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Williams whacks 70 as Oakham 2nds reach 75-run target

Big-hitting Oakham 2nds batsman Matt Williams blasted his side to a rapid Leicestershire League success on Saturday.

The Rutlanders had bowled out visiting Market Harborough 2nds for 74 in the Division Five East clash at the Lime Kilns.

But, with the threat of rain which washed out ...

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Missing man Michael Smith from Glinton was last seen on CCTV walking towards Maxey Pits

Officers are growing increasingly concerned about a 53-year-old man from Glinton who hasn’t been seen for a week.

Michael Smith, also known as Mick, was last seen in the village a week ago (11 June) and no one has seen or spoken to him since.

Police have now released CCTV of the ...

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A15 Deepings BP petrol station to feature Marks and Spencer

It is hoped a new petrol station, with Marks and Spencers store and cafe, may keep drivers’ cash in the area, rather than sending it to Peterborough.

The amended plans, for the A15/A1175 roundabout near Market Deeping will go before South Kesteven District Councillors on ...

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Stamford runners raises hundreds tackling The Wall

Two runners raised hundreds of pounds for charity after tackling their first ultra marathon together.

Stamford Cub leaders John Burrows and Paul Scholes, pictured above, entered The Wall on Saturday with the aim of running 69 miles within 24 hours alongside Hadrian's Wall.

The route ...

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Trailer carrying pigs overturns on A1 at Colsterworth

The A1 Northbound is closed in one lane after a car towing a trailer containing pigs travelling Northbound overturned.

The accident between the A151 at Colsterworth and B6403 Bridge End at Woolsthorpe happened at around 8.30am.

The road was closed in both directions following the car ...

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Trailer carrying pigs overturns on A1 at Colsterworth

The A1 northbound is closed in one lane after a car towing a trailer containing pigs travelling northbound overturned.

The accident between the A151 at Colsterworth and B6403 Bridge End at Woolsthorpe happened at around 8.30am.

The road was closed in both directions following the car ...

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Miss Lincolnshire holds cabaret evening at Ryhall Village Hall to support charities ahead of her bid to be crowned Miss England

The recently crowned Miss Lincolnshire is holding a fun-filled cabaret evening to raise funds for her charities before the Miss England Grand Final later in the year.

Ella Grace Bayley is supporting The Chronicle Sunshine Fund and the charity Beauty with a Purpose through her event on June ...

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Man arrested for 'drug driving' in Bourne

A man who tested positive for drugs while at the wheel of a car was arrested in Bourne at 9.20am today (June 18).

Officers became suspicious about the driver and pulled him over to question him.

A saliva swab test gave a positive result for drug use.

The man, who is in his ...

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Police Community Resolutions are 'used sensibly' in Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings

A Lincolnshire police inspector has responded to national claims that offenders are escaping prosecution for serious crimes.

According to an investigation by the BBC’s Shared Data Unit, more than 400,000 offences including violence and sexual assaults were resolved 'out of court' since ...

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Ashwin's awesome final over secures nail-biting victory for Uppingham

Uppingham Town ended Bourne's reign as Stamford Charity Cup holders after a nail-biting semi-final success in Monday's meeting at the Abbey Lawn.

Town successfully defended their 112 total with a rousing finale to clinch a three-run win after a tense final over.

Bourne had needed ...

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Seaton hosts open garden event in aid of church and village hall

A dozen gardens and the allotments were opened in Seaton over the weekend, raising more than £3,000 for the village’s church and hall.

It was the first time in five years the village had hosted an open garden event with the main aim to raise much-needed funds. Thankfully, the grey skies ...

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Hanthorpe Road in Morton to be resurfaced

Worn out sections of the carriageway, between the junctions with the A15 and Millfield Road, are set to be resurfaced next month.

The improvements are due to start on Tuesday, July 9, and are expected to take three days to complete (subject to favourable weather).

To allow the work ...

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World Glaucoma Awareness Week: Have you had your eye test yet?

South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging local people to take part in their routine eye tests, at least once every two years this World Glaucoma Awareness Week which started yesterday (Monday) and runs until Sunday.

Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the ...

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Cars broken into in Bourne

Police are investigating a series of thefts from cars in Bourne.

On Saturday night, cars were broken into in:

And on Sunday night, a car in Great Northern Gardens in Bourne was broken into, as was a car in Southfields.

A Hyundai was also stolen from Elsea Park.

Anyone who ...

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Ambulance involved in collision with two cars on A606 by Rutland Water

An ambulance and two cars were involved in a collision on the A606 near Whitwell yesterday (Mon) evening.

The Helimed helicopter was also called out to the incident on the main road towards Empingham.

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman told the Mercury today:"We attended a road ...

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Five luxury homes approved for Great Casterton

Five detached homes “of considerable quality” have been approved for the site of the former Barkers paint works in Great Casterton.

WL Developments (Great Casterton) Ltd has received planning approval from Rutland County Council for the stone-built homes off Old Great North ...

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Best bidding to take on British and world champions in next outing

Rutland’s Martin Best and passenger George Slater marked their return to sidecar racing by regaining their national license at Donington Park last weekend.

Martin, from Gunthorpe, near Oakham, was involved in a serious sidecar accident while testing in Spain in 2005.

And, due to ...

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Uppingham Primary School to celebrate 'good ratings'

Uppingham Primary School stages an Open Day on Wednesday to celebrate a 'good' rating.

The school in Belgrave Road recently received the rating from SIAMS, who inspect church schools, and it follows a similar 'good' rating from Ofsted several months ago.

Chair of governors Liz Clarke ...

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Veteran South Kesteven councillor says colleague recording meetings "violates my human rights"

A Deepings councillor says he will continue recording and taking photographs of council meetings, despite one veteran member saying it "violates my human rights."

Coun Ashley Baxter warned members last week he would record the meetings and post some of it on social media.

Former ...

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Uppingham Feast 2019: photos from the Rutland event

As the clouds parted and the sun broke through, Uppingham Feast opened to a rousing rendition of Walking on Sunshine sung by the Chater Community Choir.

The carnival atmosphere took off after that, with the Mexican fiesta-themed event offering crowd-stopping street entertainment, beautiful ...

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Allcock leads Friends of English Bowling side to victory at Market Overton

Fifteen-times world bowls champion Tony Allcock showed he hadn’t lost his touch when playing at Market Overton last week.

Allcock led a Friends of English Bowling side on their return visit to the Rutland club having last competed at Marko in 2016.

The current Bowls England chief ...

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