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Nick Bowles wins cancer fight and gears up for election battle

Stamford MP Nick Boles has this week announced he is expected to make a full recovery from cancer – and has decided to stand for re-election.

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Weeks to go until county council elections

Only a few weeks remain before the district goes to the polls for the county council elections.

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Coun Matthew Lee and Coun Kelham Cooke take on the leadership of the South Kesteven District Council as leader and deputy leader, respectively.

Breaking news: New leader for South Kesteven District Council – but three unhappy Grantham councillors resign

A new leader of South Kesteven District Council has been voted in this afternoon (Thursday), beating a challenge from a Grantham Independent unaligned councillor.

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Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Update: Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles will stand in General Election after being told he should make full recovery from cancer

Grantham MP Nick Boles has decided to stand again for Parliament in June after being told his cancer has gone.

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MP for Grantham and Stamford Nick Boles with Prime Minister Theresa May.

General election: Nick Boles undecided over competing for Grantham and Stamford seat as he battles cancer

Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles may not stand in the forthcoming general election, as he battles a cancerous tumour in his head.

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Chief executive of South Kesteven District Council to leave in the Summer

Chief executive of South Kesteven District Council, Beverly Agass, has been offered a new role.

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Homes in Deeping St Nicholas are soon to receive a copy of a new Parish Plan.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG100614-111TW.

Parish plan now out

Homes in Deeping St Nicholas are soon to receive a copy of a new Parish Plan, with up to 1,000 being delivered across the village.

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Coun Phil Dilks, Lincolnshire County Council member for Deeping St James.

Lincolnshire County Council could end its Local Government Association membership

Lincolnshire County Council could be one of the only councils in England and Wales to not be a member of the Local Government Association if a proposal goes ahead.

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Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council.

Lincolnshire County Council leader’s plan for authority to exit association is ‘bizarre decision’

Lincolnshire County Council could be one of the only councils in England and Wales to not be a member of the Local Government Association (LGA) if a proposal goes ahead.

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Deadline for voter registration is near for Deepings and Bourne

Voters in Bourne and the Deepings have three weeks left to register to vote in the Lincolnshire County Council elections on Thursday, May 4.

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Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council.

Health plan ‘not good enough’ says county council leader

The proposed blueprint for future health and care services in Lincolnshire has come under fire from the county council.

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Alan Duncan MP at 10 Downing Street. Photo: Steve Back EMN-140715-091924001

Rutland MP’s vow in wake of terror incident: ‘We will be defiant, we will carry on’

Rutland MP Alan Duncan has said tonight that ‘nothing will stop us’ following a terrorist incident in London that left four dead.

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Alan Duncan MP at 10 Downing Street. Photo: Steve Back EMN-140715-091924001

Rutland MP Sir Alan Duncan caught up in London attack

Rutland MP Sir Alan Duncan was among MPs on lockdown today (Wednesday, March 22) after a suspected terrorist incident in London.

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Coun Matthew Lee and Coun Kelham Cooke take on the leadership of the South Kesteven Conservative Group.

South Kesteven Conservatives vote in new leader

The Conservative Group of South Kesteven District Council last night voted in a new group leader.

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Stamford. Photo: SM240712-003ow

Stamford named second best place to live in UK in Sunday Times readers’ poll

It may not come as much of a surprise to many that live in the town but Stamford has been voted the second best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times readers.

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Rutland County College site

Rutland County Council reveals plans to convert Barleythorpe sixth form site into business centre

Rutland County Council has confirmed plans to convert a sixth-form centre into a brand new business centre for Rutland named in honour of former council leader Terry King.

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Councillor Bob Adams, leader of South Kesteven District Council

Grantham Journal column: District council’s part of council tax bill will rise an average of £4

Council tax bills are not something that any of us look forward to.

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June Fox has been elected as the new Exton ward Rutland county councillor

June Fox elected new Rutland County Councillor for Exton

June Fox (Conservative) has been named the new ward member for Exton following a local by-election yesterday (Thursday).

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Leader of Lincolnshire County Council Martin Hill with Dr Liam Fox, the Minister for International Trade, on a visit to Grantham.

Lincolnshire council leader says unitary authority is inevitable

The people of Lincolnshire will be asked for their views on the concept of a unitary authority later this year.

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Coun Robert Clark, ex-chairman of South Holland District Council, raises the Commonwealth flag outside the council's offices in Spalding in 2014.  Photo: SG100314-114NG.

Raise the flag for Commonwealth Day in Lincolnshire

South Holland District Council is expected to join thousands of people across the globe in raising the flag for Commonwealth Day 2017.

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