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Lacey Gardens pupils support Nepal school

The school council at Lacey Gardens Junior School organised a book collection for a library at a Nepalese school, through the charity ‘Lincs2Nepal’. Charity representative Garry Goddard, visited the school to collect over 300 books donated by pupils’ fam

today, 17:36 in Regional East

‘Super Sundays’ begin at Market Rasen Racecourse

The first of four ‘Super Sundays’ during 2017 at Market Rasen Racecourse begin this weekend. The family days out – when all accompanied under 18s are admitted free of charge – are held over four months, on February 19, March 12, April 9 and May 21. More

today, 10:11 in Regional East

Archbishop’s visit to St James’ Church

St James’ Church has become available for ‘limited use’ once again following renovation to pipework and flooring. The church’s renewed heating system has not yet been fully installed and tested, but temporary heating is currently in place. It is hoped th

today, 09:17 in Regional East

NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

GP numbers are heading for a ‘cliff edge’ as almost 40 per cent approach retirement in the next few years, it has been warned. Plans for the reorganisation of the NHS to help save £22bn are putting a greater focus on general practices taking appointments

today, 07:59 in Regional East

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget. Following explosive reports this week on the plans that could alter the course of the NHS in England, we’ve summarised everything you need to kno

today, 06:58 in Regional East

FEATURE: Remarkable life of Ron - a Lincolnshire hero who on paper doesn’t exist to the world

All great stories start at the beginning, but for Ron Bullen that isn’t possible. On paper, he does not exist! Despite many years searching for answers to his identity, Ron doesn’t know his exact age, where he was born or who his parents are. No birth ce

today, 06:58 in Regional East

Eastfield Road application is withdrawn - but what now?

Controversial plans for five new homes near Louth Canal have been withdrawn - but the developers are set to submit 
a new application for the site. The original plans regarding land to the north of 119 Eastfield Road, would have seen five new homes being

yesterday, 18:21 in Regional East

Nominations wanted for Good Citizen Awards

Nominations are now open for this year’s ‘Good Citizen Awards’, hosted by Lincolnshire County Council. Do you know a volunteer who frequently goes the extra mile to help others? Or, perhaps you know one of Lincolnshire’s unsung heroes - an ordinary perso

yesterday, 18:21 in Regional East

Louth woman Zara set to lose her locks for charity

A Louth woman is set to lose her mid-length locks to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Zara Vasey will be undertaking the charity headshave on February 24 - just days after her 30th birthday. She has decided to raise money for this worthy ca

yesterday, 13:20 in Regional East

Competition by Somercotes Academy helps to raise £177 for hospice

Being a teacher’s pet has helped students at Somercotes Academy to raise £177.60 for the Louth and District Hospice Ltd charity. The competition involved students paying 50p each to match pictures of their teachers’ pets with their owners. The winner was

yesterday, 09:55 in Regional East

Fotherby designer’s pop-up shop ahead of third collection fashion launch

A pop-up shop being opened up in Louth for one day only this Sunday (February 19) ahead of a new fashion line going live to the public. Fotherby-based designer Ashley Janney is bringing out Season 3 of his fashion label and is a 2017 Autumn/Winter collec

Friday, 18:37 in Regional East

Worried residents on the coast condemn controversial decision to turn off street lights

Residents in coastal communities have slammed a Lincolnshire County Council decision to switch off street lights amid mounting fears it could lead to a hike in crime. The council is switching off lights across the county in a controversial move which it

Friday, 15:52 in Regional East

Chief Constable vows new focus on rural crime and hare coursing

The Chief Constable for Lincolnshire today vowed to launch a new drive to tackle rural crime. Chief Constable Bill Skelly told delegates at a meeting in Boston that he would be drawing up an action plan to tackle the issues being faced by rural communiti

Friday, 15:41 in Regional East

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. That money, he said, could be reinvested in service improvement and keep council

Friday, 13:56 in Regional East

UNITARY AUTHORITY: Lincolnshire Conservatives

“Here in Lincolnshire we currently have eight councils, one county council and seven district councils. “We are proposing to ask the public whether these should all be replaced by a unitary system, so that there will only be one such council in an area.

Friday, 13:43 in Regional East

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