Author Archives: Richard Rush

Chicks were left to die

Over 140 chicks, 60 of which were dead, have been found dumped in Tydd St Mary. They were found in North Road on Saturday, April 13. It follows a similar incident were 26 chicks were found dumped in Newton, Cambridgeshire. Justin Stubbs an inspector for the RSPCA, says they believe the incidents are linked. “It is very unusual to have ...

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Wife watched collision that killed husband

A wife watched in her wing mirror as her 80-year-old husband’s car collided with a lorry he’d pulled out in front of. James (Jim) John Hurley, of Surfleet, died instantly in the incident, an inquest at Boston Coroner’s Court heard on Tuesday. The tragic collision as Mr Hurley pulled out of The Drayton at Swineshead was witnessed by his wife, ...

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‘Lethal’ ecstasy drugs in area

A warning over a potentially lethal batch of ecstasy drugs known to be in South Holland has been sent out. Lincolnshire County Council officers have tweeted warnings over the drugs which have the image of the Marvel character The Punisher’s logo on. The tweets link to a music website called Rave Jungle which warns of the ‘extremely potent’ pill. Simon ...

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Charity ‘stunned’ by sisters

A group that helps people with dementia were ‘absolutely stunned’ after two sisters donated over £1,000 they had raised. Marilyn Inglis and Anna Hodgson held a fantastically attended New Year’s Eve Party in Donington in aid of Tonic Health’s Movement 4 Memory Dementia Cafewhere their mum Brenda Hodgson attends. When Anna turned 70 last year, they also asked for donations ...

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ATM leaves customer short of money

A woman has criticised staff at Tesco in Holbeach after claiming not putting an ‘out of order’ sign on a cash machine could have cost her hundreds of pounds. Dianne Lawton attempted to take £300 out of the ATM at the Boston Road South superstore on Tuesday, April 11, but only received £90. “I was so upset I went to ...

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Men’s Shed helps man’s recovery

The benefits of joining the Men’s Shed organisation has been highlighted by a South Holland man who was supported by members during cancer treatment. His wife died two years ago and the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, joined the Long Sutton branch of the charity which was established in 2017 and meets three times a week. During last year ...

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Egg hunt was a grand day out

Over 1,000 people had an egg-cellent time in the sun at Ayscoughfee Hall on Good Friday, raising more than a grand for charity. In total 420 young people and their families hunted the historic gardens to earn a chocolate in the Macmillan Easter Egg Hunt. Together with a host of games a total of £1,127 was raised for the charity ...

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Charity ball raises money and smiles

An Irish Ball organised as a charity birthday bash has smashed its target for a cancer charity by raising more than £5,500. “We did it, smashed my target,” said organiser and birthday girl, Elaine Allen from Spalding. Elaine, who is celebrating her ninth year in remission from cancer, marked her 50th birthday with the ball. “Thanks to all of you ...

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Coffee group gets on board

A group that encourages the elderly and retired of Whaplode to get together for a cuppa, were making waves recently. Those that attend the regular Coffee Pot group which meets on Wednesday mornings in the village were among the first this season to enjoy Spalding’s Water Taxi. The regular attraction between the town and Springfields is back running for 2019. ...

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Get quizzical for school fence bid

Supporters of a Spalding school are getting quizzical in a bid to help it beat the vandals. St Paul’s Primary School has suffered damage to its outdoor equipment on several occasions in recent months. It’s led to The Friends of St Paul’s Community Primary and Nursery School to try to raise enough money to fund £3,000 security fencing. The group ...

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Teen taken to hospital after stabbing at skate park

An 18-year-old was taken to hospital after being stabbed following an assault at Spalding Skate Park yesterday (Tuesday) evening. The incident happened shortly after 5pm at the open space just off Holbeach Road. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “At 1708hrs on 23 April 2019, our officers were called to the skate park on Holbeach Road, Spalding to a report ...

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Cowbit man in court over triple deaths

A 26-year-old-man from Cowbit has appeared in court charged with death by dangerous driving after an RTC that killed three people in Peterborough. Tommy Whitmore of Stonegate appeared at Huntingdon Magistrates Court on Monday. The charge relates to an RTC on Fletton Parkway on April 14. He is due to appear before Peterborough Crown Court on May 20. Sister and ...

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“This is a feeling no-one should ever have to go through. I can’t even explain the feeling.”

The parents of a 14-year-old found dead in Holbeach last week have thanked the community for rallying to support them after losing their “best friend” and “whole world”. Alex Buchan, of Moulton Chapel, died in the early hours of Saturday, April 13. Messages of support have flooded in for mum Lisa Lynn and dad, also called Alex Buchan, who publicly ...

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Man brought hands up to officer’s throat in assault of policeman

A police sergeant was assaulted as he helped fellow officers arrest a Sutton Bridge man at his home. Graham Paul Day kicked Sgt Dan Brigginshaw and brought his handcuffed hands up to the officer’s throat, Boston Magistrates’ Court heard today (Wednesday). The arrest came after police attended the property in Withington Street at 12.30am on March 10, following a call ...

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Bourne Road residents ‘hesitant’ over possible relief road route change

Bourne Road residents who faced the prospect of having their homes demolished say they’re not celebrating just yet after Lincolnshire County Council announced it would look again at options as to where part of the controversial Spalding Western Relief Road will go. The authority announced a re-think on the route of the central section of the road, which could lead ...

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Man charged as five injured in RTC

A man will appear in court charged with drink driving after an RTC between a taxi and a Mini Cooper in Spalding on Saturday night that left five people injured. Alexandru Gabriel Radu (30), of Cradge Bank, Spalding, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle when alcohol limit above limit after the incident on St Thomas’s Road at around ...

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Care company goes mad

The head office of a company that provides home care in Lincolnshire went mad for a day last Friday, all in aid of charity. Staff at Libertas Reablement, which is based at Apex Court in Pinchbeck, held a day-long Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in aid of Parkinson’s UK. They dressed as their favourite characters from Alice in Wonderland as well ...

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New staff taken on in bid to improve ambulance service

New ambulances and staff have seen improvements to the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS). A report to the county council’s health scrutiny committee says there have been 39 new vehicles added to the fleet. Of those, 28 are direct replacements while 11 are  additions. “While the performance of the division has improved considerably between March 2018 and March 2019, it  ...

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Footballers give vandals a kicking

Community football club Spalding United Youth have had fantastic support after vandals caused hundreds of pounds of damage to their main West Pinchbeck pitch causing some games to not go ahead. But an online appeal to raise £500 to cover the costs of the damage found at the Leaveslake Drove ground on Saturday hit its target in just hours. The ...

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Plans for drive-thru Starbucks outlet

A planning application has been submitted in the hope of setting up a drive-thru branch of coffee chain Starbucks in Long Sutton. The proposed plans detail a Starbucks coffee shop and restaurant outlet with a drive-thru area. The Main Road Filling Station on Wisbech Road at Long Sutton is the proposed location and will offer parking for 12 cars and ...

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