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Pinchbeck building needs vote clicks from South Holland residents

A church hall is in need of help from South Holland residents – with just a click of a computer’s mouse. St Mary’s Church Hall in Pinchbeck is trying to win a public vote to be awarded £25,000 for urgent repairs. Organisers have already found the money for some of the refurbishment – but desperately need help to fund the ...

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South Holland wind turbine ‘would have interfered with MoD radar’

Planning councillors turned down a proposal for a 78m high wind turbine after hearing that it could interfere with a Ministry of Defence radar. The structure was due to be on land associated with Fendyke Farm, at Inley Drove in Sutton St James. There were objections from South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes, Lincolnshire county councillor William Webb ...

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Spalding duo raise £2,000 with midnight walk in London

Two Spalding women were among 17,000 women and some brave men who walked a marathon at the weekend all in aid of breast cancer. Sharon Macaulay, a solicitor from Calthrops, and Tammy Staples, school secretary of Ayscoughfee Hall School, took part in the annual London Moonwalk, which started at midnight on Saturday. Participants have to walk either a half marathon ...

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RSPCA still urging for information on neglected dog Willie

Information from the public is wanted on one of the worst cases of neglect that a dog rescue centre manager has seen. The RSPCA wants to hear from anyone who knows about a shih-tsu cross which was found in such poor condition that it had to be put down. The male, thought to be around seven years old, was discovered ...

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Wow, it’s swarm outside! Chimney sweep dodges mass of bees

Chimney sweep Neil Wade had to climb a garden fence to avoid a swarm of bees. He was working in Tongue End at around midday on Tuesday when the bees suddenly descended on a customer’s car. Neil, of Spalding, said: “I’ve never seen anything like it. They just all appeared on this car and the fence next to it in ...

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Kids’ treehouse needs consent from South Holland District Council

Three young children have their dad’s ignorance of planning law to thank for getting a treehouse. Remco Bosma says he would never have built it in their back garden if he’d known it needed planning consent and an application costing £172. Mr Bosma wasn’t going to tell Nick (7), Anouk (5) and Jack (3) that the worst could happen and ...

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It’s all Greek for young students in Spalding

Pupils at Ayscoughfee Hall School in Spalding have been learning about all things Greek during a special day. The children all got dressed up in traditional Greek clothing including togas and head-dresses and set about making shields, spears and clay pots.

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Consultation on Spalding’s roads

Consultation is due to begin early next month on the future of Spalding’s traffic and travel network. The new transport strategy is a joint initiative between Lincolnshire County Council and South Holland District Council and will provide a clear focus on the main challenges facing Spalding now, and in the future. The town is earmarked for significant growth in the ...

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Spalding travellers’ site: Family’s relief over long-running illegal encampment

The Gosberton Clough family arguably most affected by the unauthorised travellers’ site in the village say they are “relieved” at the outcome. The new Spalding site – which will have ten pitches, each able to accommodate three caravans – will serve as a replacement for the Broad Drove encampment. The Hoyle family, whose house is just across a single-track road from ...

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Big ‘reveal’ of Dakota’s DIY SOS transformation

A TV transformation of the home of a severely disabled girl will be revealed on Monday. Presenter Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team moved in to Dakota Read’s home in Weston Hills in February last year and over the course of a week completely remodelled the bungalow to help the youngster live an easier, happier and hopefully longer life. ...

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Planning councillor legally advised not to vote over Spalding travellers’ site

  A planning committee member who was against approving the new Spalding travellers’ site was legally advised not to take part in the vote. Coun Anthony Casson – ward member for Moulton, Weston and Cowbit – was told it was best not to vote after he had firmly declared his opposition to the plan at a public meeting in Cowbit. ...

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Spalding robbery: Fosdyke man pleads guilty

A man has admitted committing robbery in a Spalding street. Ben Thomas Courtney (21), of Snaith Avenue in Fosdyke, will be sentenced later this week after pleading guilty. An iPhone was stolen during the incident which involved a staff member of The Grocers shop in Francis Street on January 25 this year.

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Holbeach sports academy construction to start in June

  A proposed sports academy in Holbeach has received a £340,000 grant and could be built by the end of the year. Kings Academy, as it will be known, will comprise five grass pitches, four changing rooms, an officials’ room, kitchen and community hall. Holbeach United Football Club has always had a thriving youth section and this project – started ...

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Ram raid attempt on Spalding shop

An attempted ram raid has taken place today (Tuesday) on a clothes shop in Spalding. A Renault Clio was used to smash the front window of Robert Goddard in Vine Street at around 2am. The vehicle, which had been stolen in Spalding earlier, was found abandoned a short time later on the A16 bypass near the junction with Fulney Lane. ...

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Appeal after Low Fulney collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident in Rangells Gate, Low Fulney on Sunday, April 27. The incident happened at about 7.45pm and involved two cars that were travelling in opposite directions and came to a halt near to the junction of Rangells Gate and Kellet Gate. One of the vehicles involved is described as a silver coloured Jaguar and the other a yellow ...

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Long Sutton firefighters to man ambulances

Long Sutton firefighters will be among the first in the county to join paramedics aboard new “fire ambulances” as part of a £491,000 trial. At present fire crews from across the county are called as co-responders to some medical emergencies when it is possible for them to reach the scene before an ambulance. Crews can provide life-saving first aid until ...

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Child in hospital after four people found in refrigerated lorry in Spalding

A two-year-old boy was taken to hospital after he was discovered in the back of a refrigerated lorry in Spalding. The toddler was found along with a ten-year-old boy, a 43-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman after police were called to reports from members of the public who heard banging coming from inside a lorry parked in a layby on the ...

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Tightest of margins sees controversial Spalding travellers’ site approved

A controversial new travellers’ site for Spalding has been granted planning permission by the tightest of margins. During a two-hour debate before a packed public gallery, members of South Holland District Council’s planning committee were torn over whether the site off Drain Bank North was suitable. The result of a vote on approving the plan was 6-6. The tie meant ...

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Spalding police inspector’s warning over ‘naming and shaming’ on websites

Spalding police inspector Jim Tyner has issued a warning about ‘naming and shaming’ on websites. It follows the case of neglected dog Star and the clamour by website posters for the owner to be punished. He said: “It’s dangerous to name wrongdoers on social media as it may prevent a fair trial. “And a person admitting something on social media ...

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