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Lincoln City Council facing 16% funding cuts by Government

Lincoln City Council and Lincolnshire County Council have both announced that further cuts to their funding have been made by Central Government.

Funding cuts made at Lincoln City Council and Lincolnshire County Council Credit: ITV News Central

City of Lincoln Council says it is facing a 16% reduction in the money it has for next year compared to last. Meanwhile, Lincolnshire County Council says it expects to receive around 14% less funding than last year.

Both councils say they were expecting the cuts and intend to protect frontline services where possible.


Elderly man robbed at Lincoln bus station

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was robbed in Lincoln Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was pushed to the floor and robbed.

The crime happened on Melville Street in Lincoln just after 5pm.

The victim was approached by a man who pulled him to the ground and then stole money from his coat pocket. Although the elderly man was not injured, police say he was frightened and upset by the ordeal.

The offender is described as a white man in his 20s. He was about 5ft 8" tall, slim in build and wearing a black hooded coat and black tracksuit bottoms. He ran off towards the train station.

Lincoln stabbings: two in hospital after attack

Two people are being treated in hospital after being stabbed in Lincoln.

They were attacked this evening outside a house on Arboretum Avenue.

A 22 year-old woman was stabbed in the arm while a 36 year-old suffered wounds to his back and chest. Both injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone who might have seen the incident is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Lincoln gears up for 32nd Xmas Market

The oldest traditional Christmas market in the UK gets underway this lunchtime.

Lincoln Christmas Market Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Lincoln Christmas Market is expected to attract more than a quarter of a million visitors over the next four days.

And with more than two hundred stalls nestled in and around the city's magnificent cathedral and castle there's plenty to get them in the festive spirit.


Lincoln City apologises to fans who travelled to Eastleigh match

Lincoln City Football Club has apologised to fans who travelled down south to watch their game against Eastleigh - which was cancelled when a fire at the team hotel meant they couldn't retrieve their kit before the game.

No-one was hurt in the fire at the Hilton Hotel in Chilwell which 55 firefighters attended.

Extra cash boost for Lincoln Cathedral renovations

Lincoln Cathedral will receive another round of extra funding from the First World War Centenary fund Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Lincoln Cathedral will receive another round of extra funding from the First World War Centenary fund.

The grant forms part of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's pledge of £20million towards the cost of repairs to Cathedral buildings in the UK.

The £300,000 cash boost will go towards restoring the leaking North West Transept Triforium Roof.

Despite recent renovations, Lincoln Cathedral is still on English Heritage's 'at risk' register.

"We are most grateful to have secured an additional £300,000 from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Grant. There is still much work ahead, to build on this funding and support the work of maintaining this magnificent building.

"We are, as ever, grateful to all our benefactors who support the Cathedral"

– The Very Reverend Philip Buckler, Dean of Lincoln
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