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Drone search around Spalding leads to six arrests after reports of people fleeing a lorry

Six people have been arrested following a man hunt using drones after reports of possible illegal immigrants fleeing a lorry in Spalding. The incident was reported yesterday (Thursday) at 3.24pm on Hawthorn Bank in Spalding. Police teams were seen around the town with a drone team helping search fields near Cowbit Road. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “Incident 269 ...

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New bid to help the homeless

A bid to tackle rough sleeping in Lincolnshire has been launched. South Holland District Council has joined North Kesteven, South Kesteven and West Lindsey authorities in creating Change4Lincs which aims to support people known to be rough sleeping or at risk of having to do so. The project is due to be launched on Monday October 12 and part of ...

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Mum’s life saved by quick thinking staff

A healthcare worker has thanked her colleagues for saving her life in the first week of a new job. Quick thinking staff at Tulip Dental Surgery administered two adrenaline shots to mum-of-one Madeleine Burton after she suffered an extreme allergic reaction last Thursday, her fourth day working for the Woolram Wygate practice. Staff at Pilgrim Hospital say their swift actions ...

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Rare bearded vulture known as the ‘bone cracker’ spotted in South Holland

An extremely rare bird dubbed the ‘bone cracker’ has been spotted in Moulton Chapel. The bearded vulture, also known as the lammergier is not native to these shores and normally only found in mountainous parts of southern Europe and Asia. But local bird watchers enjoyed a treat when a juvenile one was spotted in South Holland fenland. The bird can ...

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Family vow to keep serving town

The family who have overseen Hills Department Store for the last 60 years have vowed to continue to serve the town for years to come through their furniture store. The Turner family yesterday announced the Market Place store is set to close its doors in the new year. But the family says it will carry on serving the town, including ...

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Springfields expansion plans given go-ahead

A new expansion to Springfields Shopping Outlet has been passed by councillors this evening (Wednesday, October 7). South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee voted through the proposal for 18 new units on the site of the National Farmer’s Union building by 13 votes to 2. The meeting heard that the principle for the development had been included as part of ...

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District council responds to closure of Hills following criticism

South Holland District Council has responded to the news that Hills Department Store is to close. The store put out a statement today announcing it was to cease trading after decades in the town. The statement was critical of South Holland District Council which has responded with its own statement. A spokesperson for South Holland District Council said: “Firstly, it’s ...

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Hills Department Store announces it’s to close in the New Year

Spalding town centre has received a hammer blow after Hills Department Store today announced it will close its doors in the New Year. The store has been a fixture in the town for decades and owned by the Turner family for the last 60 years. Just under a month ago it announced it was making redundancies. Today (Wednesday, October 7) ...

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Market currently full on Tuesdays – council

Spalding’s Tuesday market is currently full up with traders, a district council official has said. South Holland District Council has faced criticism, particularly from traders, who it told to bring their own stalls after opting not to provide them any more and book in every time they wished to attend. The moves led to reports of traders turning their back ...

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Major plans for village homes

A major plan for housing development in Sutton Bridge has been put forward – despite some of the site being outside the development area. Loyd Homes is looking to construct a total of 129 new houses at the northern end of the town. The development proposals include two access points through Nightingale Way and Withington Street. The site has a ...

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Town’s last bank to close in 2021

The last bank branch in Long Sutton is set to close for good next year. The news comes after TSB customers were relieved in December when the bank said it was staying. But the branch has not escaped the latest round of cuts and is one of 164 branches to shut permanently. It means Long Sutton is left without a ...

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Motorists driving pedestrians mad

A councillor says she’s walked out in front of cars driving through Spalding town centre amid frustrations motorists are ignoring day time restrictions on vehicles. Concerns have been expressed that since lockdown in March motorists have been ignoring the ban on vehicles driving through Hall Place and Market Place between 10am and 4pm Monday to Sunday with many parking in ...

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Emery eases to big victory at Tydd Gote Angling Club meet but fish are in limited supply

Tydd Gote Angling Club returned to the Raisen’s Bridge stretch on the North Level for their latest club match – and what a dour event it turned out to be. With heavy overnight rain and gin clear water, fish were at a premium. The swim everyone wanted, peg five, went to Pete Emery – and belief in that base was ...

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Two schools sign up to project aiming to inspire next generation

University Academy, Holbeach and Thomas Cowley High School in Donington have become the first schools in the region to sign up to an exciting new initiative aimed at inspiring and helping local pupils to succeed. South Holland District Council has teamed up with national education charity Future First to launch a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising funds for alumni networks ...

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Appeal after report of concerning behaviour and comments towards school pupil

South Holland Police are appealing for information after a report of an approach to a pupil at University Academy Holbeach yesterday (Tuesday, October 6). The incident happened at around 8.20am in Park Road in the town. A social media post from South Holland Police, said: “Officers are investigating a report of a student being approached by a man on Park ...

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Pumpkin fun for harvest spirits

The pandemic has curtailed many things this year, but Spalding’s Pumpkin Festival will go ahead. From scarecrows to pet photo competitions, there will be plenty of things to do. A special Harvest Time Trail will be launched this weekend with ten town centre businesses getting involved. Scarecrows will be incorporated into their window displays from October 10 to 31 and ...

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Appeal after woman and child left hospitalised by traffic collision

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information after an accident on the A17 yesterday (Monday) left a woman and a child in hospital. The incident happened at around 3.30pm just south of Fosdyke Bridge and involved a blue Ford Fusion and a red Vauxhall Zafira. The woman’s injuries are described as “serious” by police while a child that was in the ...

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Bridge to be closed for four weeks

A traffic bridge just outside Spalding is set to be closed for four weeks next months to install new traffic lights. Work on the junction of Horseshoe Road and South Drove over the South Drove Drain is to commence on Monday, November 9. The old traffic lights at the junction on both sides of the South Drove Drain – which ...

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Police called as crack cocaine found in Holbeach park

A quantity of what is believed to be crack cocaine has been found by a member of the public in Carter’s Park in Holbeach. The Voice understands it was found in a children’s play area in the park last Friday morning A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “We received a call at 10.34am on September 25, reporting that drugs had ...

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Springfields asked to provide money towards Spalding town centre as expansion is recommended to get go-ahead

Plans to build 18 new units at the Springfields shopping centre could see £200,000 given over for improvements to Spalding town centre. The application is recommended to be passed by members of South Holland District Council’s planning committee on Wednesday. But the amount recommended to fulfil the Section 106 agreement has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. An independent report ...

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