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The Collection in Lincoln

Gallery gives public the ultimate choice

4 May 2016

The Collection and Usher Gallery are pioneering a new way of curating their permanent collection of artwork- by putting the public in complete control of the display!

Lincolnshire countryside

Consultation planned for devolution proposals

4 May 2016

In March 2016, councils in the Greater Lincolnshire area signed a headline deal with the Government to have powers, resources and responsibilities devolved to the area. The first deal includes a single pot of £450m of investment funds (£15m per year for 30 years) in addition to these devolved powers.

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Breaking the sound barrier: specialist smoke alarms available for those affected by hearing loss

3 May 2016

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is taking the opportunity during Deaf Awareness Week (2-8 May) to remind people affected by hearing loss to ensure that they have a specialist smoke alarm fitted.

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What's in a Title?

3 May 2016 | Updated: 4 May 2016

A new exhibition is bringing together an iconic 19th century photographer and contemporary artists to explore the importance of titles in art.

Saltfleetby Primary School

Saltfleetby CE Primary School to close

29 April 2016

Saltfleetby CE Primary School will close from 31 August 2016.


Work on fourth phase of new footpath and cyclepath to start along B1397 London Road between Wyberton and Kirton

28 April 2016

Work is due to start on Tuesday 3 May on construction of Phase 4 of the new footway/cycleway which will eventually run from Wyberton to Kirton.


Sewer repairs expected to be completed in Wragby before bank holiday weekend

28 April 2016

Anglian Water has been carrying out emergency repairs to a collapsed sewer in Wragby.

Photograph - Gainsborough Old Hall

Turn your home into your own Old Hall

27 April 2016

A pop-up workshop at Gainsborough Old Hall will give you the furniture-painting skills you need to transform your own home.

Bourne Household Waste Recycling Centre

Bourne's new Household Waste Recycling Centre open for business

27 April 2016 | Updated: 28 April 2016

The £1.5m facility has opened at South Fen Road, Bourne and is designed to make life easier for people wanting to recycle their household waste.

Knights jousting

Experience the Grand Medieval Joust at Lincoln Castle!

26 April 2016

English, German and Welsh knights will make their way to Lincoln Castle this coming Bank Holiday Weekend to compete in a Grand Medieval Joust.

Rose House artists impression

Musical history will be recognised in new building

26 April 2016 | Updated: 26 April 2016

A new building to be built alongside Lincoln’s new East West Link Road will pay tribute to the early occupants of the former building which was knocked down enabling a wider junction to be built to accommodate more vehicles.

BT worker testing broadband

Onlincolnshire ends first phase, bringing better broadband to 150,000 properties

26 April 2016 | Updated: 26 April 2016

More than 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Lincolnshire now have access to superfast broadband - with thousands more set to benefit from further improvements.

The Collection in Lincoln

Spring author talks at The Collection

25 April 2016

Four authors will be sharing the secrets of their success at the popular Lincoln museum this May.

Business leaders at steering group launch

New Lincolnshire construction and property awards launches

25 April 2016

Business leaders from Lincolnshire’s leading property and construction businesses joined together to launch the county’s first ever industry awards.

Library books and iPad tablet e-reader

Lincolnshire Libraries welcome scheme to support young people’s mental health

25 April 2016 | Updated: 26 April 2016

At a time when 1 in 10 young people have a diagnosable mental health issue, Lincolnshire Libraries are throwing their support behind a scheme to help them with expert endorsed books available to borrow for free.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Fire Engine

Extra date added for fire service consultation

25 April 2016

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is holding an additional consultation event on Monday 9 May.

Lady and her carer

New carers service to mean easier access to support for Lincolnshire's unpaid carers

22 April 2016 | Updated: 27 April 2016

Lincolnshire County Council has awarded a new contract to national charity, Carers FIRST to offer support, advice and information to carers 1 June.

East Midlands Trains timetable launch at Hykeham Station 2

New rail pick up at Hykeham for those travelling to Lincoln

22 April 2016 | Updated: 26 April 2016

From next month people travelling from Hykeham Train Station will benefit from an extra East Midlands Train service into Lincoln each evening from Monday to Friday.

It's full steam ahead for new Sutton Bridge Marina

21 April 2016 | Updated: 26 April 2016

Next week, construction works will get underway on an impressive new gateway to the county - promising an economic boost for the local area.

Secondary school children

Lincolnshire schools are leading the way for school improvement

21 April 2016 | Updated: 26 April 2016

The launch of the Lincolnshire Learning Partnership this week brings together all schools as part of a new sector led model of School improvement and development.

Heritage Skills Centre

Lincoln Castle's Heritage Skills Centre to host traditional crafts open workshop

21 April 2016

Master craftspeople will be showcasing a range of traditional arts next month - and helping you with your own creations!

Princes Trust

Stand out from the crowd with the Prince's Trust

20 April 2016

Applications are now open to join Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s Team Programme.

Fire image

Lighting a beacon for the Queen's 90th birthday?

20 April 2016 | Updated: 21 April 2016

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue reminds residents to stay safe as they celebrate the Queen’s birthday.

Lincoln Central Library

Lincoln Library Reading Garden Opens

19 April 2016

GLL have wasted no time in getting Lincoln Library ready for summer - opening a Reading Garden at the flagship city centre library.

Traffic signals

New energy-saving traffic signals to be installed at Scotgate/West Street junction, Stamford

19 April 2016

Existing traffic signals at the Scotgate/West Street junction in Stamford have reached the end of their working life, and will be replaced with new equipment in May.

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Think you know what stalking is?

18 April 2016

Lincolnshire County Council’s Domestic Abuse team supports this year’s National Stalking Awareness Week.

Lincolnshire Remembrance project logo

Bringing Memories and Memorials to the next generation

18 April 2016 | Updated: 26 April 2016

A new project will help young people in the county learn about their local war memorials - and the stories behind them.

Children in school classroom

Most children get their first choice of Lincolnshire primary school

18 April 2016

The vast majority of children have been given a place at their school of choice through the admissions system this year.

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St George's spectacular at Gainsborough Old Hall

15 April 2016

Gainsborough Old Hall will be brought to life this April as two of the UK’s leading living history groups join together to portray medieval life in peace and war.

Man selling at door

Trading Standards takes part in operation rogue trader week 2016

15 April 2016 | Updated: 18 April 2016

Lincolnshire Trading Standards joins up with Lincolnshire Police and other partners to crack down on rogue trading in the County.

bus stop

It's all Go for £5.7m East Coast highways improvement scheme

14 April 2016 | Updated: 26 April 2016

Thanks to £4m of funding from the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, Lincolnshire County Council will start a major £5.7m project to improve roads, footpaths and cycle paths between Skegness and Ingoldmells this year.

Children in school classroom

Lincolnshire parents reminded to prepare for primary school offers

14 April 2016 | Updated: 20 April 2016

Parents who have applied online for a reception or junior school place can collect their offer from Monday, 18 April 2016.

Road surfacing

Repairing our most used roads

12 April 2016 | Updated: 18 April 2016

A project to enhance some of Lincolnshire’s most used roads will get underway this April.

Blaze Bear Fire Mascot

Spalding's charity car wash success

12 April 2016

Spalding firefighters thank the local community for their generosity after raising nearly £600 at charity car wash.

Resurfacing roadworks

Major resurfacing works on Richmond Drive, Skegness from 11 to 16 April

12 April 2016

Work has now started to completely replace the road surface on Richmond Drive in Skegness.

Image of jousters

Not joust your average weekend at Lincoln Castle!

12 April 2016

Travel back to days of yore and see dashing knights do combat during two action-packed weekends at Lincoln Castle.

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"I had no idea I was being scammed"

11 April 2016 | Updated: 12 April 2016

Lincolnshire Trading Standards visits 40 county residents who’ve fallen victim to scam mail.

Gainsborough Old Hall

Gifts galore at Gainsborough Old Hall's Spring Craft Fair

11 April 2016

You’ll be spoilt for choice this May Bank Holiday weekend as Gainsborough Old Hall hosts its annual craft fair.


Lincolnshire hailed as one of the country's top highways authorities

11 April 2016 | Updated: 19 April 2016

Lincolnshire and Durham have been named as the two top performing highways authorities in the country.

Lincolnshire Police

Digger damages gas main in Lincoln

8 April 2016

At around 2:05pm today a gas main was damaged in the vicinity of Kesteven Street near to Pelham bridge


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