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Grantham briefing session to be held for anyone who wants to become a county councillor

A briefing session is being organised for anyone who is interested in standing as a county councillor in the May elections.

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Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council.  Photo supplied.

One council for Lincolnshire is ‘inevitable’ plan, says county leader Hill

The scrapping of South Holland District Council and Lincolnshire’s seven other local authorities is “inevitable”, according to county council leader Coun Martin Hill.

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Chief Constable for Lincolnshire Police, Bill Skelly, NFU Regional Director for East Midlands, Gordon Corner, Dr Caroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, Marc Jones, and Mark Leggott, NFU Lincolnshire county chairman.  Photo supplied.

New chief commits to action plan on rural crime

An action plan to tackle rural crime, including hare coursing, has been promised by the new Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police.

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Lincolnshire Good Citizen award winners from 2016.

Nominations open for Lincolnshire Good Citizen Awards

The search is on to find this year’s Lincolnshire Good Citizen Awards for people who go the extra mile to help others.

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Sleaford WASPI group

WASPI groups step up their fight for a fairer state pension deal

Women across the country are gearing up to demonstrate on budget day in their fight for a fairer deal on pensions.

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Help tribute to Grantham soldier killed in Korean War

Attempts are being made to find relatives of a Grantham man killed in action in the Korean War to ensure he becomes part of a memorial to the 800 British servicemen buried in a cemetery in South Korea.

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Parents, MPs and staff from Glenfield Hospital at 10 Downing Street.

Key moment for South Holland families battling to save children’s heart services

Families relying on children’s heart disease services at an East Midlands hospital can give their views on keeping it open.

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Check the hygiene rating of your chosen tattooist.

Check Grantham tattoo studios’ hygiene rating before inking up

The district council is encouraging tattoo fans to check their studio hygiene rating scheme and always report illegal tattooists to the authority.

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Councillor Nick Craft and Debbie Mewes of South Kesteven District Council.  Photo supplied.

Deepings and Bourne urged to join the Great British Spring Clean

People in the Deepings and Bourne are being invited to clean up their area as part the Great British Spring Clean next month.

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Parking off St Catherine's Road in Grantham. Photo courtesy of Neil Southwell

Council bids to punish dangerous parking on Grantham road

Drivers parking on footpaths and double yellow lines along a town centre street could soon find themselves getting a ticket.

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NEW BEAT: Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Bill Skelly.  Photo supplied.

New Chief pledges to serve everyone

Rural crime, “meaningful dialogue” with migrant communities and the “disproportionate effect” of neighbourhood disorder are top priorities for Lincolnshire’s new police chief.

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Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles is wheeled out of hospital to vote in Parliament.

Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles leaves hospital for Article 50 vote in Parliament

Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles is this afternoon (Tuesday) travelling to Parliament to vote on the Article 50 bill – despite being under hospital care.

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Pupils at Caythorpe Primary School were visited by Lincoln MP Karl McCartney.

Caythorpe pupils enjoy ‘Question Time’ with Lincoln MP Karl McCartney

A primary school pupil was ‘surprised and excited’ when an MP visited his school to talk to his class.

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Watergate car park, Grantham

Grantham’s Watergate car park put forward as potential starter homes development

Objectors have told the district council to leave a town centre car park alone after it was included in a document proposing areas for development of starter homes.

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Coun Marc Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire.  Photo by David Dawson.

Lincolnshire commissioner proposes almost two per cent increase in police precept of council tax

An increase of 1.97 per cent in the police precept portion of council tax has been proposed.

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Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln.  Photo by Rob Foulkes.

Could you be a voice to stand up for Lincolnshire?

The chance to join Lincolnshire County Council is being opened up to people across South Holland and south-east Lincolnshire.

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The Rev William Ruddle, lead chaplain for Lincolnshire Police.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG191114-115TW.

Volunteers needed to be police chaplain

An appeal for volunteers willing to train and become voluntary police chaplains has been made by Churches Together in All Lincolnshire.

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CASES CLOSED: Detective Inspector Helen Evans with Chief Constable Neil Rhodes before the pair both retire from policing this month.  Photo supplied.

Last case is filed by retired detective Helen

A detective who investigated some of the most shocking crimes committed in Lincolnshire over recent years has cracked her final case.

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Coun Martin Hill

Grantham Journal Special Report: Scrap all councils to start over again?

Will a cash crisis force Lincolnshire to scrap its county council and seven district councils and opt for one tier of local government?

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