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Royal honour for years of service

A Boston man has returned from Buckingham Palace after being presented with an MBE for political services.

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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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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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‘Super council’ plans for area left in tatters

Leading political figures in Lincolnshire have found themselves at loggerheads over the latest bid to form a ‘super council’.

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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).

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‘Vote them all out’: Fury at Chapel St Leonards Parish Council

Residents in Chapel St Leonards protesting against a massive 41.54 per cent hike in the council tax precept were horrified by the display of unprofessionalism shown at last night’s meeting of the parish council.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Leader of West Lindsey District Council

Jeff Summers, Leader of West Lindsey District Council, has given his views on plans for a unitary authority for Lincolnshire.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Council leader explains why referendum ‘now won’t be possible’

Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Martin Hill, has explained why a poll on transforming local government in Lincolnshire won’t now be possible – although some form of consultation “could still happen”.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Labour calls for ‘end to shambles’

This Friday (February 24) at Lincolnshire County Council, the Labour Party opposition is planning to vote against plans for a unitary authority in Lincolnshire.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Lincolnshire County Council leader’s view

Lincolnshire County Council leader Martin Hill said the abolition of the county council and seven districts to create a new unitary system would save £150m over five years.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Lincolnshire Conservatives

“Here in Lincolnshire we currently have eight councils, one county council and seven district councils.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: East Lindsey District Council’s view

East Lindsey District Council leader Craig Leyland, said: “The clear advice received by the Deputy Returning Officers was that a referendum run as proposed by the County Council in conjunction with the County Council election on May 4 would not have been legal.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: City of Lincoln Council’s view

Coun Ric Metcalfe, Leader of City of Lincoln Council, said: “The county council has stated on several occasions that it intends to run a referendum on 4 May to gauge support for a unitary authority.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: North Kesteven District Council’s view

Councillor Mrs Marion Brighton OBE, Leader of NKDC, said: “I think we are all agreed that the concept of local government reorganisation and the potential for unitary authorities needs to be fully explored and tested by the population of Lincolnshire.

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Lincolnshire’s ‘Super Council’ plans plunged into chaos

Ambitious plans for a new ‘Super Council’ to govern Lincolnshire have been plunged into chaos.

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‘Any Questions’ panel confirmed for tonight’s broadcast from Louth

BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions?’ will be broadcast live from Louth Town Hall this evening (Thursday), and the four panellists have now been confirmed.

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Children’s commissioners express ‘deep concern’ over end of child refugees scheme

Children’s commissioners express ‘deep concern’ over end of child refugees scheme

The UK’s four children’s commissioners have written to the Government to tell of their “deep concern” at the decision to end a scheme to bring lone child refugees to Britain.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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UKIP MP confirmed as panellist for ‘Any Questions?’ in Louth

The first panellist for BBC Radio Four’s ‘Any Questions?’, which will be broadcast live from Louth Town Hall next Friday (February 17), has been confirmed.

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Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman

Cancelling President Trump’s state visit would be ‘foolhardy’, says MP

MP for Boston and Skegness Matt Warman has said it would be ‘foolhardy’ to cancel the state visit of US President Donald Trump.

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