Author Archives: Richard Rush

Bourne Road residents celebrate over Relief Road route u-turn

Bourne Road residents who were threatened with having their homes demolished for the Spalding Relief Road had a major victory this morning (Monday) after councillors ordered Lincolnshire County Council to make a u-turn on the route of the central section of the road. The authority’s Highways and Transport Committee rejected the recommended option of demolishing nine homes for the route. ...

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Crews called to property on fire in Whaplode St Catherine

Fire crews attended a property on fire in Whaplode Saint Catherine last last night (Friday, December 6). They were called to Cranesgate North at 11.15pm. Crews from Spalding and Holbeach attended the blaze which they put out using a hose reel, breathing apparatus and thermal imagining cameras. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said that the cause was “radiated heat from ...

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Police object to shop’s bid to sell alcohol this Christmas

Lincolnshire Police has objected to a shop “with a history of selling age restricted products to children” requesting it be allowed to sell alcohol in the run-up to Christmas. When under a different licence holder, the 7 Day Euro Shop on Westlode Street in Spalding had its premises licence revoked by South Holland District Council’s Licencing Committee back in October ...

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Spalding man charged after collision in Crowland killed woman and injured 11-year-old

A Spalding man has been charged following a fatal collision on the A16 near Crowland earlier this year which also injured an 11-year-old girl. Katy Cunningham, 46, of Temple Grange, Peterborough died when the grey Peugeot 3008 she was driving was involved in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Vivaro van on January 23. An 11-year-old girl passenger in the ...

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Fire crew called to burning of belongings

Spalding Fire Crew attended a blaze at The Vista at 10.30pm last night. They found a mattress, stool and clothing which Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue say they believe belonged to a homeless person. The fire was extinguished using one hose reel.

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Children light up town at parade

It was another amazing weekend of light in Holbeach, with a lantern parade in the streets, an exciting light show and a Christmas fair. Once again held at All Saints’ Church, Holbeach, the Christmas fair had the church packed with stalls and crafts, as well as entertainment from a historical dance group who travelled over from Grantham. On Friday night, ...

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Man intended to cause fear of violence with handgun

A man who today (Wednesday) admitted a firearms offence was told to come with his bag packed ready for prison when he returns to court for sentence. Mindageas Stakele, 25, of Albert Street, Spalding, pleaded guilty at Lincoln Crown Court to possession of an imitation firearm between August 15 and 18 this year with intent to cause fear of violence. ...

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Spalding man admits charges of sexual offences against child

A Spalding man was today (Wednesday) warned he faces jail after admitting sex charges when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court. David Maltby pleaded guilty to attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act. He also admitted two charges of attempting to incite a child to engage in ...

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Police step in during General Election hustings

Police were asked to attend a General Election hustings last week and had to interve at one point amid concerns over an individual representing the Brexit Party. A Community Support Officer was in attendance at last week’s questions for the candidates for the South Holland and the Deepings constituency at the Deepings School following disturbances at previous events. A spokesman ...

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Tractor tribute to Peter

A convoy of vintage tractors has helped a family say goodbye to a loving family man. Peter Kelk (84), of Whaplode, passed away on October 24 and his funeral saw the vehicles escort his hearse to South Lincs Crematorium, Surfleet, recently. The agricultural contractor worked became interested in the vehicles working as a foreman at TH Hardy where the clients ...

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Club and legal firm join forces

Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Spalding and Roythornes Solicitors have joined forces to collect for various charities both nationally and internationally. The Inner Wheel Club is collecting a number of items for Roythornes, including hard backed books for a local bookshop, undergarments for vulnerable women and children in Africa, and school uniforms for children overseas. In turn, Roythornes ...

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Shop closure leaves Donington without a post office

Donington has suddenly been left without a post office just weeks before Christmas after the shop that housed it shut over the weekend. The Post Office says it’s “looking at ways to restore services to the area” after Bargain Booze failed to open on Saturday. Villagers have expressed worry about the loss of the service, particularly as it’s been said ...

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Suspected broken nose for police officer attending incident at Pinchbeck pub

A policeman reportedly suffered a suspected broken nose after attending an incident at a Pinchbeck pub. Lincolnshire Police say they were called to a report of an assault at The Bull in Knight Street, Pinchbeck at 1am on Sunday, December 1. It was following a report and 18-year-old has assaulted a 19-year-old and that damage had been caused to the ...

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‘Hope’ for Bourne Road residents as factory could be bulldozed instead of their homes

A potential u-turn by Lincolnshire County Council could see a factory demolished instead of homes for the route of the Spalding Western Relief Road. Last October, affected Bourne Road residents were sent letters stating their homes could face demolition due to them being along the county council’s preferred route for the road. Though a council statement last week states that ...

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Employing an illegal immigrant and selling alcohol to child among claims in licence review

Police are calling for a licence to be revoked at a Spalding town centre shop over alleged breaches including that an illegall worker was employed there and staff sold alcohol to a child. Mr Mohammad Salih Attuf has been the premises licence holder of Delicja on Westlode Street since May, but has been called before South Holland District Council’s Licencing ...

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Traffic pickle as tractor sheds cabbage load

A road near Weston and Baytree Garden Centre was closed this afternoon (Friday) after a tractor shed its load of cabbages. High Road in Weston was closed around the roundabout near the Fun Farm from around 1.30pm The closure also cause problems in both directions along the A151. The road re-opened at 2.35pm.

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Drone launched in police hunt for woman who fled collision clutching dog

A woman clutching her injured dog fled the scene of an accident in Pinchbeck in which she had collided with a parked car, a court has heard. Sammy Jo Leia Cook, 35, of French Drove, Thorney admitted failing to stop and failing to report an accident when she appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. The magistrates heard police were called to ...

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Project to create more woodlands

Ambitious plans to create a woodland near every settlement in South Holland are set to be announced with it being claimed it’s amid concerns over the future of local government. Lord Gary Porter, the leader of South Holland District Council, says the authority is working with the Woodland Trust on the project as the area has one of the lowest ...

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Give a gift and make Christmas

Make this Christmas a happy one for those children who are less fortunate by donating a toy to the Give A Gift appeal. The Spalding and South Holland Voice have once again teamed up with South Holland district councillor and businessman Harry Drury to launch the appeal. Mr Drury, who founded the Give a Gift campaign in 2011, said: “Sadly, ...

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Lodge’s gift to equine charity

A group that helps those with disabilities take part in equine sports has received a boost from a Long Sutton based charity. The Fenland Daylight Lodge presented a cheque of £500 to the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA)’s Fenland branch. Formed in 1981 by Elizabeth Dixon-Spain and Jane Carter to give local disabled children the opportunity to share in ...

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