Author Archives: Richard Rush

Holbeach United manager Danny Clifton to step down

Holbeach United manager Danny Clifton has announced he is to step down at the end of the season. The Tigers’ play off hopes ended this week and with two games to go, Clifton has said he will leave his position at the end of the season due to ‘circumstances outside of football’. Clifton though says he will continue to have ...

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Work on A16 Springfields/McDonalds roundabout delayed a few months

The ‘Levelling Up’ work on the A16 Springfields/McDonalds roundabout is delayed by a few months, Lincolnshire County Council has said. It comes a week after the authority confirmed 10-months of works on the next roundabout north on the A16, the Wardentree Lane junction, will start next month. In a release entitled ‘Springfield Roundabout improvements pass midway point’, the county council ...

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Plans for 92 homes in Gosberton passed

An application to build 92 homes in Gosberton has been given the green light by planners. The land off York Gardens had been ear-marked for housing as part of the South and East Lincolnshire Local Plan.It had been pencilled in to having up to 76 home on site, but developer Gleeson Homes initially asked for planning permission for 96 homes.The ...

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Decision on 88 bed care home deferred amid calls to make it smaller

An application to build an 88 bed care home on the site of the former Bull and Monkie pub in Spalding has been deferred. South Holland District Council Planning Committee members spoke at its meeting last night about issues with the application particularly the four storey height of it. Planning officers acknowledged the development would have a ‘serious impact’ on ...

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Sandy tells Tulips to concentrate on themselves amid on and off pitch title drama

The three-way fight for the Pitching In Northern Premier League Midland Division title involving Spalding United could face some off-the-pitch drama. Leaders Harborough Town, have been found guilty by the FA of having twice played a player in a league fixture who was meant to be suspended.Rather than deduct the points Harborough received from the games they won 4-0 and ...

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Pinchbeck bow out of league with victory

Pinchbeck United enjoyed a win in their final fixture for a while at step five of the non-league pyramid on Saturday. The Knights finished off their United Counties League Premier Division campaign by beating AFC Mansfield 2-1 at the Sir Halley Stewart.It put them level on points with second from bottom Hucknall Town, but they finish bottom after being unable ...

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Play-off hopes are over for Tigers

Holbeach United’s hopes of finishing in the Thurlow Nunn Division One North play-offs are over. The Tigers knew they effectively had to win at Diss Town on Saturday.They were missing several key players for the game and despite creating several chances they were unable to find the breakthrough.Then they were undone on the counter by a late Charlie Webb goal ...

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Golfers raised over £5,800 for charity

In 2022 Gedney Hill Golf Club lost two of its members to pancreatic cancer, so when Chris Bennett became Lady Captain on April 1, 2023, she decided to nominate Pancreatic Cancer UK as her charity for the year. She said: “Everyone at the club got on board – Rob Bye, Club Captain and Steve Steels, Seniors’ Captain, donated the money ...

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Gallery – Final game of the season sees Spalding fall foul of Bourne

Spalding 15 Bourne 24 It was the final game of the league season and fittingly near neighbours Bourne were the visitors to Centenary Park. The opening game of the season, early September, was away at Bourne’s Milking Nook ground, when Spalding came away with a 24-17 victory.However, coming into the game, Bourne were lying fourth in Midlands Counties 1 East ...

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Plenty of twists and turns in top division

The Peterborough and District League Premier Division continues to be fascinating at both ends of the table. Six teams remain in contention for the title with Moulton Harrox in second.Goals from Declan Earth and Marcus Parry gave them a battling 2-0 win at Stamford Belvedere on Saturday.But they were frustrated by Holbeach United Reserves on Tuesday night who held them ...

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Qualifiers see finalists named

Twenty-two couples turned up for the Pinchbeck and District Darts Mixed Pairs play off at Spalding Services Club on Friday (April 5). Qualifiers through to finals night are Dan Gent and Stacey Banister and Jason Williams and Neve Tutty.The Captain’s Cup and Ladies’ Cup qualifiers were also played with Steve Rawding and Paul Faulkner advancing to the Captain’s Cup final ...

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Dominic does the double

Spalding bowls ace Dominic McVittie has added to his already impressive season by winning the men’s national singles title at Nottingham IBC. In the last 16, McVittie beat David Holmes from Folkestone 21-7 and followed it up with a 21-14 win against former world top 16 player Jamie Chestney from Ilminster.McVittie booked his place in the final by beating fellow ...

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FJ’s Lucky Cat rally team enjoy successful second ever outing

Easter Sunday saw the Spalding rally team of FJ’s Lucky Cat RT take on the final round of the Circuit Rally Championship at Cadwell Park. Josh Wallis and his wife and co-driver Kimberley tackled all nine stages of the round in what was only their second ever rally with huge support from a team comprising family and friends.It was a ...

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Police investigate anonymous letters

Claims that Holbeach Parish Council might have paid out around £50,000 to ex staff in recent years, are being looked into. A police investigation has also been launched into a batch of anonymous letters sent out with alleged details of a payment.The authority’s accounts reveal it made an ex-gratia payment of £10,000 in January, but has declined to say what ...

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The long arm of the law

Spalding’s Phab group had a run-in with the law recently – but they all had a great time. PC Jack Craft and PSCO Paul Coupland, of Spalding police, were guests at the group’s regular meeting.At the ‘999 Night’, members were able to learn about the work of the police, as well as viewing some of the equipment they use including ...

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Devolution bid submitted

The leader of Lincolnshire County Council is confident that the devolution deal for Greater Lincolnshire will proceed as planned, with the combined mayoral authority expected to be established from October. In March, LCC, along North and North East Lincolnshire councils, formally voted in favour of the deal, which promises to bring an additional £24 million per year to Lincolnshire.It has ...

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Island 75-mile run raises thousands

A Spalding soldier has raised thousands for a suicide prevention charity by running more than 75 miles around the Isle of Wight in one day. Elliott Lea (24) took around 17 hours to complete the feat for the Papyrus charity.The lance corporal serving with the 23 Para Engineer Regiment began his run at 5am on March 30, finally completing a ...

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Family baking– up charity efforts

A Moulton mum is putting on a Zumbathon for a charity which has helped her daughter who has a brain tumour. Both Jannine Sandell and her 16-year-old daughter Lily have a condition called Neurofibromatosis or NF1 for short.Due to the condition, Lily has a brain tumour, hydrocephalus, scoliosis, mobility issues and social and emotional issues. Jannine has minimal symptoms as ...

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Home is where the council is

South Holland District Council says the 76 homes it has delivered in the last financial year is a record for the authority. Some 48 are rented council properties, 21 are for sale under shared ownership proposals and seven are privately rented through SHDC’s own housing company Welland Homes.They are in places including Crowland, Holbeach, Gosberton, Surfleet, Weston and Sutton St ...

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Club will help you put best foot forward

If you’re looking to lose a bit of weight or get into running, a Spalding running club is putting on a new ‘Couch to 5K’ course. Halmer Harriers are putting on a nine-week programme from Tuesday, May 14.Attendees will join their regular Tuesday and Thursday sessions which are usually at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.A club spokesman said: “Halmer Harriers ...

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