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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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Poppy Appeal collectors raising money for The Royal British Legion.

Fun pub quiz in Spalding on Wednesday in aid of The Royal British Legion

Teams of four to six people are invited to take part in a fun quiz in Spalding on Wednesday to raise money for the Royal British Legion (RBL).

John Motson hosting the evening.

Holbeach developer is shortlisted for awards

Ashwood Homes was delighted to be shortlisted for two awards at the Annual Local Authority Building Control (LABC) East Midlands awards.

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are seen in the Central Lobby of Westminster before HM The Queen reads the speech which marks the beginning of the parliamentary session.

New role in the space industry


NEW COMPOSER: Crystalla Serghiou, an ex-Spalding High School student, has composed her first piece of work which was premiered at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Plug Festival.  Photo by Anssi Tiusanen.

Spalding maestro Crystalla takes a bow as composer

An ex-Spalding High School student has entered the world of Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert by composing her first masterpiece.

PLAYING CATCH-UP: Sergeant Leanne Carr, PC Martin Green, Acting Assistant Chief Constable Paul Gibson, PC Nick Willey, Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones and his deputy Stuart Tweedale see a vehicle previously used in hare coursing in the Deepings last year.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG230217-113TW.

Game of ‘catch-up’ for police in catching hare coursers across South Holland

The Government, police and courts are “playing catch-up” with hare coursers, despite a 15 per cent fall in reports across South Holland and Boston.

Bun Smith, pictured this year, aged 91

Wonderful life in the Land Army

Regarding the Rural Matters column by Tim Machin in the Free Press of June 6.

A gathering from the toddle team ready to toddle around the field. SG140617-102TW

Toddlers had a field day to raise cash for LIVES charity

A fundraising toddle at Spalding Primary School has raised £550 and counting for the LIVES first repsonder charity.

Young disco dancers

Dancing fun every hour

Pupils and staff at William Stukeley Primary School in Holbeach carried out a ‘Monday Minute Madness’ day as part of raising money for the NSPCC.

Volunteers in Long Stton, from left: Kay Piccaver, Jess Hardy, Sue Roe, Nicola Thorpe, Les Poulson, Richard Moore, Zoe McDougall, Debbie Staff, Patrick Cassidy, Rachel Ashmore, Cherise Tarrant and Lincolnshire Co-op member George Mitchell.

If you go down to the woods, you’ll find some happy kids

A woodland area will help schoolchildren discover more about nature and wildlife 
after volunteers spruced it up.

Fire news

Five fire crews tackle big Spalding blaze

Firefighters from five stations tackled a large derelict shed blaze in Spalding on Saturday night.

Reader's letter

YOUR VIEWS: Redressing the balance over hospital

Boston Pilgrim Hospital has suffered a bad press lately following a fire , a fatal accident and delays in A&E. I am writing to redress the balance.

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VILLAGE UNITED: People taking part in an open-air service during Kirton Family Fun Day.  Photo supplied by New Life Community Church, Kirton.

Village joins together in Kirton for family fun day

The sun brought out the best of Kirton for a family fun day in the grounds of the town hall on Sunday.

Top crew: The air ambulance crew pose with former patients infront of the  ambucopter ahead of its first flight on Wednesday.

New air ambulance takes to the skies to save lives

Percentage for missions undertaken in 2016

Road traffic collisions40

Medical/cardiac arrests25

Industrial farming and agricultural17

Leisure, horse riders and motorsports9

Trips and falls9

Ayscoughfee fun

Families get together in the sunshine

Families flocked to Ayscoughfee Hall Gardens in Spalding on Sunday for The Great Get Together.

Jack Laine-Turner.

Formula One dreams come true for Jack

A teenager with cystic fibrosis met some of his Formula One™ heroes at the recent Monaco Grand Prix.

Reader's letter

YOUR VIEWS: An open letter to John Hayes

Congratulations on your re-election, John. Although you and I disagree on issues of national policy, I respect the work you do on behalf of local constituents. However, in the wake of the recent General Election, I hope you’ll now re-consider your position on Brexit.

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Inside with variety of produce are Paul, Michael, Zena, Joanne and James Landeryou.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG130617-100TW

New butcher’s opens up in Long Sutton

Homemade sausages and sausage rolls are among the favourites on sale in a new butcher’s, which has opened its doors in Long Sutton.

Reader's letter

YOUR VIEWS: They could develop on Mill Drove in Cowbit

I wholeheartedly agree with Mr Fairman and others that Cowbit is being eroded by all the estates going up.

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The whole team, with winners Zoe Ayliff  (far left) and Caroline James fifth left.

Social care awards for Zoe and Caroline

Five Spalding social care workers are celebrating after being recognised for improving the lives of others.

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