WATCH VIDEO - Sleaford-born comedienne Jennifer Saunders among top ten East Midlanders immortalised in used train tickets

Sleaford-born Jennifer Saunders is among the portraits by British Artist Ed Chapman, who has recreated a top ten list of greatest ever East Midlanders (as voted for by the public) out of discarded train tickets.

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Delays possible due to road dressing work

A number of roads are set to be surface dressed next week, making them safer and extending their lives.

Improvements for rail passengers between Sleaford and Lincoln including those travelling from Metheringham station (pictured). EMN-180706-160006001

Proposed rail improvements for Lincolnshire welcomed

Plans for the future of rail services in the East Midlands have been revealed by the Department for Transport (DfT) - with welcome improvements for passengers using services in the Sleaford, Market Rasen and Skegness areas.


Man killed in crash involving car and lorry in Donington on Bain

A man has died in a crash between a car and a lorry in Donington on Bain.

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Serious crash shuts roads in centre of Donington-on-Bain

A serious crash involving a lorry and a car has closed roads in Donington-on-Bain this afternoon, Wednesday June 6.
Horse riders participating in Pass Wide And Slow campaign at Louth.

Successful ‘Pass Wide and Slow’ campaign in Louth

Horse riders from around Louth joined forces last Sunday morning (May 20) to campaign to make it a legal requirement for motorists to pass horses ‘widely and slowly’ while on the roads.

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Six weeks of refurbishment works to Dogdyke bridge

A ninety year old bridge near Dogdyke is to be refurbished next month - with work expected to last for six weeks.

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Blast from the past at RAF Coningsby

Staff at RAF Coningsby got a blast from the past last week as they welcomed an Avro Anson which has been re-painted to look like an aircraft that was stationed at the base about 60 years ago.

The iconic Lancaster flown in the skies above RAF Coningsby.

Practice makes perfect as RAF aircraft fly over Coningsby

They come from different eras and are worlds apart in terms of technology, weapons and speed.

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Highways England: Get your load home in one piece

Highways England has launched a campaign ahead of Bank Holiday Monday to encourage drivers with bulky items to make sure they are properly secure.

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Horncastle residents call for solution to Prospect Street parking problems

Fed-up residents have called for action to end problems with parking in Prospect Street, Horncastle.

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Fed-up couple call on the council to end their misery

A husband and wife have pleaded with Lincolnshire County Council to end ‘years of living hell’ by re-surfacing a mile-long lane which leads to their home.

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Sleaford woman, 95, dies after being hit by ‘wave’ from passing traffic

A 95-year-old Sleaford woman has now died having suffered a massive brain haemorrhage after she was knocked over by a huge wave caused by cars passing through standing water on Friday.

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BREAKING: A157 closed between Louth and Wragby

The A157 two miles past Wragby (towards Louth) is expected to be closed for ‘the bulk of the day’ following a collision this morning (Monday).

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B1192 Langrick Road to remain closed after tanker overturns

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed a busy road in the Coningsby area is set to be closed until well into the evening.


Decision to shut West Street sparks concern with towns businesses and residents

Business owners and residents in the West Street area of Horncastle are keen to have discussions with Lincolnshire County Council ahead of major roadworks this summer.

Resurfacing work will be carried out in the West Ashby area next week.

Motorists should expect delays on A158 next month

Motorists have been warned to expect delays while improvements are carried out on one of the busiest roads in the area - the A158 near Langton by Wragby.

Lincolnshire's beaches.

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.

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Wickenby firm takes action to tackle recruitment challenge

A leading transport firm set up in a former Market Rasen corn store has just ploughed almost £1 million into growing its fleet in a bid to tackle a recruitment challenge.

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