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Take part in lunch-time bike ride along Lincoln waterway on Cycle to Work Day

28 August 2015

As workers prepare to swap four wheels for two on Cycle to Work Day (September 3), remember, the city’s hirebikes are ideal for short commutes and leisurely bike rides.

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Fresh warning to beware bogus calls

27 August 2015

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is reminding the public to stay on their guard for bogus calls after more reports of calls from the county council.

Bike Meridian

New funds for rural business and community projects

25 August 2015

New Rural Development Programme funds are being launched to support financial investment into small rural business and community projects to boost their capacity and productivity.

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Time is ticking to renew your explosives licence

25 August 2015

As the renewal deadline approaches, Lincolnshire Trading Standards is reminding those businesses who are yet to reapply for their explosives licence to do so now.

Consultation Carousel

Have your say on non-residential Adult Care charges in Lincolnshire

24 August 2015 | Updated: 26 August 2015

The county council is encouraging people to have their say in a consultation about what people are asked to pay towards their non-residential care, before 28 September.


Free creative workshops at Boston Library

21 August 2015

Artists Eloquent Fold will be holding a series of 4 free of charge creative workshops at Boston Library.

GCSE results

Lincolnshire schools continue to show improvements at GCSE level Video

20 August 2015 | Updated: 25 August 2015

Early indications of GCSE results across Lincolnshire show continued improvements this year.

Take simple steps to prevent kitchen fires

Safety warning after hamster death

20 August 2015

After two fires in the past 48 hours being started by cooking being left unattended, one where a pet hamster sadly died, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is calling on families and carers to stay vigilant during the teatime rush.

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Take the next step with the Prince's Trust

20 August 2015 | Updated: 25 August 2015

As young people across the county collect their exam results, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is encouraging those who don’t know what to do next to take a look at the Prince’s Trust Team Programme.

Pelican crossing

Pedestrian crossing in Grantham to be renewed

19 August 2015 | Updated: 25 August 2015

Works to refurbish the pelican crossing on London Road near Sainsbury’s will start on Tuesday 1st September, lasting two weeks.

Gainsborough Old Hall Fun Fair

Experience the fun of the fair at Gainsborough Old Hall

18 August 2015

This August Bank Holiday, the Old Hall will come alive with fun and games for all the family.

The Economy

New ‘fraud-fighting force’ in Lincolnshire

18 August 2015 | Updated: 25 August 2015

The Lincolnshire Counter Fraud Partnership is cracking down on people falsely claiming discounts on their council tax, as part of wider fraud initiatives.

Heneage Jewel

Almost 10,000 people visit Lincolnshire's Great Exhibition in six weeks

17 August 2015 | Updated: 19 August 2015

Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition has reached its halfway stage and has another six weeks to run before closing on September 27th. To date almost 10,000 people have visited the exhibition in The Collection and in the Usher where admission is free.

Teenages looking at exam results

Advice for students awaiting their GCSE results - the message is don’t panic!

17 August 2015 | Updated: 25 August 2015

GCSE results day can be a nerve-racking experience for anyone waiting for their results - the message is don’t panic, there’s plenty of advice and help out there for you.

Lincoln Castle

Children's Festival of History at Lincoln Castle

17 August 2015

CBeebies favourite Mike the Knight will be leading a packed weekend of family fun at the historic Lincoln landmark later this month.

A Level results day

A-level results for Lincolnshire shows pass rate above national average Video

13 August 2015 | Updated: 17 August 2015

Provisional results from 36 out of 39 sixth forms in Lincolnshire show an increase in A-level passes and an increase in higher level grades awarded.

Prince's Trust rock climbing

Team Programme Proving Popular

13 August 2015

Youngsters are being advised to sign up now to avoid disappointment, as spaces for the Prince’s Trust Team Programme are filling up fast.

Cigarettes seized from premesis in Mablethope

Hundreds of cigarettes seized in multi-agency raid

11 August 2015 | Updated: 13 August 2015

Today, Lincolnshire Trading Standards led a multi-agency investigation raiding a number of homes in Mablethorpe, resulting in the seizure of thousands of cigarettes and packets of hand rolling tobacco.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue warn caravan owners to be careful

Warning to Caravan Users

11 August 2015

After two caravan fires last weekend, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is advising all caravan owners and campers to take fire safety seriously.

Good health for all the family, old man, middle aged lady, mum and child, boy, three generations

New dementia support coming to Lincolnshire

11 August 2015

Alzheimer’s Society will offer information, advice and signposting as part of the Dementia Family Support Service, funded by Lincolnshire County Council, from October 2015.

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Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue team up with Jackson & Jackson Developments for emergency training

11 August 2015

The Gateway, the new student accommodation off Ruston Way in Lincoln, will be used as the location for a fire brigade training exercise on Monday 17 August.

Team Boston celebrate completing the Team Programme

Special celebrations for Boston team

10 August 2015 | Updated: 11 August 2015

Youngsters from Boston celebrated their success last Friday (7 August) with a private tour of Boston United’s Jakemans Stadium and special graduation ceremony at the ground.

Lincoln Castle entrance

Stronger Together event for people with learning disabilities will celebrate, entertain and inform

10 August 2015 | Updated: 11 August 2015

The Learning Disability Partnership Board and Just Lincolnshire will be hosting Stronger Together, a free event at Lincoln Castle on 18 August.

Fire Crew

Live in Skegness? Come and have a go in a simulated smoke chamber and live hazard house

10 August 2015 | Updated: 12 August 2015

For the first time, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is hosting an interactive open day, with members of the public being invited to come along and get involved.

Treatment resistant drinker

Keeping Lincolnshire Communities Safe

7 August 2015 | Updated: 11 August 2015

An innovative new project has been launched by Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner to help keep town centres across Lincolnshire safe.

The Adoption Journey

Could you foster or adopt a child?

7 August 2015

Lincolnshire County Council’s Fostering and Adoption Service is staging a community engagement roadshow in a bid to attract more foster carers and adopters on 13 August in Lincoln and 14 August in Stamford.


Result of Grantham Southern Relief road legal challenge announced

7 August 2015

Appeal Court rejects legal challenge over planning permission for a section of Grantham’s Southern Relief Road.


There's plenty of help and advice for students receiving their A-level results

7 August 2015 | Updated: 19 August 2015

A-level results day can be a nerve-racking experience for students waiting for their results - the message is don’t panic, there’s plenty of advice and help out there for you.


Lincoln shopkeeper who sold counterfeit cigarettes has been sentenced

7 August 2015 | Updated: 10 August 2015

A Lincoln shopkeeper who sold counterfeit cigarettes has been sentenced at Lincoln Magistrates Court.

Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Greater Lincolnshire Awarded £93 Million to Boost the Economy

6 August 2015 | Updated: 10 August 2015

Greater Lincolnshire has been awarded £93.1 million to help create jobs and boost skills.

Avro Lancaster LM227 of 576 Squadron (RAF Fiskerton)

Uncover the county's high-flying past

5 August 2015

An upcoming exhibition is exploring the county’s relationship with a famous British aircraft manufacturer.

Tomato sauce Ingredients list

Two bottles of tomato ketchup: Do you know which allergens are in which?

5 August 2015 | Updated: 5 August 2015

Shopping for food when you suffer from allergies or intolerances can be difficult, so consumers are being reminded to check the labelling carefully.

Lincoln eastern bypass artist impression

Public inquiry to start for Lincoln Eastern Bypass

5 August 2015 | Updated: 10 August 2015

The Department for Transport (DfT) will be considering plans for Lincoln’s Eastern Bypass next week, after Lincolnshire County Council revised its application.

Prince's Trust

Free personal development training courses for young people in Lincolnshire

4 August 2015 | Updated: 6 August 2015

Young People are being encouraged to take the next step and sign up for a life changing and adventurous personal development course run by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

The zebra crossing at Manthorpe Road, Grantham will be replaced with a toucan crossing

Construction of zebra crossing on Harrowby Road, Grantham to start on 17 August

4 August 2015

Work on a new zebra crossing near St Anne’s Primary School, Grantham is set to be completed during the school holidays.

Working with Families

1370 families given support to improve their lives

4 August 2015 | Updated: 10 August 2015

Lincolnshire’s response to the national Troubled Families Programme, led by the Families Working Together partnership, has successfully helped 1370 families.

Heckington windmill

Tell us everything you know about windmills!

4 August 2015

Heckington Windmill is inviting people from the area to share their memories or family memories of windmills at an event on Saturday 8 August.


The much anticipated Festival 800 programme is officially revealed

4 August 2015 | Updated: 12 August 2015

After much anticipation, the official programme for Festival800, Lincoln’s creative and cultural response to the 800-year journey from Magna Carta to the present day, has been revealed.

The Collection in Lincoln

Lincolnshire's Great Exhibition hosts a spectacular array of events

4 August 2015

The Historic Lincoln Trust, Lincoln Cathedral and The Collection are delighted to announce a programme of special events during August and September linked to Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition.


New ‘advocacy hub’ to strengthen voices and champion rights for people in Lincolnshire

4 August 2015

The service brings together specialist advocacy for adults, children and young people across Lincolnshire into one service, with more ways for people to speak directly to fully-trained advocates.


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