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James Mayer, Local Democracy Reporter

Surge in children eligible for free school meals

01 June 2021
Surge in children eligible for free school meals

Surge in children eligible for free school meals

01 June 2021

The county has seen almost a third more children become eligible for free school meals since the pandemic began.


No Covid deaths recorded in the past week in Lincolnshire while infection rates drop slightly

17 May 2021
No Covid deaths recorded in the past week in Lincolnshire while infection rates drop slightly

No Covid deaths recorded in the past week in Lincolnshire while infection rates drop slightly

17 May 2021

There were no COVID-related deaths last week in Lincolnshire, but 50 new cases have been recorded over the weekend in the county.


'Covid passports' will be in the form of an app

28 April 2021
'Covid passports' will be in the form of an app

'Covid passports' will be in the form of an app

28 April 2021

The NHS app will be used as a covid passport for travelling abroad this summer.


Most children now back in school

26 April 2021
Most children now back in school

Most children now back in school

26 April 2021

About 95 per cent of all pupils are back in school in Lincolnshire.


No sign of India Covid-19 variant in area

23 April 2021
No sign of India Covid-19 variant in area

No sign of India Covid-19 variant in area

23 April 2021

Health bosses say there is no sign so far of the India Covid-19 mutation in Lincolnshire.


Five more cases of Covid in South Kesteven recorded

21 April 2021
Five more cases of Covid in South Kesteven recorded

Five more cases of Covid in South Kesteven recorded

21 April 2021

Cases of Covid have increased by five in the last 24 hours with 17 new cases in Lincolnshire.


Who will be the next Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner?

09 April 2021
Who will be the next Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner?

Who will be the next Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner?

09 April 2021

Five candidates are fighting for the position of Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), which goes to the public vote on May 6.


Local infection rate twice as high as the England average

06 April 2021
Local infection rate twice as high as the England average

Local infection rate twice as high as the England average

06 April 2021

South Kesteven is among three areas in Lincolnshire to have infection rates more than twice as high as the England average.


Twice weekly coronavirus testing to be offered as vaccine passports spark debate

05 April 2021
Twice weekly coronavirus testing to be offered as vaccine passports spark debate

Twice weekly coronavirus testing to be offered as vaccine passports spark debate

05 April 2021

New plans for easing lockdown will include twice-weekly rapid tests and could include new Covid-19 vaccination passports.


NHS phone app could act as vaccine passport for venues

02 April 2021
NHS phone app could act as vaccine passport for venues

NHS phone app could act as vaccine passport for venues

02 April 2021

The government is considering plans for so-called Covid-19 passports for those who have been vaccinated.


'Very small numbers' of Covid-19 cases in schools

26 March 2021
'Very small numbers' of Covid-19 cases in schools

'Very small numbers' of Covid-19 cases in schools

26 March 2021

There are "very small numbers" of positive cases of Covid-19 in schools with 106,000 lateral flow tests carried out since the start of 2021.


'Street lights have no impact on night crime'

17 March 2021
'Street lights have no impact on night crime'

'Street lights have no impact on night crime'

17 March 2021

Lincolnshire County Council said women’s safety is “about much more than streetlights” and lighting has “no impact on night-time crime levels”.


Homes plan which includes bridge demolition looks likely to get green light

10 March 2021
Homes plan which includes bridge demolition looks likely to get green light

Homes plan which includes bridge demolition looks likely to get green light

10 March 2021

Plans for 373 homes to be built in Bourne are recommended for approval next week, which will include the demolition of Bridge 234.


District council agrees council tax rise

01 March 2021
District council agrees council tax rise

District council agrees council tax rise

01 March 2021

South Kesteven District Council has approved a £5 council tax increase.


No hospital admissions with flu in Lincolnshire

25 February 2021
No hospital admissions with flu in Lincolnshire

No hospital admissions with flu in Lincolnshire

25 February 2021

There have been no patients admitted to hospitals in Lincolnshire with flu, despite it being the height of the usual flu season.


Return to school is welcomed

24 February 2021
Return to school is welcomed

Return to school is welcomed

24 February 2021

Lincolnshire councillors are “pleased” with the plan to get children back in classrooms, but said the pandemic had a major impact on pupils’ learning.


Breakdown of costs for unveiling of Thatcher statue revealed

02 February 2021
Breakdown of costs for unveiling of Thatcher statue revealed

Breakdown of costs for unveiling of Thatcher statue revealed

02 February 2021

A controversial spend of up to £100,000 on a ceremony to unveil a statue of Margaret Thatcher has been broken down.


Council fined over failure to educate child

15 January 2021
Council fined over failure to educate child

Council fined over failure to educate child

15 January 2021

A council has been told to pay more than £2,000 to a mother after failing to provide a “suitable education” for her daughter.


Around 17 per cent of pupils in county attending face-to-face lessons

13 January 2021
Around 17 per cent of pupils in county attending face-to-face lessons

Around 17 per cent of pupils in county attending face-to-face lessons

13 January 2021

Around 17 per cent of children are attending school in Lincolnshire for face-to-face lessons this week council bosses revealed.


Violent crime a focus of new chief

23 December 2020
Violent crime a focus of new chief

Violent crime a focus of new chief

23 December 2020

Lincolnshire's new chief constable plans to crack down on violent crime and lift staff morale.


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