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Lincolnshire’s gritters drive the equivalent of to the South Pole and back to keep roads safe

Despite a catalogue of minor and more serious collision on Lincolnshire’s roads in recent days due to ice and snow, the county council says its gritters have covered a distance equal to a trip to the South Pole and back.

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Police will name convicted drink-drivers over the festive period. Photo: stock.

“We will name you” - force’s Christmas promise to drink-drivers

Lincolnshire Police has warned convicted drink-drivers that they will be named and shamed ahead of a county-wide campaign over the festive period.

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Police chief calls for more to be done to target public perception and fear around street lighting changes

The Assistant Chief Constable for Lincolnshire Police has told councillors that more of an effort will be needed to target the public perception and fear around changes to street lighting - as well as create better statistical analysis of the changes.

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Boston and Skegness MP accuses members of parliament of ‘scaremongering’ and ‘weaponising’ people’s futures in EU Nationals debate

The MP for Boston and Skegness has accused members of Parliament of ‘scaremongering’ over the futures of foreign nationals in the UK and ‘weaponising’ the lives and livelihoods of people who come to this country.

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Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson MP in the cockpit of a Typhoon. Photo: John Aron

EXCLUSIVE: Defence Secretary visiting RAF Coningsby today

Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson MP visited RAF Coningsby this afternoon.

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Gritters are ready for action today after the firstsnowfall on the Wolds in Lincolnshire. EMN-171130-124221001

Gritters prepared to do battle with the weather to keep Lincolnshire moving as first snow falls

With snow already falling on the Wolds in the Louth area and forecast to potentially fall across other parts of Lincolnshire as temperatures plummet, the county’s gritters will be out on the roads to keep them safe for motorists.

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No evidence to link ‘slight increase in overnight crime’ to street lighting changes, say police

Lincolnshire Police says there has been a ‘slight increase in overnight crimes’ but says there is no evidence that street lighting changes by Lincolnshire County Council has caused it in a report released this morning (Monday).

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

LIVE: The Budget as it happens

Chancellor Phillip Hammond is this afternoon giving his Budget speech.

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Video: Combined fire and ambulance station unveiled

Fire and ambulance crews in Louth took part in an emergency drill this afternoon to mark the opening of the new combined station - the first in Lincolnshire.
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County council wants your views on streetlighting switch-offs in Lincolnshire

Local residents, businesses and organisations are being asked to complete a questionnaire on the impact of the county council’s controversial part-night street lighting policy.

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Victoria Atkins MP.

Victoria Atkins MP becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office

Louth and Horncastle MP, Victoria Atkins, has reportedly been promoted to a ministerial role at the Home Office this afternoon (Thursday).

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Victoria Atkins MP.

Local MP praises bravery of police after modern slavery prosecution

A local MP has praised the bravery of the emergency services and backed tougher sentencing in the first debate on the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill.

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Skegness and Boston MP welcomes Brexit assurances on seasonal workers

Matt Warman MP has sought assurances from the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis MP, that migration will not be managed in a way which is damaging to the economy.

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‘Your voice counts’: Consultation taking place today to help shape future of Skegness

A consultation is taking place today to gather views about what residents like and dislike about Skegness.

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Last chance for Tower Pavilion in Skegness?

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VIDEO: Lincolnshire Trading Standards officers film video guide on safety when buying kids’ hallowe’en costumes

With the horrific story of TV presenter Claudia Winkleman’s child’s costume catching fire hitting the headlines the other year, Lincolnshire Trading Standards officers are offering a video guide to buying kids’ Hallowe’en outfits while still getting into the spirit with safety in mind.

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Lincolnshire council leaders take fight for a fair funding deal to House of Commons

County council leader Coun Martin Hill will today (Wednesday) be joining Lincolnshire MPs in a meeting with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to discuss getting a better funding deal for the area.

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Matt Warman, Sir Edward Leigh, Victoria Atkins and Dr. Caroline Johnson met with Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Lincolnshire MPs meet with minister over fair funding campaign

Sir Edward Leigh, the veteran Member of Parliament for the Gainsborough constituency, has taken part in a meeting with other Lincolnshire MPs and the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, about the important issue of getting a fairer funding deal from central government for local government in Lincolnshire.

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ELDC headquarters at Tedder Hall in Manby.

D-Day for the future of the Cattle Market

A highly anticipated decision on the future of Louth’s Cattle Market will be made tonight (Wednesday), almost four years to the day since the site was first put on the market.

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