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Nostalgia - Where is wing-walker Dawn?

Ruskington woman Dawn Ross had a bird’s eye view of Boston back in June 1983, when The Standard photographed her flying in a Tiger Moth bi-plane - standing on the wing!

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The new Lottery SK - raising money for local good causes in the district. EMN-180620-160114001

District council to launch its own lottery to help local good causes

South Kesteven District Council is inviting local good causes and charities to an event to find out more about a local lottery it is launching in the Autumn.

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The North Sea Observatory at Chapel St Leonards. EMN-181106-085953001

Last minute ‘snags’ delay opening of North Sea Observatory

Works to iron out last minute ‘snags’ will need to be carried out before the new North Sea Observatory attraction can be opened to the public, say council officials.

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Video and photo gallery - Soapbox racers hit the slopes at Coleby

Move over the stars of last week’s octane-fuelled Isle of Man TT – the power of gravity provided the thrills at this year’s Coleby Downhill Challenge.
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Sleaford and Metheringham Co-op staff at work on the play park in Swaton. EMN-180615-094104001

Co-op clean helps tidy up play park

Staff and members of Lincolnshire Co-operative gathered at Swaton’s Queen Elizabeth Recreation Park to do weeding, planting and tidying up as part of the Big Co-op Clean campaign on Friday.

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EA pleased with crackdown during river course fishing close season

River coarse fishing is back in full swing following a three-month close season from March 15 to June 15.

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Research reveals edible plants which could be in your garden

Home grown garden plants such as sunflowers, carnations and forget-me-nots are all safe to eat, according to latest research.

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Sleaford Town FC with their cups. EMN-180806-174406001

Nostalgia - Cup winning Sleaford Town FC 1969

Sleaford Town FC were celebrating picking up more silverware when they won Lincolnshire League Division 2 Trophy in 1969.

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A scene from the charity golf day.

Golf day raises £2,500

Some £2,500 was raised for three good causes – the British Heart Foundation, Tiny Tickers, and the Lincolnshire Blood Bikes – when Sleaford & District Lionesses’ held its fifth charity golf day on Friday.

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Villagers have saved their pub by buying it - the Duke of Wellington at Leasingham. EMN-181206-124645001

Cheers as villagers buy pub

Cheers raised the roof of the village hall on Sunday afternoon when a residents’ meeting heard the news that they had succeeded in buying their local pub.

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Business forums in South Kesteven form part of new tourism drive

Businesses wanting more visitors through their doors are being invited to a series of information forums as part of South Kesteven’s new tourism drive.

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Sleaford YFC member Julie Duffin sat at a table and chair made from horseshoes for the items for the garden from new or recycled materials class. EMN-180406-142044001

Nostalgia: Young farmers show their skills back in 1993

In May 1993 over 1,000 young farmers enjoyed fine weather, exhibitions and competitions in the county’s 18th annual Young Farmers Club rally.

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Youngsters taking part in rock hunting and hiding: Sophia Jardine, left, and Louis Sandy, right.

Rock hunting craze sweeps across Sleaford area

A smile beamed across the boy’s face. Reaching down, he excitedly picked up a true ‘work of art’ - a small painted stone.

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In Pictures: Young farmers entertain crowds at rally

From sheep shearing to egg throwing - young farmers from the county demonstrated their competitive spirit to entertain the crowds on Saturday.

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A photo from last year's rally.

Enjoy some family fun at Lincolnshire Young Farmers’ County Rally

Sheep-shearing, egg throwing, a leap-frog race and tug-of-war are just some of the fun things to see at this year’s Lincolnshire Young Farmers’ County Rally.

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A scene from the NG34Bridge Next Steps group.

Bridge group on the grow

A group set up in January to bring people in the Sleaford area together by introducing them to the game of bridge has a new home for its expanding membership.

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Lions are hosting a picnic in the park

Lions are hosting a picnic in the park

Sleaford and District Lions Club is celebrating 100 years of the Lions Club movement worldwide with a Picnic in the Park on Sunday June 10.

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A Southgate street scene from around a century ago - possibly around the time of a coronation celebration. EMN-180519-103051001

Nostalgia - Southgate shops ripe for restoration in Sleaford

Time is running out for business owners and landlords to apply for grant funding to restore their historic shop fronts.

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The WI archery taster session at Sleaford Town Football Club.

WI on target for archery session

WI ladies from the Sleaford area and further afield were on target to try their hand at archery at a special taster session in the town last week.

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A scene from the latest outing by the Sleaford and District Twinning Association to Sleaford's French twin town.

Nations assemble for latest twinning event

The Sleaford and District Twinning Association has held its latest get-together with its overseas counterparts – a visit which saw members honour the memory of a supporter, lost recently in tragic circumstances.

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