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Council seeks supplier for £6m contract to improve street lights

North Lincolnshire Council is currently looking for a supplier to replace 21,000 street lights with more efficient LED lights across North Lincolnshire.

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Plan for thousands of new Lincolnshire homes by 2036

A new local plan will see over 35,000 homes built across West Lindsey, North Kesteven and Lincoln by 2036.

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A delighted and pleased Sir Edward after the count last Friday morning

We’ll cope with hung parliament says MP

Sir Edward Leigh has been returned as MP for the Gainsborough constituency and is ready to forge ahead with Brexit.

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ELECTION: Rasen MP Sir Edward return with increased majority

Sir Edward Leigh has been returned as MP for the Gainsborough constituency, which includes Market Rasen and Caistor, with an increased majority.

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Election night live

LIVE: General Election 2017 results and reaction

Voters have had their say in the 2017 General Election and our teams will be bringing you all the results and reaction from around the counts throughout the night and Friday morning.
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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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District councillor for Market Rasen Tom Smith

Rasen councillor to work on ‘highway issues’ after RTC ‘spike’

Market Rasen’s West Lindsey District Councillor Thomas Smith has vowed to ’ensure agencies are doing all they can’ in the wake of what he calls a ‘spike’ in RTCs on the A46 in recent weeks.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

Twitter is awash with politics as the general election campaign enters its final week.

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West Lindsey Councillor Resigns

Adam Duguid, who was elected as a Conservative District Councillor for the Scotter & Blyton Ward in May 2015, has written to Manjeet Gill, the Chief Executive of West Lindsey District Council to inform her of his decision to resign his public office.

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ELECTION 2017: Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

ELECTION 2017: Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Everybody was caught off guard when Theresa May announced Britain would be heading to the polls on June 8. But charities were more surprised than most by the news – which had an immediate impact on their day-to-day campaigning operations.

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Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Sometimes it can be bloody difficult to make your point. It’s a daily problem for politicians, but the stakes change on the election campaign trail; and as the stakes change, so does the speech.

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Rasen councillor: ‘We’ll do all we can to prevent tragedies’

A Market Rasen county councillor has vowed to do everything within his power to help improve safety on the notorious A46.

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CORRECTION: Who should you vote for?

CORRECTION: Who should you vote for?

On 22 May, this newspaper published an interactive quiz on our website entitled ‘Who should I vote for?’.

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ELECTION 2017: Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

ELECTION 2017: Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

There are more than 1m people with learning disabilities in the UK and the number is expected to increase. These are people who face exclusion from society more than ever – particularly when it comes to voting. Not enough is done to enable their participation in the most basic democratic right available to British citizens.

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Air your views on Rasen’s parking charges!

Market Rasen Town Council has organised a town meeting for Saturday, June 10 in the church rooms from 10.30am - on the subject of parking charges.

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ELECTION 2017: Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

ELECTION 2017: Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017. It is fair to say that, although perhaps somewhat unfair on the pollsters, the EU referendum and US presidential election have exacerbated – rather than healed – the widespread loss of public faith in the polls induced by the 2015 general election debacle.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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