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Fantastic results at Spalding High School

There was plenty of celebrations as the bright young things at Spalding High School celebrated excellent A Level results. Flori and Eliza Margaritescu picked up 3 A*, 4A and a B between them, despite the fact they’ve only been in the British education system for the last two years. After their mother moved to the country from Romania to work ...

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Great day for UAH as A-Level results improve again

University Academy Holbeach students celebrated this morning alongside teachers and staff as an increase in A-Level pass grades was once again recorded. The UAH sixth-form building was packed out this morning with pupils collecting their BTEC and A-Level results. Executive Principal Steven Baragwanath said: “I’m really pleased. I’m very pleased with the results. The pass rate’s gone up, we’ve gone ...

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New warden hits the street

South Holland is back to two Community Wardens as it welcomes an experienced new member to the beat. Jason Farmer will be working alongside existing warden Rob Duckett, taking the place of David Rodwell who retired earlier in the year. A South Holland District Council spokesman said the wardens “aim to address concerns around anti-social behaviour and community safety in ...

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Young heroes host great Baytree bake sale

Young volunteers raised an amazing £300 for charity on Tuesday (August 13) when they ran a bake sale at Baytree Nurseries as part of the National Citizen Scheme for school leavers. Project Manager Mackenzie Toner (16) said the group had to plan a fundraiser and chose between them a bake sale and all baked their own cakes. This was just ...

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Spalding man admits ivory charges

A Spalding man faces a possible jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to buying unworked sections of illegal elephant tusks.   Slawomir Kazmierczak (55) also admitted trading in illegal ivory jewellery which he bought on eBay.   Kazmierczak, of Redthorne Close, Spalding, will be sentenced in October after a judge said the culling of elephants for profit “could not be tolerated.” ...

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Thousands head back to the 40s

Thousands of people were transported back to the 1940s last weekend as a popular event returned for another year. Ayscoughfee Hall’s 1940s Weekend again proved a huge hit with those of all ages. A host of re-enactors brought the period surrounding World War Two to life on both days. The weather cleared on Sunday enough for a special Battle of ...

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Family’s stroke donation

A Lutton man has honoured the memory of his father by raising hundreds of pounds for stroke patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn. Richard Morris asked for friends and family to donate money to the West Raynham ward instead of buying presents for his 50th birthday party, which was held at the Jolly Crispin in Lutton. Mr Morris ...

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Toilet habits led to woman’s death

A 91-year-old woman died after developing pressure ulcers from sitting on the toilet for too long, an inquest has heard. Margaret Higgins passed away on August 28, 2018 at the home in Foxes Low Road, Holbeach, she’d shared with her son Vincent Higgins since suffering a fall in 2012. Boston Coroner’s Court heard Mrs Higgins had several medical conditions that ...

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Festival to get Holbeach shuffling

A brand new free festival aimed at young people is coming to Holbeach later this month, filled with live music performances, activities, games and food. Shuffle, organised by South Holland District Council, will run from 11am to 3pm on Friday, August 16, at Carter’s Park in Holbeach. It is free to attend and will offer a range of activities and ...

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Art group readies exhibition

A collective of creatives is set to exhibit their work. Sutton Bridge Art Group are preparing for the upcoming art exhibition at St Matthew’s Church, Sutton Bridge. Members of the art group will be entering their paintings in a competition to be judged by the public. Last year’s winner was Lesley Robinson, this year herself and Chairman John Fitzsimmons are ...

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Rural crime rises across county

Rural crime in Lincolnshire rose last year, making it the second-worst affected county in the UK. Rural crime cost Lincolnshire more than £2,558,000 last year, making it the second worst affected county in the UK by cost, with a rise of 20.9 per cent from 2017. In its 2019 Rural Crime Report, rural insurer NFU Mutual looks at the impact ...

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Councillors plan to work together

An Independent and Conservative district councillor have announced they “plan to work together over the next four years”. Spalding St Paul’s Ward councillors Rob Gibson (Independent) and Glynis Scalese (Conservative) said they have been looking into the possibility of working together “to help as many people as they can over the current term”. Both councillors will hold an open surgery ...

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Lions celebrate achievements of the district’s determined children

A local charity group has celebrated some of the district’s most determined young people with its annual awards. The Spalding Lions Walk Tall awards each year celebrate youngsters in their final year of school who have succeeded in exceptional circumstances. Spalding Lions’ Elaine Mothers said: “Spalding Lions sponsor an Annual Prize for pupils in their final year of school to ...

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Man jailed after assaulting partner who feared she’d die in the attack

A man throttled his partner leaving her terrified she was going to die, Lincoln Crown Court was told on Monday. Jordan Simpson had been in a relationship with the victim for only a few weeks when he attacked her on 29 June at her flat in High Street, Long Sutton. Dawn Pritchard, prosecuting, said the incident began moments after Simpson ...

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Collapsed sewer pipe at closed Spalding sink hole road

Investigations on the closed Albion Street in Spalding have found a ‘collapsed sewer pipe’, Anglian Water said. A spokesman for the water company said today (Monday): ““Our teams are currently on site following the investigation of a sink hole in Albion Street, Spalding. “Further to a camera survey into the hole we have found that our sewer pipe has collapsed, ...

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Police appeal for woman who drove over man’s foot

Police are appealing for the driver of a vehicle involved in a collision with a pedestrian in Spalding to contact us. On Sunday, August 4, a man was stood outside the Happy Shopper in Holbeach Road, Spalding, when a silver car being driven by a woman reversed over his foot, according to Lincolnshire Police. This happened between 11am and midday. ...

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Sink hole road closure causes major traffic problems in Spalding

Parts of Spalding are experiencing major tailbacks this afternoon (Friday) after a sink hole forced the closure of Albion Street. Anglian Water is currently at the scene of the sink hole, which is adjacent to a pumping station. Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department decided to close the road in its entirety this afternoon. A spokesman said: “Due to size and ...

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Woman with liver failure charged with theft and assault

The Crown Prosecution Service wants more detail on the medical position of a gravely-ill Sutton Bridge woman accused of a string of shop thefts with a total value of more than £5,800. Magistrates in King’s Lynn were told yesterday (Thursday) that 36-year-old Natasha Hughes has liver and renal failure. An arrest warrant had been issued at a previous hearing but ...

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Convoy system in place during A151 roadworks

Motorists have been warned that a convoy system will be in place during resurfacing works on the A151 this Sunday (August 11). The A151 on Holbeach Road/High Road is intended to be surfaced dressed on Sunday. Lincolnshire County Council said the work should take around six to eight hours to complete. The exact timings will depend upon weather conditions. A ...

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Man threw beer at girlfriend and shorts at officer

A man who threw beer over his girlfriend and then, after he was arrested, threw his shorts in the face of a custody detention officer at Boston police station, has been fined by magistrates at Boston. Patrick John Grimwood (52) of Tretton Manor Barns, Tydd St Mary, who admitted both the assaults, was said to have been living in London ...

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