Sleaford Town Awards 2018 - Business award and Employer of the year

Here we look at the town’s commercial sector with our Business of the Year Award in the Sleaford Town Awards.

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Two vehicle collision blocks A15 between Sleaford and Lincoln

The A15 between Sleaford and Lincoln has been blocked in both directions this morning (Friday) following a two-vehicle collision near Boothby Graffoe.

A map of where the Boston Distributor Road could go.

CAMPAIGN: Distributor road on the Government’s radar after being discussed in Parliament

Boston’s MP has put The Standard’s campaign for funding to be drawn down for a £100 million investment for the new Boston Distributor Road on the Government’s radar after questioning the Transport Secretary in the House of Commons today (Tursday).

The Bristol Bowls Club green, the new proposed access road route for the Advanta seeds site redevelopment. The club would be relocated to a new site. EMN-180419-132207001

Tesco to outline proposals for former Advanta seeds site in Sleaford - with no supermarket

Tesco officials are to outline their new plans for a site once proposed to become the company’s new Sleaford superstore.

Pilgrim Hospital

Children’s services are ‘fragile’ says trust

A statement from the trust which runs the county’s hospitals has said children’s services at Pilgrim Hospital are ‘fragile’ adding they were ‘currently safe, but we may not be able to maintain all services at the hospital’.

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Flying Scotsman steams through Sleaford area this lunchtime

The amazing steam locomotive The Flying Scotsman whistled through the Sleaford area this lunch time, to the delight of railway enthusiasts.


5 things employers should know about dealing with hot weather in the workplace

WITH the temperatures heating up, it can be a sweltering time for employees who are stuck behind their desk all day.

Caravans, glamping pods and hobbit hotels proposed at Potterhanworth lakeside site

Caravans, glamping pods and hobbit hotels proposed at Potterhanworth lakeside site

Plans for a lakeside campsite including static and touring caravans, glamping pods and ‘hobbit hotels’ in Potterhanworth are recommended to be given planning permission next week.

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Why is cash for facelifts to Sleaford shop fronts going unspent?

Time is running out for Sleaford business owners to apply for grant funding to help restore historic shop fronts in the town.

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Flying Scotsman to fly through Sleaford

The iconic Flying Scotsman will be passing through Sleaford tomorrow (Thursday).

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Viking Link electricity supply project planned for Lincolnshire delayed

Plans for an electricity link between Lincolnshire and Denmark have been delayed after project partners postponed making a final investment decision.

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Dog food manufacturer to ‘em-bark’ on tour of Lincolnshire

A Lincolnshire-based dog food manufacturer will ‘em-bark’ on a tour of the county this week, stopping at Lincolnshire Co-Op stores along the way.

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Verge cuttings trial will be rolled out across the county next week

A project which could help generate electricity and heat for Lincolnshire and improve the appearance of the county’s verges begins a trail on Monday, April 23.

Edward Conway, Chattertons chief executive officer and HR director, Liz Tomlinson with the 'One to Watch' award. EMN-181104-120047001

Chain of Lincolnshire solicitors achieves ‘one to watch’ accolade

A leading chain of Lincolnshire solicitors has been recognised in a Sunday Times survey as ‘One to Watch’.


Overnight road closures on A17 between Sleaford and Newark next week

Improvement works to replace a worn out stretch of the A17 between Sleaford and Newark will involve overnight road closures starting next Monday (April 23).

Graham Wright's photo of Watergate in 1970 when it was one of the narrowest in Sleaford. EMN-180504-100421001

Nostalgia - Before Sleaford’s one-way system traffic issues

Former Sleafordian, Graham Wright of Bedford, contacted us about our recent mention in Nostalgia of his 1969 plan to address traffic congestion problems. At that time traffic could travel both ways along Southgate.


Steep rise in cost of rural crime thefts in the Midlands

A crime wave is sweeping the British countryside, according to latest figures released by NFU Mutual.


Motorists advised to top up their tanks ahead of expected petrol price hikes

‘Fill up today’; that’s the advice from industry experts ahead of fears that petrol costs could soar.


Repairs to begin on ‘rat run’ lane in Leasingham

Repairs are due to start on a country lane which suffered significant damage from heavy vehicles using it to avoid lane closures and road works on Sleaford’s A17 bypass over the last few months.

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Lorry and car in collision on A153 between Sleaford and Ruskington

There has been traffic delays this lunch time (Thursday) on the A153 north of Sleaford after a collision.

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