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Met Office issue yellow weather warning for freezing fog

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for fast forming freezing fog across the region this evening and tomorrow morning.

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Lincolnshire County Council news.

District councils to be abolished if Lincolnshire County Council plan to save £150m gets go-ahead

Residents in Lincolnshire will be asked for their views on abolishing all eight councils in Lincolnshire and adopting a unitary system of governance.

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BT price hike for all broadband and TV users

BT price hike for all broadband and TV users

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services as of 2 April as BT announces price changes.

Six points and £200 - tough new penalty for mobile use behind the wheel

Six points and £200 - tough new penalty for mobile use behind the wheel

The four police forces of the East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS) are supporting a national campaign to raise awareness about tough new penalties for driving while using a mobile phone.

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’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.

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Criminal damage done to Navenby pavilion

Police are appealing for information about damaged done to the pavilion building at Navenby playing fields.

The fire crews at the house fire in Harmston. Photo by Dave McFarlane on Twitter. EMN-170123-101400001

Fire devastates house at Harmston

The occupants of a house in Harmston were receiving emotional support from counsellors after their home was seriously damaged by fire yesterday (Sunday).


Child rescued from compound in Sleaford by firefighters

Firefighters were called to rescue a child trapped in a compound in Sleaford on Saturday.

New swimming sessions are to launch for people affected by dementia.

Dementia friendly swimming

Dementia friendly swim sessions are to launch in North Kesteven.

Harry Quiningborough (left) on the veranda of the Penang Club in 1912.

Book sheds light on long-lost entertainer

A long-lost music hall entertainer born near Sleaford almost 150 years ago is back in the spotlight thanks to a new book.

The view up a chimney being cleaned. Photo supplied.

FEATURE: Chimney fire safety advice

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has issued the following chimney fire safety advice:

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Go potty for Potter at town library

Expect a spellbinding time when Sleaford Library holds a Harry Potter event.

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The fire service in action. Photo supplied.

FEATURE: Make sure you get your chimney swept - it could save your life

Firefighters and chimney sweeps in Lincolnshire have issued a fresh appeal to warn people of the dangers of chimney fires, following a recent rise in incidents across the county as the winter nights continue to bite.

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Work starts on pilot facility

A ground-breaking ceremony has been held for a new pilot training facility at Royal Air Force Cranwell College (RAFC).

Children are working longer hours than their parents, study shows. Photos: Center Parcs

Children are ‘working’ longer hours than their parents, study shows

The ‘Cult of Busy’ has now infiltrated to our children as research shows primary school kids are ‘working’ – either in school or scheduled activities for up to 46 hours a week

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Nostalgia Digby village school take of large vegetables

Our nostalgia photo this week continues our recent theme of end of term plays at Sleaford area primary schools from 25 years ago.

Assassin's Creed.

FILM REVIEW: Assassin’s Creed

Why so serious Michael?

Rabbit with cider and mustard.

RECIPE: Rabbit dish is fresh and zingy

In 1936, my grandmother’s School Certificate examination in Domestic Science involved the skinning, butchering and cooking of a rabbit. No one ran screaming from the exam kitchen and a couple of nips, tugs and cuts, and the rabbits were swiftly turned from animal to meat, writes James Waller-Davies.

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A sheepish look at the Bass Maltings for new NK calendar

This photo - called ‘Sunday lunch’ - was taken by Coun Mark Suffield for the 2017 North Kesteven Calendar, viewed from Gorse Lane, Silk Willoughby. He says he sat at the edge of the field for more than an hour to get this picture.

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Charity will pay for surgery

Sleaford award-winning super slimmer Chris Degnan has finally secured funding to complete the final step of his weight-loss journey.

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