Councillor calls time on 31-year parish position in Weston

A Weston parish councillor who has stood down after 31 years has moved to reassure villagers about his continual involvement in the community.

Employment Minister Damian Hinds has pledged "to build a solid base for the future" by launching the Government's Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools scheme in England.

Jobless figures still head down in South Holland

The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in South Holland has fallen by 58 per cent in the last six years, according to the latest statistics.

South Holland District Council could bring in an automatic ban on new alcohol licences under a new Cumulative Impact Policy.  Photo by David Cheskin/PA Wire.

Blanket ban on off-licence bids in South Holland put back

South Holland District Council could bring in an automatic ban on new alcohol licences under so-called ‘cumulative impact’ powers.

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Professor Aly Rashid, medical director of NHS England in Lincolnshire, has his flu vaccination.

Lincolnshire’s top doctor has flu jab to set example

Lincolnshire’s top doctor has rolled his sleeves up and set an example by having a flu jab before the winter.

Coun Richard Davies, Lincolnshire County Councils executive member for highways and transport, said: The councils budget has been cut by more than �100 million over the last few years and we simply cannot afford to do everything we have done in the past."

The great south-east Lincolnshire switch-off about to get under way

South Holland, the Deepings and Bourne are all about to get a lot darker at night and not just because of British Summertime ending this weekend.

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Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth has revealed that road improvements are in the pipeline for Holbeach town centre.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Work to ease traffic jams at junction in centre of Holbeach

An end could be in sight to traffic james in the centre of Holbeach after plans were revealed for possible improvements in Park Road.

Andy Hall enjoying a rare treat - toast with tea - as he paid a visit to his parents' home in Spalding this week. ANL-161019-094149001

World stage for Spalding human rights defender’s cause

A human rights defender from Spalding has found himself on the world stage for his work in Thailand.

Lincs NHS Trust news.

New online mental health service trialled in Lincolnshire

Families in South Holland could soon have use of a new online psychological therapy service currently being trialled across the county.

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Coun Terry Harrington has rejoined Holbeach Parish Council for a second spell.

Return to Holbeach parish duties for past chairman Harrington

An ex-Holbeach parish councillor is returning to the role after a 17-month break.

Community news.

South east Lincolnshire groups can bid for ‘Great Ideas’ fund

Communities in south-east Lincolnshire can apply for grants from a £1.85 milion fund to help turn great ideas into projects of lasting benefit to the county.

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Boston Borough Council area from The Stump.

Risk of £100 fine for not having poo bag in Boston Borough villages

Dog walkers in Frampton, Kirton, Sutterton and other villages in the Boston Borough Council will soon face a £100 fine for not clean up after their pets.

Lincolnshire County Council news.

BREAKING NEWS: Devolution plans in tatters as county councillors vote ‘No’

Lincolnshire County Council has today voted against plans for a new Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority and Mayor.

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Katie Edwards of Spalding.

SPALDING MURDER TRIAL: Child protection board launches ‘Serious Case Review’ after Edwards killing

An investigation has started into the care and supervision given to Katie Edwards (13) who was murdered by two teenagers at her home.

Coun Robin Hunter-Clarke.

Lincolnshire UKIP councillor criticised after running for seat 255 miles away in Wales

A Lincolnshire County councillor who is also in the running for a seat in another county council 255 miles away has defended the move.

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Street lights in Stamford, Bourne, Boston and Spalding go LED - but thousands will be turned off all together

Work to introduce a more cost-effective approach to street lighting in the county will continue in and around Bourne, Stamford, Spalding and Boston over the next few months - but 3,000 street lights are being turned off for good.

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Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.  Photo by Nick Robinson.

South Holland councillors to vote on county devolution deal

South Holland District Council is to decide next week on whether it backs plans for a new Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority.

South Holland District Council is organising a free Retailers' Workshop, to take place at South Holland Centre, Spalding, on Wednesday, October 26, from 5.30pm to 9.30pm.

Retailers’ workshop in Spalding for independent traders

Spalding is to host a Retailers’ Workshop at South Holland Centre in Market Place on Wednesday, October 26, from 5.30pm until 9.30pm.

Operation Drive Insured is a national campaign targeting motorists who drive whilst uninsured.

Police mount national operation to tackle uninsured driving in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police is getting behind Operation Drive Insured, the first ever campaign to promote motor insurance enforcement.

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