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Calls to halt Oakham library revamp project after £309,000 overspend by Rutland County Council

There are calls to put the refurbishment of Oakham 
Library on hold after it was
 revealed there was a £309,000 overspend on the project. Rutland County Council’s cabinet last week agreed the extra cash for the project, which involves “essential” work to

yesterday, 17:37 in Regional East
 

Impressive list of items will be auctioned at Stamford event held in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

A local darts player and musician is organising a charity auction and party, which will take place next Friday, May 5, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. Marc Palmer has been inspired by the cancer battle of his friend Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams to organise the ev

yesterday, 14:51 in Regional East
 

Change in South Witham quarry plans welcomed by Open Spaces Society

A conservation group has welcomed changes to quarry plans that mean a much-loved footpath will be saved. The Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest national conservation body, says it is pleased that Breedon Aggregates has altered its plans to extend Sout

yesterday, 11:36 in Regional East
 

‘Life-changing year’ for outgoing High Sheriff of Rutland

Former High Sheriff of Rutland Dr Sarah Furness has revealed she is a changed person following her “amazing” year in office. Dr Furness, who handed over the High Sheriff’s badge to her successor Craig Mitchell at a ceremony at Oakham Castle, says she has

yesterday, 11:36 in Regional East
 

Oakham Baptist Church will extend to two Sunday morning services

Oakham Baptist Church has taken the bold decision to move from one Sunday morning service to two with effect from May 7, in order to make room for the growth in numbers of people 
attending. The church of around 100 members has experienced a surge in int

yesterday, 09:10 in Regional East
 

Man saved young boy from Rutland Water

A man who waded in to Rutland Water to help a child who had gone in after a football has urged others to take care near open water. Fred Pawlett, from Bourne, was enjoying a day at the reservoir with his family recently when his son Jacob, nine, raised t

yesterday, 08:36 in Regional East
 

Susan’s tasty Easter treats help hospital

Easter treats created by a former Stamford teacher have helped raise £850 for a hospital’s breast unit. Susan Futter, who worked at St George’s Primary School in Stamford, was diagnosed with breast cancer in September last year. To say thank you for the

Friday, 13:17 in Regional East
 

Grantham parents thank emergency heroes who saved three-year-old son’s life

The parents of a three-year-old boy have met the heroes who saved their son’s life after he suffered a serious fit at their home. Martin and Jess Barnett met the two volunteer RAF responders and the ambulance paramedic and technician who were at the hous

Friday, 12:18 in Regional East
 

Determined Isaac, from Tallington, set to take on Rat Race at Burghley House

A determined 10-year-old boy battling leukaemia is set to take on a gruelling mud run as he bids to raise £1,000 for the charities who have supported him. Isaac Fell will take part in the Young Mucker event at Rat Race’s Dirty Weekend, held at Burghley H

Friday, 11:17 in Regional East
 

Box office open for Burghley Horse Trials

The box office for one of Britain’s most prestigious sporting events: Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2017 opens at 8.30am today. The popular event, which last year attracted more than 150,000 visitors, runs from Thursday, August 31, to Sunday, Septembe

Friday, 09:18 in Regional East
 

New Stamford poetry stone is unveiled at St Michael’s Churchyard

A new stone marking Stamford’s “enduring commitment” to poetry has been unveiled. The Stamford Poetry Stone was unveiled in front of crowds at St Michael’s Churchyard, off the High Street in Stamford, on Wednesday afternoon and after mixed weather during

Friday, 08:35 in Regional East
 

Three causes to benefit from rugby club fun day in Bourne

Three good causes will receive a cash boost from a family fun day organised by women rugby players in Bourne. The event will begin at 1.30pm on Saturday, May 6, at the town’s rugby club in Milking Nook Drove, off the A151 Spalding Road. A “rugby shy” gam

Thursday, 16:17 in Regional East
 

South Holland schools can join carnival party at School Games

Schools in South Holland and the Deepings can get involved in a carnival at the opening ceremony of the Lincolnshire School Games. East Midlands Caribbean Carnival Arts Network (EMCCAN) and artsNK are running carnival workshops for this year’s Lincolnshi

Wednesday, 21:43 in Regional East
 

Bags of Help cash opportunities for South Holland projects

Tesco is currently accepting applications for its Bags of Help scheme where community projects in South Holland could receive grants of up to £4,000. The scheme is run by community charity Groundwork and towns and villages throughout Lincolnshire can app

Wednesday, 21:00 in Regional East
 

CYCLING: Dan Fleeman delivers home win in 2017 CiCLE Classic

There was a popular winner of the 13th edition of the Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic as Dan Fleeman, team captain of locally based team Metaltek-Kuota, took the win in a sprint finish on Sherrard Street on Sunday. It was the biggest single-day race win of

Wednesday, 20:33 in Regional East
 
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