Lincolnshire is a captivating county but each year there seems to be one headline theme which will set the mood for so many others.

In 2018 this has to be the centenary of the Royal Air Force. We have devoted nearly all of our aviation section to events and celebrations of RAF100. Where else but in ‘Bomber County’ would you expect the pride in our links to the world’s first airborne military force to be evident throughout these twelve months.

The International Bomber Command Centre will be open from the end of January and its official opening in April will join the theme, as well as Lincolnshire Show in June and the Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival in July. There are too many others to mention so see the full list on the Aviation pages.

We have also picked up on the festivals theme and tried to give you a flavour of the wide variety and entertainment they provide. What a great short break they make, with the chance to make new friends, expand your knowledge and interests or just to get away and let your hair down. Lincolnshire has great spaces, landscapes and history to complement these events.

If you haven’t visited the county before they offer an ideal introduction; if you are returning again, welcome back.

We would like you to think of our great county as your second home.

Caroline Bingham
Chief Executive