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Chris Mulimba, from Riverside Pharmacy and Dimple Oza from Addaction with the pioneering needle dispensing machine. EMN-180116-131923001

Sleaford pharmacy to trial UK’s first ever needle exchange dispenser machine

The county’s drugs support service, Addaction, has developed a vending machine to dispense clean needles for drug users at a pharmacy in Sleaford - a first for the UK.

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Major offshore wind farm project seeking local Lincolnshire contractors

Triton Knoll, the major offshore windfarm development planned for 20 miles off the east coast of Lincolnshire, is hunting for Lincolnshire based businesses to help them build and construct their wind farm, due to start this summer.

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The A17 Leadenham bypass. EMN-180116-160308001

Lorry loaded with 150 pigs broken down causing obstruction on A17 Leadenham bypass

There are reports of a broken down truck loaded with pigs causing a blockage on the A17 west of Sleaford this afternoon.

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Overnight resurfacing work on the A607 at Barkston

Overnight resurfacing work on the A607 at Barkston

There will be overnight resurfacing works on the A607 Honington Road at Barkston later this month.

Transport
Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

Environment
Firefighters were out in force throughout December as Santas musical sleigh toured villages and towns in Lincolnshire. EMN-180115-160257001

County firefighters break all records with festive fundraising

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue are sending their sincere thanks to residents who helped them break all their fundraising records, with more than £30,000 being raised for charity over Christmas.

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St John Ambulance in Sleaford is seeking more adult volunteers. EMN-180115-183524001

St John Ambulance appeals for New volunteers in Sleaford

Organisers of the St John Ambulance unit in Sleaford are appealing for new volunteers to step forward to learn how to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

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The refurbished Nottingham station before fire hit on Friday. EMN-180115-175251001

Normal rail service resumed today from Sleaford to Nottingham after fire

A normal service has been running again through Sleaford after the disruption caused by Friday’s major fire at Nottingham station

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Council seeks approval for tax increase of £5

North Kesteven District Council’s Executive Board has set out a budget for the coming year which could see a £5 rise in its share of the Council Tax bill.

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Damaging winds predicted to bring power cuts and travel disruption across the region this week as Met Office issue weather warning

Damaging winds predicted to bring power cuts and travel disruption across the region this week as Met Office issue weather warning

Very strong winds will affect most of England this week with a new yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office today.

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Ruskington's Ryan Norris and Matt Leonard try to apply the brakes to Railway Athletic's Tom Ruck EMN-180115-101845002

Pointon FC march on as Ruskington Rovers hold Railway

In the Boston Saturday League Workforce Unlimited Premier Division, Pointon sit comfortably in top spot after putting three past Coningsby on Saturday.

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Former Mess of the Year, the old Pizza Hot takeaway premises, judged by Sleaford and District Civic Trust, will get a spruce up this week by the district council. EMN-180115-095338001

Works to begin to tidy up Sleaford eyesore shop

A shop which has repeatedly been named as ‘Mess of the Year by Sleaford and District Civic Trust is to be tidied up this week.

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Ten-man Sleaford Town ship four against Eynesbury

Sleaford Town were unable to recover from a disastrous first-half on their return to United Counties League duty on Saturday.

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Railway Athletic (blue) v Ruskington Rovers (red). Tom Ruck (blue), Ryan Norris and Matt Leonard (red).

PHOTO GALLERY: Railway Athletic 1 Ruskington Rovers 1

Railway Athletic and Ruskington Rovers played out a draw on Saturday.

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Railway Athletic (blue) v Ruskington Rovers (red). Harry Cramfield (blue), Ash Farmer (red).

BOSTON SATURDAY LEAGUE: Round-up

Dale Atkinson rounds up this weekend’s Boston Saturday League action...

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Lincs League.

LINCS LEAGUE: Results

This weekend’s scores...

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The Duke of Wellington, in Leasingham. Picture: Lucy Hubbert.

Community’s plans to buy their local pub

Could a village pub near Sleaford become the property of the community it serves?

Business

VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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Slimmers lose 13 stones - and gain new jobs

Four slimmers are celebrating their success at shedding a combined 13 stones - with two taking on a new role as a Slimming World consultant.

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