Author Archives: Rachel Mayfield

A chance to see The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers The Cresset, Peterborough Sunday, August 7, 7.30pm Tickets £30 Box office 01733 265705 Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have enjoyed huge successes across the globe and in April last year released their tenth album. They have carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide as the emotional honesty, political fire, ...

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Get along to Holbeach Town and Country Fayre

Holbeach Town and Country Fayre takes place this weekend offering something for everyone. The annual event takes place at Kings Field, Ravens Gate, Holbeach, and runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. There will be plenty of stalls, along with displays of vintage tractors and farming equipment, classic cars, military vehicles, motorcycles and steam engines. Events in the ...

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Reworking of classic opera on big screen

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man South Holland Centre, Spalding Thursday, June 23, 7pm £13.50, £12 concessions Box Office 01775 764777 www.southhollandcentre.co.uk Dance fans will have the opportunity to watch an incredibly powerful reworking of a classic opera at the South Holland Centre’s screening of The Car Man. Performed by Matthew Bourne’s Dance Company, New Adventures, award-winning The Car Man is ...

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Brantano goes green for Macmillan

Shoe retailer Brantano is helping to ensure no-one faces cancer alone after launching a partnership with a cancer care charity. The footwear chain has chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as its charity for the year, and has a host of fundraising events and initiatives lined up. Brantano is calling for South Holland residents to help support its first event – Go ...

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Jewellery maker needed for charity fundraiser

A woman whose daughter is suffering from cancer is organising a charity event to help the hospital where she is receiving treatment. Janet Pell, of Broadgate, Weston Hills, will hold the event at her home on Saturday, October 15 (10am-4pm), to raise money for the chemotherapy suite at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital. She said: “The chemotherapy suite always needs funding for ...

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Orchard House Boarding Kennels: Home from home for your dog

When you go on holiday, so should your dog – that’s the view of Claire Purliant and her staff at Orchard House Luxury Boarding Kennels. Dog lover Claire opened the Surfleet kennels at the beginning of December and prides herself on offering “the Hilton experience for dogs”. Claire’s dad Ray Ellison and her sister Lucy Ellison-Rowe, both work part-time at ...

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LETTER: Britain should have vision for the world

While I’m no fan of the Church of England, I’m delighted that the Archbishop of Canterbury seems to have echoed my views in The Mail on Sunday (the UKIP hand-sheet) a week after my letter was published in the press. Put simply he believes, as do I, that Britain should have a vision for the world – “a vision of ...

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LETTER: Vote leave for a better choice of jobs

You should vote leave on June 23. Why? We had a choice of jobs before we joined the EU, pay was much better then than now. The only people this benefits is those in business, legal or illegal, with many folk on minimum or less than minimum wage. Most jobs are now only part-time. It may, on paper, show that ...

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LETTER: Young people: think again

Young people who have decided to vote “in” at the EU referendum, or who simply can’t be bothered to vote at all, need to think again. It’s your future that’s at stake and taking the advice of self-serving elites who have lined their pockets at the public’s expense is a dangerous game. This country is on the skids with a ...

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LETTER: Muddy paws mean cleaning bill

On Wednesday, June 8, while walking our puppy in Bourne Woods, she got excited and jumped up at an elderly couple and got them a little muddy, mainly the gentleman’s trousers. After apologising I offered to pay for dry cleaning but in the heat of the moment I don’t think he was listening. If he would like to contact me ...

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LETTER: The risks of staying are just as great

As the EU Referendum approaches, the arguments, particularly on the Remain side, become more shrill. You could be forgiven for assuming that the risks of staying put are insignificant. Yet it seems to me they are at least as great. Going forward, the EU has to secure the future of the single currency, face up to the insolvency of the ...

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Choir performs with Blake

It’s never a bad thing to get out of your comfort zone, but when A Handful of Harmonies was invited to perform with Blake they were quite daunted when the song list was received. It was the choir’s first venture into light classical music and opera, but according to music director, Andrew Clingo, they excelled themselves yet again. Twenty-one members ...

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Cycle ride in memory of friend raises £3,271

A Spalding postman has raised more than £3,200 in memory of a colleague who died from cancer. Ade Mills (48) cycled 115 miles from Great Yarmouth to Spalding to raise money for cancer charity Ride for Robbie that he set up seven years ago in memory of Robbie Coats. Ade completed the ride in seven hours 37 minutes. It took ...

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Six jobs lost as car dealer goes out of business

Citroën dealership Rylatt & Sons has gone bust with the loss of six jobs. The Pinchbeck-based firm went into administration last Thursday (June 9). Rylatt & Sons’ Facebook page was updated with “permanently closed” on Friday before being taken down completely. A spokesman for Citroën said: “Rylatt & Sons, who operates the Citroën franchise in Spalding, is in administration and ...

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Pinchbeck Carnival offers fun for family

Pinchbeck Carnival takes place this weekend (June 10-12) with the theme 90 Glorious Years. Events at Rotten Row Playing Field start with bingo on Friday from 6.30pm. On Saturday the parade leaves Wimberley Way at noon going down Rotten Row, Brownlow Crescent, Bear Lane, Knight Street and back to the playing field for 12.45pm. Roads will be closed as the ...

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Tulip Talk

Caring Neighbours are the people who we are looking at with the sponsors this week for the Pride of South Holland Award. The Pride of South Holland Awards are only a couple of weeks away, tickets are going fast and the judging for the winners has begun. This week we are looking at the Caring Neighbour Award which is kindly ...

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Concert at the Abbey

Divers Voyces will be putting on a concert at Crowland Abbey on Saturday night. The concert will feature music by Palestrina, Parsons and Mouton, and starts at 7.30pm. Admission is £8, payable at the door.

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Celebrate the Queen’s birthday

Families are invited to celebrate the Queen’s birthday by enjoying a picnic and Royal-themed fun and games at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens. The historic Spalding venue is hosting a special event on Saturday from 11am-2pm to tie in with celebrations taking place across the UK. Families are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens and take ...

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Church event enjoyed by 300 pupils

For the seventh year running the Elloe East Deanery organised an event for Year 4 children from 16 primary schools as part of its Mission work. Each school attended for half a day and this year over 300 children thoroughly enjoyed a range of experiences. The children explored the story of Moses through drama, music, dance and craft, gaining an ...

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Why not enter your front garden into competition?

Sutton Bridge residents have the chance to win a prize for their front garden in a new competition. Organised by Phil and Anne Scarlett, this is the first year that there has been a Best Front Garden Competition for Sutton Bridge. Phil and Anne are being supported by Sutton Bridge Parish Council and the competition is sponsored by Silverwood Craft ...

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