RECIPE: Roast monkfish with Puy lentils

There’s no two ways about it, the monkfish, otherwise known as the frogfish, goosefish or sea devil, is one ugly fish, writes James Waller-Davies.

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Knitting ‘love-in’ at Wragby

Things got very cosy in Wragby Town Hall on Valentine’s Day evening in 1979.

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Queues for milk at Caistor during big freeze

The worst blizzard since the great winter of 1947 hit in the February of 1979 isolating every town and village in the area.

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What happened this day (February 15) in history

1214 - John, King of England, landed an invasion force at La Rochelle in France.

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Snowdrop event at Hackthorn Hall

The Hackthorn Hall Estate opens for its annual and very popular Snowdrop Sunday event this weekend (February 12).

Hollie Vines was named Young CATS Person of the Year and received her award from chairman Mike Cluff (photo by Linda oxley). EMN-170202-142629001

Royal role reaps reward for Caistor’s Hollie

CATS (Caistor Amateur Theatrical Society) looked back on a successful year - the Farndale Avenue farce, their 25th anniversary party and the pantomime Sleeping Beauty - at their recent AGM.

Actor Ralf Little celebrates his 37th birthday this week

What happened this week in history

In 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was beheaded at Fotheringhay, after being found guilty of plotting to assassinate her cousin, Elizabeth I.

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Close up look at Rasen’s King Street over the years

A new project is looking to document the heritage of Market Rasen’s King Street and will hopefully be the start of a whole-town plan.

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Champion sportsmen of Middle Rasen

Middle Rasen Football Club was celebrating in 1962 after bringing home a wealth of silverware.

Spinach pasta

RECIPE: It’s tasty food on a budget

Food is getting more expensive. The latest rise in inflation published recently cited an increase in the cost of food as one of the main underlying reasons, writes James Waller-Davies.

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Binbrook club heads to snowdrops

Snowdrops are beginning to show their heads and later this month, Binbrook Gardening Club will be hoping local people will see their display.

Former local MP, Sir Peter Tapsell celebrates his 87th birthday this week

What happened this week in history

In 1327, teenaged Edward III was crowned King of England, but it was his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer who ruled the country.

Full Sky TV service  to be available without satellite dish for first time

Full Sky TV service to be available without satellite dish for first time

Pay-TV giant Sky is to make its full service of 270 channels available without the need for a satellite dish for the first time, as it looks to win back customers who have defected to rivals such as BT.

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Middle Rasen’s proficient cyclists

National cycling proficiency certificates were presented to the safe riders of Middle Rasen junior school in 1978.

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A knight’s tale for Rasen heritage meeting

Rase Heritage Society will be Arming the Knight at their meeting in the library on February 2.

What is the most important ingredient in your full English breakfast?

What is the most important ingredient in your full English breakfast?

For many Brits there’s nothing better than a greasy, full English but with so much to include on the plate, what’s your must-have ingredient?

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Prosecco sausages are a sizzling success for Lincolnshire farm shop

A family farm shop near Sleaford has been attracting customers left, right and centre, with its unusual sausage recipe involving a sparkling ingredient.

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What happened this week in history

In 1327, Edward III acceded to the English throne.

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Paralympian Jamie at Binbrook WI

Home-grown Paralympian Jamie Carter opened Binbrook WI’s 70th year.

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Nostalgia: Rasen and Caistor get together

Residents of sheltered housing at Dale View in Caistor and Braemar House in Market Rasen met for a domino challenge and buffet supper in 1992.

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