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Building society takes on seven of its rival’s branches

A national building society is to take over seven branches in market towns which a rival lender is to leave.

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Flying Scotsman near Deeping St James level crossing

Cameras ready for Flying Scotsman

It’s been more than a year since the world-famous Flying Scotsman returned to steam after a decade-long restoration but the interest doesn’t appear to be fading.

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Brits will spend up to £800 on weddings this year

Brits will spend up to £800 on weddings this year

‘Wedding season’ sets the average adult back almost £800, a study found.

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Transport minister Chris Grayling (Picture Ian Hargreaves)

‘Time for ministers to stop washing hands of Southern industrial dispute’

Brighton MPs have called on the Government to ‘stop washing their hands’ of the Southern industrial dispute.

Transport

Celebrating a successful year with activities

The Co-op store on Bourne Elsea Park celebrated successful first year with a packed weekend of activities.

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County partnership wins award

Praise for Lincolnshire tourism project

A county tourism partnership including South Kesteven District Council has scooped a national award for its new approach to tourism using aviation heritage as a theme.

Business

‘Ballooning is a way of life but I 
wouldn’t have it any other way’

A bright red hot air balloon peacefully floating across a perfect blue sky is one of the sure signs that Summer has arrived.

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Lincolnshire Trading Standards news.

Tumble dryer alert

Firefighters in Lincolnshire are asking people to check the make of their tumble dryer after a full recall was issued by a manufacturer.

Business

App helps mums beat loneliness

A young mother is promoting a mobile phone app which helps to remove the isolation felt by many when babies are first born.

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M&S coming to Bourne as Carlsberg leaves

A high street giant aims to boost a market town as a major brewery closes its depot there shedding 25 jobs.

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Carlsberg cuts 25 jobs as depot lined up to shut

Brewery giant Carlsberg is to close its Bourne depot resulting in 25 workers losing their jobs.

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Energy news

Reminder to sign up for lower energy bills

Families in the Deepings and Bourne have another change to make savings on their gas and electricity bills through the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme.

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Mark Brailsford, Brightons political satirist and director of the Treason Show, singing the Southern protest song at Brighton station

‘Imagine there’s no Southern’: Rail protest song goes viral

A video of a Southern protest song performed at Brighton Railway Station went viral this weekend, with more than 30,000 views on social media.

Politics
Average commuter spends £48K in their career - just to get to work

Average commuter spends £48K in their career - just to get to work

The average British commuter will spend over £48,000 across their working lifetime - just to get to the office.

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Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33.

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NatWest bank
Photo: Rex Needle

Bank branch to close its doors in September

The Bourne branch of NatWest will close in September after the bank said the way people do business had changed.

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Stoney Fords Simon Watson with microbiologists Adam Divall and Emma Blackwell

Three old bottles found in Stoney Ford Brew Company’s quest

A micro-brewery which appealed for old bottles of beer with the aim of reactivating yeast strains has had three bottles donated.

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Stamford. Photo: SM240712-003ow

Stamford named second best place to live in UK in Sunday Times readers’ poll

It may not come as much of a surprise to many that live in the town but Stamford has been voted the second best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times readers.

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