Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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Starlincs Planetarium at Rainbow Flyers youth group at Ruskington, paid for by Second Chance charity shop. Youth group users with Molly Tarver - representing Second Chance charity shop, Karen Kenward and Mick Morton - owner of the planetarium. EMN-161124-155705001

Disabilities youth group bowled over by generosity

A youth club charity for young people with autism and other special needs has been bowled over by the generosity of the community.

Santa aboard the new sleigh. EMN-161128-180615001

Santa is coming to town on a new sleigh

Members of the Sleaford Kesteven Rotary Club and the Sleaford Round Table will again be escorting Santa Claus on visits to Sleaford and the surrounding area during December.

St George's School prize winners from 1991. EMN-161125-113620001

Were you a St George’s Academy prize winner?

It was annual prizegiving ceremony time at Sleaford schools. Were you among the recipents at St George’s School in 1991?

Airport luggage. Photo: Genevieve Hayward

Clothes, tech and dentures - some of the items lost at UK airports

Lost clothes and glasses mingle with more unusual items in the lost property boxes at the UK’s airports.

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Cogglesford Mill.

District defends poor ranking in tourism survey

North Kesteven has fared badly in a survey of heritage assets and what it does to promote them within the country, but the district council says it is competing in other ways.

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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The Safeway name has been restricted to the USA since Morrisons rebranded UK stores in 2005

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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Environment Agency

Sleaford man cautioned for letting pike loose in river

A man from Sleaford who illegally moved fish has been given a formal caution by the Environment Agency.

An artist's image of how the redesigned skate park in Sleaford will look. EMN-161121-133754001

Green light to skate park plan

Sleaford Town Councillors have agreed a £125,000 plan to renew the 15-year-old skate park on Boston Road.

Bake off brilliance. Members of the team at Chartered Accountants Duncan & Toplis in Sleaford from left - David Mowbray, Karen Deacon, Sue Andrews, Gaynor Goulty, Sandra Clements and Karen Walker. EMN-161116-172851001

No soggy bottoms from Sandra in accountancy firm bake off.

Bake off brilliance! Members of the team at Chartered Accountants Duncan and Toplis in Sleaford took part in a charity bake off inspired by the likes of Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry.

Christmas hamper up for grabs

Christmas hamper up for grabs

Fancy bagging yourself a Christmas Hamper full of goodies from Odling Brothers butchers of Navenby?

Harvest festival at the old Quarrington Infants School in 1991. EMN-161114-171129001

NOstalgia - Quarrington School’s harvest festival 1991

Continuing with our recent theme of harvest festival celebrations, we have pupils of the old Quarrington Infants School with their mountain of tins, fruit and vegetables.

Hatchimals are one of this Christmas' must-have toys

From Silly Sausage to the Hatchimal: meet the toys that will drive Britons to spend £1.1bn before Christmas

As she expertly navigated her hot pink Barbie hoverboard drone through a 360 degree turn, Summer gave some serious thought to why girls might be interested in ownership of a remote-controlled “boy toy”.

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Children with additional needs and their parents from the Sleaford Rainbow Stars group travel to the Skegness Aquarium for a fantastic day out, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sleaford. EMN-160811-122044001

Rotary supports trip to Skegness

More than 60 children and their parents from the Sleaford Rainbow Stars community support group for children with additional needs travelled to the Skegness Aquarium for a fantastic day out, all sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sleaford.

Metheringham Fayre and Feast. 1st Metheringham Scouts L-R Deborah Peall, David McWilliam, Max Burrows 12, Adam Townsend, Sophie Lindsey 12.

Fayre and Feast show returns

Metheringham’s Fayre and Feast Day was back and stronger than ever this year.

Members of Sleaford Lionesses knitting 27 poppies for the poppy appeal. EMN-161031-141426001

Lionesses knit poppies

Sleaford and District Lioness Club members have been busy with their knitting needles.

Tigers at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park. Owner Steve Nichols.

Wildlife park all set for roaring success

When Steve Nichols first suggested bringing tigers to the wildlife park he runs at Friskney, there was some serious discussion around the family kitchen table.

At Leasingham Ladies Club meeting Jean Stalham - treasurer (left) and Barbara Atherton - president (right) handed over a cheque for ?300 to Glenis Purdy (centre) of the St Barnabas Hospice Sleaford fundraising team after holding a fashion show with M & Co. EMN-161019-152832001

Fashion show brings in cash for hospice

Leasingham Ladies Club held a fashion show in the village hall in conjunction with M and Co from Sleaford and raised £538 for charity.

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