Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

It’s a guilty pleasure that men need six times a week but women can get by with just once - it’s eating chocolate.

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New KFC opening at Sleaford

A KFC restaurant looks set to open in Sleaford in the coming months as a national chain launches its recruitment drive for new staff.

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Starting new garden design business, Kate Green. EMN-170427-142803001

Ready for Chelsea Flower Show? Katie has designs on new garden business in Sleaford area

As Chelsea Flower Show approaches many of us take a fresh look at our gardens and wonder how we can revamp our current gardens or create a new design, layout, style or colour scheme so that we have a garden to enjoy not only for the summer months but perhaps all year round.

New residents celebrating the official opening of retirement bungalows on St John's Close, Leasingham. EMN-171105-112643001

Nostalgia - unveiling of retirement bungalows in Leasingham - 25 years ago

Does anyone living in the Leasingham area recognise or remember this plaque?

Outgoing chairman Martin Osborne hands over the chairman's chain to Steve Dawson. EMN-171105-131954001

Record year for Round Tablers

Sleaford and District Round Table has a new chairman as the charitable social group celebrates its most successful year to date.

The new Scenic Rail Britain website features Poacher Line through Ancaster, Sleaford and Heckington. EMN-170516-174004001

Lincolnshire community rail group helps to launch national campaign promoting scenic and sustainable tourism by rail

A Lincolnshire-based community rail group – the Poacher Line Community Rail Partnership – is today (Wednesday) helping to launch a nationwide campaign to encourage people to explore scenic parts of Britain by rail.

Childrens play area at Heckington playing field. EMN-170304-192144001

Summer ball to help raise funds for improvements at Heckington playing fields

A ball is to be held in Heckington in support of improvements at the village playing fields.

How to beat cravings

Psychologist offers cheats for everyday cravings like cheese and sugar

A leading food psychologist has revealed ways to beat our favourite cravings like salt, cheese and coffee - with a series of healthy substitutes.

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From left Sally Elkington, Mike Harding, and Rotarian Peter Elkington. EMN-170424-110744001

Rotary Club raises thousands from beer festival

A St George’s Day Beer Festival organised by The Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven has raised more than £10,000 for charitable causes.

Can you name the characters in this charity bed push at St Denys' Church in Sleaford taken in 1992? EMN-170405-173755001

Nostalgia - fundraisers take their bed to Sleaford church

Can anyone name any of the characters in this photo taken by Sleaford Standard snapper Gordon Brotherton back in 1992?

Members of The Inner Wheel Club of Sleaford Kesteven walking for BEAT. EMN-170505-092028001

Inner Wheel club for Sleaford walks thousands of steps for charity

Members of The Inner Wheel Club of Sleaford Kesteven recently joined forces to walk thousands of steps for charity.

Heckington parish councillor Midge Collins and volunteers litter picking for Best Kept Village competition. From left - Anne Clayton, Julie Hudson and Midge Collins. EMN-170905-102046001

Litter pickers and weeders wanted for village clean-up

A drive to enter Heckington in the Lincolnshire Best Kept Village Competition so volunteers out and about litter picking over the weekend at the end of April and another session is planned this weekend in readiness for the judges.

Unless otherwise stated, images by Gordon Elias, Team Leader, Photographic Department, RAF College Cranwell, Sleaford Lincolnshire NG34 8HB.

‘Tour of Lincs’ raises hundreds

A group of serving Royal Air Force personnel have raised hundreds of pounds for charity through an 82-mile ‘Tour of Lincs’ bike ride.

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Work on Heckington windmill due to be completed

Regeneration and development of Heckington Windmill is close to completion, with the Miller’s House Tea Room re-opening at Easter following major refurbishment and extension.

Horbling and Billingborough Brownies do their massive conga around the village in 1992. EMN-170427-100107001

NOSTALGIA: Billingborough and Horbling Brownies form a conga around the village back in 1992

So, whose idea was it to form a giant conga and dance around the streets of Billingborough?

Boat gathering and scarecrows at Southkyme. Robert Church, and Jo Sharp with Henry Butcher 3 with their scarecrows. EMN-170105-135759001

Boats gather for anniversary event

Sleaford Navigation Trust held its traditional Bank Holiday weekend boat gathering in South Kyme and celebrated 30 years since the restoration and re-opening of Bottom Lock on the river.

Heckington Cricket Club's new kit sponsor, 8 Sail Brewery. They have also brewed a special beer for them. From left - Heckington cricket captain Tony Carter with 8 sail brewery owner Tony Pygott. EMN-170205-112050001

’Owzat? Heckington cricket team gets its own beer

A village cricket team has been given its own brand of beer as part of a new kit sponsorship deal with a popular local craft brewery.

Have a go at the climbing wall at the Discovery day in Sleaford. EMN-170505-154215001

Get involved in free Discovery days in Sleaford later this month

New free ‘Discovery Days’ for young people in North Kesteven have been set up this year by the Sports and Physical Activity Team at 1Life, the district’s leisure and tourism agency, designed to encourage people to be active, get creative and feel inspired to find out about the opportunities to improve their health and engage with the arts.

Sleaford In Bloom members and visitors enjoy the plant swap and coffee morning. EMN-170425-115337001

Coffee morning and plant swap

The volunteers who fundraise to keep Sleaford blooming all year round held a successful coffee morning and plant swap last Tuesday.

Student candidates at the mock election in Kesteven and Sleaford High School in 1992. EMN-170420-162308001

Nostalgia - Sleaford Girls’ High School holds mock election back in 1992

It was coincidentally general election time in Sleaford 25 years ago as well, back in 1992.

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