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Spalding Guardian readers helped a dream come true for a struggling family by raising £4,000 to buy a walk-in bath for their disabled sons.

The money was raised for Ben and Toby Smith, of Pennygate, just two weeks after the Spalding Guardian launched a fundraising appeal for them. Picture: Julia Smith with daughter Molly and her two special sons Ben and Toby, who received £4,000 in donations to buy a walk-in bath. SG260213-336NG

County council highways officers stepped in to break a seven-day strike at the Cross Keys swing bridge at Sutton Bridge when workers there downed tools in a dispute over pay and working conditions. Picture: Bridge operators Tom Street and Simon Bedden make a peaceful protest during a strike at the Cross Keys Bridge in Sutton Bridge. SG110313-113TW

Organisers of a food bank launch an appeal for more donations as demand for help threatens to outstrip supply. The Lighthouse Church, which runs Spalding’s Agape Care Foodbank, said more families need help as they struggle with the rising cost of living.




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