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New deal for Drury to extend Stamford stay

Stamford manager Graham Drury has signed a new deal to extend his stay with the Evo-Stik League Division One South club.

Drury has agreed a deal to remain as Daniels boss until the end of next season with the option of then extending it for a further term.

He has guided the Daniels ...

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Wakes knock out holders to secure semi-final spot

Bourne Town booked their place in the semi-finals of the Daniels Cup after knocking out holders Ketton on Tuesday night.

The Wakes ran out 4-1 winners in the quarter-final clash against their Peterborough League Premier Division visitors.

Two goals inside the opening 25 minutes set ...

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X Factor auditions to take place at Bills Bar in Oakham

X Factor auditions are to be held at Bills Bar in Oakham.

The walk-in auditions for the smash-hit ITV talent show will take place on April 25.

Bill’s Bar was chosen after joint owner Johnathan Spencer impressed X Factor bosses when he sent them videos of talented artists performing ...

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Ryhall Academy pupils bring famous historical figures to life

Jane Austin and Charlie Chaplin were among the famous historical figures brought to life at Ryhall Academy on Friday.

The Year 4 pupils dressed as up as the famous people and gave presentations about them to around 300 villagers, fellow pupils and staff at the Woolthorpe Living Waxworks ...

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Oaks hit by late try blitz as triple injury blow hits defence

A late try blitz sent Oakham tumbling to a 45-7 away 
reversal at Belgrave in 
Saturday’s Midlands 2 East (South) clash.

The Oaks were poised to make a push victory when they trailed their fifth-placed visitors 10-7 with just 20 minutes.

However, three injuries in ...

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Ospreys make earliest return to Rutland Water

The Rutland Ospreys have returned to Manton Bay at Rutland Water.

This year the birds have returned incredibly early, with the female Maya returning 10 days earlier and the male, known as 33, returning seven days earlier than last year.

Maya returned on March 12 making her the ...

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Innovative form of windsurfing will offer unique and exhilarating experience

An innovative and exciting form of windsurfing is now on offer at Rutland Water.

Foiling takes windsurfing to another level as the sailor flies along silently above the water on a hydrofoil, which lifts the board out of the water to create a unique sailing experience and ...

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FOOTBALL: Mind the gap! Deeping Rangers aim to move closer

Deeping Rangers can cut the gap in the championship race tonight.

Victory for the Clarets at Leicester Nirvana would put Michael Goode’s side level on points with second-placed Wisbech Town.

However, Goode remains concerned over the fixture going ahead as Hamilton Park has not ...

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Cup final plan comes together for Stamford Lions A team

Stamford Lions A secured their first cup final spot of the season on Saturday - and have the chance of reaching another this weekend.

The Peterborough League Division Four table-toppers ran out 4-1 away winners at AFC Orton in the semi-final of the League Shield.

Jordan Wass put them ...

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Chimney fire at Mill Street Pub & Kitchen in Oakham

Firefighters have been called to a chimney fire at the Mill Street Pub & Kitchen in Oakham.

The crew from Oakham were called at 2.15pm today (March 19) and it is currently using a chimney kit to fight the fire.

Staff have been evacuated from the building.

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Bomb hoaxes hit Lincolnshire schools

Nine Lincolnshire Schools have received fake bomb threats.

Lincolnshire Police said the schools received the threats this morning as part of a nationwide incident.

A spokesperson said: “We take hoaxes extremely seriously as they divert our resources and can cause disruption and ...

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Maudsley’s pride at Bourne’s achievements despite defeat in historic Vase clash.

Player-coach Dave Maudsley was proud of his players despite the biggest day in Bourne Rugby Club’s history ending in defeat on Saturday.

Maudsley’s men went down to a 13-27 defeat against Eccleshall in their Midlands Junior Vase final match at Milking Nook Drove.

Despite ...

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Oakham Pie shops come up trumps in competition

Oakham pie makers proved they have the recipe for success by picking up accolades in a national competition held in Melton Mowbray.

Leeson’s Butchers beat of competition from the likes of Leicester-based, Walkers Pies, whose pies are sold in national supermarkets such as Waitrose, to win ...

2018-03-19 16:17 open_in_new
Attempted theft from van in Deeping St James

Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempt theft from a white Iveco panel van in Deeping St James between 5pm on Tuesday (March 13) and 10am on Wednesday (March 14).

Rear doors of the van were forced but no entry gained.

Call police on 101 quoting incident number 390 of March ...

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Audi A4 damaged in Market Deeping

Police are appealing for witnesses after a grey Audi A4 was vandalised in Market Deeping.

The wheel arch of the vehicle was damaged on Thursday night (March 15) as it was parked on Wellington Way.

Call police quoting incident reference number 285 of March 16 if you have ...

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Pupils jump into character for World Book Day

Dressing up as their favourite book characters and authors visiting to read stories all formed part of World Book Day.

World Book Day is the biggest celebration of its kind, designed by Unesco as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in more than 100 ...

2018-03-19 12:05 open_in_new
Fire at home in Tolethorpe Square Stamford

Fire crews were called to a fire in Stamford last night (March 18).

The fire at the home in Tolethorpe Square was caused by an electrical fault in a laptop battery.

Crews from Stamford and Market Deeping attended the blaze at around 8.25pm and used a hosereel to extinguish the blaze. ...

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Rare MG car sold by Colsterworth company for more than £3,000

An unexpected treasure, buried deep in the ground at Salisbury Plain, led to a windfall for the ABF – the Armed Forces Charity.

The chassis of a rare 1932 MG J2 was found by archaeologists and was, earlier this year, sold to an MG enthusiast in Yorkshire who plans to restore ...

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Bird flu outbreak near Bourne

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Lincolnshire Trading Standards have issued a warning after cases of bird flu were discovered on farmland near Bourne.

Defra has confirmed that H5N6 – a subtype of the species Influenza A virus – was discovered in two ...

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FOOTBALL: ‘Perfect example’ Moss earns praise for key role

Andy Moss made a big impact as a second-half substitute to inspire Bourne Town’s fightback.

They trailed at the break to Jake Waterworth’s opener for Huntingdon Town.

Zak Munton levelled for the Wakes – but joint boss Jimmy McDonnell handed out special praise to ...

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FOOTBALL: Double delight ends Mooney’s drought

Scott Mooney scored for the first time in 2018 – then claimed another goal 37 minutes later!

The striker ended a drought dating back to the 4-1 home win over Peterborough Northern Star at the end of December.

Mooney’s prolific partner Scott Coupland also netted in the first ...

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