Young farmers looking to recruit in Heckington

Our nostalgia photo this week shows members of Heckington Young Farmers Club when they took part in a charity ploughathon in 1992. Were you one of these baseball-capped tractor men?

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Sleaford Town Council to celebrate Lincolnshire Day with car boot sale

To celebrate Lincolnshire Day on Sunday October 1, Sleaford Town Council is welcoming residents and visitors to the Town Hall between 12noon and 3pm.

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Annual produce show at Leasingham a ‘resounding success’

The Leasingham and District Horticultural and Craft Show has been hailed a ‘resounding success’ for another year.

Carl Panton Memorial Day charity fishing match at White House Farm, North Kyme. Eric Brown of Sleaford taking part in the charity fishing match.

Hundreds raised at North Kyme fishing fun day for charities in Sleaford area anglers’ memory

Fishermen came together for a fundraiser on Sunday to honour two men from the Sleaford angling community.

The sports hall at St George's Academy.

Sleaford school vies for slice of £300k for sports hall lighting

A school in Sleaford is in the running for a share of £300,000 to fund eco-friendly improvements on its grounds – but will need the public’s help first if it is to receive the sum.

Today is the Autumn Equinox

5 things you should know about the Autumn Equinox

It’s time to officially say farewell to those summer nights as today’s autumn equinox marks the first day of the new season.

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Third year for walking festival

A popular walking festival organised by a Heckington-based charity returns for a third year this month.

Hertfordshire Police is investigating

Burglars leave empty handed after break ins to Folkingham pub and a car

An outbuilding at a Folkingham pub was broken into on Tuesday night, according to police.

Leader of NKDC Coun Richard Wright. EMN-170331-102632001

VIDEO: North Kesteven councillors back bid for fairer Government funding for Lincolnshire

A campaign to lobby Central Government for Fairer Funding for Lincolnshire has been overwhelmingly supported by North Kesteven District Council.

Charity car wash at Metheringham fire station on Saturday September 16th 2017. EMN-170919-122734001

Firefighters hold open day and car wash events

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service hosted two successful events over the weekend at village fire stations in the Sleaford area.


Warning of more sexual offences if consent not understood

Sexual assault support workers in Lincolnshire are warning that knowledge of consent issues is ‘worryingly low’ amongst some people in the county.

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Volunteers invited to take part in River Slea clean up for World Rivers Day

Sleaford RiverCare are joining in the celebrations for World Rivers Day.

John Hinton stars as Charles Darwin in the Origin of Species. EMN-170609-165621001

Charles Darwin brought to life

A one-man play following the life of Charles Darwin is coming to Billinghay, near Sleaford.

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Life drawing inspired by exhibition

The National Centre for Craft and Design, in Navigation Wharf, Sleaford, is giving visitors the chance to try life drawing.

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Former Church of England official jailed for indecent assaults on young girls

A leading Church of England official who carried out sex attacks on young girls was today (Thursday) jailed for six years at Lincoln Crown Court.

Signs for the muslim burial area in Sleaford cemetery have been defaced by vandals overnight. EMN-170920-140434001

Muslim cemetery signs in Sleaford targeted by apparently racist graffiti

A Sleaford muslim leader is ‘surprised and shocked’ to have found what could be seen as racist graffiti scrawled across new signs for a dedicated burial ground in the town.

'Iam hare aware' - the mud scuplture that appeared at the Sleaford Standard offices overnight. EMN-170921-130104001

Are you hare aware? - Banksy-style ‘hare bomber’ creating mud sculptures in artistic campaign to combat illegal hare coursing in Lincolnshire

A Sleaford ceramic artist has turned into a Banksy-style ‘hare bomber’ creating mud sculptures of the creatures to raise awareness against illegal hare coursing gangs targeting Lincolnshire on a daily basis.

A rare, first-edition Harry Potter book sold at auction for a record-breaking �60,000 - more than 5,000 times its original �10.99 price tag. SWNS

First edition Harry Potter book sells for £60k - here’s how to tell if you have one

A rare, first-edition Harry Potter book sold at auction for a record-breaking £60,000 - more than 5,000 times its original £10.99 price tag.

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Health bosses in ‘positive’ talks to deliver enhanced A&E service at Grantham Hospital this winter

Health bosses are looking to put an improved service in place for Sleaford area emergency patients in time for this winter as an improvement on the current overnight closure of A&E at Grantham Hospital.

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Murder mystery is coming to village

A murder mystery evening will be held in a village hall near Sleaford.

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