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UKIP leader visits Skegness to launch campaign to be voted MP for Boston and Skegness

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has marked the launch of his campaign contesting the Boston and Skegness seat in the General Election with a whirlwind visit to Skegness.

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UKIP leader Paul Nuttall at last year's Sleaford by-election with Victoria Ayling.

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall confirms he is standing for Boston and Skegness

The UKIP leader has finally revealed where he is standing in the General Election – and as many suspected he will be contesting the Boston and Skegness seat.

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Footway lights upgrade across East Lindsey ‘will save cash and energy’

Work has commenced to upgrade more than 2,700 footway lights in East Lindsey to LED, as part of an initiative to save 530,300kw of energy and around £110,000 in operating costs per year.

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COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election.

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Lincolnshire County Council election ‘needs you!’

Could you play a role on one of the most important dates in local government this year?

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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UPDATE: National paper’s response to criticism over ‘offensive’ Jolly Fisherman front

The editor of a national newspaper depicting Skegness’ Jolly Fisherman swearing and wearing a jumper with the line ‘GO AWAY’ has respnded to criticism.

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VIDEO: Relic hunter wants to reunite families of 14,000 Second World War heroes with dog tags

A relic hunter has launched an extraordinary appeal to reunite the families of over 14,000 Second World War heroes with their dog tags - after he found them buried in a field.

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Imminent UK cuts to mothers tax credits are an assault on womens human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

Angela O’Hagan is a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University. Here she looks at how a change in tax credits for parents who have more than two children is an attack on women’s rights.

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Scrap man carrying two fridge freezers on his van roof fined over £1,000 for not having proper licence

A Newark area man who was stopped by police at Cranwell with a van so laden with scrap it had two fridge freezers strapped to the roof has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 in fines and costs after admitting not having the proper licence.

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Matt Warman.

COLUMN: Article 50 delivers on a promise many voters doubted

As Theresa May triggers Article 50, marking the moment the formal process begins for taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union, here is Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman’s comments on this historic day.

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Coun Daniel McNally (left) with Craig Leyland, the newly-elected chairman of the Louth and Horncastle Conservative Association.

UKIP county councillor defects to Conservatives

One of Lincolnshire’s leading UKIP county councillors has defected to the Conservative Party, just weeks before the county council elections.

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Lincolnshire MP jokes about ‘rumours’ he’s been made newspaper editor

Sir Edward Leigh MP has today (Tuesday) joked on social media that ‘rumours’ of him becoming editor of two local newspapers are untrue - in what appears to be a comical swipe at his party colleague George Osborne MP.

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‘I’ll be back’: County councillor for Skegness Robin Hunter-Clarke to step down

A county councillor for Skegness who now lives in Wales has announced he will not be standing for re-election in May.

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Claimant count rises in East Lindsey

The number of East Lindsey residents claiming unemployment benefits has faced a year-on-year rise, according to new figures released today (Wednesday).

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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Budget 2017 LIVE: Full coverage and analysis

Budget 2017 LIVE: Full coverage and analysis

Welcome to our LIVE blog of today’s Prime Minister’s Questions and the Chancellor’s 2017 Budget.

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We need you! Royal British Legion appeals for new members

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Councillor Steve Palmer.

East Lindsey councillors vote against bid for ‘greater transparency’

District councillor Steve Palmer has expressed his disappointment after fellow councillors voted against a motion to promote further openness and transparency.

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International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox talks about the business of Brexit during a visit to some of Lincolnshire’s successful exporters

Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, made a whistle-stop tour of Lincolnshire today (Thursday) visiting a number of local businesses with export success stories while backing some of his fellow Tory party candidates in the upcoming county council elections in May.

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