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Farmers market

New Lincoln Farmers' Market on rejuvenated section of High Street Video

23 March 2018

Businesses are taking advantage of the new-look Lincoln High Street with the launch of the first Lincoln BIG Farmers’ Market.

Illegal cigarettes stash

Illegal cigarettes cost Gainsborough shop owner £3k fine and sentence

23 March 2018

Lincolnshire Trading Standards raided a shop to find dangerous cigarettes hidden away.

Cllr Davie at the Coastal Country Park

Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park given a new look

23 March 2018

Signage has been installed to enhance association with local communities and the experience for visitors, to this beautiful part of the county.

Grantham Southern Relief Road

Artefacts over 2,000 years old uncovered during Grantham Southern Relief Road works Video

23 March 2018

Archaeological investigations have provided a fascinating glimpse into Roman and Iron Age settlements and landscapes in the area.

Trading Standards driveway dealers image

Beware rogue contractors impersonating county council highways workers

22 March 2018

Beware rogue traders claiming to be from the council coming to tarmac your driveway.

Chalk stream volunteers

Free family events at Easter, celebrating Lincolnshire chalk streams

22 March 2018 | Updated: 23 March 2018

Activities include a community activity day at Scamblesby, and fun events for children including story-telling and putting on a play in one day.

Image of a smoke alarm

One third of Lincolnshire house fires have no warning from smoke alarms

21 March 2018

People are risking their lives by not having smoke alarms or not having them fitted correctly, warn firefighters.

B1174 northern tie-in

£70m bid for homes, health centre, schools and roads in Grantham given hope

21 March 2018

A bid to secure £70m to put towards housing infrastructure in Grantham has moved a step closer.

Cervical screening icon

Council praised for cervical screening work

19 March 2018

Lincolnshire County Council has been praised for its efforts to help improve cervical screening uptake in the county.

Heritage Skills Centre

Lottery grant funds extra training at Lincoln's Heritage Skills Centre

19 March 2018 | Updated: 19 March 2018

Extra funding will help people gain more heritage skills without prior qualifications and more taster sessions.

Highways Alliance roadworks

Repairs planned for road to Gibraltar Point will begin next week

19 March 2018

Updated dates and times for the works confirmed. The Gibraltar Point visitor centre will be closed for one day to allow the completion of works.

Gritting trucvk driving away in the snow

Lincolnshire roads open but ice and snow still making driving hazardous

18 March 2018 | Updated: 19 March 2018

Our gritting team have been working around the clock to lessen the impact of the latest snowfall in the county.

Lincoln snow

Community safety teams offer advice to residents for incoming cold weather

16 March 2018

Stay warm and safe if you’re at home or out and about during the cold weather this weekend.

Lincoln Castle opening

Enjoy unlimited access to Lincoln Castle with launch of new Annual Pass

15 March 2018 | Updated: 21 March 2018

You can now get unlimited access all year round to the award-winning visitor attraction, Lincoln Castle, following the launch of a new annual pass.

Pelican crossing

Improved pedestrian crossing for Sutton on Sea High Street

15 March 2018

The existing crossing near the junction with Marine Avenue is reaching the end of its life and will be replaced with more modern equipment.

Firefighter car wash

Fire crews to make a splash for charity

14 March 2018

Firefighters will be soaking up the suds and getting into a lather as they take part in charity car washes.

Works planned part 2

Repairs planned in Caenby Corner area

14 March 2018

Resurfacing and patching works will be taking place on the A631 and at the junction of the B1205 Kirton Road and A15 later this month.

Robert Downey Jnr – Restoration

The historic meets Hollywood in major Gainsborough Old Hall exhibition

13 March 2018

Iconic costumes worn by Hollywood stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench and Daniel Craig will feature in a spectacular new exhibition at Gainsborough Old Hall.


Resurfacing works scheduled for A16 Louth Bypass

12 March 2018

Improvement works to replace worn out carriageway on the road will start on Monday 19 March.

Firefighter Ash Smith

Firefighter Ash gears up for Lincoln 10K

12 March 2018

Ash Smith will stand out among thousands of athletes at this year’s Lincoln 10K as he will be running in full firefighters kit.


Works on A17 Washway Rd in Fleet Hargate and Long Sutton to restart after recent adverse weather

9 March 2018 | Updated: 12 March 2018

Drivers are asked to remain conscientious of the traffic management and restrictions in place for the safety of both the workforce and road users.

RAF 100

The Poacher Line helps celebrate RAF 100!

9 March 2018

Sleaford Railway Station will be holding a Vintage Afternoon as part of RAF 100 Celebrations and English Tourism Week.

Children in school classroom

School admission arrangements for 2019 intake

8 March 2018

Lincolnshire County Council has confirmed the admission arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools for the 2019 intake.

Road Closed

Improved drainage system for Redbourne Road in Waddingham

8 March 2018

A road closure will be in place while existing kerbing at the Kirton Rd / Stainton Av / Redbourne Rd junction is replaced with a combined kerb drainage system.

Eloise Hesnan, Alex Luff, Nicholas Scott and Lewis Mount

Next generation of civil engineers continue work on bypass project with new contractor

7 March 2018

Galliford Try has taken on Carillion’s Lincoln Eastern Bypass apprentices and a career development programme will now be provided.

New Stamp End Pumping station

£1million flood protection for Stamp End Lincoln completed Video

7 March 2018 | Updated: 8 March 2018

Lincolnshire County Council has unveiled a £1million project to protect residents of Lincoln from flooding.

Some of the current crop of recruits take part in a  training exercise

Race is on for Lincolnshire firefighters

7 March 2018

The race is on for Lincolnshire firefighters to complete a 75-mile distance to raise money for charity.

Fairplay Football Festival

The Fairplay Football Festival is back!

7 March 2018

The Fairplay Football Festival is back for 2018, bigger and better than ever and celebrating its 10 year anniversary.

Lincoln Eastern Bypass LEB

Lincoln Eastern Bypass update – Market Rasen rail line works in Greetwell

6 March 2018 | Updated: 8 March 2018

Work continues on the bypass as contractors Galliford Try and BAM Nuttall carry out essential works on two of the new road’s essential rail bridges.

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Care workers' incredible commitment through the ice and snow

6 March 2018

Social care workers have gone above and beyond during the period of substantial ice and snow to ensure people have been safe and looked after.

Cllr Brailsford and Charles Houseago

Bourne Town Hall leased by new charity

5 March 2018

A special handover ceremony has been held to celebrate the past and future of the Georgian Town Hall which has been handed over to the Bourne Town Hall Trust.

Gritting trucvk driving away in the snow

Lincolnshire Community Resilience Group launched to help residents stranded by snow

2 March 2018

Rural communities in Lincolnshire cut off due to heavy snow have been given a lifeline with the launch of a new Community Resilience Group (CRG) today.


Manor Drive works in Sudbrooke cancelled due to the adverse weather

2 March 2018

The rest of the works are still expected to commence as planned next week, subject to any further weather complications.

Gritting Banner

Gritting Update: another busy night for Lincolnshire's gritting team

2 March 2018 | Updated: 5 March 2018

It has been another busy night for Lincolnshire’s gritting team.

Children in school classroom

Multi-agency county group advice for education providers in Lincolnshire

1 March 2018

Guidance for schools, colleges, universities, early years and pre-school setting on opening in the current adverse weather.

Students raise their hands in assembly

Secondary school offers now available online for parents who applied in this way

1 March 2018 | Updated: 8 March 2018

Offers for places at secondary schools have been sent out to parents today with a high percentage receiving their first choice.


Gritting Update: following three full back-to-back gritting runs overnight

1 March 2018 | Updated: 2 March 2018

Lincolnshire gritters have been making back-to-back runs throughout the night, with further runs planned throughout the day.

Lincoln snow

Multi-agency county group travel advice

28 February 2018 | Updated: 1 March 2018

The multi-agency county group dealing with the adverse weather has asked education providers to consider whether they open tomorrow and to inform those who need to know quickly.

Gritter with pile of salt grit

Gritters gear up for evening runs continuing their battle against snow and ice

28 February 2018 | Updated: 5 March 2018

Lincolnshire’s gritters will continue their battle against the snow and ice into the evening.

Resurfacing roadworks

Updates to A151 Winsover Road in Spalding resurfacing works programme

28 February 2018 | Updated: 9 March 2018

Due to recent adverse weather conditions, several changes have been made to the works programme.

A gritter keeping the roads open

Gritters battle the weather to clear the county's A roads and most vital links

28 February 2018 | Updated: 28 February 2018

People are being urged not to travel as the county’s gritting team attempts to get the county’s major roads moving again.


Gritters make back-to-back runs as snow hits Lincolnshire

28 February 2018

Lincolnshire’s 43 gritters have been out twice overnight as heavy snow affects the county.

Fire at Sleaford Waste Transfer Station

Dangerous blaze prompts recycling warning

27 February 2018

Following a fire at a waste transfer station near Boston waste managers are warning about the dangers of disposing batteries and electrical goods in home recycling bins.

Resurfacing roadworks

Repairs planned for B1202 at Nocton

27 February 2018

Carriageway patching and reconstruction works are to be carried out on the B1202 at Nocton next week.

Photo of a tractor

Could EU funding boost your business?

27 February 2018

An upcoming workshop will help ensure local businesses don’t miss out on current EU funding opportunities.

No holds up on Canwick Road

Better co-ordination of utility works sees 2,500 fewer days of disruption for motorists

27 February 2018

In its first year, a new way of managing all works on the county’s roads has helped traffic flow more smoothly - and brought a multi-million pound saving for the local economy.

Image of a bus

Changes ahead for bus pass applications

27 February 2018

Residents in Lincolnshire eligible for free bus travel will soon see changes to how they apply for their concessionary bus pass.

Sunningdale Drive Team

Best in care recognised at Lincolnshire awards ceremony

26 February 2018

The Lincolnshire Care Awards have celebrated outstanding care workers, teams and organisations from across the county in a ceremony organised by Lincolnshire Care Association (LinCA) at The County Assembly Rooms last week.

Nocton Fen Windfarm

County farms tenant meeting postponed

26 February 2018

Due to the forecasted bad weather, the Annual County Farms Tenant meeting planned for Tuesday 27 February has been postponed.


Drivers are warned to take extra care on icy roads over the next several days

26 February 2018 | Updated: 5 March 2018

With the winter weather expected to worsen, drivers are being urged to make sure they are prepared.

TAMING “THE BEAST”: Cllr Richard Davies.

The council's gritting team are ready to battle snow and ice as temperatures plummet

23 February 2018 | Updated: 26 February 2018

With temperatures beginning to plummet across the county, the council’s gritting team are ready to battle any snow and ice.


Extra £3.3m pledged for roads despite challenging finances

23 February 2018

Lincolnshire County Council will today consider new proposals to commit extra money to help fill potholes and repair roads.


Public consultation meetings on special education review

22 February 2018

Lincolnshire County Council is hosting three public meetings in the county in the next few weeks on proposals to develop a new model for special education.


Closure of Spalding Road in Crowland planned for this weekend

21 February 2018

Spalding Road will be closed for the investigation and repair of a void in the road.

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City of Lincoln 10k road closure information for residents

16 February 2018

In accordance with City of Lincoln Council, an order has been made prohibiting and restricting the use of certain roads and road junctions by vehicles in order to facilitate the safe holding of the City of Lincoln 10K.


Essential drainage repairs planned for Horncastle

16 February 2018

A damaged drainage gully on the A158 Jubilee Way, Horncastle, will be repaired next week and a drainage issue on the A153 Bull Ring will be investigated.

View to  tetford from Nab Hill

Lincolnshire Wolds and Chalk Streams projects awarded national funding

15 February 2018

Two Lincolnshire countryside projects are among 37 schemes to be awarded national funding from the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund.

Childrens Health

New contact number for children's health enquiries

14 February 2018

The children’s health contact number is changing from 18 February to 01522 843000.


Have your say on the new special educational needs and disabilities vision for Lincolnshire

13 February 2018

Parents, carers and other interested parties are being encouraged to complete an online survey on proposals to develop a new model for special education.

The Collection in Lincoln

Debut author invites vistors to dive into new novel at The Collection

13 February 2018

Imogen Hermes Gowar will be the latest author to visit The Collection to talk about her debut novel.


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