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“It’s like they don’t want to engage with people!” Councillors slam their own officers’ response times

27 May 2024
“It’s like they don’t want to engage with people!” Councillors slam their own officers’ response times

“It’s like they don’t want to engage with people!” Councillors slam their own officers’ response times

27 May 2024

Councillors have accused their own officers of not wanting to engage with the public, criticising the authority’s response time.


Compromise over RAF Scampton is “best chance” of village’s future

23 May 2024
Compromise over RAF Scampton is “best chance” of village’s future

Compromise over RAF Scampton is “best chance” of village’s future

23 May 2024

A compromise between the Home Office and a council regarding RAF Scampton is being hailed as the village’s “best chance” at a future.


“I am paid less than the minimum wage!” Councillors call for allowance raise to bring them line with partner authorities

23 May 2024
“I am paid less than the minimum wage!” Councillors call for allowance raise to bring them line with partner authorities

“I am paid less than the minimum wage!” Councillors call for allowance raise to bring them line with partner authorities

23 May 2024

Councillors have called for an increase in their allowances - bring them in line with partner.

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New mayor wants to spend her year in office looking out for the little guys

22 May 2024
New mayor wants to spend her year in office looking out for the little guys

New mayor wants to spend her year in office looking out for the little guys

22 May 2024

Newly-elected Mayor of Boston Helen Staples says she isn’t interested in the glitz and glamour that comes with the position.


Former mayor back on the chain gang! Council elects new chairman

17 May 2024
Former mayor back on the chain gang! Council elects new chairman

Former mayor back on the chain gang! Council elects new chairman

17 May 2024

Coun Eddie Strengiel has been elected as the new Chairman of Lincolnshire County Council.


New council leader ‘passionate’ about area that ‘punches above our weight’ … but opposition say it’s ‘more of the same’

15 May 2024
New council leader ‘passionate’ about area that ‘punches above our weight’ … but opposition say it’s ‘more of the same’

New council leader ‘passionate’ about area that ‘punches above our weight’ … but opposition say it’s ‘more of the same’

15 May 2024

The new leader of City of Lincoln Council has become the second woman ever to hold the position since the 80s.


‘Proud as punch!’ New mayor a Pink Floyd-loving rock fan who will raise cash for cancer charity following partner’s diagnosis

15 May 2024
‘Proud as punch!’ New mayor a Pink Floyd-loving rock fan who will raise cash for cancer charity following partner’s diagnosis

‘Proud as punch!’ New mayor a Pink Floyd-loving rock fan who will raise cash for cancer charity following partner’s diagnosis

15 May 2024

A Pink Floyd-loving rock fan has been appointed as a city’s new mayor.


‘We’re not like these crazy crackpot Labour councils – we know how to manage money’

12 May 2024
‘We’re not like these crazy crackpot Labour councils – we know how to manage money’

‘We’re not like these crazy crackpot Labour councils – we know how to manage money’

12 May 2024

Senior Conservatives are confident they can keep control of Lincolnshire County Council next year - despite big recent losses for the party.

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Supermarket to be demolished to make way for bigger store

09 May 2024
Supermarket to be demolished to make way for bigger store

Supermarket to be demolished to make way for bigger store

09 May 2024

A Morrisons supermarket is set to be demolished to make way for a bigger store.

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‘Prison-like’ 3G football pitch gets green light despite residents’ objections

09 May 2024
‘Prison-like’ 3G football pitch gets green light despite residents’ objections

‘Prison-like’ 3G football pitch gets green light despite residents’ objections

09 May 2024

Controversial plans to build a new 3G football pitch at a school have been approved.


‘Lincolnshire is not going to be a dumping ground for the power demands of London!’ County council stands firm amidst proposed infrastructure projects

09 May 2024
‘Lincolnshire is not going to be a dumping ground for the power demands of London!’ County council stands firm amidst proposed infrastructure projects

‘Lincolnshire is not going to be a dumping ground for the power demands of London!’ County council stands firm amidst proposed infrastructure projects

09 May 2024

A council promised it will stand firm in protecting the county’s landscape and tourism sector in the face of multiple major infrastructure projects.

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Police glitch moves town out of county

07 May 2024
Police glitch moves town out of county

Police glitch moves town out of county

07 May 2024

A technical glitch on the Lincolnshire Police website is mistakenly claiming that a county town is not within its jurisdiction.


‘Big night’ for Labour as Tory opposition loses ground

03 May 2024
‘Big night’ for Labour as Tory opposition loses ground

‘Big night’ for Labour as Tory opposition loses ground

03 May 2024

Labour has further strengthened its hold on the City of Lincoln Council, taking seats from the Conservative opposition in the 2024 local election.


Plans to build 142 affordable homes on site earmarked to become a marina unveiled

02 May 2024
Plans to build 142 affordable homes on site earmarked to become a marina unveiled

Plans to build 142 affordable homes on site earmarked to become a marina unveiled

02 May 2024

Plans to build 142 new affordable homes on a site earmarked to become a marina have been unveiled.

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Plans transform former Halfords into indoor trampoline centre

01 May 2024
Plans transform former Halfords into indoor trampoline centre

Plans transform former Halfords into indoor trampoline centre

01 May 2024

A former Halfords garage may soon be converted into an indoor trampoline centre.


Road to ruin! County council pays out £666,000 in compensation to motorists hitting potholes… with claims up more than 35%

26 April 2024
Road to ruin! County council pays out £666,000 in compensation to motorists hitting potholes… with claims up more than 35%

Road to ruin! County council pays out £666,000 in compensation to motorists hitting potholes… with claims up more than 35%

26 April 2024

The number of compensation claims from Lincolnshire motorists after hitting potholes has jumped by a third in the last year.

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County council to ‘double check’ Environment Agency findings on Storm Babet

26 April 2024
County council to ‘double check’ Environment Agency findings on Storm Babet

County council to ‘double check’ Environment Agency findings on Storm Babet

26 April 2024

Lincolnshire County Council has pledged to ‘double-check’ the findings of the Environment Agency’s report on flooding in Horncastle.


‘Children are pretending to eat out of an empty lunchbox or scouring the bins for scraps because they can’t afford lunch’

26 April 2024
‘Children are pretending to eat out of an empty lunchbox or scouring the bins for scraps because they can’t afford lunch’

‘Children are pretending to eat out of an empty lunchbox or scouring the bins for scraps because they can’t afford lunch’

26 April 2024

Hungry schoolchildren are pretending to eat from empty lunchboxes, eating rubbers and searching bins for scraps, according to a concerned councillor.

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Ex policeman would have been sacked for stealing £200 jacket from colleague

25 April 2024
Ex policeman would have been sacked for stealing £200 jacket from colleague

Ex policeman would have been sacked for stealing £200 jacket from colleague

25 April 2024

A former police officer, who has already resigned, would have been dismissed after admitting stealing a jacket valued at £200 from a colleague.


Drive-thru coffee shop planned for retail park

23 April 2024
Drive-thru coffee shop planned for retail park

Drive-thru coffee shop planned for retail park

23 April 2024

A drive-thru coffee shop could be the latest development at a retail park.


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