Lincolnshire’s new police chief is ready to fit the Bill

The next Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has a 255-mile trip from the south-west coast of England ahead of him before taking up his new post.


New Tory MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Caroline Johnson talks to the Standard about her win

Newly elected MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Dr Caroline Johnson, has spoken to The Sleaford Standard’s news editor Andy Hubbert in an interview on her campaign success, her next steps now elected and why she left the election count in a hurry.


VIDEO: New Conservative MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham says she is ‘truly honoured’ to be elected

Sleaford and North Hykeham’s new Conservative MP has issued a statement on her by-election success after being ushered away from the awaiting media following this morning’s result (Friday).

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BREAKING NEWS: Conservatives retain Sleaford seat in by-election with massive majority

The Conservatives have retained the Sleaford and North Hykeham seat with a huge majority but their candidate would not speak to media.

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Tories could keep Sleaford and North Hykeham but by how big a majority?

A candidate in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election fears it may remain a Tory seat, despite the threat from UKIP.


Low turn out for Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election

All voting papers have been verified and counting is due to start any minute.


Some facts and figures about the Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency

Do you know much the history of the Sleaford and North Hykeham seat which is currently being contested?

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Who will be the next MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham?

The first few party representatives have begun arriving at the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election count.

Ballot box.

The voting is now over! Votes are to be counted and verified in the Sleaford by-election

Polls are now closed in the Sleaford by-election.

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Last few tickets left for vintage 1940s Christmas music event in Sleaford

A vintage Christmas charity music event in Sleaford this Saturday is almost a complete sell-out with only eight tickets left to sell in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

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Prime Minister talks on eve of Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election

Prime Minster Theresa May has spoken to The Standard in an exclusive question and answer session ahead of tomorrow’s (Thursday’s) by-election in Sleaford and North Hykeham to replace former Tory MP Stephen Phillips who resigned over policy differences with the Government.


VIDEO: Monster Raving Loony Party leader Howling Laud Hope talks to The Standard on the eve of Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election

The leader of the Monster Raving Loony Party, Howling Laud Hope has been in town backing his candidate for the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.

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Chairman thanks local posties for first class Christmas

The chairman of North Kesteven District Council, Coun John Money, visited the Royal Mail’s Metheringham Delivery Office to thank local postmen and women for their hard work during their busiest period


VIDEO: Shadow Transport Minister and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage the latest political big hitters to visit Sleaford

Invest in the road, train and bus network in Sleaford and North Hykeham, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary is saying during his visit to the constituency today (Monday).


VIDEO: UKIP big name Nigel Farage says he would be glad to be out of a job in Brussels as he visits Sleaford on the by-election trail

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage swept into Sleaford this afternoon ahead of a public meeting to be held tonight to back his party’s candidate in Thursday’s by-election.

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Old council tractor shed to be given new lease of life

An old tractor shed is set to be given a new lease of life under plans by Sleaford Town Council.

Clerk to the council Kevin Martin updated members on Wednesday night that he will be seeking tenders from contractors to carry out the work to refurbish the concrete storage shed at the corner of Eastgate car park to be used as a base for the town’s services staff.

The services team currently work from a rented unit on Woodbridge Road industrial estate which is costing the council £27,000 a year.

Planning permission was granted in the summer to bring the tractor shed back into use as an operational base in town, with storage for tools and machinery such as mowers and a tractor, plus accommodation for staff breaks, with a mezzanine floor to be installed.

It would need to be reclad and roller doors installed and a budget of up to £100,000 has been earmarked as part of the overall budget set aside to refurbish Eastgate car park next year.

The shed currently provides storage for Christmas lights, the boat for the River Clean team and Sleaford Museum artefacts. The council is in negotiations with these groups regarding future storage requirements.

Further storage space could be created at the cemetery, depending on finances, Mr Martin said.


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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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.

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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