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Business rate rebates for Bourne and Deepings firms

Business owners in Bourne and the Deepings are among about 1,000 firms to benefit from business rate rebates totalling nearly £600,000.

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Businesses in South Kesteven to get rate rebates

About 1,000 businesses in the South Kesteven district are set to benefit from discretionary rate rebates with a total value of £568,000.

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Jill Hughes, the outgoing High Sheriff of Lincolnshire.  Photo by Phil Crow.

New £5,000 fund for youth groups working to reduce fear of crime

Youth projects in South Holland working to reduce the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour can apply for grants of up to £5,000.

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Coun Dr Peter Moseley, SKDC's Cabinet Member for Environment, and Mark Jones, the district council's Business Manager for Neighbourhoods, in South Kesteven's CCTV control room.  Photo supplied.

Bourne and Deepings CCTV team celebrates 20 years of good work

A team of CCTV operators looking after the Deepings and Bourne is marking its 20th anniversary.

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SKDC's Cabinet Member for Environment Coun Dr Peter Moseley and SKDC's Business Manager for Neighbourhoods Mark Jones in the CCTV control room.

South Kesteven CCTV team celebrates 20 years of keeping streets safer

South Kesteven District Council’s CCTV team is marking 20 years of working with other agencies to keep the district’s streets safer.

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Coun Mike King, Cabinet member for Economy and Development at SKDC, with the Consultative Draft Local Plan 2017.

Rural funding day for Bourne and Deepings businesses

Businesses and community groups in the Deepings and Bourne can find out about rural grants at a funding event next week.

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Lincolnshire soon at ‘breaking point’ without adequate funding, says council leader

Lincolnshire authorities could soon be at breaking point unless they are funded properly, is the stark warning from Councillor Martin Hill, leader of Lincolnshire County Council.

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South Kesteven District Councils Strategic Director Steve Ingram

South Kesteven strategic director becomes President of the Planning Officers Society

A strategic director at the district council has been elected president of a national society.

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MP seeks answers on school’s future

An MP is meet an education trust running a village primary school as he bids to save the facility.

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Coun Mike King, Cabinet Member for Economy and Development at SKDC, with the Draft Local Plan for the district.  Photo supplied by South Kesteven District Council.

Help shape future of Deepings and Bourne at July drop-in days

Bourne and Market Deeping are to host four drop-in events about the future shape of the area to be run by South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) next month.

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New chief executive takes over at South Kesteven District Council

A new chief executive has taken over the reins at the district council on a 12 month contract.

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Nick Boles’ right-hand man Ben Bradley wins Mansfield seat

The man who has been covering for Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles while he’s been battling cancer won a seat in his own right.

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MP Nick Boles' election agent Kelham Cooke reads out a message from Mr Boles after his victory as the re-elected MP could not be at the count.

General Election: Conservative Nick Boles retains Grantham and Stamford seat with 35,090 votes

MP Nick Boles has retained his Grantham and Stamford seat with 35,090 votes in the General Election.

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Counting at the Meres leisure centre in the 2017 General Election.

General Election: Turnout of almost 70 per cent in Grantham and Stamford constituency

There was a turnout of 69.4 per cent in the Grantham and Stamford constituency yesterday.

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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Voters will head to the polls to cast their votes tomorrow (Thursday).

General election: Grantham and Stamford candidates tell you why they deserve your vote

Voters will go to the polls tomorrow (Thursday) to decide who will represent their consituency in Parliament.

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Voters will head to the polls to cast their votes tomorrow (Thursday).

General election: Rutland and Melton candidates tell you why they deserve your vote

Voters will go to the polls tomorrow (Thursday) to decide who will represent their consituency in Parliament.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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