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Funding pot of up to £5,000 open for youth groups in South Holland and the Deepings

Community groups working with children and young people aged between ten and 20 can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 in Lincolnshire. The Youth Social Action Programme is inviting groups to apply for funding to help pay for projects, including sports

55 min. ago in Regional East
 

Police appeal after Oakham windows broken

Police are seeking help to trace the vandals who smashed three windows in Oakham. The damage to the ground floor windows of a property on Barleythorpe Road took place between 1.30am and 1.50am on Friday, June 16. Police would like to trace these two peop

yesterday, 18:29 in Regional East
 

Collision near Burghley House

Several vehicles were involved in a collision near Stamford this morning (June 22). The B1443 Barnack Road was closed in both directions between Station Road and A43 High Street Saint Martin’s after the collision which occurred around 8.50am near Burghle

yesterday, 13:00 in Regional East
 

A47 collision update

The A47 towards Leicester from the A47/A6003 roundabout near Uppingham is now open again following a two vehicle collision this afternoon (June 21). Two people were treated at the scene following the collision and police, the ambulance service and firefi

yesterday, 11:39 in Regional East
 

A47 closed following collision

The A47 towards Leicester has been closed following a collision between two vehicles afternoon (June 21). The road is closed from the A47/A6003 roundabout near Uppingham. Police, the ambulance service and firefighters are at the scene. Oakham Police have

Wednesday, 18:29 in Regional East
 

Castle Bytham Midsummer Festival is ‘best one yet’ thanks to heatwave

“The best one yet!” That was the enthusiastic verdict following this weekend’s Castle Bytham Midsummer Festival, which ran on Sunday and incorporated a music festival on Saturday. The event was blessed with a heatwave with clear blue skies and bright sun

Wednesday, 03:42 in Regional East
 

Pop stars of ‘80s hit stage for fans

Pop stars of the 1980s turned back the clock as they took to the stage once more. Chart toppers T’Pau, Nik Kershaw and Go West played their hits to fans at Burghley House. A large crowd gathered as part of the Icons of the 80’s event last Saturday. Track

Monday, 17:08 in Regional East
 

Watchmaker meets climbers

Stamford watchmaker Robert Loomes and his wife Robina Hill have visited Nepal to meet the Gurkhas who wore their watch to climb to the summit of Everest. Last month, a team of Gurkhas made it to the summit of Mount Everest, wearing entirely English-made

Monday, 12:29 in Regional East
 

Writer pens her debut novel at the age of 91

A gran has proven that age is no barrier as she has published her first book as a 91-year-old. Fay Howison has just released The Rose Girl tohuge praise. The debut book is aimed at girls of between ten and 14 years of age. The novel has proven so popular

Monday, 09:12 in Regional East
 

Celebrating a successful year with activities

The Co-op store on Bourne Elsea Park celebrated successful first year with a packed weekend of activities. Over the weekend, staff from the store spent time washing cars, selling tombola tickets and baking cakes, all in a bid to celebrate and get involve

Sunday, 17:28 in Regional East
 

Vandals target football club

Volunteers from a football club have been left devastated after vandals left tyre tracks on the clubs’s pitch. Between Saturday evening and the early hours of Sunday morning vandals drove onto the pitch at Cottesmore AFC’s Westray Park ground - the lates

Sunday, 17:28 in Regional East
 

Barn renamed in Paul’s honour

A barn at Sacrewell that was previously used for storage has opened as learning space and has been named in honour of a much-loved trustee. On Thursday last week, The Hutton Barn was officially opened during a ceremony attended by staff, volunteers, trus

Sunday, 12:49 in Regional East
 

Cash boost for sitters service

A group which provides volunteer sitters to carers who look after their loved ones and are in need of respite is set to receive a cash boost from Freemasons. As part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations, the Carers Sitter Service, which relies

Sunday, 09:27 in Regional East
 

Salad factory staff give veranda makeover

Kindhearted staff from a salad factory helped spruce up a veranda at a care home in Bourne. Bakkavor’s Bourne Prepared Produce staff including Jane Spurden and Elias Hernandez (pictured) headed to The Cedars Care Home on Friday with paintbrushes and tins

Sunday, 09:27 in Regional East
 

Hundreds enjoy activities at station’s families day

Beautiful weather met RAF Wittering personnel and their families as hundreds turned out for the annual families’ day at the base on Saturday. Every year RAF Wittering says thank you to its civilian personnel, service personnel and their families for thei

Saturday, 17:36 in Regional East
 
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