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

Harry Parkhill

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Video content

    Video caption: Justin Judge is a scaffolder from Skegness and a pole dancing world champion.
  2. Man used disability payments to buy house

    A Lincolnshire man who used council payments for his disabled son's care to buy a property has been told it was an "inappropriate use of public funds".

    The county council's been told it was right to ask for some of the money back after the man used £60,000 of personal budget payments to invest in property for his disabled son.

    When Lincolnshire County Council discovered this, it suspended the payments and took control of the funding and care plan.

    Following a complaint from the man, the Local Government Ombudsman has cleared the council of any fault and said the authority's policies were clear.

  3. Lincolnshire coronavirus patient 'returned from Italy'

    Public Health England say that the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Lincolnshire had recently returned from Italy.

    covid 19

    Health authorities say they are contacting people who had close contact with the individual in Lincolnshire.

    They had previously said there may be up to four cases, but it's now been clarified that it is one case only.

    People will be given advice about symptoms and emergency contact details for services should they start feeling unwell.

    163 cases of the virus have been confirmed in the UK, one elderly patient has died from the virus.

    You can find out more about the coronavirus below:

    Quote Message: “I’d like to reassure people that the risk to the general public remains low and the local authority is working with health colleagues to do everything we can to stop the virus spreading and ensure the people of Lincolnshire are protected. from Derek Ward Director of Public Health for Lincolnshire County Council
    Derek WardDirector of Public Health for Lincolnshire County Council
  4. First coronavirus case confirmed in Lincolnshire

    Public Health England say the first cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Lincolnshire.

    covid 19

    The authority says there have been "up to four" confirmed cases.

    Public Health England says it won't be publishing exact numbers below five because of "patient confidentiality".

    163 cases of the virus have been confirmed in the UK, one elderly patient has died from the virus.

    You can find out more about the coronavirus below:

  5. Skegness scaffolder becomes pole dancing champ

    A Skegness scaffolder is encouraging men to get involved in pole dancing after becoming a champion.

    justin on scaffolding

    Justin Judge has won the doubles award with his dance partner, Jessica Yardy, three years in a row at Miss Pole Dancing UK.

    He says he was convinced by Jessica to try the sport after she found out he worked with poles as a scaffolder.

    Jessica showed him some of the more tricky moves she'd learned, and Justin said he fancied going to some classes.

    "A few of the moves she was showing me are quite difficult moves and I picked them up quite quickly so I thought, yeah why not" he says.

    Quote Message: It is definitely surreal and amazing at the same time. We still can't really believe it. We go round and people asking about being a world champion, I can't really believe it. from Justin Judge Male Pole Dancer
    Justin JudgeMale Pole Dancer
  6. 'I lost six years of my life to eating disorders'

    A Lincoln woman says there needs to be more specialist help for eating disorders in Lincolnshire after she spent years dealing with bulimia and anorexia.

    kim white

    Kimberley White (pictured), 36, says there was "no enjoyment in her life" while she had the eating disorder in her 20s.

    She began her troubled relationship with food when training as a ballet dancer as a teenager.

    But she says the condition took over and led to her losing friends over a period of six years.

    Quote Message: It feels just like you're an empty soul. You just feel emotionally void. You're just consumed every hour of every day by these thoughts of food and your body." from Kimberley White
    Kimberley White

    Lincolnshire's NHS Partnership Foundation Trust, responsible for mental health issues, says it offers "one-to-one support and has a number of clinicians who provide support" for people with eating disorders.

    The trust adds that it provides an intensive three-days-a-week programme for those in need of extra support.

  7. Charles Vernam on 'Derby day'.

    Video content

    Video caption: Saturday isn't so much 'friends reunited' for the Mariners' striker as a family divided!
  8. Two arrested over Lincoln assault

    Two people have been arrested in connection with an assault in Lincoln, police say.

    elder street

    The arrests were made after a man was found with a serious head injury on Elder street at about 09:00 on Wednesday morning.

    A 60-year-old man and 47-year-old woman have been arrested and released under investigation, according to Lincolnshire Police.

    Anyone who saw what happened, or who may have seen an Aaron Services trade van in the area at about the time of the assault, is being asked to get in touch with police.

  9. Military Wives choir charity offers 'unbelievable' support

    Members of military wives' choirs in Lincolnshire say being part of them has changed their life.

    military wives outside 10 downing street

    It comes as a film about the first such choir (pictured) is released in cinemas tonight.

    Last night, members of the RAF Digby Military Wives Choir got a sneak preview at the Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa.

    Charlie Edwards, who's based at Digby, says joining the choir has been life-changing, saying that the friendships she's made through the choir have been one in a million.

    Quote Message: The wealth of support that you get from it is unbelievable, I've never had many close female friends, especially with being in the military. Being part of this choir has just opened me up to so many friends. from Charlie Edwards Choir member at RAF Digby
    Charlie EdwardsChoir member at RAF Digby
  10. 'Nothing happening' over new Lincs leisure centres

    New business units and leisure centres still haven't been delivered in Lincolnshire, more than two years after they were promised.

    skdc announcement

    In October 2017 South Kesteven District Council said it was going to spend £40m on 14 projects.

    The council put up billboards across the district saying they would build two new leisure centres, one in Stamford and another in the Deepings.

    The authority says they are "working hard on the projects" behind the scenes, one site has been bought in Stamford, and some homes have been built in Bourne.

    But despite that, the authority has come under fire for inaction.

    Quote Message: The promises still exist, the people are still waiting for the delivery. Still nothing is happening. I'm just waiting for something tanbgible to come out of all this that we can say, "Yes, SKDC is delivering for the people we represent". from Cllr Ashley Baxter Independent Councillor for South Kesteven District Council
    Cllr Ashley BaxterIndependent Councillor for South Kesteven District Council
  11. Iron dragonflies are focus of charity's fundraising effort

    Hundreds of ironwork dragonflies will be used by a Lincolnshire charity to raise money for families whose children have died.

    dragon fly

    St Barnabas Hospice says it hopes to raise £100,000 in the appeal after a similar successful campaign last year.

    One thousand of the ironwork dragonflies will be displayed in the gardens of the 16th Century Doddington Hall during the Easter holidays.

    The charity says the dragonfly represents those who've died and can't return, because a dragonfly is born in water and once it turns to a fly it can't swim.

  12. Lincoln Uni's tree-planting highlights 'climate emergency'

    The University of Lincoln says it wants to raise awareness of climate change by planting one tree per applicant attending an open day.

    lincoln cathedral and Uni

    It says it will plant the trees in a research field at its Riseholme Campus, one for every applicant at its post-graduate open day.

    Lecturers say the trees will also contribute to research about how trees can help us in the future.

    Quote Message: The university has declared a 'climate emergency', like lots of institutions. We're taking that very seriously. If there are opportunities to do things to help reduce the effects of climate change, we'll do them." from Isabel Wright Senior Lecturer
    Isabel WrightSenior Lecturer