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VIDEO: County council announces tax rise for Lincolnshire households for coming year.

Council tax is to increase across Lincolnshire for the coming year, according to the Leader of the County Council.
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Willow House Physiotherapy, official opening. L-R Mary Simpson and Richard Simpson - owners, Becky Marshall - sports massage therapist, Linda Johnston - neuro physio, Elizabeth Webster - practice administrator. EMN-180131-133824001

New physiotherapy and personal training practice opens in village

A newly-extended physiotherapy practice in Billinghay has been officially opened.

Health
Which slice is laced with fiery chilli? The new pizza roulette challenge from Sleaford's Oasis Pizza and Kebab. EMN-180126-160629001

Town takeaway is challenging diners to Pizza Roulette

Anyone up for a game of pizza roulette?

Business
The car on fire in Billinghay. Photo: Cameron Johnson and David Clapham.  EMN-180129-093444001

Car bursts into flames on Billinghay street

Two have-a-go heroes battled flames as a car caught fire in the street outside their shop in Billinghay on Friday evening.

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Launching Lincolnshire Police's new fitness scheme. Pictured from left - Louise O'Reilly, Chief Constable Bill Skelly, D/Sgt Philip Elliot, Kirsty James, Dan Rogers (Commercial Manager, YMCA Lincolnshire), Julie Bratton, PC Emma Nash, Trevor Mealing, Insp Jesbir Kumar, T/Insp Rachel Harrison, Julie Wilkins (Lincolnshire Police, Chief of Staff) and Dr Hannah Henderson. EMN-180119-121928001

Lincolnshire Police launch new staff fitness and wellbeing programme

Lincolnshire Police are embarking on a new project to help its staff keep fit and healthy.

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Spencer the lurcher, who was seized from hare coursers at Digby Fen in September has now been rehomed by the courts. EMN-180119-095744001

Video of moment Lincolnshire Police seize two hare coursing dogs at Digby Fen which have now been rehomed

Two hare coursing dogs will be rehomed for the first time following a successful police prosecution.

Crime
A National Trust volunteer serving in the tea room at Berrington Hall. Photo: Ian Shaw EMN-180117-124825001

National Trust looking for volunteers to help at historic properties across Lincolnshire

The National Trust is looking for volunteers to help at historic properties across Lincolnshire.

Arts
LIVES are seeking more volunteers to cope with demand after record year in 2017. EMN-181001-174053001

Lincolnshire life-saving charity calling on public support after record year

Lincolnshire charity, LIVES, is calling on the public to lend its support after helping a record number of people in medical emergency during 2017.

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Members of the Rotary Clubs of Sleaford Kesteven and Woodhall Spa have donated ?500 to the TimTin Playgroup in Martin. EMN-171228-094656001

Playgroup receives funding boost

Members of the Rotary Clubs of Sleaford Kesteven and Woodhall Spa have donated £500 to the TimTin Playgroup, based in Martin.

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Pc Jimmy Conway's photo of the air ambulance overhead at the scene of a serious collision near Martin. EMN-180401-104411001

UPDATE: Driver remains in hospital with ‘serious but not life threatening injuries’ after collision

A 19-year-old woman is said by police to be being treated for ‘serious but not life threatening injuries’ at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham after the car she was driving ran off the road at Martin Fen.

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Extra funding to help stretched Lincolnshire NHS services this winter

The NHS in Lincolnshire has been awarded nearly £2.4 million to help relieve the pressure on the county’s health services this winter.

Health
Elaine Baylis. EMN-171215-164409001

Former police chief becomes chairman of Lincolnshire’s hospitals trust

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has appointed a former police chief as its new interim chairman.

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Lincolnshire PCC Marc Jones. EMN-170812-104356001

Over 1,500 people fill in policing budget survey for Lincolnshire in TWO DAYS

Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has revealed that over 1,500 people have already offered their opinions on how the county force’s budget should be spent, just two days into a new survey.

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Two dogs seized by police from hare coursers in Lincolnshire. EMN-170612-144914001

Harecoursing incidents reported in Lincolnshire reach 300 for November but down compared to last year

Police have received over 300 reported incidents of hare coursing in the county during November

Crime
Gritters are ready for action today after the firstsnowfall on the Wolds in Lincolnshire. EMN-171130-124221001

Gritters prepared to do battle with the weather to keep Lincolnshire moving as first snow falls

With snow already falling on the Wolds in the Louth area and forecast to potentially fall across other parts of Lincolnshire as temperatures plummet, the county’s gritters will be out on the roads to keep them safe for motorists.

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VIDEO: THEY DID IT! Trio of Billingborough cricketers set new batting world record for charity in Sleaford

Three Billingborough cricketers have set a new world record in Sleaford batting for 72 hours continuously to raise money for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.

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VIDEO: Amazing 72-hour cricket net session world record attempt for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance kicks off in Sleaford

A trio of batsmen from Sleaford have kicked off a mammoth record attempt to complete 72 hours at the crease in a cricket net session for charity.

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Anyone for toilet sardines? The Inner Wheel of Sleaford Kesteven is inviting people along to see how many can fit into the smallest room in the house (not this one pictured!) at 62 Rectory Road, Ruskington on Sunday in aid of Toilet Twinning charity. Or you can have a go at 'toilet ping pong'! EMN-171117-122555001

Sleaford club is holding a party in a toilet and EVERYONE is invited!

Anyone for ‘toilet sardines’ or ‘toilet ping pong’? Those are just two of the fun games to be played at a hilarious event in Ruskington for a serious charitable cause.

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Street lighting survey. EMN-171117-113538001

County council wants your views on streetlighting switch-offs in Lincolnshire

Local residents, businesses and organisations are being asked to complete a questionnaire on the impact of the county council’s controversial part-night street lighting policy.

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New thermal imaging kit gives police officers night vision capabilities when hunting for poachers and thieves. EMN-170711-164406001

Lincolnshire police fighting night time rural crime with thermal imaging cameras

Lcincolnshire Police are going high-tech to tackle night-time criminals in rural areas.

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