Lincolnshire County Council leader calls for poll on unitary authority

The leader of Lincolnshire County Council has called for a poll of people living in the county to gauge their opinions on a unitary authority.

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Former police officer wins seat on Market Deeping Town Council

Former police officer Virginia Moran won a seat on Market Deeping Town Council following a by-election on Thursday last week.

St Mary's Hill, the Town Bridge, Wharf Road junction and High Street St Martin'sare all set to be affected by roadworks

A month’s worth of roadworks on major route through Stamford to begin next week

Roadworks are set to start on Monday on one of the ‘busiest routes through Stamford town centre’ and will last a month.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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SKDC proposes council tax rise and asks for your views

A hike in the district council’s element of the council tax is on the horizon.

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Rutland County Council leader Terry King resigns

Coun Terry King has announced he is to resign as Leader of Rutland County Council with immediate effect.

The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, Mrs Jill Hughes.  Photo by Phil Crow.

Sheriff’s badge at stake for good work across Lincolnshire

People in South Holland who have made a real difference in their community can be considered for a countywide award.

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South Kesteven District Council wants your views on potential tax increase

The district council wants residents and businesses to give their views on a possible increase in council tax for 2017/18.

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BUSY NEW YEAR: EMAS produced this diagram showing the demand for its services on New Years Day.  Photo supplied.

New Year calls to EMAS reach ‘significant pressure’ point

South Holland’s ambulance service is recovering from a New Year’s weekend when it faced “significant pressure” from emergency calls.

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Market Deeping Town Council to hold a by-election

Voters in Market Deeping will go to the polls next Thursday to elect a new town councillor.

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Lincolnshire County Council’s project to turn off or dim street lights enters final phases

Lincolnshire County Council will complete work to switch-off or dim street lights in the next few months in a move that it says is “cost-effective” but residents have raised safety concerns.

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Road deaths in Lincolnshire for 2016 at highest for a decade

Almost a dozen deaths on roads in south-east Lincolnshire have contributed to the highest number of fatalities in the county for a decade, new figures have shown.

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New project to prevent loneliness in veterans

A county-wide project is calling for volunteers to befriend veterans and their loved ones.

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TASER FORCE: Neil Rhodes, Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, has confirmed that 50 per cent of uniformed officers will be taser-trained by the end of 2017.  Photo by Phil Crow.  MGJP-08-12-14.  EMN-150319-154540001.

Lincolnshire Police to be top UK taser squad

Half of Lincolnshire’s uniformed police officers will be trained in using tasers by the end of 2017, according to the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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Rutland County Council leader Terry King to take ‘extended leave’ from role after suspected stroke

Rutland County Council leader Terry King (Con) is to take an extended leave of absence from his role after a suspected stroke.

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Billingborough parish council celebrates its Community Fund grant

Children in Billingborough benefit from SKDC’s Community Fund

Children in rural villages have been among the latest to benefit from a successful application to South Kesteven District Council’s Community Fund.

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Couns Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Reg Shore, Sue Woolley, county councillor for Bourne Abbey, Cllr Jackie Smith and former Mayor of Bourne, Coun Philip Knowles, at the opening of the new Bourne Household Waste Recycling Centre in South Fen Road.  Photo by David Lowndes. MSMP-10-05-16-DL063.  EMN-161005-171757009.

Waste recycling centres open in Spalding, Wyberton and Bourne in Christmas week

Household Waste Recycling Centres in Spalding, Wyberton and Bourne will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

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Decision to turn off street lights in Stamford and Bourne after midnight will not be reversed

The decision to turn off street lights across Stamford and Bourne between midnight and 6am will not be reversed – despite many residents fearing an increase in crime.

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Plans to expand The Galletly Practice in Bourne are approved by South Kesteven District Council

Plans to extend a doctors surgery in Bourne to provide it with 10 more consulting rooms have been approved.

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Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils to subsidise 747 bus service between Uppingham and Leicester for a year

Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils have agreed £60,000 of emergency funding to ensure the Leicester-Uppingham 747 bus service operates for another year.

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