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Rasen MP wades into Trump row

Sir Edward Leigh sparked anger in a House of Commons debate when he made reference to sexually charged comments by President Trump, saying ‘Which one of us has not made some ridiculous sexual comment at some time in our past?’.

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Sir Edward Leigh with Sub-Postmaster David Ward on his visit to East Barkwith Post Office last Friday EMN-170221-085451001

Rasen MP slams the former Prime Minister after anti-Brexit speech

Local MP Sir Edward Leigh has slammed Tony Blair as a ‘failed former leader’ in a surprise outburst following the former Prime Minister’s calls for people to ‘rise up’ against Brexit.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Leader of West Lindsey District Council

Jeff Summers, Leader of West Lindsey District Council, has given his views on plans for a unitary authority for Lincolnshire.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Council leader explains why referendum ‘now won’t be possible’

Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Martin Hill, has explained why a poll on transforming local government in Lincolnshire won’t now be possible – although some form of consultation “could still happen”.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Labour calls for ‘end to shambles’

This Friday (February 24) at Lincolnshire County Council, the Labour Party opposition is planning to vote against plans for a unitary authority in Lincolnshire.

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Labour Party group forms in Rasen

Around 30 members attended the inaugural meeting of the local branch of the Gainsborough Constituency Labour Party.

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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.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: Lincolnshire Conservatives

“Here in Lincolnshire we currently have eight councils, one county council and seven district councils.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: East Lindsey District Council’s view

East Lindsey District Council leader Craig Leyland, said: “The clear advice received by the Deputy Returning Officers was that a referendum run as proposed by the County Council in conjunction with the County Council election on May 4 would not have been legal.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: City of Lincoln Council’s view

Coun Ric Metcalfe, Leader of City of Lincoln Council, said: “The county council has stated on several occasions that it intends to run a referendum on 4 May to gauge support for a unitary authority.

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UNITARY AUTHORITY: North Kesteven District Council’s view

Councillor Mrs Marion Brighton OBE, Leader of NKDC, said: “I think we are all agreed that the concept of local government reorganisation and the potential for unitary authorities needs to be fully explored and tested by the population of Lincolnshire.

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Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln. Photo: Rob Foulkes EMN-161219-160126001

Lincolnshire’s ‘Super Council’ plans plunged into chaos

Ambitious plans for a new ‘Super Council’ to govern Lincolnshire have been plunged into chaos.

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‘Any Questions’ panel confirmed for tonight’s broadcast from Louth

BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions?’ will be broadcast live from Louth Town Hall this evening (Thursday), and the four panellists have now been confirmed.

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Children’s commissioners express ‘deep concern’ over end of child refugees scheme

Children’s commissioners express ‘deep concern’ over end of child refugees scheme

The UK’s four children’s commissioners have written to the Government to tell of their “deep concern” at the decision to end a scheme to bring lone child refugees to Britain.

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Rasen Town Council wants your pics ... of potholes!

Rasen Town Council wants your pics ... of potholes!

Market Rasen Town Council is on a mission to tackle the town’s potholes - and wants you to get involved.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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Members of the public who spot potholes are being urged to report them to Lincolnshire County Council.

County Council: Be our eyes and ears on the roads

Lincolnshire County Council is asking members of the public to be its ‘eyes and ears’ on the road by using its online reporting system to report sightings of potholes.

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Rasen residents have been without light.

Concerns for Rasen’s elderly residents living in the dark

A Market Rasen town councillor has raised concerns over vulnerable residents having to live without street lighting.

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Hundreds spent on retiring council workers

West Lindsey District Council has come under fire for spending taxpayers’ money on gifts for retiring employees.

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Overstretched? The 61 new homes proposed for the Gainsborough Road plot have sparked concerns Rasens resources will be over capacity. EMN-170502-174305001

Outline application for 61 new dwellings

Town councillors fear an ‘over-stretching’ of Rasen’s resources if plans for 61 new homes off Gainsborough Road are granted approval.

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