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Langham couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

A couple who left the hustle and bustle of Birmingham to retire in Rutland are about to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary. Derek and Dorothy Robinson, who moved to Lodge Park, Langham, in 2004, were married on March 30, 1957 at St James’ Church

9 min. ago in Regional East
 

Sukie’s party shop boss to retire as business relocates to retail arcade

The boss of one of Stamford’s best-loved businesses is preparing to step down after 20 years and hand over the reins to two colleagues. Christine Bradshaw, who founded Sukie’s Party Emporium in February 1997 with friend Sue Wade, is planning to retire an

yesterday, 13:24 in Regional East
 

Lincolnshire County Council could end its Local Government Association membership

Lincolnshire County Council could be one of the only councils in England and Wales to not be a member of the Local Government Association if a proposal goes ahead. A report prepared by council leader Martin Hill (Con) recommends that the council withdraw

yesterday, 09:58 in Regional East
 

Award success for Lincolnshire personal safety campaign

A campaign to keep people safe while having a night out across Lincolnshire has won a national award. The “Ask for Angela”, run by Lincolnshire County Council, was named Best Personal Safety Campaign at the National Personal Safety Award run by the Suzy

yesterday, 09:23 in Regional East
 

Lincolnshire County Council leader’s plan for authority to exit association is ‘bizarre decision’

Lincolnshire County Council could be one of the only councils in England and Wales to not be a member of the Local Government Association (LGA) if a proposal goes ahead. A report prepared by Conservative council leader Martin Hill recommends that the cou

yesterday, 09:23 in Regional East
 

King’s Cliffe working men’s club members enjoy 10p pint to mark 50th anniversary

It’s not everyday you can buy a pint for 10p - but members of King’s Cliffe working men’s club got to enjoy exactly that. As part of club’s 50th anniversary last weekend, members of the club were able to enjoy any alcoholic drink on the menu at the jaw-d

Friday, 18:53 in Regional East
 

Deadline for voter registration is near for Deepings and Bourne

Voters in Bourne and the Deepings have three weeks left to register to vote in the Lincolnshire County Council elections on Thursday, May 4. Polling cards have been sent out across South Kesteven and anyone yet to get one is asked to check if they are re

Friday, 18:53 in Regional East
 

Health plan ‘not good enough’ says county council leader

The proposed blueprint for future health and care services in Lincolnshire has come under fire from the county council. Lincolnshire County Council’s executive board has issued a formal response to the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) produce

Friday, 12:15 in Regional East
 

Uffington man’s call for women to be aware of ovarian cancer

A bereaved husband has put out an appeal to women to visit their GP if they display any symptoms of ovarian cancer after the devastating illness claimed the life of his wife. Angie Morgan, who was a property conveyancer at Stamford law firm, Chattertons

Friday, 12:15 in Regional East
 

Jordan’s big kick off in Spalding before marathon run for Macmillan

An ex-Donington student is nearing peak fitness for the biggest run of his life after playing football just a month before his marathon adventure. Jordan Effield (21), of Billingborough, used up minimal reserves of energy to organise a charity match at t

Friday, 11:13 in Regional East
 

Bank branch to close its doors in September

The Bourne branch of NatWest will close in September after the bank said the way people do business had changed. The branch in the Market Place will close on Thursday, September 21. There are currently three members of staff working at the branch. A spok

Friday, 08:06 in Regional East
 

Roosting pigeons leave St Mary’s Church in Stamford with £30,000 bill for huge clean-up operation

Steeplejacks and specialist cleaners have been called in to clear a huge amount of waste left in a historic Stamford church by roosting pigeons. On Monday, a major operation to clean the tower and spire at St Mary’s Church got underway. The work is expec

Friday, 08:06 in Regional East
 

Author Bill Bryson names St Andrew’s Church in Whissendine as one of his favourites

Best-selling author Bill Bryson has named a Rutland church as one of his favourite churches. The renowned book writer included St Andrew in Whissendine in his 14 favourite churches for new church tourism website, ‘ExploreChurches’. The talented writer of

Friday, 08:06 in Regional East
 

CCTV image issued after chainsaw theft near Bourne

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with the theft of a chainsaw and safety helmet near Bourne. A Husqvarna-made chainsaw and helmet were stolen from the back of the truck while parked in Hanthorpe Road, Stainfield

Friday, 07:29 in Regional East
 

Have your say on developing health services in Lincolnshire

Health and social care organisations across Lincolnshire are looking for people’s views own how to change and improve services in the county. United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), which runs Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, wants to get patients and

Thursday, 17:00 in Regional East
 
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