Renovation work nearly complete at Stamford Station

Network Rail is in the final stage of a number of improvements to Stamford Station as part of its railway upgrade plan.

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Antonia Catalano in her Polished Nails and Beauty room at Wansford

Nail technician set to wow at London Fashion Week

A woman who swapped nappies for nails will be decorating the fingertips of models at London Fashion Week.

Hare coursing news.

Busy weekend for hare coursing in South Holland and Bourne

Police have confirmed a total of 11 incidents of hare coursing dealt with across South Holland and Bourne at the weekend.

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TOP POST: Gordon Corner is to take over as East Midlands regional director of the NFU after less than two years as county adviser for Holland (Lincs) county branch.  Photo supplied.

Farmers’ voice at (South) Holland branch gets top NFU job

An ex-Royal Navy seaman who became the voice of farmers and growers in South Holland has been handed a major promotion.

Harry Potter book night at Bourne Academy Photo: Alan Walters

Magical events celebrate Harry Potter book night

It is 20 years since the first Harry Potter book – Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone – was released in the UK but they’re still casting a spell on youngsters today.

Tree Gillions pictured with daughter Willow and son Milo

Mum takes on supermarket over trolley safety concerns

A mum-of-two whose young son narrowly escaped injurywhen a supermarket trolley toppled over said she is delighted to hear safety improvements are planned.

Pupils enjoy healthy pancakes in Breakfast Week at The Bythams Primary School.

Pupils at The Bythams Primary School learn about origin of breakfast ingredients


Report highway faults to Lincolnshire County Council online

Lincolnshire County Council is asking people to report potholes, faulty traffic lights or any other highways issue via its online reporting system.

The highways reporting system

Report highways issues online and save taxpayers’ cash

‘Be our eyes and ears on the roads,’ is the message to drivers in the area from the county’s highways department.

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N&P staff Kelly Cross, manager Luke Harrison and Sammie Earth.  Photo supplied.

Jobs at risk as town branches are lined up for 2017 closure

About 25 jobs could be at risk after an announcement that four Lincolnshire branches of a high street building society, including Spalding, are to close.

The Rev William Ruddle, lead chaplain for Lincolnshire Police.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG191114-115TW.

Volunteers needed to be police chaplain

An appeal for volunteers willing to train and become voluntary police chaplains has been made by Churches Together in All Lincolnshire.

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Joules to open new Stamford store this week – and those first in the queue will win vouchers

Lifestyle brand Joules will open its new shop at 14 High Street, Stamford at 9.30am on Thursday.

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CASES CLOSED: Detective Inspector Helen Evans with Chief Constable Neil Rhodes before the pair both retire from policing this month.  Photo supplied.

Last case is filed by retired detective Helen

A detective who investigated some of the most shocking crimes committed in Lincolnshire over recent years has cracked her final case.

MAKING PLANS: Bill Skelly is due to join Lincolnshire Police as Chief Constable on Wednesday after transferring from Devon and Cornwall Police.  Photo supplied.

New chief’s aim to ‘break down barriers’ ahead of Lincolnshire role

The new Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has pledged to “listen and support” eastern European communities when he starts work next week.

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RURAL CRIME: Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones (left) and a police officer from Operation Galileo inspect the damage caused by suspected hare coursers in South Holland on Friday.  Photo supplied.

Petitioners attack ‘total lawlessness’ of South Holland hare coursing gangs

Nearly 200 people have signed a petition launched by a new action group demanding a crackdown on “lawless” hare coursers in South Holland and the Deepings.

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Boost for roads funding in county

Lincolnshire County Council now has £35.4m to spend on local road improvements in 2017/18 – and there could be more on the way.

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Oakham Tesco store manager Andy Mears, winner Polly Dudin, and Tescos community champion Hollie Hilton

Polly’s design is printed on Tesco bags

A picture of healthy vegetables keeping fit and playing sport is to be seen by thousands of Tesco customers after being selected as the design for new shopping bags at the Oakham store.

Water supply

Severn Trent to invest £1.5m in Oakham water pipes

Severn Trent is investing around £1.5m in new water pipes in Oakham as part of a project that will provide a reliable water supply for the town for years to come.

’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.

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POLICE RECRUITS: New starters at Lincolnshire Police with Coun Marc Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, and Deputy Chief Constable Gary Knighton.  Photo supplied.

New recruits give police ‘headroom’ to serve Lincolnshire

Almost 85 new recruits are to join Lincolnshire Police this year as the force waits to hear whether its £117 million budget will be increased.

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