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Council apologises for major traffic upheaval expected as work to repair A17 Sleaford bypass embankment set to begin next week

Motorists are warned to expect lane closures and major disruption as £2.4m project to repair embankment on the A17 Sleaford bypass begins next week.

Transport
Digital artist Jason Wilsher-Millsand Rauceby school pupils have done a project on The Guinea Pig Club and projecting their work on the side of NCCD. L-R Sharna Tate 10 and Emily Henderson 9. EMN-171011-092240001

A sound and sight spectacular

Family and friends were invited on Tuesday evening last week to view the unveiling of digital art work by children from Rauceby Primary School, projected onto the side of a building in the centre of Sleaford.

Education
Tran Ngcvan (16) has been missing since yesterday evening (November 19).

Police appeal for missing teenager

Police are appealing for help in finding a missing 16 year old who was reported missing this morning (Monday).

News
This is what you can do if you think your neighbours are smoking cannabis

This is what you can do if you think your neighbours are smoking cannabis

While some people may not be too bothered about their neighbours smoking cannabis in their own homes, others may find it particularly annoying.

Crime
Cranwell Military Wives Choir

Cranwell Military Wives Choir to feature at Peterborough Cathedral concert

The ladies of the Cranwell Military Wives Choir have been invited to take part in the national Military Wives Choir Cathedral tour in December. As part of the ‘Home For Christmas’ tour, the 32 strong choir of wives from RAF Cranwell will be performing a series of well known Christmas numbers at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday. December 9. Cranwell choir memebr Sam Wildridge said: “We are so excited to be able to perform in such a beautiful Cathedral in the heart of Peterborough this year. Christmas time can be such a tough experience for military families as many of our husbands will be overseas on duties and therefore will miss celebrating with their loved ones. Being able to focus on singing on this tour brings us all together to share our experiences, support each other and be a comfort when some of us may need it.” For concert tickets visit www.ticketmastwer.co.uk/militarywiveschoirs.

Music
Prince Harry . Picture: Sarah Standing (160749-1270) EMN-171120-113009001

Research reveals Prince Harry’s girlfriend has Sleaford ancestor who was beheaded by King Henry VIII

It has been revealed that an ancestor of Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Megan Markle, came from Sleaford, but was beheaded on the orders of King Henry VIII.

News
Black Friday ‘deals’ not all they seem

Black Friday ‘deals’ not all they seem

Black Friday bargains may not be quite the money-saving deals that they appear to be, according to a leading consumer group.

Business
Hedge fire spreads to property in Metheringham

Hedge fire spreads to property in Metheringham

Carelessly discarded smoking materials were blamed for a fire which took hold in a hedgerow in Metheringham.

News
Fire

Chimney fire in property at Potterhanworth

Firefighters were called to deal with a chimney fire at Potterhanworth yesterday afternoon (Sunday).

News
North Kesteven District Councils Corporate Director Phil Roberts. EMN-170911-152538001

District among ‘Heavy Hitters’

North Kesteven District Council’s corporate director Phil Roberts has been singled out as a progressive leader within local government housing development.

Business
Check your change

Check your loose change - you could have a 50p worth hundreds in your pocket

Check your pockets, piggy-banks and down the back of the couch now, folks.

News
Kesteven and Sleaford High School sixth formers Olivia Brindley and Emily Dunham get advice from Gary Hewitt of the University of York. EMN-170911-153240001

Careers event gives insight for students

Students from all three Sleaford secondary schools were invited to gather advice and information on their future education and career prospects at a fair on Wednesday.

Education
Pippa Winter from Newark, Isobel Bates from Claypole, and Hannah Ball from Hough-on-the Hill with their outstanding attendance awards

Achievements are celebrated

Achievements of lower school pupil s at Sir William Robertson Academy in Welbourn have been celebrated at a special awards ceremony.

Education
School advises girls to ditch phone app

School advises girls to ditch phone app

Children at a Sleaford school have been warned against installing a social media ‘app’ which has been used to leave “extremely hurtful” comments.

Education
No Caption Dr Caroline Johnson speaking at the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Utiilties Summit in the summer. EMN-171113-162045001

MP backs report on poor power supply

Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Dr Caroline Johnson is championing a drive to upgrade power and other utility supplies to growing industrial parks in the district.

Business
What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

News
A game for all ages ... a new beginner's bridge course is to launch in Heckington. Picture: English Bridge Union.

A bridge to the game of bridge

A new course is set to launch to help bring people in the Sleaford area together by introducing them to the world’s most popular card game.

Lifestyle
Leadenham. EMN-171117-181658001

Lottery bid in the pipeline to revamp village hall site

Leadenham Parish Council and Village Hall Committee are combining forces to embark on a project to refurbish the village hall site.

Lifestyle
Kesteven and Sleaford High School . EMN-170919-112128001

Schools plan amazing trip to Nepal for sixth formers

Future sixth form students of Carre’s Grammar School and Kesteven and Sleaford High School are being invited to get on board an expedition to Nepal in July 2019.

Education
Crime

Police and CLA urge vigilance against potential metal thefts

Lincolnshire Police and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) East are urging farmers, landowners and rural businesses in the county to be vigilant against potential metal thefts.

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