Guardian Angel

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News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian,, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

The latest news from our girl about town

Angel couldn’t help noticing the awful stench in the air where ever she went last Wednesday. It certainly wasn’t heaven ‘scent’.

Students at Spalding Grammar School can’t come up with the excuses that were used in Angel’s day for not handing in their homework on time. For much of it is done on netbooks now, meaning it has to be submitted electronically.

No chance of the teacher believing the dog ate it then...

While on the subject of the Grammar, Angel has noticed some extremely bad double parking at home time.

It was particularly shocking to see a selfish driver refusing to move the other day – it was sunny and warm and parking down the road and wandering back would not have been a hardship.

n A cat lost one of its nine lives the other day when a group of teenagers hurled it into the river.

Angel was startled by some banging coming from downstairs late at night, which turned out be a woman who had dried the cat off with her coat before it jumped on the windowsill of its home.

The woman was clearly upset by what the youths had done, but by the time Angel winged her way onto the riverbank they were long gone across the bridge.

Fortunately, the cat was reunited with its owner.

As for the teenagers... Angel will be watching!

Angel recently tried to have a coffee at Beales a little after 3pm on a Sunday only to be told they had packed up for the day – if they served a little later, our girl would be there.

Angel regularly tootles from Spalding to Donington and does something that infuriates other drivers. She sticks to 30mph limits.

The first flush of impatient drivers put their foot down towards the end of the 30pmh limit in Pinchbeck and got by Angel in a flash – the second lot do it on the approach to Quadring where the 30mph limit starts and they don’t seem to give a hoot about the flashing electronic signs.

There seems to be a lack of little Angels generally along the riverbank.

No sooner had one of the landlords removed graffiti from a wall and gravelled and put shrubs in a flower bed in one of the passages than someone came along to spoil it.

The bed is now one shrub short – noprizes for guessing where it probably ended up!

Angel’s editor covered sport for the Guardian last week, but reporting on a football match after a long day in the office proved a bit too much for him.

Trying to look after all our Twitter followers, he Tweeted live from Holbeach’s game on Wednesday. Trouble is he confused followers by saying the half-time score was 0-0, when he had Tweeted 30 minutes earlier that the Tigers had taken the lead. Doh!