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Nightmare on West Street as council confirm repairs could take five months

Drivers face up to five months of delays, disruption and diversions in Horncastle as Lincolnshire County Council embarks on a programme of major road improvements later this year.

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PCSO Nigel Wass and Alan Maskell with their awards.

Award success for two well known figures in Horncastle

The outstanding work of Horncastle duo PSCO Nigel Wass and Alan Maskell has been recognised with High Sheriff of Lincolnshire Awards.

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Louth's Market Place last Friday lunchtime.

District Council is ‘leading the way’ in battle to boost economy

East Lindsey District Council is set to launch a series of initiatives to boost the region’s economy with particular focus on tourism and town centres.

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White out on the Wolds

Motorists, police and other emergency services had to battle with treacherous conditions on local roads last night (Saturday).

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Coun Patricia Bradwell.

‘I share your frustration’: Deputy leader’s mission for road repairs and fairer funding

There’s a wry smile on Councillor Patricia Bradwell’s face.

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Maths, glorious maths.....one  group of students getting extra help and advice ahead of their forthcoming GCSE exams. Picture: John Aron.

Horncastle schools team up for pioneering Saturday scheme

According to Elton John, Saturday night is ‘alright for fighting’.

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Typhoon display delights HRH Prince William on his visit to RAF Coningsby. Picture: Supplied EMN-180703-170909001

Excited children welcome Prince William to RAF Coningsby

Excited schoolchildren ‘rubbed shoulders’ with royalty today (Wednesday) when His Royal Highness Prince William visited RAF Coningsby.

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Heavy snow is still halting motorists in Belchford. Picture taken today (Thursday) by John Fieldhouse. EMN-180103-095309001

Update (Thursday, 2pm) - Horncastle area still ‘treacherous’ and motorists urged to stay at home

Road conditions in the Horncastle area were described as ‘treacherous’ this afternoon (Thursday), with police and motoring organisations urging drivers to stay at home.

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The building which would become a Costa - if the plans are approved next week.

Cheers! Planners set to give thumbs up to Costa Coffee for Horncastle

Members of East Lindsey District Council’s planning committee are next week expected to clear the way for the arrival of a Costa Coffee outlet in Horncastle.

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Snow-thing will stop Steve getting to the office.

Heavy snow in Belchford halts motorists

This was the scene on Main Road through Belchforfd this morning (Wednesday).

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Janet Hunt with a model of a Lancaster bomber - just one item in her unique collection.  Picture: John Aron.

A tea room with a real story to tell

It was a sight to bring a lump to the throat of even the most battle-hardened veteran.

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Deputy PCC Stuart Tweedale with PCSO Nigel Wass and two  officials from Trading Standards.

Lincolnshire Police fighting back in the battle to beat scams

Lincolnshire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner has revealed how a woman was ‘conned’ out of her home and £250,000 as part of a dating scam.

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Car driver dies after collision with bus near Horncastle

Car driver dies after collision with bus near Horncastle

Police have confirmed that the driver of a car which was involved in a collision with a bus on the A158 near Horncastle yesterday (Monday) was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Councillors give Costa the thumbs up

Councillors in Horncastle have given a resounding ‘thumbs up’ to Costa Coffee opening a new outlet in the town.

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Louth and Horncastle MP left Twitter due to ‘death threats and nastiness’

Louth and Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins has confirmed she was forced to scrap her Twitter account because of ‘death threats and nastiness.’

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Horncastle is on course for a bright future

More than 80 per cent of people have backed plans for a new Horncastle bypass, while 70 per cent would welcome the arrival of a Costa Coffee house in the town.

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Woodhall Spa.

Woodhall Spa to appear on TV in bid to become Britain’s best village

Residents of Woodhall Spa might spot something familiar if they turn on their televisions on Friday afternoon.

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Woodhall Spa.

Planning officer recommends refusal for 360 new homes in Woodhall Spa

An East Lindsey District Council planning officer has recommended refusal for a controversial plan to build 360 new homes in Woodhall Spa - with the final decision due to be made by a planning committee next Thursday (February 1).

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Improvement works in Bridge Street earlier this afternoon.

Improvement works in Bridge Street

Motorists faced slight delays for much of today (Friday) in Horncastle as Anglian Water carried out improvements in Bridge Street.

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East Lindsey crime: Burglaries fall while sexual offences rise

Crime in East Lindsey increased by just 1.13 per cent last year, figures released today (Friday) show.

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