Pupils give the gift of ‘sight’

More than 1,000 pairs of glasses have been collected by school children in Lincolnshire to give the gift of sight to poor children in Africa.

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Winter Wellbeing scheme returns

North Kesteven District Council’s Winter Wellbeing scheme returns for its fourth year.

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New cycling strategy for North Kesteven

People will be able to have their say on a new cycling strategy aimed at encouraging participation and boosting fitness levels across the district in the new year.

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How would you spend Lincolnshire Police’s shrinking budget?

Residents are being given the chance to help shape the future of policing in the midst of an uncertain financial future.

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Police chief calls for more to be done to target public perception and fear around street lighting changes

The Assistant Chief Constable for Lincolnshire Police has told councillors that more of an effort will be needed to target the public perception and fear around changes to street lighting - as well as create better statistical analysis of the changes.

Overnight roadworks and road closures on A17 between Sleaford and Newark postponed

Overnight roadworks and road closures on A17 between Sleaford and Newark postponed

Due to forecasted cold weather, the resurfacing and repair works on the A17 between Sleaford and Newark at Beckingham have been postponed until spring 2018 following a final overnight closure tomorrow (Wednesday December 6) from 8pm to 6am.

Gerald Taylor from the Campaign to Protect Rural England presenting the Best Kept Village award to Heckington, from left - parish clerk Julie Hudson, Mr Taylor, Councillors Jan Palmer, Andy Garlick and Dave Couzens and Mr John Twidle - chairman of the Allotment Association (the allotments were specifically mentioned as being well presented.). EMN-171123-162651001

Awarded for being best kept in county

The Campaign to Protect Rural England has officially presented Heckington with its award for winning the large village section of the Lincolnshire Best Kept Village and Small Towns Competition.

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North Kesteven ranked top in East Midlands for social mobility

Children in North Kesteven have a better start in life and a more positive future coming from disadvantaged backgrounds than other areas of the county after a recent survey ranked the area the best in the East Midlands and 29th in the country for children’s potential to do well and progress in life.

Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson MP in the cockpit of a Typhoon. Photo: John Aron

EXCLUSIVE: Defence Secretary visiting RAF Coningsby today

Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson MP visited RAF Coningsby this afternoon.

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Gritters prepared to do battle with the weather to keep Lincolnshire moving as first snow falls

With snow already falling on the Wolds in the Louth area and forecast to potentially fall across other parts of Lincolnshire as temperatures plummet, the county’s gritters will be out on the roads to keep them safe for motorists.

By-election is called for Town Council

By-election is called for Town Council

A by-election has been called to fill the vacant seat on the Quarrington Ward of Sleaford Town Council.


Villagers’ appeal saves store from losing its licence

A village convenience store has been saved from losing its licence to sell alcohol after appeals by residents and the parish council.

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Look before you book your Christmas party meal, warns North Kesteven environmental health team

If you are planning your work’s Christmas party, a family get together or a romantic meal out over the festive season – look before you book!

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No evidence to link ‘slight increase in overnight crime’ to street lighting changes, say police

Lincolnshire Police says there has been a ‘slight increase in overnight crimes’ but says there is no evidence that street lighting changes by Lincolnshire County Council has caused it in a report released this morning (Monday).

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Behind the Headlines - Lincolnshire MPs at work

Sleaford’s MP, Dr Caroline Johnson has now been in post for a year, so The Standard’s Andy Hubbert was specially invited to join her ‘in action’ at the Houses of Parliament...

St George's Academy teacher Jamie Bennett (left) receiving his Power For Good award with, from left - Josh Young, Schools Minister Nick Gibb, Alex McCarthy and Head of Campus Claire Adams. EMN-171120-170120001

Caring teacher from Sleaford earns praise from a prince

A Sleaford school teacher has received a personal letter from Prince William in recognition of his stance on bullying and student welfare.


VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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LIVE: The Budget as it happens

Chancellor Phillip Hammond is this afternoon giving his Budget speech.

The property in Waddington which NKDC officers ordered to be tidied up after a residents' petition. EMN-171122-113155001

Dunston woman fined for not tidying up her property after petition by unhappy neighbours

A Dunston woman will have to pay more than £2,500 for not complying with a notice from the council ordering her to clear up a property she owns.

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Normandy veteran dies aged 98

A 98-year-old Normandy veteran from Heckington will receive a regimental funeral.

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