Stamford Mercury

FOOTBALL: ‘Everything is still in our hands’ says Deeping Rangers boss

Deeping Rangers manager Michael Goode has called for the right mentality to stay on course for runners-up spot.

The Clarets opened up a seven-point gap to third place with Saturday’s 4-2 win away to Wellingborough Town.

Goals by David Burton-Jones, Charlie Coulson, Scott Mooney and ...

yesterday 12:27 open_in_new
FOOTBALL: Dream start as Deeping Rangers push on for second spot

Deeping Rangers opened up a seven-point gap to boost their bid for runners-up spot.

The Clarets have recorded six wins out of seven in all competitions since the 4-1 defeat at champions-elect Peterborough Sports last month.

Goals from David Burton-Jones, Charlie Coulson, Scott Mooney ...

yesterday 12:27 open_in_new
Academics visit Rippingale for talk on radio drama The Archers

More than 100 professors and lecturers from universities all over the country descended on the tiny village of Rippingale to hear about the origins of the radio drama Archers.

The academics were attending a two-day conference at Lincoln University, researching the world’s longest running ...

yesterday 12:27 open_in_new
Tales of Hester and Harriet are making Stamford author Hilary’s dreams come true

A Stamford woman who gave up a high-profile job as the director of communications for a charity to follow her dream of becoming a writer is about to release her second book.

Hilary Spiers decided in 2005 to give up her job to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

Since then, she has ...

yesterday 09:08 open_in_new
Police warning after scam calls about internet speeds

Police are warning people about scam telephone calls from fraudsters posing as BT Openreach and asking customers about low internet speeds.

The receiver of the call became suspicious and ended the conversation immediately before reporting it to Action Fraud.

Computer firms do not ...

2017-02-25 23:01 open_in_new
Woodland Trust offers tree packs in bid to fight disease threat

The Woodland Trust is offering free tree packs to people to help combat the threat of disease.

The Woodland Trust, based in Grantham, is urging people in Lincolnshire to help protect the countryside from the increasing effects of ash dieback and other tree pests and diseases by applying ...

2017-02-25 15:17 open_in_new
Stationery retailer Colemans is still going strong 30 years on

A celebration was held to mark 30 years of successful trading in Stamford for stationery retailer Colemans.

The firm, which has an art shop on the High Street and a stationery shop just metres away in St Paul’s Street, handed out glasses of prosecco and pieces of cake to customers last ...

2017-02-25 14:12 open_in_new
Harington School’s first Ofsted report is outstanding

A sixth-form school that only opened its doors in September 2015 has been rated outstanding in its first Ofsted report.

Students, staff and governors are delighted with the report which was published on Monday, following a visit to the school, which is based on the same site as Catmose ...

2017-02-25 13:06 open_in_new
Potholes set to be repaired

Lincolnshire County Council is gearing up for the latest round in its battle against potholes.

The council is currently finalising its pothole patching programme for 2017/18, with the initial locations set to be tackled in April in Holbeach and Grantham. Each pothole along these roads will ...

2017-02-25 09:47 open_in_new
Grantham family’s baby joy as dad delivers his son

A father delivered his baby son on Tuesday when his wife suddenly went into labour.

Andrew Gunnett was at home with his wife, Carla, when she went into labour at 11.30pm on Monday. He called a midwife who had to travel from Sleaford.

By the time she reached the Gunnett home on the ...

2017-02-25 09:47 open_in_new
Birthday launch for mouthwatering temptations at ‘destination sandwich shop’

“Destination sandwich shop” Bread Meat Cheese is celebrating its first birthday with a number of new taste bud temptations.

The deli-style sandwich shop in Red Lion Street, Stamford, has received rave reviews in the press and online, sitting in the top three places to eat as ...

2017-02-24 18:21 open_in_new
Images released after shop thefts totalling over £2,000

Police have released images of a number of men they would like to speak to in relation to a series of thefts from supermarkets over the last month.

Officers are appealing for public assistance after the thefts in Bourne, Market Deeping and Stamford.

Large amounts of meat and alcohol ...

2017-02-24 16:10 open_in_new
Clare swims into Guinness Book of World Records

A former Bourne youth leader has swum her way into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Clare Wookey, 46, says she is proud and delighted for the worldwide recognition of a remarkable feat of endurance swimming.

Clare goes into the iconic record book with four teammates who completed ...

2017-02-24 15:04 open_in_new
Vandals made to clean up graffiti

Two culprits of graffiti in Bourne have been caught by police and made to clean it up.

A third vandal was was sent to court. A police spokesman said: “Graffiti won’t be tolerated.”

2017-02-24 12:51 open_in_new
Friends invest £30,000 in new eye scanner for Stamford Hospital

A new £30,000 machine to help patients with eye problems has been installed at Stamford Hospital.

The Friends of Stamford Hospital donated the cash for the IOL (intra-ocular lens)Master machine for the opthalmology department at the hospital in Ryhall Road.

The machine measures ...

2017-02-24 11:45 open_in_new
Stamford couple win £25,000 wedding of their dreams from website UKbride

A Stamford couple are looking forward to the day of their dreams after winning a wedding worth £25,000.

Jenny Collier was shocked and overwhelmed to get a call from wedding website UKbride on Valentine’s Day.

She and her husband-to-be Alex Marshall, of Kesteven Road, Stamford, ...

2017-02-24 11:45 open_in_new
Stamford Welland Academy celebrates good Ofsted rating

Staff and pupils at Stamford Welland Academy are celebrating after achieving the school’s best ever Ofsted report.

Ofsted inspectors judged Stamford’s only state-funded secondary school as good in all areas.

Today’s report comes less than three years after the former Queen ...

2017-02-24 08:27 open_in_new
Supermarket reopens as smaller Tesco Express store

Tesco in the High Street, Stamford, reopened on Wednesday as a Tesco Express store.

The store has been closed for just over a month while work was carried out to resize the store but the shop proved busy during its reopening when staff were giving out bags for life featuring the words ‘I ...

2017-02-23 14:46 open_in_new
Clothing sale to be better than ever

A men’s clothing sale is set to be bigger and better than ever this year - and will kick off the popular annual good and new sale for women.

For any men looking to update their wardrobe, the men’s sale will take place at 33 Pillings Road in Oakham, tomorrow from 5pm to 8pm, and on ...

2017-02-23 14:46 open_in_new
Missing dog Kenai has heart murmur

An owner is desperately searching for her missing dog who has a heart condition and needs medication.

Kenai, a male Tamaskan, was out walking with his owner Sam Scales. As she loaded the car, deer crossed the track and Kenai gave chase. He was lost between Corby Glen and Irnham but has ...

2017-02-23 00:25 open_in_new
Do you know this woman?

Bourne Police believe the woman pictured may have information about a theft from Sainsbury’s in the town on Friday, February 10.

If you are her, know her or have any information about the theft, please call 101, quoting crime number 17000059461.

2017-02-22 18:53 open_in_new