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GP group meet in Market Deeping to discuss health services in south Lincolnshire

Patients and the public can find out how South Holland, the Deepings and Bourne are served in terms of healthcare at a meeting next week. Governors for the NHS South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are meeting at the Eventus Centre, North

yesterday, 16:38 in Regional East
 

High Sheriff tries bell-ringing

High Sheriff of Rutland Dr Sarah Furness tried her hand at bell ringing during a recent visit to All Saints’ Church in Oakham. Dr Furness had such a good time she is considering taking up the hobby when her year in office comes to an end in April. Dr Fur

yesterday, 14:33 in Regional East
 

Charles Read’s turnaround is given praise

A secondary school threatened with closure a few years ago has made significant improvements and has been praised by Ofsted. Charles Read Academy, in Corby Glen, has been rated ‘good’ by inspectors across all categories. A ‘determined and effective’ prin

yesterday, 12:43 in Regional East
 

Get your green bin in time for new season, urges SKDC

South Kesteven District Council is inviting households to take up its garden waste collection service. Participants can renew or register using direct debit, with a discount available to those who register online at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/greenbin Last

yesterday, 12:14 in Regional East
 

King’s Cliffe Post Office expected to reopen in May

The Post Office will re-open King’s Cliffe Post Office at its former location at 47 West Street. Details are currently being finalised with King’s Cliffe Post Office expected to open in May. An exact date will be announced nearer the time. The branch clo

yesterday, 10:27 in Regional East
 

Police surprised by response for oversubscribed ‘ride along’ scheme

Lincolnshire Police has been so inundated by demand for the chance to see its officers at work that it has put invitations “on hold”. The county’s “ride along” scheme, introduced last March and taken up by nearly 30 applicants, was launched on Friday as

yesterday, 07:05 in Regional East
 

Vandals target house in Bourne

Police are looking for vandals who attacked a house in Bourne last weekend. It happened in Willoughby Road, off Cherry Holt Road, some time between Friday and Sunday, February 10 to 12. Anyone with information should call 101.

Sunday, 20:12 in Regional East
 

Stamford’s Neighbourhood Plan is progressing

Stamford First, the group which is creating a neighbourhood plan for the town, is “progressing well” according to its chairman, David Taylor. The group undertook an initial consultation exercise in the Autumn and the team is now in the process of putting

Sunday, 20:12 in Regional East
 

Police and Crime Commissioner to visit Bourne

Bourne and District Neighbourhood Watch is to host Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones at its March meeting. It takes place at Bourne Methodist Church in Abbey Road on Monday, March 6 at 6.30pm. Mr Jones will be speaking about the count

Sunday, 19:29 in Regional East
 

Plan for new homes on proposed allotment site rejected by councillors

Plans to build five new detached homes on land previously earmarked for allotments have been rejected by councillors. Larkfleet Homes had been seeking permission to build the properties on the western edge of its Hawksmead development in Oakham which wil

Sunday, 19:29 in Regional East
 

Take precautions to stop winter flu bugs

Families in South Holland and the Deepings are being told to make the most of NHS services available to them, rather than catch winter illnesses. A campaign by NHS England in Lincolnshire, called “Don’t Let Minor Illness Become A Major Problem”, advised

Sunday, 18:01 in Regional East
 

Raising awareness during British Heart Foundation’s National Heart Month

South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is backing the British Heart Foundation’s National Heart Month, this February. With Cardiovascular Disease the umbrella term for all diseases of the heart and circulation, still the UK’s biggest killer, res

Sunday, 12:10 in Regional East
 

Rural business network chooses Change Agents UK as its charity of the year

A rural business network which launched last week has chosen Rutland-based charity Change Agents UK as its charity of the year. Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) Leicestershire and Rutland Network has been founded by Claire McFadden owner of printing firm

Sunday, 10:16 in Regional East
 

Renovation work nearly complete at Stamford Station

Network Rail is in the final stage of a number of improvements to Stamford Station as part of its railway upgrade plan. The upgrade to the Grade II listed building has been a six month project, which will be completed by the end of this month. During the

Sunday, 07:14 in Regional East
 

Chloe, 11, helps get popstar Adele to sing on charity CD

A schoolgirl from Stamford who helped get megastar Adele on board with a charity album is now hoping to raise £10,000 for the same cause by releasing her own EP. Talented singer-songwriter Chloe Lorentzen, 11, and her family are big fans of American folk

Saturday, 16:27 in Regional East
 
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