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Andrew Brookes rejoined the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian as a senior reporter in May 2021 after a spell working in PR. He was previously news editor at these titles and deputy editor of the Boston Standard.

Man wanted in connection with knifepoint robbery at bookmakers

17 June 2022
Man wanted in connection with knifepoint robbery at bookmakers

Man wanted in connection with knifepoint robbery at bookmakers

17 June 2022

Police are looking for help to find a man wanted in connection with a robbery at a bookmakers.


Police appeal after assault

14 June 2022
Police appeal after assault

Police appeal after assault

14 June 2022

Police want help to trace a man in connection with an assault.


Dire warning that ‘winter is coming’ for our roads

14 June 2022
Dire warning that ‘winter is coming’ for our roads

Dire warning that ‘winter is coming’ for our roads

14 June 2022

A senior councillor has warned that ‘winter is coming’ for our crumbling road network - labelling the situation as ‘dire’.

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Fight against climate change starts with app

12 June 2022
Fight against climate change starts with app

Fight against climate change starts with app

12 June 2022

Concerned entrepreneurs have created an app that shows the carbon footprint of meals.


Royal appointment for inspirational trio

12 June 2022
Royal appointment for inspirational trio

Royal appointment for inspirational trio

12 June 2022

Three youngsters were invited to Buckingham Palace to celebrate completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award.


Police hope paedophile's capture offers reassurance

20 May 2022
Police hope paedophile's capture offers reassurance

Police hope paedophile's capture offers reassurance

20 May 2022

Police say they hope the community can take 'reassurance and confidence' from their operation to catch a paedophile.


Two-way lights due during water works

09 May 2022
Two-way lights due during water works

Two-way lights due during water works

09 May 2022

Motorists have been warned to expect two-way traffic lights on the A15 on Wednesday.


Pet therapy dog makes friends in care home

03 May 2022
Pet therapy dog makes friends in care home

Pet therapy dog makes friends in care home

03 May 2022

A new pet therapy dog is helping to boost the wellbeing of residents in a care home.


Our area sees biggest pothole compensation payout

19 April 2022
Our area sees biggest pothole compensation payout

Our area sees biggest pothole compensation payout

19 April 2022

More pothole compensation has been paid out here than anywhere else as a result of damage caused to motorists by our crumbling roads.


Poorly kept roads 'may have to close'

12 March 2022
Poorly kept roads 'may have to close'

Poorly kept roads 'may have to close'

12 March 2022

Road safety experts say cuts to maintenance budgets are of ‘grave concern’.


Dangerous driver strapped chair to top of van and sped people around car park

24 February 2022
Dangerous driver strapped chair to top of van and sped people around car park

Dangerous driver strapped chair to top of van and sped people around car park

24 February 2022

A driver strapped a folding chair to the roof of his van and sped people around a car park on top of the vehicle in a 'dangerous' stunt.


Council Tax to go up even more with Government set to ignore pleas for cash to fix our roads

09 February 2022
Council Tax to go up even more with Government set to ignore pleas for cash to fix our roads

Council Tax to go up even more with Government set to ignore pleas for cash to fix our roads

09 February 2022

Residents could be forced to pay even more for their Council Tax - with the Government likely to refuse to pay to fix our crumbling roads.


Walk-in Covid vaccine clinics and sessions for pregnant women and the needle-phobic

20 January 2022
Walk-in Covid vaccine clinics and sessions for pregnant women and the needle-phobic

Walk-in Covid vaccine clinics and sessions for pregnant women and the needle-phobic

20 January 2022

Walk-in vaccine clinics are operating today and tomorrow - and specialist sessions are running for pregnant women and people with a phobia of needles.


Council tax rise planned amid warning of 'devastating blow' if highways campaign fails

05 January 2022
Council tax rise planned amid warning of 'devastating blow' if highways campaign fails

Council tax rise planned amid warning of 'devastating blow' if highways campaign fails

05 January 2022

A failure to reverse big highways cuts would be ‘devastating’, according to senior councillors.


Academy appoints new head of school

04 January 2022
Academy appoints new head of school

Academy appoints new head of school

04 January 2022

A south Lincolnshire academy will begin 2022 with a new head of school.


Use £800k new fund for peat’s sake

01 January 2022
Use £800k new fund for peat’s sake

Use £800k new fund for peat’s sake

01 January 2022

Sites in south Lincolnshire are in line for a share of an £815,877 grant to help restore the area’s peatlands.


Police chief warns: 'Don't think you can get away with drink driving'

06 December 2021
Police chief warns: 'Don't think you can get away with drink driving'

Police chief warns: 'Don't think you can get away with drink driving'

06 December 2021

Residents in south Lincolnshire are being warned they are mistaken if they think there aren’t enough police to catch them drink-driving.


Firm calls off strike action

30 November 2021
Firm calls off strike action

Firm calls off strike action

30 November 2021

Union bosses say they have called off the threat of strike action for Bakkavor staff after agreeing a pay rise for workers.


Main road is 'one of the most dangerous'

25 November 2021
Main road is 'one of the most dangerous'

Main road is 'one of the most dangerous'

25 November 2021

A well-used road has been highlighted as one of the worst routes in Lincolnshire.


New shadow executive formed

19 October 2021
New shadow executive formed

New shadow executive formed

19 October 2021

A new 'shadow executive' has been unveiled to form an official opposition group for the county.


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