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NatWest Bank branch to close in Sleaford in September

The NatWest Bank branch in Sleaford is to close in the autumn having seen local customer transactions drop by one third as the company announces it is to close 158 branches nationwide with the loss of 470 jobs.

Business
The Jo Malone candle, left, with one of the Aldi candle's, right.

Aldi candles selling for big money on eBay after selling out nationwide within hours

A collection of Aldi Mother’s Day candles are being flogged for up to 11 times the retail price on eBay, after being compared to luxury bath and body brand Jo Malone, and selling out in just minutes.

Business
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Free top tips and tricks for traders in North Kesteven

Retailers in Sleaford are urged not to miss a free, two-hour workshop packed with more than 70 tips and tricks to help increase footfall and custom.

Business
Lindt recall

Lindt Easter eggs recalled over health risk

Two Easter eggs, made by a popular premium chocolate brand have been recalled after it was revealed that they could pose a health risk to some customers.

Business
Resurfacing works begin on the junction of London Road, Sleaford. EMN-170322-085629001

Roadworks start today on junction of London Road in Sleaford

The junction of London Road in Sleaford where it joins Grantham Road is to be closed for essential resurfacing works over the next two days, from today (Wednesday).

Transport
Caroline Johnson MP with Glennmonts Peter Dickson.

Sleaford MP’s ‘fascinating’ tour of straw burning power plant

Sleaford’s newly elected MP has been given a tour of the town’s straw-fired power station.

News
Cinema screenings could soon be back in town. EMN-170320-162340001

Town set to go back to the movies

Sleaford looks set to see a cinema revival thanks to volunteers at the town’s theatre.

News
Huge demand for new properties at the new Holdingham Grange scheme on the outskirts of Sleaford, say developers. EMN-170321-110903001

Nearly 500 people register for first phase of new Sleaford housing development

Figures released by house building bosses have revealed new homes are in high-demand.

Business
Channel 4 TV casting call for kids from Lincolnshire

Channel 4 TV casting call for kids from Lincolnshire

A popular TV show is looking for children to take part in a new Channel 4 TV series.

Arts
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Landlords invited to attend event

Calling all landlords! Are you struggling to keep up to date with legal changes?

Business
Carres Grammar School sign.

Carre’s Grammar School team wins accountancy advice challenge

Business-savvy students from Carre’s Grammar School beat off competition from 13 other local teams to win the Lincoln heat of ICAEW’s national business and accounting competition, BASE, last Thursday.

Education
Serving up battered creme eggs until Easter. EMN-170317-122347001

Crack open a battered creme egg for Easter at Sleaford chippy

Chocoholics are in for a treat next time they head to a Sleaford fish and chip shop which is bringing back a cracking treat all the way up until Easter.

News
Junction improvements to A52 at Swaton

Junction improvements to A52 at Swaton

Improvement works to an important junction south of Sleaford are scheduled to take place during the next year by Lincolnshire Highways.

Transport
Stepping down, Coun Rob Kendrick.

Retiring after 32 years’ service

After more than three decades’ service, a Metheringham man – and district councillor – has retired from Lincolnshire’s mental health and learning disability trust.

News
What national insurance is – and where it goes

What national insurance is – and where it goes

A tax called national insurance has become the centre of a row within Britain’s ruling Conservative Party

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Steven McLelland in 1987. EMN-170603-134116001

Sleaford hairdressing business changing hands

A Sleaford business will have new ownership after being run by the same owner for 30 years.

Business
News

Age UK store closing after almost 28 years in Sleaford

A Sleaford charity shop which has been open for almost 28 years will have its last day of trade on Monday, March 27.

Business
Shoppers turning to discount supermarkets to beat the budget

Shoppers turning to discount supermarkets to beat the budget

Shoppers are turning to discount supermarkets more than ever, according to new data.

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Year one pupils at St Botolph's School with two Carre's pupils dressed up for World Book Day activities. EMN-170603-114520001

Sleaford area youngsters dress up for World Book Day

Thursday saw parents helping their children don costumes ranging from Harry Potters and Hermione Grangers to Where’s Wally and the Gruffalo for the traditional World Book Day celebrations at Sleaford area schools.

Education
Sidebar Lane, Heckington. Drivers are doing 80mph through a 30mph zone. EMN-170703-100942001

Calls for enforcement on Heckington road after driver clocked at 80mph in 30 zone

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