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A1175 closed between Market Deeping and Hop Pole after serious accident

The A1175 between Market Deeping and Hop Pole is closed tonight (Monday, April 6) after a serious accident.

The accident involves a motorcyclist.

Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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Lincolnshire Police issue warning as people continue 'absolute madness' of ignoring lockdown rules

A police chief has warned of tighter controls on the coronavirus lockdown if people continue the “absolute madness” of ignoring lockdown rules.

It follows reports of people holding parties at their homes and meeting in groups at local parks over the weekend. Yesterday, police in ...

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Tributes paid to outstanding and respected Rutland businessman who died from coronavirus

Tributes have been paid to a respected figure in the Rutland business community who died after contracting coronavirus.

Geoffrey Pointon passed away peacefully in Kettering General Hospital on Thursday, April 2. He was 82-years-old.

The father-of-four was known most recently for ...

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Coronavirus: cases in Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northants, Leicestershire, Peterborough and Cambridgeshire

Public Health England has released the latest figures for cases of coronavirus that have been medically tested and diagnosed.

The number of cases in each area today (Monday, April 6) is as follows:

The figures don't include those who are self-isolating with milder symptoms. Also, ...

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Coronavirus pandemic will change the food industry and eating habits forever, says CEO of Food and Drink Federation

The coronavirus pandemic will likely change people’s eating habits forever and have a permanent effect on the UK food and drink industry.

That’s according to Ian Wright, the chief executive officer of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) which represents the interests of manufacturers ...

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People in Stamford, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings sent bogus tax rebate text messages in HMRC scam

The Government is warning people to be aware of scam messages pretending to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

A bogus text message sent to many people across the area claims the recipient is due a tax rebate and provides a link to click.

HMRC says it never sends texts or emails ...

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This is when to see a pink supermoon in the night sky this week

This week presents the opportunity to see a pink supermoon in the night sky.

A supermoon is when a full moon looks slightly bigger and brighter than a normal moon.

In March, the worm supermoon was obscured by clouds, but it looks like the April supermoon should be visible all ...

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Parade of Floats and Lions Family Fun Day at Stamford Festival cancelled

The two biggest events of Stamford Festival - the Parade of Floats and the Stamford Lions Family Fun Day - have both been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Stamford Kiwanis, which is responsible for organising the Parade of Floats, said the event due to take place on June ...

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Crisis helpline launched for vulnerable people without support in Rutland

Rutland County Council has launched a dedicated crisis helpline for vulnerable people who have been impacted by coronavirus (Covid-19) and have no-one to support them.

The NHS has been contacting people who have been identified as being extremely vulnerable to coronavirus because they have ...

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Council redeploys staff to help maintain bin collection services in Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings

The district council is redeploying staff so that it can continue to provide its waste collection services as normal.

Refuse collectors have been receiving messages of support from residents as they do their rounds emptying bins.

Leader of South Kesteven District Council Kelham Cooke ...

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Bainton siblings take part in Dance on your Doorstep

These two Bainton siblings took part in Dance on your Doorstep yesterday (Sunday, April 5).

Maisie Waugh, six, and her five-year-old brother Alfie, danced to their hearts content to S Club 7's Reach, with Alfie even throwing in a few gymnastic moves.

A poster was widely shared on ...

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Family-run Stamford business supplies clocks to NHS Nightingale Hospital in Birmingham

A family-run company from Stamford has been approached by the NHS to supply examination hall style wall clocks for the new Nightingale hospital in Birmingham.

Ravencourt is also helping to source personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitizer for health workers and others who need ...

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Bonfire causes shed to catch fire in Rippingale

An unattended bonfire sparked a garden fire last night (Sunday, April 6).

Billingborough firefighters were called to Middle Street, Rippingale, at 11.57pm after a shed, greenhouse, fencing and garden furniture were alight.

The fire was caused by embers from an unattended bonfire ...

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Stamford and Rutland MPs send well wishes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson who is in hospital with coronavirus

The MPs in Stamford and Rutland have sent their well wishes to the Prime Minister who is in hospital.

It was reported yesterday that Boris Johnson had been taken to hospital in London, after suffering with the symptoms of Covid-19 for more than a week. It is understood Mr Johnson was ...

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Coronavirus: Owner of Oakham business, Tree's Home Help, encourages people to be 'kinder and think of others'

A woman who grew up in a self-sufficient community is encouraging people to be 'kinder and think of others' in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tree Gillions, who owns a business in Oakham, spent her childhood living on a remote Scottish peninsula called Scoraig, which can only be ...

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New planning application submitted to Rutland County Council for a commercial chicken shed at Market Overton

Revised plans have been drawn up for a commercial chicken shed on land in Market Overton.

Paul Hinch, of Hinch Enterprises, hopes to gain planning permission to build the structure in Cottesmore Road.

His original plans were withdrawn following concerns from neighbours about the ...

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Dog behaviour with Karen Wild: Keeping your dog busy on lockdown part two

Dog behaviour expert Karen Wild has launched a YouTube channel The Wild Paw to keep dogs entertained. Here she shares her advice.

Things are getting quite stressful for us all, and firstly I’d like to thank our amazing local vets who are incredibly dedicated and trying their very best ...

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MP launches Rutland and Melton's Unsung Heroes campaign and Rutland Plastics is first organisation to be recognised

Rutland MP Alicia Kearns reflects on the last week

I have been truly overwhelmed by the number of local organisations and individuals who are playing their part to help our communities defeat Covid-19. I want to celebrate kindness and good deeds in these difficult times and am immensely ...

2020-04-05 17:59 open_in_new
Are you taking part in Dance on your Doorstep?

Residents are being urged to Dance on your Doorstep tonight.

A poster has been widely shared on social media urging people to have a boogie to S Club 7's hit Reach at 7pm tonight (Sunday, April 5) but stay on your doorstep to abide by social distancing measures.

Local radio station ...

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Stamford, Bourne and Deeping Policing Team receive "numerous reports" of people ignoring Government guidelines

Stamford, Bourne and Deepings Police Team says it has received "numerous reports" of people ignoring Government guidelines.

In a post on Facebook, the team said the reports were around people "casually visiting family or friends".

It added: "The single most important action we can ...

2020-04-05 16:56 open_in_new
Self-employed workers in Stamford, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings talk about their experiences in 'lockdown'

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced a grant scheme for self-employed people that is “one of most generous in the world”.

While some self-employed people are rejoicing in the Government’s generosity some still believe that there is more that could be ...

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