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The headlines from BBC Look North this Tuesday lunchtime.
Plans for just one large Lincolnshire-wide council
are defended following criticism by district leaders.
This is a way you can save a good amount of money without affecting
And toy makers from our region say sales are up as they take part
With Brexit everyone expected demand would go down.
In actual fact, it's gone up by between 5% and 6%.
Lincoln's city council leader has accused the county council of acting
"rogue" over a proposed shake-up of local government in the area.
The leader of Lincolnshire County Council wants to hold a referendum
on whether the seven district councils should be replaced
Martin Hill claims the move would save ?150 million,
More from our political editor, Tim Iredale.
There are seven district councils covering Lincolnshire
plus the county council, so is it time to merge
The leader of Lincolnshire County Council wants
I think the reason we are doing it is because we keep having these
conversations all the time about the difficult financial
situation all councils are in and having to find ways
of saving money, which means difficult decisions.
This is a way you can save a good amount of money without affecting
At present the district council's provide localised services
such as bin collections, housing and planning.
The county council is responsible for big budget services such
The idea of abolishing district councils in Lincolnshire
You know, it is the county council acting like a rogue council,
it seems to me because it is not the way we have been
We have done it on a collaborative basis.
This is a unilateral move by the county council.
I think it's the start of their campaign for what they have
sought for a long time, which is a county unitary
North Hykeham is part of the North Kesteven district
so how do people here feel about having all their services
delivered by one so-called super council for the
I think you would have less say in what goes on locally
You know, I think the smaller councils are more geared up
to the smaller districts, sort of thing.
If we want the council tax down, yes.
If the proposal is approved by the county council next month,
then a referendum would take place in May on the same day
However, the result wouldn't be binding and any final decision
on scrapping Lincolnshire's district councils would rest
Tim Iredale, BBC Look North, Lincoln.
A man has been jailed for life for murdering a woman in Skegness.
Casey Scott stabbed and strangled Lenuta Haidemac last summer
The judge ordered that he serve at least 19 years in prison.
Campaigners fighting to stop beagles being bred for animal experiments
at a site in East Yorkshire have lost their fight.
A judge has denied protesters leave to appeal the decision
to allow B Universal to expand their site at Grimston.
Cruelty Free International say they're disappointed by the ruling.
Manufacturers and distributors of children's toys in our area
say they've seen huge demand over the last year.
Figures released today show the industry grew with sales
Hundred of companies will be showing off their latest products
at the Toy Fair in London today, hoping to drum up even more trade
Our business correspondent, Leanne Brown, reports.
It's a chance for toy makers to show of their latest designs.
The fair in London is the UK's only dedicated trade show
and Lincolnshire firm, Plum Products, will be showcasing
We have got some examples here of a new range that we are looking
An example here is a mud pie kitchen.
It starts life quite open and some of the scribbles and sketches
you can see around us here, we literally could go
through 50/60 sketches and end up with perhaps two out of those.
The company was responsible for the trampoline in
the John Lewis Christmas advert, which they say had
It changed the landscape significantly.
I think it very much put trampolines on kids' Christmas present lists.
We saw a halo effect across all our resellers and sold many,
many more times the volume than we would ever
But despite record growth there is concern over
This company in Brigg market sells wooden toys from Germany.
Wooden toys have become very popular now, especially because people
For us, the biggest problem with Brexit
Will there be a free trade agreement straight away,
All those things affect business dramatically.
The industry faces a difficult year ahead but companies
are confident their innovation can keep children interested.
You've been getting in touch with us about jail sentences for motorists
Jessica Danby died after her moped was hit by a car trying
The driver pleaded guilty to dangerous driving
and was sentenced to two years in jail.
Jessica's mother says that's not enough.
Lincoln City fans have been queuing since the early hours
of this morning for FA Cup fourth round tickets.
Hundreds of supporters have spent the last few hours waiting
for tickets for Saturday's game against Brighton.
Until some legends brought a little fire, kept everyone warm.
You know, to get tickets for this game is a pretty big deal.
We are going up, mate, we are going up.
Lincoln City are in National League action at Barrow tonight.
A win for Danny Cowley's side will take them seven points clear
Now a look at the weather forecast with Keeley Donovan.
Hello, a pleasant crisp winter's afternoon to come. A lot of dry
weather about. Plenty of sunshine. It did not start off that way, we
had plenty of fog but as you see it has now cleared. We will have dry
and bright weather this afternoon with a good deal of sunshine. This
evening we might see some mysterious we develop. Afternoon temperature is
about average, five, 6 degrees are high. This evening, we will see fog
anywhere could get some of that. It will tend to lift overnight but
around southern parts of Lincolnshire, dense fog will develop
overnight and here is where it will stay coldest. Anywhere in the
countryside we could get back to freezing. A warning for fog first
thing. Further north we will start on the bright note but then tidal
spread, particularly across southern parts of Lincolnshire a great day
developing. Looking further ahead on Thursday, a cold day, we start to
draw southerly winds which mean warmer conditions but the continent
around France is cold and we will start to see temperatures climbing
into the weekend and more cloud. Now on Look North tonight we'll be
looking at the Korean dialect expert who's created a handy guide
to being understood in Hull. He says he's made the video to mark
the City Of Culture year. It is very funny, do have a look if
of views online. It is very funny, do have a look if
you have got a chance but you can see more at 6:30pm. Until then have
a lovely afternoon, thank you for watching. Buy buy.
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