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Councillor calls time on 31-year parish position in Weston

A Weston parish councillor who has stood down after 31 years has moved to reassure villagers about his continual involvement in the community.

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The election is being held after the sad death of  Robert Clark

Villages to go to the polls

A South Holland District Council by-election is to be held for the Donington, Quadring and Gosberton ward.

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Crowds of people at the 2017 Holbeach Food Festival at Carter's Park, Holbeach.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG010717-155TW.

HOLBEACH PARISH COUNCIL: Office to stay put as library move shelved

Coubro Chambers is to be the home of Holbeach Parish Council for the forseeable future after plans to move to the town’s old library were shelved.

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Syria

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: A call to action

On April 7, the Syrian city of Douma and its inhabitants suffered a chemical weapons attack, writes MP John Hayes.

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Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the launch of a new Children's Funeral Fund, signalling the end of burial fees and cremation costs for children under the age of 16.  Photo by PA Wire.

South Holland and the Deepings MP backs scrapping of children’s burial costs

A parliamentary campaign to bring England in line with South Holland by scrapping burial and cremation fees for young children has proved successful.

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Brexit should echo Sir Francis Drake's words that 'life at sea is better,' says MP John Hayes.

WEEKEND WEB: Taking control of our waters

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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FOOTBALL TRIP: News that a group of youths from Crowland went on an all-expenses-paid trip to watch the England football team play Italy at Wembley Stadium before Easter has alarmed parish councillors.  Photo by Mark Hartnell.

Anger over Crowland youths’ football trip to London

An all-expenses-paid trip for a group of Crowland youths to watch the England football team in London before Easter has alarmed members of the community.

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Crowland Parish Council news.

CROWLAND PARISH COUNCIL: Belt tightening due to rent rise error

A warning of short-term spending cuts due to an underpayment of rent on land used by Crowland farmers has come from parish councillors.

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Reasons to be cheerful about employment

Reasons to be cheerful about employment

CABINET CALL: A weekly column written by members of South Holland District Council’s Cabinet. This week with: Leader Gary Porter

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BATON RELAY: Flt Lt Lucy Nell carries the RAF100 Centenary Baton past the Cenotaph at the start of its journey across the UK.  Photo by Senior Aircraftman Nicholas Egan.

Spalding sportswoman Lucy takes the baton to start RAF centenary celebrations

An RAF medical officer from Spalding has played a starring role in events to mark the service’s centenary year.

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Coun Nick Neilson (right), district councillor for Market and West Deeping and SKDC cabinet member for communities, with Couns Judy Stevens and Dr Peter Moseley.  Photo by SKDC.

New pot of cash to fund projects in Bourne and Deepings

Community groups and organisations in Bourne and the Deepings can get a financial helping hand from their district councillors.

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Former Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Ken Clarke QC MP is speaking in Spalding.

“Remain” champion Ken Clarke MP to speak in Spalding, home of second highest “Vote Leave” result

Former Tory Chancellor and ardent “Remain” campaigner Ken Clarke QC MP is to speak in Spalding – home of the country’s second highest “Vote Leave” result in the EU referendum.

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Leader of Lincolnshire County Council Coun Martin Hill.

Lincolnshire county councillors to receive increase in allowances

Lincolnshire county councillors’ allowances will increase by over £100 a year starting from this week.

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MP John Hayes

We must be bold and resolute towards those that threaten us

HAYES IN THE HOUSE: By MP John Hayes

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Paul Foyster

BREAKING NEWS: UKIP’s South Holland branch folds

UKIP has disbanded its South Holland and District branch after an extraordinary general meeting yesterday (Monday).

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HIRE CHARGES: Joan Woolard, of Fleet Hargate.  Photo:  SG240713-117TW.  www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

FLEET PARISH COUNCIL: Outcry over hire charge for community centre

A Fleet Hargate villager has repeated her complaint about the “extortionate” cost of hiring its community centre.

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SHDC rubbish collection

WEEKEND WEB: Business as usual

A weekly column written by members of South Holland District Council’s Cabinet. This week with: COUN PETER COUPLAND

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Donington Parish Council news. (SG300117-208TW)

Donington Parish Council by-election is a ‘waste of public money’

Donington parish councillors are upset that a by-election will cost around £3,000 while the person elected will serve about a year.

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Fleet Parish Council news.

FLEET PARISH COUNCIL: Working group set up for skatepark project

A team of six people are starting the process of trying to raise at least £25,000 to build a skate park in Fleet.

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Sir Richard Body (second right) meets constituents in Sutton Bridge in December 1986. Photo: (TIM WILSON) SG150318-207TW

Tributes to former Holland with Boston MP Sir Richard Body

Tributes have been paid to former Holland with Boston MP Sir Richard Body who has died at the age of 90.

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