Lincolnshire’s new police chief is ready to fit the Bill

The next Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has a 255-mile trip from the south-west coast of England ahead of him before taking up his new post.


New Tory MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Caroline Johnson talks to the Standard about her win

Newly elected MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Dr Caroline Johnson, has spoken to The Sleaford Standard’s news editor Andy Hubbert in an interview on her campaign success, her next steps now elected and why she left the election count in a hurry.

Police news.

Mean thievs spoil Christmas by stealing outdoor tree lights

Mean-spirited Christmas thieves have stolen two sets of battery powered fairy lights from a tree outside a property in Welbourn.

Gifted Christmas Market at National Centre for Craft and Design. Rhubarb Theatre. L-R Kirsty Mead, Della Brett, James Hall. EMN-160512-104308001

Gifted market full of festive ideas

The popular two-day Gifted Contemporary Christmas Market filled the area around Sleaford’s National Centre for Craft and Design at the weekend celebrating the event’s fifth anniversary.

Festive season.

Remember loved ones at Lights of Life service at Boston Stump

Cherished memories of family and friends will be celebrated at the annual Butterfly Hospice Lights of Life service.

School Success

Lincolnshire top of the class for primary school performance

Lincolnshire is top of the class according to the latest Education and Skills Annual Report from Ofsted as the county is the best performing in the East Midlands with 93% of schools rated good or better.

Justice Secretary  Liz Truss and Alan Mak

Justice secretary praises our campaign calling for tougher sentences for killer drivers

The justice secretary has praised our campaign calling for tougher sentences for those who kill on the roads.

News 2

VIDEO: New Conservative MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham says she is ‘truly honoured’ to be elected

Sleaford and North Hykeham’s new Conservative MP has issued a statement on her by-election success after being ushered away from the awaiting media following this morning’s result (Friday).

Web shoppers warned over Facebook Marketplace fraud

Web shoppers warned over Facebook Marketplace fraud

Internet shoppers are being warned of a potential scam involving Facebook’s Marketplace.

Have you seen missing teenager Shelly Martin?

Police appeal to find missing teenager

Police asking for help to track down missing teenager Shelley Martin.

Sleaford RFC youngsters soak up the atmosphere at Welford Road.

RUGBY: Sleaford RFC youngsters train with Leicester Tigers

Young players from Sleaford Rugby Club honed their skills with the professionals at 10-time English champions Leicester Tigers last Saturday.

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BREAKING NEWS: Conservatives retain Sleaford seat in by-election with massive majority

The Conservatives have retained the Sleaford and North Hykeham seat with a huge majority but their candidate would not speak to media.

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Tories could keep Sleaford and North Hykeham but by how big a majority?

A candidate in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election fears it may remain a Tory seat, despite the threat from UKIP.


Low turn out for Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election

All voting papers have been verified and counting is due to start any minute.


Some facts and figures about the Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency

Do you know much the history of the Sleaford and North Hykeham seat which is currently being contested?

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Who will be the next MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham?

The first few party representatives have begun arriving at the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election count.

Ballot box.

The voting is now over! Votes are to be counted and verified in the Sleaford by-election

Polls are now closed in the Sleaford by-election.

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Post-Christmas walk

See in the new year by joining the DiscoverNK team for a crisp country walk on Sunday, January 1. The walk will start at Cogglesford Watermill at 10.30am and will be 6.4 miles long, taking up to three hours. There will be mulled wine served at Cogglesford Watermill upon completion.

Kapadia Suneil

Medical director Suneil Kapadia to leave trust which runs Grantham Hospital in May

The trust which runs Grantham Hospital has confirmed that its medical director, Suneil Kapadia, will leave in May.

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Festive fun at village hall with musical duo

Musical double act ShooShooBaby host their Christmas party at Leadenham Village Hall.

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