Winning Sleaford area parishes bowled over in Best Kept Village Competiton

Two villages in the Sleaford area are celebrating being named as winners in the Lincolnshire Best Kept Village and Small Towns Competition.

Can you recognise where these houses once stodd on London Road in Sleaford, up until demolition in 1968? EMN-170809-172938001

Nostalgia: London Road houses long gone

Can anyone visualise where these houses would have stood in Sleaford and what is there now?

Families and guests at the Chestnut Street School garden club tea party. EMN-170809-171607001

School garden club seeks hens

A primary school gardening club is branching out after its first couple of years.

World snooker player Jamie Curtis-Barrett kicks off the speed pool challenge at the Bull and Dog charity fun day. EMN-170709-170142001

Pub fun weekend was all for cancer charity

The charity fundraising drive at a Sleaford pub continued last weekend with a fun-packed two days of activities.

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Cheers! Wetherspoon pub in Sleaford features in Good Beer Guide

A Sleaford pub has been acclaimed for the quality of its real ale – by members of the town’s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) branch.

Call of Duty fund to help veterans expands support to the UK

Call of Duty fund to help veterans expands support to the UK

The Call of Duty Endowment, a fund launched off the back of one of the world’s most popular video game franchises, will be supporting UK veterans.

A scene from last year's event.

Charity fishing match and fun day in memory of two men from Sleaford angling community

A fishery near Sleaford is to hold an event which will not only raise funds for charity, but also honour the memory of two men from the area.

Two men have been arrested and charged with hare coursing at Digby Fen. EMN-171209-151148001

Two men arrested for hare coursing at Digby Fen

Two men have been charged in connection with hare coursing offences at Digby Fen.

The old Kirkstead Bridge, viewed from the new one, opened officially in August 1968. EMN-170831-170614001

Nostalgia - Out with the old Kirkstead bridge

Here’s how people from North Kesteven used to get to Woodhall Spa.

Sleaford Wetherspoons pub slashing prices for a day in call for tax cuts

Sleaford Wetherspoons pub slashing prices for a day in call for tax cuts

A Sleaford pub is to cut the price of all food and drink by 7.5 per cent on Wednesday September 20 in a campaign to get VAT reduced.

Whats on
Metheringham Over 60s Club, 60th anniversary dinner and dance at Lincoln Assembly Rooms. Committee members L-R David Williams, Doreen Blackland, David Harvey, Ros Bell, Margaret Amos, Rob Walker, Christine Dobson, Dennis Rushby, Doreen Cope, Jane Harrison, Kath Mandall, Alan Walker. EMN-170831-135856001

Metheringham Over Sixties Club’s 140 members mark diamond anniversary with dinner

A village over sixties club is still thriving, celebrating its diamond anniversary with a grand dinner dance.

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Access to Sleaford allotment site to be improved

North Kesteven District Council has agreed to give up a strip of land on Tennyson Avenue to give better access for machinery and vehicles to the Galley Hill allotments.

The Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is urging people to come up with recipes for a cook book to help eat themselves healthy and raise funds for charity. EMN-170809-145818001

Share your healthy recipes and help fundraise for local NHS Trust

A Lincolnshire-based NHS trust is creating a recipe book to promote healthy cooking as an important part of staying well.

Whats on
An x-ray of the muntjac deer showing the airgun pellets embedded in it. EMN-170509-174529001

Police thank Sleaford vets after two men fined for deer poaching

A veterinary surgery in Sleaford has been thanked by police for their part in assisting in a deer poaching investigation.

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Quiz to be held in ale and gin bar

Bar 51, in Southgate, Sleaford is to hold its first fortnightly quiz night.

Some of the vintage machines lining up for their run up the hill at Syston at the weekend. Photo: Andrew Napier. EMN-170829-134925001

Revived speed trials see visitor numbers double

The revival of a Sleaford area pre-war motorsport venue saw visitor numbers double at its annual hill-climb event on Sunday.

Youngsters proudly show off their certificates for competing in the Billinghay Primary School swimming gala. EMN-170828-131319001

Nostalgia - tennis star Nick Brown gives tips at Cotelands School and Sleaford Tennis Club

We continue our sporting theme of recent weeks but this time take a departure from the heroes of Sleaford and District Festival of Sport to look at other local events.

Some of the Sleaford Museum volunteers cutting back the overgrown shrubs at Monument Gardens. EMN-170828-163601001

Taming ‘the jungle’

Some members of a team of a dozen volunteers from Sleaford Museum are seen here taming the ‘jungle’ that Monument Gardens had become.


Objection to wine bar proposed for town

Plans submitted for a new wine bar in Sleaford have come in for criticism.


Tourism visitor numbers increasing in North Kesteven

Newly published figures show that visitor numbers to North Kesteven rose by more than 100,000 in 2016 compared with the year before.

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