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Film review: Rampage 3D (12A)

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more fitting title for a film than Rampage. It’s exactly the kind of word I think of when you mix Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson with an over-sized gorilla, alligator and wolf and put them in the middle of a city. Imagine Transformers or Pacific Rim with genetically enhanced creatures and you won’t go ...

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Film review: Ready Player One (12A)

Imagine for a moment that the late Steve Jobs left his stake in Apple to anybody who could complete three video-game related tasks within his software. Having a controlling share in a major worldwide company is a huge prize – and that’s the kind of stakes on the line in Steven Spielberg’s latest offering, Ready Player One. Now, I’ll be ...

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Free gig! Album launch at record shop

A Pinchbeck musician will launch his album at a free afternoon gig at Uptown Vinyl Records. Roger Fullilove, who releases his album under the name Dodge Rogers, will play the record shop on Saturday, (April 7) at 1pm. Uptown Vinyl Records is not only the host of the show, as Roger’s album is also the first release on its newly ...

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Community Cuppa social events for over-50s begin in Gosberton

Hot drinks, cake and chat are on the menu for a new social scheme. Community Cuppa events launch throughout April, aimed at anyone aged over 50 who would like to find out more about what is going on in their local area. The scheme is designed to build connections between people in communities around Lincolnshire, helping tackle loneliness and social ...

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Film review: Pacific Rim – Uprising (12A)

What’s not to like about gigantic robots fighting equally massive monsters on the big screen? That’s the question the Pacific Rim franchise asks – and, if I’m honest, I’m in complete agreement with them. The 2013 original may not have boasted an impressive story, but the action served up was breath-taking. That won Guillermo del Toro’s all-action offering a solid ...

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All aboard the Spalding water taxi for 2018

It’s that time of the year again – the Spalding Water Taxi sets sail for the 2018 season on Good Friday (March 29). The link between the town centre and Springfields has its first journey at 11am tomorrow and it will continue every day throughout the summer until the end of September. Last year the not-for-profit organisation ferried over 10,000 ...

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South Holland Centre’s Easter fun schedule

Easter holidays are here and the South Holland Centre has a packed schedule of entertainment across the whole two weeks. Entertainment on offer includes films and a show. First up is Early Man, starting today (March 28) and running until April 5. Early Man is the latest film from Bristol-based studio Aardman Animations, best known for their lovable creations, Wallace ...

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Film review: Game Night (15)

Let’s be honest, we all like games – especially if you’re the competitive sort. Getting together with your friends and challenging them to some sort of competition is a notion that will resonate with almost everyone. And, at its core, that’s what Game Night is all about. The story follows Annie (Rachel McAdams) and Max (Jason Bateman), who star as ...

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Film review: Red Sparrow (15)

Red Sparrow might just be the most brutal film I’ve seen in some time. For some of you, watching one of Hollywood’s top female talents – the excellent Jennifer Lawrence – go through a number of dehumanizing ordeals will be enough to turn you off this spy-thriller. But, if you can see past the extreme violence and abuse that goes ...

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Charity offers Ritz style Mother’s Day afternoon tea

The Pennygate Foundation is promising a taste of The Ritz this Mother’s Day (Sunday, March 11). Every year since its inception the Spalding community drop-in centre has held a special event to celebrate local mothers. This year is no exception as its doors open from 2pm to 4pm for a fantastic afternoon tea experience from just £5 per person. Brenda ...

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Film review: The Shape of Water (15)

With a hefty 13 Oscar nominations to its name, I was certainly intrigued by The Shape of Water ahead of seeing it at Boston’s West End Cinema. Sure, films nominated for Best Picture aren’t always the most popular with the average cinema-goer, but they’ve usually got something that little bit special or different about them. In the case of Guillermo ...

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Film review: Marvel’s Black Panther (12A)

After his impressive Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) debut in Captain America: Civil War, I was never that worried about how good Black Panther’s first solo outing would be. Chadwick Boseman’s charismatic turn as King T’Challa of Wakanda (a fictional African nation) and his awesome Black Panther suit were met with near-universal approval, but we only got a glimpse of his ...

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Film review: Fifty Shades Freed (18)

I’ll be honest with you from the outset, the first two entries in the Fifty Shades of Grey series are among the worst films I’ve seen. I’ve never really bought into the story, while the dialogue between lead characters Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Ana Steele (Dakota Johnson) goes way beyond cringeworthy. While there was always likely to be sex ...

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Older musicians group gets grant

Community music group soundLINCS has received a £20,000 boost towards growing their New Tricks project. New Tricks provides people over 50 years old of all musical abilities the chance to shape a new musical group around their passions. The project takes place across the county and the South Holland session is in Spalding at the South Holland Centre. The £20,000 ...

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Get your tickets for the charity Lipstick and Champagne Ladies Ball in Spalding

Tickets and details have been released for this year’s St Barnabas Hospice Lipstick and Champagne Ladies Ball in Spalding. Booking ahead for Saturday, May 19, the charity ball will take place at Springfields Events Centre. Function band Starstruck Live will perform hits spanning from the 60s to today, and a there’ll be a disco. Vikki Allen, Community Fundraiser for St ...

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Film review: Maze Runner – The Death Cure 3D (12A)

I’ve always felt that The Maze Runner films have stood out in the very crowded young adult (YA) fantasy genre. If you consider The Hunger Games to be the gold standard and the Twilight films to be at the other end of the scale, I’d argue that the Maze Runner trilogy have a good shout at being towards the top ...

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Spalding based Youth theatre group Act II open day

All young people can benefit from acting, says the leader of Spalding show group Act II. On Saturday, January 27, Act II Theatre Company will welcome youngsters and their families or carers to the Clay Lake studio for a chance to see what goes on at the company that puts on scores of performances a year. “Act II is not ...

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Join poet Callum ahead of Spalding music festival

A music festival dedicated to those with a disability or learning difficulties is being held in Spalding this year – and organisers want to hear from those who wish to get involved. The Going Forward Music Festival is set to take place later this year on Saturday, July 28 at The Priory School. Spalding-based poet Callum Brazzo is one of ...

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Spalding singer-songwriter’s single starts big year

A Spalding singer-songwriter has started the year on a musical note with the release of a three-track EP. Matthew James Aylett (31) released his rootsy, country-inflected Factory Blues EP online on Friday. Matthew, who has lived in Spalding all his life, said his music reflects the area and his experience working here, best summed up in the opening track, Ain’t ...

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Film review: Darkest Hour (PG)

Often dubbed the best of British, there have been plenty of films about Winston Churchill over the years. But it’s perhaps fair to say that none of them have ever measured up to a man considered (by many) to Britain’s strongest-ever Prime Minister. Darkest Hour, headlined by a tour-de-force performance from the always excellent Gary Oldman, does its very best ...

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