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.

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.

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Bus believed to be from Skegness pulled out of water near Cleethorpes beach

A bus, believed to be from the Skegness area, had to be pulled out of the Humber after being abandoned in the water off Cleethorpes beach on Friday morning.

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Go to work on a Red Arrow - and maybe visit Lincolnshire to celebrate RAF centenary

It’s not every day you get the chance to sit in a Red Arrow on your way to work – but commuters travelling through Birmingham New Street Station on Wednesday May 16 will be able to do just that.

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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.

Hilda Moore, 95, of Sleaford suffered a massive internal brain haemorrhage after being hit by a wave from traffic driving through a flooded street. EMN-180105-094901001

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.

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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Authorities called on to create regular reviews and, change public perception and reduce fear of crime in street lighting recommendations

Six recommendations including better communication and creating a list of exemption sites have been revealed in a draft report assessing the impact of Lincolnshire County Council’s controversial decision to switch off tens of thousands of street lights at night.

Pothole problem

Breaking news: Lincolnshire to get an extra £3.4 million to repair potholes

Lincolnshire has been awarded an extra £3.4 million to repair potholes and other storm damage on roads badly affected by recent winter weather, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced today (Monday, March 26).

Sleaford MP Dr Caroline Johnson with the Red Arrows team at RAF Scampton. Flt Lt David Stark, the pilot involved in the crash at Anglesey, is pictured fifth from the right. EMN-180323-154903001

Sleaford MP tells of meeting tragic Red Arrows crew just days before fatal jet crash

Sleaford and North Hykeham’s MP Dr Caroline Johnson has expressed her shock and sympathies for the crew and their families involved in the tragic Red Arrows crash in which one team member lost his life earlier this week.

Wreckage after a Red Arrow jet crashed at RAF Valley in north Wales (Peter Byrne/PA)

Tributes paid to Red Arrows engineer killed in plane crash at RAF Valley

Tributes have been paid to an RAF engineer who died when a Red Arrows' jet, heading home to Lincolnshire, crashed yesterday.

The Red Arrows performing in 2017. Photo: Jon Rigby.

Red Arrows' plane crashes at RAF base

A Red Arrows' plane from Lincolnshire's RAF Scampton has crashed with two pilots ejecting, according to reports.
Sleaford policeman Pc Jimmy Conway posted this photo: "Plenty going on in Sleaford this evening. A right palaver to get in to work today with the weather, but I'm here, with lots of layers on.  I'm on till 7am. We've also got one of our finest LincsSpecials with us too." EMN-180318-092222001

UPDATE: More road disruption as mini Beast from the East hits Lincolnshire

There have been more reports from Lincolnshire Police advising people not to travel after drifting snow badly affected some roads in the county overnight.

The proposed Lincolnshire Major Roads Network

New road network could see Lincolnshire road overhaul to ‘reduce congestion, boost economic growth and raise standards’

Nine Lincolnshire roads could be included in a new central government major road network designed to reduce congestion, boost economic growth and raise standards.

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Join in RAF centenary celebration event at Sleaford railway station

Sleaford Railway Station will be holding a Vintage Afternoon as part of the centenary celebrations of the RAF and English Tourism Week.

Police have noted the road situation is an 'ever-changing story'.

FRIDAY 11.15AM: Lincolnshire Police road closure update

Here is the latest information, as of this morning (Friday) at 11.15am, from Lincolnshire Police about road closures:

Gritters are out on Lincolnshire roads again today. EMN-180203-101123001

Gritting update: Further snow flurries predicted later as Lincolnshire gritter teams gear up for another day’s battle to clear roads

It has been another busy night for Lincolnshire’s gritting team.

The county council's new generation gritter - 'The Beast'. EMN-180228-175326001

Gritters gear up for evening runs across county

Lincolnshire’s gritters will continue their battle against the snow and ice into the evening.

Gritters on the road in Lincolnshire. EMN-180228-122327001

Drivers warned not to travel unless ‘absolutely necessary’ to help gritting team

People are being urged not to travel as the county’s gritting team attempts to get the county’s major roads moving again.

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Gritters make back to back runs as snow hits Lincolnshire roads

Lincolnshire’s 43 gritters have been out twice overnight as heavy snow affects the county.

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