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Resident left counting the cost of selling illicit tobacco

30 January 2015

In one of its biggest raids in recent years, Lincolnshire Trading Standards has seized over 40,000 illegal cigarettes from a property in Boston.

Road closure

Improvements to be carried out on Skirbeck Road and Fishtoft Road in Boston

30 January 2015

Closures will be in place on Skirbeck Road and Fishtoft Road from Monday 16 February for one week, while essential works are carried out.

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Give a guide dog some lovin' this Valentine's Day at Lincoln Central Library

29 January 2015

A loveable Labrador will be waiting for Valentine’s Day cuddles at Lincoln Central Library as part of an event to promote the work of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Children reading books at library story time

Enjoy Timeless Tales and Crafts events at Mablethorpe Library

29 January 2015 | Updated: 30 January 2015

A series of events celebrating classic children’s stories are being held at Mablethorpe Library.

Discover Libraries mobile library bus

Potter down to Louth, Boston and Lincoln libraries for Hogwarts-themed fun

29 January 2015

Wizards, witches, mudbloods and muggles are invited to Louth, Boston and Lincoln Central libraries for a family event celebrating Harry Potter.

Pullover at Chapel St Leonards

WREN gives £72,700 cash boost for 'Pullover' outdoor theatre at Chapel St Leonards

29 January 2015 | Updated: 30 January 2015

Ambitious plans to transform an area near the Pullover at Chapel Promenade are set to become a reality following news that a £72,700 grant has been awarded for the scheme.


Patching work programme for Greater Lincoln Area

29 January 2015

A programme of essential repair work is taking place on roads in villages around Lincoln

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Illegal cigarettes and out of date foods found in Boston

29 January 2015 | Updated: 29 January 2015

Lincolnshire Trading Standards have seized illegal cigarettes and a number of out of date foods from International Foods, of High Street, Boston.

Sleaford fire station

Plans unveiled for new fire station in Sleaford

29 January 2015 | Updated: 29 January 2015

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is inviting residents in Sleaford to see plans for a new fire station.

Lincolnshire Wolds

New trees to be planted across Lincolnshire

28 January 2015 | Updated: 30 January 2015

More than 15,000 trees are to be planted across Lincolnshire in the coming weeks, creating more than 3 km of hedgerow and 1 hectare of woodland.

North Sea Observatory, Chapel St Leonards

Government's Coastal Communities Fund makes £1.75m investment in Lincolnshire's coast

26 January 2015 | Updated: 29 January 2015

A £1.75m government investment from the Coastal Communities Fund will help create the UK’s first purpose-built marine observatory at Chapel St Leonards, as well as replace Gibraltar Point’s flood-damaged visitor centre.

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Illegal cigarettes found in triple-raid in Grantham

23 January 2015 | Updated: 29 January 2015

Lincolnshire Trading Standards and Lincolnshire Police have joined forces once more to seize illegal cigarettes from properties in Grantham.

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Time running out to join Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme

23 January 2015

Time is running out to join the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme - which has saved thousands of pounds for the county’s residents on their energy bills.

Artist’s impression of the Boston barrier

County Council to decide on Boston Barrier investment

22 January 2015

The council’s executive will decide how best to realise the economic benefits arising from the Boston Barrier project to reduce the risk of tidal flooding.

A member of the Princes Trust working

Green-fingered teens tackle community projects in Lincoln with the Prince's Trust

19 January 2015 | Updated: 27 January 2015

As part of the Prince’s Trust Team Programme, run by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, a group of young people from Lincoln have been improving the lives of local residents in the city.

Cllr Colin Davie with the Visit Lincolnshire Guide to 2015 at Lincoln Castle

County Council launches Visit Lincolnshire Guide for 2015 Video

19 January 2015

A new visitor guide is showcasing what promises to be an action-packed year for the county.

Woman using computer, mouse and keyboard

Tangled with the web? Internet Taster courses at Sleaford Library could help!

19 January 2015

Free courses at Sleaford Library are helping web novices get savvy online.

Cycling on road - Access LN6

Access LN6 shortlisted for sustainable travel award

19 January 2015

The Access LN6 programme to encourage sustainable travel has been shortlisted for the Smarter Travel Awards 2015.

Beata Beatrix painting by Dante Gabriel Rossettii art at The Collection

Viewpoints exhibition brings Lucian Freud and LS Lowry art to The Collection in Lincoln

19 January 2015 | Updated: 22 January 2015

An exciting new exhibition including works by Lucian Freud, Jack Vettriano and L S Lowry will give audiences the chance to have their say on art - and even produce their own labels for the exhibition.

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Gritters prepared to keep the county moving during icy weather

16 January 2015 | Updated: 27 January 2015

If required the county’s 43 gritters will head out and salt all A and B roads during the icy weather, covering more than 1,800 miles.

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Council to continue running 17 day centres in Lincolnshire

16 January 2015

Lincolnshire County Council has decided to continue to run 17 Adult Care day services and modernise the service for the future.

Libraries Consultation

The proposed changes to library services are still 'the way forward'

14 January 2015 | Updated: 26 January 2015

Leading councillors will again be asked to approve plans for a new-look library service.


Register your white goods for a safer home

14 January 2015

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and Lincolnshire Trading Standards are encouraging residents to register their household appliances on a new website, so they are the first to know if repairs are needed or a product is recalled.

Seal at Donna Nook Nature Reserve

Enjoy Lincolnshire's natural world at Mablethorpe Library

13 January 2015

Nature lovers can discover just how easy it is to enjoy the Lincolnshire coast’s rich variety of wildlife in a special event at Mablethorpe Library on Saturday 24 January.


Are you the perfect 'fit' for fire and rescue?

12 January 2015 | Updated: 21 January 2015

Firefighters are challenging people who are looking to kick-start their fitness regime this year to test themselves through five exercise-themed tasks.

Bike recycling launch

Charity bike recycling project recognised with award

12 January 2015

A bike recycling project in Lincoln has been recognised with a national award from homelessness charity Framework.

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Boston's London Road level crossing closed for maintenance works

12 January 2015

London Road level crossing will be closed for five days for maintenance and resurfacing works from Monday 26 January.

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See your business grow through technology thanks to free workshops run by onlincolnshire and Business Lincolnshire

9 January 2015

Lincolnshire’s independent retailers can give their business a new year boost, thanks to two county council projects.

Resurfacing roadworks

Reconstruction work planned for Marsh Lane and Orby Road, Addlethorpe

9 January 2015

Marsh Lane and Orby Road in Addlethorpe will be closed from today until Monday 19 January for reconstruction and resurfacing works, weather permitting.

healthy eating

Join the 'Snack Amnesty' at the Market Kitchen in Lincoln

8 January 2015

Swap your sugary snacks for healthier alternatives at the Market Kitchen on Tuesday 13 January, 10am - 3pm.

Legal highs

Legal high shop leaves Lincoln's High Street

7 January 2015 | Updated: 9 January 2015

Lincolnshire Trading Standards and Lincolnshire Police have welcomed the decision of a shop selling legal highs to close its doors.

Starting School

Good, effective safeguarding in place for Lincolnshire children and families

7 January 2015 | Updated: 22 January 2015

Lincolnshire County Council’s Children’s Services and the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board are providing good, effective, timely support for children and families.

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Author Georgia Twynham visits to pay homage to Burgh le Marsh Library's young readers

6 January 2015 | Updated: 6 January 2015

Young readers will be celebrating their achievements at Burgh le Marsh Library on Saturday 10 with a special visit from a popular children’s author.

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Proposed changes to school admissions for 2016

6 January 2015 | Updated: 9 January 2015

Lincolnshire admission authorities are now consulting on proposed changes to their admission arrangements for the 2016 intake.

Lincolnshire County Council

Have your say on Lincolnshire County Council's 2015/16 budget proposals

6 January 2015 | Updated: 20 January 2015

Have your say on the council’s 2015/16 budget proposals

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Get cooking at the Market Kitchen in Lincoln Central Market

6 January 2015 | Updated: 6 January 2015

Give your kitchen confidence a boost with informal and friendly cookery classes at the Market Kitchen on 7 and 8 January.

Children reading books at library story time

Monthly rhyme time sessions for babies and pre-schoolers launch at Welton Library

5 January 2015

Babies and pre-school children are to be treated to monthly entertainment at Welton Library with the launch of a regular rhyme time event.

Lincolnshire countryside panorama

Have your say on mineral extraction and waste management

5 January 2015 | Updated: 14 January 2015

Local people are being asked for their views on how mineral extraction and waste management is carried out in Lincolnshire.


One day patching works on Church Street, Pinchbeck

30 December 2014 | Updated: 31 December 2014

Road repairs will be carried out on Church Street in Pinchbeck, near Spalding, on Tuesday 6 January, weather permitting.

Mablethorpe Library and Customer Service Centre

Story time sessions launch at Mablethorpe Library

29 December 2014

Pre-school children are to be treated to weekly entertainment at Mablethorpe Library with the launch of a regular story time event.


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