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Library

There’s still time to sign up for the Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge

30 July 2015

Hundreds of children have already signed up to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge at Lincolnshire libraries - and there’s still plenty of time to join in.

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Brave domestic abuse victim speaks out - "Seeking help was the best decision I ever made"

29 July 2015

Kate Friday, a teenager from Derby, today sent a poignant warning to other teenagers that domestic abuse is not acceptable.

Archaeology at the East West Link Road site

A snapshot of Lincoln through the ages has been found hidden beneath a city building

29 July 2015

Following the demolition of the former Gadsby’s building on the corner of High Street and Tentercroft Street to make way for a new junction, a wealth of history has been uncovered deep below the surface giving a unique look at the site going back to Roman times.

Bike challenge

Nearly 100 bikes have been donated to a project aimed at giving unemployed people access to transport

29 July 2015

Cycle Recycle teaches unemployed people in the Lincoln area useful cycle maintenance skills as they restore and repair donated cycles.

Chinese food

Soya, Wheat, Sesame, Molluscs - Do you know what allergens are in your favourite Chinese dishes?

29 July 2015

Residents in Lincoln and North Kesteven can be assured that if they ask their local Chinese restaurant what allergens are in specific dishes - they will receive an accurate and comprehensive answer.

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Family Fun at Spalding Fire Station

29 July 2015

Residents in Spalding are being invited to come along and meet their local firefighters when Spalding Fire Station holds an open day on Saturday 8th August, from 10am until 4pm.

Young adult chooses a book from the library

First step towards new-look library service

29 July 2015 | Updated: 31 July 2015

The first new community hub - including library services - has opened its doors to the public, with more to follow in the coming weeks.

Library

High Court rejects legal challenge over library service in Lincolnshire

28 July 2015 | Updated: 30 July 2015

A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge against plans for a new-look library service on all grounds.

Cllr Richard Davies at the Access Lincoln event

More than a quarter of a million miles were clocked up as Lincolnshire cyclists rose to the challenge

28 July 2015 | Updated: 29 July 2015

Last month 738 people from 67 companies and organisations across the county saddled up to take part in the 2015 Lincs Cycle Challenge organised by the county council’s Access Lincoln project.

Man selling at door

National expert praises Lincolnshire's doorstep crime campaign

27 July 2015

Doorstep crime specialist and retired West Yorkshire Police Detective Chief Superintendent Brian Steele, has today visited Lincolnshire to meet the people behind ‘Operation Repeat’.

Hire bike

Hundreds of people are hopping onto Lincoln's hire bikes

27 July 2015

Nearly 500 people chose to take one of Lincoln’s hire bikes for a spin in June, smashing last year’s records.

DNP pills

Say no to deadly diet pills #DNPKills Video

27 July 2015 | Updated: 27 July 2015

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is continuing to crack down on DNP sellers in Lincolnshire.

CallConnect bus

Great offers on CallConnect tickets throughout August

24 July 2015 | Updated: 29 July 2015

Temperatures may be rising but travel costs are set to fall for many CallConnect passengers this summer.

Resurfacing

Crossroads in Stamford set for resurfacing

23 July 2015

The Brazenose Lane Crossroads between the A6121 and the A1175 will be resurfaced on 27 July.

Lincoln eastern bypass artist impression

Lincoln Eastern Bypass - objectors' alternatives for 2014 Orders

22 July 2015 | Updated: 27 July 2015

A number of objectors to Lincolnshire County Council’s proposed Orders for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass have put forward six alternative proposals.

Lincoln Castle opening

County tourism figures continues to sky-rocket

21 July 2015

Tourism is booming in Lincolnshire, bringing billion-pound benefits to the county economy.

Doddington Hall tapestries 2

Try your hand at traditional crafts

21 July 2015

Booking is now open for the latest series of workshops at Lincoln Castle’s Heritage Skills Centre.

Fire crews rescue a young person from a slurry pit

Slurry tank fall prompts fire service rescue

20 July 2015 | Updated: 21 July 2015

With the summer holidays now upon us, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is sending out a plea to young people to stay safe whilst out exploring.

Child winner receiving bike prize

Agencies announce winner of flood quiz

20 July 2015

An eight-year-old from Lincoln has become the proud owner of a new bike, after winning a quiz about protecting the environment and flooding at the Lincolnshire Show.

Books on display at Lincoln Central Library

Enjoy an East Coast story at Lincoln Central Library

20 July 2015

On Saturday 8 August, Lincoln Central Library is hosting a talk by writer Anna Chilvers.

Lincolnshire Remembrance project logo

Step back in time with Lincolnshire Remembrance

20 July 2015

Lincolnshire Remembrance, in partnership with Coastal Boston is putting on an exhibition to showcase what life was like for people in Boston and the surrounding area during times of conflict.

John White Henry VIII

Travel back to Tudor times for castle's royal pageant

17 July 2015

On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July, Lincoln Castle will be hosting a Grand Tudor Royal Pageant.

Highways improvements Tritton Road

Footpath repair works on Mint Street, Lincoln

17 July 2015

Repairs to the footpath will begin on Monday 27 July on Lincoln’s Mint Street and last for approximately five nights.

Roadworks

Tawney Street and Wide Bargate to be closed from 27 July for traffic signal replacement

17 July 2015

Tawney Street in Boston will be closed from 27 July to 30 August to enable the replacement of traffic signals and improvements to the footpath and carriageway on Tawney Street and Wide Bargate.

Mablethorpe beach, Lincolnshire coast

Funding boost for the Great British Coast

17 July 2015

A new £3m fund will help kick-start the revival of at-risk coastal heritage - potentially creating opportunities for new businesses and jobs.

Cllr Martin Hill OBE, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council

Consultation over closure of two Lincolnshire magistrates' courts

16 July 2015

The Ministry of Justice has revealed plans on how it proposes to reshape the provision of court and tribunal services across the UK.

teenagers

Summer holiday activities for all the family

16 July 2015

There’s a host of activities, events and places to visit for all the family to enjoy during the summer holidays.

Roadworks

Check on roadworks and closures with just one click

15 July 2015 | Updated: 16 July 2015

Residents and commuters are being encouraged to get online to check what roadworks are taking place across the county.

Human table football

StreetGames Festival kicking off summer holidays in Lincoln on Friday 24 July

15 July 2015 | Updated: 16 July 2015

A StreetGames Festival offering thrills, competitions and new activities for youngsters to try, will take place from 11am to 16.30pm, 24 July at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School, Wragby Road, Lincoln. Team registration opens at 10am.

Castle visitor

New-look castle welcomes 100,000th visitor

15 July 2015 | Updated: 17 July 2015

The new-and-improved Lincoln Castle has hit 100,000 visitors - just three months after opening its gates.

Libraries - County News

Summer Reading Challenge 2015 Library Activities

15 July 2015

As well as the Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge there are lots of other activities happening at libraries across the County, so join in the fun at your local library this summer….

Road

Resurfacing programme for major roads scheduled for summer

14 July 2015 | Updated: 29 July 2015

A programme of resurfacing will take place on the A52, A15 and A57, at five sites between July and September. The works will ensure that the roads will have a longer lasting, more durable surface, avoiding the need for future unscheduled works which cause greater disruption.

teenagers

Celebrating Lincolnshire's first ever Community Safety Awards

14 July 2015 | Updated: 22 July 2015

One-hundred-and-fifty young people are receiving a prestigious award from the Lord Lieutenant for Lincolnshire, Mr Toby Dennis, after learning how to handle emergencies and help others.

The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire

Do you dig archaeology?

14 July 2015

If you fancy yourself as the next Indiana Jones then The Collection’s Archaeology Day in association with Heritage Lincolnshire might just be what you are looking for!

Resurfacing

Improvements planned for Low Road and Halmergate in Spalding starting on 20 July

14 July 2015 | Updated: 14 July 2015

Drainage repairs are planned for Low Road, Spalding between 20 and 22 July, and repairs to the footpath and carriageway at Halmergate will take place from 23 July to 12 August. Carriageway patching will take place at Low Road, Spalding on 28 July.

Fire crews at Ancaster

Updated: Fire at recycling plant in High Dike, Ancaster

14 July 2015 | Updated: 22 July 2015

On Tuesday 7 July, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue was called to tackle a fire involving 4,000 bales of mixed household refuse and shredded carpets.

Access Lincoln

City tourists are being encouraged to see the sights of Lincoln by bike and bus

13 July 2015 | Updated: 15 July 2015

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to allow Lincoln accommodation and tourism businesses to better promote cycling and public transport as an alternative means of travel within the city and LN6 areas.

Usher Gallery

Artist-designed flags fly above the Usher Gallery

13 July 2015

An exciting new work of art by contemporary artist Gerard Williams is now showing on top of the Usher Gallery in Lincoln.

Beach huts at Mablethorpe

Mablethorpe's 'Jabba the hut' to be given a new lease of life

13 July 2015

An iconic beach hut, which became the emblem of the Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea Bathing Beauties Festival, is to be replaced with a more robust structure.

Don't be Rushed, Don't be Hushed

Lincolnshire Trading Standards encourages residents to talk during Scam Awareness Month

10 July 2015 | Updated: 17 July 2015

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is encouraging residents to get talking as they support the Citizen’s Advice Bureau’s Scam Awareness Month.

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