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Record numbers at the 14th Deeping St James Allotment Show

The 14th annual Deeping St James Allotment Show was held on Sunday (August 18) with a record number of people enjoying the event.

On the morning of the show, the sky looked ominous but despite a few spots of rain, it stayed dry and a record number of people enjoyed the afternoon ...

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Bourne Town seeking first win of the Uhlsport United Counties League Division One campaign in Saturday's trip to Holwell Sports

Bourne boss Rob Middleton is bracing his charges for an early season six-pointer when they make the trip to Holwell Sports on Saturday.

The Wakes and their weekend hosts are two of just three teams yet to register a point this season in Division One of the Uhlsport United Counties ...

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Grimsthorpe Vintage Speed Trials return for 2019

Vintage Speed Trials return to the grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle on Saturday, August 24.

The Lincolnshire Automobile Club gathered at Grimsthorpe for the first time to test their vehicles in 1903.

Fast forward to 2019 when Vintage Speed Trials return to a place that has such close ...

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Things to do: The Vikings of Middle England take to the battlefields at Rockingham Castle

The Vikings of Middle England will take to the battlefields at Rockingham Castle on Sunday, August 25 and Monday, August 26 from midday to 5pm.

Visitors will see fight displays and authentic Viking battles, both on and off horseback.

The living history village offers a chance to ...

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Oakham dentist set for major expansion

An Oakham dental practice is set to triple in size.

Rutland County Council has approved the major expansion for the Green Oakham Dental Practice at 74 High Street, Oakham.

Applicant Mrs Chadni Patel sought a change of use for part of the ground floor, plus the first floor of the ...

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Crash on the northbound A1 between Wansford and Wittering near Stamford

A lane is closed on the A1 northbound between Wansford and Wittering this afternoon (August 23).

A crash is causing lane one to be closed and recovery is being awaited.

There are delays of around four miles and the traffic is reaching the Alwalton junction.

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Comedy nights at the Exeter Arms, Easton-on-the-Hill

Following the success of two comedy nights the Exeter Arms pub in Easton-on-the-Hill is making them monthly

Starting on Wednesday, September 4, the comedy begins at 7.30pm - although people can come earlier to grab a good seat. Entry is free.

Comedy nights at the pub will continue of ...

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Rutland church takes lead in £5M scheme to co-exist with bats

All Saints Church in Braunston has taken the lead in a scheme for bats to co-exist with churches.

The nocturnal creatures were damaging the 14th century church but now a way has been found so they can live side-by-side.

A £5m National Lottery Heritage Funded project called Bats in ...

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Smiler's Festival of Cricket set for Sunday in Abbey Lawn, Bourne; raising money for Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, Calm, and Lincolnshire Rural Support Network

Bourne and Baston locals have the chance to replicate England's current Ashes performance in Smiler's Festival of Cricket.

The festival will start at 11am on Sunday (August 25th), on Abbey Lawn, Bourne.

Food and drink will be available, and other entertainment will be present ...

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Deeping Rangers manager Michael Goode faces former club Bedford Town in FA Cup preliminary round clash

Deeping Rangers boss Michael Goode wants his side to play with freedom as they go in search of a shock result in the Emirates FA Cup against one of his former clubs.

The Clarets head to Southern League Division One Central side Bedford Town in the preliminary round on Saturday.

Goode ...

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Children's plastic toy car left near to the Rutland and Stamford Mercury office in Cherryholt Road

A plastic toy car has been abandoned in Stamford.

It has been left near to the Mercury's office on Cherryholt Road and appeared this morning (August 23).

A 'police aware' sign has been attached to the car.

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Rutland school bus from Greetham to Oakham axed in favour of public transport

Parents are worried about their children's safety after learning that a school bus will be replaced by public transport.

When the new term starts next week, children living in Greetham will have to catch the Rutland Flyer to Catmose College instead of the usual dedicated school ...

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Things to do in Stamford this bank holiday weekend: The Stamford Car Show on The Meadows returns for 2019

The 16th annual Stamford Car Show and rally will be held on The Meadows on Sunday, August 25.

This year’s event includes: a display of 500 cars, from vintage vehicles to modern super cars with awards for individual categories and Best In Show; hot and cold food, drink and snacks; ...

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FA Cup clash for Stamford AFC who face a Wroxham side which features former Norwich City players Grant Holt and Simon Lappin

Stamford manager Graham Drury believes a strong competition for places can help fuel his side’s desire for success this season.

The new-look Daniels have made a strong to the BetVictor Northern Premier League South East campaign with back-to-back victories.

They followed up a ...

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People can have their say on Stamford Neighbourhood Plan - out for consultation today

People in Stamford are being asked for their views on a document to shape the future of the town.

The Stamford Neighbourhood Plan - if accepted by residents - will influence what housing developers and other construction companies are allowed to do.

It has been three years in the ...

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Sarah Siddons' Dressing Room to be performed at the Stamford Arts Centre as part of the Georgian Festival

One of the Georgian era’s most famous actresses - who made grown men and women swoon in the aisles - is being resurrected by a local playwright.

Sarah Siddons was the darling of London’s Drury Lane back in the 18th Century.

Now Hilary Spiers, a Stamford author, is putting the ...

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New and improved computers are in the pipeline for Bourne and Stamford Libraries

Users of Stamford and Bourne libraries will be benefitting from improved computer services by next summer.

New computers and IT equipment will be introduced at all libraries and community hubs across Lincolnshire after work by Greenwich Leisure Limited, the county council’s library ...

2019-08-22 21:02 open_in_new
GCSE Results Day 2019: Uppingham School results

Uppingham School has reported its upper fifth pupils have "excelled" and achieved "an outstanding set of GCSE and IGCSE results".

The school reported 70 pupils achieved at least eight with 9 to 7 (equivalent A*A) grades, while one-fifth of the year gained straight 9 to 7 (A*A) ...

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GCSE Results Day 2019: Charles Read School results

Students at Charles Read Academy received their GCSE results today (August 22), with 37 per cent securing grades 9 to 4 in English and maths.

In science, French, and VCERT food, students did particularly well, with 62 per cent, 60 per cent and 57 per cent respectively achieving grade 4 and ...

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GCSE Results Day 2019: Lincolnshire County Council says there's been an improvement in numbers attaining a GCSE pass

Provisional results show an improvement in the proportion of students attaining a GCSE pass in English and mathematics combined with a 2.7 per cent rise from last year, Lincolnshire County Council says.

More than half of the schools showed an increase in this key measure.

Coun ...

2019-08-22 19:59 open_in_new
Uppingham Town defeat Stamford Lions in Peterborough League Premier Division clash

Unbeaten Uppingham Town maintained their flying start to the new Peterborough League Premier Division campaign after inflicting the first defeat of the season on Stamford Lions in Wednesday night's derby duel.

Newly-promoted Town took advantage of a lack-lustre Lions display in the opening ...

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