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Special educational needs and disabilities reform

Improved services for special educational needs and disability

1 September 2014

Children and young people can look forward to improved services and provision for special educational needs and disability (SEND) from September. 

A 3D printer at the onlincolnshire demonstration at the onlincolnshire technology hub event

onlincolnshire's Mablethorpe Technology Hub moves to bigger business centre premises

1 September 2014

Mablethorpe Technology Hub is expanding into new premises due to its popularity with the local community.

Volunteers taking part in training to spot riverflies with the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams project

Volunteers take the plunge to check water quality in Wolds chalk streams

1 September 2014

A team of keen volunteers took part in training to monitor the health of chalk streams in the Lincolnshire Wolds this weekend on 30 and 31 August.

Test your smoke alarm

How safe is your home?

1 September 2014

Accidental fires in the county are down 38%, but more can be done so Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have launched a new online checklist that can help make your home a safer place.

Lincoln Castle

Countdown to Lincoln Castle Revealed conference on 23rd September

1 September 2014

With a new-look Lincoln Castle now less than a year away, local businesses are being helped to prepare for a tourism boost with an Epic Centre conference.

Lincoln Eastern Bypass Hawthorn Road bridge design

Planning application submitted for Lincoln Eastern Bypass bridge

29 August 2014

A new planning application has been submitted to build a bridge for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians that would span over the proposed Lincoln Eastern Bypass to the south of Hawthorn Road.

WW2 Canadian Lancaster Bomber aircraft on the ground

Canadian Lancaster Bomber grounded at Durham Tees Valley due to engine issues

29 August 2014 | Updated: 1 September 2014

The Canadian Lancaster is grounded at Durham Tees Valley due to engine issues, the RAF has confirmed.

Magnifying glass, clue, detective, crime

Read seven crime novels from Spalding Library this September to beat the Queens of Crime challenge

29 August 2014

Bookworms in Spalding could win big by taking part in a criminally novel challenge. The town’s library is offering the chance to scoop £100, a signed book and a meeting with a top female crime writer.

A17 at Swineshead Bridge

Night time closure of A17 at Swineshead Bridge on 10th, 11th and 12th September

28 August 2014

During these closures, to lay a new road surface, traffic will be diverted from Holdingham roundabout at Sleaford via the A15 and A52 to Bicker Bar roundabout, and vice versa.

Canebuzo, carbon neutral business zone, green offices

CaNeBuZo's green offices are the perfect place for business growth

27 August 2014

The official opening of one of the most energy efficient commercial premises in the UK takes place in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, on Friday 12 September.

Green Apple Awards logo

Lincolnshire County Council SCoRE a Green Apple Environment Award

26 August 2014

Lincolnshire County Council’s SCoRE project has won a Green Apple Environment Award in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities.

Newark Road

Remedial work on Newark Road in Lincoln

26 August 2014

Contractors working on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council will complete some repairs to Newark Road, Lincoln, in early September.


Night-time closure of roads into Boston Market Place

22 August 2014

Lincolnshire County Council will be carrying out overnight resurfacing works on roads entering Boston Market Place for two nights.

Princes Trust Team painting

Brushing up on community spirit

22 August 2014

A Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue initiative has inspired a team of young people from Lincoln to improve their future prospects and make a positive contribution to the local community.

KGGS GCSE results 2014

A tough year for GCSEs but results hold up in Lincolnshire

21 August 2014

Despite warnings of a national dip in performance levels from the government’s qualifications watchdog, OfQUAL, GCSE results in Lincolnshire have held up this year.

art collection Opem 3

Winners announced for giant flag colouring competition at The Collection

20 August 2014

Children visiting The Collection, in Lincoln this summer have been busy with their entries for a giant flag colouring competition.

Stonemason, heritage skills centre, Lincoln Cathedral

Heritage Skills Centre to partner with the University of Leicester and English Heritage on new training programme

20 August 2014

A new programme of short courses for those working in the heritage sector is being launched by the University of Leicester and the Heritage Skills Centre in partnership with English Heritage this autumn.

Bike hire scheme first birthday

Lincoln's bike hire scheme celebrates first birthday with more stations

20 August 2014

Lincoln’s short-term bike hire scheme - hirebike - celebrates its first birthday this week (22 August), and to mark the occasion, Lincolnshire County Council has officially launched five new docking stations and introduced more bikes.

Fire Cadets

The future is bright for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue fire cadets

20 August 2014 | Updated: 21 August 2014

A group of young cadets from Lincoln have taken part in the ‘Toughest Young Fire Crew Challenge’, a national competition testing them in challenging scenarios.


Prince's Trust team from Grantham score with hat-trick of community projects

19 August 2014 | Updated: 20 August 2014

A group of young people from Grantham have swapped their summer for sports and shovels as part of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s Prince’s Trust programme.

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant 25th anniversary birthday celebration logo

Celebrate Elmer's 25th birthday at Spalding Library with pre-school Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Parade

18 August 2014

Youngsters from birth to age four are being invited to celebrate the 25th birthday of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant with a special event at Spalding Library.


Woman from Lincoln convicted for claiming £7,786 to care for dead father

15 August 2014

Lincolnshire County Council is warning the public to look out for fraud in their community after a conviction in Lincoln .

Boston Haven

New gateway to Lincolnshire's waterways

15 August 2014

A new slipway at Hubberts Bridge is helping people make the most of Lincolnshire’s waterways.

 John Adams Way Boston

Trial of right-turn ban on South End, Boston

15 August 2014

A pilot study is being conducted in Boston in a bid to improve traffic flow in the town.

school results

A-level success for Lincolnshire schools Video

14 August 2014

Provisional A-level results from 37 out of 38 sixth forms show an increase in higher level passes and twelve schools with a 100% pass rate.

picture of lady on phone

Beware of bogus loan companies warns Lincolnshire Trading Standards

12 August 2014 | Updated: 13 August 2014

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is warning local residents to be wary of cold callers who claim to represent a loan company.

Fire at Sleaford Waste Transfer Station

Fire causes minor damage to Sleaford Waste Transfer Station

12 August 2014 | Updated: 13 August 2014

A fire occurred at the Sleaford Waste Transfer Station on Pride Parkway, Sleaford, on Monday 11th August at around 6pm.

A158 Wragby Road near Bullington

Surface dressing on A158 Wragby Road at Bullington

12 August 2014 | Updated: 13 August 2014

Lincolnshire County Council will carry out surface dressing on the A158 at Bullington, near to Rand Farm Park on Saturday 16th August and is due to be completed by midday.

Newark Road North Hykeham

Surface dressing on Newark Road, North Hykeham

12 August 2014 | Updated: 13 August 2014

Lincolnshire County Council will carry out surface dressing on Newark Road (A1434) in North Hykeham, between the junction with Moor Lane and the A46 roundabout, on Sunday 17th August.

Childrens Centre

All 48 children's centres open and supporting young children and families

12 August 2014

Lincolnshire’s 48 children’s centres continue to thrive and provide excellent support for young children from birth to five and their families despite claims that the number of centres had almost halved.

A16 at Clay Lake Spalding

A16 to be widened at Clay Lake, Spalding

11 August 2014 | Updated: 19 August 2014

Work will start on a scheme to widen the A16 near Clay Lake, Spalding, in order to build a new right-hand turn lane.

University Academy Holbeach

Encouraging young people to be safe and savvy with money

11 August 2014

Lincolnshire Trading Standards has been working with pupils at the University Academy Holbeach to educate them about borrowing and lending money safely.

Hykeham Train Station launch

Hykeham Train Station passenger numbers double

11 August 2014 | Updated: 13 August 2014

The number of passengers at Hykeham Train Station has more than doubled in the last four years, according to recent statistics from Access LN6.

Coastal flooding image

Flash flooding in Lincolnshire

8 August 2014

(Latest update: 16:45 8/8/14)

Hire Bikes

Lincolnshire receives £350,000 for sustainable transport

8 August 2014

Lincolnshire County Council has been awarded £350,000 from the Department for Transport to encourage more people to travel sustainably.

Lincoln Castle

See big films under the stars at Lincoln Castle

8 August 2014 | Updated: 15 August 2014

Lincoln Castle is hosting special outdoor screenings of two classic films this September.

Bike recycling launch 1

Bike recycling scheme for homeless people in Lincoln

8 August 2014 | Updated: 19 August 2014

Local people affected by homelessness are learning bike maintenance skills through a four week bike recycling project delivered by Framework, Access LN6 and Sustrans.

Huttoft Car Terrace

Security firm brought in to crackdown on overnight parking

7 August 2014

A private security firm has been appointed to help the county council as it enforces byelaws relating to overnight parking in coastal country car parks, including Huttoft Car Terrace.

Image of wine

Want to know how your drinking affects your health? Now you can ask your pharmacist

7 August 2014 | Updated: 18 August 2014

Pharmacists in Lincoln, Boston and Spalding will use ‘scratch cards’ to ask simple questions in a project designed to help people enjoy a drink without unwittingly putting themselves at risk.

Resurfacing roadworks

Road closure on A6121, Stamford Road, Carlby, near Stamford

6 August 2014

The A6121 Stamford Road in Carlby will be closed for two days of resurfacing work from Wednesday 13 August. A sign posted diversion route will be in place via the A151, A15, A1175 and A6121 and vice versa.


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