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Plans for drive-thru Starbucks outlet

A planning application has been submitted in the hope of setting up a drive-thru branch of coffee chain Starbucks in Long Sutton. The proposed plans detail a Starbucks coffee shop and restaurant outlet with a drive-thru area. The Main Road Filling Station on Wisbech Road at Long Sutton is the proposed location and will offer parking for 12 cars and ...

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LETTERS – On a par with Hong Kong

It is about time our MP Sir John Hayes spoke up with his concern over the new builds taking place in the Spalding area and how the planners Coun Gambba-Jones and his team are allowing planning permission as before long this rural town will soon be on a par with Hong Kong. Going back to the 1970s/80s it was almost ...

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Fly-tippers in court for countryside dumping

South Holland District Council has successfully prosecuted two more proven fly-tippers, continuing its campaign to tackle the tippers in the district. Earlier this month, Shaun Harvey, of Kinderly Road, Wisbech, admitted fly tipping. He dumped a large load of tree cuttings in West Road South, Gedney Hill and was seen by a local resident. After pleading guilty to the offence ...

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New treatment centre for area

A new mobile treatment centre was handed over to St John Ambulance during a ceremony in Spalding. At the end of March, the Mark Master Masons and the Mark Benevolent Fund donated the unit at St Mary and Nicholas Church. The Lincolnshire mobile treatment centre is one of over 50 vehicles which are being handed over in England, Wales, Northern ...

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Daughter’s rose is first at memorial

A mother and father have planted the first rose at a Holbeach memorial garden in memory of their daughter. Last week saw the soft opening of the Hallgate Memorial Garden, a Holbeach Parish Council community service where people can commemorate loved ones with a bush and plaque. Coun Reet Patchett, chairman of cemeteries, invited Glory Kisinja and her partner James ...

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Woman in her 30s dies in A17 collision

A woman in her 30s has died in a three-vehicle collision on the A17. Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information following a three-vehicle RTC on the A17 last night (April 16). It happened at around 8.45pm near Moulton Marsh, and involved a white Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, a silver Vauxhall Combo, and a black Land Rover. Police said the driver of the ...

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Local man (26) in hospital after crash that killed three

A 26-year-old man from the Spalding area is in a stable condition after a road crash that killed three people in Peterborough in the early hours of Sunday. Cambridgeshire Police say the man, who has not formally been named, was driving a Ford Ranger the wrong way down a slip road at Fletton Parkway when involved in a head-on collision ...

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Reports of modern slavery in Lincolnshire

A mobile app set up to combat modern slavery has led to 25 reports in Lincolnshire in just six months. South Holland is one of the areas highlighted in the data map created by the Safe Car Wash app. The app, developed by The Church of England group The Clewer Initiative, launched in June 2018. The idea behind the app ...

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Town could be energy centre

The emerging Food Enterprise Zone at Holbeach could be at the heart of developing clean technology into the sector across the area, according to a new energy strategy. A draft strategy put together by The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) says energy supplies need to be future- proofed to provide an affordable and reliable source for business. The document ...

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Holiday pharmacy openings

The NHS is reminding residents in South Holland that many pharmacies will be closed over the Easter break. But there is expert -medical treatment during the holiday at a number of pharmacies. Patients can save time by visiting pharmacists for quick, confidential advice on a range of common illnesses. “Your local pharmacy can help you with more than you might ...

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Fork lift and 4×4 used in failed attempt to rob Crowland ATM

Thieves have damaged the front of Crowland’s Co-Op attempting to rob an ATM machine using a fork lift truck and a 4×4 in the early hours of this morning. The incident occurred shortly after 2.30am with damage having been sustained to the West Street shop’s front door. However the store’s shutters appear to remain in tact and Lincolnshire Police believe ...

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U-turn on plans to bulldoze homes for Relief Road?

A re-think on where the central section of the Spalding Western Relief Road will be built has been announced, possibly sparing homes on Bourne Road from being bulldozed. Lincolnshire County Council has come in for widespread criticism after residents felt they weren’t properly consulted over the new proposed route which left some residents unsure of whether it would depose their ...

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Motorcyclist injured in RTC

A motorcyclist has been injured after a collision with a car in Pinchbeck. Lincolnshire Police closed Surfleet Road following the incident reported shortly after 3.30pm today, Monday. It remained closed for around an hour but is now open. Any witnesses are being asked to call 101 quoting the incident 252 of 15/4.  

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Alex ‘had great future ahead of him’

A 14-year-old found dead in Holbeach on Saturday  “had a great future ahead of him” his father has said in a new statement. Alex Buchan died after police and paramedics were called to a house in Fleet Street in the early hours of last Saturday morning. Father Alexander Buchan released a new statement via Lincolnshire Police today (Thursday). The statement ...

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Teenager who lives in tent said knife he had in supermarket was for cutting bread

A teenager, who has been living in a tent in the Spalding area, was found in possession of a knife when he was stopped by security staff in a town supermarket, a court has heard. Kacper Krzoska, 19, of no fixed address but formerly of Deepdale Lane in Nettleham, admitted possession of the lock knife, which had a seven centimetre ...

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Tories need just six more seats to regain district council

The Conservative Party is guaranteed 13 seats in next month’s local election and need to win just six more to regain control of South Holland District Council after the nominated candidates were announced last week. The District Council election takes place on Thursday, May 2, and sees 69 candidates vying for 37 seats with a party needing 19 seats to ...

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Tributes for ‘gentle, kind’ teenager Alex

Tributes have been paid to a 14-year-old South Holland boy who died at the weekend. The family of Holbeach teenager Alex Buchan have described him as a “gentle, kind boy, who would help anyone.” Alex’s father, who is also called Alexander, paid tribute to his son who died after police and paramedics were called to a house on Fleet Street ...

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Marathon efforts to help Alethia

A Spalding businesswoman is in the final stages of training for the London Marathon to raise money for a young girl with a mystery illness. Monika Todd will be pounding the streets of the capital for Alethia Greenfield who will be 11 three days after the marathon. The Donington youngster has been left immobile and is now without speech as ...

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Man who faces deportation for knife offence has ‘history of offending’

A 63-year-old Lithuanian who faces possible deportation after being found unlawfully with knives in Sainsbury’s had a history of offending in his home country The Voice can reveal. However The Home Office has refused to say what previous convictions Kestutis Kisielius has after he was led away from Boston Magistrates’ Court in handcuffs on Wednesday April 3, despite being given ...

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Planned new water main could bring road closures this summer

Spalding could be set for months of roadworks this summer as Anglia Water looks to create a new half a million pound water main in the town. The company has confirmed it’s hoping to start the work in the next few months, but final details of the work needed are yet to be confirmed. An Anglian Water spokesperson said: “Our ...

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