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GCSEs are changing

New grading scale for 2017 English and Maths GCSE results

22 August 2017 | Updated: 22 August 2017

GCSE students will receive their English and Maths results on a new number scale, with the top grade being a nine and the lowest a one. 

Fen Bridge

Repair works to Fen Bridge, near Crowland, are to be completed

21 August 2017

Following initial improvements earlier in the year, work to repair the south side of the bridge will begin on 29 August.


Lincolnshire libraries receive 1.6 million visits since new partnership

21 August 2017

Lincolnshire’s libraries are thriving a year after Lincolnshire County Council entered into a partnership with Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL).

Seized Goods from Ingoldmells

Thousands of fake goods seized in counterfeit crackdown

21 August 2017

Fake designer clothes and bogus perfume were among a staggering £250,000 counterfeit haul seized at Glen Park Market in Ingoldmells earlier today.

AVERT Rest Centre

Is your community prepared for flooding this winter?

21 August 2017

A team of volunteers from a village in East Lindsey is encouraging others to get prepared and make a flood plan, ahead of the winter.

Domesday Book

Last chance to see the Domesday Book at Lincoln Castle

21 August 2017

There is just over a week left to see the earliest surviving public record - the Domesday Book - during its once-in-a-generation visit to Lincoln Castle.


Western Power works on A153 Louth Road, Horncastle

18 August 2017 | Updated: 21 August 2017

Western Power is undertaking essential work on the A153 Louth Road between 22 and 26 August to improve the reliability of the electricity network.


New flags flying above Lincoln art gallery

18 August 2017 | Updated: 21 August 2017

Six new flags, designed by Nottingham-based artist Louisa Chambers, can now be seen above the city’s Usher Galley.


Renew your explosives licence before 4 September

18 August 2017

With the renewal deadline fast approaching, Lincolnshire Trading Standards is reminding businesses to reapply for their explosives licence now.

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Learn about the dangers of scammers and rogue traders

18 August 2017

Scammers and rogue traders are the focus of an event which aims to help rural communities protect themselves.

A-levels LSST

Lincolnshire A-level student pass rate is above the national average Video

17 August 2017

Provisional results from 34 out of 39 schools in the county show that Lincolnshire has continued to perform well and results are close to the UK average in many measures.

A Level Students

Don't panic: advice for Lincolnshire A-level students awaiting results

15 August 2017 | Updated: 17 August 2017

A-level results day can be a nerve-racking experience for students waiting for their results – the message is don’t panic, there’s plenty of advice and help out there for you.

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Poacher Line Community Rail Partnership shortlisted for national awards

11 August 2017 | Updated: 14 August 2017

The Poacher Line has been shortlisted for five categories in this year’s Association of Community Rail Partnerships Community Rail Awards.

Cllr Colin Davie

Clearing the way for a rejuvenated High Street in Lincoln Video

10 August 2017 | Updated: 11 August 2017

Cllr Colin Davie, Lincoln BIG and North Midland Construction joined together to officially start clearing the site as part of the public realm improvement scheme, which is aimed at enhancing  the recently pedestrianised section of High Street.

Unleash Your Awesome event flyer

Help to move on from domestic abuse at new Lincoln event

10 August 2017

Lincolnshire County Council will be holding another ‘Unleash Your Awesome’ workshop to help people move forward from past domestic abuse.

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Enjoy huge savings on your energy bills with Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme

9 August 2017 | Updated: 10 August 2017

Residents across the county can make huge savings on their energy bills by signing up to the Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme.

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Can you unravel the mystery behind WW2 tobacco tin found in Lincolnshire?

7 August 2017 | Updated: 7 August 2017

Members of the public are being asked to help trace the story behind the lid of a Second World War tobacco box unearthed in Lincolnshire.

Domesday Book

You're 'bound' to love these courses at the Heritage Skills Centre!

7 August 2017 | Updated: 10 August 2017

Want to learn more about the Domesday Book and how one of the most important documents in history was created?  Find out how at the Heritage Skills Centre this August.

Doctor speaking to patient

Grantham A&E overnight closure will not be reviewed

7 August 2017 | Updated: 10 August 2017

The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has accepted advice from the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) that a full review into the decision by United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) to close Grantham’s A&E overnight, is not necessary.


Festival of free events celebrating Lincolnshire chalk streams

3 August 2017

This month sees a week-long festival of free events for all ages in Lincoln and the Wolds.

Peppermint junction

Your Peppermint Junction Update – July/August 2017

1 August 2017 | Updated: 22 August 2017

Two months on since work started, the construction team are steadily working towards building a new roundabout and opening up development land for the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone.

Outlaw pirate

You Sherwood not want to miss this!

1 August 2017

Lincoln Castle invites you to delve into the murky shadows of history and discover sensational stories of Robin Hood and other great outlaws.

GRANTnet for Business

Scrutiny reviews into street lighting and IT provision

1 August 2017

Councillors are to take a look at both the street lighting policy and the impact of IT provision on council working.


Surface dressing on the A158

1 August 2017

Starting on Wednesday 2 August, four sections of the road will be surface dressed, with fresh chippings embedded into the top of the carriageway.


Upcoming patching works on Hawthorn Road, Cherry Willingham

1 August 2017 | Updated: 7 August 2017

Failing areas of the carriageway are to be repaired ahead of future surface dressing.

Resurfacing roadworks

New lease of life for B1202 at Linwood

1 August 2017 | Updated: 1 August 2017

Failing areas along a 250-metre stretch of carriageway around the Buslingthorpe Road junction will be repaired on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 August.

Resurfacing roadworks

Resurfacing works scheduled for A151 near the hamlet of Twenty

1 August 2017 | Updated: 2 August 2017

The improvements works, which will enhance safety along the A151 near Twenty, are due to start on Monday 14 August.

Resurfacing roadworks

Resurfacing works scheduled for Belton Lane in Grantham

1 August 2017 | Updated: 2 August 2017

Improvement works to replace worn out carriageway along Belton Lane, between Hill Avenue and Harrowby Lane, will start on Monday 14 August.

Computer design of proposed pedestrian high street

Lincoln High Street rejuvenation project to start on Monday 7 August

31 July 2017 | Updated: 10 August 2017

Works to carry out the public realm improvement scheme, taking place between Tentercroft Street and the level crossing on Lincoln’s High Street, are due to start on Monday 7 August.

New bridge deck for the Lincoln to Spalding rail line in the fabrication yard where it was built

Your Lincoln Eastern Bypass Update – July/Aug 2017

31 July 2017

With primary construction works now underway and rail underbridge and archaeological works continuing, the on-site team is making steady progress towards the winter 2019 completion of the bypass.

flood group

Hundreds of Lincolnshire homes better protected against flooding

28 July 2017

New multi-million pound flood defences have been successfully completed in Louth and Horncastle, reducing flood risk to over 350 properties.


Sports festival attracts 250 young players

27 July 2017 | Updated: 31 July 2017

The StreetGames Festival 2017 saw 250 young people competing in a whole host of sport and fitness activities at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School.

Heritage Skills

Get to grips with a new skill at the Heritage Skills Centre

27 July 2017

Fancy trying something new and a bit different? Why not sign up to one of the Heritage Skills Centre’s brand new courses!

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Review of Lincolnshire pharmacy services needs public input

27 July 2017

Pharmacy services in Lincolnshire are being reviewed to make sure they meet the needs of residents.

Spalding Transport

Grant award for Spalding Sustainable Urban Extension

27 July 2017

A major development for Spalding is a step closer after South Holland District Council formally accepted £224,000 of Government money.

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Fighting knights clash swords at Lincoln Castle

27 July 2017

Throughout the school holidays, a pair of William the Conqueror’s knights will be in residence in the prison exercise yard.

Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Foreign investors bring £170m bonanza for Greater Lincolnshire

26 July 2017

New figures have revealed that Greater Lincolnshire attracted over £170m in foreign business investment last year - a 20 per cent increase on the previous year.

Lincoln attraction castle visit family history

Reviewing the governance of heritage services in Lincolnshire

25 July 2017

The county council is reviewing the governance structure for its heritage services.

Photo of a Hindu shivling

Hindu sea treasure donated to Lincolnshire temple

25 July 2017

A religious icon found on Lincolnshire’s east coast has been given a home by the local Hindu community.

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Roadside verges project nets national award

24 July 2017 | Updated: 25 July 2017

A trial exploring whether grass cuttings from roadside verges can be used to create clean energy has been named research project of the year at the AD and Biogas Industry Awards.


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