Fishing tackle business launches

A new family business opened its doors last week, keeping up the tradition of an angling shop in Sleaford.

Pictured are Lioness president Jackie Creedon and The Rev Mark Thompson, from St Botolph's Chuch, in Quarington. EMN-170910-154432001

Cheque for village church

Sleaford and District Lioness Club have donated a cheque for £100 to St Botolph’s Church, in Quarington.

A Halloween film event and spooky walk is taking place at Mannakin in Fulbeck, near Sleaford.

Mannequin ‘graveyard’ event

Film lovers and horror fans will feel a real ‘dummy’ if they miss an upcoming Halloween event set amongst 20,000 creepy mannequins.

Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

Hoping to expand. Inside the heritage centre at Cranwell. EMN-171010-105829001

£200k-plus project to move aviation museum

A popular museum charting the story of RAF Cranwell, the home of the first military air academy in the world, looks set to relocate to bigger, better premises, in a £200,000-plus project.

HRH The Princess Royal officially opens the Heckington WIndmill Regeneration Project, pictured on the viewing gallery of the mill with mill manager Jim Bailey. Picture: Sarah Washbourn - EMN-171013-163827001

PHOTO GALLERY HRH The Princess Royal visits Heckington Windmill

The £1.65m regeneration project at Heckington’s unique eight-sailed windmill was given the Royal seal of approval today (Friday).

Leigh Taylor, of Lincoln, with Amy Scott-Nicholson, of Potterhanworth, trying out some facepainting

Autumn festival draws crowds at Potterhanworth

Residents in and around Potterhanworth welcomed the autumn in style at this year’s Potterfest – which is being hailed as the ‘best yet’.

Carres Grammar School sign.

Get quizzical at town cricket club

The annual Old Carrensians Quiz at Sleaford Cricket Club takes place on Friday, October 13.

St Denys' Church, Sleaford. EMN-170610-163456001

Celebration of 30 years of women’s ministry to be held at Sleaford church

A service of celebration of the Women’s Ministry is to be held at St Denys’ Church in Sleaford on Tuesday, October 10.

Heckington cricket club team from 1992. EMN-170927-171050001

Nostalgia: Heckington village cricket in its heyday?

Here we have a photo from our archives dated around August 1992 which appeared as part of our sporting coverage.

Pictured are pupils with Mrs Wilkins and Mrs Manfield and their sausage roll creations. EMN-170929-111248001

Bakers are on a roll at cookery club

Pupils at St Andrew’s CofE Primary School have been putting their cookery skills to the test.

The Nettles Volunteer Group

£2,000 funding for Sleaford community arts project from People’s Postcode Lottery

The Nettles Volunteer Group, which maintains and enhances Sleaford’s public green space The Nettles, has been awarded £2,000 from the People’s Postcode Lottery for a new community project.

London Road in the 1960s before demolition. EMN-170922-131039001

Nostalgia: Old views of London Road cottages in Sleaford from last century

We had some interesting responses from residents about last week’s Nostalgia photo of terraced houses being demolished on London Road in the town in 1968.

Janet Salmon, Brant Broughton parish councillor presents first prize for apples to Charlie Thornton of Brant Broughton. EMN-170925-155938001

Village day produces a fun-filled occasion

An attempt to keep costs down saw an interesting twist to an annual crafts and produce show, where people were invited to tour the village visiting participating organsations ‘at home’ instead.

Oktoberfest organised by Sleaford Round Table. Sarah Freeman working behind the bar. EMN-170925-102359001

Sleaford Oktoberfest serves up cheer

Hundreds of people turned up to join in the spirit of the German beer festivals and raise funds for worthy charities at this year’s Sleaford Oktoberfest.

Leadenham Teahouse has won Best Traditional Tea Shop in the UK in the Clipper Teas Award. EMN-170925-150419001

Award success for sisters at Leadenham Teahouse

Leadenham Teahouse has won Best Traditional Tea Shop in the UK in the Clipper Teas Award.

Whats on

St Denys’ Day harvest celebration and market

Preparations are underway for the St Denys’ Day and Harvest Celebration event which takes place on Saturday, October 14, from 10am to 4pm.


Sleaford fishing tackle business evolves to next level with brothers in charge

A well-loved Sleaford fishing tackle shop which closed after its founding owner died suddenly this year is being re-opened by two brothers.

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New owner of pub in Sleaford which closed down two years ago is granted premises licence

New owner of pub in Sleaford which closed down two years ago is granted premises licence

The new owner of a pub in Sleaford which closed two years ago after the previous licensee was declared bankrupt has been granted a premises licence.

Nicky Reeves heads up the cavalcade of scooters. EMN-170926-131912001

Mass ride out sees over 200 scooters on town streets

Sleaford All-Knighters scooter club hosted their third annual Happy Chappy mass ‘ride out’ from the Barge and Bottle in town last week.

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