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Spalding care home in line for three national awards?

Spalding care home Cedar Falls could be in line for national awards for its pioneering sensory garden as well as dementia care.

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Clerk to Moulton Poor Trust Faye Blair (centre) with Angela Newton and Greg Green. (SG050418-117TW)

Moulton Poor Trust donates £2,500 to South Holland Parish Voluntary Car Service

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WEEKEND WEB: IBS affects up to 15% of the population

DOCTOR CALLING: A weekly column by the chairman of South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group Dr Kevin Hill

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CHARITY RIDE: Cyclists outside Spalding's Castle Sports Complex before a 50-mile bike ride in June 2017 which raised nearly �400 for disability sports charity WheelPower.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG250617-101TW.

Sign up and get on your saddle for charity bike ride in Spalding

Cyclists from South Holland and beyond can sign up for a 50-mile bike ride and help raise money for a children’s charity.

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Rotary saw a good turnout for the free blood pressure checks in Spalding.

‘Lifesaving’ day in Spalding is another success for Rotary

There was 30 per cent surge in the number of people having potentially lifesaving blood pressure checks in Spalding.

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Immunisation jab

WEEKEND WEB: Jabs that could save your life

DOCTOR CALLING: A weekly column by the chairman of South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group Kevin Hill

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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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Paul Derrick and Jon Paul Chilvers collect for colleague Stefan Hawcroft. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG040418-216TW

Spalding footy match raises £2,000 for firefighter battling brain tumour

A football fundraiser in Spalding raised more than £2,000 towards the £250,000 pioneering medical treatment for terminally ill firefighter Stefan Hawcroft.

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Steve Weatherly-Barton is happy to clear up after his pet dog, Clint. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG040418-125TW

Gosberton church minister in name and shame call over pet owners who won’t pick up dog poo

A church minster is calling for reckless dog owners to be named and shamed if they don’t pick up dog poo that can pose a serious health hazard.

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The free test that could save your life.

Take this painless test in Spalding that has already saved lives ...

Sparing ten minutes from your day on Saturday, April 14 could save your life as health professionals join forces with South Holland Rotary Club to offer free blood pressure checks.

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Church Walk Surgery in Pinchbeck, Regency Hair Salon (left) and the parking space between the two premises. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG020317-120TW.

Pinchbeck businesswoman wins bid to stop surgery expansion scheme

A Pinchbeck businesswoman who argued successfully against a doctor’s surgery expanding has expressed her ‘relief’ at the outcome.

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

WEEKEND WEB: Take the test when offered

DOCTOR CALLING: A weekly column by the chairman of South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group Kevin Hill

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Linconlnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian mascot Spike with children at the Macmillan Easter egg hunt. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG300318-131TW

Spalding and Holbeach Macmillan Cancer Support’s joy at cracking Easter egg hunt

More than 500 children and their families poured into Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Gardens for the first ever Easter egg hunt there organised by Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Bakkavor cheque presentation to nurse Kate Rivett

Bakkavor boost for unit

Bakkavor staff in Spalding have donated £1,735 to North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

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Pupils from Quadring Cowley and Brown's Primary School, parents, staff, guests and members of Quadring WI with the new defibrillator outside St Margaret's Hall.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG260318-121TW.

Talk inspires fundraising for lifesaving equipment in Quadring

Quadring villagers needing lifesaving treatment in the event of cardiac arrest and other heart conditions now have it after an inspiring community effort.

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Antibiotics

WEEKEND WEB: Be antibiotic-aware and keep them effective

DOCTOR CALLING: A weekly column by the chairman of South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group Kevin Hill

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Matthew Booty, Matthew McLoughlan, Craig Newstead, Matthew Fox and Olivia Tatlow get stuck in at the car wash. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG240318-100TW

Spalding Fire Station’s record-breaker for colleague with inoperable brain tumour

Spalding firefighters had a record-breaking car wash on Saturday as scores of people backed their fundraising for a colleague who has an inoperable brain tumour.

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Flinders Founders Stevie Abbott, William Moran, Callum Templeman, Joe Woods, Margaret Wright, Jackie Abbott and Elliott Moran pictured last year selling cakes at the Fun in the Park event. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG040617-132TW

Donington group’s bid for £10,000 outdoor gym equipment

Donington teen group Flinders Founders are eagerly awaiting news from the Lottery’s Awards for All to see if their £10,000 bid for outdoor gym equipment has been successful.

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Doctor writing prescription

WEEKEND WEB: Order repeat prescriptions in plenty of time for Easter

DOCTOR CALLING: A weekly column by the chairman of South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group Dr Kevin Hill

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Spalding to have innovative sensory garden for dementia sufferers to enjoy

An innovative sensory garden is being built in Spalding so people with dementia can explore it safely and independently.

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