Business

Web portal will help growth

A new web portal is to be launched to help businesses in Greater Lincolnshire use digital technology to grow. The Growing through Technology in Lincolnshire online project will provide factsheets, how-to guides and videos to encourage firms to get online and grow their business through digital technology. E-learning courses will also be available through the new service. Funding totalling £176,000 ...

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Make time for tea and cake at Tiffins

Pinchbeck has a lovely new tea room where you can relax with a slice of homemade cake and a cuppa. Louise and David Anthony opened Tiffins Tea Room in August and since then the business has picked up many loyal customers. Located in Knight Street, the tea room serves breakfast and lunch six days a week. Louise deals with the ...

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Award for veterinary nurse Suzhy

Spalding veterinary nurse Suzhy Winfield has been honoured at her company’s awards night. Suzhy was the winner of the Outstanding Contribution Award at the Best Friends Veterinary Group’s fourth annual staff awards event, which celebrates the dedication and excellence of the staff across its 34 small animal practices. The event was held at Cambridge Golf and Conference Centre where ten ...

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Why not try some of the tasty treats the Riverview Cafe has to offer?

Next time you’re looking for somewhere nice to tuck into a tasty treat, why not give the Riverview Cafe a try? Situated in Hills Department Store on Broad Street, Spalding, the cafe looks out over the River Welland offering a lovely view. Chef Ian Duckworth, who was at the cafe from 2007 to 2011, has returned as chef and head ...

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Gold watch for 25 years at travel shop

Long-serving staff at Lincolnshire Co-op have been honoured for completing 25 years’ service. In total 27 members of staff from all areas of the business, including florists, travel agents and customer service staff, were presented with a commemorative gold watch at a special long service dinner. Among those celebrating was Rachel Clifton, who has worked at the Co-op’s Spalding travel ...

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COLUMN: Money Talks with Charlie Kearns

A common mistake is to think that because you may not have considerable savings or property, you do not need to make a will – everyone needs a will if they own any assets. Why spend years attempting to create wealth and then take so little care to provide for loved ones, friends or charity? Even if your estate is ...

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Retirement of two ‘inspirational’ partners from Roythornes Solicitors but it’s not farewell

The message was ‘business as usual’ as Roythornes Solicitors marked the retirement from its partnership of two leading lights of the legal world. Around 250 guests attended an event at Stoke Rochford Hall to mark the retirement of partners Phil Brewster and Graham Smith, who between them have given over 83 years’ service to the firm’s agricultural business and land ...

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Tigers Social Club in Holbeach has “substantial” money issues

Serious financial problems at Tigers Social Club in Holbeach are being looked into. It is understood that the club, based at Carter’s Park, has run up big debts. Holbeach United Football Club is linked with the social club, although is run as a separate entity. Football club chairman Dave Dougill said the exact amount of money in question is “unknown ...

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Smokers’ canopy is part of makeover plans at Spalding’s Regent Bingo Club

Smokers at Spalding’s bingo hall could soon have a covered outside canopy. The proposal is part of a planned makeover of The Regent Club in Westlode Street, including new signage at the front. The 5m long timber decking area would have a polycarbonate roof and two high level electric wall mount heaters. It would be at ground level on the ...

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£840,000 bid for Spalding town centre property by South Holland District Council

South Holland District Council narrowly missed out on a Spalding town centre yard, when it sold at auction on Tuesday for £875,000. The 1.5 acre site in St Thomas’s Road is currently used by trade counters Plumb Center and Parts Center, and building supplies firm Gibbs and Dandy. The plot adjoins Victoria Street car park, which is owned by the ...

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Restaurant wrecked in lorry crash due to be rebuilt soon

The Whaplode restaurant which was smashed into by an articulated lorry two months ago is expected to reopen early in 2015. Building work to restore Spice Cottage could get under way in the next couple of weeks. Restaurant owner Vela Miah said: “We’re waiting for the insurance firm to deal with the claim but we’re hoping building work will commence ...

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Deeping St Nicholas signal box joins Winsover Road one as decommissioned awaiting demolition

  Littleworth signal box at Deeping St Nicholas is also in line to be decommissioned in the coming days as part of Network Rail’s £280m Great Northern Great Eastern line upgrade. Planning permission has been granted by South Holland District Council for demolition. The signal box at Winsover Road in Spalding is in its final days of use. It too ...

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Another lengthy road closure in Spalding’s Woolram Wygate to enable further Network Rail maintenance

Part of a busy Spalding road will close to traffic for two weeks next month to enable further Network Rail maintenance. Residents and motorists are being warned that the section of Woolram Wygate which spans the recently-updated Mill Green level crossing will be shut from Monday, November 10 until Monday, November 24. Pedestrian access will be maintained. The crossing closed ...

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Proposal for doomed Winsover Road signal box to be dolls’ houses visitor attraction

A Spalding resident offering a lifeline to Winsover Road signal box is unsure Network Rail would be willing to sell. Christine Meggitt believes the company might only have eyes for demolishing the building in the coming weeks. Mrs Meggitt wants to see it saved and turned into a visitor attraction, showcasing her impressive collection of more than 100 dolls’ houses ...

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Traineeships offer work to unemployed young people

Young people are being offered the chance to get valuable experience which could get help them get a job. More than 830 young people aged between 16 and 18 in Lincolnshire are registered as NEET – not in education, employment or training. But a new joint scheme between Fresh Meal Solutions and Lincolnshire County Council Young People’s Learning Provision (YPLP) ...

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£100million bill for Spalding Western Relief Road

The bill for Spalding’s proposed relief road is expected to be £100million. The Western Relief Road will run between Spalding Common and Spalding Road in Pinchbeck, bisecting Horseshoe Road and Bourne Road. It is designed to alleviate town centre traffic congestion. The cost of the road includes the construction of three bridges – two crossing the railway line and another over ...

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Crowland firm masterminds UK’s largest-ever crane recovery

Crowland Cranes has completed the UK’s largest-ever recovery of a crane. In a delicate and meticulously planned operation, a toppled 96-tonne Liebherr crane – which was just two weeks old – was righted and put back on its 16 wheels again. The accident happened after the £3million purchase by Whyte Crane Hire sank into soft ground in Peterhead, Scotland, five ...

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Family run business continues to grow

It’s been more than 60 years since the Crowson name first started serving Spalding and South Lincolnshire with fuel and motor parts at Little London Service Station, and now the dealership on Wardentree Lane, Pinchbeck – its home for almost 20 years – is set to have further developments and expansions to meet demand. With a successful start to 2014, ...

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Plea to save doomed Winsover Road signal box

News that a Spalding signal box’s days are numbered has sparked a campaign to have it saved. Network Rail has confirmed that Winsover Road signal box will be demolished after work to automate the level crossing is completed next month. The crossing will then be overseen by a control room at Lincoln. Rail enthusiast Trevor Smith believes there could still ...

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Spalding School of Dance a step closer to permission for new premises

A new dance studio in Low Fulney is a step closer to receiving planning permission. Spalding School of Dance currently rents a base in Horseshoe Road, and wants to relocate to purpose-built premises in Rangell Gate, next to the home of school principal Claire Patman. The Environment Agency had objected to the original application due to a perceived flood risk ...

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