New recruits give police ‘headroom’ to serve Lincolnshire

Almost 85 new recruits are to join Lincolnshire Police this year as the force waits to hear whether its £117 million budget will be increased.

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Manthorpe homes plan could be debated in March

Plans for up to 480 homes off Manthorpe Road, on the edge of Grantham, could go before a planning committee in March.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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South Kesteven District Council.

SKDC proposes council tax rise and asks for your views

A hike in the district council’s element of the council tax is on the horizon.

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Extra funding for road works for Lincolnshire

The county has been awarded £35.4million to spend on road improvements for the coming year - one of the highest levels of funding in the country announced by the Government today (Friday).

The High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, Mrs Jill Hughes.  Photo by Phil Crow.

Sheriff’s badge at stake for good work across Lincolnshire

People in South Holland who have made a real difference in their community can be considered for a countywide award.

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New Sleaford and North Hykeham MP challenges Prime Minister on what can be done to ease workload of hard-pressed ambulance crews

Sleaford’s new Tory MP, Dr Caroline Johnson used her first question in the House of Commons to press the Prime Minister to do more to support rural ambulance services in light of the acute pressure they have been under over the Christmas and New Year period.

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South Kesteven District Council wants your views on potential tax increase

The district council wants residents and businesses to give their views on a possible increase in council tax for 2017/18.

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BUSY NEW YEAR: EMAS produced this diagram showing the demand for its services on New Years Day.  Photo supplied.

New Year calls to EMAS reach ‘significant pressure’ point

South Holland’s ambulance service is recovering from a New Year’s weekend when it faced “significant pressure” from emergency calls.

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Grantham garden village ‘will be an attractive place to live for all ages’ says council leader

The leader of South Kesteven District Council says the garden village planned for Grantham will be a ‘special place’ for people of all ages to live.

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Grantham MP Nick Boles.

Grantham MP Nick Boles says announcement of garden village investment ‘is brilliant’

The Government’s announcement of a garden village to be built on the edge of Grantham has been welcomed by Grantham MP Nick Boles.

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RAF College Cranwell

RAF College Cranwell receives five-figure grant for outreach work

A five-figure grant has been awarded to RAF College Cranwell for the purchase of state-of-the-art educational equipment.


New project to prevent loneliness in veterans

A county-wide project is calling for volunteers to befriend veterans and their loved ones.

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Artists impression of what former nightclub Diablo's could look like under the council's shopfront improvement scheme.

Plan to restore heritage of former Grantham nightclub building

A former nightclub is set to get a facelift under the district council’s shopfront improvement scheme.

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TASER FORCE: Neil Rhodes, Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, has confirmed that 50 per cent of uniformed officers will be taser-trained by the end of 2017.  Photo by Phil Crow.  MGJP-08-12-14.  EMN-150319-154540001.

Lincolnshire Police to be top UK taser squad

Half of Lincolnshire’s uniformed police officers will be trained in using tasers by the end of 2017, according to the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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RAF College Cranwell, set to play a larger role in the training of all aircrew in the armed forces.

RAF College Cranwell set for expansion

Cranwell is set to see expansion as it is earmarked to become the single central point of entry for training of Royal Air Force personnel.

Billingborough parish council celebrates its Community Fund grant

Children in Billingborough benefit from SKDC’s Community Fund

Children in rural villages have been among the latest to benefit from a successful application to South Kesteven District Council’s Community Fund.

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Newark MP Robert Jenrick speaks at the hospital protest march in October when Nick Boles MP was unable to attend because of illness.

MP Nick Boles demands answers on A&E from Prime Minister as question asked via text message in House of Commons

Grantham MP Nick Boles has been able to ask a question on the House of Commons despite not being able to attend because he is receiving treatment for cancer.

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Green light for plan to create Muslim community centre in Grantham

Planners have approved an application by the Grantham Muslim Community Association (GMCA) to turn an empty building into a community centre.

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THE CHIEF: Bill Skelly is set to become the new Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police next year, succeeding Neil Rhodes who is due to retire next month.

Lincolnshire’s new police chief is ready to fit the Bill

The next Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has a 255-mile trip from the south-west coast of England ahead of him before taking up his new post.

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