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District councils to be abolished if Lincolnshire County Council plan to save £150m gets go-ahead

Residents in Lincolnshire will be asked for their views on abolishing all eight councils in Lincolnshire and adopting a unitary system of governance.

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Programme partners at the "Ground Breaking Ceremony" held at RAFC Cranwell. EMN-170117-110811001

Work starts on pilot facility

A ground-breaking ceremony has been held for a new pilot training facility at Royal Air Force Cranwell College (RAFC).

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Town council to increase tax bill

Sleaford Town Councillors have agreed to up their share of the Council Tax bill for the first time in seven years.

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At the official opening of new tenant Vince King's flat on Welchman Way, Heckington with (from left) - Deputy Leader of NKDC Coun Mike Gallagher, Coun Stewart Ogden - NKDC Executive Board Member for Housing, Phil Roberts - NKDC Corporate Director, Vince King and David Chambers - chairman of constructors Lindum Group. EMN-170117-141121001

Newly built hyper energy-efficient council houses unveiled in North Kesteven

New tenants near Sleaford are preparing to reap the benefits of living in Lincolnshire’s first highly energy-efficient ‘Passivhaus’ council homes.

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DVLA car tax changes: Find out how much you will pay from April

New tax rules will end up costing motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April.

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Council calls upon residents to be on look out for empty properties going to waste

Everyone can do their bit to help bring empty properties back into use.

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at Lancaster House in London where she outlined her plans for Brexit

VIDEO: ‘UK will take back laws, borders and exit single market’, PM says in Brexit speech

Britain will leave the European single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.

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Mid Lincs CAB CEO Stuart Hellon.

CAB will need to ‘rely more on volunteers’ after funding cut

The Citizens Advice Bureau says it will have to ‘rely even more heavily on our volunteers’ after its funding was reduced.

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Sleaford shop loses appeal and has alcohol licence revoked

A Sleaford shop can no longer sell alcohol after having its licence revoked for carrying out under-the-counter sales of illegal and counterfeit cigarettes.

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Preparing the winter wellbeing packs. EMN-170113-141531001

Winter wellbeing scheme returns to North Kesteven

When the temperatures drop and the weather gets colder a scheme based on good old-fashioned neighbourliness will spring into action to help the most isolated and vulnerable people in our communities.

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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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Roadworks.

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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Heckington Windmill. EMN-150304-100807001

Last chance to comment on conservation area changes

It is the last chance for residents in Heckington to take part in a consultation which could change how householders can make home improvements in the village’s conservation areas.

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Dr Caroline Johnson. EMN-171101-174446001

New Sleaford and North Hykeham MP challenges Prime Minister on what can be done to ease workload of hard-pressed ambulance crews

Sleaford’s new Tory MP, Dr Caroline Johnson used her first question in the House of Commons to press the Prime Minister to do more to support rural ambulance services in light of the acute pressure they have been under over the Christmas and New Year period.

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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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The redundant Advanta Seeds site - there could be movement on its future in the new year after negotiations. EMN-170301-102811001

Could the waiting be over for Tesco site?

The deadlock over the future of a site once planned for a new supermarket but shelved by Tesco could soon be broken, according to officials.

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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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Cranwell RAFA chairman Tony Crossman with Flt Lt Dave Peacock and Sleaford Air Cadets at the torch presentation. EMN-161222-140409001

RAF Association thank Air Cadets

At the Cranwell RAF Association Christmas lunch the members had several guests from the Sleaford Air Training Corps to recognise the ATC’s help during the year.

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Coun Marion Brighton - Leader of NKDC. EMN-161230-131747001

A New Year Message from Coun Marion Brighton, Leader of North Kesteven District Council - Looking forward to 2017

While 2017 presents itself with many exciting opportunities for the council, which we will pursue with vigour and enthusiasm, sadly we will not be able to fulfil all of the hopes we held.

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