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Department for Transport to hold new public inquiry on legal orders for Lincoln Eastern Bypass

19 December 2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) will hold a public inquiry before deciding whether to grant legal orders needed for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

Man and shark

Don’t get sharked this Christmas Video

18 December 2014

The Illegal Money Lending Team is cracking down this Christmas on loan sharks who cause nothing but misery in communities.

Road closure

Emergency overnight closure of Barrowby Road, Grantham due to bridge maintenance

17 December 2014

The A52 Barrowby Road will be closed overnight, from 10pm tonight 17 December to 6am tomorrow morning. The closure is to allow Network Rail to carry out essential maintenance work on the railway bridge.

Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle closes for three months until 1 April for £22m Lincoln Castle Revealed project

17 December 2014

The gates will close on the old Lincoln Castle for the final time next week ahead of a spectacular re-opening in 2015.

Cars on Canwick Road

Improvements to ease congestion on Canwick Road, Lincoln to start in January

16 December 2014

Work to upgrade Canwick Road is due to begin on 5 January 2015.

Station Road works

Station Road footway and cycle path to be completed by Christmas

16 December 2014

The new footway and cycle path along Station Road is due to be finished earlier than expected.

Feeling down this Christmas

Show Your Friends and Family That You Care This Christmas and New Year Video

15 December 2014 | Updated: 19 December 2014

There are lots of things you can do to help family and friends who are feeling down through the festive period. Being a good friend can be a lifeline, sometimes it’s the smallest gesture that has the biggest effect.

Peter Smith (Managing Director of PC Coaches) and Cllr Richard Davies

Bus patronage increases by 70% to rural villages in LN6

15 December 2014 | Updated: 15 December 2014

The number of people travelling by bus to Witham St Hughs and Bassingham, has increased by more than 70% since 2012 - the equivalent of 14,000 new passengers.

Christmas tree decorations

Don't let fire ruin the festivities this Christmas

12 December 2014 | Updated: 15 December 2014

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is reminding residents of their top tips on how to stay safe this December.

Primary school

Support promised to further improve Key Stage 2 maths results in Lincolnshire

12 December 2014

Figures released yesterday on the 2014 Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Assessments show that results in Lincolnshire are broadly similar to those in 2013.

Image of a class

Life lessons for local teens at Holbeach Academy

12 December 2014 | Updated: 15 December 2014

180 pupils at the Holbeach Academy have been learning about how life isn’t always that easy.


Reconstruction work planned for A631 Kelstern

12 December 2014 | Updated: 15 December 2014

The A631 at Kelstern will be closed for five days from Saturday 13 December for reconstruction and resurfacing works, weather permitting.

Robert Foulkes

Robert Foulkes (UKIP) wins Stamford North by-election

11 December 2014 | Updated: 12 December 2014

Robert Foulkes (UKIP) has been elected to represent Stamford North on Lincolnshire County Council.

Safe Haven award

Lincoln pupils receive 'Safe Haven' award

10 December 2014 | Updated: 12 December 2014

Four students have received an award for planning how their school could support local residents in an emergency.

Navigation with map and compass

Lincoln A to Z map and Siren FM radio programme inspires new exhibition at The Collection

10 December 2014

A new exhibition inspired by the Lincoln A to Z street map opens to the public from 20 December at The Collection.

Gainsborough's War Story by Peter Bradshaw

Author Peter Bradshaw signs copies of book on Gainsborough's war history at town's library

9 December 2014

Local historian and author Peter Bradshaw will be signing copies of his local history book at Gainsborough Library.

The Economy

Lincolnshire councils get £200,000 from the government to fight fraud

9 December 2014

Local councils have been awarded £200,000 to further joint efforts in tackling fraud.

(detail) exhibition at the Usher Gallery

118 international artists to offer new perspective on painting in exhibition at Lincoln's Usher Gallery

8 December 2014 | Updated: 8 December 2014

From Bangkok to Lincoln - an international art exhibition called ‘(detail)’ is coming to the Usher Gallery from 20 December until 19 April.

Santa sleigh Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

Firefighters get into the festive spirit

8 December 2014

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will be donning their Santa hats and jingling all the way as they escort Santa’s sleigh across the county.

Stop sign

A157, East Barkwith closed for reconstruction work

4 December 2014 | Updated: 5 December 2014

The A157 Lincoln Road, East Barkwith will be closed for six days from Monday 8 December, weather permitting.

Fire safety shop in skegness

Shop for safety in Skegness with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

4 December 2014

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will be opening their annual fire safety shop in the Hildreds Centre, Skegness from 10am on Tuesday 9 December.

Lincolnshire county councillor Colin Davie offers reaction to Chancellor's Autumn Statement

3 December 2014

Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development, has given his reaction to today’s announcements (3 December).

Floods destroy

Floods destroy – be prepared

3 December 2014

A year on from coastal flooding in Boston and along the east coast, Lincolnshire County Council is encouraging residents to be prepared should flooding happen again in the future.

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County schools save energy in Switch Off Challenge

3 December 2014

Sixty schools signed up for the Lincolnshire Schools Switch Off Challenge on 21 November, saving almost a tonne of carbon dioxide - enough to meet the energy use of an average house for 27 days.

Cars on Canwick Road

Major improvement works to start at Canwick Road, Lincoln

2 December 2014 | Updated: 4 December 2014

The contract has now been awarded for the Canwick Road Improvements Scheme, a major project to provide additional traffic lanes and ease congestion in the south of Lincoln.

Firefighter car wash

Boston firefighters to make a splash in charity car wash

2 December 2014

Firefighters from Boston fire station will be soaking up the suds and working up a lather in the National Car Wash this Saturday, 6 December.


Resurfacing on Lincoln Lane, Thorpe on the Hill

2 December 2014

Road repairs will be carried out on Lincoln Lane, Thorpe on the Hill for four days from Wednesday 3 December, weather permitting.

Coastal flooding image

Funding promised to reduce flood risk

2 December 2014 | Updated: 2 December 2014

The county council has joined the Government in reaffirming its commitment to investing in local flood defences.

St Hughs schoolchildren 2 LR

Access LN6 school competition to win a bike for Christmas

2 December 2014

The Access LN6 team at Lincolnshire County Council is running a competition for schoolchildren to win a brand new bike for Christmas.

Lincolnshire Energy Switch logo

Get winter warmer savings with the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme

1 December 2014 | Updated: 18 December 2014

Sign up to a winter warmer of savings on gas and electricity bills for 2015 with the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme.

Stop sign

Springfield Road, Grantham, closure extended for bridge works

1 December 2014

Springfield Road in Grantham will now be closed until midnight on Friday 12 December, allowing Network Rail to continue their essential works.

Photo of Lincolnshire Trading Standards sign

The 12 online frauds of Christmas

1 December 2014 | Updated: 11 December 2014

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is taking part in a national campaign to help protect residents from cyber-fraudsters.

Autism strategy

Views needed on plans to improve autism services in Lincolnshire

1 December 2014

Your views are needed as the county council and NHS work to improve services for people with autism in Lincolnshire.

Vince Cable, Reg Shore and Martin Hill launch EfW

Energy from Waste facility opened by Secretary of State, Vince Cable Video

28 November 2014 | Updated: 8 December 2014

Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, was in Lincoln to mark the official launch of the Energy from Waste facility.

Station Road

Station Road works progressing ahead of schedule

28 November 2014 | Updated: 1 December 2014

Work to develop a new footway and cycle path along Station Road in North Hykeham is progressing ahead of the original 16 week schedule.

The Angel Inn, Grantham

History of Grantham's Ye Olde Inns and Public Houses explored in library exhibition

28 November 2014

A new exhibition looking at the history of Grantham’s pubs and inns has been launched at the town’s library.

Lincolnshire countryside panorama

Greater Lincolnshire rural economy in line for £8m boost from the LEADER programme

28 November 2014

New funding has been earmarked to offer a helping hand to small rural businesses across Greater Lincolnshire.

Highways mobile roadworks sign

Tree removal works planned for A52

27 November 2014 | Updated: 1 December 2014

Work to remove trees which are damaging a section of the A52 will take place for approximately two weeks from 4 December, weather permitting.

Photograph - Chapel Point

Hedgelaying skill will be revived by volunteers in Chapel St Leonards

27 November 2014

The traditional countryside skill of hedgelaying is set to be revived by volunteers in the Coastal Country Park this winter.


Extra train services announced for East Coast mainline between Lincoln and London

27 November 2014

Better connections with the capital have been promised as part of changes to the East Coast mainline.


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