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VIDEO: County council announces tax rise for Lincolnshire households for coming year.

Council tax is to increase across Lincolnshire for the coming year, according to the Leader of the County Council. The council, whose budget makes up 80 per cent of Council Tax bills, has agreed at its meeting today (Friday), that it will up its share...

yesterday, 17:44 in Regional East

COLUMN: The perils of post privacy on social media

The Mayor of Boston in Lincolnshire was recently called to step down from his role following allegations over potentially offensive comments he made on his private Facebook page. Many readers have since questioned how something posted privately could...

yesterday, 15:05 in Regional East

Event planned for Easter in Skegness moves venue

A four-day charity event which was due to take place in a Skegness park over Easter is moving venues due to parking restrictions. Skegness Live and Learn community group had hoped to hold the event in Tower Gardens over the weekend March 30 to April...

yesterday, 12:59 in Regional East

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Pupils’ brass band play to community

A brass band from Hogsthorpe Primary School performed for the community at Hogsthorpe Village Hall 10 years ago. Year Five and Six pupils had been learning how to play the trombone, trumpet and French horn during music lessons with the help of Emma...

yesterday, 12:36 in Regional East

Co-op reveals minimum age limit on sales of energy drinks with high caffeine levels

Central England Co-op has today announced that it is putting in place an age limit for sales of energy drinks with high caffeine levels. From March 1, customers who buy energy drinks that contain 150mg or more caffeine per litre will be asked to prove...

yesterday, 11:56 in Regional East

How next week’s cold weather could affect your mobile phone

Bitterly cold weather is on the way in the coming days and the Met Office has issued a warning to mobile phone users. The weather service has this morning issued a Yellow Warning for snow for much of the country and the wintry blast could affect your...

yesterday, 11:41 in Regional East

Police recover stolen bicycle in Alford

The Mablethorpe and Alford Neighbourhood Policing Team have recovered a bicycle that was stolen earlier this week. The bicycle was stolen from a property in West Street, Alford, overnight on Monday (February 19) and it was later found dumped in the...

yesterday, 09:40 in Regional East

Two days of ‘persistent snow’ forecast for Lincolnshire with Met Office warning of potential power cuts and...

The Met Office have taken the rare step of issuing a snow warning for Lincolnshire for two days in a row. The Met Office is forecasting “persistent snow showers on from 4pm on Monday and throughout Tuesday. A Met Office spokesman said: “Snow showers...

yesterday, 09:40 in Regional East

Rotary Club’s efforts helping to save lives in Skegness

Plans by Skegness Rotary Club to install 17 life-saving defibrillators in the town are one step closer to completion thanks to a recent donation. The Residents Association at Barratt Court in Skegness has donated £1,500 - helping the Rotary Club to...

yesterday, 09:11 in Regional East

Extra £3.3m pledged for roads despite challenging finances

Lincolnshire County Council will today (Friday) consider new proposals to commit extra money to help fill potholes and repair roads. At the meeting of the full council, councillors will debate and agree the council’s budget which now includes a...

yesterday, 07:01 in Regional East

Earlier switch-ons and extended coverage suggested as part of street-light change discussion after county...

Lights switching on earlier and extended coverage in places with a busy night-time economy were some of the suggestions made by councillors scrutinising residents’ mostly negative reaction to changes today (Thursday). The Scrutiny Review: Impact of...

Thursday, 17:29 in Regional East

Corby Glen seeks bigger council

The village of Corby Glen is growing so much, its parish council wants to make itself bigger. At present, Corby Glen Parish Council has seven members, but there are plans to make it nine. Now, the parish council has asked South Kesteven District...

Thursday, 17:29 in Regional East

Love in air at craft workshop at shopping centre in skegness

More than 200 children took part in a Valentine’s Day craft workshop at Skegness’ Hildreds Shopping Centre last week. The free event offered children the chance to make not just Valentine’s cards, but also seaside postcards on the theme of ‘things...

Thursday, 15:27 in Regional East

RECENT NOSTALGIA: Girl guides celebrate Chinese New Year

Girl guides in Skegness celebrated Chinese New Year with a meal at the Beijing Dragon restaurant 10 years ago. Second Skegness Guides sampled different kinds of Chinese food after learning about the different Chinese years the previous week. The visit...

Thursday, 12:25 in Regional East

Litter bugs keep twins from Skegness busy clearing up during holidays

A single mum has been praised for the way she has kept her twin daughters occupied during the half-term holiday by getting them out in the fresh air and excited about caring for the environment in which they live. Karen Wyer of Clarke Way admits she...

Thursday, 09:07 in Regional East

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