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Roman oven among finds at relief road site

An unusual Roman oven and Iron Age ornaments were among thousands of artefacts discovered in preparation work for the route of the Spalding Western Relief Road. Main construction work on the most northerly section of the project from Pinchbeck Road is due to start in the Spring with the archaeological study part of the preparation work. According to Ian Marshman, ...

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Seven arrested after cannabis farm discovered in Gedney Hill

Seven people have been arrested over the discovery of a cannabis farm in Gedney Hill. Around 360 plants were discovered at the property in North End, Lincolnshire Police said. A spokesman for the police said: “Our officers carried out a search of the property in North End on Monday 25th January. “Around 360 plants were discovered. “Seven people were arrested ...

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Two road traffic collisions in icy conditions near village

Two road traffic collisions in icy conditions caused “chaos” on roads around Tongue End today (Monday). Lincolnshire Police say they believe a two vehicle collision on Counter Drove Drain say a white Audi A4 left the road and then later a silver Ford Fiesta did the same and collided with the Audi. The scene at South Fen Road where lorries ...

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Spalding drug dealer avoids jail

A drug dealer was arrested after police stopped a car and found a stash of drugs inside, Lincoln Crown Court was told today (Friday, January 22). Terry Parbury was a front seat passenger in the vehicle which drove away from the scene of an alleged assault in Hampton Close, Spalding. Ian Way, prosecuting, told the court “The defendant was observed ...

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Health bosses delighted as ‘around 60 per cent’ of Lincolnshire care home residents and over 80s have received vaccine doses

Lincolnshire health bosses have said they’re ‘delighted’ with the vaccine roll out in the county after it was revealed nearly 50,000 have received doses so far. Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group say that around 60 per cent of care home residents and people aged over 80 have received vaccinations. The government is now announcing daily and weekly updates on the number ...

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Wombles ‘shocked’ at human waste finds

The discovery of more than 100 bottles of urine and bags of excrement by a group of Wombles has led to calls for better toilet facilities for lorry drivers around Wardentree Lane. Mother and daughter Cheryl Ingleby and Sadie Sharman said they were left “shocked” after litter picking around Wardentree Park having been among the hundreds inspired by the new ...

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‘Uncoupling’ of district councils?

A ten-year partnership between South Holland and Breckland district councils looks set to come to an end. A report to go before South Holland’s Cabinet on Tuesday outlines a preference for each council to establish new ‘local’ partnerships. The two councils formed a partnership in 2010 with several areas of shared working. Officers and staff also regularly travelled between Spalding ...

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Appeal over chapels’ roof

A call has gone out to local businesses who may be able to help a historic building. The Cemetery Chapels in Holbeach has a leaking roof and initial estimates are that it could cost £30,000 to fix. The 1854 brick built buildings connected by a stone archway and tower are owned by Holbeach Parish Council. Plans are in place to ...

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Holbeach Parish Council looks to balance books

Holbeach residents will have the council tax share they pay to its parish council increased by 4.55 per cent in a bid to lock up some of the town’s open spaces at night. Councillors also voted to make savings and take £30,000 from its reserves to avoid a tax rise higher than the one passed which equates to £2.84 a ...

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Couple’s Grand Designs on TV

A Weston Hills couple’s Grand Designs are set to feature on Channel Four tonight (Wednesday). Nathan and Amye Marshall’s new home modelled on Dutch barn houses is the subject of the latest episode of the hit show presented by Kevin McCloud. South Lincs House A Grand Designs spokesman said: “Lincolnshire-born and bred, Nathan has never moved far from his home ...

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Inquest hears of heart patient’s wait for medics

An emergency call taker has had extra supervision after “pretty poor” service when a Pode Hole man had a cardiac arrest, an inquest has been told. The hearing, in Lincoln, was told Michal Jagodzki was taken ill at home on November 16, 2019. After being told an ambulance could take an hour by a 111 call handler, his family and ...

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Donate laptops to help with learning

Local businesses Ark ICT and Simply Magazines have teamed up to help families source equipment required to aid home learning. It’s estimated around nine per cent of children in the UK do not have access to a laptop, desktop or tablet at home and with many children expected to learn from home during the current lockdown it’s vital they have ...

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Family’s site is given approval

A traveller site for a family next to an existing one off the A16 in Spalding has been allowed to stay. A retrospective application for the site of three caravans and portable cabin ‘day room’ was approved at a meeting of South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee last week. Speaking on behalf of the applicant Robert Home said: “The proposal ...

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Air ambulance in Holbeach after man injured in ‘industrial incident’

A man has been injured in what police have described as an “industrial incident” in Holbeach this morning (Wednesday). Park Road is currently closed and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance in attendance reported at around 10.45am. The air ambulance on the football pitch. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “Emergency services attended and Park Road was closed just after ...

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Spalding to Kings Lynn bus service to become hourly

A bus service that serves many South Holland towns and villages is to to become hourly from Sunday, January 24. The 505 Spalding to Kings Lynn service currently runs roughly every half hour. The route also serves Weston, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbeach, Fleet Hargate, Gedney, Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge. Stagecoach East has said that the revised timetable is “due to ...

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Man (73) in court over charges of attempted rape and sexual assaults on children as young as three

A 73 year old Spalding man has been sent for trial at Lincoln Crown Court on a range of historic allegations of sexual assaults on children aged between three and 15 years old. David Walker of Coronation Close entered no pleas at Boston Magistrates Court to the five allegations of sexual assault and three of attempted rape, all of which ...

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Three day weather warning for rain issued for South Holland

South Holland is set for yet more wet weather with an amber warning for rain having been issued by the Met Office. It covers the period from 6am tomorrow (Tuesday) until 12pm on Thursday, January 21. It includes what has been named Storm Christoph with the rain due to start falling tonight (Monday). It comes days after flooding was reported ...

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NHS clarifies position amid vaccine confusion over appointments outside South Holland

The leader of South Holland District Council says no elderly or vulnerable residents should have to go outside of the district for the COVID-19 vaccine after reports people were being asked to go as far as Bedford for the jabs. Lord Gary Porter and other local politicians including Angela Newton say they’ve spoken to NHS Lincolnshire Care Commissioning Group (CCG) ...

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Firefighters help those affected by flooding at Surfleet

Fire crews helped pump water out of gardens last night (Friday) as the River Glen burst its banks at Surfleet Reservoir. The Environment Agency had yesterday put a flood warning ‘expecting’ flooding in the area around high tide. Another warning was put out for this morning following the rain that’s fallen in the last 48 hours. Last night at shortly ...

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Flood warning in place on River Glen – Surfleet Reservoir particularly at risk this evening

A flood warning has been placed on the River Glen following the more than 24 hours of rain and snowfall experienced yesterday. The Environment Agency say properties at Surfleet Reservoir are most at risk, particular ahead of this evening’s (Friday) high tide. The warning from the Environment Agency states: “Heavy rain has been falling on the River Glen catchment over ...

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