Eve, the rare hooded seal, has been a major attraction for visitors visiting the seal sanctuary in Skegness since she arrived in December last year.
Now, as her future hangs in the balance, James Webster reports on the international row that means she could be banned from returning to her home waters of Iceland.
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Longest cold spell of winter so far. Bitterly cold with further wintry showers, significant snowfall likely over hills
Demonstrators will gather in Lincoln this morning to protest against proposed cuts to the city's local fire service.
Jon Mitchell with tonight's weather