Theories and practicals with science convention at The Deepings School

About 80 teachers spent a Saturday back at school to pick up ideas on how to make science come to life for their students.


Illegal cigarettes and booze operation in Spalding nets £12,000 catch

The value of a joint operation against the sale of illegal cigarettes and alcohol in Spalding has been put at just over £12,000, it has emerged today.

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GALILEO STATISTICS: PC Nick Willey, rural and wildlife crime officer, with Chief Inspector Jim Tyner and a drone available to hunt hare coursers across South Holland.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Ton of trouble at start of hare coursing season in South Holland

There have exactly 100 reports of hare coursing across the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian news area in the last four weeks, according to Lincolnshire Police.

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Amy Loveridge (left), Most Improved Student 2015, with Scott Gilding (front0 and staff from The Willoughby School, Bourne, Fenton Edwards (front right) of Bourne Academy and Steve Maxwell, chief executive officer of Worldwide Fruit Ltd.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

EDUCATION AWARDS: Good news for students turning over a new leaf

Parents often tell their children that “school days are the best days of your life”.

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New £2.1million project to help Lincolnshire’s unemployed get back into work

Job seekers in greater Lincolnshire can now access tailored support to help them get back into work thanks to a new project.


Argos creates more than 10,000 Christmas jobs

High street retailer Argos is to recruit more than 10,000 seasonal staff to work in its stores over the busy Christmas period.

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UPDATE THURSDAY 10.50AM: Donington store set to be closed ‘for some time’ after attempted cash machine raid

A clearing up operation has started at a Donington store while police hunt raiders who tried to rip out a cash machine with a tractor today.

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Mums call for Aldi to recall ‘sensitive’ baby wipes after children’s allergic reaction

A mum is demanding Aldi recall baby wipes after her two-year-old daughter suffered a horrific rash - which looked like severe sunburn.

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UNDER INVESTIGATION: Councillors have put off a decision on the premises licence for Super Sam until November 17.  Photo: SG170816-136TW.

Are we winning back the streets of Spalding?

A joint operation to smash the selling of illegal cigarettes in Spalding has taken place in the same week that figures suggested minimal street drinking in Spalding.

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Shortlist for the Select Lincolnshire Awards has been announced

Local businesses in the running for Select Lincolnshire Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards 2016

This year’s shortlisted businesses have been announced for the Select Lincolnshire, Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards 2016, taking place on the evening of Tuesday 11 October.

Volunteers from Spotless Spalding, businesses and community groups launch a clear-up operation at Spalding Rail Station.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Rail station project to create Spalding ‘gateway’

Work has started to transfrom Spalding Rail Station into a ‘gateway’ fit for the town after campaigners reached a deal to adopt it.

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Coun Stuart Tweedale, Deputy PCC for Lincolnshire, Supt Paul Timmins, John Hayes MP and Gordon Corner, NFU county adviser for Holland (Lincs) at a meeting in Spalding.

Talks over hare coursing at NFU meeting in Spalding

Police have reassured farmers in South Holland that its force-wide strategy to tackle hare coursing in the area is having a “positive impact”.

Antiques restorer Ludovic Potts of Guyhirn is the guest of Spalding Business Club at its October meeting on Thursday, October 6, at 7am.

Antiques restorer to visit Spalding Business Club

Spalding Business Club is to welcome Fenland-based antiques restorer Ludovic Potts to its October meeting next week.

Staff from Bakkavor Freshcook and Bakkavor Pizza, the latter having submitted plans to expand its factory in Holbeach St Marks.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Bakkavor Pizza unveils plans for expansion of Holbeach St Marks factory

Bakkavor Pizza has unveiled plans to expand its factory in Holbeach St Marks and install new production lines.

Lloyd Loom of Spalding Ltd which closed its Pinchbeck factory last December and went into liquidation in February.

Frenchwoman’s anger over four-month wait for armchairs from liquidated Pinchbeck firm

A woman from France who paid £600 for chairs ordered from a former Pinchbeck firm has revealed her anger after learning of its liquidation.

Richard Lord, who took over as head teacher of The Deepings School on September 1.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Head teacher pledges to make The Deepings School ‘consistently good’

The new head teacher of The Deepings School has pledged to make it ‘a consistently good school for teaching and learning”.

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B&Q issues recall over injury risk

DIY chain B&Q has issued a recall after it emerged that one of its products could pose an injury risk to users.

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Holbeach Community Larder volunteers (from left) Jane Francis, Sarah Walker, Linda Beverley-Stone, Sandra Palmers, Rev Rosamund Seal and Jenny Worth.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Retail giant makes Food Connections in South Holland, Sutterton and Deepings

Foodbanks and other charities in South Holland can help even more needy people with the help of Britain’s biggest supermarket chain.

UNSUNG HEROES: Ann Tilbury of Spalding High School with Jeremy Ransome, editor of the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

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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