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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Flash flooding in Lincolnshire

8 August 2014

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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New-look website brings helping hand for local businesses

5 August 2014

The Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub is making it even easier for local businesses to find the help and support they need, and includes an advice and grants scheme finder.

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Road closures and restrictions in place for the Canadian Lancaster's tour

4 August 2014 | Updated: 6 August 2014

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is set to fly their Avro Lancaster to RAF Coningsby in August for a UK tour, and a large number of visitors are expected to come and see the rare plane while it’s in Lincolnshire.

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Community gives warm welcome to seaside refurbishment plans

4 August 2014

There has been an overwhelmingly positive response to ambitious plans to transform the Pullover at Chapel Promenade into a new destination for residents and tourists.

Photograph of the unveiling of the war memorial in St Benedict’s Square, Lincoln

Lincolnshire's story of sacrifice revealed through online war memorials database

1 August 2014 | Updated: 15 August 2014

A 21st century memorial to Lincolnshire’s war dead is to launch online - 100 years after the start of the First World War.

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Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue bring the fun to Skegness station

1 August 2014 | Updated: 19 August 2014

Skegness Fire Station will once again be opening its doors for its annual open day on Thursday 14th August from 10am-4:00pm where there will be lots activities and entertainment for those attending.

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Footpath improvement works on Mint Street, Lincoln

31 July 2014 | Updated: 1 August 2014

Footpath maintenance work will begin on Monday 11th August on Lincoln’s Mint Street and last for approximately four weeks, including weekends if necessary.

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County council offers free blind cleats to avoid summer holiday tragedies

30 July 2014 | Updated: 18 August 2014

Lincolnshire County Council is warning parents about the danger of blind cords, as children are playing at home in the summer holidays.

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Money-saving property contract with VINCImouchel approved by council

29 July 2014

VINCImouchel has been awarded the contract to supply property services for Lincolnshire County Council, delivering savings of more than £2m over five years.

Highways Alliance roadworks

A section of the A631 at South Elkington, near Louth, will be closed for a month

29 July 2014 | Updated: 1 August 2014

A section of the A631, south of South Elkington, will be closed on 6th August for approximately four weeks.

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.

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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.

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