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Transformers and JCB power pack stolen in Crowland

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in relation to a burglary in Crowland. Police at around 10.50am on Wednesday, July 31, someone climbed over a gate at the back of a Thorney Road property. Two transformers were stolen, worth about £100 each, along with a £1,000 JCB hydraulic power pack. If you recognise ...

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Man appears in court on charges of sexual activity with under age girl

A Spalding man has been sent for trial on four allegations of engaging in sexual activity with an under age girl. Levi Shields (21) of West Elloe Avenue entered no pleas to the four charges, all of which refer to the same girl, who was aged 13-14 at the time of the alleged offences, which all took place between May ...

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Man hit by car at Spalding Common

A man in his 20s was involved in a collision with a car at Spalding Common last night (Wednesday). A section of the B1172 road was closed by police after they received the call at 8.53pm. A police spokesman said: “A man in his 20s was injured after a car collided with him. He was taken to hospital for treatment.” ...

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Chainsaws and grinders among items taken in burglary

Lincolnshire Police have appealed for more information with regards a car involved in a burglary in Pinchbeck in the early hours of Sunday morning (July 27). Three thieves broke into Chislett Hire on the Enterprise Way Business Park and stole hardware such as chainsaws, grinders and strimmers between 2am and 2.30am. They left the scene in an estate car, believed ...

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Kieran set for operation after fantastic community effort

A teenager is set for a potentially life-changing operation thanks to the support of the local community. Cerebral palsy sufferer Kieran Evans (17) is now awaiting confirmation of an appointment this month that will cut the nerves that affect his movement and lessen the effects of the debilitating condition. Mum Melissa has helped raise a fantastic £13,000 so her son ...

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Teens plant dementia garden

A group of teenagers have planted a dementia garden as just one of the many selfless acts undertaken during their summer holidays as part of the National Citizen Service programme. Wrapping up four weeks of activities, which included a charity bag-pack at Iceland in Spalding on Friday, which raised £176, the team got their hands dirty at the former car ...

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Ena celebrates her century

The family of a Pinchbeck centenarian have given money to charity to celebrate her 100th birthday. Ena Maddison celebrated her big day on Tuesday, July 16 with a special party of family and friends at The Fraiser Room, Surfleet. Rather than receiving presents, Ena asked for everyone to donate to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. In total £250 was ...

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Rotary buys school a life-saver

Representatives from The Rotary Club of South Holland visited The Priory School in Spalding to hand over a brand new defibrillator. The Priory School supports pupils aged 11 to 16, who have a range of needs including moderate learning difficulties, autism, SEMH and communication issues. The school has always had use of a defibrillator stationed next door to them at ...

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Bravery award nod for fire cops

Two Spalding police officers were honoured with a bravery award nomination at last week’s Police Federation Bravery Awards. Representing Lincolnshire at the London awards ceremony, PC William Murphy and Sgt Nicholas Waters were nominated after they risked their own lives in a fire to save a violent knife-wielding man at a Spalding apartment. In September last year, a woman had ...

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Rural domestic abuse ‘hidden’

People suffering domestic abuse in rural areas feel isolated, don’t have support services on their doorstep and access to information is sparser, according to a police study. The 18-month study identified “areas of vulnerability” for rural victims but also praised Lincolnshire as a “leading edge” in tackling the issue. The areas of vulnerability identified in the report include: “Individuals in ...

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Holbeach alleged sexual assault teens released on bail

Two teenage boys have been released on bail following an alleged sexual assault in a Holbeach park during daylight hours. Police were called to Stukeley Grounds at Spalding Road on Monday night (July 29). The incident was reported at 8.32pm and police have put out an appeal for anyone who was in the area between 7pm and 8.30pm. On Tuesday, ...

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Food Enterprize Zone construction set to start

Construction of the first building at Holbeach’s new Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) is set to begin later this month. Wednesday (July 31) will see the start of ground works for the University of Lincoln’s agri-food research and development facility. A Lincolnshire County Council spokesman said The Centre of Excellence in Agri-food Technology will be the linchpin of the FEZ, delivering ...

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Teens aged 13 and 16 arrested after report of sexual assault in Holbeach park

Police are appealing for witnesses after reports of a daylight sexual assault in Stukeley Park in Holbeach yesterday evening  (Monday). Police were called at 8.32pm following the allegation. A 16-year-old and 13-year-old have been arrested in relation to the incident. It’s now known how old the victim was. Part of the park was cordoned off last night and this morning ...

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Plans for first sections of Spalding Western Relief Road given green light by county council

The most northerly and southern sections of the Spalding Western Relief Road have been green-lit by the county council amid claims of ‘smoke and mirrors’. Today (Monday) Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning and Regulation Committee gave the go-ahead for section one of the road from Spalding Common and section five from Spalding Road near Pinchbeck.  It means work on the sections ...

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Town digs festival of archaeology

A huge mosaic completed by the people of South Holland was just one of the many exhibits on display at the third Festival of Archaeology. Once again, Ayscoughfee Hall and Museum hosted the community event, which started on Friday and ran until Sunday. Over the course of the event, 500 visitors were treated to talks, craft activities, and the chance ...

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Cyclist seriously injured after collision with car

A cyclist in his 60s has been taken to hospital after being seriously injured this morning (Monday) in Spalding. Police attended the scene of a collision between a car and a cyclist on the A151 at the Broadway junction with Monks House Lane after it was reported at 5.49am. Police have appealed for any witnesses or people with dashcam footage ...

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Thousands of homes without water after burst main

Thousands of homes in and around Crowland are without water this morning (Saturday) following a burst water main. Anglian Water say they hope the water supply will be restored by 12 noon today A water leak has been reported to the company near Broadway in the town while repair works to a water main are also being carried out in ...

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More details emerge in councillor complaint

Further details regarding a complaint made against a South Holland District Councillor have been published. Ahead of next week’s South Holland District Council meeting, a redacted report has been added to an agenda that was updated today (Thursday). Earlier this month, Coun Peter Coupland was found guilty of “bringing his office into disrepute” by an independent panel but was cleared ...

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Man previously convicted for death by dangerous driving jailed for seven more driving related offences

A man convicted of death by dangerous driving after leaving his 18-year-old friend for dead following an accident has been jailed for a second time for seven more driving related offences. Jay Jordan Gilbert, 25, of Allison Avenue, Holbeach admitted two offences of disqualified driving, one of driving with excess alcohol, careless driving, failing to stop after an accident, two ...

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Get battling teen back on two feet

A wheelchair-bound Pinchbeck teenager could be set to walk again within months of an operation to sever his spinal nerves, if a fundraiser is a success this weekend. Kieran Evans (17) has cerebral palsy after being born three and a half months premature leaving him with mobility issues from birth. Despite only being given 12 hours to live when he ...

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