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Lincolnshire County Council leader calls for poll on unitary authority

The leader of Lincolnshire County Council has called for a poll of people living in the county to gauge their opinions on a unitary authority.

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Campaigners vow to keep fighting plans for 39 homes as date is fixed for debate

Campaigners fighting plans for 39 homes on land to the south of Kettering Road have vowed to keep going until February 7, when the application is due to be discussed.

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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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Former police officer wins seat on Market Deeping Town Council

Former police officer Virginia Moran won a seat on Market Deeping Town Council following a by-election on Thursday last week.

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St Mary's Hill, the Town Bridge, Wharf Road junction and High Street St Martin'sare all set to be affected by roadworks

A month’s worth of roadworks on major route through Stamford to begin next week

Roadworks are set to start on Monday on one of the ‘busiest routes through Stamford town centre’ and will last a month.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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SKDC proposes council tax rise and asks for your views

A hike in the district council’s element of the council tax is on the horizon.

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Rutland County Council's Catmose offices in Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150923-095025001

Rutland County Council proposes tax hike

Rutland County Council is proposing a 3.99 tax rise in its share of the council tax for the second consecutive year - after a freeze for six years.

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Rutland County Council leader Terry King resigns

Coun Terry King has announced he is to resign as Leader of Rutland County Council with immediate effect.

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Extra funding for road works for Lincolnshire

The county has been awarded £35.4million to spend on road improvements for the coming year - one of the highest levels of funding in the country announced by the Government today (Friday).

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The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, Mrs Jill Hughes.  Photo by Phil Crow.

Sheriff’s badge at stake for good work across Lincolnshire

People in South Holland who have made a real difference in their community can be considered for a countywide award.

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South Kesteven District Council wants your views on potential tax increase

The district council wants residents and businesses to give their views on a possible increase in council tax for 2017/18.

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BUSY NEW YEAR: EMAS produced this diagram showing the demand for its services on New Years Day.  Photo supplied.

New Year calls to EMAS reach ‘significant pressure’ point

South Holland’s ambulance service is recovering from a New Year’s weekend when it faced “significant pressure” from emergency calls.

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Market Deeping Town Council to hold a by-election

Voters in Market Deeping will go to the polls next Thursday to elect a new town councillor.

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Lincolnshire County Council’s project to turn off or dim street lights enters final phases

Lincolnshire County Council will complete work to switch-off or dim street lights in the next few months in a move that it says is “cost-effective” but residents have raised safety concerns.

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Road deaths in Lincolnshire for 2016 at highest for a decade

Almost a dozen deaths on roads in south-east Lincolnshire have contributed to the highest number of fatalities in the county for a decade, new figures have shown.

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New project to prevent loneliness in veterans

A county-wide project is calling for volunteers to befriend veterans and their loved ones.

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TASER FORCE: Neil Rhodes, Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, has confirmed that 50 per cent of uniformed officers will be taser-trained by the end of 2017.  Photo by Phil Crow.  MGJP-08-12-14.  EMN-150319-154540001.

Lincolnshire Police to be top UK taser squad

Half of Lincolnshire’s uniformed police officers will be trained in using tasers by the end of 2017, according to the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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Rutland County Council launches three-month homecare consultation

People who receive homecare support in Rutland are being invited to share their views as part of a three-month consultation on how the service is provided.

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Rutland County Council leader Terry King to take ‘extended leave’ from role after suspected stroke

Rutland County Council leader Terry King (Con) is to take an extended leave of absence from his role after a suspected stroke.

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