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Walk in service at Johnson Hospital to close until further notice

The Johnson Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit is to close to walk in patients from tonight (Tuesday, April 7). From 6pm tonight you will no longer be able to access the service at the Spalding hospital and prospective patients are being urged to call NHS 111 instead. In a statement released at 4pm this afternoon, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, ...

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COVID-19 cases in Holbeach, town medical centre says

Cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Holbeach according to the town’s medical centre. The Holbeach Medical Centre has posted on its website urging people follow government guidance in the town as a result of the confirmed cases. The statement says: “With confirmed cases in the Holbeach locality we are asking EVERYONE to ensure they are following the Government guidance ...

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Serious collision closes road near Hop Pole

A road near Hop Pole in the south of the district is closed after what police are describing as a “serious collision” involving a motorcyclist. The A1175 is currently closed tonight (Monday, April 6) between the village and Market Deeping. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “Diversions are in place, please avoid the area if you can.”

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Over £19m available to help South Holland businesses and more than 700 have already applied

Over 700 small businesses in South Holland have already applied for a share of the £19m government grants and relief set up to help them through the COVID-19 crisis. South Holland District Council is overseeing the initiative in the area and has written to over 1,600 businesses inviting them to submit an online form to make their claim for either ...

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Two deny attempted murder charges

Two men today (Monday, April 6) denied a charge of attempted murder at a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court. Anthony Madine, 20, of Cradge Bank, Spalding, and Junior Titilawo,25, of Aspen Green, Huntingdon, appeared via video link Both men denied the attempted murder of 24 year old Liam Heffernan and possession of a prohibited firearm. Judge Simon Hirst set a trial date of 1 ...

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Owl centre goes viral online as family thank ‘amazing’ support for appeal

It’s been a crazy week for Baytree Owl and Wildlife Centre as the family behind it have been inundated with offers of support while a video of son Oliver (9) has been watched by over three million people. As reported last week, the Weston centre run by Mark Birdsall and Louise Ellis appealed for support concerned they only had enough ...

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Couple reflect on the wedding they were supposed to have this weekend

A couple whose wedding this weekend and honeymoon were scuppered by the coronavirus pandemic have described their devastation. Adam Braybrook and Jenny Howe were due to be married at St Andrew’s Church, near Corby Glen, on Saturday April 11 and fly to Sorrento in southern Italy the following Monday. But as soon as the virus outbreak started to cast a ...

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COVID-19 patient at King’s Lynn hospital taking part in research on potential treatments

A Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn patient, who is currently receiving treatment for COVID-19, has joined a research trial into a range of potential treatments in the fight against the virus. The patient is the first from QEH to be recruited to the national Recovery Trial, which will include a range of different treatments to establish evidence about which drugs ...

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School makes protective masks for hospital as community rallies round

Facemasks specially made by staff at a school are among the ways the community has come to the aid of Holbeach Hospital in the last few weeks. University Academy Holbeach staff have donated face maks made by staff in the school’s workshop to the community run hospital so it can help protect staff from COVID-19. There’s also been donations from ...

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Large fire in Gedney agricultural building

A large fire led to smoke billowing across Gedney yesterday evening (Thursday). Residents close to the blaze in an agricultural building on Gipsy Lane were asked to close windows and doors By Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue following the blaze which was reported shortly after 5.30pm. Five fire crews and a water carrier attended the scene. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said ...

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Non-emergency outpatient appointments at hospitals suspended as number of COVID-19 cases rise

The trust that runs a number of Lincolnshire hospitals, including Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, has suspended all non-emergency outpatient appointments. United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, which also runs County Hospital in Lincoln and hospitals in Grantham and Louth, say it’s to protect patients and staff amid the coronavius crisis. A ULHT spokesman. said: “United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is working hard to ...

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Major work on Relief Road delayed

The start of major work on the first phase of the Spalding Western Relief Road has been delayed, though some preparation work may take place later this month. Lincolnshire County Council say work on the first phase of the controversial project is now “unlikely” due to start before the summer. But a spokesman did say that pre-work such as clearing ...

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Bakkavor announces cuts due to reduction in orders

Bakkavor has announced cuts including furloughing some staff “wherever possible” due to a “reduction in orders across all categories”. The firm, which has a base in West Marsh Road, Spalding, says the current uncertainty over the COVID-19 situation is the reason for the measures being introduced. In a statement released this morning, the company said: “We are reviewing capacity across ...

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Community rallies around family whose home was destroyed by fire this morning

An appeal to help a Gedney Hill family whose home was destroyed by fire in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, April 1) has already raised nearly £2,000. Fire crews were called to the bungalow on West Drove North at around 2am this morning with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue now saying the fire started in fan heater. A spokesman ...

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Help make sure no child goes hungry

As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold across the country, we are launching a new appeal to ensure that no child goes hungry. The Spalding and South Holland Voice has teamed up with South Holland district councillor Harry Drury to launch Donate A Dinner. The appeal aims to make sure that those children who would usually get a daily free school ...

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GALLERY – Lockdown ‘rush hour’ in Spalding

Normally at 9am on a Tuesday the streets in Spalding would be at their busiest. But with the current coronavirus lockdown, schools and many shops closed and the majority of people working from home it was a more quiet scene at that time this week. Registered journalist Steve Timewell, of Lincolnshire Drones, sent up one of his machines at 9am ...

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Number of motorists caught by Spalding speed camera tripled

Activations by a single speed camera in Spalding have tripled within a year. The camera on the A151 Holbeach Road near Jack’s Fish Bar caught 1,268 motorists exceeding the 30mph speed limit in 2019. The previous year the fixed camera was activated 375 times. The data emerged following a Freedom of Information request to Lincolnshire Police. John Siddle, communications manager ...

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Definitions makes it easier to stay fit and healthy during shut down

A Spalding gym is supporting the community throughout the coronavirus crisis by offering live online workouts and a meal delivery service. Since the announcement was made that gyms would be forced to close, Definitions Health and Fitness instantly adapted to support its members and the wider community by offering free online workouts via Facebook Live. Definitions’ Jack Smith, believes it’s ...

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Appeal after fire destroys Gedney Hill family’s home overnight

A family have been left ‘devastated’ after a fire destroyed their home in Gedney Hill in the early hours of the morning. In under an hour this morning a Just Giving page has raised over £600 to help fund items like clothes for the mother and four boys aged eight, 10, 13 and 19 following the blaze on West Drove ...

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School spreads happiness

A school has helped spread a little happiness by delivering bouquets of flowers. The Lidl Neighbourly Team donated six pallets of flowers to Spalding Parish C of E Day School. They were delivered by local man Dave Leworthy and his son, just in time for all of the Year Six pupils to take a bucket of flowers home for Mother’s ...

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