Spalding pub closes suddenly leaving regulars in limbo

Regulars and guests hoping to enjoy a night out at a Spalding pub have been left in limbo after its sudden closure.

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Alok Sharma, Minister for Employment at the Department for  Work and Pensions.  Photo by Tracey Goodacre.

South Holland jobless figures rise as community hub opening is finalised

About 600 more people, including an extra 70 in South Holland, are registered jobless than was the case 12 months ago, according to the latest figures.

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Spalding gridlock fears over freight train plans

Spalding’s level crossings could halt road traffic for 24 minutes in every hour once work is completed on a freight train “underpass” at Werrington.


Works on Spalding’s Winsover Road start today

Three weeks of resurfacing works on Winsover Road in Spalding start today.

John Korchak

Lincolnshire proving a great place to start a business

Figures just published show that 5,414 new companies were formed in Lincolnshire during 2017 – demonstrating that the county provides a supportive environment for new business ventures.


Overnight A17 roadworks start today

Overnight roadworks on the A17 through Fleet Hargate and Long Sutton start today (Monday).

Firefighter John Scott (front), watch manager at Donington Fire Station, accepts a cheque for �455 raised at the village's Coop store from staff members Emma Minards, Dan Beasley, store manager Chris Pashley and baker Marion Kendall.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG130218-106TW.

Village store supports Donington Fire Station

Shoppers and staff at Donington Co-op have dug deep to fundraise for the village fire station.

Uncertainty surrounds the future of flower and plant firm Plantiflor and its parent company Bakker, with no activity at its site in Pinchbeck.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG060218-106TW.

Question marks over Pinchbeck plant firm after doors shut at depot

Uncertainty surrounds Pinchbeck gardening firm Plantiflor amid rumours that parent company Bakker Hillegom may be in financial trouble.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive councillor for highways and transportation

Overnight A17 roadworks in Long Sutton and Fleet Hargate start next week

Overnight roadworks will take place on the A17 Washway Road in Fleet Hargate and Long Sutton next week.

Representatives of organisations and businesses learning more about opportunities to be part of the Peppermint Park Food Enterprise Zone.

Great interest in Food Enterprise Zone and residential development

Over 20 organisations and businesses from across the county and further afield made their way to Holbeach to learn more about opportunities to be part of the Peppermint Park Food Enterprise Zone and new residential developments.

John Hayes MP has written to Stagecoach about its review of bus services in Norfolk, including the 505 Spalding to King's Lynn route.  Photo supplied.

MP Hayes takes up case for bus routes under review

Ex-transport minister John Hayes has taken up the case of passengers unclear about the future of four bus services in South Holland.

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Sutton Bridge news.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Appeal against rejection of Sutton Bridge homes scheme

A plan to build three homes in Sutton Bridge that was unanimously turned down by South Holland District Council has gone to appeal.

BUS THREAT: Father Jonathan Sibley, priest-in-charge of St Mary's Church, Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG140216-109TW.

Movement starts to protect under-threat bus routes serving South Holland

A Long Sutton church leader and a host of parish councils are preparing for a fight to protect under-threat bus services in South Holland.

Crowland Parish Council news.

Crowland recycling site plans to be decided by county council

Plans to turn nearly 13 acres of Crowland farmland into a recycling plant for building materials are to be decided at county council level.

THEFT SLUR: Mark Bowley is boycotting Holbeach's Tesco Superstore after he was questioned about the theft of some deodorant which he strenously denies.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG070218-102TW.

Theft claim is last straw for loyal Holbeach shopper

A “humiliated” engineer from Holbeach is boycotting the town’s Tesco store after he was wrongly suspected of shoplifting.

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Coun Nick Worth (front left), with Couns Colin Davie and Clio Perraton-Williams, Halina Davies, Professor Val Braybrooks of NCFM, Holbeach, (back), Craig Otter, Matt Stubbings, Alex Biehn and Simon Wright at the opening of Peppermint Junction roundabout in December 2017.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG081217-117TW.

Hopes of October start to Peppermint development in Holbeach

Work on a multi-million pound Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) in Holbeach that could “support” over 2,000 jobs could start in October.

Conservative Party members of South Holland District Council want to hold talks with Stagecoach about its review of services operation out of its King's Lynn depot which could close.  Photo supplied.

Political pressure applied from South Holland on bus operator’s review

Political leaders in South Holland are uniting in an effort to protect cross-county bus services now under review.


An extra £1.7m to tackle county’s pothole problem

The Government has given Lincolnshire County Council a further £1,736,514 from its 2017/18 Pothole Action Fund.

DUAL OF THE ROAD: Crowland parish councillors have fresh impetus to ask for the part-dualling of the A16.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG071116-206TW.

CROWLAND PARISH COUNCIL: No let-up in push to dual part of A16

A £12million deal to fund Spalding’s planned Western Relief Road (SWRR) has given Crowland parish councillors fresh impetus to ask for the part-dualling of the A16.

Sutton Bridge news.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Planning refusal for new homes in Sutton Bridge is overturned on appeal

A decision to deny permission for six new homes to be built in an area of Sutton Bridge branded as “inadequate” has been overturned.

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