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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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Sheila Lane and Will Bowell of Grasmere Farm with Tom Parker Bowles.

Six of the best for Grasmere

A Market Deeping butcher has come away with a golden haul from the 2017 Butchers Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

Richard Fairman

LETTER: Environment Agency has cried wolf too many times

The Environment Agency have irresponsibly issued a map, published in the Spalding Guardian, showing us all to be at serious risk of flooding.

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Jack Tyrrell and granddaughter Lily-Mae Lincoln in the space that could become a Mens Shed. SG170217-124TW

Men’s Sheds to open in South Holland towns?

South Holland could get its first ever Men’s Sheds with two community projects in the starting blocks.

South Holland District Council offices in Priory Road, Spalding.

Future of development east of the county nears finishing line

The final round of talks on how development in South Holland’s towns and cities will look in the future is to start in April.


Police warning after scam calls about internet speeds

Police are warning people about scam telephone calls from fraudsters posing as BT Openreach and asking customers about low internet speeds.

CHANGING HANDS: Dr Garwyn Elias (right) hands over The Lawns Dental Practice in Long Sutton to Dr Petros Mapanda as staff members look on.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG140217-102TW.

Relaying of The Lawns at Long Sutton dental practice

Patients at a Long Sutton dental surgery are adjusting to a gradual changing of hands after 27 years.

Holbeach Parish Council's offices in Coubro Chambers, Holbeach.  
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Holbeach Parish Council waives room hire charges for charities

Holbeach Parish Council has backed charities and community groups in the town and surrounding villages by waiving the cost of hiring rooms at its offices.

STREET DANCE: Poppy Gill teaches youngsters at her Dance Academy in Spalding just days before going on to win the UK Hip Hop Megacrew title with London-based Unity UK.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG150217-113TW.

Busy half-term holiday brings glee for Spalding youngster Poppy

Spalding hop hop dancer Poppy Gill (12) had no time for a rest during a half-term break that ended with a UK title.


More homes for rent on the way in South Holland

A district council owned housing company is poised to buy and build 60 homes for private rent by 2022.

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LETTER: Ways to address home ownership problems

LETTER: Ways to address home ownership problems

I became politically aware in the mid 1950s and every year since then there has been a continuing housing crisis. The recent White Paper on the housing crisis is a regurgitation of potential solutions that have been tried in the past with at best limited success.

Andrew Bowell

LETTERS: You cannot elect Conservatives AND expect more police officers

I read with interest the article in the Lincolnshire Free Press of February 14 stating that Crowland Parish Council want more police on the streets of the town to tackle anti-social behaviour.

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The internet has not realised Bill Gates' dream, according to MP John Hayes.

O, what a tangled ‘web’ we weave...


Scott and Caroline Young ready to welcome guests to The Wishing Well Inn. SG110217-184TW

Pub owned by villagers is going strong and gets £20k makeover

A pub rescued from closure by villagers is going from strength to strength and has undergone a £20,000 refurbishment.

Do you want Spalding to have a town council?

Consultation over Spalding town council

CABINET CALL: By Leader of South Holland District Council Gary Porter

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Poppy Webber of PeeWee Saddlery, Long Sutton,
 which is closing after three years because of a near-doubling in business rates.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG220217-102TW.

Long Sutton shop to shut over soaring business rates

A Long Sutton equine shop is the first victim of the town’s soaring business rates after its owner confirmed it is to close.

There are a number of men that officers would like to speak to in relation to the offences which are being treated as a series.

Images released after shop thefts totalling over £2,000

Police have released images of a number of men they would like to speak to in relation to a series of thefts from supermarkets over the last month.


South Holland recovers from Storm Doris battering

Towns and villages across South Holland are recovering today after feeling the full force of Storm Doris.

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Clare swims into Guinness Book of World Records

A former Bourne youth leader has swum her way into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Graffiti in Bourne

Vandals made to clean up graffiti

Two culprits of graffiti in Bourne have been caught by police and made to clean it up.

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