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MP celebrates women’s suffrage at Louth and Horncastle events

One hundred years have passed since Parliament first introduced legislation that gave some women the right to vote - and Victoria Atkins MP is encouraging people to get together to enjoy a cup of tea and discuss what equality means to them today.

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Northamptonshire businesses are reportedly selling better overseas.

The £20m gamble: ELDC to borrow cash to stave off funding crisis

East Lindsey District Council has agreed to borrow up to £20m which could be invested in projects outside the area in a bid to generate income and plug a significant gap in funding.

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Last minute ‘snags’ delay opening of North Sea Observatory

Works to iron out last minute ‘snags’ will need to be carried out before the new North Sea Observatory attraction can be opened to the public, say council officials.

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Louth & Horncastle amongst ‘top 10’ areas supporting House of Lords abolition

Louth and Horncastle has the sixth-highest number of constituents supporting a petition calling for a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords, which is set to be debated in Parliament this afternoon (Monday).

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UPDATE: Lincolnshire PCC ‘stunned and appalled’ after new upskirting law is blocked

UPDATE: Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Marc Jones, said on Friday evening: “This Bill had cross Party support and has been frustrated by a single individual who appears to object to the principle of Private Members Bills rather that the content of the Bill itself.

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These teddies have already sold out across local Co-op stores. But there is a chance to win them in their upcoming competitions.

Lincolnshire Co-Op drumming up support for armed forces charities.

As the RAF marks its 100th birthday this year, and to recognise the dedication of service people past and present, Lincolnshire Co-op is raising money for the Royal British Legion and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

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Thames ambulance service makes improvements on performance for Lincolnshire patients

Thames ambulance service makes improvements on performance for Lincolnshire patients

Councillors have said progress has been made by Thames Ambulance Service since an improvement plan was put in place by Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group.

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East Lindsey District Council headquarters.

ELDC to consider delegating planning decisions to town council

East Lindsey District Council is set to consider granting Horncastle Town Council the power to make some planning decisions in the town next month - which would make it only the second town council in the whole country to be granted these powers.

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‘There was an awful lot of money and power for Lincolnshire last time round’ - Boston and Skegness MP explains why he set up devolution meetings

‘There was an awful lot of money and power for Lincolnshire last time round’ - Boston and Skegness MP explains why he set up devolution meetings

The MP for Boston and Skegness said that he set up a meeting between the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government and the county’s council leaders to see if there was a way to “rejuvenate” the Greater Lincolnshire devolution deal.

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An artist's impression of the proposed heritage centre.

Homes in the pipeline for estate

The historic South Ormsby Estate, in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, has confirmed that plans are in the pipeline to build up to 
150 homes in the area.

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Victoria Atkins MP with local politicians and representatives from the Louth Navigation Trust, the Inland Waterways Association, and the Canal & River Trust.

Revival on the cards for Louth Canal

An ambitious project to bring Louth Canal ‘back to life’ has been spearheaded by Victoria Atkins MP, who hopes to see the waterway opened up between Louth, Tetney Lock, and even the Humber estuary - providing a major boost for local tourism.

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Senior county councillors support streetlight review recommendations for Lincolnshire

Senior county councillors have supported recommendations for new strategies to measure the impact of Lincolnshire County Council’s streetlight switch-off across the county.

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Pictured, from left, are: Kaley Boothby, Boston College; Matt Warman, Boston and Skegness MP; Frank Hanson, GLAA Policy Officer; Victoria Atkins, Minister for Crime, Safeguarding, Vulnerability and Women; Mark Heath, GLAA Deputy Director of Business Change; Jo Maher, Boston College Principal

Modern slavery and labour exploitation on college’s curriculum as part of pilot project

A Lincolnshire college is set to take part in a pilot project which will see it join forces with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority to teach its students about modern slavery and labour exploitation.

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Lincolnshire County Council: Street light report to go to executive

Lincolnshire County Council: Street light report to go to executive

Senior county councillors will consider new strategies to measure the impact of the controversial switch-off of thousands of streetlights in Lincolnshire.

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Tollbar CEO: ‘East Lindsey should congratulate us for investing in Louth schools’

Tollbar CEO: ‘East Lindsey should congratulate us for investing in Louth schools’

David Hampson, the chief executive of Tollbar Multi-Academy Trust, has said that Councillor Adam Grist and East Lindsey District Council should be congratulating - rather than criticising - the Trust what they have achieved in the East Lindsey area.

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‘No reason’ Brexit would lead to higher food prices, claims UKIP MEP

East Midlands UKIP MEP. Jonathan Bullock, has claimed there is no reason why Brexit would lead to higher food prices.

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Lincolnshire A&E’s were overwhelmed last winter, according to report to county councillors

Lincolnshire A&E’s were overwhelmed last winter, according to report to county councillors

Accident and emergency departments in Lincolnshire have been overwhelmed by the level of demand upon the service during last winter.

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Mike Woodward took this photograph of the Typhoon above RAF Coningsby at the beginning of the month.

BBMF at centre of controversy over Dambusters 75th anniversary celebrations

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) is at the centre of controversy over what has been described as a ‘mix-up’ at a fly past yesterday (Wednesday) to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid.

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The Mayor of Louth, Councillor George Horton, with his wife Julie, Town Clerk Lynda Phillips, Serjeant Glenn Darnell, and Reverend Nick Brown.

Councillor George Horton elected as Mayor of Louth

Councillor George Horton has been elected as the new Mayor of Louth for 2018/19.

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Greater Lincolnshire Authorities: ‘Appetite for devolution’ says council leader

The leader of Lincolnshire County Council said there is still scope for devolution in the county but without a directly elected mayor.

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