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Family fun at Spalding firm celebrating 70th anniversary

Long standing Spalding business Andrew’s Sawmills held a family fun day for their 70th anniversary on Sunday. The family run business, established in 1947, hosted activities for all ages, including wood turning, blacksmith demonstrations, a “splat the ra

yesterday, 18:28 in Regional East
 

Church leads way to link Spalding communities

The Vicar of Spalding, the Rev John Bennett, is helping the town’s migrant and settled communities come face-to-face in conversation. In March, a Church-funded Community Connectors project headed by Mr Bennett revealed East Europeans saw their lack of sp

yesterday, 18:28 in Regional East
 

Tragic last moments of Spalding family doctor

A newly retired family doctor from Spalding was killed under the wheels of a double-decker bus after he appeared to cross the road without looking. Experienced cyclist Dr Charles Lennon (60), from Halmer Gate, was riding along the A15 on November 8 when

yesterday, 18:03 in Regional East
 

‘Be alert but not alarmed,’ says police chief as threat level raised to critical

More officers will be on the streets of Lincolnshire and some will be armed after the UK threat level was raised from severe to critical on Tuesday evening. Chief Constable Bill Skelly said ‘daily business’ does not change and his officers will continue

yesterday, 17:47 in Regional East
 

Inspector gives out lock it or lose it’ warning to South Holland motorists

South Holland’s new community policing inspector is warning drivers not to leave their valuables in cars after 16 reported thefts in the past month. Inspector (Insp) Gareth Boxall sent out a clear “Lock It or Lose It” message to the area during a communi

yesterday, 15:34 in Regional East
 

Founding head of The Priory School, Spalding, dies aged 92

The respected founding head teacher of The Priory School in Spalding, Dennis Osborne, has died at the age of 92. Former teaching colleague Malcolm Grief said: “Mr Osborne’s legacy to that school is that he set it up to be and feel like a family, youngste

yesterday, 15:34 in Regional East
 

Couple renew headstone appeal for tragic daughter

A couple who suffered the heartbreak of losing their baby daughter have renewed their fundraising appeal to buy a special headstone for her resting place in Spalding Cemetery. Ellie-May Grace Payne was just eight months and one week old when she passed a

yesterday, 15:34 in Regional East
 

Barriers making Peppermint Junction a nightmare - driver

A driver has blasted Lincolnshire County Council, saying its roadworks have cut visibility at Peppermint Junction and made it an even bigger danger. The county council has begun replacing what is considered to be a dangerous T-junction with a roundabout,

yesterday, 08:38 in Regional East
 

Road repairs planned for Deeping St James

A section of the B1166 between Crowland and Deeping St James will be closed for roadworks at the beginning of June. Repairs to defects in Station Road and Crowland Road, near Gravel Causeway, will be take place between Thursday, June 1 and Monday, June 5

yesterday, 06:54 in Regional East
 

Spalding man stole from King’s Lynn shop

A man who stole fragrances from a Lynn shop acted “on the spur of the moment”, a court heard. Marian Costea, 28, was fined £120 after pleading guilty to theft during a hearing on Monday. The court heard Costea had gone into the town’s Debenhams store wit

Tuesday, 19:08 in Regional East
 

Spalding residents: please stop our flash floods hell

Firefighters spent four hours pumping away flash floodwater that threatened to surge into at least two homes in Chaucer’s Way, Spalding. Resident Paula Degg was advised to call 999 by Lincolnshire County Council highways as water lapped against her front

Tuesday, 17:26 in Regional East
 

Jewellery and cash stolen during Gosberton burglary

A person or gang stole jewellery and money from a house in Gosberton after forcing open some back windows at the weekend. It was reported at about 7am on Monday but police have confirmed that no arrests have yet been made. Anyone with information should

Tuesday, 17:20 in Regional East
 

Deputy Chief Constable to move forces across the East Midlands

NEW POST: DCC Gary Knighton. Mr Knighton, who joined Lincolnshire Police force in April 2016, is to rejoin Derbyshire Constabulary as its DCCe. Bill Skelly, Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, said: “Congratulations to DCC Knighton on his appointment

Tuesday, 16:05 in Regional East
 

Key county roles for local councillors

Newly re-elected Lincolnshire county councillor Eddy Poll and Nick Worth have been handed key roles after the first meeting following the recent election. Conservative Eddy, a former leader of South Holland District Council, won the Spalding East ward ba

Tuesday, 14:38 in Regional East
 

Joint exhibition focuses on Spalding’s conservation area

A joint exhibition focusing on key buildings in Spalding’s conservation area will be hosted at eight venues in town from May 31 to mid-September. Spalding Civic Society and Spalding Photographic Society have joined forces to celebrate the 50th anniversar

Tuesday, 14:12 in Regional East
 


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