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The battle to protect our town must go on

A leading figure in the battle to protect Horncastle from fears of flooding has welcomed the completion of new defences but has urged agencies to continue working on other schemes. Town and district councillor Fiona Martin has been campaigning for better

today, 08:36 in Regional East

Louth & Horncastle MP demands agriculture is ‘central’ to Brexit trade negotiations

Victoria Atkins, the MP for Louth and Horncastle, welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s ‘plan for Britain’ on Tuesday (January 17) - and demanded assurances that agriculture would be ‘at the centre’ of post-Brexit trade negotiations. Victoria was speakin

today, 08:11 in Regional East

St James’ Church closed for two weeks after asbestos discovery

St James’ Church, Louth, is expected to be closed until early February after asbestos lagging was discovered on underground piping. Reverend Nick Brown, Rector of Louth, spoke before the Louth Town Council meeting last night (Tuesday) and said that the a

today, 06:15 in Regional East

Farmer’s fears over dog attacks

Fears have been raised over potential dog attacks on sheep as we enter the lambing season. The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has also issued advice to dog walkers - stressing the dangers to livestock. It also follows an horrific attack in the Market Rase

yesterday, 20:34 in Regional East

Lincolnshire ‘bucks the trend’ with latest employment figures

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Lincolnshire has dropped by 2.4 per cent compared to the same time last year, official figures have revealed today (Wednesday). The latest figures, from the Official for National Statistics (ONS), sh

yesterday, 19:19 in Regional East

Horncastle Town Council defends 20.42 per cent hike in tax bills

Town councillors in Horncastle have defended their decision to implement a 20.42 per cent hike in their share of council tax bills and pointed the finger of blame squarely at district and county councils. The increase means owners of an average Band D pr

yesterday, 16:03 in Regional East

‘Rocket Robin’ on cue for his marathon bid

As a snooker and pool player, Robin Harrison could match the best in the business. At snooker, he reached once the semi-finals of a national event only to narrowly lose to Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White. During his pool career, he trialled for the England A tea

yesterday, 15:42 in Regional East

Inner Wheel of Woodhall Spa gives treat to young carers

Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Woodhall Spa are recovering from a busy Christmas and new year period. They held their popular chocombola stall at the town’s Christmas market and raffled a superb food hamper, which was won by Woodhall resident Chris G

yesterday, 14:07 in Regional East

‘Record breaking’ year for LIVES responders

LIVES, the Lincolnshire-based charity attending 999 medical emergencies, have experienced their busiest year on record - responding to more than 20,000 emergency calls from patients across Lincolnshire in 2016. This is an increase of more than 2,000 on t

yesterday, 13:13 in Regional East

Major Louth employer Luxus Ltd celebrates €1.4 million project

One of Louth’s biggest employers held a special celebration last week to mark the completion of a three year, €1.4 million project. Luxus Ltd, the leading plastics recycling and compounding company based on the Fairfield Industrial Estate, celebrated at

yesterday, 12:26 in Regional East

Belchford man calls in MP over re-surfacing ‘lottery’

A Belchford man is reporting Lincolnshire County Council to his MP and the Local Government Ombudsman after waging a 13-month fight over the ‘lottery’ of local road repairs. Robert MacCormack, of Narrow Lane, initially approached the County Council in De

yesterday, 11:30 in Regional East

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work. The study, with

yesterday, 11:10 in Regional East

Public urged to use 999 wisely

East Midlands Ambulance Service has urged the public to use 999 calls responsibly as peaks in demand bring ‘real challenges’ to the service. Blanche Lentz, General Manager for EMAS, said: “On an average day in Lincolnshire we receive over 500 emergency a

yesterday, 11:04 in Regional East

Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed. How does it work? The hacker will first send yo

yesterday, 10:28 in Regional East

Rasen racecourse welcomes new chairman on first day or racing for 2017

Market Rasen Racecourse has today (Wednesday, January 18) welcomed its new Chairman as racing gets under way for the first time in 2017. Following his appointment by The Jockey Club, Tommy Cooper has succeeded Colin ‘Bud’ Booth who retired at the end of

yesterday, 10:28 in Regional East

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