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Reserves bounce back to winning ways with much-improved performance

Cottesmore boss Rich Giblin wants his side to start turning draws into victories after they extended their unbeaten run with another excellent away point on Saturday.

Amateurs returned from third-placed FC GNG with a share of the spoils after a 1-1 draw in the Leicestershire Senior League ...

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Networking workshop at William Cecil Hotel in Stamford being held this week

A networking, leaflet swap and information workshop is being held in the district to help tourism-related businesses to boost their visitor numbers.

The workshop are being organised by Discover South Kesteven, the visitor economy arm of InvestSK, South Kesteven District Council’s growth ...

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Memorial train sweeps through Stamford

Rail enthusiasts were treated to a flying visit by the Nigel Dobbing Memorial Train which steamed through Stamford Railway Station on Sunday, March 17.

The 1945-built steam locomotive 35018 British India Line was pulling the train in tribute to Mr Dobbing, a leading figure in the heritage ...

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Stamford business raises hundreds for Comic Relief

A Stamford business has raised hundreds of pounds for Comic Relief thanks to a cake sale at their offices.

Talkspace, commercial property agents based at Casterton Road Business Park, raised more than £350 at their sale on red nose day.

Alice Manby, senior team administrator, said: ...

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Chocolate 'lock ins' at Hotel Chocolat in Stamford

What’s your idea of heaven?

If it’s being locked inside a chocolate shop, then you’re closer to finding it than you might think.

Hotel Chocolat has hit upon the idea of inviting chocolate lovers for a tasting session on selected evenings during the year.

An event in ...

yesterday 15:35 open_in_new
Shop Stamford campaign springs into action

A campaign group that encourages shoppers to support independent local businesses has come up with a plan of action.

The newly formed Shop Stamford Advisory Group has pledged to create a 'Little Book of Stamford' with tips and secrets of the town.

It also aims to provide social media ...

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Temporary lights out on the A47 at Glaston

Temporary traffic lights at Glaston are causing issues on the A47 this morning (March 18).

The lights are stuck on red through the roadworks near to Seaton Road.

Rutland County Council said they were sending a team out to investigate.

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Bourne Wood given a tidy during community litter pick organised by Friends of Bourne Wood and helped by staff from McDonald's

A large crowd were in Bourne Wood yesterday (Sunday), clearing the area of rubbish.

Organised by the Friends of Bourne Wood, the weather cleared up from earlier in the week with plenty of sunshine ready for the intrepid litter pickers.

There was a large crowd of volunteers as well ...

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Albinson hails finest performance of the season as Town stay on track for dream double

Stamford overcame their toughest challenge of the season to book a place in the final of the Lincolnshire Cup after a 24-17 home success over Scunthorpe on Saturday.

Head coach Matt Albinson hailed the victory as their finest performance of the season against a Scunthorpe side who have ...

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Cottesmore school receives Royal British Legion funding

A primary school has received a donation from the Royal British Legion (RBL) to help ‘forces families’ in Rutland.

Cottesmore Academy at the Kendrew Barracks will use the £6880 to update its family room, which helps the school build links with parents and carers, and to create a ...

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Apology to Deepings Labour councillor over 'modern slavery'

A senior South Kesteven councillor has apologised for a press release in which his ruling party appeared to claim credit for actions concerning ‘modern slavery.’

The issue was raised by Labour Group Leader Phil Dilks, who told a meeting of SKDC’s cabinet last week that it was he who ...

2019-03-17 17:26 open_in_new
Oakham School unveils Women in Innovation plaque celebrating Delores Sanders

Oakham School celebrated one of its former pupils being named as one of Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation Award winners with a plaque unveiling outside the school’s Smallbone Library.

Officially announced on International Women’s Day by Business Secretary Greg Clark, Dolores Sanders ...

2019-03-17 15:20 open_in_new
Stamford MP says going independent would be 'ratting' on the voters

Stamford MP Nick Boles said today that he thought about quitting as a Conservative and becoming an Independent but such a move would be ‘ratting’ on the voters.

The MP also said with an leadership election possible, he also wanted to remain in the party to push it in a “progressive, ...

2019-03-17 13:14 open_in_new
"Wrong decision" made over South Kesteven District Council flying rainbow flag

A senior South Kesteven councillor has admitted the council made the “wrong decision” when it voted not to fly the rainbow flag last year.

The confession from deputy leader Kelham Cooke came after Labour group leader Phil Dilks asked why the council flew the flag this year, adding what ...

2019-03-17 13:14 open_in_new
Investment in tech to improve SKDC efficiency

A £450,000 push into using new technologies at South Kesteven District Council promises savings and a faster, more efficient service.

Cabinet member for finance, Coun Adam Stokes, has approved a spend of £150,000 for an initial deployment of ‘intelligent automation.’

It ...

2019-03-17 11:08 open_in_new
Needlecraft group makes donation to Stamford's Parkinson's Support Group

The Stamford Parkinson’s Support Group has received a cheque for £400 from the Stamford Lace and Needlecraft Group.

The group, which provides support to people suffering from the disease in Stamford and the surrounding area, were the lace and needlecraft group’s chosen charity for ...

2019-03-17 09:02 open_in_new
‘Betrayed’ Tories demand Stamford MP resigns as MP.

‘Betrayed’ local Conservatives have demanded Stamford MP Nick Boles “takes the honourable course and resigns his seat.”

The call from Stamford and Grantham Association vice-president Coun Martin Hill follows Mr Boles quitting his membership of the local association this ...

2019-03-16 23:35 open_in_new
Stamford again let victory slip from their grasp against 10-man visitors

Seething Stamford manager Graham Drury slammed his side's play-off prospects after the Daniels let victory slip from their grasp for the second successive Saturday.

The Daniels had put themselves in control of the Evo-Stik League Division One East clash when a second-half Joe Burgess ...

2019-03-16 22:32 open_in_new
Plans approved for 25 homes in Corby Glen

Twenty-five homes have received planning approval in a green field scheme in Corby Glen.

South Kesteven District Council has granted consent to a Mr and Mrs Golby of Ferndale House, Swinstead Road, to build the homes on a 1.48ha site there.

The scheme is a revision of an earlier ...

2019-03-16 19:23 open_in_new
Darren Tinkler gives Ryhall school pupils 'Roots to Food'

Children aged seven to 11 at Ryhall Academy have learnt about healthy eating from Oakham entrepreneur Darren Tinkler of ‘Roots to Food.’

Using food donated by Tesco in Bourne they made meals and became sugar detectives, learning how to swap sugar with healthy snacks and dips.

The ...

2019-03-16 17:17 open_in_new
Grantham MP has 'no regrets' and says this week was "one of the times when I achieved the most in my political career."

Nick Boles says he has ‘no regrets’ about resigning from the Grantham and Stamford Conservative Association.

He also says he will look back on this week as “one of the times when I achieved the most in my political career.”

The Stamford MP makes the comment in an article in ...

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