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  1. Travel Alerts Planned cancellations Sunday, August 19 sleaford

    This Sunday, there are a number of planned cancellations to train services that customers will face on parts of our network in the ...

    This Sunday, there are a number of planned cancellations to train services that customers will face on parts of our network in the North West. The areas most affected will be: Liverpool, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. We are sorry for the inconvenience our customers will face this weekend and...

    19/08/2018
  2. Strong public backing bolsters fight against blight of plastic waste sleaford

    Record-breaking public support for reducing single-use plastics and boosting recycling through the tax system. Individuals, ...

    Record-breaking public support for reducing single-use plastics and boosting recycling through the tax system. Individuals, businesses and campaign groups have expressed overwhelming support for action on tackling the impact of plastics on our environment. The backing comes as HM Treasury...

    19/08/2018
  3. Plans to cut harmful pollution from domestic burning set out sleaford

    Ways to promote cleaner domestic burning and cut harmful pollution by stopping the sale of the most polluting fuels are set out in ...

    Ways to promote cleaner domestic burning and cut harmful pollution by stopping the sale of the most polluting fuels are set out in a consultation issued today. Proposals to promote cleaner domestic burning and cut harmful pollution by prohibiting the sale of the most polluting fuels have been...

    19/08/2018
  4. Gearing up for the August getaway sleaford

    Highways England is preparing to lift and complete hundreds of miles of roadworks to help people travelling over the August bank ...

    Highways England is preparing to lift and complete hundreds of miles of roadworks to help people travelling over the August bank holiday. To help those miles flow as smoothly as possible, teams from Highways England are working around the clock to remove more than 300 miles of roadworks –...

    16/08/2018
  5. Litter Innovation Fund - further grants available for innovative community projects sleaford

    Over £300,000 is now available for community projects that get tough on litter, Environment Minister Thérèse ...

    Over £300,000 is now available for community projects that get tough on litter, Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced. The first round saw a number of councils, charities, businesses, and public projects awarded almost £125,000 to take innovative steps to tackle littering in...

    15/08/2018
  6. All you need to know about getting to the Southport Flower Show sleaford

    The Southport Flower show returns this week and thousands of people are expected to flock to the town for the annual four day ...

    The Southport Flower show returns this week and thousands of people are expected to flock to the town for the annual four day extravaganza. A staple of the annual Southport events calendar, Southport Flower Show in Victoria Park is a huge crowd pleaser following the Southport Air Show in...

    13/08/2018
  7. Can you help Lancashire Constabulary. sleaford

    Can you help Lancashire Constabulary, who are appealing for help to trace a prison absconder with links to Merseyside. Anthony ...

    Can you help Lancashire Constabulary, who are appealing for help to trace a prison absconder with links to Merseyside. Anthony Smith, 38, failed to return to HMP Kirkham on Saturday and has not been seen since. Smith, who was serving a sentence for drug offences, has links to the Merseyside...

    13/08/2018
  8. Its the Year of the Dog at Southport Flower Show sleaford

    Visitors to the Southport Flower Show can bring along a very special guest this summer their pet dog. For the first time ...

    Visitors to the Southport Flower Show can bring along a very special guest this summer – their pet dog. For the first time in the event’s 89-year history, families are welcome to bring along their four-legged friends to the seaside venue in Victoria Park. Organisers of Britain’s largest...

    13/08/2018
  9. Rough sleeping strategy, prevention, intervention, recovery sleaford

    Up to 6,000 vulnerable people will receive rapid specialist assessments and support under new measures in the governments rough ...

    Up to 6,000 vulnerable people will receive rapid specialist assessments and support under new measures in the government’s rough sleeping strategy. Up to 6,000 vulnerable people will receive rapid specialist assessments and support under new measures in the government’s rough sleeping strategy....

    13/08/2018
  10. New plans to update road safety laws to protect cyclists and pedestrians sleaford

    Consultation to look at whether a new offence equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving should be introduced ...

    Consultation to look at whether a new offence equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving should be introduced for dangerous cyclists. Department for Transport plans to bring road safety legislation up-to-date to protect vulnerable road users proposals include clamping down...

    12/08/2018
  11. Football fans urged to Know The Game Plan for new season sleaford

    Police and clubs give stewards information to help deter terrorism. Football fans gearing up for the new season are being ...

    Police and clubs give stewards information to help deter terrorism. Football fans gearing up for the new season are being reminded to ‘Know The Game Plan’ and report any security concerns to stewards or staff. Officers have been working with the Premier League, EFL (English Football...

    11/08/2018
  12. Bowel screening to start at 50 sleaford

    Ministers agree to national screening committees recommendation for bowel cancer screening in England in future to start earlier ...

    Ministers agree to national screening committee’s recommendation for bowel cancer screening in England in future to start earlier at 50. The independent expert screening committee has recommended that bowel cancer screening in England should in future start 10 years earlier at age 50. ...

    11/08/2018
  13. Anita Rani Joins the Star Line-Up at Southport Flower Show sleaford

    Popular TV presenter Anita Rani is joining the celebrity line-up at this year's Southport Flower Show. Anita, who is known for ...

    Popular TV presenter Anita Rani is joining the celebrity line-up at this year's Southport Flower Show. Anita, who is known for appearing on BBC shows Countryside and Watchdog, will meet visitors to the show on the opening day in August. The talented broadcaster was a semi-finalist on the 2015...

    10/08/2018
  14. Deadline for post,16 Child Benefit looms sleaford

    Deadline for post-16 Child Benefit looms. Students who collect their GCSE results in two weeks and plan to stay in full ...

    Deadline for post-16 Child Benefit looms. Students who collect their GCSE results in two weeks and plan to stay in full time education or unpaid training are still eligible for child benefit – but their parents must inform HMRC of their plans so it’s not automatically stopped on August 31. ...

    09/08/2018
  15. Motorist texting moments before fatal road collision jailed sleaford

    A motorist who was texting shortly before a fatal collision which killed two pedestrians has been jailed after being found guilty ...

    A motorist who was texting shortly before a fatal collision which killed two pedestrians has been jailed after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.

    09/08/2018
  16. Carl Lake still missing sleaford

    Detectives searching for 62 year-old Carl Lake who went missing in Southport on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May - are asking ...

    Detectives searching for 62 year-old Carl Lake – who went missing in Southport on the afternoon of Tuesday 15th May - are asking for the public’s help to find him. Mr Lake, who was from the Bootle area, was last seen around 5.30pm in the vicinity of Coronation Walk but hasn’t been seen...

    09/08/2018
  17. Smart meters, the smart choice sleaford

    Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters and offer a range of intelligent smart functions, much like ...

    Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters and offer a range of intelligent ‘smart’ functions, much like your smartphone and smart TV. They are being installed across Great Britain as a part of a national upgrade to our energy system. Smart meters put people in control...

    08/08/2018
  18. Man wanted on Prison recall sleaford

    Police are appealing for information to locate a Wirral man who is wanted on a prison recall. 46-year-old Lee Thomas from ...

    Police are appealing for information to locate a Wirral man who is wanted on a prison recall. 46-year-old Lee Thomas from Rock Ferry is a convicted burglar who received a prison sentence for burglary dwelling in 2015. Thomas was released on licence in March 2018 but a prison recall has...

    08/08/2018
  19. Learn a new skill this winter sleaford

    Over the autumn and winter, WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is hosting a series of courses aimed at getting you engaged with ...

    Over the autumn and winter, WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is hosting a series of courses aimed at getting you engaged with nature. From September onwards you can take part in courses that help increase your bird identification skills, photography skills and drawing and painting skills as well as...

    07/08/2018
  20. Police in new appeal to find missing teen sleaford

    Police are re-appealing for help in finding a 15-year-old girl missing from the Halewood area. Lois Elliot was last seen in ...

    Police are re-appealing for help in finding a 15-year-old girl missing from the Halewood area. Lois Elliot was last seen in Derbyshire on Tuesday (31st July) evening, at around 9pm but is reported to have been seen on Thursday, 2nd August at around 8pm in Halewood. She is described as...

    07/08/2018
  21. New technology to spearhead classroom revolution sleaford

    Education Secretary challenges the tech industry to launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities. ...

    Education Secretary challenges the tech industry to launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities. Education Secretary Damian Hinds has challenged the tech industry to launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities. In some schools...

    07/08/2018
  22. 20 million worth of class A drugs seized on M6 sleaford

    A large quantity of class A drugs with an estimated street value of around £20 million has been seized in Cheshire. ...

    A large quantity of class A drugs with an estimated street value of around £20 million has been seized in Cheshire. At around 8.30pm on Thursday 2 August Cheshire Police officers stopped two vehicles between Junction 19 and 20 on the M6 northbound in Cheshire. The vehicles – a van and a...

    04/08/2018
  23. Appeal for information on the 13th anniversary of the murder of Lucy Hargreaves sleaford

    Detectives are continuing to appeal for members of the public to come forward with information on the 13th anniversary of the ...

    Detectives are continuing to appeal for members of the public to come forward with information on the 13th anniversary of the murder of LucyHargreaves. Mum-of-three, Lucy, was just 22 years old when she was murdered in her home in Walton on 3 August 2005 and this year should have been...

    03/08/2018
  24. UK Armed Forces on high alert for hurricane season sleaford

    The UKs Overseas Territories will have unwavering military support throughout the 2018 hurricane season, a Defence minister has ...

    The UK’s Overseas Territories will have unwavering military support throughout the 2018 hurricane season, a Defence minister has confirmed. British residents were killed, homes were destroyed and infrastructure was decimated when Irma and Maria, two of the most powerful hurricanes for...

    02/08/2018
  25. Environment Agency announces support for farmers during dry weather sleaford

    The Environment Agency is supporting farmers dealing with the pressures of the hot, dry weather by allowing a more flexible ...

    The Environment Agency is supporting farmers dealing with the pressures of the hot, dry weather by allowing a more flexible approach to water abstraction. Following the driest June since 1925 and a dry July, farmers have reported water supply concerns which could affect the irrigation of crops...

    02/08/2018
  26. Batches of Durex condoms recalled. People urged to check their batch numbers sleaford

    Anyone using affected batches are advised to stop use over concerns they do not meet safety standards. Reckitt Benckiser ...

    Anyone using affected batches are advised to stop use over concerns they do not meet safety standards. Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) has announced that they are recalling specific batches of Durex condoms after they did not pass their required safety standards. This means there is a risk...

    31/07/2018
  27. Government kick-starts work on Future of Mobility Grand Challenge sleaford

    New plans could be the start of an exciting and profound change in how people, goods and services move around the country. ...

    New plans could be the start of an exciting and profound change in how people, goods and services move around the country. A wave of electric cargo bikes, vans, quadricycles and micro vehicles could replace vans in UK cities as part of plans to transform last-mile deliveries, vastly reducing...

    30/07/2018
  28. Wanted Jake Howells for burglary sleaford

    Police are appealing for information to help find 18-year-old Jake Howells from Litherland. Merseyside Police is keen to ...

    Police are appealing for information to help find 18-year-old Jake Howells from Litherland. Merseyside Police is keen to speak to Howells in connection with offences including burglary and two vehicle thefts. He is described as white, 5ft 5in tall, of small build, with blonde hair and...

    30/07/2018
  29. People with hidden disabilities to benefit from Blue Badges sleaford

    Blue Badge scheme to be extended to hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions. People with hidden ...

    Blue Badge scheme to be extended to hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions. People with hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions will soon have access to Blue Badges, removing the barriers many face to travel. The Blue Badge scheme...

    29/07/2018
  30. New parents could miss out on almost 500 from their tax credits sleaford

    Many parents do not realise they need to deduct their statutory parental pay from their salary when renewing tax credits. ...

    Many parents do not realise they need to deduct their statutory parental pay from their salary when renewing tax credits. Thousands of parents could be at risk of missing out on hundreds of pounds from their tax credits by accidently reporting their income incorrectly. HM Revenue and...

    28/07/2018
  31. Snow White and Jungle Book themed gardens to be on display at Flower Show sleaford

    Enchanting garden displays themed around the fairy-tale of Snow White and the timeless classic Jungle Book will be on display at ...

    Enchanting garden displays themed around the fairy-tale of Snow White and the timeless classic Jungle Book will be on display at this year’s Southport Flower Show, courtesy of the show’s headline sponsor Everest Home Improvements. The Snow White and Jungle Book display gardens, which tie in...

    27/07/2018
  32. Cannabis-derived medicinal products to be made available on prescription sleaford

    Specialist clinicians will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by the autumn, Home Secretary Sajid ...

    Specialist clinicians will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by the autumn, Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced today. The Home Secretary decided to reschedule these products after receiving advice from experts during the two-part review he commissioned on...

    27/07/2018
  33. Extra powers to prevent the misuse of drones sleaford

    Consultation on the safe use and effective regulation of drones. The government is to consult on new measures to prevent ...

    Consultation on the safe use and effective regulation of drones. The government is to consult on new measures to prevent the misuse of drones, including on-the-spot fines and the ability to seize them if necessary. The new measures are intended to ensure drones are being used safely in a...

    26/07/2018
  34. Faith Minister calls for new bell ringers sleaford

    Faith Minister Lord Bourne is calling on people across the nation to get involved in Ringing Remembers as the country marks ...

    Faith Minister Lord Bourne is calling on people across the nation to get involved in ‘Ringing Remembers’ as the country marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. The government funded ‘Ringing Remembers’ project aims to recruit 1,400 new bell ringers to take part in Armistice Day...

    26/07/2018
  35. Bat And Barn Owl Nights sleaford

    Popular Bat and Barn Owl nights return to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this summer. Every Friday in August (10th, 17th, 24th ...

    Popular Bat and Barn Owl nights return to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre this summer. Every Friday in August (10th, 17th, 24th & 31st) join our reserve team and bat expert for this unique experience. The evening starts at 8pm until 11pm, with a walk out on the Marsh to search for barn owls...

    25/07/2018
  36. HPV vaccine to be given to boys in England sleaford

    The government has announced that adolescent boys will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from ...

    The government has announced that adolescent boys will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from cancer. Boys aged between 12 and 13 in England will be given a vaccine to protect them against HPV-related cancers, Public Health Minister Steve Brine has announced...

    25/07/2018

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