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Kris Johnston is a trainee reporter who joined the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian in May 2021. Kris has a first class honours degree in Journalism from the University of Stirling.

49-year-old drunk-drove on A17 while more than twice the legal limit

14 April 2024
49-year-old drunk-drove on A17 while more than twice the legal limit

49-year-old drunk-drove on A17 while more than twice the legal limit

14 April 2024

A woman was caught driving along one of West Norfolk’s busiest roads while more than twice the legal alcohol limit.


Pair of thieves stole hundreds of pounds worth of clothes because it was raining

14 April 2024
Pair of thieves stole hundreds of pounds worth of clothes because it was raining

Pair of thieves stole hundreds of pounds worth of clothes because it was raining

14 April 2024

A pair of thieves stole hundreds of pounds worth of clothes from a town garden centre because it was raining.


Woman says retail park assault only occurred because she was called the ‘N word’

14 April 2024
Woman says retail park assault only occurred because she was called the ‘N word’

Woman says retail park assault only occurred because she was called the ‘N word’

14 April 2024

A 32-year-old said she only assaulted another woman after being subjected to a racial slur.


53-year-old tried to hide face from the police while drug-driving on A10

13 April 2024
53-year-old tried to hide face from the police while drug-driving on A10

53-year-old tried to hide face from the police while drug-driving on A10

13 April 2024

A driver who was over the limit for two different drugs has been ordered to complete a programme to improve his mental health.


Drink-driver nearly crashed into police - but solicitor said narrow street made things worse

13 April 2024
Drink-driver nearly crashed into police - but solicitor said narrow street made things worse

Drink-driver nearly crashed into police - but solicitor said narrow street made things worse

13 April 2024

A drink-driver’s solicitor argued that his poor manner of driving was down to the narrow state of his home street.

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Drunk mother left children home alone while she bought Class A drugs

13 April 2024
Drunk mother left children home alone while she bought Class A drugs

Drunk mother left children home alone while she bought Class A drugs

13 April 2024

A mother has been made the subject of a court order after leaving her children home alone while she purchased Class A drugs.


87-year-old has no option but to use cat litter as toilet due to sewage issues in village

12 April 2024
87-year-old has no option but to use cat litter as toilet due to sewage issues in village

87-year-old has no option but to use cat litter as toilet due to sewage issues in village

12 April 2024

Ongoing sewage problems in a village have resulted in an 87-year-old woman resorting to cat litter to use the toilet.

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‘Animal lover’ wants to set the record straight after being found not guilty of dangerous dog charge

12 April 2024
‘Animal lover’ wants to set the record straight after being found not guilty of dangerous dog charge

‘Animal lover’ wants to set the record straight after being found not guilty of dangerous dog charge

12 April 2024

An “animal lover” wants to set the record straight after an incident which resulted in a dog’s death saw him wind up in court.


Historic hotel looking better than ever after getting ‘the love and attention it deserves’

12 April 2024
Historic hotel looking better than ever after getting ‘the love and attention it deserves’

Historic hotel looking better than ever after getting ‘the love and attention it deserves’

12 April 2024

A historic town hotel is looking better than ever after an impressive revamp costing more than £1million.


26-year-old accused of murder is undergoing psychiatric evaluation before making plea

10 April 2024
26-year-old accused of murder is undergoing psychiatric evaluation before making plea

26-year-old accused of murder is undergoing psychiatric evaluation before making plea

10 April 2024

A man charged with murder is currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation to determine if he is fit to enter a plea.


A47 reopens after crash between car and van

10 April 2024
A47 reopens after crash between car and van

A47 reopens after crash between car and van

10 April 2024

The A47 has reopened following a crash between a car and van this morning.


A47 currently closed in both directions following crash

10 April 2024
A47 currently closed in both directions following crash

A47 currently closed in both directions following crash

10 April 2024

A stretch of the A47 is currently closed in both directions following a crash.


Roads shut and flood gates closed as high tides rolled into town

09 April 2024
Roads shut and flood gates closed as high tides rolled into town

Roads shut and flood gates closed as high tides rolled into town

09 April 2024

Roads were closed off and flood gates were shut as high tides rolled into town on Monday evening.


Union slams decision to reintroduce car parking charges for hospital staff

09 April 2024
Union slams decision to reintroduce car parking charges for hospital staff

Union slams decision to reintroduce car parking charges for hospital staff

09 April 2024

Union members have slammed a decision to reintroduce parking fees for staff at Lynn’s hospital - arguing it is a “charge on coming to work”.

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Residents set to ‘demand answers’ over sewage spills at public meeting tonight

08 April 2024
Residents set to ‘demand answers’ over sewage spills at public meeting tonight

Residents set to ‘demand answers’ over sewage spills at public meeting tonight

08 April 2024

A council is set to host a public meeting tonight amid ongoing concerns about the amount of sewage flowing into a rare chalk stream.


Drivers urged to move cars after flood warnings issued for this evening

08 April 2024
Drivers urged to move cars after flood warnings issued for this evening

Drivers urged to move cars after flood warnings issued for this evening

08 April 2024

Various flood gates will be closed this evening as authorities prepare for high tides and strong winds.


Seven arrested after four dead piglets were dumped in town centre

05 April 2024
Seven arrested after four dead piglets were dumped in town centre

Seven arrested after four dead piglets were dumped in town centre

05 April 2024

Seven people were arrested after four dead piglets were found surrounded by graffiti in a town centre.


A47 was blocked after two-vehicle crash which caused oil leak

05 April 2024
A47 was blocked after two-vehicle crash which caused oil leak

A47 was blocked after two-vehicle crash which caused oil leak

05 April 2024

The A47 was partially blocked following a crash which resulted in an oil leak yesterday evening.


Fundraisers hope to see fire-ravaged village hall ‘rise like a phoenix from the ashes’

05 April 2024
Fundraisers hope to see fire-ravaged village hall ‘rise like a phoenix from the ashes’

Fundraisers hope to see fire-ravaged village hall ‘rise like a phoenix from the ashes’

05 April 2024

Fundraisers hope a campaign to replace their fire-ravaged village hall will allow it to “rise like a phoenix from the ashes”.

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West Norfolk mum taking on London Marathon to boost cancer charity - with support from Eastenders star

05 April 2024
West Norfolk mum taking on London Marathon to boost cancer charity - with support from Eastenders star

West Norfolk mum taking on London Marathon to boost cancer charity - with support from Eastenders star

05 April 2024

A mum and business owner is getting set to run the London Marathon in two week’s time to help a charity which is very close to her heart.

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