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Six ways to lower your fuel consumption

With the cost of fuel an ever-present concern for the UK’s motorists, making even the smallest savings can boost the household budget.

Offbeat
William Alvey School youngsters have offered their Union Jack to the International Bomber Command Centre after its flag and pole were stolen. EMN-170329-101957001

‘You can have our flag’ says Sleaford school after Bomber Command Centre flagpole theft

Pupils at a Sleaford school have offered the use of their flag after thieves took the flag pole from the entrance of the International Bomber Command Centre, near Lincoln.

Education
Stuart Townend. EMN-170329-102016001

Performance from Christian singer in Sleaford

Don’t miss music from Christian singer tomorrow (Thursday, March 30)

Music
Good hygiene is particularly important in preventing yourself or others from becoming infected

Struck down by a stomach bug? Take care and don’t overshare as Norovirus spreads

When it comes to sickness and diarrhoea, no-one likes it when you overshare – particularly if that means spreading a virus around.

Health
MISSING: Samantha Baldwin

Concern growing for missing mum and two young children

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 42-year-old Samantha Baldwin and her two children who have links to Lincolnshire.

Crime
Sleaford Little Theatre portray Julia Kirk, wife of Charles Kirk, who designed a number of buildings in Sleaford. EMN-170324-143647001

Trail explores history of town

A new £4,000 funded history trail in Sleaford which allows visitors to gain an insight into the town’s history is in the development stages.

Arts
Fire & Rescue news.

Car fire in Metheringham

Firefighters were called to a car on fire in Metheringham this morning (Tuesday).

News
Carres Grammar School sign.

Funding crisis is building for the town’s grammar schools

A Sleaford school head fears he may have to ask for money from parents to keep things running as an education think tank which warns schools face having to cut staff and increase class sizes to cope with a widening funding gap.

Education
Coun John Money on the bin lorry round. EMN-170328-160341001

Council chairman tackles fly tippers prowling North Kesteven

North Kesteven District Council chairman Jon Money will be back out tomorrow (Wednesday) working with the authority’s fly-tip clearance crew for charity.

Politics
Pat Bayliss of Heckington with her Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Sophie. EMN-170320-132424001

Crufts successes for breeders’ top dogs

A whole kennel-full of prized pets from the Sleaford area came away with rosettes at this year’s Crufts event.

News
Sleaford Town manager Paul Ward will be looking to end his tenure on a high note EMN-170328-102308002

Sleaford Town sunk by late Wisbech treble

Sleaford Town slipped to their third straight defeat as three goals in the final 25 minutes gave Wisbech Town the points on Saturday.

Football
Coun Daniel McNally (left) with Craig Leyland, the newly-elected chairman of the Louth and Horncastle Conservative Association.

UKIP county councillor defects to Conservatives

One of Lincolnshire’s leading UKIP county councillors has defected to the Conservative Party, just weeks before the county council elections.

News
Neymar. Photo: Shutterstock.

RUMOUR MILL: Man United ready to break world transfer record for Neymar | Henry wants to replace Wenger at Arsenal | Chelsea in pole position to sign Virgil van Dijk | Lamela set for Inter Milan

Jose Mourinho has reportedly held talks with Barcelona superstar Neymar about a move to Manchester United. The Red Devils are willing to activate the Brazilian’s £200m buyout clause. (Various)

Football
Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

Offbeat 4
New pharmacy set to open in Heckington on Saturday. EMN-170328-110407001

New £400,000 village pharmacy project set to open in Heckington

People in Heckington are set to benefit from a new £400,000 pharmacy, opening this weekend.

Business
Are condoms a smoking alternative? Teenager points out strange Tesco layout in ALL stores

Are condoms a smoking alternative? Teenager points out strange Tesco layout in ALL stores

Tesco have been left stumped after a teenager pointed out an unusual placement of condoms across all of their stores.

Business 5
Coun Richard Wright - new leader of the NKDC Conservative group. EMN-170328-090121001

NKDC Conservative group elect new leader

The ruling Conservative group on North Kesteven District Council have elected a new leader to replace Coun Marion Brighton who stepped down this month.

Politics
Billinghay Reserves' Jamie Green gets in a challenge on Kirton's Jack McCheeham in their 3-3 draw EMN-170328-092436002

Boston Saturday League: Jackson hat-trick fires Ruskington past Benington

Sam Jackson’s hat-trick helped Ruskington Rovers to a comfortable 4-1 home win against an out-of-form Benington in the Taylors Garages Premier Division.

Football

Lincs League: Sleaford Sports Amateurs up to ninth with Market Rasen win

A Liam Tunstall hat-trick helped Sleaford Sports Amateurs to a convincing win at Lincolnshire League strugglers Market Rasen Town on Saturday.

Football
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