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War of words over litter pickers’ bags

A war of words over litter has erupted on social media between a district councillor and members of the town’s Wombles organisation. Coun Roger Gambba-Jones has been asked to stand down following exchanges after online discussions over the Spalding Town Form meeting he chairs. As reported, he raised litter-picking at the meeting, urging those doing it to work with the ...

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Commendation for Dave

Heritage Lincolnshire volunteer Dave Hagen, from Lutton, has received a commendation from Heritage Alliance, the Heritage governing body, for his outstanding contribution to maintenance of the ex- Royal Observer Corp underground monitoring post situated on the old Washway Road at Holbeach. Dave (74), an ex-Chief Observer, volunteered with Heritage Lincolnshire so that he could help to maintain and preserve the ...

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Thoughtlessness causes damage

People are being asked to be considerate when parking at a town park and cemetery. The cemetery drive and Cinder Ash Park, both in Long Sutton, have suffered damage due to motorists driving and parking on the grass there. Long Sutton Parish Council has received a grant of £3,500 from the Grange Wind Farm Fund and the money will be ...

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Holbeach man stole hundreds from ‘friend’ he was living with

A Holbeach man stole money from a friend’s bank account after he had been entrusted with his debit car and PIN number, a court has been told. Andrew Mason, 60, of Balmoral Way admitted committing fraud by false representation when he appeared before magistrates in Boston. Prosecuting, Emma Cornell said the victim, Philip Smith, and Mason had been friends for ...

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Attacker jailed after victim was beaten so badly it took two weeks to identify him

A man who admitted carrying out a violent attack on a person found lying in a Spalding street was today (Wednesday) jailed for eight and half years. Aldis Blumbergs was also sentenced to four years extended licence on his release from jail when he will also face deportation to his native Latvia. Lincoln Crown Court heard police and paramedics were ...

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Two Holbeach district pubs to close for good

The Holbeach area could lose two more pubs after applications were submitted to turn them into homes. The owners of the nearly 200-year-old Plough Inn on Jekils Bank, Holbeach St Johns, and The Bull’s Neck in Penny Hill have both applied for change of use planning permissions. The owner of The Plough, Ian Osborn, only took over the lease in ...

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Views sought on your health

It’s a year since COVID-19 turned life in South Holland on its head, and a local group is looking for your views on how your health has been affected. Healthwatch Lincolnshire, a group that looks to be the mouthpiece for patients in the county, is looking for people to complete a survey on their health, 12 months after a similar ...

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Four arrested as police find seriously injured woman (39) at Spalding home

Four people have been arrested and investigations continuing after a women was found with serious injuries at a Spalding property. Officers were called to a property on Cradge Bank just after 11am on Monday April 5, where they found the 39-year-old woman and she was taken to hospital. Three men and one woman have been arrested and are currently in ...

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Arrests after spate of thefts in Holbeach

A woman and man in their 30s have been arrested after a spate of thefts in Holbeach. Lincolnshire Police say they know of at least five incidents of items being taken from vehicles that occurred in the town on April 1. They include reports of thefts on Northons Lane, Langwith Gardens and Fishpond Lane. South Holland Police announced that two ...

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Man (27) in court over raping young boy and other historic sexual offences charges

A former Spalding man has appeared in court at Boston on historic sex offending allegations said to have taken place when he was between the ages of only 12 and 15 years old. Sean Paul Jeynes, 27, formerly of Braydon Close but now living in Birmingham, faces one allegation of rape of a boy under 13, six allegations of assaulting ...

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RTC closes A16/A17 junction

Seven people are thought to have been injured in a road traffic collision at the A16/A17 junction. The roads are closed at Sutterton, just outside South Holland. The incident occurred earlier this morning. A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “Roads are closed at the A16/A17 roundabout in Sutterton after a two vehicle collision. “Seven people are thought to have been injured, ...

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Council tax fraud crackdown

A crackdown on council tax fraud in South Holland has been announced The district council says its going to look at the 12,500 households that receive a 25 per cent discount on their bill as they’re registered as having just one adult residing there. The authority is urging residents who are no longer entitled to the discount to contact them ...

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Motorist driving while disqualified asks not to be punished

A motorist has admitted driving while disqualified – but insists she was unaware of the ban and therefore should not be punished. Amber Barnes was stopped in a Nissan Qashqai on the A10 at Downham on February 14. It transpired that she was a banned driver and the vehicle had no insurance or MOT certificate. The 26-year-old, of Custom House ...

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Drunk driver was ‘celebrating birth of friend’s baby’

A man who had been out celebrating the birth of his friend’s new baby, was arrested after giving a positive alcohol breath test as he drove home. Yordan Ganushev, 41, of Teagans Close, Spalding admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Jim Clare, prosecuting, said that when he was stopped he appeared to be confused ...

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Drunkenly drove into ditch on Christmas Eve

A Spalding man who lost control of his car and crashed into a ditch on Christmas Eve, has been banned from driving by magistrates in Boston. Oleg Savca, 41, of Little London admitted driving with excess alcohol. Jim Clare, prosecuting, said Savca’s car was seen travelling at speed at around 5pm, going straight through a crossroads and crashing into a ...

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Man drove while disqualified

A Spalding area man stopped while driving his BMW car was then discovered to be a disqualified driver, magistrates in Boston have heard. Kevin John White, 53, of Broad Lane, Moulton, who admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance, was also said to be subject to a suspended prison sentence imposed just two months before at Norwich Crown Court as ...

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Police hope bumper idea’s message to curb speeding will stick with motorists

Drivers are being asked to “bump” up their commitment to safer driving by displaying a #SlowDownInLincolnshire bumper sticker on their vehicle as part of a new road safety campaign by Lincolnshire Police. The new campaign will see motorists display a bumper sticker to the rear of their vehicle or rear windscreen which calls for road users to respect their neighbourhood ...

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Family devastated as fire destroys home

An appeal has been set up for a semi-retired couple whose Weston Hills home has been destroyed in a fire. Fire crews were called to the home at around 7.30am on Broadgate on Friday, March 26. The couple, who do not wish to be named, had lived in the house for over 30 years. The cause of the fire is ...

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Four injured, one with ‘stab wound’, after altercation in Spalding last night

A man suffered what is thought to be a stab wound and three others were injured after what police called an ‘altercation between a group’ last night (Tuesday). A 16-year-old has been arrested as a result of the incident at the junction of Stonegate and Halmergate at around 7pm. A man in his 20s was taken to hospital with an ...

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Good Neighbours get ready to help

An army of volunteers are being mobilised in Spalding with a new scheme aimed at helping those in need in the process of going live. The Spalding Good Neighbours Scheme is getting in touch with all those who have offered to volunteer ahead of a required interview process that would allow others to enter people’s properties to carry out work ...

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