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THE BIG ISSUE: Crushing blow for illegal coursers in police action

Police across South Holland and the Deepings have one less vehicle to worry about in their fight against illegal hare coursing. A Honda CR-V, seized by police in Deeping St James last September when exactly 100 reports of hare coursing were received by L

today, 06:51 in Regional East

BREAKING: Burghley House Preservation Trust hit with £266,000 fine after butler is crushed to death

Burghley House Preservation Trust has been handed a fine of more than a quarter of a million pounds following the death of an employee. The trust, which runs Burghley House on the edge of Stamford, was today (February 27) handed a fine of £266,000 by Jud

yesterday, 16:31 in Regional East

Make sure you are registered to vote before the Lincolnshire County Council elections

SKDC is encouraging anyone not yet registered to vote to go online and register if they want to have their say in the local elections in May. Thursday, May 4 is polling day for the Lincolnshire County Council elections but local people have until Thursda

yesterday, 14:40 in Regional East

Warning for Bourne caravan owners

Bourne Police have issued an appeal for information after suspicious men were seen looking at caravans parked on people’s driveways in the town. The men were using a white Peugeot van with the registration starting NX12. Anyone with information should ca

yesterday, 13:40 in Regional East

Academics visit Rippingale for talk on radio drama The Archers

More than 100 professors and lecturers from universities all over the country descended on the tiny village of Rippingale to hear about the origins of the radio drama Archers. The academics were attending a two-day conference at Lincoln University, resea

Sunday, 12:13 in Regional East

Police warning after scam calls about internet speeds

Police are warning people about scam telephone calls from fraudsters posing as BT Openreach and asking customers about low internet speeds. The receiver of the call became suspicious and ended the conversation immediately before reporting it to Action Fr

Saturday, 20:53 in Regional East

Woodland Trust offers tree packs in bid to fight disease threat

The Woodland Trust is offering free tree packs to people to help combat the threat of disease. The Woodland Trust, based in Grantham, is urging people in Lincolnshire to help protect the countryside from the increasing effects of ash dieback and other tr

Saturday, 13:20 in Regional East

Stationery retailer Colemans is still going strong 30 years on

A celebration was held to mark 30 years of successful trading in Stamford for stationery retailer Colemans. The firm, which has an art shop on the High Street and a stationery shop just metres away in St Paul’s Street, handed out glasses of prosecco and

Saturday, 12:12 in Regional East

Grantham family’s baby joy as dad delivers his son

A father delivered his baby son on Tuesday when his wife suddenly went into labour. Andrew Gunnett was at home with his wife, Carla, when she went into labour at 11.30pm on Monday. He called a midwife who had to travel from Sleaford. By the time she reac

Saturday, 07:38 in Regional East

Potholes set to be repaired

Lincolnshire County Council is gearing up for the latest round in its battle against potholes. The council is currently finalising its pothole patching programme for 2017/18, with the initial locations set to be tackled in April in Holbeach and Grantham.

Saturday, 07:16 in Regional East

Images released after shop thefts totalling over £2,000

Police have released images of a number of men they would like to speak to in relation to a series of thefts from supermarkets over the last month. Officers are appealing for public assistance after the thefts in Bourne, Market Deeping and Stamford. Larg

Friday, 14:26 in Regional East

Boredom in Britain at a new low

Boredom in Britain is at an all-time low - thanks to our our SMARTPHONES. A survey of 2,000 Brits over 35 found that eight in 10 are rarely or never bored, because with their phone nearby there’s always something to do. Twenty per cent say they are “neve

Friday, 11:57 in Regional East

Vandals made to clean up graffiti

Two culprits of graffiti in Bourne have been caught by police and made to clean it up. A third vandal was was sent to court. A police spokesman said: “Graffiti won’t be tolerated.”

Friday, 09:58 in Regional East

Friends invest £30,000 in new eye scanner for Stamford Hospital

A new £30,000 machine to help patients with eye problems has been installed at Stamford Hospital. The Friends of Stamford Hospital donated the cash for the IOL (intra-ocular lens)Master machine for the opthalmology department at the hospital in Ryhall Ro

Friday, 09:19 in Regional East

Supermarket reopens as smaller Tesco Express store

Tesco in the High Street, Stamford, reopened on Wednesday as a Tesco Express store. The store has been closed for just over a month while work was carried out to resize the store but the shop proved busy during its reopening when staff were giving out ba

Thursday, 12:43 in Regional East

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