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Trains between Sleaford and Peterborough delayed after freight train breaks down

Railway services to Peterborough, Lincoln and Doncaster from Sleaford have been cancelled this morning (Thursday) due to a broken down freight train - however, the line is now reopened.

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Director at the Elite Fish and Chip Company, Rachel Tweedale, Steve and Eve Bowler of Sleaford Dementia Support, Rebecca Davies from the RAF Association and Simon Bristow of the RNLI. EMN-180202-140029001

Three charities to benefit from chip shop’s birthday

A locally-based fish and chip chain is hoping to raise a massive £30,000 for three charities to mark three decades in business.

Business
Did you join in step aerobics classes at William Robertson School back in 1993? EMN-180202-153556001

Nostalgia 1993 - Stepping up for fitness classes at William Robertson School

This week’s nostalgic photo from 1993 features teenagers at Welbourn’s William Robertson School joining in new step aerobic classes.

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Crafts, activities and stories at St Deny's Church Room, Sleaford. Lexi Young 8 of Sleaford sticking animals on the Ark. EMN-180502-101950001

Sleaford church explorers put the animals in two by two

St Denys’ Explorers Club held its latest morning of crafts, games, activities and stories in the church room in Sleaford on Saturday morning.

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Does the town need another swimming pool?

Governors at St George’s Academy in Sleaford will meet to decide their next step after losing their bid for approval by NKDC’s planning sub-committee for their £3.7m pool and fitness suite scheme.

Education
A view of how the outside of the new pool at St George's Academy would look. EMN-180502-111621001

Council says ‘no’ to new school pool plan

The principal of a Sleaford academy is “heartened” by support from local councillors and the public for plans to build a pool and fitness suite, despite it being rejected by the district council’s planning committee.

Politics
The Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance. EMN-180602-144730001

Man dies after air ambulance and medics called to Sleaford Leisure Centre

A man has died after being taken ill at Sleaford Leisure Centre yesterday morning (Monday).

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Burns Night event at Bar 51. L-R Patrick Larkin, Ryan Blankley and Hollie Blankley with the Haggis. EMN-180126-105840001

Pipes were calling for Burns Night

The annual celebration of the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns was held in a number of local hostelries on Thursday night.

Arts
Young Sleaford athletes with their certificates in 1993 set to represent the county. EMN-180125-121229001

Nostalgia - Sporting success for young Sleaford athletes in 1993

Back in January 1993, the Sleaford Standard was celebrating the successes of young Sleaford sport stars in the Lincolnshire Indoor Athletics Championship.

Education
B&M launch new budget friendly wedding range

B&M launch new budget friendly wedding range

Weddings can be expensive affairs but high street retailer B&M has released a new selection of wedding accessories to make your big day that bit more affordable with prices starting at just one pound.

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Which slice is laced with fiery chilli? The new pizza roulette challenge from Sleaford's Oasis Pizza and Kebab. EMN-180126-160629001

Town takeaway is challenging diners to Pizza Roulette

Anyone up for a game of pizza roulette?

Business
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North Kesteven negotiates new leisure contracts with three not-for-profit organisations

North Kesteven District Council has selected preferred partners to manage its leisure services following a competitive procurement process.

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How the new pool would look at St George's Academy. EMN-180123-104037001

Councillors reject school’s plans for £3.7m swimming pool in Sleaford

A Sleaford school has had its bid for planning permission to build a new swimming pool rejected.

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Harry Potter day at town library

A Harry Potter day is being held at Sleaford Library on Saturday, February 3, 10am-12pm.

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Children at the book fair held at Mrs Mary King's School in Martin in November 1992. EMN-180118-164136001

Nostalgia at primary school book fair in Martin in 1992

Pupils at Martin’s Mrs Mary King’s Primary School turned into bookworms back in November 1992, when they hosted a book fair.

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Save money by booking your holiday car online. EMN-180125-144723001

Drive your car hire costs down this half term

New research from holiday comparison website, TravelSupermarket has revealed families looking to hire a car this half term could be paying up to 19 times more for a vehicle purchased at the airport on arrival vs booking the same car type in advance online.

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The future of UK shopping? Revolutionary new Amazon supermarket has no checkouts and no staff

Amazon have welcomed the public into their first supermarket more than a year after opening the space to employees for testing purposes.

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New KFC restaurant at Sleaford. EMN-170712-143202001

KFC drive-thru gets go-ahead for Sleaford Little Chef site

Planners have given the go ahead for a new KFC drive-thru restaurant on the outskirts of Sleaford.

Business
Lafford School play in December 1992. EMN-181201-160537001

Nostalgia: Mystery play at Lafford School in 1992

Last week we brought you the fantastic showbiz production of Bugsy Malone featuring sharp young gangsters and glamourous dancing girls at the William Robertson School back in December 1992.

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The Coleby Downhill Challenge 2016. Photo: Rebecca Chantry. EMN-181201-125022001

Racers wanted for downhill challenge

Daredevil downhill racers are set to return to Coleby this summer and now is the time to get involved.

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