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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Lincolnshire County Council leader’s view

Lincolnshire County Council leader Martin Hill said the abolition of the county council and seven districts to create a new unitary system would save £150m over five years.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Lincolnshire Conservatives

“Here in Lincolnshire we currently have eight councils, one county council and seven district councils.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: East Lindsey District Council’s view

East Lindsey District Council leader Craig Leyland, said: “The clear advice received by the Deputy Returning Officers was that a referendum run as proposed by the County Council in conjunction with the County Council election on May 4 would not have been legal.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: City of Lincoln Council’s view

Coun Ric Metcalfe, Leader of City of Lincoln Council, said: “The county council has stated on several occasions that it intends to run a referendum on 4 May to gauge support for a unitary authority.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: North Kesteven District Council’s view

Councillor Mrs Marion Brighton OBE, Leader of NKDC, said: “I think we are all agreed that the concept of local government reorganisation and the potential for unitary authorities needs to be fully explored and tested by the population of Lincolnshire.

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Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln. Photo: Rob Foulkes EMN-161219-160126001

Lincolnshire’s ‘Super Council’ plans plunged into chaos

Ambitious plans for a new ‘Super Council’ to govern Lincolnshire have been plunged into chaos.

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Children’s commissioners express ‘deep concern’ over end of child refugees scheme

Children’s commissioners express ‘deep concern’ over end of child refugees scheme

The UK’s four children’s commissioners have written to the Government to tell of their “deep concern” at the decision to end a scheme to bring lone child refugees to Britain.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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NKDC offices, Sleaford.

NKDC pledges to keep cutting the grass

Lincolnshire County Council announced last year that it would be axing much of its roadside ‘amenity’ grass cutting from this April, but now North Kesteven District Council has pledged to soften the likely impact. NKDC cuts 160,588 sqm of highway grass verge on behalf of the county and has have decided to continue to do for 2017/18.

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Finn Beckett with MP Lincoln MP Karl McCartney. EMN-170602-155002001

Caythorpe primary school visited by MP

Caythorpe Primary School was visited on Monday by MP Karl McCartney.

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The agreed design for the skate park on Boston Road Recreation Ground. EMN-170802-122303001

Work set to start on town skate park expansion

Expansion and refurbishment work is set to start on Sleaford’s skate park, the Town Council has announced.

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NKDC offices, Sleaford.

Rough sleepers to get £1.3m boost in county

Life-changing support will be offered to the most vulnerable and entrenched rough sleepers across Lincolnshire – thanks to a successful bid for £1.3m in Government funds.

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Band to play for chairman event

Celtic folk rock group The Band from County Hell will be performing to raise money for the North Kesteven District Council chairman’s charity of the year, St Barnabas Hospice Lincolnshire.

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Dr Caroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham. EMN-170130-155442001

Nearly two months in the job for Sleaford’s new MP

It has been a whirlwind first couple of months for Sleaford and North Hykeham’s new MP and Dr Caroline Johnson has revealed how she has hit the ground running.

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North Kesteven District Council's Executive Board, launching the NK Plan. From left - Councillors Ray Cucksey, Michael Gallagher - Deputy Leader, Richard Wright, Stewart Ogden, Lindsey Cawrey and Marion Brighton (seated) - Leader. EMN-170202-165834001

Council executive board recommends 3.3% increase in its share of Council Tax while heralding three-year plan for investment

North Kesteven District Council’s Executive Board has recommended a budget that would increase its share of the annual council tax demand for the coming year by 3.3 per cent as it seeks to ‘futureproof’ its services while embarking on a three-year plan for growth and investment in the district.

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Dr Caroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham. EMN-170130-155442001

‘The people said ‘Out’, so out we must go!’ - Sleaford and North Hykeham MP’s maiden speech delivers verdict on Brexit debate

New MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham Dr Caroline Johnson has used her maiden speech in the House of Commons to deliver her stance on yesterday’s (Wednesday) debate on triggering Article 50 for Brexit.

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VIDEO: Sneak peek at progress of £8.9million project to regenerate Sleaford’s oldest council estate

Homes for the future are being created for North Kesteven council tenants out of some of its oldest housing stock. We look at progress one year into a three-year project.

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A protester at one of last night's rallies (Photo: Dean Kirby/i)

The very British signs on show at anti-Trump protests around the country

Across the country last night Britons took to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven majority Muslim countries entering the United States.

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Council tax rise and use of £4million in reserves to protect Lincolnshire’s frontline police officers

A council tax rise to help fund Lincolnshire’s police force has been proposed by the police and crime commissioner.

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George Johnny Johnson at RAF Coningsby today

FEATURE: Dambuster George ‘Johnny’ Johnson - a hero still attached to his Lincolnshire roots

George ‘Johnny’ Johnson reached for a white handkerchief he’d tucked away in the top pocket of his dinner jacket.

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