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Indie's find in Kubus, Spalding

Illegal cigarette seller prosecuted for secret stash Video

19 September 2014

The owner of Kubus in Spalding has been by prosecuted by Lincolnshire Trading Standards for selling non-duty paid and foreign labeled cigarettes.

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Lincoln shop owner prosecuted for selling fake cigarettes and tobacco

19 September 2014

Lincolnshire Trading Standards have successfully prosecuted the owner of Kubus in Lincoln for selling fake cigarettes and tobacco.

Macmillan Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

Raise your mugs in support of Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning at Lincoln, Spalding and Donington libraries

19 September 2014

Local people are being urged to start the day by standing up to cancer as libraries hold coffee mornings in support of Macmillan.

Photograph of a pair of glasses

Book an eye check-up this national eye health week

19 September 2014

When did you last get your eyes tested? National Eye Health Week, 22 - 28 September, is the perfect time to give your eyes a check-up.

Joint Ambulance pilot

Joint ambulance pilot commences in Long Sutton

19 September 2014

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is working more closely with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to respond to life-threatening emergencies.

Bike Grading September 2014

Access LN6 grades bikes in light of recent thefts

19 September 2014

The Access LN6 team at Lincolnshire County Council has graded how well bikes are locked up in Lincoln city centre.

hirebike Launch in Skellingthorpe

New hirebike station in Skellingthorpe Village in Lincolnshire

19 September 2014

Lincolnshire County Council’s hirebike scheme has been extended this week, with the launch of a new docking station at Skellingthorpe Community Centre.

Google Images 2014

Springfield Road, Grantham, closed tomorrow for bridge structural survey

18 September 2014

A section of Springfield Road in Grantham will be closed tomorrow (Friday) to allow for a structural survey of the railway bridge.

Broughton war memorials soldier Lincolnshire

Uncover lost history and help protect war memorials with training from Lincolnshire Remembrance project

18 September 2014

Local people are being invited to help create a lasting legacy for Lincolnshire’s fallen by becoming war memorial guardians.

Tattershall Road Boston

Tattershall Road, Boston, to be resurfaced

18 September 2014

Part of Boston’s Tattershall Road will be closed for two days while resurfacing is carried out.

Bike Hub

Charity bike ride to raise funds for bike recycling project

18 September 2014

Young people affected by homelessness are taking part in a charity bike ride next week to raise funds for the Framework bike recycling project.

Drop in to Gainsborough Library for advice on your future career and education

e-QAS advisors give career, job-hunting and training advice at Holbeach Library

17 September 2014 | Updated: 19 September 2014

Jobseekers are being offering one-to-one advice at Holbeach Library.

Cycle storage at Waterside Shoppng Centre

New cycle storage at Waterside shopping centre in Lincoln

16 September 2014 | Updated: 17 September 2014

The Waterside shopping centre is encouraging staff and shoppers to cycle more, by providing new cycle storage and staff showers on site.

B1192 Hubberts Bridge

Resurfacing work planned for B1192 Hubberts Bridge, near Boston

16 September 2014 | Updated: 17 September 2014

A section of the B1192 at Hubberts Bridge, and the footpath which runs alongside it, will be resurfaced in September.

Sky Ride Launch

1,000 people in the saddle for Lincs Cycle Challenge

15 September 2014

More than 1,000 people will be getting in the saddle over the next four weeks for the Lincs Cycle Challenge, which starts today (Monday 15 September).


Footpath works on A156 at Knaith, near Gainsborough

15 September 2014

Work to improve an existing footpath on the A156 at Knaith, near Gainsborough, will begin on Monday 29 September and last for approximately five weeks.

Vulcan Bomber with Blue Steel missile at RAF Scampton

Lincolnshire's legacy as a pioneer in jet age technology revealed in archives exhibition

12 September 2014 | Updated: 17 September 2014

Lincolnshire’s important contribution to the development of jet and gas turbine propulsion will be revealed in a unique exhibition at the county’s archives on Saturday 27 September. Entry is Free.

Prince's Trust Team Programme Boston

Boston Prince's Trust team dig deep for community project

11 September 2014 | Updated: 19 September 2014

Young people in Boston have been helping out in their local community as part of the Prince’s Trust Team programme, run by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

Photograph of the shadow of a bike

New cycle route announced for Boston, Lincolnshire

11 September 2014 | Updated: 12 September 2014

Cyclists and pedestrians will benefit from a new cycle route through Boston, set to start in September and be completed by the end of October.

Museum of Lincolnshire Life Mark IV tank WW1

The mystery of the tank that came back from the war

11 September 2014

Investigations have revealed that a famous Lincoln tank is not quite what it seems.

Stoptober 2014 Logo

If you're ready to quit smoking for good join up for Stoptober in Lincolnshire Video

11 September 2014

Smokers can sign up to the national 28-day stop smoking challenge with local support from specialist advisors at Phoenix NHS Stop Smoking Service.

Firefighter car wash

Firefighters to make a splash for charity

10 September 2014 | Updated: 19 September 2014

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will be working up a lather throughout September, in their largest fundraising event of the year.

Tinwell Road roundabout Stamford

Roundabout at West Street, Rutland Terrace and Tinwell Road in Stamford, to be resurfaced

10 September 2014 | Updated: 17 September 2014

The junction between West Street, Rutland Terrace and Tinwell Roads in Stamford will be closed for essential road works next week.

Legal Highs

Legal highs confiscated from Boston shop amid safety concerns

10 September 2014 | Updated: 19 September 2014

Lincolnshire Trading Standards have seized legal highs from a shop in West Street, Boston, as it is feared the products could jeopardise the health of residents.

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Lincolnshire Trading Standards take on the ice bucket challenge

10 September 2014

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is making a splash with an ice bucket challenge for charity, in the hope of keeping more residents safe and savvy.

Broad Street Stamford

Roadworks due to start in Broad Street and Newgates, Stamford

10 September 2014 | Updated: 10 September 2014

Broad Street and Newgates in Stamford will be closed for two days while the road is resurfaced.


Emergency work on Newark Road in Lincoln

9 September 2014 | Updated: 10 September 2014

Three-way temporary traffic lights will be in place on the junction of Newark Road/ Rookery Lane/ Hykeham Road between Wednesday 10 September and Friday 12 September.

Image of a book shelf

Mablethorpe and Skegness Libraries support national Just Read campaign to get children reading

9 September 2014 | Updated: 19 September 2014

Mablethorpe and Skegness Libraries will give away Diary of a Wimpy Kid in partnership with ITV Good Morning Britain to encourage local children to share love of reading.

Spades in field

Local people needed to make Lincolnshire greener with trees

9 September 2014

A Grantham-based tree charity has embarked on a new scheme aimed at growing woodland across Lincolnshire - and now needs the help of local people to help make it happen

Washway Road Spalding

A17 at Whaplode Manor, near Spalding, will be resurfaced

9 September 2014

Overnight resurfacing will take place on the A17 at Whaplode Manor/ Saracen’s Head, near Spalding, between 17 and 29 September.

Children on Bikes

West End scouts earn their cyclist activity badge

9 September 2014 | Updated: 19 September 2014

A group of ten scouts are planning a 25 mile bike ride to Whisby next week as part of their Cyclist activity badge.

Boston John Adams Way

Change to planned road works on Boston High Street

8 September 2014

Change to planned road works on Boston High Street

Walking in farmland

Walk your way to fitness with Gainsborough Health Walks at Gainsborough Library

8 September 2014 | Updated: 9 September 2014

Gainsborough Health Walks organisers will be visiting the town’s library next week to promote their programme of strolls.

Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve visitor centre

Plans move forward for new visitor centre at Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire

8 September 2014 | Updated: 9 September 2014

Exciting plans have been unveiled for a new £1m visitor centre at Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Fire Engine

Safety warning to residents to have chimneys swept before winter Video

8 September 2014

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is reminding residents to have their chimneys swept ready for the winter ahead.


New energy switch opportunity in Lincolnshire now open for business

8 September 2014 | Updated: 8 September 2014

The new Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme has opened for business.

Marsh Lane, Boston

Two-night closure of Marsh Lane, Boston

4 September 2014 | Updated: 17 September 2014

Lincolnshire County Council will resurface a section of Marsh Lane in Boston over two nights in September.

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

Council chairman welcomes county businesses to try out new technology

4 September 2014

The Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council, Cllr Bill Aron has invited businesses from across Lincolnshire to attend a networking event on Thursday 11 September and see some of Horncastle Technology Hub’s latest equipment in action.

Jacobean bedspread tapestry, The Collection, the Usher Gallery, Stitch and Peacock

See the secret side of stitch at The Collection textile exhibition by artist Danica Maier

3 September 2014

An exciting new art exhibition is exploring hidden aspects of textile history.

Cllr Steve Palmer presents Big Society Certificate to Grant Allan, Chairman of Alford Civic Trust

Councillor grants boost summer sports and local history project in Alford

2 September 2014 | Updated: 3 September 2014

A grant of £200 from Cllr Stephen Palmer to the Alford Sports Hall Association helped support a summer of fun sporting activities for children and young people over the school holidays.


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