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Extended early opening at Grantham Road Car Park

A long-stay car park in Sleaford is opening for longer to make it easier for people catching early trains and wanting to get ahead at work.

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Colin Self in the long grass at the A17 junction with Boston Road, Heckington which he claims obscured his view, leading to a potentially serious crash. EMN-170619-141229001

Drivers put at risk by grass cutting policy - claim

A Heckington motorist fears county council cost cutting by reducing the amount of roadside grass verges it cuts and the frequency per year could have contributed to a potentially serious crash.

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Former UKIP leader Paul Nuttall with now-former party member Victoria Ayling

‘It’s time to move on to other interests’ - former Lincolnshire county councillor Victoria Ayling leaves UKIP

One of UKIP’s most prominent Lincolnshire members has announced she is to resign from the party - praising it and it’s former leader Nigel Farage for a ‘fantastic job’.

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Chairman of Ancaster Parish Council David Sayer pictured with Coun Andrew Newton. EMN-170620-120330001

Ancaster councillor honoured title and plaque for cemetery work

Coun Andrew Newton, of Ancaster Parish Council, has been given the title of Honorary Freeman to the Parish in recognition of his hard work.

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Conservative candidate Caroline Johnson. EMN-170906-034354001

COLUMN: Fight for local causes goes on - by MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Caroline Johnson

Having only been in office for four months I had not expected to be back on the campaign trail so soon.

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The Armed Forces Week flag raising ceremony at NKDC offices on Monday. EMN-170619-165723001

Town honours armed forces past and present this week

Armed Forces Week in Sleaford was launched on Monday with a flag raising ceremony in the courtyard of North Kesteven District Council’s offices led by NKDC chairman Coun Sally Tarry and RAF Digby Station Commander, Wing Commander Tom Ashbridge.

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Consultation of Coleby Neighbourhood Plan

Coleby Parish Council, along with the help of the local community, has prepared a neighbourhood plan for their parish.

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The new look Newfield Road in Sleaford after the completion of the first phase of the facelift. EMN-170621-100132001

Council tenants return to new look housing in Sleaford

The first tenants to move back to Newfield Road have praised their revamped homes as being just like ‘a brand new house’.

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A deal appears to have been clinched for a strip of land at the north west boundary of Boston Road Recreation Ground which could enable access to the former Advanta seeds site for redevelopment. EMN-170619-191729001

Deadlock broken on future of Sleaford ‘Tesco’ site

The deadlock on the future of a key development site in Sleaford looks to finally be broken with a deal being reached with the Town Council over access which would also see the Southgate level crossing stay open to traffic.

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Sleaford Town Council EMN-150213-145433001

Council seats to be filled by co-option

Sleaford Town Council is seeking to co-opt another member.

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No high rise blocks in North Kesteven but the district council does have several low-rise blocks of flats such as this one at Sibthorp Court in Sleaford on its portfolio. EMN-170620-144213001

Council moves to reassure tenants about fire safety after London’s Grenfell Tower tragedy

North Kesteven District Council is reassuring tenants fire safety is among its top priorities following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London.

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Leader of South Kesteven District Council Coun Matthew Lee, new chief executive Aidan Rave and Deputy Leader of the Council Coun Kelham Cooke. EMN-170619-183645001

South Kesteven District Council appoints new chief executive for ‘new era’

South Kesteven District Council has appointed a new chief executive to help drive what it describes as a ‘new era’ for the council.

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The launch of the local plan

Plan for future homes and jobs launched for central Lincolnshire

Monday saw the launch of a plan that will guide and shape homes, jobs and communities in Central Lincolnshire up to 2036.

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Sleaford soldier Myles Brown in full battle dress. EMN-171206-100446001

Police and Crime Commissioner’s Facebook appeal to find a bone marrow donor for Sleaford soldier goes viral

The story of a soldier from Sleaford fighting for his life in Germany while he awaits a bone marrow transplant has gone viral on social media.

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The new chairman of North Kesteven District Council Coun Sally Tarry with vice-chairman Coun Geoff Hazelwood. Photo: Mick Fox (supplied).

New NKDC chairman will raise awareness and funds for LIVES

The new chairman of North Kesteven District Council will be raising funds and awareness of LIVES first responders during her time in office.

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Outgoing council chairman John Money hands over �10,600 to St Barnabas fundraising co-ordinator Tina Quigley. Photo: Mick Fox (supplied)

Outgoing NKDC chairman makes £10k donation to charity

The outgoing North Kesteven District Council chairman has presented more than £10,000 to his nominated cause, St Barnabas Lincolnshire.

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Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford, Nick Boles. EMN-170906-103030001

Tory Nick Boles retains Grantham and Stamford seat

Tory MP Nick Boles retained his Grantham and Stamford seat with 35,090 votes at Thursday’s General Election.

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Conservatives hold Sleaford and North Hykeham with increased majority

Recently elected Tory MP Caroline Johnson has held her Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency seat which she won at a by-election just six months ago.

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Election night live

LIVE: General Election 2017 results and reaction

Voters have had their say in the 2017 General Election and our teams will be bringing you all the results and reaction from around the counts throughout the night and Friday morning.
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Labour candidate Jim Clarke. EMN-170906-024727001

Labour candidate upbeat for result in Sleaford and North Hykeham

Labour candidate Jim Clarke was feeling positive about the result in Sleaford and North Hykeham having taken heart from exit polls and wins for his party elsewhere in the country.

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