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Louth Household Waste Recycling Centre

Sleaford’s new Household Waste Recycling Centre will open on Friday 25 April.

16 April 2014

The £600,000 facility is designed to make life easier for those people wanting to dispose of their household waste.

Chairman Cllr Ray Wootten presents cheque

Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council raises funds for police charity during year in office

15 April 2014

The Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council, Cllr Ray Wootten presented a cheque for £1,200 for his chosen charity, the Police Roll of Honour Trust.

Lincolnshire Energy Switch logo

Save up to £300 with return of the Lincolnshire Energy Switch

15 April 2014 | Updated: 16 April 2014

With the return of the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme, you could stand a chance of saving up to £300 on your annual gas and electricity bill.

A15 at Northorpe

A15 at Northorpe given the green light for a pedestrian crossing

14 April 2014

A recent traffic survey has found that the A15 at Northorpe in Lincolnshire, does meet the requirements for a pedestrian crossing.

Handmade ring made at Heritage Skills Centre silversmithing course

Learn traditional crafts at Lincoln Castle's Heritage Skills Centre taster sessions

14 April 2014

The Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle is offering a series of taster sessions covering traditional skills.

Woman using computer, mouse and keyboard

Internet and social media training for Lincolnshire businesses at free onlincolnshire events

11 April 2014

Businesses will be able to learn the secrets of e-commerce, internet marketing and social media at a series of free events being offered by onlincolnshire.

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Lincolnshire Trading Standards and Lincolnshire Police crack down on rogue traders in Lincolnshire

11 April 2014

Lincolnshire Trading Standards and Lincolnshire Police have teamed up for Operation Liberal.

Broadband

West Lindsey businesses get internet support thanks to onlincolnshire workshops

9 April 2014

onlincolnshire is hosting a free event in West Lindsey on Tuesday 29 April (8.30am) to help firms make the most of internet services.

New Alford South Market Place

Scheme to transform South Marketplace and bus shelter in Alford is completed

9 April 2014

A £125,000 scheme to transform South Marketplace in Alford, Lincolnshire is now complete and open to the public.

Primary school children in Lincolnshire

Parents in Lincolnshire reminded to prepare for primary school offers

9 April 2014 | Updated: 10 April 2014

Parents who have applied online for their child to start school in reception or year 3 in September can collect their offer from 16 April 2014. Lincolnshire County Council will post offer letters tto parents who applied by telephone or by a paper form on the same day.

LN6 Travel Advisor

Access LN6 offers travel advice to 10,000 houses in Lincoln's LN6 postcode area Video

8 April 2014 | Updated: 15 April 2014

A team of eight travel advisors will be visiting a number of homes in Hykeham, Birchwood and Doddington Park to provide information about local public transport options.

Indie Lincoln raid

Illegal cigarettes seized from Foods 4 You shop in Lincoln

8 April 2014 | Updated: 8 April 2014

Lincolnshire Trading Standards has prosecuted the owner of Foods 4 You in Lincoln for selling illegal and fake cigarettes.

Cllr Neil Murray

Councillor offers Big Society funding boost for St Giles community projects

7 April 2014

A range of projects benefitting residents of St Giles, Lincoln have received support from a £2,000 grant from Cllr Neil Murray.

onlincolnshire BDUK superfast broadband installation

Broadband improvements mark onlincolnshire's first anniversary

7 April 2014 | Updated: 8 April 2014

More than 13,900 more homes and businesses can now access fibre broadband, as the onlincolnshire project reaches the end of a successful first year.

Domestic Abuse poster - University of Lincoln

Student helps to raise awareness of domestic abuse in Lincolnshire

7 April 2014 | Updated: 9 April 2014

Lincolnshire County Council has teamed up with students from the University of Lincoln to encourage young people to speak out against domestic abuse.

Highways improvements Tritton Road

Lincoln Canwick Road Improvements drop-in event

4 April 2014

Lincolnshire County Council is holding a drop-in event to discuss the Canwick Road improvements on Tuesday 8 April from 1pm to 6.30pm.

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Smokefree Lincolnshire mentoring course offers chance for young people to boost skills

4 April 2014

Young people in Lincolnshire are being offered the chance to gain qualifications and boost their self-esteem on a peer mentoring course supported by Lincolnshire County Council.

Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park

Explore and learn at the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park

4 April 2014 | Updated: 4 April 2014

A new Lincolnshire Coastal County Park events programme has been launched, which runs from April to December.

Cllr Alison Austin presents Big Society Award to centre manager Emma Martin of St Thomas Children's Centre

Councillor awards Big Society Fund grants to special school and children's centre in Boston area

3 April 2014

St Thomas’ Children’s Centre and John Fielding Community Special School have benefitted from £500 Big Society Fund grants from Lincolnshire County Councillor Alison Austin.

Family

Action-packed guide for Easter holidays family fun in Lincolnshire

2 April 2014 | Updated: 7 April 2014

The Easter What’s On Guide 2014 from the Family Information Service (FIS) is available online, packed with ideas for fun activities over the holidays.

Access LN6 donate bikes to the Showroom

Three bikes donated to staff at Lincoln's Showroom after thefts

2 April 2014

Staff at The Showroom in Lincoln have benefited from three bikes which were refurbished at a weekly Access LN6 bike workshop, and donated to those whose bikes have been stolen.

Image of a blue sky

Advice for older people and those with heart or lung problems affected by higher air pollution levels

2 April 2014 | Updated: 2 April 2014

Older people and those with heart or lung problems may wish to avoid strenuous activity outdoors as the county will see higher than normal air pollution levels this week.

Image of a chip and pin machine

East Heckington garage caught out for scamming fuel card customers

2 April 2014

Lincolnshire Trading Standards has prosecuted a local garage owner who admitted to be deliberately overcharging fuel card customers.

Image of a computer mouse

Diet pill scam leaves bitter taste for many

1 April 2014 | Updated: 1 April 2014

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is reminding consumers to check T&Cs carefully when shopping online, after a number of complaints about being caught out by diet pill contracts.

Shaping Care

Wellbeing Service will help people stay independent at home for longer

31 March 2014 | Updated: 2 April 2014

A new service launching on 1 April will help more people to stay independent in their homes for longer, bringing assessment, monitoring and response services together in one place.

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Consultation asks carers in Lincolnshire to help shape future services

31 March 2014

Lincolnshire Carers and Young Carers Partnership (LCYCP) and Lincolnshire County Council are asking how they can best support carers over the next four years in a consultation ending on 11 April.

The German Blight: Among the WW1 items on display at the Lincolnshire Archives is this anti-German propaganda postcard, purchased by a Lincolnshire soldier in 1914

1914: A nation and a county go to war – Lincolnshire Archives holds World War One exhibition

28 March 2014

Century-old documents are to go on display in a free exhibition exploring the start of the First World War.

Belton Horse Trials

Fun for all the family at Belton Horse Trials, Lincolnshire

28 March 2014

Thousands of visitors from all over the East of England and the Midlands are expected to flock to Belton for the best family day out ever staged alongside the annual Horse Trials (4 to 6 Apri).

Nicola Radford from the onlincolnshire project cuts a celebratory cake with the chairman of Mortons of Horncastle at the technology hub launch

Lincolnshire's latest onlincolnshire technology hub launches in Horncastle

28 March 2014

Designers, architects and manufacturers have learned how 3D equipment can help them grow their business at the opening of the fifth Lincolnshire Technology Hub in Horncastle.

Wedding planners Helen Bryan and Sally Castle from Honeysuckle and Castle

Plan your special day at Gainsborough Old Hall's wedding open day, with Honeysuckle and Castle wedding planners

26 March 2014

Prospective brides and grooms can find out how Gainsborough Old Hall can make their special day one they’ll remember forever at a weddings open day on Sunday 6 April, 11am to 3pm.

Care - Dementia

Share your experiences of dementia at Gainsborough human library event

26 March 2014

People dealing with dementia can share their experiences, tips, and advice at a human library event in Gainsborough on Thursday 27 March.

Access LN6 Bus Breakfast - Gary

Access LN6 provides breakfast for bus users

26 March 2014

Access LN6 encourages people to use the the bus through ‘Your Bus’ campaign

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Prince's Trust programme

Your adventure starts here: May dates announced

26 March 2014

Young people taking the next step in their life are being invited to sign up for a life-changing and adventurous personal development course.

Primary schoolchildren in Lincolnshire

Teaching young people crime doesn't pay

26 March 2014

LCC launches new school programme to educate young people that crime doesnt pay.

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Avoid saying adiós to your money in Spanish lottery scam

24 March 2014 | Updated: 25 March 2014

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is warning the public to be on the lookout for bogus letters and emails claiming they have won a substantial amount of money in a Spanish lottery scam.

buying from doorstep

Lincolnshire Trading Standards plays a key role in closing the door on doorstep crime

24 March 2014 | Updated: 25 March 2014

The Lincolnshire Doorstep Crime Conference being held at Lincolnshire Police HQ on Tueday 25 March will cover, amongst other issues, distraction burglary, bogus callers and unscrupulous sales people.

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Community Lincs is helping people who struggle to use computers to get online this spring

24 March 2014

The award-winning Digital Unite initiative makes it possible for people to try out computers, tablets and the internet between 31 March and 4 April.

pink cancer

Cervical screenings reminder on anniversary of Jade Goody's death Video

24 March 2014 | Updated: 24 March 2014

Mothers’ Day marks the fifth anniversary of reality TV star Jade Goody’s death from cervical cancer - and health professionals are reminding women to get screened regularly for the disease.

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County Council signs five-year, £70million services contract with Serco

24 March 2014 | Updated: 7 April 2014

Lincolnshire County Council has now signed a contract with the international services company Serco, which will deliver savings of more than £14million over five years.

Lea Road, Gainsborough

Resurfacing work to take place on A156 Lea Road in Gainsborough

24 March 2014

Lincolnshire County Council will be carrying out road repairs on the A156 Lea Road in Gainsborough for approximately three weeks.

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