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The latest news from Lincolnshire County Council on schools, roads, transport, tourism, housing, planning, environment, health, social care and councillors.

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Met Office issue level 2 heatwave warning for Lincolnshire

29 June 2015

The Met Office has issued a Level 2 warning which means there is a high chance that a heatwave will occur within the next few days

Gainsborough Old Hall

Travels Through Time at Gainsborough Old Hall

29 June 2015

You can experience 2,000 years of Gainsborough history at an upcoming family event.

Apple, Sultana and Oat Cup Cakes

The Bake Off is going back to the future!

29 June 2015

Dine Through Time is the Museum of Lincolnshire Life’s latest Bake Off event.

Roadworks

Resurfacing set for West Street in Bourne

29 June 2015

Improvements will be made to the road surface in West Street over two Sundays in July.

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Businesses told to beware bogus calls

26 June 2015

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is warning businesses around the county to be on their guard for bogus calls after a large number of businesses report being targeted with the same scam

Snapping a selfie with King John

Thousands attend the county's 131st agricultural show

26 June 2015

Visitors to this year’s Lincolnshire Show 2015 enjoyed two days full of entertainment, food, shopping and agricultural celebrations.

Roadworks

A16 Spalding Road, Boston - Network Rail Works 26 – 29 June

26 June 2015

Spalding Road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians at the docks level crossing from 10pm on Friday 26 June until 6am on Monday 29 June, whilst Network Rail reconstructs the track across the road.

Food in schools kitchen at Toynton All Saints Primary

Director of School Food Plan visits Lincolnshire schools

25 June 2015

Myles Bremner, the head of the Government’s national School Food Plan, aimed to increase the take up and quality of school meals, is visiting two Lincolnshire schools this Friday, 26 June.

Good Citizen Awards 2015

Lincolnshire's finest citizens to be honoured at county show

24 June 2015

Lincolnshire’s local heroes have been recognised in this year’s Good Citizens Awards.Winners were chosen for their outstanding contribution to their local community following nominations by friends, neighbours and colleagues in recognition for their tireless efforts to help others.

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Vote for Lincoln Castle in the finals of The National Lottery Awards

24 June 2015 | Updated: 24 June 2015

Lincoln Castle Revealed has made the finals of The National Lottery Awards - and it needs your help to win!

Your Views

Give your views on possible changes to charging for some Adult Care services

23 June 2015

A consultation on possible changes to the contributions people are asked to pay towards some care and support services is now open.

Cycle Team

Cycle team to showcase county's business potential Video

23 June 2015 | Updated: 29 June 2015

Five keen cyclists will be hitting the open road to promote all the county has to offer investors - raising money for charity at the same time.

Roadworks

Surface dressing to take place on A16 and A17 during July in Holbeach, Spalding and Sleaford area

23 June 2015

Lincolnshire County Council will be carrying out a programme of over-night surface dressing works on sections of the A16 and A17 between 7pm and 7am from Sunday 12 July to Tuesday 28 July 2015.

Three Catch The Bus Week team members pose with foam hands in front of a bus stop

Lincolnshire gets on board with Catch the Bus Week

23 June 2015 | Updated: 23 June 2015

Bus fever will once again grip the nation with the return of Catch the Bus Week from 29 June to 5 July when free bus tickets will be on offer, giving the great British public even more of an incentive to leave their cars at home and catch a bus instead.

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Lincolnshire Show 2015 - come and experience the medieval years

23 June 2015 | Updated: 25 June 2015

At this year’s Lincolnshire Show, the county council is celebrating 800 years since the Magna Carta.

On-Call Firefighter Recruitment - Can You Fill These Boots

New on call firefighter training programme Video

22 June 2015

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has teamed up with two other brigades to create a new on-call firefighter training programme.

Roadworks

Traffic signals to be renewed at the Grantham Road / High Dyke junction, Waddington starting on 30 June

22 June 2015

The works are being carried out as the traffic signals on the A607 at Waddington have come to the end of their operational life.

Luttrell Psalter The British Library Board

Luttrell Psalter set to star in Lincolnshire's Great Exhibition

22 June 2015

The most famous 14th-century illuminated manuscript in England is coming to the county for a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ exhibition.

Lincolnshire Schools Switch Off Challenge

Second Switch Off Challenge to launch

22 June 2015 | Updated: 23 June 2015

After the success of the first Lincolnshire Schools Switch Off Challenge last November, the SCoRE team have decided to launch the second Switch Off Challenge on Friday 10th July.

Libraries - County News

Potential judicial review of libraries decision - update

19 June 2015

An update on the changes to Lincolnshire’s libraries.

Firefighter with children

Answer the call to find out if you're #bornready

18 June 2015 | Updated: 22 June 2015

After 11 years of saving lives in her local community, part-time firefighter and full-time mum, Laura Peckham, is urging others to do the same and answer the call to become an on-call firefighter.

Roadworks

Painting the Firth Road Bridge, Lincoln due to start on Monday 22 June

18 June 2015

The old railway bridge over the River Witham in Firth Road, Lincoln will be getting a much-needed makeover this summer.

Library

Craft and history events at Skegness and Boston Library

18 June 2015

Take a trip out to your local library this summer and see what events they have on offer.

Pupils stand in line during their presentation in committee room

Carbon Ambassadors enlighten Environment Committee on energy efficiency Video

18 June 2015 | Updated: 18 June 2015

Carbon Ambassadors from three schools in Lincolnshire presented their ideas on energy efficiency to the Environment Committee following SCoRE programme success.

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Onlincolnshire reaches 100,000 properties with high-speed fibre broadband

17 June 2015

Broadband speeds across Lincolnshire are soaring thanks to the county council’s broadband partnership with BT.

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2015 Summer Reading Challenge: inspiring children to read and set a Guinness World Records title this summer

16 June 2015 | Updated: 16 June 2015

Lincolnshire Libraries are getting ready to encourage young readers to explore some of the astonishing real-life achievements and world records as featured in the Guinness World Records Books as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Rachel from Running Imp

Let's Celebrate Learning Disabilities Day

15 June 2015

Lincolnshire is preparing to celebrate achievements of people with learning disabilities, as part of a special day at Lincoln College on 23 June, 10.30am - 3pm.

buying from doorstep

Doorstep traders which scammed Lincolnshire pensioners jailed

15 June 2015

Six men have been jailed after scamming local pensioners out of thousands of pounds.

Three Business Executives Meet

Grow your business with Business Lincolnshire's Growth Hub

15 June 2015

A new service, with a team of experienced advisers with access to information to support business growth, is being launched by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and Lincolnshire County Council.

Libraries - County News

Art and photography exhibition at Louth Library

12 June 2015

Between 19 June and 2 July Louth Library will be hosting an art and photography exhibition showcasing the talent and dedication of this year’s GCSE and A Level students from King Edward VI Grammar School.

Lincoln Castle opening

Celebrations across the county mark Magna Carta's 800th anniversary

12 June 2015 | Updated: 23 June 2015

Monday 15 June marks Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary with celebrations taking place both in the county and beyond.

St Botolphs Bridge

A Boston footbridge has been recognised in a prestigious civil engineering awards scheme

11 June 2015

Boston’s St Botolph’s Footbridge took the top spot in the medium project category of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) East Midlands Merit Awards.

Lincoln Central Library

Magna Carta: A lunchtime lecture

11 June 2015

Lincoln Central Library will be opening its doors on 17 June for a special edition of their lunchtime lectures.

Trench display

Awards success for Museum of Lincolnshire Life

11 June 2015

The Lincoln attraction has won the Innovation category at this year’s East Midlands Heritage Awards.

Lincoln Castle

Horrible Histories live at Lincoln Castle

10 June 2015 | Updated: 10 June 2015

Don’t miss this horrible history of Britain - with the nasty bits left in!

Adult Learner's Week Logo

Join 9,000 adults who learned something new last year in Lincolnshire

9 June 2015 | Updated: 15 June 2015

Adult Learners Week gives you the opportunity, whatever your age and background, to explore the many different kinds of learning; whether you want to get a better job, try something you’ve always wanted to, be able to help your children at school or discover something new about the world around you.

A section of medieval wall unearthed at the East West Link Road site

Discovery of Medieval wall at East-West Link Road site

9 June 2015

Roman, Saxon, Norman and Medieval finds have been discovered on the East-West Link Road site in Lincoln.

Osgodby Primary School children holding their environment award

Local school stars win Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Awards 2015

9 June 2015

The team of ‘eco warriors’ from Osgodby Primary School have been crowned winners at the Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Awards 2015, sponsored by FCC Environment.

Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub

Grow your business with the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub!

9 June 2015

A new service, with a team of experienced advisers with access to information to support business growth, is being launched by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and Lincolnshire County Council.

Princess Anne on a tour of Lincoln Castle

Royal seal of approval given for new-look castle on official opening

8 June 2015 | Updated: 23 June 2015

HRH The Princess Royal has today officially opened the new-look Lincoln Castle.

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