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Book ahead for critically acclaimed independent films in Spalding

The latest South Holland Centre cinema programme has been released and features a selection of independent films chosen by the Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV) Young People’s Programme arts network. The cinema listings up to the start of December are now out. Alongside mainstream films such as The Emoji Movie, Victoria and Abdul and Murder on the Orient Express, LOVFilm Project ...

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Vintage shop with hair and make-up salon coming soon to Spalding

Dance tutors and events company Boston Jive continue to expand their retro offerings with the opening of a new shop in Spalding. Opening on Friday, October 6, Vera Rose House of Vintage is suitably decked out in 40s and 50s furniture and sells retro clothes in the boutique shop. There is also a hair and make-up salon and a the ...

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Money awarded to help the homeless

An intensive programme of work to help 120 of the most vulnerable homeless people across Lincolnshire has been launched. The county-wide partnership ACTion Lincs has been set up to provide “life-changing support and tackle some of the most complex homelessness cases in Lincolnshire”, says a South Holland County Council spokesperson. ACTion Lincs pools nine district councils, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation ...

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Firefighters scrub up and raise cash during charity car wash

Firefighters from Holbeach station turned their attention and hoses to the town’s dirty cars all in a good cause. The team spent Saturday in Tesco car park, Holbeach, washing cars and raising money for the National Firefighter’s Charity. The car wash raised £204 and was one of ten car wash events that took place across the county over the last ...

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Police tackle latest boy racer hotspots

Boy racers causing a nuisance in South Holland have been given a stark warning from Spalding police. Those causing trouble in the main hotspots – Spalding, Holbeach and Tydd St Mary – are under the watchful eye of the East Midlands Operational Support Service and they will be prosecuted if caught. The Support Service has traffic officers with specialist knowledge ...

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Donington parade to remember the fallen

A parade to remember the 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers takes place in Donington on Sunday. The 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers were billeted in Donington for nine months before departing for The Battle of Arnhem, known as Operation Market Garden and made famous by the film A Bridge Too Far. The parade will set off from the Market Place ...

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Plea for residents to support Surfleet’s Glen Park with £12 annual fee

Surfleet residents are being asked to foot a £12 rise in their Council Tax bill in an attempt to keep Glen Park running. The park committee has sent out letters asking villagers to attend a public meeting tonight (Thursday), where they will be able to vote on a proposed rise in the parish precept – the parish council’s part of ...

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Schoolgirl Molly is prize-winning poet

A Spalding schoolgirl has won a cash prize by taking top place in a county-wide poetry competition. Molly Hallissey (11) was in year six at St Norbert’s Primrary School when she wrote the poem for the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Festival competition. She has since started at Spalding High School. Molly’s mum Liz, said when Molly found out she’d won the ...

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Parish School pupils rise to big workout challenge

Spalding Parish C of E Day School felt the positive results when they took up an excercise challenge set by Body Coach Joe Wicks, who was on a mission to get one million children exercising in one week. The 127 year five and six children from the Parish School, as well as the members of staff who also joined in, ...

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Suzanne celebrates 40 years hairdressing with Pinchbeck charity tea party

Hairdresser Suzanne Kinane-Waltham will celebrate 40 years of hairdressing with a charity tea party this Saturday (September 23). The event takes place at Killenaule Hair Studio, Knight Street, Pinchbeck. The party starts at 1.30pm and ends at 4.30. Entertainment on the day will include a raffle, tombola, a sweetie trolley, Pims, sandwiches and cakes. Suzanne says: “To all clients past ...

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Real ale campaigners CAMRA name South Holland’s best beer pubs

Four pubs in South Holland have been listed in the 2018 Good Beer Guide. They feature in the 45th edition of the Good Beer Guide, published by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Two pubs are highlighted as beer-lover destinations in the prestigious guide book, along with pubs in Donington and Gosberton Risegate. In Spalding, The Priors Oven and Drayman’s ...

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Holbeach Parish Council considers buying town’s empty library

Holbeach Parish Council is looking to move its headquarters and is considering the disused library in town as one option. The council is currently based at Coubro Chambers on West End in Holbeach. Considering options for a move, members discussed several options during the September council meeting. These included purchasing the old library, which became vacant in February. Lincolnshire County ...

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Exclusions down by half in Lincolnshire primary schools – but secondary school figures rise

A new strategy to tackle the rising rate of permanent exclusions in Lincolnshire’s schools has seen the number in primary schools drop by half to 24. However The Inclusive Lincolnshire Strategy – which was introduced to address the problem of a rising and unsustainable rate of permanent exclusions form Lincolnshire schools – has not been so successful in secondary schools. ...

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Great north runner sisters raise money for charity

Sisters Jasmin (24) and Laura Congreve (21) ran their longest race yet when they took part in The Great North Run in Newcastle, to raise money for charity. The sisters, who grew up in Gedney Hill, lost their mother six years ago. and now fundraise to raise awareness for the Anthony Nolan Trust. Laura said: “This is a charity very ...

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Tributes are paid to ‘energetic and enthusiastic’ Phil

Tributes have been paid to South Holland stalwart Phil Scarlett who died on Tuesday. Phil (65), of Sutton Bridge, had been fighting cancer for some time. He leaves wife Anne and daughter Natalie. Over the years Phil had been involved with many businesses and organisations. Most recently he was president of the Spalding and District Area Chamber of Commerce, non ...

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Auntie aiming to raise £50k to give her Cowbit niece with a rare syndrome the life she deserves

All-action auntie Victoria Darby is aiming to raise £50,000 for her Cowbit-based niece who was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder. Mia Clucas, who is the daughter of Victoria’s brother Andrew Clucas and his wife Nikki Clucas, is one of only a few hundred people in the world to have Coffin-Siris Syndrome (CSS). A random mutation in her SMARCB1 ...

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Pinchbeck mum is left angry after bus fare hike

A Pinchbeck mum has been left angry after a 25 per cent hike in the bus fare to send her son to school. The concerned parent, whose son travels to the Thomas Cowley High School by bus every day, says Cropley Coaches has increased fares from £2 each way to £2.50. She said: “My son has commented that this is ...

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Two hours of nun fun with Sister Act stage show in Spalding

Spalding theatre group Act II will perform the stage version of Sister Act at the South Holland Centre. Director Karl Gernert describes the show as “two hours of unashamed fun” and he says the music by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors/Disney’s Beauty and The Beast) is “outstanding.” “They take the best bits of the film and add a great ...

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Stepping back in time to the cold war in Holbeach

Visitors had the chance to step back into the Cold War last week. The town’s former Royal Observer Corps bunker was opened-up to the public by owners Heritage Lincolnshire. Former members of the corps were on duty with Heritage Lincolnshire personnel to take visitors back in time. The bunker was part of a chain around the country ready to plot ...

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Motorcycle training at Cadwell Park for safer winter riding

Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership is hosting its Performance Plus motorcycle day, a fun get-together for riders with a serious side focused on riding skills and learning road safety awareness. The Performance Plus day takes place at Cadwell Park on Tuesday, September 19. “We get 80 riders out on the track and show them how to handle motorbikes in low speed ...

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