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Defeated Daniels have to learn from their mistakes

Daniels boss Graham Drury wants his side to learn from their mistakes after 
missing out on a Premier 
Division place for next season.

Stamford suffered a 2-1 away reversal at Bedworth United on Saturday in a dramatic Evo-Stik League Division One South play-off final.

The ...

2018-05-11 10:47 open_in_new
Morton Preschool closes its doors after 46 years

A preschool is closing after serving a community for 46 years.

The Morton Preschool decided to close after the village’s primary school created a £320,00 preschool unit.

The new unit, which opens its doors on Monday (May 14), caters for up to 30 children and will be open for 30 ...

2018-05-11 09:44 open_in_new
Police hunt for cat shooter in Morton

Cat owners in Morton are being warned to keep an eye on their pets after two animals were left with severe injuries after being shot.

Emma Goldsmith said her 11-month-old cat Dusky was shot on Monday in her front right leg and faces possible amputation, while Shannon Hasbury’s cat Smokey ...

2018-05-11 09:44 open_in_new
Crowds flock to Uffington scarecrow festival

More than 4,000 people flocked to Uffington over the weekend to take part in the village’s showcase event – the annual scarecrow festival.

The sunny and warm weather meant the two-day show was busy, and as well as the 50 scarecrows dotted throughout the village, there was also ...

2018-05-11 09:44 open_in_new
Hopper bus rolls on Uppingham’s streets

It was a day of celebration in Uppingham yesterday after the town’s new Hopper service finally welcomed its first passengers.

The new 13-seat, £32,000 community bus service was unveiled to the public outside Uppingham’ Surgery to great fanfare by Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr ...

2018-05-11 09:44 open_in_new
Gray’s back on the big stage in world event

Bourne pool ace Mark Gray is hoping a return to the big stage will help him recapture his top form.

The 44-year-old has been selected to represent Team England next week in the World Cup of Pool event in Shanghai, China.

Gray, who is the resident professional at Bourne Snooker ...

2018-05-10 19:02 open_in_new
Majestic medal haul in Deepings’ top club coup

Deepings Swimming Club was awarded top visiting club at the 2018 Tulip Meet in 
Spalding after a stunning weekend of racing saw the team win 108 medals, including 39 golds.

The squad of 38 also achieved 78 county qualifying times and 162 personal bests in a series of performances ...

2018-05-10 16:56 open_in_new
Bels book second cup final spot with shoot-out success

Stamford Bels booked their second cup final spot of the season with a penalty shoot-out success over Cottesmore Amateurs in the last four clash of the Ancaster Cup on Wednesday night.

The match had finished 3-3 with Bels holding their nerve to gain revenge over their Leicestershire Senior ...

2018-05-10 16:56 open_in_new
Stamford to stage popular sevens event

Stamford Town will again be staging their popular Over 40s seven-a-side competition following the success of last year’s inaugural event.

The competition last year attracted more than 1,000 people to the Uffington Road club and this year it will take place from June 18-22 with all ...

2018-05-10 16:56 open_in_new
Improved finish and cup final triumph shows progress for Blackstones

Co-Blackstones boss Lee Clarke felt his side’s Daniels Cup triumph was a measure of his side’s progress this season.

Stones made amends for last season’s cup final defeat by beating Cottesmore Amateurs at the Zeeco Stadium on Sunday.

They have also finished six places ...

2018-05-10 16:56 open_in_new
Sprint champion opens new track at Langham Primary School

A track which has been installed at a primary school to encourage children to walk or run a mile a day was officially opened by paralympic sprint champion Sophie Hahn.

Sophie opened the 160 metre track, which is made out of artificial grass, after talking about her career at an assembly at ...

2018-05-10 12:44 open_in_new
Barrowden and Wakerley Good Neighbour Scheme gets £500 boost

A charity which supports rural communities has donated £500 to set up a Good Neighbour Scheme.

The Rural Community Council presented the cash to volunteers from the Barrowden and Wakerley Good Neighbour Scheme at Barrowden Community Shop last week.

The scheme will see the ...

2018-05-10 12:44 open_in_new
South Luffenham businessman launches website

Rob Campbell

Giftcards4Travel managing director Rob Campbell said the site had gone live in mid-April and early response had been “very positive”.

The website allows users to buy a travel gift card or an airport transfer for a third party.

“You can search from over ...

2018-05-10 11:41 open_in_new
Loads of family at fun at Sport Bash T20 cricket match in Ketton

A fun-filled family day topped with an exciting T20 cricket match featuring several stars of the game is set to take place over the May half term.

The Sport Bash at Ketton, which over the past four years has raised more than £120,000 for charity, will take place on June 1 at the Ketton ...

2018-05-10 11:41 open_in_new
Aqua park set to open at Rutland Water for its third season

Summer is about to get off to a resounding splash as the country’s biggest aqua park returns to Rutland Water for its third season.

Aqua Park Rutland will open to the public from Saturday, May 26, for four months of water filled fun.

The park is bigger and better this year ...

2018-05-10 11:41 open_in_new
Wilson is aiming to exceed expectatations

Sixteen-year-old South Luffenham racing driver 
Teddy Wilson is hoping to 
continue to exceed his 
expectations when he 
competes in the second round of the Formula 4 United States Championship this weekend.

The former Uppingham Community College pupil admitted he ...

2018-05-10 10:38 open_in_new
Spike in theft from vehicles in Rutland

Police have warned residents and visitors to Rutland not to leave valuables on show in their vehicles.

This follows a recent spate of thefts from motor vehicles across the area.

Officers have warned the public to be wary of opportunist thieves and to hide valuables from sight if they ...

2018-05-09 20:59 open_in_new
Mutt’s Nutts celebrating after £1,000 donation

A Stamford-based charity is celebrating after receiving a £1000 surprise donation from online shopping giants Amazon.

The Mutts Nutts Rescue, which became a registered charity in 2013, supports elderly people in the community who can no longer care for the pets by ...

2018-05-09 20:59 open_in_new
South Kesteven District Council draft local plan proposes to deliver more than 15,000 homes

A draft local plan which would deliver more than 15,000 homes for South Kesteven over 25 years is set to be approved by senior councillors.

The revised plan will go before the council’s cabinet on May 10 and outlines the authority’s ambition to deliver housing for the region until ...

2018-05-09 20:59 open_in_new
South Kesteven District Council draft local plan proposes to deliver more than 15,000 homes

A draft local plan which would deliver more than 15,000 homes for South Kesteven over 25 years is set to be approved by senior councillors.

The revised plan will go before the council’s cabinet on May 10 and outlines the authority’s ambition to deliver housing for the region until ...

2018-05-09 17:51 open_in_new
Rangers need refreshing as Deeping are dumped out after semi-final shock

Deeping Rangers were dumped out of the Hinchingbrooke Cup after a semi-final defeat to lower level Huntingdon Town on Tuesday night.

The United Counties League Division One visitors netted a goal in each half through Richard Baines and Jamie Waterworth to secure their place in the final ...

2018-05-09 15:44 open_in_new