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Here's how long the heatwave will last in the South of England

The scorching weather from the weekend is set to continue into this week, with temperatures across the UK tipped to be as hot as Spain over the coming days.

Police crash investigators begin to piece together what happened after a serious collision at the juction of Mareham Lane and Southgate in Sleaford town centre this morning. EMN-180625-093114001

UPDATE: Road reopens at Southgate level crossing after serious two car smash this morning.

Police and highways officials have just lifted the temporary road closure at the junction of Mareham Lane and Southgate level crossing in Sleaford after a serious collision between two cars.

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Weedkiller affected by the sun starts freak hedge fire

Two fire crews were called to attended a hedge on fire at Martin Moor, near Metheringham on Sunday afternoon after a freak reaction between weedkiller and the heat of the sun.

Firefighters attended the scene in the early hours of this morning

Shed fire spreads to bungalow in Rippingale

Four fire crews were called to a fire at a bungalow in Rippingale yesterday afternoon (Sunday).‏


Prototype aircraft in the spotlight at lecture

The Hunt for the Holy Grail – The Story of the Horten IX is the title of the latest Friends of Metheringham Airfeld lecture, set to be held next week.

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Police crash investigators begin to piece together what happened after a serious collision at the juction of Mareham Lane and Southgate in Sleaford town centre this morning. EMN-180625-093114001

UPDATE: One man taken to hospital with ‘serious injuries’ after collision near railway crossing in Sleaford this morning (Monday)

Lincolnshire Police are currently on the scene investigating the cause of a collision which has seen one man rushed to hospital with what are said by police to be ‘serious’ injuries in the centre of Sleaford this morning (Monday).

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Awards celebrating excellence in building

Building excellence from around North Kesteven has been recognised at the annual Building Control Awards.

Former Mayor of Sleaford Coun Jan Mathieson presents ?1,000 to The Junction raised from coffee mornings and bingo nights. EMN-180618-205232001

Mayor’s events help service for homeless

Last Monday saw the recently retired Mayor of Sleaford, Coun Jan Mathieson, hand over a cheque for £1,000 to support the work of The Junction.

Dawn Ross of Ruskington on her flight over Boston strapped to the wing of a Tiger Moth in 1983. EMN-180615-162908001

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!

Vincent Mitchell - Sarah's father and steward at the Lincolnshire Show is Aswarby in 1956.

Fond memories of county show held in Aswarby

An appeal for memories from when the Lincolnshire Show was held at Aswarby in 1956 is being made - to contribute to a display in the village.


Debating contest for century of suffrage

A debating competition for girls - to celebrate 100 years of women having the vote - has been hosted by Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Dr Caroline Johnson.

Climbing Everest, from left - Ruth Crowder, Pip Storey,Peter Sumpton and Jerri-Ann Hammond. EMN-180618-223553001

Lung patients’ rehab group plan to climb ‘Mt Everest’

A Sleaford man is among staff and patients from Lincolnshire’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service challenging themselves to climb the equivalent of Mt Everest and a little more - by completing 80,000 step ups to raise awareness and funds for their service.

Doris Eaton (nee Harris) with a vehicle from the family business. EMN-180619-132847001

Obituary - Doris Violet Eaton

Doris Violet Eaton (nee Harris) has died peacefully on May 1 at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham aged 89.

Swaton Vintage Day and World Egg Throwing Championships. From left - Rod Gilbert of Billinghay and David Wakefield with Rod's 1950 Field Marshall series 3. EMN-180618-160148001

Gearing up for another cracking vintage day out

Visitors can look forward to a smashing time at the annual Swaton Vintage Day, featuring the World Egg Throwing Championships.

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Childcare in Peterborough

Lincolnshire County Council wants to hear about your childcare

Parents and carers are being surveyed about their childcare experiences to ensure there are enough places available and to support future needs.

William Alvey children using the Walking Bus. EMN-180618-215713001

Third ‘walking bus’ to cut school traffic

A Sleaford primary school has launched its third ‘walking bus’ in an effort to overcome chronic congestion around its gates which set neighbours at odds with parents parking on the school run.

Silk Willoughby summer fayre at village hall. Geraldine Thompson raising money for the village hall. EMN-181106-095552001

Summer fair for village hall near Sleaford

Silk Willoughby villagers held their summer fair last week at the village hall.

Do you drive in flip flops?

This is what the law says about driving in flip flops or bare footed

Summer is here and the weather continues to get warmer but the sunny conditions can make it uncomfortable to drive in a pair of sweaty shoes.

Detailed plans for hotel and restaurant for Sleaford submitted

Detailed plans for hotel and restaurant for Sleaford submitted

Plans have been submitted for a 21 bed hotel and restaurant development in Sleaford.


Stars of Robot Wars inspire young battlers - primary school pupils design robots for arena showdown

Year Six pupils are preparing to do battle after being inspired by a visit from two of the stars of BBC’s Robot Wars.

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