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Couple reflect on the wedding they were supposed to have this weekend

A couple whose wedding this weekend and honeymoon were scuppered by the coronavirus pandemic have described their devastation. Adam Braybrook and Jenny Howe were due to be married at St Andrew’s Church, near Corby Glen, on Saturday and fly to Sorrento in southern Italy on Monday. But as soon as the virus outbreak started to cast a shadow on all ...

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COVID-19 patient at King’s Lynn hospital taking part in research on potential treatments

A Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn patient, who is currently receiving treatment for COVID-19, has joined a research trial into a range of potential treatments in the fight against the virus. The patient is the first from QEH to be recruited to the national Recovery Trial, which will include a range of different treatments to establish evidence about which drugs ...

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School makes protective masks for hospital as community rallies round

Facemasks specially made by staff at a school are among the ways the community has come to the aid of Holbeach Hospital in the last few weeks. University Academy Holbeach staff have donated face maks made by staff in the school’s workshop to the community run hospital so it can help protect staff from COVID-19. There’s also been donations from ...

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Large fire in Gedney agricultural building

A large fire led to smoke billowing across Gedney yesterday evening (Thursday). Residents close to the blaze in an agricultural building on Gipsy Lane were asked to close windows and doors By Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue following the blaze which was reported shortly after 5.30pm. Five fire crews and a water carrier attended the scene. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said ...

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Non-emergency outpatient appointments at hospitals suspended as number of COVID-19 cases rise

The trust that runs a number of Lincolnshire hospitals, including Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, has suspended all non-emergency outpatient appointments. United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, which also runs County Hospital in Lincoln and hospitals in Grantham and Louth, say it’s to protect patients and staff amid the coronavius crisis. A ULHT spokesman. said: “United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is working hard to ...

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Major work on Relief Road delayed

The start of major work on the first phase of the Spalding Western Relief Road has been delayed, though some preparation work may take place later this month. Lincolnshire County Council say work on the first phase of the controversial project is now “unlikely” due to start before the summer. But a spokesman did say that pre-work such as clearing ...

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Bakkavor announces cuts due to reduction in orders

Bakkavor has announced cuts including furloughing some staff “wherever possible” due to a “reduction in orders across all categories”. The firm, which has a base in West Marsh Road, Spalding, says the current uncertainty over the COVID-19 situation is the reason for the measures being introduced. In a statement released this morning, the company said: “We are reviewing capacity across ...

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Community rallies around family whose home was destroyed by fire this morning

An appeal to help a Gedney Hill family whose home was destroyed by fire in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, April 1) has already raised nearly £2,000. Fire crews were called to the bungalow on West Drove North at around 2am this morning with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue now saying the fire started in fan heater. A spokesman ...

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Help make sure no child goes hungry

As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold across the country, we are launching a new appeal to ensure that no child goes hungry. The Spalding and South Holland Voice has teamed up with South Holland district councillor Harry Drury to launch Donate A Dinner. The appeal aims to make sure that those children who would usually get a daily free school ...

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GALLERY – Lockdown ‘rush hour’ in Spalding

Normally at 9am on a Tuesday the streets in Spalding would be at their busiest. But with the current coronavirus lockdown, schools and many shops closed and the majority of people working from home it was a more quiet scene at that time this week. Registered journalist Steve Timewell, of Lincolnshire Drones, sent up one of his machines at 9am ...

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Number of motorists caught by Spalding speed camera tripled

Activations by a single speed camera in Spalding have tripled within a year. The camera on the A151 Holbeach Road near Jack’s Fish Bar caught 1,268 motorists exceeding the 30mph speed limit in 2019. The previous year the fixed camera was activated 375 times. The data emerged following a Freedom of Information request to Lincolnshire Police. John Siddle, communications manager ...

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Definitions makes it easier to stay fit and healthy during shut down

A Spalding gym is supporting the community throughout the coronavirus crisis by offering live online workouts and a meal delivery service. Since the announcement was made that gyms would be forced to close, Definitions Health and Fitness instantly adapted to support its members and the wider community by offering free online workouts via Facebook Live. Definitions’ Jack Smith, believes it’s ...

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Appeal after fire destroys Gedney Hill family’s home overnight

A family have been left ‘devastated’ after a fire destroyed their home in Gedney Hill in the early hours of the morning. In under an hour this morning a Just Giving page has raised over £600 to help fund items like clothes for the mother and four boys aged eight, 10, 13 and 19 following the blaze on West Drove ...

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School spreads happiness

A school has helped spread a little happiness by delivering bouquets of flowers. The Lidl Neighbourly Team donated six pallets of flowers to Spalding Parish C of E Day School. They were delivered by local man Dave Leworthy and his son, just in time for all of the Year Six pupils to take a bucket of flowers home for Mother’s ...

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Car service wants to continue help

A group of volunteers who for 30 years have been offering low-cost travel for those that need it most in the district are currently looking to pick up prescriptions and essentials for those self-isolating. On a normal week The South Holland Parish Voluntary Car Service would help around 100 people get to locations like the shops or hospitals from nine ...

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Pupils get tips on staying safe

Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership popped into St Paul’s Community Primary School in Spalding last month to discuss safety. Year Four and Five pupils took part in workshops on the importance of staying safe in a car and wearing cycle helmets when on a bicycle. Seatbelts were the focus for Year Four and their session ended working out whether they were ...

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Free ebook tells kids about virus

A Spalding-based business has come up with a novel way of explaining COVID-19 to a child. GiftsOnline4U has developed a free personalised eBook. Designed especially for three and four-year-olds the ebook explains why children are unable to go to school, nursery, the park or play with friends during the coronavirus outbreak. Asgar Dungarwalla, founder of GiftsOnline4U, said: “Just as the ...

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Plea for the return of any unused NHS equipment

The community health trust that manages the supply of specialist equipment that helps people stay in their own homes, has appealed to the public to return any unused equipment. Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) has today asked for anyone with community support equipment to return it as soon as possible. Among the items that are needed the most ...

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Three more Covid-19 deaths at Lincolnshire hospitals confirmed at weekend

Three more people have been confirmed to have died as a result of Covid-19 in Lincolnshire’s hospitals. It takes the total up to four in the county after the first death reported on Friday, that of a woman in her 80s. The latest confirmed deaths were aged between 65 and 80 and all had underlying health problems, said the United ...

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Women in her 80s first to die in Lincolnshire after testing positive for Covid-19

A women who was aged in her 80s is the first person to die in Lincolnshire after testing positive for Covid-19. The United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust said the women died yesterday (Thursday), though they’ve not said where she was being treated. A spokesperson for ULHT said: “Sadly we can confirm that a woman who was being cared for at one ...

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