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Weekend picks: Spalding & South Holland Food & Drink Festival

Spalding & South Holland Food & Drink Festival Credit: Luke Blackmore

The Spalding & South Holland festival is back this weekend with almost 50 food and drinks stalls, live entertainment and a fun fair.

"South Holland in Lincolnshire produces and or processes over 40% of the nation's food, therefore it's not surprising that Spalding intends that their food festival should be an annual key Lincolnshire event. It aims to promote local food producers and to draw visitors to the town... it should be an excellent 'foodie' feast"

– Dennis Hannant MBE, Festival Manager
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RAF jet crash caused by "imperfections" in nose cap

The RAF jet crashed in Lincolnshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's been revealed that an RAF Lakenheath fighter jet crashed near Spalding in Lincolnshire because of imperfections in the plane's nose cap.

The aircraft came down in a field at Weston Hills on October 8th 2014. The pilot managed to eject himself to safety. No-one was hurt.

Now, a report by an Aircraft Investigation Board has found that a combination of two issues- imperfections in the jet's nose cap and the angle that the plane was flying at caused it to crash.


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.


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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