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Louth & Horncastle MP demands agriculture is ‘central’ to Brexit trade negotiations

Victoria Atkins, the MP for Louth and Horncastle, welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s ‘plan for Britain’ on Tuesday (January 17) - and demanded assurances that agriculture would be ‘at the centre’ of post-Brexit trade negotiations.

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DVLA car tax changes: Find out how much you will pay from April

New tax rules will end up costing motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April.

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at Lancaster House in London where she outlined her plans for Brexit

VIDEO: ‘UK will take back laws, borders and exit single market’, PM says in Brexit speech

Britain will leave the European single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.

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Mid Lincs CAB CEO Stuart Hellon.

CAB will need to ‘rely more on volunteers’ after funding cut

The Citizens Advice Bureau says it will have to ‘rely even more heavily on our volunteers’ after its funding was reduced.

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Louth & District Labour Party plans ‘day of action’ over NHS proposals

The Louth and District Labour Party will be holding a day of action next Saturday (January 21), campaigning against the current state of the NHS locally and nationally.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Extra funding for road works for Lincolnshire

The county has been awarded £35.4million to spend on road improvements for the coming year - one of the highest levels of funding in the country announced by the Government today (Friday).

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East Lindsey District Council proposes 3.9% tax rise

East Lindsey District Council is inviting residents, business and interested parties to have their say on its draft budget proposals for 2017/18 - which includes a council tax rise of £4.95 (3.9%) for a Band D property.

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MPs speak out on rural Lincolnshire health services

Market Rasen and Caistor MP Sir Edward Leigh has challenged the Secretary of State for Health, about the disparity in NHS services between those who live in urban areas and those who live in rural communities.

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District councils facing an uncertain future - Leyland

East Lindsey District Council leader Craig Leyland has admitted the authority could face an uncertain future amid fears of more cutbacks and renewed speculation about a new ‘Super Council’ to run Lincolnshire.

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Council ‘missing out’ on funding

Communities across East Lindsey are missing out on vital cash to improve local services – because the district council has not signed up to a national scheme.

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A section of the dangerous path which is at the centre of safety concerns.

Mayor backs calls to improve town path

The mayor of Horncastle has backed residents who are calling for improvements to be made to a well-used footpath which links the town centre with a major supermarket.

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Road deaths in Lincolnshire for 2016 at highest for a decade

Almost a dozen deaths on roads in south-east Lincolnshire have contributed to the highest number of fatalities in the county for a decade, new figures have shown.

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Leader defends ELDC over new homes row

East Lindsey District Council leader Craig Leyland has launched a staunch defence of the authority’s planning process after claims the views of local people are totally ignored.

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New Year message from Coun Martin Hill

I hope you will all enjoy a restful Christmas and New Year – now for the opportunities and challenges 2017 will throw at us!

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Recycling Christmas cards and wrapping paper? It’s trickier than you think!

With collections restarting this week following the Christmas break, many recycling bins will now be overflowing with packaging from presents.

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TASER FORCE: Neil Rhodes, Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, has confirmed that 50 per cent of uniformed officers will be taser-trained by the end of 2017.  Photo by Phil Crow.  MGJP-08-12-14.  EMN-150319-154540001.

Lincolnshire Police to be top UK taser squad

Half of Lincolnshire’s uniformed police officers will be trained in using tasers by the end of 2017, according to the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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85% of drivers ‘broke’ 40 limit

Horncastle Town Council’s reactive speed sign recorded 35,000 cars on Langton Hill in a two week period recently - and an astonishing 30,000 of drivers were breaking the 40mph speed limit.

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Victoria Atkins MP

Louth & Horncastle MP supports ‘unsung heroes’ on Carers Rights Day

Victoria Atkins MP supported the annual Carers Rights Day, which took place recently.

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