Was it taxman’s lunch?

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Angel was fascinated to read in last week’s newspaper that ancient artefacts had been unearthed during an archaeological dig at the old tax office site on Holland Road in Spalding. Imagine her surprise then, when, passing the site and peeping through a gap in the surrounding fencing, she spotted what looked like another relic lying on the ground. It appeared to be silvery in nature – could it be some valuable object overlooked by the experts? No, inside the foil wrapping it also looked remarkably similar to one of those ready cooked chickens that can be bought in supermarkets. Yet it seemed fairly intact, so perhaps it was an old relic after all: a big lunch long ago discarded by a weary tax official, and way past its ‘best by’ date.

* Picture the scene: a tractor with an open trailer piled high with scrunched up bits of paper or card. Said vehicle was going at a fair bat along the A152 through Gosberton on Tuesday evening and Angel, who was sticking to the speed limits, lost sight of it. But she didn’t lose sight of all the bits of paper that flew off the trailer ... and also spotted a paper trail on the road leading all the way to Donington. Good job it wasn’t a particularly windy day.

* There was a frenzy of excitement in the office this week when Home-Start South Holland emailed our editor to say there would be a Royal visit on Wednesday. The headline said the Duchess of Cambridge was dropping by to find out about the work of Home-Start. Within seconds we were imagining a front page with a picture of the pregnant Duchess and the possible early arrival of the new prince and princess at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital... until we read on – the visit was to the Home-Start facility at Greenwich to hear about the kind of work that is being done across the whole country. Back to plan A...