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Town council looks at new CCTV service for Caistor

Caistor could be fitted with a new CCTV system, if a proposal put before the town council is accepted.

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Councillors support beer festival

Support from West Lindsey District Councillors has enabled the popular Gainsborough beer festival to purchase vital equipment.

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Lincolnshire MP jokes about ‘rumours’ he’s been made newspaper editor

Sir Edward Leigh MP has today (Tuesday) joked on social media that ‘rumours’ of him becoming editor of two local newspapers are untrue - in what appears to be a comical swipe at his party colleague George Osborne MP.

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Rasen groups get £28k from district grant scheme

Community and voluntary groups in our area have been making the most of West Lindsey District Council’s grant schemes over the past year.

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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Budget 2017 LIVE: Full coverage and analysis

Budget 2017 LIVE: Full coverage and analysis

Welcome to our LIVE blog of today’s Prime Minister’s Questions and the Chancellor’s 2017 Budget.

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International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox talks about the business of Brexit during a visit to some of Lincolnshire’s successful exporters

Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, made a whistle-stop tour of Lincolnshire today (Thursday) visiting a number of local businesses with export success stories while backing some of his fellow Tory party candidates in the upcoming county council elections in May.

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Lincolnshire County Councillors agree to public consultation on unitary authority

County councillors have today (Friday) voted in favour of seeking the views of the residents of Lincolnshire on the principle of moving to a unitary system of local government in Lincolnshire - but they have not yet revealed what form the consultation will take.

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Residents face 4 per cent hike in County Council share of tax bills

Lincolnshire county coucillors today (Friday) agreed to a council tax increase of £44.59 per year for owners of a band D proprerty.

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East Barkwith postmaster and Rasen MP promote services

Sir Edward Leigh has joined a local Sub-Postmaster in encouraging the public to make use of their local Post Office for banking transactions.

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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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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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