Unsung heroes are school gold

For more than 20 years, Ann Tilbury has been a constant presence for students and staff in the science department at Spalding High School.

GOLD BLOOM: Spalding in Bloom representatives Christine Lawton (left) and Angela Newton receive the EMIB Gold Award on behalf of the town from Nigel Fox, managing director of Amethyst Horticulture of Kent.  Photo supplied.

South Holland sits at the top table for In Bloom ‘Oscars’

An In Bloom party is in full swing across South Holland where towns and villages have been painted gold for looking immaculate.

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Endorsements from celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston can help to sway shoppers buying decisions. Credit: Shutterstock

Revealed: the tricks packaging designers use to make us spend

Celebrity endorsements, pseudo-science and fancy boxes are among the tricks retailers are using to part us from our cash.

NEW: Opening Taylors Bulbs new loading docks are, from left, Roger Taylor, Adam Taylor and Sam Taylor. Inside the new warehouse, right.

Holbeach flower bulbs supplier’s £1m expansion for rapid loading

A supplier of flower bulbs has just completed a £1 million expansion at its Holbeach factory.

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MAZE CLOSEDOWN: A family finds its way round Whaplode's Maze in Maize which is to end on October 8.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Whaplode maze reaches the ‘end of an era’

A mindbending maize field in Whaplode that has sent families’ heads spinning for more than 10 years is to close next month.

Thomas Juniper at Cards and More, Holbeach

New shops in Holbeach and Long Sutton

Two new businesses have opened their doors to customers – a vintage-style tea shop in Long Sutton and a store selling cards and giftware in Holbeach.

Number Crunchers, from left, Philip Bryan, Michael Sellars, Gemma Frost, Carl Knights and Trevor Hargrave.

Testing times as Spalding’s Number Crunchers seek to beat TV’s Eggheads

A clever team of accountants from Spalding is about to take on one of television’s toughest challenges.

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Emma McGrath and her dog Millie.

Legal firm in Spalding sniffs out new opportunities with growth of canine law

A legal firm in Lincolnshire has scented new opportunities with the growth of so-called dog laws.

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Yahoo Headquarters. Picture: CC

What to do if you’re one of the 500m hacked Yahoo users

Internet giant Yahoo has admitted to a data breach affecting as many as 500 million user accounts, pointing the finger at a “state-sponsored actor”.

Chip the Robotic Dog

Toys “R” Us reveal must-have Christmas toys

Toy experts at Britain’s biggest toy store, have unveiled their very own list of 14 Superstars, which are expected to dominate kids’ Christmas lists this year - and it’s going to be a hard-fought battle between tech toys versus popular collectibles and characters.

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Holbeach rural county councillor William Webb has warned that up to 30 jobs could be lost in the county highways department as work is centralised to Lincoln.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Question mark over highways depot in Pode Hole

A South Holland county councillor has warned that jobs could be at risk as a result of area highways offices being “phased out”.

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Will Scott, head of Spalding Academy (formerly Sir John Gleed School), has left the school.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

BREAKING NEWS THURSDAY 3.50PM: Head quits Spalding Academy

Will Scott, head of Spalding Academy (formerly Sir John Gleed School), has left the school, Spalding Today can reveal.

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McDonald's Restaurant. Library image.

McDonald’s restaurant in Sleaford condemned after refusing to take Scottish bank notes

Fast food chain McDonald’s has been condemned after the Sleaford site refused to take a Scottish bank note.

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Mary Berry

Mary Berry quits Great British Bake Off - but Paul Hollywood will stay as host

Mary Berry has this morning, Thursday, quit Great British Bake Off after show’s move to Channel 4, saying she will stay with BBC out of “loyalty”

Spider. Credit: Shutterstock

World’s deadliest spiders which can cause four-hour erection before death found in ASDA bananas

Dozens of the world’s deadliest spider were found crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas, it has been claimed.

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NFU president Meurig Raymond speaks at a "Post-Brexit Options for a Productive, Competitive and Resilient British Farming and Food Sector meeting at Whaplode Manor, Saracen's Head.

Future of farming outside of the EU under debate in South Holland

Farmers across South Holland, the Deepings and Bourne are being urged to have their say on the future of British agriculture outside of the European Union (EU).

Dan Taylor with sons Harvey and Oliver (front) in Holbeach town centre with a petition to save children's heart services at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Union joins battle over future of Glenfield heart centre

Families in South Holland fighting to keep a specialist heart surgery unit for the region open have won support from a leading trade union.

Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth thinks a retail outlet in the town, in the right place, is a good idea.

Shopping outlet for Holbeach is put on the table

Holbeach needs its own retail park to serve a growing population and keep shoppers from spending their money elsewhere, it has been claimed.

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The damage done to a HGV lorry that was hit by an object while travelling on the A17 in Gedney on Wednesday.

Drivers at risk of missile attack on A17 in South Holland

Mindless thugs are putting HGV drivers at risk by throwing missiles at their lorries while travelling on the A17 near Long Sutton, a haulage firm claims.

PCSO Emma Simpson, with Dominic Palmer of Moulton Chapel  and Bobby Bear, will be giving crime prevention advice and meeting people with PCSO Tracey Abbott at Sainsbury's Cafe, Spalding, on Tuesday between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Meet your PCSOs at Sainsbury’s cafe in Spalding

People can share any policing issues they have or ask for crime prevention advice with two PCSOs at a Spalding superstore tomorrow.

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