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VET COLUMN: Neutering your pets

If you look at our Facebook pages regularly, you will frequently find pictures of unwanted cats and kittens looking for kind and caring homes. Heartbreakingly, a box of five kittens was found dumped on the riverside recently, with their mum keeping a close distance trying to keep them safe. A passing dog walker found them and brought them all to ...

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COLUMN: Join us at free fireworks display to light up town

Part of Tulip Radio’s remit from the Government regulator, Ofcom, is to become as involved as possible within the local community. Over the 13 years we have been broadcasting, initially part time but full time since 2009, we have tried to promote as many local community events as possible. South Holland District Council and Spalding Chamber of Commerce have regularly ...

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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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VET COLUMN: Rabbits can be rewarding

From the lovely little small eared Netherland Dwarfs to the much larger New Zealand whites, rabbits make great pets and as there are estimated 1.7 million pet rabbits in the UK lots of other people think so too. Originally brought to Britain by the Romans to be farmed for meat and fur, rabbits escaped and populated the countryside. They are ...

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TULIP TALK: Business awards are open for entries

We recently spoke to Phil Scarlett, president of the Spalding and District branch of the Chamber of Commerce and Harry Drury. They told us of their plans for the upcoming Business Awards, which will take place at a “black tie” event at Springfields in November but applications have just opened for those businesses seeking further recognition from their peers locally. ...

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South Holland & Deepings MP John Hayes: ‘Politics must remain open to all, not just privately wealthy’

By South and the Deepings MP John Hayes Having never lost sight of the remarkable journey I made from a council estate childhood to the House of Commons and Downing Street, I retain the humbling sense of wonder at being a Member of Parliament. I am proud of my roots and the working class culture in which I was raised. ...

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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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TULIP COLUMN: Chance for queen and choirs to shine

Friday, November 28, sees Spalding’s Christmas Lights switched on for 2014 by the brand new Tulip Queen with Santa as part of what promises to be a truly glittering event based around Hall Place in Spalding. As part of the run up to the big event, the ever popular Schools’ Christmas Choir Competition will take place. This competition which started ...

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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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VET COLUMN: Poisonous toadstools can be a big killer

This is the time of the year when we see lots of fungi. They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours and are an interesting bunch! Unfortunately many fungi are poisonous, many only in a relatively mild way after eating them but some are dangerous even when handled. Many cause severe vomiting and diarrhoea after ingestion, some causing ...

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VET COLUMN: Diet is key to keeping animals fit and healthy

The vets from Alder Veterinary Practice, Bourne Road, Spalding, talk pets and answer your animal-related questions.  To ask the vets a question, send an email with Alder Vets as the subject line to news@spaldingvoice.co.uk   This article will discuss dog and cat diets. Alongside the huge increases in obesity diabetes type 2 and cancers in humans we are seeing the ...

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Tulip Talk with Jan Whitbourn, October 2

This week sees the ever popular Pumpkin Festival return to Spalding, this Friday and it promises to be ever more spectacular. The event is sponsored by David Bowman Pumpkins Ltd who is the largest pumpkin growers in the UK, producing over 3.5 million of the popular orange fruits each year. David Bowman grows his entire crop locally and sells to ...

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Green Team column: Busy period as we spread the word on recycling services

By South Holland District Council waste and recycling officer Laura Simpkins It has been a busy few weeks for the waste and recycling team, who have been out and about in the community, and further afield, to talk to residents and learn more about how we can improve our recycling service. On September 16 I was at Spalding market talking ...

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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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COLUMN: My favourite things – John Hayes

‘There’s a breathless hush in the Close tonight – Ten to make and the match to win – A bumping pitch and a blinding light. An hour to play and the last man in.’ – Sir Henry Newbolt As the English summer slowly wanes and the first leaf fall heralds autumn, so passes another season of cricket. With the England ...

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VET COLUMN: Help available to ease aches of getting older

The vets from Alder Veterinary Practice, Bourne Road, Spalding, talk pets and answer your animal-related questions in this new Voice column. To ask the vets a question, send an email with Alder Vets as the subject line to news@spaldingvoice.co.uk   Medical advances, improved nutrition and a higher quality of life mean that the average life expectancy in the UK has ...

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