On song with charity efforts

A local band’s latest release is another bumper cheque for charity. Six-piece band RetrospeKt have been going eight years and their 60s and 70s inspired guitar music has been raising money for a host of good causes. Their past 12 months of fundraising through gigs has led to a £1,300 donation to The Alzheimer’s Society. The band’s John Heron, said: ...

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LETTERS – Need to improve train services first

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I saw the piece about the station refit. You could knock the existing building down and replace it with a copy of Buckingham Palace but if the train service is poor what difference will it really make to the travelling public? The actual day to day trip on the Spalding to ...

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LETTERS – Experienced karma first-hand

I’m sure that many of us will have heard the expressions “that’s karma” and also “they’ll get their comeuppance”, but has anyone actually witnessed this first-hand? I can now truly claim to have done so. The other day, I was walking along a street in Spalding when I observed a council civil enforcement officer (traffic warden) issuing tickets to wrongly/illegally ...

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LETTERS – Look forward to my place in Hell

If Tusk is right – I look forward to my special place in Hell and I will thank God that I have done my duty and Britain is free to be great again. Richard Fairman Cowbit

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LETTERS – Thanks for helping my husband

Thank you to the lady (I think her name is Theresa) who helped my husband Geoff up when he fell near Carphone Warehouse in Spalding on Monday, and helped him to the barber’s shop on New Road. Nancy Smythe Spalding

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LETTERS – Dog pen is waste of money

So Holbeach Parish Council is to increase its share of council tax by twice the rate of inflation, at five per cent, followed by the usual cry of lack of resources. Perhaps the chairman of the council could explain to the people of the district why, in view of the hardship cries, the 18 councillors voted to spend over £3,000 ...

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LETTERS – Don’t forget Borge Ousland

Regarding the proposal for a plaque to commemorate Captain Rudd’s Antarctica achievement (Letters, February 14): I acknowledge that Captain Rudd’s achievement was remarkable and challenging, but there are a few qualifications that also need to be understood if a plaque is considered. For instance, Captain Rudd and his American competitor (Colin O’Brady) did not traverse Antarctica from sea to sea ...

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LETTERS – Thank goodness for Mr Jackson!

Have you ever noticed on TV adverts particularly, how claims are made that a product, (makes my teeth feel stronger) or (makes my teeth feel healthier). This being evidenced by happy, smiling faces. Similar to feel, appear etc is also frequently used. They are all words intended to infer that the statement is true rather than what it really is, ...

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LETTERS – Bring solid facts to the table

In reply to our two Anti-Brexit campaigners in the letters page (January 31), it has become increasingly clear that despite the long ramblings and complete long-windedness in trying to explain your beliefs of what you deem to be the ‘facts’, designed to try and put the scare factor into any vulnerable Brexit voter it has come to light that we ...

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LETTERS – Tories taking a reckless gamble

While our county is one of the biggest in the country our policemen and women are doing their best with the resources they have, but is the thin blue line being stretched too far? The Conservatives are taking a reckless gamble with people’s safety by slashing our police force. Chief constables from around the country have warned that policing under ...

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LETTERS – Plaque needed for Louis Rudd

I read with great interest your reporting of Captain Louis Rudd and his epic trek across Antarctica dragging all his equipment with him for over 900 miles UNAIDED and in doing so wrote himself into history by being the first English man to achieve it. I can’t imagine what it was like to be out there on your own, I ...

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LETTERS – My proposals for Brexit

Speaking to the Sandringham branch of the WI recently, Queen Elizabeth poignantly said: “As we look for new answers in the modern age, I for one prefer the tried and tested recipes, like speaking well of each other and respecting different points of view, coming together to seek out the common ground, and never losing sight of the bigger picture.” ...

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LETTER: I intend to hit the deck running

Since the beginning of January I have been caring for my eldest daughter, in Lancashire, who was injured in a road accident. She broke both arms, and has been unable of course to eat, dress, bathe etc. Since she has no family members who were available to help, I stepped into the breach. I, of course, feel that as their ...

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LETTER: At least eight accidents at Spalding Common junction

I have just read the article on page 12 of last week’s Voice, I live very close just inside the dead end part of South Drove in sight and ear shot of this junction. Whoever stated that there was no previous history or issues of poor lighting, unfortunately is rather misguided. Over the last 25 years I can recollect at ...

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LETTER: It’s not just about the EU

The referendum was not just about the EU. The debate now is still about much more and the Backstop is irrelevant. Little by little, by stealth or by accident, our democracy has been stolen, if we ever owned it anyway. The power of kings, the Church and the aristocracy has been done away with but replaced by a small but ...

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LETTER: Lower taxes mean worse services

Coun Foyster (letters, January 31) apparently has an incomplete understanding of the constitution of the UK, which is a disappointing in an elected representative. He asserts that “Parliament needs to understand the British people are sovereign, not them.” The actual position is that the people are sovereign only in that they have the sole right to elect the House of ...

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LETTERS – No surprise toilets are a disgrace

It was really interesting to read in The Voice (31/01/2019) of the recent joint inspection by elected members and staff, of South Holland’s public toilet facilities. Of course it was of no surprise, presumably even to these people on the visit, that all of South Holland’s toilets are a disgrace and have been for many years. One wonders why more ...

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LETTERS – Economy is in good shape

Whilst the country braces itself for the next episode of – Project Fear the Trilogy – it is important that your readers understand that the British economy is in good shape as we prepare to leave the failing EU. Great Britain is moving ahead of our European competitors with Germany now in recession and the rest of the Eurozone teetering ...

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LETTERS – Take Back Control of our country

It is unfortunate that some remoaners are confused about the clear plan which Vote Leave outlined for our departure from the EU in the run up to the referendum on 23rd June, 2016 – British Independence Day. If your readers want to compare the remoaners campaign of disinformation and false news against the facts, they can do so by visiting ...

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LETTER: Reminiscent of Vote Leave propaganda

The recent jingoistic diatribe from Mr Jackson of Vote Leave was highly reminiscent of the exaggerations, half-truths, lies and other propaganda which were spread about at the time of the referendum by those wishing to leave the EU. It is interesting that he quotes an Australian Prime Minister whilst ignoring the many European politicians and our own retired Prime Ministers ...

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