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Do you know this man?

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in this picture. They believe he may have information that will help an investigation into the theft of £59.49 worth of meat products from the Co-op supermarket in Market Deeping on Monday, F

23 min. ago in Regional East

Make some simple changes for your long-term health

DOCTOR CALLING: By Dr Kevin Hill of the South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is backing February’s British Heart Foundation National Heart Month. With Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) the umbre

today, 12:32 in Regional East

YOUR LETTERS: Spalding isn’t at risk of flooding

What a dreadful headline: “Flood risk sends new ground floor soaring”. When was the last time Spalding was flooded? I believe Spalding and most of the surrounding district was not affected by the 1953 inundation which was due to the breach of the sea wal

today, 11:06 in Regional East

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Catching God’s attention as spring arrives upon our shores

By the Rev Frances Ballantyne, Minister, Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding A year has passed since I knew I had been selected to come here to South Holland as a Methodist minister. I was delighted, maybe because I love daffodils. They catch my atte

today, 09:45 in Regional East


The following decisions have been made by magistrates at court hearings. In all drink-drive cases the legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, 80 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood or 107 milligrammes of al

today, 09:45 in Regional East

Peter plans his great Spalding United charity bake-off

An autistic youngster from Spalding has turned to one of his favourite football teams for support in hosting a bake-off for charity. Peter Bailey (ten) will have a corner of Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field all to himself when Spalding United play Nottin

today, 08:13 in Regional East

YOUR LETTERS: Hare coursing has gone up 100 per cent

The farming community read with disbelief the police figures saying that hare coursing incidents are down by 20 per cent. We know they are up by 100 per cent and the coursers are getting increasingly violent. A policeman told me that there wasn’t room on

today, 06:24 in Regional East

YOUR LETTERS: NHS can’t afford high cost of plans

A British Medical Association investigation into the cost of funding the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) paints a very worrying picture, with at least £9.5 billionn needed in capital funding across the country to successfully deliver i

yesterday, 20:09 in Regional East


I understand the NHS in England is now embarking on another major organisational upheaval – implementing five-year ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ covering all aspects of our NHS spending. This latest attack on our NHS comes with more pressure

yesterday, 20:09 in Regional East

YOUR LETTERS: Join the fight to beat heart disease

Heart disease is heartless. Thousands of people in the East Midlands are killed each year by these terrible conditions, so the need to find new, life-saving treatments, is urgent. In fact, around 529,500 people across the region are living with the effec

yesterday, 20:09 in Regional East

Youngsters hit the hocky field at School Games

South Holland youngsters were in competition again as Agilitas Sports School Games action resumed with the Spalding round of Quicksticks Hockey. Twelve teams from primary schools across the district came together at Spalding Hockey Club in Surfleet where

yesterday, 20:09 in Regional East

CABINET CALL: £155,000 cost of spending a penny locally

By Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, Portfolio Holder for Place, South Holland District Council There are eight sets of public toilets across the district, three of these located in Spalding. The overall cost of these toilets in financial year 2016/17 is £155,700

yesterday, 19:26 in Regional East

Parents urged to choose the right NHS service

DOCTOR CALLING: By Dr Kevin Hill GPs in South Lincolnshire are reminding parents to be aware of the full range of NHS services available to them when their children become ill – to make sure they can choose the best one for their needs. It can sometimes

yesterday, 19:26 in Regional East

WARD’S WORLD: It’s another day and another door

A weekly look at life through the eyes of the madcap inventor from Moulton Seas End As the line in the song goes: “What a difference a day makes” is quite true as you don’t get two the same as I found out recently to my dismay. It was to be educational f

yesterday, 19:26 in Regional East

LINCOLNSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST: Hear Spring is on its way

In the garden outside our office, birds are beginning to sing. One of the easiest to recognise is the loud disyllabic “teacher, teacher, teacher” call of the great tit. He is staking his claim to the garden territory and shows off to any females in the v

yesterday, 17:52 in Regional East

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