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Jingle all way to festive markets

Two of East Lindsey District Council’s weekly markets in Horncastle will have a festive flavour in the build-up to Christmas.

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‘We have not vandalised trees’ says District Council

East Lindsey District Council has defended a decision to carry out work on trees in a picturesque area of Horncastle after being accused of ‘vandalism’ by residents.

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VIDEO: UKIP leader Paul Nuttall speaks in Sleaford today

UKIP is wheeling out its big guns with newly elected national leader Paul Nuttall speaking in Sleaford today (Saturday) and former leader Nigel Farage due to arrive on Monday.

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Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis, with Lincolnshire's Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.

Minister for Policing visits Lincolnshire Police HQ

The Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis, has visited Lincolnshire Police as part of an operation he has called ‘Operation Cops’ which involves him visiting forces to meet frontline staff and hear first-hand about the issues affecting them and the work they do in the community.

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Woodhall Spa Parish Council surgery

Woodhall Spa Parish Council will hold a surgery on Saturday (December 3) from 10.30-11.30am in the village library. It is an opportunity for residents to raise any concerns or issues relating to matters in the village.

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Victoria Atkins

MP joins battle to beat Horncastle ‘Bull Ring Bottleneck’

Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins has turned up the heat in the on-going battle to solve the town’s notorious traffic delays.

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UKIP leaders new and old set to come to Sleaford on by-election campaign trail

The newly elected leader of UKIP, Paul Nuttall, MEP, is to visit Sleaford on Saturday to throw his weight the party’s campaign to win the up-coming by-election.

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Louth & Horncastle MP backs bid to protect children online

Louth MP Victoria Atkins has worked with her parliamentary colleagues to tighten a new law being considered by Parliament to help parents protect their children online.

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VIDEO: Education secretary Justine Greening looks at apprenticeships and grammar schools during visit to Sleaford today

Education Secretary Justine Greening paid a visit to a local business and a school in Sleaford today (Monday) to see shining examples of apprenticeships and grammar schools at the heart her strategy for education.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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Victoria Atkins MP tells Scottish Government: ‘Support businesses and stop moaning about referendums’

Louth and Horncastle MP, Victoria Atkins, has urged the Scottish Government to “support their businesses, stop moaning about referendums and get on with governing” in the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday).

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County councillor brands measures in Chancellor’s Autumn Statement as good for Lincolnshire people and businesses

The county council’s Executive Member for Economic Development, has expressed his support for the Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s announcements in his Autumn Statement.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Rasen MP asks - should we pay for non-essential NHS treatment?

MP Sir Edward Leigh has called for an ‘honest debate’ about the finances of the NHS - and even suggested that the Government may have to ‘think the unthinkable’ and consider introducing charges for non-essential treatment.

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Lincolnshire County Council Leader, Coun Martin Hill.

Lincolnshire County Council leader says Government’s devolution deal “fell some way short”

The leader of Lincolnshire County Council has responded to comments made by a Government Minister after the authority backed out of a proposed devolution deal.

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Lizzie Dawson of Bicker who went on a three-month VSO/ICS placement to Nepal this summer.  Photo by Tony Boughen.

THE BIG READ: From Bicker to the top of the world for Lizzie

Lizzie Dawson (25), of Bicker, discovered first-hand the needs of people in Nepal described by the Baptist Missionary Society in their prayer blog this week.

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Victoria Atkins MP.

Horncastle MP meets with Minister to highlight ‘Bull Ring Bottleneck’

Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins has held a meeting with a top ranking Government Minister to highlight concerns about the town’s traffic problems and, in particular, the ‘Bull Ring Bottleneck.’

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Lincolnshire councils reject Government’s £450 million devolution deal

Two local leaders in Lincolnshire have confirmed their intention not to proceed with a devolution deal which it is claimed would have brought a £450m boost to the county.

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VIDEO: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits Sleaford

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn spelled out his party’s three-pronged approach to saving the NHS when he visited Sleaford today (Sunday).

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