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Jamie Waller, Local Democracy Reporter

Water caution urged but no hosepipe bans planned

03 August 2022
Water caution urged but no hosepipe bans planned

Water caution urged but no hosepipe bans planned

03 August 2022

People have been urged to use water carefully as the region faces a three month rainfall deficit.


Police custody concerns raised

03 August 2022
Police custody concerns raised

Police custody concerns raised

03 August 2022

Prisoners in Lincolnshire Police custody sometimes face unjustified force and don’t always have their dignity maintained, an inspection has found.


Police working to tackle rising crime rates

03 August 2022
Police working to tackle rising crime rates

Police working to tackle rising crime rates

03 August 2022

Police say they are working to tackle increasing crime figures such as sexual offences, violence and robberies all rise.


Price of 'monstrosity' cottage slashed

02 August 2022
Price of 'monstrosity' cottage slashed

Price of 'monstrosity' cottage slashed

02 August 2022

A cottage described as a 'monstrosity' will go up for auction after the asking price was dramatically slashed.


Controversy over attendance of district councillors

26 July 2022
Controversy over attendance of district councillors

Controversy over attendance of district councillors

26 July 2022

Controversy has risen over a suggestion that poorly councillors should stand down, with one saying the idea was "disgraceful".


Row erupts over plans to change 'chairman' to gender neutral term

26 July 2022
Row erupts over plans to change 'chairman' to gender neutral term

Row erupts over plans to change 'chairman' to gender neutral term

26 July 2022

Councillors have pushed back against plans to replace the phrase chairman with a gender neutral option.


Fears that schools could be left behind by academy plans

25 July 2022
Fears that schools could be left behind by academy plans

Fears that schools could be left behind by academy plans

25 July 2022

Government ambitions for every school to become an academy have been labelled “deeply concerning”.


Thousands of families due to get Cost of Living payments

25 July 2022
Thousands of families due to get Cost of Living payments

Thousands of families due to get Cost of Living payments

25 July 2022

More than £28 million is being given out to Lincolnshire families, as the first half of the Cost of Living payment lands in bank accounts.


Labour down to one member on district council after councillor quits party

18 July 2022
Labour down to one member on district council after councillor quits party

Labour down to one member on district council after councillor quits party

18 July 2022

South Kesteven’s Labour Party will no longer be formally recognised as a political group.


Councillor defiant after ‘bullying’ over controversial taxi policy

14 July 2022
Councillor defiant after ‘bullying’ over controversial taxi policy

Councillor defiant after ‘bullying’ over controversial taxi policy

14 July 2022

A councillor has vowed that she will not be intimidated after receiving abuse over a controversial taxi policy.


Ambulance service misses every response time target

04 July 2022
Ambulance service misses every response time target

Ambulance service misses every response time target

04 July 2022

The East Midlands Ambulance Service is missing every response time target.

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As sun shines, gritters get ready!

17 June 2022
As sun shines, gritters get ready!

As sun shines, gritters get ready!

17 June 2022

A county council gritter, usually seen when it's snowing, is on standby to combat today's high temperatures.


Childhood obesity in Lincolnshire 'likely to get worse'

16 June 2022
Childhood obesity in Lincolnshire 'likely to get worse'

Childhood obesity in Lincolnshire 'likely to get worse'

16 June 2022

Youngsters' health will be even harder to manage in Lincolnshire as living costs rise, a councillor has warned.


Councillor apologises over working from home comments

16 June 2022
Councillor apologises over working from home comments

Councillor apologises over working from home comments

16 June 2022

A councillor has said sorry after claiming that working from home “breeds laziness”.


Leisure centre to stay shut until early 2025

14 June 2022
Leisure centre to stay shut until early 2025

Leisure centre to stay shut until early 2025

14 June 2022

A leisure centre that closed after the roof sprang a leak is not expected to reopen for nearly three years.


'One Lincolnshire Police officer assaulted every day'

13 June 2022
'One Lincolnshire Police officer assaulted every day'

'One Lincolnshire Police officer assaulted every day'

13 June 2022

While on duty more than 100 officers were injured and another 318 were attacked last year.


Bin man stole £42,000 of fuel

28 May 2022
Bin man stole £42,000 of fuel

Bin man stole £42,000 of fuel

28 May 2022

A council has taken steps to make fuel theft much more difficult after a bin man admitted to stealing more than £42,000 of diesel.


Supermarket chain left disappointed after plans turned down

25 May 2022
Supermarket chain left disappointed after plans turned down

Supermarket chain left disappointed after plans turned down

25 May 2022

A budget supermarket is 'considering its future options for the town' after plans for a shop were turned down.


Over 300 Ukrainian refugees are now settled in Lincolnshire

21 May 2022
Over 300 Ukrainian refugees are now settled in Lincolnshire

Over 300 Ukrainian refugees are now settled in Lincolnshire

21 May 2022

More than 300 refugees from the war in Ukraine are now making new lives in Lincolnshire – and 10 times that number could eventually settle here.


Council to reconsider new taxi regulations after warnings from drivers

11 May 2022
Council to reconsider new taxi regulations after warnings from drivers

Council to reconsider new taxi regulations after warnings from drivers

11 May 2022

Taxi drivers have warned that council requirements for newer vehicles are doubling costs and risk crippling local firms.


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