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Kat Wakefield joined the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian as a trainee reporter in March 2020.

The not-so moody blues

02 August 2021
The not-so moody blues

The not-so moody blues

02 August 2021

A gig certain not to leave you feeling ‘blue’ will be taking place in September.


Deborah's determination to raise funds for charity close to her heart

31 July 2021
Deborah's determination to raise funds for charity close to her heart

Deborah's determination to raise funds for charity close to her heart

31 July 2021

Completing a month-long charity challenge will mean so much to one woman who is battling chronic illnesses.


Care home residents go on a holiday like no other

23 July 2021
Care home residents go on a holiday like no other

Care home residents go on a holiday like no other

23 July 2021

While many of us have been dreaming of trips abroad, one care home has brought a special holiday to its residents instead.


New town councillor is more than 'just a girl who blogs'

22 July 2021
New town councillor is more than 'just a girl who blogs'

New town councillor is more than 'just a girl who blogs'

22 July 2021

A young woman is hoping to use her new position to speak up for voices which she feels often go unheard.


All-female theatre troupe set to take on Macbeth

21 July 2021
All-female theatre troupe set to take on Macbeth

All-female theatre troupe set to take on Macbeth

21 July 2021

Proving that girl power shows no signs of stopping, a theatre company will be bringing Shakespeare's work alive next month.


Photographer's new book tells a terrific tale of a country road

21 July 2021
Photographer's new book tells a terrific tale of a country road

Photographer's new book tells a terrific tale of a country road

21 July 2021

A stunning photobook is being published diarising the landscape along one country road.


Football fans chip in for charity

20 July 2021
Football fans chip in for charity

Football fans chip in for charity

20 July 2021

It wasn't all doom and gloom the night England failed to win the Euros - thanks to a giant inflatable trophy.


Street market set to return next month

20 July 2021
Street market set to return next month

Street market set to return next month

20 July 2021

Shoppers will be delighted when a popular event returns after the pandemic forced its cancellation last year.


Police and Crime Commissioner's new role gives county issues a 'strong voice' nationally

15 July 2021
Police and Crime Commissioner's new role gives county issues a 'strong voice' nationally

Police and Crime Commissioner's new role gives county issues a 'strong voice' nationally

15 July 2021

The Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner has taken up a key role in influencing policy and policing priorities across the country.


Delight as inspection highlights school's action taken to improve

14 July 2021
Delight as inspection highlights school's action taken to improve

Delight as inspection highlights school's action taken to improve

14 July 2021

A school head has expressed delight after an inspection showed his school is turning around its performance rating.


Exotic pet refuge reopening is a roaring success

08 May 2021
Exotic pet refuge reopening is a roaring success

Exotic pet refuge reopening is a roaring success

08 May 2021

Animal lovers were out in force last weekend to support a much loved refuge after a very difficult year.


Call to reform wild animal licences

14 April 2021
Call to reform wild animal licences

Call to reform wild animal licences

14 April 2021

The owner of an exotic pet refuge is backing calls for far greater restrictions on the trading and keeping of wild animals as pets in the UK.


Police working with medical staff to tackle covid abuse

12 March 2021
Police working with medical staff to tackle covid abuse

Police working with medical staff to tackle covid abuse

12 March 2021

Staff at vaccination and testing sites, along with GP practices, have received abuse over Covid-19.


Police warning for drivers in light of weather forecast

15 January 2021
Police warning for drivers in light of weather forecast

Police warning for drivers in light of weather forecast

15 January 2021

A warning has been issued to drivers in light of reports that heavy snow will hit the area tomorrow (Saturday).


Van and trailer owners will need permit to access tips

11 December 2020
Van and trailer owners will need permit to access tips

Van and trailer owners will need permit to access tips

11 December 2020

A new permit scheme has been launched for vans and vehicles with large trailers to access the area's household waste and recycling centres.


Fundraising for the staff who saved our lives

08 September 2020
Fundraising for the staff who saved our lives

Fundraising for the staff who saved our lives

08 September 2020

Two men are embarking on a challenge to raise money for hospital staff.


Wait is over for gyms, leisure centres and beauty salons

09 July 2020
Wait is over for gyms, leisure centres and beauty salons

Wait is over for gyms, leisure centres and beauty salons

09 July 2020

The latest update on businesses and facilities able to reopen as lockdown restrictions are eased.


Animal refuge is kept afloat by kindness

30 May 2020
Animal refuge is kept afloat by kindness

Animal refuge is kept afloat by kindness

30 May 2020

A pet refuge says it is managing to stay afloat but is continuing to appeal for support as more animals are brought in.


"We can't, and won't, let the animals starve."

24 March 2020
"We can't, and won't, let the animals starve."

"We can't, and won't, let the animals starve."

24 March 2020

Exotic pet refuge owner makes impassioned plea for help in light of turmoil due to coronavirus.


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