South Holland a clean place to eat and drink

The number of businesses with top-ranked Food Hygiene Ratings in South Holland remains at an all-time high.

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New wave of funding for community mental health projects across Lincolnshire

Over £300,000 of community funding has been earmarked for a variety of organisations and groups that help people manage their mental health problems across Lincolnshire.

Cheap cigarettes are cheap for a reason.

Cheap fags? They’re cheap for a reason

CABINET CALL: By South Holland District Councillor Malcolm Chandler

Pat Luckett from The Rotary Club of South Holland.

Rotarians in Spalding step up their campaign to stamp out polio

Rotarians in Spalding are doing their bit over the next few days to bring about a polio free world.

Head boy and girl Michael Delaney and Ellie Crick hold the defibrillator with, from left: fashion show organisers Paula Laud and Sue Vince, Henry Bingham of Crossroads Nurseries, head Ian Dawson and  PSHE lead Clytie Smith.

Donington school now has its own defibrillator

A life-saving defibrillator has been installed at Thomas Cowley High School in Donington, thanks to the efforts of a student’s family and a local business.

Lincs NHS Trust news.

New online mental health service trialled in Lincolnshire

Families in South Holland could soon have use of a new online psychological therapy service currently being trialled across the county.

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Over 65? Time to get your free flu jab – now

DOCTOR CALLING: By Doctor Kevin Hill


Major healthcare plans for Lincolnshire submitted to NHS for approval

Plans which could radically change the way healthcare services are delivered in Lincolnshire are set to be submitted to the government for approval today (Friday).

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Launch of Safe Places Scheme

Group in Spalding for those struggling with mental ill health

Spalding’s new Safe Places Scheme at Tonic Health was launched last week on World Mental Health Awareness Day.

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Macmillan team in Bourne next week

Cancer information and support is coming to Bourne Market Place on Thursday, October 27 courtesy of Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service.

Retiring GP Dr Charles Lennon outside Munro Medical Centre, Spalding, with Dr Jeanette Clayton, Mary Barnes, Angie Coddington and practice manager Debbie Herd.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Last calls for Spalding GP after 28 years at surgery

The days of writing prescriptions, taking temperatures and testing pulses are rapidly drawing to a close for a retiring Spalding GP.

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

Why a lack of sleep makes us depressed . . and what we can do about it

Why a lack of sleep makes us depressed . . and what we can do about it

Historically, insomnia has been thought of as secondary to other disorders such as depression.

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Chief Executive Jan Sobieraj

Will inspectors give hospitals trust clean bill of health?

The trust behind Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital is ‘aiming to do even better’ this year as inspectors return.

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

Project to check hospitals’ accessibility launched

The trust which runs Pilgrim Hospital is holding a series of events to get feedback on the accessibility of its services.

Flu jab

Protect against flu with a jab



Safeguarding adults course in Spalding is free to community groups

Community groups in the Spalding area are being offered free access to a course designed to help them ensure they are fulfilling their responsibilities to safeguard adults form harm and abuse.

Gosberton Academy pupils in their super heor outfits.

Gosberton pupils become super heroes and donated to LIVES

Children at Gosberton Academy primary school donned super hero outfits for a day and made donations to LIVES to support the everyday heroes who give urgent medical care to people in need.

Spalding Stroke Group meets at Johnson Community Hospital.

Spalding Stroke Group in plea for volunteers

Spalding Stroke Group is seeking volunteers to help people rebuild their lives following a stroke.

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Wellbeing scheme is helping people keep living independently

A scheme designed to get older and vulnerable people home from hospital and living independently has been generating impressive results, according to its annual review.

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