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Stopped after driving suspiciously

A person stopped for driving suspiciously was found to be at almost twice the legal alcohol limit, a court has heard. Prosecuting at Boston Magistrates Court, Lee Shepherd said that at 11pm on July 26, the police saw a Ford Focus being driven down Hereward Road into Pennygate , West Parade, Winsover Road and back round into Hereward Road. The ...

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Van driver was on cocaine

A Weston man has been fined after being found driving a van while under the influence of cocaine. Ricky Joe Heaviside, 31, of Small Drove, admitted driving under the influence of drugs when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court. Prosecuting, Lee Shepherd said police stopped Heaviside when he was driving a Vauxhall Combo van at 9am on February 2 in ...

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Holbeach lorry driver who caused death of two women avoids jail

A Holbeach lorry driver caused a double fatal crash when he drove straight into the back of a car waiting to turn right off the A17, Lincoln Crown Court was told today (Tuesday, December 15). Kelvin Mason failed to see the Citroen Xsara in time to stop and although he braked it was too late and his 18-tonne lorry smashed ...

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Drugs and £22,000 found following A16 collision

Police have arrested a man after finding drugs and £22,000 when attending a road traffic collision. The incident on the A16 just outside Spalding happened at 11.30am yesterday (Sunday) and involved an Audi Q3 and an Audi RS5. A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. In a statement, Lincolnshire Police, said: “Just before 11.30am ...

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More vans and trailers to be allowed into Lincolnshire tips

Residents using larger trailers and vans under two metres high vans can apply for a permit to use Lincolnshire tips, including Spalding’s, from next week. From December 15, those wishing to use such a vehicle for a visit to the Household Waste Recycling Centres will be able to gain the permit which will allow them one visit per month, Lincolnshire ...

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Rates of COVID-19 in areas of South Holland revealed

A map of COVID-19 cases over a seven-day period has been released by the government which shows most areas of South Holland have falling rates of the virus, but not all. In the most up to date figures which cover the week up to December 5, Spalding North has the highest rate of the virus in the district with a ...

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Burst main leads to water shortages in parts of Spalding

Parts of Spalding are without water this morning after a burst water main on Queens Road. An Anglian Water spokesperson, said: “We’re really sorry but some customers in Queens Road, Spalding may have very low water pressure or no water at all. “We’ve identified a burst water main in your area that we’re working hard to get fixed, so that ...

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Motorist thanks those who saved his life

A man who was left upside down in a ditch in freezing water after his car overturned on his way to work has thanked the emergency services who saved his life. Police officer, PC Phil McAllister, jumped into the water and smashed the window of David Anthony’s car to rescue the 60-year-old from the freezing cold water. David, of Glenside, ...

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Gifts bring joy to home residents

Kind hearted friends have brought some Christmas cheer to care home residents in Spalding. Trudy Roberts and Karen Dakin used social media to ask friends and family for donations of chocolates and toiletries which they packed into 222 parcels and delivered to care home residents. Initially the pair, who met through work, were going to give the parcels to residents ...

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Free bikes are ready for a festive delivery

Christmas will be extra special for a group of South Holland children who don’t know it yet. They will be unwrapping a brand new bike, complete with helmet and lock, thanks to the efforts of a local kind-hearted businessmen. Daniel Lunn and John Barton have been renovating donated bicycles and giving them to children who would otherwise go without. But ...

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‘Inspirational’ mum’s grand gesture in memory of friend

A big-hearted Holbeach woman has raised more than £1,000 by shaving her hair off ahead of chemotherapy treatment for a second cancer diagnosis. Vivienne Marler battled endometrial cancer in May 2019 when her six rounds of chemotherapy following major surgery saw her lose her hair. It grew back within a few weeks but the former hairdresser and her family were ...

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Only a few days left to help appeal

Spalding Academy is the latest organisation to offer its support to our annual Give A Gift appeal. Staff at the Spalding secondary have been buying for those children who otherwise would receive no or very few presents at Christmas. Assistant headteacher Daisy Bland said: “We really wanted to support the appeal this year and decided a gifting tree would be ...

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‘Highest level’ drink driver is banned

A man, arrested after a positive breath test revealed a reading more than three times the legal limit, has been given a suspended prison sentence after he admitted to a court that he was a ‘binge drinker’. Vytautas Linkis (36), of Cannon Street, Wisbech, but who was living in Bourne Road, Spalding, at the time, admitted driving with excess alcohol ...

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Council Tax help for Special Constables?

South Holland residents who serve as Special Constables could be eligible for a 25 per cent discount on their council tax bill. Proposals due to go before the council’s cabinet on Tuesday outline the plans. “The contribution Special Constables make in supporting their regular colleagues is invaluable; during the 12 months to the end of May 2020 the Special Constabulary ...

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Proposed Christmas Market for Spalding cancelled

A proposed Christmas market in Spalding will not now go ahead this year over COVID-19 safety concerns. The market was initially due to happen in November and had then been pencilled in for December 19 and 20. But South Holland District Council has announced the event can’t take place this year. A South Holland District Council spokesperson, said: “It is ...

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Bid to add town to national footpath

Plans for an improved coastal footpath linking Sutton Bridge to Hunstanton have been unveiled. Natural England are looking to secure public access rites to most areas of beach, cliff and coastal land between the towns to make it part of the England Coast Path. A consultation has been launched to get views on the proposal to improve the footpath from ...

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New facilities block officially opened at Garth School

Staff and students at a Spalding special school have celebrated the official opening of a new facilities block. The Garth School, which caters for pupils with complex and profound learning difficulties, has been remodelled to create five new classrooms with external play space. Headteacher Claire Moore said the new extension will ‘transform’ the learning environment at the school. An appeal ...

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Vera is first to receive COVID-19 vaccine at hospital

A 92-year-old from West Pinchbeck was the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccination at Peterborough City Hospital yesterday. Vera Chappell had an early morning appointment for a regular injection for her eyesight anyway (Wednesday, December 8) and was asked if she’d also take the new coronavirus vaccine. She was among four of the initial people to be lined up ...

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Jailed for threats to ex and new partner

A man who shouted “horrific and frightening” threats to his ex-girlfriend and her new partner has been jailed for two years. Dominic Stubbs (24), of Peterborough Road, Crowland, split up with the woman last year. On September 16 this year, the woman and her new boyfriend returned home in Peterborough at about 1.30pm and were confronted by Stubbs who was ...

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VIDEO – Owl rescued after being stuck in pipe at Spalding home

A tawny owl had to be rescued after it became stuck in a pipe in a Spalding home last week. The RSPCA and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue were called to a property in Mayfair Drive on Friday, December 3 after an occupant heard scuffling behind their kitchen wall and then spotted an owl through a hole above their kitchen cabinets. ...

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