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Nostalgia - Easter bonnets parade at Quarrington school in 1992

Our photo from our files this week was taken around this time in 1992 and there are a whole crowd of faces to spot in this one.

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William Harris 11 of Sleaford using the new Sleaford skate park. EMN-170417-104232001

No time for teens to be ‘board’ at new look rec’

The newly-refurbished and extended skate park in Sleaford has opened for skaters and boarders to use.

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Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Owners pay £3,500 for their new pet

Pet owners stump up almost £3,500 in the first year of owning their animal, a survey has found.

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Irish coffee dessert

RECIPE: Irish coffee dessert

We Brits were once regarded as a nation of shopkeepers and tea-drinkers, but our growing love of coffee is changing all this, writes James Waller-Davies.

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Wilsford FC team from 1992. EMN-170604-155345001

Nostalgia: Wilsford FC back in 1992

In last week’s edition of the Sleaford Standard, we told the story of a football match in 1992 between Anwick FC and Wilsford FC in which the Anwick side ran out victors 4-2.

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The lucky winner has yet to claim their prize. Picture: National Lottery

Euromillions million-pound winning ticket unclaimed in North Kesteven

A £1million winning Euromillions lottery ticket bought in the North Kesteven area has not yet been claimed say draw organisers.

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Sleaford's refurbished skate park, poised to be reopened last week once safety checks had been made. EMN-171204-164444001

Refurbished skate park re-opens in Sleaford

The newly refurbished and extended skate park in Sleaford has opened for skaters and boarders to use.

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The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The lifetime of a homeowner - including moving out at 21 and spending £26 on redecorating

The average UK homeowner moves out of their parent’s at 21, lives in seven houses and spends £26,295 on redecorating over their lifetime, according to new research.

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A cheque presented by Sleaford and District Lioness Club for ?400 to the Willoughby School. EMN-170304-170914001

Sleaford Lionesses give cheque donation to school for disabled children

Sleaford and District Lioness Club has presented a cheque for £400 to the Willoughby School, in Bourne, following a fundraiser.

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The Anwick FC team photographed in 1992. EMN-170330-162311001

Nostalgia - Anwick FC team victorious back in 1992

Were you in this local village soccer side from the nineties?

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The childrens play area on Heckington playing field. EMN-170304-192144001

Shabby village play park up for renewal?

A village play park could be replaced and relocated if funding can be found.

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Brits need a break just 29 days after getting home

Brits need a break just 29 days after getting home

The average Brit feels like they need a holiday just 29 days after returning from their last one, a study has found.

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Holidaymaking Brits spend £144M replacing forgotten items

Holidaymaking Brits spend £144M replacing forgotten items

British sun-seekers spend a staggering £144 million each year replacing their items they have forgotten to pack for their holidays.

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Security patrols have had to be arranged to protect the soon to be completed skate park refurbishment in Sleaford. EMN-170304-120019001

Vandalism to fencing around town skatepark prompts security patrols

Sleaford’s £121,000 refurbished skate park is due to be opened to the public for use by the middle of this week once safety checks have been carried out, but security patrols have had to be arranged to protect it until then due to reports of vandalism.

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The Rotary Clubs Sleaford Children of Courage. (front) from left - Ethan Kelly-Hall, Amba Smith, Lauren Smith, Keira Beeson, Thomas Talbot, Kerry Brothwell, Victoria Lyon and Kate Parr. (Back) - Daphne Beever - President of Sleaford Kesteven Inner Wheel, Walter Drayton - President of the Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven, Coun David Suiter - Mayor, Alan Thomas - President of the Rotary Club of Sleaford and Coun John Money - chairman of NKDC. EMN-170324-155605001

Town’s children honoured for their courage

The third annual Children of Courage awards ceremony by the two Sleaford Rotary Clubs took place on Tuesday at the Masonic Rooms.

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Scene from a recent Sleaford and District Twinning Association event.

Join association on trips to twin towns

Details have been released of two overseas trips being planned for the year ahead by the Sleaford and District Twinning Association.

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Sleaford Roman Catholic School in 1946/47. EMN-170323-171206001

Nostalgia - Sleaford Catholic school days

A former Sleaford schoolboy has shared this old photo showing his younger brother and sister as members of the old Sleaford Roman Catholic School.

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Scouts out on expedition. EMN-170323-140629001

Sleaford scouts go for a yomp

Sleaford and district Scouts were challenged to undertake the annual ‘Elephant Yomp’ hike put on by the Nomads Explorer Scout Unit.

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Helpringham Petticoat Club's 40th anniversary tea party with representatives from LIVES Heckington. EMN-170324-121023001

Helpringham Petticoat Club holds last meeting after 40 years

The Helpringham Petticoat Club marked its 40th anniversary in Helpringham Memorial Hall with a farewell tea party.

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India Garden owner Nadim Aziz and chef Ghulam Sarowar. EMN-170316-154953001

Celebration of top marks for town Indian restaurant

A town restaurant is inviting loyal customers to join in the celebrations as it marks a fifth year of scoring top marks for its food hygiene.

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