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More reports of child sex crimes

New figures obtained by the NSPCC via a Freedom of Information request to police has found officers in Lincolnshire recorded 666 child sex offences last year – including 31 offences against children aged three and under.

Crime

VIDEO: County council announces tax rise for Lincolnshire households for coming year.

Council tax is to increase across Lincolnshire for the coming year, according to the Leader of the County Council.
Politics
By-election

Three candidates standing in by-election for vacant Sleaford Town Council seat

The candidate nominations are in for a by-election to fill a vacated seat on Sleaford Town Council.

Politics
Oil thieves strike at rural cottages south of Sleaford

Oil thieves strike at rural cottages south of Sleaford

Heating oil thievs have targeted farm cottages in a rural community south of Sleaford.

Crime
education

Public meeting in Sleaford to discuss county council plans for special schools

Lincolnshire County Council is hosting three public meetings in the county in the next few weeks on proposals to develop a new model for educating children with special needs.

Education
Wrecked. Paint has been hurled across floors and walls in the care home in a 'senseless' act of vandalism. EMN-180222-145748001

‘Senseless’ vandals splatter paint across windows and floors of new care home in Sleaford

Police are appealing for information after what they call a “senseless and callous act of vandalism.”

Crime

Gallery: Take a look as family-run village bakery re-opens with new look

A family-run village bakery which has been in business since 1886 has today (Thursday) unveiled a new look following extensive refurbishments.

Business
Driver leaves pushchair behind

Driver leaves pushchair behind

Sleaford Police are looking for the owner of a child’s pushchair that appears to have been left behind in a street in town yesterday evening (Wednesday).

News
Collision causing traffic delays on A17 at Brant Broughton

Collision causing traffic delays on A17 at Brant Broughton

A two vehicle collision on the A17 is causing traffic delays on the A17 at Brant Broughton, according to police.

Transport
Vandals cut through fencing around Nocton Hospital site

Vandals cut through fencing around Nocton Hospital site

Intruders are said to have cut a wire fence in an attempt to get onto teh site of the former Nocton Hospital.

Crime
Operating theatre STO-170630-145609001

Operation delays to cut costs criticised

The Clinical Commissioning Group responsible for spending on NHS patient care in the Sleaford, Grantham and Stamford area has been singled out in the national press for adopting a policy of delaying some non-urgent operations to save money until the end of the financial year.

Health
Fire

Water in fuse box leads to fire crews rushing to village near Sleaford

Fire crews were called to reports of smoke in a property in Dunston this morning (Wednesday).

News
Street lights in housing estates in Lincolnshire have been switched off for part of the night in a county council money saving move. EMN-180220-120059001

Resident survey on street lights reveals impact

North Kesteven residents are among those in the county that have shown the least reaction to changes to street lighting in Lincolnshire by the county council.

Politics
Police accident

A17 now reopened after being blocked earlier by collision involving two lorries

A collision between two lorries on the A17 which caused traffic chaos for commuters between Sleaford and Newark this morning (Wednesday) has now been clear, say police.

Transport
Sleaford Town Council. EMN-180220-151137001

Council to set aside £15k for legal fees?

Sleaford Town Councillors may be advised to set aside a sum of up to £15,000 to cover legal fees for a possible judicial review.

Politics
Sleaford Quality Foods expand into neighbouring premises. EMN-180220-155506001

Former farm machinery manufacturer’s site acquired by Sleaford food firm

Local food ingredients specialist, and one of the towns biggest employers, Sleaford Quality Foods are expanding into additional new premises.

Business
Coun Richard Davies on site at Sleaford bypass. EMN-180117-110929001

A17 work is on track

Repair works to the embankment of Sleaford A17 bypass have reached their midway point, according to the county council.

Transport
Tools stolen in burglary on farm at Walcot

Tools stolen in burglary on farm at Walcot

A number of tools have been stolen from an outbuilding in a break in at a farm in Walcot, near Folkingham.

Crime
Road incident

Fire crew attends vehicle crash at Burton Pewardine near Sleaford

Emergency services were called to a crash on Heckington Road in Burton Pedwardine yesterday morning (Monday).

Transport
Stephen Flanagan captured this shot of emergency services on the scene in Leasingham after the collision this afternoon (Monday). EMN-180219-173012001

Road blocked by collision in Leasingham

Emergency services were called to a collision blocking a busy road through a village near Sleaford this afternoon (Monday).

Transport
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