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South Kesteven District Council to launch lottery

South Kesteven District Council is to launch its own local lottery to help it support good causes.

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Leader of SKDC Matthew Lee

South Kesteven scraps plans to increase district-wide parking charges

Public pressure has forced South Kesteven District Council to scrap plans to increase charges at the Welham Street Car Park in Grantham, amid other possible changes.

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MP John Hayes

MP Hayes quits his Government post

Local MP John Hayes has resigned from his post as Minister for Transport during Prime Minister Theresa May’s reshuffle.

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South Kesteven car park electric charging points plans

South Kesteven car park electric charging points plans

Electric car parking points could be installed in “appropriate” council-owned car parks across South Kesteven.

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Cigarettes turned into electricity

Cigarettes turned into electricity

Counterfeit cigarettes and alcohol seized during raids in Lincolnshire have been turned into electricity and fed into the national grid.

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Areas of front lawns in Bourne are killed off

Areas of front lawns in Bourne are killed off

Residents in parts of Bourne are up in arms after areas of their front lawns were killed off, leaving unsightly marks.

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Residents have backed a one-way system for Oakham High Street

Comment on design for Oakham one-way system

People in Rutland can now view and comment on evolving designs for the regeneration of Oakham Town Centre.

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Stamford. Photo: SM240712-003ow

Work on town neighbourhood plan continues in the background

Following the recent consultation by South Kesteven District Council on its Local Plan, Stamford First, the group behind the creation of a Neighbourhood Plan for Stamford, says plans are progressing well.

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Spalding Army Cadets in North Yorkshire

Lord Lieutenant seeing double with new cadets

The Lord Lieutenant of Rutland could be forgiven for seeing double in the next 12 months after identical twins earned the right to be two of his Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets.

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Nick Boles, Conservative

Grantham MP welcomed back in the House for first speech since illness

Nick Boles has been “warmly welcomed” back into Parliament to make his first speech since his illness.

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Nick Boles MP

Grantham MP Boles says Parliament has its “sleazeballs” but sexual harassment is less of an issue today

Parliament has its “sleazeballs” just like any other employer, but Grantham MP Nick Boles says sexual harassment is less of an issue today than it was 20 years ago when it was “very bad.”

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Mark retires after 38 years

Mark retires after 38 years

A fantastic 38 years of service came to an end at RAF Wittering when Warrant Officer Mark Thorogood retired on Wednesday.

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Cliff Shepherd who has died

Tributes paid to popular war veteran

Tributes have been paid to a former war veteran who has died aged 104.

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Matthew Lee on economic business summit

South Kesteven District Council leader Matthew Lee’s full speech to economic business summit

South Kesteven District Council leader Matthew Lee (Con) announced a string of ambitious plans to an economic business summit on Monday (October 9).

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The Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan, MP for Melton

Anger over Brexit comments by MP

Calls have been made to sack a Tory MP over claims he said Brexit voters were the working class “throwing a bit of a tantrum”.

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The Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan, MP for Melton

Ukip leads calls to sack Sir Alan over Brexit comments

Calls have been made to sack a Tory MP over his claims that Brexit voters were the working class “throwing a bit of a tantrum”.

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Plans have been unveiled to build houses on the site of St George's Barracks

Major plan to convert Army base into village

Plans have been revealed to build a village on the site of an Army base which is set for closure in 2021.

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Battle of Britain parade to be held

Battle of Britain parade to be held

A church service and parade to honour the heroes of the Battle of Britain is to be held.

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Lincolnshire County Council news.

Monday deadline to renew your explosives licence, says county council

Businesses in South Holland and Lincolnshire which are licensed to keep explosives are being reminded to renew their right to do so before next Monday’s deadline.

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SKDC news.

Business rate rebates for Bourne and Deepings firms

Business owners in Bourne and the Deepings are among about 1,000 firms to benefit from business rate rebates totalling nearly £600,000.

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