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Top up your bottle at Costa

Free water will soon be on offer from Costa branches in South Holland as part of a bid to reduce plastic bottles. Anglian Water is among those which have linked up the Refill campaign to create a national network of retailers offering new refill stations to top up water bottles. The first business to join the national drinking water scheme ...

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New home for builder Ashwood

A perfect end to a busy year saw Ashwood Homes move into new purpose-built premises on the Lincs Gateway Business Park in Spalding. The move will allow the house builder to expand its team and further plans for new development sites are in the pipeline for 2018. The building also houses two other offices, which are available to rent with ...

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Spalding food chain depot gets £2m boost

A Spalding depot is to receive a £2 million investment as it looks to expand. Food supply chain specialists Fowler Welch is improving its West Marsh Road base where 550 people work. The substantial investment includes refurbishment of two stores in the site, the conversion of a derelict brownfield site into an 8,800m² hard standing to park up to 100 ...

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Spalding man Tony has Doodles of inspiration

A Spalding man has launched his own brand, the characters of which are largely based on local people. Tony Lee of Daniels Gate has created the Doodles range which he says has really taken off since its recent launch. The 53-year-old, whose day job is at Bakkavor, says he’s sold hundreds of t-shirts, mugs and phone cases with his designs ...

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Construction firm pays out for Spalding and Crowland causes from community fund

Construction and waste management firm Mick George has awarded money from its community fund to two South Holland causes. In Crowland, Mick George granted £15,000 to Crowland Methodist Church. After a five-year consultation period to decide whether the church should relocate, committee members decided it would remain where it is and undergo the necessary maintenance work. A spokesman for Mick ...

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Holbeach Specsavers will offer treatment for minor eye conditions

National opticians chain Specsavers will open a branch in Holbeach this March. The store will open in the site of the former Co-op pharmacy on Holbeach high street. Spalding Specsavers store directors Ian Stradling and Neil Stradling, who also oversee the Bourne store, will be in charge. As well as the usual consultations, the business will also offer treatment for ...

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Comedian Kevin Bridges presents Pinchbeck brokers with national award

Pinchbeck broker Clear Insurance Management has landed a national award. The business based at Wardentree Park was named the Independent Broker of the Year at the Insurance Times Awards 2017. Members from the company travelled down to the O2 in London for the glittering ceremony last month where they were presented with their award by comedian Kevin Bridges. The judging ...

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2018 looking busy for Ashwood

2018 is looking to be a busy year for Spalding-based Ashwood Homes. The firm has planning permission for 73 new homes in Donington, 72 new homes on the second phase of the Cowbit site, 39 homes aimed at first time buyers on Low Lane in Holbeach, and work is due to get underway on the prestigious Holbeach Meadows development. Based ...

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Large developments green-lit for Cowbit and Donington

Holbeach developer Ashwood Homes is set to build nearly 150 new homes in the area after planners gave the go-ahead to separate developments in Cowbit and Donington. South Holland District Council’s committee granted permission to the building of 73 dwellings in Town Dam Lane in Donington and 72 homes off Backgate in Cowbit at its latest meeting on Wednesday, December ...

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Huge expansion on the cards for Spalding nursery

Spalding-based Bridge Farm Nurseries is hoping to build 75-acres of glasshouse as part of continued expansion. The company, which employs up to 400 seasonal workers a year, will complete the first phase in 2019 if approval is granted. Bridge Farm Group specialises in growing and producing ornamental plants, flowers and herbs for retailers around the country. “Our new site represents ...

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Spalding care home company admits breach following deaths

A Spalding care home company has admitted breaching health and safety regulations following an investigation into the deaths of three residents. Apex Care Ltd pleaded guilty at Lincoln Crown Court on Wednesday to failing to carry out the provision of residential care in a way that residents were not exposed to risk to their health and safety. The charges, brought ...

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First international contract for high–flying drone company

A Spalding company has been awarded a dream contract taking pictures in the Philippines. Lincolnshire Drones was given a two-week contract to take aerial images of the island of Palawan. Pilot Steve Timewell has recently returned from the job which was commissioned by a travel company. He took two drones with him on the company’s first ever international contract. One ...

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The implications of Brexit on economy discussed at Long Sutton forum

A group dedicated to social cohesion has drawn upon leaders in business, politics and religion for its first meeting discussing the implications of the EU referendum. Social Issues in South Lincolnshire, a group run by Father Jonathan Sibley of St Mary’s Church, Long Sutton, met at Long Sutton Market House to discuss the economic implications of Brexit. Speakers included Lincolnshire ...

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Grant offer to help businesses grow

Financial help is on offer to local businesses which are looking to expand. Up to £25,000 can be claimed from the Grants 4 Growth project being operated via South Holland District Council. The project is managed and delivered by the council’s Inward Investment Service. The European money is available to eligible businesses which are helping the region’s economy. It has ...

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Pinchbeck supermarket plans for home shopping service

Supermarket company Morrisons is hoping to expand its Pinchbeck store. It has submitted a planning application to provide additional floor area for a home shopping service. Documents from architects Whittam Cox show proposals to build an extension on the store for storage and loading purposes. The site is located within the existing service area to the rear of the store ...

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Supermarket helps Spalding school allotments

Primary school pupils helped celebrate the opening of Spalding’s newly extended Aldi store by attending the opening ceremony to receive a donation to support the school’s allotments. Aldi store manager Hayley Rowson said: “The team here at Spalding thoroughly enjoyed welcoming the community back into our newly extended store; it was great to see familiar faces, and some new ones. ...

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Betty Barclay and Caffé Nero for Springfields centre this autumn

Springfields outlet shopping centre will welcome women’s fashion retailer Betty Barclay and Italian coffee specialists Caffé Nero this autumn. The Betty Barclay unit at 4,000 sq ft will be the company’s largest outlet store in the UK. Caffé Nero will join existing big name coffee brands Costa and Starbucks already at the Spalding shopping location.

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Schoolchildren to help re-open Spalding Aldi store

A Spalding superstore is due to re-open its tomorrow (Thursday, September 28) after a refurbishment and extension. Children from St John the Baptist Primary will be part of the celebrations at Aldi on St Thomas Road when they help to officially cut the ribbon. The green-fingered pupils will receive a donation of gardening materials from the store to help maintain ...

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Vintage shop with hair and make-up salon coming soon to Spalding

Dance tutors and events company Boston Jive continue to expand their retro offerings with the opening of a new shop in Spalding. Opening on Friday, October 6, Vera Rose House of Vintage is suitably decked out in 40s and 50s furniture and sells retro clothes in the boutique shop. There is also a hair and make-up salon and a the ...

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Suzanne celebrates 40 years hairdressing with Pinchbeck charity tea party

Hairdresser Suzanne Kinane-Waltham will celebrate 40 years of hairdressing with a charity tea party this Saturday (September 23). The event takes place at Killenaule Hair Studio, Knight Street, Pinchbeck. The party starts at 1.30pm and ends at 4.30. Entertainment on the day will include a raffle, tombola, a sweetie trolley, Pims, sandwiches and cakes. Suzanne says: “To all clients past ...

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