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Santa and Rotary’s Spalding touring plans

Santa Claus has set out his route for Spalding and surrounds, with help from the Rotary Club of South Holland. His journey has already started, see last week’s The Voice or website to see if he’s near you. They will also be taking Santa to Morrison’s in Pinchbeck on December 12, 20 and 23. Here’s a list for the visits ...

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Bourne Road residents celebrate over Relief Road route u-turn

Bourne Road residents who were threatened with having their homes demolished for the Spalding Relief Road had a major victory this morning (Monday) after councillors ordered Lincolnshire County Council to make a u-turn on the route of the central section of the road. The authority’s Highways and Transport Committee rejected the recommended option of demolishing nine homes for the route. ...

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Crews called to property on fire in Whaplode St Catherine

Fire crews attended a property on fire in Whaplode Saint Catherine last last night (Friday, December 6). They were called to Cranesgate North at 11.15pm. Crews from Spalding and Holbeach attended the blaze which they put out using a hose reel, breathing apparatus and thermal imagining cameras. A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said that the cause was “radiated heat from ...

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Police object to shop’s bid to sell alcohol this Christmas

Lincolnshire Police has objected to a shop “with a history of selling age restricted products to children” requesting it be allowed to sell alcohol in the run-up to Christmas. When under a different licence holder, the 7 Day Euro Shop on Westlode Street in Spalding had its premises licence revoked by South Holland District Council’s Licencing Committee back in October ...

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Spalding man charged after collision in Crowland killed woman and injured 11-year-old

A Spalding man has been charged following a fatal collision on the A16 near Crowland earlier this year which also injured an 11-year-old girl. Katy Cunningham, 46, of Temple Grange, Peterborough died when the grey Peugeot 3008 she was driving was involved in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Vivaro van on January 23. An 11-year-old girl passenger in the ...

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Fire crew called to burning of belongings

Spalding Fire Crew attended a blaze at The Vista at 10.30pm last night. They found a mattress, stool and clothing which Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue say they believe belonged to a homeless person. The fire was extinguished using one hose reel.

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Child cyclist ‘clipped’ by car in Spalding

A 12-year-old boy was ‘clipped’ by a car in Spalding this morning (Thursday). The incident took place at High Bridge / Church Street at 8.30am and a witness reports seeing a child on the floor. A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said the boy sustained minor injuries.

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Holbeach woman kicked police officer

A 61-year-old Holbeach woman, who had been arrested after being abusive and swearing following a domestic incident, kicked a police officer at Boston Police Station, a court has heard. Magistrates in Boston heard that police had been called to the home of Judith Browes in Lawyer’s Close at 3.20pm on August 22 because of a domestic incident and found her ...

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Music festival gets boost

The date has been set for next year’s Going Forward music festival and the Long Sutton Masons have helped kick-start it with £1,000. Members of the Alexandra Lodge handed over the cash to the festival organisers, whose first event earlier this year was put on for people with disabilities to attend alongside their family and carers. Alyson Commons, of the ...

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Man intended to cause fear of violence with handgun

A man who today (Wednesday) admitted a firearms offence was told to come with his bag packed ready for prison when he returns to court for sentence. Mindageas Stakele, 25, of Albert Street, Spalding, pleaded guilty at Lincoln Crown Court to possession of an imitation firearm between August 15 and 18 this year with intent to cause fear of violence. ...

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Spalding man admits charges of sexual offences against child

A Spalding man was today (Wednesday) warned he faces jail after admitting sex charges when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court. David Maltby pleaded guilty to attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act. He also admitted two charges of attempting to incite a child to engage in ...

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The first festive pets are here!

We’ve had lots of entries to this year’s Festive Pets competition already – here are the ones in this week’s paper. Festive Pets is back and now is your chance to send in a photo of your pet in Christmas finery and be in with the chance to win a £100 Rooke’s voucher. We will publish all the pictures submitted ...

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Police step in during General Election hustings

Police were asked to attend a General Election hustings last week and had to interve at one point amid concerns over an individual representing the Brexit Party. A Community Support Officer was in attendance at last week’s questions for the candidates for the South Holland and the Deepings constituency at the Deepings School following disturbances at previous events. A spokesman ...

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Police award for domestic abuse campaign brothers

Two brothers who have campaigned to speak out about domestic violence after their father murdered their mother and sister in Spalding have been given a public service award. Luke and Ryan Hart were recognised by Lincolnshire Police at a ceremony in Lincoln. A police spokesman said: “Since [their] heart-breaking experience, Luke and Ryan have demonstrated an outstanding ability and commitment ...

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Tractor tribute to Peter

A convoy of vintage tractors has helped a family say goodbye to a loving family man. Peter Kelk (84), of Whaplode, passed away on October 24 and his funeral saw the vehicles escort his hearse to South Lincs Crematorium, Surfleet, recently. The agricultural contractor worked became interested in the vehicles working as a foreman at TH Hardy where the clients ...

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‘There is still good and kindness’ – Holbeach man thanks good Samaritans

A former civil servant and army veteran who was left without cash when his card was eaten by an ATM has thanked a pair of good Samartians who brought him money for a coffee. Ernest Goldie (73), from Holbeach, was at Springfields Outlet last Wednesday when he used the cash machine to draw out money but was shocked when his ...

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Christmas appeal for town food bank items and entertainer

A Holbeach food bank has released a list of items required to get hampers ready for Christmas for those in need. Hampers made up for people and families in Holbeach and surrounding areas, including Moulton, Whaplode and Weston, are produced each year by Holbeach Community Larder and Cafe Food Bank and cafe. Organisers have requested the following items are dropped ...

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Make Sam go bald for a Spalding charity

The chance to make a man beardless and bald for Christmas is here as he has pledged to go “complete egg” for a Spalding charity. Sam Fowler (27) has spent 2019 growing his beard. “People that know me know how attached I’ve become to it, despite numerous comments to get it shaved off,” he said. He said things “recently escalated” ...

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Hospitals to go smoke-free

Staff, patients and visitors to Lincolnshire hospitals – including Boston’s Pilgrim hospital – will no longer be able to smoke on hospital grounds when a new ban comes into place next year. Smoking is currently permitted within designated areas of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) sites at Lincoln, Boston, Grantham and Louth, but will cease entirely with effect from ...

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Police warning after man enters house in Holbeach and garden gear stolen

Lincolnshire Police have issued a warning after a man entered the back door of a home in Holbeach. PCSO Jane Gardner from Holbeach Neighbourhood Policing Team this morning issued an alert after police received a report of “an unknown male” entering the rear of a property via an insecure door in King George V Avenue. The occupants were home at the ...

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