A bridge to the game of bridge

A new course is set to launch to help bring people in the Sleaford area together by introducing them to the world’s most popular card game.

Leadenham. EMN-171117-181658001

Lottery bid in the pipeline to revamp village hall site

Leadenham Parish Council and Village Hall Committee are combining forces to embark on a project to refurbish the village hall site.

Anyone for toilet sardines? The Inner Wheel of Sleaford Kesteven is inviting people along to see how many can fit into the smallest room in the house (not this one pictured!) at 62 Rectory Road, Ruskington on Sunday in aid of Toilet Twinning charity. Or you can have a go at 'toilet ping pong'! EMN-171117-122555001

Sleaford club is holding a party in a toilet and EVERYONE is invited!

Anyone for ‘toilet sardines’ or ‘toilet ping pong’? Those are just two of the fun games to be played at a hilarious event in Ruskington for a serious charitable cause.

PC Andy Cookson with members of Rainbow Flyers Youth Club at Ruskington. EMN-171114-154357001

Police officer pays a visit to club for children with autism and other needs

A youth club for young people with autism and other needs or disabilities welcomed a visit from their local policeman.

Ronnie Ownsworth of Fulbeck with her Co-op Food Heroine plaque. EMN-171114-093634001

Farmer is named a British Food Heroine

To mark British Food Fortnight, the national Co-operative Society is celebrating British Food Heroines across the land and a Fulbeck farmer and volunteer community worker has been nominated to receive one of 40 specially created awards.

The A15 bypass bridge takes shape over the Sleaford to Grantham railway line in 1992, despite waterlogged conditions for the road constructors. EMN-170211-175724001

Nostalgia: A tale of two bridges for Sleaford bypass project in 1992

Contractors for Sleaford’s A15 Western Bypass back in 1992 were gearing up to use one of the country’s largest mobile cranes to lower 11 pre-cast box beams, each weighing 60-70 tons, into place to span the Sleaford to Grantham railway line.

Cadet FS Sam Hurry all set for his solo flight. EMN-170611-190123001

Cadet’s solo flight

Many young people join the Air Training Corps because they are interested in aviationn and in particular having the opportunity to learn to fly. Cadet Flight Sergeant Sam Hurry of Sleaford Air Cadets is no exception.

Threatening letter. The poster left on one of the car windscreens by the mystery parking vigilante. EMN-170211-153837001

Poster vigilante targets diners

A restaurant owner has called in police after a vigilante left threatening notes on windcreens of customers parked on the roadside.

The Seated Lady, a wooden sculpture carved by local artist Rosie Bradshaw. EMN-170711-131339001

Take a walk around Scopwick countryside

Those looking to enjoy to get some fresh air and exercise in the outdoors can join a CountrysideNK officer on Monday (November 13) for a walk around Scopwick and Kirkby Green.

New members night for Heckington Young Farmers as club low on numbers at Heckington playing field pavilion. Jack Holmes 15 EMN-171030-142011001

Young farmers have some fun

A revived young farmers group is planning to put on a second event to boost its numbers.

Pictured (from left) Rachel Tweedale, director at The Elite Fish and Chip Company with David Ritson, junior brewer, Claire Brown, director at Lincolnshire Brewing Company, and Karl Brown, also director at Lincolnshire Brewing Company.

Help Sleaford chippy name anniversary brew

Cod-dingtons? Shoal (Skol)? Fin-ness (Guinness)? A Lincolnshire chippie founded near Sleaford is asking its customers to come up with a name for a brew created to mark a major milestone for the business next year.

John Ingamells with one of his creations at the Lincolnshire Association of Wood Turners' annual open day.

Record numbers for club’s latest annual showcase

A woodturning group based near Sleaford enjoyed record numbers at its latest annual show, held last weekend.

Billinghay's Lafford School football team in 1992. EMN-171030-115258001

High-scoring matches for Lafford

Back in October 1992, footballers from Billinghay’s Lafford School were reported to have triumphed in two matches, against a side from Ruskington’s Cotelands School and a team from Lincoln’s Stonefield School.

RAF Cranwell, taken on May 2, 1916. EMN-170211-173039001

Volunteer guides needed for Lincolnshire’s RAF centenary celebrations

Could you help Lincolnshire’s RAF centenary celebrations soar?

Maria Gordon on her Great wall of China trek. EMN-171020-134013001

Grandma’s trek along Great Wall for charity

A Sleaford area woman celebrated becoming a grandma while raising £6,500 for an RAF charity trekking along the Great Wall of China.

Cotelands School students at Ruskington in the craft technology room back at the open day in 1992. EMN-171210-104832001

Nostalgia: Modern facilities at Ruskington school in 1992

High-tech computing and striking screen printing came under scrutiny at Ruskington’s Cotelands School in October 1992 when staff and pupils opened their doors to the public.

Mary Berry has been confirmed as a judge for the new series

Are you Britain’s Best Cook? The BBC want you for a new TV show starring Mary Berry

The BBC is looking for Britain’s best cooks, to roast, boil and and bake it off in a new prime-time TV show.

Fishing Evolution opens in former Dave's Peg premises. L-R Geoff Bewick - employee, Tracey Greatrix, Mark Greatrix - owner, Kev Greatrix - owner, Rebecca Hatcher. EMN-170910-121902001

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.

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