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

By Alex Rhodes

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A151 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A151 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, at Monks House Lane.

    A151 Lincolnshire - A151 Bourne Road in Spalding blocked in both directions at the Monks House Lane junction, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1 Cambridgeshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1 Cambridgeshire northbound severe accident, from A47 to B1081.

    A1 Cambridgeshire - A1 blocked and it's slow northbound from the A47 junction in Wansford to the B1081 junction in Rutland, because of an accident. Congestion to Shell petrol station near Thornhaugh.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  3. Mess in Skegness after fun in the sun

    We told you earlier that it's thought 11,000 people were on Skegness beach yesterday, enjoying the hot weather.

    That amount of people generates quite a lot of rubbish...

    ...and due to a combination of the bins being unable to cope and some people who didn't dispose of it properly, Skegness is feeling the effects today


    Lifeguards there have told us that people regularly leave windbreaks, inflatables and even flip-flops at the beach as they're so cheap people don't mind ditching them.

  4. Man caught with Taser homemade from torch

    Lincolnshire Echo

    A man caught with a torch which was converted into a Taser-type weapon claimed he had been given the item by his partner's father, who then shopped him to police.

    File photo
  5. Mablethorpe dental patients 'left behind'

    Patients in Mablethorpe claim they've not been able to see a dentist for almost six months after the last NHS clinic in the town closed.


    It shut because of "long-term recruitment issues" and campaigners now say many people are struggling to register at other practices, while others can't afford to travel.

    Valerie Corkell has told the BBC she's had problems with her teeth and doesn't want the same thing to happen to others because they can't get an appointment:

    Quote Message: It's mainly to help the young children growing up and get them into the habit of seeing a dentist...Mablethorpe has been left behind for too long." from Valerie Corkell
    Valerie Corkell

    NHS England says it's been exploring a range of options but there are no local providers able to offer a service as they haven't been able to recruit the qualified dentists needed.

  6. BreakingCouncillor suspended after Corbyn Tweet

    The Conservative Party says it has suspended a Lincolnshire Councillor pending an investigation - following a Tweet he made saying that the Labour leader "should be swinging from the gallows like Saddam Hussein."

    Councillor Roger Patterson, who is the president of the Gainsborough Conservative Association, deleted the Tweet and apologised the following day.


    Earlier, Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner - who's a member of the same Conservative Association - said he'd done the right thing by publicly apologising.

    The BBC has spoken to Mr Patterson who repeated his apology to Mr Corbyn and "anybody who was offended by it" and said "It was a stupid off the cuff remark. I regretted it the moment I said it."

  7. Bobbies in the beach hut at Mablethorpe

    Police officers in Mablethorpe now have a dedicated spot on the seafront - in their very own beach hut:


    From today, officers will be at chalet 44 at Queens Park during the school holidays.

    They'll offer advice to tourists and residents, as well as advising other beach hut owners on how to protect their properties during the winter months.

    It's even been specially adapted:

    Quote Message: We’re thrilled with it...Ours has been decked out with fire resistant paint, specific locks and bars, and special film over the windows." from Sgt Cherry Kelly Lincolnshire Police
    Sgt Cherry KellyLincolnshire Police
  8. Goodbye Rheady: Fans react to striker's departure

    As we told you earlier, star Lincoln City striker Matt Rhead is leaving Lincoln City.

    Fans have taken the news...well, take a look for yourself:

    View more on twitter

    A picture says a thousand words, so a GIF is practically a novel:

    View more on twitter

    Time doesn't quite heal all wounds:

    View more on twitter

    Perhaps the best reaction is this short video that seems to say it all...

    View more on twitter
  9. Lincolnshire Police 'looking into' councillor's tweet

    Lincolnshire Police say they're "looking into" a tweet by a Lincolnshire councillor which said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn "should swing from the gallows".

    Conservative councillor Roger Patterson, who is also president of the Gainsborough Conservative Association, has since deleted the post and apologised.

    Lincolnshire Police say they received a report about the tweet from a member of the public.

  10. 'Who doesn't make a mistake?' - PCC on councillor's tweet

    A Lincolnshire Conservative district councillor who called Jeremy Corbyn a "traitor" did the right thing by publicly apologising, according to the county's Police and Crime Commissioner.

    Councillor Roger Patterson, who is also president of the Gainsborough Conservative Association, tweeted earlier this week that the Labour leader "should swing from the gallows".

    He later removed the comment and tweeted an apology the next day.

    Marc Jones, who is a member of the Gainsborough Conservative Association as well as a number of others in the county, says apologising was clearly the right thing to do:

    Quote Message: Who doesn't make a mistake? The mark of any man or woman is how you deal with that. Coming out and apologising swiftly and very publicly is definitely the right thing to do." from Marc Jones Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner
    Marc JonesLincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner
  11. Lincolnshire gets new policing college

    A new policing college is to be launched in Lincoln, it's been announced.

    Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Bill Skelly and Lincoln College Group Managing Director James Foster

    It'll be for existing staff and school leavers and will offer a range of apprenticeships, including cyber security awareness and training for detectives.

    Students will also learn skills to enter police support roles, including emergency call handlers.

    It's being set up by Lincolnshire Police and Lincoln College and will open in September.

  12. In pictures: Spectacular summer sunrise at Gunby Hall

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Take a look at these stunning photos from a volunteer photographer at Gunby Hall between Spilsby and Skegness.

    BBC Weather Watcher David Dales got up very early this week to take this stunning set:

    Gunby Hall
    Gunby Hall
    Gunby Hall

    If you can force yourself to get out of bed at that time it can clearly really pay off...

  13. Eight rescued from sea off Lincolnshire this week - RNLI

    The RNLI says its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have had to rescue a total of eight people from the sea so far this week along the Lincolnshire coast.


    The latest were three children who were caught in a rip tide in Mablethorpe.

    It follows an operation on Wednesday where three people had to be saved from being swept out to sea on inflatables.

    It's thought the hot temperatures saw about 11,000 people enjoy the sunshine on Skegness beach yesterday.

  14. Beware the Weever fish - Lincolnshire Lifeguard warning

    With water around our coasts hotting up in the heatwave, people on the Lincolnshire coast are being advised to look out for Weever fish on the beaches:

    Weever fish

    They bury themselves in the sand in shallow water and have small spines on their back which, when trodden on, release a venom which is quite painful.

    Over the last few days, several people in Lincolnshire have reported being stung by them.

    Quote Message: Quite a few people do stand on this fish...For the treatment for the sting we'd just ask you to go see a Lifeguard at the beach. Then we'll put your foot in a hot bowl of water and try and dissolve the sting away." from Tom Roberts Skegness Lifeguard
    Tom RobertsSkegness Lifeguard