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Sleaford coach firm is first from county to win at rally

A Sleaford-based coach company has become the first from Lincolnshire to win a top award at the UK Coach Rally.

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Firm is shortlisted for award

Sleaford based Money-Minder.com has been shortlisted in the Retirement Planner Awards or the Best Individual Pensions Advice Firm of the Year in the Midlands.

Business
Youngsters have a splash on the first day of the 2018 open season at Metheringham Swimming Pool. EMN-180515-094712001

New play park a big hit with kids

Children were let loose on a new, £60,000 play park officially opened at Metheringham at the end of a major parish council project.

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Library is set to serve up Royal cream teas

Sleaford Library is pushing the boat out to celebrate the Royal Wedding with a special coffee morning on Saturday from 10am to 12noon.

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The repainted Sleaford town sign on Lincoln Road with the new eagle to mark 100 years of the RAF and its close association with the town. Unveiled by, from left - Christopher Hodgson (vice-chairman of Sleaford and District Civic Trust), Coun Sally Tarry, chairman of NKDC, Coun Anthony Brand, Deputy Mayor of Sleaford, and Garry Titmus, chairman of Sleaford and District Civic Trust. EMN-180515-100317001

Schoolgirls repaint town’s welcome signs

Visitors to the town will be greeted by completely restored ‘welcome’ signs located on its main roads.

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Oakdene residents with their wedding congratulations card for Meghan and Harry. From left - Mary Graves, Annie Young, Joyce Moyses, Kathleen Olsen, Gladys Harrison, Joyce Dodsworth and Brenda Smith. EMN-180514-163801001

Care home’s card to couple

Residents of a Sleaford care home are preparing a party to celebrate the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megham Markle and are sending them a two-foot high congratulations card which they have all made and signed.

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Looking for recruits for new community play, The World at Her Feet. Photo: NewsDogMedia EMN-181105-133949001

Nostalgia - Women’s football marking armistice

A new theatre production is marking the centenary of the end of the First World War and a high point in women’s football.

Lifestyle
Live music

Evening of swinging and danceable jazz

A jazz band with a 20s and 30s sound will be playing at a venue near Sleaford this weekend.

Music
Claire Crook will be performing live aerial displays alongside CIRCUS: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture. EMN-181105-135011001

Programme of events at Sleaford gallery linked to circus exhibition

Discover more about acrobatics and aerial hoop work at the National Centre for Craft and Design (NCCD), in Sleaford, this summer.

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Outgoing Mayor Coun Jan Mathieson congratulates new Mayor of Sleaford, Coun Grenville Jackson. EMN-180517-095307001

New Mayor of Sleaford to target litter and traffic issues

The new Mayor of Sleaford is Coun Grenville Jackson.

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Coun Geoff Hazelwood accepts the chairman's chain of office from outgoing chairman Coun Sally Tarry. EMN-180518-121606001

New chairman of NKDC says being a councillor ‘sharpens the mind’

North Kesteven District Council members have elected Sleaford Councillor Geoff Hazelwood as their new chairman for the coming year.

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GP, Dr Elton Pardoe, partner at Sleaford Medical Group. EMN-180515-151819001

Sleaford GP practice bouncing back after critical CQC report

Sleaford’s largest GP surgery is bouncing back after heavily critical Care Quality Commission inspections threatened it with removal of its licence.

Health
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Two by-election dates set for North Kesteven District Council

Two by-elections will take place on Thursday, June 28 for wards on North Kesteven District Council.

Politics
North Kesteven District Councillors support Viking Link plans for electricity from Denmark

North Kesteven District Councillors support Viking Link plans for electricity from Denmark

Councillors on North Kesteven District Council unanimously supported plans for an electricity network between Denmark and Lincolnshire.

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Lincolnshire’s ambulance service to get share of £19m extra funding over next two years to improve response times

Additional funding for the ambulance service in Lincolnshire will be invested in more staff and resources.

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More cash pledged to £175,000 River Slea make-over project

North Kesteven District Council’s executive board has agreed to put in the remaining money needed to unlock EU funding for a £175,000 project to develop and enhance the riverside through Sleaford.

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Police warning about rise in fraud against builder's merchants in Lincolnshire. EMN-180516-173327001

Rising trend in Lincolnshire builder’s merchants being targeted by fraudsters

Detectives in Lincolnshire have been investigating a recent rise in fraudsters targeting builder’s merchants.

Crime
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Chance to hear a talk on a Tudor Lord from Sleaford who struggled to tackle rebellions in the county and has links to Meghan Markle

Sleaford Museum Trust will host a talk given by Simon Pawley on Tuesday, May 22 on the subject of “Spies Among Us” – Lord John Hussey and the Rebellions of 1536.

Arts
Rich Dutton's image of the Royal couple walking away is appearing in a new book on the wedding. EMN-180514-172048001

Chance photo to be part of gift for Royal couple

A Sleaford film writer and producer has had a chance photograph selected to appear in a compilation book to be presented to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day.

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Castle Street, one of the Sleaford town centre streets earmarked for a residents' parking permit scheme. EMN-180515-130837001

Sleaford residents to vote on parking permit schemes

The district council is to ballot householders in areas of Sleaford on whether to enforce resident only parking permit schemes.

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