Lincolnshire coast storm surge warning leads to military help

January 12, 2017 Spilsby Online 0

Warnings of a storm surge on the east coast of England have led to military being drafted in to respond. Lincolnshire’s chief constable Neil Rhodes said evacuation plans had been prepared, with 100 soldiers helping police in door-to-door warnings. High tides and gales are expected to bring disruption along the coast overnight on Thursday. BBC weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker said the northerly direction of the winds was the problem. “Because they are travelling from north […]

Spilsby Show To Feature Rare Triple Flypast

July 4, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Sunday’s Spilsby Show is to feature a rare triple flypast featuring the best of British! A rare coup has been achieved by the organisers of the Spilsby Show with three of the best-known Second World War aircraft performing a flypast over the ever-popular event, courtesy of Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. The Supermarine Spitfire is probably the best known and loved of all Second World War fighter aircraft, famous for its’ involvement in the Battle […]

Emergency service obesity calls in Lincolnshire double

June 25, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Firefighters in Lincolnshire have seen a doubling in the number of calls to assist the ambulance service treat obese people in one year. Last year Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service attended 37 incidents, compared with 16 in 2014 /2015. The service is now carrying out special training sessions using a 28 stone (179kg) dummy. Figures obtained by the BBC show a rise in “bariatric rescues” from four assistance requests in 2011/12. The type of rescues […]

Ex-councillor jailed over historic counts of indency with a schoolgirl

March 25, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

A former East Lindsey District Councillor has been jailed for four-and-a-half years over three historic counts of indecency with a schoolgirl. Philip Leivers, 75, of Sea Bank Road, Chapel St Leonards, gave the victim tickets to watch top-name acts including Madness, Dire Straits and UB40 for free while managing London’s Hammersmith Odeon. The victim came forward to police in 2012 after watching a BBC News bulletin featuring Leivers as a councillor. She claimed the offending […]

King Edward hosts special Remembrance event

November 18, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

Memorable performances in drama and song created a special Remembrance event at King Edward VI Academy in Spilsby last week. Lest We Forget was performed in front of a packed hall and included pupils from Halton Holegate and Spilsby Primary schools. Members of the Royal British Legion, families and other members of the community remembered those who died in warfare and those who continue to fight for peace. Music teacher Charlotte Burton said rehearsals had […]

Just One Week To Go Until SO Festival 2013!

June 13, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

The District’s annual SO Festival will be visiting Spilsby on Monday 1 July. From Friday 28th June to Sunday 7th July, SO Festival will transform East Lindsey into the East Midlands’ hub for arts and culture. This year’s festival will feature a huge range of entertainment for all ages and tastes ranging from regional and national music and street theatre performances, dance acts, art installations and even Lincolnshire’s first-ever international cricket match, being played between […]