Christmas choir at St Denys Church

Sleaford Choral Society and the William Alvey School choir are perfoming Christmas carols at St Denys’ Church, Sleaford, on Saturday, December 16, at 7.30pm.

Pictured, from left - Alice Toyne, Molly Jackson and Nigel Tindall, staff at The Elite Fish & Chip Company with their battered mince pies. EMN-170812-100238001

Festive mince pies get battered at Sleaford area chippies

A Sleaford area chippie is getting in the festive spirit by offering up a Christmas treat in the shape of battered mince pies.

Plans revealed for new KFC restaurant at Sleaford. EMN-170712-143202001

Plans submitted for new KFC drive-through restaurant at Sleaford

The Little Chef restaurant on the outskirts of Sleaford looks set to become a KFC after a national chain took over the company in February this year.

Sleaford In Bloom volunteers get busy planting bulbs beside the River Slea. EMN-171123-162516001

Riverside looking in good shape for winter

The volunteers from Sleaford in Bloom were out last week making a start on planting the tubs near the River Slea, along the Rauceby Banks path.

Students at Kesteven and Sleaford High School involved in a cookery competition in 1992. EMN-171123-161141001

Nostalgia - Queens of the kitchen in 1992 Kesteven and Sleaford High School cooking contest

This week we have a photo from our files from November 1992.

Sleaford andp; District Lioness Club welcome Claire Cutts, a Childrens Diabetes Nurse from Lincoln County Hospital and her manager, Helen
Warhurst for their cheque presentation. EMN-171123-162000001

Lionesses pledge to support diabetes

Sleaford and District Lioness Club welcomed Claire Cutts, a Children’s Diabetes Nurse from Lincoln County Hospital and her manager, Helen

Rotary swimathon at Sleaford Leisure Centre. EMN-171120-125127001

Success for new organisers of Sleaford Swimathon

Sleaford Leisure Centre was the venue for the annual Swimathon event, traditionally organised by the Rotary Club.

Gerald Taylor from the Campaign to Protect Rural England presenting the Best Kept Village award to Heckington, from left - parish clerk Julie Hudson, Mr Taylor, Councillors Jan Palmer, Andy Garlick and Dave Couzens and Mr John Twidle - chairman of the Allotment Association (the allotments were specifically mentioned as being well presented.). EMN-171123-162651001

Awarded for being best kept in county

The Campaign to Protect Rural England has officially presented Heckington with its award for winning the large village section of the Lincolnshire Best Kept Village and Small Towns Competition.

Check food hygiene ratings when booking your Christmas meal venue. EMN-171128-172827001

Look before you book your Christmas party meal, warns North Kesteven environmental health team

If you are planning your work’s Christmas party, a family get together or a romantic meal out over the festive season – look before you book!

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Santa Claus will be touring Sleaford and District with Sleaford and District Round Table and the Sleaford Kesteven Rotary Club. EMN-171128-151002001

Santa is coming to town

Members of the Sleaford and District Round Table and the Sleaford Kesteven Rotary Club will again be escorting Santa Claus aboard his sleigh on evening visits to Sleaford and the surrounding area during December.

Shortlisted in the top 100 in the UK for the British Curry Awards. Agra restaurant in Sleaford. From left - Head Chef Enus Karim, awards presenter - Poroshmoni Bengali (a singer and TV presenter), and Agra managing director Rakim Karim. EMN-171128-151839001

Sleaford restaurant in top 100 for British Curry Awards 2017

A Sleaford Indian restaurant has been placed among the top 100 in the country at this year’s prestigious British Curry Awards.

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Father Christmas is coming Ho Ho Ho!!!

The Sleaford and District Lions and Lioness Clubs will again be assisting Santa in his visits to as many boys and girls as possible before Christmas, so he can find out what gifts they would like - providing they’ve been good of course!

Metheringham Girl Guide Sally Anne Beevers receiving her top award in 1992. EMN-171120-130001001

NOSTALGIA: Did you celebrate Sally-Anne’s success at Metheringham Guides in 1992?

Back in 1992, The Standard reported on the presentation of the Baden Powell Trefoil, the top Girl Guide award, achieved by Metheringham’s Sally-Anne Beevers.

Twinning association hosts overseas party

Twinning association hosts overseas party

After two successful visits to Sleaford’s twin towns of Fredersdorf-Vogelsdorf, in Germany, and Marquette-lez-Lille, in France, it was the turn of Sleaford to play host to its continental counterparts.

The Red Lion, in Digby, with their awards. Picture: Lincolnshire Life Magazine

Pub of the Year title claimed by Red Lion

A village pub near Sleaford has triumphed in a countywide food and drink awards, taking the title of Pub of the Year 2017.


Sleaford area women's club plays 'Toilet Sardines' and other games for third world charity

‘Toilet sardines’ and ‘toilet ping pong’ were two of the fun games played at a crazy charity event on Sunday by members of the Inner Wheel of Sleaford Kesteven at the Ruskington home of member Caroline Morris.

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Seven laws you might be breaking in your own garden without realising it

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed.

Sunny's Plaice, Heckington. L-R Kyla Batey, Jay Velayudhan, Rebecca Moody, Adam Markham, Bethany, Beamson, Josh Singh, Rob Singh, Sunny Singh, Lucy Simmons, Narinder Singh, Debs Aitken, Gail Carr, Yvonne Bevan. EMN-171120-124718001

Get your chips on the Sunny side of the street!

A family-run fish and chip business opened a new shop in Heckington on Monday as they plan to ‘keep it local’.

Whats on
A game for all ages ... a new beginner's bridge course is to launch in Heckington. Picture: English Bridge Union.

A bridge to the game of bridge

A new course is set to launch to help bring people in the Sleaford area together by introducing them to the world’s most popular card game.

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Lottery bid in the pipeline to revamp village hall site

Leadenham Parish Council and Village Hall Committee are combining forces to embark on a project to refurbish the village hall site.

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