Stagecoach shortlisted for new East Midlands rail franchise

Stagecoach Group, which runs East Midlands Trains serving the Sleaford area and Lincolnshire, has been shortlisted by the Department for Transport to be invited to tender for the new East Midlands rail franchise.

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South Kesteven residents reminded to renew garden waste collection subscriptions

Existing customers who get their garden waste wheelie bins emptied by South Kesteven District Council staff are being reminded to renew their subscriptions on line by March 10 to ensure the service continues.

Parking machine.

Small businesses urge House of Lords to support parking reform

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged members of the House of Lords to pass a Bill which gives Government the power to force councils to consult before hiking parking charges, and make it easier for councils to drop charges for special events such as ‘Small Business Saturday’.

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Tense time for Sleaford area poultry farmer as labelling rules kick in for free range eggs due to bird flu restrictions

A local free range egg producer says it is an anxious time as Shrove Tuesday marks the point when eggs laid by temporarily housed hens under bird flu precautions can no longer be branded as free range.

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Replacement bus services between Nottingham and Sleaford due to works on rail line

There will be disruption to rail services between Sleaford and Nottingham next month.

The new Nokia 3310. Photo: PA

Iconic Nokia 3310 officially relaunched: Everything you need to know

Nokia has relaunched its classic 3310 mobile phone as the tech firm revealed a new line-up in an attempted revamp of the company.

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B&Q injury warning over light fittings

B&Q has issued a safety warning following concerns being raised over a range of light fittings.

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By filming at 90 degrees, gravity can be used to create attack runs by enemy aircraft past a Lancaster bomber ... and into a bin!

It’s chocks aways for next phase of filming Sleaford area wartime feature film

Sleaford filmmakers at work on their first feature-length production have moved into the next phase of the project after stretching the budget to include a £6,000 piece of kit.

Ursula Lidbetter, chairman of the Great Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Could you help shape future of visitor sector?

People who work in the visitor economy in Greater Lincolnshire who want to help boost its value in the area are being encouraged to apply to be a member of a new board.

Local news.

Free tips and tricks for town businesses

Retail businesses in Sleaford can benefit from a free two-hour workshop with tips and tricks to help them increase footfall and custom.

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Chance to learn about benefits of apprentices

Employers have the chance to learn about the benefits of apprentices as part of an event in Sleaford next week.

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East Midlands Trains resume full service after Storm Doris disruption

East Midlands Trains has said it is back to running a full service today following disruption caused by Storm Doris yesterday (Thursday).

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Residents face 4 per cent hike in County Council share of tax bills

Lincolnshire county coucillors today (Friday) agreed to a council tax increase of £44.59 per year for owners of a band D proprerty.

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UPDATE: A17 and B1188 reopened following overturned lorries in Storm Doris.

Storm Doris is continuing to cause disruption on roads in the Sleaford area.

Charlotte Frisby is opening her photographic business as a pop-up shop. EMN-170220-142325001

Third business to open up in Sleaford ‘pop-up shop’ scheme

A photographic business has been selected to be the next business to benefit from North Kesteven’s ‘Pop-up Shop’ initiative in Sleaford.


UNITARY AUTHORITY: Leader of West Lindsey District Council

Jeff Summers, Leader of West Lindsey District Council, has given his views on plans for a unitary authority for Lincolnshire.

Martin Hill

UNITARY AUTHORITY: Council leader explains why referendum ‘now won’t be possible’

Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Martin Hill, has explained why a poll on transforming local government in Lincolnshire won’t now be possible – although some form of consultation “could still happen”.


UNITARY AUTHORITY: Labour calls for ‘end to shambles’

This Friday (February 24) at Lincolnshire County Council, the Labour Party opposition is planning to vote against plans for a unitary authority in Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln. Photo: Rob Foulkes EMN-161219-160126001

Lincolnshire’s ‘Super Council’ plans plunged into chaos

Ambitious plans for a new ‘Super Council’ to govern Lincolnshire have been plunged into chaos.

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Al Henderson and Elle Richardson are opening Henderson's Cocoa House. EMN-171002-154743001

Ghost town? Still plenty of spirit - we meet new entrepreneurs keen to open up in Sleaford

There are concerns from some quarters that Sleaford’s high street might be under threat with Argos pulling out of Homebase (while keen to keep a presence in the town).

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