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CAB will need to ‘rely more on volunteers’ after funding cut

The Citizens Advice Bureau says it will have to ‘rely even more heavily on our volunteers’ after its funding was reduced.

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Late date for Caistor Council meeting

Caistor Town Council holds its first meeting of 2017 one week later than usual - on Thursday January 19.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Extra funding for road works for Lincolnshire

The county has been awarded £35.4million to spend on road improvements for the coming year - one of the highest levels of funding in the country announced by the Government today (Friday).

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MPs speak out on rural Lincolnshire health services

Market Rasen and Caistor MP Sir Edward Leigh has challenged the Secretary of State for Health, about the disparity in NHS services between those who live in urban areas and those who live in rural communities.

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Sir Edward Leigh named in list of MPs expected to make waves in 2017

Sir Edward Leigh MP has been named in a list of a dozen parliamentarians who he expects to ‘be making the political weather in the coming 12 months’.

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Road deaths in Lincolnshire for 2016 at highest for a decade

Almost a dozen deaths on roads in south-east Lincolnshire have contributed to the highest number of fatalities in the county for a decade, new figures have shown.

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New Year message from Coun Martin Hill

I hope you will all enjoy a restful Christmas and New Year – now for the opportunities and challenges 2017 will throw at us!

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Recycling Christmas cards and wrapping paper? It’s trickier than you think!

With collections restarting this week following the Christmas break, many recycling bins will now be overflowing with packaging from presents.

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Rasen MP highlights GP crisis

Sir Edward Leigh, the Conservative MP for Market Rasen, Caistor and Gainsborough, has written to the Health Secretary asking him to prioritise the lack of GPs in the area as ‘urgent’.

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TASER FORCE: Neil Rhodes, Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, has confirmed that 50 per cent of uniformed officers will be taser-trained by the end of 2017.  Photo by Phil Crow.  MGJP-08-12-14.  EMN-150319-154540001.

Lincolnshire Police to be top UK taser squad

Half of Lincolnshire’s uniformed police officers will be trained in using tasers by the end of 2017, according to the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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New ‘Super Council’ could be resurrected

Plans to create a Lincolnshire-wide ‘Super Council’ could yet be resurrected according to the leader of one of the authorities involved.

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‘Phone-driving is the hidden killer’ Parliament told - as Drive For Justice campaign recognised

People who drive while using their mobile phones are as dangerous as drink-drivers or motorists under the influence of drugs.

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THE CHIEF: Bill Skelly is set to become the new Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police next year, succeeding Neil Rhodes who is due to retire next month.

Lincolnshire’s new police chief is ready to fit the Bill

The next Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has a 255-mile trip from the south-west coast of England ahead of him before taking up his new post.

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Caistor Town Council meeting

Caistor Town Council is meeting tomorrow evening (Thursday, December 8) in the town hall.

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Why £100m is ‘only
the tip of the iceberg’

Why £100m is ‘only the tip of the iceberg’

A new scheme designed to boost tourism in the Lincolnshire Wolds will deliver a massive shot-in-the-arm to the region’s economy, it has been claimed.

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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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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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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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