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Roadworks - Wrong reaction but understand why

North Kelsey Road road works Caistor: First, I am disgusted that people spat at the workmen.

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MP Sir Edward Leigh. EMN-180123-093658001

MP’s column - Reduction in absolute poverty

Readers are by now well aware that I never shy away from highlighting problems that need to be addressed.

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MP’s Column - Snow heroes, kidnapping and prisons

Recently at the invitation of the Chief Constable I had the privilege of handing out the awards to our ‘snow heroes’who provided excellent service to people across Lincolnshire during the great snows this past winter.

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Anniversary - Dambusters

As the nation marks the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid, many of your younger readers may wonder if commemorating events from the Second World War is still relevant today.

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Dementia - Action week

I want to invite your readers to unite for Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week, which takes place from May 21 - 27.

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Music - Good to hear

I just wanted to say, well done to the Town Council.

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MP’s Column - Increased rail service welcomed

For what feels like centuries I have had the dubious honour of being the MP with the least-used railway station in all of Britain in his constituency: Gainsborough Central.

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Homelessness - Horrendous figures given

A most interesting, provocative and thought-provoking statement in our Rasen Mail recently - Homelessness Focus for Thinking Crowd.

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Charity - Take time for Royal tea party

This spring we hope your readers will celebrate the Royal Wedding with their very own Right Royal Tea Party in aid of Meningitis Now.

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Firearms - Why should Lincolnshire be different?

It was a surprise for me to find out that the laws of this county are not decided by the houses of parliament but by the Deputy Chief Constable for Lincolnshire Mr Craig Naylor.

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NHS - Zero tolerance neededfor staff attacks

I was shocked and saddened to read that more than a quarter of 999 staff working in the East Midlands were abused or suffered physical violence at the hands of patients.

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Cinema - Can bygone days return to Caistor?

Just when you thought the grave containing all the old relics from days gone by was closed, along come the gravediggers harping and ashouting to bring back the ‘good old days’.

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Safety - Protection should be celebrated not watered down

We should be proud that countless deaths and injuries have been avoided because of the UK’s robust approach to safety.

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Veterans - Chance to visit the battlefields on which they served

It is The Royal British Legion’s belief that every World War Two veteran should have the chance to revisit the battlefield on which they served.

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Centenary - Chance for nation to support RAF charity

My grandfather, Hugh Trenchard, the first Viscount Trenchard, often called the Founder of the RAF, became its first Chief of the Air Staff on its formation on April 1 1918.

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MP Sir Edward Leigh. EMN-180123-093658001

MP’s Column - Prisons and defence priorities

Victorian prisons were a great innovation when they were created, systematising what had been a rotting, arbitrary, and inconsistent system of punishing criminals. But, when we look back at these prisons now, we think of them as being cruel and locking up far too many people whose actions were a result of mental problems.

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MP’s Column - Banks, investment and chamber changes....

Nothing could please me more than the announcement that the Government is to spend over £2 million for the Gainsborough Southern Urban Extension here in West Lindsey. Readers will be well aware that housing is a pressing concern as housebuilding fails to keep pace with demand.

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MP’s column: New year, new inititiatives

With a new year ahead of us, the Government is getting down to business.

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MP’s Column -A nation of animal lovers

One of the glories of Great Britain is that we are a nation of animal lovers.

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Flooding - From small acorns.......

In certain cases when items are placed om terms of money and when all added up to an amount that comes above the National Debt, is it not wise and fair in today’s caring society to help those who are on need of keeping their heads above water? - Market Rasen Mail November 29, with the headline ‘New Pumps will Help Residents During a Flood’.

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