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Kustom Kulture Blastoff event in Spalding could be best yet

The Kustom Kulture Blastoff event comes to Spalding for the fifth time later this month and organisers are hoping it’s going to be the best yet. Hosted by Horny Mike from the History Channel’s Las Vegas TV Series Counting Cars, the event from August 29 to 31 at Springfields Events Centre brings a slice of true Americana to Spalding, giving ...

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Two new homes ready for tenants in Cowbit

Tenants will soon be able to enjoy two brand new homes in Cowbit. The properties have recently been completed and will be rented to tenants of South Holland District Council. The two bedroom homes have been built in Stonegate by D Brown Builders Ltd and were handed over to councillors at the site last week. The buildings have energy efficient ...

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£250,000 vintage tractors and farm equipment museum planned at Fleet

  A major new visitor attraction for South Holland is being planned at Fleet. Hundreds of thousands of people have glimpsed Bill Payne’s ever-increasing large collection of vintage tractors as they pass his home on the A17 Washway Road. Now the Farm Café owner is hoping to capitalise on the growing interest. He’s ready to spend £250,000 creating a vintage ...

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‘Talk to the police’ roadshows start in Spalding

Everyone will have their chance to raise issues with the police at a series of public engagement events. The events, which have been highly popular in the past have given hundreds of people the opportunity to talk to officers and for officers to listen to the public. In many respects they formalise what officers and PCSOs do every day – ...

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‘Fate’ takes a hand in Simon’s cycle challenge

A Moulton Chapel cyclist has said “it felt like fate” when he discovered a charity cycling challenge fell on the anniversary of his sister’s death. Simon Williams is gearing up to tackle this year’s Ride London 100 bike ride in aid of Asthma UK – on exactly the same day as his sister died as the result of an asthma ...

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Wife to continue fight to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease after Andrew’s death

A grieving wife has vowed to continue her efforts to raise awareness of a disease which claimed the life of her husband. Julie Grantham and her family have held several fundraising events for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in the past 18 months since husband Andrew was diagnosed with the condition. Andrew (50) died last week after three weeks in ...

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Still lots of fun to be had in the holidays

The packed programme of summer activities for children of all ages continues across South Holland this week – and there really is something for everyone. On Friday, there’s plenty to be getting on with, starting with a family pottery session at Unique Cottage Studios, Low Fulney, from 10am to noon and 1pm to 3pm. There’s also a mini monsters bug ...

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Residents make happy new memories on outing

Residents from Beech Lodge Nursing Home near Holbeach were treated to a day out at Springfields Festival Gardens in Spalding. The day was organised by Steve Shore, who looks after activities and entertainment for the 30 residents of the home, most of whom have dementia-related conditions. There were some classic cars, which many remembered and recognised from their past, and ...

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Double transplant archer Sam looking for some help to compete at British Games

A Spalding archer who underwent a kidney and pancreas transplant this year is asking for sponsorship to compete in the Westfield Health British Transplant Games. Just a year after almost dying from kidney complications, Sam Newton is in Bolton this week competing in the archery and volleyball events for Addenbrookes Adults team. Sam said: “Because of my health I was ...

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South Holland joins in with Lights Out event to remember onset of World War One

This was the scene at the war memorial in All Saints’ churchyard in Holbeach on Monday. Children joined members of the Holbeach branch of the Royal British Legion and other adults for Lights Out, a national commemoration of the anniversary of the start of World War One. Roger Green, honorary secretary of the branch, said: “A group of people reaching ...

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Peppa Pig at Spalding’s Iceland store this weekend

Spalding’s Iceland store has children’s TV characters Peppa Pig and George in store on Saturday (9am-3pm). It’s part of a week of fundraising for the Royal British Legion by Iceland. The Winfrey Retail Park store has a raffle to win £50 of vouchers, tombola, cake stall on Friday and Saturday and a sponsored bike ride around Grafham Water by staff ...

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Lights Out in South Holland to remember WW1

Residents across South Holland are being asked to switch off their lights as part of a poignant commemoration. Lights Out is a UK-wide campaign to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War and South Holland District Council is supporting the initiative. The event invites everyone to turn off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on Monday – 100 years ...

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Pupils of Spalding special schools receive Walk Tall awards

It was a busy end to the school year for Spalding Lions when they visited the town’s Garth and Priory schools. Lions Eileen Robson and Denise Walker went along to the schools to present two very surprised students with the Spalding Lions’ Walk Tall Award. This award is given in recognition of working in circumstances that require “true grit” – ...

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Sunshine for Music in the Park

People turned out in force on Sunday for Holbeach’s annual Music in the Park. Held at Holbeach United Football Club, the event saw eight live bands and musicians take to the stage in glorious sunshine. Many of the acts entertaining the crowds were local and they included Alfie Jack Meg McPartlin Gypsy Heart Beachy Head Diving Club Sleeve of Wizard ...

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Key step on the way to Holbeach United Youth’s Kings Academy

There was a big moment for Holbeach United Youth last week when the first sod was cut for its new £504,000 facility, named Kings Academy. Members of the many junior football sides joined trustees of Holbeach United Community Sports Academy at the Pennyhill site to see Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth do the honours. The scheme started seven years ago ...

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Gary gears up to tackle poverty with 100-mile ride

A charity shop manager is gearing up for a 100-mile cycle ride to raise money to help overcome world poverty. Gary Peatling, who is manager at the Oxfam shop in Spalding will join 70 riders from the charity in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100. The ride will involve more than 20,000 cyclists and takes place on August 10. Volunteers in ...

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National Citizen Service volunteers’ help for Spalding’s In Bloom entry

Local volunteers from the National Citizen Service rounded off their valuable help for Spalding’s In Bloom effort this year by donating £461.24. The young people – part of a scheme to learn skills for work and life – worked with In Bloom committee member Jan Whitbourn to tidy areas around the town in the run-up to judging. Fellow committee member ...

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Lions do a good deed to help scouts with outdoor area

Scouts have been given a helping hand to create a new outdoor area at their headquarters. Scout leader Paul Goodchild asked for help from East Elloe Lions to clear and level an area of rough ground behind the premises so they could build a new area. The area has been designed specifically to give the youngsters an area to practise ...

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Holbeach band plays its way to £1,000 donation

Holbeach Town Band were delighted to be presented with a cheque for £1,000 from the Chosen Charity Shop in Holbeach towards their fundraising for a new bandroom. By way of thanks, members of the senior band were joined by members from the training band to play a short concert outside the shop on Saturday afternoon. During the concert musical director ...

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Stranger danger lesson for Long Sutton nursery

Children learned about car safety and the dangers of talking to strangers during a special visit to their nursery. PCSOs Fylippa Bennett and Antonietta Musico-Cardillo, of The Suttons policing team, spent an hour talking to the youngsters at Long Sutton’s Rainbow Nursery before showing them their police car. Nursery manager Mandy Walton said: “We would like to thank the PCSOs, ...

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