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From Brexit to The Archers: ‘Any Questions’ comes to Louth

Blair, Brexit, agriculture and The Archers were just a few of the hot topics discussed on BBC Radio Four’s ‘Any Questions?’ on Friday night 
- broadcast live from Louth.

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Labour to host vigil for Louth Hospital and NHS

Louth and Horncastle Labour Party are to host a candle-lit vigil outside Louth County Hospital on Monday (February 27) in support of the NHS.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Leader of West Lindsey District Council

Jeff Summers, Leader of West Lindsey District Council, has given his views on plans for a unitary authority for Lincolnshire.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Council leader explains why referendum ‘now won’t be possible’

Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Martin Hill, has explained why a poll on transforming local government in Lincolnshire won’t now be possible – although some form of consultation “could still happen”.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Labour calls for ‘end to shambles’

This Friday (February 24) at Lincolnshire County Council, the Labour Party opposition is planning to vote against plans for a unitary authority in Lincolnshire.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Lincolnshire County Council leader’s view

Lincolnshire County Council leader Martin Hill said the abolition of the county council and seven districts to create a new unitary system would save £150m over five years.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Lincolnshire Conservatives

“Here in Lincolnshire we currently have eight councils, one county council and seven district councils.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: East Lindsey District Council’s view

East Lindsey District Council leader Craig Leyland, said: “The clear advice received by the Deputy Returning Officers was that a referendum run as proposed by the County Council in conjunction with the County Council election on May 4 would not have been legal.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: City of Lincoln Council’s view

Coun Ric Metcalfe, Leader of City of Lincoln Council, said: “The county council has stated on several occasions that it intends to run a referendum on 4 May to gauge support for a unitary authority.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: North Kesteven District Council’s view

Councillor Mrs Marion Brighton OBE, Leader of NKDC, said: “I think we are all agreed that the concept of local government reorganisation and the potential for unitary authorities needs to be fully explored and tested by the population of Lincolnshire.

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Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln. Photo: Rob Foulkes EMN-161219-160126001

Lincolnshire’s ‘Super Council’ plans plunged into chaos

Ambitious plans for a new ‘Super Council’ to govern Lincolnshire have been plunged into chaos.

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‘Any Questions’ panel confirmed for tonight’s broadcast from Louth

BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions?’ will be broadcast live from Louth Town Hall this evening (Thursday), and the four panellists have now been confirmed.

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Children’s commissioners express ‘deep concern’ over end of child refugees scheme

Children’s commissioners express ‘deep concern’ over end of child refugees scheme

The UK’s four children’s commissioners have written to the Government to tell of their “deep concern” at the decision to end a scheme to bring lone child refugees to Britain.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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Members of the public who spot potholes are being urged to report them to Lincolnshire County Council.

County Council: Be our eyes and ears on the roads

Lincolnshire County Council is asking members of the public to be its ‘eyes and ears’ on the road by using its online reporting system to report sightings of potholes.

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Lincolnshire farmers hopeful ahead of Brexit process

Lincolnshire farmers hopeful ahead of Brexit process

Lincolnshire’s farming community was told to ‘make hay while the sun shines’ at two recent farming updates staged by chartered accountants firm Duncan & Topliss and Brown & Co

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Leyland doubts single tier proposals

East Lindsey District Council leader Craig Leyland has revealed he has ‘serious concerns’ about proposals for a new unitary authority to govern Lincolnshire.

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UKIP MP confirmed as panellist for ‘Any Questions?’ in Louth

The first panellist for BBC Radio Four’s ‘Any Questions?’, which will be broadcast live from Louth Town Hall next Friday (February 17), has been confirmed.

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Victoria Atkins MP.

MP’s ‘shock and disgust’ at drug company price hikes

Louth and Horncastle MP, Victoria Atkins, has expressed her shock and disgust at the behaviour of some drug companies in inflating prices by enormous amounts.

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The very British signs on show at anti-Trump protests around the country

Across the country last night Britons took to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven majority Muslim countries entering the United States.

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