Global supper event to speak up on climate change

A special supper event is being held tomorrow evening (Friday) aimed at raising awareness about the issue of global warming.

Sleaford In Bloom chairman Ada Trethewey (centre) with award winners. EMN-160927-112244001

Silver gilt
for Sleaford in Bloom

Sleaford has retained its Silver Gilt Award status in this year’s East Midlands in Bloom Awards.

Sheets of asbestos dumped near Cranwell, highlighted by Coun Steve Clegg. EMN-160810-172451001

Concerns over fly-tipping

A North Kesteven District Councillor is calling for vigilance to stop fly-tippers ruining countryside.

NKDC offices, Sleaford.

District council to fine fly tippers £400 a time under new powers

Another tool in the fight against fly-tipping has been added to North Kesteven District Council’s armoury.

Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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MP Matt Warman hosts meeting in the Commons.

Lincolnshire flood risk and water management plan unveiled in House of Commons today

Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership launches its Water Management Plan at the House of Commons today with support from county MPs and DEFRA, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Just one of the dead fish seen floating in the River Slea at the weekend. EMN-160509-173324001

Dead fish in river ‘natural’

The Environmment Agency has been contacted by concerned Sleaford residents who have reported seeing up to a dozen dead trout and a handful of dead ducklings on a stretch of the River Slea through town.

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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Tescos Lindsey Tuck and Emma Colley at the collection point.

Help turn aerosols into gyms

The Sleaford branch of supermarket chain Tesco has become one of the UK’s first public collection points for a new aerosols recycling scheme.


Roll-out of Lincolnshire street lighting changes continues this autumn

Work to introduce a more cost-effective approach to street lighting in the county will continue in the areas around Grantham, Sleaford, Caistor, Market Rasen and Louth during September.

Sleaford Lions present a bug house to Chestnut Street School, Ruskington EMN-160727-163444001

School receives bird boxes

Eight bird boxes and a bug house have been presented to Chestnut Street Primary School in Ruskington by David Clarke from Boxlife.co.uk as part of the school’s eco project.

The overgrown public open space at Cranwell. EMN-160108-183657001

Village public open space is a weed headache

A public open space set aside for a new housing development in a village looks set to finally be adopted and maintained by the district council.

Sleaford Town Council EMN-150213-145433001

Refurbished skate park for Sleaford is on its way

Work will start soon to build a refurbished and possibly extended skate park on Boston Road Recreation Ground.

TV personality and TT racer Guy Martin. EMN-160727-155115001

Sleaford firm assisting Lincolnshire world record attempt by Speed TV presenter Guy Martin

A Sleaford firm is among the backers of a world record attempt being undertaken tomorrow (Thursday) by Lincolnshire speed merchant Guy Martin.

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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Coun Richard Wright pictured with a fly tipping sign. EMN-160725-183543001

Under fire fly tipping signs defended by councillor

Two parish council clerks have hit out at plans to put up warning signs to deter fly tippers in areas where others have been caught.


Have your say on Navenby conservation area review

Residents are being invited to comment on a Conservation Area review for Bassingham and Navenby.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust EMN-160715-180001001

Wildlife Trust talk on dinosaur bird

The Sleaford area group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust will host a talk on the ‘Dinosaur Bird Controversy’ at Winchelsea Hall, Ruskington. All are welcome on July 18 at 7.30pm, admission £2.

The Silver Y moth, like the one which landed on Cristiano Ronaldos face 1

Swarms of “Ronaldo” moths could be set to invade UK

After starring in the drab European Championship final in France and landing on superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s face, swarms of moths could be set to invade the UK in the next 24 hours.

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Coun Richard Wright pictured with a fly tipping sign. EMN-161107-184223001

New warning signs against fly-tippers in North kesteven

New signs being installed at fly-tipping hot spots in North Kesteven are warning would-be dumpers that, if caught, they are more likely to be hauled before the courts than anywhere else in the county.

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