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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 Kington 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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UNITARY AUTHORITY: East Lindsey ‘will actively engage’ in discussions

Leader of East Lindsey District Council, Councillor Craig Leyland, has said that his council will actively engage in discussions around the future of local government arrangements for our area.

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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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