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Fire on A15

A15 south of Silk Willoughby junction to reopen one lane following a vehicle fire

25 July 2014 | Updated: 28 July 2014

The A15 is set to be partially reopened this afternoon (Friday 25th July) after a lorry carrying several tonnes of straw caught fire causing significant damage to the road surface.

Tritton Road

Tritton Road bridge, Lincoln, structural maintenance will start on 28th July

25 July 2014

Part of Tritton Road will be reduced to one lane with two-way temporary traffic lights in place. The work is planned to be complete by 25th September.

WW2 Canadian Lancaster Bomber aircraft in the air

See the last two Lancaster Bombers able to fly at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

24 July 2014

Flying together for a series of historic displays this summer they will be based at RAF Coningsby, but buying a ticket in advance is the only way to guarantee an up-close and personal view.

Students from Skegness Grammar School

Skegness Grammar School helps Lincolnshire County Council with ideas for emergency planning

24 July 2014 | Updated: 25 July 2014

Students have been learning about the council’s Emergency Planning unit and have come up with ideas on how their school could be used to shelter residents in an emergency.

Boston raid

Cigarettes, tobacco, cash and vehicles seized from Boston property

23 July 2014 | Updated: 24 July 2014

Lincolnshire Trading Standards and the Alcohol Licensing Team at Lincolnshire Police have seized cigarettes, rolling tobacco, cash and vehicles from a property on Castle Street.

Children playing football

Your summer guide to family fun from the Family Information Service

23 July 2014

Download the Summer What’s On Guide 2014, full of activities, events, summer clubs and places to visit. Nature trails to crafts, theatre to junior discos, there is something for everyone.

Joust at Lincoln Castle

Enjoy medieval jousting at Lincoln Castle on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 August

23 July 2014

See a true battle of heroes as four medieval knights gather at Lincoln Castle to take part in a thrilling tournament as part of a weekend of events.

Stop Loan Sharks Teaching Resource for five to 11-year-olds

Lincolnshire Trading Standards helps young people to be safe and savvy with money

23 July 2014

Lincolnshire Trading Standards has been working with pupils at the Sir Francis Hill Primary School to educate them about borrowing and lending money safely.

Resurfacing

Resurfacing on the A16, A52 and A1121 in Boston, Lincolnshire

22 July 2014

Surface dressing work will take place on the A16, A52 and A1121 in Boston this coming Sunday, 27 July.

healthy eating

New Market Kitchen shows how to cook up a healthy bargain

22 July 2014 | Updated: 28 July 2014

A new kitchen in Lincoln’s Central Market will offer free cooking courses showing how easy it is to eat healthily, locally and affordably.

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Lincoln based environmental consultants Delta-Simons commit to sustainable transport

22 July 2014 | Updated: 25 July 2014

Delta-Simons will reduce the number of people driving to their workplace, by actively encouraging cycling and car sharing through the Access LN6 programme.

emergency planning presentation

Lincoln school helps with emergency planning

21 July 2014

Year 9 students from the Priory City of Lincoln Academy have been learning about emergency planning and thinking how their campus could be used to shelter residents in an emergency.

County Offices

New property services contract offers multi-million pound savings for council

21 July 2014

VINCImouchel has been recommended to provide property services for Lincolnshire County Council, delivering savings of more than £2m over five years.

Care - Dementia

Lincolnshire champion carer Frank Blades is rewarded by the Prime Minister

18 July 2014 | Updated: 21 July 2014

A man from Spalding has been recognised by the Prime Minister with a new volunteering award after successfully campaigning for a new Carers Policy in Lincolnshire.

access ln6

Lincs Cycle Challenge winners announced by Access LN6

18 July 2014

Siemens and The Environment Agency were crowned business champions of the Lincs Cycle Challenge 2014, with other local people and businesses also receiving awards and prizes.

Broughton war memorials soldier Lincolnshire

Defending Lincolnshire’s war memorials from the ravages of time

18 July 2014 | Updated: 25 July 2014

War Memorials Trust, Lincolnshire County Council, Diocese of Lincoln and Lincolnshire Remembrance (#LincsRem) join forces to give advice, with a free event to be held at The Collection 30 July.

Sand dunes, near Chapel Point

Seaside refurb to make the most of Chapel Promenade beauty spot

18 July 2014 | Updated: 21 July 2014

An area of shoreline at Chapel St Leonards is to benefit from a major refurbishment, complete with attractive landscaping, seating, family areas, information for visitors and entertainment space.

William Farr domestic abuse service

Lincoln school signs up to offer domestic abuse support

18 July 2014

The William Farr C of E School in Welton has become the first school in Lincolnshire to offer support to its students who may be experiencing domestic abuse.

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Cllr Colin Davie makes statement to Flood and Drainage Committee about River Steeping

18 July 2014

Councillor Colin Davie, executive member for economic development and the environment, has made a statement to Lincolnshire’s Flood and Drainage Management Scrutiny Committee about the River Steeping.

Torrential Rainfall

Flood Alert - Possible flooding in Lincolnshire over the weekend (19 - 20 July)

18 July 2014

Thunderstorms producing torrential rain are expected to move across England, starting in south east England during Saturday with possible further thundery showers in the east of England on Sunday morning.

Book

High Court announces ruling on Lincolnshire libraries challenge

17 July 2014 | Updated: 17 July 2014

Planned changes to local library services will be given further consideration following a High Court ruling.

Sunbathing

Top heat safety tips for children and elderly

17 July 2014 | Updated: 28 July 2014

Advice for Lincolnshire residents on how to stay safe in the hottest temperatures of the year so far..

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County Council launches year-round highways twitter service

16 July 2014

Residents of Lincolnshire can now keep track of what’s happening on the county’s roads 24/7 thanks to a new, year-round highways Twitter service.

business idea

Gainsborough Library's Amazing Applications Workshop offers advice on applying for jobs

16 July 2014

Jobseekers are to get support with applying for jobs in an event at Gainsborough Library which is offering interactive and informative workshops covering transferable skills, application forms, personal statements and much more.

Rail tracks

Invest in East Coast Main Line to see huge economic growth

15 July 2014 | Updated: 16 July 2014

Local authorities, including Lincolnshire County Council, will present research about the economic benefits and impact of investment in the East Coast Mainline to government ministers this week.

Image of a cigarette

What would help you stop smoking? Views invited from those ready to quit

15 July 2014 | Updated: 28 July 2014

If you’re a smoker who’s ready to quit, we need to know what support would help you kick the habit.Your feedback will help shape future stop-smoking services offered to county residents.

Grand depart cycle sustainable transport

Over 3600 pupils, from 17 schools, take part in the Lincolnshire Big Summer Bike Race 2014

15 July 2014 | Updated: 16 July 2014

Inspired by the Tour De France, schools have been invited to take part in Lincolnshire County Council’s Big Summer Bike Race 2014 to encourage children to cycle and scoot on their journey to school.

Ruston and Hornsby archive

£98k to protect endangered Ruston and Hornsby Archive, helping bring Lincolnshire's industrial past to life

15 July 2014

A vast archive revealing 150 years of Lincolnshire’s unique engineering heritage is to be given new life thanks to a £98,100 grant to Lincolnshire County Council from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Fire Engine

Boston fire station opens its doors on Sunday 20 July for all the family

15 July 2014

Magic, music and exciting displays, including the Fire Investigation Dog team, will make up the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue open day at Robin Hood’s Walk between 10am and 4pm.

Wragby A158 crossroads

Wragby A158 road works at Wragby will finish today (Tuesday 15th July)

15 July 2014

Over the last 12 weeks the road has been fully reconstructed and resurfaced, and so the council should not have to return to the site for at least 20 years.

Summer Reading Challenge Mythical Maze logo

Children's events at libraries inspire youngsters to pick up six books for Summer Reading Challenge

14 July 2014 | Updated: 16 July 2014

Libraries across Lincolnshire have thrown down the gauntlet for the county’s children by challenging them to read six books during their summer holidays.

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Children to get hands-on with animals at library events as part of Summer Reading Challenge

14 July 2014

Young visitors to Gainsborough and Market Rasen Libraries are to get hands on with creatures great and small as part of summer-long celebration of reading.

3D scan of 2nd century sculpture of Ancient Greek Ariadne from The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln

Art in 3D - Lincoln's Usher Gallery displays work by award-winning artist Oliver Laric created using 3D scans

14 July 2014

A state-of-the-art project that created 3D digital images of museum pieces has inspired new artwork from across the world. Now, a selection by artist Oliver Laric is to be displayed at Lincoln’s Usher Gallery.

Lincolnshire Remembrance project logo

Together again – the names of every Lincolnshire WW1 soldier immortalised in new books of remembrance

14 July 2014 | Updated: 25 July 2014

Two volumes containing the names of every local soldier killed in the First World War are now in the safe and respectful hands of Lincoln Cathedral.

Richard Wills and Paul Coathup

Two senior Lincolnshire County Council highways officers receive national recognition for their work

14 July 2014 | Updated: 14 July 2014

Richard Wills, Executive Director for Environment and Economy and Paul Coathup, Assistant Director of Highway and Transportation, have been awarded major accolades from the I.C.E.

Bitrex representative and Helene Denness Child Safety team

Boston Nursery School receives £250 boost for new safety resources

11 July 2014 | Updated: 28 July 2014

Additional safety resources are on the way for children at Boston Nursery School thanks to a donation from Lincolnshire County Council and company Bitrex.

Roadworks

Resurfacing work on Broad Street and Herring Lane in Spalding, Lincolnshire

11 July 2014

Broad Street and Herring Lane in Spalding are getting new road surfaces on Sunday 27 July, be aware of the diversion routes so that you can plan your journey accordingly and reduce any inconvenience.

Photograph - Gainsborough Old Hall

Lincolnshire Heritage Awards for The Collection and Gainsborough Old Hall

11 July 2014

The Collection and Gainsborough Old Hall both walked away winners from this year’s Lincolnshire Heritage Awards which are run by Lincolnshire Heritage Forum and celebrate the work taking place across the county.

Lincoln Castle

Lights going out to mark WW1 centenary at Lincoln Castle

10 July 2014

It’s Lights Out to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

LEB site plan

Cllr Richard Davies: 'we will build an eastern bypass'

10 July 2014

The councillor in charge of Lincolnshire’s highways has reaffirmed the authority’s commitment to build the Lincoln Eastern Bypass as soon as possible.

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