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Tree removal works planned for A52

27 November 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.

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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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New casual tariff for Lincoln bike hire scheme

27 November 2014

Residents and visitors can now use Lincoln’s bike hire scheme - hirebike - using a casual day tariff.

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Resurfacing on A631 at Kelstern

26 November 2014

Road repairs will be carried out on the A631 at Kelstern, between Louth and Binbrook, for two days from Thursday 27 November, weather permitting.

Lincoln Castle

David Ross Foundation donates £1.4m to Lincoln Castle's Magna Carta vault

25 November 2014

The Historic Lincoln Trust has secured a £1.4m donation for the Lincoln Castle Revealed project.

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Free blind cleats, which store away blind cords to avoid accidents, are available now

25 November 2014

Lincolnshire County Council is warning parents about the danger of blind cords, after a child dies in a reported blind cord accident in Northern Ireland.

Father Christmas

Meet Santa Claus at The Collection in Lincoln for Christmas this December

25 November 2014

Father Christmas is coming to The Collection in Lincoln next month.

Linda the robot will be guiding visitors around The Collection for EU Robotics Week

Linda the robot guides visitors at The Collection for EU Robotics Week Video

24 November 2014

Visitors to The Collection in Lincoln can meet a very special robot during EU Robotics Week.

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Overnight work on Spalding's West Elloe Bridge North

24 November 2014

Work to repair the safety barriers on the bridge will take place between 7pm and 6am on Thursday 27 November.

Energy from Waste Building

Lincoln's Energy from Waste plant to mark official opening

21 November 2014

A plaque will be unveiled at Lincoln’s Energy from Waste (EfW) facility during a special ceremony on 27 November marking the plant’s official opening.

Gritter in the snow

Bishop's blessing for county gritters

21 November 2014

Blessings will be bestowed on Lincolnshire’s gritters next week at ceremonies at each of the county’s eight depots - with the Bishop of Lincoln, the Right Reverend Christopher Lowson, being welcomed to the Sturton-by-Stow depot.

Roadworks

Footpath works on Newark Hill, Great Gonerby extended

21 November 2014 | Updated: 24 November 2014

Works to improve the footpath from the junction of Belton Lane towards Gonerby Moor will now be completed by Monday 24 November.

People and bike

Last chance to apply for £5,000 sustainable travel grant

20 November 2014

Businesses in Lincoln could be eligible for a £5,000 grant to encourage employees to travel in a more environmentally friendly way.

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Share your views on Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue proposals

20 November 2014

A 12-week consultation on proposals to update the way Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue delivers services has been launched.

Man trials equipment at Horncastle Hub

Mablethorpe Technology Hub to showcase latest digital innovations

20 November 2014 | Updated: 20 November 2014

Mablethorpe Technology Hub is hosting a digital technology event for local school children and businesses to trial the latest equipment on Friday 21st November.

Scooter training for children

Scooter training launched at St. Michael's Church of England Primary School, Lincoln

19 November 2014 | Updated: 20 November 2014

A programme of scooter training has been launched at St. Michael’s Church of England Primary School in Thorpe on the Hill, near Lincoln.

Domestic Abuse Lincolnshire

Say no to domestic abuse on White Ribbon Day

19 November 2014

The Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Partnership is supporting a national campaign against domestic abuse on 25 November.

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Lincolnshire sustainability project SCoREs national award

19 November 2014

A Lincolnshire County Council project to reduce schools’ energy use has taken top place in a national competition.

Libraries Consultation

Recommendation could lead to county libraries being outsourced

19 November 2014 | Updated: 19 November 2014

Following an approach from a not-for-profit organisation, bids could be invited for the running of local library services.

Christmas tree decorations

Lincolnshire libraries welcome the festive season with a range of Christmas-themed family events

18 November 2014 | Updated: 27 November 2014

Events to celebrate the magic of Christmas are taking place at libraries across Lincolnshire this December.

Hartsholme Hall

Survey of Lincoln reveals history of Birchwood, Hartsholme and Swanpool at Lincolnshire Archives

18 November 2014

A voluntary group behind the most comprehensive survey of Lincoln’s heritage will be presenting its latest research at Lincolnshire Archives.

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Upgrades planned for Middlegate and Tinkle Street junction, Manby

17 November 2014 | Updated: 24 November 2014

Work to upgrade traffic lights and pedestrian crossings at the junction of Middlegate and Tinkle Street in Manby will take place over four weeks starting Wednesday, 19 November.

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Alcohol Awareness Week: Are you thinking about your drinking?

17 November 2014 | Updated: 19 November 2014

A pilot project in Boston, Lincoln and Spalding is encouraging people to find out if drinking could be affecting their long-term health.

Photograph - Gainsborough Old Hall

Celebrate the season and get your gifts at Gainsborough Old Hall's Victorian Christmas Craft Fair

17 November 2014

If you’re looking to get in the Christmas spirit in authentic, festive style, then now’s your chance!

Woman using computer, mouse and keyboard

Develop your internet skills at online drop-in session at Mablethorpe Library

17 November 2014

If you’re an internet novice looking to join the online world, help is at hand.

Boston Road Sleaford

Sleaford Transport Strategy to boost town's economy, help area grow and benefit local life

17 November 2014 | Updated: 24 November 2014

A 16-year plan to boost Sleaford’s economy by improving transport in and around the town has been given the go-ahead by county and district councillors.

Lincoln Castle

Volunteers needed for Lincoln Castle

17 November 2014

Lincoln Castle is looking for local volunteers to help make sure visitors have the best experience possible.

Roadworks

King Street, West Deeping, to close for bridge repairs

17 November 2014 | Updated: 24 November 2014

The road will be closed weekdays from 1 December to 12 December, between 8.30am to 4pm. A signed diversion will be in place via King Street, the A1175, the A15, Maxey Road, and the High Street.

Roadworks

Resurfacing planned for junction of A15 Wragby Road and Outer Circle Road

14 November 2014 | Updated: 24 November 2014

Temporary three-way traffic lights will be in place at the Wragby Road and Outer Circle Road junction while resurfacing work is carried out.

Father Christmas Santa Claus at The Collection Museum Lincoln

Santa Claus is coming to Lincoln Castle!

14 November 2014

Father Christmas will be bringing some festive magic to the castle on selected dates in November and December.

Photograph of Huttoft Car Terrace

Two plead guilty to offences of overnight parking at Huttoft Car Terrace, Lincolnshire

12 November 2014

Two individuals have today pleaded guilty to offences relating to overnight parking at the Huttoft Car Terrace.

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Lincolnshire Technology Hubs win Next Generation Digital Challenge Award

12 November 2014 | Updated: 13 November 2014

The Lincolnshire Technology Hubs, set up as part of Lincolnshire County Council’s onlincolnshire project, won the Digital Education and Expertise Award 2014.

Resurfacing roadworks

Resurfacing on A57, near Lincoln

11 November 2014 | Updated: 24 November 2014

The A57 at Burton Waters will be closed for seven nights while resurfacing is carried out, weather permitting.

Primary School child raising hand

Don’t miss out on your child's primary or junior school place Apply Now

11 November 2014 | Updated: 20 November 2014

Parents with children starting reception at primary or junior school in September 2015 can apply for places from Monday, 17 November.

electrical house fire

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue wants residents to 'Get Turned Off'

10 November 2014 | Updated: 20 November 2014

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is asking residents to pull the plug on electrical items as part of a countywide safety campaign.

Visitors trying out glasses-free 3D television at the onlincolnshire technology hub in Horncastle

Boost your business at Lincolnshire Technology Hub events during Global Entrepreneurship Week

10 November 2014

Local businesses can discover how the latest technology can boost their trade in events being held for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Access LN6 Mill Lane Cycle Path Launch

Schoolchildren officially open new cycle path in South Hykeham

7 November 2014 | Updated: 20 November 2014

Schoolchildren from South Hykeham Primary School have officially opened a new footway and cycle path in South Hykeham.

Domestic Abuse Lincolnshire

Help improve domestic abuse services in Lincolnshire

6 November 2014 | Updated: 7 November 2014

Lincolnshire’s Domestic Abuse Service wants to hear from survivors of domestic abuse to help shape future support services.

Poppies in a field nr Ancaster

Help remember the fallen this Armistice Day by contributing to Lincolnshire Remembrance online database

6 November 2014

Local people are being urged to make the ultimate act of remembrance this Armistice Day by helping to ensure the names and memories of Lincolnshire’s fallen live on.

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