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Panel supports Police & Crime Commissioner’s precept proposal

The Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel has agreed to support the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Marc Jones, in his proposal to increase the police’s share of Council Tax by 5.8 per cent for 2018/19.

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Louth and Horncastle MP left Twitter due to ‘death threats and nastiness’

Louth and Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins has confirmed she was forced to scrap her Twitter account because of ‘death threats and nastiness.’

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Extra £1.7 million given to county to deal with potholes - but ‘still more to do’ says council

The county council has been given an additional £1.7m to deal with potholes across Lincolnshire - bringing the total to £4.2m funding from the Government for the problem so far.

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Pupils  from the school dressed as evacuees from the Second World War. Picture: John Aron.

Churchill WW2 letter surprises staff at Tetford school

When teachers at the Edward Richardson Primary School in Tetford asked pupils to bring in items from the Second World War, they didn’t quite know what to expect.

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RAF Typhoons at Nellis Air Force Base. Picture: SAC James Skerrett. EMN-180502-124601001

RAF Coningsby Typhoon’s take part in world’s largest air combat exercise

Fighter jets from RAF Coningsby have been invited to take part in the world’s largest and most complex air combat exercise.

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Louth Town Clerk, Lynda Phillips.

Louth Town Council appoints new Town Clerk

Louth Town Council appointed a new Town Clerk last week, following Linda Blankley’s resignation in December after more than a decade in the role.

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Kenilworth Town Council wants an increased police presence in the town

Police officer ‘claimed he had been assaulted’ but ‘injuries were self-inflicted’, hearing told

A Lincolnshire police officer claimed that he had been assaulted while on duty after inflicting the injuries himself, a misconduct hearing was told.

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VIDEO: Sutton on Sea residents protest against unfinished Kier Homes housing

A number of residents in Sutton on Sea set up a peaceful protest this morning (Friday), demonstrating their upset over the unfinished Kier Homes housing site in Alford Road.

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New council tax freedoms ‘will raise just one fifth of budget reductions for Lincolnshire’

New council tax freedoms will raise just one fifth of budget reductions for Lincolnshire, according to new figures published by the County Councils Network (CCN).

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Help combat lonliness and isolation by volunteering for SSAFA Lincolnshire Branch.

Could you help lonely and isolated veterans in Lincolnshire?

An urgent appeal has been launched for new volunteers to support lonely and isolated veterans in Lincolnshire.

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Police & Crime Commissioner requests extra £2.7m for Lincolnshire

An extra £2.7 million will be raised for policing in Lincolnshire, with an average increase of less than 25p a week on council tax.

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Northamptonshire businesses are reportedly selling better overseas.

District Councils collect extra £3.3 million business rates

Government backing for East Lindsey District Council and Boston Borough Council to maximise business rates income has seen estimated financial outcomes trebled in the first three years of operation.

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Could Louth pull out of ‘flawed’ CCTV scheme?

Louth Town Councillors have voted to refuse to pay the next invoice for CCTV provision as they feel they are not getting their money’s worth - and are considering ‘going it alone’ or forming a new partnership.

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Nigel Farage has admitted he may back a second referendum on Brexit

Nigel Farage admits he could back second Brexit referendum

Nigel Farage has revealed he is on the verge of backing a second referendum on European Union membership to ‘kill off’ the Remain campaign for a generation.

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Tony McArdle.

Lincolnshire County Council’s Chief Executive to step down

Lincolnshire County Council’s Chief Executive, Tony McArdle, will be stepping down after over twelve years in the role.

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‘A Taste of Louth & Horncastle’ comes to Parliament

Victoria Atkins MP will host ‘A Taste of Louth & Horncastle’ in Parliament next week to celebrate the award-winning food and drink produced in the constituency.

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Lincolnshire firefighters will offer vulnerable residents free Safe and Well checks at their homes.

Firefighters to give safety and wellness checks to residents

Vulnerable residents in Lincolnshire are set to benefit from ‘Safe and Well’ checks by firefighters.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Victoria Atkins MP speaking in the House of Commons.

High-flying MP is tipped to top the Tory pops!

Louth and Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins has been tipped for yet another promotion by some of the country’s leading political writers.

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