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Go wild in the country for National Parks Week

Whether you are a thrillseeker yearning for the great outdoors,or just fancy a more sedate break in calming surroundings, Britain’s 15 National Parks offer the chance to spend some time with nature.

Offbeat
The Legionnaires cricket team back in 1992. EMN-170714-095733001

Nostalgia - Legionnaires march on to victory in 1992

Legionnaires cricket side in Sleaford entered the Pattinson Cup for the second time in 1992 under the captaincy of Trevor Cope.

Sport
Leadenham Teahouse is hosting an artisan market as part of the folk festival.

Artisan market set to join folk festival in Leadenham

Leadenham is set for a day of folk music and art and crafts when A Day of Lincolnshire Folk and the village’s first artisan market is held on Saturday, August 6.

Music

FEATURE: A taste of European food brings communities together

Some amazing tastes of European food were available at a Lincolnshire European Supermarket recently and food writer James Waller-Davies went along to try out some of the delicacies on offer and sniff out some new recipes...

Business
The design for the new look skate park on Boston Road Recreation Ground. EMN-170720-103828001

Sleaford’s revamped skatepark to be officially opened by Mayor

Sleaford’s revamped skate park on Boston Road Recreation Ground will be officially opened next month.

Environment
Digby Feast. L-R Ben Drysdale 8 and Leo Drysdale 5 of Digby. EMN-170717-191734001

What a feast of fun in Digby!

It was a good day for the organisers of this year’s Digby Feast, held last week.

Whats on
Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

Offbeat
£1million Lottery ticket bought in North Kesteven goes unclaimed

£1million Lottery ticket bought in North Kesteven goes unclaimed

Someone who bought a Lottery ticket in North Kesteven has missed out on winning £1million.

Lifestyle
Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

News
Ruskington Lions A and B teams in the Sleaford Festival of Sport 1992. EMN-170607-113052001

Nostalgia - Festival of Sport 1992 - Ruskington Lions

The Sleaford Festival of Sport was in full swing back in 1992 around this time, as featured in last week’s edition when we showed you a ladies’ tennis tournament from the event in our nostalgia page.

News
High kicks in the main ring at Heckington Show from Atkinson's Action Horses. EMN-160731-005459001

Create artwork as part of Heckington Show

Budding artists can celebrate the 150th Heckington Show by submitting artwork.

Arts
Simple grandstand seating for crowds at the revived Heckington Show in 1965. EMN-171107-140552001

Event will be remembered on film

A Heckington-based film-maker is piecing together a special, commemorative video looking back at the Heckington Show’s 150-year history.

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An interesting child and pony fancy dress parade at the 1965 show. EMN-170307-193248001

Heckington Show – 150 years in the making!

A very special anniversary will be celebrated this summer as Heckington busies itself preparing for its 150th village show.

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Heckington Show car sticker omcpetition. EMN-171107-135820001

Get stuck in to win weekend passes to the 150th Heckington Show

Don’t miss your chance to win a pair of weekend passes to the 150th Heckington Show with the Sleaford Standard.

News
This is the age you’re officially ‘too old’ to go to a nightclub

This is the age you’re officially ‘too old’ to go to a nightclub

If you’re still feeling the effects of a night out, it may be because you’re now “too old” to go to a nightclub.

Lifestyle
Country Crafts event at Cogglesford Mill. L-R Spirit Hunter 12 and Ocean Huter 13 corn dolly making with Angela Riley. EMN-170629-173711001

Watermill makes visitors crafty

Visitors were able to learn traditional crafts at Sleaford’s Cogglesford Watermill at its Country Crafts event last week.

Business
Hollie and Ryan Blankley, new partners in Bar 51. EMN-170630-131052001

Couple to front real ale and gin bar in Sleaford

A Sleaford couple are excited to be embarking on a new venture opening a cask ale, craft beer and artisan gin bar in Sleaford.

Lifestyle
The Sleaford Festival of Sport ladies' tennis tournament in 1992. EMN-170630-105517001

Nostalgia - ladies’ tennis in Sleaford Festival of Sport 1992

Looking back to 1992, The Standard reported the Sleaford Festival of Sport was in full swing, part sponsored by the newspaper.

Lifestyle
Refurbished play park at Anwick Community Centre, officially opened by Cllr Julia Harrison. L-R Julia Harrison with her dog Roman, Dianne Gardiner - parish councillor, Terry Curtis - chairman of parish council, Nigel Hunt - sponsor, Elaine Hammett - parich councillor, Lorraine Curtis - parish councillor, Sally Hunt and Jeanne Flanagan - clerk to parish council. EMN-170407-125554001

Village play park refurbishments unveiled

A refurbished village play area and field has been officially opened.

Lifestyle
Celebrating, from left - Elite Fish Chip Company owner Adrian Tweedale, fryer manager Matt Case and server Emma Hyde at the Sleaford restaurant. EMN-170607-092859001

Fish and chip shop in Sleaford retains top quality status - it’s official!

A Sleaford area fish and chip shop chain is reinforcing its reputation after a visit from industry inspectors confirmed its quality.

Business
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