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DVLA car tax changes: Find out how much you will pay from April

New tax rules will end up costing motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April.

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at Lancaster House in London where she outlined her plans for Brexit

VIDEO: ‘UK will take back laws, borders and exit single market’, PM says in Brexit speech

Britain will leave the European single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.

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Mid Lincs CAB CEO Stuart Hellon.

CAB will need to ‘rely more on volunteers’ after funding cut

The Citizens Advice Bureau says it will have to ‘rely even more heavily on our volunteers’ after its funding was reduced.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Roadworks.

Extra funding for road works for Lincolnshire

The county has been awarded £35.4million to spend on road improvements for the coming year - one of the highest levels of funding in the country announced by the Government today (Friday).

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Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman

Skegness and Boston MP urges resident to heed flood warnings

The MP for Boston and Skegness has advised residents to heed army and emergency services warnings if they urge you to evacuate due to the threat of a storm surge flooding the East coast.

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The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, Mrs Jill Hughes.  Photo by Phil Crow.

Sheriff’s badge at stake for good work across Lincolnshire

People in South Holland who have made a real difference in their community can be considered for a countywide award.

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East Lindsey District Council proposes 3.9% tax rise

East Lindsey District Council is inviting residents, business and interested parties to have their say on its draft budget proposals for 2017/18 - which includes a council tax rise of £4.95 (3.9%) for a Band D property.

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BUSY NEW YEAR: EMAS produced this diagram showing the demand for its services on New Years Day.  Photo supplied.

New Year calls to EMAS reach ‘significant pressure’ point

South Holland’s ambulance service is recovering from a New Year’s weekend when it faced “significant pressure” from emergency calls.

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ELDC Headquarters, Manby

Council ‘missing out’ on funding

Communities across East Lindsey are missing out on vital cash to improve local services – because the district council has not signed up to a national scheme.

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Road deaths in Lincolnshire for 2016 at highest for a decade

Almost a dozen deaths on roads in south-east Lincolnshire have contributed to the highest number of fatalities in the county for a decade, new figures have shown.

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TASER FORCE: Neil Rhodes, Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, has confirmed that 50 per cent of uniformed officers will be taser-trained by the end of 2017.  Photo by Phil Crow.  MGJP-08-12-14.  EMN-150319-154540001.

Lincolnshire Police to be top UK taser squad

Half of Lincolnshire’s uniformed police officers will be trained in using tasers by the end of 2017, according to the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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Drive for Justice.

‘Phone-driving is the hidden killer’ Parliament told - as Drive For Justice campaign recognised

People who drive while using their mobile phones are as dangerous as drink-drivers or motorists under the influence of drugs.

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THE CHIEF: Bill Skelly is set to become the new Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police next year, succeeding Neil Rhodes who is due to retire next month.

Lincolnshire’s new police chief is ready to fit the Bill

The next Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has a 255-mile trip from the south-west coast of England ahead of him before taking up his new post.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

Prime Minister backs Lincolnshire Farmers over Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May has told The Standard that she will make a success of Brexit for farmers in Lincolnshire.

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ELDC

Final chance to have your say on Local Plan

The final phase of consultation on the Local Plan for East Lindsey will take place between now and January 25, after which it will be submitted to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate for examination.

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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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