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Global missing children's campaign helps in search for Lincolnshire teenager

A teenager from Lincolnshire is featured as part of a global campaign to help reunite missing children with their families. 14 year old Omar Mohamud disappeared in October last year. Today, his photograph has been posted as part of an appeal called the "Big Tweet for Missing Children".

Man dies in an industrial accident in Spalding

A man has died after an industrial accident in Spalding.

Emergency services were called to Cowbit Road, Spalding, at 1.40pm on April 23.

A 71 year-old man was freed from machinery at the premises but died at the scene.

Detectives from Spalding CID will be working alongside staff from the Health and Safety Executive to establish the full circumstances of the incident and to prepare a report for the Coroner.

A postmortem examination will be carried out and an inquest opened in due course


Man dies in industrial accident

Lincolnshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating the death of a 71-year-old man in an industrial accident in Spalding. Emergency services were called to premises in Cowbit Road where the man had been freed from machinery but was pronounced dead at the scene.

A postmortem examination will be carried out and an inquest opened in due course.

Spalding firefighters get wet for charity


Here's a pic of our Spalding Firefighters at their charity carwash yesterday, raising over £420 for @firefighters999!


And another pic of them hard at work! They were joined by the Spalding Retained and Holbeach crews.


Kidney donation unites women

A woman from Spalding, given a new lease of life with a kidney transplant, is urging people to sign up to the organ register. And she is being supported by her own donor - a complete stranger with whom she has now become firm friends. Lisa Walton reports.

Abandoned dog found after not being able to move for a month

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found dumped by the edge of the road in Lincolnshire in such an extreme state of neglect it is believed he had probably been unable to move for at least a month.

The dog found in Spalding was in a terrible condition
The dog found in Spalding was in a terrible condition

The male Shih-tzu cross, thought to be around seven years old, was discovered collapsed on his side on Sunday morning. He was extremely emaciated, with an infected mouth and a popped ulcerated eye.

A passing member of the public found him in the Washway Road area of Holbeach and took him to the nearby Jerry Green Dog Rescue in Algarkirk near Boston.

Centre manager Joanne Hickson said: “In the 16 years I have been at this centre this is one of the worst cases I have ever seen.

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“When the very distressed member of the public arrived this poor animal was on his side and completely unable to move. His breathing was very shallow, although he kept screaming and yelping as if trying to right himself. It was as if he was already half dead.

“When we turned him over we saw his eyeball had popped out and the socket was ulcerated and infected. His fur was also completely matted on one side and it was clear he had been collapsed like this for some time – the vet thinks at least a month.

“We took him straight to a vet who was horrified at the state he was in and said the kindest thing was to put him to sleep to stop him from suffering further.

“It was just horrible to see this poor animal in this state – a sight that will stay with me for quite some time.”


Farming business fined £200,000 after manager killed

A farming business in Lincolnshire has been fined more than £200,000 after a farm manager was killed by a forklift truck.

Peter Barney, who was fifty eight, was walking from his car to a potato shed at Middle Farm in Moulton Seas End, Spalding, when he was struck in 2010.

Lincolnshire Field Products Ltd pleaded guilty to two breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act and was fined £165,000 plus £39,500 in costs.

Trust pays compensation for 'botched operations'

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Compensation of over one million pounds has been awarded to a mum of three after a series of botched operations left her crippled for life.

Seven years ago Tracey Hughes, from Spalding, fell and broke her leg. But mistakes made at Boston's Pilgrim Hospital meant she almost had to have it amputated. In the meantime Tracey's home was repossessed after her partner lost his job as he took time off to care for her.

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