsonFacebook comment
    Quote Message: If it costs millions clearing up after fly-tipping, that could pay for the council-run tips to be open and staffed all the time. May not stop it completely - but would go a long way towards it! from Janet Mackey Facebook comment
    Janet MackeyFacebook comment
    SMS Message: It comes and it goes but is tending to get worse as local authority and police cuts bite from Brynley Heaven on Twitter
    Brynley Heaven on Twitter
  17. BBC Introducing gig in Lincoln

    Jono Brine

    Presenter - BBC Introducing Lincolnshire

    Just a quick look back at last night's BBC Introducing gig, Plugged.

    The gig featured bands from Boston and Lincoln and The Marsicans, a group who've recently been playlisted by Radio 1.

    To hear more new music from Lincolnshire listen to BBC Introducing in Lincolnshire on Saturdays from 20:00.

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