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

A toucan to replace zebra on Manthorpe Road, Grantham

22 May 2015

A zebra crossing on Manthorpe Road, outside Grantham Hospital is being replaced by a toucan crossing, with works due to start on Tuesday 26 May.

Flytipping in Lincolnshire

Residents urged to be cautious of fly-tipping rogue traders in Boston

21 May 2015

Lincolnshire County Council and Boston Borough Council want local residents to be cautious if someone offers to take away their unwanted items for cash.

Binbrook firefighter

Do you have a burning desire to be an on-call firefighter?

20 May 2015

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will be asking residents in Stamford if they’ve got what it takes to be an on-call firefighter, as they take to the High Street in search of new recruits.

Libraries - County News

Initial applications in for library procurement

20 May 2015

Six organisations have shown an interest in running library services in Lincolnshire.

Lincoln eastern bypass artist impression

Lincoln Eastern Bypass pre-inquiry meeting

19 May 2015

More information on the pre-inquiry meeting which took place on May 18, 2015.

Access Lincoln

Smooth ride for launch of Hirebikes at St Marks in Lincoln

19 May 2015

To celebrate St Marks sponsoring a new Hirebike station near the shopping area, cyclists will be able to make their own smoothie while pedalling away as well as gaining top cycling tips from Dr Bike.

Baron statue, coloured in Union Jack flag, is flanked by two of Lincoln Castle's victorian actors inside London's Kings Cross station

Lincoln on the right track for tourism boom

19 May 2015 | Updated: 20 May 2015

Lincoln will be having a big day out by train this week as the new-look Lincoln Castle Revealed and Magna Carta 800 celebrations put the city centre stage in London.

Your Views

Council to seek views on fairer charging for some Adult Care services

18 May 2015 | Updated: 19 May 2015

Lincolnshire County Council is proposing some changes to their non-residential care contributions policy and plan to ask your views on the changes from next month.

Lincoln Castle

Get involved with the medieval fun at Lincoln Castle this half term!

18 May 2015

If your family’s looking for something exciting to do during the school holidays, why not join a party fit for a king at Lincoln Castle?

Walk to School Week 2015

Walk to school with your children during national Walk to School Week

18 May 2015

Lincolnshire County Council’s Access Lincoln team is encouraging parents to leave their car at home and walk to school with their children during Walk to School Week this week.

Roadworks

Overnight closures to take place on A52 Roman Bank at Winthorpe

15 May 2015

As work progresses to replace a pedestrian crossing at the Winthorpe Avenue junction on the A52 Roman Bank, a series of night closures will start on Monday (May 18).

Lincoln Castle explorer

Extra rail services and faster journeys on offer to passengers in Lincoln and Hykeham

15 May 2015

From Monday (May 18) rail passengers in Lincoln and Hykeham will be able to experience additional services and faster journey times when the new East Midlands Trains Castle Line timetable starts.

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Innovative highways work set to save authority £1m and repair approx. 19km of roads

15 May 2015

Lincolnshire County Council this week started a three month schedule of innovative work set to repair approximately 19km of unclassified roads across the county and save the authority approximately £1m on traditional methods.

Access Lincoln

Access Lincoln to attend charity Chamber Banquet

15 May 2015

Access Lincoln is gearing up for the Lincolnshire Chamber’s Annual Charity Banquet, which will celebrate all things cycling in the lead up to The British Cycling National Road Championships in June.

Family with a ball

Meet the foster carers during Foster Care Fortnight

15 May 2015

Lincolnshire Fostering Service is inviting anyone who has thought about fostering to attend one of two organised events to talk with skilled foster carers about their very own experiences.

Councillor Webb Index

Councillor William Webb elected new county council chairman

15 May 2015 | Updated: 19 May 2015

County Councillor William Webb was elected the new chairman for Lincolnshire County Council on 15 May, with Cllr Trollope-Bellew elected as his deputy.

Executive May 2015

New executive councillors announced

15 May 2015

County council leader Martin Hill has named the members of his new Executive.

Jousting

Experience the joys of the joust at Lincoln Castle

15 May 2015

English, German and Welsh knights will make their way to Lincoln Castle this coming Bank Holiday Weekend to compete in a Grand Medieval Joust.

Roadworks

Overnight closures on Pelham Bridge this weekend

14 May 2015

As Lincoln’s Canwick Road Improvement Scheme enters its final weeks before the road is fully open, Pelham Bridge will be closed overnight on Saturday and Sunday (May 16 and 17) to allow work to be carried out with minimum disruption to motorists.

Drugs and Alcohol

Reviewing drug and alcohol treatment in Lincolnshire

13 May 2015

Drug and alcohol treatment contracts to the value of around £7 million are being re-commissioned by the county council. The current contracts with various providers end next year, so the council is now reviewing them to get a better service that also offers best value for money.

Lincoln Castle

Princess Royal to officially open new-look Lincoln Castle

13 May 2015

The revamped Lincoln landmark is being given the royal seal of approval - just in time for Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary celebrations.

Lincoln eastern bypass artist impression

Lincoln Eastern Bypass pre-inquiry meeting will take place next week

12 May 2015 | Updated: 19 May 2015

A pre-inquiry meeting will take place on May 18 ahead of the public inquiry to consider legal orders required for the building of the proposed Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

SCoRE_Logo

'Switch on' to switching off

12 May 2015

Two schools who have taken part in the County Council’s SCoRE energy efficiency programme will present to councillors at the Environment Scrutiny Committee on 12th June and show how they have saved energy in their school.

East West Link Road site

East-West Link Road site recognised as performing 'well above requirements'

11 May 2015 | Updated: 12 May 2015

Lincoln’s East-West Link Road site has been deemed to be performing to a standard that is ‘well above the requirements’ of the Considerable Contractors Scheme (CCS).

Lincoln Central Library

The Write Note hits 100!

11 May 2015

Lincoln Central Library’s monthly live acoustic event, The Write Note will be celebrating its 100th session on Saturday 16 May.

Grantham Library

Exhibition at Grantham Library to mark VE Day

8 May 2015

To mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day, Grantham Library is hosting a small exhibition of work by local photographer Walter Lee until 6 June.

Lincoln Castle

Castle to join national VE Day celebrations

8 May 2015

Lincoln Castle will join more than 200 locations around the country in lighting a special beacon to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day on Friday 8 May.

Children reading books at library story time

Upcoming events at Gainsborough Library

7 May 2015

On Thursday 14 May, Gainsborough Library is holding a story time and craft session for pre-school children. The event takes place between 2.30pm and 3pm.

Library books and iPad tablet e-reader

Join Boston Library's social knitwork

6 May 2015 | Updated: 6 May 2015

If you love to knit, embroider, scrapbook or make your own jewellery, Boston Library would like to invite you to join their Social Knitwork.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Fire Engine

Nightclub owner prosecuted by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue for ignoring fire safety

6 May 2015

The owner of a former nightclub in Lincoln has been found guilty of putting the lives of staff and visitors at risk.

Access Lincoln

Discover the benefits of walking during national Walk to Work Week

5 May 2015 | Updated: 12 May 2015

People who usually drive to work are being encouraged to leave their car at home and walk during national Walk to Work Week (May 11-15).

Lincolnshire Remembrance project logo

Lincolnshire Remembrance: Memories and Memorials workshops

5 May 2015 | Updated: 5 May 2015

Lincolnshire Remembrance will be holding free learning resources workshops for teachers of Key Stages 1-3 on Saturday 9th May at Bishop Grosseteste University.

Lincoln Castle

Castle project scores awards success

5 May 2015

The Lincoln Castle Revealed project has won two prestigious awards from the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) and the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.)

Library books and iPad tablet e-reader

Bag yourself a bargain at Louth Library book sale.

1 May 2015

A large selection of books, DVDs and other items will be up for grabs in a book sale at Louth Library starting from Friday 8 May. Books include children’s, adult fiction and non-fiction genres.

Resurfacing

Resurfacing works to start on 7 May, on Cross Road, Langtoft

1 May 2015

From Thursday 7 May, Cross Road at Langtoft will be closed to traffic to allow essential resurfacing work to take place.

Picture of Washingborough Junction on Canwick Road

Overnight closures on Canwick Road suspended for Bank Holiday weekend

1 May 2015 | Updated: 6 May 2015

Overnight closures as part of the Canwick Road improvement scheme will be suspended for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Dave Ramscar

Update on the Nepal rescue mission

1 May 2015 | Updated: 5 May 2015

Lincolnshire’s chief fire and rescue officer, Dave Ramscar, spoke to the BBC this morning to provide an update on the ongoing rescue mission in Nepal.

Resurfacing roadworks

Resurfacing works to start on 6 May on the B1166 Hulls Drove, Shepeau Stow

1 May 2015

On Wednesday 6 May, B1166 Hulls Drove at Shepeau Stow will close to traffic to allow essential resurfacing work to take place.

T Rex Animatronic Dinosaur

Do you dare meet a real-life dinosaur at The Collection? Video

29 April 2015 | Updated: 30 April 2015

A ferocious T-Rex will be let loose at the Lincoln museum during a special night time celebration next month.

Tentercroft Street bridge removal

Tentercroft Street Bridge removed as part of Link Road scheme

29 April 2015 | Updated: 30 April 2015

The bridge over Sincil Dyke at Tentercroft Street, Lincoln, has been removed as part of the East-West Link Road scheme.

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