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THOUGHTS OF A FRUITCAKE: Fir goodness sake, what an ordeal!

THOUGHTS OF A FRUITCAKE: Fir goodness sake, what an ordeal!

So I’ve been on my annual pilgrimage to find the best Christmas tree, for a decent price, and took one of my daughters to help me choose and carry it.

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Quiet Christmas service at All Saints Church in Holbeach

Quiet Christmas service at All Saints Church in Holbeach

All Saints Church in Holbeach is inviting people to its Quiet Christmas service on Sunday, December 18 at 2.30 pm.

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YOUR VIEW: Spalding Christmas Market did us no favours

YOUR VIEW: Spalding Christmas Market did us no favours

It’s not very often that I get a bit hot under the collar about things or enough so as to drive me to put pen to paper.

consumer goods
Weekend of festive fun in Holbeach

Weekend of festive fun in Holbeach

Holbeach turned into a Christmas-only zone at the weekend as two separate festive celebrations had plenty on offer for visitors.

communities
Christmas tree offer by Spalding Academy

Christmas tree offer by Spalding Academy

Spalding Academy (formerly Sir John Gleed School) has a number of Christmas trees which students and staff are ready to give to the community.

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CHRISTMAS FOODBANK APPEAL 2016: No boundaries for despair at Christmas when families cry for help

CHRISTMAS FOODBANK APPEAL 2016: No boundaries for despair at Christmas when families cry for help

ANGELS OF MERCY: Rita Gibbs and Jeanne Sibley at Agapecare Foodbank, Long Sutton. Photo by Angela Reeve.

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Transport Forum strikes deal for Lincoln Christmas Market trains

Transport Forum strikes deal for Lincoln Christmas Market trains

Christmas shoppers in South Holland can spend their money at Lincoln’s Christmas Market next Sunday after successful talks between Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum and East Midlands Trains.

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Spalding Christmas tree display ‘better than ever’ says councillor

Spalding Christmas tree display ‘better than ever’ says councillor

This year’s Spalding Christmas tree display is set to be better than ever, thanks to support from the new Christmas lights contractor.

politics
CHRISTMAS FOODBANK APPEAL: Right on time for the worst of times in life

CHRISTMAS FOODBANK APPEAL: Right on time for the worst of times in life

Between April and September 2016, foodbank charity The Trussell Trust estimates that nearly 520,000 emergency food parcels were given out across the UK, including nearly 190,000 to children.

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New festive event for Holbeach at the Hub

New festive event for Holbeach at the Hub

Families and visitors to Holbeach can look forward to a new festive event in the town next month.

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Festive Taste Test: Which supermarket makes the best Christmas pudding?

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Santa should cut down on sherry and mince pies, according to nation's leading GP

Santa may also suffer from alcoholism and work stress, the head of the Royal College of GPs said.Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chairwoman