Lincoln City Council and Lincolnshire County Council have both announced that further cuts to their funding have been made by Central Government.
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.
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A Lincolnshire child sex offender has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
49-year-old Philip Belcher, from Bourne, pleaded guilty to offences including rape of a female under 13, sexual assault of a female under 13, taking indecent images of a child and inciting a female under 13 to engage in sexual activity.
He was sentenced to a total of 22 years, 14 years in prison with 8 years on extended licence.
Detective Claire Hammond wanted to pay tribute to the victims and those affected by Belcher's actions. She said:
This was a harrowing case for everyone involved; the victims have shown great strength and bravery in standing up to ensure Belcher is brought to justice for these offences.
Experienced detectives have been moved by the strength of the victims and their families and the traumatic nature of Belcher's offending.
This case was not straight forward due to the vast areas of the country that the offending has occurred over a sustained period.
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A group of councillors have recommended a ban on so-called legal highs in the centre of Lincoln. If approved next year - it'd be the first place in the country to bring in the ban.
“We are grateful to everyone who took part in the consultation and to the representatives who spoke at committee, highlighting the issues that these new psychoactive substances can cause."
“It’s clear there is a significant problem we need to address in order to ensure this problem is not allowed to grow. We have recommended to the council’s Executive that the proposed PSPO be introduced and reviewed after six months.”
The proposed ban will go before the Executive on January 19.
A pensioner's been charged with the attempted rape of a teenage boy in Lincolnshire.
The alleged offence took place in Skegness on August 1st.
Sixty-eight-year-old Colin Paul, of Queen Street Horncastle, is due before magistrates in Boston today.
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A158 at Skegness will be closed for many hours following tragic fatal collision this morning http://t.co/13kY5mZEiF
A pedestrian has been killed on the A518 at Skegness this morning.
Police believe the woman may have been hit by more than one car near the Southview Leisure Park on Burgh Road. Officers are working to identify her so that they can tell her family.
The A518 will be closed for several hours while an investigation is carried out.
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.