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Andrew Brookes rejoined the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian as a senior reporter in May 2021 after a spell working in PR. He was previously news editor at these titles and deputy editor of the Boston Standard.

‘Giraffe’ to make trek through county for charity

15 April 2024
‘Giraffe’ to make trek through county for charity

‘Giraffe’ to make trek through county for charity

15 April 2024

If you go down to the beach today you’re in for a big surprise - as a giraffe makes its way along the coast.


Family pay emotional tribute to ‘dear sweet Holly’ - and call for her ‘barbaric’ murder to raise awareness of domestic abuse

08 April 2024
Family pay emotional tribute to ‘dear sweet Holly’ - and call for her ‘barbaric’ murder to raise awareness of domestic abuse

Family pay emotional tribute to ‘dear sweet Holly’ - and call for her ‘barbaric’ murder to raise awareness of domestic abuse

08 April 2024

Holly Bramley’s family paid tribute to her as a ‘beautiful, caring, innocent soul’ - and called for her murder to act as a domestic abuse warning.


Fire crews came to aid of A52 crash victims

05 April 2024
Fire crews came to aid of A52 crash victims

Fire crews came to aid of A52 crash victims

05 April 2024

Fire crews came to the aid of the victims of a crash on the A52 this morning.


Here’s what major new seat-by-seat poll says will happen in our area at the General Election

04 April 2024
Here’s what major new seat-by-seat poll says will happen in our area at the General Election

Here’s what major new seat-by-seat poll says will happen in our area at the General Election

04 April 2024

A major new poll has forecast the General Election result in every seat - and shows a big drop of support for the Tories in its stronghold areas.

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Crew called to tackle vehicle fire

28 March 2024
Crew called to tackle vehicle fire

Crew called to tackle vehicle fire

28 March 2024

A vehicle blaze was tackled by firefighters last night.


Firefighters rescue two people stuck on cherry picker

26 March 2024
Firefighters rescue two people stuck on cherry picker

Firefighters rescue two people stuck on cherry picker

26 March 2024

Two people had to be rescued by fire crews from the top of a cherry picker.


Man arrested for causing death by dangerous driving after A16 crash

26 March 2024
Man arrested for causing death by dangerous driving after A16 crash

Man arrested for causing death by dangerous driving after A16 crash

26 March 2024

A 45-year-old man has been arrested for causing death by dangerous driving after a crash on the A16.


New 18-person board revealed – with vow to listen to public over how to spend £20 million fund

26 March 2024
New 18-person board revealed – with vow to listen to public over how to spend £20 million fund

New 18-person board revealed – with vow to listen to public over how to spend £20 million fund

26 March 2024

The full line-up of the 18-strong board tasked with preparing a plan to revitalise a town’s fortunes has now been revealed.

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Free parking set to stay at town site after public backlash

25 March 2024
Free parking set to stay at town site after public backlash

Free parking set to stay at town site after public backlash

25 March 2024

The district council leader has stepped in to reverse a decision to axe free parking from a town site – after the move had sparked a backlash.


Two arrested after cannabis is discovered in drugs raid

22 March 2024
Two arrested after cannabis is discovered in drugs raid

Two arrested after cannabis is discovered in drugs raid

22 March 2024

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of producing a Class B drug after police carried out a raid this afternoon.


Did you see A52 ‘road rage assault’?

21 March 2024
Did you see A52 ‘road rage assault’?

Did you see A52 ‘road rage assault’?

21 March 2024

Police want to hear from witnesses who may have seen a ‘road rage assault’ near a busy road.


Park footballers ‘threatened with knives’

20 March 2024
Park footballers ‘threatened with knives’

Park footballers ‘threatened with knives’

20 March 2024

People playing football in a park were said to have been threatened with knives – and police are now looking for witnesses to the incident.


Repairs allowed at crash-damaged landmark pub

19 March 2024
Repairs allowed at crash-damaged landmark pub

Repairs allowed at crash-damaged landmark pub

19 March 2024

The owners of a town centre landmark pub will be given permission to fix a crashed-damaged window.

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More A151 delays with another set of roadworks

18 March 2024
More A151 delays with another set of roadworks

More A151 delays with another set of roadworks

18 March 2024

Motorists are experiencing delays as a result of another set of roadworks on the busy A151.

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Crew called to tractor on fire

15 March 2024
Crew called to tractor on fire

Crew called to tractor on fire

15 March 2024

A fire crew was called out to tackle an incident with a tractor earlier today.


Crew called to tackle dumper truck fire

15 March 2024
Crew called to tackle dumper truck fire

Crew called to tackle dumper truck fire

15 March 2024

Fire crews were called on to put out a dumper truck blaze this afternoon.


Trio arrested after reports of con men preying on elderly residents – and firearm seized in raid

15 March 2024
Trio arrested after reports of con men preying on elderly residents – and firearm seized in raid

Trio arrested after reports of con men preying on elderly residents – and firearm seized in raid

15 March 2024

A trio of men have been arrested for burglary and theft after reports of con men duping elderly residents.


Police appeal after robbery and assault

15 March 2024
Police appeal after robbery and assault

Police appeal after robbery and assault

15 March 2024

Police are appealing for witnesses and information to try to catch the person responsible for a robbery and assault.


Police identify person wanted in connection with defacing Margaret Thatcher statue

07 March 2024
Police identify person wanted in connection with defacing Margaret Thatcher statue

Police identify person wanted in connection with defacing Margaret Thatcher statue

07 March 2024

A person wanted in connection with the defacing of a statue of Margaret Thatcher has now been identified.

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A16 shut after ‘serious collision’

04 March 2024
A16 shut after ‘serious collision’

A16 shut after ‘serious collision’

04 March 2024

A section of the A16 is shut this morning after what police have described as a ‘serious collision’.

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