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Final chance to have your say on Local Plan

The final phase of consultation on the Local Plan for East Lindsey will take place between now and January 25, after which it will be submitted to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate for examination.

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James Laverack.

Louth business feels ‘targeted’ by traffic wardens

The director of a prominent Louth business has hit out at traffic wardens for ‘targeting’ customers and ‘dissuading’ visitors from coming to town.

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Mayor of Louth Eileen Ballard and her fellow councillors unveil the tree.

Louth councillors plant special tree for Queen’s 90th birthday year

Last Thursday the Mayor of Louth, Councillor Eileen Ballard, assisted with the planting of a tree to round up celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday year.

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VIDEO: UKIP leader Paul Nuttall speaks in Sleaford today

UKIP is wheeling out its big guns with newly elected national leader Paul Nuttall speaking in Sleaford today (Saturday) and former leader Nigel Farage due to arrive on Monday.

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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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Victoria Atkins MP

Louth & Horncastle MP backs bid to protect children online

Louth MP Victoria Atkins has worked with her parliamentary colleagues to tighten a new law being considered by Parliament to help parents protect their children online.

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VIDEO: Education secretary Justine Greening looks at apprenticeships and grammar schools during visit to Sleaford today

Education Secretary Justine Greening paid a visit to a local business and a school in Sleaford today (Monday) to see shining examples of apprenticeships and grammar schools at the heart her strategy for education.

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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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Victoria Atkins MP

Victoria Atkins MP tells Scottish Government: ‘Support businesses and stop moaning about referendums’

Louth and Horncastle MP, Victoria Atkins, has urged the Scottish Government to “support their businesses, stop moaning about referendums and get on with governing” in the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday).

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County councillor brands measures in Chancellor’s Autumn Statement as good for Lincolnshire people and businesses

The county council’s Executive Member for Economic Development, has expressed his support for the Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s announcements in his Autumn Statement.

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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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Rasen MP asks - should we pay for non-essential NHS treatment?

MP Sir Edward Leigh has called for an ‘honest debate’ about the finances of the NHS - and even suggested that the Government may have to ‘think the unthinkable’ and consider introducing charges for non-essential treatment.

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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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Victoria Ayling with interim UKIP leader, Nigel Farage.

UKIP, Lincolnshire Independents and Lib Dems confirm by-election candidates

This weekend, three more political parties have officially chosen their candidates for the upcoming Sleaford & North Hykeham by-election which was triggered by resignation of Conservative MP Stephen Phillips.

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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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Colin Mair

Devolution deal a ‘dead duck’, says Lincolnshire UKIP leader

Any hopes of resurrecting a devolution deal for Lincolnshire appear dead in the water – unless the Government stops treating the county with disdain.

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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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