Features

A celebration of apprenticeships

Next week the contribution apprentices make to the UK’s businesses will be celebrated with National Apprenticeship Week 2015. Apprenticeships are thriving in England and the week will celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact that they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Co-ordinated by the Skills Funding Agency, the week will include hundreds of events and activities across England. ...

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From feeding an anorexic snake to treating a poisoned dog…..

  …it’s all in a day’s work for Wayne Smith, the owner of Spalding’s Alder Veterinary Practice. Here Wayne gives us a run down of a typical working day. 6am: Alarm goes off and it’s all hands to the deck to clean, feed and water the eight dogs, 14 cats, two rabbits, 28 guinea pigs, two tortoises and a hamster, ...

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Lots of history to be seen in The Deepings

Nestling beside the River Welland, on the southern borders of South Kesteven, sits the town of Market Deeping and the villages of Deeping St James and West Deeping. Attractions include the triangular market place, featuring fine stone buildings and former coaching inns, and the 13th century church of St Guthlac, with two sundials on the tower. There is the fine ...

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For all the shopping you need, visit The Crescent

If you still have Christmas presents to buy take a walk down The Crescent and Vine Street which has a wealth of unique and independent businesses. If you need to get in the festive spirit then tune in to Tulip Radio at 107.5fm who are located on the Crescent. They broadcast news and great music to Spalding and the South ...

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FEATURE: Half a million will be ‘lonely this Christmas’

It is estimated that as many as half a million elderly people across the UK will spend Christmas alone this year – an increase of almost 200,000 on last year. The research, carried out by older people’s charity, Royal Voluntary Service, found the most common reason older people are set to be lonely this Christmas was family living far away ...

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FEATURE: Get your car ready for winter

Keeping your vehicle well maintained is important all year round, but doubly so in winter. For example, worn tyres won’t hold the road in wet conditions as well as those with with a good, deep tread. Make sure all exterior lights are working correctly and that windscreen wiper blades are in good condition. Check the oil, coolant and washer fluid ...

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Tips on staying warm in winter

As energy bills rise, do you feel nervous about turning up the thermostat at home? Well, take heart, because there are lots of things you can do to get a handle on the heating this winter – so read on and look after yourself. Make yourself warmer Wear several thin layers, rather than one thick layer. This is because they ...

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A Day In The Life: Nick Kendrick, health and safety officer for South Holland District Council

Nick Kendrick works as a health and safety officer for Compass Point Business Services (East Coast) Limited, a back office service of South Holland District Council. Nick says each week brings different challenges – no two weeks are ever the same. “I see it as my duty to dispel the myths of ‘elf and safety’ and make sure that the ...

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Spalding students help orphanage during the trip of a lifetime

After two years of preparation, a group of Spalding Grammar School students enjoyed the adventure of a lifetime, travelling through the hectic cities and dense, humid jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia. Bag packs, sponsored walks, non uniform days, quizzes and dances were all organised to raise money towards a journey that would ultimately lead to the main reason for their ...

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Simple tips to help choose a school

Choosing a school for your child can be a difficult decisionm but it is one that is worth taking your time over to ensure your child reaches their full potential. The first step in this process should be to find out about the schools available in your area and make a shortlist of the things you are looking for in ...

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Get your horse all ready for winter

As winter approaches it is important to ensure that you are prepared for the cooler weather, and that your horse is ready for the winter. Here are a few pieces of advice from the staff at Bettertack that can help you prepare for the next few months: At this time of year, the weather can change quickly, so it is ...

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