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Power station incident due to pipe leak

Police say an incident at Spalding Power Station in Lincolnshire has been caused by a leak in a pipe.

Earlier this evening a 200m cordon was put up around the site and several roads were closed off as a safety precaution.

The pipe is being repaired and roads in the town have now been reopened.

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Police name pilot who was killed in Bedfordshire plane crash

Stephen Spavins from Spalding lost his life when his single seater came down in a field near Tempsford. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have named a pilot who was killed when his light aircraft collided with another plane over the Bedfordshire countryside yesterday.

46-year-old Stephen Spavins from Spalding lost his life when his single seater came down in a field near Tempsford on the Cambridgeshire-Bedfordshire border.

It followed a mid-air collision with another single seater which was able to land safety.

The Air Accident Investigation Board is continuing to investigate.

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Builder almost loses his leg during demolition

Jake Weir, a builder from Spalding, almost lost a leg after he tried to demolish a garage, which almost collapsed on top of him.

Mr Weir, 33, had to dig himself out of a pile of bricks and concrete after the accident, which happened in Nottingham in June last year.

His severed leg was left hanging from his body by only a strand of skin.

Doctors managed to save it and they say they have never known someone to recover so quickly.

The accident was caught on camera and Jake can watch the footage of himself being crushed by bricks and concrete and have the grace to see the funny side.

Watch the video, which was posted on YouTube.

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