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Sleaford’s transgender councillor hits out at President Trump’s ruling against trans people in the US military

Sleaford and Lincolnshire’s first openly transgender town councillor has warned the impact of President Donald Trump’s decision to ban trans-sexuals from the US military could be ‘catastrophic’.

News
A temporary footbridge has been erected at Sleaford railway station for passengers during refurbishments works, but the district council has received complaints about noisy night time work by Network Rail engineers. EMN-170726-174622001

Council receives complaints about noisy workers disturbing neighbours overnight during Sleaford railway station refurbishment

Slumbering Sleaford residents were treated to a rude awakening overnight by noisy engineers working on refurbishing the pedestrian footbridge at the railway station.

Transport
The design for the new look skate park on Boston Road Recreation Ground. EMN-170720-103828001

Official opening of Sleaford skate park

The refurbished and expanded skate park at Boston Road Recreation Ground in Sleaford, will be officially opened by the Mayor, Coun Jan Mathieson, on Saturday August 12.

Lifestyle
Sgt Gemma Slaughter, of RAF Digby, setting out on a 1,000-mile challenge. EMN-170725-110641001

Just like The Proclaimers - Digby RAF sergeant plans to walk 1,000 miles!

An RAF Sergeant will be embarking on a 1,000-mile fundraising walk while marking the upcoming centenary of the Air Force and her base, RAF Digby - all inspired by the famous song by The Proclaimers - 500 Miles.

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Plans to demolish hospital buildings

Plans to demolish hospital buildings

Another part of the former Rauceby Hospital is being earmarked for demolition to make way for 43 new homes.

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German based UK troops sign up to Donor Register in the hope of finding a match to save a colleague Private (Pte) Myles Brown from the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. From left - Pte Lee Schooling, Pte Jason Scottow, Captain Liam Praill and Pte Gaitley with their samples for testing. Photo: Dominic King EMN-170718-091902001

Army comrades step forward for donor tests to help Sleaford soldier facing rare leukaemia

Comrades in the British armed forces in Germany have turned out in strength to help the Anthony Nolan charity in its search for a donor to save a Sleaford soldier.

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NKDC waste collection trucks at their Lincoln Road depot in Metheringham. EMN-170721-171611001

Council to begin charging schools and care homes in North Kesteven for waste collection

North Kesteven District Council’s Executive Board has approved changes to its policy relating to charges for waste collections.

Environment
Rubbish-strewn River Slea set to be cleaned up on Sunday EMN-170721-135531001

Town Council and volunteers to clean up River Slea after litter complaints

After complaints about the amount of rubbish being thrown into the River Slea in town potentially harming wildlife, the Town Council and volunteers are taking action.

Environment
A section of chain has been stolen from the town's war memorial in Sleaford Market Place. EMN-170721-134755001

Theft from town war memorial

The Town Council has said it is “disappointed” to discover that a part of the chain around Sleaford’s war memorial in the Market Place has been removed.

Crime

FEATURE: A taste of European food brings communities together

Some amazing tastes of European food were available at a Lincolnshire European Supermarket recently and food writer James Waller-Davies went along to try out some of the delicacies on offer and sniff out some new recipes...

Business
Coun Richard Davies. EMN-170714-114836001

£400m backlog of road repairs

The crippling cost of repairing a backlog of problems on Lincolnshire’s roads has risen to a staggering £400m.

Transport
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Warning over unofficial sellers after couple sold ‘potentially unsafe’ generator in car park

The county council is warning people not to buy items from unofficial sellers after a couple bought a ‘potentially unsafe generator’ in a Lincolnshire town car park.

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The design for the new look skate park on Boston Road Recreation Ground. EMN-170720-103828001

Sleaford’s revamped skatepark to be officially opened by Mayor

Sleaford’s revamped skate park on Boston Road Recreation Ground will be officially opened next month.

Environment
From left - Paul Masterton MP, Dr Caroline Johnson MP, Catherine McKinnell MP and David Linden MP. EMN-170719-151827001

Sleaford MP elected co-chairman of parliamentary children’s care group

Sleaford MP Dr Caroline Johnson has been elected as co-chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children Who Need Palliative Care.

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Dr Caroline Johnson speaking at the Greater Lincolnshire LEP utilities summit. Photo: Andrew Brooks EMN-170720-171113001

Sleaford MP seeks Government help to increase electricity grid capacity in district to serve businesses and green power generators

Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Caroline Johnson has urged businesses to put forward ‘concrete proposals’ to government to attract infrastructure funding in the county.

Business
Metheringham parish council representatives excited to see work on the revamped playing field nearing completion. From left - Coun Sally Wilson (chairman), Sharon Stafford (clerk), Lee Evans (assistant clerk) and Nick Byatt (vice-chairman). EMN-170707-152957001

Refurbished Metheringham play area to be ready for holidays

Work on a £60,000 project to upgrade a village playing field should be completed in time for the school summer break

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Motorcycle club to meet in park

Sleaford Town Councillors have agreed in principle to allow the lease holders of the food kiosk on Boston Road recreation ground to host a biker night on one Wednesday evening a month for a local club to meet.

Environment
Calling for action to make A1 safer for constituents. From left - Dr Caroline Johnson MP, Robert Jenrick MP, Jesse Norman MP and John Mann MP. EMN-170714-145024001

Sleaford MP presses for action on A1 safety

Sleaford and North Hykeham MP has been meeting Highways England and the Roads Minister to push for road improvements to lower the accident rate and death toll on a notorious stretch of the A1

Transport
Planning applications news. EMN-170222-111329001

Plans to demolish former Rauceby Hospital buildings to make way for 43 more homes

Another part of the former Rauceby Hospital is being earmarked for demolition to make way for 43 new homes.

News

VIDEO: Works starts on new waste collection depot for North Kesteven

Construction work is under way on a new £3.5million depot for North Kesteven’s fleet of waste collection lorries to ensure the service continues to run as efficiently in the future.

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