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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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The ball heads towards the top corner as Leon Mettam puts the Tulips ahead. Photos by Tim Wilson

MATCH VERDICT: Three-sy does it for Spalding United

Another win ticked off – five more to go for Spalding United’s play-off target.

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Police warning after scam calls about internet speeds

Police are warning people about scam telephone calls from fraudsters posing as BT Openreach and asking customers about low internet speeds.

Crime
CHANGING HANDS: Dr Garwyn Elias (right) hands over The Lawns Dental Practice in Long Sutton to Dr Petros Mapanda as staff members look on.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG140217-102TW.

Relaying of The Lawns at Long Sutton dental practice

Patients at a Long Sutton dental surgery are adjusting to a gradual changing of hands after 27 years.

Health
Holbeach Parish Council's offices in Coubro Chambers, Holbeach.  
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Holbeach Parish Council waives room hire charges for charities

Holbeach Parish Council has backed charities and community groups in the town and surrounding villages by waiving the cost of hiring rooms at its offices.

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Bradley Wells (9) claimed the second Spalding goal. Photo by Tim Wilson

FOOTBALL: Saturday round-up and results

Spalding United, Deeping Rangers and Holbeach United picked up maximum points on Saturday - but Bourne Town suffered a home defeat.

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STREET DANCE: Poppy Gill teaches youngsters at her Dance Academy in Spalding just days before going on to win the UK Hip Hop Megacrew title with London-based Unity UK.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG150217-113TW.

Busy half-term holiday brings glee for Spalding youngster Poppy

Spalding hop hop dancer Poppy Gill (12) had no time for a rest during a half-term break that ended with a UK title.

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More homes for rent on the way in South Holland

A district council owned housing company is poised to buy and build 60 homes for private rent by 2022.

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LETTER: Ways to address home ownership problems

LETTER: Ways to address home ownership problems

I became politically aware in the mid 1950s and every year since then there has been a continuing housing crisis. The recent White Paper on the housing crisis is a regurgitation of potential solutions that have been tried in the past with at best limited success.

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Spalding super guide in 1998

Spalding super guide in 1998

Sarah Ball (14), of Horseshoe Road, Spalding, had received the highest award in the guiding movement in 1998.

Lifestyle
Honours for Holbeach and Sutton Bridge soldiers in 1917

Honours for Holbeach and Sutton Bridge soldiers in 1917

Sgt S F Hubbard (left), from Sutton Bridge, had been awarded the DCM for service on the field in 1917.

Lifestyle

Spalding schoolboy cross country winner in 1998

Sir John Gleed Technology School student Jamie Porter (13) was the best schoolboy cross country runner in the Fenland area in 1998.

Lifestyle
Soldiers’ and sailors’ rest room opened in Spalding in 1917

Soldiers’ and sailors’ rest room opened in Spalding in 1917

A soldiers’ and sailors’ rest room was officially opened in Spalding a hundred years ago.

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Andrew Bowell

LETTERS: You cannot elect Conservatives AND expect more police officers

I read with interest the article in the Lincolnshire Free Press of February 14 stating that Crowland Parish Council want more police on the streets of the town to tackle anti-social behaviour.

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NFU in Spalding and the surrounding area

I am fortunate, in my position as one of the South Holland branch group secretaries, to be able to attend and contribute to meetings and discussions on a wide range of topics, writes Andrew Cross,

Lifestyle
The internet has not realised Bill Gates' dream, according to MP John Hayes.

O, what a tangled ‘web’ we weave...

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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Scott and Caroline Young ready to welcome guests to The Wishing Well Inn. SG110217-184TW

Pub owned by villagers is going strong and gets £20k makeover

A pub rescued from closure by villagers is going from strength to strength and has undergone a £20,000 refurbishment.

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Do you want Spalding to have a town council?

Consultation over Spalding town council

CABINET CALL: By Leader of South Holland District Council Gary Porter

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Poppy Webber of PeeWee Saddlery, Long Sutton,
 which is closing after three years because of a near-doubling in business rates.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG220217-102TW.

Long Sutton shop to shut over soaring business rates

A Long Sutton equine shop is the first victim of the town’s soaring business rates after its owner confirmed it is to close.

Business
There are a number of men that officers would like to speak to in relation to the offences which are being treated as a series.

Images released after shop thefts totalling over £2,000

Police have released images of a number of men they would like to speak to in relation to a series of thefts from supermarkets over the last month.

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