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Second referral to the Secretary of State on closure of Grantham A&E overnight

17 January 2018

Lincolnshire’s Health Scrutiny Committee have unanimously voted to refer the latest decision by United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) for Grantham A&E to remain closed overnight, to the Secretary of State.


Gainsborough road marking works delayed due to adverse weather

17 January 2018

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

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Best in care to be recognised at Lincolnshire Care Awards

17 January 2018

The Lincolnshire Care Awards is again celebrating outstanding care workers, teams and organisations in a ceremony organised by Lincolnshire Care Association (LinCA).

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Boston man jailed for second time after illicit tobacco conviction

17 January 2018

A man from Boston has been jailed for a second time after being found guilty of possessing and selling illicit tobacco.

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Overnight resurfacing works on A607 Honington Road, Barkston

16 January 2018 | Updated: 17 January 2018

Failing sections of the carriageway are to be replaced over a two-night period later this month.

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Lincolnshire firefighters break all records with festive fund-raising

15 January 2018

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue are sending their sincere thanks to residents who helped them break all their fundraising records, with more than £30,000 being raised for charity over Christmas.

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Council looking into all options following Carillion liquidation announcement

15 January 2018 | Updated: 15 January 2018

County council officials are determining the best way forward following the announcement that its primary Lincoln Eastern Bypass contractor, Carillion, has gone into liquidation following struggles with debts of £900m.

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New traffic lights for Boston junction

11 January 2018

New puffin-type signals that detect when people are using it, giving people time to cross safely, are to be installed at the junction of Norfolk Street / Witham Place.

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Chief Executive Tony McArdle to step down

11 January 2018

Lincolnshire County Council’s Chief Executive, Tony McArdle, will be stepping down after over twelve years in the role.

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Exhibition of works by Britain's most famous sculptor comes to Lincoln

9 January 2018

An exciting new exhibition is bringing work by Henry Moore to Lincoln, displaying rarely seen pieces and presenting a new side to the artist.

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Could EU funding boost your business?

8 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

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


Consultation on new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities vision for Lincolnshire

8 January 2018

We have been working with all special school head teachers, chairs of governors of special schools and the Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum to develop a new model for special education.


Firefighters launch Safe and Well checks in Lincolnshire

8 January 2018

Vulnerable residents in Lincolnshire are set to benefit from Safe and Well checks by Lincolnshire firefighters.

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What to do with your real Christmas trees

5 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

As the Christmas trimmings are put back in the loft Lincolnshire residents may be pondering what to do with their real Christmas tree.

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Bridge closure on Dixon Street, Lincoln

4 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

The bridge over the River Witham (between Dixon Way and Witham Court) will be closed for refurbishment during the summer.

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Empowering self-care with one single library of services

4 January 2018

Lincolnshire County Council is developing a Library of Information and Services to provide online information and a searchable directory to support residents, service users, their families and carers.

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Businesses are warned to watch out for dubious tactics

4 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

Lincolnshire Trading Standards have issued a warning to Lincolnshire businesses about dubious tactics being used by international firms to sign them up to unwanted subscriptions.

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Phase two underway for £81m Grantham Southern Relief Road

3 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

The county council’s executive has given officers the green light to pursue the necessary legal orders and land acquisitions for the project.

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Museum of Lincolnshire Life to showcase hundreds of model aeroplanes

3 January 2018

See more than 100 models of the iconic Spitfire, and much more, at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life on 27 and 28 January as part of the Airfix Weekend.

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Pothole repairs planned for A1084 at Bigby

3 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

The work will be taking place between the junction with the B1434 and the junction with the C260 Kettleby Lane, starting on 11 January.

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Lincoln Eastern Bypass update – New Year works include bridge supports and topsoil stripping

2 January 2018 | Updated: 9 January 2018

Work continues to progress with archaeological investigations and bridge works as soil-stripping begins along the River Witham, signifying the start of main construction works.


Congestion-busting improvements to Wragby Road junctions planned for early next year

22 December 2017 | Updated: 9 January 2018

The improvement scheme will ease congestion by increasing capacity and traffic flow along Outer Circle Road and Wragby Road

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How are you Lincolnshire?

21 December 2017

Are you looking to improve your health in 2018?

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Lincoln High Street improvement works extended into the New Year

20 December 2017 | Updated: 9 January 2018

Low temperatures have led to North Midland Construction putting the remaining works on hold until January.

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Volunteers needed for independent school admission appeals

20 December 2017

Legal Services Lincolnshire are looking to recruit new volunteers to sit on their schools board of independent panel members

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Only two weeks left to share your views on part-night streetlighting

20 December 2017

Local residents, businesses and organisations have until Friday 5 January to complete a questionnaire on the impact of part-night street lighting, whether positive or negative. 

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Lincolnshire hauls of illegal cigarettes and alcohol converted to electricity

19 December 2017

Counterfeit cigarettes and alcohol seized during raids in Lincolnshire have been turned into electricity and fed into the national grid.


Traffic restrictions for work on new student accommodation in Lincoln

19 December 2017 | Updated: 9 January 2018

Temporary road closures and a parking bay suspension are to affect Beaumont Fee, Park Street and Mint Lane, Lincoln.

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Lincolnshire firefighters honoured for dedication and bravery

18 December 2017 | Updated: 19 December 2017

Firefighters and staff from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have been recognised for their dedication and long service at an awards ceremony.

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Stay safe with your guardian 'Angela' this festive season

14 December 2017

The ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme has been extended to another Lincolnshire town, following its success in the county, nationally and even around the world.

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Suspect tobacco and 'designer' goods seized in Boston

14 December 2017

Lincolnshire County Council’s Trading Standards team has led another successful operation - this time seizing a large haul of counterfeit goods.

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Lincolnshire gritters cover trip to South Pole in just four days

13 December 2017 | Updated: 18 December 2017

Lincolnshire’s gritters have covered a distance equal to a trip to the South Pole and back over the last few days.

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Health committee disappointed at performance of non-emergency patient transport

13 December 2017 | Updated: 14 December 2017

Lincolnshire’s Health Scrutiny Committee has given a vote of no confidence to Thames Ambulance Service Limited (TASL).

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Have your say on the future of the Lincolnshire Wolds

13 December 2017

A draft plan has been put together following a public survey to find out what issues are facing the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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Greetwell Fields Lane to close next month, making way for Lincoln Eastern Bypass

13 December 2017 | Updated: 9 January 2018

The road, locally known as the Bunny Run, will be permanently closed from mid January 2018.

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Funding opportunity for Greater Lincolnshire business projects

13 December 2017

Bids are now being accepted for the next round of the European Regional Development Fund.

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Peppermint Junction improvement works come to an end three months early Video

12 December 2017 | Updated: 18 December 2017

The new three-arm roundabout at the A17/A151 junction is now officially open, making access to the A17 safer and faster.

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Recycle right this Christmas

11 December 2017

Lincolnshire’s Waste Partnership is asking county residents to take extra care with recycling over the Christmas period to ensure it is not contaminated.


Gritters gear up for weekend of wintry weather

7 December 2017 | Updated: 11 December 2017

With freezing temperatures forecast over the next few days, the county’s gritters are ready to roll and will be making multiple runs to help keep Lincolnshire moving.

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Sniffer dog Nico helps Trading Standards uncover fake cigarettes

7 December 2017

A joint operation between Lincolnshire Trading Standards and Lincolnshire Police has led to the discovery of a large quantity of unsafe cigarettes and tobacco.

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Peppermint Junction update: Project to complete three months ahead of schedule

6 December 2017 | Updated: 6 December 2017

The £5.4m project to improve safety at the A17/A151 junction is to complete in December, three months ahead of schedule and within budget.  

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Have a happy, historic Christmas at Lincoln Castle

5 December 2017

Fahter Christmas will be staying at the castle whilst he meets little ones this month.

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Firefighters to join Santa on charity sleigh route

4 December 2017

Lincolnshire firefighters are once again joining forces with Santa and his sleigh around the county.

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Lincoln Castle offers treat for National Lottery players

4 December 2017

If you’re a National Lottery player, you won’t want to miss this Lincoln Castle offer!

November 2017 new on call firefighters

Meet the nine new recruits joining fire and rescue crews across Lincolnshire

4 December 2017 | Updated: 12 December 2017

A new group of on-call firefighters will join Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue after successfully completing their training.

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Lincoln Eastern Bypass update – Market Rasen Rail Bridge works progress as project team moves into Washingborough office Video

1 December 2017

Archaeological investigations and Washingborough rail bridge works are nearing an end, with main construction works along the route ready to ramp up in the New Year.


Gritters prepared to battle snow to keep county moving

30 November 2017 | Updated: 5 December 2017

With snow forecast to fall across parts of Lincolnshire and temperatures dropping, the county’s gritters will out on the roads to keep them safe for motorists.

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Drivers urged to take extra care on B1202 at Kingthorpe

30 November 2017

Motorists are being warned to drive with caution on a potentially icy section of road.

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Lincoln High Street improvements near completion

29 November 2017

Site to be cleared in time for the Lincoln Christmas Market although minor paving works may follow.

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Anglian Water improvements planned for Skegness

29 November 2017

A £3.5m scheme to replace and improve a large stretch of water main is to begin on Burgh Road in Skegness.

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Lincolnshire schools play key role in preventing domestic abuse Video

29 November 2017 | Updated: 4 January 2018

As part of the national ‘16 days of action’ campaign, organisations in Lincolnshire are highlighting the impact that domestic abuse has on children and young people.


New project to boost number of US visitors to Lincolnshire

28 November 2017 | Updated: 29 November 2017

A £500,000 grant from VisitEngland, along with funding from Lincolnshire County Council and other partners, is to be used for a collaborative project.

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Still time to share hate crime experiences

28 November 2017

There are still two weeks left to take part in a survey being carried out to help organisations in Lincolnshire tackle hate crime.

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Event planned to help develop services for wheelchair users

28 November 2017 | Updated: 30 November 2017

Lincolnshire County Council is encouraging wheelchair users to attend an information and engagement event.

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Log burner fires prompt safety warning from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

28 November 2017 | Updated: 29 November 2017

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue are warning of the risk of fire if log burners are not fitted professionally.

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Fairer funding letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

28 November 2017

Council leaders, MPs and industry leaders in Lincolnshire have written an open letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid.

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Lincolnshire residents scammed out of more than £2million Video

24 November 2017

Over 2,000 names have been passed to Lincolnshire Trading Standards, of people who are known or suspected of being targeted by scam mail. 

Father Christmas comes to Lincoln Castle

Get in the festive spirit with autism friendly sessions at Lincoln Castle

24 November 2017

Join Lincoln Castle for its very festive Early Morning Explorers session for families with young children with Autism.

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Beware Black Friday scammers warns Lincolnshire Trading Standards

23 November 2017

Lincolnshire County Council’s Trading Standards team are warning people to shop carefully this Black Friday.

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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.


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