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Vandalism incident left dementia carer upset

A woman who looks after dementia patients at a Spalding care home said she was left distraught after someone targeted her and a colleague’s car while working on the night shift. Carol Samson found her car passenger side window smashed as she was finishing a 12-hour shift on Saturday morning (May 2). Her colleague’s car had also been targeted but ...

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Keith to mark VE Day at home, 75-years after celebrating the end of the war in Spalding’s Market Place

A standard bearer who joined in Spalding’s original VE Day celebrations 75 years ago this week will be among those marking the anniversary from their own homes tomorrow (Friday). The public are being urged to party in their gardens from 3pm on Friday, May 8 to mark the day Germany surrendered to the Allies. While the current COVID-19 lockdown thwarted ...

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Dinners donated to new food bank

Gosberton Food Bank is the latest to receive a donation from our Donate A Dinner appeal. Coun Harry Drury dropped off 30 freshly prepared meals, courtesy of A Country Kitchen and donated as part of our campaign. The Spalding and South Holland Voice has teamed up with Coun Drury to launch Donate A Dinner – an appeal which aims to ...

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Plea for further works on Woolram Wygate

A councillor has called for all of Woolram Wygate’s potholes to be fixed and is urging others to say where work is needed in her Spalding West division. While welcoming the work done outside Spalding Primary School on the street, Coun Angela Newton has called on Lincolnshire County Council to fix the rest of the street. She’s also looking to ...

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VE Day parties 75 years ago this week

Readers have sent in the images they have of VE Day 75 years ago. Tidswell sent in the image of her mum Lorna Wright (nee Stacey) as the eight-year-old girl in a flowery dress at the top of the table in the celebrations from Alexandra Road and Ayscoughfee Avenue. “She has very vivid memories of the day and party.” Frances ...

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Council looking to subsidise and ‘protect’ bus companies

Bus operators are going to be financially supported by Lincolnshire County Council. The council says it’s looking to protect the services and hundreds of jobs. Passenger numbers have dropped dramatically as people follow government advice to stay at home as much as possible. So, to help support transport operators during this time, Lincolnshire County Council is paying companies between 85 ...

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MPs’ support for plant growers

South Holland MP Sir John Hayes is backing plant growers who are struggling amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Sir John, who has been supported by 12 other MPs, has written to George Eustice, secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, setting out three points of action to help the ornamental horticulture sector. In his letter Sir John said: “We ...

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Fire extinguished on Commercial Road in Spalding

Spalding fire crew were called to Commercial Road in the town last night to a box van on fire. The van was left severely damaged by the incident reported at 9.38pm last night (Monday, May 4). Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said the fire was extinguished using two hose reels and breathing apparatus.

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Tips gearing up to re-open, but you’ll have to book a slot

Tips in Lincolnshire are gearing up to re-open, but you’ll have to book an appointment and it will initially be for garden waste and wood only. Lincolnshire County Council closed the amenities just after the lockdown was announced after experiencing long queues at its sites including West Marsh Road. It’s planning to re-open them soon, though hasn’t said exactly when. ...

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Man (27) believed to have been stabbed in Pinchbeck taken to hospital

A man found with suspected stab wounds in Pinchbeck was taken to hospital yesterday (Sunday, May 3). Two men have been arrested following the incident after police received a report of an injured man in the Brownlow Crescent area shortly after 11am. Lincolnshire Police say they believe this was an isolated incident and that the man’s injuries were not through ...

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Schools send their messages

Yet more schools have been showcasing their video-making skills while wishing their pupils well. After we featured St Paul’s Primary School and The Garth School videos last week, more parents have shared their school’s videos. Gosberton Academy’s video. They include St John’s Primary School in Hawthorn Bank, Spalding, which has been passing toilet rolls between each other for a staff ...

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Air ambulance will make some night time flights during May

The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance will undertake some flights during the night this month after initially fearing they would be unable to do any. The charity, which has warned it could be set to be without £3m worth of its normal funding to the COVID-19 crisis, had also previously announced there would be no night missions in May due ...

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How key workers can be tested for COVID-19

Details of how key workers in Lincolnshire can be tested for COVID-19 have been revealed. The Lincolnshire Resilience Forum (LRF), which is overseeing the crisis in the county, says mobile units will be moving around the county alongside the static testing sites. The tests are appointment only and are for what the government deems key workers who have experienced symptoms ...

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Businesses, groups and Kindness team rally round to thank hospital staff under rainbow

A stunning rainbow appeared over the Johnson Hospital last night as NHS staff were given special thanks through the Spalding COVID Kindness Team and local businesses. As part of the 8pm clap for the NHS, the community group formed by volunteers showed their appreciation for the staff that work in the hospital and provided them with goody bags and flowers ...

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Crane to block part of road in Long Sutton

One lane of a road is to be closed for around a week as work is carried out on a Long Sutton factory. A large crane is to be outside Princes Limited on Bridge Road until Wednesday, May 6. The crane is so large part of it will have to be on the road. It will take up one lane ...

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Morrison’s confirms employee tested positive for COVID-19 at meat processing plant

Morrison’s says it’s following government guidelines after an employee at Woodhead’s meat processing plant in Spalding tested positive for COVID-19. The superstore owns Woodhead’s on Brunel Road and says it has put in measures to keep colleague safe. A spokesman said: “One of our colleagues in Spalding has tested positive for COVID-19 and we wish them a speedy recovery. “Public ...

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Couple’s bid to help care staff

A hobby has led to a Spalding couple making potentially life saving personal protection equipment for health care staff across the country in their spare time. Luke and Anna Atkin have already made more than 60 protective visors and ear savers from their home on the Hayfields estate. And that’s with engineer Luke working full time at Deister Electriconics while ...

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Get in your gardens to commemorate VE Day

People across Spalding are being urged to celebrate VE Day in their gardens by the chair and standard bearer of the town’s Royal British Legion branch. Graham Hewitt is still looking to ceremonially dip the standard at 3pm on Friday May 8, the time 75 years ago Winston Churchill announced Germany’s surrender to the nation and the end of World ...

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Help nurse back on the saddle

An appeal has been launched to help a nurse treating COVID-19 patients buy a new bike after hers was stolen from her home. Lucy Brown was left distraught at the theft from her Holland Park estate home as she says the bike rides with her family are her way of escaping from the pressures of working for the United Lincolnshire ...

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45-minute shop queue leads to big parking fine

A disabled driver has been fined for overstaying in a car park despite having to queue for 45 minutes to get into the store. Peter Hayes (74), of Sutton St James, visited Spalding’s B&M Bargains store and overstayed the time limit in the car park by 13 minutes. He has since been sent a £100 fine by G24, the company ...

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