Arts & Screen

REVEALED: Academic uncovers the best long-lost British swear words

A language historian has revealed the best long-lost swear words from Britain - including nippy, tarse and wittol.


VIDEO: Crowds pack King’s Lynn for Children In Need Rickshaw challenge

Hundreds of people flocked into Lynn last night to greet The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge team on the sixth day of their fundraising journey for BBC Children In Need.

Presenter and property expert Lucy Alexander/ Raise the Roof Productions

Casting call for new TV show which helps you find your dream home

Led by property expert, Lucy Alexander (of Homes Under the Hammer fame), indecisive house hunters will be given the chance to find the right property for them.

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The 10 oldest TV shows still on the air

The 10 oldest TV shows still on the air

This week, as we celebrate 80 years of television, we take a look at the oldest programmes still on the air.

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Dance Mania’s spooky Halloween treat

Audiences were given a fright to remember when they enjoyed a Halloween treat from Dance Mania.

Halloween Heroes come to the rescue

Halloween Heroes come to the rescue

A group of friends turned into Halloween Heroes on Monday night to help deliver a spooky treat to children across the March area.

Spooky Olympics family fun day at The Oasis Centre
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An Oasis of spookiness in Wisbech

Mini monsters and wicked witches were in for a treat when The Oasis Centre held a themed family fun day.
The Wisbech centre put a Halloween and Rio spin on its annual event this year, when it held its Spooky Olympics Family Fun Day on Wednesday.
Around 45 children took part in the free event, made possible thanks to the Family Learning Fund from Cambridgeshire County Council and the Learning Skills Council.
Youngsters enjoyed fun and games, including dog agility with Katie Bristow and her Collie dog from the People and Animals organisation. They also enjoyed crafts with a take-home recycling message, face painting and medals and took part in a fancy dress competition.

SPERGY MOVEMENT: Performance poet Callum Brazzo has packed 15 years of rhyme and rap into his new book, Movement, published by  Photo by Tim Wilson.

BOOK REVIEW: Performance poetry that is more than just a load of old rap

Movement: Performance Poetry Written Down, by Callum Brazzo, Spergy Books, Out Now

CHURCH BIRTHDAY: Release Dance Crew from New Generation Ministries, Bristol, will be launching Long Sutton Baptist Church's 175th anniversary weekend on Friday, October 7.

Long Sutton Baptist Church prepares for 175th anniversary weekend

A weekend of celebration and contemplation is in store at Long Sutton Baptist Church which turns 175 in October.

Antiques restorer Ludovic Potts of Guyhirn is the guest of Spalding Business Club at its October meeting on Thursday, October 6, at 7am.

Antiques restorer to visit Spalding Business Club

Spalding Business Club is to welcome Fenland-based antiques restorer Ludovic Potts to its October meeting next week.

GOLD BLOOM: Spalding in Bloom representatives Christine Lawton (left) and Angela Newton receive the EMIB Gold Award on behalf of the town from Nigel Fox, managing director of Amethyst Horticulture of Kent.  Photo supplied.

South Holland sits at the top table for In Bloom ‘Oscars’

An In Bloom party is in full swing across South Holland where towns and villages have been painted gold for looking immaculate.

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Roald Dahl at work in his famous writing hut

Roald Dahl Day celebrates 100 years since author’s birth

Exactly 100 years ago today Roald Dahl was born and children and adults around the world will be coming together to celebrate the life and works of the much-loved author.

The annual St Matthew's Art Exhibition at St Matthew's Church, Suttton Bridge, where landscapes and portraits by artists and organisers include those oof (from left) Addy Garwell, Geoff De Roux, Lesley Robinson, Andrea Taylor,  Sandra Carpenter, Mark Vickers, Margaret Pratt, Maureen Hunt and Bernard Pratt.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Exhibition of colours as art takes over St Matthew’s, Sutton Bridge

Some of the finest artwork in Lincolnshire went on display inside St Matthew’s Church, Sutton Bridge, over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Kerry Bailey and Ella Cooper (middle left and right) with Karen Treacher of the Grange Wind Farm Comittee, parents and youngsters at the unveiling of a new floor at Cinder Ash Pre-School, Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Grand unveiling of makeover for Cinder Ash Pre-School

Cinder Ash Pre-School in Long Sutton is heading into its 43rd year with a brand new look for its youngsters and staff.

PUB MAKEOVERS: Sean Portass and Dana Garkavaya.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG220515-107TW.

Pub facelifts to go on in Long Sutton and Holbeach

Plans to bring a Holbeach pub put up for sale nearly five years ago back to life are going “slowly but surely”, according to its owner.

Wisbech Rock Festival
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Wisbech rocks at festival

As the sun beat down on Sunday afternoon, big crowds poured into Wisbech Park for the town’s annual Rock Festival.

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Alex Geairns, station director for Hereward Media, talks about the broadcasting project to an audience in Bourne.

Fens community TV group given charitable status

A media project aimed at bringing community broadcasting to Spalding, Long Sutton and Holbeach has taken a further step forward by becoming a charity.

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Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

In a world where the pocket calculator was as close as many of us got to technology, the video recorder seemed like it had come from outer space (or possibly off the set of Tomorrow’s World). A whole world of television viewing opened up in the late 1970s with TV shows and the latest(ish) films available to watch whenever we wanted.

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A photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George to mark his third birthday (Matt Porteous/PA)

Prince George’s third birthday shots taken at Anmer Hall

Prince George is celebrating his third birthday today and to mark the occasion Kensington Palace have released some charming pictures of him taken at the family home in West Norfolk.

Long Sutton Primary School masterchef Harry Oakes (front), winner of a competition to design an Olympic-themed dish, with (back) Leo Bunn, Luke Crawshaw, Emma Zakaraite, Gemma Chekh, (front) Lucy Bourne, Aleena Bell and Sandro Ruddam.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Long Sutton pupils get a taste of the Olympics for lunch

Long Sutton Primary School Olympic Day

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