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  1. Lincoln police station to close by 2019 with staff relocated to Nettleham HQ
  2. Cash machine reinstated in Donington six months after ram-raid
  3. New Skegness coastwatch station to act as 999 command and control centre
  4. Market Rasen school to honour Michael Jackson songwriter Rod Temperton
  5. Updates on Friday 24 March 2017

Live Reporting

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

  1. Five things we learned today

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    That's all folks! Regular live updates are ending for the week, but continue to check the BBC news website and local radio for your latest news. I'll leave you with five things we didn't know this morning:

  2. Red Nose Day: Sing-along at Lincoln care home

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Something to warm your soul this afternoon.

    Staff at a Lincoln care home have put on a special sing-along for residents in aid of Comic Relief.

    This will put a smile on your face:

    View more on twitter
  3. Sport: Top-of-table clash for Lincoln City

    Rob Makepeace

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire sport

    Lincoln City are taking on their rivals for the top spot in the National League tomorrow afternoon.

    Forest Green Rovers are currently second in the league.

    Imps manager Danny Cowley says he'll need vocal support from fans on home turf at the 12:15 kick-off tomorrow.

    Quote Message: They've had quite a few changes in their personnel since we last played them. Revenge, is it a good motivator? I don't know. We try to have intrinsic self-motivation. from Danny Cowley Lincoln City FC manager
    Danny CowleyLincoln City FC manager
    danny cowley
  4. To all you mums out there


    With Mother's Day coming up on Sunday, let Ironman athlete Jon Alexander tell you the story of his mum, Sue, and how she has always been his inspiration....

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    Video caption: Ironman is now his mum's biggest fan

    You can find out how to get into triathlon with our Get Inspired guide.

  5. Ram-raid wreck shop re-opens

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    We heard earlier about the local shop in Donington which was closed for six months after a ram-raid.

    Well, it's now been reopened in the traditional way... with comedy- sized scissors:

    ribbon cutting

    The store was closed in September after a tractor was driven into the front.

    The culprits fled empty-handed after causing £200,000 worth of damage:

    ram raid

    Just look at it now:

  6. The FA People's Cup is back!


    It's the semi-finals stage of the FA People's Cup this weekend and you'll be able to keep up with all the action on our live text pages from 10:00-18:00 on Saturday and Sunday. 

    There'll be loads more cracking goals like these ones, analysed by the Football Focus team after the first round.

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    Video caption: People's Cup goals analysed by the pros
  7. Photos: A fine day for a trip to the seaside!

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It looks like a glorious afternoon on the beach in Cleethorpes.

    Thanks to Weather Watcher Jeddy for these great photos - you're making us jealous.

    Cleethorpes beach

    Keep sending in your photos to the BBC Weather Watchers sit e.

  8. Plaque commemorates 'Thriller' songwriter

    Jake Zuckerman

    BBC Look North

    More about the school in Market Rasen  which has a suspiciously large number of musical alumni. 

    The school has unveiled a plaque in memory of Rodney Temperton, the songwriter who worked with Michael Jackson writing Thriller and other hits.

    He's studied at the school:


    Today current pupils of the school have been remembering the Grammy Award winning writer with a school concert with covers by pupils' bands.

    He died last year, aged 66 after a short battle with cancer.

    school band
  9. Red Nose Day: PC Chuckles

    David Sykes

    Producer, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    In celebration of Red Nose Day, we've managed to convince some recognisable faces from around the county to tell us the cheesiest jokes they can find...

    Police Chief Inspector Mark Garthwaite from Lincolnshire Police sent in my favourites:

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    Video caption: Chief Inspector Mark Garthwaite gives us some one-liners, with the straightest of faces.

    Have you got a joke to share? Send me a message here , or head over to our facebook page and send us pictures of what you've been doing to raise money.

  10. Nerf Gun Battle Arena comes to Boston

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Work has begun building a 'Nerf Gun Battle Arena' and a climbing centre in Boston.

    boston bowl

    Work on the structure has begun in the last week.

    Nerf guns are colourful toy guns that fire foam pellets with rubber ends on.

    There are also plans to build 12 climbing walls in the extension, which is attached to a bowling alley and soft-play centre.

    boston bowl
  11. Listen: Arming all officers is 'giving in' says Lincolnshire PCC

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Following the attack at Westminster it wasn't long before some people began to say that more, if not all, police officers should be armed. 

    I've been speaking to Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones about his thoughts on this as well as the decision to hold a minute's silence for PC Palmer today.

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    Video caption: Marc Jones says PC Palmer's death is 'felt by the police family'
  12. Friends on fundraising mission after Lincoln teen paralysed

    The Lincolnite

    18-year-old Georgia Rawlings was left paralysed from her neck down after falling from a swing in a local park.

    Her friend, Eve Morgan (pictured below with Georgia) want to raise money to buy her a wheelchair.

    Read more at The Lincolnite .

    georgia and friend
  13. Red Nose Day: University conga line

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    It's Red Nose Day, so people in Lincolnshire are getting funny for money!

    What have you been doing to raise money? Get in touch with your pictures here .

    Students at the University have organised a conga line around their campus:

    View more on twitter
  14. Police poet's limerick

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Social media gurus across Lincolnshire take note...

    Here's how to get your news noticed on Twitter:

    View more on twitter
  15. Thriller songwriter celebrated at his old school

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    A Lincolnshire school is remembering one of its most famous former pupils today - the songwriter who penned Thriller for Michael Jackson.

    rod temperton

    De Aston school in Market Rasen is holding a Rodney Tempterton Day to celebrate the writer's most famous songs.  

    Pupils will be performing covers of his hits and unveiling a plaque to commemorate his humble beginnings at the school.

    Another musical ex-pupil from the school, James Dring, will be doing the honours. He's worked with Jamie T and other modern musicians.

    This is the same town which also counts Elton John's long-time collaborator Bernie Taupin as one of its most famous residents...

    What on earth is in the water in Market Rasen?!

  16. Lincoln police station to close by 2019

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    The police station in Lincoln's city centre is to close by 2019.

    Staff will be relocated from the building on Beaumont Fee in the city to the police and fire HQ at Nettleham.

    police station

    The old building isn't on the market for sale yet because police are expected to continue using it until 2019.

    The building - affectionately nicknamed the "Ryvita building" because of its unusual concrete design - will be sold off and the neighbourhood team are expected to move to the fire and ambulance station on South Park in the city.

  17. Lincolnshire ex-serviceman hopes 'Marine A' will be freed

    A former marine living in Lincolnshire says he hopes his former sergeant is released from prison today after serving three-and-a-half years for shooting dead a Taliban prisoner.

    Sgt Alexander Blackman (pictured below) - who was identified as 'Marine A' before being convicted of murder - has recently had his conviction downgraded by judges after an appeal hearing.

    He's to be sentenced today for manslaughter with diminished responsibility.

    Cassidy Little, who served under Sgt Blackman in Afghanistan told us he's hopeful about today's ruling:

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    Video caption: Cassidy Little served under Sgt Alex Blackman. He's hopeful about today's sentencing
  18. Travel: Train delays on four routes

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    East Midlands Trains say there's been a failure of the electricity supply at the Doncaster signal box, which is causing problems:

    • Trains are unable to run between Doncaster and Lincoln Central on the Doncaster-Peterborough route
    • No service between Lincoln and Newark Northgate on the Grimsby/Lincoln-Leicester route
    • Trains on the Norwich/Nottingham/Liverpool line are being diverted and won't stop at Grantham
    • Nottingham/Grantham/Skegness trains won't stop at Grantham either
    east midlands train