Children are ‘working’ longer hours than their parents, study shows

The ‘Cult of Busy’ has now infiltrated to our children as research shows primary school kids are ‘working’ – either in school or scheduled activities for up to 46 hours a week

News 5
Hunted is returning to our screens

Lincolnshire ‘fugitives’ wanted for Channel 4’s new Hunted series

Channel 4 is looking for people from the Lincolnshire area to participate in its new Hunted series.

Silk Willoughby Church organist retires aged 91, Winifred Sibley is pictured with, from PCC members: Janet Johnson (churchwarden), Charles Rands, Sue Logan and Helen Leverton. EMN-171101-172504001

Church organist honoured for service

Parishioners have thanked their long-serving organist at St Denis’ Church, Silk Willoughby, on her retirement at the age of 91.


Free Link ATMs could start charging for withdrawals

Thousands of Link cash machines could start charging for cash withdrawals because of a row among banks about paying fees to the ATM provider.


WATCH: From twerking builders to Scottish football fans: 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

Campaign launched to get Lincolnshire’s Red Arrows immortalised in LEGO

Campaign launched to get Lincolnshire’s Red Arrows immortalised in LEGO

A campaign has been launched to get Britain’s iconic Red Arrows, based in Lincolnshire, made into the next LEGO model.

Business 2
35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.

Offbeat 5
The advert for Naturist Cleaners. Photo: Facebook

Naked female & male cleaners wanted in Lincolnshire to clean houses for £45 an hour

Naked female and male cleaners are being sought to clean houses across Lincolnshire for £45 an hour - on condition they do it in the nude.

At the official opening of new tenant Vince King's flat on Welchman Way, Heckington with (from left) - Deputy Leader of NKDC Coun Mike Gallagher, Coun Stewart Ogden - NKDC Executive Board Member for Housing, Phil Roberts - NKDC Corporate Director, Vince King and David Chambers - chairman of constructors Lindum Group. EMN-170117-141121001

Newly built hyper energy-efficient council houses unveiled in North Kesteven

New tenants near Sleaford are preparing to reap the benefits of living in Lincolnshire’s first highly energy-efficient ‘Passivhaus’ council homes.


DVLA car tax changes: Find out how much you will pay from April

New tax rules will end up costing motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April.

Transport 6

Council calls upon residents to be on look out for empty properties going to waste

Everyone can do their bit to help bring empty properties back into use.

A warning is being issued for those who illegally stream tv.

Warning letters to be sent out in illegal TV crackdown

Internet and television providers are sending out warning letters to households believed to be watching pirate TV, either from illegal downloads or Andriod/Kodi devices.

William Alvey pupils can hop aboard the walking bus at Eastgate car park. EMN-170501-171812001

School wins £500 to set up congestion-busting project

A Sleaford primary school is to benefit from £500 in funding after a public vote to select a scheme to benefit the community and environment.

The Wyvern motif of local architects Kirk and Parry features in the plaque on Sleaford Museum. EMN-170901-133806001

Mapping town’s arts and heritage trail

By Andy Hubbert

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The contestants and winners of the Sleaford Rotary Young Chef of the Year 2017. EMN-170901-162334001

Young chefs battle it out for place in next round of national cookery contest

The Sleaford round of the annual search for the National Rotary Young Chef of The Year 2017 was held at Kesteven and Sleaford High School last week.


Extra funding for road works for Lincolnshire

The county has been awarded £35.4million to spend on road improvements for the coming year - one of the highest levels of funding in the country announced by the Government today (Friday).

Budding novelists can learn the ropes at writers’ workshop

Budding novelists can learn the ropes at writers’ workshop

Would-be-authors are invited to join in a Writers’ Workshop at Sleaford Library next week.

Whats on
Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

Transport 15
Work starts on refurbishment of Sleaford's Riverside Precinct. EMN-171201-122421001

Work has started on Sleaford’s Riverside Precinct refurb

As reported would happen in the Sleaford Standard last week, Lincolnshire Co-op has begun work this week on the long-awaited refurbishment of the town’s run-down Riverside Precinct.

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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