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Two days until BBC Children in Need appeal - what are you doing?

This year's BBC Children in Need appeal airs on Friday (November 15) and we want to know what you're doing to support the appeal.

Whether it's a cake sale, an event at school or a dressing up day, share your plans with us and we'll try to send our photographer along to capture all the ...

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Stamford beaten by Lincoln United after Integro League Cup penalty shoot-out defeat

Stamford suffered a penalty shoot-out defeat to county rivals Lincoln United in Tuesday night's Integro League Cup clash at the Zeeco Stadium.

James Hicks' spot kick was saved by Whites goalkeeper Tom Nicholson as Lincoln successfully converted all five of their penalties after the match ...

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Bourne couple support Alexandra's Awareness campaign with Smurf stunt

A Bourne man paid tribute to an old school friend by convincing his girlfriend to dress as a Smurf and travel 21 miles in a trolley.

Toby Gelsthorpe and Natasha Hamblin took more than six hours to compete the stunt between Bourne and Market Deeping on a wet and windy weekend.

They ...

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Lincolnshire police using what3words app

Police officers in the Stamford, Bourne and Deepings area are using a new app to help pinpoint people in need.

The location technology, what3words, divides the world into three metre by three metre squares.

Each square is allocated a unique three word address, which allows people to ...

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Parkinson's discussion group to be held at The William Cecil Hotel

A Parkinson's discussion group will be held to talk about new approaches to the disease.

The group is for those who live with Parkinson's disease and those who care for them.

Dr Nicola Modugno, a consultant and neurologist specialising in Parkinson's disease from the Italian Neuromed ...

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Police and Crime Commissioner for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire is being investigated for exchanging messages on social media

Former Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite is being investigated after exchanging a “series of messages” with a member of the public on social media.

Mr Ablewhite resigned from the role yesterday.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct ...

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Wittering Harriers defeat Uppingham Town in Peterborough League Cup clash

Wittering claimed the scalp of Peterborough League Premier Division leaders Uppingham Town to move into the third round of the League Cup on Saturday.

The Division One side have only lost twice all season and maintained their impressive form to earn a cup giantkilling following a 3-1 ...

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Colsterworth Police office opening to the public

Colsterworth Police office will be opening its doors to the public.

It will give people the opportunity to share neighbourhood news, views and concerns.

The office, in Back Lane, Colsterworth, will be open on Thursday (November 14) between 4pm and 6pm.

Attempted burglaries and ...

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Remembrance Parades in Oakham and Uppingham pay tribute to Rutland's heroes

People in Rutland turned out in force to pay tribute to people who have served their country over the past century.

In Oakham, the Remembrance parade on Sunday saw members of the Kendrew-based 7th Regiment Royal Logistics Corps and the 504 Squadron RAF Wittering march from the Market Place ...

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Neighbours desperately tried to save Bourne woman's life after fire started in front room, inquest hears

An inquest has heard how the neighbours of a popular woman desperately tried to enter a blazing home in an attempt save her life.

Catherine George, 52, – described as a popular member of the community - died in the front room of her home in Recreation Road, Bourne, on April 12. It’s ...

yesterday 15:38 open_in_new
Stamford family appeal for advent calendars to spread some cheer in the run up to Christmas

People say that money can’t buy happiness but one mum has found the perfect way to turn just one pound into 24 smiles.

Marie Pears is coordinating an appeal to spread a little festive cheer in the run up to Christmas.

She is hoping to collect 1,000 advent calendars which will be ...

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QD in Oakham atracts queues of shoppers on its opening day

Shoppers were queuing up to get a first glimpse of the new QD store when it opened in Oakham.

Mayor David Romney cut a ribbon outside the Church Street premises on its opening day last Thursday.

The 8,000 sq ft shop brings a range of homeware, gifts, toys and food to the ...

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New Oakham United boss Graeme Archer is beaten in first match in charge against Netherton United

New Oakham United boss Graeme Archer was able to take plenty of encouragement from his side's display despite being handed a 'baptism of fire' on his managerial bow at the Rutland club.

Oakham went down to a 3-1 away defeat at second-placed Netherton United in Saturday's Peterborough ...

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The Lord Burghley pub becomes the first plastic free champion as campaign to make Stamford a plastic free community gathers pace

A pub has become the first business to throw its weight behind a town’s bid to become a plastic free community.

The Lord Burghley, in Broad Street, Stamford, is the first plastic free champion after identifying and removing at least three throwaway items from the premises.

Landlord ...

yesterday 12:29 open_in_new
Heavy downpours expected for Stamford leading to rain warning

A weather warning is in place for the Stamford area on Thursday.

The yellow warning is for rain as heavy downpours are expected, according to the Met Office.

The weather service warns that: flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely; bus and train services will probably ...

yesterday 12:29 open_in_new
The Valhalla Project gym in Essendine to hold a strongman competition at Bourne Rugby Club

The Valhalla Project gym in Essendine is holding its first strongman event at Bourne Rugby Club.

There are currently 65 competitors enrolled, some travelling as far as from Guernsey.

Nicola Laughton, co-owner of Valhalla gym, said: "My business partner Daniel has always been into ...

yesterday 10:23 open_in_new
New College Stamford bus unable to collect students due to flooding in Gretton village

Flooding has stopped a bus from picking up students this morning.

The New College Stamford R1 bus was unable to get to the bus stop in Gretton village.

The first stop on the route was at 7.20am in Corby. A taxi was due to collect students from Gretton.

The college has urged ...

yesterday 10:23 open_in_new
Stamford host Lincoln United in Integro League Cup clash at the Zeeco Stadium

Manager Graham Drury has thrown down the gauntlet to his Stamford players to make the most of their opportunity in tonight’s Integro League Cup clash at the Zeeco Stadium.

Drury plans to make a number of changes to his starting line-up for the first round clash against county neighbours ...

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Sue Ryder Nurses take to the Crown Hotel, Stamford, catwalk as part of a charity fashion show

Sue Ryder nurses took to the catwalk and raised £1,360 for Thorpe Hall Hospice.

They were joined by students from New College Stamford for a fashion show at the Crown Hotel in Stamford on Wednesday last week.

About 80 people turned up at the fashion show that was supported by ...

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Allegations against Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite are of a 'criminal nature'

A letter from the chief executive of the office of the police and crime commissioner revealed allegations against Jason Ablewhite are of a ‘criminal nature’.

According to a letter sent by the chief executive of the office of the police and crime commissioner, Dorothy Gregson to members ...

2019-11-11 22:44 open_in_new
RAF Wittering veteran Bert, 96, is welcomed with a round of applause to join in Armistice Day commemorations after painting inspires meeting

Armistice Day commemorations at RAF Wittering today (Monday, November 11) were marked with the arrival of special guest as retired RAF Warrant Officer Bert Salvage visited the station.

Mr Salvage, 96, of Stamford was present at the annual commemoration of the Battle of Britain in Stamford ...

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