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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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One down, one to go ... a pile of logs (right) in the spot where one of the trees stood. The second trees was felled soon afterwards.

Moulton Eaugate resident: ‘Why did these trees have to come down?’

Workmen with chainsaws pitched up in Moulton Eaugate on Tuesday and felled two trees described by a resident “as ornamental, beautiful” conifers”.

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Peele Community College students visit the headquarters of Medical Detection Dogs in Milton Keynes during the 2015 spring term.  Photo supplied.

Fleet Hargate couple launch petition for animal charity

A couple from Fleet Hargate have raised a petition calling on the Government to support a charity training dogs to save lives.

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Peppermint Junction

Lorry driver fined £250 after A17 crash

A Spanish lorry driver must pay £365 after admitting driving without due care and attention on the A17 at Holbeach on Monday.

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The Chequers Hotel, Holbeach

Holbeach hotel stripped of licence

The Chequers Hotel in Holbeach has lost its premises licence following a hearing in Spalding this morning (Thursday).

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Police news.

Neighbourhood Panel meeting in Deeping St James

Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Panel holds its next meeting in Deeping St James on Monday at 7pm.

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A proposed 215-home development in Middlegate Road West, Frampton, has been turned down over flooding and infrastructure fears.  Photo supplied.

Frampton housing scheme rejected over ‘significant incursion into open countryside’

Plans to build more than 200 homes on prime agricultural land between Frampton and Kirton have been turned down over flooding fears.

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Crime news.

Toolbox taken from garage in Baston

A person or gang stole a large toolbox from a garage in Church Street, Baston, after getting in through the main door.

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There are hundreds of job vacancies in South Holland.

It’s a jobs bonanza in South Holland

There’s a jobs bonanza in South Holland with hundreds of vacancies available to people looking for work.

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ACCIDENT BLACKSPOT: Work on a new roundabout at the A17/A151 Peppermint Junction in Holbeach
 is due to start in May, according to Lincolnshire County Council.  SG250712-130NG.

May start for Peppermint Junction improvement work in Holbeach

Work on a new roundabout at an accident blackspot in Holbeach is due to start in May, it has been announced.

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GOOD CUSTODIANS: Oliver Sneath and Dorota Szafalowicz, the new owners of Spalding Magistrates Court, have received backing from South Holland and the Deepings MP, John Hayes. Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG060117-133TW.

MP’s vote of confidence in new owners of Spalding’s ‘historic building’

The new owners of Spalding Magistrates Court will be ‘good custodians of a historic house’, according to the town’s MP.

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Fire & Rescue News.

Car entered ditch in Deeping St Nicholas

Fire crews from Crowland, Deeping and Spalding attended an accident at Main Road in Deeping St Nicholas yesterday (Wednesday) evening.

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Director Alex Beehoo (left) and Callum Forman, star of the short film Afire Mind.  Photo by Peterborough Films.

South Holland movie duo bring depression onto a cinema screen

A movie-making duo educated at two South Holland schools have brought the issues of stress and depression to the big screen.

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NEW EXTENSION: Children, staff and governors, including head of school Teeny Vayro, chairman of governor Helen Banks and executive head teacher Andrew Raistrick (back row, left, second left and third right) outside the new extension at Pinchbeck East Primary School.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG180117-109TW.

More room for lessons at Pinchbeck East Primary School

Pinchbeck East Primary School is now bigger and better this term after the opening of a new extension yesterday.

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‘Drug den’ in Spalding town centre disabled loo

A public toilet for the disabled in Spalding town centre has been branded a “drug den”.

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Lincolnshire Police news.

Jail for Holbeach man who lured victim to robbery

A man who acted as bait to lure a robbery victim to his fate has been jailed for four and a half years at Lincoln Crown Court.

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Lincolnshire Police news.

Diversions following crash on A16 at Spalding

Diversions are in place on the A16 at Spalding following a crash involving a car, a truck and a lorry.

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Sports Leaders from Spalding High ready for game making

Sporty students throwing, running and jumping too!

Eleven schools from across the area came to battle it out in various team races, throwing and jumping events at the annual School Games Lincolnshire South East Sportshall Athletics.

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35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.

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Crime news.

Burglaries in Holbeach area

Police are warning residents to keep their homes secure.

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