East Midlands

Beauty salon to replace former South Kesteven District Council offices in Grantham

The former office of South Kesteven District Council will be converted into a beauty salon after approval was given by the local authority’s planning department. The building at St Peter’s Hill in Grantham used to house the authority’s customer services centre, but will soon be the location for an expanded Alana’s Aesthetics Academy — with

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Refurbished RAF Scampton homes almost sold out with prices starting at £147,000

A collection of former RAF homes located on a disused Lincolnshire military base have almost sold out. The properties, formerly owned by the Ministry of Defence, have been refurbished by private real estate owners, Annington, and are on the market at a starting price of £147,000. Since being placed on the market, Annington says just

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Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after three-vehicle crash on A52 at Swaton

A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a three-vehicle crash on a major Lincolnshire road. Emergency services were called to Swaton just after 5.20pm on Tuesday, July 16. The crash, involving a white Vauxhall Vivaro, white Volvo tanker and black Maserati Ghibli, took place at the A52 junction with B1394 Swaton Lane.

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What to expect from Bounce Central Lincoln trampoline park ahead of opening at Carlton Centre

A new trampoline park and soft play centre is opening in the city this weekend. Bounce Central Lincoln will open its doors at the Carlton Centre on Saturday, July 20 at the site of the former Halfords. The company already has two existing parks in Oldham and Salford, with Lincoln becoming the third Bounce Central

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‘One or the other but not both’ – Horncastle residents have their say on Aldi vs Lidl legal battle

Residents of a Lincolnshire town say there isn’t room for two discount supermarkets as a legal battle comes to an end. East Lindsey District Council (ELDC) granted planning permission to develop a new Aldi store on Spilsby Road, Horncastle, in November 2022. A public consultation highlighted significant desire from residents to bring the new store

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Lincoln MP Hamish Falconer ‘absolutely committed’ to scrapping RAF Scampton asylum centre plans

Lincoln‘s newly-elected MP says he is ‘absolutely committed’ to reversing the RAF Scampton asylum centre plans but warns it may take some time. Labour’s Hamish Falconer ousted former Conservative MP Karl McCartney at the general election in July, receiving almost double the votes of his predecessor. Mr Falconer has publicly voiced his opposition to the

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Lincoln MP Hamish Falconer ‘would love to see Christmas market brought back’ if safety issue can be resolved

A decision was made to scrap Lincoln Christmas Market after 40 years in February 2023 due to safety and overcrowding concerns. The Labour-run city council decided that the market’s £260,000 budget would instead be put towards an events and cultural programme designed to attract visitors to the city throughout the whole year. The decision caused

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Tractor sheds load of manure on major road in Holbeach causing ‘a bit of a stink’

Motorists faced disruption on a major Lincolnshire road after a tractor overturned and shed its load of manure. The incident took place on the Peppermint roundabout in Holbeach and caused heavy traffic on the A17 and nearby roads this afternoon (Monday, July 15). The road was closed in both directions from A151 Welbourne Lane South

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