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Bourne Town player Kieran Cummings has started a three-week trial with Championship side Brentford

Co-boss Nathan Arnold believes exciting teenage talent Kieran Cummings can be an inspiration to the rest of the youngsters at Bourne Town.

Cummings is currently on a three-week trial with Championship side Brentford after an impressive start to his spell at the Abbey Lawn.

He joined ...

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Protest demonstration to be held in Stamford against closure of St Mary's Medical Centre GP surgery

A street protest against the closure of a 15,000-patient doctors’ surgery will take place in Stamford on Saturday (October 3).

The peaceful demonstration is being organised by a group of patients who believe people’s healthcare will suffer if St Mary’s Medical Centre in Wharf Road is ...

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Deeping St James dog training centre plan rejected over barking concerns

A dog lover’s dream of converting her land into a training and exercise centre for pooches is in tatters after councillors rejected the plan.

Sue Russell, of Eastgate in Deeping St James, was told the noise from barking pets would be too much for neighbours, some of whom lived just 16 ...

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Confirmed coronavirus case at Bluecoat Primary School in Stamford

A primary school has at least one confirmed case of coronavirus.

Lincolnshire County Council confirmed that there is a case at Bluecoat Primary School in Stamford.

The school in Green Lane remains open and is taking action to limit the potential spread of the virus

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Man arrested after woman found unconscious in North Street, Bourne

A man has been arrested after a woman was found unconscious in Bourne.

At about 8pm yesterday (September 30), Lincolnshire Police and ambulance services responded to an emergency call to North Street, Bourne.

A woman was found unconscious and taken to hospital where she remains in a ...

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Former Apprentice candidate Kadija Kalifa opens her new café and soft play centre Full of Beans Bourne

A new café and soft play centre has hit the spot with parents and children alike.

Khadija Kalifa, a former Mercury Business Awards winner and candidate on BBC programme The Apprentice, opened Full of Beans Bourne on Saturday.

She was joined by her close friend and celebrity guest ...

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Stamford Argos branch to move into Sainsbury's next month

Stamford's branch of the catalogue retailer Argos will move into a town supermarket next month.

The store, which had been due to relocate in May, is scheduled to open inside Stamford Sainsbury’s on October 14.

It was announced in December that the Argos store in Markham Retail ...

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Ufford Park take the Rutland League Division Two title after victory over Bourne in their final game

Ufford Park took top spot in Division Two of the Rutland League after an emphatic victory in their final game of the season on Sunday.

They beat Bourne by 154 runs to leapfrog Werrington – who finished their campaign last weekend – into pole position and finish five points clear of ...

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Swimming to resume at Bourne Leisure Centre and Stamford Leisure Pool

The phased reopening of South Kesteven District Council leisure facilities is continuing with swimming set to return in Bourne and Stamford.

Swimming will resume at Bourne Leisure Centre on Monday next week (October 5) and Stamford Leisure Pool and gym on November 1.

South Kesteven ...

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The Campaign to Protect and Restore Stamford's East Meadows has won its fight after South Kesteven District Council's planning committee voted to refuse plans for Longhurst Group to build 31 affordable homes on land off Cherryholt Road in Stamford

Campaigners have won their fight to protect a green space from housing development.

A scheme to build 31 homes on land next to Cherryholt Road in Stamford was rejected this week based on flooding and road safety concerns.

The land is owned by the Cecil Estate Family Trust and the ...

yesterday 10:32 open_in_new
Stamford AFC midfielder Jon Challinor scores his 100th career goal in the draw with Ilkeston Town

Daniels boss Graham Drury believes there is even more goals to come from midfield maestro Jon Challinor.

Challinor clocked up his 100th career goal at the second time of asking in Tuesday night's 2-2 away draw with Ilkeston Town.

The 39-year-old had hit the century mark in last ...

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Toilets in Stamford's Red Lion Square open after maintenance

Public toilets in Stamford have reopened after having been closed for repairs.

The district council-run loos in Red Lion Square were fixed on Monday (September 28).

They are open 7am to 4pm on Fridays, and 9am to 4pm the rest of the week including Sundays.

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Rutland and Leicestershire magistrate David Penny retires after 29 years of service

A magistrate reflected on the highs and lows of his career during a retirement service at Oakham Castle.

David Penny is the last sitting magistrate to retire after being appointed in Rutland.

He started his duties at the castle in 1994 and returned on Monday to attend a service ...

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Stamford Kiwanis fireworks display and bonfire cancelled because of coronavirus

An annual fireworks display organised by Stamford Kiwanis to mark Bonfire Night has been cancelled by the group to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Members felt maintaining social distancing and adhering to the 'rule of six' meant the event could not be run safely.

David Epps, ...

2020-09-30 20:47 open_in_new
Reaction from Stamford AFC manager Graham Drury after his side's draw at Ilkeston Town in the Northern Premier League South East Division

Manager Graham Drury admitted he felt 'let down' by the match officials as Stamford were held to a 2-2 draw at Ilkeston Town on Tuesday night.

The Daniels were unhappy about the award of a first half penalty following a challenge by Jordon Cooke on Robins striker Alex Troke.

Cooke ...

2020-09-30 20:47 open_in_new
Deeping Rangers defeat Sleaford Town in a United Counties League Premier Division clash

Deeping Rangers made a rapid return to winning ways with a 2-0 home success over Sleaford Town on Tuesday night.

The Clarets had fallen to a heavy 5-0 away defeat at Rugby in Saturday’s United Counties League Premier Division clash.

But goals from Dan Banister and joint ...

2020-09-30 19:44 open_in_new
Plans for 22 'entry level' homes in Morton near Bourne are reluctantly approved by South Kesteven District Council planning committee

Plans to build 22 ‘entry level’ affordable homes in a village near Bourne have reluctantly been approved by councillors.

Members of South Kesteven District Council’s (SKDC) planning committee voted in favour of Larkfleet Homes’ proposals for land at Bourne Road, Morton, at a ...

2020-09-30 19:44 open_in_new
Stamford woman falls victim to scam

An 80-year-old woman from Stamford was robbed of hundreds of pounds by a confidence trickster.

The woman received a number of calls demanding her bank details from a person who said they could fix her iPad for £3.70. The 80-year-old eventually passed on her details to the fraudster over ...

2020-09-30 17:38 open_in_new
Cottesmore AFC are top of the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division after victory over FC GNG at Westray Park

Cottesmore’s continued progress was highlighted as they extended their winning start to the new Leicestershire Senior League campaign on Tuesday night.

Goals from Jake Robson and Tom Atkins secured a fourth successive Premier Division victory against visiting FC GNG at Westray ...

2020-09-30 17:38 open_in_new
Green light for Aldi supermarket on Uffington Road in Stamford despite road safety concerns

It’s all systems go for the construction of a £5 million Aldi supermarket in Stamford after plans were given the green light.

Members of South Kesteven District Council’s planning committee unanimously backed an application by the retail giant at a meeting on Wednesday (September ...

2020-09-30 16:35 open_in_new
Founder of the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme Dr Nicholas Foster, who was the first medic to attend the Kegworth air disaster, has died

The founder of a scheme which provides volunteer doctors in an emergency has died.

Dr Nicholas Foster helped to set up the Rutland Accident Care Scheme which later became known as the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme.

The service recruits volunteer doctors who are on call to help ...

2020-09-30 16:35 open_in_new