Six of the best pumpkin ideas and how to make them

Halloween is fast approaching so to save you panicking about your pumpkin, we’ve pulled together six popular designs and guides on how to do them.

Billinghay Feast. L-R Ethan Hobbs 4 and Aden McLaren 7 of Billinghay. EMN-161017-110853001

Photo from a feast of fun at Billinghay

It was all the fun of the fair for Billinghay Feast over the weekend. The traditional event saw the annual fairground take place in the field behind the Coach and Horses from Friday until yesterday (Tuesday).

The Bustard Inn, Rauceby. EMN-161018-135828001

Couple put historic village pub up for sale in Rauceby to go travelling

A couple who bought their historic village pub plan to retire after 10 years behind the bar.

Banks Long & Co surveyor Harriet Hatcher and Cods Kitchen General Manager and Head Chef Jarrod Sellers. EMN-161017-120421001

Family run restaurant to create 10 new jobs in Metheringham

The future of a village shop premises is taking a new turn with the opening up of a restaurant enterprise creating 10 new jobs.

New starters in Leadenham School reception class back in 1991. EMN-160910-104558001

Nostalgia - Leadenham School reception 1991

This week’s nostalgia photo shows children in the reception class at Leadenham School in September 1991. Were you among them?

Billinghay Scarecrow Festival. Festival organiser Claire Markham with Archie Markham 5 and erin Markham 4. EMN-160310-135738001

Billinghay scarecrow weekend is the people’s choice

Billinghay villagers held their annual scarecrow trail last week as a pre-cursor to this month’s upcoming annual feast weekend.

Cod in tomato bisque with spinach pesto

RECIPE: Cod in tomato bisque with spinach pesto

What’s your favourite ingredient to cook with? It’s very easy to think of all those prime cuts that adorn the menus of swanky restaurants: fillets of beef, lobster tails, loin of turbot, or some rare mushroom that only pops its head above ground once in a blue moon, writes James Waller-Davies.

Study reveals the keys to a perfect marriage proposal

Study reveals the keys to a perfect marriage proposal

The average woman expects her wedding proposal to take place at a landmark in her home city with a dazzling ring costing £1,013, according to new research.

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How to make the most out of your plummeting pound

How to make the most out of your plummeting pound

The plunging value of the pound can make it disheartening to think about how little bang you may get for your well-earned buck in the aftermath of Brexit.

Retired agricultural worker David Hall, 74, has been noting down the trawler names that The Elite Fish and Chip Company in Ruskington display. EMN-161014-110856001

Radio ham from Ruskington knows his fish

Thanks to a life-long hobby in amateur radio, one keen fish and chip shop customer has taken fish traceability to a whole new level.


VIDEO: Glass lantern display unveiled, inspired by North Kesteven’s churches

Three handcrafted glass lanterns inspired by the beauty of churches along North Kesteven’s Spires and Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail have gone on display in St Denys’ Church, Sleaford.

For Sale and Sold signs. EMN-140328-131550001

North Kesteven is the best place to live - it’s official!

North Kesteven is top of the chart for life satisfaction with official figures released last week.

Sleaford In Bloom chairman Ada Trethewey (centre) with award winners. EMN-160927-112244001

Silver gilt
for Sleaford in Bloom

Sleaford has retained its Silver Gilt Award status in this year’s East Midlands in Bloom Awards.

Heckington Windmill steam threshing event. EMN-160926-172217001

Mill makes hay at threshing event

There was a fantastic attendance at this year’s threshing weekend held at Heckington Mill.

The table is set for this year's awards. Picture by Anna Draper EMN-160930-155009001

Local businesses up for award

Two businesses near Sleaford have been nominated for this year’s Select Lincolnshire, Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards.

Some people genetically programmed to crave fatty foods over sugary snacks

Some people ‘genetically programmed’ to crave fatty foods over sugary snacks

You really are what you eat, according to scientists, who have discovered the gene that determines if you like chicken korma or Eton mess.

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Collectable labels such as Little Willie commemorative ale from Heckington's 8 Sail brewery will be up for auction for charity. EMN-160710-123743001

Beer bottle ‘labologists’ to hold charity auction of rare labels at brewery in Heckington

A brewery is hosting an auction of rare beer bottle labels tomorrow (Saturday) with proceeds going to charity.

New starters in reception at Leasingham Primary School back in 1991. EMN-160930-093854001

Nostalgia - New starters at Leasingham School in 1991

We have already shown you a couple of photos of groups of new starters in reception classes around the Sleaford area in recent editions to let people reminisce now they have all grown up.

Matt Welsh and father Andrew Welsh after tackling Scafell Pike summit EMN-160921-132001001

Scaling Scafell in memory of family friend

A man from Ruskington, his father and family friend scaled England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, raising more than £1,100 for charity.

Dave Wollerton of Daves Peg presenting a cheque to Stuart Panton, father of Carl EMN-160921-144850001

Memorial fishing day reels in the cash

The 10th annual Carl Panton memorial fishing day raised more than £3,500 for charity.

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