Keep your eye on food hygiene

People in North Kesteven are being given a seasonal reminder to bear in mind a business’ food hygiene rating when buying food.

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Holiday giant Thomas Cook to buy out Co-operative Travel

Peterborough-based Thomas Cook is to buy out its trading partner Co-operative Travel in a deal worth £55.8 million.

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past’ by 2050

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past’ by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, a report into the future of shopping has predicted.

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Plan for village shop to become new pharmacy

Lincolnshire Co-op is planning to convert a former village newsagent shop into a pharmacy next to its food store in an investment valued at ‘hundreds of thousands of pounds’.

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Pupils learn watt energy is all about

Pupils at Ruskington Chestnut Street Primary School took part in a project by energy supplier E.ON.

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Rail transport news.

East Midlands Trains fares to rise in the new year - but less than the rate of inflation

Fares on trains serving the Sleaford area are set to rise by 1.5 per cent in the new year, it has been announced today (Friday).

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Sleaford funeral home to offer seasonal message service to loved ones with memorial Christmas trees

Lincolnshire Co-op funeral homes are inviting families in the area to remember loved ones this festive season with the launch of memorial Christmas trees.

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District defends poor ranking in tourism survey

North Kesteven has fared badly in a survey of heritage assets and what it does to promote them within the country, but the district council says it is competing in other ways.

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Would a national centre for rural health and care help recruit NHS staff?

The trust behind hospitals throughout Lincolnshire is to use the county’s rural nature as a selling point in a fresh recruitment drive.


Road works by Anglian water on Grantham Road in Sleaford due to be completed tomorrow (Thursday), say officials

Roadworks that have been causing major congestion on a main road in to Sleaford are due to be completed tomorrow, according to officials.

Hustings event held by the FSB was attended by eight of the 10 candidates standing for the Sleaford and North Hykeham seat.

Business is focus at FSB hustings for Sleaford and North Hykeham seat

Eight of the 10 candidates contesting the Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency by-election attended a hustings event at on Monday evening as guests of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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Colonel Niall MacDougall TD, Assistant Commander of the Grantham-based 102 Logistic Brigade and LPFT chairman Paul Devlin signing the Armed Forces Covenant. EMN-161129-141204001

Focus falls on armed forces reservists

An Armed Forces friendly NHS Trust is lending its full support to a national campaign promoting the benefits of employing volunteer reservists.

New £5 notes contain animal fat, Bank of England reveals, leading to petition from vegetarians and vegans

New £5 notes contain animal fat, Bank of England reveals, leading to petition from vegetarians and vegans

Vegans and vegetarians have voiced outrage after revelations that the new £5 notes contain animal fat.

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VIDEO: Education secretary Justine Greening looks at apprenticeships and grammar schools during visit to Sleaford today

Education Secretary Justine Greening paid a visit to a local business and a school in Sleaford today (Monday) to see shining examples of apprenticeships and grammar schools at the heart her strategy for education.

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Potholes - which road is the worst?

Extra £2.5 million awarded to fix Lincolnshire’s 46,800 potholes

An estimated 46,800 potholes are to be repaired across Lincolnshire, thanks to an extra 2.5 million worth of government funding.

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Staff at fresh food manufacturer Bakkavor, which is recruiting for hundreds of extra workers.

Hundreds of jobs to be created by leading food manufacturer in Lincolnshire

A leading food manufacturer in Lincolnshire is creating hundreds of jobs as it seeks to cope with a growing workload.

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Post Office managers’ strike set to disrupt overseas Christmas mail and parcels

Hundreds of Post Office managers are to stage a fresh strike in a dispute over pensions.

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Members of Military Wives Choirs from all over the region, including RAF Cranwell, RAF Waddington and RAF Digby met at Lincoln Cathedral to promote the recording of their new album Home for Christmas. Photo shows Sue McIntyre singing a solo. Photo by Paul Saxby, RAF College Cranwell. EMN-161116-171948001

RAF wives to be Christmas pop chart toppers

The Military Wives Choirs of RAF Cranwell and Digby are launching an album and single with their sights set on the Christmas Number 1 spot.

The Safeway name has been restricted to the USA since Morrisons rebranded UK stores in 2005

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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Pamper event in Leasingham for student’s expedition to East Africa

A ladies’ pamper event is being held tomorrow (Saturday) to help fund a Sleaford student on a volunteer expedition to the east coast of Africa.

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