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Dane leads class for youngsters

Youngsters from a dance school were given a masterclass by a choreographer. London-based Dane Bates led the class at Stamford Arts Centre on Saturday in which he taught the youngsters from NKA Dance, who are aged between seven and 16 years old, dance...

today, 11:23 in Regional East
 

Singer named as first ambassador of East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme

The trustees of the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme have announced singer songwriter Paul McClure as their first ambassador. Dr Tim Gray, founder and chairman, of the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme was delighted to make the announcement. Dr...

today, 09:10 in Regional East
 

Jurassic day at Stamford Library is a rocking success

A family fun day at Stamford Library on Saturday was a rocking success as young and old alike learned about fossils. It is the first time since 2015 that the library in High Street has hosted the Jurassic Day and decided to hold the event again at the...

today, 09:10 in Regional East
 

Triple celebration for Stamford couple

A Stamford couple had triple cause to raise a glass last week as they celebrate their golden wedding anniversary and their birthdays. Len and Valerie Warrington, of Ryhall Road, Stamford, marked 50 years of happy marriage on Saturday (February 15)....

today, 09:10 in Regional East
 

Friends set for marathon

Sara Nye and Alicia Moat Photo: Lee Hellwing Sara Nye and Alicia Moat will be tackling the 26.2 mile course to raise cash for the Anthony Nolan Trust (ANT), which supports people with blood cancer. The task will be especially testing for Alicia, 28, a...

yesterday, 17:16 in Regional East
 

Helping families create precious memories is our tribute to Harley

Just a few minutes walk away from the peaceful shores of Rutland Water and hidden down a gravelled track surrounded by trees lies Harley’s House. Opened a year ago, Harley’s House offers holidays to children battling cancer - but more than that, it is...

yesterday, 17:16 in Regional East
 

Safety study revealed on ‘killer’ A1

A parish council is demanding safety improvements to the A1 through South Kesteven, following a series of major accidents. Colsterworth Parish Council has lobbied the Department of Transport and enlisted the support of Stamford and Bourne MP Nick...

yesterday, 09:37 in Regional East
 

Charles Read Academy pupils question MP at Houses of Parliament

Year 9 pupils from Corby Glen’s Charles Read Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, had the opportunity to meet with MP for Stamford and Bourne Nick Boles (Con) at the Houses of Parliament. Mr Boles, who supported Charles Read Academy when...

yesterday, 09:37 in Regional East
 

Deeping St James mother wins road safety campaign

A mother of two from Deeping St James has won her fight for better road safety measures outside a village school. Emily Elliott launched an online petition for a pedestrian crossing at Linchfield Community Primary School in Crowson Way before bringing...

yesterday, 09:37 in Regional East
 

Donation pays for Butterfield Day Care Centre minibus refurbishment

A minibus for a day care centre has been refurbished thanks to a donation from a group which supports community projects. The Len Pick Trust gave the £2,000 donation to the Butterfield Day Care Centre in Bourne so it could carry out the refurbishment...

Saturday, 18:33 in Regional East
 

Thomas is a big hit at Nene Valley Railway weekend w

Thomas proved as popular as ever during his first run out at Nene Valley Railway this season. Despite maintenance problems with the steam locomotive that Thomas should have been pulling, the staff and volunteers at Nene Valley Railway didn’t let that...

Saturday, 13:23 in Regional East
 

New equipment given to Stamford Hospital

A piece of equipment worth £3,500 has been donated to Stamford Hospital. Stamford Hospital in Ryhall Road received a hyfrecator - a piece of equipment to help cauterise blood vessels, from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) as...

Saturday, 09:26 in Regional East
 

Oakham Baptist Church in search for new home

Oakham Baptist Church is on the hunt for a new bigger home as it was revealed that a £1m cinema could be developed at the current site. Last week, the Mercury revealed ambitious plans by former Oakham School pupil Genevieve Margrett to provide the...

Saturday, 09:26 in Regional East
 

Celebrations for 100th birthdays

A Second World War veteran from Stamford who turned 100 maintains keeping fit has ensured he has lived so long. Phil Dawtry celebrated his 100th birthday in the warm embrace of friends and family at the Whitefriars Care Home in Stamford on Wednesday...

Saturday, 09:26 in Regional East
 

Dr Sarah Furness will take over as Lord Lieutenant of Rutland

A new Lord Lieutenant of Rutland has been appointed to success Sir Laurence Howard when he retires. Rutland County Council announced the appointment of Dr Sarah Furness on Friday last week. She will take over the role as the Queen’s representative on...

Friday, 11:07 in Regional East
 
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