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Police called to Currys PC World in Ryhall Road, Stamford

Police were called to Currys PC World in Stamford this afternoon following reports of a man being aggressive and refusing to leave the store.

Two police vehicles were parked outside the store, off Ryhall Road, from about 1.30pm while officers dealt with the incident.

No arrest was ...

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Little Miracles South Kesteven continues to support families in Bourne and Stamford who have children with additional needs during the coronavirus lockdown

A charity has continued to provide a lifeline for families during lockdown with online support.

Little Miracles South Kesteven Branch works with children who have additional needs or disabilities.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the charity would host regular coffee mornings for ...

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Wansford nail technician forms Salon Standards Alliance to produce video showing customers what to expect when nail bars are allowed to reopen

A nail technician has joined forces with others in the industry to produce a video outlining the new standards salons should abide by once they are allowed to reopen.

Antonia Catalano, 32, is part of the Salon Standards Alliance which has produced the three-minute video to share the ...

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Celebrant backs landmark challenge in the High Court to have humanist weddings legally recognised

A celebrant who offers humanist wedding ceremonies in Stamford, Rutland and Bourne is backing a case being heard today (Tuesday, July 7) and tomorrow in the High Court over the legal recogition of humanist marriages.

Six couples want the law in England and Wales to recognise humanist ...

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Sacrewell Farm in Thornhaugh gets £50,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help with effects of coronavirus lockdown

Sacrewell Farm has received a £50,000 cash boost from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

During the lockdown, the farm in Thornhaugh was unable to welcome visitors, participants or to carry out fundraising activities. Funds raised from ...

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English Martyrs Catholic Voluntary Academy in Oakham gets go-ahead to build new classroom

A primary school has been given the green light to build a new classroom which is set to help boost its admission numbers.

A development for a classroom at English Martyrs Catholic Voluntary Academy in Oakham will begin at the school during its summer holidays and is due to be completed ...

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A Day in Stamford video reveals beauty of Stamford's architecture and gets 2,000 hits on YouTube in just 4 days

A stone company has produced a video showing how beautiful Stamford's architecture is and it has received more than 2,000 hits in just four days.

A Day in Stamford was sponsored by Grantham-based firm Goldholme Stone, which has an interest in the architecture of Stamford. The firm has ...

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Battle Proms organisers urge people to host picnic parties in their garden to help charity SSAFA this weekend when Burghley House event should have taken place

This Saturday (July 10) should have seen the crowds gathering at Burghley House in Stamford for the 16th annual Battle Proms concert and an evening of music, fireworks, aerial displays and cannon fire.

The event, unfortunately, has had to be cancelled but the organisers of the Battle Proms ...

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Tallington Lodge Care Home invites people to take part in pen pal scheme

Care home staff are inviting people to write to their residents in a bid to raise their spirits.

Residents at Tallington Lodge Care Home - which is part of the Country Court group - are still unable to have visitors due to the coronavirus crisis.

Morgan Hicks, customer relations ...

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No new coronavirus cases in Lincolnshire

There have been no new confirmed coronavirus cases added to Lincolnshire’s figures today (Monday).

The latest government statistics, updated at 3.55pm, show no changes to the case numbers for Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire or North East Lincolnshire.

The total 3,343 cases break ...

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Barbers and hairdressers go back to work in Stamford after lockdown rules eased on Super Saturday (July 4)

Barbers and hairdressers got back to work on Saturday with an early start for those keen to get clipped after four months of lockdown.

Staff at Melvyn Patrick barbers in Ironmonger Street, Stamford, opened the doors early and greeted their first three appointments at ...

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Fire crews tackle blaze in van owned by Corby Glen on-call firefighter

Fire crews tackled a blaze that started in the back of a van belonging to one of their on-call firefighter colleagues in Corby Glen this morning.

The incident, attended by Corby Glen firefighters at 11.48am, took place in Coronation Road.

Caused by an electrical fault, the fire dealt ...

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Rutland medic takes over Twitter and Instagram accounts of X-Men actor Alan Cumming to discuss global response to coronavirus pandemic

A Rutland medic has hijacked the social media channels of an X-Men actor for a day.

Hollywood actor Alan Cumming, who played Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United, handed over control of his Twitter and Instagram accounts to medic David Anderson last month. It was part of anti-poverty group The ...

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Fires in Morton and Little Casterton spark 999 calls

An out-of-control bonfire sparked a 999 call on Sunday evening.

Bourne's volunteer firefighters went to The Crescent, Morton where they dealt with the blaze, at about 9.30pm.

As well as destroying some waste wood, the fire damaged two metres of plastic guttering and two windows on a ...

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A1 to close at Stamford while 14-tonne bridge beams are lifted in for Grantham southern relief road

The A1 northbound will be shut and diversions put in place from Stamford while several 14-tonne bridge beams are lifted into place.

The overnight closures mean traffic will be diverted from the A1 onto the A606 Empingham Road at Stamford and will come back onto the A1 at Harlaxton using ...

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Rutland couple marry at St Mary’s Church in Ashwell hours after coronavirus wedding rules are relaxed

A Rutland couple have tied the knot in what they believe was the first wedding ceremony in the county since before lockdown.

Jacob and Sally Cox bid farewell to a traditional wedding to instead celebrate their marriage with their closest friends and family.

The pair, who got married ...

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Stamford Litter Pickers receive donation of 'grabbers' from The Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley

Volunteer litter pickers have been given a helping hand by a club that donated new equipment to its cause.

The Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley members were unanimous in deciding funds should be spent to support Stamford Litter Pickers.

Not only have the volunteers helped clear up ...

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Firefighter at Corby Glen raises £1,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity after final gruelling run in full kit

A firefighter has raised more than £1,000 for charity after a series of runs ending with a two and a half mile run wearing full kit, including breathing apparatus, on Saturday.

John Ashby, an on-call firefighter at Corby Glen, was joined for Saturday's run, between Swinstead and Corby ...

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Casterton College pupil Archie Cocking secures place at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

A 13-year-old Casterton College pupil has secured a place at a prestigious performing arts school.

Archie Cocking will be heading down to Hertfordshire this autumn to study dance at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.

Archie, who also studies dance at Oundle School of Ballet ...

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Stamford Endowed Schools pupil raises funds for Stamford Foodbank with commissioned art work

A pupil at Stamford Endowed Schools has raised funds for a food bank through the sale of her commissioned artwork.

Gabby Brewis has been using her spare time in lockdown to create and sell oil paintings of pet portraits.

So far Gabby has completed 12 paintings and raised £280 for ...

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Gallery of photos as pubs reopen across Stamford, Bourne and Rutland

Pubs across Stamford, Bourne and Rutland reopened yesterday (Saturday, July 4).

Our photographer was out and about at the Lord Burghley and Danish Invader in Stamford; Sugar Mill and Smiths in Bourne and The Grainstore in Oakham and The Falcon Hotel in Uppingham.

New social ...

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