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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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Shopfronts already improved by the shop front facelift grants in Sleaford, but why have more landlords not taken up the cash offer? EMN-180417-102140001

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.

Business
The preferred design for the new NKDC logo, although not yet finalised. EMN-180418-131105001

North Kesteven District Council to consider rebranding with new corporate logo

North Kesteven District Councillors will meet next week to approve proposals to change the authority’s logo.

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In Pictures: Family’s inspirational ‘van life’ adventure

A father who quit his job for an adventure around the world with his family is sharing his story of life on the road.

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Debate in the chamber at Lincolnshire County Council. Photo supplied. EMN-180418-102815001

County councillors to consider dropping Serco after payroll chaos

Lincolnshire County Council’s executive is to consider how its payroll and other support services will be run beyond April 2020 when its controversial contract with Serco ends.

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Lincolnshire County Council has overspent its salt budget after using more than double on ‘significant challenge’ of winter

Lincolnshire County Council has overspent its salt budget after using more than double on ‘significant challenge’ of winter

More than double the amount of salt was used to grit Lincolnshire’s roads this winter compared with last year, leading to an overspend of the county council’s budget.

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The International Bomber Command centre is officially opened by veterans. EMN-180416-120627001

Veterans open International Bomber Command Centre at Canwick Hill

A warm welcome was extended to more than 300 veterans of Bomber Command’s Second World War operations on an historic gathering in North

Kesteven to officially open the international memorial centre dedicated to their heroic mission.

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The fly-tipped waste at Leadenham.

Parking firm fined nearly £6,000 for failing to comply with investigation into fly tipping at Leadenham

A national parking management company has been ordered to pay almost £6,000 in fines and costs for failing to comply with a district council investigation into fly-tipping at Leadenham.

Crime
Education

Pupils take part in ‘Live Earth’

Pupils from primary schools across Sleaford have been taking part in a competition called Live Earth to raise awareness of the causes, effects and management of global climate change.

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The dead tree which has been the source of conflict between NKDC tree offiicers and Heckington Parish Council. EMN-180504-184610001

Warning for parish over tree felling saga

Parish councillors have been at loggerheads with North Kesteven District Council officers after they mistakenly tried to chop down a tree with a preservation order on it.

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Heckington Swimming Pool looks like it will stay at its current site after all. EMN-180504-184812001

Heckington village pool will remain on site due to cable issues

Plans to relocate a community swimming in a village have been shelved after hitting a number of snags.

Lifestyle
By-election called.

By-election called after North Kesteven District Councillor resigns due to ill health

A by-election will take place for the Kirkby La Thorpe and South Kyme Ward of North Kesteven District Council
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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.

Transport
Shared Lives services given enhanced contract

Shared Lives services given enhanced contract

Councillors backed plans to extend the remit of a scheme providing care and support for adults in Lincolnshire after the service failed to grow significantly in recent years.

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Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum. EMN-181104-170845001

Museum seeks expert help for Guinea Pig Club exhibit

A museum near Sleaford is seeking a plastic surgery expert to aid in the development of a new exhibition opening at the venue next year.

Arts
Squadron Leader RM Milne, the Commanding Officer of 92 Squadron, sitting in the cockpit of his Supermarine Spitfire Mark Vb, "New Yorklin", at Digby, Lincolnshire, in October 1941. His victory tally shows 11 enemy aircraft shot down. He was posted to command 222 Squadron in January 1942 and, one year later, became wing leader at Biggin Hill. On 20 January 1943 he shot down two Focke Wulf Fw 190s, but was then shot down himself, becoming a prisoner-of-war. EMN-180328-150941001

FEATURE: RAF Digby marks its 100th anniversary

RAF Digby has marked the 100 year milestone of its historic base - three days before the Royal Air Force’s nationwide centenary celebrations.

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Is your community flourishing in NK?

North Kesteven District Council is running a consultation survey that will help to pinpoint areas of the community that are thriving, but also where the people and places of greatest need are so that the right support can be provided.

Politics

North Kesteven District Councillor resigns due to ill health

A North Kesteven District Councillor has resigned due to ill health.

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Authorities called on to create regular reviews and, change public perception and reduce fear of crime in street lighting recommendations

Six recommendations including better communication and creating a list of exemption sites have been revealed in a draft report assessing the impact of Lincolnshire County Council’s controversial decision to switch off tens of thousands of street lights at night.

Transport
Pictured (from left) Paul Mitchell (caretaker), Coun Graham Conway, Coun Colin Fryer, Coun Paul Dean (chairman of parish council), Coun  Sarah Tonge (chairman of the Environmental Committee), and Chris Morley (caretaker).

Paying tribute to war heroes

Two benches to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War have been purchased by Ruskington Parish Council.

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