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Crane to block part of road in Long Sutton

One lane of a road is to be closed for around a week as work is carried out on a Long Sutton factory. A large crane is to be outside Princes Limited on Bridge Road until Wednesday, May 6. The crane is so large part of it will have to be on the road. It will take up one lane ...

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Morrison’s confirms employee tested positive for COVID-19 at meat processing plant

Morrison’s says it’s following government guidelines after an employee at Woodhead’s meat processing plant in Spalding tested positive for COVID-19. The superstore owns Woodhead’s on Brunel Road and says it has put in measures to keep colleague safe. A spokesman said: “One of our colleagues in Spalding has tested positive for COVID-19 and we wish them a speedy recovery. “Public ...

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Couple’s bid to help care staff

A hobby has led to a Spalding couple making potentially life saving personal protection equipment for health care staff across the country in their spare time. Luke and Anna Atkin have already made more than 60 protective visors and ear savers from their home on the Hayfields estate. And that’s with engineer Luke working full time at Deister Electriconics while ...

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Get in your gardens to commemorate VE Day

People across Spalding are being urged to celebrate VE Day in their gardens by the chair and standard bearer of the town’s Royal British Legion branch. Graham Hewitt is still looking to ceremonially dip the standard at 3pm on Friday May 8, the time 75 years ago Winston Churchill announced Germany’s surrender to the nation and the end of World ...

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Help nurse back on the saddle

An appeal has been launched to help a nurse treating COVID-19 patients buy a new bike after hers was stolen from her home. Lucy Brown was left distraught at the theft from her Holland Park estate home as she says the bike rides with her family are her way of escaping from the pressures of working for the United Lincolnshire ...

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45-minute shop queue leads to big parking fine

A disabled driver has been fined for overstaying in a car park despite having to queue for 45 minutes to get into the store. Peter Hayes (74), of Sutton St James, visited Spalding’s B&M Bargains store and overstayed the time limit in the car park by 13 minutes. He has since been sent a £100 fine by G24, the company ...

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Tributes paid to former firefighter

A pub landlord and retained firefighter of 42 years has died. Tributes have been paid to Nigel Woods who passed away aged 70 on Wednesday, April 22 after a short battle with cancer. Most recently he’d taken on the running of The Lincolnshire Poacher pub in Spalding with grandson Konner. But before that he was well know as a firefighter ...

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Crowland food bank receives big boost thanks to Donate a Dinner

Crowland Food Bank has received a huge boost this week thanks to the Donate A Dinner appeal. It has been the recipient of 30 freshly prepared meals donated by Kelly Newman, of A Country Kitchen, along with a number of Easter eggs from Spalding’s Sainsbury’s store and a selection of non-perishable items donated through the appeal. Last week Sainsbury’s donated ...

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Kind gesture for Kindness team

A family who have been looking for a worthy cause to donate £500 in memory of a loved one have presented it to the Spalding COVID Kindness Team. Liz Hallissey, of Claudette Way, Spalding, is one of 16 grandchildren of Violet Mortlock who passed away last year, aged 95. In her will, all 16 were granted money to be given ...

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New visors for factory staff

Staff at a number of factories in South Lincolnshire will be wearing new disposable visors amid the COVID-19 crisis. Last week Bakkavor – which has factories in Spalding, Sutton Bridge and Bourne – took delivery of 350,000 face visors for its UK workforce. With priority placed on supply equipment to NHS staff, Bakkavor has developed its own disposable visor for ...

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Schools produce brilliant videos

The staff at two Spalding schools have posted videos to raise smiles and tell students how much they’re missing them. Staff from St Paul’s School and The Garth School have created the videos. You can view St Paul’s video here and The Garth School here. The Garth’s creation is an all-singing, all-dancing, all-signing affair featuring the teachers as the students ...

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Staff nurse at Pilgrim Hospital dies after testing positive for COVID-19

A staff nurse at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital has died after testing positive for COVID-19. The United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust which oversees the hospital confirmed Anujkumar Kuttikkottu Pavithran died last night (Monday). Andrew Morgan, chief executive of the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, said: “I am deeply saddened to share the news that one of our colleagues, who had tested positive for ...

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Spalding drug dealer jailed

A Spalding drug dealer has started a three-year jail term. Paulo Tiago Marques-Pintor was sentenced at a Lincoln Crown Court hearing on Monday. The 21-year-old, of Pennygate, had failed to answer bail and appeared in custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Last November he appeared before Boston Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to four counts of possessing ...

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Three people assault man they called ‘immigrant’

Police are appealing for information after an assault in Spalding that’s being treated as a hate crime. Three offenders reported to be on push bikes assaulted a victim outside the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding between 5.40pm and 6.30pm, Lincolnshire Police say. The victim received minor injuries. A spokesman said: “We are appealing for witnesses and information about an assault ...

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Appeal after vehicles are stolen

Vehicles including a mini-digger have been stolen in a burglary at Spalding Common over the weekend. They were taken from a property overnight sometime overnight on Saturday, (April 25). Mini Digger with SSL business branding on it The missing vehicles are: Mitsubishi L200, registration with the registration AE67XWD and SSL sign writing around the sills.An IFor Williams Trailer (serial number ...

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Quiet roads not an excuse to speed

Lincolnshire Police are urging drivers to continue to be safe during the lockdown period. Despite there being many less cars on the roads, the force says it has seen an increase in the number of irresponsible drivers. Motorists are being urged to stick to speed limits and observe the ‘fatal four’ that contribute to fatal and serious injury collision, using ...

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Work to repair Spalding road completed ahead of schedule

The resurfacing of Woolram Wygate in Spalding has been completed a day ahead of schedule. Lincolnshire County Council say work on repairing the potholes ended today (Friday, April 24) after beginning on Tuesday. It followed numerous calls for the road to be repaired. Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Work has now finished on ...

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Crews attend kitchen fire

Two fire crews attended a kitchen fire in Gosberton this morning. The fire was out by the time the crews attended the property on Belchmire Lane after the fire occurred at around 11.45am today (Friday, April 24). Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said there had been severe damage by fire to an extractor fan and kitchen cupboard as well as light ...

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Council u-turn over opening of Spalding Cemetery

Spalding Cemetery is to reopen from Monday – albeit on reduced hours. The cemetery has been closed to the public during the coronavirus outbreak despite a number of complaints from people wishing to visit and tend the graves of their loved ones. At last Saturday’s central government coronavirus briefing, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick asked councils to keep open or reopen, ...

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Person airlifted to hospital after suffering cardiac arrest

A person was airlifted to hospital this morning after suffering a cardiac arrest in Spalding. The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance landed close to The Parkway in Spalding after being called to the area just before 10.45am (Friday, April 24). It took the casualty to Lincoln County Hospital. A spokesperson at the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance said: “On Friday, ...

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