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County councillors to consider dropping Serco after payroll chaos

Lincolnshire County Council’s executive is to consider how its payroll and other support services will be run beyond April 2020 when its controversial contract with Serco ends.

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Lincolnshire County Council has overspent its salt budget after using more than double on ‘significant challenge’ of winter

Lincolnshire County Council has overspent its salt budget after using more than double on ‘significant challenge’ of winter

More than double the amount of salt was used to grit Lincolnshire’s roads this winter compared with last year, leading to an overspend of the county council’s budget.

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Shared Lives services given enhanced contract

Shared Lives services given enhanced contract

Councillors backed plans to extend the remit of a scheme providing care and support for adults in Lincolnshire after the service failed to grow significantly in recent years.

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Victoria Atkins MP.

Home Officer Minister, Victoria Atkins MP, admits she does not know police officer numbers

Louth and Horncastle MP, Victoria Atkins, admitted that she did not know the number of police officers in the country - during a live radio interview on the topic of whether a reduction in police officer numbers had led to a rise in violent crime.

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Authorities called on to create regular reviews and, change public perception and reduce fear of crime in street lighting recommendations

Six recommendations including better communication and creating a list of exemption sites have been revealed in a draft report assessing the impact of Lincolnshire County Council’s controversial decision to switch off tens of thousands of street lights at night.

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Lincolnshire Police are  residents to be vigilent a pensioner became the latest victim of a scam where the caller claims to be a police officer.

Changes to firearms licencing will boost public safety

Lincolnshire will be the first place in the country to require the medical information for each person applying for a firearms licence or renewal.

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Lincolnshire County Councillors’ allowances rising by over £100 for 2018-19

Lincolnshire county councillors’ allowances will increase by over £100 a year starting from this week.

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Victoria Atkins MP.

Louth & Horncastle MP welcomes boost to winter road repairs

Louth & Horncastle’s MP, Victoria Atkins, has welcomed the recently-announced £3,457,324 of Government funding to repair roads in Lincolnshire after the damage caused by severe weather in recent weeks.

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Appeal supports centenary of RAF

A major fundraising appeal has been launched by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and its four main charities as part of the RAF’s centenary.

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Pothole problem

Breaking news: Lincolnshire to get an extra £3.4 million to repair potholes

Lincolnshire has been awarded an extra £3.4 million to repair potholes and other storm damage on roads badly affected by recent winter weather, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced today (Monday, March 26).

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Louth's Market Place last Friday lunchtime.

District Council is ‘leading the way’ in battle to boost economy

East Lindsey District Council is set to launch a series of initiatives to boost the region’s economy with particular focus on tourism and town centres.

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Sleaford MP Dr Caroline Johnson with the Red Arrows team at RAF Scampton. Flt Lt David Stark, the pilot involved in the crash at Anglesey, is pictured fifth from the right. EMN-180323-154903001

Sleaford MP tells of meeting tragic Red Arrows crew just days before fatal jet crash

Sleaford and North Hykeham’s MP Dr Caroline Johnson has expressed her shock and sympathies for the crew and their families involved in the tragic Red Arrows crash in which one team member lost his life earlier this week.

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Debate in the chamber at Lincolnshire County Council. Photo supplied. EMN-180315-175537001

Lincolnshire County Council: Chief executive advert

Lincolnshire County Council has put out an advert for a new chief executive, and is asking would-be candidates if they have the talent and determination to drive the council forward.

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Lincolnshire County Council: CCG threatens to cancel Thames contract

Lincolnshire County Council: CCG threatens to cancel Thames contract

Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group threatened to cancel Thames Ambulance Service’s non-emergency patient transport contract if improvements were not made.

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East Lindsey District Council given new powers to deal with energy inefficient homes

Landlords of rented property are required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in place which details on a scale from A to G the energy efficiency of a dwelling and provides useful information on likely fuel consumption costs.

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Coun Patricia Bradwell.

‘I share your frustration’: Deputy leader’s mission for road repairs and fairer funding

There’s a wry smile on Councillor Patricia Bradwell’s face.

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The application for 60 new homes (in red) has now been withdrawn.

Plans for 60 new homes in Louth have now been withdrawn

A controversial proposal for dozens of new homes in Eastfield Road have been withdrawn by the developer.

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Residents in East Lindsey are facing a 3.75% tax rise. ANL-180903-072101001

East Lindsey residents face 3.75% council tax rise

Residents across East Lindsey can expect to face a 3.75 percent tax rise as the authority’s portion of their final bill.

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The plans for 171 new homes off Brackenborough Road, Louth.

Green light for 171 new homes in Brackenborough Road

ELDC’s planning committee has today (Thursday) approved outline plans for 171 new homes on land off Brackenborough Road.

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Typhoon display delights HRH Prince William on his visit to RAF Coningsby. Picture: Supplied EMN-180703-170909001

Excited children welcome Prince William to RAF Coningsby

Excited schoolchildren ‘rubbed shoulders’ with royalty today (Wednesday) when His Royal Highness Prince William visited RAF Coningsby.

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