From our archives - Jerry Green Dog Rescue marks its first year

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1999: Jerry Green Dog Rescue in Algarkirk spoke to The Standard about the work they do to rescue dogs who had suffered at the hands of their previous owners.

The rescue centre had been open just one year, but already succeeded in rehabilitating and rehoming a huge number.

Pictured is centre manager Lynne Vincent with puppy Filo who was dumped and left to live wild for a month.

Wrangle farming brothers George and John Danby were feted by top conservationalists for their farm’s wildlife haven.

They were presented with the coveted NFU president’s award for protecting and enhancing farmland biodiversity – in recognition of nearly 50 years’ conservation work by his family.


Boston grandad Tom Kirk scooped a top £125,000 prize on a national Spotting the Ball competition.

Tom, a 67-year-old part-time dock worker, became a million-and-a-half-to-one winner with a stake of just 30p.

He said: The money is staying in the bank until the dust settles and we’ve had a chance to talk things over.”

His wife Joy added: “We’re trying to stay clam, but it’s so exciting – I get butterflies every time I think about it!”.

Police were hunting two con men who posed as Water Board officials and stole £100 cash from the Willoughby Road home of a pensioner.

The men showed bogus identification to fool the elderly man and pretended to check his taps and fittings before making off with the cash.