Businesses enter 2018 with new confidence

Strong performance for UK sales and orders and stable investment plans for Lincolnshire businesses were just some of the responses given in a 2017 survey.

L-R Zosia Lyall 12, Marta Lyall, Clare Keating, Henrietta Clavering, Scarlett Keating 13, angry at gender inequality in subjects for girls in GCSEs at Kesteven and Sleaford high School. EMN-180115-093833001

Are GCSEs split on gender lines?

Several parents of children attending a Sleaford school are angry at what they feel is gender inequality in GCSE subject provision.

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Do you hear the pipes calling for Burns Night?

Are you ready to celebrate Burn’s Night?

A new crematorium could ease pressure on funeral services and cut travel times for mourners. EMN-180115-140343001

New crematorium could cut waiting and travel times for mourners

A new crematorium could cut delays and travel times for mourning families in North Kesteven.

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Weather warning: high winds affect roads, buses and schools this morning

Police say roads across the county have been affected by high winds overnight causing numerous trees and power lines to go down.

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Sleaford’s Argos due to relocate from Homebase to Sainsbury’s next month

Redesign work is progressing at Sleaford’s Sainsbury’s store as the company prepares to relocate its recently acquired Argos branch within the town.

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National Trust looking for volunteers to help at historic properties across Lincolnshire

The National Trust is looking for volunteers to help at historic properties across Lincolnshire.

Metal piles to be used to strengthen the embankment on the A17 at Sleaford. EMN-180117-110939001

Video reveals extent of A17 Sleaford bypass roadworks

Frustrated motorists are being assured by the county council that embankment strengthening work is in full swing on the A17 Sleaford bypass and that despite the present traffic delays it will be worth it in the long run.

Holdingham Roundabout on the A17 at Sleaford is in line for an upgrade. EMN-180116-123748001

Coastal highway plan may spur on A17 projects

A series of meetings are taking place this week that could pave the way to one of the most ambitious road schemes in Lincolnshire’s history.

Chris Mulimba, from Riverside Pharmacy and Dimple Oza from Addaction with the pioneering needle dispensing machine. EMN-180116-131923001

Sleaford pharmacy to trial UK’s first ever needle exchange dispenser machine

The county’s drugs support service, Addaction, has developed a vending machine to dispense clean needles for drug users at a pharmacy in Sleaford - a first for the UK.


Major offshore wind farm project seeking local Lincolnshire contractors

Triton Knoll, the major offshore windfarm development planned for 20 miles off the east coast of Lincolnshire, is hunting for Lincolnshire based businesses to help them build and construct their wind farm, due to start this summer.

The A17 Leadenham bypass. EMN-180116-160308001

Lorry loaded with 150 pigs broken down causing obstruction on A17 Leadenham bypass

There are reports of a broken down truck loaded with pigs causing a blockage on the A17 west of Sleaford this afternoon.

Overnight resurfacing work on the A607 at Barkston

Overnight resurfacing work on the A607 at Barkston

There will be overnight resurfacing works on the A607 Honington Road at Barkston later this month.

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Normal rail service resumed today from Sleaford to Nottingham after fire

A normal service has been running again through Sleaford after the disruption caused by Friday’s major fire at Nottingham station

Former Mess of the Year, the old Pizza Hot takeaway premises, judged by Sleaford and District Civic Trust, will get a spruce up this week by the district council. EMN-180115-095338001

Works to begin to tidy up Sleaford eyesore shop

A shop which has repeatedly been named as ‘Mess of the Year by Sleaford and District Civic Trust is to be tidied up this week.

The Duke of Wellington, in Leasingham. Picture: Lucy Hubbert.

Community’s plans to buy their local pub

Could a village pub near Sleaford become the property of the community it serves?


VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

If you’re left scratching your head when your teen starts talking about Snapchat stories or checking in on Facebook, brush up on your social media knowledge so you can help them have a safer and more enjoyable experience online.


Department for International Trade’s ‘Export Hub’ comes to Lincolnshire

Local businesses in Lincolnshire looking to boost their exporting capabilities are invited to attend the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) mobile Export Hub at the Lincolnshire Business Expo 2018 in Lincoln next Wednesday (January 17).

Firefighters battling the flames on the main concourse of Nottingham railway station. EMN-181201-114659001

Major Nottingham station fire impacts Lincolnshire rail network

East Midlands Trains staff at Sleaford station have been dealing with passengers affected by the disruption caused to the rail network by a major fire which broke out at Nottingham station in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

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