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Marketing Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire goes online with new marketing website

23 November 2017

It’s become easier for businesses to shout about Lincolnshire and everything the county has to offer thanks to a new website.

Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) logo

Join local businesses to promote Greater Lincolnshire

23 November 2017

An ambassador programme which aims to promote Lincolnshire to the wider world is to be expanded.

Cllr Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economy and Place

Autumn Budget 2017 reaction

22 November 2017

Cllr Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economy and Place, gives his reaction to the Autumn Budget 2017.

Skegness Station

Skegness Station to bloom in spring as volunteers plant 2,000 crocus bulbs

21 November 2017

The planting of crocuses is to help raise awareness for the “End Polio” project supported by Rotary International and The Bill Gates Foundation.

New flood pumps

New pumps help Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue improve flood response

21 November 2017 | Updated: 22 November 2017

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have taken delivery of new equipment to help county residents when flooding occurs.

A17 Embankment

Work to repair A17 Sleaford Bypass embankment set to begin next week

20 November 2017 | Updated: 21 November 2017

Work on the A17 near Sleaford to protect the road will take place this month.

Carers Rights Day logo

Get the support you're entitled to this Carers Rights Day

20 November 2017

Carers FIRST in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council are hosting their annual Carers Rights Day.

Louth joint fire and ambulance station

Louth Fire and Ambulance Station officially opened

17 November 2017 | Updated: 21 November 2017

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and crews at Louth Fire Station officially opened the Louth Fire and Ambulance Station today, alongside MP Victoria Atkins.

street-lights

Have your say: Share your views on Lincolnshire's part-night streetlighting

17 November 2017 | Updated: 23 November 2017

Local residents, businesses and organisations are being asked to complete a questionnaire on the impact of part-night street lighting.

Resurfacing roadworks

Resurfacing and reconstruction works scheduled for A17 in Beckingham

16 November 2017

Improvement works on the stretch of A17 between the county boundary west of the village to the A17 Sleaford Rd junction will start next week.

Kids Takeover Day at Lincoln Castle logo

Kids handed the keys to Lincoln Castle for takeover day

14 November 2017

Pupils from Ermine Primary School will take the reins at historic Lincoln Castle later this week - with a helping hand from a bestselling children’s author.

Ratcliffe clean up

First Community Action Day to revamp Radcliffe-on-Trent station

13 November 2017

Volunteers worked together last week to revamp Radcliffe on Trent station on the Poacher line. They were joined by staff from East Midlands Trains, Sustrans East Midlands and Network Rail.

Gritter blessing

Bishop blesses gritters ahead of winter weather

13 November 2017

Blessings will be bestowed on Lincolnshire’s gritters next week by the Right Reverend David Court at the Sturton-by-Stow depot.

photographing tutankhamun flyer

Discover the world of Tutankhamun's tomb at Lincoln archaeology exhibition

10 November 2017 | Updated: 13 November 2017

A new free exhibition at The Collection is offering a different view on the ‘golden age’ of archaeology and photography in the Middle East.

Self care week logo

Take control of your health this winter

9 November 2017

Health, care and voluntary organisations in Lincolnshire are backing a national campaign to urge everyone to learn more about keeping healthy this winter.

Peppermint Junction

Peppermint Junction update: Final surfacing to be laid from A17/A151 junction to Boston Rd roundabout Video

7 November 2017 | Updated: 17 November 2017

The £5.4m project to improve safety at the A17/A151 junction continues to progress smoothly on budget and on time.

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Consultation on admissions policies for Lincolnshire schools

6 November 2017 | Updated: 7 November 2017

A consultation is now underway on proposed changes to admissions policies for schools in Lincolnshire for the 2019 intake.

Road Closed

Heighington Road and Bloxholm Lane road closures planned for later this month

2 November 2017 | Updated: 16 November 2017

The closures will allow Carillion to install new underground ducting across the carriageway as part of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass construction.

Take simple steps to prevent kitchen fires

Firefighters called to six Lincolnshire kitchen fires in three days

31 October 2017

Lincolnshire firefighters are warning residents to be vigilant after attending six kitchen fires in three days mostly caused by cooking being left unattended.

PF Football

Free sports coaching courses for young people available

30 October 2017 | Updated: 7 November 2017

Positive Futures will be delivering the Coaching Futures programme, which offers free nationally recognised qualifications for young people, in November.

Rail Bridge

Lincoln Eastern Bypass update – 600-tonne rail bridge slid into place Video

30 October 2017 | Updated: 16 November 2017

600-tonne rail bridge slid into place near Washingborough with other construction works underway.

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New exhibition heading to Lincoln's Usher Gallery

30 October 2017

Exhibition ‘Walk the Line’ is inspired by the themes of ‘forest’ and ‘walking the land’.

Peppermint junction

A17 night-time closure planned as Peppermint Junction improvement works continue

26 October 2017 | Updated: 30 October 2017

Road closures will allow Eurovia Contracting North to lay tarmac on the new A17 and tie into the new roundabout.

Resurfacing

Improvement works scheduled for B1189 between Metheringham and Timberland

26 October 2017 | Updated: 30 October 2017

Resurfacing and reconstruction works to replace worn out carriageway along a length stretch of the B1189 to the B1189/B1191 Station Road.

Resurfacing roadworks

Resurfacing and reconstruction works scheduled for B1188 in Ruskington

26 October 2017 | Updated: 30 October 2017

Improvement works to replace worn out road on the stretch of B1188 50m south of the junction of Meadowbrook to the junction with Elmtree Road will starts next week.

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Tell us what you think of mental health crisis services in Lincolnshire

25 October 2017 | Updated: 26 October 2017

A review of mental health crisis services in Lincolnshire is being carried out and needs the help of anyone who has used these services.

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Keep kids safe this Bonfire Night with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue's top tips

25 October 2017 | Updated: 6 November 2017

Ahead of bonfire night, East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue are offering their top tips to keep your kids safe.

Celebrating our aviation heritage

Could you help Lincolnshire's RAF celebrations soar?

25 October 2017

If you have a keen interest in aviation heritage, you could be a part of the county’s RAF 100 celebrations.

Rail bridge deck slid into place

Lincoln to Spalding Rail Bridge slid into place, marking major bypass milestone Video

24 October 2017 | Updated: 30 October 2017

The 600-tonne rail bridge deck was slid into place over the weekend during a 72-hour rail line closure.

Chalk Streams Project volunteers

Help Lincolnshire's chalk streams thrive at volunteering event this autumn

24 October 2017

Volunteers are invited to take part in a work party this autumn to help preserve Lincolnshire’s rare chalk streams.

Welton Lincoln Road and A26 junction

County council awarded £2m towards A46 improvements near Dunholme and Welton

20 October 2017 | Updated: 24 October 2017

The announcement comes following a successful bid for a portion funding from the Department of Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund.

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Lincolnshire adoption case features on national radio show 'World at One'

20 October 2017

BBC Radio 4 is featuring Lincolnshire’s children’s services in the search for new adoptive parents for a brother and sister taken into care.

Roadworks

Resurfacing works planned for A153 in Tattershall and Coningsby

20 October 2017

Improvement works to replace worn out road along the A153 will be carried out overnight to minimise disruption.

Resurfacing roadworks

Resurfacing works for A52 / Roman Bank junction in Skegness extended

20 October 2017 | Updated: 20 October 2017

Improvements to the A52/Roman Bank junction in town are now expected to come to an end on Wednesday 25 October, subject to reasonable weather conditions.

Armed forces covenant re-signing

Lincolnshire County Council re-sign the Armed Forces Covenant

19 October 2017

Lincolnshire County Council recently re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant in a ceremony at RAF Cranwell.

Roadworks

A1031 road improvements at North Somercotes and near Grainthorpe to begin

19 October 2017

The road in North Somercotes is to be reconstructed and the existing footpath widened, with patching works also taking place near Grainthorpe.

Aviation Heritage

Royal Air Force centenary celebrations in Lincolnshire revealed

19 October 2017 | Updated: 20 October 2017

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire plans for a series of special events to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force.

Lincoln Magistrates Court

Suspended prison sentence for counterfeit goods seller

18 October 2017 | Updated: 19 October 2017

A seller of counterfeit goods has been sentenced after being found guilty of 20 trademark infringement offences.

Heritage skills workshop - stone carving

Heritage skills workshops available this half-term at Lincoln Castle

18 October 2017 | Updated: 19 October 2017

The Lincolnshire memories and memorials project is offering young people a chance to learn the traditional skills used to craft some of the most beautiful war memorials.

CE mark on clothing

Getting into the Halloween spirit? Top five things to remember when buying kids costumes Video

18 October 2017

As Halloween approaches, Lincolnshire Trading Standards is offering advice to parents when choosing their children’s fancy dress costumes.

Carillion Apprentices

Local apprentices selected to work on Lincoln Eastern Bypass

18 October 2017

Carillion has taken on five young people who will be taking their first steps towards a career in engineering by becoming apprentice Civil Engineering Technicians.

CallConnect bus

Expanded CallConnect service to launch in West Lindsey

18 October 2017

New bus passengers are being invited to ‘get connected’ thanks to the latest expansion of the CallConnect bus service.

Fairer funding

Council leaders take fight for a fair funding deal to House of Commons Video

18 October 2017 | Updated: 26 October 2017

County council leader Cllr Martin Hill visited the House of Commons to discuss getting a better funding deal for Lincolnshire.

New sleaford fire station

Shared Fire and Ambulance Station in Sleaford

18 October 2017 | Updated: 18 October 2017

From Spring 2018, fire crews and ambulance staff are to be based in a shared Fire and Ambulance station on Eastgate Road in Sleaford.

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Survey aims to uncover extent of hate crime in Lincolnshire

17 October 2017

A survey is being carried out in Lincolnshire to help organisations tackle hate crime.

Cllr Martin Hill

Lincolnshire County Council statement on Veolia appeal to proposed Long Leys Road development

16 October 2017

Cllr Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, has restated the council’s opposition to the proposed new waste transfer station at Long Leys Road, Lincoln.

River

Minor path diversions along River Witham to allow construction of bypass viaduct

16 October 2017 | Updated: 16 October 2017

The path, part of a national cycle route; will remain open as usual with minor diversions in place around the works.

Resurfacing roadworks

Road improvements for B1225 in Baumber underway

13 October 2017

The B1225 at Baumber has reached the end of its serviceable life and needs to be resurfaced so it remains safe for use.

Young siblings play in the field

More adopters needed for brothers and sisters

13 October 2017

Nearly 50% of children currently waiting to be adopted in Lincolnshire are brothers and sisters who need to be kept together.

George Shaw work

Turner Prize nominee George Shaw brings National Gallery exhibition to Lincoln

12 October 2017

The Collection museum is hosting My Back to Nature next month, a series of new paintings and drawings by George Shaw.

Children in school classroom

£495,000 award to improve literacy in vulnerable primary school children

12 October 2017 | Updated: 16 October 2017

The Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together partnership has been awarded £495,758 to boost school-to-school support in 41 primary schools.

Roadworks

Road improvements planned for Gainsborough over the next two months

11 October 2017 | Updated: 9 November 2017

Road resurfacing, replacing road markings and improving traffic signals are among works to be carried on a number of roads in Gainsborough.

Stop sign

Road improvements under way on A15/A1500 near Grange de Lings

11 October 2017 | Updated: 13 October 2017

Temporary traffic signals and road closures will be in place on the A15, near Grange de Lings, to allow for road resurfacing and road widening of the southbound carriageway.

Road Closed

Emergency road closure of Enterprise Road, Pinchbeck

11 October 2017 | Updated: 13 October 2017

A section of Enterprise Road, Pinchbeck, will be closed so that a severe dip in the carriageway can be investigated and repaired.

Ancaster

Poacher Line scoops awards in national community rail awards

10 October 2017 | Updated: 13 October 2017

The Poacher Line Community Rail Partnership received three prestigious awards at the Association of Community Rail Partnership’s Community Rail Awards.

Roadworks

Section of A1031 at North Somercotes to be rebuilt and footpath widened

10 October 2017 | Updated: 13 October 2017

Up to four weeks of improvements works, between Churchill Road and Lakeside Park, North Somercotes, will begin later this month.

GO Skegness

Improved footpath and new bus stops planned for Ingoldmells on A52 / Skegness Road

9 October 2017 | Updated: 13 October 2017

Improvement works near Beacon Medical Practice in Ingoldmells are to begin next month as part of the ongoing £5.7m Go Skegness project.

Horncastle

Western Power Distribution works continue in Horncastle

6 October 2017 | Updated: 13 October 2017

The next stage of work to begin with laying of cable along the A158 East Street, from the junction with Stanhope Road to the junction with Foundry Street.

Bridge beams

Lincoln Eastern Bypass update – Rail bridge works, utility diversions and archaeological investigations

5 October 2017 | Updated: 13 October 2017

The Lincoln to Spalding rail bridge is nearly ready to slide into place, meanwhile works near Wragby Rd roundabout progress.

New surfacing and street lights

Peppermint Junction update: Kerbing and preliminary surfacing complete

5 October 2017 | Updated: 13 October 2017

Surfacing works and other improvements are set to continue forward towards replacing the current T-junction at the A17/ A151.

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