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Strike action planned at Spalding food factory

Union members at a Spalding food factory have voted for strike action in a dispute over pay. Staff at the Spalding Bakkavor site have planned a walk-out in protest over the company’s offer of a 1.5 per cent pay increase and a 1.5 per cent lump sum. A spokesman for Unite, the union that organised the strike, said this comes ...

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Police appeal for wanted Spalding man

Police are seeking assistance in finding wanted man Marcus Roberts-Fogarty.  The 35-year-old is wanted for an offence of commercial burglary which occurred in August in the Spalding area.  Roberts-Fogarty is from Spalding but police believe he could be in the Gainsborough area.    If you see him, or know where he are, police ask you to contact them in one ...

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Police appeal after pensioner hit by car in Spalding

Police are appealing for witnesses after it was alleged that an elderly woman was hit by a black Jaguar car while she was crossing the road in Spalding.   The incident occurred at around 5.30pm on September 25 on St Andrews Road.  The lady received hospital treatment for her injuries. Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, ...

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Five candidates to battle it out for seat at General Election

Five candidates are seeking to become the MP for South Holland and the Deepings in the General Election 2019. Sir John Hayes, who has held the seat since 1997, is again standing defending a majority of 24,897 from the previous 2017 election. Standing for the Labour Party for this election is Mark Popple who will be hoping to improve on ...

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Give gifts and make a child’s Christmas

It’s the time of year when we ask our readers to dig deep and help make Christmas very special for local children who may otherwise miss out. The Spalding Voice office is a collection point for the annual Give a Gift Campaign and we are hoping to pack the office with toys galore. “Having founded the campaign eight years ago ...

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No plea from man (62) facing charges of sexual offences with a child

A Spalding man charged with four sexual offences involving a child is to have the case heard at crown court. Kenneth Anthony Rosenthal, of Willesby Road, is accused of one count of non-penetrative sexual activity and two counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child. All three offences are said to have happened between January 22, ...

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Temporary roles for area’s top police

South Holland Police has a new inspector and there’s a new sergeant covering Holbeach, but both are only for a six month period. Inspector Nick Waters has taken over the role as head of the district’s policing unit after Inspector Gareth Boxall was assigned to lead changes in neighbourhood policing throughout Lincolnshire. Insp Waters comes from a background of front ...

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Family set for TV screens this weekend

A Spalding family will be taking over the airwaves on BBC One this Sunday. The Clucas’ are among the families featured in charity Sense’s BBC Lifeline Appeal that will be broadcast at 1.55pm. The programme will be hlgh-lighting the work of the charity that helps people with complex disabilities and appealing for donations. Andy and Nikki Clucas, who are directors ...

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New park on the cards for Moulton

Plans for a potential £50,000 new children’s park in Moulton have taken a large step forward. South Holland District Council are seeking approval to lease 23-acres of mature parkland to Moulton Parish Council. Long-time campaigner for a park for the children, Andrew Malkin has said the parish council has earmarked £50,000 for the project and that leader of the district ...

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Awards for village councillors

Two Pinchbeck councillors have been recognised for their work for the village. Both current chair Richard Dobbs and Maurice Chappel received recognition for their services to the community at a special tribute evening. It had been put on specifically to recognise Maurice who was presented with the ‘Honorary Freeman of the Parish of Pinchbeck’. This would allow Maurice to walk ...

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Izzy lets the shears get busy

An 11-year-old keen dancer and footballer has had her long locks chopped off for charity. Isabelle Rogers, a Year Seven pupil at Spalding Academy, has donated 18 inches of her hair to the Little Princess Trust charity which provides wigs for children who may have lost their own due to an illness. She had her hair cut last week by ...

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South Holland remembers

Thousands paid their respects to Armed Forces personnel at events across South Holland on Sunday and Monday this week. Throughout out the area, veterans marched alongside current serving personnel, and a host of community organisations as well as the general public as part of the Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday commemorations. In Spalding on Remembrance Sunday, a large crowd witnessed ...

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More dental appointments for children set to be available in the area?

A group that aims to be a voice for patients in Lincolnshire has said more orthodontic services for young people could be available locally. Healthwatch Lincolnshire says it’s spoken to NHS Dental Services and that new orthodontic services will be available in Spalding and other towns in the county rather than being centralised in Lincoln. A spokesman for the group ...

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Former Spalding school pupil’s top award

A former Spalding Grammar School student has received a top academic award following his first year at university. Sam Nickels’ outstanding achievement in chemistry at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh has been recognised with a Deputy Principal’s Award. The award, from Professor John Sawkins, is given to students who achieve Grade A, or equivalent, in six or more courses studied as ...

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Academy is told to improve

A school has been told it ‘requires improvement’ for a second time since becoming an academy. Gosberton Academy has been told it needs to improve in all areas of effectiveness, apart from in ‘behaviour and attitudes’ for which it was rated Good following the Ofsted inspection on October 1 and 2. Now part of the Boston Witham Academies Foundation, it ...

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Thieves thwarted by dad and son (10)

A shopkeeper and his 10-year-old son scared off three masked robbers who broke into his Sutton St James shop. Bharat Keshuvara was just closing up the Sutton St James Convenience Store alongside son Aarau on Chapelgate at 7.20pm on Thursday, November 7 when the three men stormed through the door. Aarau was sitting at the counter at the time and ...

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Safety breaches found at hospital

The community trust that runs Holbeach Hospital has said it’s ‘committed to offering the highest level of healthcare’ after a Care Quality Commission inspection found breaches of the Health and Safety Act. The Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust has been told it ‘requires improvement’ following the unannounced inspection in August. It was rated good in the category of ‘caring’ ...

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Serious injuries after A16 closed following collision

Two people have been left with serious injuries after a road traffic collision closed the A16 north of Surfleet last night. Three cars were involved in the collision that was reported to Lincolnshire Police at 5.38pm. The road remained closed until 11pm. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Poilce, said: ” A man and a woman travelling in separate vehicles  both received ...

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Spate of work vans broken into

Seven vans were broken into overnight on Sunday across the county, including three in South Holland villages Moulton and Pinchbeck. Police said a Renault van was broken into in West Cobgate, Moulton, and a quantity of power tools were stolen. Two Vauxhall Vivaro vans were broken into in Benner Road, Pinchbeck, but they were empty so nothing was taken. Other ...

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Disqualified driver evades jail after driving to shops because it was raining

A Spalding man has been told he is ‘lucky’ he was ‘not looking at custody’ after he admitted driving to the shops, despite being disqualified. Boston Magistrates heard that James Webb, 32, of St Marks Road, who admitted the offence, was banned from driving under the totting up procedure until December but had been found driving in Skirbeck Road by ...

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