Review of 2014: December

Jack Harvey - winner of the prestigious Earl Howe Trophy at the 2014 British Racing Drivers' Club Awards. EMN-141215-185734001

Jack Harvey - winner of the prestigious Earl Howe Trophy at the 2014 British Racing Drivers' Club Awards. EMN-141215-185734001

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Anger and upset had been voiced over the treatment of a grave at Sleaford Cemetery.

The headstone of Leonard Francis Smith had been removed without the family’s consent to allow for a grave to be dug in a plot behind it.

Sleaford Town Council apologised, adding that the headstone would be replaced.

○ A Sleaford family had to flee their car when it burst into flames before their eyes

Michelle Garfoot and her two teenage daughters were queuing in town traffic when smoke and flames appeared from under the bonnet.

○ Bassingham racer Jack Harvey won the prestigious Earl Howe Trophy at the 2014 British Racing Drivers’ Club Awards, following success in the Indy Lights.

Harvey finished second in his debut season, tied on points with the championship’s winner.

○ An officer from RAF College Cranwell who survived testicular cancer was voted ‘Britain’s Manliest Man’.

Flt Lt Alun Pepper, 43, received more than 23,000 votes to triumph in the competition, held to promote testicular cancer awareness.