Lincolnshire roads named as highest in country for in car casualties

November 12, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Roads in part of Lincolnshire are named as the highest for in car casualties in a new study. The Pacts and Direct Line Constituency Road Safety Dashboard shows the area with the highest number of in car injuries nationally is Louth and Horncastle. Results show injuries in the car are 68 per cent higher than the national average, with most accidents happening on a Friday in the area. The report states: “The higher index areas […]

Volunteers keep the show going

May 28, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Volunteers are working hard to ensure a temporary studio theatre space will be open this coming Friday for Hambledon Productions “Just Like That”. The new studio theatre has 35 seats and is situated in what used to be the police station and more recently the theatres’ office/meeting room/lounge. The main auditorium will remain closed until repair work is complete. Meanwhile Theatre Volunteers will continue to provide a programme of theatre and music in the intimate […]

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 […]

Sir Peter Tapsell stepping down at the next General Election

March 21, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Louth and Horncastle MP Sir Peter Tapsell is tonight expected to announce he will not be standing in the next General Election. Sir Peter, 84, was first elected as an MP 55 years ago aged 29 and has contested 15 Parliamentary elections in five constituencies and won 13. He is due to tell Louth and Horncastle Conservative Association of his intention at a meeting today, Friday, March 21. Sir Peter, who lives in Roughton, near […]

Students Meet Lord Coe At Summer Cup Event

July 1, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

Local students have performed in front of Lord Sebastian Coe at a ‘mini olympics’. The former Olympic athlete was at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre for the Summer Cup. The Summer Cup has been organised by the David Ross Education Trust to encourage students to get involved in sport and to extend the legacy of the 2012 London Olympics. The event included visits from Team GB athletes, as well as opening and closing ceremonies and a […]

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 […]