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Horncastle councillors set aside £7,500 for verge cutting

Councillors in Horncastle have set aside £7,500 to cover the cost of cutting road-side grass verges in the town.

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Lincolnshire MP jokes about ‘rumours’ he’s been made newspaper editor

Sir Edward Leigh MP has today (Tuesday) joked on social media that ‘rumours’ of him becoming editor of two local newspapers are untrue - in what appears to be a comical swipe at his party colleague George Osborne MP.

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PMQs: Victoria Atkins MP asks Prime Minister to ‘back British farming’

Louth and Horncastle MP, Victoria Atkins, asked Prime Minister Theresa May to ‘back British farming’ when she spoke in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

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Claimant count rises in East Lindsey

The number of East Lindsey residents claiming unemployment benefits has faced a year-on-year rise, according to new figures released today (Wednesday).

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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A sign of the times? New councillors are desperately needed in Mareham le Fen.

Desperate plea for more Mareham-le-Fen councillors

A parish council has spent almost £1,000 of council taxpayers money setting up three elections that have failed to attract a single candidate.

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Horncastle Mayor Bill Aron

‘I’m sorry’ - Horncastle Mayor apologises and suggests ‘we now move on’

Horncastle’s embattled Mayor Coun Bill Aron has apologised after calling in police over his claims of bullying and harassment by a fellow town councillor and two members of the public.

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Budget 2017 LIVE: Full coverage and analysis

Budget 2017 LIVE: Full coverage and analysis

Welcome to our LIVE blog of today’s Prime Minister’s Questions and the Chancellor’s 2017 Budget.

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Councillor Steve Palmer.

East Lindsey councillors vote against bid for ‘greater transparency’

District councillor Steve Palmer has expressed his disappointment after fellow councillors voted against a motion to promote further openness and transparency.

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International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox talks about the business of Brexit during a visit to some of Lincolnshire’s successful exporters

Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, made a whistle-stop tour of Lincolnshire today (Thursday) visiting a number of local businesses with export success stories while backing some of his fellow Tory party candidates in the upcoming county council elections in May.

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Big switch off could spark ‘compo’ claims

A leading Lincolnshire councillor has ruled out the chances of a U-turn on a decision to switch off thousands of street lights across the county.

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Victoria Atkins MP speaking at the coastal flood forum.

Victoria Atkins MP hosts coastal flood forum

Victoria Atkins MP held her second Flood Forum on Friday (February 27), at the Grange & Links Hotel in Sandilands, to address issues around coastal flood mitigation.

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The vigil outside Louth County Hospital on Monday (February 27).

Labour campaigners holds vigil outside Louth hospital

A vigil ‘for Louth hospital and the NHS’ was held outside Louth County Hospital yesterday evening (February 27) by the Louth and District Labour Party.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: East Lindsey ‘will actively engage’ in discussions

Leader of East Lindsey District Council, Councillor Craig Leyland, has said that his council will actively engage in discussions around the future of local government arrangements for our area.

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Lincolnshire County Councillors agree to public consultation on unitary authority

County councillors have today (Friday) voted in favour of seeking the views of the residents of Lincolnshire on the principle of moving to a unitary system of local government in Lincolnshire - but they have not yet revealed what form the consultation will take.

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Residents face 4 per cent hike in County Council share of tax bills

Lincolnshire county coucillors today (Friday) agreed to a council tax increase of £44.59 per year for owners of a band D proprerty.

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East Barkwith postmaster and Rasen MP promote services

Sir Edward Leigh has joined a local Sub-Postmaster in encouraging the public to make use of their local Post Office for banking transactions.

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ELDC Chairman to host charity quiz and supper

East Lindsey District Council chairman, Stuart Watson, is hosting a quiz and supper to raise money for two good causes - and anyone who wants to go must RSVP by tomorrow (Friday February 24).

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Any Questions? live from Louth Town Hall on February 17.

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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Louth County Hospital

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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