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MP raises issue of poor patient transport services

Isle MP Andrew Percy secured a debate in the House of Commons on the provision of patient transport services in northern Lincolnshire.

Health

Plans for former Isle pub to be turned in to a supermaket

A former Isle pub could be converted in to a supermarket, if plans submitted to the council are given the go ahead.

News
Artist Dennis Nash, whose work will be featured in Lindsey Lodge Hospices art exhibition and sale in April

Community art exhibition and sale announced by hospice

A charity-run hospice has unveiled exciting plans for a brand new art exhibition and sale to be held annually in North Lincolnshire.

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COLUMNIST: Campaign for a better deal for our children on the food front

I hope you all had a very enjoyable and relaxing Christmas. I’d also like to think that many of you had what I would refer to as a traditional Christmas featuring plenty of nourishing, home-cooked food.

Health
Beth Johnson

PRIDE OF THE ISLE AWARDS: Read the finalists’ stories

Next month sees the glittering celebration evening for the fifth Lex’s Legacy Pride of the Isle Awards.

News
Richard Hannigan

Energy efficient heating for over 100 homes

One hundred and forty five homes are to get their heating facilities revamped through a new scheme being offered by the South Humber Energy Efficiency Partnership across North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

Politics
Walkers invited to meeting

Walkers welcome to Haxey parish open meeting

After heavy rain the previous day, it was a bit muddy in places but everyone enjoyed it and are now looking forward to the next one.

At an open meeting, to which anyone interested is invited to attend, at 7pm on January 18in Haxey Memorial Hall, a committee will be formed and a constitution adopted.

The aim will be to encourage locals and visitors to enjoy the lovely countryside and explore the 40 miles of footpaths in the parish.

A spokesman said: “We will be organising other walks throughout the year.”

To find out more visit the website haxeywalkers.co.uk or facebook fb.me/islewalks

News
WARNING: Scammers tricking people into paying bogus debts and taxes

WARNING: Scammers tricking people into paying bogus debts and taxes

Scammers claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are targeting people in North Lincolnshire – attempting to trick them into paying bogus debts and taxes.

Crime
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Raising money for good causes with “swimarathon”

Making waves in the name of fundraising are Rotary Clubs from across North Lincolnshire.

News
Inglis bridge

Historic military bridge makes final journey

One of the last military bridges installed to form access to RAF Sandtoft, a Second World War airfield, has been removed after it was installed sometime in 1943/44.

News
COLUMNIST: To diet or not to diet in 2018?

COLUMNIST: To diet or not to diet in 2018?

To diet or not to diet in 2018? January, the month when hundreds of people all over the country will embark on a diet.

Opinion
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Crooked clerk jailed after stealing over £23,000 from council in four-year scam

An Isle administrative worker has been jailed after stealing more than £23,000 from the council she worked for.

Crime
Carl Sherwood

Poetry competition celebrates life in North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire Council is inviting residents of all ages to write a poem celebrating life in North Lincolnshire for a new poetry competition.

Epworth
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Dog who was kicked and had her toes broken gets a forever home

A dog is for life, not just for Christmas, and one Isle animal lover has provided a forever home for one canine who was mistreated by her previous owner.

News
Rob Waltham

Council targets developers to tackle surface water flooding

North Lincolnshire Council is working with developers to ensure any proposed housing developments incorporate better drainage systems that will mitigate surface water flooding to housing developments (if deemed appropriate).

Politics
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College has its own World Skills UK hero

North Lindsey College has its very own WorldSkills UK Local Hero.

Education
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Council seizes 45,000 illicit cigarettes and 11 kilograms of tobacco with a street value of £25,000

North Lincolnshire Council has seized 45,000 illicit cigarettes and 11 kilograms of tobacco with a street value of around £25,000 from three premises in Scunthorpe.

Politics
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Oyez, oyez! Village town crier retires after 25 years

Oyez, oyez, oyez! Janet Metcalfe has retired after 25 years as Owston Ferry’s town crier.

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MP welcomes £2,011,000 winter funding for NHS trust

Isle MP, Andrew Percy, has welcomed the Government’s multi-million pound investment in local hospitals this winter, as it emerged that Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) had been granted an additional £2,011,000 in funding to help cope with winter pressures.

Health
Rob Waltham

Be smoke aware this winter - save money and reduce health issues

North Lincolnshire Council is asking residents to be neighbourly and think of others when stoking their open fire or wood burning stove this winter.

Health
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