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Lincolnshire Police reveals upsurge in assualts on officers

Lincolnshire Police has revealed that nine officers have been assaulted recently as they carried out their duties - with six injured while dealing with one woman. On Friday two officers were bitten and kicked while arresting a man; on Saturday a...

31 min. ago in Regional East
 

Uppingham Hopper bus service all set to roll next week

The Uppingham Hopper service bus will be back in action on Uppingham’s streets next Tuesday. The service, which is funded by Uppingham First, will be officially launched at a special ceremony later that week by Rutland’s new Lord Lieutenant Dr Sarah...

31 min. ago in Regional East
 

Rutland businesses reap benefits of faster broadband

With fibre broadband now par for the course across most of Rutland, it’s not just people living in the county who are reaping the benefits. More than 800 local businesses are also able to access high-speed fibre broadband, thanks to the Digital...

today, 12:42 in Regional East
 

Blind Alec goes the distance for Uppingham’s Hopper

Uppingham’s mayor Alec Crombie is celebrating after completing a charity walk around the town. Alec, 75, who is completely blind, undertook his challenge to raise money for the town’s Hopper bus. The walk took place on Sunday and Alec was cheered on...

today, 12:42 in Regional East
 

Friends take on 621 mile cycle challenge at Rutland Water

Giles Houston and Kathryn Drakard at Rutland Water Photo: Lee Hellwing Giles Houston, of Oakham, and Kathryn Drakard, of Manton, will be getting on their bikes every day in May in order to reach their target. They hope to raise £10,000 through the...

today, 12:42 in Regional East
 

Grantham and Stamford MP in cross-party push on NHS

Nick Boles has made a cross-party plea for long-term funding of the NHS and social care. The Grantham and Stamford MP has also repeated his earlier calls for extra funding, to help the NHS cope with an ageing population, new treatements and...

today, 10:06 in Regional East
 

Range Rover stuck on a bollard in Stamford

A car is suspended on a bollard in Stamford. Police received a report around 2.05pm today (April 23) that the Range Rover was suspended on the bollard at the junction of East Street and St Paul’s Street after driving over it. The car is part on the...

yesterday, 17:37 in Regional East
 

Morrisons Stamford auctioning off Star Wars cut-outs

A supermarket is auctioning off life-sized cut-outs of Star Wars characters to help charity. The cut-outs of Chewbacca, a Praetorian Guard, a Storm Trooper and BB8 were all in the foyer of Morrisons in Stamford to promote the latest film. Now the...

yesterday, 17:13 in Regional East
 

Don’t forget to order repeat prescriptions ahead of busy bank holiday period

With the May Day bank holiday rapidly approaching, patients are being reminded to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time. Dr Kevin Hill, Chair of NHS South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Please make sure you renew any...

yesterday, 17:02 in Regional East
 

Chef to cook at pay-as-you-fel cafe in Stamford

A MasterChef quarter-finalist will be cooking at a pay-as-you-feel cafe in Stamford - and he will have no advance knowledge of the ingredients he has to cook with. Simon Spooner, of Ketton just missed out on the eight semi-final places on the BBC show...

yesterday, 12:36 in Regional East
 

Grantham area lottery winners urge South Kesteven to look for missing ticket.

A lottery ticket worth more than £9.5 million has yet to be found. Lottery organisers Camelot renewed their pleas on Friday for people to look for the ticket, but today they said the claim was still outstanding. Last week, they reported that the...

yesterday, 11:29 in Regional East
 

Power tools and lawnmower stolen in Rippingale

Power tools and a lawnmower have been stolen from a garden shed in High Street, Rippingale. This has happened sometime between the evening of Sunday 15th and 5pm on Thursday 19th April. Incident 347 19/04/18 relates. As always please call our...

yesterday, 10:39 in Regional East
 

Dazzling ‘party in the park’ concert returns

Stamford is once again set to host to an expected crowd of 8,000 happy picnickers when the Battle Proms returns for its 14th annual concert. T

yesterday, 10:39 in Regional East
 

Stamford Indoor Football group kicks-off

A five-a-side football group which hosts friendly matches has kicked-off in Stamford. Stamford Indoor Football organises competitive games at the Borderville Sports Centre hall in Stamford on Tuesday evenings. The group is the brainchild of Danny...

yesterday, 09:17 in Regional East
 

Golden oldies are top guns on the tracks

Two bobsleighers are celebrating after another successful season on the slopes. Richard Hall, 55, of Market Overton, and Graham Richardson, 53, from Bourne, finished an impressive third in the 2017/2018 European Senior Bobsleigh Championship. It’s not...

Sunday, 12:49 in Regional East
 
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