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Faulty phone charger caused bedroom fire in Long Sutton

Firefighters from Holbeach and Spalding attended a bedroom fire in Anfield Road, Long Sutton in the early hours of this morning (Friday). The fire was out on arrival, at 12.10am, and there was light damage to a phone charger, which had caused the blaze b

45 min. ago in Regional East

Documentary about Spalding murders shows on Monday

The shocking murders of Spalding dinner lady Liz Edwards and her daughter Katie (13) last year will be the subject of a Channel 5 documentary on Monday evening. ‘Murdered By My Daughter’ will tell the sickening story of Kim Edwards and her boyfriend Luca

today, 12:15 in Regional East

MISING: Jacob Kerr-Morgan (15)

Bourne Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old boy, missing from the town since Wednsday. If you have seen Jacob Kerr-Morgan (15), please call 101, quoting incident number 217 of June 22.

today, 11:35 in Regional East

South Holland hockey festival raises cash to help beat cancer

A hockey festival raised £2,100 as a dozen mixed-six teams lined up to play a part in defeating cancer. Hockey player and former cancer patient Elaine Allen staged the Cancer Research Hockey Festival to celebrate her seven years in remission from the dis

today, 09:59 in Regional East

Bicker mum Celia’s challenge to follow West Highland Way for charity

A mum-of-two from Bicker is taking the high road in Scotland for charity, despite being registered blind. Celia Dawson (55) is to walk nearly 100 miles from Milngavie, north of Glasgow, to Fort William from August 20 to 26. Known as the West Highland Way

today, 08:22 in Regional East

Funding pot of up to £5,000 open for youth groups in South Holland and the Deepings

Community groups working with children and young people aged between ten and 20 can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 in Lincolnshire. The Youth Social Action Programme is inviting groups to apply for funding to help pay for projects, including sports

today, 06:01 in Regional East

New call blocking service warning for Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police is warning people not to give their bank details to scammers asking them to sign up for a call blocking service on their telephones. The caller offers to block unwanted calls free of charge before asking for the person’s debit card de

yesterday, 18:00 in Regional East

SUPPORT OUR SHOPS: Spalding flower shop with room for expansion

An evolution that includes flowers, gifts, greetings cards and upcycled furniture has set Flowers ‘n’ Things apart in Spalding town centre. Opened by Hazel Pennington and her daughter Jane Fletcher in 1981, what was a small florist has gradually turned i

yesterday, 17:37 in Regional East

Volunteers needed for new St Barnabas Hospice shop and cafe in Spalding

St Barnabas Hospice is looking for volunteers to staff its new charity shop and cafe in Spalding due to open next month. The charity, which currently has over 1,100 volunteers and 26 shops across Lincolnshire, needs more people to give some of their time

yesterday, 17:26 in Regional East

Drink-drive school railings crash sparks safety fears at Gosberton Clough

A newly banned and second time drink-driver was more than twice the limit when her car ploughed into school railings, uprooting them from concrete. The crash at Gosberton Clough and Risegate School sparked alarm among parents, although it happened in the

yesterday, 17:11 in Regional East

Plan for new home in Gedney Drove End countryside may set precedent

A Gedney Drove End couple are taking on a central pillar of UK planning guidelines with their “barn-style country house” in the village. Craig Ward and his wife, owners of the former Onslow House Residential Home, want to build a two-storey house for the

yesterday, 15:31 in Regional East

Carelessly discarded smoking materials caused Spalding fire

Firefighters extinguished a fire in a Spalding home caused by carelessly discarded smoking materials yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. Crews from Boston, Crowland and Boston attended the blaze at Cygnet Court, where there was fire damage to a coffee table

yesterday, 15:31 in Regional East

BUSINESS: Quality farming gear in demand at auction

Well-maintained, low-houred agricultural equipment was clearly in demand at the CW Dobbs & Son Limited dispersal sale recently. The sale was held by Brown & Co’s auctions team near Bourne, following a change in farming policy. With an...

yesterday, 11:40 in Regional East

Sara starts new equine business in West Pinchbeck

A riding instructor and horse trainer has unveiled exciting plans for her new equine business in West Pinchbeck. Sara Raw (35) is the inspiration behind Raw Equine, based on 20 acres of land off Dozens Bank, which she hopes will become a magnet for horse

yesterday, 10:05 in Regional East

GEDNEY PARISH COUNCIL: ‘Hands off our parish’ message on neighbouring town’s plan

A blueprint for Gedney’s future development is to be revived in order to stop the area being swallowed up in a nearby town’s own plans. Parish councillors have “politely declined” an offer from Long Sutton Parish Council which has started a Neighbourhood

yesterday, 08:21 in Regional East

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