UK’s only flying Lancaster back in the air after ‘major’ overhaul

July 4, 2017 Spilsby Online 0

The UK’s only flying Lancaster bomber has taken to the air in its first test after undergoing “major maintenance”. As well as a complete overhaul, the aircraft was given new nose art featuring a kangaroo and bagpipes. It is part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, is currently at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. The Lancaster is due to return to its base for the BBMF’s […]

Drink-driver flipped car

August 31, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

A Spilsby woman informed police she had been drinking brandy before driving, when she lost control of her car and ended upside down in a field, a court has been 
told. Sheila Wairimu Waiya, 25, of Spilsby Meadows, admitted driving with excess alcohol when she appeared before Skegness Magistrates’ Court. Marie Stace, prosecuting, said that at 1.55am on July 26, police went to a road traffic accident on Mill Lane, Irby in the Marsh, where […]

Spilsby music teens visit iconic university

March 17, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

Talented music students from Spilsby have taken in the sights of the world-famous Cambridge University and also several London landmarks during an “experience of a lifetime”. The year nine and 10 GCSE candidates from King Edward VI Academy combined an overnight stay at Cambridge University with a visit to London’s Covent Garden and St Martin in the Fields. Kate Walker, subject leader for expressive and performing arts, described it as an exciting trip from start […]

Man Arrested In Spilsby After Bardney Vehicle Theft

December 2, 2011 Spilsby Online 0

A Cambridgeshire man has been arrested in Spilsby, following the reported theft of a Isuzu vehicle from Bardney, on Thursday afternoon. The man, Glen Michael Norman, aged 26 from Somersham in Cambridge has been charged by Lincolnshire Police with taking a vehicle without consent, failing to stop, driving whilst disqualified, driving without relevant insurance and possession of a Class B drug. Mr Norman will appear at Skegness Magistrates Court today (2nd December).

Local Man Named In Fatal Road Crash

April 11, 2011 Spilsby Online 0

Police have released the name of the motorcyclist killed at East Kirkby on Saturday.  He has been named as David Blackburn from West Keal. The accident occurred at about 17:40 on Saturday evening on the A155 near East Kirby.  The driver of the other vehicle involved, a 56 year old man from Cambridge, was arrested for causing death by careless driving and released on police bail. This brings to 13 the number of people killed on […]