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VIDEO: County council announces tax rise for Lincolnshire households for coming year.

Council tax is to increase across Lincolnshire for the coming year, according to the Leader of the County Council.
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There has been an increase in thefts from vans. Pic posed by model ABCDE EMN-170210-172530001

Transit van owners warned to be alert after thefts

Owners of Ford Transit vans across the county are being urged to consider better protection for their vehicles.

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Launching Lincolnshire Police's new fitness scheme. Pictured from left - Louise O'Reilly, Chief Constable Bill Skelly, D/Sgt Philip Elliot, Kirsty James, Dan Rogers (Commercial Manager, YMCA Lincolnshire), Julie Bratton, PC Emma Nash, Trevor Mealing, Insp Jesbir Kumar, T/Insp Rachel Harrison, Julie Wilkins (Lincolnshire Police, Chief of Staff) and Dr Hannah Henderson. EMN-180119-121928001

Lincolnshire Police launch new staff fitness and wellbeing programme

Lincolnshire Police are embarking on a new project to help its staff keep fit and healthy.

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Spencer the lurcher, who was seized from hare coursers at Digby Fen in September has now been rehomed by the courts. EMN-180119-095744001

Video of moment Lincolnshire Police seize two hare coursing dogs at Digby Fen which have now been rehomed

Two hare coursing dogs will be rehomed for the first time following a successful police prosecution.

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A National Trust volunteer serving in the tea room at Berrington Hall. Photo: Ian Shaw EMN-180117-124825001

National Trust looking for volunteers to help at historic properties across Lincolnshire

The National Trust is looking for volunteers to help at historic properties across Lincolnshire.

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LIVES are seeking more volunteers to cope with demand after record year in 2017. EMN-181001-174053001

Lincolnshire life-saving charity calling on public support after record year

Lincolnshire charity, LIVES, is calling on the public to lend its support after helping a record number of people in medical emergency during 2017.

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Extra funding to help stretched Lincolnshire NHS services this winter

The NHS in Lincolnshire has been awarded nearly £2.4 million to help relieve the pressure on the county’s health services this winter.

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Elaine Baylis. EMN-171215-164409001

Former police chief becomes chairman of Lincolnshire’s hospitals trust

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has appointed a former police chief as its new interim chairman.

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Lincolnshire PCC Marc Jones. EMN-170812-104356001

Over 1,500 people fill in policing budget survey for Lincolnshire in TWO DAYS

Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has revealed that over 1,500 people have already offered their opinions on how the county force’s budget should be spent, just two days into a new survey.

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Two dogs seized by police from hare coursers in Lincolnshire. EMN-170612-144914001

Harecoursing incidents reported in Lincolnshire reach 300 for November but down compared to last year

Police have received over 300 reported incidents of hare coursing in the county during November

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Gritters are ready for action today after the firstsnowfall on the Wolds in Lincolnshire. EMN-171130-124221001

Gritters prepared to do battle with the weather to keep Lincolnshire moving as first snow falls

With snow already falling on the Wolds in the Louth area and forecast to potentially fall across other parts of Lincolnshire as temperatures plummet, the county’s gritters will be out on the roads to keep them safe for motorists.

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VIDEO: THEY DID IT! Trio of Billingborough cricketers set new batting world record for charity in Sleaford

Three Billingborough cricketers have set a new world record in Sleaford batting for 72 hours continuously to raise money for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.

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VIDEO: Amazing 72-hour cricket net session world record attempt for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance kicks off in Sleaford

A trio of batsmen from Sleaford have kicked off a mammoth record attempt to complete 72 hours at the crease in a cricket net session for charity.

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Street lighting survey. EMN-171117-113538001

County council wants your views on streetlighting switch-offs in Lincolnshire

Local residents, businesses and organisations are being asked to complete a questionnaire on the impact of the county council’s controversial part-night street lighting policy.

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New thermal imaging kit gives police officers night vision capabilities when hunting for poachers and thieves. EMN-170711-164406001

Lincolnshire police fighting night time rural crime with thermal imaging cameras

Lcincolnshire Police are going high-tech to tackle night-time criminals in rural areas.

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Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Jones at the launch of his road safety summit. EMN-170311-143112001

Pioneering road safety summit kicks off in Lincolnshire

A road safety summit has been taking place today (Friday) called by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner in a bid to reduce the carnage on Lincolnshire’s roads.

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Residents may be trained to use speed guns in a new road safety initiative to be launched on Friday. EMN-171031-091600001

Lincolnshire residents to be offered speed guns in new drive to curb road deaths

Residents across the county will be offered special training and radar guns in a new initiative designed to improve road safety in Lincolnshire.

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Coun Martin Hill - Leader of Lincolnshire County Council. EMN-171018-094637001

Lincolnshire council leaders take fight for a fair funding deal to House of Commons

County council leader Coun Martin Hill will today (Wednesday) be joining Lincolnshire MPs in a meeting with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to discuss getting a better funding deal for the area.

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Education

County gets £495,000 funding to help boost English skills in primary schools

Forty-one struggling rural primary schools in the county are to receive support from other schools in teaching English and literacy with the help of a £495,758 Goverbment grant boost.

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VIDEO: Lincolnshire Police chief explains why he has called for a new logo for its cars and stations

Lincolnshire Police have today (Tuesday) launched new branding, including replacing the traditional badge on its cars and police stations with a new logo design.

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