BREAKING NEWS: Devolution plans in tatters as county councillors vote ‘No’

Lincolnshire County Council has today voted against plans for a new Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority and Mayor.

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Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman

Boston and Skegness MP calls on Government to ‘treat people like people’ during EU migrant rights debate

The MP for Boston and Skegness has told ministers in the House of Commons that ‘When we get immigration wrong, we divide our country, we divide our towns and we foster radical parties that bring out the worst in good people’.

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Coun Robin Hunter-Clarke.

Lincolnshire UKIP councillor criticised after running for seat 255 miles away in Wales

A Lincolnshire County councillor who is also in the running for a seat in another county council 255 miles away has defended the move.

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Operation Drive Insured is a national campaign targeting motorists who drive whilst uninsured.

Police mount national operation to tackle uninsured driving in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police is getting behind Operation Drive Insured, the first ever campaign to promote motor insurance enforcement.


County MPs push for funding for spread of ‘Boris Bikes’ and a sustainable transport hub for Skegness

Lincolnshire MPs have sought a commitment from Government ministers to continued investment in the county’s cycle network, as well as pushing for a cycling Hub for Skegness and an expansion of the ‘Boris bike’ cycle hire scheme to North Kesteven and East Lindsey.

Money matters

Residents to foot bill for audit in Chapel

Chapel St Leonards residents will have to fork out for the cost of an audit following allegations of ‘poor behaviour and conduct’.

Coun Marc Jones (front left), Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, at the launch of Operation Galileo with Chief Inspectors David Buckley of Norfolk Constabulary, Deborah Clark and Jim Tyner (both Lincolnshire Police), Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Coun Stuart Tweedale (front right) and NFU Holland (Lincs) members.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Do the numbers add up on a wafer-thin blue police bill?

Four months after taking office as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Lincolnshire, Coun Marc Jones has produced his first vision of policing across the county.

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Council Tax

Have your say on Council Tax Support in East Lindsey

People living in East Lindsey are being asked for their views on the local Council Tax Support Scheme.

East Lindsey District Council headquarters at Tedder Hall in Manby.

Fresh controversy over proposed Gypsy and Traveller sites in East Lindsey

Fresh controversy has erupted over proposed provision of Gypsy and Traveller sites in East Lindsey.

Bins eing collected.

East Lindsey residents will have to pay £40 for green waste collections

Residents will have to pay £40 for the green waste service provided by East Lindsey District Council from next year.

Pictured are (from left) Tracy Foster (Sleaford office - 15 years), managing director Adrian Reynolds, Annette Stewart (Boston office - 15 years), Sandy Jarratt (Boston office - 15 years), director Ian Phillips, Linda Steele (Melton office - 25 years) and Lisa Watson (Newark office - 15 years).

Long-serving members of staff at Lincolnshire accountants recognised

Long-serving members of staff at a regional chartered accountants have been recognised for their years of service.

Councillor Adam Grist, Portfolio Holder for Rural Economy and Market Towns, at Louths Riverhead.

ELDC’s Action Plan for regeneration aims to strengthen local economy

A project which explores flood resilient visitor accommodation that could be occupied all year around is just one of the projects identified in a plan launched today that sets out opportunities to strengthen the economy in East Lincolnshire.

McDonald's Restaurant. Library image.

McDonald’s restaurant in Sleaford condemned after refusing to take Scottish bank notes

Fast food chain McDonald’s has been condemned after the Sleaford site refused to take a Scottish bank note.

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More Syrian refugees need rehoming by councils each and every month if UK is to hit 20,000 target, new report finds

More Syrian refugees will need to be found new home sin the UK each and every month if the UK Government is to hit its target of rehoming 20,000 by May 2020 the National Audit Office has announced today, Tuesday September 13.

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Matt Warman.

Boston and Skegness MP ‘pleased there will be no attempts to remain in the EU’ after Brexit

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman has reiterated his stance that there should not be a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the Eurpoean Union following Brexit.

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Coffee Cup tax to be introduced?

New 5p coffee cup charge suggested by senior politicians

Following the success of a 5p charge for plastic bags, senior politicians have now want to place the same levy on disposable coffee cups.

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Marc Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire.

Help set crime fighting priorities for South Holland

People in South Holland are being offered the chance to put forward ideas on how best to crime and disorder where they live.


Support for Greater Lincolnshire devolution - but mixed views on Mayor

The results of the consultation on a Mayoral Combined Authority for Greater Lincolnshire have now been published - showing broad support for devolution, but mixed opinions on whether an elected mayor should be put in place.

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Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln. EMN-150909-170439001

New electoral arrangements published for Lincolnshire County Council

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Lincolnshire County Council.

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Ice and snow on the roads.

Recruitment events to find gritter drivers

Two recruitment events to find new members for Lincolnshire’s gritting team are to be held next week.

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