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Business woman’s ideas to improve town

A Spalding business woman has called for more help for the town centre. Sue Stubley, of Occasions Jewellers, has said trade has been difficult since non-essential shops reopened. She said: “It’s awful. The first week was ok but apart from that it’s been awful. “People just aren’t buying. “That’s why the town centre needs to be sorted. “It’s especially sad ...

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Bike thief strikes at town shop

A thief took just a minute to steal a bike and child-carrier when the owner was in a Spalding shop. Jamie Elston had been called back into Scooby Doos, on Swan Street, to collect an item. It was a matter of seconds and the bike thief struck, taking Jamie’s only form of transport for him and this three-year-old daughter. “The ...

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Police believe sheep were killed deliberately in attack on farm

Three sheep were killed and eight are missing after an attack on a Surfleet Marsh farm. Lincolnshire Police say they’re investigating a report of animal cruelty after the incident which took place between Friday and Saturday night. Police believe a vehicle, possibly a 4×4, entered a field and ran over three of the resident sheep. One sheep died as a ...

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Bid to create ‘Greater Lincolnshire’ authority

A bid to make a Greater Lincolnshire authority which would replace both Lincolnshire County Council and South Holland District Council is to be made. The county council has announced that together with North and North East Lincolnshire authorities, it will bid for local government reorganisation and is looking to create one council that serves the whole of Lincolnshire. Currently in ...

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Firm creating 300 more jobs

A Spalding firm is taking on 300 more people, including some of those being made redundant elsewhere. Food firm Gousto says it’s seen a big lockdown boost for its services ahead of it opening a second fulfilment centre soon. A spokesman for the firm, said: “Since lockdown began and demand for recipe boxes jumped significantly, Gousto accelerated its recruitment plans ...

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Attempted murder charges dropped after no evidence is offered

Two men accused of attempted murder following an alleged shooting in Spalding have had charges against them dropped at Lincoln Crown Court. Anthony Madine, 20, of Cradge Bank, Spalding, and Junior Titilawo,25, of Aspen Green, Huntingdon, were each accused of the attempted murder of 24-year-old Liam Heffernan. They were also accused of possession of a prohibited firearm. Both men pleaded not ...

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Spalding youth unemployment rise higher than average

The number of 16 to 24-year-olds in Spalding claiming unemployment benefits has increased 167 per cent in a year due to COVID-19, a group that trains young people in Spalding has said. Quoting research from the Office for National Statistics , Nacro says 600 people in that age group were unemployed and claiming benefits in June 2020. That’s up from ...

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Farm machinery stolen

An appeal has been released after farm equipment was stolen from a field near Gosberton. A red and white Wegler RP520 farm baler was stolen from a field near High Bridge Lane in Gosberton last week between July 10 and 13. A Neighbourhood Alert put out by PCSO Abbotts of Spalding North Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team has called for anyone ...

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Woman set herself on fire amid worries over coronavirus

A Moulton woman who became convinced that COVID-19 was a hoax that could lead to war died after setting fire to herself an inquest has heard. Zsuzsanna Marlyin (49) died at the specialist burns unit in Broomsfield Hospital in Essex on Sunday, April 19, two days after the incident at the Hallgate home she shared with husband of 24 years, ...

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Little Alfie’s huge charity effort

A remarkable two-year-old who was born 12-weeks premature weighing just 1lb 7oz is undertaking a 27-mile charity challenge. Alfie Barraclough’s parents Amber and Shaun were told to ‘prepare for the worst’ when it was realised how small he was when Amber was 20-weeks pregnant. Alfie at birth He was born just eight weeks later by emergency caesarian when he was ...

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Warnings over driveway scammers

An investigation has begun amid claims a company was pretending to be Lincolnshire County Council and fixing driveways and potholes in Spalding. The authority has moved to assure residents that it will not turn up unannounced and offer to do work for someone. Lincolnshire Police has urged people to be wary over reports of doorstep traders offering similar work in ...

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Free licences for street business

Bars, restaurants and cafes will be able to apply for a free pavement licence to enable customer social distancing. Lincolnshire County Council is working with the district councils to enable the licences to be issued in ten working days or less. The policy has also been extended to shop owners who want to put a stall on the street outside ...

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Branch’s thanks for furniture

The Spalding branch of the Royal British Legion can rest easy at their new base thanks to a councillor and furniture donations from the public. Having moved in to new premises on Westlode Street recently from Spring Gardens, the organisation put out an appeal to get more furniture, especially chairs. Coun Gary Taylor has used some of his allocated budget ...

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Decision returns to council over warning markets are losing traders

A decision to no longer put up stalls for Spalding market traders has been sent back to South Holland District Council’s cabinet. A meeting of the Performance Monitoring Panel this week concluded with the decision going back for another look and a call for some ‘meaningful discussion’ with market traders. Coun Angela Newton said she had a lot of complaints ...

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Misuse of waste collection points leads to change

After reports of misuse of waste collection points, people who live on private drives could soon request bin lorries be allowed to collect from outside their homes. But the roads would have to meet specific guidelines and its owners enter a legal agreement with South Holland District Council. The authority says its waste collection vehicles have not collected from private ...

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Discount Diva’s generous donation

A Long Sutton shop owner has helped provide a special thank you to staff at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital. Emma Lilley, who runs Discount Diva, asked customers to provide donations for hand creams. And with the money she raised she was able to provide a bumper delivery delivered by Samantha Disdel from Holbeach who works at the hospital. Emma said: “I ...

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Concern over fly-tipping

Councillors in Lincolnshire are calling for the government to do more to combat fly-tipping in the county amid claims some land owners are having to remove them from their land on a daily basis. A meeting of the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership last week heard that the county was seeing ‘the beginning of a really ugly trend” in waste disposal according ...

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Spalding man faces £7.5m lawsuit

A human rights activist from South Holland is facing a multi-million pound law suit. Andy Hall, of Spalding, had the threat of a jail sentence in Thailand lifted earlier this month after a lengthy legal battle with a fruit company. He interviewed workers at the Natural Fruit Co as part of a FInnwatch report alleging violations of human rights in ...

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Unusual goodbye for Ayscoughfee’s leavers

“It’s not like normal, but it’s good and we’re getting Domino’s Pizza on Friday” – the final days of a primary education summed up by a Year 6 pupil at Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall School. Attention has been focused on giving the leavers a memorable experience. Unable to perform their usual end of term production, the children and their teacher Theresa ...

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Banned driver caught at wheel twice in month

A banned driver who was caught behind the wheel in Spalding twice within a month has been fined £1,000. The offences occurred almost two years ago but justice caught up with Mantas Rasytinis (22) on Monday when he appeared before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court. Rasytinis, of Crocus Walk, Spalding, was driving an Audi in Broad Street when police stopped him on ...

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