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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.

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Parish council vacancy in fleet after member resigns

Fleet Parish Council is looking for a new member after the resignation of Coun Phillip James.

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The former Red Cow Hotel, Donington, as it looks now.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG060916-211TW.  ANL-160709-143434001

Donington ‘eyesore’ set for transformation after planning vote

The go-ahead for a former landmark Donington hotel to be redeveloped is a sign of the village “coming back together”, according to a village representative.

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John Hayes MP (second left) at Lincolnshire Wildlife Trusts coffee morning in Pinchbeck where, 
Stuart Clarke (left) showed his collection of pre-World War II butterflies to Colin Faulkner and Nicholas Watts (right).  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Pinchbeck wildlife and environmental fundraiser nets £650

The South Holland countryside was the main attraction at an event in Pinchbeck which raised £650 for future projects.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reads through his Autumn Statement in his office in 11 Downing Street, London which he will deliver to MPs at the House of Commons  detailing the government's spending and taxation plans.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 22, 2016. See PA story POLITICS AutumnStatement. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Governments can be a force for good

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By John Hayes MP

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VIDEO: UKIP leader Paul Nuttall speaks in Sleaford today

UKIP is wheeling out its big guns with newly elected national leader Paul Nuttall speaking in Sleaford today (Saturday) and former leader Nigel Farage due to arrive on Monday.

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Free aid at the point of delivery

In Ken Loach’s award-winning film I, Daniel Blake, mum-of-two Katie’s efforts to feed her children instead of herself finally takes its toll.

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Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis, with Lincolnshire's Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.

Minister for Policing visits Lincolnshire Police HQ

The Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis, has visited Lincolnshire Police as part of an operation he has called ‘Operation Cops’ which involves him visiting forces to meet frontline staff and hear first-hand about the issues affecting them and the work they do in the community.

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South Holland District Council proud of Business Awards success

South Holland District Council says it is proud to have once again played an active role in this year’s South Holland Business Awards.

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Lord Porter of Spalding calls for improved funding for pancreatic cancer research

Lord Porter of Spalding (Gary) is spreading the word about the vital need for more funding for pancreatic cancer research, and calling on local people to know the symptoms of the disease, after he attended a reception at Westminster hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the disease.

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Labour Party campaign in Spalding

Members of the Labour Party’s South Holland and the Deepings constituency group were campaigning and leafleting about the National Health Service (NHS) in Spalding town centre on Saturday.

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UKIP leaders new and old set to come to Sleaford on by-election campaign trail

The newly elected leader of UKIP, Paul Nuttall, MEP, is to visit Sleaford on Saturday to throw his weight the party’s campaign to win the up-coming by-election.

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Fresh vision for derelict Donington eyesore

The transformation of what was once a landmark building in Donington could move a step closer after a meeting on Wednesday.

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VIDEO: Education secretary Justine Greening looks at apprenticeships and grammar schools during visit to Sleaford today

Education Secretary Justine Greening paid a visit to a local business and a school in Sleaford today (Monday) to see shining examples of apprenticeships and grammar schools at the heart her strategy for education.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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Paula Leverton with young riders at Fourwinds Equestrian Centre, West Pinchbeck.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG110415-105TW.

West Pinchbeck riding school joins campaign for fairer business rates

Horse riders in South Holland are to lobby their MP over fears that their business rates could jump by more than 80 per cent.

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Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid.  Photo by Sajid Javid.

Government Minister switches off solar park plans for Sutton St James

People in Sutton St James can celebrate after confirmation that a last-ditch bid to build a renewable energy plant in the village has been rejected.

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Crowland could see an extra 41 homes built and more than �235,000 injected into primary school education and new play equipment if a residential development in Peterborough Road gets the go-ahead.  Photo by Barry Foster.

Homes plan for Crowland with £235,000 investment into town

A plan to build more than 40 new homes in Crowland could bring with a £235,000 investment into children’s education and play equipment.

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John Hayes MP is helping customers who are yet to receive Lloyd Loom furniture they have paid for "up front".  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG101116-221TW.

MP offers support to customers of collapsed Pinchbeck furniture firm

Customers and ex-workers of an out-of-business Pinchbeck furniture maker have been joined in the fight for their goods by the area’s MP.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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