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VIDEO: UKIP leader Paul Nuttall speaks in Sleaford today

UKIP is wheeling out its big guns with newly elected national leader Paul Nuttall speaking in Sleaford today (Saturday) and former leader Nigel Farage due to arrive on Monday.

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Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis, with Lincolnshire's Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.

Minister for Policing visits Lincolnshire Police HQ

The Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis, has visited Lincolnshire Police as part of an operation he has called ‘Operation Cops’ which involves him visiting forces to meet frontline staff and hear first-hand about the issues affecting them and the work they do in the community.

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VIDEO: Education secretary Justine Greening looks at apprenticeships and grammar schools during visit to Sleaford today

Education Secretary Justine Greening paid a visit to a local business and a school in Sleaford today (Monday) to see shining examples of apprenticeships and grammar schools at the heart her strategy for education.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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County councillor brands measures in Chancellor’s Autumn Statement as good for Lincolnshire people and businesses

The county council’s Executive Member for Economic Development, has expressed his support for the Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s announcements in his Autumn Statement.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Polce called to remove councillors from meeting in Chapel St Leonards

Police have confirmed they were called to remove two members of Chapel St Leonards Parish Council from the closed session of a meeting.

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Lincolnshire County Council Leader, Coun Martin Hill.

Lincolnshire County Council leader says Government’s devolution deal “fell some way short”

The leader of Lincolnshire County Council has responded to comments made by a Government Minister after the authority backed out of a proposed devolution deal.

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Lincolnshire County Council news.

Lincolnshire councils reject Government’s £450 million devolution deal

Two local leaders in Lincolnshire have confirmed their intention not to proceed with a devolution deal which it is claimed would have brought a £450m boost to the county.

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Karen Sheppard, owner of People First Mobility.

Grants of £4k-plus for shops

Two businesses in the Skegness area have re-vamped their shop fronts thanks to grants totalling more than £4,000 from East Lindsey District Council.

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Lincolnshire County Council Leader, Coun Martin Hill.

County council leader set to say “No” to combined authority deal

Plans for a combined authority in Lincolnshire, with a £15 million a year budget, look uncertain after a council leader hinted he would reject the deal.

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VIDEO: Health minister Jeremy Hunt visits Lincolnshire and talks about future of local health services and backs Tory by-election candidate

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP has given a video interview to The Sleaford Standard on visiting the town to lend his support to the new Tory candidate in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.

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Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.

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Election and voting news

Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election date confirmed

North Kesteven District Council, as the electoral authority locally, has today (Tuesday, November 8) received the Parkliamentary writ confirming details for the Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency Parliamentary by-election.

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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EU Referendum

Victoria Atkins MP ‘will vote in favour of Article 50’

Louth and Horncastle MP, Victoria Atkins, has confirmed that she will vote in favour of triggering Article 50 if the issue comes before Parliament.

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Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman

Voting to trigger article 50 ‘would be incumbent on all MPs’ says Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman following High Court ruling

The MP for Boston and Skegness has said he will vote to trigger article 50 if it came to Parliament following yesterday’s (Thursday’s) High Court ruling.

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VIDEO: Theresa May moves to keep her finger on Brexit trigger

Theresa May is trying to restore her grip on Brexit as calls mount for an emergency general election to settle the question of British withdrawal from the EU.

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Jeremy Hunt (right) and Matt Warman during a visit to Boston.

Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital has ‘a bright future’ says health secretary

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told Parliament this week that Pilgrim Hospital has ‘a bright future’ under NHS reform plans that will see a greater focus on rural and sparsely populated areas.

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