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Over 60s can book COVID-19 jab appointments

Anyone over 60 in Lincolnshire who has not had a dose of the COVID-19 vaccination can now book a slot at one of the county’s main hubs. A CCG spokesman, said: “People aged 60 and over are now able to arrange their appointment at one of Lincolnshire’s Large Vaccination Centres (Boston’s PRSA or the Lincolnshire Showground) by visiting www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or calling 119 ...

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South Holland District Council votes through split with Breckland

South Holland District Council has officially ratified its intention to end the sharing of services with Breckland. At a special meeting of the council last night (Wednesday) councillors voted through the recommendation to end the link up between the two councils which saw them share some services and personnel. Lord Gary Porter, leader of South Holland District Council, told the ...

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Foster family’s help for Destiny

A Pinchbeck family whose 19-month-old daughter was recently diagnosed with leukaemia have received a much needed boost thanks to a foster family’s charity walk. Kaylee and Luke Portor say they knew something was seriously wrong straight after daughter Destiny’s birth, but only received the partial diagnosis three weeks ago. Health officials have said they believe Destiny has other conditions, so ...

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Former teacher who downloaded more than 45,000 indecent images of children spared jail

A former teacher who downloaded more than 45,000 indecent images of children onto his computer devices was today (Wednesday) spared an immediate jail sentence. Ian Bradbury, 66, who was described as having an addiction to downloading material onto his devices, was arrested after police carried out a raid on his home in Long Sutton back in August 2019. Eunice Opare-Addo, prosecuting, ...

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Footballer’s running support for great nan ahead of American adventure

A Spalding footballer who is soon off to play the sport in America is running throughout February to support his 89-year-old great nan who has supported him so many times on the sidelines. Sam Bayly (18), of Spalding, is running 5K every day to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society, a condition Maxine Andrews suffers with. Sam hasn’t been able ...

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Dorothy Perkins staff say thanks to customers

The staff at a recently closed Spalding shop have marked its closure with a picture and said thank you and goodbye to their customers. Dorothy Perkins shops are being closed across the country, including the Spalding branch in Market Place. This week staff said their final goodbyes to the shop. Kelsey Candler the branch’s key holder whose worked their for ...

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Youth football kit taken in van theft

Thieves broke into a van and took tools worth thousands of pounds along with kit belonging to a youth football team. Owner Jay Vernalls was diagnosed with COVID-19 and returned to his Spalding home last Thursday afternoon and went to bed for two days. When he was able to get up on Sunday he realised his white Fiesta van, parked ...

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Plans for 96 new homes off Wardentree Lane submitted

Detailed plans for 96 new homes in Pinchbeck have been submitted to South Holland District Council. The site, off Wardentree Lane, is set to be developed by Bellway and will be a mix of new homes from one to four bedrooms, including 24 affordable units. An outline application had been submitted in July 2018 but some modifications have been made, ...

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Cost of COVID-19 to health group is revealed

The COVID-19 pandemic has cost Lincolnshire’s county Care Commissioning Group £38.2m to the end of January. A report to the board of the group (CCG) outlines the cost in terms of finance, and the impact on other services across the county. “Lincolnshire has continued to experience a high number of positive cases as a county over the last month; however ...

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Spalding tip to allow garden and general waste collection on any day it’s open from March 8

Residents will be able to take general and garden waste on any day a Household Waste Recycling Centre is open from March 8, Lincolnshire County Council has announced. Since the tips were reopened after lockdown one, certain categories of rubbish could only be taken on certain days. Now the county council says the tips, including the Spalding site on West ...

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KFC and Taco Bell planning application submitted for Spalding

Plans to build KFC and Taco Bell restaurants and drive thrus just off the A16 in Spalding have been submitted. The application is for a single unit to be shared by the restaurants on the Lincs Gateway Business Park, near to the Applegreen Service Station. Applicant Erindale Ltd said it hopes to create up to 60 jobs. There’s long been ...

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‘Excellent progress’ made on vaccinations in Lincolnshire as next stage begins

The first round of vaccinations for over 70s in Lincolnshire has been completed with the over 65s and those with underlying health conditions now being called for them. Lincolnshire Care Commissioning Group say they’re making “excellent progress” after offering the first dose of a vaccine to everyone in the first four identified groups. A CCG spokesperson said: “We are making ...

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Banned driver pretended to be brother after being caught behind the wheel

A driver who appeared “unnerved” by police on patrol on the A17 at Sutton Bridge was found to be banned. Nicholas Horne was pulled over and initially tried to offer his brother’s details. But officers’ suspicions were raised when he stumbled over giving the address. King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court was told on Thursday that 37-year-old Horne was “extremely nervous” and ...

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Fire at business near Long Sutton

Three crews were called to put out a fire at a business south of Long Sutton in the early hours of this morning. Crews from the town, Holbeach and Spalding were called to a commercial premises on Winters Lane shortly after 1am. No-one is believed to have been injured in the incident which Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue say was started ...

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Man caught drink driving for the second time in a year avoids jail

A Spalding motorist caught almost four times the drink-drive limit last Sunday has been given a suspended sentence. It was the second time in a year that Andis Bergs had given a high reading and he was on bail for the first offence. The 35-year-old was held in custody before appearing at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday to plead guilty ...

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Holbeach High Street closed following burst water main

Holbeach High Street is currently closed following a burst water main. Anglian Water are set to visit the site this morning (Friday). Lincolnshire Police say they’ve closed the road ‘in the vicinity of Boots’. As of 9.30am Anglian Water said it would be on site soon in inspect the situation and have initially said the work will be completed by ...

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Holbeach man drove while five times above the legal limit for cannabis

A Holbeach man was found to have more than five times the permitted level of cannabis in his bloodstream after he was stopped by police. Joshua Cross, 23, of East Elloe Avenue, admitted driving his Suzuki car under the influence of drugs when he appeared before magistrates in Boston. Prosecuting, Jim Clare said Cross was stopped by police in Double ...

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Driving ban for man who crashed car he was test driving while drunk

A Spalding man who was testing a car he was being offered to buy, crashed into a wall, a court has heard. Kamil Walasiewicz, 34, of Juniper Crescent, admitted driving with excess alcohol, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Jim Clare, prosecuting, said that on November 24, Walasiewicz crashed the Skoda car into a wall and after providing a ...

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Suspected drug driver told court he refused blood test because he didn’t like needles

A Pinchbeck man has told magistrates that he refused to give a blood sample for analysis because he was afraid of needles. Keiran Worth, 24, of Cherry Holt Lane had admitted failing to provide the sample after he was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, following a positive drugs wipe for cannabis and cocaine. Sukhdev Bisla had told ...

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Disappointment as government to cut county’s road maintenance funding by £12m

The government has cut the funding for the upkeep of Lincolnshire’s roads by a quarter in a move branded “disappointing” by those responsible locally for their maintenance. The money allocated to Lincolnshire County Council, who maintain the roads in the area, has been reduced by more than £12m from £51m in this financial year to £38.7m. Just this week The ...

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