Sleaford barman limbers up for first boxing bout

A barman from Sleaford is to go from breaking up fights to competing in one - all to raise cash for Cancer Research UK.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) has been awarded the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), Silver Award, for demonstrating the values of the Armed Forced Covenant ANL-171116-070732001

Mental health trust awarded for support to armed forces

Lincolnshire’s mental health and learning disability trust has received a special award by the Ministry of Defence for its continuing support for the Armed Forces community.

PC Andy Cookson with members of Rainbow Flyers Youth Club at Ruskington. EMN-171114-154357001

Police officer pays a visit to club for children with autism and other needs

A youth club for young people with autism and other needs or disabilities welcomed a visit from their local policeman.

Grantham Hospital

Jeremy Hunt to 'look carefully' at reopening overnight services at Grantham Hospital A&E

The Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt has said he will 'look carefully' again into reopening Grantham A&E's overnight services after being questioned on the subject at length in the House of Commons

Stark Reality by Jane Birrel MacKenzie. EMN-170211-113741001

Art reflects on breast cancer

A powerful and compelling exhibition featuring images and words surrounding breast cancer journeys has opened at a Sleaford arts gallery.

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Chief executive of ULHT Jan Sobieraj. EMN-170711-140137001

Hospital trust agrees to re-open Grantham A&E at nights, but NHS officials delay move for staffing review

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust board has today (Tuesday) agreed to reopen Grantham A&E 24 hours a day over the winter. But this move has had to be deferred by a month after NHS Improvement requested an independent review of staffing to be carried out.

Coveris and LIVES participating in first aid training scenarios. (Photo credit: LIVES).

Coveris and LIVES team up for innovative first aid training

Leading global packaging manufacturer Coveris has recruited the expertise of Lincolnshire emergency first responder charity, LIVES, to work with their Louth site to develop innovative first aid training to ensure the safety of all co-workers employed on their site.

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Charity set to bring Alzheimer’s roadshow to Sleaford

People in Sleaford will chance to learn more about dementia next week as Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Community Roadshow rolls into town.


Grantham A&E could soon reopen overnight after more staff recruited

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) board will meet on Tuesday to consider whether to reopen Grantham A&E 24 hours a day over the winter.

Pictured are support workers Cerian Clifford and Mel Coupland. EMN-171020-165513001

Staff at Billinghay care home are recognised at awards

The team at a care home near Sleaford which looks after adults with learning disabilities has been recognised for their hard work.

Stevie (centre) was joined by builders from the site to celebrate his birthday. EMN-171024-092816001

Mother thanks ‘hero’ builders for showing friendship and kindness to her autistic son

A Sleaford woman has spoken of her thanks for ‘hero’ builders who have had a massive impact on the life of her autistic son.

ULHT bosses praise ‘big strides’ made in effort to take trust out of special measures

ULHT bosses praise ‘big strides’ made in effort to take trust out of special measures

Bosses at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) have praised the ‘big strides’ the trust has made since inspections saw it put into special measures.

More nurses are on their way to Pilgrim Hospital in Boston. ANL-171027-122053001

More nurses on way to county’s hospitals after recruitment drive

Hospitals across Lincolnshire have 22 new healthcare support workers following a recruitment drive to tackle staff shortages.

One of the warnings put out by emergency services in Lincolnshire ahead of the fireworks this year.

Warnings issued over fireworks ahead of Bonfire Night

‘The young boy had severe burns and it was clear his eye had been impaled’ - an ambulance service worker has shared his shocking firework night story in a bid to warn others of the dangers ahead of this years’ Bonfire Night.

From size 24 to size 10. Emily could now share her old trousers with a friend. EMN-171016-164509001

Slimming super woman sheds 12 stone in weight

A young Sleaford woman who transformed her life by shedding the bodyweight of a grown man in three years is shaping a new career helping others change their lives too.

The new Sleaford fire station and county council offices taking shape. EMN-171010-101738001

Plans for ambulance crews to share new Sleaford fire station

Fire crews and ambulance staff are to be based under one roof in a shared station in Sleaford from spring, 2018.

Sue PItts will be standing up to cancer in the window of Sleaford's Cancer Research UK shop. EMN-171017-150108001

Sleaford charity shop worker Sue to make a stand for cancer for 24 hours

A Sleaford charity shop worker is doing her bit again this year to Stand Up For Cancer

Sleaford artist Gavin Thackray-Jones with one of his paintings.

Artist looking for local gallery

A Sleaford-based artist, who has overcome the physical difficulties of living with cerebral palsy to produce a series of paintings, is looking for a local gallery to display them.

Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

Funds raised will help support Matthew. EMN-170910-154153001

Goal is in sight for footballers in aid of ‘medical mystery’ child

A Sleaford sports group is to attempt a six-hour walking football match in aid of a disadvantaged boy described by his mum as a ‘medical mystery’.

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