Business

Jean’s striding into Fresh Footsteps

Feet are often neglected and taken for granted, but they can be a source of great discomfort if they are not properly looked after. But many people don’t know where to turn to solve those awkward problems such as calluses, verrucas, fungal nail infections and cracked heels. But Jean Pollard is hoping she can help with her new Fresh Footsteps ...

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Discount at TLT Trading

Something for everyone at affordable prices is the aim of a new jewellery business based in Long Sutton. TLT Trading has only been going since last October and this summer moved to new premises in the Long Sutton Antique and Craft Centre. Business is going well but owner Tracey Thomas, who is passionate about jewellery, hopes more members of the ...

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Father and son taking over at Holbeach hardware store

Father and son team Steve and Matt Tonks are delighted to be keeping a family feel to a favourite store in Holbeach. With Andrew Hawkins retiring from Hawkins Hardware after 45 years at the helm, Andrew commented: “I’m over the moon that I’ve found a nice family to take the business over.” The shop has been renamed Tonwood Home Hardware, ...

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Six-figure investment helps Spalding grower expand

A family-owned commercial flower grower has secured a six-figure investment to enable it to expand and cut its energy costs by half. Established in the 1970s by Peter Redden as PA Redden & Son, Redford Flowers Ltd is now run by son Simon from the ten-acre Sycamore Farm in Spalding. Redford grows eight million stems each year, including lilies, irises ...

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Improved trading in Lincolnshire despite challenges

Lincolnshire businesses reported improved trading conditions despite a number of challenges in the second quarter of the year, according to the The Quarterly Economic Survey (QES). The Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) takes a look at Lincolnshire’s business economy every three months, and provides useful insight into trading conditions locally for national comparison. In the second quarter of the year, Lincolnshire ...

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Councils’ key roles available

Two leading officer roles are being recruited to at South Holland District Council and Breckland Council, which operate under a shared management scheme. A corporate improvement and performance manager is being advertised with a salary range of £46,577-£54,855. The job purpose is “providing leadership and vision to coordinate activities to drive Breckland and South Holland forward, leading to reduced cost ...

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D’Artagnan gets a trim to launch dad’s new-look salon

Luke Pasqualino, who stars as D’Artagnan in the BBC’s swashbuckling Three Musketeers unveiled Image International’s new look interior. The Spalding hair salon is owned by Luke’s father, Pep Pasqualino. To celebrate more than 30 years in business in Spalding, salon owner Pep has just completed a major refit of his Red Lion Street premises. Luke flew in from Prague, where ...

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New £2.5million Spalding primary school at Wygate Park on course for September opening

Spalding’s new primary school is on schedule to open at the start of the next academic year. Wygate Park Academy, which is part of The Boston Witham Academies Federation, is being built by Holbeach firm Langwith Construction under a £2.5m contract. Lincolnshire County Council says completion and handover is due to take place on Friday, August 22. Langwith Construction managing ...

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Shopwatch to make town a safer place

A dozen retailers are joining forces to drive out the thieves and make Holbeach a better place for people to work and shop. Holbeach Shopwatch is officially launched today – the culmination of an effort to recruit businesses willing to share information about shoplifters and other troublemakers. The system – which will see traders stay in touch via Shopwatch radios ...

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Late Night Levy would be unfair, says Spalding nightclub owner

The owner of Loaded nightclub says a late night levy (LNL) would be an unfair ‘tax’ on licensed premises which, like his, have already invested in CCTV and door staff. Matt Clark believes a BID (Business Improvement District) scheme would be a fairer way to provide support. Here Mr Clark, who is also chairman of Spalding Nighttime Economy Forum, tells ...

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Star of BBC TV series The Musketeers is having a chop in Spalding

D’Artagnan is having his hair cut in Spalding. Luke Pasqualino, star of the BBC series The Musketeers, is unveiling Image International’s new-look interior – after having his locks tended to by dad Pep on Thursday (July 3). Luke is flying in from Prague, where he is currently filming the second series. To celebrate more than 30 years in business in ...

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New collectables shop has dedicated area for Spalding memorabilia

If collectables are your thing, there’s a new shop in Spalding that’s well worth a look. Brian Green has opened the Green Apple Collectables Emporium in Albert Street and with 850 items to browse you’re bound to find something that takes your fancy. Brian (62) is Spalding born and bred and has been building up his selection of collectables and ...

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Shopper scoops Hughes Electrical prize in Spalding

A Spalding shopper is celebrating after scooping a brilliant prize. Trevor Hargrave entered the competition which was held to celebrate the first anniversary of Hughes Electrical opening in Spalding and won a Sonos Play 1 HIFI zone player. Store manager Tom Gosling, who presented the prize, said he was delighted at the response at the competition. He added: “I hope ...

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Spalding and Gosberton sessions for public on Network Rail £280million project

Drivers, residents and business owners can learn more about how a £280million rail improvement project will affect them. Network Rail is holding two sessions, one in Spalding and another in Gosberton, to share information about its project to upgrade the line and relieve some of the pressure on the East Coast Main Line. The project will see the closure of ...

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Spalding travel agents’ fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society

Colleagues at Lincolnshire Co-op are to clock up 12,000 miles – one for every person living with dementia in Lincolnshire – in a bid to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. Miles for Memories will see staff at the Spalding Travel branch cycle the 70-mile distance from their branch to Alzheimer’s Research Facility in Cambridge on an exercise bike.

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Lord Paddy Ashdown meets up again with ex-Royal Marine colleague from Spalding

Their lives have taken very different paths since they last saw each other about 50 years ago, so Lord Paddy Ashdown and Spalding RBL vice-chairman Frank White had plenty to catch up on when they met up at Bookmark last week. The pair were in the Royal Marines’ 42 Commandos, serving in Singapore. Lord Ashdown was a lieutenant and Frank ...

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17 jobs to go as Spalding care home shuts

A care home in Spalding is to close next month with the loss of 17 jobs and the displacement of nine residents. The owner of Grenoble Rest Home, in Cowbit Road, blames burgeoning government policy for her decision to shut the home on July 21 and take retirement at the age of 46. Sarah Corlett said: “It’s been a very ...

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Conference on new product development

Leading food law firm Roythornes Solicitors has announced the details of its first new product development food conference. Featuring a range of keynote speakers the event will cover the entire development process from initial concept to getting onto supermarket shelves. Topics to be covered at the event on July 9 include the importance of branding, ensuring legal requirements are being ...

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Spalding restaurant is flavour of the day for Ayscoughfee Hall School pupils

Pupils at Ayscoughfee Hall School learned about a new culture with a visit to Spalding restaurant The Spice Affair. Headteacher Clare Ogden said: “The children in year five had a wonderful time when they visited The Spice Affair in Spalding. “They learnt about the places and culture of Goa. “The children loved making naan bread and afterwards enjoyed a delicious ...

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Sharon joins Spalding litigation team

Spalding solicitors’ firm Calthrops LLP is celebrating the arrival of a new solicitor in their litigation department. Sharon Macaulay joins their team to develop the department and the work it undertakes. Her varied experience in civil litigation, both in private practice and as an in-house lawyer for a legal expenses company, brings a fresh approach to managing cases. Sharon’s areas ...

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