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Andrew Brookes rejoined the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian as a senior reporter in May 2021 after a spell working in PR. He was previously news editor at these titles and deputy editor of the Boston Standard.

Our area sees biggest pothole compensation payout

19 April 2022
Our area sees biggest pothole compensation payout

Our area sees biggest pothole compensation payout

19 April 2022

More pothole compensation has been paid out here than anywhere else as a result of damage caused to motorists by our crumbling roads.


£1 bus service to help people reach railway stations

05 April 2022
£1 bus service to help people reach railway stations

£1 bus service to help people reach railway stations

05 April 2022

Residents can use a new £1 bus service to connect to the county's stations on the Nottingham to Skegness railway line.


Roads might have to close as cuts leave 'grave concern'

10 March 2022
Roads might have to close as cuts leave 'grave concern'

Roads might have to close as cuts leave 'grave concern'

10 March 2022

Road safety experts say big government cuts to our maintenance budget are of ‘grave concern’ and warned some of our routes may have to shut.


Council Tax to go up even more with Government set to ignore pleas for cash to fix our roads

09 February 2022
Council Tax to go up even more with Government set to ignore pleas for cash to fix our roads

Council Tax to go up even more with Government set to ignore pleas for cash to fix our roads

09 February 2022

Residents could be forced to pay even more for their Council Tax - with the Government likely to refuse to pay to fix our crumbling roads.


Will the Government see reason over road cash cuts?

21 January 2022
Will the Government see reason over road cash cuts?

Will the Government see reason over road cash cuts?

21 January 2022

Highways chiefs are waiting to hear whether they have successfully persuaded the Government to reverse big budget cuts.


Council tax rise planned amid warning of 'devastating blow' if highways campaign fails

05 January 2022
Council tax rise planned amid warning of 'devastating blow' if highways campaign fails

Council tax rise planned amid warning of 'devastating blow' if highways campaign fails

05 January 2022

A failure to reverse big highways cuts would be ‘devastating’, according to senior councillors.


Police hoping Priti Patel's new deal brings more cash

16 December 2021
Police hoping Priti Patel's new deal brings more cash

Police hoping Priti Patel's new deal brings more cash

16 December 2021

Police chiefs say they are 'cautiously optimistic' they will be getting more Government cash.

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Police chief warns: 'Don't think you can get away with drink driving'

06 December 2021
Police chief warns: 'Don't think you can get away with drink driving'

Police chief warns: 'Don't think you can get away with drink driving'

06 December 2021

Rural motorists are mistaken if they think there aren’t enough police to catch them drink-driving, says Lincolnshire Police


Which pubs feature in Good Beer Guide?

12 November 2021
Which pubs feature in Good Beer Guide?

Which pubs feature in Good Beer Guide?

12 November 2021

These are the local pubs named in the newly-launched Good Beer Guide from CAMRA.


Parents warned over car 'child restraints'

05 October 2021
Parents warned over car 'child restraints'

Parents warned over car 'child restraints'

05 October 2021

Lincolnshire Police has handed out 176 fixed penalty notices in the last five years to parents who didn't have their children safely secured in a car.


Police launch air freshener road safety campaign

29 September 2021
Police launch air freshener road safety campaign

Police launch air freshener road safety campaign

29 September 2021

Police are giving out free air fresheners as part of a new road safety campaign, which launches today.


Covid-19 booster jabs to begin

16 September 2021
Covid-19 booster jabs to begin

Covid-19 booster jabs to begin

16 September 2021

County health bosses say Covid-19 booster jabs will begin to be given out soon - with plans being made for issuing vaccines to schoolchildren too.


New buses for factory workers

06 September 2021
New buses for factory workers

New buses for factory workers

06 September 2021

A food manufacturing firm has announced a new timetable of subsidised buses to help its employees get to work in the autumn and winter.


New figures reveal how many will lose out on benefit cut

31 August 2021
New figures reveal how many will lose out on benefit cut

New figures reveal how many will lose out on benefit cut

31 August 2021

Thousands of families face cuts to their benefits - amid warnings this will be a ‘devastating blow’.


Agreement to dump tip booking system

13 July 2021
Agreement to dump tip booking system

Agreement to dump tip booking system

13 July 2021

Councillors have today agreed with a plan to dump the county's tip booking system.


Hundreds sign Euro 2020 Bank Holiday petition

09 July 2021
Hundreds sign Euro 2020 Bank Holiday petition

Hundreds sign Euro 2020 Bank Holiday petition

09 July 2021

Hundreds of people in our area have signed a petition calling for a Bank Holiday on Monday if England win Euro 2020.


Plan to spend £10 million more on fixing our roads

06 July 2021
Plan to spend £10 million more on fixing our roads

Plan to spend £10 million more on fixing our roads

06 July 2021

Leading Lincolnshire councillors have approved a plan to put £10 million more into fixing the county's crumbling roads.


Hundreds took part in Covid jab 'big weekend'

29 June 2021
Hundreds took part in Covid jab 'big weekend'

Hundreds took part in Covid jab 'big weekend'

29 June 2021

Almost 800 extra people received a Covid jab during a 'big weekend' vaccination push - with walk-in sessions still available.


£450k paid out in pothole compensation

24 June 2021
£450k paid out in pothole compensation

£450k paid out in pothole compensation

24 June 2021

Taxpayers in Lincolnshire had to fork out more than £450k in compensation last year - and our county pays the third lowest on each repair.


Openreach to boost broadband in three Grantham area locations

01 June 2021
Openreach to boost broadband in three Grantham area locations

Openreach to boost broadband in three Grantham area locations

01 June 2021

Openreach has unveiled major plans to upgrade the broadband network in Lincolnshire - and here's where will benefit.

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