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Footway lights upgrade across East Lindsey ‘will save cash and energy’

Work has commenced to upgrade more than 2,700 footway lights in East Lindsey to LED, as part of an initiative to save 530,300kw of energy and around £110,000 in operating costs per year.

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General Election 2017

Opposition parties join the battle to become Louth and Horncastle’s next MP

Major political parties are expected to throw their hat in the ring in a bid to become Louth & Horncastle’s next MP in the June general election.

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Some of the 'Fighting 4 Louth Hospital' campaigners at a previous meeting last month.

Louth hospital campaign meeting this week

A campaign group, which is fighting for the future of Louth County Hospital, is preparing to hold its next meeting this Wednesday (April 26) - and everyone with an interest in the future of healthcare in the town is urged to attend.

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COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election.

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Lincolnshire County Council election ‘needs you!’

Could you play a role on one of the most important dates in local government this year?

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Victoria Atkins ‘welcomes’ snap election

Louth and Horncastle MP, Victoria Atkins, has welcomed the Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to hold a general election in June - and said she will be working hard to ensure a ‘prosperous future’ for her constituency.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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VIDEO: Relic hunter wants to reunite families of 14,000 Second World War heroes with dog tags

A relic hunter has launched an extraordinary appeal to reunite the families of over 14,000 Second World War heroes with their dog tags - after he found them buried in a field.

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Police & Crime Commissioner: ‘My blueprint to tackle crime’

A new blueprint for tackling crime and supporting victims has been unveiled by Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones.

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Chief Constable Bill Skelly (centre) at Horncastle Police Station

‘We need more money’, says new police chief

Lincolnshire’s recently appointed Chief Constable Bill Skelly says he hopes the force will secure a fairer funding deal - ending fears about damaging cuts in officer numbers.

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The end of the road? Councillor Colin Mair will step down in May.

UKIP’s leader will not fight in county elections

UKIP’s leader at Lincolnshire County Council, Colin Mair, has confirmed he will not be standing in the upcoming council elections in May.

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COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Louth, Mablethorpe and Alford candidates revealed

The candidates for the upcoming Lincolnshire County Council elections on Thursday May 4 have been revealed.

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Imminent UK cuts to mothers tax credits are an assault on womens human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

Angela O’Hagan is a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University. Here she looks at how a change in tax credits for parents who have more than two children is an attack on women’s rights.

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Some of the 'Fighting 4 Louth Hospital' campaigners at a previous meeting last month.

‘It is time to fight for future of Louth County Hospital!’

Louth residents have got to start fighting for the future of the town’s hospital - or else there is a serious risk that it will be lost forever.

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Victoria Atkins MP.

PMQs: Victoria Atkins raises NATO commitment with the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Theresa May has assured Parliament of her Government’s continuing commitment to NATO after the UK leaves the European Union, following a question from Victoria Atkins MP at Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday (Wednesday).

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Councillor George Horton.

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.

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Unfair funding formula threatens Wolds schools, says RSN

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

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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.

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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.

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