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Gosberton residents’ cars are trapped after road collapses

Residents of a quiet cul-de-sac were cut off from the outside world for three-and-a-half days when part of their entrance roadway collapsed into an underground well.

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Found it! Bernie Morley with the sign that the district council can't spot. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG140418-103TW

There’s no sign of it because of the shrubbery

Baffled pensioners are scratching their heads because South Holland District Council can’t find a street sign ... despite being told where it’s “hidden”.

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A beautiful robin

Deeping St Nicholas farmer releases next batch of wildlife photos in time for spring

The owner of a conservation award-winning farm in Deeping St Nicholas has released his latest collection of royalty-free wildlife photography to coincide with the start of spring.

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Platic bags in a trolley

WEEKEND WEB: Return scheme a huge leap in war against waste

RURAL MATTERS: A monthly column by Tim Machin, chairman of the Lincolnshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England

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MUD ISSUE TALKS: Crowland parish councillors held talks with the operations manager of Pretoria Energy about its steps to stop mud spilling onto the A16 where two were hurt last November.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG071116-201TW.

CROWLAND PARISH COUNCIL: ‘Progress made’ to stop repeat of mud chaos on A16 route

Talks have been held to try and avoid a repeat of mud spillages on the A16 in Crowland which led to a two-day road closures.

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The derelict and structurally dangerous Red Cow Hotel at Donington. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG060916-210TW

Council ready to tell Donington hotel developers to get cracking

Developers Market Homes are likely be told to get cracking on a major conversion of the derelict Red Cow Hotel at Donington.

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Workmen carrying out a dig for an archaeological survey on the proposed site of the flats in Draper's Place. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG180118-110TW

Four-storey flats plan for Spalding goes on ice for now

Plans for a four-storey block of flats in Spalding sparked doubts about anyone wanting to live on back-land between Market Place and The Crescent or where they can’t park.

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Library picture: Moulton Seas End news.

Moulton Seas End home battle is won by farm couple

A couple won a long running battle to build a two-bedroom bungalow and detached garage on land off Pipwell Gate, Moulton Seas End.

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Part of the development site of Northon's Lane. (SG100418-114TW)

Holbeach Jelson site gets green light for 35 homes

The final go-ahead has been given for a 35-home development on land off Northons Lane at Holbeach.

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Fly tipping on South Drove. (Photo: Roger Marshall)

Donington: A tale of flooded roads and fly tipping

Roads around Donington inches deep in floodwater were compared to Olympic swimming pools at Thursday’s parish council meeting.

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Thomas Edwards holds the council Keeping You Safe article while standing in the monster pothole. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG060418-104TW

Council did nothing about monster pothole for two months ... until Free Press contacted them

A monster pothole that posed a deadly threat to drivers for two months was filled in by council workmen at 8pm on Friday – three hours after this newspaper approached the authority.

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TIDY-UP JOB: Holbeach in Bloom volunteers want to plant wildflower seeds on the A151 Spalding Road roundabout in Holbeach.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG040418-102TW.

Holbeach roundabout to get makeover from In Bloom volunteers

One of the routes into Holbeach could look a lot brighter if volunteers from the town have their way.

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Drapers Place viewed from Francis Street.

Controversial Spalding town centre flats plan to get go-ahead?

Council planning officers are recommending approval of a controversial plan for a four-storey block of flats on land behind Spalding’s Market Place.

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Bob Hughes showing one of the gaps in the fence. (SG030318-105TW)

Sutton Bridge: Parish council bids to end park dog poo menace

Councillors are trying to end the twin menace of dogs off leads and dog poo in Memorial Park on Bridge Road.

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Coun Nick Worth.

Is South Holland getting a massive £985million reservoir?

A massive reservoir costing just under a billion pounds could come to South Holland on land between Deeping St Nicholas and Tongue End.

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Mary Garrett (front) with some of the people also opposed to The Chequers becoming two homes. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG310318-219TW

Villagers unite to save Gedney Dyke’s pub

Gedney Dyke villagers are uniting to save their only pub, The Chequers, from being lost and converted into two homes.

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Tony Gent

WEEKEND WEB: Farmers’ SOS - Save Our Soil!

Farmer TONY GENT writes this week’s WORD ON THE GROUND column...

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Resident Paul Ingham with sewage tankers in London Road. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG200318-106TW

Anglian Water working to fix Long Sutton sewer collapse

A Long Sutton resident says eight or nine sewage tankers have been removing waste from London Road and ferrying it to Norfolk since Sunday night’s sewer collapse.

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Pinchbeck Parish Council news.

Pinchbeck’s former dairy to be site for nine new homes?

Nine homes could be built on the site of a former dairy in Pennyfield, Pinchbeck.

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WEEKEND WEB: Sustainability is key to villages

WEEKEND WEB: Sustainability is key to villages

Chairman of the Lincolnshire branch of CPRE TIM MACHIN considers RURAL MATTERS . . .

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