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Council seeks approval for tax increase of £5

North Kesteven District Council’s Executive Board has set out a budget for the coming year which could see a £5 rise in its share of the Council Tax bill.

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Former Mess of the Year, the old Pizza Hot takeaway premises, judged by Sleaford and District Civic Trust, will get a spruce up this week by the district council. EMN-180115-095338001

Works to begin to tidy up Sleaford eyesore shop

A shop which has repeatedly been named as ‘Mess of the Year by Sleaford and District Civic Trust is to be tidied up this week.

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Update: Ex-councillor seeks re-election as Government department clarifies legal paperwork

Controversy and confusion surrounds a by-election to fill a vacant seat on Sleaford Town Council.

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First rise in fees for Sleaford car park in 10 years

There will be a change to charges in Sleaford’s Eastgate Car Park coming into effect from this April.

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Nigel Farage has admitted he may back a second referendum on Brexit

Nigel Farage admits he could back second Brexit referendum

Nigel Farage has revealed he is on the verge of backing a second referendum on European Union membership to ‘kill off’ the Remain campaign for a generation.

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Tony McArdle.

Lincolnshire County Council’s Chief Executive to step down

Lincolnshire County Council’s Chief Executive, Tony McArdle, will be stepping down after over twelve years in the role.

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NKDC offices, Sleaford. EMN-181001-135522001

Police object to new licence holder for village convenience store

Lincolnshire Police has raised objections to a proposed transfer of a premises licence for a convenience store and off-licence in Billinghay.

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Transgender town councillor to appear in ITV documentary

A Sleaford Town Councillor is to appear in a new, three-part ITV documentary series following transgender patients at a busy London clinic.

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A joint action plan is being formed to tackle Sleaford's neglected areas. EMN-180901-134608001

Action plan being formed to tidy up town ‘grot’ spots

Representatives of the various local councils responsible for Sleaford will meet again this month to update on progress of a project known as Pride in Sleaford.

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Lincolnshire firefighters will offer vulnerable residents free Safe and Well checks at their homes.

Firefighters to give safety and wellness checks to residents

Vulnerable residents in Lincolnshire are set to benefit from ‘Safe and Well’ checks by firefighters.

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Cycling

Have your say on cycling facilities in North Kesteven

A new, district-wide consultation exercise is under way asking - ‘How often do you cycle and what would help you to do it more often?’

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By-election called.

Two candidates standing in Sleaford Town Council by-election

A by-election will take place on Thursday, February 1 for the vacant seat on Sleaford Town Council, representing Quarrington ward.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Advice service asks council to double donation

The cash-strapped Citizen’s Advice service serving Sleaford and Boston residents has appealed to Sleaford Town Council to double its annual donation to help keep up with growing demand for its services.

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New plan for 100 homes in village

A new scheme to build 100 homes on farmland at Heckington has been proposed by Ruskington-based developers Chanceoption Homes.

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RAF Typhoon fighter jet

New Typhoons at RAF Coningsby in multi-billion pound deal between Britain and Qatar

A new squadron of Typhoon fighter jets will be based at RAF Coningsby as part of a multi-billion pound deal signed between Britain and Qatar.

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Still waiting. The old Advanta Seeds site. Tesco are close to revealing their plans for the land. EMN-180201-124723001

New plans for long-awaited Sleaford Tesco site coming soon

Long-awaited fresh proposals to redevelop the former Advanta Seeds site and the Bass Maltings look set to be revealed in the coming weeks, according to owners.

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Reminder to complete your self assessment tax return before deadline

Quacking ducks employed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are enjoying the quiet life after helping remind the UK’s 11.4 million Self Assessment customers to stop ignoring the ‘little niggle’ about completing their tax returns.

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Coun Martin Hill's new Year message. EMN-171220-125030001

Time to recognise our rural residents’ funding difficulties

Message from Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council and member for Folkingham Rural:

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Apply now for up to £10,000 for community projects

Apply now for up to £10,000 for community projects

The deadline is fast approaching for community groups in South Kesteven or those with an idea for a community project or event to apply for funding of up to £10,000.

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