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How Bryan Goodey of Southfields Nurseries in Morton became King of the cacti world

He’s been growing cacti since he was a child and after decades of growing and showing, Bryan Goodey of Morton has received top recognition in the industry.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has awarded Bryan an Associate of Honour (limited to 100 members) for distinguished service to ...

yesterday 19:05 open_in_new
Player-coach wants to remain involved at Milking Nook Drove

Bourne Rugby Club player-coach Dave Maudsley is stepping down from his role at Milking Nook Drove.

Maudsley, who has led Bourne to the highest level in the club’s history, wants to remain involved with the Midlands 3 East (South) club.

But he feels the time is right to take a ...

yesterday 18:02 open_in_new
Market Deeping's Wednesday market will continue along with the new Saturday market

Market Deeping’s Wednesday market is set to continue despite the launch of a weekly Saturday market from tomorrow.

The original charter was granted for the market in 1220, and having disappeared in the late 19th century it was relaunched 50 years ago (see Mercury Memories, page ...

yesterday 16:59 open_in_new
Good crowd of people attend Bourne's Walk of Witness on Good Friday

A good crowd of people attended the Bourne Walk of Witness event today (Good Friday).

It started at 10am from Bourne United Reformed Church, where Father Chris Atkinson from Bourne Abbey Church gave an address and those assembled sang a hymn. Dozens followed Peter Squires as he ably ...

yesterday 13:50 open_in_new
Children getting fit on a daily mile track at Cottesmore Academy

Children in Rutland are getting fit and having fun outdoors thanks to an artificial grass ‘daily mile’ track that has been installed at their school.

Pupils at Cottesmore Academy at Kendrew Barracks in Cottesmore are now spending play time, class time and after school club time setting ...

yesterday 13:50 open_in_new
Morton New Day Baptist Church minister Andy McManus to cycle from Brighton to Bourne for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

A retired police officer turned Baptist minster from Morton will be cycling around 180 miles from Brighton to Bourne inside two days.

The Rev Andy McManus, minister of New Day Baptist Church will be joined by two other riders, Harvey Taylor and Tomasz Gunia, on the epic trek to raise money ...

yesterday 12:47 open_in_new
Rangers can secure runners-up spot with Blackstones bidding to bank FA Cup place

A crucial weekend lies ahead for two sides challenging to land coveted finishes in the United Counties League.

Deeping Rangers can clinch second spot in the Premier Division with two victories over the Easter weekend while a win for Division One side Blackstones on Saturday will guarantee ...

yesterday 12:47 open_in_new
Oakham twinning trip is hit with Germans

German visitors enjoyed a whirlwind tour of Rutland thanks to a revitalisation of ‘town twinning’.

Oakham was twinned with Barmstedt in northern Germany just over 30 years ago, but as members of the original twinning group grew older, some of the drive to keep up links was ...

yesterday 10:41 open_in_new
Rutland Radio's Rob Persani returns as host for our 14th Mercury Business Awards

Nominations are still coming in for our 14th Mercury Business Awards, which will be hosted for the third time by Rutland Radio’s breakfast presenter Rob Persani.

The Mercury Business Awards are the biggest of their kind in the Stamford, Bourne and Rutland area and for the last two years, ...

yesterday 10:41 open_in_new
South Kesteven District Council candidate profiles for Stamford St Mary's Ward correction

In today's edition of the Stamford Mercury, an incorrect profile has been run with candidate Harrish Bisnauthsing standing for the Stamford St Mary's ward.

We apologise to Mr Bisnauthsing for this error.

His correct profile along with those standing in this ward will be published ...

yesterday 09:38 open_in_new
Stamford police inspector's warning over drink and drug use during Easter bank holiday weekend

If you went to prison for six months and lost your job, how would you cope?

This is the question police want people to ask themselves if they are considering drinking alcohol or taking drugs over the Easter weekend.

With many people off work for four days and a forecast of 18C today ...

yesterday 09:38 open_in_new
Brexit-supporting troll who sent MPs including Stamford's Nick Boles death threats is jailed

A Brexit-supporting troll who sent MPs, including Stamford MP Nick Boles, death threats and racist messages has been jailed for nearly 10 months.

Jarod Kirkman, 51, sent malicious messages to seven politicians, including former cabinet minister Nicky Morgan and Labour's David Lammy, ...

yesterday 09:38 open_in_new
Stamford's hosts have been relegated after failing to meet ground grading criteria

Stamford boss Graham Drury is unsure what to expect from hosts AFC Mansfield when the two sides clash on Saturday.

The Bulls will be relegated at the end of the season from the Evo-Stik League despite finishing clear of the bottom two spots after failing to meet the required ground ...

yesterday 09:38 open_in_new
Bourne youngster Tallulah Tyler inspires her uncle Ricky Tyler to cycle 270 miles to raise money for the Prader Willi Syndrome Association

With Easter approaching many children are looking forward to a weekend of egg hunts and chocolatey goodies but there will be no such treats for this little girl.

Tallulah Tyler has never tried a chocolate bar or packet of crisps in a bid to curb the symptoms of her rare ...

yesterday 06:29 open_in_new
Tigers tamed by 10-man Wakes after dramatic finish to Youth League clash

A dramatic last-gasp double strike saw Bourne Town Clarets Under 18s triumph in a thrilling Peterborough Youth League Division Two derby with Thurlby on Saturday.

The young Wakes had played 75 minutes of the contest with 10 men following the sending off of Charlie Woodward who was ...

2019-04-18 21:59 open_in_new
Man taken to hospital after chemical incident at Stibbington

A man was taken to hospital after reports of a chemical incident at Stibbington last night.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue has confirmed today (Thursday) that a small amount of chemical was involved in the incident, which happened at 5.40pm at the Pure Fuels plant in Stibbington.

Tom ...

2019-04-18 20:56 open_in_new
Second place finish and new class lap record for Dolby

A Rutland based racing driver is hitting top form at the start of the new 2019 season.

Lee Dolby will be competing in this year's 750 Motor Club Sports Specials Championship that is incorporating the all new Ma7da series.

The first round of the campaign got underway at Brands Hatch ...

2019-04-18 19:53 open_in_new
Fire in loft of Wansford home near A1 and A47

Firefighters attended the scene of a blaze close to the A1 and A47 this afternoon (Thursday, April 18).

A fire had started in the loft of a home in Black Swan Spinney, Wansford.

Residents said that it had been extinguished before firefighters arrived and that the emergency crew came ...

2019-04-18 18:50 open_in_new
Peach and Warwood win competitive doubles clash

The last of Toft Men's Winter competitions were concluded last Sunday with the 36-hole finals of the singles and pairs knockout tournaments.

Both competitions were very close with some excellent golf taking both events to the penultimate hole.

In the singles, Tom Shinkins opened up ...

2019-04-18 18:50 open_in_new
Wothorpe Tractor Drive raises charity cash

Hundreds of colourful tractors descended on Wothorpe for the inaugural charity tractor drive that took in RAF Wittering on Sunday.

Around 150 tractors rolled out from George Farm in Wothorpe for the drive that also visited the Burghley Estate.

The event raised £5,000 that will be ...

2019-04-18 18:50 open_in_new
Police ask for the public's help to tackle lead thefts in the Stamford and Bourne areas

Following a number of lead thefts across the Stamford and Bourne areas, police are calling on members of the public to help them tackle the issue.

Over the last 6 weeks, 10 churches have reported thefts, including Tallington, Swinstead, Haconby, Stoke Rochford, Skillington and North ...

2019-04-18 17:47 open_in_new