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Resurfacing roadworks

Repairs for Newark Road to take place over October half term

9 October 2015

Contractors working on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council are set to complete minor repairs to Newark Road, Lincoln, during the October half term school break.


Come and meet county adopters during National Adoption Week

9 October 2015

Lincolnshire Adoption Service is inviting local residents to come and meet approved adopters, find out about their experiences and the rewards of giving a young person a loving home.


Find a helping hand at your local library

8 October 2015

Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day, and Lincolnshire’s library service is taking the opportunity to remind people about its Books on Prescription scheme.

Grantham Southern Relief Road footpath

Relief as A1 link road starts to take shape

8 October 2015

After years of planning, diggers can now be seen off the B1174 and along Tollmache Road in Grantham as construction of the first phase of the town’s southern relief road gets underway.

Aerial view of Sincil Dyke bridge

East-West Link Road construction receives national recognition

7 October 2015

Ten months into the project to create an East-West Link Road in Lincoln, the site has been deemed to be performing well above the standard expected under the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS).

Lincolnshire Energy Switch

Still time to save on your energy bills for winter

7 October 2015

Have you considered switching suppliers? There’s still time to join the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme by Monday 12 October.


A Grantham man has been given a custodial sentence for selling illegal cigarettes.

6 October 2015

Mr Kevin Mills (49) of Stirling Court in Grantham was prosecuted by Lincolnshire Trading Standards for selling and storing illicit tobacco products from his home.

Lincoln Central Library

Discover the world of astronomy

6 October 2015

You can explore the wonders of the night sky at Lincoln Central Library next month.

Gritter with pile of salt grit

Preparing for winter as new salt barn to open at Willingham Hall Highways Depot

6 October 2015

A newly-constructed salt barn at Willingham Hall highways depot, near Market Rasen, will provide ideal conditions for storing salt to be used for gritting the county’s roads during severe winter conditions.

Mablethorpe beach, Lincolnshire coast

Fight against Triton Knoll onshore development continues

6 October 2015

The county council has today submitted its formal response to the public inquiry into plans to develop the onshore infrastructure needed for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue logo on side of fire engine

Nightclub owner ordered to pay over £140,000 for ignoring fire safety

5 October 2015 | Updated: 6 October 2015

The owner of former Tokyo nightclub in Lincoln has been ordered to pay a significant fine after flouting fire safety laws.


Recycling centre re-opens after ammunition shell shock

2 October 2015

The Household Waste Recycling Centre in Skegness was temporarily closed on Friday 2 October after a 30mm ammunition shell was discovered by staff.


New zebra crossing to be installed at the Sheepmarket, Stamford

2 October 2015

A programme of improvements is scheduled to start in Stamford on Monday 5 October.

Trading Standards driveway dealers image

Lincolnshire Trading Standards crack down on Rogue Traders in Lincolnshire

2 October 2015

Agencies this week have joined forces to crack down on rogue traders


Book your place for masterclasses in business success now

2 October 2015 | Updated: 2 October 2015

Local firms can get free expert advice on how to grow and develop their business through an upcoming series of workshops.

Bourne Town Hall

Town Hall consultation opens for Bourne residents

1 October 2015

A consultation has launched asking people who live in Bourne how they think the historic Town Hall building could be used in future.

Resurfacing roadworks

Resurfacing works in Long Bennington

1 October 2015

Resurfacing works will take place on Westborough Lane between the two bends to the east of the village, from Monday 12 - Friday 16 October.

Smoke Detector

Landlords are now required by law to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

1 October 2015 | Updated: 2 October 2015

Landlords are required by law to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties

Handing over a credit card

Warning over consumer law changes

1 October 2015

Would you know what your rights were if…

Illegal tobacco found in Mr Dinkevicius' house

Illicit cigarette seller jailed

30 September 2015 | Updated: 5 October 2015

A man from Boston has been jailed for possessing and selling illicit tobacco.

Highways engineer

Gritters out in force for first test run of the year

30 September 2015

Lincolnshire County Council’s fleet of gritters will head out this weekend (Saturday 3 October) on their first test run of the year.

The Collection in Lincoln

Happy Birthday to The Collection!

30 September 2015

This Lincolnshire Day, the popular Lincoln museum marks its 10th anniversary.

Man leading presentation

Book Now to Better Your Business

30 September 2015

Lincolnshire firms looking to take their business to the next level are being invited to the fourth annual Building a Better Business event.

Resurfacing roadworks

Resurfacing work at A157/B1225 crossroads near Burgh on Bain to start 5 October

30 September 2015 | Updated: 2 October 2015

Resurfacing works are scheduled to be carried out overnight on the A157 at the crossroads with the B1225 junction near Burgh on Bain.

Domestic abuse together we can stop it

Lincolnshire domestic abuse victim speaks out Video

29 September 2015

Maddie Sylvester (39)* from Lincolnshire has, for the first time, told her story of a life of domestic abuse in a bid to empower others.

Further Education

Be a part of the Lincolnshire Women's Enterprise Day

28 September 2015

Thanks to help from Lincoln University and the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub, Community Lincs is arranging a new and exciting event, the Lincolnshire Women’s Enterprise Day.

Lincolnshire coast

Work to start on outdoor theatre space at Chapel St Leonards

28 September 2015 | Updated: 1 October 2015

Ambitious plans to transform an underused site near the Pullover at Chapel St Leonards are becoming a reality as work gets underway.

Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle Revealed nominated for Best UK Tourism Project by British Guild of Travel Writers

28 September 2015

Lincoln Castle Revealed has been shortlisted for the Best UK Tourism Project by the prestigious British Guild of Travel Writers.

Coastal Forum

New forum for coastal development meets for first time Video

25 September 2015

Local councillors, MPs and business leaders have come together to start work on a long-term plan for coastal regeneration.

Cllr Reg Shore with pupils from St Lawrence CofE primary school at opening of Skellingthorpe wood cycle path

New cycle route opens up natural attractions at Skellingthorpe Old Wood

25 September 2015

Cyclists across Lincoln will be able to enjoy a more scenic journey following the opening of a new cycle path route on Thursday 24 September.

High tide and coastal flooding in Skegness

Flood evacuation signs introduced to Lincolnshire's coastline

24 September 2015 | Updated: 29 September 2015

Lincolnshire’s emergency planners and services are backing a new initiative to lead motorists to safety in the event of a major flood.

Life-saving initiative wins national healthcare award

Life-saving initiative wins national healthcare award

23 September 2015 | Updated: 28 September 2015

The success of Lincolnshire’s Joint Ambulance Conveyance Project was recognised at the Health Service Journal Value in Healthcare Awards last night, as it was named the winner in the Acute Service Redesign category.

Lincoln Central Library

Discover the real Thomas Cromwell with library talk

23 September 2015

Learn more about Henry VIII’s right-hand man during a special event at Lincoln Central Library.

Candles can quickly cause fires

Boston house fire prompts warning over unattended candles

22 September 2015

As the nights get colder and darker, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is warning the public to take care when using candles in the home.

The Collection in Lincoln

Archives to be unlocked at The Collection

22 September 2015

A new hands-on exhibition exploring the treasures of the county archives is set to open at The Collection later this week.

Lincolnshire is on the look-out for people to help drive the gritters.

Lincolnshire hiring new gritting drivers for winter job

21 September 2015 | Updated: 22 September 2015

Drive a lorry and fancy doing something a bit different? Lincolnshire is on the look-out for people to help drive the gritters.

Lincolnshire chalk stream

Stunning photos sought for Lincolnshire chalk streams photography competition

21 September 2015

The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project is inviting keen snappers of all ages to enter a photography competition seeking out memorable images that capture the natural beauty of this rare Wolds habitat.

Carrot Cake Muffins

The Great Lincolnshire Bake Off has arrived!

21 September 2015

The popular event returns to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life on Saturday 17 October.

Lincolnshire Flag

How you can celebrate Lincolnshire Day!

21 September 2015

Celebrate all that’s great about the county in a number of special events taking place for Lincolnshire Day, Thursday 1 October.

Last chance to have your say on Adult Care charges in Lincolnshire

21 September 2015

There’s just one week left to have your say about what adults are asked to pay towards their care, in a consultation that closes on 28 September.


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