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Festive fitness class offer for over sixties

A new class is available for over sixties to limber up and exercise to music with a special festive offer.

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Community news.

Help the homeless - fill Santa’s suitcase

Lincolnshire Co-op is launching a charity appeal for homeless people in its travel agency branches – including the one in Sleaford.

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Starlincs Planetarium at Rainbow Flyers youth group at Ruskington, paid for by Second Chance charity shop. Youth group users with Molly Tarver - representing Second Chance charity shop, Karen Kenward and Mick Morton - owner of the planetarium. EMN-161124-155705001

Disabilities youth group bowled over by generosity

A youth club charity for young people with autism and other special needs has been bowled over by the generosity of the community.

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Crime news.

Offenders unscrew shed door hinges in North Hykeham burglary

Police in North Hykeham are trying to track down burglars who unscrewed a shed’s door hinges to get inside.

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The exotic pets taken on by Jamie Mintram and the team at Ark Wildlife Park.

FEATURE: Case studies of exotic pets rescued by Ark Wildlife Park

These are just three of the animals bought as gifts for Christmas which have been taken in by Ark

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Police news

Update: Horses loose on the A17 at Heckington - owner is found

The owner of four horses loose on the A17 at Heckington is now with police.

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Lincs Fire and Rescue news.

Fire crew go to crash at Billinghay

A Billinghay crew from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue attended a single vehicle crash in the village’s Mill Lane last night (Saturday).

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Police complaints fall over 12 months - report

An independent watchdog has found that complaints against Lincolnshire Police fell in the last 12 months.

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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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Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

The over 50s are finding it difficult to see their GP, according to research by Saga Health Insurance which reveals the places in the UK where over 50s say they struggle most to get an appointment with a doctor.

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Santa is coming to town on a new sleigh

Members of the Sleaford Kesteven Rotary Club and the Sleaford Round Table will again be escorting Santa Claus on visits to Sleaford and the surrounding area during December.

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St George's School prize winners from 1991. EMN-161125-113620001

Were you a St George’s Academy prize winner?

It was annual prizegiving ceremony time at Sleaford schools. Were you among the recipents at St George’s School in 1991?

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Remember your loved ones with memorial tree

Families are being invited to remember their loved ones at Lincolnshire Co-op’s funeral homes across the county this Christmas.

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VIDEO: UKIP leader Paul Nuttall speaks in Sleaford today

UKIP is wheeling out its big guns with newly elected national leader Paul Nuttall speaking in Sleaford today (Saturday) and former leader Nigel Farage due to arrive on Monday.

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Sleaford and North Hykeham Independent candidate Sarah Stock, of Fighting 4 Grantham Hospital. gCUmpsS7_0l6vL7h5l1X

More party leaders come to Grantham and Sleaford ahead of by-election

Two more party leaders will be in the area over the next few days ahead of Thursday’s Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.

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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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Charity comes to animals’ aid

Four animals abandoned at a vets near Sleaford are looking to a brighter future thanks to a local charity.

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Heckington Windmill. EMN-150304-100807001

New policy will preserve character of village area

Heckington residents are being encouraged to take part in a consultation which could alter planning applications in village conservation areas.

Environment
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron visits Grantham hospital a day after his  party's triumphant victory in the Richmond Park by-election.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron says closure of Grantham A&E overnight is “absolutely outrageous”

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron visited Grantham this afternoon a day after his party’s triumphant victory in the Richmond Park by-election.

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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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