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Shopper scoops Hughes Electrical prize in Spalding

A Spalding shopper is celebrating after scooping a brilliant prize. Trevor Hargrave entered the competition which was held to celebrate the first anniversary of Hughes Electrical opening in Spalding and won a Sonos Play 1 HIFI zone player. Store manager Tom Gosling, who presented the prize, said he was delighted at the response at the competition. He added: “I hope ...

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Spalding and Gosberton sessions for public on Network Rail £280million project

Drivers, residents and business owners can learn more about how a £280million rail improvement project will affect them. Network Rail is holding two sessions, one in Spalding and another in Gosberton, to share information about its project to upgrade the line and relieve some of the pressure on the East Coast Main Line. The project will see the closure of ...

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Public show of appreciation for our Armed Forces

South Holland District Council joined with local authorities across the country in a demonstration of council and community appreciation for our armed forces. The authority took part in the annual Armed Forces Fly the Flag Day at the council offices in Priory Road on Monday. Pictured is chairman Coun Robert Clark with representatives of The Royal British Legion and local ...

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First Holbeach tractor run raises £1,100 for Marie Curie Cance Care

The first Holbeach charity tractor run has raised more than £1,100. The run took place on Sunday and wound its way 22.65 miles, starting and finishing at King’s Field on Hurdletree Bank. Kevin Pearsall, who organised the event along with Stephen Pearsall and Paul Beecham, said: “It was the first time we had done this and we were delighted with ...

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Pyjama party in Pinchbeck to fund Tanzania trip

It will still be daylight when many people in Pinchbeck are in their pyjamas on Friday (June 27). Rhiannon Saunders is holding a pyjama party at the village hall to fundraise for her Sir John Gleed School trip to Tanzania next July. Pupils will help Africans as they build schools. People of all ages will be welcome at the party (7pm-9pm). ...

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Spalding People’s Parade could be here to stay after great turnout

  Community spirit was out in force in Spalding on Sunday for the town’s first annual People’s Parade. The parade started and finished at the Sir John Gleed School field, where there were plenty of activities going on to keep everyone entertained. Parade manager Bruce Alexander said: “The event went exceptionally well and the enthusiasm from the people involved was ...

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Lord Paddy Ashdown meets up again with ex-Royal Marine colleague from Spalding

Their lives have taken very different paths since they last saw each other about 50 years ago, so Lord Paddy Ashdown and Spalding RBL vice-chairman Frank White had plenty to catch up on when they met up at Bookmark last week. The pair were in the Royal Marines’ 42 Commandos, serving in Singapore. Lord Ashdown was a lieutenant and Frank ...

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Speeding lorries damaging historic Cross Keys Bridge at Suton Bridge

A reactive sign could be put up to try and prevent speeding lorries causing further damage to Cross Keys Bridge at Sutton Bridge. The Grade II listed structure is suffering from HGVs braking on it while crossing from the direction of King’s Lynn. The speed limit is 30mph but Lincolnshire County Council claims some are doing more than 40mph. The ...

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Spalding shop robber jailed for 18 months

A man who robbed a shop worker of her mobile phone after she refused to give him cash from the till has been jailed for 18 months. Ben Courtney walked into The Grocers in Francis Street, Spalding and approached the counter with two apples. But as he went to pay the 40p he told the assistant: “Just give me all the notes from ...

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Strong public support for crackdown on bad driving in Long Sutton

More than 100 upset residents raised concerns about bad driving in Long Sutton – despite the public meeting clashing with England’s World Cup match with Uruguay. Speeding – sometimes up to 80mph – and youngsters performing “doughnuts” and wheelspins were among the issues raised at the meeting also attended by parish councillors, South Holland district councillors, Lincolnshire County Council portfolio ...

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Three charged with assaulting police officers after incidents in Spalding and Holbeach

Spalding Police have charged three people after officers were injured in separate incidents over the weekend. One officer was injured twice, including a bite. On Friday night, officers responded to a disturbance in Hallgate, Holbeach. An officer sustained some minor scratches. Carl Stewart Peacock (44), of Hallgate, was arrested for affray and assaulting a police officer.  He was charged with ...

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Funds from Long Sutton flower festival handed to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

More than 7,000 visitors to Long Sutton St Mary’s Church flower festival helped to raise £12,800 – ten per cent of which has been donated to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. Father Jonathan Sibley and churchwardens Ivor Peacock and Teresa Watts recently handed over a cheque to Faye Nam. Father Jonathan said: “We were really pleased with the support ...

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Gang target cigarettes in Holbeach fuel station burglary

A gang made off with a haul of cigarettes after an overnight raid on a Holbeach service station. Fleet Road Garage was targeted at about 1am on Saturday. Police said: “Three men wearing balaclavas gained entry to the premises via the shutter door and stole a quantity of cigarettes before leaving the scene in a silver coloured Audi.” Anyone with information ...

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Deliberate tyre damage intended as screws and nails spread on village driveways

Screws and nails have been deliberately spread on driveways to cause damage to tyres, police say. Pc Tim Newell is investigating the case in Sutton St James. Police said: “Residents from a number of properties in the Old Fendyke area have reported finding the screws on the ground in their driveways and at least one vehicle has sustained damage to ...

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17 jobs to go as Spalding care home shuts

A care home in Spalding is to close next month with the loss of 17 jobs and the displacement of nine residents. The owner of Grenoble Rest Home, in Cowbit Road, blames burgeoning government policy for her decision to shut the home on July 21 and take retirement at the age of 46. Sarah Corlett said: “It’s been a very ...

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Spalding’s Double Street closed due to bomb fears

The army bomb squad was called to Spalding last night after police found a suspicious package. Officers discovered the unidentified object when they were called to Waterside Court at 3.20pm in response to a suspected drugs offence. A number of cannabis plants were found and while searching the property police found the package. As a standard precautionary measure, the army’s Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was consulted ...

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UPDATE: Police reveal victims of violent Spalding fights were foreign nationals

  Lincolnshire Police have revealed that the victims of two violent fights in Spalding last weekend were foreign nationals. And patrols will be stepped up in certain areas of the town centre as a precaution. Police say three three Lithuanian nationals – all living in Spalding – were injured in the incident in Hall Place at 12.45am on Saturday. Police ...

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Extra £5.5million to repair Lincolnshire potholes

An extra £5.5million of Government funding for pothole repairs will be put to good use in Lincolnshire. The pledge has been made by Lincolnshire County Council following an announcement by the Department for Transport last week. Lincolnshire will receive £5,429,664 from a dedicated Pothole Repair Fund pot of £168 million, although local authorities may choose to spend money on other ...

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Prolific criminal is deported to Poland

A prolific criminal who was having a “seriously negative impact” on the South Holland community has been deported to Poland. Since 2010 Spalding police have arrested 26-year-old Lucasz Jalocha dozens of times in relation to theft, burglary and drugs offences. He even damaged a cell door while in custody for another crime. Jalocha was last imprisoned for a burglary at a Spalding shoe ...

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Neighbours’ anger after hearing of Spalding Primary School’s outdoor plan

Spalding Primary School has reassured neighbours that they will have a chance for input after its hope for an all-weather sports pitch and outdoor classroom met opposition. Some residents are angry at no consultation to date. Already annoyed about ongoing parking issues at the Woolram Wygate school, they claim they only learned about the pitch and classroom proposal from last ...

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