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Positive response to Bourne Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire

The team behind the Bourne Neighbourhood Plan said there has been an “encouraging response” to a questionnaire sent to all residents.

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Concern as street lights go out between midnight and 6am across Stamford and Bourne

The decision to turn street lights across Stamford and Bourne off between midnight and 6am is causing concern among local residents.

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Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis, with Lincolnshire's Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.

Minister for Policing visits Lincolnshire Police HQ

The Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis, has visited Lincolnshire Police as part of an operation he has called ‘Operation Cops’ which involves him visiting forces to meet frontline staff and hear first-hand about the issues affecting them and the work they do in the community.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Lincolnshire County Council Leader, Coun Martin Hill.

Lincolnshire County Council leader says Government’s devolution deal “fell some way short”

The leader of Lincolnshire County Council has responded to comments made by a Government Minister after the authority backed out of a proposed devolution deal.

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Lincolnshire County Council news.

Lincolnshire councils reject Government’s £450 million devolution deal

Two local leaders in Lincolnshire have confirmed their intention not to proceed with a devolution deal which it is claimed would have brought a £450m boost to the county.

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Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Lincolnshire Police in recruitment drive amid PCSO numbers drop

Lincolnshire Police has launched its latest recruitment drive at the same time as its PCSO numbers are set to fall temporarily.

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VIDEO: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits Sleaford

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn spelled out his party’s three-pronged approach to saving the NHS when he visited Sleaford today (Sunday).

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Dr Kevin Hill, chairman of South Lincolnshire CCG.

Last chance to have your say on over-the-counter medicines

Today is your last chance to have a say on possible changes to the way medicines are prescribed in pharmacies and surgeries across South Holland.

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MP Nick Boles

Surgeries to continue while Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles undergoes cancer treatment

Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles is having treatment for cancer but surgeries will continue in the town.

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Lincolnshire County Council Leader, Coun Martin Hill.

County council leader set to say “No” to combined authority deal

Plans for a combined authority in Lincolnshire, with a £15 million a year budget, look uncertain after a council leader hinted he would reject the deal.

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VIDEO: Health minister Jeremy Hunt visits Lincolnshire and talks about future of local health services and backs Tory by-election candidate

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP has given a video interview to The Sleaford Standard on visiting the town to lend his support to the new Tory candidate in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.

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Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.

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Parish council election news.

Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election date confirmed

North Kesteven District Council, as the electoral authority locally, has today (Tuesday, November 8) received the Parkliamentary writ confirming details for the Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency Parliamentary by-election.

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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South Kesteven District Council.

South Kesteven District Council’s Executive votes against plans for devolution with a mayor

The Executive of the district council has voted unanimously against devolution plans.

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Theresa May

VIDEO: Theresa May moves to keep her finger on Brexit trigger

Theresa May is trying to restore her grip on Brexit as calls mount for an emergency general election to settle the question of British withdrawal from the EU.

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Brexit High Court ruling: What it means

What does it mean after the High Court ruled this morning, Thursday, Parliament must have a say on implementing Article 50

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