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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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Paul Foyster

YOUR LETTERS: The EU is set to implode

By coincidence and by saving hard, I’ve visited the same three EU countries – Italy, Spain and France – for the last three years.

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Grammars are engines for social mobility

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes

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Cricket team captains John Hayes (right) and Rodger Grant at the start of the fixture raising money for Headway. SG280816-126TW

MP John Hayes speaks about his brush with death and the road to recovery

When John Hayes became South Holland and the Deepings MP in 1997 he embraced a non-political cause close to his heart.

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Holbeach rural county councillor William Webb has warned that up to 30 jobs could be lost in the county highways department as work is centralised to Lincoln.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Question mark over highways depot in Pode Hole

A South Holland county councillor has warned that jobs could be at risk as a result of area highways offices being “phased out”.

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McDonald's Restaurant. Library image.

McDonald’s restaurant in Sleaford condemned after refusing to take Scottish bank notes

Fast food chain McDonald’s has been condemned after the Sleaford site refused to take a Scottish bank note.

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HIGH ACADEMY: Headmistress Michele Anderson of Spalding High School which could become an academy.

Academy talks gather pace at Spalding High School

Spalding High School is holding talks with students, staff and parents with a view to becoming an academy.

Education
A funeral director and the brother of a former Whaplode Parish Council member have called for its cemetery chapel to be saved from demolition.

Villager ready to fight for future of Whaplode Cemetery Chapel

Plans to replace Whaplode Cemetery Chapel with a garden of remembrance are being opposed by the brother of a former parish councillor.

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NFU president Meurig Raymond speaks at a "Post-Brexit Options for a Productive, Competitive and Resilient British Farming and Food Sector meeting at Whaplode Manor, Saracen's Head.

Future of farming outside of the EU under debate in South Holland

Farmers across South Holland, the Deepings and Bourne are being urged to have their say on the future of British agriculture outside of the European Union (EU).

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Dan Taylor with sons Harvey and Oliver (front) in Holbeach town centre with a petition to save children's heart services at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Union joins battle over future of Glenfield heart centre

Families in South Holland fighting to keep a specialist heart surgery unit for the region open have won support from a leading trade union.

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Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth thinks a retail outlet in the town, in the right place, is a good idea.

Shopping outlet for Holbeach is put on the table

Holbeach needs its own retail park to serve a growing population and keep shoppers from spending their money elsewhere, it has been claimed.

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We voted to leave the EU

Brexit: We must now be unambiguous

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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Unemployment news.

Healthy outlook on South Holland jobs front as unemployment falls

The number of people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance in South Holland has dropped by 4.5 per cent in the last year, according to the latest Government figures.

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South Kesteven District Council news.

Forbidden fruit for green waste in the Deepings and Bourne

People in the Deepings and Bourne are being urged not to put food waste in council-supplied green bins.

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An artist's impression of the proposed site layout off Dean Close and Small Drove, Weston, where 60 new homes are to be built.

New homes planned for Deeping St Nicholas and Weston

Two South Holland villages could see their populations grow after the green light was given to a total of 126 new homes.

Business
TEMPORARY REPRIEVE: Holbeach Town Band is being allowed to stay at its home in Back Lane, Holbeach, for another two years.

More time for Holbeach town band to find new home

Holbeach Town Band has received a welcome show of support after parish councillors gave its members another two years to find a new home.

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One of the new self-service pods at South Holland District Council's offices in Spalding.

Do-it-yourself pods for district council offices in Spalding

People across the South Holland district can find out about the services here at the touch of a button as part of the area’s £1.1 million “Transformation” plan.

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More Syrian refugees need rehoming by councils each and every month if UK is to hit 20,000 target, new report finds

More Syrian refugees will need to be found new home sin the UK each and every month if the UK Government is to hit its target of rehoming 20,000 by May 2020 the National Audit Office has announced today, Tuesday September 13.

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Coun Peter Bedford, chairman of the South East Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee.

Hundreds have their say on the future of developing south east Lincolnshire

More than 600 people have made their voices heard on plans for the future of development across South Holland and Boston, it has been confirmed.

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The new, free 105 number is aiming to support people who experience power cuts in their area.

Dial 105 for free in case of a power cut in South Holland area

People hit by power cuts in South Holland, Bourne, the Deepings and south of Boston can now report it using a free 105 number.

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