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County says £1.7m extra funding will still only go so far as locals rage at delays in fixing dangerous road defects

Residents and councillors have been pointing out areas in the Sleaford and Ruskington areas where a £1.7m boost, supplied to the county to fill in an estimated 30,000 more potholes, could be spent.

Transport
Harshad Pancholi and Tushar Majithia of Lunettes Opticians at the awards.

Charitable vision sees opticians win award

A campaign to give poor children overseas the gift of clear vision - and to inspire local pupils to help - has seen a Sleaford-area opticians awarded.

News
East Midlands Trains has been rated the best train operating company for customer satisfaction

85 per cent are happy with train service

Some 85 per cent of rail passengers are satisfied with services on East Midlands Trains according to results from Transport Focus’ independent National Rail Passenger Survey.

Transport
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.

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Rainbow Stars elebrating the donation from Lincolnshire Co-op, from left - Jane Peck, Kara Atkins of Lincolnshire Co-op, Hannah Owen and Kath Thompson. EMN-180202-112742001

Co-op funding wil l help pay for group trip

Rainbow Stars, a Sleaford family support group for children with autism and additional needs, has been presented with £1,534.89 from Lincolnshire Co-op.

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Time to tidy up North Kesteven. EMN-180802-094913001

Join in the Great British Spring Clean and tidy up North Kesteven

North Kesteven District Council is backing this year’s Great British Spring clean initiative and helping residents to get involved by providing the necessary tools to do so.

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Roadworks stock image

Water repairs will close street for day

Handley Street in Sleaford town centre will be closed for a day on Sunday, February 11.

Politics
MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham Dr Caroline Johnson. EMN-180702-170446001

Sleaford MP backs litter law change

Sleaford’s MP, Dr Caroline Johnson, has been backing a new law to crack down on owners of vehicles seen littering streets.

Crime
Back on the road - NKDC's waste collection fleet heading out after the team found replacement batteries for those taken in a burglary overnight. EMN-180702-155402001

Praise for getting North Kesteven’s bin lorry fleet back on the road after 28 batteries stolen from trucks in yard

North Kesteven District Council leaders have praised everyone involved in getting the authority’s fleet of waste collection lorries back on the road after a burglary overnight at their depot.

Crime
County council highways staff repairing potholes on Moor Lane, Leasingham. EMN-180131-170041001

Extra £1.7 million given to county to deal with potholes - but ‘still more to do’ says council

The county council has been given an additional £1.7m to deal with potholes across Lincolnshire - bringing the total to £4.2m funding from the Government for the problem so far.

Transport
Money's Yard car park in Sleaford. EMN-180602-154618001

Work to take place on Sleaford town centre car park

A Sleaford car park will have reduced parking for seven days to allow essential maintenance work to be carried out.

Transport
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Funding available for landlords

Private sector landlords in North Kesteven are being encouraged to apply for funding to improve energy efficiency in their properties.

Politics

Gallery: Eyesore to elegance, a look behind the scenes at progress on restoring a Sleaford eyesore

A major restoration project to bring a derelict eyesore in Sleaford town centre back to life is under way with plans for a cinema in the second phase.

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RAF Typhoons at Nellis Air Force Base. Picture: SAC James Skerrett. EMN-180502-124601001

RAF Coningsby Typhoon’s take part in world’s largest air combat exercise

Fighter jets from RAF Coningsby have been invited to take part in the world’s largest and most complex air combat exercise.

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Artists and members of the Framework homeless project with their handiwork from the upholstery workshop. EMN-180127-133310001

Project works with homeless

A charity has been working with artists on a furniture project looking at the issues surrounding homelessness in Sleaford.

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Potatoes. EMN-180102-152701001

Lessons still to be learnt for farmers in Lincolnshire

Inspections carried out on Lincolnshire farms during the potato harvest have presented some positive results, but there are still areas for improvement.

Business
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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Research reveals what Brits would do if they won the lottery

According to latest research, in the event of a lottery win, 61% of Brits say they would hide the news from friends and family in a bid to keep the winnings for themselves.

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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?

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Jonathan West. Picture: Dave Moss. EMN-180102-105208001

Legal expert warns of ‘tidal storm’

One of the region’s leading property lawyers, Wilkin Chapman Solicitors, has warned of a ‘tidal storm’, which is set to hit the buy-to-let market.

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