Business

Shopper scoops Hughes Electrical prize in Spalding

A Spalding shopper is celebrating after scooping a brilliant prize. Trevor Hargrave entered the competition which was held to celebrate the first anniversary of Hughes Electrical opening in Spalding and won a Sonos Play 1 HIFI zone player. Store manager Tom Gosling, who presented the prize, said he was delighted at the response at the competition. He added: “I hope ...

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Spalding and Gosberton sessions for public on Network Rail £280million project

Drivers, residents and business owners can learn more about how a £280million rail improvement project will affect them. Network Rail is holding two sessions, one in Spalding and another in Gosberton, to share information about its project to upgrade the line and relieve some of the pressure on the East Coast Main Line. The project will see the closure of ...

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Spalding travel agents’ fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society

Colleagues at Lincolnshire Co-op are to clock up 12,000 miles – one for every person living with dementia in Lincolnshire – in a bid to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. Miles for Memories will see staff at the Spalding Travel branch cycle the 70-mile distance from their branch to Alzheimer’s Research Facility in Cambridge on an exercise bike.

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Lord Paddy Ashdown meets up again with ex-Royal Marine colleague from Spalding

Their lives have taken very different paths since they last saw each other about 50 years ago, so Lord Paddy Ashdown and Spalding RBL vice-chairman Frank White had plenty to catch up on when they met up at Bookmark last week. The pair were in the Royal Marines’ 42 Commandos, serving in Singapore. Lord Ashdown was a lieutenant and Frank ...

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17 jobs to go as Spalding care home shuts

A care home in Spalding is to close next month with the loss of 17 jobs and the displacement of nine residents. The owner of Grenoble Rest Home, in Cowbit Road, blames burgeoning government policy for her decision to shut the home on July 21 and take retirement at the age of 46. Sarah Corlett said: “It’s been a very ...

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Conference on new product development

Leading food law firm Roythornes Solicitors has announced the details of its first new product development food conference. Featuring a range of keynote speakers the event will cover the entire development process from initial concept to getting onto supermarket shelves. Topics to be covered at the event on July 9 include the importance of branding, ensuring legal requirements are being ...

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Spalding restaurant is flavour of the day for Ayscoughfee Hall School pupils

Pupils at Ayscoughfee Hall School learned about a new culture with a visit to Spalding restaurant The Spice Affair. Headteacher Clare Ogden said: “The children in year five had a wonderful time when they visited The Spice Affair in Spalding. “They learnt about the places and culture of Goa. “The children loved making naan bread and afterwards enjoyed a delicious ...

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Sharon joins Spalding litigation team

Spalding solicitors’ firm Calthrops LLP is celebrating the arrival of a new solicitor in their litigation department. Sharon Macaulay joins their team to develop the department and the work it undertakes. Her varied experience in civil litigation, both in private practice and as an in-house lawyer for a legal expenses company, brings a fresh approach to managing cases. Sharon’s areas ...

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Cyber crime help

Lincolnshire businesses are being asked to fill in a short survey to help tackle cybercrime. Lincolnshire Police is committed to reducing crime and providing individuals and businesses with the knowledge and advice they need to protect themselves. The survey consists of 15 tick box questions to help the police gauge the understanding of cybercrime amongst the business community, so that ...

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Growth in Lincolnshire tourism brings in over £1.2billion

The latest figures show that the value of Lincolnshire’s tourism economy continues to rise rapidly. Last year, tourism brought almost £1.2billion into Lincolnshire, meaning the sector has grown by 23 per cent since 2009. More than 18million people visited the county in 2013, around a six per cent increase on the previous year. This, in turn, led to a five ...

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Broadgate Homes hand over three new council houses in Lutton

Three brand new two-bedroom houses have been handed over to South Holland District Council. Broadgate Homes built the homes in Lutton to modern specifications and much improved energy efficiency standards compared to older council housing. The site at Puddingpoke Lane was previously brownfield land with an unused garage and surplus garden land attached to another council house. A council spokesman said: ...

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Family butcher’s name to disappear after more than a century in Spalding

A family butcher’s name which has been linked with Spalding for more than a century is about to disappear. T Law and Sons has been sold to Simpson Butchers, which wants to carry out a £150,000 refit of the Hall Place shop. The aim is to attract more lunchtime customers by adding a range of takeaway baguettes and sandwiches to ...

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Spalding site to become Enterprise Rent-a-car depot

National vehicle rental chain is opening a depot in Spalding. Enterprise Rent-a-car has taken on a site at the River Welland end of West Elloe Avenue and hopes to open on July 21. South Holland District Council ward member Gary Taylor said: “I welcome Enterprise’s decision to expand their business to Spalding. “This is also an opportunity to redevelop an ...

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Spalding School of Dance draws up plans for move to bigger premises in Low Fulney

The popular Spalding School of Dance wants to move to new, purpose-built premises at Low Fulney. Hundreds of youngsters aged two and over attend classes in styles including ballet, tap and hip-hop. The business is going so well that it has now outgrown its base in Horseshoe Road and has drawn up plans to relocate. The new facility on agricultural ...

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Flood of tributes after Spalding hairdresser’s sudden death at 48

The family of a well-known hairdresser from Spalding say they are “overwhelmed” by the support they have received following his sudden death. Clayton Gilks (pictured) died at his home on May 27, aged 48. He was currently working with Stuart Taylor at Stuart’s Barber’s in New Road, and had previously owned a hairdresser’s shop – House of Aquarius – in Broad ...

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Money Talks

As I am sure you have seen, the 2014 Budget proposed changes that could mean the biggest shake-up to UK pensions ever, potentially as soon as 2015. After letting the dust settle, I thought it a fitting time to summarise the changes. The proposals are targeted towards giving pension savers more freedom, choice and flexibility than ever before over how ...

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Building up a great team at Crowsons

The team at Crowsons of Spalding are going from strength to strength. Long-serving workshop technician Julian Lunn has recently qualified under the prestigious Volkswagen Training Scheme as a Master Technician. He joins fellow qualified colleague Aubrey Foreman with the accreditation, which he earned after taking part in in-depth training programmes provided by Volkswagen Group UK. Crowsons, based in Wardentree Lane, ...

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Help at hand to buy a home

More than 40 people in South Holland have found the key to getting a leg up the property ladder using the Help to Buy scheme. The Government scheme has now been running for 13 months and across the country has helped thousands of people to buy their first home. The initial “equity loan” scheme sees the Government lending up to ...

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Man (31) admits attempted ramraid at Spalding shop

A 31-year-old man has admitted several counts of burglary – including last month’s attempted ramraid at a Spalding clothes shop. James Steven Evans, of Wisbech, was charged on Friday and has appeared before magistrates in Lincoln. Evans admitted burglaries in Spalding at Chiltern Drive on May 13 and at Holland Road on May 5. A police statement said: “He was ...

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Pinchbeck bodyshop wins top Direct Line award

  A Pinchbeck-based firm has won a top award at the 2014 British Bodyshop Awards. AS Whitaker and Sons was named Large Bodyshop Site of the Year and was awarded the Direct Line Group Award. Celebrity Rob Brydon hosted this year’s awards, which saw bodyshops and individuals from across the UK being rewarded for their contribution to the industry. At ...

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