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National Minimum Wage

Spending Review – what it means for local businesses

25 November 2015

Cllr Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development, has given his reaction to today’s Spending Review.


Service budgets under scrutiny as county council asks for residents' views

25 November 2015

On the day of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Lincolnshire residents are being asked to consider the future of council services in the light of much reduced budgets.

Lincolnshire countryside panorama

LEADER Funding - Open for Business in Lincolnshire

25 November 2015

Outline applications are now being accepted from the four LEADER programmes in Lincolnshire.

Paul Bimson (BT's regional partnership director for the East Midlands)

MP finds out more about fibre broadband as Lincolnshire rollout passes 142,500 homes and businesses

24 November 2015

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman has been finding out more about the technology being used to bring fibre broadband to thousands of properties in his constituency.

The Collection in Lincoln

Lincoln museum reaches one-million-visitors milestone

24 November 2015

The Collection has notched up an astounding one million visitors in just its first ten years.

The Economy

Extra defence spending could mean economic boost for Lincolnshire

23 November 2015

It’s hoped that a multi-billion pound investment in the nation’s defences will bring benefits to the Lincolnshire economy.

Boston United suppot White Ribbon campaign

Multiple Lincolnshire agencies team up for Domestic Abuse 16 Days of Action

20 November 2015 | Updated: 25 November 2015

Lincolnshire County Council’s Domestic Abuse Service teams up with Boston United to say no to violence against women this White Ribbon Day.

Defibrillators will be installed in Spalding, Brant Broughton and Caistor Fire Station

Residents urged to skill up and save a life

19 November 2015 | Updated: 19 November 2015

Three Lincolnshire fires stations and their communities will soon be armed with the ability to save lives as they receive defibrillators courtesy of the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS).

Seized e-liquids

Shopkeepers warned over selling vape liquid to young people

18 November 2015 | Updated: 23 November 2015

Shops in Lincolnshire are being warned not to sell e-liquids and e-cigarette components to under 18s.


Council saves thousands on Grantham Southern Relief Road

18 November 2015

The council’s highways engineers will save £75,000 on the cost of building Grantham’s long-awaited southern relief road by reusing soil from the site.

Santa and his firefighter helpers

Santa Claus is coming to Skegness!

18 November 2015

Santa Claus will be coming to Skegness this Christmas thanks to Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and Butlins.

Lincolnshire countryside panorama

Consultation on modifications to mineral and waste policy proposals

17 November 2015

The council is currently preparing the Lincolnshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan

The response of the emergency services will be tested this Thursday (19 November)

Emergency services to be tested in recycling centre incident

17 November 2015 | Updated: 17 November 2015

An incident at a recycling centre will be staged in Caythorpe on Thursday 19 November to test the response from emergency services and public sector organisations in Lincolnshire.

Young adult chooses a book from the library

Recommendation given to outsource library services to GLL

17 November 2015 | Updated: 17 November 2015

Officers are recommending that Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) be awarded a contract to run the county’s library services.


Lantern making at Boston Library

16 November 2015

Join in the celebration of Boston’s Christmas lights switch-on and the accompanying Illuminate festival

Raising alcohol awareness amongst young people in Lincolnshire

Raising alcohol awareness in Lincolnshire

16 November 2015 | Updated: 25 November 2015

As Alcohol Awareness Week (16 - 22 November) gets underway, and the true cost of alcohol related incidents becomes clear, Lincolnshire County Council reveals what it is doing to tackle the problem.

Image showing Lincoln's Stone Bow in the past

Discover the story of Lincoln's city centre

16 November 2015 | Updated: 17 November 2015

A special event at Lincolnshire Archives will show how the heart of the city has been transformed over the years.

Get well without antibiotics

Help save vital medicines Video

13 November 2015 | Updated: 17 November 2015

Antibiotics are essential medicines for treating bacterial infections in both humans and animals, but they are increasingly losing their effectiveness.

Domestic abuse together we can stop it

Hard-hitting BBC documentary has lessons for Lincolnshire Video

13 November 2015 | Updated: 13 November 2015

Aired on Monday night, ‘The Rise of Female Violence’ investigated the changing behaviour of young women in the UK, challenging the social perceptions of domestic abuse against men.

Canwick Hill

Motorists spend less time queuing on one of Lincoln's busiest roads

13 November 2015 | Updated: 17 November 2015

Motorists travelling in and out of the city along Canwick Road are spending less time sitting in traffic compared to before a series of improvements were made earlier this year.

youth court

Could you volunteer and help young people change their lives?

12 November 2015 | Updated: 17 November 2015

A popular youth mentoring programme in Lincolnshire is looking for new volunteers to help change young people’s lives.

Libraries - County News

Lincolnshire's libraries join together to support young adults

12 November 2015

Libraries across the county will be holding a number of drop in surgeries to help support vulnerable young adults.

Emergency planning

Community groups gear up for Exercise 'Barnes Wallis'

12 November 2015

Three courageous community groups are ready to prove that they could play an important part in responding to a major disaster.

Lincolnshire is on the look-out for people to help drive the gritters.

Bishop of Lincoln blesses gritters ahead of winter salting runs

11 November 2015 | Updated: 17 November 2015

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

Christmas tree decorations

Enjoy a traditional Christmas at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life

11 November 2015

If you’ve ever wanted to see the Victorians celebrate Christmas in authentic festive style, then now’s your chance.

Greater Lincolnshire Logo

Greater Lincolnshire Devolution – Update

10 November 2015 | Updated: 10 November 2015

Statement from Baroness Redfern, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council and Lead Councillor and political spokesperson for governance in the Greater Lincolnshire Devolution Proposals.

How safe is your house?

9 November 2015

With over 200 house fires in Lincolnshire being caused by electrical items, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging householders to turn off their tumble dryers, dishwashers and washing machines before they go to bed at night.

Bourne Town Hall

Bourne Town Hall consultation extended

9 November 2015

Lincolnshire County Council’s consultation into how the Town Hall building could be used in future has now been extended until the end of the year.

The Milne's kitchen after the fire

Family flee home as fridge-freezer causes house fire

9 November 2015

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is urging residents to develop and practice a home fire escape plan, after it helped save the lives of two Cherry Willingham residents when a fridge-freezer started a fire in their home.


Calling all bargain hunters to the Lincoln Central Library book sale

6 November 2015

A large selection of books, DVDs and other items will be up for grabs in a book sale at Lincoln Central Library starting from Tuesday 10 November.

New hirebikes

Lincolnshire's Isaac Newton, Sarah Swift and George Boole join Lincoln's fleet of hirebikes

5 November 2015

A competition to name five of Lincoln’s public hire bikes has resulted in some famous names from the past now gracing the distinctive orange cross bars.

Melissa in her role as an on-call firefighter

Swapping hair spray for hoses

5 November 2015

On-call firefighters across Lincolnshire are at the heart of their communities. Could you be one of them?

CallConnect Santa Bus

CallConnect's free 'Love Sundays' offer - reaching Christmas markets near you

5 November 2015 | Updated: 6 November 2015

Lincolnshire County Council’s CallConnect bus service will celebrate Christmas this year with a special festive gift for bus users throughout Lincolnshire this November and December.

Photograph - Gainsborough Old Hall

Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Gainsborough Old Hall

4 November 2015

Start your festive season in style with a trip to Gainsborough Old Hall’s Victorian Christmas Craft Fair.

Roman marble bull torso reconstruction

Cutting-edge technology brings rare Roman statue back to life

4 November 2015

A reconstruction of a Roman marble bull has been unveiled at The Collection.

Survivor feedback helps shape Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse services

Survivor feedback helps shape Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse services

3 November 2015

Lincolnshire County Council thanks survivors of domestic abuse for offering their feedback on services.


Lincoln Castle triumphs over major attractions to win national award Video

3 November 2015 | Updated: 25 November 2015

Lincoln Castle Revealed has seen off competition from Tower Bridge’s new glass floor and the Harry Potter studio tour to be named the UK’s best tourism project.

Councillors approve changes to Adult Care charging policy

Councillors approve changes to Adult Care charging policy

3 November 2015 | Updated: 3 November 2015

The council’s executive has given the go ahead to changes to the policy which explains what people pay towards their care costs.

Father Christmas comes to Lincoln Castle

Enjoy an audience with Father Christmas at Lincoln Castle!

3 November 2015

The popular Lincoln attraction will be welcoming a special guest all the way from the North Pole in the run-up to Christmas.

Primary School child raising hand

School admission arrangements for 2017 intake

2 November 2015

Lincolnshire County Council and certain other admission authorities for Lincolnshire schools are now consulting on any proposed changes to their admission arrangements for the 2017 intake.


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