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Assault was racially aggravated

A man has been given a suspended jail sentence after a racially aggravated assault. Glen Arnold Grant (45), whose address was given as care of an address in Dowsdale Bank in Crowland appeared before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on July 16 in relation to an incident in Spalding on September 2, 2019. He initially pleaded not guilty to the charge of ...

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Seriously injured man airlifted to hospital by coastguard helicopter after a fire got out of control

An elderly man suffered serious burn injuries after a garden fire got out of control and was airlifted to hospital by the coastguard search and rescue helicopter. Emergency services descended on Willesby Road in Spalding last night (Tuesday, July 29) shortly after 7pm last night. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said both crews from Spalding attended the incident after a fire ...

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Joint winners can’t be separated

There were joint winners of Holbeach and District’s Sunday Club match. Both Jason Thrower and Gary Boxhall caught the exact same weight of 3lb 3oz in the event at the Leedsgate bridge section. Chris Newton finished third with 2lb 13oz ahead of fourth placed Robert Newton with 2lb 4oz. Gary BoxhallJason ThrowerChris Newton

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Image released in appeal over attack on sheep

An image of a woman has been released whom Lincolnshire Police believe may be able to help them in their investigations into an attack on a farm. Police believe the woman seen walking along Surfleet Bank at around 10.10pm on Friday, July 17 may have been in the field when a 4×4 vehicle is believed to have been driven in ...

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New solar farm on the cards for Sutton Bridge

A new solar farm could provide power to almost 10,000 homes if planners give the go ahead. EDF Renewables (EDF R) wants to develop a 49.9 MW solar farm next to the Sutton Bridge Power Station, which will be capable of generating enough renewable electricity for the domestic needs of 9,581 households annually.EDF R has been carrying out ecological and ...

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MP ‘concerned’ over markets

South Holland and the Deepings MP Sir John Hayes has said he’s writing to the district council with concerns over the future of the markets. As previously reported concerns have been raised that new measures brought in to make them safer amid the COVID-19 pandemics were having an adverse effect on traders, particularly in Spalding Market Particularly controversial are stall ...

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Thieves stole tools and broke window in cemetery

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves broke into the chapel at Spalding Cemetery last night. A number of tools were taken in the incident that happen some time over night last night (Wednesday). The thieves gained entry by smashing a window in the chapel. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “Investigations are ongoing and we are appealing for ...

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MP speaks as face masks to be worn in shops from tomorrow

From tomorrow (Friday) you’ll have to wear a mask to go shopping under new rules being brought in by the government. As part of measures to combat COVID-19 you’ll be expected to wear the covering across your face unless you’re under 11 years old, or have a disability or breathing problem. And South Holland and the Deepings MP Sir John ...

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Theft of CCTV system among incidents that ends trial of keeping parks unlocked overnight

Holbeach’s parks and cemeteries are to be closed overnight again after a host of incidents were recorded including the theft of a CCTV camera and its memory card. A complaint has been made to the town’s parish council that police advice wasn’t adequately represented when in February it decided to trial leaving Carter’s Park, Netherfields Park, Holbeach Cemetery and Hallgate ...

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Councils set to clash on future

The battle lines are being drawn over the political future of South Holland with the district and county councils due to go up against each other. Last week Lincolnshire County Council announced it would bid to help create a ‘Greater Lincolnshire’ authority to amalgamate all the councils in the county into one body. But South Holland District Council leader Lord ...

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Man admits sending sexual message to girls (13)

A 58-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sending messages of a sexual nature to 13-year-old girls. Roger Hicks admitted four counts of sending messages to two 13-year-old girls whom he did not reasonably believe to be over the age of 16 for sexual gratification. He entered the pleas when appearing at Lincoln Magistrates Court on July 15. The offences took ...

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Oscar’s having a blast learning

Lockdown learning has led to a nine-year-old with autism setting up a successful baking business. Oscar Shaw loves creating his own delicious goodies and to help him with his own learning during lockdown, mum Fern set up what was initially a play business. But after family and friends tasted the Spalding youngster’s creations word of mouth turned into a number ...

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Police say they’ve seen a rise in road fatalities

Lincolnshire Police say they’ve seen a rise in fatalities and injuries on the county’s roads following lockdown restrictions being lifted. The police say that lockdown measures relating to Covid-19 meant that less people were travelling around Lincolnshire which, in turn, resulted in fewer collisions As restrictions have eased we have seen a rise in collisions in which people have been ...

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George to get back on his bike

A five-year-old who had to be cut out of the bike he was riding by firefighters last week is to be presented with a brand new one. George Hallifax was cycling along Chapel Gate in Gedney with nan Helen on Wednesday, July 15 when the incident happened. The Holbeach youngster was not able to free himself necessitating a call to ...

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Traders will have to continue to erect stalls

Market traders in Spalding will have to continue to provide and erect their own stalls after councillors revisited the topic on Monday. Members of South Holland District Council’s cabinet discussed the issue after the original decision to no longer put up the stalls was sent back to the cabinet last week by the scrutiny committee. The Performance Monitoring Panel called-in ...

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Hayes takes on university role

South Holland and the Deepings MP Sir John Hayes has a new job as a part time professor at the University of Bolton. Sir John says he is working with the University of Bolton to create a new post graduate course in politics. He’ll be paid £38,000 a year for 20 to 30 hours’ work per month between April 1 ...

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Special moments for leavers

The staff at Bicker Prep did not want the end of term to pass without a few treats. An ice cream van came to visit the school on Wednesday afternoon and every child was able to go out with their class ‘bubble’ to choose an ice-lolly from the van. Principal Mrs Page presents one of the Year 6 children with ...

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Village hotel in flats bid

Plans have been submitted to turn a Surfleet hotel into seven flats. The Riverside Hotel in Station Road is currently open as a hotel and serving drinks. But owner Nick Bond says he’s had interest from developers. “I’ve been trying to sell it for eight or nine months but I’ve had no interest as a pub or restaurant. “I’ve spoken ...

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Business woman’s ideas to improve town

A Spalding business woman has called for more help for the town centre. Sue Stubley, of Occasions Jewellers, has said trade has been difficult since non-essential shops reopened. She said: “It’s awful. The first week was ok but apart from that it’s been awful. “People just aren’t buying. “That’s why the town centre needs to be sorted. “It’s especially sad ...

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Bike thief strikes at town shop

A thief took just a minute to steal a bike and child-carrier when the owner was in a Spalding shop. Jamie Elston had been called back into Scooby Doos, on Swan Street, to collect an item. It was a matter of seconds and the bike thief struck, taking Jamie’s only form of transport for him and this three-year-old daughter. “The ...

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