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Councillors pledge feedback on new housing estate

Councillors in Horncastle have promised to keep residents fully informed about the progress of a major new housing development.

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Lincolnshire’s gritters drive the equivalent of to the South Pole and back to keep roads safe

Despite a catalogue of minor and more serious collision on Lincolnshire’s roads in recent days due to ice and snow, the county council says its gritters have covered a distance equal to a trip to the South Pole and back.

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Police will name convicted drink-drivers over the festive period. Photo: stock.

“We will name you” - force’s Christmas promise to drink-drivers

Lincolnshire Police has warned convicted drink-drivers that they will be named and shamed ahead of a county-wide campaign over the festive period.

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Under threat?: Services in Woodhall Spa are already close to breaking point as parish councillors warn about the impact of  more new homes ahead of tomorrows plannning meeting

Development in Woodhall Spa recommended for approval despite strong local objections

Planners at East Lindsey District Council are recommending approval of a controversial development of up to 250 new homes in Woodhall Spa - despite strong objections from parish councillors and residents.

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Police chief calls for more to be done to target public perception and fear around street lighting changes

The Assistant Chief Constable for Lincolnshire Police has told councillors that more of an effort will be needed to target the public perception and fear around changes to street lighting - as well as create better statistical analysis of the changes.

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Victoria Atkins MP.

Atkins makes a ‘solid start’ in her ministerial debut

Louth and Horncastle MP, Victoria Atkins, has been praised by several leading political writers after making her ministerial debut at Westminster last week.

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Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson MP in the cockpit of a Typhoon. Photo: John Aron

EXCLUSIVE: Defence Secretary visiting RAF Coningsby today

Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson MP visited RAF Coningsby this afternoon.

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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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No evidence to link ‘slight increase in overnight crime’ to street lighting changes, say police

Lincolnshire Police says there has been a ‘slight increase in overnight crimes’ but says there is no evidence that street lighting changes by Lincolnshire County Council has caused it in a report released this morning (Monday).

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Victoria Atkins MP.

Victoria Atkins MP: ‘I won’t take my eye off the ball in Louth and Horncastle’

Louth & Horncastle’s MP has offered reassurances that her ‘first responsibility’ is serving her constituents - despite taking on a ministerial role.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond

LIVE: The Budget as it happens

Chancellor Phillip Hammond is this afternoon giving his Budget speech.

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Wind farm (stock image)

Campaigners’ joy over rejection of wind farm appeal

One of the key figures in the bid to oppose a seven-turbine wind farm near Louth Canal has praised the community after the plans were dismissed.

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Video: Combined fire and ambulance station unveiled

Fire and ambulance crews in Louth took part in an emergency drill this afternoon to mark the opening of the new combined station - the first in Lincolnshire.
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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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RAF Coningsby personnel on Remembrance Day

Personnel from RAF Coningsby took part in Remembrance commemorations at Coningsby.

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Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson after he was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. EMN-171011-160127001

Horncastle-born hero gets long-awaited MBE from Queen

‘It was the proudest day of my life’ - that’s how Britain’s last surviving Dambuster - Horncastle-born George ‘Johnny’ Johnson - described receiving his MBE from the Queen.

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Victoria Atkins MP.

Atkins ‘proud’ to secure Home Office position

Louth and Horncastle MP Victoria Atkins has told close friends she is ‘proud and delighted’ with her promotion to a ministerial role following a government reshuffle.

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Developers hit back at fears about new pond in Horncastle

Developers building a new housing estate at Horncastale have hit back at claims that a new drainage pond could be a safety risk to children.

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Victoria Atkins MP.

Victoria Atkins MP becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office

Louth and Horncastle MP, Victoria Atkins, has reportedly been promoted to a ministerial role at the Home Office this afternoon (Thursday).

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