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Uppingham neighbours compete in quiz

Uppingham residents battled it out to take the title in a popular quiz.

Members of the Beeches Residents' Association took on the Limes, Firs and Spurs Residents' Association for the event at the cricket club.

Quiz master Lucy Stephenson is pictured with winning captain Mike ...

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Plans to build 110 affordable homes in north-west Bourne

People are being urged to have their say on a proposed development of 110 affordable homes in Bourne.

A public consultation will be held at the end of February for the development of the field at the end of Beaufort Drive, on the north-west edge of the town.

In addition to homes, ...

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Plan for empty Old Coach House pub in Market Deeping to be flats

Plans have been submitted to convert an abandoned Market Deeping pub into five flats.

Business owner Roy Stanton, who lives in the Algarve, says keeping the Old Coach House at Bridge Foot as a pub is no longer viable.

His application to South Kesteven District Council says the ...

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Friendship Lunch Club launched by Evergeen to combat loneliness in Stamford

A new lunch club has been launched to combat loneliness and isolation in Stamford.

Around 18 people attended the first Friendship Lunch Club, a new partnership between the Evergreen Care Trust, Christ Church community transport and Morrisons at its launch in the store’s cafe on Tuesday ...

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Cottesmore Academy pupil designs new Oakham Veterans flag

The Oakham Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club have a new flag thanks to a Cottesmore Academy pupil.

Alexis De Villiers was the winner and won a £50 Amazon voucher for her efforts and has also been invited to carry the flag at a service celebrating the county of Rutland at ...

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Wide range of images on show at Deepings Camera Club exhibition

The Mayor of Market Deeping, Coun David Shelton, opened the Deepings Camera Club’s 16th annual exhibition at the weekend.

There were 177 prints on display at the Deepings Community Centre in Douglas Road , Market Deeping.

There was, as always, a very wide range of subjects on show ...

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UPDATED: A47 re-opens between Uppingham and Glaston following crash resulting in HGV fire

The A47 has re-opened between Uppingham and Glaston following a crash and a subsequent fire this afternoon (February 22).

The crash involving a HGV and a car happened at 2.50pm.

This resulted in both vehicles going up in flames with large black smoke seen in the area.

The car ...

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UPDATED: Photos from scene of A47 crash between Uppingham and Glaston following crash resulting in HGV fire

The A47 is remains closed this evening (Friday, February 22) between Uppingham and Glaston following a crash and a subsequent fire.

The road is expected to be closed until later this evening to allow the scene to be cleared and the road needing to be re-surfaced.

Police are advising ...

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Burghley Park tractor drive will help raise funds for charities

A tractor drive is planned for Sunday, April 14.

The event, organised by Colin and Kathleen Holwell, will include Burghley Park and the grounds of RAF Wittering, along 20 miles of private road and just 317 metres on a minor road.

The event will help the Evergreen Care Trust promote ...

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Rutland and Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan dismisses de-selection talk

Rutland MP Sir Alan Duncan has hit back at reports in the national media that he faces a motion of no confidence as constituency MP - and he’s been reselected to stand again.

The Daily Telegraph reported he and other MPs faced such measures, something which created national headlines and ...

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South Kesteven suffers as part of Lincolnshire's fly-tipping menace

Councils across the county are cleaning up a staggering 20 incidents of fly-tipping a day it has been revealed.

The number demonstrates the rising tide of illegal rubbish dumping that is blighting Lincolnshire’s communities and countryside.

Lincolnshire Police and Crime ...

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Photos from scene of A47 crash between Uppingham and Glaston following crash resulting in HGV fire

The A47 is closed today (Friday, February 22) between Uppingham and Glaston following a crash and a subsequent fire.

Police are advising people to avoid the area following a crash between a HGV and a car, which happened at 2.50pm. This has resulted in both vehicles going up in flames with ...

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'Python on the Loose' thrills crowds in Stamford

The was a 'Python on the Loose' in Stamford's High Street today.

And crowds of shoppers enjoyed the spectacle of seeing two zookeepers rescue a third keeper from its clutches.

The python-esque performance was one of a range of activities South Kesteven District Council and InvestSK ...

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Collision on the A1 southbound at Colsterworth

A collision on the A1 southbound at Colsterworth is causing delays this afternoon (February 22).

It has happened at the Honey Pot Lane and was reported around 2pm.

This is a developing story - more as we get it.

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Defibrillator for Langtoft United Football Club

A community defibrillator has been unveiled at Langtoft United Football Club.

Paul Cooper, head of youth development, said the initiative followed a parent telling the club their 8-year-old child maybe at high risk of cardiac arrest due to his family history.

Peterborough Phantoms ...

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Carers fill the air with love for Valentine’s

Love was in the air on Valentine’s Day for customers of a Stamford care company as they were given cupcakes.

Around 35 customers of Wright Care at Home in Stamford and the surrounding villages were personally delivered the sweet treats by their carer, including someone in Peterborough ...

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Bulwick community rallies to help after village shop fire

Villagers have rallied behind a much-loved family and their award-winning business after they ‘lost everything’ in a devastating fire last week.

Alexandra Ogilvy started up a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to help Camille Ortega McLean and her husband Andrew, who run the Bulwick ...

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Rutland County Councillor who made offensive comments online resigns

Coun Richard Alderman (Ind) has resigned as a Rutland County Councillor with immediate effect.

Coun Alderman’s resignation was received by Rutland County Council on February 21.

His seat as a Ward Member for Oakham South West will remain vacant until May 2019, as a by-election ...

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Sir Vince Cable visits Peterborough City Hospital

Liberal Democrat Party leader Sir Vince Cable visited Peterborough City Hospital yesterday.

The MP met staff and visited an inpatient ward and was keen to hear of hospital preparations for Brexit.

He also discussed with the senior leadership team some of the challenges of delivering ...

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Plans for 650 homes, shops and school north of Stamford

Plans for 650 homes have been drawn up for farmland and a quarry north of Stamford.

The proposal by Bourne-based developer Larkfleet Homes sets out a scheme for land to the west of the Casterton Road BP garage and to the north of Belvoir Close, Ross Drive, Collins Avenue and Jackson ...

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Wanted man found in Bourne

A wanted man who was on the run in connection with a number of offences has been arrested.

Charlie Shillibeer, 26, who was wanted for failing to appear for court, theft from a vehicle and fraud by misrepresentation, was arrested in Bourne and has now been returned to his home county of ...

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