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Scrap man carrying two fridge freezers on his van roof fined over £1,000 for not having proper licence

A Newark area man who was stopped by police at Cranwell with a van so laden with scrap it had two fridge freezers strapped to the roof has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 in fines and costs after admitting not having the proper licence.

Environment
Coun John Money on the bin lorry round. EMN-170328-160341001

Council chairman tackles fly tippers prowling North Kesteven

North Kesteven District Council chairman Jon Money will be back out tomorrow (Wednesday) working with the authority’s fly-tip clearance crew for charity.

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Coun Daniel McNally (left) with Craig Leyland, the newly-elected chairman of the Louth and Horncastle Conservative Association.

UKIP county councillor defects to Conservatives

One of Lincolnshire’s leading UKIP county councillors has defected to the Conservative Party, just weeks before the county council elections.

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Coun Richard Wright - new leader of the NKDC Conservative group. EMN-170328-090121001

NKDC Conservative group elect new leader

The ruling Conservative group on North Kesteven District Council have elected a new leader to replace Coun Marion Brighton who stepped down this month.

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William Alvey school pupils presenting a scroll of the pupils that died in the First World War, to St Deny's Church. From left - Hazel Moran 5, Sophie Parsbo 7, Erin Clifford 11, Rev Philip Johnson, Stephen Tapley - head teacher, Beryl Risdell - bishop's visitor for Alvey School, Paige Hobbs 9 and Jacob Pope 8. EMN-170316-152336001

Memorial scroll is presented to church by Sleaford school

A dedication ceremony for a plaque and scroll to commemorate the 72 former pupils of Sleaford’s William Alvey School who died in the Great War was led by Father Philip Johnson of St Denys’ Church.

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John Hale (in the background) behind expedition leader Flt Lt Mike Cole in Norway. EMN-170317-145557001

Nostalgia: John’s anniversary of Nordic expedition for RAF Cranwell recruits

This year marks a milestone for former RAF man John Hale of Sleaford.

Lifestyle
Mess of the Year for two consecutive years, the former Pizza Hot takeaway, judged by Sleaford and District Civic Trust. EMN-170324-145021001

Facelift planned for former Sleaford mess of the year?

A former Sleaford Civic Trust ‘Mess of the Year’ could be getting tidied up.

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Grantham Road car park prices will not rise in April. EMN-170324-104732001

Sleaford car park charges set to rise in April

Keep your loose change handy from April 1 as car parking charges in Sleaford are due to rise - the first time in five years.

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Dr Caroline Johnson. EMN-170323-160148001

Sleaford MP says she was voting in Parliament when terror attack hit Westminster

MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham Dr Caroline Johnson has spoken further to the Sleaford Standard about her experiences of yesterday’s terror attack on Westminster by a man in a car armed with two knives who killed two members of the public and a policeman.

Crime
Dr Caroline Johnson - MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham. EMN-170323-103014001

Sleaford MP ‘saddened’ by Westminster terror attack

Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Dr Caroline Johnson has said she is “deeply saddened” by yesterday’s terrorist attack on Westminster.

Politics
The proposed layout of the outline plans for a new urban extension to the north and west of Sleaford. EMN-170321-192033001

BREAKING: Planning permission granted for 1,400 new home development for Sleaford

North Kesteven planners have granted outline planning permission for a proposed 1,400-home urban extension to the town.

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Sir Edward Leigh in the House of Commons EMN-170221-092612001

Lincolnshire MP jokes about ‘rumours’ he’s been made newspaper editor

Sir Edward Leigh MP has today (Tuesday) joked on social media that ‘rumours’ of him becoming editor of two local newspapers are untrue - in what appears to be a comical swipe at his party colleague George Osborne MP.

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Huge demand for new properties at the new Holdingham Grange scheme on the outskirts of Sleaford, say developers. EMN-170321-110903001

Nearly 500 people register for first phase of new Sleaford housing development

Figures released by house building bosses have revealed new homes are in high-demand.

Business
Property to let EMN-150213-145140001

Landlords invited to attend event

Calling all landlords! Are you struggling to keep up to date with legal changes?

Business
Staunch supporter of heritage in the district, Coun Marion Brighton, with members of Welbourn Parish Council and the deeds for Welbourn Forge. EMN-170313-141838001

Forge sold by NKDC

The historic Welbourn Forge is under new ownership.

Arts
Youngsters at St Botolphs School, Quarrington planting their trees. EMN-170313-181954001

Schools benefit in council tree scheme

Sleaford Town Council is working with the town’s primary schools on a tree planting scheme.

Education
The former Lafford School site in Billinghay. EMN-170803-123430001

Approval for housing on old Lafford site

Residents groups are vowing to keep up the pressure to have more of a former school site for community use despite planning permission being given to build houses on it.

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Junction improvements to A52 at Swaton

Junction improvements to A52 at Swaton

Improvement works to an important junction south of Sleaford are scheduled to take place during the next year by Lincolnshire Highways.

Transport
Fiona Hoddy of Quarrington with charity collection boxes from her father's funeral. EMN-170314-113242001

‘Sickening’ - Suspected theft of charity donations after RAF officer’s funeral

A grieving family have been left ‘sickened’ by the suspected theft of mourners’ donations after a heroic relative’s funeral.

Crime
The raising of the flag on Commonwealth Day in Grantham.

South Kesteven raises flag in Grantham to celebrate Commonwealth Day

South Kesteven joined thousands of people across the globe to raise a Commonwealth Flag yesterday as part of ceremonies celebrating Commonwealth Day.

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