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Hayley Child with the award

Ask for Angela in awards success

24 March 2017

Lincolnshire County Council’s ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign and its founder, has won a national award for promoting personal safety.

Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Volunteers

Celebrate Lincolnshire's Chalk Streams at free events this Easter

24 March 2017

The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project is running free events for all ages over the Easter holidays, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Lincolnshire County Council.


Understand more about autism this World Autism Awareness Week

24 March 2017

The Lincolnshire Autism Partnership is urging people understand more about autism this World Autism Awareness Week (27 March – 2 April).

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Domestic Homicide Review published

23 March 2017

The latest independent Domestic Homicide Review into the circumstances around the death of ‘Mrs F’ in Lincoln in 2014 has been published.

Peterkin the Fool entertains children at Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle boasts jam-packed programme of Easter holiday events for children

22 March 2017 | Updated: 24 March 2017

Looking for something fun to do over the holidays? Lincoln Castle has a jam packed programme of events to enjoy!

Image of winners from the 2017 Energy efficiency awards

Energy saving project scoops regional award for county council and William Farr School

22 March 2017

Lincolnshire scoops award at the East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards.

Cllr Martin Hill and PCC Marc Jones

Fire and Rescue and Lincolnshire Police unveil new shared headquarters Video

22 March 2017 | Updated: 23 March 2017

Lincolnshire’s Fire and Police services will officially take up residence in shared headquarters in Nettleham today (March 22).


Pothole repairs on Barrowby Gate, Grantham

22 March 2017

Failing sections of the carriageway are to be repaired ahead of surface dressing, with works starting on Wednesday 5 April.


Boston town centre road improvements to start next month

22 March 2017

Improvements are planned to begin on Monday 10 April for two key junctions on the A16 in Boston.

Cllr Martin Hill

Sustainability and Transformation Plan response from council's executive

21 March 2017

Lincolnshire County Council’s executive have published their formal response to the county’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

Fire and rescue new recruits

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue welcomes newest recruits after intensive training

20 March 2017 | Updated: 21 March 2017

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s latest group of recruits has successfully completed 32 days of intensive training.

Young family

Autism friendly sessions to launch at Lincoln Castle

20 March 2017 | Updated: 20 March 2017

From 8 April, Lincoln Castle will be launching its Early Morning Explorers sessions for families with young children with Autism.

Road surfacing

£6 million investment into southeast Lincolnshire road network

16 March 2017 | Updated: 17 March 2017

Improvement works will include resurfacing near Spalding, Market Deeping and Bourne, as well as a new roundabout being built to replace the current A17/A151 Peppermint Junction in Holbeach.

EfW late afternoon

North Hykeham Energy from Waste facility celebrates three years of work

15 March 2017 | Updated: 16 March 2017

The Energy from Waste facility in North Hykeham celebrates its third anniversary this March of being fully operational.

Officially break ground in Holbeach ahead of works

Ground broken on Peppermint Junction / Food Enterprise Zone scheme Video

15 March 2017 | Updated: 21 March 2017

County councillors, Eurovia UK, Greater Lincolnshire LEP and others joined together to officially break ground in Holbeach ahead of works starting to improve the current A17/A151 junction.

Blooming mothers day flowers

Make sure your Mum doesn't get faulty flowers this Mother's Day

15 March 2017 | Updated: 17 March 2017

If you’re planning on saying it with flowers this Mother’s Day, Sunday 26 March, Lincolnshire Trading Standards has tips on what to do if your blooms aren’t blooming, arrive late, or just don’t look like what you ordered.


Resurfacing works scheduled for Heaton Street and Southolme in Gainsborough

14 March 2017

Improvement works to replace worn out carriageway from the Heaton Street / Southolme junction with the A159, heading north towards Oldrids, will start on Monday 20 March.

Heritage Skills

New generation of heritage craftspeople to be trained thanks to grant funding

13 March 2017 | Updated: 14 March 2017

Lincolnshire County Council’s heritage service has been awarded grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund under its Skills for the Future programme.

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UK's first purpose-built marine observatory begins to take shape Video

13 March 2017 | Updated: 21 March 2017

Work on the new North Sea Observatory is progressing in Chapel St Leonards and will give nature lovers a new way to experience the stunning Lincolnshire coast.


Tell us about domestic abuse services in Lincolnshire

13 March 2017

Survivors of domestic abuse in Lincolnshire are being asked to give their feedback to help shape the county’s services.

Peppermint Junction

Preferred contractor identified for Peppermint Junction improvement scheme

10 March 2017

Eurovia UK has been selected as the preferred contractor to undertake works to improve the current A17/A151 junction by installing two new roundabouts.

Aerial image of Grantham Southern Relief Road

Preparatory works planned ahead of Grantham Southern Relief Road phase two construction Video

10 March 2017 | Updated: 17 March 2017

Construction firm Galliford Try is set to carry out pre-contract works including hedge clearance before contractors break ground on the second phase of the scheme.


Improvement works scheduled for A52 and B1449 junction in Mumby

10 March 2017

Improvements include junction alterations and resurfacing to enhance safety, with works due to start on Monday 13 March.

Young siblings play in the field

Start your family by learning from adopters at events in Lincoln and Bourne

10 March 2017 | Updated: 14 March 2017

Lincolnshire Adoption Service is looking for new adopters to come forward and give loving homes to children in need.


Hirebikes go electric!

10 March 2017

Access Lincoln’s popular hirebike service will soon be offering electric bikes – making a host of new journeys possible.

Domesday book

Domesday Book to make once-in-a-generation trip to Lincoln Video

10 March 2017 | Updated: 13 March 2017

The earliest surviving public record – the Domesday Book – will make a once-in-a-generation trip to Lincoln Castle as part of a major exhibition for 2017.

Students raise their hands in assembly

School admission arrangements for 2018 intake

9 March 2017

Lincolnshire County Council has now set out the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for the 2018 intake. 

Riseholme Roundabout

£3.5m boost for two major roads projects

9 March 2017

Government funding has been secured for multi-million pound improvements at key junctions in Lincoln and Sutterton.

Firing up the Midlands Engine

9 March 2017

The Government has today published its Midlands Engine Strategy, marking an important moment for the region.

Lincolnshire countryside panorama

Council welcomes new Government growth funding deal for Lincolnshire

9 March 2017 | Updated: 21 March 2017

Greater Lincolnshire has secured £29.45m of Government funding for a range of major projects designed to drive growth.

Lincoln Eastern Bypass

Kennel Lane roadworks extended to allow time for additional improvements

9 March 2017

The current closure of Kennel Lane is being extended by one week, subject to reasonable weather conditions, so that additional surfacing works can be completed along the road.

Call Connect bus

Rural PCSO joins the Bus Beat

8 March 2017

A PCSO from Horncastle will be hopping on board a CallConnect service each week to meet his local community.

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Deal too good to be true? Warning over will-writing companies

8 March 2017

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is warning county residents against using unregulated will writing companies to prepare wills.

Full picture afternoon tea

Treat your mum at Gainsborough Old Hall

8 March 2017

Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day with an exclusive vintage afternoon tea at Gainsborough Old Hall on 26 March.

Photo of East Midlands Train leaving Lincoln Central Station

Council continues to push for better rail services

8 March 2017

Residents encouraged to have their when consultation begins on the new East Midlands rail franchise.

Cllr Martin Hill

Council's Executive Briefing Tuesday 7th March Video

7 March 2017

The council’s executive met today to discuss the blue light collaboration project, taking a key decision on plans for a new campus for Lincolnshire’s emergency services.

Geese flying over the River Bain

Inspiring poets challenged to enter Lincolnshire Chalk Streams competition to win £250

7 March 2017

Professionals and amateurs are welcome to create poetry inspired by Lincolnshire’s Chalk Streams and enter it into a competition to win the cash prize

Lincoln eastern bypass artist impression

Greetwell Road works scheduled as part of Lincoln Eastern Bypass preparatory works

7 March 2017 | Updated: 10 March 2017

Improvements include increasing westbound capacity and improving safety and drainage at Greetwell Hollow, with works due to start on Monday 20 March.


Popular Access Lincoln project set to continue

7 March 2017 | Updated: 10 March 2017

Lincolnshire County Council has been awarded a £975,000 grant from the Department for Transport meaning the project will now be able to build on its success and continue to 2020.


See Lincoln's hidden heritage in Posterngate

7 March 2017

Get a glimpse into Lincoln’s hidden past as a unique part of the city’s heritage is opened up to the public on Friday 10 March.


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