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TV COLUMNS: Sherlock, Endeavour, Silent Witness, Midsomer Murders, Death In Paradise, A Spy In The Wild, Common Sense

Judging by the explosion of detective dramas for the new year, January has to be the most dangerous month on television for being murdered in a variety of ingenious ways.

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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Big news in the TV world this morning as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.

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THREAT TO SOCIETY: Holbeach Reading Rooms hosts a talk on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta by Lord Cormack (second left), with  Lord Taylor of Holbeach, Christopher Maltby, Coun Nick Worth, Patricia Bryant, Roger Taylor, chairman of Holbeach and District Civic Society.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG300415-246TW.  ANL-150105-125335001

Holbeach civic group under threat of closure

The future of Holbeach and District Civic Society could be decided tonight when both its chairman and secretary are due to stand down.

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Save Our Phone Box in Crowland campaigners (from left) Sue Keeney, Hazel Tack, Dave Grundy, Daniel Abbott, Coun Nigel Pepper, Simon Harris, Coun Jim Astill and David Searle.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG070117-219TW.   ANL-170701-194049001.

Answer the call and save jubilee red phone box in Crowland

A campaign has started to save a piece of Crowland history and keep it for future generations.

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The Flying Scotsman. Photo by Richard Miller.

Flying Scotsman heading to Spalding this summer

Rail enthusiasts in Spalding and South Holland can look forward to seeing the Flying Scotsman come through the area this summer.

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Show set to be the cat’s whiskers

Show set to be the cat’s whiskers

If you love cats the Exotic Cat Show in Tydd St Giles this Saturday (Jan 7) can’t be missed.

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The Happy Kitchen book cover

Book of the week with Bookmark, Spalding

In this week’s inspirational book Rachel Kelly, who has had a history of depression, shares her personal experience of harnessing the power of food to stay calm and well.

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James Waller-Davies

TV COLUMN: ‘Pretty poor pickings’ compared the ghost of Christmas past

Columnist James Waller-Davies gives his view of some of the recent events on television.

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Lisa and Poppy Gill have a big year ahead in running the London Marathon and qualifying for the World Hip Hop Dance Championships respectively.  Photo supplied.

New year full of promise for Spalding mother and daughter

The new year has lots in store for a Spalding mother and daughter who are raising at least £4,500 in total for very different reasons.

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Passengers

FILM REVIEW: All aboard for a thinker’s journey into space

PASSENGERS (12A) – SHOWCASE CINEMAS PETERBOROUGH, OUT NOW

CAST: CHRIS PRATT, JENNIFER LAWRENCE, MICHAEL SHEEN, ANDY GARCIA & LAURENCE FISHBURNE

RUNNING TIME: 1 HR 56 MINS

DIRECTOR: MORTEN TYLDUM

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Monster Trucks

Films at the showcase on Boxing Day...

Gavin Miller looks at three festive releases...

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Moulton Chapel Methodist Church
.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG191012-242TW.  www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto ENGANL00120121031100613

Invitation to Plough Service in Moulton Chapel

Moulton Chapel Methodist Church is inviting visitors to a service with a difference on the second Sunday of 2017.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

FILM REVIEW: You’ll definitely feel the Force!

ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY (12A) - SHOWCASE CINEMAS PETERBOROUGH, OUT NOW

CAST: FELICITY JONES, DIEGO LUNA, BEN MENDELSOHN, DONNIE YEN, WEN JIANG, RIZ AHMED, MADS MIKKELSEN, FOREST WHITAKER, JIMMY SMITS, ALISTAIR PETRIE, GENEVIEVE O’REILLY, VALENE KANE, BEAU GADSON, BEN DANIELS, DUNCAN POW, WARWICK DAVIS & THE VOICES OF ALAN TUDYK, STEPHEN STANTON, ANTHONY DANIELS & JAMES EARL JONES

RUNNING TIME: 2 HRS 14 MINS

DIRECTOR: GARETH EDWARDS

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Long Sutton Royal British Legion (RBL) holds its 50th anniversary at the RBL building in West Street, Long Sutton, with visitors 
Brenda Harris, Wendy Jeffries, Joan Thornton, Kate Loveday and John Harris.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG300716-100TW.  ANL-160730-181543009.

Long Sutton Royal British Legion sets meeting date

Long Sutton Royal British Legion has a set a date for its first important meeting of 2017.

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The Top TV of 2016

Top 40 highest rated TV shows of 2016

As Gogglebox would say, we’ve watched some great TV over the course of 2016.

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Young players entertain at St Margaret's Hall, Quadring. ANL-161220-111813001

Children spread the message of being true and following your dreams

Youngsters from Quadring’s Scarlet Community Music Club put on a great performance for villagers at St Margaret’s Hall.

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Dick Van Dyke in the original Mary Poppins film (Photo: YouTube)

Dick Van Dyke to star in Mary Poppins sequel at 91

Dick Van Dyke will dust off his sweeping brush after confirming he will appear in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel.

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The swing bridge at Sutton Bridge. Picture by Julie Smart. ANL-161116-131218001

Go Sutton Bridge activies on offer in new year

Residents in Sutton Bridge can enjoy cooking and keep-fit activities as part of a new community project.

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Gedney Dyke Christmas quiz

Gedney Dyke Christmas quiz

Sharpen brains with a Christmas quiz at Gedney Dyke Village Hall on Friday (7pm for 7.30pm).

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James Waller Davies

TV COLUMN: Lawful Killing: Mark Duggan, The Choir: Gareth’s Best in Britain, Peter Vaughan

Lawful Killing: Mark Duggan (BBC1) was an ambitious, but ultimately flawed and failed, attempt to try get to grips with what happened on the day Mark Duggan was fatally shot by armed police in London, 2011.

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