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Losing our fight for fairer funding yet again

31 December 2022
Losing our fight for fairer funding yet again

Losing our fight for fairer funding yet again

31 December 2022

Lincolnshire’s hopes for fairer funding have been dashed again after the government posted its draft local councils settlements.

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Hard-up families get winter help

31 December 2022
Hard-up families get winter help

Hard-up families get winter help

31 December 2022

More than 30,000 children and families have benefited from £5.46million of government support including free school meals this December.


Council chiefs weigh up £10.3 million raid on reserves - or 5% tax hike

28 December 2022
Council chiefs weigh up £10.3 million raid on reserves - or 5% tax hike

Council chiefs weigh up £10.3 million raid on reserves - or 5% tax hike

28 December 2022

Council bosses say they would need to use up to £10.3 million of reserves to balance the budget in 2023.

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‘We won’t balance the budget, no matter what the Government does’

26 December 2022
‘We won’t balance the budget, no matter what the Government does’

‘We won’t balance the budget, no matter what the Government does’

26 December 2022

The county council won't be able to balance its finances without dipping into reserves “no matter what the Government gives us” - members were warned.

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Council may need £10.3 million from reserves to balance budget

23 December 2022
Council may need £10.3 million from reserves to balance budget

Council may need £10.3 million from reserves to balance budget

23 December 2022

Lincolnshire County Council would need to use up to £10.3 million of reserves to balance the budget in 2023.


County Council may have to use £10.3 million from reserves to balance budget

23 December 2022
County Council may have to use £10.3 million from reserves to balance budget

County Council may have to use £10.3 million from reserves to balance budget

23 December 2022

Lincolnshire County Council would need to use up to £10.3 million of reserves to balance the budget in 2023.


Critical incident at hospitals trust stood down

23 December 2022
Critical incident at hospitals trust stood down

Critical incident at hospitals trust stood down

23 December 2022

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has stood down its critical incident.


Critical incident at hospitals trust stood down

23 December 2022
Critical incident at hospitals trust stood down

Critical incident at hospitals trust stood down

23 December 2022

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has stood down its critical incident.


Our NHS delays are 'no longer shocking'

22 December 2022
Our NHS delays are 'no longer shocking'

Our NHS delays are 'no longer shocking'

22 December 2022

A hospital chief says people are “no longer shocked” by discharge delays or long ambulance waits.

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Hospital boss is confident trust will come out of critical incident

22 December 2022
Hospital boss is confident trust will come out of critical incident

Hospital boss is confident trust will come out of critical incident

22 December 2022

A hospital boss has said he is “reasonably confident” that his trust will come out of its critical incident later today.


Inspectorate agrees to examine plans

22 December 2022
Inspectorate agrees to examine plans

Inspectorate agrees to examine plans

22 December 2022

A planning inspector has agreed to examine plans for the UK’s biggest solar farm.


30,000 children and families benefit from £5 million government support

21 December 2022
30,000 children and families benefit from £5 million government support

30,000 children and families benefit from £5 million government support

21 December 2022

More than 30,000 children and families have benefited from £5.46million of government support including free school meals this December.


Lincolnshire hospitals trust declares critical incident

21 December 2022
Lincolnshire hospitals trust declares critical incident

Lincolnshire hospitals trust declares critical incident

21 December 2022

Hospital bosses have declared a critical incident due to significant pressure on its services.


Lincolnshire hospitals trust declares critical incident

21 December 2022
Lincolnshire hospitals trust declares critical incident

Lincolnshire hospitals trust declares critical incident

21 December 2022

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has declared a critical incident due to significant pressure on its services.

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County council's hopes for fairer funding dashed

20 December 2022
County council's hopes for fairer funding dashed

County council's hopes for fairer funding dashed

20 December 2022

Lincolnshire’s hopes for fairer funding have been dashed again after the government posted its draft local councils settlements this week.


County council could face cost pressures of around £60 million next year

20 December 2022
County council could face cost pressures of around £60 million next year

County council could face cost pressures of around £60 million next year

20 December 2022

Lincolnshire County Council will not be able to balance its finances without dipping into reserves next year “no matter what the government gives us”.


Referendum sees vote to keep busy A16 roundabout

19 December 2022
Referendum sees vote to keep busy A16 roundabout

Referendum sees vote to keep busy A16 roundabout

19 December 2022

Residents of three parishes have voted in favour of keeping a roundabout on the A16.


Huge rise in costs puts pressure on highways jobs and repairs

18 December 2022
Huge rise in costs puts pressure on highways jobs and repairs

Huge rise in costs puts pressure on highways jobs and repairs

18 December 2022

A 300% rise in the cost of weedkiller is among the nearly £20 million of inflationary cost pressures faced by Lincolnshire County Council’s highways.

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Fears that we could ‘lose out’ on devolution

18 December 2022
Fears that we could ‘lose out’ on devolution

Fears that we could ‘lose out’ on devolution

18 December 2022

Lincolnshire is at “increasing risk” of losing out over devolution, councillors have warned as they moved forward with draft proposals.


How to make a festive wreath

18 December 2022
How to make a festive wreath

How to make a festive wreath

18 December 2022

Our regular columnist Mark Cox shares how to make the best Christmas wreath


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