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New wave of funding for community mental health projects across Lincolnshire

Over £300,000 of community funding has been earmarked for a variety of organisations and groups that help people manage their mental health problems across Lincolnshire. The beneficiaries all belong to the county’s Managed Care Network, a collection of c

today, 08:44 in Regional East

Fire Service’s warning after chimney fire at Lincolnshire home

Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue has provided safety advice to the public after attending a chimney fire in Dunston, near Metheringham, yesterday evening (Sunday). Fire fighters were called to the scene in Lincoln Road, Dunston, at 5.55pm on Sunday...

today, 08:10 in Regional East

Spalding pub’s double award-winning garden has a hotel for bees

Spalding landlord Pete Williams will make the Punch Bowl’s double-award winning flower display even better next year – and hopes to see a first guest try out his hotel. The garden won East Midlands in Bloom gold this year and Pete now has an extra £1,500

today, 06:08 in Regional East

YOUR VIEW: Spalding broadband drop outs are driving us mad

We here in Spalding are suffering the same frustration as your columnist John Ward. Using the same exchange (Holbeach) as John, may be the reason. We suffer from connection drop outs on a regular basis, almost daily. If we received 10 pence for every tim

yesterday, 20:17 in Regional East

Cheap fags? They’re cheap for a reason

CABINET CALL: By South Holland District Councillor Malcolm Chandler The autumn period continues to be a particularly busy time with much going on at present. Across the county, all councils are deciding whether to be part of the Greater Lincolnshire Comb

yesterday, 18:07 in Regional East

Spalding High School and Moulton Community Association in wait for grant news

Spalding High School and Moulton Community Association must wait for votes to be counted before they learn if they were successful in gaining grants for their energy projects. Both were listed on the Marks and Spencer Energy Fund project website and voti

yesterday, 16:28 in Regional East

Rotarians in Spalding step up their campaign to stamp out polio

Rotarians in Spalding are doing their bit over the next few days to bring about a polio free world. It’s 31 years since Rotarians and partners around the globe decided to eradicate the paralysing disease from the face of the Earth. Since then, the incide

yesterday, 16:09 in Regional East

Specs and mobile phone stolen from a car at Market Deeping

Police are appealing for witnesses after items were stolen from a car parked at an address in Halfleet, Market Deeping. The incident happened between 9pm on Thursday and 6.30am on Friday. Police say offenders walked through the front garden gate and went

yesterday, 15:14 in Regional East

Spalding youth group of 83 years is under threat

The 83-year history of 1st Spalding Girls’ Brigade could end this year unless new members join up. Leaders of the group, based at Spalding United Reformed Church (URC) in Pinchbeck Road, are hosting an ‘alternative bonfire party’ on Tuesday, November 8,

yesterday, 15:14 in Regional East

Surge tide of interest in moorings at new Sutton Bridge Marina

Nearly 100 people have enquired about moorings at Sutton Bridge Marina – five times the number of pleasure craft spaces available. The £900,000 commercial and pleasure marina is still being built along the Nene’s West Bank and already the county council

yesterday, 15:14 in Regional East

YOUR VIEW: Why call Sutton Bridge marina Cross Keys?

An article in the Lincolnshire Free Press (July 19, 2016), described the work in progress on the Cross Keys Marina in Sutton Bridge. Lincolnshire County Council is now completing the project, which was set up by a community interest company (CIC). Why ha

yesterday, 08:49 in Regional East

Fire crew called to Algarkirk to put out hedge fire

Firefighters from Kirton were today (Saturday) called to a conifer hedge blaze at Algarkirk. The incident in Archers Lane was reported shortly after 10.05am. The crew used one main hose reel jet to put out the blaze.

yesterday, 06:11 in Regional East

YOUR VIEW: Weston farmer asks: ‘Are these hare coursing gangs above the law?’

With uncultivated cleared fields, South Lincolnshire has once again become a target for illegal hare coursing. On three separate occasions last week, my farm manager and I have intercepted these idiots and witnessed abusive behaviour and driving standard

Saturday, 20:05 in Regional East

YOUR VIEW: Don’t lump us in one group Mr Hayes

George Orwell might have been rather surprised to see his words “Europeanised intelligentsia” taken by John Hayes to refer to “big banks, soulless corporations and human rights lawyers” (Free Press, October 11). Mr Hayes takes the expression “liberal est

Saturday, 18:10 in Regional East

Lincolnshire Trading Standards warning over fireworks being “misused by terrorists”

As November 5 draws closer, Lincolnshire Trading Standards is urging shopkeepers to be vigilant as “fireworks have been misused by terrorists”. A tweet put out this afternoon (Saturday) tells traders: “Your vigilance in reporting suspicions can help the

Saturday, 17:23 in Regional East

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