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VIDEO: Lincolnshire Trading Standards officers film video guide on safety when buying kids’ hallowe’en costumes

With the horrific story of TV presenter Claudia Winkleman’s child’s costume catching fire hitting the headlines the other year, Lincolnshire Trading Standards officers are offering a video guide to buying kids’ Hallowe’en outfits while still getting into the spirit with safety in mind.

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A Halloween film event and spooky walk is taking place at Mannakin in Fulbeck, near Sleaford.

Mannequin ‘graveyard’ event

Film lovers and horror fans will feel a real ‘dummy’ if they miss an upcoming Halloween event set amongst 20,000 creepy mannequins.

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Netflix is putting its prices up

Netflix set to raise prices for UK users

For the first time in two years online streaming giant, Netflix, has raised its monthly subscription prices for UK customers.

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FILM REVIEW: BLADE RUNNER 2049 (15)

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Brant Broughton trombonist Sally receives honour for charity efforts

Brant Broughton trombonist Sally receives honour for charity efforts

A Brant Broughton woman who raises money for breast cancer research and eye care as a member of an all-female brass band has been honoured for her charitable efforts.

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Sleaford artist Gavin Thackray-Jones with one of his paintings.

Artist looking for local gallery

A Sleaford-based artist, who has overcome the physical difficulties of living with cerebral palsy to produce a series of paintings, is looking for a local gallery to display them.

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The next four weeks are just... well... just wow

Console Corner: Best gaming month for a decade looms large

Gamers are set for what looks like the best month of releases in a decade from Tuesday (October 17).

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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Exhiibtion honours late founder of village art club near Sleaford

A popular art group is holding its 11th biennial art exhibition in a village near Sleaford, with the latest event honouring a late founder member.

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£200k-plus project to move aviation museum

A popular museum charting the story of RAF Cranwell, the home of the first military air academy in the world, looks set to relocate to bigger, better premises, in a £200,000-plus project.

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VIDEO: Volunteers enjoy spotlight as HRH The Princess Royal visits Heckington Mill

The dozens of volunteers responsible for the project which has seen the regeneration of the Heckington Windmill complex as an enhanced heritage attraction enjoyed their moment as HRH The Princess Royal paid a visit today (Friday.)

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An evening of music by forces wives

An audience will be treated to an evening with Waddington Military Wives Choir at the Terry O’Toole Theatre, in North Hykeham, this weekend.

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PHOTO GALLERY HRH The Princess Royal visits Heckington Windmill

The £1.65m regeneration project at Heckington’s unique eight-sailed windmill was given the Royal seal of approval today (Friday).

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Heckington welcomes Princess Anne to open windmill restoration project

The people of Heckington are celebrating today (Friday) as they welcome HRH The Princess Royal to officially open the regeneration project at Heckington Windmill to the public.

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Folk trio combine music and storytelling about the Great War at Ashby de la Launde venue

A folk trio are coming to the Sleaford area with a show featuring content to honour the centenary the end of the First World War next year.

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Stock car racer organises brain tumour fundraiser in memory of former sponsor

A former stock car racer has organised a Brain Tumour Charity fundraiser in memory of one of his sponsors.

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Leigh Taylor, of Lincoln, with Amy Scott-Nicholson, of Potterhanworth, trying out some facepainting

Autumn festival draws crowds at Potterhanworth

Residents in and around Potterhanworth welcomed the autumn in style at this year’s Potterfest – which is being hailed as the ‘best yet’.

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Video game mascots through the ages

Console Corner: Video game mascots through the ages

Video game mascots may seem a little archaic now but they are certainly integral in the introduction to gaming for people my age, that’d be a vague mid to late 20s.

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Do you have a fortune hiding in your vinyl collection?

Could you have vinyl worth thousands in your collection?

A rare vinyl recording of cellist Jacqueline Du Pre originally being sold for £1.99 by an Oxfam shop in Thornbury, S Glos is now being offered online by the charity for £2,000.

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Mosaic seating area set to be officially opened on Sleaford river bank

A seating area has been enhanced alongside the River Slea, near Westgate in town.

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