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Polly’s design is printed on Tesco bags

A picture of healthy vegetables keeping fit and playing sport is to be seen by thousands of Tesco customers after being selected as the design for new shopping bags at the Oakham store. Polly Dudin, 10, from English Martyrs’ Catholic Voluntary Academy, W

yesterday, 12:14 in Regional East
 

French plaits, Barbie’s boyfriend and Olly Murs songs - things only dads of daughters will know

How to French plait, who Barbie’s boyfriend is and all the words to Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’ are just some of the things only Dads of Daughters will know, according to a new survey. A study of 500 dads with daughters under the age of 18 has revealed the

yesterday, 11:46 in Regional East
 

Festivals return to Meadows

Both the Stamford Food and Drink Festival and Stamford Music Festival will return to the town’s Meadows this summer – following their successful debuts in 2016. Paul Kennedy, director of Market Square Group which organises the events, said he was delight

yesterday, 10:20 in Regional East
 

Severn Trent to invest £1.5m in Oakham water pipes

Severn Trent is investing around £1.5m in new water pipes in Oakham as part of a project that will provide a reliable water supply for the town for years to come. The company is planning to replace almost three kilometres of water pipes in the market tow

Monday, 12:11 in Regional East
 

’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found. Around two-thirds of employees, and managers, said that formal reviews were time-consuming and outdated, in a survey by software firm Adobe - who themselves have ab

Monday, 11:45 in Regional East
 

Awards are given in honour of new and refurbished historic buildings in Rutland

The presentation of the annual Built Environment Awards for new, refurbished and historic buildings in Rutland took place last week at Oakham Castle. The awards are in memory of two well-known local historians: George Phillips, who was the editor of Rutl

Monday, 10:20 in Regional East
 

Rugby union star Nick De Luca to take on role at Uppingham School

Former Scotland international rugby union centre Nick De Luca has been appointed as director of rugby at Uppingham School. The highly-gifted back, who was capped by his country 43 times until 2014, will retire from playing at his current club Wasps in th

Sunday, 17:10 in Regional East
 

Casterton College Rutland to reveal sixth form plans

A school in Rutland will reveal its plans to build a new sixth form building, which will open in September, at an open evening next week. Casterton College Rutland in Ryhall Road, Great Casterton, announced that it would not be running Year 12 classes at

Sunday, 16:27 in Regional East
 

Alzheimer’s Society course will help those caring for dementia sufferers

A free Alzheimer’s Society course to help people caring for someone with dementia is coming to Stamford in March. The Carers Information and Support Programme offers the chance to learn more about the condition and how it affects the individual. There ar

Sunday, 10:21 in Regional East
 

One in 13 has Type 2 diabetes, new figures show

One in 13 people have Type 2 diabetes, new figures have revealed. Latest statistics compiled by NHS Digital show the number of people in Lincolnshire rose from 38,686 in March 2011 to 48,413 in March 2016 which is an increase of 25.1 per cent in five yea

Sunday, 10:21 in Regional East
 

New football academy will offer practical training and study in Oakham

One Touch Football Soccer School is launching a new academy for 16 to 18-year-olds, based at Oakham United Football Club. An open trial will be held on Friday, February 17, between midday and 3pm. Those selected for the two-year course will spend 15 hour

Saturday, 17:31 in Regional East
 

Charity dinner and auction in honour of Stamford man Richard Marsh

A charity dinner and auction is being held in memory of a Stamford man who died suddenly just a few months after his 50th birthday. Richard Marsh suffered a massive heart attack after stopping for petrol on his way home from work in June 2015. Although h

Saturday, 07:26 in Regional East
 

A new era for your favourite local newspapers

The Rutland and Stamford Mercury, Rutland Times and The Local newspapers are now under the new ownership of Iliffe Media. The family-owned independent publisher completed the acquisition of 13 newspaper titles and their associated websites and editions f

Friday, 09:56 in Regional East
 

A month’s worth of roadworks on major route through Stamford to begin next week

Roadworks are set to start on Monday on one of the ‘busiest routes through Stamford town centre’ and will last a month. Kier is undertaking the work to install a puffin crossing across Station Road and dropped kerb crossings across St Mary’s Hill and the

Friday, 07:08 in Regional East
 

Visual artist Tim Mann to showcase new work in Stamford

Artist Tim Mann is to showcase a selection of his work in Stamford tomorrow (Thursday, January 19). Tim, 49, grew up in Stamford but now lives in King’s Lynn. He will be at the Javawocky coffee house, at 72 High Street, between 5pm and 7pm, with his exhi

Wednesday, 17:56 in Regional East
 
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