Louth Town Council chooses deputy mayor for 2017/18

Louth Town Councillors have voted for their deputy mayor-elect for 2017, who will subsequently become the Mayor of Louth in May next year.


Unfair funding formula threatens Wolds schools, says RSN

Rural Services Network claims children attending rural schools are ‘losing out’

Coun Daniel McNally (left) with Craig Leyland, the newly-elected chairman of the Louth and Horncastle Conservative Association.

UKIP county councillor defects to Conservatives

One of Lincolnshire’s leading UKIP county councillors has defected to the Conservative Party, just weeks before the county council elections.

Victoria Atkins MP.

Louth and Horncastle MP welcomes funding for two new minibuses

Victoria Atkins MP has welcomed news that both Linkage Community Trust and Wolds Community Transport gained funding for two community minibuses, thanks to the Department of Transport’s ‘Community Transport Minibus Fund’ of £25 million.

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Lincolnshire MP jokes about ‘rumours’ he’s been made newspaper editor

Sir Edward Leigh MP has today (Tuesday) joked on social media that ‘rumours’ of him becoming editor of two local newspapers are untrue - in what appears to be a comical swipe at his party colleague George Osborne MP.

Prime Minister Theresa May

PMQs: Victoria Atkins MP asks Prime Minister to ‘back British farming’

Louth and Horncastle MP, Victoria Atkins, asked Prime Minister Theresa May to ‘back British farming’ when she spoke in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

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Claimant count rises in East Lindsey

The number of East Lindsey residents claiming unemployment benefits has faced a year-on-year rise, according to new figures released today (Wednesday).

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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Budget 2017 LIVE: Full coverage and analysis

Budget 2017 LIVE: Full coverage and analysis

Welcome to our LIVE blog of today’s Prime Minister’s Questions and the Chancellor’s 2017 Budget.

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The 12th annual Louth Run for Life is launching this Saturday in the Market Place.

Grant for Louth Run For Life

Louth Town Council has agreed to give a small grant to this year’s Louth Run For Life - despite some councillors expressing annoyance that the group ‘always’ applies for grant money after the deadline has closed.

Councillor Steve Palmer.

East Lindsey councillors vote against bid for ‘greater transparency’

District councillor Steve Palmer has expressed his disappointment after fellow councillors voted against a motion to promote further openness and transparency.

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Victoria Atkins MP speaking at the coastal flood forum.

Victoria Atkins MP hosts coastal flood forum

Victoria Atkins MP held her second Flood Forum on Friday (February 27), at the Grange & Links Hotel in Sandilands, to address issues around coastal flood mitigation.

The vigil outside Louth County Hospital on Monday (February 27).

Labour campaigners holds vigil outside Louth hospital

A vigil ‘for Louth hospital and the NHS’ was held outside Louth County Hospital yesterday evening (February 27) by the Louth and District Labour Party.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: East Lindsey ‘will actively engage’ in discussions

Leader of East Lindsey District Council, Councillor Craig Leyland, has said that his council will actively engage in discussions around the future of local government arrangements for our area.

Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln. Photo: Rob Foulkes EMN-161219-160126001

Lincolnshire County Councillors agree to public consultation on unitary authority

County councillors have today (Friday) voted in favour of seeking the views of the residents of Lincolnshire on the principle of moving to a unitary system of local government in Lincolnshire - but they have not yet revealed what form the consultation will take.

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Council tax increase

Residents face 4 per cent hike in County Council share of tax bills

Lincolnshire county coucillors today (Friday) agreed to a council tax increase of £44.59 per year for owners of a band D proprerty.

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Charity news

ELDC Chairman to host charity quiz and supper

East Lindsey District Council chairman, Stuart Watson, is hosting a quiz and supper to raise money for two good causes - and anyone who wants to go must RSVP by tomorrow (Friday February 24).

Councillor Sarah Dodds.

Louth councillor slams BNP leaflets as ‘disgusting’

A county councillor has condemned ‘disgusting’ British National Party leaflets posted through doors in the town, claiming they contain ‘racial distortions’ about child sexual exploitation.

Any Questions? live from Louth Town Hall on February 17.

From Brexit to The Archers: ‘Any Questions’ comes to Louth

Blair, Brexit, agriculture and The Archers were just a few of the hot topics discussed on BBC Radio Four’s ‘Any Questions?’ on Friday night 
- broadcast live from Louth.

Louth County Hospital

Labour to host vigil for Louth Hospital and NHS

Louth and Horncastle Labour Party are to host a candle-lit vigil outside Louth County Hospital on Monday (February 27) in support of the NHS.

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