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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.

‘Overwhelming’ turnout at charity football match held in memory of Dan

19 April 2024
‘Overwhelming’ turnout at charity football match held in memory of Dan

‘Overwhelming’ turnout at charity football match held in memory of Dan

19 April 2024

A mother has been left “overwhelmed” by the turnout at a charity football match held in memory of her son.


‘No way forward’: Historic pub announces immediate closure

18 April 2024
‘No way forward’: Historic pub announces immediate closure

‘No way forward’: Historic pub announces immediate closure

18 April 2024

Staff members at a town pub are expecting a “terrible period” as they prepare to close the venue for good.


Woman granted permission to keep therapy donkeys after sleepless nights of worry

18 April 2024
Woman granted permission to keep therapy donkeys after sleepless nights of worry

Woman granted permission to keep therapy donkeys after sleepless nights of worry

18 April 2024

A woman who lends a helping hand with her therapy donkeys has been granted planning permission which will allow her to keep doing so.


‘This is not goodbye’: Former council chief stands down as Conservative leader

17 April 2024
‘This is not goodbye’: Former council chief stands down as Conservative leader

‘This is not goodbye’: Former council chief stands down as Conservative leader

17 April 2024

A prominent councillor says it has been “an honour” to serve as West Norfolk’s Conservative leader as he prepares to step down.

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‘Nuisance tree’ could be removed after causing damage to delivery vehicles

17 April 2024
‘Nuisance tree’ could be removed after causing damage to delivery vehicles

‘Nuisance tree’ could be removed after causing damage to delivery vehicles

17 April 2024

Villagers have agreed to remove a “nuisance” tree which has reportedly been causing damage to large delivery vehicles.


Plans to build two town homes turned down due to ‘unduly cramped’ design

17 April 2024
Plans to build two town homes turned down due to ‘unduly cramped’ design

Plans to build two town homes turned down due to ‘unduly cramped’ design

17 April 2024

Plans to build two new town homes have been turned down because of their “unduly cramped” design.

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‘The darkness took hold’: Man who drowned in river struggled for years with drugs and alcohol

16 April 2024
‘The darkness took hold’: Man who drowned in river struggled for years with drugs and alcohol

‘The darkness took hold’: Man who drowned in river struggled for years with drugs and alcohol

16 April 2024

A man who drowned in a river last year was a “brilliant person” who was consumed by “darkness” when consuming drugs and alcohol, an inquest heard.


A village divided: Fence has been vandalised multiple times since restricting parking at memorial hall

16 April 2024
A village divided: Fence has been vandalised multiple times since restricting parking at memorial hall

A village divided: Fence has been vandalised multiple times since restricting parking at memorial hall

16 April 2024

The issue has divided a village - a recently erected fence which many feared would cause “mayhem” when schools returned yesterday.


Truss slams animal rights activists and reflects on career in new book published today

16 April 2024
Truss slams animal rights activists and reflects on career in new book published today

Truss slams animal rights activists and reflects on career in new book published today

16 April 2024

Liz Truss has slammed “hugely disruptive” animal rights campaigners and reflected on her political career so far in a new book published today.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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