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Kat Wakefield joined the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian as a trainee reporter in March 2020.

Ed Byrne’s harrowing but hilarious show was his finest yet

06 September 2023
Ed Byrne’s harrowing but hilarious show was his finest yet

Ed Byrne’s harrowing but hilarious show was his finest yet

06 September 2023

Ed Byrne’s Spalding show was harrowing but hilarious in equal measure...


The amazing tale of the small village that welcomed some of the biggest names in rock and roll

25 June 2023
The amazing tale of the small village that welcomed some of the biggest names in rock and roll

The amazing tale of the small village that welcomed some of the biggest names in rock and roll

25 June 2023

A quiet and picturesque village was once the epicentre of rock n roll – and a new festival plans to revive some of that fun.


The amazing tale of the small village that welcomed some of the biggest names in rock and roll

18 June 2023
The amazing tale of the small village that welcomed some of the biggest names in rock and roll

The amazing tale of the small village that welcomed some of the biggest names in rock and roll

18 June 2023

A quiet and picturesque village was once the epicentre of rock n roll – and a new festival plans to revive some of that fun.


Harold’s emotional visit to Normandy

18 June 2023
Harold’s emotional visit to Normandy

Harold’s emotional visit to Normandy

18 June 2023

A charity campaigner who has dedicated his life to supporting veterans made an emotional journey to Normandy.


Customers see mortgage payments more than double – but local housing market still ‘active’

17 June 2023
Customers see mortgage payments more than double – but local housing market still ‘active’

Customers see mortgage payments more than double – but local housing market still ‘active’

17 June 2023

Some Spalding area homeowners are seeing their mortgage payments more than double – but local experts say our housing market is still active.

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‘I promise the Flower Parade won’t go to Springfields’

16 June 2023
‘I promise the Flower Parade won’t go to Springfields’

‘I promise the Flower Parade won’t go to Springfields’

16 June 2023

The organiser of the Spalding Flower Parade has insisted that the event will not be moved to Springfields.


Golf club unveils revamp plans

16 June 2023
Golf club unveils revamp plans

Golf club unveils revamp plans

16 June 2023

A golf club hopes to expand and revamp its club house in a bid to welcome more visitors.


Open farm day event was scorcher

14 June 2023
Open farm day event was scorcher

Open farm day event was scorcher

14 June 2023

More than 1,200 people basked in the glorious sunshine at a special open farm event.


New carpet showroom set to open

14 June 2023
New carpet showroom set to open

New carpet showroom set to open

14 June 2023

A former car park storage yard is set to become a carpet showroom and store.


Builder criticised and loses bid for new homes

13 June 2023
Builder criticised and loses bid for new homes

Builder criticised and loses bid for new homes

13 June 2023

Planners voted against a developer’s hopes of building the second phase of a town site.

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Homeless veterans facility passed after councillors were convinced by new plan details

13 June 2023
Homeless veterans facility passed after councillors were convinced by new plan details

Homeless veterans facility passed after councillors were convinced by new plan details

13 June 2023

A facility which aims to support homeless veterans was given the go-ahead – after councillors’ concerns were addressed.

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‘Don’t be vague or you’ll miss out on money from developers’

13 June 2023
‘Don’t be vague or you’ll miss out on money from developers’

‘Don’t be vague or you’ll miss out on money from developers’

13 June 2023

Parishes have been warned they risk missing out on cash if they are ‘vague’ in requests from developers.

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HMO plan slammed as being like ‘prison cell’

13 June 2023
HMO plan slammed as being like ‘prison cell’

HMO plan slammed as being like ‘prison cell’

13 June 2023

Councillors slammed plans to create a HMO for nine people in the centre of Spalding.

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Shock at conditions at dog breeder’s home

12 June 2023
Shock at conditions at dog breeder’s home

Shock at conditions at dog breeder’s home

12 June 2023

Councillors were left ‘shocked’ by images of a Crowland dog breeder’s home-based facility.

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Sunshine added to carnival spirit

12 June 2023
Sunshine added to carnival spirit

Sunshine added to carnival spirit

12 June 2023

The sun shone on a weekend of village celebrations.


Officers seize more than 200 illegal vapes from shop

12 June 2023
Officers seize more than 200 illegal vapes from shop

Officers seize more than 200 illegal vapes from shop

12 June 2023

Police seized more than 200 illegal disposable vapes from a shop.

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Town garage site is on the market

12 June 2023
Town garage site is on the market

Town garage site is on the market

12 June 2023

A former Spalding garage has gone up for sale following its closure last autumn – but the price tag is under wraps.

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Field is ‘not an option’ as search for Flower Parade arena continues

09 June 2023
Field is ‘not an option’ as search for Flower Parade arena continues

Field is ‘not an option’ as search for Flower Parade arena continues

09 June 2023

A venue widely suggested as a potential new arena base for the Spalding Flower Parade has been discounted – as the search for a new home goes in.

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‘My elderly parents were let down by police after an attack’

08 June 2023
‘My elderly parents were let down by police after an attack’

‘My elderly parents were let down by police after an attack’

08 June 2023

A concerned son says he is ‘disgusted and let down’, following a lack of police investigation into an ‘altercation’ involving his elderly parents.

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Councillors refuse all but one application at meeting

08 June 2023
Councillors refuse all but one application at meeting

Councillors refuse all but one application at meeting

08 June 2023

Councillors voted against all but one of the planning applications put before them at a meeting last night (Wednesday).


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