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Expanded Armed Forces Day programme for 2018 in Sleaford

In the centenary year of the RAF’s formation and the First World War’s conclusion, an expanded programme of events is being organised by North Kesteven District Council around Armed Forces Day.

Politics
The A17 closed at East Heckington while the rrecovery crew works on the stranded lorry. Photo: Avril Porter. EMN-180425-171147001

A17 is re-opened at East Heckington after lorry crashes into tree.

A lorry driver escaped unhurt from his vehicle after it ran off the road and hit a tree at East Heckington this morning (Wednesday).

Transport
How A46 Lancaster Bomber sculpture will look

How A46 Lancaster Bomber sculpture will look

The iconic Lancaster Bomber sculpture next to the A46 will be surrounded in poppies for two weeks of the year.

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Football

Beware of fake FIFA World Cup tickets

Action Fraud has issued a warning about fraudsters taking advantage of unsuspecting football fans ahead of the FIFA World Cup this summer.

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Planning

Delay by North Kesteven planners on hobbit hotels scheme for campsite

Councillors delayed making a decision on a lakeside campsite plan as no consultation was carried out for foul water drainage.

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Lincolnshire Police.

Three men arrested in connection with door to door fish selling scam

Three men have been arrested after a number of reports to Lincolnshire police of alleged bogus fish sellers going door to door.

Crime
Power tools stolen from van in Dunston - witness appeal

Power tools stolen from van in Dunston - witness appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses after various power tools were stolen from van parked overnight in Dunston.

Crime
Lancaster Bomber Sculpture ‘On Freedoms Wings’ set to welcome county’s visitors after approval

Lancaster Bomber Sculpture ‘On Freedoms Wings’ set to welcome county’s visitors after approval

An ‘iconic’ Lancaster Bomber sculpture, set to rival the Angel of the North, and called ‘On Freedom’s Wings’ is set to welcome visitors to Lincolnshire along the A46 into Lincoln after plans were granted last night.

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Traffic news

UPDATE - Two vehicle collision now cleared from partially blocking A17 between Newark and Sleaford

A two vehicle collision that was partially blocking the A17 near Brant Broughton has now been cleared.

Transport
UK ticket-holder wins £121.3 million EuroMillions jackpot

UK ticket-holder wins £121.3 million EuroMillions jackpot

A UK EuroMillions ticket-holder has won the jackpot prize of more than £121.3 million.

Lifestyle
Businesses are hoping the warmer weather will attract families back to the beach in Skegness. ANL-180421-065717001

CAMPAIGN: Tourism leaders offer support for petition to draw down £100m Government money for distributor road

This week The Standard is joined by its sister paper in Skegness as tourism bosses get behind a proposed road which could help travellers explore and enjoy everything our area’s visitor economy has to offer without getting stuck in traffic.

Transport
Young farmers at the quiz night in Caythorpe, 1969. EMN-181104-140658001

Nostalgia - Young farmers quiz night at Caythorpe

Our photo from our files this week takes us back to 1969.

Lifestyle

VIDEO: Lincolnshire Police chief explains changes to PCSO shift patterns to increase force presence at weekends.

Lincolnshire Police has altered the hours worked by its PCSOs that will see them work an extra 30,000 hours at weekends each year.

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Riders competing for the SGB Championship Shield - Scunthorpe Scorpions v Sheffield Tigers. Picture: Sarah Washbourn.

Thousands attend historic horseracing event in Revesby

A combination of glorious sunshine and exciting racing proved to be a winning combination for the organisers of Revesby Races last Saturday.

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Missing from Billinghay - Glenn Brookes. EMN-180424-141112001

Man missing for two days last seen in Billinghay

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing man last seen two days ago in the Billingay area.

Crime
Police news.

Nine Lincolnshire Police officers assaulted in three days

Lincolnshire police revealed that over the last three days, nine officers were assaulted as they carried out their duties - with six injured while dealing with one woman.

News
St Botolph's Church, Quarrington.

Marking church’s 800th anniversary

Further details have been released of celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of St Botolph’s Church, in Quarrington, (pictured).

Whats on
Sleaford Town sign on Lincoln Road. EMN-181104-163937001

RAF centenary prompts Sleaford town signs revamp

Sleaford and District Civic Trust is contributing towards the RAF centenary celebrations with the award of a Heritage Plaque to RAF Digby and the addition of RAF eagles to the Sleaford town signs located on the five main roads into the town.

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Pilgrim Hospital

Options laid out for future of children's services at Pilgrim Hospital

A lack of paediatric staff is the cause of five options being put to the United Lincolnshire Hospital's Trust on Friday on the future of children's services at Pilgrim Hospital.
Health
Ed Johnston took part in NCS last summer EMN-180423-102920001

Survey of Lincolnshire teens defies stereotype

93% of Lincolnshire teenagers want to do well in their current exams, whereas only 13% are bothered about how many followers they have on social media, according to a recent survey.

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