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Ellis Karran, Local Democracy Reporter

Lincolnshire tourism still below pre-Covid levels

23 February 2024
Lincolnshire tourism still below pre-Covid levels

Lincolnshire tourism still below pre-Covid levels

23 February 2024

With Lincolnshire’s visitor economy still falling short of pre-COVID levels, cancelled events across the are contributing to fewer people visiting.


‘Do they really need to charge for car parking on a Sunday?’

23 February 2024
‘Do they really need to charge for car parking on a Sunday?’

‘Do they really need to charge for car parking on a Sunday?’

23 February 2024

Fears have been raised about the impact of a proposed hike in parking charges will have on a town’s fortunes.

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Swimming pool plan has ‘little to no public benefit’ and ‘would disturb a high volume of archaeological remains’

23 February 2024
Swimming pool plan has ‘little to no public benefit’ and ‘would disturb a high volume of archaeological remains’

Swimming pool plan has ‘little to no public benefit’ and ‘would disturb a high volume of archaeological remains’

23 February 2024

An archaeologist has called on the City of Lincoln Council to reject the White Hart Hotel’s proposed swimming pool complex.


Glory Hole business owner fed up of ‘carrots being dangled’

22 February 2024
Glory Hole business owner fed up of ‘carrots being dangled’

Glory Hole business owner fed up of ‘carrots being dangled’

22 February 2024

A Glory Hole business owner said he is fed up of “carrots being dangled” over fixing the collapsed footway.


£2 billion ‘not enough’ for 750,000 population, but more money not the answer to Lincolnshire healthcare woes – public health director

22 February 2024
£2 billion ‘not enough’ for 750,000 population, but more money not the answer to Lincolnshire healthcare woes – public health director

£2 billion ‘not enough’ for 750,000 population, but more money not the answer to Lincolnshire healthcare woes – public health director

22 February 2024

The solution to Lincolnshire’s healthcare problems is not as simple as investing more money into the system, it has been claimed.

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“The end of Lincolnshire as we know it!” Fears over 4,000-acre solar farm

22 February 2024
“The end of Lincolnshire as we know it!” Fears over 4,000-acre solar farm

“The end of Lincolnshire as we know it!” Fears over 4,000-acre solar farm

22 February 2024

Protesting residents fear a planned solar farm across more than 4,000 acres of farmland could spark “the end of Lincolnshire as we know it.”

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MP speaks out against plans to house ‘at least 2,000’ asylum at RAF base in House of Commons

22 February 2024
MP speaks out against plans to house ‘at least 2,000’ asylum at RAF base in House of Commons

MP speaks out against plans to house ‘at least 2,000’ asylum at RAF base in House of Commons

22 February 2024

Lincoln’s Conservative MP has spoken out against the Home Office’s RAF Scampton plan inside the House of Commons.


Spring budget wish list: Lincolnshire “urgently” needs support in hospitality, tourism and flood prevention

21 February 2024
Spring budget wish list: Lincolnshire “urgently” needs support in hospitality, tourism and flood prevention

Spring budget wish list: Lincolnshire “urgently” needs support in hospitality, tourism and flood prevention

21 February 2024

Lincolnshire “urgently” needs support in hospitality and tourism sectors to boost growth, as well as Government support to prevent future flooding.

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Around 1,500 Ukrainian refugees have moved to Lincolnshire following Russian invasion in 2022

20 February 2024
Around 1,500 Ukrainian refugees have moved to Lincolnshire following Russian invasion in 2022

Around 1,500 Ukrainian refugees have moved to Lincolnshire following Russian invasion in 2022

20 February 2024

Lincolnshire has provided a home from home for almost 1,500 Ukrainian people since the Russian invasion in 2022.


NHS trusts’ CEO to extend stay, new group chair announced

19 February 2024
NHS trusts’ CEO to extend stay, new group chair announced

NHS trusts’ CEO to extend stay, new group chair announced

19 February 2024

A delay to the recruitment process for a new chief executive at two of Lincolnshire’s NHS trusts means the current CEO will extend his stay.

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Historic hotel eyes revival with luxurious upgrades

19 February 2024
Historic hotel eyes revival with luxurious upgrades

Historic hotel eyes revival with luxurious upgrades

19 February 2024

A historic establishment is hoping to make a splash with its latest plans.


Near 5% policing precept increase approved

18 February 2024
Near 5% policing precept increase approved

Near 5% policing precept increase approved

18 February 2024

The county’s Police and Crime Commissioner has seen his proposed 4.45% council tax precept increase approved by councillors.

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Tesla car showroom plan for county

16 February 2024
Tesla car showroom plan for county

Tesla car showroom plan for county

16 February 2024

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla, owned by Elon Musk, is set to build a large showroom and service centre at a business park.


‘An exciting opportunity for dog owners to enjoy something a little bit different with their furry friends’

12 February 2024
‘An exciting opportunity for dog owners to enjoy something a little bit different with their furry friends’

‘An exciting opportunity for dog owners to enjoy something a little bit different with their furry friends’

12 February 2024

Plans for a canine hydrotherapy centre offering swimming classes for dogs have been approved.


How consumers will pay for £1.07 billion East coast pylon project

10 February 2024
How consumers will pay for £1.07 billion East coast pylon project

How consumers will pay for £1.07 billion East coast pylon project

10 February 2024

Plans for a billion-pound 87-mile electric pylon network through Lincolnshire will be funded by customer bills across the next four decades.

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‘Foolhardy’ decision to shut police hubs attracts criticism

10 February 2024
‘Foolhardy’ decision to shut police hubs attracts criticism

‘Foolhardy’ decision to shut police hubs attracts criticism

10 February 2024

Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has criticised a cost-saving measure to close 17 small-town hubs, branding the decision “foolhardy”.

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County’s Willy Wonka chocolate factory plans expansion

09 February 2024
County’s Willy Wonka chocolate factory plans expansion

County’s Willy Wonka chocolate factory plans expansion

09 February 2024

A leading chocolate business has submitted a planning application to extend its factory and build a new warehouse facility at the site.


Police & Crime Commissioner recommends almost £13 rise for council tax precept

02 February 2024
Police & Crime Commissioner recommends almost £13 rise for council tax precept

Police & Crime Commissioner recommends almost £13 rise for council tax precept

02 February 2024

Lincolnshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner has recommended almost the maximum increase for the council tax precept for 2024/25.

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“Tens of thousands haven’t had their voices heard!” Lincolnshire devolution consultation’s ‘slanted’ questions slammed

01 February 2024
“Tens of thousands haven’t had their voices heard!” Lincolnshire devolution consultation’s ‘slanted’ questions slammed

“Tens of thousands haven’t had their voices heard!” Lincolnshire devolution consultation’s ‘slanted’ questions slammed

01 February 2024

Lincolnshire’s ambitious devolution deal, promising £24 million annually for 30 years, has hit a snag with its public consultation process.

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“It broadens people’s options!” Town looks set for first budget supermarket as Aldi and Starbucks submit application

01 February 2024
“It broadens people’s options!” Town looks set for first budget supermarket as Aldi and Starbucks submit application

“It broadens people’s options!” Town looks set for first budget supermarket as Aldi and Starbucks submit application

01 February 2024

A town could have its first budget supermarket next year, as a detailed application has been submitted for an Aldi and Starbucks to be built.


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