News from Spalding Today
Managers and staff at a home in Spalding for young women with “life-controlling issues” are inviting people to help fund its work. Karis House, a name taken from the Greek word “charis” meaning grace, favour or kindness, has been helping young women over
A Lutton family will be marking Undiagnosed Children’s Day on Friday after receiving invaluable support from the organising charity. Laura Casey is mum to Rosie (7) and Elsie (2). Elsie is about four or five months behind where she should be developmenta
Scouts, Cubs and Beavers from across South Holland converged on Holbeach on Sunday for their St George’s Day Parade. Celebrations for England’s patron saint – and that of the Scout movement – included a parade from Holbeach Community Centre to All Saints
A hospital volunteer from Gedney Hill has been recognised for making a difference to people with mental health problems. Ron Rouse (59) was named Volunteer of the Year by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust at its annual Staff Excellence Awards
One of Spalding’s rarest and oldest surviving banknotes, produced more than 200 years ago when Spalding printed its own money, is set to fetch at least £150at an auction. The black and white one guinea note (£1.05p in modern money) was issued by the sho
Residents and motorists are being asked their views on the Spalding to Eye A16 as part of an evaluation study that will assess how successful the new road has been. The consultation into the 22km road, which opened in late 2011 and bypasses Cowbit and Cr
They say if you want to get ahead, get a hat - and that’s just what the ladies and gents at Nuttten Stoven did to celebrate Easter! The residential home in Boston Road South, Holbeach, hosted its annual Easter bonnet parade last Saturday. First prizes we
Crews from Spalding Fire Station collected for The Fire Fighters Charity and the Newlife charity for disabled children, in support of colleagues Clive Baillie and Kyle Campbell, who are tackling the Three Peaks Challenge and cycling in between. The colle
Luke Hart says the murder of his precious mum and sister last summer was the finale of decades of abuse and controlling and intimidating behaviour by his father Lance. The cowardly bully shot dead Charlotte and Claire outside the Castle Sports Complex in
A man whose mum and sister were gunned down and killed last summer by his “terrorist” father has talked publicly about the incident for the first time. In a moving Facebook post shared with the Free Press, Luke Hart (27) paid a loving tribute to his “ind
The owner and customers of a Long Sutton cafe have defended its sale and display of golliwogs as “earning the community a little bit of pocket money”. Mal’s Vintage Tea Shop, in Market Place, had a collection of golliwogs (gollies) made in Long Sutton on
A little grey Fergie led the way as 43 tractors set off from Moulton on a 28 mile round trip in Sunday’s sunshine. It was the ninth tractor run in aid of Moulton Mill, which will reap the generous rewards of just over £890. Organiser Paul Beecham, who wa
Police were called to Town Drove, Quadring, this morning after a house near the level crossing was hit by a vehicle. A trailer came to rest against the wall of the house, and bricks on the corner of the property were dislodged. A tractor, believed to hav
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 a
MAN’S BEST FRIEND: By Jerry Green South Lincolnshire Dog Rescue Ronnie is a 10-year-old Jack Russell boy looking for a loving home. He is such a sweetie, always so happy to see you. His tail never stops wagging. Ronnie has previously lived with a dog and
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