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Missing cat rescued from electricity pole

A cat which had been missing for two days was finally found and rescued from atop a 20ft high electricity pole outside its Whaplode home. Buttons had been missing for two days before he was spotted last weekend (Sunday May 3) at the top of the post in Hockney Hole Lane. He was sitting on top of the transformer box ...

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Breast cancer mum urges ‘get checked’

A 29-year-old mum who found she had breast cancer while breast feeding her newborn child has urged others to regularly check themselves. Melissa Dye’s son Jack was just a few weeks old when the Long Sutton mental health nurse noticed the lump. She and healthcare officials initially thought it was something to do with breast feeding before the diagnosis last ...

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Does 15-year-old planning permission for pub, hotel and restaurants stand?

A bid to resurrect a 15-year-old planning permission for pubs, restaurants and a new hotel on the A16 McDonald’s roundabout in Spalding has been launched. Charnwood Property Trading Ltd on behalf of Bryony Wilson, Saffia King and Alex Wilson, has applied for a Lawful Development Certificate for the land south east of the A151 Holbeach Road junction. The original planning ...

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Mental health project expands

A Spalding-based charity is leading a local project to improve mental health in the area and it’s hoped it will create a seven day a week ‘hub’ in the town for those that need it. The Tonic Health Safe Places Mental Health program has been given funding to extend its services across South Lincolnshire. Wellbeing charity Tonic Health has been ...

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ATM machines in Crowland and Long Sutton targeted by thieves

Cash machines in two South Holland towns have been targeted overnight in attempted raids using vehicles. Attempts to break into ATM’s in both Crowland and Long Sutton were made using what appear to be stolen Land Rovers in the early hours of this Wednesday, May 6. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “The cashpoint at the Co-op, West Street, Long ...

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Four test positive for COVID-19 at Bakkavor’s Spalding site

Four people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Bakkavor’s Spalding site. A spokesman said: “Four Spalding colleagues have recently tested positive for COVID-19. None of these colleagues work in the same area on the site. “In the event of a possible or positive confirmation, we have an immediate and clear plan to follow which involves stringent sanitisation measures. “Due to ...

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Vandalism incident left dementia carer upset

A woman who looks after dementia patients at a Spalding care home said she was left distraught after someone targeted her and a colleague’s car while working on the night shift. Carol Samson found her car passenger side window smashed as she was finishing a 12-hour shift on Saturday morning (May 2). Her colleague’s car had also been targeted but ...

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Keith to mark VE Day at home, 75-years after celebrating the end of the war in Spalding’s Market Place

A standard bearer who joined in Spalding’s original VE Day celebrations 75 years ago this week will be among those marking the anniversary from their own homes tomorrow (Friday). The public are being urged to party in their gardens from 3pm on Friday, May 8 to mark the day Germany surrendered to the Allies. While the current COVID-19 lockdown thwarted ...

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Dinners donated to new food bank

Gosberton Food Bank is the latest to receive a donation from our Donate A Dinner appeal. Coun Harry Drury dropped off 30 freshly prepared meals, courtesy of A Country Kitchen and donated as part of our campaign. The Spalding and South Holland Voice has teamed up with Coun Drury to launch Donate A Dinner – an appeal which aims to ...

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Plea for further works on Woolram Wygate

A councillor has called for all of Woolram Wygate’s potholes to be fixed and is urging others to say where work is needed in her Spalding West division. While welcoming the work done outside Spalding Primary School on the street, Coun Angela Newton has called on Lincolnshire County Council to fix the rest of the street. She’s also looking to ...

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VE Day parties 75 years ago this week

Readers have sent in the images they have of VE Day 75 years ago. Tidswell sent in the image of her mum Lorna Wright (nee Stacey) as the eight-year-old girl in a flowery dress at the top of the table in the celebrations from Alexandra Road and Ayscoughfee Avenue. “She has very vivid memories of the day and party.” Frances ...

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Council looking to subsidise and ‘protect’ bus companies

Bus operators are going to be financially supported by Lincolnshire County Council. The council says it’s looking to protect the services and hundreds of jobs. Passenger numbers have dropped dramatically as people follow government advice to stay at home as much as possible. So, to help support transport operators during this time, Lincolnshire County Council is paying companies between 85 ...

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MPs’ support for plant growers

South Holland MP Sir John Hayes is backing plant growers who are struggling amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Sir John, who has been supported by 12 other MPs, has written to George Eustice, secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, setting out three points of action to help the ornamental horticulture sector. In his letter Sir John said: “We ...

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Fire extinguished on Commercial Road in Spalding

Spalding fire crew were called to Commercial Road in the town last night to a box van on fire. The van was left severely damaged by the incident reported at 9.38pm last night (Monday, May 4). Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said the fire was extinguished using two hose reels and breathing apparatus.

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Tips gearing up to re-open, but you’ll have to book a slot

Tips in Lincolnshire are gearing up to re-open, but you’ll have to book an appointment and it will initially be for garden waste and wood only. Lincolnshire County Council closed the amenities just after the lockdown was announced after experiencing long queues at its sites including West Marsh Road. It’s planning to re-open them soon, though hasn’t said exactly when. ...

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Man (27) believed to have been stabbed in Pinchbeck taken to hospital

A man found with suspected stab wounds in Pinchbeck was taken to hospital yesterday (Sunday, May 3). Two men have been arrested following the incident after police received a report of an injured man in the Brownlow Crescent area shortly after 11am. Lincolnshire Police say they believe this was an isolated incident and that the man’s injuries were not through ...

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Schools send their messages

Yet more schools have been showcasing their video-making skills while wishing their pupils well. After we featured St Paul’s Primary School and The Garth School videos last week, more parents have shared their school’s videos. Gosberton Academy’s video. They include St John’s Primary School in Hawthorn Bank, Spalding, which has been passing toilet rolls between each other for a staff ...

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Air ambulance will make some night time flights during May

The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance will undertake some flights during the night this month after initially fearing they would be unable to do any. The charity, which has warned it could be set to be without £3m worth of its normal funding to the COVID-19 crisis, had also previously announced there would be no night missions in May due ...

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How key workers can be tested for COVID-19

Details of how key workers in Lincolnshire can be tested for COVID-19 have been revealed. The Lincolnshire Resilience Forum (LRF), which is overseeing the crisis in the county, says mobile units will be moving around the county alongside the static testing sites. The tests are appointment only and are for what the government deems key workers who have experienced symptoms ...

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Businesses, groups and Kindness team rally round to thank hospital staff under rainbow

A stunning rainbow appeared over the Johnson Hospital last night as NHS staff were given special thanks through the Spalding COVID Kindness Team and local businesses. As part of the 8pm clap for the NHS, the community group formed by volunteers showed their appreciation for the staff that work in the hospital and provided them with goody bags and flowers ...

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