Decision to shut West Street sparks concern with towns businesses and residents

Business owners and residents in the West Street area of Horncastle are keen to have discussions with Lincolnshire County Council ahead of major roadworks this summer.

The Lloyds Bank in Coningsby.

Lloyds in the firing line as MP slams decision to shut banks

Leading politicians, businesses and residents have condemned the closure of three branches of Lloyds Bank in East Lindsey and called for the company to think again.

Traffic & Travel

Update (4pm): Collision on the A16 at Ludborough

Update (4pm) - Lincolnshire Police have confirmed that ‘minor injuries’ were sustained by those involved in the two-vehicle collision, and confirmed the road is now clear.

Resurfacing work will be carried out in the West Ashby area next week.

Motorists should expect delays on A158 next month

Motorists have been warned to expect delays while improvements are carried out on one of the busiest roads in the area - the A158 near Langton by Wragby.

Businesses are hoping the warmer weather will attract families back to the beach in Skegness. ANL-180421-065717001

CAMPAIGN: Tourism leaders offer support for petition to draw down £100m Government money for distributor road

This week The Standard is joined by its sister paper in Skegness as tourism bosses get behind a proposed road which could help travellers explore and enjoy everything our area’s visitor economy has to offer without getting stuck in traffic.

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Wickenby firm takes action to tackle recruitment challenge

A leading transport firm set up in a former Market Rasen corn store has just ploughed almost £1 million into growing its fleet in a bid to tackle a recruitment challenge.

Christina James.

Award-winning novelist to visit Woodhall Spa

Award-winning crime novelist Christina James visits Woodhall Spa Library next week.

The latest local sports news.

Research reveals women are taking control of their finances

Figures have revealed that women aged 25-34 now generate 40% of all credit card enquiries, with single women the most likely to take out a credit card.

Warwick Market has been cancelled. Photo: CJ's Events Warwickshire

Special offer for markets in East Lindsey

‘Love Your Local Market Fortnight’ (LYLM) will take place between May 17 and May 31, and East Lindsey District Council wants to hear from people who are keen to run their own market stall and have an idea of what they would like to sell.


Roadworks on the A1031 and A16 next week

Surface dressing on sections of the A1031 and the A16 are due to begin next week.

Anglian Water say sorry for further delays on Sleaford Road, Tattershall. EMN-180420-123112001

Anglian Water says sorry for delays near Tattershall - for second time in two months

Anglian Water has once again apologised to drivers for delays on the A153 in Tattershall.

East Lindsey District Council headquarters.

ELDC calls on Lloyds Bank to reconsider its decision to withdraw from three towns

The Leader of East Lindsey District Council, Councillor Craig Leyland, has expressed his disappointment at a decision by Lloyds Bank to close its branches in Alford, Coningsby and Mablethorpe.

A map of where the Boston Distributor Road could go.

CAMPAIGN: Distributor road on the Government’s radar after being discussed in Parliament

Boston’s MP has put The Standard’s campaign for funding to be drawn down for a £100 million investment for the new Boston Distributor Road on the Government’s radar after questioning the Transport Secretary in the House of Commons today (Tursday).

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Special screening of inspiring documentary at Horncastle school

A special screening Embrace ‘One Woman’s journey to inspire everyBODY’ will take place at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, next Tuesday, April 24.

Pilgrim Hospital

Children’s services are ‘fragile’ says trust

A statement from the trust which runs the county’s hospitals has said children’s services at Pilgrim Hospital are ‘fragile’ adding they were ‘currently safe, but we may not be able to maintain all services at the hospital’.


5 things employers should know about dealing with hot weather in the workplace

WITH the temperatures heating up, it can be a sweltering time for employees who are stuck behind their desk all day.

Potholes on West Street, Horncastle.

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.

A man has been charged by police

Lloyds banking to close three branches across East Lindsey

Banking giants Lloyds are closing three branches in East Lindsey as part of a nationwide cut back that has put hundreds of jobs at risk.

Resurfacing work will be carried out in the West Ashby area next week.

Resurfacing work to be carried out in West Ashby

Motorists have been warned to expect ‘minor delays’ as resurfacing work will be carried out in the West Ashby area next week.

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