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Isobelle’s help for Little Princesses Trust charity

A Holbeach girl will be heading back to school with a new look – but all for a good cause. Isobelle Holmes has had her long hair cut to help children who have lost their own hair through being treated for cancer. A student at Holbeach Academy, Isobelle (pictured) had around 17 inches of hair cut off for the charity ...

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Sing out for new coffee cafe in Fleet

A new coffee shop has opened at Capricorn Cottage in Fleet for residents to enjoy and share with friends and neighbours. Local singer Pavanotti was on hand to provide entertainment at the event. Manager Chris Jones welcomed everyone to the official opening of The Hive. “We are very excited about The Hive. It represents a significant step in the right ...

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Former Spalding Voice journalists head off for adult ‘gap year’

Former Voice news editor Nigel Chapman and his family are jetting off tomorrow as their ‘gap year’ starts its international leg. Traditionally the preserve of teenagers and students, the gap year adventure involves Nigel, his wife Louise, who also wrote for the Voice, and their son Kian (7). They have mapped out a route to parts of America, Japan, Australia, ...

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Fantastic fundraisers help to support Focus Club members

A fantastic fundraiser saw more than £300 collected for a Spalding club. The Focus Club arranged the event which included a range of stalls, tombola, a raffle and bric-a-brac. The £325 raised will be used to pay for running costs and to provide a trip for members. The Focus Club is aimed at people with early-onset dementia and offers a ...

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Places of worship open in festival of exploration

Places of worship have long been a landmark in the South Holland area. Countryside churches are visible right across the flat landscape and many of them are hidden treasures waiting to be explored. A two-day festival next month will help visitors explore some of these special places. The first Holland Places of Worship Festival will be held on Saturday, September ...

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Young skaters flip tricks at Spalding extreme sports festival

The extreme sports festival Skate & BMX Jam returned to Spalding Skate Park for a day of tricks and tips, as well as to spread a message of respect for the facility. Coun Pete Williams organised the event, which featured displays by extreme sports display group Team Extreme. Team Extreme offer skateboard, scooter and BMX coaching for newcomers or rookies ...

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Blooming success for Holbeach gardeners

Green-fingered residents of Holbeach pitted their skills to take part in a contest. Run by Holbeach in Bloom in conjunction with the Spalding Voice, the competition was open to people living in the town and surrounding villages. Entrants submitted pictures of their gardens, either prints or emails, to be considered for judging. The closing date was scheduled for the end ...

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Holbeach fireman retires after 25 years

Fireman Gary Burton is leaving the service after 25 years service to the community. Mr Burton (52) spent 18 years as an on call fireman at Long Sutton before spending the final seven years of his service with the fire and rescue service at Holbeach when he moved to the town. A builder by trade, Mr Burton said he had ...

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Young creatives get chance to run a new arts festival in Spalding

Youngsters who want to get into the arts have the chance to plan, organise, perform at or run a mini-festival at the South Holland Centre. South Holland Centre’s Youth Takeover Team and Lincolnshire One Venues network host the Emerge project that aims to give young people a start in the arts. The scheme will also offer an arts award. “There ...

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It’s decision time for Pride awards judges

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It’s crunch time for the judges of the Pride of South Holland 2017 awards – and it’s an unenviable task. For the third year running, the people of South Holland have been putting forward the unsung heroes of our district for the coveted honours. And the standard of entries has once again been amazing. Those wonderful people who give up ...

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Resources ‘thinner’ but dialogue welcome as thousands more call police

An unprecedented number of calls have been received by police call handlers in Lincolnshire. There have been 17,000 more calls in the six months from January to July than the same period last year. Of those, 4,500 were 999 calls for emergency help and the remainder were non-emergency 101 calls. The service dealt with 1,000 calls a day from Thursday, ...

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Charity steps-in to ensure hearing aids for George

Fantastic fundraisers and kind-hearted donors have helped raise money to help a five-year-old. The family of George Hall have been astounded at the generosity of people which has meant a £6,000 fundraising target has been met. Susie Hall started raising money at the end of June to raise money for special waterproof hearing aids for her son George. And a ...

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A look at lichen and cemetery trail walks in Holbeach

Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Trust is celebrating three successful events. The August Paint Out Day had an art expert on hand to help artists capture the chapels on canvas. The eight attendees’ work was then displayed on the open day. During the open day event, Holbeach Cemetery Research Group’s Linden Secker led two guided cemetery trail tours, thrilling children with his ...

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Final call for your photographic contest entries

Calling all photographers – there are only a few days left for you to get your entries submitted. The Voice has joined forces with Spalding Photographic Society and Spalding and District Civic Society to give readers the chance to have a picture featured in an exhibition. A display of work has been roving around the town since May and a ...

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Last chance to vote in the 2017 Pride of South Holland Awards

The last chance to cast a vote in the Pride of South Holland Awards 2017 has arrived. With just a few weeks until the September 16 awards ceremony at the South Holland Centre, this is the time to vote. Has a shopkeeper or tradesman treated you in a manner befitting the Service With A Smile award? Is there a Community ...

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Motor nuerone disease fundraiser snooker tournament returns to Spalding

Spalding League snooker player Nigel Brasier combines his passion for the game with fundraising for the third time as he raises money for a cause close to his heart. The third ‘Nigel The Brave Charity Tournament’ will again raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). Nigel (48), from Donington, was diagnosed with the incurable condition in 2013 and ...

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Long Sutton calendar scenes for all seasons

Evocative scenes of the Long Sutton area now cover the whole year. The town’s Market House Photographic Group has produced two new calendars for 2018; its now traditional Long Sutton and District and, new for this year, Farming Life. The Farming Life pictures were voted for by visitors at a recent event. Long Sutton & District features photographs within a ...

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Grand way to see Spalding Fire Station at work

Spalding Fire Station was rushed off its feet at the weekend – but it was all in good fun. The station held an open day and welcomed members of the community to its home in the town. The event, which also included other 999 services, raised more than £1,500 for The Fire Fighters Charity. Visitors were able to watch members ...

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Spalding cafe opens doors for business with St Barnabas

Spalding’s newest cafe opened its doors for business and will be raising money to help a good cause. South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes was on-hand to officiate at the first St Barnabas cafe. A queue of around 60 people were waiting for the first day of trading. The cafe opened at the weekend in the shop’s new ...

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Tears and cheers alike as big day dawns for A level students

Controversial new reforms to A levels seemed to have little impact on results in South Holland. Both Spalding Grammar School and Spalding High School students achieved good outcomes, according to headteachers. There were smiles and tears alike at Spalding schools as the big day arrived last Thursday. Two years of hard work and study culminated in that breathless and emotional ...

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