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Crowsons helping to spread the word

We are spreading the word about your new local newspaper with the help of an established Spalding business. Family-run Volkswagen retailer Crowsons has shown its support for The Voice by sign-writing two of its striking blue up! courtesy cars with our logo. Marketing manager Jordan Crowson said: “As a new local business, we are keen to support The Voice and ...

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Waiting longer for ambulance

Patients with life-threatening injuries or illnesses are waiting longer for an ambulance to arrive in south Lincolnshire than this time last year. In April this year only 66.67 per cent of calls to “Red 2” emergencies – those that were life-threatening but did not require a defribrillator – were answered within the target time. Last April 68.51 per cent of ...

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South Holland residents warned over computer phone scam

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is warning residents to beware telephone scammers claiming to be from a major PC or software company. It has received a number of reports that fraudsters are cold calling people and offering to fix a fake computer problem. They claim that your computer has a serious virus and it will become unusable if they don’t act immediately. Once ...

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Union threatens legal action over ‘fire ambulance’ trials

Lincolnshire firefighters may take legal action over proposals that would see them driving patients to hospital in an ambulance. The Fire Brigades Union says it has concerns about the plans, which would come into force as part of a trial at three stations including Long Sutton this summer, saying it would be “playing Russian roulette” with fire safety. It is ...

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Inpatient palliative care beds in Boston

NHS Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been exploring options for additional inpatient palliative care in the east of Lincolnshire. Following a comprehensive analysis of local need, Lincolnshire East CCG invited providers to bid for the provision of six inpatient beds and the chosen provider is Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust in partnership with the Butterfly Hospice Trust. ...

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Holbeach food centre helps develop well trained staff for industry

A food manufacturing centre in Holbeach has been praised for meeting the needs of businesses by provided tailored training to staff. As part of the University of Lincoln’s Holbeach campus, the National Centre for Food Manufacturing is a key training resource for food manufacturing businesses. Following an inspection of Food Apprenticeships and English Language courses at the centre, education watchdog ...

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Chairman will focus efforts on new start-ups

Small businesses are to be the focus of efforts by Lincolnshire County Council’s new chairman. Coun Bill Aron took over the role on Friday from Coun Ray Wootton and has expressed an eagerness to use his time as chairman to help new businesses get off the ground. Promoting tourism will also be high on his agenda. He said: “I’m delighted ...

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Spalding man reflects on match of his life for Kettering Town at Peterborough United

When a Rolls Royce pulled up outside his house in Cradge Bank, Spalding United goalkeeper Peter Roberts was about to be kept a promise from several months previous. It was 1958 and stepping out of the pristine car was Kettering Town manager Tommy Lawton and the club’s chairman and secretary. Peter had caught Lawton’s eye during the Tulips’ 3-2 FA ...

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Shop sold alcohol to 16-year-olds

A Spalding shop has been fined after selling alcohol to two 16-year-olds. The Winsover Store, in Winsover Road, will have to pay £90 and the licence holder will be invited to a joint agency meeting to discuss issues after they made the illegal sale to two underage volunteers as part of a series of test purchases carried out across Spalding and ...

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Portable toilets stolen

Police are appealing for information after three portable toilets were stolen from the Spalding area. The first (incident 133 of May 14) was a James Stamp portable toilet stolen from a building site on Church Lane, Moulton, overnight between Sunday, May 11 and Monday, May 12. Sometime after 4pm on Monday (May 12) and before 5.45am the following morning a toilet was stolen ...

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Fresh appeal for witnesses after new details on Spalding ramraid attempt

Police have reissued an appeal for witnesses after the release of fresh information about an attempted ramraid in Spalding. The attack happened on Robert Goddard clothes shop in Vine Street in the early hours of Tuesday. A silver Renault Clio used in the attack was stolen from the Ladywood Road area of Spalding on Monday night.  A telegraph pole was attached ...

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Ranking for trust

Community NHS services in Lincolnshire have been ranked for the first time in the Stonewall Healthcare Equality Index. Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) has been placed 16th out of more than 40 different healthcare organisations in England. The index, set up by the charity Stonewall, helps organisations to benchmark and track their progress on equality for their gay, ...

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East Midlands MEP candidates address Spalding Voice readers directly

The European Parliament elections take place on Thursday, May 22. The Spalding and South Holland Voice has compiled a guide to the candidates to fill the five East Midlands seats. We gave every party vying for an East Midlands seat an invitation for each candidate to address Voice readers directly. The UK is divided into 12 electoral regions with between ...

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It’s all Greek to Ayscoughfee School pupils

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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Spalding day nursery is ‘outstanding’, say government inspectors

Just seven months after opening, a Spalding day nursery has scored top marks with government inspectors. Ofsted pointed to the quality management, strong partnership with parents and children’s happiness in rating Little Oaks Childcare “outstanding”. Delighted manager Jen Holmes said: “We are so pleased. “The team at Little Oaks have put in a huge amount of effort, and worked incredibly ...

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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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