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VIDEO: UKIP leader Paul Nuttall speaks in Sleaford today

UKIP is wheeling out its big guns with newly elected national leader Paul Nuttall speaking in Sleaford today (Saturday) and former leader Nigel Farage due to arrive on Monday.

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Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis, with Lincolnshire's Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.

Minister for Policing visits Lincolnshire Police HQ

The Minister for Policing, Brandon Lewis, has visited Lincolnshire Police as part of an operation he has called ‘Operation Cops’ which involves him visiting forces to meet frontline staff and hear first-hand about the issues affecting them and the work they do in the community.

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UKIP leaders new and old set to come to Sleaford on by-election campaign trail

The newly elected leader of UKIP, Paul Nuttall, MEP, is to visit Sleaford on Saturday to throw his weight the party’s campaign to win the up-coming by-election.

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Fresh vision for derelict Donington eyesore

The transformation of what was once a landmark building in Donington could move a step closer after a meeting on Wednesday.

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VIDEO: Education secretary Justine Greening looks at apprenticeships and grammar schools during visit to Sleaford today

Education Secretary Justine Greening paid a visit to a local business and a school in Sleaford today (Monday) to see shining examples of apprenticeships and grammar schools at the heart her strategy for education.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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County councillor brands measures in Chancellor’s Autumn Statement as good for Lincolnshire people and businesses

The county council’s Executive Member for Economic Development, has expressed his support for the Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s announcements in his Autumn Statement.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Lincolnshire County Council Leader, Coun Martin Hill.

Lincolnshire County Council leader says Government’s devolution deal “fell some way short”

The leader of Lincolnshire County Council has responded to comments made by a Government Minister after the authority backed out of a proposed devolution deal.

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Lizzie Dawson of Bicker who went on a three-month VSO/ICS placement to Nepal this summer.  Photo by Tony Boughen.

THE BIG READ: From Bicker to the top of the world for Lizzie

Lizzie Dawson (25), of Bicker, discovered first-hand the needs of people in Nepal described by the Baptist Missionary Society in their prayer blog this week.

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Lincolnshire councils reject Government’s £450 million devolution deal

Two local leaders in Lincolnshire have confirmed their intention not to proceed with a devolution deal which it is claimed would have brought a £450m boost to the county.

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Ten year old James raises cash for veterans with homemade poppies

An industrious Heckington 10 year old raised £100 for the British Legion selling home-made poppies.

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Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Lincolnshire Police in recruitment drive amid PCSO numbers drop

Lincolnshire Police has launched its latest recruitment drive at the same time as its PCSO numbers are set to fall temporarily.

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VIDEO: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits Sleaford

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn spelled out his party’s three-pronged approach to saving the NHS when he visited Sleaford today (Sunday).

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Lincolnshire County Council Leader, Coun Martin Hill.

County council leader set to say “No” to combined authority deal

Plans for a combined authority in Lincolnshire, with a £15 million a year budget, look uncertain after a council leader hinted he would reject the deal.

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VIDEO: Health minister Jeremy Hunt visits Lincolnshire and talks about future of local health services and backs Tory by-election candidate

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP has given a video interview to The Sleaford Standard on visiting the town to lend his support to the new Tory candidate in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.

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Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.

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The Boston Borough Council building.

‘Know the risks of alcohol’ campaign for Algarkirk, Bicker and villages

Algarkirk, Bicker, Fosdyke and other villages in the Boston Borough area will be targeted in a campaign about alcohol abuse next week.

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Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election date confirmed

North Kesteven District Council, as the electoral authority locally, has today (Tuesday, November 8) received the Parkliamentary writ confirming details for the Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency Parliamentary by-election.

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