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Disabled residents to benefit from home adaptations change

People with disabilities living in private housing could get free adaptations to their homes.

They can now apply for the full cost of stair lifts and modular access ramps - up to £7,000 of government funding - to help them access their home.

The change to discretionary disabled ...

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Quartet compete against some of the best swimmers in Britain

Tom Neal and Holly Leggott broke two club records apiece as Deepings Swimming Club travelled north of the border to compete in the Scottish National Short Course Championships last weekend.

Tom and Holly were joined by Bethany Eagle-Brown and Lorna McGill at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in ...

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Washing machine theft in Stamford

A thief didn't get the cleanest of getaways when he tried to steal a washing machine from a shop in Stamford yesterday (December 11).

The male crook took the washing machine from Currys in Ryhall Road at around 6.45pm but quickly abandoned it at the door after being challenged by brave ...

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Police issue warning over telephone fraud

Police have warned members of the public about a telephone scam in which the offenders are pretending to be police officers and conning vulnerable people out of thousands of pounds.

The criminals are calling residents, some of whom are elderly and vulnerable, claiming to be police ...

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MP Nick Boles says challenge to Theresa May's leadership is 'grossly irresponsible'

Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles has slammed Tory MPs who have challenged Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership, condemning their actions as 'grossly irresponsible'.

Mrs May will face a vote of confidence later today. The vote will take place between 6pm and 8pm with an announcement ...

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Dunn and Schiavi seal success for Clarets

Two goals in the last four minutes secured Deeping Rangers' place in the semi-final of the Lincolnshire Senior Trophy on Tuesday night.

The Clarets had been kept at bay by a battling Boston Town side despite enjoying the lions share of the possession and creating the better ...

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United suffer third successive league loss

Oakham were punished for a slow start as they suffered a third successive Peterborough League Premier Division defeat after a 3-2 reversal at Long Sutton on Saturday.

The Rutland side found themselves two goals down after 35 minutes of the contest with the Magpies then adding a third ...

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Town's strength in depth shows through to maintain second spot

Uppingham Town's long journey to Moulton Harrox Reserves proved rewarding as they deservedly returned with three more points after a 3-0 success on Saturday.

With a number of changes to the weekend's line-up, Uppingham again showed that the depth in their squad is ...

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Gallery: Oakham's late-night shopping event attracts thousands of people

Oakham town centre came to life on Monday as thousands of people enjoyed the late-night Christmas shopping.

Live music and performances in High Street created a festive atmosphere as families flooded the streets to browse the stalls and shops.

Victoria Hall and Oakham Castle provided ...

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Burghley Horse Trials select charity dedicated to Rutland pilot

The Burghley Horse Trials have named the Jon Egging Trust as their charity for 2019.

Flt Lt Egging, who was a Red Arrows pilot and from Morcott, died in August 2011 when his plane crashed after a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival.

The trust helps young people overcome adversity ...

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Murphy makes second successive spot kick save

A stunning late penalty save from goalkeeper Keenan Murphy earned Stamford Bels an excellent point in a 2-2 away draw at Eye United on Saturday.

Murphy made his second successive spot kick stop after last week’s save with just five minutes remaining of the Peterborough League Division ...

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Tom's treble helps sink Langtoft

Ketton boss Ian Abbott has issued a fresh challenge to his charges after they passed their latest target with flying colours.

Abbott saw his side collect their third successive Peterborough League Premier Division victory on Saturday with a 6-3 away success at Langtoft United.

The ...

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Woman admits wounding man in Stamford

A woman today (Tuesday) admitted a charge of wounding a man during an incident in Stamford.

Shannon Katy Crumpler, 22, pleaded guilty to wounding Paul Leverseidge when she appeared before Lincoln Crown Court. The charge followed an incident in Elizabeth Road, Stamford, on July 9, this ...

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Showler scores hat-trick to defy lengthy list of absentees

Stamford Lions came from an early goal down to fight back and claim their fifth straight Peterborough League Premier Division win with a 5-2 victory at Sutton Bridge on Saturday.

Lions made the two-hour round trip with 11 first team players missing after number one goalkeeper John Swales ...

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Christmas glow lights up Rutland Choral Society concert

The Rutland Choral Society held it's annual Christmas concert on Saturday titled “In Dulci Jubilo”.

The event, which took place All Saints’ Parish Church, Oakham, is staged every year to raise money for charity.

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The society's chosen charity this year is ...

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Uppingham Christmas market ‘like Oxford Street’

Christmas got underway in Uppingham on Thursday with one of the best late night shopping events events ever, according to delighted organisers.

Hundreds flocked to the town centre for the decades-old evening to enjoy the skating rink, reindeer, music and to browse an array of stalls and ...

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Year three pupil's design win's RAF Wittering Christmas card competition

A year three pupil from Wittering Primary School has won the Royal Air Force Wittering Christmas Card Competition.

Every year, pupils from Wittering Primary School design the station’s official Christmas card.

The card is sent to RAF men and women working across the world, friends ...

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Away defeat for Amateurs who are unable to build on promising performances

Frustrated joint Cottesmore boss Alex Cross bemoaned the lack of consistency in his charges after they fell to a disappointing defeat at Barlestone St Giles on Saturday.

Amateurs had gone into the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division contest on the back of excellent performances ...

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Away defeat for Amateurs who are unable to build on promising performances

Frustrated joint Cottesmore boss Alex Cross bemoaned the lack of consistency in his charges after they fell to a disappointing defeat at Barlestone St Giles on Saturday.

Amateurs had gone into the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division contest on the back of excellent performances ...

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Burghley hosts biggest Christmas Fair yet

Burghley’s biggest ever Christmas Fair took place from last week Thursday to Sunday (December 6 to 9) and has been hailed a huge success.

The event attracted a record number of stallholders and chalets along with a record number of attendees.

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The fair offered ...

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Budget hotel chain interested in Stamford

Travelodge have revealed they are looking at opening a hotel in Stamford.

The budget hotel chain want to continue their expansion in Lincolnshire by tapping into the tourist market as part of a £13 million investment into the county and creating 60 jobs across the proposed hotels in ...

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