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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Why does a bit of snow plunge Britain into transport chaos?

Why does a bit of snow plunge Britain into transport chaos?

A couple of times a year, the UK is presented with the competing emotions of seeing children bouncing off the walls with excitement and the dread of the chaotic morning commute. It is snowing.

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William Alvey pupils can hop aboard the walking bus at Eastgate car park. EMN-170501-171812001

School wins £500 to set up congestion-busting project

A Sleaford primary school is to benefit from £500 in funding after a public vote to select a scheme to benefit the community and environment.


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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Horse dies after collision with car at Ancaster

One of three horses that got loose onto a road at Ancaster has died after being in collision with a car.

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

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Western Power Distribution.

UPDATE: Two car collision with electricity pole blocking road in Ruskington cuts power to 80 homes

Occupants escaped with minor injuries following a two-car crash in Ruskington which cut power to nearby homes.

Road accident

Seriously injured driver cut from crash car at Caythorpe

A driver was taken to Lincoln County Hospital with serious injurses after he had to be cut from his crashed car.

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Town council pledges funding for market place bus shelter

Waiting shoppers may finally get a bus shelter while waiting in Sleaford Market Place after the Town Council agreed in principal to stump up a third of the cost.

Communications manager Lincs Road Safety Partnership John Siddle.

New report reveals casualty rates in parts of Lincoilnshire are among worst in the country

A new report has revealed the road casualty rates on some of our county’s roads are among the worst in the country.

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Contractors work through the night to repair burst water pipe on A153 at Sleaford

Anglian Water is hoping to have repairs to a burst water pipe on a main road into Sleaford completed by the end of the day.

Anglian Water news.

Burst water main on A153 East Road in Sleaford

Traffic is likely to be disrupted this evening due to road works to repair a burst water main at the junction of the A153 and the A17 slip road outside Sleaford Rugby Club.

The Flying Scotsman. Photo by Richard Miller.

Flying Scotsman heading to Spalding this summer

Rail enthusiasts in Spalding and South Holland can look forward to seeing the Flying Scotsman come through the area this summer.

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Driving safely in icy conditions - advice from police experts

Driving safely in icy conditions - advice from police experts

With a wintry January forecast, police driving experts are advising motorists to take extra precautions, with the following specific advice for driving in icy conditions.

The damaged gates at Fulbeck Hall. EMN-170301-101115001

UPDATE: Appeal after Fulbeck Hall grand iron gates demolished by unknown driver

A Grade II* listed gateway to a stately home has been demolished by a large vehicle which left the scene leaving an estimated £100,000 in damage.

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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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Court News.

Girlfriend witnessed motorcyclist’s crash

An inquest has been held for a Ruskington factory worker who died after the motorcycle he was riding was involved in a collision with a car.

A delivery van skids off teh road on Mill Lane, Billinghay this morning. EMN-161230-103052001

Police warning of dangerously icy rural roads around Sleaford this morning

Sleaford police are warning drivers to take care this morning after a serious cold snap overnight has left treacherously frosty driving conditions.

Road accident

Serious collision between pedestrian and a car at Potterhanworth - road closed

Lincolnshire Police have announced they have closed Little Gate Lane in Potterhanworth, following a serious collision between a car and a pedestrian.

Rail transport news.

Train company takes action

East Midlands Trains has acted upon claims by commuters about the behaviour of some Sleaford school children, reported in The Standard.

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