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VIDEO: Lincolnshire Trading Standards officers film video guide on safety when buying kids’ hallowe’en costumes

With the horrific story of TV presenter Claudia Winkleman’s child’s costume catching fire hitting the headlines the other year, Lincolnshire Trading Standards officers are offering a video guide to buying kids’ Hallowe’en outfits while still getting into the spirit with safety in mind.

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Coun Martin Hill - Leader of Lincolnshire County Council. EMN-171018-094637001

Lincolnshire council leaders take fight for a fair funding deal to House of Commons

County council leader Coun Martin Hill will today (Wednesday) be joining Lincolnshire MPs in a meeting with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to discuss getting a better funding deal for the area.

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Matt Warman, Sir Edward Leigh, Victoria Atkins and Dr. Caroline Johnson met with Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Lincolnshire MPs meet with minister over fair funding campaign

Sir Edward Leigh, the veteran Member of Parliament for the Gainsborough constituency, has taken part in a meeting with other Lincolnshire MPs and the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, about the important issue of getting a fairer funding deal from central government for local government in Lincolnshire.

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ELDC headquarters at Tedder Hall in Manby.

D-Day for the future of the Cattle Market

A highly anticipated decision on the future of Louth’s Cattle Market will be made tonight (Wednesday), almost four years to the day since the site was first put on the market.

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The interior of Skidbrooke Church. Photo by Pete Creasy

Lincolnshire’s Top 8 terrifying and bizarre paranormal cases

From ghost sightings and ‘demonic’ hauntings to UFOs caught on military radar - Lincolnshire has been a hotbed of all things paranormal over the years.

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Theresa May and Victoria Atkins.

Victoria Atkins MP backs Theresa May - and shrugs off Brexit fears

Louth and Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins has backed under-fire Theresa May and rubbished claims she will be replaced as Prime Minister by Boris Johnson within 12 months.

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Theresa May and Victoria Atkins

United we stand: Horncastle MP backs May

Louth and Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins has backed under-fire Theresa May and rubbished claims she will be replaced as Prime Minister by Boris Johnson within 12 months.

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‘No plans’ for mosque in Louth - Council

‘No plans’ for mosque in Louth - Council

There are ‘no applications’ for a mosque to be provided in Louth, a District Council spokesman has confirmed - despite claims made in a political leaflet distributed around the town in the last couple of weeks.

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UPDATE: RAF Typhoons deployed to intercept ‘suspected hoax security alert’

Typhons from RAF Coningsby were launched to intercept a Ryanair aircraft flying in from Lithuania and escort it to Stansted Airport this morning (Wednesday) following a ‘suspected hoax security alert’.

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NNelwy elected councillor Craig Moore EMN-170925-091942001

New town councillor elected in Horncastle

Horncastle’s newly-elected town councillor has vowed to ‘listen and try to work for a positive solution’ for local community issues.

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‘More than £2.7m’ in the pipeline for Louth & Horncastle schools

Schools in the Louth and Horncastle constituency are set to gain more than £2.7m under the government’s new national funding formula, according to Victoria Atkins MP.

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Victoria Atkins MP tries her hand at '3D Connect Four' with Michael Lewis, a software engineer from BAE Systems.

MP hosts successful jobs fair in Louth

Victoria Atkins, MP for Louth and Horncastle, held her second annual Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair at the Royal British Legion Hall, Louth, on Friday (September 22).

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Councillor Adam Grist.

Councillor Grist - ‘I hope colleagues will support Option 3’

Councillor Adam Grist, ELDC’s Portfolio Holder for Market Towns and the Rural Economy, has said that he supports a ‘hybrid version’ of Option 3 in the debate over the future of Louth Cattle Market - and he hopes his fellow district councillors will vote to retain the site when they cast their votes next month.

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Coun Adam Grist and Coun Craig Leyland spoke during a live broadcast on Facebook on Wednesday evening (September 20).

ELDC leader supports retaining Louth cattle market - and so does 84% of the public!

East Lindsey District Council leader Councillor Craig Leyland, and executive board member Councillor Adam Grist, both voiced their support for retaining and refurbishing Louth’s Cattle Market during a live broadcast last night (Wednesday).

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Victoria Atkins MP.

Victoria Atkins MP to host second jobs fair

Victoria Atkins MP will host her second Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair in Louth on Friday (September 22).

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Victoria Atkins: ‘Why I voted for Brexit Bill’

Victoria Atkins: ‘Why I voted for Brexit Bill’

Louth and Horncastle MP, Victoria Atkins, voted with the government in support of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill last week - declaring that it was ‘a promise made and a promise kept’.

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GPs merger: ‘We want a soft landing, not a crash landing!’

GPs merger: ‘We want a soft landing, not a crash landing!’

Doctors, practice managers and town councillors came together last week to discuss two proposed mergers affecting Louth’s GP surgeries.

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Coun Lewis Strange has welcomed plans for a new crematorium

Consultation on West Lindsey crematorium plans welcomed by Kelsey councillor

West Lindsey residents are being asked for their views on plans to develop a crematorium in the district.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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ELDC headquarters at Tedder Hall in Manby. EMN-170409-100503001

Devolution plans are ‘dead in the water’ - Leyland

Local authorities in Lincolnshire need to work more closely together, if they are to overcome the challenge of delivering services amid massive cuts 
in Government funding.

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