Councillor calls time on 31-year parish position in Weston

A Weston parish councillor who has stood down after 31 years has moved to reassure villagers about his continual involvement in the community.

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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.

Youngsters and adult committee members from Flinders Founders, Donington, could be eligible for funding from The Youth Social Action Programme.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

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 GREAT WAR: Farmer threatened police officer with gun

Farmer George Pell was charged with feloniously - by drawing the trigger of a double-barrelled, breach-loaded gun loaded with one cartridge - attenpting to discharged it at police sergeant Pikett, with intent to murder him.

Telephone scam alert.

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.

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NOSTALGIA: Spalding school reaches cricket final in 1998

NOSTALGIA: Spalding school reaches cricket final in 1998

Spalding Parish Church Day School reached the final of the county Kwik Cricket competition, but missed out, losing to Lincoln’s St Mary’s School in the final.

SHOP OF WONDERS: Sisters Anna Avery and Jane Fletcher at Flowers 'n' Things, Red Lion Street, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG190617-111TW.

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.

St Barnabas Hospice is looking for volunteers to staff its new charity shop and cafe in Market Place, Spalding, which is due to open next month.  Photo by Cat Maddy.

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.

NOSTALGIA: Fun at Baston sports day in 1998

NOSTALGIA: Fun at Baston sports day in 1998

Many youngsters in the area came together to take part in a sports day event at Kirkstone House School, Baston.

School railings were uprooted when a drink-driver ploughed into them. SG160617-113TW

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.

Gedney Drove End news.  Photo: SG160317-139TW.

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.

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Long Sutton marketplace in the late 19th century

LOOKING BACK: Long Sutton curate horrified by lawlessness

South Holland has some of the finest parish churches in the country and we will delve into the history of some of them in future columns.


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.

Fire news

Carelessly discarded smoking materials caused Spalding fire

Firefighters extinguished a fire in a Spalding home caused by carelessly discarded smoking materials yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon.

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Sara Raw, owner of Raw Equine, West Pinchbeck, with her  competition horse Jack at the new business.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG160617-101TW.

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.

Sunrise over a wheat field in Gedney Broadgate, part of

which has been included in an area map for a Long Sutton Proposed Neighbourhood Plan.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  1601081w15wat.

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.

Children at Holbeach Primary Academy celebrating their Good Ofsted, pictured with Principal Sue Boor. Photo: Tim Wilson (SG190617-103TW).

Holbeach Primary Academy hits new heights

Principal Sue Boor feels that since becoming an academy her school is stronger than ever.

Sarah and Ella Le Sage with clothes bound for London.

You can donate to Tower appeal until Friday

Those wanting to donate unwanted clothing to the Grenfell tower block blaze victims through Spalding charity Ella’s Project have until Friday to do so.

We're holding a baby and toddler photo competition

Baby and toddler photo competition

The ever-popular Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press Baby and Toddler Photo Competition returns next month.

Revills shoe shop

Shoe shop’s owners putting their feet up

The owners of one of Spalding’s oldest family firms have announced that they are to step down.

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