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Vandalism of model railway at Stamford Welland Academy: head teacher Vicky Lloyd's letter to parents

Following the destruction of Market Deeping Model Railway Club's exhibition at Stamford Welland Academy (read the full story here), head teacher Vicky Lloyd has written a letter to parents.

Read the letter below.

Dear Parents

As most of you will now be aware, the school ...

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Hat-trick haul of medals for Marks at Midlands Masters

Bethany Eagle-Brown swam her way to a brace of butterfly medals as four Deepings Swimming Club swimmers reached finals over the last weekend of East Midlands Youth Championships in Sheffield.

The team of eight achieved nine personal bests and made six finals with a series of outstanding ...

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Stamford Hospital community nurse Liz Briant has retired after almost 40 years as a nurse

A caring community nurse who was told she wouldn’t make it as a nurse has retired after almost 40 years in the job.

Liz Briant, 58, who lives in Cottesmore, has worked out of Stamford Hospital for the past 15 years and retired on Monday with colleagues putting on a surprise leaving party ...

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Rutland Water Golf Club has raised more than £28,000 for cancer charities through annual charity golf days

Rutland Water Golf Club has raised more than £28,000 for cancer charities through its annual charity golf days.

The sixth annual gold day was held on Saturday (May 11) and raised over £4,530 for CoppaFeel, a breast cancer charity.

Vinny Keefe, club captain and golf day organiser, ...

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Winner Robinson comes within 90 seconds of smashing 10-year-old course record

Helpston Harriers produced a dominant display after taking the top four spots in the annual Rotary Club of The Deepings’ 10k on Sunday.

Steve Robinson surged to victory in the event after posting a time of 33mins 50secs – which was just 90 seconds off beating the course record which ...

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Shop Stamford team announce initiatives to drive trade in town

The people behind the #ShopStamford campaign have announced a range of initiatives to drive trade to the town.

Energy clothing shop owner Sarah Sewell, who spearheaded the campaign, led a meeting at The Crown Hotel on Tuesday night, assisted by marketing consultant and Stamford town ...

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Dog Oscar has been found in Stamford

A family on holiday in the area who lost their dog Oscar yesterday (Wednesday) have been reunited with him.

The collie whippet was found hiding in the car park at Stamford Hospital.

The family thanked everyone who helped with the search.

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Resilient Rutland project seeks new volunteers

A community group is looking for new board members to oversee a mental health project for young people.

Rutland First is a community interest group which works to promote the health and wellbeing of Rutland's residents.

One of its main focusses is overseeing the Resilient Rutland ...

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Oakham residents give their views on McDonald's plans to open a restaurant in the town

Oakham residents have been giving their views on a fast food chain's proposal to come to the town.

McDonald's has put forward plans to open its first restaurant in Rutland, the only county not to have the golden arches in England.

If approved, the restaurant would be built on the ...

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Historic racing driver targets top spot after thrilling finish

Stamford-based historic racing driver Ed Thurston has returned from the Silverstone International Trophy historic car meeting with a remarkable double podium weekend to add to his race tally.

After a gear-linkage breakage in the qualifying session, Thurston was forced to take a lowly 12th ...

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Summer film festival will return to Burghley House with The Greatest Showman and Bohemian Rhapsody set to be screened

One of the UK’s most picturesque outdoor cinemas is back this summer in Lincolnshire.

Set in the gardens of Elizabethan gem Burghley House, on the edge of the stone town of Stamford, the Burghley Film Festival boasts a line-up of 20 films across five days from July 24 to 28, with the ...

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Nottinghamshire cricketers Jake Ball and Luke Fletcher will be appearing at Sportbash cricket tournament 2019

Top county cricketers Jake Ball and Luke Fletcher are the latest big names to be added to a popular tournament.

The Nottinghamshire pair will be appearing at Sportbash 2019 on Friday May 31 at Ketton Sports and Community Centre.

Zak Chappell, a former Stamford School pupil and ...

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Jobs could be at risk in Stamford and Bourne as Marks and Spencer reveal plans to close food stores

Jobs in Stamford and Bourne could be at risk as Marks and Spencer revealed more details about its plans to close 110 stores.

It now plans to close 85 clothing stores and 25 of its food outlets, in addition to the 35 shops already closed as part of the company's strategy to streamline its ...

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Drunk Stamford mum crashed her car into cottage garden while her son, 21 months, was in the car

A Stamford mum who crashed while twice the drink-drive limit had her 21-month-old son in the car.

Katie Wilson's Alfa Romeo careered into the garden of a cottage in Hallgate, Moulton, just before midnight on April 17.

Boston Magistrates' Court heard today (Wednesday) that she told a ...

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Dog Oscar is missing in Stamford

A frantic family on holiday in the area have lost their dog Oscar.

The family are staying at Cuckoo's Farm in Ketton but were in Stamford when Oscar disappeared earlier today (Wednesday).

He has been spotted in the Morrison's area and around Hudds Mill.

A collie whippet, Oscar ...

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Stamford firefighters tackle quad bike fire

Firefighters were called out to Sargent's Court in Stamford during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The crew arrived on the scene at 3.10am to find a quad bike was on fire.

The crew used one hose reel to put out the flames.

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Deeping St James man threatened to stab another man with a knife in Market Deeping

A man who admits threatening to stab another man with a knife in Market Deeping was today (Wednesday, May 22) warned he faces jail.

Nathan South produced the weapon during an incident at 1.30 am in the town's Market Place and used it to threaten Ryan Phillips.

South, 20, of ...

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New Oakham mayor David Romney is qualified electrician

A qualified electrician is the new mayor of Oakham in what was a hectic week for him.

Coun David Romney (Ind) received the chains of office from the outgoing mayor, Coun Adam Lowe (Ind), during Oakham Town Council’s annual general meeting at the Victoria Hall on May 15.

Coun ...

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England women's cricket captain visits Rutland club

Market Overton are hoping that the visit of England women's captain Heather Knight to the Rutland club will act as a springboard to expand their ladies section.

More than 200 people attended the Thistleton Road ground on Friday night where Knight - who led the England team to glory in ...

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Dangerous driving arrest over two-lorry A1 crash north of Stamford

A man has been arrested in connection with a two-lorry crash on the A1 this morning (Wednesday) that went on to cause traffic chaos on the A1.

Emergency services were called to the northbound carriageway just after 6.20am, causing minor injuries

Lincolnshire Police has confirmed a ...

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Rutland County Council appeal for drivers to park considerately at Rutland Water

Rutland County Council are appealing to motorists to park considerately around Rutland Water.

They are trialling new measures to reduce verge side parking around the beauty spot in response to concerns about road safety and environmental damage.

This includes banning parking on ...

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