REVIEW OF THE YEAR: MARCH

Paralympian Jade Etherington ANL-141003-124613001
Paralympian Jade Etherington ANL-141003-124613001
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Sporting success for skier Jade

Visually impaired Bourne skier Jade Etherington and her guide Caroline Powell made history after becoming the first British women to win a Paralympic skiing medal.

The duo won the silver medal in the women’s downhill at the Sochi winter games before bagging bronze in the Super G event.

* There were some new ‘cops’ on the beat in Spalding as dog owners were invited to sign up for Canines on Patrol (COPS), a county-wide scheme in which eagle-eyed residents report anything suspicious on their daily dog walks.

Signed up dogs were to wear a COPS ID badge, though they weren’t expected to chase criminals.

* Ye Olde Dun Cow at Cowbit had been reduced to a heap of rubble. Residents fought to save the fire-damaged pub, which had been placed on the district council’s community assets register.

* Bourne-based developers Larkfleet Homes wanted to build 169 new homes in Pinchbeck on a site near Wardentree Lane.

* Approval for 286 new homes in Wygate Park had been approved by South Holland District Council.

* Nicola Smith from Gedney Hill and her Greenland Puck fought off competition from a host of other dogs to scoop the Best of Breed at Crufts.

It was Puck’s eighth Best of Breed at Crufts.

* South Holland District Council handed out £700 in prize money in the first round of its Green Bag Lottery.

Every month ten homes chosen randomly were to receive £100 for recycling correctly for at least three of four weeks.